Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Keep Cool Cut File Layout featuring Scrappin Happy Epoxy Flairs and Word Phrases

Hi guys, I'm here doing a layout using the newest release of Scrappin happy Studio Flairs  and her new awesome Cardstock words!  

I'm also excited to be using a cut file (or cardstock cuts as they call them) from (Not) Just For Boys Kit Club!  It's a cool pair of sunglasses with the words KEEP COOL. When I saw this one I just had to have it!

Here's what I started out with.  I snapped a photo of me and my dog Tigger, being silly with these sunglasses so you know I just knew I had to use that cut file with this layout.  I was also excited to use my new paper pads I just got from Michaels as a HOT BUY.  Guys, if you don't know about Michael's Hot Buys you are missing out! Make sure you subscribe to their emails so you know when they are having their Hot Buys sales. I also scored a tropical paradise paper pad that was on clearance for $4.97! I choose to use these colors because well, the sunglasses are all kinds of these awesome colors and, it just so happens that it was a Color Pallet Challenge on our Facebook group and these were the exact colors!

I backed the sunglasses with part of a flamingo on both sides, I used a gorgeous aqua-green for the words KEEPIN' (but decided to back the apostrophe with a bright yellow so it pops). Then I backed the word COOL with a deep purple to pull some of that color from the actual sunglasses we had on.  The circles in the middle of the two "O", I backed with a shinny gold paper just to make it pop! I used foam adhesive to give it a bit of dimension on the page.

I had so many gorgeous papers in that Craft Smart paper pad (called Hot Tropic) that I almost couldn't decide which do use as the base.  So I decide to use a pattern paper with different shades of pinks and corals but I wanted to break it up and pull some of that deep purple out again. So I tore a page out of one of the HOT BUY pads, used the tear technique and put it on one side. I used that purple side to place my photo (which I backed with that shiny gold paper) and I did some paper tearing of each solid color that I had in the Color Challenge.  I added one of the Word Phrases along with two epoxy flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio.


I had some empty space on the purple side so I decide to do something different.  I had all of the scraps left over from "side backing" my photo that I decided to put them into little clusters and adhere them with a flower brad in the middle. 

The top of the layout is a strip I cut from one of the pages from the paper pad and I fussy cut the bottom for the little scallops.  The bottom part of the layout is where I cut almost all of the rest of the strips from that page and decided to destress the edges of all of them.  The pineapples I backed with foam adhesive for some more dimension and then lined the rest one on top of the other.

Here is the finished layout...what do you think?  

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Thanks and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Halloween Layout Featuring (new to the shop) Flair BUTTONS from Scrappin Happy Studio!

Hi Guys, Thanks for stopping by and checking out something brand NEW from Scrappin Happy Studio!  These cute Flair Buttons are super durable, cute as a (I'm going to say it) button, has a metal back to them, which means you can use any adhesive to adhere them to your layout, and they are brand NEW to her shop!

She sent me a pack, before she even has them in her shop, to try.  These Halloween themed (she will have other themes to choose from as well) are super cute and the colors are awesome for any Halloween themed layout.  There is even one that is versatile enough to use on a layout that isn't Halloween themed! 

I was so excited to get them yesterday that I just had to do a layout.  Here is a picture of me and my mom on a Halloween that we decided at the last minute to dress up and go out so we spent the day trying to find last minute outfits.  I'm not sure what she was...kinda of a Phantom of the Opera meets dental man? I have no idea to this day😆 I chose a black cat and found leggings, a black top and a cat eyes mask and some black gloves.  It worked and we had so much fun that night with people trying to guess who we were.

Ok, so back to the layout.  It came together pretty quick with these Halloween themed buttons and one of her Halloween epoxy flairs.  As I'm sure you can tell by now (because I'm sure I told you before) I'm all about color!  I see color, pull all colors I think will match both in paper and embellishments and making sure everything matches the theme.  So with these buttons being Halloween colors and themed, it came together quick!

Everything I used is listed below.  Thanks again for stopping by and checking out these super cute and brand new to her shop...Flair Buttons!

Collections I used:
Scrappin Happy Studio - Epoxy flairs - Halloween Words
Scrappin Happy Studio -  Flair Buttons - Halloween
ms.  sparkle & Co - HALOWEEN TEXTURES 6x6 paper pad
American Crafts Thickers - SPOOKY glitter foam  
K&Company - Dimensional Stickers (Halloween)
Echo Park Paper - SPOOKY  chipboard stickers
Bo Bunny - 12" Fright Delight Dingbat cut-a-parts
Adtech Glue Runner Permanent adhesive 

Leave comments below and let me know what you think about her new Flair Buttons.  Come follow me on IG (link on blog), and head over to Scrappin Happy Studio to see her newest collection of handmade epoxy flairs...she does a new collection about every 2 weeks!

