Lazy River Layout

I wanted to share the project I made for the Sketch Challenge over at the Pretty Little Studio Blog. This was a fun sketch! I thought it would be perfect for a favorite summer photo. So, I enlarged this photo of Caitie on the lazy river and added a lovely frame around it using pattern papers.

The Sketch is provided by Keri Babbitt:

Here is the Layout I created inspired by the Sketch:

Pretty Computer Font Time! I used CK Wistful for the journaling on my LO.

Supplies I used to make my “Lazy River” Layout:

Sand Castle Collection by Pretty Little Studio

Beach Towel, Coral, Sand Bucket, Starfish, Summer, Sun Tan, Sunny Day, and Tropical Flowers 8 x 8 Pattern Papers, Seashells Perforated Labels, Beachside Shipping Tag, and Birthday Favors Wrap Around Pennant Flags by Pretty Little Studio

Others:  Lily White cardstock by Bazzill Basics, Square Foam Tabs and Lullaby Foam Thickers by American Crafts, Classic Calico Vol. 2  Hearts & Arrows Wood Veneer by Studio Calico, EC Shape Studio Round 14 Tool and EC Shape Studio Bubble Caps Clear Round 14 by Epiphany Crafts, Deep Sea Coral, North Sea, Paradise, Tangerine, and Think Pink! Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints by Delta Creative, Mod Podge and 432 Sunflower folkArt Acrylic Paint by Plaid Enterprises, Inc., Glossy Accents by Ranger Industries, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, paper trimmer by Fiskars, scissors, doily, toothpicks, pink thread, and sewing machine


Thinking of You 100% Card

I wanted to share my tutorial for Pretty Little Studio. I love the pie charts trend in scrapbooking! There are so many fun ways you can incorporate them onto a card or layout. So, I’m going to show you how to make some quick and easy pie chart embellishments for your next project.

To make my pie charts, I used some Sand Castle Pattern Paper squares, 1.5″ and 2.5″ circle punches, scissors, and a pencil.

Using the 1.5″ circle punch, I lined up the corner of a pattern paper to the center of the circle and punched it out.
Once I had all of my papers cut, I arranged the designs that I wanted to put together onto a full circle design.
I measured and cut the designs to make different sized pie chart pieces.
Using the 2.5″ circle punch, I lined up the pattern paper to take up half of the circle space.
And, I used a template circle to arrange the measured and cut designs again.
I added the finished pie chart pieces to my card.
All that was left to do was to add my sentiment and some stars. And, my card was done.
Supplies I used to make my “Thinking of You 100%” Card:
Others:  White A7 Scored Card 5″ x 7″ by Archiver’s, Classic Calico Vol. 2 Tiny Stars Wood Veneer by Studio Calico, Lauren miniMarks Rub-On Transfers by American Crafts, Mega (2.5″) and Extra Jumbo (1.5″) Circle Clever Lever Craft Punches by Marvy Uchida, Golden Straw Acrylic Paint by Americana, Deep Sea Coral and North Sea Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints by Delta Creative, Glossy Accents by Ranger Industries, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, scissors, pencil, blue thread, and sewing machine

You’re 2 Sweet! Card

I made a card as my project for this Ad Challenge over at the Pretty Little Studio Blog.

Think Outside The Box:  Vintage-Inspired Museum Wedding

Source:  Ruffled

This was such a fun ad challenge to work with! I loved the confetti ice cream, the decorated vellum bag, and even the wood background in the photo. I used the Mr. Parker Pattern Paper for the background of my card (love this woodgrain paper). I made a little vellum envelope and added some circle and heart confetti (leftover from my Confetti Negative Card Tutorial project), Sand Castle Garland Circles, and gold sequins inside. That ice cream cone in the ad was too cute and I wanted to give it a try using a scalloped circle punch and the Mr. Martin Pattern Paper. Using a circle punch, I added my ice cream into the cones and used a doily and red buttons for the toppings. I had fun with the sentiment by adding a Sand Castle Collection Number Stencil Word Flashcard “2” it. tee-hee.

