Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Day

My scrapbook room is finally getting into order and I am creating some layouts (and completely loving it!)  I got a new camera of course I did right?  Don't I always... for Christmas, the Nikon 1!  So now I'm finally getting some much better shots of my layouts so let's get on with it.  I'm happy to show you my newest and latest edition |Christmas Day|

A full look at the layout using the BasicGrey | Aspen Frost Collection.

I added a small badge in the bottom left corner to balance the sticker in the top right part of the page.

A close up of the sticker that I made "pop" with American Crafts tabs.

Close up of the Twinkle, Twinkle that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I used a Jenni Bowlin star for the dot of the "i" - I thought it was more more Christmasy.

Here are the products I used for this page.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Tags

I know this is a little late but I've been so busy keeping up with my December Daily and running around for the holidays that I haven't blogged in a while now.  So here I am, starting fresh and getting ready for the new year! 

I love Christmas Gift Tags.  This year I decided to make my own and tried to go as simple as possible, simple is always best right?  Especially when making multiples!  I used my Silhouette to cut the tag shape and cut out the words.  I chose "holiday" words that I liked and used a simple font to cut the words.  I then proceeded to take the paper after it was cut (white bazzil cardstock) and wipe it across my stamp pad (red and green colors of course)for a vintage, distressed effect.  Added some simple twine and viola!  It's safe to say that I was happy with the results!

Hope you had the merriest of holidays. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Favorites - Stars

Okay, I'm done being extremely busy for the time being and it's nice to relax and get back into my scrapbooking (especially with this new amazing room my dad built for me) I thought I would start to do a little favorites category every now and then.  Right now and always I'm obsessed with stars.  I swear I can do a layout and add one star and it just completes the page.  Do you feel the same as I do??  Well here are some of my favorites at the moment I'm sure I'm forgetting some too.  

Monday, December 10, 2012

A little update...

So, I've been a little behind with my postings.  There's been a lot of work going on the past two weekends and I'm happy to say my scrapbook room/office is D.O.N.E. and it's my favorite room!  Everything about it is beautiful and perfect!  I am getting caught up putting together my December Daily pages (yes, I've still been taking pictures and "recording" my days) so I'll post those very soon!  As for now, thanks for following along and I'll be back in a little bit!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Embossing tutorial and peak!

Right now I'm loving my Fiskars, circle hole punch and my Ali Edwards, Love This Memory Stamp set.  Here's a look at a few little embellishments I created for my December Daily Album. 

Now for those of you who are new to embossing like I was only a couple months ago, here's a quick tutorial on how it works. 

You'll need:
  • Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad 

Take any stamp of your choice and press it into the VersaMark Stamp Pad.

Next, choose your embossing powder of choice (I used Zing! Green Metallic, Red Glitter, and Silver Glitter)and sprinkle the embossing powder over the stamped image.  You'll want to do this over a tray or larger piece of paper so you can pour the excess powder back into the container.

Next, take your heat gun, I use the Zap Heat Gun, and hold it over your stamped and powdered image.  After a few seconds you'll notice the embossing powder raising and you'll get the end result...perfect!

I stamped the stamp of choice and punched out the image with the Fiskars XL circle hole punch.

Here's a close up on the embossing I did.  I love the Zing products.  Embossing is a new process for me and I'm loving it!

I believe this is my favorite, the red glitter "love this" just looks amaZing....maybe it's the awesome red color.

The green metallic is also pretty amaZing.  Here you can get a good look at how it's raised and metallic looking once you use the Zap tool on it. 

Love - have I mentioned I LOVE all these embossing powders??

Great close up of my favorite red's.

Here's the little collection I made up to add to some pages throughout December.  I hope this inspires you to start your next project.  Thanks for following along!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wedding Planning Girls Weekend - Layout

I really need to work on getting a camera to take better pictures of my layouts or get some serious lighting in my house.  I swear these photos don't do the page justice, or any in the past either.  Anyway, here is a layout I did using the Everyday Electric Collection Kit from Echo Park.  This page captures a glimpse of my girls weekend with Shayna and Tracy for wedding planning.  I'm so happy I got to be a part of the planning process and capture these moments. 

Here's a full shot of the layout (remember the quality of this page isn't really showing here)

Here's a close up of my title I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I like these close up photos because you can really see the texture and see all the elements in a better light.  The title is an Ali Edwards digital file that I purchased through Designer Digitals

Here I captured the date with the stickers from the Alpha Stickers sheet.  You can also notice that the background is misted over.  I used my Calico Opaque White Mister Huey's Color Mist by Studio Calico to tone down the bright colors on the page. 

Here is a close up of the elements going on in the bottom left corner.  You can notice more white misting that was done and see the dimension added with the Circles Foam Tabs by American Crafts. 

Here are the supplies I used for this layout. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Layouts are coming!

Layouts are coming soon! 

I've been working on organizing and cleaning up my space to sort out and realize what I have.  Let's just say, I have a lot.  Sometimes having too much is a problem because you don't know where to start.  I'm getting ready for my December Daily album and seeing all my other new scrapbook items throws me off.  I may have went a little crazy in the past month but what can I say, I love scrapbooking!  After Thanksgiving and having this weekend to relax I'm hoping to get started and feel refreshed.  I cannot wait for my office to be built in the basement, that will be amaZing.  I truly believe the space around you helps you to feel inspired and right now, my space isn't doing that for me.  I've been looking and reading a lot about organizing your scrapbook items and have picked up a few things to help get me started and I'll say it is helping.  Here's just one little peek at my organization that is starting and I'm so excited. 

Being able to seeing my embellishments in cute little clear jars gets me excited to organize more.  I got these little jars in a pack of six at Michaels.  They are the Recollection brand.  Love!