Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Quick and Easy CAS Cards!

Today I am sharing a couple of Clean And Simple (CAS) cards I created for Love My Tapes:

I chose the following tapes, available from the Love My Tapes Etsy store, because they coordinated with the Paper House Snapshot stickers I wanted to use.
Triangles Washi Tape, Bunny Frog Washi Tape
I am not a big card maker but I am really happy with the way these turned out!  The best part is that they came together so fast because they only incorporate a few elements: cardstock, washi tapes, sentiment stamps and super cute Snapshot stickers from Paper House!
I absolutely adore this combination!  That dog image is so cute and it is a perfect match for the sentiment and the washi tape!

And here's a second version for cat lovers:

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

Supplies for CAS cards:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Baseball Paul!

My son played a lot of baseball when he was younger but he didn’t spend a whole lot of time as catcher so this series of pics with him behind the plate are unique.  They also happen to be among my favorites because when he caught me snapping away he stuck his tongue out at me!  Stinker!

I absolutely love the graphic title from the Paper House Baseball Bleachers paper!  It is a great match for the grungy feel of the *new* Colorways Noir Collection.  I trimmed out the title and matted it with black cardstock.  Behind that I added a strip from the Edgings paper.
The background paper is also from the Noir Collection.  The Ironworks paper reminds me of the chain link fence that surrounds every Little League field in America!  Baseball is all about statistics so I added the number filled circular element from the Stencil Grit paper.
Oh!  and I just had to highlight his facial expression with a black arrow from the Be Happy Rub-On Transfers.  Here's another rub-on with the perfect sentiment:
I added my son's name to the title with a very large chipboard alpha...
...and I couldn't resist actually putting a baseball in his catcher's mitt!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Paper House Supplies for Baseball Layout:

·         Be Happy Rub-On Transfers

Other Supplies:  Cardstock, chipboard alpha, embossing powder, tag, twine.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Seaside with Love My Tapes and Authentique

Today I am sharing a beach themed layout I created for Love My Tapes featuring the *new* Seaside Collection from Authentique. I recently won this collection from the Authentique Facebook page and could not wait to play with my prize!

I used this vibrant red and white washi tape, which you can find in the Love My Tapes Etsy store:

I started the layout by stenciling on white cardstock.  I wanted to match the rope net design in this paper and was happy to discover the Mini Fence Frame stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.  Pretty good match, right?
I added layers of patterned paper and bits of the red and white washi tape...

...carefully positioning it so that it peeked out from beneath the layers, creating subtle dimension and strong accents.

Below you can see that I applied the washi tape to white cardstock and trimmed it out to add a *pop* to the strip journaling:  the Seaside Collection contains some great mini word stickers!  I absolutely had to use these cute little wooden sailboats from my stash!

You can see another flash of that washi tape peeking out here at the bottom of the layout.  The orange-y red is a perfect match for the colors in the paper line and my son's swim trunks!

To create a title, I mixed a Fancy Chipbboard Word from Want2Scrap with a sticker alpha from Authentique... 

...and then sprinkled Navy Blue Rhinestones in the "nets" I created with the stencils.
Finally, I created a custom embellishment with a Spellbinders die - cutting, embossing and stenciling this cute crab.  I just adore the detail on this little guy!

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

Supplies for Seaside Beach Layout:

Friday, April 3, 2015

Game On with Want2Scrap!

Give a kid a remote control car and you will both have hours of fun - especially if the dog also wants to play along!  It was hysterical to see who was going to get to the car first, Oliver or Layla, and I have such a smile on my face when I think of that day!  Fortunately for me, Want2Scrap had the perfect overlay to make scrapping those pictures fast and easy:
 I got a little industrial look going on in the title area by using a combination of silver metallic duct tape and Shiny Chrome Drops.  They are self adhesive and come with (2) sizes in the package.  I used up an entire package on this layout.
 The overlay has 4 small openings down the center which was the perfect place for these stickers from the movie Cars.  I backed the opening with textured silver cardstock first, then I added more of the Shiny Chrome Drops to the corners.
Here's another angle:

 I added the name and date with my handy dandy dymo label maker and some black tape:
How can you not love this face?

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

Supplies for Game On Remote Control Car Layout:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt with Want2Scrap Overlay

Want2Scrap has the perfect overlay to help you scrap your Easter Egg Hunt pictures!

One of my favorite thing about the laser cut overlays from Want2Scrap is that they come with built in titles.  I added a die cut flower and leaf, then placed a single pink self adhesive pearl in the center.

I used a ruler and a black ink pen to draw a frame around the edge of the overlay.  The black pen was also the perfect tool to define the Easter Bunny!  I drew in the facial features and colored them in with markers before tucking the super cute Bunny Crossing sign into place.

I added decorative die cut eggs, more flowers and more of the 72 Count self-adhesive pearls in front of the bunny man!

More eggs and one last flower!

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

Easter Egg Hunt Layout Supplies:

Friday, March 27, 2015

"Love Much" Wedding Layout with Paper House

Today I am sharing a layout I created for Wedding Week over at Paper House Productions.  They have such a wide variety of wedding themed products that it is easy to find something that works for your style!
All of the patterned paper I used on this layout came from the 6" Romance Paper Pad.  I absolutely fell in love with the image of the 2 little birds in the cage with that bright pop of color from the red heart!  That was my starting point.  I simply pulled coordinating papers out of the pad and played with the layers until I was happy with the arrangement.

I have my own little love affair going on with the Chalkboard Stickers from Paper House!  See how those alpha stickers just *pop* off the black background?  I love it!  And that red heart relates back to my initial focal image on the paper.
A second chalkboard sticker, and the wedding cake image, came from the Vintage Wedding Chalkboard Stickers set and it anchors this little embellishment cluster.
The "Love Much" title came from a 3D sticker set and actually had 3 layers.  I wanted a little more streamlined look so I just peeled off the layer in the back!  I also added one of the tiny Vintage Romance Snapshot Stickers, this one with flowers and the sentiment, "Cherish."  They are so adorable and are hands down my favorite new product from Paper House!

Here's another Snapshot sticker and, again,  those brightly colored balloons echo the red heart from the paper!
You know me!  I had to add a little *bling* to my layout.  I used one of the Classy Corners from Want2Scrap to provide a little frame for my love birds!
Speaking of love birds, I could not resist using a couple of stencils from my stash to create a custom background on the cardstock.
There have been some wonderful wedding themed projects on the Paper House blog all week long so be sure to check them out!  Also don't miss the sale on special Wedding Bargain Boxes from Paper House - available through March 29th!

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

Paper House Supplies for Love Much Wedding Layout:

Other Supplies: