Apr 30, 2014

Scrapbook Circle's High Five

The May Scrapbook Circle kit is available NOW! It is called High Five and you want one, really you do. It is an amazing kit.
Lots of fun Heidi Swapp and Amy Tan goodies and lots of fun to be had! Here is the first layout I made with this kit.
I had a blast with all the little bits and pieces of the main kit and I couldnt resist the Add On Sweet Treats (sorry that one is sold out!) but My Fave is still available!
If you are tired of the winter doldrums and need a shot of bright and happy, this kit will provide just what you are looking for! 

Apr 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!

Apr 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.

Apr 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

Apr 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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