Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hello Autumn - Pebbles

Hello blogging friends!

I am here today with some inspiration on how you can use your scraps to create a layout. This layout was completely created with scraps from the Pebbles This is Family collection by Jen Hadfield. I love the mix of colors in this collection and thought it would be beautiful to use my scraps to back an Autumn cut file.

I found this cute fox and Autumn title in the Handipaper Etsy store. It did take me a while to back these two cut files but it was so worth it. There are a few tricks you can use to make it a little easier. I was able to separate out the letters from the cut file (try Ungroup or Release Compound Path in Silhouette Studio). This allowed me to use the offset feature and cut them from pattern papers slightly bigger than the openings. Autumn is a colorful season so I wanted to include lots of different colors and patterns to back my cut files... scraps are perfect!

It is difficult to see just how pretty that foiled Hello ephemera piece is. The rose gold foil is perfect for fall. I love the transparent ephemera pieces as well. A few fussy cut leaves look great on my mixed media background. I used one of the tags from the tag pad to journal on and tucked it behind my photo. I often hide my journaling using these tags.

Does this layout have you craving all things fall; cozy sweaters, cute scarfs and boots, pumpkin spice lattes, apples, and beautiful colorful leaves. I sure am. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you try this technique with some of your scraps too.

340272 Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots
71793 Smooth Cardstock White
734162 This is Family Patterned Paper Fresh Picked
734165 This is Family Patterned Paper Sending Love
734167 This is Family Patterned Paper Picnic
734168 This is Family Patterned Paper We Are Family
734170 This is Family Patterned Paper Fall Time
734172 This is Family Patterned Paper Home Sweet Home
734173 This is Family Patterned Paper Family Life
734174 This is Family Patterned Paper Flower Patch
734175 This is Family Patterned Paper Growing Together
734176 This is Family Patterned Paper Golden Field
734177 This is Family Patterned Paper Scattered Leaves
734180 This is Family Patterned Paper House Plants
734183 This is Family Patterned Paper Tag You're It
734184 This is Family Patterned Paper Bits & Pieces
734188 This is Family Tag Pad
734190 This is Family Ephemera

Friday, August 23, 2019

This Is Family Set of Birthday Cards - Pebbles

Hello blogging friends!

This week for Pebbles the designers were challenged to create a project using only 4 things. I decided to create a set of birthday cards. It seems I am always in need of one and the new This Is Family collection had fun ephemera die cuts that were perfect for birthdays. My 4 things are paper, a cut file, ephemera die cuts, and a sentiment stamp.

Some of my favorite die cut ephemera pieces from the This Is Family collection are the bears riding bicycles. They are too cute! They add a fun, whimsical feel to this card set. This first card I am sharing didn't need a stamped sentiment. That Happy Birthday banner is one of the die cut ephemera pieces.

By keeping the design relatively the same, these cards came together pretty fast. I only had to choose which papers I wanted to use. I love that the This Is Family collection has colors suitable for boys and girls.

and Mamas and Papas.

Would you love to receive one of these?

340272 Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots
71793 Smooth Cardstock White
734182 This Is Family Patterned Paper Fridge Art 
734168 This Is Family Patterned Paper We Are Family 
734163 This Is Family Patterned Paper Snail Mail 
734169 This Is Family Patterned Paper Celebration 
734174 This Is Family Patterned Paper Flower Patch 
734173 This Is Family Patterned Paper Family Life 
734183 This Is Family Patterned Paper Tag You’re It 
734184 This Is Family Patterned Paper Bits & Pieces
734190 This Is Family Ephemera

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Back 2 School

Hello Pebbles friends! Marcia here today with a Back 2 School layout. I love to see the excitement on little kids faces as they head off to school for the first time. They are so happy that they are finally old enough, especially if they have been watching older brothers and sisters head off to school. Too bad that excitement wanes as they get older. I captured that excitement in a scrapbook layout I created with the new This is Family collection by Jen Hadfield.

I used a new back to school cut file by Paige Evans. I love this stack of books with the title placed carefully in the pages. I backed the bookcovers in the cut file with beautiful pattern papers. Then I fussy cut a house from one of the pattern papers. It reminds me of a little red schoolhouse.

There is this cute caterpillar on top of the books.

I figured this snail die cut would fit right in.

I created dimension by fussy cutting out leaves from the pattern paper and adding foam tape behind.

I hope your kids are excited to head back to school. Have a great week!

This is Family Patterned Paper
This is Family Ephemera

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Myrtle Beach - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I was inspired by some of Nicole's newest cut files in the JustNick Studios online store to scrap some summer beach photos. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I loved getting up before the sun and walking along the beach looking for shells and watching the sunrise. I used the Crate Paper Sunny Days collection by Maggie Holmes.