Supplies I used to make my “You’re 2 Sweet!” Card:

Monsieur Collection by Pretty Little Studio

Mr. Martin, Mr. Parker, and Mr. Wilson Monsieur 8 x 8 Pattern Paper by Pretty Little Studio

Sand Castle Collection by Pretty Little Studio

Coral, Sand Bucket, and Sun Tan Sand Castle 8 x 8 Pattern Papers, Sand Castle Numbers Stencil Word Flashcards, and Star Fish Lemon Sliced Garland by Pretty Little Studio
Others:  White A7 Scored Card 5″ x 7″ by Archiver’s, Black Slick Writer Pen and Square Foam Tabs by American Crafts, Butter Mini Alphabet Stickers by My Little Shoebox, Heartbeat Pattern Punch All Over The Page Craft Punch and Scoring Board by Martha Stewart Crafts, Mega (2.5″) Circle and Extra Giga (3.5″) Scalloped Circle Clever Lever Craft Punches by Marvy Uchida, standard hole puncher, Vellum Dots HOTP-15511 by Hot Off The Press, Inc. (from my local Joanns store), Section Smash Tape by K & Company, Red Vintage Style Buttons by Jenni Bowlin Studio, Herma Tabs, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, E-Z Runner Vellum Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, doily, gold sequins, paper trimmer by Fiskars, scissors, pink thread, and sewing machine

You Make My Heart Flutter! Card

I made this pretty card using items from the Sand Castle Collection by Pretty Little Studio. I loved using their Butterfly Stickers as a background for my card!

Pretty Computer Font Time! I used Another Typewriter (downloaded off the internet) for the card title.

Supplies I used to make my “You Make My Heart Flutter!” Card:

Sand Castle Collection by Pretty Little Studio
Coral, Tropical Flowers, and Surfing Sand Castle 8 x 8 Pattern Paper, and Sand Castle Butterfly Stickers by Pretty Little Studio
Others:  White A7 Scored Card 5″ x 7″ by Archiver’s, Another Typewriter font (downloaded off the internet), Blue Skies Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, doily, Square Foam Tabs by American Crafts, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, paper trimmer by Fiskars, scissors, pink thread, and sewing machine

Confetti Negative Card Tutorial

Here is a confetti tutorial I made for Pretty Little Studio. I made two cards using items from their Sand Castle Collection. I really LOVE the confetti trend in scrapbooking and decided to use it in two different ways. But, with this tutorial, I didn’t use the actual confetti…I used the pieces of pattern papers I took the confetti from. I used one piece as a Confetti Background and the other as a Confetti Accent piece.

For my Confetti Negatives, I used the Sun Tan and Sand Bucket Pattern Papers. To make the confetti, I used a heart punch by Martha Stewart Crafts and a standard hole puncher.

Punch out your pattern papers using each of the different punches.

I paired the Confetti Background paper with the Tropical Flowers Pattern Paper. I added mini glue dots to the back of the Confetti Background paper and attached these pieces together.

I added the decorative Confetti Background piece to my 5 x 7 card.

I stamped the “Welcome Baby” sentiment onto the Sand Dunes Pattern Paper and attached it along the bottom of the card.
I added some pink twine, a doily, flowers, a pearl sticker, and a Love is Kind Polaroid Frame to the card to finish it off.
For the next card, I added the Beach Towel Pattern Paper to my card along with a doily, a strip of the Sun Tan Pattern Paper, and the Confetti Accent Element.
I added a Love is Kind Polaroid Frame, butterfly from the Sea Gulls Pattern Paper, pearl stickers, and my sentiment to the card to finish it off.
You can save the confetti for the next projects!
And, there we have them! A sweet card to welcome a new baby to the family and a pretty card to let your loved one know that you wish them a speedy recovery. Each of these Confetti Negatives add their own special look to their card. And, of course, they were fun, quick, and easy to make!
Supplies I used to make my “Welcome Baby” Card includes:
Sand Dunes, Sun Tan, Tropical Flowers, and Swimsuit Sand Castle 8 x 8 Pattern Paper, and Love is Kind Polaroid Frames
Others:  White A7 Scored Card 5″ x 7″ by Archiver’s, Heartbeat Pattern Punch All Over The Page Craft Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts, 99167 Welcome Baby Clear Stamps by Inkadinkado, Square Foam Tabs by American Crafts, Herma Vario Tabs, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, flowers by Prima Marketing Inc, Pearl Stickers by Recollections, paper trimmer by Fiskars, scissors, doily, pink twine, and black ink pad
Supplies I used to make my “Get Well Soon!” Card includes:
Beach Towel, Sand Bucket, Sun Tan, and Sea Gulls Sand Castle 8 x 8 Pattern Paper, and Love is Kind Polaroid Frames
Others:  White A7 Scored Card 5″ x 7″ by Archiver’s, Creme Brulee Mini Alphabet Stickers by My Little Shoebox, Square Foam Tabs by American Crafts, Herma Vario Tabs, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, Pearl Stickers by Recollections, paper trimmer by Fiskars, scissors, standard hole puncher, and doily

