Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#determined } Art Journal

Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I have created an art journal page to share with you today using the super fun products from Art Anthology.  I created this page to help me stay focused and determined on some fitness goals and changing some of my not so healthy habits.

I first started by spraying water all over both pages, then grabbed my Colorations Sprays and misted colors here and there on the page.  The colors I used are Glorious, Heart & Juicy,  Next I grabbed my stencils and Art Anthology gesso to create the days of the week on the left side of the page.  Once the gesso was dry I stamped some images using Archival ink along with a couple of Stampers Anonymous sets (Mini Classics & Word Text). Here is how my journal pages turned out.

So once I was done stamping I then took my white signo gel pen and drew some circles and arrows on the page.  I wanted a little pop of orange so I grabbes another stencil along with the Tango Velvet Dimensional Paint for that.

Hopefully this journal page will help me stay focused and determined!!

Supplies Used:
Art Anthology - gesso, Tango Velvet Dimensional Paint, Colorations Sprays (Glorious, Heart & Juicy)
Stampers Anonymous - Mini Classics & Word Text
Signo - White gel pen

Thanks so much for stopping by today, maybe this will help some of you stay focused on your goals!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A little Maya Road & Xyron Fun

Hey there, today i'm sharing a project that I created using my Xyron goodies and embellished with a little Maya Road fun.  Make sure you hop over to the Xyron blog this week and see all of the amazing inspiration from the team.....not to mention the give a ways all week long!!!

I created a fun card for this project.  Maya Road has such cute embellishments that can work on any project.  On the card I used one of the wood bingo motifs along with some paper twine.  To hold the project together I used my Xyron Mega Runner and some of the foam squares from the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit.

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 - Mother Goose 

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to hop on over to the Xyron blog and check out all of the projects.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Date Night } 3 Birds Studio & Xyron

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today.  This week the DT at Xyron got to play and create with products from 3 Birds Studio to help celebrate the huge 24 hour craft day on HSN which will be July 23.  I'm loving the 3 Birds Studio products and this was the first time I have created with them.  The paper is fabulous and the 3D stickers and letters stickers are AMAZING!!!  Of course my Xyron that I used to adhere everything is always way FABULOUS!!

So I have a layout to share with you today capturing one of our date nights this Summer.

Here are a couple of close up photos of the uber amazing embellies from 3Birds Studio.

The fun letter stickers, I did outline them to make them pop off of the page more.

Supplies Used:
3Birds Studio - Pattern paper sets

Thank you to 3Birds Studio for sharing your products with the Xyron DT, they are amazing!!!  Don't forget everyone, tune into HSN on July 23 for one amazing craft day!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bag Tag Fun For Kids

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I have a fun and easy kids craft project to share with you today using some Xyron & Petaloo goodies.  The Summer is coming to an end quickly which means school is just right around the corner.  I have a fun project for the kids to do these last few weeks of Summer.  Every kid could use a bag tag for the backpack this upcoming year.

First gather some goodies....I'm using a luggage tag from Xyron along with the adhesive dots, amazing fabric brites from Petaloo and a scrap of Carta Bella paper I had.

Now cut your paper to fit into the luggage tag and round the two bottom corners.  Open the luggage tag and set the paper inside.  Now pull off the paper (on the right side in photo below) and that will adhere to the pattern paper.

Grab some stickers out of your stash and the child can customize the tag by spelling out their name.

Now it's time to "cute it up" and add some flowers.  I adhered these to the tag using Xyron adhesive dots.

Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Fabric Brites
Carta Bella pattern paper

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a good one!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Beautiful Moments } Basically Bare

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I'm sharing a mini album that I created using a fun mini album from Basically Bare along with The Story Of Us collection from Simple Stories along with a few embellishments from Petaloo and May Arts.  How about we start with the cover of the album.  I have inked all of the pattern paper with Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) and placed everything down on the album using my Xyron Mega Runner.  To adhere the flowers I used the Xyron high tack glue dots. 

Now for the inside of the album.....tons of pockets (including the envelopes inside of the mini album).

You can see I cut all of the 3x4 and 4x6 elements from the collection and place them in the album as smaller pages.

Some of the pages I turned into pockets which are perfect for you to place photo mats and journaling cards inside. 

This album would make the perfect one of a kind wedding gift for the new couple.

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories - The Story Of Us
May Arts - Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have an amazing day!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hoping with Xyron, Simple Stories & May Arts

Hey there everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today.  What an amazing week.....Xyron, Simple Stories and May Arts blog hopping together!!!  Make sure you check out all of the blog for some amazing creations from all design teams, and be sure to check out the Xyron blog for some amazing give a ways!!

We were all given the most amazing ribbon from May Arts to create with along with a collection from Simple Stories.  I was lucky enough to create with the line The Story Of Us.  This line is amazing, the colors and design are perfect even for non wedding photos of you and your loved one.  For this hop I created a layout of me and hubby....(thanks to selfies we have alot more photos together now)

On the photo I used one of the super cool overlays that came with the paper collection.  To adhere everything together I used my Xyron Mega Runner.  You can see I added a fun tag to this layout and placed the beautiful May Arts ribbon through the tag.  The flashcard and the element card under it on the tag I used the foam squares from the Xyron Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit to pop those up.

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories - The Story Of Us

A huge thank you to Simple Stories and May Arts for sharing your amazing products with us.  Don't forget to hop on over to all the blogs and get inspired from all of the design team members.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Bucket List

Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I love the super fun kit this month from Clear Scraps....the Simple Stories collection along with the amazing album are the perfect supplies to create an album to capture those Summer memories in.  Check out the July kit HERE!
I create a Summer Bucket List 2014 album.  I used that cute bucket list sticker and thought oh that would be so cute!!  I embellished the jump rings with some ribbon from my stash.
June mini cover
Now for the inside.....places for photos and journaling all of our Summer adventures!
June mini page 1-2
June mini page 3-4
You can see I used alot of the stickers from the collection.  There are TONS of them to use and they make perfect little additions to your pages.
June mini page 5-6
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, don't forget to check out this months kit HERE!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Christmas In July

Hey there everyone, I have a fun project to share with you.  I know it's a little early, but how about a Christmas in July post for you!!!  Sometimes it's better to get your projects done a little early since the Holiday time is so crazy busy.  I created this fun countdown to Christmas using one of the Artful Binders from Basically Bare.  There are lots of yummy photos of this.....i mean it is 25 pages :) 
So lets start with the cover.  I painted the cover with Art Anthology white gesso, then inked all the edges brown.  I cut the pattern paper about 1/4" smaller then the cover adhered it with my Xyron adhesive and went to town decorating.  The fabulous bow I made using May Arts ribbon.
Xmas in July cover
A few close ups of the cover.
xmas in July cover close up1
xmas in July cover close up2
A side view of all of the yummy pages inside.
xmas in July cover side
Now for the inside.  There are tons of spaces for photos, journaling and whatever else I want to add!!
xmas in July pg1
xmas in July pg 2-3
xmas in July pg 4-5
I also added some kraft tags throughout the album.
xmas in July pg 6-7
xmas in July pg 8-9
I added a few smaller pages to the binder which you could also use the add on pages that Basically Bare sells as well.  The main pages are perfect to turn into pockets like the photo below.
xmas in July pg 10-11 - Copy
xmas in July pg 12-13 - Copy
Page 15 has a hidden spot that slides out from the right of the page.
xmas in July pg14-15
xmas in July pg16-17
xmas in july pg18-19
On page 20 I created a little hidden journaling tag and made it easy to slide out by adding some more fabulous May Arts ribbon.
xmas in July pg20-21
xmas in July pg22-23
Of course the last page is the back cover of the album so that was turned into a big pocket as well.
xmas in July pg25
Supplies Used:
Basically Bare - Artful Binder
Art Anthology - Gesso
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Xyron - Mega Runner & foam squares
Carta Bella - So This Is Christmas collection
May Arts - ribbons
Thanks so much so much for stopping by today, hope I have inspired you to start you countdown to Christmas albums early!

Friday, July 4, 2014

#hashtags #selfie #instagram

Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I have this amazing stamp set from Lawn Fawn sent to us for a blog hop that Xyron and Lawn Fawn are doing this week.  Make sure you stop by both Xyron and Lawn Fawns blogs this week to see all the amazing projects!!  Xyron is having amazing give-a-ways also!!!I have to say that i'm totally hooked on instagram, selfies and yes #hashtags!!  I picked the stamp set from Lawn Fawn called #Awesome......and you guessed it, lots of possibilities to use the # with!!!!  I had this super cute October Afternoon Daily Flash Girl Talk paper that I got from The Scrapbooking Studio and it was perfect with the stamp set!!  Hubby and I never had pics together it always seemed that one of us was taking pics with the camera....until the selfie movement, so now I have photos of the two of us to finally scrapbook!

I layered the pattern papers up behind our selfie photo.  Here you can see one of the stamps I used....this stamp set is #Awesome!!!

Just another close up view below.

Supplies Used:
Xyron - Mega Runner & Foam square pop dots
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)
May Arts - Ribbon
Bazzill - Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, get out there and start taking those selfie pics and get scrapping!!