I love the new Beach Sand Surf title cut files. I backed the Beach one to have some beach sand on the bottom half by adding some torn kraft cardstock.

I added some PinkFresh Studios alpha stickers for the Myrtle part of my title. It was fun to embellish my title with stickers.

The Sunshade Background is a great way to add warmth to your summer layouts with those big sun rays. I did some machine stitching on the rays to add some texture.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Here is my YouTube Process Video ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Teapot Shaped Recipe Mini Album

Hello blogging friends!

My kids are older and now living on their own. They all like to cook, just like their mother. So I often get phone calls or text messages from them asking me for their favorite recipes. For a gift, I thought it would be a fabulous idea to compile some of these recipes into a teapot shaped mini album. I used the gorgeous new This Is Family collection by Jen Hadfield.

The teapot cut file is available in the Silhouette store. It's a Samantha Walker cut file if you are interested in making one too. The original cut file is for a shaped card. Altering it to make it into a mini was easy to do. I created a pretty cluster on the cover using a tag, some die cut ephemera pieces, and absolutely gorgeous rose gold puffy stickers.

The This Is Family collection includes a 12x12 sheet of pattern paper with 6 recipe cards. I cut these apart and grabbed some favorite recipes to transfer to them. Because I wrote on both sides of the recipe cards, I adhered them down using washi tape. This way they can be removed from the album to read the back side. Later they can also be placed in a recipe box is desired.

Isn't that washi tape beautiful! My album is held together using two rings. To reinforce the holes in each page, I added a couple eyelets.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum on the inside pages. Houses were
fussy cut from pattern paper and then scattered throughout.

I also tucked in a few tags in places. It's fun to include a few hidden messages on these.

The back cover was left blank.

Do you know anyone who would love this album? Go ahead and make one for yourself too! Have a great week.

This Is Us: Pattern Papers
This Is Us: Die Cut Ephemera Pieces
This Is Us: Tags
This Is Us: Puffy Phrase Stickers
This Is Us: Washi Tape
American Crafts Cardstock


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Heart of Home Cards - Pebbles

Hello blogging friends!

I dug out some scraps I had from the Pebbles Jen Hadfield Heart of Home collection and decided to make some everyday cards with them. Did you know the Heart of Home papers, stickers, and other embellishments are available at your local Joann Fabrics stores! I love that I can use my Joann coupons to purchase my favorite scrapbook supplies too. I made a set of three cards, all with the same design. I just changed the pattern papers up.

Journal cards or tags are a great way to add a sentiment to a card if you aren't big into stamping. I added a cardstock background to my journal cards to help set them apart from my card background. Then I created my own embellishments using scraps of patterned paper and cardstock, my Silhouette Cameo, and a few digital cut files.

A border die separates the two card background pattern papers and adds a feminine touch.

I used the same white twine bows and Nuvo translucent drops on all three cards. When reusing the same design and products, I find that I can whip up several cards in no time. A sticker here and there helps me use up my sticker stash too.

Take another look at your scraps before you toss them. Maybe you could make some amazing cards too!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Heart of Home 6x8 paper pad
Heart of Home Stickers

Friday, June 28, 2019

Nana - and a Goodbye to JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I was dog sitting for my daughter last week and she asked me to try to take some cute photos of her rescue dog Nana. This little old lady is a spitfire,so much personality in that teeny body! This photo was one of my favorites and I couldn't wait to scrap it. I am sad to say this is my last post for JustNick Studios. I am taking a bit of a break. I love Nicole's cut files and may just become her best customer, lol.

I started off with a Mixed Media background page from Vicki Boutin because I loved how the yellow matched Nana's flower collar, the coral pink matched her tongue, and the peach matched her coloring.  Where have these mixed media pages been all my scrapping life! I love them!! I wanted to keep those same colors as I added my embellishments and title. I cut the Mirrored Florals design from white cardstock thinking it would be a nice frame for my photo, but it covered up too much of the background. I used it instead for interest at the top and bottom of my layout. The Stencil Alphabet cut file was used for my title and each letter was cut from a variety of pattern papers, mostly from older 6x6 paper pads. You will see Pink Paislee Color Wash, some Turn the Page, and Simple Stories Vintage Bliss.

I used those same pattern papers plus a few more to cut a bunch of butterflies using the new Butterfly cut file. I layered a solid butterfly underneath each intricate cut butterfly and stitched the layers together using my sewing machine. This gave my butterfly antennae and trailing strands to give my butterflies motion.

I also added some flowers from the Bloom and Stems cut files to create flowers to match the one in Nana's collar.

I just love how this layout turned out!

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Here is my process video ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!