Sunday, June 16, 2019

A-4 Coffee Card

Hey guys!

This was a challenge I'm doing for the Coffee Loving Papercrafters on their FB page.  To join their group click here...always fun challenges and prizes too!

The challenge was to make a card following these rules this week:

 REMEMBER THIS IS CLEAN AND SIMPLE WEEK - THESE ARE THE RULES WE POST EVERY CAS CHALLENGE

What do we mean by Clean and Simple?
  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
  • Simple and uncluttered







I just wanted to jump on and show you how simple this card was to make.  
  1. measured 8 1/2 my 11 and cut it to  5 1/2 to make the A-4 card using white card stock.
  2. I measured the card at 4 1/4 and creased it to make the fold
  3. I used a strip of left over scraps to make the border on the bottom.  
  4. I used my sticker sheet from Echo Park Coffee Collection for the "Messy Bunn & Coffee Run"girl.
  5. Added another sticker from the same collection to the bottom border.
  6. Used my tiny heart stamp to stamp 2 hearts on the bottom border and one in the upper right corner of the "Messy Bun..." sticker.
  7. I used my Stamp from the stamp collection from Ink Road Stamps to stamp "today's good mood SPONSORED BY COFFEE" in brown ink.
  8. I added brown acrylic paint splatters on the white space just to give it a little something extra without covering all of the white space.
Well There you have it!  I hope you are able to follow along with this blog hop.  Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.  This was super easy to make!



Until Next time!  Coffee on...
Kimberly

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tip Day Tuesday - Brought to you by the letter A

Hey guys! It's Tuesday and we all know what that means...It's TIP DAY TUESDAY:👩🏻‍🎨

This week's TIP is brought you by the letter..."A"...as in, ASK. 
When in doubt, don't be afraid to reach out to this awesome community of crafting and ASK. If not on this page, go to your favorite Team member (think Hip Kit Club, Simple Stories), go to YOUTUBE and post a question to one of your favorite scrapper (or card maker or quilter, what ever hobby it is you do) and ASK away! No question is a silly question. They would love to share their knowledge.
So there you have it...Tip Day Tuesday! Are there any questions you have come join our FB page and ask away!
What are you guys up to this week? Share! We want to see your creative side!
Happy Scrapping🤗
Kimberly

Tip Day Tuesday - discovering new techniques

Hey Newbies, I've been so busy today with appointments and trying to finish this baby album that I almost forgot...
IT'S TIP DAY TUESDAY!🗣
Todays Tip is brought to you buy the letter (haha just kidding, bringing back memories or Sesame Street...showing my age).  

Today's tip is about discovering new techniques by actual mistakes. 

One of my photos in this baby album looks like I used the tear technique when in actuality I had used some mixed media and of course impatient me didn't let it dry before putting on washi tape. After I put on the tape (and used all of that expensive and really pretty Shimmerz and Mists on the background) I decided I didn't like the tape so I pulled it off.

Now, most of you who use Washi tape knows it pulls off pretty easily and doesn't rip a page...UNLESS YOU ARE IMPATIENT AND DIDN'T LET THAT PAGE DRY. So it took every bit of the color off down to the white of the page.

I was so upset and then I looked and thought to myself, self, it kinda looks like the tear technique. So I did it again ON PURPOSE! I liked it that much.
So today's tip is, if you screw up but like it keep it...don't even try to cover it up!
Well there you have it...Tip Day Tuesday!
Happy Scrapping🤗🤗

Tip Day Tuesday - being mindful

Hey Newbies, guess what...It's Tip Day Tuesday🤗🤗

This weeks tip: When working on projects be mindful of what you are doing. 

I am famous for working on layouts and not watching where my hands are arms are and end up messing up a picture or part of the background I worked so hard on. I get so excited to finish it that I don't pay attention to the details of what I have already done. Which means more work as in...how the heck do I cover that up🤦‍♀️ So be mindful of what you are doing and you will save time and frustration for sure!

Come join our Facebook page and share anything you are working on, we would love to see it! Also, feel free to invite anyone to our page, the more the merrier!
As always....

Happy Scrapping,
Kimberly

Tip Day Tuesday - Digi Downloads


Hey guys! It's Tip Day Tuesday👩🏻‍🎨
Today's Tip is all about digi downloads. I didn't even know it was a thing until the blog hop I joined! What is a digi download? It's a downloadable PDF file that you buy, say on Etsy (and pretty cheap I might add) to use for scrapbooking or card making.
What's the point of a digi download? 
Well, it's basically a stamp you don't have to buy or if you can't find that particular stamp by itself (think stamp sets that you would never use any of them but the one and only one that you want).
It will never go bad;You will never lose it; You will never have to go out and buy that special (expensive) pen/copic marker...as long as your printer has ink you are good;
No hours of coloring just to start over because you didn't like how it turned out - - because most of them come already colored for you (some only provide the black and white (think black stamp on white paper) but 90% of them that I have looked out have both; 
Last but not least...Once you downloaded, it's yours to use as many times as you want. 
You can print them in different sizes (depending on what you want to use them for -I used mine for the holiday card challenge - see my attached pic below). You can use different papers to print them on and then you fussy cut them and DONE! (ok, fancy word for cut it out of the paper).
I purchased mine from Pink Gem Designs on Etsay, she has the cutest stuff! 
So there you have it guys...Tip Day Tuesday!
What are you scraping today? 

Come on over to our FB page and Show us your stuff🤗🤗
happy Scrapping, 
Kimberly 

Tip Day Tuesday - Don't believe the hype

Hey guys, guess what day it is...it's TIP DAY TUESDAY🤗
Today's Tip: Don’t believe the silly stuff! 

Ok, so ask me how I know that using a hair dryer on your embossing awesomeness…DOES NOT WORK (insert palm face here). So, ask me how I know using a rolling pin on an embossing folder doesn’t work…(insert eye roll here) and ask me one more think…thinking saving a few bucks on a machine (think die cutting) you never heard of is NOT the best idea (ugh). These are things I’ve learned the hard way these past several months…I hope you aren't learning the hard way like me, maybe this little tip will save you some time and money🤑
So there you have it…Tip Day Tuesday!  

Happy Scrapping Newbies! Come join us over on our Facebook page and post what you are working on!  We love to see it! 

Happy Scrapping!
Kimberly🤗

Tip Day Tuesday - Kits vs Stashes

Good morning guys! Guess what day it is...It's TIP DAY TUESDAY🤗
This weeks Tip Day Tuesday is all about Kits VS Stashes.
I’m not going to lie, when I recently got into scrapbooking again (my neighbor in Fl got me into it about 8 years ago…we did 1 album together…it took a year…and I learned a lot from her! But, in 8 years a LOT has changed in the Scrapbooking world! I went from ripping pages and adding some embellishment- mostly stickers - and a lot of cricut cutting with the first cricut machine (which is a dinosaur now but hey it still works)! 
Now there are new fancy words (fussy cutting? Ephemera??) and new mixed media (embossing! Stamping, Cricut Air, oh my)! So when I recently discovered Kits I was blown away (of course I didn’t discover this until AFTER I grew my stash). I mean KITS😱 They put everything together for you with all the matched embellishments and stickers and EPHEMRA, you just create your layout and to really kick into OMG mode! There are even KIT CLUBS where you automatically get a kit every month! (insert HAPPY face here). I just discovered the HIP KIT CLUB GROUP....B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L kits!
Me, I have what’s called a STASH. Where I went into different stores at different times and bought papers (either specialty patterns (think soccer or Walt Disney) or a ream of 50 sheets of solid colors and recently white paper stock, along with Alpha’s, chipboard stickers, rub ons, stickers. I have boxes full of different manufactures (think Pink Paslee, Vicki Boutin, Amy Tangerine). 
So basically the difference between a STASH and a KIT is the kit contains all your color coordinated papers, matching embellishments and some even include mixed media (think paint and stencils) sets for you to go to town with. 
Your STASH is a collection of odds and ends (hopefully mostly sale items…lol) that you have to put a little more thought into when it comes to creating your page.
So there you have it…Tip Day Tuesday! Happy Scrapping Newbies! 
And don’t for get to come join us on our Facebook page to post what you are working on! We love to see it!

