Thursday, July 24, 2014

Come On Get Crafty - 1st Post 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

Today is my first post as a DT member at Come On Get Crafty!  I am so excited to be a part of this amazingly talented team and can't wait to share my projects with everyone

I made a December Daily album last year and had reorganized most of my papers & embellishments into Seasonal instead of by manufacturer.  Although I think that is great for holiday projects, I forget about shopping in that part of my craft room for supplies the rest of the year.  I have piles of summer photos to scrap and most of the pictures are full of primary colors.  What a great way to use seasonal papers in the summertime!   I thought the holiday papers from Lawn Fawn were perfect for this idea with mostly tone on tone colored patterns.

I used a couple other papers from Lily Bee Design and Bella Blvd. to add blue, yellow
and black to the color palette.  I punched circles from the patterned papers and
layered them behind a circle background template I cut using my Silhouette.
I added a few stickers and die-cuts from Pink Paislee to add some details.
I also watercolored the title I cut from my Silhouette.

I added some watercolor to my Silhouette cut title to tie in those colors.

I love the pop of black this circle I punched from a Bella Blvd. paper adds.

With all the new collections about to be available on the market, this may be the perfect
time to use some of last years holiday products in a new way!  I need to do more of this...
too much stash to work thru!  :)  Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HOW SWEET IT IS - Scrapbook Circle July kit

Hello everyone!  I am sharing my last layout using the July ‘Our Adventure’ kit from Scrapbook Circle and a couple of the exclusive Printables that come with the main kit.

I loved this photo of my son sleeping in our backyard and thought it would be perfect to make a BIG impact!  I chose this wood planked patterned paper as the background to tie in the terracotta from the photo and make the cut file pop.  I backed the negative space behind the words with the white brick patterned paper, but it is very subtle.

I used the Pinkfresh Studio colorblock wood triangles to add emphasis to the words in that cut file.  I wanted to keep the rest of the LO simple and just added one sticker and one of the printables on top of the photo where there was a lot of blank space.  I added another small triangle printable to the top right hand corner and stitched both pieces to the photo.

I love layers and excessive embellishments, but every now and then, I really enjoy something clean and simple.  
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pinkfresh Studio / Neat & Tangled BLOG HOP

Pinkfresh Studio is so excited to join with Neat and Tangled today to inspire you with some cute creations.
This was a great opportunity to create with unique products from two unique companies!

 Designers from both companies are sharing their projects with you today.  Make sure to visit each
blog and comment on each blog to enter a giveaway including Pinkfresh Studio blog.
One winner will be chosen for each day who will receive $20.00 worth of products from both companies.
This is going to be 2 days of blog hopping fun. Winners will be announced on 27th July.


 You should be arriving here from Christina Drogt's Blog, but you can go back to the
Neat and Tangled Blog to get started back at the beginning!  If you haven't seen yesterday's hop,
make sure to visit the Pinkfresh Studio Blog and check out all the inspiration there!

The first project I did for the Hop was a layout featuring a combination of stamps from stamps from
Neat & Tangled and Pinkfresh Studio and some of the new wood veneers from Pinkfresh too.

The Pinkfresh Studio stamp set '& Hello' inspired the whole theme of the page.

The 'Ink Splash' stamp from Neat & Tangled added
great texture to the watercolors and background.

The second project I did was a simple card using the 'Kindness Matters' stamp set from Neat & Tangled
and another wood veneer from Pinkfresh Studio.  I embosses my card first with a polka dot
embossing folder and used a few of the matte gold sequins from Neat & Tangled to accent them.

I really like the lavender, green and navy colors together in my LO, so I used those again here. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects using some of the cool stamps and products from Neat & Tangled and Pinkfresh Studio.
Your next stop on the Hop is Mayuri's Blog!
Here is the complete list of designers' blogs in case you get lost!

                   <<< Jenni Calma >>> you are here!
Magda Bolinska
Anna Kossakovskaya 
Taheerah Atchia
Margareta Carlsson

Have an amazing day!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Sneak Peeks and such!

Hi everyone!
I am back on solid ground and at home after 4 weeks abroad!  It was an amazing trip and
I have lots and lots and lots of photos and journaling to scrap!  Ready to get busy!

