Friday, July 24, 2015

Makin' Waves with Paper House Summer Blog Hop

Today I am joining in on the Paper House Summer Blog Hop!

I love the Endless Summer Paper Pad from Paper House!  It has 24 double sided pages that are a nice mix of photos and graphic art.  As I flipped through the pad I chose this paper for the background because the color was a good match for the photos I wanted to scrap.  The Gulf of Mexico definitely had a greenish hue that day and the grey-blue of the sky was echoed in the artwork on the paper.
The first thing I did was to use a craft knife to fussy cut around the wave and banner in the lower left corner so I could slip a matted photo underneath.  I also created an embellishment cluster on top of the artwork using a Diecut sticker, a Cork sticker and a Snapshot sticker.

I created another embellishment cluster next to this photo by layering (2) stickers from the Nautical Stickers and adding a shorebird from the At The Shore Snapshot Sticker Pack.

I “popped” up this sign from the Serene Beach Diecut Sticker Pack to add a little dimension to the layout.  The cork starfish also brings in some texture.

The finishing touch was this Snapshot sticker with the sand dollar image.  I love the little word tag clipped onto the corner!

If you haven't seen all the summer themed projects the DT shared this week on the Paper House Blog be sure to stop in and take a peek!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Beach Layout Supplies:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Swim Team Fun with Paper House

Swim Team is one of our annual summer traditions.  This layout was fast and easy because Paper House has plenty of stickers and papers to capture all the fun!

On the left side of the layout, I used the Emerald Mosaic Paper from the new ColorWays release. It looks exactly like the tile you have seen in any number of swimming pools, and it was the perfect match for my daughter’s team suit! The Swim Team 3D Sticker pack is filled with a great assortment of accents for this sport, like these three swim stroke titles:
Under the stroke stickers you can see a couple of strips of washi from Love My Tapes.  The vintage watch tape is so appropriate for a swim meet because the swimmers are racing the clock!  I also included my daughter's swim team medal and ribbon.  I love incorporating real ephemera in my layouts!

In the title area, I created a small embellishment cluster using the 3D Stickers and added some Want2Scrap bling that reminds me of splashing water!

On the right side of the layout, I created a little collage. I just played around with the placement of the photos and the 3D Stickers until I was happy with the arrangement. I added the word "fun" from the Paper House Explore Puffy Sticker pack and slipped in a couple more strips of washi!

I love the new Rub-On Transfers from Paper House and added the “here we go” sentiment so that it overlapped one of my photos. I also included an arrow Rub-On to point out my daughter swimming backstroke. I decided the black didn’t show up well enough against the background. No problem! I pulled out my white gel pen and colored over it!

Be sure to check out the sports-themed products from Paper House for all the athletes in your house!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Swim Team Layout Products:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

In Control with Want2Scrap Overlay

Today I am sharing a layout I created using pictures of one of my grand-nephews (?) having fun with an RC car last summer.  I had some wonderful images of that day and it was so easy to just pop them into this laser cut overlay from Want2Scrap!

One of my favorite things about using an overlay is that I don't have to worry about creating a title - it's already there!

I accented the Remote Control element with some Shiny Chrome Dots...

...and added some fun washi tape - the arrows remind me of how the little blue truck careened around that day!

I used my Dymo label maker to add a bit of journaling...

...and other particulars!

The cute Puffy Car stickers are from Paper House.

I thought they were perfect for this page!

In April I shared this layout of his brother taking his turn with the RC Car.  You can see all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies used for In Control Layout:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Volleyball Layout

Today I am sharing a layout I created for Love My Tapes featuring volleyball paper and stickers from Paper House.

The tapes I used in this project may be found in the Love My Tapes Etsy store:
Red and White washi, Camera washi, Black and White Stripe washi
This is basically a monochromatic layout except for the "pops" of red on some of the sticker embellishments that match my daughter's jersey. The background paper, volleyball quote and the silhouette figures are all from Paper House.  The filmstrip is also from Paper House and is cut out of the Noir Trimmings 12" Scrapbook  Paper.

 I used the Red and White washi to add a bold stripe of color on the left side of the layout.  Do you see the piece of Camera washi I added on the other side of the film strip element?

Another piece of Red and White washi visually lifts the silhouette sticker off of the background:

I used the Black and White Stripe washi in two places on the layout.  Here it creates a strong horizontal line under the picture and out to this silhouetted figure:

I also used it as a a ribbon on the journaling tag I have tucked behind the photo.
The strip of black and white hearts is cut out of the Noir Edgings 12" Scrapbook Paper from Paper House.  I dotted each of those hearts with a piece of  Red Rhinestone Baby Bling from Want2Scrap.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

~ Susie 

Materials for Volleyball Layout:

Friday, July 3, 2015

US Air Force Layout

Today I am sharing a layout with a patriotic feel - just in time for the 4th of July!  I used the Freedom Collection from Authentic Papers and Want2Scrap bling to create a layout celebrating my father's service in the US Air Force.

One of the papers in the collection is a cut apart of these really cool vintage cards.  I rounded the corners and created a collage in the center of the page.

I love to add bling to my layouts but I also wanted to preserve the shabby vintage feel so I used a very light hand...
...just adding a tiny 3mm piece of red or blue self adhesive rhinestone... a few places to accent the graphics.  The 72 Count packs of bling from Want2Scrap have 8mm, 6mm and 3mm gems.  I used the smallest size on today's layout.
Only the background paper is a full sized 12" page from the Freedom Collection.  The rest of the papers I used came from a 6"x6" paper pad.  The paper pad had a really cool "bonus" tag printed on the inside of the cover.  I trimmed it out and included it along with some stickers from the collection.

I chose some coordinating cardstock and die cut USAF and my father's name and added them to the layout along with some fun little bits of washi tape with red stars.  I still need to add the date on the bottom sticker because I am not sure when this photo was taken.
Finally I added a tag behind my dad's picture for some hidden journaling.  I created a paper ribbon by trimming out a strip from another 12" page in the collection.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies for US Air Force Layout:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Scrapping my Silly Little Monkey!

Today I am sharing a layout I created for Love My Tapes featuring  Want2Scrap bling and the Silly Monkey collection from Pretty Little Studio.  These are a couple of favorite pictures of my son playing on a playground years ago - and he was a silly little monkey!

The Turquiose Chevron washi tape I used on this layout can be found in the Love My Tapes Etsy store.

I pulled the turquoise color from the arrows I found on this journaling card from Pretty Little Studio.  I added a strip of the Turquiose Chevron washi tape and coordinating bling from Want2Scrap.
I will also confess at this time that I kind of have a "thing" for arrows so I loved the opportunity to pull them in as a design element!  I die cut and embossed several different style arrows and sprinkled them around the layout.

I used another strip of the washi tape along the right side of the layout, peeking out from under the photo of my son climbing the slide.

I love all the little details on this page!  The little monkey at the top of the page was actually trimmed off of some packaging from one of the Pretty Little Studio elements I used.  The word "funny" was from the Silly Frances Phrase Strips. I matted it with the same brown cardstock I used to die cut the Instagram Words "life Moments."

Underneath the picture I added another arrow (*yay*), more bling, a piece of Basic Grey flair, and a word tag from Pretty Little Studio.

I also used bookmarks from Pretty Little Studio to create a base for the photos and to provide a spot for journaling.

I used another one of the word phrases in my journaling.  I highlighted the words by centering them on color washed blocks which I then outlined with black pen.  AND I found another place for an arrow!  :)

One last piece of washi peeks out at the bottom of the page.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Products for Silly Monkey Layout:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cards are a Snap with Snapshot Stickers from Paper House!

One of my absolute favorite products from Paper House has got to be the adorable Snapshots™ stickers.  There are 18 different designs to compliment many themes including sports, pets nature, travel and romance!  I went through my stash of stamps and found sentiments that I thought paired up pretty well with some of the images and I ended up creating a whole batch of Clean And Simple cards in no time at all!

This first card uses a strip of wood grain washi tape, a stamped sentiment, and one of the Baseball Snapshot Stickers to create a super simple masculine card!

For this next set of cards I played with stencils and inks to create subtle backgrounds for the images and sentiments.  The light house sticker is from the At The Shore Snapshot Sticker set and the Mini Fence Frame stencil is from The Crafter's Workshop (TCW):

This card features one of the 8 beautiful images in the Floral Snapshot Sticker set and the Mini Pattern Leaves stencil from TCW:

I used several images from the Nature Snapshot Sticker set. This one attaches a word with a teeny, tiny paper clip.  I loved the pairing of the country road image, the Mini US Map stencil, and the sentiment.  I plan on using this as a graduation card.
Here's another card with one from the Nature set.  This time I used the Mini Abstract Leaves stencil from TCW.  I love the sentiment from a Stampendous stamp set:  Advice From a Tree!

This card was just plain fun - who doesn't love a card with a kitten on it?  Paper House also has a set of Snapshots™ stickers with dogs - very cute for all occasion cards!

For these two cards I didn't even bother using a stencil.  The background is a simple wash of a coordinating color in the center of the cardstock:

Who would have guessed that this beautiful image from the Vintage Romance Snapshot Sticker set would have been perfect for a Sympathy card?

For the last two cards I used rub ons from the Paper House Colorways collections to add the sentiment. I used a heat gun to dry the ink completely dry before I applied the rub on or it would not stick.

So I hope you are inspired to use some of the fabulous Snapshots™ stickers as focal points for your cards.  I will warn you that it is addictive!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Paper House Productions Card Supplies:

Other Supplies:
  • The Crafter's Workshop Stencils: Mini Fence Frame, Mini Triangle Plaid, Mini US Map, Mini Pattern Leaves, Mini Abstract Leaves
  • Stampendous Forrest Sayings
  • My Favorite Things Blooming Good Day
  • Inkadinkado Inspirational Lift
  • Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Artful Things
  • Hampton Art Kimberly Sabel SC0584
  • My Sentiments Exaclty Sympathy M123
  • Stamper's Anonymous Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Charming Art LCS109