24 August 2016

Pink Paislee Guest Designer - Let's travel

Hi everyone - can someone please pinch me?!

This moment is so surreal and amazing at the same time! I am one happy girl and extremely honored and excited to be over on the Pink Paislee blog to be their guest designer for Travel Week! You can read the entire post over on the blog by clicking - here - and also read a little more about me ;)

Now first off all - how amazing is it to be guest designing for Pink Paislee? It's my dream come true!
Pink Paislee is one of my favorite scrapbook brands and I am obsessing over their blog and all the projects their team always comes up with.

Then Paige asked me at the end of July if I would like to guest design - ehm how could you say no to that?! I was jumping up and down of excitement - and it was 7 in the morning, so pretty early for me to jump around, but I really did!
And can we all just take a moment to appreciate the amazing theme of the week for my guest design - Travel! Could it be anymore perfect? I just love to travel and scrap those pictures and so it was basically a match made in heaven!

Here are the 3 layouts I made for the post along with a few close-ups.



Next up - I have my card. I actually made 4 more that I will share throughout the month!


And last but for sure not least - my altered project/ or minialbum! 
I decided to bind a book - yes you read that right , a real coptic bound book with wooden covers and charms to jazz everything up and I am in love! 
At first I thought it would take ages to bind but it wasn't too bad - I purchased the amazing online class from Paige {which you can get - here - } and worked alongside her and it came together rather quickly and actually looked good! I am already planning my next book to bin - because even though you may not even use them, they just look extremly pretty to display in a shelf!


Thank you so much for reading the post and a massive THANK YOU to Paige and Pink Paislee for letting me take over the blog today and be your guest designer! I had so much fun making the projects and love every single thing!

02 August 2016

August Sketch - Scrapbook Werkstatt - Hello Summer Layout

  Hi everyone - with it being the first days of a new month there are always plenty of challenges starting! Yesterday I showed you my take on the new sketch for Creative Scrappers and this time I have a new layout using the sketch made by Julia over at Scrapbook Werkstatt in the inspiration gallery.

 Hello Summer by Laureen Wagener

DESCRIPTION: I was immediatly inspired by the Sketch but first didn't know what to scrap. Then I looked at my stash and saw some stuff from the Poolside collection by Crate Paper and new I wanted to use it. Also it helped me to scrap more vacation pictures back from 2013.

HOW TO: Create a grid design according to the Sketch on your paper - I used paper strips from differen papers and adhered them down. After that I handstitched through the middle of them. Ideas for making your grid design: watercolor, colored thread for either handstitching or machinestitching, patterned paper strips, paint - like Julia did or a fun cut- file like Zsoka did! The opportunities are endless for you to get creative! After that I chose on my photos and cut them to 3x3" / 2.5"x2.5" and matted them onto patterned paper from the collection. My main picture on the right was matted onto a piece of paper with a lot of paper strips. Embellish in the spots from the Sketch using your favorite embellishments. I used a lot of cardstock stickers and cork that I punched out with circle punches. Add spray mist to finish up your layout.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock stickers, cork, small doily, buttons, patterned paper,enamel dots, tiny word stickers, cardstock: American Crafts, adhesive:American Crafts;Floss: DMC

01 August 2016

August Sketch - Creative Scrappers - Vacation Layout

Hi there!

It is the first of August - which means: SKETCH TIME! There is a new amazing Sketch over at the Creative Scrappers blog . This months sponsor is The Cut Shoppe and Ashley was being super generous and let us pick cut-files to use along with the Sketch. If you head on over to the Creative Scrappers blog there is also a free set of cut files for you to play with!

I used the Tiny Triangles background and the Make a splash cut file.

Vacation by Laureen Wagener

DESCRIPTION: I really liked the sketch for this layout Kristine designed! I chose one background cut- file for the top left sight of the page and cut files to use for decorating the page.

HOW TO: Decide on a background cut- file you would like to use, cut it out of cardstock and back it with different patterned papers. Cut out two strips of colored cardstock and frame your backed design. Use a 4x6 photo and start embellishing around it according to the sketch. Add a few color splatters to finish off your design.

SUPPLIES: word stickers , chipboard stickers, wooden buttons, spray mist, rubber shapes, rub- ons, patterned paper, cardstock: American Crafts, adhesive:American Crafts;
Tiny Triangles cut file, Make a Splash cut file: The Cut Shoppe, Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo;

31 July 2016

Goofballs - Layout

Hi everyone!

I am up over on the Just Nick blog with my second post using one of the new cut files that have been added to the shop yesterday.

Goofballs by Laureen Wagener
DESCRIPTION: I was assigned to create a layout using the new cut files that have been added to the shop yesterday. I was loving them all, but knew I couldn't use them all on one single page. I wanted to use the bits of the Amy Tangerine collection "Better together" I had printed and cut with my Silhouette and they had a lot of circular elements - so I decided to use the Spacey Circle Background for the layout. Then I knew it would have been to busy for me to use it as a complete background so I modified it a bit.

HOW TO: Use the Spacey Circle Background and crop it at the top and bottom. Cut it out of white cardstock and back the open space with your patterned paper of choice. Use embellishments from a collection you like, I used Better Together from Amy Tangerine. I clustered the embellishments around my photo, adhered them using regular adhesive and foam dots and then used Rub-Ons where I felt they were needed. For finishing touches I used rubber shapes from Pinkfresh Studio and added my title with these amazing yellow Alphas from Pinkfresh Studio.

SUPPLIES: Alpha stickers ,rub- ons , spray mist, rubber shapes, ephemera pieces, patterned paper
cardstock: American Crafts, adhesive: American Crafts;
Spacey Circle Background 2 Cut file: Just Nick Studio, Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo

26 July 2016

Scrapbook Werkstatt August kit

Hi scrappy peeps!

Today you can get your hands on the very summery, fun and bright August kit from Scrapbook Werkstatt!
If you love pineapples and flamingos this kit is perfect for you!  It includes the Fun in the Sun collection by doodlebug and a few bits from Lorabailora and Freckled Fawn. 

Here are my six projects I created with the kit!

This paper by Elle's Studio was just made for a grid design layout - Christina thought the same and also created one amazing layout and she did some great stitching on the outline of her page.

For some reason I absolutely love the look of paper rosettes on layouts - I made one back in March using a Tim Holtz die, which I also used to create these out of all the colorful papers in the kit.

Tone- on tone embellishing?! I am all in for that! It takes out some of the guess- work I guess. Also this kit had me experimenting with watercolors a lot, which I love to use on cards! I also used a stencil from Echo Park to include a few extra pineapples.

For this one I had no particular idea in mind, I just knew that I wanted to use the Sassy Circles Cut and Fold by the Cut Shoppe - and I knew that one entire background would be too much and too busy for my preference. I manipulated the design by deleting some of the circles.

My favorite paper in this kit - as soon as I saw a picture of this paper I knew I needed to use these diamond shaped cut files by Inna Moreva/ handipaper on etsy! A little watercolor underneath the photo and the page was done- the paper did the rest!