Have a Scrappy Day😄

Monday, August 24, 2020

2 page Vaca layout featuring Scrappin Happy Beer Friends Epoxy Flairs

 Hey Newbies, I'm up on the blog doing a double page layout featuring these super awesome and funny BEER FRIENDS epoxy flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio!

She featured these in her new release last month and I just had to have them for this layout.  I was super excited to see them because I have been wanting to do this layout for a little while now. I will list the items I used at the bottom of this blog.

I'm also going to let you in on a little secret...I ran out of the perfect, summer time, drink time paper I've ever seen (retired paper from Stamping Up!) and I was so bummed out but was able to coordinate some other papers for the 2nd page and it worked out perfect!

Ok, first of all this is how it all starts in my head: I pull so much stuff from my stash and then I go from there.  It either works or I set it aside and pull from the remaining pile.  I mean, when I start on a layout I pull about half my stash (or at least the stuff that goes with the theme of the layout).

For the 1st layout, I started off with a piece of 12 x 12 bright blue card stock from a paper pad I had. I added some awesome summer time paper from Stamping Up! called Bubble and Fizz (unfortunately it is retired 😑). I love all of the bright colors and fun bottles! 
I printed the photos 3" x 2" and then backed them with 2 of the papers from the Bubble and Fizz collection.  I decided to use the 4 photos in a stacked way to show kind of a action flow to it.  I used 1/2 a page of the green bottled paper from the Bubble and Fizz collection and then used my very last piece of the big colorful bottled paper, from the Bubble and Fizz collection,  using the tear technique.  I laid it over the bottle paper, and then added the last strip of yellow and white paper that I had, behind it (guys, this is why I keep ALL of my scraps).  I added a torn 12 x 2" fizzy green paper from the same collection and then I had just enough of the small bright colored bottle paper left to do a 4 x 2" piece poking out to give it a pop of color.

I found some really cool chipboard stickers that had lemons and a SQUEEZE scripted word which was perfect for her puckered lemon face😂.  I also found an epoxy word LAUGH and a sticker of a girl in sunglasses.  All of these went perfect with the pictures and of course that  BEER MODE ON epoxy from Scrappin Happy Studio!  I managed to find a puffy sticker black palm tree and added that.  I had the VACA word in white and backed it on some of the same bright blue card stock that I used for the layout.

I had some foam alphas (thanks to an awesome crafty friend) and spelled out the word MODE and backed it with a piece of the fizzy green paper in the collection, and gave it a little tear action at the top just to blend it in.   The title I cut from a cut apart sheet I had, backing it with the fizzy green paper and a strip of yellow to tie it all together and added another LIVE, LOVE, BEER epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio!  That finishes the 1st page of this 2 page layout.

The 2nd page I didn't have all of the same papers from that collection so I had to improvise.  I did have the green bottle paper so I measured it and lined it up with the first page. Instead of the bright colored bottle paper that I tore and laid on top I was able to find a bright colored camera paper and did the same tear technique and adhered it to the green paper.  I also didn't have any more of the yellow and white paper so I used a strip of the side 2 of the green bottle paper (which was the fabulous reddish/pink with white swirly lines and some green dots).  I also didn't have any more of that cool small bright bottle paper so I used the same size (approximately) of the bright camera paper.  I was able to find the I LOVE THIS PLACE puffy sticker from the same collection as the palm tree and used that.  The pineapple chip board came from the same collection as the SQUEEZE scripted word as did the JUST CHILLIN! I used the epoxy HAPPY word and TOGETHER word (both coming from the same collection as the  LAUGH word) and found this awesome green GOOD TIMES WITH GOOD FRIENDS sticker as well as the I'M FEELIN IT sticker.  The FUN MEMORIES came from the same collection as the palm tree and the cool beach jeep was from a stash from 2008!!!  Lastly, the WILD SIDE round chipboard sticker is from a collection called Jungle Safari (just sayin, just because it came in a collection of safari animals doesn't mean you have to use it for that😬).

Well, there you have it!  Thanks for stopping by and reading all about this 2 page layout and these super fun BEER EPOXY FLAIRS from Scrappin Happy Studio!

