Thursday, December 31, 2015

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Sometimes I cruise the internet for inspiration and lately I have seen a lot of layouts that started with a grid design.  Here is my take on that style: 
I wanted the background to be light in color with no distracting patterns.  This paper is from the Paper House Handmade Paper Pad and the cable knit design adds just enough texture to make it interesting.
I created the grid with thin strips of black patterned washi tape from Little B, then accented with strips in red.  To give you a little perspective, the squares are approximately 3”x3” so you can see that the photos are pretty small!  
I combined large snowflakes from the Winter Wonderland Diecut Sticker Pack with a variety of snow-themed Puffy Stickers. 
I love the look of the white on white with bright pops of color!
I added winter themed words that I die cut from black card stock and sprinkled in self-adhesive rhinestone bling from Want2Scrap to embellish the Puffy Sticker snowflakes. 
 I cut mini mats out of coordinating paper to visually “lift” some of the pictures off of the background. 
Every square in the grid has something, but the white details on white background really give this layout a fresh and uncluttered feel.  
I created a snowstorm in this square with Mother of Pearl Bling from Want2Scrap.  
I love the way this grid layout turned out!  The cute and colorful Snowman Puffy Stickers are perfect for this wintery, snow much fun layout! 

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

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Friday, December 25, 2015

A Very Merry Want2Scrap Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
I just wanted to share a quick Christmas layout I created for Want2Scrap featuring some of their wonderful products:  Fancy Chipboard Words and Bling!
The papers are from the Tidings Collection by Authentique Paper.  It is a really different kind of Christmas collection.  The papers have a kraft paper base that mixes well with the traditional reds and greens of the season.  What I really appreciate is that Authentique uses the same base colors every year.  What that means is that I can take this year's release and mix it with collections from years past!

I used one of the cute cut apart cards as a caption for the photo and then embellishedalong the bottom edge with a string of hearts ribbon.

I used self-adhesive red rhinestone bling from Want2Scrap to embellish my embellishment!  Next I covered one of the Fancy Chipboard Words with red glitter.
Here's a close up of a simple embellishment cluster above the photo.  It makes me giggle because it looks like the horns are coming out of his head!  (I guess he is a little naughty!)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Eve Nativity

Christmas Eve has always been a special night.  My mother-in-law was the one who filled it with family, fun and tradition.  The entire family gathered as she presided over a fabulous Christmas Eve dinner and whirlwind gift exchange that left the floor littered with piles of brightly colored paper!
 The Christmas Wonderland Collection from Carta Bella had the perfect background paper for these pictures of my daughter playing with her grandmother's creche.  I used a couple of elements from the Wonderland Sticker Sheet to embellish this photo then added a horizontal line with strips of paper from the Collection.  Just off to the left of the photo I added a piece of Silver Rhinestone Bling  from Want2Scrap to accent a star on the background paper.
I printed all of my photos with a white border before matting them on black cardstock.  I used dimensional adhesive to "pop up" the Merry Christmas sticker on this pic.
I love this photo of my daughter with her grandmother!  As the sticker says, she always made Christmas "the Cheeriest of Seasons!"  We have so many great memories of her presiding over the festivities in her Santa Hat.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Eve Nativity Layout Supplies:

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Handmade Christmas!

Handmade Christmas presents are the best because they are made with love!  Today I am sharing a layout using one of the newer releases from Paper House, the Handmade Paper Pad. If you knit, sew or crochet then this paper pad - and the coordinating sticker sheet - are a must have!

My daughter decided to make some of her Christmas gifts this year.  One of her best friends absolutely loves rainbows so she designed one just for her in the form of a skarf!

They got together to bake Christmas cookies and exchange gifts.  I added a Santa hat sticker from Christmas Costumes Puffy Stickers because although she was not actually wearing a hat when I snapped this shot, she did have one one earlier in the day!
I loved the colorful banners across the top of the paper!  I die cut letters and arrows in coordinating cardstock and then mixed them all together with Paper House stickers to make this fun title area!
 Most of the stickers came from the Handmade Cardstock Sticker sheet, but I also used the Birthday Presents Puffy Sticker pack to add a gift box in a couple of spots!  
I used a piece of the border sticker across the bottom of the layout and finished things off with Turquoise 8mm Enamel Dots from Want2Scrap!
I had a lot of fun playing with the Handmade Paper Pad and Sticker Sheet!  If you are looking for some fun and colorful background pages to scrap your yarn and needle art projects, then be sure to check out these fun products from Paper House!

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

Product Used:
Paper House Handmade Cardstock Sticker
Paper House Birthday Presents Puffy Sticker
Want2Scrap Enamel Dots 8mm Stone Size - Turquoise
Little B Arrows Die Set
Spellbinders Font One - Lowercase
DCWV Cardstock
Studio 112  Sticker Alpha

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Santa's Nice and Naughty List!

When my daughter was younger her Girl Scout troop had a fun and festive Christmas Tradition that we enjoyed every year!  Come December, moms and daughters got all dressed up in our holiday finery and attended the performance of an amazing, original Christmas musical!  I used the Christmas Wonderland Collection from Carta Bella to create this layout.
I started by using this wonderful Naughty & Nice paper for the background - it reminds me of a vintage ledger!  The collection offers a 6x6 Paper Pad and I chose (3) of those miniature patterns to create an oversized photo mat in the center of the page for my 5"x 5" photo.

I used the Christmas Phrases die set from Little B to cut the title from black cardstock.  The entire die set actually is a mix of font styles and contains a variety of seasonal expressions.   I like the vintage look of this particular font and thought it really fit the style of the paper.  I added just a little sparkle when I dotted the eye with a self-adhesive Black Rhinestone from Want2Scrap.
I trimmed out some of the journaling cards and played with them until I was happy with the arrangement.
I love washi tape and I used a few different strips on this layout.  I used the 3mm Black & White Houndstooth tape from Little B to create a border for the Words washi from Carta Bella.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Bling Out Your Mistletoe!

"Oh by gosh, by golly
It's time for mistletoe and holly!"
...and you can make your mistletoe sparkle with Red Rhinestone Baby Bling from Want2Scrap!   Checkout the details on this winter themed layout I created using the Christmas Wonderland Collection from Carta Bella.  It is such a pretty mix of vintage, wintery images with traditional red and green - and a surprising amount of blue!  I fell in love with the Nature Sing paper and chose that as the basis of my layout, trimming 1/8" on all sides then centering it on black cardstock.  I adore the image of the small deer peering at his reflection!
Next I chose 3 coordinating pages from the 6x6 paper pad, matted them with black cardstock, and arranged them on the left side of the page.  I also matted my photos with black and trimmed out a few of the nature themed journaling cards.  I played with the placement until I was happy and then started to embellish.  Here you can see I layered some mistletoe stickers on top of a chipboard flag:
This little blue bird was practically begging for a front row seat on my layout so I popped him on with dimensional tape!  (grin)  I often embellish my embellishments and in this case I added a LOT of sparkle by adding Red Rhinestone Baby Bling on top of some of the berries.
This photo of my daughter with an arm full of snowballs and a mischievous expression deserved a Naughty sticker!
Everybody uses hashtags these days so I was really tickled to find these cute little dimensional stickers from Little B.  (The set also includes #Love, #Life, #Laugh and #Selfie.)  I added a die cut arrow - and done!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Bling Out Your Mistletoe Supplies: