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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Layout

Happy Tuesday!! 

Today is my DT day for Timeless Twine and I cannot wait to share my layout with all of you. I pushed myself, as I have been lately, to go out of my comfort zone and let me tell you, I LOVE it!! Pushing myself has truly made me grow more creatively!

So, here is my project for today 

I seen this idea on Two Peas and just HAD to try it! They did it with a Halloween theme, but I have these B/W photos of my boys, and I thought it would be fun to do a layout similar with these photos. I just cut the background out with my Cameo and attached different patterned papers from My Big Ideas mini stack. I really LOVE how this layout turned out! 

For this layout I used the following: 
Paper - My Big Ideas mini stack 
Paint - Making Memories 
SVG stars and tree - Scraptastical Kreations

I am also entering this layout into the Paper Issues Link Party!

Well, that's all for today. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my layout today. I hope I've inspired you to go beyond your comfort zone and try something you normally wouldn't. Have a fabulous day!! 



Monday, November 25, 2013

Vinyl... Vinyl... and MORE Vinyl

Happy Monday!!

Wow... the weekend just flies by entirely too fast!! And, can you believe that Thanksgiving is THIS week already?!? Wow... this year has really flown by!!

Well... today I'm sharing with you all some of my vinyl projects I have been working on over the last week or so. I finally decided to take the plunge and indulge in vinyl. I was always so intimidated by vinyl, but finally I dove in feet first. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! 

So, here are a few of the projects I've done. I just started off slow with a few ornaments. Now, I hope to move on up and do some frames and other fun vinyl projects! 

As you can see, I was having a blast with vinyl! I'm SO addicted now!! Well, that's all for today. Thank you all for stopping by and taking a peek at my vinyl projects. I hope I've inspired you to play with some vinyl too!! 



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tis the Season...

Happy Sunday, Everyone!! 

I hope you all are having a blessed day!! 

I have been working with vinyl the last few days, and I decided last night that it was time to switch it up and play with some paper, so I decided to play along with the Peachy Keen challenge and a few linky party's as well. This week they have a sketch challenge up, and I'm a sucker for sketches!! 

Here's the sketch for the challenge 

And, here is my take on the sketch 

Here is a closer view of the bottom portion of the tag 

For this I used the following: 
Paper - The Paper Studio Christmas Stack 
Bling - Studio 112

I am also entering this card into the following challenges/linky parties

Just B Creative link party 
Everyday is an Occasion - Sunday Fun-day link party
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes challenge

Well, that's all for today. Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you all have been inspired in some way. 



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

U {officially} Amaze Me!

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday, Everyone!! 

Today I'm sharing a layout with all of you. I'm am trying hard to get "caught up" on my layouts and getting those photos scrapped! However, getting "caught up" will never happen since we always continue to take more and more photos!! Anyway... my sister took my boys ice skating last year, well I thought it was last year and now that I'm typing this it was at the beginning of THIS year!! So glad I can go and change the year! Whoops!!

Here's the layout 

So, as I was uploading the photos for this post, I was looking at the layout thinking "it's missing something", so once I figured out what was missing, I headed back down and revised the layout (and still didn't notice the wrong date!). Below you will see the revised layout and just how much the little things I added make a big difference in how the layout flows together so much better. It just felt like the above layout hit a dead end, but with the below layout, it's complete. 

I added the arrows at the bottom next to the tag and up above the title spot. I really think those few arrows add so much to the whole layout. It's breaks up some of the paint at the bottom and it also brings your eyes toward the middle, some. 

So, I used a lot of things from my stash on this layout. I am trying VERY hard to use what I have had for MANY years!! The cork letters "ME", I am unsure of the company/brand of these. I have 2 huge 12x12 boxes full of letters; chipboard, stickers, 3D letters, etc. Many years ago, I wasn't the huge on saving the company like I am now. The envelope pocket is another - I received this in a little RAK bag and I am not sure what company this is. I also found some very OLD vellum, which I used underneath (you can faintly see it). I have to say it feels GREAT to use up some very OLD goodies. It just makes room for some new stuff! He he! 

For the rest of the layout I used:

Paper: Crate Paper, Basic Grey, Recollections
XYZ stickers 
Basic Grey Die-cuts and flag 
Studio 112 - enamel words
Heidi Grace - faux stitching rub-ons

Well, that's all for today. I hope you were inspired by my layout today. I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday!! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Grateful for Family

Happy Friday, Everyone. 

I am SO thankful it's Friday!! I need a day to sleep in!!

 Today I'm sharing a layout with all of you that I did yesterday. I think it has to grow on me some. I like it, but I think that it's either missing something, something is out of place, or something... something just don't seem to flow all the way through. I think I should blocked off above the page print paper and under the other patterned paper, ah well, it's staying this way. 

I am entering this into the Stash Busters Challenge over at Two Peas. And, I'm also entering this into the Paper Issues November challenge; to share what we are grateful for. I am so very grateful for my family. Without them I would be entirely empty. My boys may work my nerves and the hubby drives me insane, but I wouldn't have it any other way. They are what motivates me and keeps me inspired everyday. 

