Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Acting the Part (Echo Park Arsenic and Lace)

Alexa is a bit obsessed with The Mortal Instruments book series and has chosen to go as her favorite book character (Clary Fray) for Halloween. She created some of her costume accessories from Sculpey clay (a necklace charm and writing instrument).

Although her costume is far from spooky, this photo worked well with Echo Park's Arsenic & Lace collection. To complement the vintage designs, I crumpled the papers layered underneath my photo to give them a more authentic look. I also used a number of Echo Park cut files (spider web, elixir label, and bitty bag) on here.

Please visit the Echo Park blog to see the complete supply list for this layout (including links to the cut files I used), detail shots and a write up about how to distress papers to work with a vintage collection.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Card Share: Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas (Simple Stories DIY Christmas)

Yesterday I shared a holiday card made with Simple Stories new DIY Christmas collection. Today I'm giving you a look at another card made from the same collection. I used the same elements (papers and embellishments) as yesterday's card, but created a totally different design. That's the beauty of DIY Christmas. There are so many little bits and pieces to choose from. Each card can be unique. I don't know about you, but I get kind of really bored if I have to replicate the same design over and over. With a collection like this, I can mix and match embellishments and papers to get a fresh design every time.

I'll be changing gears tomorrow and sharing a Halloween layout. Thanks for stopping by today!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Card Share: Hello Santa (Simple Stories DIY Christmas)

Raise your hand if you've started making holiday cards. Go ahead, don't be shy. I actually made this card in September for a design team assignment. I don't usually start that early (but I'm glad I did because it will be nice to have on hand once December rolls around).

Everything on here is from Simple Stories new DIY Christmas collection. In addition to the great selection of papers, there's also a wide variety of embellishments to choose from. The options are endless in terms of creating unique designs or multiples of the same design. Your choice. :)

I'll be back tomorrow with another card share. Until then...happy crafting!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Free eBook: Simple Stories Cozy Christmas Collection

Simple Stories just released a new eBook featuring projects created with their new Cozy Christmas collection.

This is a free download (PDF) chock full of inspiration, so be sure to check it out (plus you'll find two of my layouts in there).

Here's a look at the collection kit. Makes you want to pull out your holiday photos, doesn't it?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Card Share: Sugar & Spice (Echo Park Princess Mini Theme)

If little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, then they deserve to receive a card full of bling and sparkle, right?

This card was made with Echo Park's Princess Mini Theme. To make it sparkle and shine, I used glitter cardstock (Yes, you read that correctly. I used something with glitter on it. LOL!), rhinestones, pearls and sequins. Of course I also HAD to add in a doily for good measure.

I'll leave you with this little known fact...Sparkalaphobia is the fear of glitter. I have a case of it...a really bad case. LOL! Am I the only one?

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Card Share: Memory

A few weeks ago, a dear scrapbooking friend's father passed away. She has made me (and Alexa) beautiful cards that lift our spirits and bring smiles to our faces, so I thought it only fitting to make a card for her. I only wish it could have been for a happier occasion.

I dug into the goodies from various Paper Issues Swag Bags and got to work, adding in items from my stash. I went with a soothing aqua and kraft color combo and kept the design pretty understated.

I'll be back tomorrow with a card that's fit for a princess.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Paper Issues: Woodn't You Know, It's Fall with Pinkfresh Studio

Today marks the start of a new linky party at Paper Issues called Woodn't You Know, It's Fall, sponsored by Pinkfresh Studio.

I paired some of my favorite Pinkfresh products (wood veneer hearts, arrow and wood drop chevron sticker) with elements from Paper Issues' October Swag Bag (and a bit of paper from my stash) to create the card above.

What could you link up? Anything having to do with fall, a project with wood veneer on it, or even something with earth-tone or neutral colors. You'll find plenty of other suggestions on the Paper Issues blog, so be sure to check it out for a chance to win a goodie bag of Pinkfresh Studio products. Pinkfresh's Wood Drop Stickers are one of my favorite embellishments right now. You'll find them in the Paper Issues shop, in a number of different color schemes (as well as other Pinkfresh products, newly restocked for your shopping pleasure). :)

The code LISA20 will get you 20% off of your entire purchase any time you shop in the Paper Issues store.

Have a great day! I hope to see my blog reader friends (linky) partying with us!

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