Friday, February 27, 2015

Thanks So Much Card - Frosted Designs Friday Challenge 2-27-15

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Hello Everyone! :)

Today's Friday Challenge for Frosted Designs is Handmade Flowers & Recycled Materials.  I will be completely honest and tell you that I had an extremely difficult time with this challenge!  For those who have gotten to know my work you know that this is not something that would be up my alley!  So in fact this really was a challenge for me.  I made me go out of my comfort zone.  I really don't flowery things in my stash of paper crafting products.  I created this card with cardstock and some stamping along with some dies.  The base is stamped with a woodgrain  background stamp and layered with a hexagon die just a little smaller than the card base. The handmade flowers on my card were created with a die that has 3 different sized 4-petal flowers.  I layered them on together after die cutting and breaking the fibres of the card stock to make them more pliable.  I finished them off each with a clear rhinestone brad in the centres.  I die cut the leaves and the butterflies as well to add some layers and interest to the card.  I added my sentiment by stamping it on a piece of white cardstock with and die cutting it with a banner die.  I finished the card with adding three more small butterflies and a sentiment on the inside.




So now it's your turn!  You can head on over to the Frosted Designs Blog and link up your take on this 'Handmade Flowers & Recycled Material' Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'! :)





Hello Lawn Fawn Card for Scrapbooks By Design

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Hello Everyone

Today I created a card using Lawn Fawn products from the Scrapbooks by Design store!  All my card layers were created using the Large and Small Stitched Rectangle die set from Lawn Fawn.  I love the details they add and just make the layers pop more!  The patterned papers are from the Sweater Weather collection paper pack.  I used some Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger for my blue sky.  I used the Hello Sunshine stamp set and New coordinating die set for my card scene.  I love the fact that Lawn Fawn has coordinating die sets for most of their stamp sets!  It makes creating scenes like this so much easier!  I coloured the images with the Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir markers.  The layered grass/hill scenes were created using the Stitched Hillside Borders die set.  I layered the rectangle stacks a little skewed and added some yellow/white twine around the gray cardstock piece.
Hope I have inspired you to create more scenic cards with the amazing products from Lawn Fawn at Scrapbooks By Design!





Thank you for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!
mandy1

Mandy Reedyk
Design Team Member for Scrapbooks By Design

Friday, February 20, 2015

February 20th card for Sketch N Scrap - Thank You Shaker Card using Vellum

Hello Everyone
I'm so excited to be sharing a card I created based on today's Sketch N Scrap card sketch with you today!  This is the card sketch was created by Lisa Hidy one of the very talented sketch artists and co-owners at Sketch N Scrap.

I created this card using Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles and Circles die sets for the front.  For the shaker part of this card I used Stampin' Up! star border punch to get all the star confetti and sandwiched them between two pieces of vellum card stock.  The confetti is punched out using silver glimmer paper and Perfect Plum card stock.  The Thank You sentiment is die cut from the Hello You die set from are from Stampin' Up! as well.  I popped the card front with dimensional foam tape.





Remember to play along with us over at Sketch N Scrap.
We would love to see your cards and layouts based on the amazing sketches Lisa and Kelly create!
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'! 

Mandy Reedyk
Design Team Member at Sketch N Scrap

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Using a Single Sketch for Cards and Scrapbooking Layouts - One Sketch, Three Ways

Hello Everyone
Today I'm sharing the idea of either taking a card sketch or layout sketch and creating layouts and cards based on those sketches.  You really can take any sketch and use it for cards and layout by just tweaking it a bit.  For my post today I created a sketch of a card I have created in the past.  It has been a design I have loved and have used it on many cards I have created for card classes.  I took that design and 'stretched it' to create a sketch for my scrapbook layouts.  You can see by the two layouts and card that the design/sketch of them all are the same.  I just added different embellishments to suit my project for each one.  This was also a great excuse to take out some of my older paper collections and use them.  I encourage you to do the same.  I had thought about purging all of my older things (believe me I have purged a lot already)  and decided that some of it were collections I really did love and had purchased with the intention of using them so that it what I did! :) A few years later but who will know or care that I didn't used the newest collections when I did these layouts. LOL :) Except you and me!!!



The Sketch

12x12 layout

8 1/2 x 11 layout

card

I encourage you to take a sketch that you love and try this idea of using it for multiple layout sizes or cards and to use what you love even though it might not be the newest collections that have just come out.

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY SCRAPPIN'!
Scrap Your Scraps Design Team Member

Monday, February 16, 2015

Scrap Your Scraps Design Team Members Blog Hop - Inspired By ... U2

Hello Everyone

This is my layout for the Scrap Your Scraps group layout for the 'Someone or Something that has been a big part or influenced You' Blog Hop Post (the links for the other participants are at the end of this post).

As I was doing my daily walk one morning (this is where a lot of my thinking happens! ;)) and listening to U2's thirteenth studio album "Age Of Innocence" I was taken back to my early teenage years and when I started listening and loving U2 in 1983.  The songs are very reminiscent of their early work and I started to think about the fact that they (their music and humanitarism) have been a part of my life for over 30 years!  Their music has always 'spoken' to me and through them I became aware of groups like Amnesty International.  Their music is something that I have always connected with.  I wanted to document this (my love for U2) in a layout.  So this was the story behind how our Scrap Your Scrap blog post came to life.

