Saturday, July 23, 2016

Scrap It Off! SpiegelMom Scraps Blog Hop Party!!

Welcome to the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog Hop Party! I hope you are enjoying all of the inspiration and fun surprises that we have lined up for you today! Here on my blog, I have TWO projects to share with you and they both have process videos...double the fun! I also had the honor of designing the cut files for today's blog hop so make sure you download yours from the main page by clicking here.

I have been so honored to be the Guest Designer for July and I am even more ecstatic to join the Design Team with a You Tube Squad position for the next six months!! You can look forward to lots more cut files as well as process videos every Wednesday on my You Tube channel. Make sure you are subscribed so that you get notified every time a new project is posted!

Here is the free cut file that I designed for this month's blog hop. You can pick this up back on the main page for the blog hop or you can use the links below. Make sure to enter the contest using this cut file for a chance to win a great prize!

Cut File Studio3 Version  

Cut File PNG Version 

Without further ado, here are my two projects for this week's blog hop. They are both created using the cut file in two totally different ways! You can also find the process videos that go with them by clicking on the links for each project.

Project #1: Hawaiian Sunshine
     For this one, I used the cut file combined with some oversized tags from the Target Dollar Stop bins to create three mini shaker pockets and combining it with elements from Elle's Studio Sunny Days Collection as well as some word stickers from Authentique. The sequin packages from SpiegelMom Scraps that I used in this one included: Amy's Sprinkles and Sunny Smiles. Click here to go to the process video!

     For this project, I used the cut file in a more traditional way and backed the hearts with different patterned papers from the new Fancy Pants Millie and June Collection. The sequin details on this page came from SpiegelMom Scraps and are called Raspberry Daisy Dream which is a beautiful set. Click here to go to the process video!

Don't forget to click on the links above to check out the process videos for these two layouts. Make sure to keep hopping and visit all of the amazingly talented ladies who have created projects today. You definitely don't want to miss out on the prizes that SpiegelMom Scraps is offering up today!! You should be heading off to visit the amazingly talented Evi here to head over there. Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge--Christmas

Happy Thursday!  That means it's time for another C.R.A.F.T. Challenge and this week we are being challenged to create a Christmas project! It is really important to me that I am able to show quick and simple card designs using up some leftover scraps or a few details that make a statement. I am a scrapbooker and memory keeper first, however, cards are a great way for me to use up those extras and send a personal touch. Keeping with that, here is my project for this week....a few torn strips of scrap paper, a leftover tag, and a wood veneer sediment...boom...cute card! The finishing detail of some pink Stickles adds just enough pop to make this card unique!

I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to grab some of your leftovers and create a fun Christmas project this week! Make sure to visit the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog to see the amazing creations from the rest of the design team and to show us your Christmas project as well. Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

500 Subscriber Giveaway!!

Good Morning!
       I am so very excited and amazed to be here today thanking you all from the bottom of my heart for your support, kindness, and encouragement in this creative world journey that I have started! The past couple of months have been super busy and have exploded with new opportunities, exciting design teams, and huge growth of my You Tube Channel. So today.....I am here to celebrate and say thank you! This past week, I hit my first goal milestone of 500 You Tube Subscribers!!

That means that it is time for a giveaway. I thought a lot about doing a giveaway of products and then really decided that it would be best to give you what you will use rather than a random collection of things that you may or  may not like. So....I am giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to the online supply store of your choice to one lucky subscriber!  It is super easy to enter!!  All you have to do is head over to the 500 subscriber giveaway video on my You Tube Channel, make sure you are a subscriber, and leave a comment in the section below according to the directions in the video. Super simple!

1. Watch the video!
2. Make sure you are a subscriber!
3. Leave a comment on the video for the prompt!
4. Keep your fingers crossed you win!!

A winner will be chosen randomly on July 20th, 2016! This giveaway is no way, shape, or form endorsed by a company, online store, or You Tube. Just me....thanking all of you for supporting and encouraging me to keep creating and sharing! I am having a blast and can't wait to share more and inspire you to create!!!  Happy Crafting!!