Happy Scrapping,
Kimberly

Tip Day Tuesday - spending $1,000 of dollars



TIP DAY TUESDAY:👩🏻‍🎨
This week’s tip is: Don’t feel like you need to go out and spend $1000’s of dollars on a craft room.

As Newbies we want our scrapbooking, card making, craft doing room to be as awesome as we are but that doesn’t mean having the $1,200+ for the ORIGINAL SCRAP BOX, (not that I don't want one but I don't NEED it) nor do you have to spend tons of money on cute little containers from Michael’s (don't get me wrong, I have a few which I feel are essential in order to protect the projects I'm working on).

I manage to set up my craft area with two 4’ tables and a heavy duty shelving unit (we had that we were not using). I use a used box we had from something I had shipped to me (so free) to house all of my paper pads. By putting them upside down I can flip through them quickly and find the color or pattern I’m looking for. (it's not pretty but it works!)
And lastly, when purchasing the cool stuff (yes I wanted one of those carousels and I love it for quick access to lots of stuff) make sure you buy them either on sale or with a coupon.
I'm sharing a couple of videos about me and my scrap room BEFORE I set it up to be nice and neat...it's comical and a MESS! I just gotten back from Fl (family emergency) and all of my orders from FB were waiting for me so it was fun to open them all but dang it was like a kid on Christmas day opening one right after the other so these pics are a mess!

So there you have it…Tip Day Tuesday! Happy Scrapping Newbies! Show us what your scrap room looks like!

Come join us on Facebook and post what you are working on! We love to see it!
Happy Scrapping!
Kimberly

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Senior Picture 8 x 8 layout Book, #57-67 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hi Newbies, 
I'm here working on finishing the 8 x 8 album for my Nephew who is graduating from High School (for the first 9 pages please read through my blog).  This album is so near and dear to my heart because he is Autistic and the struggles my sister had and still has with him are real!  So I wanted to make her a special album to remember his special day.

This album holds 20 pages so I thought I would do 10 pages for one blog and the remaining 10 for another blog just so it's not too overwhelming for anyone to read.  

This album will be layouts #57 - 67  of my 365 page layout challenge for 2019!- and yes I do include cards and 8x8 albums as well as my usual 12 x 12 layouts as part of my layout challenge, and FILLER pages (something new I'm doing for this album since I only have 11 pictures) - -just saying😬 

I will try to link all of the items used (and possibly where I bought them) just in case you decide you like any of it.  Since this entire album is an 8x8 album there aren't a lot of embellishments that I used.

After the first 8x8 album I did a couple of weeks ago, I lost my fear of doing them and kinda liked it.  I would NOT say they were easier, I mean you are trying to create an awesome layout with embellishments and stickers and stamps and sequence and heat embossing and...well you get it. When you are doing the 8x8's you are very limited on space to create such an amazing layout, especially if the pictures are bigger than 4x6.

For this album I had to try something a little different.  Since the album itself holds 20 layouts, I only had 11 pictures that my sister had sent to me for his photo shoot.  So I had to come up with some filler pages.  Basically, a scrapbook layout without a photo.  I've never done one before so it was fun to do.

SO HERE THEY ARE:

(57) - TITLE: HIP HIP HOORAY
TITLE: "HIP HIP HOORAY"
PHOTO: I backed the photo with colored tissue paper to match the layout.
PAPER: card stock from paper pad purchased at Michael's
TITLE: USED THE STAMPS from my Ranger Letter It Clear Stamp set (CELEBRATION) I used scrap paper from my card stock and also used my SPELLBINDERS SWIRL HEMSTITCH SQUARES NESTABILITITES die to cut it and leave the dots around the edges of the paper to "frame" it.
EPOXY FLAIRS: From my favorite flair shop, SCRAPPIN HAPPY STUDIO, I used the 'TODAY' and 'SHOOT' flair inside the camera lens (and the camera itself came from that shop.  They include it on their packaging so I fussy cut it and used the camera and it worked beautifully for this layout!
GRADUATION STICKERS: They all came from the same collection from PAPER CRAFTS (Michael's)
CHIPBOARDS: The black chipboards (swirly design in upper right corner and the corner piece in lower left corner) were in the same package that I had gotten from a mystery bag I purchased.

(58) - TITLE: JAMES
TITLE: Bubble-A-Bilities (from Hobby Lobby) bubble alphas
PHOTO: Backed by scrap card stock used on one of the previous pages.  Die cut with my Wonky Frames 
GRADUATION SAYINGS: The word "CONGRATS" and the "YOU DID IT!' came from EK Success, STICKO collection (Hobby Lobby)
GOLD BALLOONS: I cut the balloons with my Cricut machine out of gold foil paper from Michael's.  The "string" was done by using one of my fancy design scissors and the scrap from the gold foil paper (getting creative).


(59) - CONGRATULATIONS
TITLE: Stamped on to a banner I made with my banner punch using my Ranger Letter it stamp set, heat embossed with Ranger embossing powered in BUTTER CUP and then adhered to the background with brads (from old stash a friend gave me, a little tip for brads, if you don't want to make holes in your layout, the metal part twists off easily and I use a foam dot on the back to stick it down).
PHOTO: backed with a card cut from a page out of one of my HOT BUY pads from Michael's (don't miss out on those deals)!
CHIPBOARD STICKER: the word "DOCUMENTED" from American Crafts, Escape the Ordinary Collection.  I adhered it to a piece of the gold foil paper from Michael's and glued it to the background.
STICKER: The scroll sticker is from the Graduation pack by EK Success, Sticko Collection (Hobby Lobby).
CHIPBOARD STICKER: The black chipboard sticker was from a mystery bag that I purchased.

(60) - KIND & STRONG
TITLE: KIND & STRONG are cut from an amazing HOT BUY pad (that I wished I had gotten 2 of). I used my banner punch on both of them.  I also cut the flower border behind the word LOVE from the same pad.
POCKET CARD: This is from Becky Higgins Project Life (unfortunately they no longer carry this one).
PUZZLE PIECE: Die cut using my die from Stampin Up (it comes with the die and stamps in one set)
LOVE: This is actually a digital download that I fussy cut.
BIG HEART: I punched a heart out of a plastic overlay sheet of hearts from Acherryontop.com.  I've never used this type of "paper" before, a bit hard to punch through but I like the effect.
HEARTS: Punched from the heart EK Success punch I have (it punches in 4 different sizes...I LOVE it!

(61) - CELEBRATE
TITLE: "CELEBRATE" is from Jillibean Soup "Grey Sentiments" collection.
PHOTO: backed with grey stock card using the tear technique on the right side and the bottom.  I used a project life card to add to the bottom (barely sticking out) just to give it a little more pizzaz.
WORDS: From my Tim Holtz Small Talk collection sticker book from Hobby Lobby (I would buy stock in that place...if they sold it)!
EPOXY FLAIR: Is from Scrappin Happy Studio 



(62) - WAY TO GO!
TITLE: WAY TO GO! was done using my Cricut machine 3 times and stacked them on top of each other just a little off to show color.
SQUARE SAYINGS: cut from a 12 x 12 sheet of paper I found at Joann's, backed by scrap paper I  cut to size.
BALLOONS: Made by using my Cricut machine and the string was made by cutting the foil paper with my fancy scissors.
BANNER: I used my banner punch from Michaels (this one cuts in 3 different sizes!  L-o-v-e it!
GOLD HEARTS: Used with my EK Success Heart punch.
ALPHAS: His name I used alpha stickers from Echo Park



(63) - MARVELOUS
TITLE: The word "Marvelous" (and the puzzle piece) is from an old (very old) sticker stash a friend gave to me.  I wish I knew where she got it because I love all of the words on it and it's kinda shinny.
PHOTO: backed with scrap paper (SAVE YOUR SCRAPES)!
EPHEMERA: The word 'Great' is from an Ephemera pack from PINKFRESH STUDIO
SWIRLLIES: (I think I just made that up) are cut from my Cricut 