So, let's take a peek at my layout

Ok - I used LOTS of goodies on this layout!! 

Paper: Teresa Collins, Echo Park, Crate Paper
Embellishments: Basic Grey (Hey You, Hello) Studio 112, Cosmo Cricket, XYZ 
The wooden letters are by Art Studio 

You may be wondering where you see Teresa Collins paper at, huh? Well, I have some very OLD paper by her, and it has strips of different words, phrases and sayings. I took those and trimmed them down into what I wanted to use and put them on foam tape to give some dimension. I seen some similar stickers at Joann's when I was there the other day, and I thought to myself I could make them myself. So, that's what I did and I love how they turned out. 

That's all for now and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!! I hope I've inspired you in some crafty way today! 

~ Kristy ~ 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Happy Thursday!! 

Do you ever look back at your old layouts and see how far you've come and how much your style has changed? I ask this, as last week my oldest son, 15, pulled an album off of the shelf in the living room and started looking through it. He was looking for a "Throwback" picture of his self. This got me to thinking about just HOW much my style has grown and changed over the years, as well as how much fun it would be to do a "Throwback Thursday" posting. So, I will not be bringing you a "Throwback Layout" every Thursday. 

Here is today's throw back layout

I uploaded this layout to Scrapbook.com back on November 27, 2005. It amazes me just how differently I create now, how much I've learned, and just how far I've come from THIS style, lol. At this time I cut all my titles by hand, used LOTS of stickers, and really just did my own thing. I did not have a Cricut or a Cameo. I just used the good ol' printer and some scissors. Now, I have a more logical approach to creating, find inspiration from galleries and Pinterest, and I don't think I could live without my Cami!! No more hand cutting for me!

Well, I'm glad you stopped by to take a peek at my layout today. I challenge all of you to post a "Throwback Layout" on Thursday's and post your link in the comment section so everyone can go take a peek and see just how much you've grown creatively! 

Be sure to live life creatively everyday!! 



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Merry Christmas Card

Good Morning! 

Well, we're two weeks into the month of November, which means Christmas will be here in no time. It's time to get started on those Christmas cards, so I wanted to share with all of you a cute and simple card that takes only minutes to make! 

I grabbed some plain rhinestones from my stash and grabbed a pink permanent marker and colored them to fit my needs. I didn't have any pink bling to work for this card, so there is nothing better than being able to create your own. I used the Timeless Twine Key Lime Sorbet to create the bow, which I layered a few times to give it some fullness. This really is a quick, easy and super cute card to send out this Christmas!

For this card I used: 
Co-ordinations pink and green cardstock
Stamps from Jaded Blossom
Recollections bling
Timeless Twine - Key Lime Sorbet
Image of Timeless Twine Sorbet Collection - Choose your color
This set below from Scraptastical Kreations shop
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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you in some way! 

Live life creatively! 



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's Timeless Twine Day!!

Hey Everyone!! 

It's my post today over on the Timeless Twine blog and today I'm sharing a layout with all of you. I took these photos of my oldest back at the end of August. I jumped on the opportunity, as he does NOT allow me to take many photos of him anymore (those teenage years, sigh). But, he got some new clothes for school and he thinks he can model, so he wanted to do a "photo shoot". That was right up my alley!! So, needless to say I've been itching to scrap some of the photos I took that day; this one just happens to be my favorite. 

For this layout I used the following:
Authentique Paper - Curiosity Collection
Basic Grey Chipboard - Hey You
SVG Tag & Flag Tabs - Scraptastical Kreations 
Heidi Swapp - Felt Heart Stickers
KI Memories - Softie stickers 
Misc - corrugated stars that I received as a RAK

I'm pushing myself with every layout to go above and beyond my comfort zone. And, I have to say, I've amazed myself lately! I have always loved the layered look, but I was always intimidated by it. Not anymore!! I absolutely LOVE it and I'm becoming much more comfortable with it. I really love how everything flows so well together on this layout. Although, if there was one thing I could change, I would replace my journalist and add it somewhere else. I'm not super fond of it where it is, but it must stay there now, lol. Well, I hope I have inspired you all in some crafty way today. Thank you all, so much, for stopping by. 


Friday, November 1, 2013

It's Time for a Cameo Creations Challenge!!

Cameo Creations Challenge

Good Morning, Everyone!! 

TGIF, right?!?! I'm thankful this week is coming to an end! It's been ubber crazy here.

Anywho... we have a new challenge up over at Cameo Creations today!! This week our challenge is "Fall Ya'll" - anything fall related is perfect for this, and well as long as you use your Cameo!! 

Here is my project

I also used some YUMMY Timeless Twine - Olive Green, Lemonade Yellow, and Chocolate Chip brown.
I also used a Kraft bag from Timeless Twine too!  
Paper: DCWV 
Buttons: misc 
Embellishments: Misc 

Be sure to come and join us for this challenge. You can get to the Cameo Creations blog HERE. Be sure to come and link up your fall project that you have used your Cameo with! There are some super great prizes to be won! 

Thanks for stopping by today!! 

~ Kristy ~