Collections I used:
Scrappin Happy Studio - Epoxy flairs - BEER FRIENDS 
Stamping Up! - Bubble and Fizz (retired but they have some awesome collections)
American Crafts Thickers - Honey Collection (FUN, MEMORIES)
American Crafts Thickers - Thick & Thin Collection (foam white letters)
American Crafts Thickers - Wander Collection (VACA, I LOVE THIS PLACE & BLACK PALM TREE)
Pink Paislee - Citrus Blend Sticker collection - SQUEEZE, FRESHLY SQUEEZED,PINEAPPLE
Park Lane (epoxy words) HAPPY, TOGETHER, LAUGH
Echo Park Paper - Jungle Safari Collection- WILD SIDE chipboard stickers
Peebles/Jen Hatfield - Home Made Collection - LEMON chipboard sticker
Scrappin Happy Studio - Print & Punch, HERE & NOW 

Leave comments below and let me know what you like best about it.  Come follow me on IG (link on blog), and head over to Scrappin Happy Studio to see her newest collection of handmade epoxy flairs...she does a new collection every 2 weeks!

Happy Scrapping🤗

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Featuring Scrappin Happy Studio "Covid" Epoxy Flairs

Hi guys,  I'm here putting together this cute layout featuring Scrappin Happy Studio Epoxy Flairs! 

Showing off a Collection of her Covid-19 Flairs which were perfect for this layout, even though it wasn't a Covid-19 Layout!

Ok, first I'm going to say I love the versatility of her flairs! Even though she specifically made these for the Covid-19, I purchased them for this specific layout which has nothing to do with Covid-19.  A lot of her flairs you can mix and match to fit into layouts that may not be specifically for what she designed them for but works perfect for what you are laying out!

I started as I normally do with a ton of stuff pulled.  I should rename my site 'The Messy Scrapper' because I pull a LOT of stuff for my layouts!  I'm big on color and that's how I plan out my layouts. I choose a photo and pic a color or two and then start pulling from my stash anything that has those colors.  I also like to keep the theme the same (although I will go slightly off of theme if it really matches the colors and makes it pop)! I can tell you I always pull more than I just never know what's going to work😀

I wanted to make this a multi-photo layout because the pics told the story.  I mounted each smaller picture to 2 separate papers (once card stock and one from a paper pad) and used the same papers for the 4x6 picture as well. I aligned the 3 smaller pictures like a photo strip and placed the larger photo to the right.

The title of Be Brave was perfect because the look on her mom's face was priceless! I added a journaling card that said "TOTAL BUMMER" from a back I got in a Traveling Box over on our FB group (feel free to join so you don't miss out on the fun)!  Those cards are snarky and I love them! They came in 2 different sizes and this one fit perfectly. I added some stickers, a wood veneer pencil and one of the epoxy flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio.  I adhered it at an angle and then added a flag/banner "FOR THE RECORD" to the last small photo and added the THERMOMETER flair at the bottom corner.  I added a cute chipboard sticker flower and the cut file (I had backed several months ago to go with another layout but it didn't work out so I kept it and bam! It worked amazingly well for this layout)!  

I got these cute tiny stickers from our Traveling Box (really, these boxes are amazing so head over to our
FB page and sign up), and used them for a second mini title.  I used the check circle woodveener on the bottom of the photo along with a pencil sticker I backed with foam adhisive for some dimension.  At the top of the 4x6 photo I added a sticker (backing it with foam tape) FROM THE DESK OF: Doodles, MD.  I added another epoxy flair in the center on a square sticker.

Well there you have it, how I used Covid-19 flairs for a totally different layout. I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Thanks for stopping by and reading all about my BE BRAVE layout and see below for some of the items I used to put this together.

Items used
Epoxy Flairs: Scrappin Happy Studio (Medical Epoxy Flair Collection)
Cut File Letters (ARROW) and wood veneers: Kreative Cuts Club
Be Brave Chipboard Stickers: American Crafts (Girl Power Collection)
From The Desk Of sticker: Jillibean Soup
Pencil Sticker: One Canoe Two
Chipboard flower sticker: Simple Stories
Total Bummer Card: Project Life - Perfectly Imperfect Collection

Thanks for taking the time to read about this layout and the products I used.  Please come follow me on IG (ScrapbookingForNewbies) or on FB (ScrapbookingForNewbies)

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Blog Hop 2020 - card#2

Hi guys, I'm up on the blog putting together another coffee themed card for the Spring/Summer Coffee themed blog hop 2020 with this amazing Coffee Loving Cardmaking Facebook Group (I highly recommend joining this awesome group if you are into Coffee or Card Making and especially if you are into both)!

Click Here for a link to all of the sponsors, the sales they are offering for this hop (act quick, this hop ends soon) and the awesome inspiration they all share!

For this card, I wanted to keep it to the Spring/Summer colors (rather than the usual coffee colors) so I dug into my some bright colored scraps and off I went!

I made sure to grab the scraps I had left over from an amazing white, linen paper I just discovered at Hobby Lobby.  I love this paper because it soaks up the inks really well and you can do amazing stamping and blending with this paper!

After picking out the brightest Spring/Summer colors I cut them all down to A2 and smaller in order to layer them.  I also did a bit of distressed work on all sides of each piece I cut out.

After adhering them down I went to town on stamping the linen card stock with this cute, frappe stamp from Ink Roads Stamps.  I chose to stamp them in Hero Arts, OMBRE  (Pink to Red), which is what I also stamped the sentiment JAVA NICE DAY in.  I then broke out my water colors with a slight shimmer to them and added the coloring of the frappe cups and straws.  I'm loving how the water colors turned out...kind of reminds me of the Unicorn drinks that Starbucks was selling a while back.  I then die cut a small piece of pink twin and tied it into a little bow and adhered it to the sentiment.

Well, there you have it.  This layout came together quick for me.  It's a simple card that looks like I spent a lot of time doing.  The best layouts and cards aren't always the once that take hours or days.
Collections I used:

Thanks for coming along on this blog.  Leave comments below and let me know what you like best about it.  Come follow me on IG (link on blog) and come hop along with us on the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020!

Happy Scrapping🤗
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Saturday, May 23, 2020


Today marks the second year of doing this coffee lovers blog hop!  I did 2 (one in 2018 and one in 2019) Both were the Winter Blog Hops and loved it!  I was hooked on making cards after that! Who knew I could make a card nice enough to send to someone!  At first I was intimidated by the oh, so talented bunch in the Coffee Loving Cardmaking Facebook Group (I highly recommend joining this awesome group if you are into Coffee or Card Making and especially if you are into both)!  But after following, learning and Blog Hopping I was in!

Click Here for a link to all of the sponsors, the sales they are offering for this hop (act quick, this hop ends soon) and the awesome inspiration they all share!

For this hop, I wanted to make a more Spring colored card (rather than the usual coffee colors) so I dug into my Echo Park Coffee Collection sticker sheet (as you can see I love this collection) to start off and found this perfect COFFEE AND FRIENDS sticker and started my cards off with those colors!

I then grabbed some blue card stock paper (to pull out the blues in the sticker) and some bright, springy colored pattern card stock paper and a tiny piece of a cut apart with colors to die for (for the hearts and the top of the coffee cup).  This just goes to show...I'm NOT A HORDER of paper but someone who knows I will eventually use that tiny piece on some layout or card😬...all of those papers I had in my stash.

Lastly, and so super excited to finally be able to use these new dies and stamps from Crafters Companion that I purchased from HSN a few months ago...come on, coffee themed and a SALE!  Who wouldn't have???

I started off with this amazing blue card stock, cut it down to a slightly smaller size than A4 card so that the pattern paper behind it (cut to A4 size) would be seen.  I layered another cut of the pattern paper on top of the blue card stock and then added a blue strip of the same card stock down the middle to break up the pattern a bit.  I then backed the COFFEE AND FRIENDS sticker from Echo Park on to a pink/rose colored card stock (again, old stash) and used some foam adhesive to the back to give it a bit of dimension.

I then die cut the coffee mug and 3 hearts (1 out of the pink/rose colored paper and 2 out of the heart pattern paper).  The coffee die set came with its own stamps so I chose the FRIENDS KEEP YOUR HEART WARM sentiment to stick with the friends theme that was on the sticker.  I backed the 2 hearts and the coffee mug with foam adhesive to give it some dimension and added a white heart brad to the pink/rose heart cut out at the top.

Well, there you have it.  This layout came together quick for me.  It's a simple card that looks like I spent a lot of time doing.  The best layouts and cards aren't always the once that take hours or days.

Collections I used:
Crafter's Companion Coffee Die and Stamp Collection (gemini)

Thanks for coming along on this blog.  Leave comments below and let me know what you like best about it.  Come follow me on IG (link on blog) and come hop along with us on the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020!

Happy Scrapping🤗
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Monday, March 2, 2020

Bashing my stash!

