Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Carousel Dreams

Today I have a few projects from one of SVG Attic's newest sets, Carousel Dreams. When I first saw this set, I knew I had to do the gift bag, 3D horse, and one of the cards! Cyndy did an excellent job designing this set.
CG Carousel Dreams
When I began planning this project, all I knew was that I wanted to use some rose gold paper. Which I just happened to have ONE sheet left from my Rose Quartz stack courtesy of DCWVinc. 
If I had a full stack of just this rose gold paper, I would be a happy crafter! But since I only had one sheet left, I had to be selective on what detailed parts I could use the rose for. 
 For the horses, I decided to go with a cream/tan/brown scheme.
 I placed some clear vellum on the back of the bag so that when I use it, nothing falls out of it!
 I used the same papers for all three projects to keep within the theme.
The one thing about photographing the rose gold is that different angles show a different color. Dark, light, just right.
The light pink blanket bounces the light off the bottom of the bag, yet the top is
I think out of the whole set, the 3D horse is my favorite. But maybe the bag as well, no I really like the card as well.

 I just love this box card!
 Plus it lies down flat for shipping!

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Rose Quartz' stack
SVG Attic 'CG Carousel Dreams' set
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio-designer edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bon Voyage

Summer months makes me want to travel! Today I have a Bon Voyage suitcase from the JGW Fashionably French set provided by SVGAttic.
JGW Fashionably French
For my suitcase, I decided on DCWV's 'Preserved Flowers' stack for a soft white, cream, and tan effect. 
Then I decided that I needed to use some Tim Holtz accent pieces because, well I couldn't not use them!  
Adding the metal hinges, lock and key, as well as the bird and flowers just brings an extra element of texture which I am all about! 

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Preserved Flowers' stack
SVG Attic 'JGW Fashionably French' set
Tim Holtz metal details
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios-Designer Edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Flip Flops = Summer

Well not in my world. In my world, I wear flip flops year round. Rain, snow, ice, shine, etc. So when I saw this little Scrap Factory cutie from Scrappy Dew's freebie Friday file, I had to do something with her!
Scrap Factory Closet - 6-16-2017
You can find this file on Scrappy Dew's site in the Scrap Factory Closet

I used this flip card file to bring a little bit of working elements to the card.
For her toes, I wanted them to look painted so I grabbed a sharpie and did a quick outline on the top.
Thinking of the sun and summer, I think of flip flops, beach umbrellas, and beach bags! 

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Joie De Vivre' stack
ScrappyDew 'Scrap Factory Closet- 6-16-2017
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scotch ATG gun
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designers Edition

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Floral Topiary

Hello all I am sharing a floral topiary pot from SVG Attic. Now I added more flowers and greenery to mine, just to showcase a small example of what can become of this wonderful set coming soon.

There are a lot of new sets coming out so keep checking on SVG Attic's website. However, I couldn't wait for this one to come out in a set so I grabbed the 3D Flower Ball and Topiary Pot from the Silhouette store and got to work! I decided to go the full topiary route instead of just doing the 3D flower ball, because well I've done plenty of flower balls this year already!

 One of the things I really enjoyed about this project was the ability to make each flower different by using a different sheet of cardstock.
 With all the paper from one stack, they all match.
 I just happened to have some gold brads on hand to help with the pop of texture.
For the bottom of the pot, I made smaller flower buds and added some green leaves and ivy.

The construction of the flower buds are actually rather simple. There are a lot though so plan ahead for some time to make this project!
Tutorials are found on Needles 'n' Knowledge blog.

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Preserved Flower' stack
SVG Attic 3D Flower Topiary files
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio~Designers Edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Recollections gold brads

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My First Trike

I remember my first bike, but not my trike. Therefore I decided to scrapbook my son's for his memories for years to come. 
Tricycle, My First Trike
When I found the 'My First Trike' file from Scrappy Dew, I was excited that I didn't have to piece different files together to make what I needed! 

 I always do double 12 x 12 layouts so they all match.
I probably stick to that forum more so because I take a lot of pictures...just don't tell the husband I agree with him!
 The title for my layouts always go on the first page and caption on the second page.

I know people say cursive is a dead form of reading. I really hope that doesn't become the case, otherwise no one will know how to read the captions in his scrapbook!!!
 This little boy is just the cutest!

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Lively Geos' stack
ScrappyDew 'My First Trike' file
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scotch ATG gun 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Rockin' Birthday

This project has been on my to-do list ever since the CG Fabulous 50s set came out from SVG Attic!
CG Fabulous 50s
Today I bring you a retro rocking birthday set I made for a family members birthday. During the cutting process, I decided to give the records a little flair. To do this, I added extra internal circles for each record and then used my eraser tool to take out the excess rings to shape the highlights of the records. *Silhouette studios and pen attachment tool used*
I used a silver gel pen, knowing I was risking it smearing in the process. However, I didn't want the lines to be just perfect so the smear was fine with me!
For the face of the jukebox, I added some pop up tape behind the extra elements on the front to bring more depth.
 The finished set turned out better than I thought!

  This little jukebox is the cutest
 The bottom comes out as a box to hide goodies or money in!
The jukebox card is just as cute
  The jukebox card is just as cute
Box the box and the box card are super easy to make and take hardly anytime at all.

Materials Used:
DCWV 'Flower Shop' stack
SVG Attic 'CG Fabulous 50s' set
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio-designers edition
Aleene's Original tacky glue
Scotch ATG tape
Rinea Gold foil

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chalk the Walk

Two things I know for sure. Kids LOVE sidewalk chalk and bubbles! For this layout, I went with a more clean, crisp layout to focus more on the photos rather than crowding it with decor which is naturally kind of my style.

This 'Chalk the Walk' file from ScrappyDew was PERFECT for this layout!
Sidewalk Chalk
After I selected the files and photos I wanted, I decided that the 'Lively Geos' stack from DCWV would work great for these photos. I tend to select the background colors based off of what the child is wearing in the photo. 
 Gotta stick the tongue out to focus!
Every 12 x 12 layout that I do must be a matching set. Which is probably why I have so many albums!
Each layout I do has to have a caption with specific dates and ages because I never know how old I am in any childhood photos I find so I make sure to state this for my children when they are older!

Materials Used: 
DCWV 'Lively Geos' stack
Scrappy Dew 'Chalk the Walk' file
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
Scotch ATG gun
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
AC Elements brads

Friday, May 19, 2017

Spring Fairy

For this Rinea Foil project, I used the assortment pack of foils for green, gold, red, copper, blue, purple, and blue colors!

First I cut the flower vines, 3D lantern, and fairy using files from the Silhouette Store and cutting them with the Silhouette Cameo 3/Studio Designer Edition.
I decided the roof needed some texture so I grabbed my Sizzix Bigshot and Darice embossing folder
 After I got all the pieces cut, I was able to assemble the fairy a 'Spring House'!
 The back of the house pops open for a tea light candle to be placed inside.
 Butterflies are my favorite and mean spring to me!