Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon Robot and Gears Layout

No Adjustments, Automatically Perfect!

 Oh my gosh!
 I am so happy to finally share this one with you all! 
 I was saying over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon (it's my hosting day over there) how I had designed this and then it sat for awhile before I had a day to put it together! I am so happy with how it turned out! I also went a little more slowly at putting this together. I really put stuff together and didn't start adhering things until the very end. Good thing because I did add a few things I wouldn't have been able to had to just slapped it together in the beginning! 

 I did some embossing on a few of the gears. After I decided to have the embossing a little more prominent (and didn't want to do ink of this layout) so I carefully sanded the embossed areas. I also used a couple different thicknesses of adhesive foam. For sure click on the photos if you want a better look but the dimension in this layout is just great (IRL!)

 And a hidden tag! See the red gear behind the photo? I welded a gear onto a square after measuring the space I had for the tag. I created a shadow and another layer in white to write on and then another layer for the red gear...

 I embossed the main body of this guy! Oh man, are these guys cute! To create a little more interest I added a layer of Glossy Accents over the entire eye...and AFTER glittering the dial on his chest, I also covered that with Glossy Accents!
 I also wanted to mention how to kinda alter your die cuts...I really wanted this guy to be waving hello, and to have a leg stepping up onto the gears on the bottom.
 With your design software, you will want to add all the layers together so you can see the finish image. Using a knife tool then you can cut off (trim off) the area to don't want or want to move. Once that is done, you move to where you want it and weld back together! Very easy to do!

 And same thing here...thick chunky glitter on the light bulb "ears" covered in Glossy Accents. You can do glitter alone of course but the look with GA on top is just too cool!
 Here, I just simply cut off the arms (sorry guy!) and moved them so that he too could be saying Hi! =)

Recollections All Occasion (background grid)
scraps from: Basic Grey, DCWV, Echo Park
American Crafts, WM, and My Mind's Eye
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Cameo
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon;
Robots Cutting File
Best Buddies (stars)
Cuttlebug Seeing Spots
Paper Studio stars
Paper Studio brads
Glossy Accents
 Busy post! Lots to off I go! Thanks for visiting!
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Disney Diva's ~SOUS Sketch April 25~

Disney Diva's

 Hi friends! Today is a sketch day at Stuck on U Sketches and my girlie Nanne has created the coolest, super layered sketch! A great way to use up some scraps! I had a little struggle working all these prints together but just adore the texture and whimsy that the prints bring to the page! 
 Make sure to pop over to the main blog to see her sketch and to join us!
 I wanted to create something Disney but not like...the typically Disney. I do really like how this turned out and I think the color palette makes it feel a little more Disney but with an elegant edge?
 This is a picture of me and my sisters...10+ years ago...

Crate Paper Portrait Collection
Pink Paislee House of 3
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Cameo;
Prima and Recollection flowers
Sizzix flourish
Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf die
Stickles red, blue, yellow, orange
Disney ticket stickers (something ancient from my stash)
Smash washi tape

 Wow, I think I'm going to stay a little quiet today...there are times I get WAY chatty here! So I guess today will be a break from me! LOL!
 Hope you all have the best weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter (Carrots!) ~SOUS

Happy Easter (Carrots!)

 Hi guys! Glad you came by today!
 Before I get to the newest Stuck on U Sketches challenge, I'd like to remind you that we are having a Design Team Call! I do have a badge on the top left sidebar that you can click and it will take you directly to the post with all the details! If you have any questions, let us know! We are on the search for amazing talent to join our teams!
 How about I share a hint that we have a little bit more room in our Die Cut team...which if you know anything about me and my craftin' style...its ALL about die cutting! 

 And speaking about our SPRING Die Cut Challenge! Anything Spring goes! 

 Did some polka stamping on this guy for a little texture... =) and got to play a lot with a white gel pen! One of the best tools out there!

 These carrots are so great!

