Friday, November 28, 2014

Wedding Layout with Quick Quotes

Today I would like to share a wedding themed layout featuring the Cracklin' Rose collection from Quick Quotes.  The colors and patterns in this collection are so elegant. The black and gray houndstooth reminds me of menswear and keeps the layout from being too feminine.

One of my favorite things about the collections from Quick Quotes is that they contain coordinated word and phrase strips.  The Cracklin' Rose collection is no exception and I found that some of them were perfect for my wedding theme.

The "Cherish these Moments" tab is actually a small journal tag that I trimmed out, inked and tucked behind the picture. "Timeless" and "Memories" were inked, matted and adhered with dimensional adhesive.

I love this sentiment which I found on the Cracklin' Rose Phrase Strip:

I dressed things up a bit with textured ivory flowers and Swirls Finesse Rhinestones from Want2Scrap:


I reached into my washi tape collection and found a couple pieces for the upper right of the layout.  I added Sleek Strip Rhinestones because you can never have too much bling!

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

Quick Quotes Products:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fun & Funky Christmas Card

Today is my turn on the Die~Namites blog and I am sharing a fun and funky take on a Christmas card.  I was inspired by this line in the well known poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas":
"...The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below..."
  

These are the dies I used to create the card.
That Whimsical Moon Face image is from Viva Las Vegas stamps!
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"Happy Christmas to all, And to all a good night!"
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie


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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lacrosse Layout with Paper House 3D Stickers

My son only played one season of lacrosse but it was loads of fun!  He was lucky to have a very good coach and play on a team with very talented players.  They won the championship!  I have way too many pictures from that season and  it was time to create a layout so of course I reached for my Paper House supplies!
  
I started with the Distressed Grass Scrapbook paper - it is a favorite of mine for all of my sports pages!  I cropped my photos and mounted them on black cardstock before arranging them into a collage in the center of the page.  Finally I used the *newly released* Lacrosse 3D stickers to embellish.  Super simple!

Here are some detail shots:



Note:  I always try to vary the shape and orientation of the photos when I create a collage.  I also try to always include at least one close up picture.

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

Paper House Products for Lacrosse Layout:


Monday, November 24, 2014

Football Layout with Want2Scrap and Paper House

I thought I would share another layout from my son's years in youth football. I combined a laser cut overlay from Want2Scrap with 3D stickers from Paper House and this layout couldn't have been easier to make!

I backed the overlay with Distressed Grass paper from Paper House.  This 3D sticker fit perfectly into one of the openings and provides my page title:
 

The pictures were cut so that they were slightly smaller than the opening so that the grass paper would show behind them.
 

I distressed and inked the edges of each of the photos and then started to add 3D stickers from Paper House:

I love the 3 footballs the overlay has running down the right side.  It just took a couple of Paper House stickers to dress them up a bit.


The helmet is actually from the Chalkboard Football sticker set.
 

I added my sons #37 to the chalkboard sticker in the bottom left using white foam Thickers...and done!
 


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

Paper House Products for Football Layout:

Want2Scrap Products:

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Home Dec with Paper House and Plaid!

One of my favorite things about being on a manufacturer's design team is cross promotions.  This weekend,  Paper House Productions and Plaid are teaming up and I had the opportunity to work with some fun and different products!

For my project, I finally got around to altering a tissue dispenser I had picked up at a yard sale.


When I brought it home, the tissue dispenser was bright pink with an animal print band around the top.  Not my style, but it was solid wood and very sturdy.  I planned to go with a beach theme so I wanted to make it look like weathered wood.  My box from Plaid included several bottles of Multi-Surface Paint and I started with 2 coats of Bark Brown. On top of that I dry brushed a layer of Steel Gray.  I also added a very light layer of dry brushed Wicker White.

When I was happy with the paint job, I reached for a sheet of paper from the Paper House Beach Paper Pad.  It looks like narrow boards of wood with half tone seashells printed on top.  I adhered strips of the paper around the tissue dispenser with Matte Mod Podge, using a foam brush to apply a coat on the back of the paper and on the entire surface of the tissue dispenser.
  

Next I got to play with a "new to me" product: Mod Melts.  Mod Melts appear very similar to glue sticks.  They are available in a variety of colors: clear, white, glitter, neon, opaque and metallic.  You use a high temp mini-glue gun to melt them and then squeeze them into a variety of very cool silicone molds to create dimensional embellishments.  My very generous box of goodies from Plaid contained the Milk Glass White Mod Melts and the Sea Life Mold.
 
I waited the recommended 10 minutes before I turned out the molds and the shapes popped right out!  There was a little bit of excess melt on the edges of the shapes.  It was very easy to trim those bits off before I added color with paint and inks.

I used beach themed 3D and Diecut Stickers from Paper House to create a small focal image on each side of the tissue dispenser, mixing in the fabulous Mod Melt embellishments.  I absolutely love the way it turned out!  Here are more pictures of the finished project:




All of the designers at Paper House had the opportunity to play with products from Plaid.  If you head over to the Paper House blog, you will find links to their blogs AND...my very favorite thing about cross promotions...

...the chance to win a PRIZE PACKAGE!

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

Paper House Supplies:

Plaid Supplies:

  • Mod Podge Mod Molds - Sea Life
  • Mod Podge High Temp Mini Mod Melts - Milk Glass White
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Mod Podge Foam Brush Set
  • Folk Art Multi-Surface Paints:  Bark Brown, Steel Gray, Wicker White

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Layout with Quick Quotes

Hello and welcome! Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving layout featuring the Cracklin' Rose collection from Quick Quotes.

I used a sheet of Cracklin Rose 200 for the background.  I cut a 4" x 11.5" strip of Cracklin' Rose 300  and inked the edge with Java PowderPuff Chalking Ink before adhering it on the right hand side.


The sentiment is from the Quick Quotes Holiday Bundle.  I distressed the edges, inked with Java PowderPuff Chalking Ink, and popped it up with dimensional adhesive.

To create the title block I placed the sentiment on the red strip, adding chipboard elements from the Let's Eat - Bag O' Chips above and below.

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


Quick Quotes Products:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Oh Deer! Christmas is Coming!

December is right around the corner so today I am sharing a Christmas themed layout I created for Die-Namites! The photo is the one I included in our annual Christmas letter a few years ago, but I think this layout would be just as darling for a "Visit with Santa" picture, too.
  

These are the dies I used in my project:


You might not think to reach for a die called Spring Doily when you are working on a Christmas layout, but I think the delicate die cut works perfectly behind the "Be Merry" tag.
 

Here is a close up of my new favorite die, Bitty North Pole!  I die cut white and brown cardstock and then layered them together before adding Stickles to make that snow glisten!
 

 

The paper I worked with is the oh-so-cute Oh Deer! Collection from Fancy Pants Designs. I started the layout with a piece of Wonder paper, then added layers and details from the Brag Cards and Ephemera Pack.  This Library Card holds some hidden journaling and another picture:
  

The Flair buttons on the layout are from the Fancy Pants Timbergrove Collection from last year.


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