Just wanted to share a sneak peek of the new Anya Stamp Set from Pinkfresh Studio to be released on August 1st!  It is so cool and honestly haven't seen anything like it!  Super unique!

You can see the original blog post from Pinkfresh Studio HERE.

While you are there, check out the Blog Hop going on today and tomorrow between
Pinkfresh Studio and Neat & Tangled!  More unique stamps and projects showcased...

My part of the hop will be tomorrow, so be sure to come back in the morning!
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

WASAAP? & Tutorial - Scrapbook Circle Be Real (& Circle Round Up)

The 'Be Real' post on the Scrapbook Circle Blog is reserved for scrapping the everyday,
either thru Project Life or thru Instagram.  I used this Instagram photo of a recent evening with
good friends including our godson.  He and our son are only 6 months apart and are both serious posers!

I also chose to use the July Circle Round Up as inspiration!

I knew I wanted to use the clear plastic stars from Studio Calico as the Add-on accent, but
didn't want them to disappear.  I decided to stamp on top of them with white Staz-On ink
and used a stripe roller stamp to mimic the stripes in the yellow background paper.

I re-inked my stamp pad to make sure it was pretty juicy, since the white dries out pretty quick.
Then I used a tiny bit of removable adhesive to stick the stars on my craft mat.
I didn't want them to slide around with the roller and not get a clean stripe.

It worked great with only one pass on each star, but the roller and my craft mat were really sticky!
It was almost like modeling paste, I had to wash the mat with warm water and rolled the stamp in cleaner.

 It actually made me think that modeling paste would have been really cool,
especially with polka dots or maybe small stars!  

Stamping on them also let me hide a tiny bit of adhesive until I could stitch them to my page.

I embellished with several pieces of the Scrapbook Circle July printable, some stickers and die cuts.
Between these hamsters in the photo and the Circle Round-up this LO came together really fast!

Thanks for stopping by!
Visit the Idea Gallery on the Blog to check out the rest of the DT projects for this months kit!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

sweet DAD - Scrapbook Circle One Item Wonder

I am sharing my DT assignment for July called 'One Item Wonder,' where we focus on one of the pieces in the main kit from the month.  Mine was to highlight the Webster's Pages Journaling cards that are in the 'Our Adventure' kit.
They are such fun colors and patterns and have a recurring theme, like the rest of the kit, using
cameras and viewfinders.  I decided to let the cards dictate the color palette and theme for my layout.
I used one of the photos from an impromptu photo shoot on Father's Day and printed it in black & white.

I used this gorgeous pink patterned paper with the script wtrtingin on it as my background
and then layered lots the WP journaling cards on top of it.  I wanted to create a mat to frame
the photo but with lots of irregular edges, some patterns showing more than others, etc.
I even cut out his 'Yeah' from of the cards to adhere it to the photo.

I made sure to have one card poking out to write the actual journaling on and left room for a title too.
I used the twine from the kit to tie in the large camera die-cut from the Crate Paper ephemera package.

I stitched the cards to my background in random places with several different stitches, trying to make it look more quilt-ish and to give it texture.  I love the black and white contrast against all these gorgeous colors! 

Thanks for stopping by today and you can see the original post on the Scrapbook Circle blog HERE!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

celebrate today - Scrapbook Circle July Sketch

Hi there!  I am sharing the July sketch from Scrapbook Circle that I did using the 'Our Adventure' kit.
You can see the original post HERE and the other DT takes on the sketch.

I used the exclusive Scrapbook Circle stamp on a glassine bag from the June kit and
tucked the yellow tag with my journaling inside.

I absolutely LOVE the vellum photo overlays from Elle's Studio.  I had to use these photos
with it and the lemon slices in the paper are kind of like little sunbursts!
The color block wood veneers from Pinkfresh Studio helped bring in the pink from
my daughter's swimsuit.  I used the SBC star stamp on top of a couple punched lemon slices too.
This kit just demands scrapping summer photos!  At least to me anyway!
You can enter your LO for the Sketch Challenge by adding it to the link above of to the
Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!  Good luck and have an amazing! day!

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