Sunday, October 4, 2015

Crafty Maven Tag Hop

Hello!! Today I have a video to share along with several artists from the Crafty Maven Getaway Youtube channel.  We have a Tag Hop going on where we will be answering 13 questions about our scrappy selves so you can get to know us a little better.

Here's a look

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CM Tag Hop

Here's a look at what we'll be discussing...

1. What do you love most about Crafty Maven?
2. Do you scrap chronologically or just whatever peaks your interest at the time?
3. Do you scrap standing or sitting down?
4 What is more intimidating to you using scraps or new sheets of pattern paper?
5. Do you use only 1 collection or mix it up (you can consider kits as a collection)
6. What’s your favourite day on Crafty Maven?
7. What scrappy supply are you obsessed with (ex. Thickers)
8. What element do you just have to add to every page to consider it done (ex. Enamel dots)
9. What trend are you just OVER or don’t understand in scrapbooking (ex. Adding foxes to everything)
10. What is that one embellishment that took you forever to use? (Maybe show how you finally used it)
11 Be honest do you pre-plan your videos
12. What are your non scrappy hobbies?
13. Has being a Crafty Maven Member changed your scrapbooking?

Be sure to hop over to the other contributors and watch theirs too.

Then be sure to subscribe to our youtube channels as well as the Crafty Maven Getaway for daily inspiration!!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Cardmaking Day with Process Video

Welcome to World Cardmaking Day! Are you celebrating and making lots of cards? It's a great time to start on Christmas cards and I have some quick simple ones to get you started. I used the PhotoPlay Paper Dear Santa collection to create my two cards.

Christmas Card

Be sure to come over to My Scraps and More forum and FB page to play along and see all the other cards the Design Team have come up with.

Supplies Used
PhotoPlay Paper Dear Santa
Clear Gems
Silver Shimmer Trim

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Disney Lovely Hello with Process Video

Hello lovelies! Today I have a layout I did using a kit I made up from my stash a couple of weeks back. I'll post the link at the end in case you missed it. I think it's perfect for my pictures of Rapunzel and Cinderella.

Here's a look a the process


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And some close ups

To see my process of pulling the kit together inspired by the Carta Bella Rustic Elegance collection click here.  


Monday, September 21, 2015

Disney Then & Now with Process Video for MSAM

I did this layout for our Monday Mix it Up challenge at My Scraps and more. I'd love for you to come over and play along. I had this photo from our first trip to Disney World back in 2007 and wanted to scrap it with one we took on our last trip. The Creative Agenda collection was perfect with all it's fun colors and patterns to go with all the fun colors in the photos.

Here's a look at the process

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Disney Then and Now Process Video

If you like sketches as much as I do here's a copy of my sketch you can download and use for yourself. Enjoy!

Creative Agenda Sketch

Supplies used
Echo Park Creative Agenda paper and sticker sheets


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Disney Mad as a Hatter with Process Video

Hello my scrappy peeps. I have a new layout and process video to share today that I did with a  little help and inspiration. My first inspiration was a layout Jennifer Haggerty shared on My Scraps and More and I fell in love with it. I loved all the layers of patterned paper she used and the font of her title. I had another challenge of using a fall collection for something other than fall and so begins this layout. 

I started with the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane collection since it matched my photos so well and I was so eager to scrap them. My daughter has been busy checking off her bucket list and sending me plenty of pics to scrap. I couldn't believe how well these matched to Cedar Lane. I couldn't have asked for abetter match or more fun papers to work with.

Here's a look at the process

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Disney Mad Hatter Process Video

Supply List
Amy Tan Rise and Shine washi tape
EK Success Mickey Punch
Circle Punch -
Artistry cartridge -
Liquid Glass -

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

One Happy Day with Process Video

Today I'm sharing a layout I did for the Crafty Maven Getaway Youtube channel. I was inspired by a layout in the new catalog and our inspiration piece for the week. The new Zoe collection is such a fun whimsical color scheme and pattern it's easy to work with!.

Here's a look at the process

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Supply List
Zoe paper -
Zoe complements -
Green Triangles -
Coral Shimmer Trim -
Slate polka dot washi -
Artistry cartridge -

Monday, September 14, 2015

Believe: With Process Video for MSAM

Hi everyone, I'm here today with a gorgeous new collection Dear Santa from PhotoPlay Paper. If you haven't already gotten it then run don't walk before it's all sold out. Be sure to check out the Autumn Day collection as well while you're there.


This gorgeous red print was a perfect back drop for my photos of my kids hanging their ornament on the tree. Of course I had to had ole St Nick himself. Isn't he adorable??

I added a holly wreath cut from the new CTMH Artistry cartridge and bling behind the photo to really pop the photos off the page.

Here's a look at the process.

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Be sure to come back each day this week for more layouts from the Design Team using these two collections.

And don't forget to use code 20SEPT15 to sAve 20% of your order at My Scraps and More!!

Check out PhotoPlay Paper on Facebook 
and their website here


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Create a Collection from Your Stash with video

Have you ever fallen in love with a collection but was on a spending freeze, or maybe the collection didn't have a theme you would use, or maybe you just wanted to use more of your stash while waiting for more product to arrive? Follow along with me as I share my process of creating my own version of a new collection from my stash.

In this first example I wanted to recreate everything from the color scheme, theme, icons, and feel of the Echo Park We Are Family collection. I started with the papers and then went to my stamps, punches, die cuts, etc to recreate some of the embellishments.

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We Are Family collection remake

The next collection, Carta Bella Rustic Elegance was one I loved the color scheme and over all feel and design of the collection but didn't want the wedding theme. I decided to try and recreate it with a whole new theme that was broader and more generic that I could use with my photos I have.

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Rustic Elegance collection remake

You can see the full collection on my pinterest board 

I hope you enjoyed just two of the ways you could recreate a collection from your stash. There are many more ways. I'd love to see you try it and share with me what you come up with!


Friday, September 4, 2015

New Watercolor Paper, Paints, & Brushes from CTMH

I'm so excited that we now have quality, affordable watercolor supplies. The watercolor paper is a stark white heavy weight that didn't buckle when using moderate amounts of water and I even went over it several times.

Here's a layout I recently featured yesterday using all of the new watercolor products.

Watercolor Paints in 36 gorgeous colors that are strongly pigmented so it doesn't take much and it retains it's bright vibrant color.

And don't forget the 5 quality brushes to create anything from script brush writing to full backgrounds.

Check out all the fabulous new products now available in the new 2015-16 Annual Inspirations catalog.
Happy Shopping