Monday, March 23, 2015

Little Blue House "Bunny Hop" Blog Hop

Welcome to the Little Blue House “Bunny Hop” Blog Hop

The Little Blue House is hosting a fun blog hop and each of the design team members have done a tutorial to share with you on their blogs. All you have to do is follow and comment on each of the design teams blogs for a chance to win the grand prize, an Easter Basket filled with tons of goodies. I have provided the design team blog links after my tutorial. Also, make sure to check out The Little Blue House's Blog for more details on the prize.

For my tutorial, I created this super cute Easter card.

Supplies Needed:

Sewing Machine
Pop Dots
5x7 card
Hobby Knife
Standard scrappy supplies... Scissors, adhesives, trimmers.

1. Start with a 5x7 white card and then cut a 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ piece of paper and another one that is 4 ½ x 3 ½.

2. On the backside of the 4 ½ x 3 ½ piece of paper, trace one of the die cuts from the Echo Park Happy Easter Paper.

3. Then using a ruler and a hobby knife cut slightly inside of the traced line to create a frame.

4. When you flip your frame over it should look this over your die cut piece.

5. Around all the edges of the cut papers, ink up the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and then sew around all the edges. Glue down your piece of 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ paper onto your card.

6. Put some Pop dots onto the back of your frame.

7. Then place it onto your card over the die cut like the sample below.

8. Now decorate your card with one of the strips from the Echo Park Happy Easter Paper some of the Doodlebug Fancy Frills Stickers and Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum

Come back on March 31st for a tutorial on how I made this cute flower with the Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum

Thank you for visiting and checking out my tutorial! Don't forget to visit all the blog on The Little Blue "Bunny Hop" blog hop, follow and leave a comment for your chance to win the grand prize.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Splat - My Scraps & More Sketches #102

Hello, sharing a page I did with an awesome sketch by Ashley Horton for My Scraps & More Sketches. The crosshairs made me think of the pictures I have of my daughter paintballing. On the background, I used some modeling paste and sprayed some different color sprays to represent paintballs splatting on a wall.

MSAM Sketch #102

Product List:

Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket Get Happy
Embellishments: Enamel Dots from Michael's
Alpha: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: 7gypsies
Mixed Medias: Modeling paste, Gesso, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Mister Huey's, Heidi Swapp
Writing Tools: Zig
Miscellaneous: TCW Stencil
Sketch Designer: Ashley Horton
Challenge Site: My Scraps & More Sketches

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Power - Let's Get Sketchy

Hey everyone! Check out this super fun sketch by Jenessa Franco up at Let's Get Sketchy. My daughter just recently got her black belt in Taekwondo and these are some of the pictures from her testing. 

The sketch I used

Friday, March 13, 2015

Hello Selfie - The Little Blue House

Hello, today I am sharing a simple layout tutorial using the super cute Pebbles Inc. Happy Day collection from the Little Blue House Store.

When creating my layouts I don't usually like to use large pieces of patterned papers. So I will use smaller pieces with lots of layers to not drawn the attention away from the picture. In my tutorial, I will show you how I used lots of layers without drawing the attention away from the picture.

Supplies Needed:

1. Pebbles Inc. Happy Day papers and embellishments
2 White Cardstock & 1 other color
3. Spray Inks
4. Grid Stamp or something similar
5. Tim Holz Black Soot Distress Ink
6. 2" Circle punch
7. Sewing machine with black thread or a black pen for faux stitching
8. Pop dots
9. Standard Scrappy Supplies.... adhesives, scissors, paper trimmer

1. On the white cardstock randomly stamp in a vertical pattern, I used a grid like stamp.

2. Flick a few different colors onto the white cardstock of spray inks.

3. Punch three 2" circles.

4. Fold the circles in half and then cut on the fold line.

5. Tear one of your patterned papers into a strip about 2" wide. Arrange your circle halves like I have in the picture below cut a thin strip of a color cardstock, glued it down and then stitch down the thin cardstock strip. If you don't have a way to sew you can always use a black pen and draw your stitches.

6. Arrange more layers of papers under your picture and the other papers layers. For the cute little word frames, I cut up one of the Happy Day Tag Frames. I pop dotted up some of the Happy Day Icons & Phrase Stickers. A small strip of the American Crafts Burlap with White Dots also added the perfect color contrast behind the picture.