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge--Thank You/Teacher

Happy Thursday and welcome back for another weekly C.R.A.F.T. Challenge! This week we are being challenged to create a Thank You/Teacher project. We are at that point of starting to prepare and think about Back to School here where I live and so the timing on this is perfect! Here is the card that I created for the challenge this week using a glassine bag and a bunch of die cut flowers. My though behind it was saying Thanks a Bunch! I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to create a thank you project this week. Make sure that you check out the C.R.A.F.T. blog to see the projects from the rest of the amazing design team and to leave us a link to your work so that we can send you some love! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge--Sketch

Happy Thursday! This week on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge we have been challenged to create a project using a sketch. This was a fairly basic sketch to use and I tried to stick pretty closely to the elements that were within the sketch.  Below, I have included a picture of the sketch that we need to use this week.

For my project, I created the card below. The chipboard piece that I used was from the Crate Paper Little You Girl Collection.  All of the patterned papers came from a paper pad from Teresa Collins that is just called Blush. I even managed to pull out some very old mini brads and some sparkly black alpha chips from Me and My Big Ideas. 

Overall, this card came together pretty quickly and would be adorable tucked into the top of a gift for a baby shower. I hope that you enjoyed this project and make sure to head on over to the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog to see what everyone else on the design team created as well as to link us to a project that you create with this sketch. Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Stick It Down Design Team

Hi Guys!
   I am super excited to finally get to announce that I have joined the Stick It Down Design Team. This awesome challenge blog offers monthly sketches for single-page scrappers, double-page scrappers, and card designers to use as inspiration. Make sure to check out the blog to meet the rest of the design team, check out their work, and participate in the fun! Here is the July Sketch that we had to work with this month....

I tried to keep my layout very close to the original sketch except that I switched the title and journaling to the opposites sides of the layout. Here is my super bright and fun layout for this month...

I started out knowing that I wanted to hand stitch the boxes on the bottom and just used 2x2 cardstock squares as my guide to punch the holes to stitch into. I then added the fun vellum hearts from Studio Calico in each of the boxes. The black and white patterned paper is one of my favorites from the She Blooms collection by Illustrated Faith. I added some paint streaks  (Dina Wakley) in colors that would match the layout and then added a few embellishments and some thickers from Amy Tan to the title. The mini wood veneer sunglasses are from Jillibean Soup are just colored to match with gelatos. This is a super bright and fun layout and I had a blast creating it. I can't wait to see how you use this sketch to create a fun layout this month. Head on over to the Stick It Down blog to check out the rest of the projects from the design team and to link us to your work so that we can check it out. Have fun and happy crafting!!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

For the Love of Homemade Kits: July: Kit Share

Happy Sunday! I am so excited to be participating in the For the Love of Homemade Kits Series with Hannah Lemieux, Megan Paulos Blethen, and Felicia Young over on You Tube for another round of creating. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, this series uses a recipe of items to create a kit from our stash that is based around an inspiration piece. Then, these amazingly talented ladies spend four weeks creating layouts and process videos from the ingredients in their kits. The idea is to start digging in our stash and use a combination of both new and old products to create some amazing layouts. Each week, you will be able to see a process video and layout from each of us on our You Tube channels using our individual kits. YAY! Click here to check out my kit share for week one of the For the Love of Homemade Kits Series: July.  The first process video will be posted on Tuesday, July 5th so you don't even have to wait a whole week this time! 

For this round, the inspiration piece was from Simple Stories Life in Color Collection called So Much Happiness.

The paper portion of this recipe includes:
1. The inspiration piece
2. a stripe pattern
3. a texture
4. a geometric pattern
5. a freebie pattern
6. two 6x6 pieces of patterned paper

Now, for my choices....

1. Inspiration Piece: Simple Stories: Life in Color: So Much Happiness
2. Stripe: Pink Paislee Memorandum 12x12 paper pad  
                Echo Park: Scoot: Fire Trucks
3. Texture: Fancy Pants Red Corrugated Sheets
4. Geometric: WeR Memory Keepers: Love Notes: Ombre Fence
5. Freebie: Pink Paislee Memorandum: Yellow Dot
6. three 6x6 patterned papers all from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place 6x6 paper pad
**I also allowed myself to add both white and black cardstock to this kit.

The embellishment portion of this recipe includes:
1. a cut file
2. stencil
3. texture paste
4. thread
5. wood veneer
6. a sticker sheet
7. Embellishment/Ephemera pack
8. One freebie (oops...I picked two!)
9. Washi tape
10. 2 alphabets (oops..I picked three again!)

Here are my choices....


