Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Pile of Projects

Hi everyone!

I've been working hard on my Clear Scraps design team projects this month and I have several to share with you today. The first project I created is a tag that I made for Ronnie for Father's Day a few weeks ago.

I also created a pocket page about our trip to a Monster Truck show in New Orleans a few years ago. Echo Park's Off Road collection was perfect for our (very loud) adventure.

Last but not least, I made a layout about my van turning over to 50,000 miles. That may not seem like a huge deal to many people, but my husband usually trades my cars in WAY before I am ready. Every two years seems to be the general plan. I refused to let him trade in my Toyota Sienna because it's been my favorite vehicle so far!

I used Clear Scraps' 6x6 Gears Stencil, Gears Mirror Embellishments, and the Clear Gear Border Embellishments.

Thank you all so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

You're Amazing!

I was so very proud of Jordan because she joined the worship team at our church years ago. She is such a light for God's kingdom and I'm amazed by her every single day.

I used the Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic sheet to create this layout. It was so different from working with paper because you really had to think about how you would adhere and arrange your design. I really enjoyed it, and I just love the end product. Here's a closer view of one of the clusters of embellishments.

I used washi tape, stamped images, four different sets of stickers, and sequins to add dimension and interest.

This project feels as joyful as my beautiful daughter. It makes me happy every time I see it!

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Be Kind

My kids pretty much melt my heart on a daily basis. Brandon hates it when Jordan has to go to the doctor. He never wants the doctor to examine her, and he always tries to sit as close to her as he can. I snapped this picture a few months ago to document how much he loves her. He goes out of his way to be genuinely kind to her.

I added some bling to the title to jazz it up a bit. You can see the beautiful ruffled crepe trim I used to create some interest on my page. 

If you look closely, you can also see the Clear Scraps star border on top of the crepe paper border. I cut it down to the right size for my design and hid the unfinished edge under the speech bubble.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Starry Graduation Card

Do y'all know what all graduates want this spring as they head off to college? Cash! Of course, I can't just give plain cash. I have to jazz it up a little. I usually tuck the cash into a book, but this time I went a bit fancier. 

I had a blast using the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Star to create a little card with a strip of paper to hold money for the graduate. She was thrilled with her present and plans to keep the star to display in her room.

Supplies: Basic Grey's Highline Paper, Clear Scraps Princess Sequins, Heidi Swapp's Color Shine Mist, My Mind's Eye Sticker Sentiment, and Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Star

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Wooden Succulent Card

I loved this wooden succulent card the minute I opened my Clear Scraps design team box. It's no wonder that I used it during my first month designing for Clear Scraps.

First, I stained the wood of the card by wiping it lightly with paint. Then I backed the succulent cut out with different patterned papers so the design would stand out.

The interior of the card came together quickly as well. I made sure to use a neutral background so I could write a message to the future recipient.

Supplies: Clear Scraps Wood Succulent Card, Glitz Design's Dapper Dan Collection, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, and Jenni Bowlin's Brown Sugar Paint Dauber.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

2nd Home Decor Project

I got so excited when I saw the House DIY Pallet in the Clear Scraps store. I knew I would use it to create a project about our new house. It rarely ever snows in Louisiana, but it snowed TWICE in Louisiana last winter. I decided to use pictures of our new house covered in snow. It was a bit of a challenge to pull the non-traditional color scheme into a bit of a theme to match the photos, but I pulled it off.

I had a ton of fun creating this project, and I created a .PDF file with instructions for anyone who is interested in recreating it. The file is available for download at the Clear Scraps blog.

You can see in the detailed shots that I also used a Home Chipboard Word Title, and the Winter Sequins from Clear Scraps.

Other Supplies: Jenni Bowlin's Brown Sugar Paint, Miss Kate's Cuttables Snowflake File, Silhouette, Fiskars Punch, Glitz Design's Dapper Dan collection, Studio Calico Mist, Maya Mist and acrylic craft paint.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

You Will Be Fine

I am so very excited to announce that I am now on the Clear Scraps design team! It's been a long time since I've been on a design team, and I've missed the challenge of scrapping on a deadline. This is the first project for my term. I used the Clear Scraps Feathers Layering Stencil to create the funky feathers that I used as embellishments.

The first layer of the feathers was created with a hot pink gelato. I made sure to let that layer dry thoroughly before I added the next layer of black ink. Then I fussy cut everything out and layered it with some other fabulous embellishments including the Clear Scraps Princess sequins. Here's a closer view of one of the embellishment clusters.

Other Supplies: Basic Grey's Highline Paper and Embellishments, Bazzill Cardstock, and Pink Paislee's She Art Rub Ons.

I love these pictures of my kids in the petting zoo at our VBS last summer. Brandon really wanted to hold the chicken, so someone caught it and handed it to him. Once he had the chicken, he panicked. He really didn't know what to do with it! He said, "Mom, Come get this thing." It cracks me up every time I see this photo. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you soon.