Here are some close-up pictures of the Pebbles Inc. Happy Day papers and embellishments so you can really take in all their cuteness. :)

Thank you for looking! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Silly Girl - Canvas Corp Brands

Do you love doodling? Then you will love these Tattered Tangles Papers from Tattered Angels. I used lots of different colors of the Glimmer Mists and some Stained Glass and Glimmer Glam to paint in the fun swirls on this layout. On the background sprayed Glimmer Mist and let it run down the page to create a cool effect. I even doodled my own title using the Zentangles style.


2. Tattered Tangled: "Stripes, Little Stripes, Quotes"
3. Glimmer Mist: "Electric Blue, Trunk Bay, Summer Glow, Marmalade"
4. Simply Sheer: "Vintage Blue"
5. Stained Glass: "Orange"
6. Glimmer Glam: "Butterscotch"

1. Scissors
2. Paintbrush
3. Pop dots
4. Black Pen

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Beachin It - My Scraps & More Sketches #101

Hey everyone! My Scraps & More Sketches has a new sketch up and even though it's rather simple I had a lot of fun with it. I kept wanting to add more layers but even though for me it's a pretty simple page I really like how it turned out.

I had to show this close up of the Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Brush from The Little Blue House. I used it to draw the lines of the rays and also flicked some of it on my page by squeezing the pen and then tapping it against a paintbrush handle to make it splatter onto my page. I love how much glitter are in these pens!! 

 MSAM Sketch #101

Monday, March 2, 2015

Love This Moment - Picture This!

Hello everyone! It's time to for another challenge at Picture This! The challenge is to use 1 PHOTO + CIRCLES + TILT 
Here is what I came up with for the challenge....

Need some more inspiration? Check out what the other design team members did with the challenge on the Picture This! Blog. Be creative and don't be afraid to think outside of the box.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Beaches in Belize - Canvas Corp Brands

Do you have sea shells laying around the house that you found on the beach from that special vacation you went on? I did! We went on a cruise to Belize and my daughter brought home a bunch of shells and coral that she found on the beach. I made a 12x12 scrapbook page with some of the pictures from that day and added the shells to the page. Putting the layout into a 12x12 shadow box makes the perfect keepsake to hang on the wall or to place on a shelf.

3. Glass Beads or Glass Filler 
4. Tattered Angels High Impact Paint: Tan, Brown & White 
5. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Tattered Leather & Iridescent Gold 
6. Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam: Times Square, Camel & Bon Bon 
8. Shells & Coral 
9. 12x12 Shadow Box

1. Spatula or Putty Knife 
2. Paintbrush 
3. Hot Glue Gun 
4. Silhouette Cameo or other die cutting machine

Step 1: On the white cardstock spread some of the Tan High Impact Paint with a paper towel. You want to create a whitewashed look so try to create an uneven effect and do not cover the entire cardstock. You want to be able to see the white cardstock still through the paint. Repeat this same process on the kraft cardstock. On just the kraft cardstock flick, some of the Tan Impact paint with a paintbrush to create paint splatters on the page.

Step 2: Mix some of the glass beads or glass filler with the Tan High Impact Paint and a small drop of the Brown High Impact paint just to make it slightly darker than the tan. Add enough glass beads to make the paint look like wet sand.

Step 3: Spread the mixture on the bottom half of the WHITE cardstock with a spatula or putty knife and then let dry. Once dry spray the entire page with Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold. Spraying it heavier in random areas over the glass beads and paint mixture on the bottom of your page.

Step 4: With a paintbrush on the top half of your page brush some Glimmer Glam in Times Square & Camel to create a sunset look. Mix some White High Impact Paint and water and paint over the top half of the page allowing it to puddle up. As it dries it will create "clouds" over the other layers.

Step 5: Using the KRAFT cardstock that you applied the Tan High Impact on and a die cut machine like the Silhouette Cameo cut out a fishing net image. I found a png image on the internet that I used. I cut it at about 10" x 5" Once cut spray it with Glimmer Mist in Tattered Leather. It will bead up because of the paint on the cardstock, just lightly blot it with a paper towel. You will get an uneven look because of the paint, which you want.

Step 6: Adhere a strip of fringed burlap onto the white cardstock with a hot glue gun and then the fishing net piece you cut out and then your pictures over that.

Step 7: Dab some areas of the sand with Glimmer Glam Bon Bon and a paintbrush to create darker areas within the sand.

Step 8: Adhere some shells and coral to your layout with a hot glue gun. Paint some stamped shell images with Glimmer Glam Camel and place them in the fishing net.