January 11, 2020

Sweetie -CE reveal

Hi fellow scrappers and chipboard lovers.. 
I'm here today to share another winter themed layout that I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments. I've been feeling a bit under the weather cause its flu season here in Finland and although I'm haven't been feeling good, I still don't want to fall out of routine.. So, to help me get creative while my brain is all stuffed up, I decided to find a sketch and create my layout with it.. 

 Here is what I created:
I once again started my layout process with just a plane piece of white cardstock.. I then inked the edges with distress oxides, added my stamping using the Distressed Crackle and Distressed Script stamps, finally adding some stars using the Stars stencil and distress oxides and snowflakes using the snowflakes stencil and texture paste in white.

I used a 6x6 paper stack by My Minds' eye and cut the papers into strips, which I then adhered them to a thick piece of corrugated cardboard, which gave some depth to my layout, I then attacked my snowflakes (in different sizes) along with some flowers and leaves to match my colors.. I wanted to stay with pink, green and tan, which were the main colors of the papers I chose to use..

For the right top corner of my layout, I wanted to add a little something, so grabbed a name place, which I then cut into two pieces, tucking one side behind the paper strips, adding the snowflakes and then some flowers..

and there you have my cute little winter themed layout..
thank you for stopping by today, till next time

P.s. here are the items I used to create my layout:
  Snowflake Stencil (snowflake stencil)
Cutie Word Set (Cutie Word Set)

January 1, 2020

Frosty layout: CE Monthly challenge

Hi fellow scrappers.. I'm here today to share a layout with you that I created for the monthly challenge over at Creative Embellishments.. We have an amazing inspiration photo for the month of January and you have all month to play along with us..

Here is the photo:
I absolutely loved this months inspiration photo, it felt nice and "Frosty!"..

Here is my layout that I created using the inspiration photo:
I used some of my favorite papers for this layout and they are by Bo Bunny, lots of chipboard goodies and flowers from my stash (trying to use up my stash to make room for new)..

How about a few close ups:

These scroll sets are my favorite, they are so pretty and easy to use.. I painted mine white and added a few drops of silver Nuvo drops for accent.. Tucked it underneath the bottom of my photo and then added a cluster of flowers to the corner..

I only used two sheets of paper from collection, but because they are two sided, I was able to get more for my money (so to speak), I also used some of the corrugated papers I have been holding onto.. they are 6x6 but once you start ripping them apart, you also get more for your money..

Now, for the title sentiment.. I painted it white and then covered it with Star Dust Stickles.. It was so hard to photograph the glitter look to it..but it turned out super frosty..
I also used 9 snow flakes from the chipboard snowflakes set, definitely get more in that set.. I painted them white and light blue with distress oxides and then placed them on my layout.. 
and because the challenge asked to add texture, I used the snowflake stencil and some texture paste to add some soft snowflakes to the background, along with the distressed text stamp on the edges.. 

all right.. 
That is my layout for our January challenge.. I hope you were inspired and would like to play along with us this month over at Creative Embellishments.. If so, just click HERE and it will re-direct you to the CE blog..

Till next time..

p.s here are the items I used to create my layout:

Snowflake Stencil (snowflake stencil)

Distressed Text Stamp (Rubber Stamp Distressed Text)