(64) - INSPIRE

TITLE: INSPIRE is from that same pack that the word MARVELOUS came from...I keep searching for it but no luck yet!
PHOTO: I backed it with card stock that I used the tear technique at the top and bottom.  It looked really good with this graph paper I cut from a 12 x 12 page from a pad I had.
EPHEMERA: Is from the Vicki Boutin gold accents label stickers
GOLD HEARTS: American Crafts' Goldie collection (Hobby Lobby)



(65) - BELIEVE
TITLE: The word "BELIEVE" the silver hearts and the banner that says Love This Life are from Paper House
PHOTO: I didn't back this photo because the paper I used to adhere it to was kinda awesome.  It was a scrap I flipped upside down to hide the colors that wouldn't work and it left me with this semi-framed page so I went with it! (I think we call that a lesson, used what you have however you can)
HEART: The black and white chipboard heart is something I got from a mystery bag (love those) so not sure where they are from.
PUFFY WORDS: Graduate is also from Paper House (Hobby Lobby)
BLACK DOTS: from Ms. Sparkle & Co (Joann's)

(66) - LIVE FOR THE MOMENT

TITLE: Ephemera pack from PinkFresh Studio 
PHOTO: I backed the photo with a scrap (people save your scrapes!) to the right of it and used the tear technique down the one side (I really got carried away with this technique in this album).
STICKERS: All fo the graduation stickers came from the same pack I purchased from Hobby Lobby.
GOLD DOTS: These are actually from an alpha CONFETTI WISHES PHRASE THICKERS pack from PINK PAISLEE
GOLD WORDING: "SMART" is from a scrap paper in one of my HOT BUYS!  I really wish I had gotten 2 of them!
The "I DID IT" sign...he held that up himself!  HE DID IT!!!!🤗

(67) - GRADUATE

TITLE: The title and the other graduation stickers are all from the same pack I purchased from Hobby Lobby.  
GOLD STARS: Came in a mystery box I purchased.  It was actually a tag filled with glitter and black and gold stars but I cut it open and used the stars for this layout.
OWL: I made the owl from my Owl punch and heat embossed him in gold.
GOLD STAR: was also from the tag that was filled with glitter and stars
EPOXY FLAIR: From Scrappin happy Studios
SHAKER "CARD": I made a Shaker "card" by stamping the sentiments from my Ranger Letter It clear stamp set on a piece of 12 x 12 I cut.  I added the glitter and sequence and then added vellum on top and glued all sides.  (here comes a LESSON), the glue didn't hold on the bottom so I had to get creative since all of the bits were falling out.  So I had a clear sticker with a sentiment and a swirly  on it that I wasn't using so I let the swirl (or scribble) show and hid the remaining sticker by adhering it to the back to keep the "card" together. That way it didn't show the sentiment and it kept the bits from falling out!  Win-Win situation😬
JOURNALING: I did the journaling using velum paper and adhered it with dots of clear glue and hid that by adding the gold dots from the Pink Paislee Alpha pack.

Well, there you have it...this album is officially complete and it brings me to page 68 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019. I am ahead so far (trying to stay a bit ahead so when I go to his graduation  I won't be behind when I get back).

Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think about 8x8 layouts.  Have you used them before?

If you liked this blog, please subscribe and follow me on my 3-6-5 journey to see if I am able to complete it!

Come join our FB page for more challenges and to share your layouts with the group or come follow me on IG!  
Happy Scrapping🤗
Kimberly

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Senior Picture 8 x 8 layout Book, #48 - 56 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hi Newbies, 

I'm here working on an 8 x 8 album for my Nephew who is graduating from High School.  This album is so near and dear to my heart because he is Autistic and the struggles my sister had and still has with him are real!  So I wanted to make her a special album to remember his special day.

This album holds 20 pages so I thought I would do 10 pages for one blog and the remaining 10 for another blog just so it's not too overwhelming for anyone to read.  

This album will be layouts #48 - 56  of my 365 page layout challenge for 2019!- and yes I do include cards and 8x8 albums as well as my usual 12 x 12 layouts as part of my layout challenge, and FILLER pages (something new I'm doing for this album since I only have 11 pictures) - -just saying😬 

I will try to link all of the items used (and possibly where I bought them) just in case you decide you like any of it.  Since this entire album is an 8x8 album there aren't a lot of embellishments that I used.

