Posted in Cards on 02/15/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
One of my goals this month was to use up the Close to My Heart Sophia Paper Packet. It was a bunch of scraps so I thought I’d make a bunch of cards. This just proves how far scraps can go! I made about 40 cards so I will be spreading out the pics over the next few days. First, I put all the papers/scraps on the cards. Then I went through my embellishments, found some that matched and added them to the cards. I really can’t say that these are my favorites but in the end I used up a paper pack and dug into my stash for embellishments that I have had for a very long time.
Embellishments used on the cards are: Special Moments Scrapbooking Embellishments, K & Company Wedding Collection Grand Adhesions, Marcella Dimensional Flowers, O’Scrap Stick Its, Stampendous Diamond Dot Stickers, Memories Complete Sticker Patches, Autumn Leaves Pretty Poppies, This & That Tags & Things Yellow Plaid Wood, Forever in Time Sheer Dragonflies, Recollections Butterfly Embellishments, Fashion Stickers, Close to My Heart Blush Polka Dot Ribbon, and K & Company Smitten Grand Adhesions.
More to come!
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Tags: 3D stickers, Autumn Leaves, CTMH, Fashion, Forever in Time, K & Company, Marcella, memories Complete, O'Scrap, Recollections, ribbon, Special Moments Scrapbooking, Stampendous, stickers, This & That
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/08/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: K & Company paper, Studio G Glitter Glue, Rangers Cotton Candy Stickles, and
I have really been in the mood of adding glitter glue/stickles lately. After using a few different kinds, I’ve learned I don’t care for the Studio G Glitter Glue. It was very difficult to make the dots along the left side of this page and you can tell. It didn’t want to let go when I lifted the bottle and I would have a stream and then pull up straight hoping that it landed right to make a good circle. The Stickles was so smooth and easy after this frustration. I’d say that the CTMH Glitter Glitz is a bit in the middle, usually pretty easy to use too but not quite as slick as the Stickles.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/07/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
I just love these quick layouts! The paper is K & Company and the only thing I added was a bit of sparkle with Ranger’s Cotton Candy Stickles.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 04/05/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Sometimes we purchase a stack or pack of scrapbook paper where every sheet isn’t a favorite, or maybe we’ve had something in our stash forever and our tastes have changed. I have found that I don’t like now what I liked years ago. What do we do with scrapbook paper that we don’t like? The current Use it or Lose it Challenge is to alter paper. This is a great technique to use up some of that not-so-loved paper.
There are so many things you can do to alter paper. Here are some ideas:
- if it is double-sided, flip it over and use the back.
- break it up into smaller pieces. I don’t care for busy patterns but they are better in smaller doses.
- Stamp on it to add design or color
- use a sketch you love
- add embellishments that you love.
- emboss it (dry or wet)
- distress it by sanding or with ink
- add glitter or liquid glass
The thing that works best for me is to mix something I don’t like with something I really do like (sketch, color, embellishments, etc) to balance things out.
Here’s my before paper:
And here’s the layout that I came up with:
Supplies used: CTMH Paper Pack, CTMH Cotton Candy cardstock, CTMH Cotton Candy ink, CTMH So Blessed stamp set, CTMH Playful Flourishes stamp set, DCWV alphabet stickers, Versamark ink, CTMH brads, K & Company Grand Adhesions, and Heidi Grace Velvet Borders.
I did a few things to change the papers. First, I randomly stamped the pink butterfly onto the patterned paper. This added more color. I always like pink and the original shades of color were too pale for my taste. I also added a few pink brads to this paper. The green striped paper I used the back side and stamped flourishes with Versamark ink which gave it the look of a watermark. This is a great way to add a subtle pattern without overpowering your layout. Another way to do this is to stamp tone-on-tone by using the same color ink as your paper. You will get a similar effect. The blue paper is not included in my before photo but it was polka dot in the same colors and again I used the back side. I really don’t like using solids anymore so to add a bit to this paper I embossed it with my scoreboard. Overall the layout still seems a bit plan to me but I think it’s the solid background that I chose so I’m just letting it be.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 01/24/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: K & Company Girl Scout paper stack, and K & Company Clearly Yours.
It doesn’t get any simpler than this. These are some of my older pictures and I’m just ready to have them scrapped and in a book.