K & Company
Echo Park
Walmart card stock
Die Cuts!~
Silhouette Store; bunny, bow, grass, carrots, and title
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon: Flower Assortment
Papertrey Ink Background Basics Polka Dot 
Color Box ink
white gel pen
MS leaf punch
EK Success butterfly

 Have an awesome weekend everyone and a very blessed Easter!
 These past weeks have been hard in our house but God has been SO good to us! I know that this time of year is not a time to think inwardly but to think and spend our time realizing what the Lord has done for us! We have so many blessings in our lives, even in the midst of trails and we need to give the glory to God who is the center of it all! I thank God for this incredible hobby, for finding fulfillment and inspiration daily. For my family and my friends...God saves!
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Friendship is…~PPPR Design Team Post~

Friendship Is The BEST Medicine

 Do you ever have a crafty technique or something that once you have done it you think "I should do that more often!" Well that's how I feel about the Silhouette Cameo's option to print and cut. I created this little card for a girlfriend and really wanted to make my own sentiment. Cause having all the stamped sentiments to fit all the different stuff you make, totally impossible! Anyways, friendship IS the best medicine, don't you think?

 This card was created for my first regular Design Team post for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. If you didn't get a chance, we did a great blog hop over the weekend and have our monthly challenge going on! If you want…just continue scrolling down the blog and you'll get all the info! It's just my next post! =)

 On the background I embossed to match the dotted printed paper. And to also keep the theme I used Glossy Accents on the pill bottle and pills (also to go with the gloss on the dotted paper). The create the real bottle effect I just swiped the Glossy Accents across my paper in a single direction. This will warp the paper slightly so be ready for that. I did lay flat for me with my adhesive. I added some white gel pen accents around the card as well.

Papertrey Ink cardstock (card base)
DCWV All About Boys (dot and stripes)
white card stock for printing
Die Cuts~
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
Glossy Accents
White gel pen
notebook border punch EK Success
Cuttlebug embossing folder

 I hope you enjoyed the project!
 I'll be posting more often then before so hope you get back into the swing of coming by to visit!
 Happy Monday my friends!
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Baby Shower Blog Hop

Welcome Baby

 Hi guys!
 I am super thrilled to be hanging here at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon with my first post and a hop! Double thrilled! 

 First, hope you arrived from Jeanne's blog (she seriously rocks!)…if not, head over to the PPPR blog (linked above) for more details! We've created using a baby theme and haven't we had the cutest projects so far! =)

 For a chance to wins $15 store voucher, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, April 15. 

 And for another chance to win, don't forget to join the monthly challenge as well?

 Ok, how about a project???

  Our darling theme this hop is…can you tell by now? Baby shower, baby themed…etc. Loved creating this and added my most favorite baby photo of my youngest son! =)
 Loved creating this! I created this with my Silhouette Cameo. Chose my own colors for the layers and used the images as a "print and cut". Way easier then all the layers this would have been to cut normally. Can you imagine! LOL! 

Doodlebug Designs
American Crafts
print and cut on white card stock
Die Cuts~
Glossy Accents
Liquid Enamel (black and white) Ranger
White gel pen
blue Spectrum Noir marker
green Distress Ink

 You are close to the home stretch…how about another blog!
 Please head over to visit another awesome gal…Leanne! You'll love her site too!

 Thanks for visiting and see you soon for another PPPR project! See ya Monday! =)
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Love You THIS much ~SOUS April 11 Sketch~

Love You THIS Much

 My bestie and co-leader with me over at Stuck on U Sketches, Nanne, has the greatest sketch to share with you all today! I love the basic design but how crazy versatile it is! For sure one to use again and again. But bratty me, I'm going to make you head over there to check it out! You'll love it, promise!

(click picture for link to the shop!)
 Scrapbook Circle is our AWESOME sponsor for the month of April! With an amazing gift of $30 to one lucky participant in ANY Stuck on U Sketches challenge for the month…lots of chances to win! Good luck and thanks again to Scrapbook Circle!

 So, I created something that feels different for me. I kept going over and over the design I created in the Silhouette DE but there was nothing else I felt drawn to add to the design. Then even after cutting it was the same thing. I literally had to force myself to allow this page to be a more clean and simple design (CAS). So I let myself focus on some detail and kept the rest as is…

 All the pink and blue on the page was covered in loose glitter (gasp! I did say….loose! very loose, LOL! a terrible time but crazy gorgeous in person so very worth it!)

 "This" was also glittered but the arrow below covered fully in Glossy Accents.