1. Cut file: Ashley Horton June Hip Kit Club Cut File Background (similar in Cut Shoppe, Just Nick Studios or you can sign up online with Hip Kit Club for free and get theirs too!)
2. Stencil: Tim Holtz "Plus"
3. Texture Paste: Ranger White and Art Studios Metallic Silver
4. Thread: white crochet thread
5. Wood Veneer: Dear Lizzy Wood Buttons: Documentary Collection
6. Sticker Sheet: Anything Goes Element Stickers: Echo Park
7. Ephemera Pack: Simple Stories: Life in Color: Bits and Pieces
8. Freebies: Simple Stories: Life in Color Decorative Clips and a few flair pieces I've had  in my stash for a very long time
9. Washi Tape: Studio Calico Black and White Plus Signs
10.Alphabets: Echo Park Anything Goes Alpha Stickers
                       Studio Calico Black Puffy Alphas

Here is my complete kit....


As you can see, I followed the recipe but also added a couple of additional elements to make sure that I had enough material to create four incredible layouts. I am also giving myself the freedom and permission to add some mixed media elements like mists and watercolors if needed in order to complete the looks or use the elements that I chose. I hope that you will use this recipe to put together your own kit and I would love to see what you create if you are playing along with us. Make sure to stop by and check out my You Tube video showing my kit and then head on over to see the kits that Hannah, Felicia, and Megan put together as well. It is going to be a very fun month! Happy Crafting!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Another Fun Announcement: SpiegelMom's Skippings!!

Hi guys! Welcome to a super fun blog hop and an exciting announcement! I am SO very thrilled to be working as the Guest Designer for SpiegelMom Scraps for the month of July! I have been having such a blast working with her fun products and creating new projects to share with everyone. This month, you can expect to see a new project from me each week along with several process videos, some neat surprises, and loads of fun along the way. I hope you will join me all month as I get to play along with the SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team. 

Without further ado, we are here for a blog hop showcasing the new products that are available starting today. Let me just say that they are awesome and SO fun for all of your summer projects. For today's inspiration, I am going to share a really fun layout showcasing some of the new sequins as well as some fun hand-stitching. Don't forget to check out the process video that goes with this project as well.... 

 Jody revealed the new sequins on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog which you can check out HERE ( ).  

Your entire line up for today's hop is: 

SpiegelMom Scraps
Anna Sigga

Here is my project using the new release sequins which have the most amazing colors! I actually pulled a few different colors from several different packages for this project and have a list below of which packs I used....

I also have a process video showing you exactly how I created all of these looks on my You Tube Channel. Here are some additional close-up shots to show you the fun details as well.

 I hope you will check out the video to learn more about how this layout came together and some tips for hand stitching, coloring felt shapes, and creating stitches sequin lines. Please make sure to subscribe to my channel to make sure you don't miss any of the fun I have in store for you this month. 

SpiegelMom Scraps Supplies Used:
New--Raspberry Daisy Dream Sequin Mix
New--A Mermaid's Tale Sequin Mix (purples)
New-- Outfitters Sequin Mix (greens) 
New--Passion Flower Sequin Mix
Cloudy Day Felties  

Thank you for spending your time with us today and for welcoming me as the July Guest Designer! I'd love for you be in the running for the two prizes that Jody is giving away on this blog hop, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered!  Now, you'll be heading over to Yuliya's blog. Don't forget to check out the process video I have posted on my You Tube channel and I hope to see you back to play along all month! 

Process Video, Project, and an Awesome Announcement: All I Need

Good Morning!  Today is the day of a few really amazing announcements so make sure you stick around, check back, and join in on the fun! I am so excited to announce that I have joined the design team over at Scrap it with a Song starting this month and my first project is up today!  The challenge for this month for my group was to create a layout based upon the song "All I Need" by Radiohead. I used both the lyrics and the album cover artwork (see below) as inspiration for this layout. I hope you enjoy and I would love to have you visit my You Tube channel where you can see a process video for this layout as well.

Here is the album cover that inspired the background of my layout....Make sure to check out the process video to learn how to create this background easily!!!

And....the final layout and details.

I can't wait to share more projects with you as part of the Scrap It with a Song design team!! Make sure to check out their website to see all of the other amazing work from the design team and to participate in the challenge as well. Don't forget....more announcements are coming today! Happy Crafting!!