18 April 2013

Thanks For stopping!

Thanks to everyone that stopped by yesterday during the MemoryWorks Blog hop! It was so fun to see all the inspiration from my fellow team members! What a great hop!

More inspiration will be coming from MemoryWorks soon. So stay tuned! Look for a special inspiration surprise in May!

Today I want to share a layout I made for the MemoryWorks Blog and posted it last week.
I created this layout using the NEW Amy Tangerine line - Yes, Please and Tim Holtz Distress Stains! I really wanted to reach out of my comfort zone and make my own layout background.

How Did You Do It?
Quite simple, actually. Get over your fear that you will screw something up. It's just paper ;)

Okay for real.
  1. I used a Fancy Pants Design: Stencil Set - Patterns stencil and put temporary adhesive on the backside and stuck it down on my page.
  2. Next, I took an embossing ink pad and inked on top of the stencil.
  3. I pulled the stencil away and sprinkled (heavily) clear embossing powder over inked areas. I gathered up the excess and returned it to the container.
  4. Then I heated it up with my heat gun.
  5. Once it cools, I sprayed the paper with water. Excessively (not soaked) but a good 3-5 sprays. 
  6. I gathered the distress stain colors I wanted to group together and rubbed them in various areas on the layout. in the center. 
  7. Next, I sprayed the layout with water again and than I held up the layout to let the inks run together a little bit. 
  8. Finally I placed a paper towel over the top of the inky area and pressed it dry, picking up the excess water/paint. I than (because I'm NOT patient), used my heat gun again to dry it further.
There you have it! It is actually simple. Experiment on cards, scrap paper and tags, if you are afraid to start on a full layout.

Supplies: Amy Tangering: Yes, Please (Theme Set, Flair, Puffy Stickers); Fancy Pants Design: Stencil Set - Patterns; Studio Calico: Thickers - Goodness; Studio Calico: Sun Drifter (Die Cut Shapes, Cardstock Stickers); Wood Veneer - Cameras; Tim Holtz: Distress Stains (Picked Raspberries, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Evergreen Bough, Spiced Marmalade); Washi Tape; Staple

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Thursday!!


17 April 2013

MemoryWorks Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Memory Works Spring/Summer Catalog Preview Blog Hop! You have arrived here from Sheri Feypel's Blog. For a complete list of participants or to start from the beginning of the hop please visit the Memory Works blog.

Today, I'll be sharing projects using the NEW Fancy Pants Design's Trendsetter paper line. I love the patterns of these papers and the fun color combination!

Supplies: Fancy Pants - Trend Setter (Theme Set, Tags, Ephemera); Studio Calico Stamp, Washi Tape, Vanilla Cardstock.

I also created a layout! Featuring pictures of my fiance Matt and I. The pictures are from our trip to NYC last summer.
Supplies: Fancy Pants - Trend Setter (Theme Set, Tags, Ephemera, 6x12 Tape Stickers); Fancy Pants: Stencil Set - Patterns; Fancy Pants: Stencil Set - Just Words; Simple Stories: Stamps - SnapShots; Wood Veneers - People; Silhouette Machine (round scallop, bow); Washi; paperclip; Wood Vaneer - Heart.

There will be a *prize for one lucky winner! Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Thursday, April 18th. *Prize is sponsored by Memory Works.

 Your NEXT Stop is  Rosann Elliott.

Happy Hopping!

12 April 2013

It's coming...

Join me and the MemoryWorks TeamWorks team on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 for a Spring Blog hop! Check out projects created with NEW products that MemoryWorks is carrying in their NEW Spring Catalog! You won't want to miss the overload of inspiration!