 I used vellum to cover the chevron banner. That acted to mute the design and give me a place to journal. This was also sprayed with white Perfect Pearls, as was the top note background shape. I like the mix of glitter w/ the splashes of shimmer as well!

WM card stock
American Crafts card stock
Echo Park
Crate Paper
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store: elephant, title, top note shape, scalloped border
hearts and banners
Martha Stuart chunky glitter
black pen
white gel pen
white Perfect Pearls
  I really hope that you guys like this page. I don't know why I'm so worried, LOL. I can't tell if this is too simple or if I nailed the concept. I do think the page doesn't "read" as well photographed either. I took a number of pictures at different times of the day and just wasn't happy with any of them…that ever happen with you?
 Thanks for visiting! If you have a chance, I posted earlier this week and have another post going up tomorrow. Maybe come back and visit and stay awhile this weekend and check things out? Would love the visit!
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Stuck on U Sketches Design Team Call 2014!

You guys!
We are SO super crazy excited to have an open
Design Team call!
We are looking at filling spots up on all 3 teams!
But a hint…we have extra spots in the Die Cut team
so if you are as passionate as we are about
creating with die's, then you really should try out to join us!

You'll be contacting me at
mrsbealash AT aol DOT com

Need all the info?
Click on the photo above and that will take you
to Stuck on U Sketches for all the deets!

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Little Moment ~Southern Girls Challenge Blog~

Happy Little Moment

 Hi all!
 Today is a new challenge up on the  Southern Girls Challenge blog…our challenge…STRIPES! 
 I had lots of ideas, striped papers, etc but then had this idea to piece together a floral background on a layout and I am so happy with the results!
 Lots of pretty shimmer on this page as I got a little crazy with using a mix of Tattered Angels and Perfect Pearl sprays! 

 Here a close up of the background. I had a terrible pink print I couldn't stand as the backing for this project since the floral paper was a bit on the thin side. Anyhow after lots and lots of shimmer spray, it slightly lifted the corners to barely show some pink on the edges. It's a really neat "accident". Love that!

MME Bramble Rose
Die Cuts~
lined background, title, square with lines (which I used to create
my own "lined" and "see through" envelope) 
branches and flourish
Prima Wood Veneer key and locket
Prima and Recollections flowers
hemp twine
Papertrey Ink tiny tags
Martha Stuart butterfly punch and border punch
Basic Grey stickers
Tattered Angels and Perfect Pearls spray

 Lots of stuff, right? Wow! =)
 Guess maybe I should add this one to my already kinda finished wedding album. I may have even scrapped this photo already but hey, it's a good one!

 Cool, well keep this a wee short…I have much more to see these coming days so come back and visit often this week!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Welcome to Town ~SOUS April 4 Die Cut Challenge Window~

Welcome To Town

 Howdy! Hi!
 I'm happy to be sharing this project with you today because…it means one of my younger sisters bought a house! And…in my town! Yay! Now 3 of the 4 of us girls are here (a town over from the same house we all grew up in, but hey). She's getting married this year and I'm already thinking…cousins! But trying not to be that annoying person that's like..WHEN ARE YOU HAVING BABIES??? (even though it's all I can think about! LOL!)

Wow, I got really wrapped up in that and almost forgot my point…hello! It's Friday and another challenge day at Stuck on U Sketches 

 Our Die Cut Challenge is…WINDOW! So I think this will work? Anyone want to count the windows? LOL! 

 Using the Silhouette software and a square box to know my measurements for the card, I kept editing and moving this town border around to create the background layers for some extra dimension and interest to the card. 

 Anyone curious how tiny the Silhouette machine's can cut? Hello awesome! And it was my chance to sneak in a little Scottie dog (my oldest's name is Scotti so thought that was fun!)
 And a peek at the glittery windows!

Crate Paper
American Crafts
Die Cuts~
city scene, banner, tree hill, car, and dog
Papertrey Ink cloud dies
Rock Stickles
red embroidery floss
Glossy Accents (car window)

 I have a fun weekend coming up. Some bridesmaid dress shopping, volunteering at church for the Saturday night service, and then meeting my Aussie girlfriend Tracey Kelly on Sunday after church (when we attend as a family)! So excited to meet her and her family! Yay!
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