Friday, April 11, 2014

Therm O Web and Elle's Studio

Partnering Elle's Studio with Therm O Web was an absolute joy! Elle's Studio tags work amazing with Therm O Web adhesives - especially the Therm O Web 3D Zots. This layout came together in a snap!
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To create the tire embellishment for the title, use Elle's Studio patterned paper, cardstock and Therm O Web iCraft Sheets.

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Remove one side of the iCraft backing and place on the corner of black cardstock.

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Flip cardstock over and lay cardstock with iCraft sheet on a Silhouette Cameo cutting mat.

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The i Craft sheet is on the underside of the left hand upper corner, so make sure your cut files are in that same spot.

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After cutting out the shapes peel off the mat and you will be left with adhesive shapes!

Simply adhere to the layout and voila, you've created your own self adhesive embellishment!

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Use Therm O Web 3D Zots to pop up the tags and journaling cards.

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They add a lot of dimension to an otherwise flat layout.

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I used plenty of 3D Zots on this layout too.

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Thanks to Elle's Studio for sharing such fun patterned papers, tags, journaling cards and stamps! They coordinated perfectly with Therm O Web Adhesives!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Scrapbook Circle's Bucket List

Confession time. I NEVER know what to do with the millions of soccer photos I take of both kids during the season. Usually I do nothing with them -EEK! Why? Most are not great photos and very few tell a story. Except these.

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Truth be told the photos themselves are not superb. They're not even real soccer photos per say. I was so excited that my little dude just scored a goal that I missed taking a picture of said goal. But I did get the big hug my husband (the coach) gave him after he scored his goal. And well, that is a story that needed to be told :)

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Pulling together some of the more graphic and number-based tags, papers and embellishments from the Scrapbook Circle kit Bucket List I created a sporty layout that also told an important story.

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So I guess I learned my lesson. Keep taking those imperfect pictures because one day you will come upon one or a few that tells an important story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Simple Stories and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop

All this week at Simple Stories, we are swapping with Perfect Paper Crafting and loving the results! I got to work with the Perfect Paper Crafting marker spritzer called the Perfect Airbrush. I was going to do a little mini video showing how to use this ingenious tool, but you know what? It is so easy to use, it doesn't even need a video! I paired the Perfect Airbrush with Simple Stories DIY collection and came up with this layout:
I knew I wanted to create a rainbow background using the colors from DIY so, I pulled out some stickers from DIY and found Copic markers to match.
I unscrewed the pen barrel since my markers were too wide, inserted the marker and screwed it tight. This is how you want the tip of the marker placed:
Then you just squeeze! You can play with how dark or light the spray is by moving it closer or further away from your paper.
 I sprayed an entire background with a ROYGBV of the bright colors found in DIY.
I loved being able to create my own background with perfectly coordinating colors!
And the playfulness of the DIY collection makes it a perfect compliment to a spritzed rainbow background.
There are prizes being given away so definitely go over to the Simple Stories blog and enter to win!

Supplies Used:
-Letter Stickers #5137
-Typeset Stickers #5138
-Words Stickers #5142
- Paper Kit #5100
- Simple Basics Kit #5101
- Stickers #5141

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Therm O Web and Maya Road

Wow, it has been a crazy blogging break. I have a long winded post planned to explain, but for now, let's just talk scrapbooking!

Maya Road with all its fabulous chipboard, mini albums and embellishments is the perfect compliment to Therm O Web Adhesives.
I altered the Maya Road chipboard house with the Simple Stories Say Cheese collection to turn it into a House of Mouse to document our recent travels to Disneyland.
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House of Mouse created by Rebecca Keppel
The Maya Road house includes a removable roof and shadow box house with four rooms to fill. To create your own House of Mouse, cover punched circles with black patterned paper using Therm O Web SuperStik.
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Simply cut the bottom off the covered circles to make ears and attach to the top of the house. Cover the rest of the roof with patterned paper and Therm O Web Memory Runner XL™. Spray paint the house black and wrap in fun ribbon or trim using Therm O Web Sticky Lines.
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The trim adds a fun touch to the exterior.
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Spray paint a Maya Road mini chipboard camera and attach with Zots™. Then remove the wings of a brad and attach to the center of the camera with Therm O Web 3D Zots™.
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The 3D Zots™ add even more dimension to brads.
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Add stickers to the roof and a painted Maya Road Chipboard heart attached with Therm O Web Medium Zots™.
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To decorate the "rooms" of the house, cut patterned paper squares. Again use Zots™ to make sure they stay put even on top of spray painted chipboard.
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Attach a Maya Road flower with another Therm O Web Medium Zots™.
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Cover a Maya Road wooden tag with Maya Road Fabric Tape and some stickers to mark the date.
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Combining Therm O Web Adhesives and Maya Road goodies is the perfect way to create a Disneyland keepsake to treasure!
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Be Real with Scrapbook Circle

I have to say I have LOVED every addition of Be Real on the Scrapbook Circle blog. Seeing how everyone is handling pocket page scrapbooking, everyday scrapbooking and scrapping of Instagram photos is so fun! I was glad my turn was up because I have yet to complete my 2013 album - GASP! I know! In attempt to get caught up, I have 3 pocket page spreads featuring Instagram photos to share with you today using Scrapbook Circle's Portabello Road kit and New Goods add on.
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I love using Scrapbook Circle kits for my pocket page scrapbooking because everything coordinates without looking too matchy-matchy. It is always fun to layer stickers over journaling cards, journaling cards over patterned paper or exclusive Scrapbook Circle flair over flash cards.


You can even layer die cuts right on photos:


I love all the 3x4 cards and tags that fit so easily into my pocket pages (I use Simple Stories pocket pages).

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I had fun with the exclusive Scrapbook Circle stamp and even heat embossed!


There are always so many amazing goodies inside a Scrapbook Circe kit that your pocket page layouts don't have to look flat and dimensionless.

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Another benefit of using Scrapbook Circle kits for your pocket page scrapping? Exclusive digital cut files! There are always some cute 3x4 card cut files included that are perfect to mix in to your spreads.  I love the cut out shapes and words on the 3x4 cards and here I backed them with a fun multi color patterned paper and added a My Mind's Eye sticker on top.

And with that I am ALMOST done with 2013! Thanks for stopping by for this edition of Be Real! See you next time!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Simple Stories A Charmed Life

Hi Simple Stories fans! Rebecca Keppel here with one of my favorite Simple Stories releases A Charmed Life. I adore the colors, the designs and just everything about this new collection, but I especially love how versatile it is. You can make an everday card:
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You can make a more detailed layout:
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You can even make a pocket page spread! I based mine on Becky Fleck's amazing skecth available now at Pagemaps.
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How is that for versatility? This collection is perfect for boys and girls of all ages and all themes. I love how happy and sunny it is. Have you been creating with A Charmed Life? What other projects is it perfect for?
Supplies Used:
Simple Stories A Charmed Life:
- 12 x 12 Collection Kit #3700
- Bits and Pieces #3729
- Chipboard #3728
- Brads #3727
- Simple Basics #3701
- SN@P Cuts 3726
- SN@P Cards 33723
Silhouette Simple Stories Digital Cuts
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Scrapbook Circle Portobello Road - One Item Wonder

My One Item Wonder from the Match Scrapbook Circle Add On New Goods was the Studio Calico wood veneer numbers. They were so fun and large that I wanted to use several of them on one layout as a BIG title.
First, I spray painted the numbers.
Then I added some additional painted elements with paint pens.
As a title they make such a big impact. Dont ya think? How are you using the Studio Calico Wood Veneer Numbers? Be sure to load up your layouts to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page so we can see!