December 30, 2019

Christmas mini album

Hi fellow Scrappers..
It's Nanné here sharing a 6x6 chipboard square mini album with you today.  I absolutely love mini albums and creating them is so much fun, with little details here and there..  I filled my mini album with clean acetate pages and 6x6 panel pieces so I could get more places to add photos to..
Here is what I created:
I used the 6x6 chipboard square mini album , which is absolutely the best to create a fun filled mini album and then adding some of the panels to get even more cute pages in side..
The cover always seems to be the most challenging.  I wanted to add some layers and thought the berry frame was a perfect touch for the base.. I also love the new pick up file, so that definitely had to be there and because my album will be filled with love, the hearts had to be there..
Now lets get to the inside of the album:
I created lots of pocket pages for this album, so I can add lots of photos inside of my grand daughter .. plus, I absolutely love tags and tabs, so those were included as well.. I used the wood veneer numbers to add dates on the tag and the tabs..
I also added some clear Acetate pages in my album, once again to add some extra pages for more photos.. Plus, the acetate are so thin that they really don't add much bulk.. To help recognize the acetate pages, I used washi tape for the edges .
On the left side is a pocket page that I trimmed down from a bigger page, then used my Bind it All to create the holes for the binding.. On the right side, I got a photo mat going, used one of the die cuts from the paper set add on and then used the words Naught and Nice from the Christmas Sentiments word set.
for this page, I also added acetate  (a page and a half page) in the middle of the two chipboard pages.. I love the swirly filigree tree and wanted to add that to the half page, the photo of our tree will sit on the photo mat behind the tree..
For these pages, I created an envelope using my Envelope punch board, added a magnet and then some tags to tuck behind it for photo mats.  In the middle of the pages, I added another clear acetate page, using papers, die cuts and the Christmas sentiment from the sentiment set.
When you flip the clear acetate page you get to the my panel page. I used the 6x6 Harlequin panel which I attached to a clear acetate sheet, then covered with papers and some of the die cuts,   used a large wood veneer number 3 for the tab.. I love the way it added another fun page to my album.
Then flipping the page, you get to the other side of the Harlequin panel page.. used a circle punch to punch some circles from the papers, creating a small corner pocket, added the photo mats and then some die cuts.  I also created some large tags which I tucked behind the corner pocket I created using the santa letter and envelope from the Santa letter set.
and yet another pocket page..LOL  obsessed with tags much?,  well yes, yes I am...LOL   We'll skip the left page since its obvious but the right side.. Another clear acetate page and added a Christmas Bulb on both sides with a paper circle in between, so you can't see through it.. added the twine to look like is hanging in place.. the sentiment squares are corner tabs, so I can tuck photo mats behind it to hold it in place.. totally in love with this page set up..
flipping the acetate page, you get to my heart panel page.. I had to trim the side so I could get to match the binder rings, but yet again I got a fun page to add to my album.. Thought about adding a photo mat to the page, but with the acetate page next to it, it seemed too busy, so added a sentiment card instead, which came with the paper set..
and for my last page, I decided to try to keep it simple.. I had so many amazing bulky pages, so I had to try not to add more bulk ..LOL I decided to add a flip pocket, so I could get two photos onto this page, plus maybe a journaling spot when you flip the pocket up.. just some die cuts and then the frosty sentiment, but I used it as a frosting cookies.. LOL
and that is my Christmas themed mini album... Thank you for taking the time to check out my post and till next time..

p.s. here are the items I used to create my album:
Filigree Trees (Filigree Trees)
Hearts (Nested Shapes Hearts)
Numbers (Wood Veneer Numbers)

December 20, 2019

Merry Christmas card and ornament

Hi fellow crafters..
I'm here sharing a card and matching ornament which I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments, using the snow globe shaker chippie, some of the snow flakes and pine trees..

Here is what I created:

I adore the shaker chippies and when I seen the snow globe, I knew that I wanted an ornament out of it.. would of been super cute with a photo inside, but I thought of that after the fact ..LOL
I used some papers by Simple Stories and one of the cards had this cute snowman on it with the sentiment, so decided to add those.. I then filled it with lots of goodies and attached the back.. super easy and so cute..  I did feel like the bottom could of used something, but I have a cat and I know that little glitter and frilly things get him wanting to play with them ..LOL
for my card, I used some metal dies to get the background layers, then added the pine trees and some clear plastic, then finally adding the sentiment.. I used distress oxides to color all of my chippies, except for the white ones, that is paint..
and there you have my quick projects for todays reveal..  Thank you for stopping by and checking out my projects.. Till next time..
p.s here are the items I used: