Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Paper Issues Cut File #3

I finally get to play with cut files now.  YAH!!!  My husband, FIL and MIL went together to purchase my Silhouette Cameo.  Of course the first thing to do was cut some basic files and a few WA I made in PS.  Then I was ready to have some fun with the cut file at Paper Issues.  This file is available for free on the PI blog.  Download it, make something with it and link up for a chance to win a January Swag Bag.  This challenge is almost over with Friday being the last day to link up.  There are only a handful of link ups so you have a pretty good chance of winning.

Here is my page with the file.  I took the whole paper that was left after cutting and placed it on a white 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.  Then I grabbed all the triangles that were cut out, flipped them over to the B side.  Those went back into the cut outs in a few places for contrast.  I think it came out pretty neat.

( Websters Pages: Hall Pass paper | sequins, wood veneer dots, gold leaves: PI Swag Bags | Flowers, leaves and squirrel: Open Book by Maggie Holmes)

Monday, December 22, 2014

New Mixed Media Layout

I grabbed some of the new Dear Lizzy stuff from Paper Issues and finally had time to play with it.  I loved the colors and patterns, especially the pink.  The first thing I just had to do was make a mixed media page so I could add in even more color.  The Mask was perfect for adding some dimension before I painted. I laid the mask on my 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, then spread out a thin layer of modeling paste over, making sure to fill all the little spots.  After carefully pealing the mask off, I let it dry completely (make sure to carefully wash the mask with warm water immediately).  My favorite Faber Castille gelatos (used like watercolors) and a little misting of Heidi Swapp's gold color shine added just the right amount of color/shimmer to the background.  Then just to layer on some papers, a photo and some stitching to finish it.  45 minutes later I have a beautiful brightly colored page that perfectly represents my vibrant 6 year old.

(dear lizzy serendipity papers + mask , faber castille gelatos) 

Paper Issues has the whole Dear Lizzy Serendipity line right now.  Hurry on over and pick up some of this loveliness for yourself.  Don't forget to take 20% with my code "3littleks".

Monday, December 15, 2014

paper issues: pinspire me monday

There is another fabulous challenge at Paper Issues this morning.  I just love the pin this time.

The blues, browns and whites plus the grid inspired me to make this page of my girls.  I used a bakery bag I had saved from Starbucks and a few goodies from my stash to create this.

digital x paper-printed on vellum | paislee press + gold elements | pink paislee + flair | toni from designs + blue paper/won deer ful veneer/geotag/notes and things label | studio calico 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Walden | Studio Calico

I fell in love with this kit the first time I saw it.

The colors, patterns and that little deer were so perfect.  So, when SC had their sale on Black Friday I had to grab it.  I finally got a little time last night to make something with it.

I love this photo of my middle girl with my hat on.  She looks so sophisticated.  I hope she always dances to the music in her head and dresses just how she likes.  Her personality is so "spicy."

Monday, December 8, 2014

Exciting news!!!

I have some more exciting news today.  Toni From Designs has asked me to be on her design team!!!  Toni has the most fabulous flair in her etsy shop.  When I saw these I could not wait to create something with them.

supply list: Flair - Toni From Designs | News Print Paper - DIY Shop | corrugated paper - paper studio | bag+gold doily+tag+dots - Studio Calico | gold word sticker + hearts - Heidi Swapp | sequins-paper issues swag bag

See that reindeer!  sigh...He totally has my heart.

Toni can be found here:
ig | fb | store | blog

I also have a code for you to save on your order at Toni's store.  Enter "BRENDA" at checkout to save 10% off your order, with $10 minimum purchase.  Happy Shopping!!

What the #@!$%& - New Issue at Paper Issues

It's time for a new Issue at Paper Issues with Feed Your Craft as the sponsor.  This time the theme is "What the #@!$%&"  Now that does not mean bad words.  We are talking about punctuation.  Things like word bubbles, anything to do with speech/talking/a lot of journaling, a child's first words, use flair, office supply products (paper clips, binder clips, ledger paper, staples, etc.).  The first thing I thought of was this photo I had of my son on the Texas Star Flyer at Pleasure Pier this summer.  He was WAY up in the air.