I dug deep into my stash to find this gorgeous, beach vibe paper I almost forgot about.  Most of you know that I got into scrapbooking through a neighbor (who turned out to be a really great friend) back in 2008.  We did a couple of albums together and then I ended up moving and life got in the way.  I stopped scrapbooking after that year and didn't get back into it until 2018!  

So needless to say, when I tell you this is old is!  I absolutely love the colors in this paper...they just pop and scream summer vibes!

I started off with this amazing aqua/turquoise (ish) bright blue.  I took the beach vibe paper and cut about 1" off the sides and did the tear technique and separated the 2 pieces (tearing out a big gap in the center to make sure that blue really popped)!  I backed the photo with some scrapes from a multi colored pink paper leaving just enough showing through to give that pink a little pop.

Then I grabbed my stash and started picking the pieces I wanted to go on this layout.  I'm not sure if you are like me but I go through ALL of my stuff and grab what I THINK may look good on a particular layout.  Then once I start with the paper and the photo I start going through what I pulled from my stash all over again to see what actually works.  This makes it so difficult to do YT videos😱...I keep watching other scrappers do YT videos and wonder how they just know what to use from one pick🤷🏻‍♀️

I pulled a lot from American Crafts (3 different collections I will list below) along with 2 flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio and some cute sayings and hearts from Me & My Big Ideas.  The blue heart is actually the background peaking through after I punched the paper with my Heart punch.

Well, there you have it.  This layout came together quick for me.  It's a simple layout that looks like I spent a lot of time doing.  The best layouts aren't always the once that take hours or days like some of my mixed media ones do.

Collections I used:
Scrappin Happy Studio - Epoxy flairs - Beach Vibes Collection
Scrappin Happy Studio - Epoxy flairs - Be Strong Collection
American Crafts - Thickers - Adventure Collection
American Crafts - Thickers - Colorful Collection
American Crafts - Thickers - Summer Lights Collection
Me & My Big Ideas - Mambi Chips - I love us Collection
Thanks for coming along on this blog.  Leave comments below and let me know what you like best about it.  Come follow me on IG (link on blog), and head over to Scrappin Happy Studio to see her newest collection of handmade epoxy flairs...she does a new collection every 2 weeks!

Happy Scrapping🤗

Sunday, March 1, 2020

First Layout for Calvinball 2020!

Hey guys, I'm on the blog showcasing my double layouts that I did for CalvinBall 2020 this year!  If you don't know what CalvinBall is you are missing out!  It's a FB group that happens once a year, all month long (March).  You get a new challenge daily with bonus points, and the person with the most points at the end of the challenge gets bragging rights all year!  Last year I think someone had over 3,000 points!

Today I managed to squeeze out 12.5 points for this double layout.  I'm really feeling yellow this week...this is the 2nd layout I've done with yellow!  I will list everything below and include some links for you.

I started out with a 12x12 black heavy card stock for the back and added a paper from a paper pad I had gotten beginning of last year for both pages.  I was doing a lot of my son's baby pictures and this pad was all about babies.  To be honest I didn't think I would EVER use this particular page works!  Then I added a heavy bright yellow card stock that I cut an each of each side so it fit nicely in the middle of that cute zoo animals page!

On the first page I used a cut file from Kreative Cuts Club and stamped using my awesome rubber stamps (sorry guys but I don't know the font on that) and used white pigment ink (another point for CalvinBall).  I added the black foam/sticker stars (that was a bonus point) had a super cool zoo sticker pack that included a puffy rhino.  It also included super fun circle letters in the same colors (which just so happens to match that amazing yellow card stock)!

I backed the photo with heavy black card stock and then added the frame and the epoxy flair (so cute right)?  Then I stamped the journaling square at the top.

On the second page I used the same black card stock to back the photos and used the foam/sticker stars, the cut FUN epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio added the SATURDAY from sticker and finished it up with those cute zoo stickers I found at the dollar store.

Items I used:
FUN epoxy flair - Scrappin Happy Studio 
Road Sign Cut File - Kreative Cuts Club
Foam/Stamp Stars - Dear Lizzy
Zoo Stickers - Dollar Store

Well that's it! Thanks so much for joining me on my blog for my first layout on the Calvin Ball Challenge!  If you haven't joined Calvin Ball 2020, head over to their FB page (from March 1st March 31st).

