Sunday, August 31, 2014

Reach for the Stars

Today I am sharing a layout I created using the 12" Stars Mascil. Our beautiful daughter, Skylar graduated High School June 7th and I am so proud of her! 

First I sprayed Silver irRESISTible Color Texture Spray from Imagine Crafts using the Mascil onto white cardstock. Once the mascil was clean and dry, I laid it on a sheet of white cardstock and rubbed the Blue Hawaii StazOn ink pad over the stars. I love how crisp the stars look! I wanted to add a little bit more texture so I sprayed some Wedding Dress irRESISTible colored Texture Spray on top of several of the blue stars. 

Reach for the stars

Once the silver stars were dry, I cut them out and added them for some extra color. I did also cut some blue stars from behind the photo and layered them for effect. 

Reach... details

You can see how the texture spray adds dimesion. It's subtle, but so pretty!

Clear Scraps has a huge varitey of both 6" and 12" Mascils. Take a look and give one (or two) a try today!

Clear Scraps: 12" Stars Mascil
Imagine Crafts: iRRESISTible Colored Texture Spray (Silver and Wedding Dress) and Blue Hawaii StazOn ink
pp: Webster's Pages
stickers: Fancy Pants Designs
AC Thickers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

a new challenge blog is coming

Hi! There is a new challenge blog kicking off on September 3rd, and I am excited to share that I am a part of this fabulous group of talented ladies! 

ThScrapy Land Challenge Blog will have bi-weekly challenges and will be centered around using one or more dies that the Scrapy Land store carries. 

The challenges will be on the first and third Wednesday of each month and the Winner of each challenge will receive a gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Lan

Head on over to the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to meet the other amazingly talented women and say hi.  Be sure to mark your calendars for Sept 3 and join us as we kick off these fun challenges.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

We belong together- Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts

Hello! This week at Clear Scraps we are featuring Imagine Crafts! Imagine Crafts has generously supplied the Clear Scraps team with several of their AMAZING products. 

To create this card I used an Ornate Send it Clear Card from Clear Scraps as well as Cloudy Sky StazOn Midi as well as touches of the Copper irRESISTible Texture Spray from Imagine Crafts

Here is a detailed image of the Damask on the top portion of the card:

To make this card, I first positioned the 12" Damask Mascil atop of the top two pieces of the Send it Clear Card.

I rubbed/pushed the Cloudy Sky StazOn ink pad over the Mascil. The ink dries almost instantaniously so there is little worry about smudging or bleeding. 

Next sprayed a bit of the Copper irRESISTible Texture Spray onto a sheet of scrap paper. ThenI lightly dabbed a paint brush into it and then softly applied a thin coat over the stamped Damask image. It adds just a touch of shimmer which is a nice finishing touch. 

I also added the Cloudy Sky ink pad along all the edges to give it some extra dimension. 

Imagine Crafts has a wide variety of products to suit all of your crafting needs. Please take some time to take a look at what they have to offer by visiting the Imagine Crafts blog

Imagine Crafts: StazOn ink and irRESISTible Texture Spray
patterned paper: Simple Stories
pearls and twine

Monday, August 18, 2014

Brick Wall Banner

Hello! :) Today I am sharing a banner that I created for Clear Scraps. I will share a few pieces; to see the entire banner and to get more details please visit here

here are two of the banners:

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a fantastic day! :)

Friday, August 15, 2014

3 in a row

This layout was created for challenge # 8 over at Scrap & Play. The current challenge is to create a layout representing our four-legged friends. Here is my take:

Head on over to the Scrap & Play blog to check out the challenge and see the awesome work from the team. We are looking forward to seeing your take on this challenge. :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stenciled Mason Jars

Me again. I am trying to update some recent projects that I failed to share as I was preparing to move. 
These jars were up on the Clear Scraps blog back on June 19th

Mason jars
paint: Martha Stewart
twine: Maya Road
lace: Hobby Lobby
flowers: Prima, Petaloo and Michaels
spray: Hobby Lobb

Mr. & Mrs. {card}

Hi! I was up on the Curtsey Boutique blog yesterday with this card. 

from the Cursey Boutique shop:
pp: Simple Stories
sequins: Hazel & Ruby
twine: Target

Make today amazing! :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lovely- S & P #7

Hi everyone! I have been mia for a bit now, but I am back. For those who don't know, my husband accepted a new job in late May in another state. He left on June 8th, the day after Skylar graduated from high school and I stayed behind to get the house packed and ready to sell. The girls and I left Spokane, WA on July 11th and arrived in Rosenberg, TX on July 15th.

We made a road trip out of it stopping at Devils Tower, WY, Mount Rushmore and Crazy horse in SD and at Carhenge in NE. You will be seeing plenty of photos on scrappy projects in the near future.

We now live in an apartment, which is a huge change from our home, but it really isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I will be sharing my thoughts about this on another post soon.

Onto scrappy things. It's time for challenge #7 on Scrap & Play. This is a mood board challenge, and oddly enough with the popularity of this type of challenge, this was my first ever time creating using one. It's really fun!

Here is my layout:

and here is the mood board:

I was most inspired by the colors and layers on the top left photo, although I did pull in colors and shapes from the other images as well. 

The design team totally rocked this challenge! You can see their awesome work here. We'd love to have you join in on the challenge as well- there is a great prize up for grabs, too. Head on over to the Scrap & Play blog to check it out.