Friday, October 2, 2015

Want2Scrap and Spellbinders Whimsical Woodland Blog Fest

Today I am sharing a layout I created for Spellbinders' Whimsical Woodland Blog Fest featuring one of the dies in the new Woodland Collection.  I am one of the designers representing Want2Scrap and I had a lot of fun creating this spooky little page!

These are the dies I was sent to play with:
The first thing I did was to cut, emboss and stencil a set of the trees. I used papers from a 6" paper pad in Authentique Papers spooky new Moonlit Collection.  I love the smaller scaled patterns for projects like this.
The base of the layout is the Spider Web Outline 12" Overlay  from Want2Scrap.  I changed out the plain background paper with some great themed paper, also from the Moonlit Collection.
Once the Woodland trees were in place, I created a mini collage of photos in the center and started to embellish!  I used the Labels One Nestabilities set to die cut, emboss and stencil a vintage Halloween image and then centered it on die cut and embossed black cardstock.

I had lots of fun layering my embellishments. The cute little orange arrow with the heart is from the Shoot! die set.   I don't know if you can see the tiny spider in the corner of the title tag, but I added a piece of black rhinestone bling to make him dimensional!

I actually sprinkled lots of black rhinestone bling around the page:

I decided to really accent the spider web in the lower right hand corner with Sleek Strip Black Rhinestones.  I cut the strips to size and placed them along the lines of webbing that radiated from the 8mm rhinestone in the center.  I love it!

Be sure to visit the Want2Scrap blog today to see the cute project created by my fellow designer, Candy Slabaugh using another new die from Spellbinders!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Paper House + PageMaps = Success!

I enjoyed a late summer trip to the beach this year so I was very excited to have the newly released Paper House At The Beach Paper Crafting Kit to scrapbook my weekend!

The Paper House DT teamed up with PageMaps for the month of October!  Here is the PageMap I was given to work with:

You can see that I very closely followed the PageMap for my layout.  I think the only change I really made was to place one long photo at the bottom instead of the (2) smaller photos:

There is a 12" Cardstock Sticker Sheet in the kit that contains (2) different alpha stickers, some border stickers and several die cut stickers.  I put all three of the border stickers to use in this portion of the layout, layering them on top of each other.  I also sprinkled some of the die cut stickers around the layout, per the PageMap suggestions:

Here's where I replaced the (2) small pics with one large one:

One of the papers in the kit is a set of cut apart tags like everyone is using for pocket scrapbooking.  I used this one to create my combined title area and journaling spot, distressing and inking the edges.  For the title, I used one of the alpha sticker sets to spell out "Scrap."  The word "escape" is out of the set of Puffy Stickers that comes in the kit!

I really love the way the sunwashed, distressed, sandy images from the At The Beach collection capture the essence of summer! Using a PageMap to create this page was a fun challenge for me since I don't usually use them.  I will say I really love the way it turned out and following the PageMap certainly took away any trouble in the decision making process.  Very relaxing!

You can check out all of the Paper House DT PageMap creations HERE.  Lots of inspiration!

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

PageMap Scrap Escape Beach Layout Supplies:

Road Trip!

I had many wonderful adventures this summer, not the least of which was this road trip in Washington State!  Scrapping it could not have been easier thanks to one of the new 6" overlays from Want2Scrap!

The overlay actually came with white backing.  I replaced it with a 6.25" square of kraft cardstock so that it coordinated better with the background paper.  One of my favorite thing about using an overlay is that it provides a title for my layout:

I adhered three sides of the overlay to the page, creating a pocket to hold a couple of tags.  Plenty of room for journaling and extra pictures!  The pictures along the left side of the layout are matted on black cardstock so they match the overlay.

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

Road Trip Layout Supplies:

  • Want2Scrap Road trip - 6x6 Overlay
  • Background paper
  • Black cardstock
  • Dymo labels

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Beach Pocket Page with Paper House Nautical Collection

Do you have a last minute trip to the shore that you need to scrapbook?  Or have you been so busy enjoying your summer that you haven’t had time to even look at the pictures?  You are in luck because Paper House has a brand new collection that is packed with ocean themed papers and embellishments!   

The Nautical Collection  was perfect to scrap my late summer escape:

The Nautical Paper Crafting Kit includes a sheet of the cut apart tags that are so popular in scrapbooking these days - especially for pocket pages!  The graphics and sentiments are wonderful!  I slipped some of those tags  "as is" into pockets in both pages, then I started to play with the other openings:

The collection comes with a 12x12 cardstock sticker sheet that includes multiple border stickers, 2 different style alphabets and tons of die cut shaped images!  I dressed up this photograph by creating a title using both alpha style stickers.  The collection also includes a set of Puffy Stickers in white and silver with a nice selection of words for any beachcomber!

I added one of the cardstock stickers from the collection to the light house tag and scribbled on the date:

Those die cut stickers work just as well on photos!  And I found the perfect place for a second Puffy Sticker!

I used another paper in the collection to create a 4x6 card and decorated it with a photo, die cut, labels and the "All Hands on Deck" sticker:

Stickers are simple and quick embellishments to add to photos and this sentiment really fits with the Nautical theme:

I chose a different style page for the 2nd half of this layout.  There are 2 pockets across the top that are 6x6 so I created some mini-scrapbook pages!
I fussy cut one of the papers from the collection to get this "Seas the Day" sentiment centered at the top, before adding a mini-collage of photos.
A couple of the papers in the collection have this cool segmented border.  I fussy cut one of the pages to create a border around this mini-page:
I loved the banner on the sticker sheet and used it as a unifying element across the top of these 2 pockets:
If you are finishing up your layouts from this summer, reach for the Nautical Collection from Paper House.  You won't be disappointed!

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


  • Paper House Nautical Paper Crafting Kit
  • Pocket pages

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cross Country with Moxxie and Want2Scrap

A friend of mine was drafted to coach cross country at her sons' elementary school.  Not only was the season a lot of fun, it was pretty successful, too!  I used the Cross Country Collection from Moxxie and the *new* Enamel Dots from Want2Scrap.  Have a peek:

I used a string of the Yellow Enamel Dots across the top to balance the color on the layout:

Most of the embellishments are from the Cross Country Cardstock Stickers.  Strategic placement of more enamel dots add a punch to the layout!

Be sure to check out all the fabulous new Enamel Dots from Want2Scrap:

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

Supplies for Cross Country Layout:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CAS Cards 2 with Paper House

Back in June each member of the Paper House Design Team shared some wonderful card ideas.  I went a little crazy and designed several all occasion cards featuring the SnapShots embellishments.  They were Clean And Simple (CAS) and super fast to make!  It made me wonder what cards I could create using some of the beautiful 3D stickers from Paper House.  Here’s what I came up with using stickers, stencils, inks and stamps from my stash!

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


Saturday, September 5, 2015

School Days Field Trip with Paper House

This weekend I am participating in a School Days Blog Hop with Paper House Productions

They challenged the Design Team to come up with our best school- or kids-themed projects using Paper House products.  To celebrate the hop, Paper House is giving away a $50 Gift Card! Look for the details at the end of this post.

I decided to do a layout about one of my daughter's many school field trips.  Living in Virginia we have access to some wonderful Civil War sites.  Fortunately for me, Paper House has a Civil War Collection with great background papers and cardstock stickers!

On this particular day, her 4th grade class had a fun and educational trip to Harpers Ferry in West Virginia.

At one point in the program, the kids were given the identity of a real Union soldier...

...they donned a uniform hat and made the "Oath of Muster"...

...before learning to drill with wooden guns cut outof pine!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  You can find all the other blogs with the links below.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!
~ Susie

School Days Blog Hop Designers
Susie Bentz (you are here!)
Make sure to hop through each designer on the list and leave a comment on their blog post to be eligible! When you're done, just hop back to Paper House and let them know! The hop will be running all weekend, so you have until Sunday at 11:59pm EST to get your entries in! Happy Hopping!