For the layout I created a silhouette cut file with U2 welded over and over again (11x11) on white card stock.  I then took out a Cocoa Daisy kit from May 2013 that had a lot of the Basic Grey Hipster line and Cocoa Daisy's exclusive papers that had a side that had retro cassettes.  I printed my journaling on kraft card stock.  I really didn't put a title on my page as I thought that the background did it.  The rest of the embellishments are also from the Cocoa Daisy kit as well.  The photos are just a couple of 4x4 photo collages of their album covers.






Hope I have inspired you to create a layout about something or someone that has influenced you since your early years.  I think it's something that generations will be happy to read about the person that created all the beautiful and loving scrapbook albums we all are creating for them.

Here are the other Design Team Member's blog post for this Blog Hop, Hop on over and see their great posts!






Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY SCRAPPIN'!
Scrap Your Scraps Design Team Member

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15th layout for Sketch N Scrap - PURE WINTER JOY using LAWN FAWN Snow Day Collection

Hello Everyone

I created this layout for Sketch N Scrap.  The layout sketch was created by Kelly Holyfield one of the very talented sketch artists and co-owners at Sketch N Scrap

I used the Snow Day collection from Lawn Fawn for this layout.  I hand stitched the vellum machine die cut snow flakes for some added texture.  I am trying to use up some of my American Craft Thickers that have been in my stash for a long time and so the 'PURE' is using white glitter thickers.  The 'WINTER' in my title is from Finley's ABCs and the 'JOY' is another die both from Lawn Fawn.  The smaller red snowflakes are from the Lawn Fawn stitched snow flakes die set. A pretty simple layout with the main focus being the pics of my daughter and the stitched vellum snowflakes! :)







Remember to play along with us over at Sketch N Scrap.
We would love to see your cards and layouts based on the amazing sketches Lisa and Kelly create!
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'! 



Saturday, February 14, 2015

YOU Have MY HEART - Valentine's Day Cards

Hello Everyone

Happy Valentine's Day!  I wanted to share these two cards I created for my daughters for Valentine's Day.  This was my first attempt with colouring with distress markers as water colouring.  I was inspired by Dawn from WPlus9 and a recent card she created.  For the layers I used Mama Elephant dies.  The images are from Lawn Fawn.


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin! :)

Mandy

Friday, February 13, 2015

LOVE YOU - Frosted Designs Friday Challenge 2-13-15 - Get Messy x2

Hello Everyone! :)

Today's Friday Challenge for Frosted Designs is Get Messy x2!  So get out those Gelatos, acrylic paints, molding paste, watercolours, ink and mists and try it on your next project.

I created a layout with a thin coat of Gesso on my 12x12 white card stock.  I then took a heart stencil and molding paste and "scattered" hearts all over my page.  Once that was completely dry I took out my watercolours and created an ombre effect with pinks (lightest on top of the page).
I wanted something more on my page and didn't want to use any other papers to my page so I took out my Gessos and drew and big heart going off the page.  I used a pink Gesso and added some gold.
After that I decided I wanted to add more texture and for me lately it's been with stitching.  I pierced holes where I had drawn my big heart and stitched it with white DMC floss.  I cut down my card stock by about 1/2" all around and matted it twice with a piece of gold card stock and then another 12x12 white card stock.  I die cut the word LOVE and used Thickers for the YOU for my title.  I also die cut different sized hearts with gold card stock and scattered them all over my page.  Finally I took out my Gold mist and added some small droplets to my page.











So now it's your turn!  You can head on over to the Frosted Designs Blog and link up your take on this 'GET MESSY x2' Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'! :)



Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Twistback Thursday February 2015 - My Little Ladybug

Hello Everyone

I created this layout for the Sketch N Scrap Twistback Thursday!  The layout sketch was created by Lisa Hidy one of the very talented sketch artists and co-owners at Sketch N Scrap. This month's Twistback Thursday is based on creating a card or layout using your pet or an animal along with the sketch which is from September 2012.

I wanted to do a layout and not a card for this.  I didn't do a layout about a pet (we don't have any) but thought that my adorable little ladybug (my older daughter for her first Halloween) would be perfect!  

I used older Elle's Studio collection and die cut the large stitched tags that my photos are mounted on from Mama Elephant.  I stamped my title using a Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp set and finished with some circle tags from Elle's Studio and flat red heart sequins sprinkled around! :)









Remember to play along with us over at Sketch N Scrap.
We would love to see your cards and layouts based on the amazing sketches Lisa and Kelly create!
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'! 


Mandy Reedyk
Design Team Member at Sketch N Scrap

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lawn Fawn Valentine's Shaker Card and Pencil Toppers

Hello Everyone

I have spent the last two days with 51 ten year olds making a Valentine shaker card!  This is the shaker card they got to make.  We used punched out tiny hearts from the Stampin' Up! border heart punch for the "shaker" part.  They got to choose the background patterned paper (3 choices) and the image and saying from the Science Of Love stamp set.  They coloured the images and we die cut them using the matching Science Of Love die set.  We had a great time and they were amazed when they saw their finished card and now would be able to give it to a special loved one!!! :)




My younger daughter and I also spent all day this past Sunday making these (48) pencil toppers that she will be giving out to her class mates for Valentine's Day.  We attached them each to a Valentine themed pencil.  For both my daughter's teachers we put together 12 of them (pencil with these toppers) and they will give those to them like a dozen roses! :)  They we very easy to make and we coloured them in with Spectrum Noir markers!


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin' :)

Mandy