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Summer layout featuring Scrappin Happy Studio Flairs

Hi guys,  I'm here putting together this cute layout featuring Scrappin Happy Studio Epoxy Flairs! Her Ice Cream Collection was perfect for this layout🍦

I started with creating a background full of Summer colors using my mini cubes of Tim Holtz distressed inks.  How amazing are these colors😱 (I will list them below).  

I used a heavy white card stock (no gesso required for this mixed media).  I swiped each cube directly on to the paper leaving a little of the white showing through...I love this effect🌈. I decided to leave some space at the bottom and put a very cool, summer vibe printed card stock that pulled all the colors in.

After I finished backing the printed card stock onto the background I took my picture and one of my Circle dies (size 3 3/4") and put it through my die cutting machine leaving just a little of the bottom sticking out so it was straight and I could line it up with the bottom of the page.  I also did the same thing to a bright yellow piece of card stock I used to back the photo with just to give it a little pop!

As you can see by the above picture I had already gotten into this, oh so cute collection of epoxy flairs for another layout.  So I pretty much used the entire rest of the set on this layout.  I also went into her  Pool Fun Collection and pulled this cute flair with sunglasses and since this is my sister (his Aunt) I had to use this super cool Aunties are like moms only COOLER flair!

I had this SUMMER word cut file I got from Kreative Cuts Club that I hadn't used yet and was perfect for the Ice Cream themed layout, after all Summer and ice cream go hand in hand don't they?

I just so happen to have been at Joann's last weekend (unless this is my husband reading this, then I was no where near Joann's😬) and found these amazing chipboard Thickers from American Crafts and they all had an accent I wanted to use, I mean look at that HAPPINESS accent😱 and since my sister is into hearts I wanted to make sure I had some of them and I think every Thickers pack I purchased had some in them.  All of the chipboards were from AC with one exception...that THIS MAKES ME SMILE arrow is a puffy sticker from the PinkFresh Studio BE YOU collection.I decided to do the SUMMER at an angle and then started laying out the accents.  I wanted the colors to really stick out so I did most of the accents, flairs and puffy stickers at the bottom with just a few of them on each side of the layout to make sure those colors really showed through!  Quick tip: I love, love, love my sticker maker which is what I used for each of the letters...easy peasy!

Well, there you have SUMMER layout. I hope you enjoyed this layout featuring Scrappin Happy Studio Flairs.  If you haven't had a chance to see her collections head over to her Etsy shop (here) and check her shop out! 

I will leave details and some links below on what I may be the middle of Winter but looking at this layout I feel Summer calling my name!

Items used
Epoxy Flairs: Scrappin Happy Studio (Pool Fun Collection, Ice Cream Collection, Auntie Life Collection)
Cut File Letters (SUMMER): Kreative Cuts Club
Distressed Inks: Tim Holtz (in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade)
Chipboard Thickers: American Crafts (Colorful, Confetti Wishes, Pick Me Up, Summers Lights)
Puffy Sticker: Pinkfresh Studio, BE YOU collection
Circle Dies: Spellbinders, Nestabilities - Standard Circle LG

Thanks for taking the time to read about this layout and the products I used.  Please come follow me on IG (ScrapbookingForNewbies) or on FB (ScrapbookingForNewbies)

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Water color background and New Mermaid Flairs!

Hey guys, I wanted to share a layout I did using Scrappin Happy Studio's new Mermaid Flairs!  These are so cute and the colors are amazing!  Jenny (the owner of the shop) makes all of her flairs by hand and does special orders so if you are working on a layout or a card and want that extra pop or personalization for that special someone...just ask and she would be happy to do it!

Be sure to check out her site on Black Friday 2019 for amazing 50% OFF her ENTIRE store including her newest collections!

Now, on to the layout!  I started with some Oxide inks, using some water and the paint brush technique to bring this water color background to life.  I'm not going to lie, I've tried this several times and most of them turned out to be disasters! I really had to take my time and really work with the water and colors to get the look I was going for.

After using clear Gesso on my white card stock paper and let completely dry, I dabbed the inks on to wax paper, - a cheap trick of mine that I use for mixed media stuff and just regular glueing down stuff.  Dollar store score! The clean up is easy and you can use one piece several times depending on how messy you are!  I applied the ink to the wax paper (one color at a time) I spritz with water and started dipping my paint brush and adding small amounts of both water and paint to the paper.  Once I got one color the way I wanted it I moved on to the other colors.  Using this technique you have to be careful not to move the paper around too much or you will get a drip effect which isn't what I was going for.

I ended up stamping the background with a "fishing net" using Pearl White powder and Versacolor White Pigment ink, it's very faint but in the right light you can see it and it looks amazing.  I pulled all of the ephemera items I wanted to use, added some wood veneer sea life, some mermaid stickers (dollar store score) and some cut aparts from one of my pages in a paper pad and stamped and fussy cut some little mermaids.  Added my picture (backing it with velum paper that I inked in a sea foam blue and added some Nuvo drops and making sure I left room at the bottom for journaling and BAM! The finished layout!

I hope you like the layout and the cute Mermaid Collection from Scrappin Happy Studios!  Don't forget to click HERE for the chance to win $50 (Open on Wednesday 11/27/2019 ONLY so hurry) 

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Thanks for taking the time to read about this layout and the products I used.  Please come follow me on IG (ScrapbookingForNewbies) or on FB (ScrapbookingForNewbies)

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 11, 2019

2019 Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog Hop!

Hey guys, I'm hopping on here to show you a few cards I created this year for the 2019 Coffee Loving Papercrafter Fall/Winter Blog Hop!

I know I'm usually doing Scrapbooking layouts but if you think about it, card making and Scrapbooking crossover into each others worlds and what a wonderful world Amy Tsuruta has created with this group!

This is actually my Anniversary, yeap, exactly 1 year ago I found the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB page (totally by accident, it was the Coffee that drew me in😬) and I crossed over to the "dark side" as they say.  

Since last year I have only made a handful of cards, but it was nice to know that I had the know how and confidence to not only make them but send them out!  I mean, how intimidating is it to see all of those hundreds of cards in the store, knowing people pay good money for to send out, that look professional?  Pretty intimidating to me!  I never thought I would be able to make a card that I would actually send out...but I have and I'm super proud of how they turned out and the excitement of the person receiving it is a bonus!  

I never really knew how really special, time consuming and the worth of a handmade item was until I started doing them.  

As I said, this is my Second year doing this Blog Hop.  Last year I was so proud of my self (patting myself on my back😉) to enter 1 card, this year...I made 4!  

If you want to join this fabulous community on FB click here (they always have codes for sales from amazing stamping and die companies throughout the year so make sure you take advantage of that!) (Please click here to see some of the amazing sponsors that were part of this hop and to see some amazing inspiration on card making) 

Again, a big SHOUT OUT to Amy Tsuruta for sponsoring this amazing, super coffee loving blog hop again this year with all the amazing prizes and super sponsors!  To see all the stats from the inception of this amazing Hop to now (the numbers are amazing) click here! And just a side note, I actually won a prize from Hero Arts on this blog hop this year! It may have been chosen my but it was still a great feeling to win a prize during this fabulous another SHOUT OUT and Thank You to one of the super sponsors, Hero Arts for my prize!

Happy Scrapbooking (and card making!)

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Reading is an Adventure - featuring Color Cast products

Hi guys, I'm here working on my next layout with an amazing cut file of a book which I couldn't wait to get to go with my Color Cast Design's super thin wood veneers! I also had some cute flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio that were made for this layout.

I started this layout using a 12x12 blush color card stock. I had just gotten a cut file of a book and decided to use it for this layout.   I backed it with card stock that had words on it to give it that book feel.  I dug into my Color Cast design stash and pulled out my wood veneers. They have this Book Collection and it was perfect!  These veneers are super thin, so no bulkiness; they have a sticky back to them so easy to peel and stick to your layout and they are in a perfect size and shape for any layout!

After picking through the ones I wanted to use, I moved on to picking the flairs from the Book Collection at Scrappin Happy Studio.  Thses were perfect and also on the thin side (not like the medal buttons that bulk up your layouts). I grabbed a few more embellishments and used my Sizzix Die Cut machine to cut the alphas out.  These alphas are perfect size for any layout (purchased from Amazon).

I then backed my photo with 2 different color card stock, added some foam adhesive to some of the embellishments and then stamped the stitching on the side.  Look, I couldn't sew a button on an ice cream cone so these Bo Bunny stitching stamps are the next best thing!

So there you have it!  A quick and super cute layout of my granddaughter reading her book (even if it is upside down🤷🏻‍♀️).

Thanks for taking the time to read about this layout and the products I used.  Please come follow me on IG (ScrapbookingForNewbies) or on FB (ScrapbookingForNewbies)

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Scary Cat Halloween Layout using Scrappin Happy Studio Flairs

Hey guys, I'm back with a Halloween layout which is pretty much an "old school" quick and easy layout.  

