Friday, July 26, 2013

Echo Park's A Perfect Summer

This month I was given a super cute line to work with for The Scrapbooking Studio
 - Bloomington's design team.

I always love what Echo Park puts out but this was definitely my favorite line thus far!

First up are two one page layouts of my girls and our friends swimming...

I incorporated a lot of the different patterns from the line for this layout.  I also used some of the cute chipboard stickers to embellish.

For this one, I used three different patterned papers from the line and cut them into strip for the background.  The frame around the photo was made by weaving all of the little strips from the bottoms of the paper, I loved that I found a way to use those!

This card was made using several stickers from the collection.  I used a small circle punch to cut out different colors of "fruit" to give the tree an extra pop of color.

Next up is my altered project...  I used a 5x7 photo mailer and turned it into a fun Summer home decoration.

Each 5x7 was decorated individually using a letter that I cut on my Cricut, as well as chipboard embellishments, stickers, and some doodling.

On some pages, I also added stitching.

On a couple, I used letter stickers to spell out things my family does in the Summertime to make a border along the top edge.

A few gems were added here and there too.

And all together, it looks like this!

I am very pleased with the way this turned out and I hope you are inspired by it too!

Thanks for looking!


10 things letter stickers

Another Practical Scrapper challenge for me this week was to use letter stickers in a unique way.  I decided to use the negative of the letter stickers because I normally just throw those away.

I fussy cut around the outline of the negative and then placed the stickers onto coordinating cardstock.  I also fussy cut the cardstock around parts of the letters for each word.

The background paper is from Echo Park's A Perfect Summer line that I picked up at The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington, IL and the polka dots are done with a small circle punch and clear paint.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

White, Royal Blue, and Emerald Green

This week on Practical Scrappers, I was asked to do a layout using Royal Blue, Emerald Green, and White.  This is the layout I finally came up with.

The background was done by taking royal blue cardstock then cutting it in graduated strips and attaching them to a white all to a white background.  All of the embellishments are by Studio Calico and I used an emerald green marker as well as some emerald green stones to add some color.

Thank you for taking a look today!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Red White and Blue Card

Today's assignment at Practical Scrappers was to use red, white, and blue.  Who doesn't love that color combination?  I chose to do a card with some left over supplies I already had from previous projects I had done for The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington.

The card was made using a combination of products from BoBunny and Echo Park.  I simply added some white cardstock and combined the products to make a simple card for a friend.

Thanks for stopping by!

Star Wall Hanging

I made this somewhat rustic wall hanging to put on top of my kitchen cabinets.  Practical Scrappers was challenging me to use stars this week and boy did I use a lot of stars!

I started with a 12"x12" canvas.  

The next layer was a piece of paper from American Crafts Mayberry Collection that I picked up at The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington.  

I then cut out an 11" star using my Cricut and the Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge set on RolyPoly.  The small stars are also a patterned paper from the Mayberry Collection.  I used both sides of a single sheet and cut out 1 inch stars.  After adhering the small stars to the large stars, I added stitching using a white gel pen.

I finished the project with a "frame", brown sititching, and brads in the corners.

Thank you for looking!