Sunday, April 20, 2014

Have a Happy Easter for Peep's Sake!

Moxxie's Easter-rific collection is fun and bright and perfect for capturing your Easter memories!  I also used this collection to create a very simple Project Life style page:

Happy Easter and I hope you find some time to play today!   Susie

Moxxie Products for Easter Layout:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter Layout with Chalkboard Style

As soon as I saw this Easter Overlay from Want2Scrap I knew I wanted to add some of the chalkboard touches that are so popular these days.  It couldn't have been easier!

I used a ruler and a white pigment ink pen to draw a white frame around the entire overlay until I ran into…the Easter Bunny!  I sketched in facial features with a pencil before finishing things off with chalk markers.

Spellbinders® Filigree Egg Shapeabilities® Die D-Lite was used to cut and emboss all of the beautiful eggs on this layout!  The background egg shape was cut from black cardstock to coordinate with the overlay.  The fancy foreground pieces were cut and embossed from brightly colored cardstock, then sanded to reveal the white core.

I embellished the built in title block with more die cuts from Spellbinders, Blooms Three and Foliage Two.

The center of each bloom holds a lovely pink pearl from Want2Scrap!

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

Want2Scrap Products used in Easter Egg Hunt Layout:

Other Products:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kids Blog Hop with Paper House Productions

Thanks for hopping along with the Paper House Productions “Hop, Skip & Jump” Kids Blog Hop this weekend! We're so glad you're joining us, and hope you're inspired by all the amazing projects the Spring Design Team has been creating!
Paper House Productions has so many collections to choose from when it comes to scrapbooking your kids' activities!  Today I am sharing a layout about one of our favorite family activities - 
I love the retro look of this paper - just enough of a pattern to create some visual interest but not enough to distract from the photos!  
I trimmed about 1/4" from each edge and mounted the paper on white cardstock.  The photos are also matted in white and accented with cardstock stickers and a couple pieces of washi tape.  The cardstock stickers below were layered with dimensional foam adhesive.

Two things you are guaranteed to see at a bowling alley - funky shoes and wildly colored bowling balls! The perfect place for a title, right?

Paper House Bowling Collection Products Used:

  • Let the Good Times Roll 12" Scrapbook Paper
  • Let's Go Bowling Cardstock Stickers

Giveaway Details:  If you've never done a blog hop before, we're happy you're starting with us! To begin, just visit the first designers' blog in the list below. Look at her project, leave her a little bit of love in the comments section of her post, and click on through to the next designer on the list. Each blog will have the list repeated, so you shouldn't get lost along way! After you've visited and commented on each blog, just come back here and enter our contest to win a pretty awesome prize pack!
This Kids Prize Pack features goodies like our Little Man and Little Girl Paper Pads, our favorite kid-themed 3D StickersCardstock Stickers, and even our fun & tactile Puffy Stickers (and more – it's a $60 value!) This prize pack is not only perfect for making scrapbook pages of your little Monsters and Princesses, but it's also great for crafting up kid-friendly cards and Pinterest-worthy projects!
And to take the fun up another level, we're also giving away Little Man or Little Girl Paper Pads to (5) Runners-Up! That's right – 6 winners for one contest! We like those odds!
There are a few ways to enter - the first two are freebies by liking us on Facebook and signing up to receive Facebook notifications from us (we don't want you to miss any of our great project posts!). But the big entry comes from commenting on each of our designers' posts! If you do, you'll get +10 entries into our drawing! That sounds like a deal!
Kids' Blog Hop Designers
Susie Bentz (you are here!)
Make sure to hop through each designer down the list to be eligible for the most entries! When you're done, just hop back HERE and let us know! The hop will be running all weekend, so you have until Sunday at 11:59pm EST to get your entries in!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Child's Garden with Want2Scrap and Susan K. Weckesser

Hello and welcome!!  Today I am sharing a flower-filled scrapbook layout using the bright and whimsical papers from the Live In Color collection designed by Susan K. Weckesser.
Not long ago, I thumbed through a copy of  A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson.  The title inspired me to scrap this spring school photo in a garden filled with flowers...and advice!  I used some of my favorite quote stamps and black Archival Ink.

The sentiments - stamped in crisp black ink - really pop off of the background created by the brightly colored blooms.

I highlighted the black dots on this large flower with black rhinestones from Want2Scrap.

The butterflies on the layout are also from Want2Scrap.  After I adhered them to the page, I painted inside the sections of the wings.

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

Want2Scrap / Susan K. Weckesser Products Used on Flower Garden Layout:

Other products: Cardstock, Archival Ink, Misc stamps, washi tape, Distress Inks, alpha

Monday, April 14, 2014

Serendipity and Love with Quick Quotes

Hello and welcome!  Today I am sharing a layout  featuring Quick Quotes *new* Serendipity collection.  I love the combination of blues, greens, and lavender that make up this line and decided to use it to scrap an engagement photo of my husband and appropriate given the definition!

ser-en-dip-i-ty  noun the occurence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way

I started by die cutting and embossing hearts from each of the papers in the line. You have 8 patterns to choose from since the papers are double sided.  I varied the size and shape of the hearts and mixed in pieces from the Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts.
The die cuts were sanded to reveal the white core.  I added dimension with Steel Blue bling from Want2Scrap.

I die cut and embossed a vellum sentiment from Quick Quotes and layered it over white cardstock...
... which I had inked with PowderPuff Chalking Ink, using the Spellbinders Labels Four die as a stencil.
To create a frame for the sentiment I used Spellbinders Gold Labels Four dies to cut and emboss Serendipity 100 paper.  The paper has a white core, which is easily revealed with a little sanding.
For the finished piece I actually chose to use a different quote and added Want2Scrap Teardrop Bling accents.

If you are interested in seeing how I created the stenciled banner across the bottom of the page, I prepared a short video - enjoy!

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

Quick Quotes Supplies:

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Moxxie Design Team Call 2014

    I have exciting news to share today!
    Moxxie is having a Design Team call!  

    I have been working with them for the past two years and it has truly been a joy!  They have great products in a wide variety of themes:  sports, family, vacation, children. pets, holidays and seasons.  Something for everyone!

    If you have been thinking about applying for a Design Team, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with a generous, supportive, professional company.

    You can find all of the details HERE!

    Here are a few projects I created using some of their fabulous collections:
    At The Ballpark Collection

    Nautical Collection

    Reach for the Stars Collection
    Winterland Collection

    As always, I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    At the Beach with the Calypso Collection from Quick Quotes

    Hello and welcome!  Today and I am so excited to share a layout using Quick Quotes' new Calypso collection! It just screams summer and beach to me!

    I created this embellishment cluster in the center of the layout by combining a piece of the Chipboard Die Cuts with a couple of the sentiments I trimmed out of the CA500 paper.

    I also trimmed out a couple of the mini banners from that sheet.  Below you can see the "Scatter Joy" banner.
    I added the scalloped piece from the Chipboard Die Cuts under the main photo and then finished things off with a white pearl flourish and some hand stitching in orange thread!

    Quick Quotes Products Used:

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