After the first 8x8 album I did a couple of weeks ago, I lost my fear of doing them and kinda liked it.  I would NOT say they were easier, I mean you are trying to create an awesome layout with embellishments and stickers and stamps and sequence and heat embossing and...well you get it.  On the 8x8's you are very limited on space to create such an amazing layout, especially if the pictures are bigger than 4x6.

For this album I had to try something a little different.  Since the album itself holds 20 layouts, I only had 11 pictures that my sister had sent to me for his photo shoot.  So I had to come up with some filler pages.  Basically, a scrapbook layout without a photo.  I've never done one before so it was fun to do.

SO HERE THEY ARE:

(48) - TITLE: DON'T TRADE YOUR AUTHENTICITY FOR APPROVAL



















TITLE: DON'T TRADE YOUR AUTHENTICITY FOR APPROVAL
TITLE: PinkFresh Studio - Be You Collection (I also used some Shimmerz Mists on it to blend the color to match the layout).
PHOTO: Backed with card stock with a grey card stock under photo using the tear technique
PAPER: Woodgrain paper is from a friend
PUZZLE PIECE: Stampin Up set - heat embossed in gold on the edges
WORDS: "OUT OF LIMITATIONS COMES CREATIVITY... from Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker book 
GOLD KEY: 1conoe2 Hazelwood Collection from ACherryOnTop.com
GRADUATION STICKERS: Jolees Dimensional stickers - Hobby Lobby

(49) - TITLE: ACHIEVEMENTS

TITLE: - Graduation puffy stickers from Michael's and/or Hobby Lobby
PHOTO: Backed with grey card stock using the tear technique at the bottom.
PAPER: from HOT BUY at Michael's
GLITTER PUFFY STICKERS: Graduation pack from Michael's and/or Hobby Lobby
BANNER: "BRAVE" is from a paper pad I cut out and used my banner bunch on.  I also used water color in black with some Shimmeringz in BRONZED BOMBSHELL to match the layout.
TASSEL STICKER: Paper Crafts sticker from Hobby Lobby

(50) - TITLE: "YOU ARE"

FILLER PAGE: "YOU ARE"
PAPER: a page out of one of the HOT BUYS from Michael's
STAMPS: "you are", Unique, Special, Authentic (with arrow)
HEART PUZZLE: the paper I used was from the same pad,  die was from Stampin Up
STAMP: One Of A Kind is from HIEDI SWAPP, I heat embossed in gold
WORDS: are all cut from the same paper pad - the one with the word BRAVE on it I used some Ranger distressed Oxide ink in WALNUT STAIN and some PERFECT PEARLS MIST in PERFECT COPPER. I added some PEARL WHITE #654 embossing powder (non-heat)
GOLD DOTS: old stash


(51)-TITLE: DID YOU KNOW


TITLE: - American Craft, Escape from the Ordinary chipboard Collection
PHOTO: Backed with card stock using the tear technique on the side and I cut a thin strip to add to the back side as well.
PAPER: from Michael's
WORDING: Tim Holtz, Small Talk sticker book
FLAIR: Heart Circle from Scrappin Happy Studio
CHIPBOARD: BANNER "Celebrate", American Craft, 1canoe2 collection
GOLD WREATH: Crate Paper


(52) - TITLE: REACH FOR THE STARS

TITLE: REACH FOR THE STARS
TITLE: - EPHEMERA PACK from FANCY PANTS, TAKE NOTE Collection
PHOTO: 2 cards from the same Fancy Pants Ephemera Pack, as well as the books, "Remember", Dreaming with eyes wide open and the circle that says "Why Hello There".
PAPER: pad from Michael's
CHIP BOARD STICKER: Crate Paper, HERE AND THERE collection from AcherryOnTop.com