When I first got into scrapbooking in 2010(ish) my neighbor and really good friend, Jessica got me into it.  Back then we did a lot of Cricut cutting (the old "dinosaur" Cricut), stickers and paper tearing, which I deemed "old School".  

I got away from scrapbooking for a few years when we both moved away.  I only recently got back into it and wow have things changed! So many new things like dies, die machines, Flairs, Nuvo Mousse, mixed media, shaker cards/backings, new and improved Cricut machine that doesn't even take a cartridge, puffy stickers, chipboards...oh my!

So when I say old school layout I basically mean some paper tearing, maybe some stickers and alphas.  This Halloween layout is basically just that with some added flairs and chipboard stickers!  

I teamed up with Scrappin Happy Studio because I fell in love with her epoxy flairs! They are super thin so they don't bulk up your layout like the buttons do!  She also has so many different collections and adding more every couple of weeks that I never get board of her stuff!  If you are looking for that extra pop to you layout, head over to her shop and check out all of her collections.

For this layout I started with some American Craft Thickers (Spooky collection), some chipboard autumn leaves and pumpkins, and of course a brand new collection from Scrappin Happy Studio called "Scarey Halloween" (one of my favs this season for sure)!

I took a heavy black 12x12 card stock with a nice sheen to it and used that for the background and another 12x12 piece of Halloween paper,  tearing one side of it into a quarter of a sheet, leaving an edge off to the other side to put the little pumkin's and leaves (I have a cute die set that cuts those) and adhered them down the side as a boarder.   

I backed my photo with orange card stock, tucking a small bit of it it under the Halloween paper.  I cut a background out of a slightly different orange card stock for the word "HALLOWEEN" that I used from the SPOOKY words collection from American Crafts, just to make it pop off the black background. 

I have this cute little spider die I got off of Amazon (not going to lie, it was a  lot smaller than I thought but I don't hate it).  I cut 3 of the spider dies from a halloween paper I had that was black and orange and I backed 2 of the epoxy flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio's, SCARY HALLOWEEN Collection. 

I added the "SPOOKY" epoxy flair from the "HALLOWEEN WORDS" collection on the bottom of the photo for that extra pop!

I then added the pumpkin and fall leaves chipboard stickers to the bottom and Bam! Done!  So simple, quick and easy.  This layout literally took me 15 minutes from start to finish!

What do you think about her new SCARY HALLOWEEN COLLECTION?  To see more of her collections click here.

Thank you guys for taking the time to follow my posts, I hope you enjoyed this old school Halloween layout!
Happy Scrapping,

Friday, October 11, 2019

Camp Site Collection - with Scrappin Happy Studio Flairs

Hi guys, I'm here doing a layout using the newest release of Scrappin happy Studio Flairs called Camp Site Colletion!

My son and daughter-in-law took my grand daughter to Starkey park in Florida to do a "camp site" photo shoot. If you don't live in Florida you wouldn't understand that this is as close to camping as most people want to get in the summer.  It's too hot, humid and full of misquotes!

I thought it was a cute photo shoot and I loved this picture so much, but me not being a camper myself, I didn't really have any "camping" scrapbooking items. No Ephemera, no paper, no flairs, no sayings...or did I?  Well, I didn't until I saw the new Camp Site collection at Scrappin Happy Studio...and then I did!  What a fun collection and a few of them could be used for other non camp site photos as well! 

I started off by pulling the papers I wanted to use. I'm a big visual/colors person.  I love to keep the theme but the colors are what I really work off of.  Colors and patterns...if it doesn't "fit" it doesn't sit (and get glued down).

As soon as they arrived I was super excited but still didn't know what else I was going to pull out to go with the theme and colors.  But once you have a photo and start with an item (my item being the flairs), papers, colors, ephemera packs, chipboard stickers...they all start calling my name!  I had so much that I didn't even know I had that worked for this camp site scene!

Here is a list of items I used to put this layout together!  I hope you enjoyed looking at it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!  

PAPER= October After noon - Sandcastle collection
TAGS=Bella BLVD, Jillibean Soup,
ARROWS=Bella BLVD, Vicki Boutin
BUTTERFLY= Die Set by Anna Griffin
WORD SAYINGS= Bella BLVD, Crate Paper
HEARTS=Vicki Boutin, Jillibean Soup, Bella BLVD

Here is the finished layout...what do you think?  Leave me some comments in the section below. Come visit us over at Scrapbooking For Newbies FB page or IG.

Thanks and Happy Scrapping!