Monday, October 20, 2014

US Air Force Family with Paper House

Paper House Productions has a new line of licensed US Military products now available and I was very happy to get my hands on the Air Force Collection!

My husband served in the Air Force for many years, working with missiles and satelites.  I was able to combine 3D Air Force stickers with the 3D Space Cadet stickers and came up with this layout that makes me smile!

In this portrait he is wearing his Missile Badge.  I added a 3D Missile to the left side and the Space Cadet title underneath:

He received several merit awards for his service and I love that Paper House has the perfect sticker to embellish those award presentation photos!

At one point, the Space Shuttle used to launch from the base he was stationed at in California so he had these pictures of SLC-6 (Space Launch Complex).  The Blast Off! sticker is from the Outer Space Cardstock sticker set:

I included a journaling area at the bottom which I will let him fill in.  Love the 3D uniform jacket!

I also used the US Military products from Paper House to create another layout about my immediate family members who also served in the U.S. Air Force.  This time I combined it with the Family Overlay from Want2Scrap:

This is how the overlay actually looks.  I made a slight alteration by using a craft knife to cut off the "Family" title, flipped the whole overlay over and added the title back on the bottom left.  I did that so that the American Flag from the All American background paper would be prominently featured in the upper left.

I added a 3D sticker, creating a very distinct title area:

This is a picture of my brother Ed.  He had a long and distinguished career as a fighter pilot before retiring after 30 years as a Colonel.  I paired his photo with one of the Air Force Tags and added dimensional stickers:

My sister Carolyn graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1981, a member of the second class of women to attend.   I combined her USAFA cadet photo with another Air Force Tag and dimensional sticker:

This is a picture of my father, Joseph B. Madden.  He was a recipient of the Air Force Cross, which is the highest honor awarded by the United States Air Force.  I love the star spangled silhouette of the man saluting!  I added a 3D Medal sticker on top of him to represent my father's award.

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


Paper House Products for Space Cadet Layout:

Other Products:  Journal card

Paper House Products for Air Force Family Layout:

Want2Scrap Products:     Family - 12"x12" overlay

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Beware: Zombies from Paper House

I am getting ready for Halloween with a little Zombie-themed Home Dec piece!

I put this together in less than an hour thanks to 3D stickers from Paper House and a Letterbox Printers Tray from 7 Gypsies.  I plan to put it on my front door instead of a Fall wreath!

Be sure to check out the Halloween Week Spooktacular over on the Paper House blog this week!

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

Paper House Products:

Fall is Here: Happy Harvest!

Sharing a Fall card today...
The window does actually open and close.  Gazing out that window at the Autumn Harvest is a little water colored Brownie.

The leaf  was die cut from silver metallic duct tape that I had adhered to cardstock. I colored it with Terra Cotta Alcohol Ink first, and then I rubbed on a little Copper Kettle Metallic Lustre from DecoArt.

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

I am entering this in the Dazzling Diva Challenge #46, Fall is Here. over at Add A Little Dazzle.


  • Spellbinders - IN-008 Nature's Window
  • B Line Designs Stamp - FA230D Spencer
  • VAP! Scrap Fall Leaf stamp
  • Studio G Clear Stamps
  • DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Copper Kettle
  • Ranger Alcohol Ink - Terra Cotta
  • Silver Metallic Duct Tape
  • Tombow Power Tabs
  • Cardstock, inks, twine

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hydrangea Hippo Guest Designer for November Kit Club

 I am very happy to share that I am guest designing for the 

The November kit, which is available through subscription, is packed full of a generous selection of retro patterned paper featuring ticket stubs, doilies, word strips and fun bits of ephemera.  The kit also contains buttons, crepe paper, ribbons and other bits and baubles.

As you know I am primarily a scrapbooker, so it should be no suprise that the 1st project I am sharing over on the Hydrangea Hippo blog is a layout.  You will find lots of pictures and detailed steps to help you re-create it if you like...and there is also a little tutorial for making flowers out of crepe paper!  

Here is a sneak peek at some of the details:

My second project using the November Kit is an exploding box!  
How would you like to see what this looks like when it is opened up?  

Think pockets and tags - then head on over to the Hydrangea Hippo blog for the reveal!  Jennifer Priest will be sharing both of these projects later this week!

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

Saturday, September 27, 2014

All Occasion Card featuring Die-Namites Winter Floral Die

Today I am sharing an all-occasion card I created featuring the Winter Floral die from Die-Namites and the Honey Chai collection from Kaisercraft:

I don't usually work with sketches, but there is a monthly challenge on the Die-Namites blog and I decided to play along!  Here is the sketch:

This is the die I used for my project:

The "dare" portion of the challenge was to use the color orange on the project:


You can find the details on how I created this sweet little card  over on the Die-Namites Blog! HERE
 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

So - how would you like to play along with our challenge?


Entry #1 YOU MUST....use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
Entry #2 USE the sketch! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly)
 as a card, layout or altered piece!
Entry #3 INCORPORATE the dare into your creation.

Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

 You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog,
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and
a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog.
PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a

$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.
Kaisercraft Honey Chai 6.5" Paper Pad
Stencil Film
Sheer ribbon
Washi tape

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Create Art with Paper House Canvas Stickers

Paper House Productions has been featuring projects recently using one of their newer products - Canvas Art Stickers!  They also happen to be one of my favorite products and were the perfect embellishment for this layout:

The bright messy background of the Create paper made me think of my girlfriend Karen.   She teaches art journaling and the Artist Collection from Paper House could have been designed just for her!  Her art journals are full of bright colors, texture and dimension, just like the Artist Canvas Art Stickers and the 3D Title stickers from the collection.  She understands the purpose of art in life and encourages her students to be fearless!  (You can check out her blog HERE)

Here are some close ups:

I tucked a tag behind the photos for hidden journaling.  I custom colored the ribbon on the tag using PowderPuff Chalking Inks from Quick Quotes:

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

Paper House Products:

Other Products:  Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text "Just Because", seam binding, tag, Ranger Tiny Attacher

Memories Make Me Smile with Quick Quotes and Want2Scrap

Today I am going to share a mini-album full of pictures that just make me smile!   I snapped these photos of my daughter years ago.  She was playing on the swing set in the back yard and she was so happy and carefree!  She was swinging so high at one point I thought she might actually take off and fly! *wink*

I like to remember everyday moments like that...and smile!

The album is from Want2Scrap and the papers I used are from Quick Quotes.  To decorate the cover I started with a sentiment from the Serendipity Words & Phrases Strip, cut circles out of Dream Big 100, and layered on Turquoise Bling and a Turquoise butterfly from Want2Scrap:

I custom colored some seam binding to tie onto the binding rings:
I used Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalking Ink on one side of the seam binding and Caribbean Blue on the reverse side of the seam binding.  I love the variegated color you get!
On the inside cover I included more circles.  I inked the edges with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink before I added more bling from Want2Scrap and some alphas:
On this page I used Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink through the Arrows Stencil from Want2Scrap:
You can see here how I cut this vellum so that I could use it to frame the photo:

Here is a close up of the stencil work:

These pages were covered with Sheer Joy 200 and include another sentiment from the Serendipity Words and Phrases strip:

These pages were covered with Dream Big 200:

On the last 2 pages of the mini-album I pulled out Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink and the Chevron Stencil from Want2Scrap:

Back cover:

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

Quick Quotes Products for make Memories Make Me Smile Album:

Other:  washi tape, seam binding, alpha stickers