(feed your craft flare + Gossamer Blue's on my desk and gramercy road + Heidi Swapp Color Shine + dear lizzy glitter foam stickers and AC cork letter stickers)

The prize for this months issue is some lovely flair from Feed Your Craft.  You seriously don't want to miss this one.  See the flair on my page?  That is from Feed Your Craft.  Aren't they lovely?  I think I want one of everything from her shop.
So head on over to Paper Issues and get started on your page.  Don't forget to link up over there to be eligible for the prize.

(Use the code "3littleks" to take 20% off your order at paper issues)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter Memories Mini

I am up on the Paper Issues blog this morning with a mini book I made from a thrifted hardcover Christmas book.  Head on over there to have a look at the inside of it.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Felicity Jane kit...

Today I have a page to show you that I made with a kit by Felicity Jane called Autumn Skies.  I joined in on a giveaway she had on her Instagram and actually won.  I was so excited I nearly squealed (ok, maybe I did squeal a little).  So when I got home from my Thanksgiving, the first thing I had to do was open the box and play.  Even the box and the wrapping were pretty!  

Here is the page I made.  All I did was grab some kit faves and layer them on.  It was so easy to make a page with the beautiful stuff she included.  

I just saw on her IG today that she has a December kit out now and it is gorgeous.  Go check it out!

Monday, November 17, 2014

New Paper Issues Challenge

Are you all up for a new challenge?  Paper Issues has a new Pinspire Me Monday challenge up on their blog today.  This one is really fun.  

Here is my page.

I LOVE triangles, color shine and stitching.  The inspiration image inspired me to play with bright colors and the different sizes of triangles.

Now, head on over to paper issues and give this a try.  

Don't forget you can get 20% off your order when you use "3littleks" at checkout.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sketch lovin'

One thing I love about scrapbooking is the abundance of challenges available at any time.  If you are ever in a rut and just want to be inspried, head to Paper Issues or Studio Calico and check the blogs for their sketch challenges.  I know there are a ton of other places to go but these two are my fave,  :)

This one is for Paper issues.  There is a link up on the blog with a chance to win PI gift card.

I used Maggie Holmes papers  + Open book ephemera and flowers.  Sequins are Studio Calico.

This one is for the weekly sketch at Studio Calico.  I rotated and tilted the sketch a bit.

I used Maggie Holmes Open book ephemera and flowers + Heidi Swapp papers and color shine (gold and mustard) plus a few of my Grandma's sequins.

I hope I have inspired you a bit today.  Go check out these sketches and link up!  

If you have any paper issues shopping to do, don't forget to use my code "3littleks" to get 20% off.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Swag Bag love

I seriously LOVE paper issues swag bags. So many wonderful little goodies in one bag. Every time I go back to it I find something new to use. I pulled my October bag out the other day and decided to make a page out of just my SB goodies. This page is all about my love of all day coffee during fall.

The October Swag Bag is sold out.  (booo)  but I have it on good authority that the November bag is going to be even more spectacular.  (yahhh!)

(I am also linking up to the Woodn't You Know, It's Fall Link party at Paper Issues)

If you make a purchase at PI anytime, use my code "3littleks" to get your 20% off.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Paper Issues "pinspire me" challenge...

There is a new pinspire me Monday post on the Paper Issues Blog.  Corri picked a lovely color scheme this time.  I made a page using the scheme to share with you all.

Sometimes it is fun to be inspired by something new.  Head on over and try it out for yourself.  Any paper project will do.  Cards, Layouts, Art Journal entries, Tags...Whatever you are inspired to try.

I used bits and pieces of kits from Maggie Holmes, Amy Tangerine, Gossamer Blue and Studio Calico here.

(don't forget you can get 20% off your paper issues purchases using my code: 3littleks)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Jot Magazine Mood Board Challenge

I ran across a post at Jot Magazine announcing the October/November mood board challenge and just had to make a page.  The colors and the inspiration were too pretty to not make something.
The board had pretty blues, greys, yellow and red.  I usually scrap in more pinks and yellows so it was a nice change.  And it was an excuse to scrap this photo of my son.  He gets left out of the traditional pages a lot because of the abundance of pink in my supplies.  Poor kiddo.  At least my project life pages feature him more often.

Well, here is what I came up with.  It is super simple and focuses on the photo, which I love.

I used a smattering of Studio Calico, Pink Paislee, Maggie Holmes (1 + 2) and some random things from my stash.