Oct 21, 2014

Playing with Paste

When I say "Playing with Paste," I am not talking your typical Elmers glue. Although that can be plenty fun too! No, I am talking about modeling paste. My latest obsession. Playing with modeling paste is such an easy technique that results in a real wow factor. Just check out this layout I made with the Scrapbook Circle October Kit On This Day.

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See the card on the left? The Yesterday Today Tomorrow one? I created that raised effect with modelling paste! Here is what you will need to create your own fun three dimensional element. Modeling Paste, a pallette knife, paper and a stencil or template.

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Simply lay your stencil over your paper. If you are working with a large stencil you may want a bit of repositionable adhesive to hold it still, but for this small size I was able to hold it still myself. Start applying the paste on the open areas of the stencil.

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Decide how much of the image you want to include. I decided to used the entire thing, but I could have easily left off the border if I chose to. Use a thick covering like frosting a cookie. I dont mind a little texture in the strokes, but I like to make sure there is full coverage.

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Then carefully pull up the stencil.

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And let dry! I trimmed around my card and adhered to my layout. Just look at that dimension and texture!

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it is dry you could mist or add paints, but I liked the plain white. Ever played with paste before?

Oct 9, 2014

Simple Stories Frankie and Friends SN@P Album - Halloweens Past!

Hi Simple Stories fans, Rebecca here! I've always liked Halloween, but once I had little kids who loved to dress up, I started to really enjoy it! A few years ago, the whole family started dressing up and that made it even more fun. I thought it would be great to have a mini album and add our Halloween photos in each year. I think I've mentioned before that I am not much of a mini album master? And then Simple Stories SN@P entered my life and now I am a mini album fiend! So of course I turned to a black faux-leather SN@P album and Simple Stories Frankie and Friends Collection to document our Halloweens past.
 The album came with several different varieties of page protectors like this full 6x8 pocket that holds the title page.
 After the introduction on the left, I started with last year's photos. Since the album is a two-ring binder I can just open and add new pages here each year!
 I love chopping a 4x6 photo in half to fill two side by side 3x4 pockets like I did on the bottom left. On the right, the 12x12 Collection kit includes a sheet of 3x4 journaling cards for telling each year's story.
 I was sure to date each journaling card so I could remember what year the following photos were from.
 The Frankie and Friends collection also includes a sheet of paper with cards that cut down into the 2x2 square size.
 The nice thing about all the cards and papers is they are double sided so when the backs show they are equally as cute!
 It is so fun to flip through the pages and watch as time reverses and the kids get smaller lol!
 For each year I included one open journaling card to jot down a few memories.
 I even printed some 4x4 photos for the right side here. I cut a long strip of lined paper to journal on and decided to mix my handwriting in here since typing one or two words on every line sounded too tedious!
 The Frankie and Friends collection kit also includes a sheet with 4x4 cards which I included here.
 And last but not least - my oldest's first Halloween.
And all this was done in one weekend! Eight years worth of Halloween all documented and plenty more room to add future Halloweens!

Supplies Used:Frankie and Friends Collection5500 Collection Kit5502 Comno Sticker5504 Oct. 315508 Monster Mash5510-5515 Elements5528 Chipboard Stickers5529 Bits and Pieces5531 Enamel Dots

Oct 7, 2014

Scrapbook Circle One Item Wonder

My One Item Wonder for the Scrapbook Circle October Kit was the Cork Shapes by Elle's Studio. I love the little cork arrows, stars and other shapes. They were not self adhesive so I decided to have fun attaching them with staples. I used my Tim Holtz Mini Attacher and combined elements from the Scrapbook Circle Main Kit  On This Day as well as the add on Good Times and add on Right Now.
I love adding staples to embellishments for boy layouts and the combination of colors of the staples and cork worked perfectly here.
The combination of textures is fun too.

Be sure and check out the October kit soon because it is selling fast!

Oct 5, 2014

Scrapbook Circle -- On the Corners

I am always looking for ways to include lots of patterned paper on one layout. I've seen lots of people put different patterns on the corners of their layouts and figured that is the perfect way to include multiple patterns without overwhelming the photos! I used the Scrapbook Circle Main Kit On This Day as well as the add on Good Times and add on Right Now.
I used the least busy patterned paper as the main background. Then included corners here:
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The photos were mounted on a solid color and since the busier patterned papers were just on the corners, the photos still take center stage!

Oct 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day & Simple Stories Giveaway!

Happy World Card Making Day! 

Simple Stories is celebrating today and giving away an awesome prize package to help get a jump on your holiday card making! 

Be sure to check it out and enter to win! Here is the card I made in honor of WCMD using Simple Stories Frankie and Friends collection:
There are so many fun characters in the Frankie and Friends collection, but that little ghost is one of my favorites :) The chipboard stickers, die cuts and enamel dots on top of a die cut card front came together quickly to make a cute Halloween scene.
Any plans for World Card Making Day? I am at the soccer fields all day, but I see some more card making in my future tonight!
Don't forget to stop by Simple Stories for your chance to win!