Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hello Hello Cabana

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I am using the new Snapshot collection.

Isn't this a super fun collection? I love the fun colors and patterns. I liked the look of the triangle paper, with it's black borders and bright colors. The colors really pop so I chose Hip2BSquared and cut it out in black, mimicking this look. I backed the cut with various paper from the collection. I used some leftover strips to add fun pops of color to the top and bottom. The Hello Hello card became the perfect title piece.










Stop by the shop and pick up Snapshots, you can use it over and over again. The possibilities are endless!







Saturday, May 7, 2016

NSD - Mad About You

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Ashley at The Cut Shoppe is offering an awesome free cut file in honor of our day. Be sure to stop by the blog to add to your library today. Also, be sure to use your sale code to get 50% off in the store!


I just love the fun circles cut and decided to show you one of my favorite ways to color a cut design. I simply pressed my cut into inks that had been spritzed, but you can also drag your cut out through the ink, letting the colors mix. It has so many possible looks and is fun to do!




First I cut the design out of plain white cardstock. I chose a few distress ink. Here I chose masculine, earthy colors. Lay everything out on a silicone mat, we are going to need something to squish the inks on to.





Choose your first color and stamp the pad right onto the silicone mat. Spritz with some water and press a section of the cut out design directly into the ink. I simply pressed down, being careful not to move it much because I like the variety in coverage





Repeat with the next color and press the section of the design that is just under the first






Finish with stamping and spritzing with the last colors, pressing in a new blank section of the design.






I used the same technique on one of my favorite layouts, but with bright and fun colors.




Tuesday, May 3, 2016

To Live

I needed a title page for my Costa Rica album and this giant sentiment from Quick Quotes is just perfect. I cut it out of black card stock and pop dotted it up to give prominence to the quote. The photo is one I took from the airplane window and I just love all the arrows on the paper that point to it. Who needs a ton of embellishment when you have such a statement piece as this one? I simply added a few wood bits, some spatters and string for texture, a compass, a plane, and a fun pop of color in the flair. It was truly scrapping done easy.





Be sure to stop by the shop to add some pizzaz to your next story.



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Artist Weaving Collaboration




A group of mixed media artists got together to make a little blog hop of weaving creations. You really don't need a ton of expensive equipment, time, or space to make a fun little piece. I do have a little table top loom, but you can make something pretty cheaply for small pieces.

I decided to do wearable art rather than a wall hanging. Isn't this yarn so pretty? It was gifted to me by my mom who is quite the weaver, thanks Mom. I just love how pretty and delicate it is and can't wait to wear it!



Check out what these awesome ladies made whilst you are at it!

Martha Richardson
Beth Soler
Albion Gould
DeeDee Catron 
Tina Walker
you are here >>>Laura Mooney<<<
Robyn Crowningshield





Saturday, April 23, 2016

Wildflowers

This week's CSI case brings another Costa Rica layout. One afternoon we went on a hike up the road that went passed the lodge we were staying in. There were so many pretty little flowers along the way and a lot of busy bees!

Evidence used: leaves, flowers, string, animal

Testimony is written in haiku

The blooming beauty
Parades down the lonely lane
Bees adorn her head




Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Zumba!

Happy Tuesday. Today I am using a super fun background cut in What Goes Around. I used the 8.5x11 version, cut from white card stock. I dragged sections of the cut through puddles of distress ink puddled on my splat mat, giving it this fun rainbow effect, which was perfect for this photo of a Zumba-thon I recently attended. I cut the title from the fun alpha, Write On Alpha. I love the fun feel of this alpha and the filled in centers. I thought it just added that bit of carefree fun to the page.







Stop by the shop and find something to add fun to your next project! See you next time.




Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Epic

Happy Tuesday to you! I have some photos of my husband's zipline adventure from our Costa Rica trip. While we were hiking canopy trails, he took to the air on a zipline tour. There were around 20 different stops along the way, with some significant distances. The last leg was 3/4 of a mile long and you have to double up so you have the weight to get all the way to the finish platform and not stuck in the middle. They had a photographer along and he got the CD.

The Boys Rule file was just perfect for these photos. I also added some things from Graffiti Greetings and Let's Make Music.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/268639039/the-boys-rule-cut-file-set-includes-11?ref=shop_home_active_13

https://www.etsy.com/listing/240525659/the-lets-make-music-cut-file-includes-8?ref=shop_home_active_8

https://www.etsy.com/listing/242285850/the-graffiti-greetings-cut-file-set?ref=shop_home_active_3


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