(53) -TITLE: LET'S DO THIS
TITLE: CHIPBOARD sticker from American Crafts' Escape the Ordinary Collection (behind that I cut a strip of the gold foil paper and covered it with vellum paper)
PHOTO: Backed with gold foil 8 1/2 x 11 gold foil paper from Michael's
PAPER: from a friend's stash
GOLD ADHESIVE WREATH: Snow and Cocoa
PUZZLE PIECE: Stampin Up, stamped with stamp set that came with thin-lets
GOLD ARROWS: Puffy stickers from Paper House
GOLD HEARTS - PinkFresh Studio gold acrylic mirror stickers
BLACK DOT DECALS: Ms. Sparkle & Co, decals from Joann's
CHIPBOARD STICKER: American Crafts, Escape the Ordinary Collection

(54) TITLE: "MAKE TODAY AN ADVENTURE"

FILLER PAGE: "MAKE TODAY AN ADVENTURE"
PAPER: a page out of one of the HOT BUYS from Michael's - THIS PAD IS AMAZING!
PUZZLE PIECE SQUARE: Stampin Up (came in a set with a heart, square and words), used foam backing for some dimension.
BALLOONS: I used my (dinosaur of a cricut) to cut out the balloons from gold foil paper and for the string I used fancy scissors using the same gold foil paper.
OWL: I used my owl bunch and then heat embossed it in gold, adding a grad hat sticker from Paper Crafts - Hobby Lobby.  I used some foam dots to give him some depth.
WORDS: are all cut from the same HOT BUY paper pad - it came with 2 pages of borders
GOLD DOTS: BoBunny Brads
BLACK DOTS: Ms. Sparkle & Co, Joann's
GOLD DOTS: smaller gold dots I used Shimelle from American Crafts
TOP BORDER: Gold Foil paper from Michael's that I cut using a pair of my fancy scissors

(55) - TITLE: GRADUATE
TITLE: GRADUATE sticker from Paper Crafts (Hobby Lobby)
PHOTO: Backed with 3 different stock paper from my stash, using the tear technique on the grey
PAPER: stash from various pads
GOLD EPHEMERA FLOWERS: Hip Kit Club pack
PUZZLE PIECE: Stampin Up, stamped with stamp set that came with thin-lets
GOLD ASTERISKS : Puffy stickers from Paper House
GOLD & BLUE GRADUATION RIBBON - Paper House (hobby lobby)
FLOWER STICKERS: 1canoe2, HAZELWOOD Collection
CHIPBOARD STICKER: American Crafts, Escape the Ordinary Collection

(56) - TITLE: CON-GRATS
FILLER PAGE: "CON GRATS"
PAPER: card stock from paper pad purchased at Michael's
TITLE ALPHA PUFFY GOLD STICKERS & HEARTS: Paper Crafts - Hobby Lobby
OWL: I used my owl punch to punch out the owl from gold foil paper and then punched out the same out several times with some cheap stock paper I have, glued them all together so it gives it a dimensional look to it.
CHIPBOARD STICKERS: They all came from the same collection, American Crafts - Escape The Ordinary
STICKERS:THE "WOOHOO!" and the Grad hat came from Paper Crafts (Hobby Lobby)
BLACK DOTS: Ms. Sparkle & Co, Joann's
BANNERS: Used my banner punch to punch them both out on card stock


So, I know I said I would do 10 each but this is a perfect stopping point, since I want to keep the pages that "match" the filler pages together.


Well, there you have it...number(s) 48-56 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Puffy Heart Shaker Card, #47 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hi Newbies, 

I'm here working on #47 of my 365 page layout challenge for 2019!  - and yes I do include cards and 8x8 mini albums as part of my layout challenge - -just saying😬 

I will try to link all of the items used (and possibly where I bought them) just in case you decide you like any of it.

I've been seeing all of these shaker cards and decided that I wanted to try to make one.  Well...this layout will have a lot of lessons in it🤦🏻‍♀️

First I want to start off by saying the card makers that make these cards have tremendous talent!  I am in awe of the beautify they create and how easy they make it look...it's not.  You would think making a card would be but, IT IS NOT!

This shaker card turned out to be an inside out shaker card.  I mean, who makes those? 🙋🏻‍♀️  This girl right here does.  Why?  Because when you have used all of the materials up to a certain point and then realize this is all wrong, you are not going to waste all of that money those materials cost and toss it.  So LESSON #1, even if it doesn't work one way, make it work another (and save those materials).


