Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Picnic

Hi there!
I am sharing a layout I created playing along with a few challenges.
I used a photo of Austin last 4th of July when we met some of my family at Lake Wazee to have a picnic and swim. I used Simple Stories Sea To Shining Sea along with some Creative Embellishments chipboard and wood veneer for this layout:


I added a few mists to my background using the packaging technique. I had a hard time finding the correct navy to go with it and wish I would have watered it down a bit so it wasn't so bold.
I did some color blocking here with a few patterned papers. I added a few stickers, tangled thread and the chipboard word piece:


I backed the main chipboard stars with a few patterned papers and then added my photo right on top. I added a few stickers, a fussy cut cupcake and some CE wood veneer stars:


I added another sticker and tangled thread here. I love the texture I get from the thread and it adds that pop of navy. I used alphas from the Simple Stories collection for my title:


I fussy cut the multi colored stars from one of the papers and added  some CE wood veneer stars and star stickers. I also added some messy machine stitching:


I played along with Scrap The Boys You Are A Star challenge:



and the July challenge at Creative Embellishments:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Monday, July 16, 2018

On The Beach

Hello and happy Monday!
I am sharing a card for the new challenge that is up over at Cards In Envy today. The challenge is to create any theme card and use a beach image on it.
I used Paper House Productions and a small sentiment chipboard piece from Creative Embellishments for this birthday guy card:


I tore the edge off of one of the beach themed papers from Paper House. I added an acetate square, the sail boat and frame also from Paper House.
Here is a close up:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Create Adventure

Hello!
I am back to share my second layout created for CSI. I am also entering this in the Double D nautical challenge.

I used Simple Stories Sea To Shining Sea and a Just Nick cut file for this layout of Austin:


I fussy cut the banner from one of the papers. I added watercolor to my background using the packaging technique and spatters. I cut the cut file on my Cameo using a patterned paper. I added some machine stitching to it. I also added some punched waves and some stitching. I fussy cut the cluster and added a sticker popped up with foam and a heart sticker:


I added more stickers here, some popped up with foam to add some dimension:


I fussy cut the boat, popped it up with foam and added a few more stickers:


I love how this layout turned out and it feels so good to use my stash!

Here is the case file:


I was inspired by the colors and beach theme. I used nautical elements, an animal and a wet medium. I documented a trip to the beach.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Cutest Little Snowflake

Hey there!
I am up on the Off The Rails blog today sharing a mid month reveal using the mood board.
I used Echo Park stash and ScraPerfect for this page:


I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever  along with the No Clog Writing Cap  to add patterned paper behind my cut file from the Silhouette store. The No Clog Writing Cap is perfect for adding glue to small spots: 


I also used the Best Glue Ever to add a dab of glue to my enamel dots. I added watercolor to my background paper:


I used scraps of paper for my border and added some machine stitching. The large diecut snowflake has been sitting on my desk from another layout I created. I added an enamel dot to the center:


I added a few sticker snowflakes and another diecut snowflake here:


Here is the mood board:




Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hello Summer

Hi there!
I am sharing a layout I created using the July Golden Globe challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used Simple Stories for this summer layout of Greg and Austin:


Here's the challenge:



I was inspired by the yellow and blue in the challenge picture and decided to use those colors for my layout. I added watercolors to my background in blue tones. I used watercolors and Gelatos to color the Paper Issues sun cut file. I fussy cut this set of circles from one of the papers. I added the "summer" diecut and a few phrase stickers:


I added diecuts here along with some tangled thread and a cloud sticker:


Another cloud sticker, a flower sticker, another circles diecut and some more tangled thread to complete this embellie cluster:


I added a strip of washi tape to the left side of the layout and a strip of patterned paper on the right side. 
I love all the texture and color this layout has!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Next To You

Hello!
I had a bit of free scrappy time today so I played along with a few challenges.
I used Crate Paper Love Notes for this layout of Austin and his girlfriend, Kit on his graduation day:


I added mist to my background using the packaging technique. I used lots of chipboard on this layout- the mailbox, flower cluster and label. I added a bit of torn washi tape under my photo. For the circle, I cut it from ombre pink and red paper and then cut the red heart vellum and stitched it to the paper. I used a few different fonts for my title. I added some stitching to the word "Me":


I added another paper circle covered with vellum and stitching to the border on the bottom of the layout. I also more chipboard and the black heart sticker:


                  I layered an acrylic piece along with different patterned papers under my photos:


Here are the challenges I played along with:

Rochelle Spears sketch challenge:




I used the words "Next to You" from the song for my title.
                                           Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!












Senior Dessert

Hey there!
Sharing a layout I have up over on the ScraPerfect Blog.
This photo was taken early May while at Austin's Senior Dessert:
I used the June Hip Kit Club kit which mainly consists of Pink Fresh Studio.



I used the Best Glue Ever and Transfer Foil to create these gorgeous hearts:


I added a hand stitched circle over the hearts:


Don't you just love those hearts? I do! I added a few diecuts around my photo along with a few layers of patterned paper under my photo:


I added another heart to my cluster of flowers, tag and year at the bottom of my layout:


Next time you are looking to jazz something up, reach for the Transfer Foils and the Best Glue Ever! You can check out my tutorial on the ScraPerfect Blog.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

~~~Lisa~~~


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Happy Thoughts

Hello! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
I am sharing a card I created for today's card sketch at Creative Inspiration.
I used Dear Lizzy Lovely Day for this card:


I fussy cut the roses from one of the papers and popped one up with foam. The Sentiment is a sticker from Heidi Swapp. 

Here is Bev's sketch:


Hope you will play along with us!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Twinkle Little Stars

Hey there scrappy friends!
There's a new challenge up at Cards In Envy. The challenge is twinkle little stars: create any themed card with stars.
I used Simple Stories Sea to Shining Sea for this card:


I used embroidery floss to hand stitch around the star. I added it to the striped paper and machine stitched. I popped the balloons and cupcake up with foam and finally added some fussy cut stars and stickers.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful 4th!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Smile Big!

Hey there!
I have been asked to join the CSI design team! I am super excited as I have been playing along there for some time and enjoy using their case files as a jump start to my layouts. I have my first layout on their blog today!
I used Simple Stories Vintage Bliss for this layout:


I added watercolors to my background along with a few strips of patterned papers. I also added a fussy cut banner and then added some black machine stitching. I added some fussy cut flowers, tangled thread and some mini brads to the frame:


Here is a close up of the banner. I added some more fussy cut flowers:


I fussy cut my title, added some stitching. I also fussy cut the bottom border. I added a few more fussy cut flowers and some tangled thread:


A close up of the top title. This was also fussy cut:


Here is the case file:


I was inspired by the colors. I used a floral pattern, stripes, wood grain, flowers/leaves, a banner and tiny brads as my evidence. For my testimony, I documented something summer.
I would love for you to play along with us! There are some great prizes up for grabs- go check it out!