Hello. Card

I wanted to share the project I made for the Sketch Challenge over at the Pretty Little Studio Blog.

The Sketch is provided by Keri Babbitt:

Here is the Card I created inspired by the Sketch:

Supplies I used to make my “Hello.” Card:

Sand Castle Collection by Pretty Little Studio

Sea Gulls, Sand Dollar, and Sunny Day 8 x 8 Pattern Papers by Pretty Little Studio

Others:  Salt Swiss Dotted cardstock by Bazzill Basics, Square Foam Tabs and Margarita Collection Maria Clear Stamps by American Crafts, Super Scalloped Square Clever Lever Craft Punch by Marvy Uchida, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, Scoring Board by Martha Stewart Crafts, paper trimmer by Fiskars, scissors, black ink pad, gold sequins, blue thread, and sewing machine


Golden Chain of Friendship Layout

I made a layout as my project for this Ad Challenge over at the Pretty Little Studio Blog.

Think Outside the Box:  Paper Chains/Color Gradient

Source:  Floridian Weddings

I love this inspiration piece! When my younger sister was over for a visit with my little niece, she saw a photo of Caitie, Payton, and their school friends together at the pool. She loved it and said that I had to scrap it! To tie it in with the inspiration piece, we found this wonderful friendship poem online entitled “The Golden Chain of Friendship”:

“Friendship is like a golden chain, The links are friends so dear, And like a rare and precious jewel, It’s treasured more each year. It’s clasped together firmly, With a love that’s deep and true, And it’s rich with happy memories, And fond recollections, too. Time can’t destroy its beauty, For as long as Memory lives, Years can’t erase the pleasure, That the joy of friendship gives. For friendship is a priceless gift, That can’t be bought or sold, But to have an understanding friend, Is worth far more than Gold. And the golden chain of friendship, Is a strong and blessed tie, Binding kindred hearts together, As the years go passing by.” Helen Steiner Rice

 

The Friendship Polaroid Frames were perfect for this layout. Wonderful words for these wonderful friends! I am so grateful that these girls have each other. Their friendship is filled with lots of love, support, joy, and play.

I loved adding the Seashells Paper Ribbons to the Beachside Shipping Tag. The summer flags were fun to make. I love the “Monday” Week Days Stencil Word Flashcard. L.O.V.E.

Friends pictured below: Alyson, Caitie, Jenna, and Payton.

Supplies I used to make my “Golden Chain of Friendship” Layout:

Sand Castle Collection by Pretty Little Studio

Coral, Ocean Waves, Star Fish, Summer, Sunny Day, Sun Tan, Surfing, and Tropical Flowers Sand Castle 8 x 8 Pattern Papers, Beachside Shipping TagsFriendship Polaroid FramesSeashells Paper Ribbons, Week Days Stencil Word Flashcards, and Birthday Favors Wrap Around Pennant Flags by Pretty Little Studio
Others:  Coconut Swirl Cardstock by Bazzill Basics, Dear Lizzy Neopolitan Jar Clear Acrylic Stamp, Sentiment Foil Letter Thickers, Square Foam Tabs, and Gold Glitter Ribbon (Item # 58685) by American Crafts, Take Note People Wood Veneer Shapes and Classic Calico Vol. 2 Hearts & Arrows Wood Veneer by Studio Calico, Date Smash Stamp by K & Company, Gold Airmail Washi Tape by Love My Tapes, Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, 432 Sunflower Folk Art Acrylic Paint by Plaid Enterprises, Deep Sea Coral, Paradise, and Think Pink! Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints by Delta Creative, Glossy Accents by Ranger Industries, Herma Tabs, Mod Podge, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, doily, toothpicks, white and black ink pads, scissors, blue thread, and sewing machine