Showing posts from February, 2018

ISBG: Love This Life

Hello again! Today I'm sharing with you a new page from International Scrapbook Garden.  I used the toolshed kit Winter Adventures. This kit is so versatile for just about any boy page you want to make. It has a lovely mix of blue paper by Maja Design, snow, hearts, and other masculine touches. Seriously, this kit has it all!!

I dabble in two unique styles. One is using large die cuts on my pages while still incorporating negative space. The other is mixed media, which I have shown in previous blog posts. While mixed media is "new" to me, die cuts is my first love as I've been using them for years.

The hearts is a background die cut found on the Silhouette online store by Paige Evans. I then cut out a few hearts (using the same file) to make the background more interesting.

I tried very hard to stick to the kit. I did add a bit of lace from my stash,  as well as die cut leaves and thread. These just help make the cluster a bit more "full" looking.

On my pr…

PDE: We Have Amazing Chemistry

Hello and welcome! It's new challenge time at Pause Dream Enjoy!

I decided to keep it simple using stamps from My Favorite Things.

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ISBG: Mixed Media Winter Canvas

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you my mixed media canvas using Lindy's Stamp gang limited edition January set of winter colors and many of the awesome embellishments found in the Winter Adventures kits.

This project is ALL about texture and color. I am a huge fan of Gabrielle Pollacco's work and this canvas is definitely inspired by her blog and videos. My media is nearly all sprays and textured paste. Soon, I hope to incorporate more types of mediums into my creativity.

The beginning:

I created the design using much of the embellishment and  main Winter Adventures kit.

I added a few extra elements such as buttons, lace and cheesecloth. I did not end up using the large lace flower.

Shown here is everything covered in gesso, both individually and together.

Here it is before I added bling.

If you are making this kind of canvas, it really doesn't matter what  color everything starts out as if you are covering it all in gesso and  spray inks.

I did end up…

ISBG: Valentine Notecards for Boys

I recently watched a process video by Keren Tamir featuring Artist Trading cards. I thought, 'I can make this for my son for Valentine's day month'!

Our young men need encouragement and love the same as our young women.

I have been making notecards for my son for a couple years, but they have been "cute" in nature using die cuts and paper piecing as the main theme. Karen Tamir's video was a huge inspiration for me to use more of the first Toolshed kit at International Scrapbook Garden called Summer Concert.

I also made these notecards for this week's challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy . . . Valentine cards or treats!

Without further ado, here they are! Hope you like them!

I made enough to send my son one to school each school day until February 14th. My son is rather sentimental and has saved all his notecards from the previous years.
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Supplies: ISBG: Toolshed Kit - Summer Concert Main kit ISBG: Toolshed Kit - Summer Concert Embe…

Scrap The Boys: Family

Hello there! Today is a bonus post with Scrap The Boys as we join together with the Stick It Down blog challenges. Here is the sketch . . . perfect for February!

I recently had family photos taken and was really excited to get started on this page about us. Hearts and family go well together, don't you think? The large heart is a free cut file from Paper Issues.

Supplies: Paper: --FancyPants "Golden Days" --Simple Stories - Basics Wood Ephemera by Golden Days Silhouette Cameo Die Cut heart by Paper Issues

Scrap The Boys: Follow Your Dreams

Hello there!! Did I not tell you? I'm now part of the Scrap The Boys Design Team!!! Woot! There are going to be some fabulous challenges lined up for you this year so I hope you'll join me this season. Without further ado, here's the first challenge.

We had family photos taken this year for the first time in 7 years!!!!! Yikes . . . far too long. So bear with me this season as you may be seeing a lot of family photos type 'layouts' in the coming months. I was greatly inspired by this layout on Pinterest. I have been diving more and more into the world of mixed media. It's still a huge learning process and it takes time to build up a color stash. But I'm still very happy with how bright and playful this turned out.

I used a lot of die cuts and a few scraps of paper from Pinkfresh's "Dream On" collection. The thread of circles is die cuts by Tim Holtz.

Stamps by Tim Holtz and Citrus Kits.
--Paper: Pinkfresh: Dream On collection --Diec…