Thursday, November 24, 2016

All You Need is a Dog . . .

Hello friends! I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful holiday with family and friends!

Today I am sharing a layout for The Cut Shoppe made with the Give a Dog a Bone and Oodles of Doodles cut files.

To create this layout, I began by cutting several of the flowers and hearts from the Oodles of Doodles cut file. I used Pink Paislee's Moonstruck collection for my patterned papers and AC card stock, which I splattered with paint.

Next, I used Give a Dog a Bone to create the title, which was layered on top of the flowers and topped with a cute bow.


When layering the flowers, I only adhered them enough to keep them on the paper so they stand up and kind of flow out from behind everything.

Behind the photo I arranged the hearts cut from the Oodles of Doodles file to create a larger flower.

I finished the project by adding a few embellishments, sequins, and enamel dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Friday, November 18, 2016

October Projects with The Cut Shoppe

With a little bit of time to breath between work and classes, I wanted to post the projects I created for my October posts with The Cut Shoppe. I cannot tell you how much fun I am having on the design team and how grateful I am for the opportunity!!

First up is one of my favorite layouts ever . . . like, totally. This project used watercolors to create the title along with the Leaf it to Me and Hello Fall cut files.

Next up is this Halloween layout of my youngest kiddo. For this project I finally joined the "stitch all the things on your layout" wagon and did not love it. I stitched the bolder portions of the web with black yarn and then machine-stitched the inside.

This layout incorporated the Happy Haunting cut file, Ghost Town digital/printable collection, and the acrylic sentiment - all of which are available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy shop.


Thank you so much for visiting and stay tuned for further adventures!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

No Papercrafting with a Bit of Computer Science

For anyone who regularly visits my blog, you may be wondering what in the world this post is referring to. Most people are unaware that I am working on another bachelor's degree to secure my permanent teaching certificate. Currently, I am enrolled in an intro to computer science course that requires I build a blog . . . which I already have. So, if you find some random posts regarding computer science, you will know it is part of an assignment.

That being said, I have been asked to answer the following questions.

How big of an impact do you feel that journaling/reflecting has made on your learning to this point in the course? How much of an annoyance has it been to this point?

Journaling and reflecting have had a positive impact on my learning because it forces me to really think about what concepts have been covered and my understanding of those concepts. As for being an annoyance, it really hasn't been.

Just for fun, here are my most recent projects for The Cut Shoppe. ;)

September Project Round-Up

Hello! Today I am sharing the projects I created for Scrapbook Circle during the month of September. First up is this layout that documents my recent surgery to treat Hyperparathyroidism.

Next up is this fun layout that uses a large photo with clear pocket overlay.

Last is my curriculum planner for work that I decorated using the September Kit.

Please visit the Scrapbook Circle blog for more information on each of these projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Holy Lotta Stuff on a Layout!

Hello friends! It is time to share my Scrapbook Circle Designer's Choice layout for August.
 To begin this project, I cut the patterned paper into strips and then sewed them to the base paper.
Next, I began to layer papers behind my photo. If you look closely, you will notice that I used the triangle stencil with molding paste to create a unique background.
I also loved the number stickers but wasn't sure how to incorporate them, so I ended up cutting them into strips and layering them with the other patterned papers at the top and bottom of the photo.
And since that wasn't enough, I also used some of Scrapbook Circle's exclusive cut files to create the tags that flow across the page. The tags we attached with foam squares but do have thread going through each one, behind the title, and then through the right-hand side of the layout.
I finished with some of the puffy stickers, the leather-look badge, and a bit of journaling.
While this is one of my busiest layouts to date and is about five inches high, I think it's fun and captures the mood and setting of the photo.
As always, thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Birthday Wishes with The Cut Shoppe

A couple of weeks ago my sweet baby girl turned 21! Yes, 21!! To celebrate this milestone of a birthday, I created an over-the-top card for her using The Cut Shoppe's Party On cut file and Simple Stories Let's Party Collection.

The different elements of the cut file can be used in so many ways!

My favorite is the candles and party hat in the background, as well as the banner that I layered behind the cake ephemera.

I finished it all off with a few enamel dots and gave it to the birthday girl.

 Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create today! Remember to visit The Cut Shoppe for these and many other awesome cut files.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Be Real with Scrapbook Circle

I don't know about you, but I am totally guilty of taking tons of selfies to document everyday life. Additionally, I love using Instagram as a tool of sorts to keep track of those moments. One of my favorite subjects is my dog Mabel, and I shamelessly admit to taking more selfies with her than friends and family.


 For this month's edition of Be Real, where we focus on layouts/projects that document the every day, I decided to use this selfie of Mabel and me. The August Kit is full of papers and embellishments that can be used for many different projects.

I began by stamping the date and sentiment down the entire right side of the page. I really wasn't sure where I was going with it but liked how it looked. Next, I anchored my lighter paper onto a darker piece because it seemed too light. Finally, I layered patterned papers and vellum behind my photo and adhered it to the page. To create the title, I used the chipboard alpha stickers and my Silhouette (I simply typed "selfie" and cut it out).

My last steps were to add journaling, embellishments, and stickers. You will also see a heart and an arrow, which are Scrapbook Circle You Are Here digital cut files found in the store. I love how the project turned out and the fact that I am documenting everyday moments that might otherwise be forgotten.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to create today!