Paper Mosaic ala Tim Holtz

I recently subscribed to Tim Holtz's blog and I had no idea how much inspiration I was in store for!  It's seems like every time he posts I find some technique that I can't wait to try.  Well his recent March tag technique definitely inspried me, but instead of a tag, I choose to use this technique on a layout.  I didn't have all of the supplies that he used, but I did have Grungeboard and the Glossy Accents.  I made do with what I had on hand to do the rest.  I would love to get my hands on some of that Cement embossing powder, but the Ranger White Enamel powder I used seemed to work just fine.  I cut the Grungeboard using my Cricut.  I used masking tape to hold it in place on the cutting mat, cut it with the Deep blade and multi-cut it 3 times.  I also used some new Jillibean Soup along with a bit of some older stuff too!

Thanks TIM for the fabulous inspiration and thank YOU for stopping by!

Speak To Me

Good morning!  Just a quick post today.  CS Sketch #200...yes they are on up and live on the CS blog!  I played along this time to help Kristine celebrate this fabulous milestone.  Here is my take on the sketch:

I used some of my favorite Jillibean Soup papers, stickers and corrugated shapes on my layout. I used a scrap of paper I had cut out some stars from using my Cricut to create the mask for the stars. I laid the mask over the layout and then used a sponge dauber to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I then added a light misting of Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist for a little sparkle.  I also gave in to the confetti rage and added a bit of that using some scraps and my hole punches.  I found that I was able to figure out where to glue the confetti down by dropping a few pieces of the "confetti" onto my layout and then seeing where it landed.  If it was too thick, I removed a few and then just glued them in place.  Also if I didn't like the color that was in one place, I just switched it out for another color in the same spot.  It was kind of a trial and error thing, but I do like the finished look.  It is similar to the paint splatter look, but I liked it better, because I felt more in control of the finished look.  I have tried the paint splatter thing and I always wish the paint had splattered in a different place.  LOL!
Hope you all are having a great weekend and make sure you stop by the CS blog to see the other designers take on this awesome sketch!


Sketches, Coupons & Cards

Oh man am I glad that spring is arriving...the warm air and sunshine are fantastic!  And the tulip tree and daffodils are blooming in my yard!!!  I need to get some photos of them!!!

So the sketch....Creative Scrappers Sketch #199 is LIVE on the CS Blog.  Here it is, but make sure you stop by the blog to see what an amazing job the design team did with the sketch.  If you remember, Kristine Davidson just released her first EBook.  Well, you might be interested to know that she has just shared a coupon code for $2 off the cost of the Ebook.  You can check out all the details on her blog HERE.

Now for the cards I mentioned...
Both of these were recently up on the Bo Bunny blog.  This first one was created using the Bo Bunny Ambrosia card kit.  If you have not seen these, I recommend searching them out.  I know that A Cherry on Top carries them!  They come with a guide to help you design the cards as shown.  But what I like is that the kits contain so many great embellishments that you can easily mix things up and create your own.

This next card was created for the current Card use a banner on your card.  Banners are certainly all the rage these days and you can see them used in so many ways on all sorts of projects.  I used one of the tags from the Ambrosia card kit, cut strips of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad and then punched holes in the corners to create my banner. I strung them using this fun craft thread that I found at Hobby Lobby and then added the little butterfly charm and some jewels!

I hope you are enjoying the spring like weather were you live!
Thanks for stopping by!

Home Is Where the Heart Is

I’m super excited to share a fun new digital/paper crafting kit with you today!

One of my online scrappy friends, Shanna Vineyard, has combined her love of hand-drawing and painting, mixed with her fondness of bright, happy colors, to bring us a kit that is different from anything you’ve ever seen!   In celebration of her relocating back home to Arizona next week, she was inspired to create this kit, “Home Is Where the Heart Is” that includes over 50 different hand-drawn and painted images.  They can be used in your digital projects or can be easily resized and printed to cut out and use with your traditional scrapbooking and card making creations.  The possibilities are endless and you will have them to use over and over again as much as you like for as many projects as you wish!  So FUN!!!

Here’s what I made using her kit…..

Other Supplies: Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye and Lilly Bee)

I printed out the images multiples times onto white cardstock.  I then cut them out and layered them using double sided foam tape to give them added dimension. 

Visit Shanna’s blog to purchase this kit and see LOTS of other awesome samples that were created specifically to share with you today!    In celebration of this fun, new release she is also doing a huge giveaway valued at over $275.00 with lots of fabulous new scrappy goodies and several ways you can win!  So head on over and check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hugs!