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!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Toes in the Sand

I gotta say there's nowhere better than on a warm beach in the sun with my toes in the sand and a drink in hand. So when the question came up, what is my favorite vacation spot? I had to dig out the pictures of our trip to Maui. 
Hello all! Here is a vacation inspired themed project to help us get out of the rainy Spring season! 

For this project, I used two SVG Attic file sets, the JGW Tropical Haven and JGW Tiki Luau Kit.
Now we have been to the Oregon and Washington coast several times. However, there is just something magical about the warm waters and soft sands of Hawaii.
 The pop up box card pulls all my favorites together. Flip flops, sunshine, a drink, and all the wonderful colors of a vacation.
 I did change out the greeting on the card to a 'Happy Birthday' one.
 Fruit, the lei and pineapple reminded me of a Luau we attended.
 The flip flop album could've been useful for journaling on our trip. Guess we will have to make another trip back so I can use this one!
 Flip flops have to be my favorite foot wear. I even wear them during the frosty, ice, snow filled winters.
Materials Used: 
DCWV 'Flower Shop' double sided stack
SVG Attic JGW Tropical Haven and JGW Tiki Luau Kit files
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios Designer edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scothc ATG gun

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Ha-bee Mother's Day

Hello all. Today I am showing you a set of Mother's Day cards from one of the newest SVG Attic sets, JGW Sunflower Sunshine!
 JGW Sunflower Sunshine

This set is such an awesome set, however I only needed two cards from it. Since I have to mail these, I unfortunately didn't do the awesome box (which is my favorite from the set) or the cake stand. 

I did however, decide to stray from the traditional sunflower colors and mixed it up a bit. 

For the Sunflower Sunny Day card, I mixed it up a bit by making it into a shaker card. 

I added some gold foil paper by Rinea Foil to allow for a shiny pop of color on both cards. 

 For the bees, instead of putting the wings under the body, I did them on top and made two so that I could embellish with the heart to match the beads and hearts in the shaker portion of the card.

The sentiment couldn't be seen well because of the shaker portion, so I opted for a tag.
One great thing about using double sided cardstock, the inside is already decorated with little effort!
 For the next card, I kept it fairly close to the original. The gold foil adds another layer of defining texture.
 I added more bees to keep with the theme of the sentiment.

Materials Used: 
DCWV double sided 'Preserved Paper' stack

SVG Attic 'JGW Sunflower Sunshine'
Tombow Multi liquid glue
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
Rinea Gold foil