I started out with a pre-made card already scored in plain white.  I wanted to make a card to send to my sister and she LOVES hearts.  I have this awesome heart die that I don't use that often but I love the way it looks so I decided I would be different and use this intricate die to make a shaker card...and here comes LESSON #2, the words "intricate" and "shaker" should not be used in the same sentence.  The "shaker" part of the card needs to have room for the bits to...SHAKE🤦🏻‍♀️

I started off using some Shimmerz SPRITZ, in COTTON CANDY on the white card stock to give it some color and I loved the way that looked.  The shimmer to it was gorgeous!  I some how managed to mess up the fold on the pre-scored card by running it through my Big Shot so I had to be creative and use Washi tape to hide it...and here is LESSON #3, make a mistake, try to cover it up before tossing it and starting over.  This worked, the colors, the design...it all worked for this card so I went with it.  


I always like trying to be different and decided that I would cut the heart die again but this time out of adhesive foam that I have in this amazing pink (see the theme here).  I couldn't believe that my Big Shot cut it...who knew (apparently everyone because it says that it cuts different material right on the directions on how to use it).  I was super excited!  

I then opened the card and added the foam strips (like I've seen all the YouTube how to make a shaker card tell you to do).  After that, I placed the foam hearts into the die cut I made on the front of the card and it fit perfectly.  Once that was in it wasn't coming out and that's when it hit me...those bits were not going to shake at all in those hearts.

So now I have used some Shimmerz SPRITZ, Washi Tape, die cut the card, die cut my pink foam adhesive (purchased from Michaels.com) and had already gone through my stash  (some Vicki Boutin, ephemera pack and some Ink Road Stamps sequence), and pulled what I was going to use and even heat embossed some vellum with one of my Stamps from the set HAND MADE ESSENTIALS that I got from scrapbook.com (that was a freebie that you had to be at the right time and place to get because they went fast....LESSON #4,  follow some of your favorite scrapbooking and card making companies on IG and FB because they love to do giveaways)! 

I was at a cross roads.  What to do, what to do...through all of it out, waste my materials and time it took and start all over?  I decided to continue instead of tossing it.

I had already put the foam tape on the inside and there was no getting that off without tearing the card so I put a backing on from a scrap piece of card stock that matched the pinks on the front (it would be showing through the front hearts die cut).  

After that I was still wanting to make this a shaker card, I mean come on, I had went out and bought some bits and sequence and really wanted to try this so I went for it... just on the inside instead of the outside.   I mean when she opens the card...SURPRISE!  Shakers!! Who wouldn't love that!  So I guess this would be LESSON #5 (I told you there were a lot of lessons with this one), just because something is suppose to be made one way, switch it up and make it your way.  No rules...just creativity!  So GO FOR IT!

I followed the directions from some of the YouTube videos and went for it and it worked!  However,  and here comes LESSON #6 for this work of art...make sure you like your background BEFORE you start finishing up the card.

After I made the shaker part successfully, I hated the all white background so I started trying to fix it with a Wonky frame cut from pink scrap I had left over and using Nuvo Embellishing Mousse in Peony Pink I had gotten from Sparklensprinkle.net.  Let me tell you how hard it is to try to use Mousse when you have something you don't want the Mousse on.  I had to cover each side as I used the Mousse and try to get all the white covered.  As you can tell not only did I not get all the white covered...the Wonky frame I tried to use to cover the Shaker part up didn't quite make it around the entire shaker part.  Ugh!

But, seriously I couldn't stop now!  So I stamped the other side with pink ink from Ranger and a really old block stamp I had and really liked it...except for the all white back ground so I got creative with some Lemon Sorbet Nuvo Mousse  PURPOSELY leaving some white around the wording because I liked that look.   

I added the hearts that came out of the die (which is one reason I love this die, not only do you get the see through hearts, you get the cut out ones to use as well). 



Well, it may not be perfect but it was made with love!

There you have it...number 47 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!

Please leave a comment below and let me know if you have ever made a shaker card and how it turned out.

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Kimberly