Saturday, August 30, 2014

YAHOOS Recorded

Trying to use up the last of this kit featuring Random by Crate Paper.

I started with a sketch from Paper Secrets. Papers are from Random and Maggie Holmes by Crate Paper, Cut & Paste by My Mind's Eye, and Memorabilia by Teresa Collins. The monster card is from Monstrosity by Sassafras Lass.

The stars stamp is from Recollections for Michael's.

I emphasized my teeny bit of journaling with brads, stamping, and a sticker from MME.

Layers of fun. The "fun" piece is an oldie from Love, Elsie. The "happy" sticker is Echo Park.

I really didn't think I would ever use the sunglasses button, but ain't it cute?! The speech bubble stamp is from Studio G and the chipboard frame is from Teresa Collins.

These fun alphas and scalloped sticker are from Little Boy by Echo Park. "Recorded" is from MME.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Life is better with You in it *Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop*

Welcome to my post for the

Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, Aug 30th. If you win, send an email to Emma Lou and write "winner of the August Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, Aug 29th at midnight.

My crafty life is certainly better with Heartfelt Creations in it! For this card, I assembled bits and pieces leftover from previous projects. I just love the blue and yellow in this Sun Kissed Collection!

The sentiment is cut from Sun Kissed Collection paper. The butterflies are stamped with Archival ink from Brookside Manor onto Classic Editions paper (retired) and cut with Garden Romance Die. I sponged the edges of the butterflies with Broken China Distress Ink. The blue label die is from Fancy Tags Nestabilities.

I added some machine stitching, lace from my stash, and pearls from Studio Calico for texture and dimension.

The white, decorative border is a negative leftover from Decorative Flower Pot Die.

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Alissa Wells- YOU ARE HERE

Sunday, August 24, 2014

picnic adventure

I participated in Layout Tag over at Scrapbook Nerd. The above layout is by ecemom. I love the buttons, candid photos, and fun title!

My layout started with my homemade kit. It's full of October Afternoon, Teresa Collins, Simples Stories, and Echo Park.

The background papers are from Night Light by October Afternoon.

The little pennant on the left is from What a Wonderful Day by Fancy Pants.

This fun chipboard piece is from Basic Grey.

The alphas for "picnic" are from Lush by MME. The dots sticker and "Adventure" are from a sticker book by American Crafts. The clear camera piece is Maya Road.

The little buttons are from Heidi Grace. The cloud flair is American Crafts.

Another little pennant sticker from Fancy Pants.

How cute is this little monster?!!!

This sticker is from Night Light by October Afternoon. I inked the edges with a black marker by Memento.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

love mimi

My homemade MME Kit... I should take a new picture. It doesn't really look like this anymore.

An old layout with a great photo and a great story.

This is for the August Sketch Challenge over at the My Mind's Eye blog. The floral background paper is from The Sweetest Thing and I matted on a piece from Indie Chic. 

I rescued several embellishments from the original layout and ended up reusing the Thickers for this layout. "love" alphas are from Lush by MME. The paper layers are a variety from Lost and Found and The Sweetest Thing.

Stamps are from MME.

The adorable cloud stamps are from Fine and Dandy by MME. The hearts are from a Martha Stewart punch.

The stickers are from MME and the library card is a stamp from Crate Paper.

Three little brads. My favorite things!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

i adore you

Still working with this kit. I brought in The Sweetest Thing by My Mind's Eye for reinforcement.

This is an old layout. I probably made it the first year I was scrapbooking @2008. I was soooo proud of it. I still adore the pictures and I wanted to scrap them again.

I followed a sketch by Sketch Savvy. I was also working on a challenge for My Scraps & More- Uno. We could only use one manufacturer! That was the hardest challenge ever! I went with My Mind's Eye. I'm not sure if I like the photos on this layout?

This little geotag stamp is from MME.

The title sticker tag is from Lime Twist. And looky there! My first enamel dots ever!

The ticket is from So Sophie and the alphas are from Lush. 

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Monday, August 18, 2014


My homemade Surf's Up Kit for August. See those die cuts on the bottom- in the middle?

Ta-da! I've made this card before and I finally made three more over the weekend. Such cute and simple. Next weekend, I'm gonna do some pull-out-all-the-stops cards.

The die cut flowers are from Walk In My Garden for Cricut. The sentiment is from Hot Off the Press.

It's so nice to have a little pile of sweet cards to give away!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

a favorite memory

I followed a sketch from Scraptastic. The papers are from Alla Prima by Prima.

I've been getting a kick out of adding a little punch of red to my pages lately. The corner punch is EK Success.

The paper for the butterflies is from an old Valentine line by My Mind's Eye and the butterfly punch is Fiskars. The leaves are from Classic Leaf Die.

Here, I stamped the leaves and then die cut them. The wood clock is from Prima and the "memory" circle stamp is from Pink Paislee. I think the chipboard banner is from Teresa Collins.

 The library card stamp is from Love Notes by Crate Paper. "Life" is from Jillibean Soup. "Here's the story" is from Teresa Collins and it's layers are from Crate Paper. The bracket die cut is from Grandma's Kitchen by WRMK.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

capture this moment

Getting down to the nitty gritty with this kit and decided to use it up.

Followed a sketch from Citrus Twist. The arrow paper is from Memorabilia by Teresa Collins and the blue mat is from A Charmed Life by Simple Stories.

I had fussy cut a tag from the opposite side of this TC paper. I worked it over the best I could for this layout. The stitching is a rub on from DCWV. "Happy" is a sticker from Simple Stories.

I love this "xoxo" speech bubble from Studio G. It was part of their Valentine series in 2013, I think.

This star belongs to a set of stamps I scored on Scrapbook Deals. I don't know the manufacturer.

The stickers and accent papers are from Simple Stories and the brad is from BoBunny.

This button is from Echo Park.

I fussy cut this fun bit from Simple Stories paper.

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