Monday, October 23, 2017

monday...You Are My Sunshine Layout

Hi everyone! I'm back again sharing another layout I made using the Sunkissed Garden Kit from The International Scrapbook Garden! This time, I used the yellows for my layout since it matched both of my kids' outfits!

Most of the products used on this layout are from the main kit, including the chipboard title, background pattern paper and most flowers.

For the chipboard title, I painted it white and added crackle paint, from my stash, and used the Lindy's Magical Shaker Yodeling Yellow from the Mixed Media Kit together with the 13@rts Plastic Microspheres to add texture to the sun. I just love how it turned out! The pink ribbon is from the Embellishment Bonus Kit.

The yellow flowers are included in the main kit as well as sone of the white ones. I made some yellow flowers using the Foamiran in the Embellishment Bonus Kit. It was my first time working with Foamiran and I have to say, that I love it! I loved it so much that I decided to make a quick flower tutorial for you!

Here's a quick tutorial on how to make the foamiran yellow flowers.

You will need:
yellow foamiran from the Garden Embellishment Bonus Kit
flower diecut of your choice (mine is from Heartfelt Creations-HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die)
heating tool
embossing tool
green ink (optional)

Step 1. Die cut 3x your flowers. I'm only using the small diecut flowers for this tutorial.

Step 2. Heat it up til the petals start to curl up.

Step 3. Twist the petals between your fingers to look like the left side petals in my picture. Open them up with your fingers gently (the right side of my picture). 

Step 4. Gently, spread the over an embossing tool using your fingers like so. Be careful you do not break the petals!

Step 5. Cut a strip of the foamiran to 3/4"x6" and cut tiny strips into in but don't go all the way through.

Step 6. Ink them if you prefer (I used green ink for mine) and curl them like so to form the stamen. Add glue to secure it. Heat it up and twist the stamen like you did for the petals (not pictured).

Step 7. Layer the three flowers without overlapping the petals and add the stamen to the petals to finish your flower.

Here are a few I made using the same die. The one on the left is made using only 3 larger die cut flowers, the smaller one is using the 3 smaller flowers from this tutorial and the top right is using the 3 small and 3 large flowers all together! The one on the left has been colored with Lindy's Magical Shaker Yodeling Yellow.

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Other Products:
white acrylic paint
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Peeled Paint
Nuvo Crystal Drops-Bubblegum Blush

If you don't have your kit yet, go to The International Scrapbook Garden right now and get yours today!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

thursday...Live, Love, Laugh Layout

Hi everyone! I'm here sharing another layout I made using the Sunkissed Garden Kit from The International Scrapbook Garden! I'm guest designing for them this month! It simply gorgeous and so versatile!

I used the blues/teals from the main kit and used just a pop of the fuchsia to make this frilly layout of my baby girl. I fussy cut the title from an ephemera card and used the pearls around the clusters along with the splatters to achieve this look.

I tucked an ephemera card and the buttons packaging card under my picture after I distressed them. I also used the two small doilies and the flowers from the main kit for this layout. I also used the teal paint in the Mixed Media Bonus Kit and the butterfly stamp in the Embellishment Bonus Kit to make these gorgeous butterflies! I also used the clocks on the same stamp set to make two clocks for my larger cluster shown below.

I fussy cut and die cut the roses into border and tucked under the photo. I also fussy cut a bunch of feathers as well as used the real feathers in the Embellishment Bonus Kit. I added some splatters the background by using the Lindy's Spray

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Other Products:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Memento Black Ink
Tim Holtz Paper Distresson
Heartfelt Creations Fleur Border Basics Die
Diamond Stickles

I hope I have inspired you today to create! Go to The International Scrapbook Garden right now and get your kit today! 

Friday, October 13, 2017

friday... Me and You layout

Hi everyone! I'm here sharing my very first layout using the Sunkissed Garden Kit from The International Scrapbook Garden! I'm so very excited to be guest designing this month! 

The main kit is simply jammed packed with gorgeous Lemoncraft papers and matching embellies that will surely make your pages stand out! This is my first time working with Lemoncraft and I have to say, that I'm in LOVE with their papers!

Here's my first layout:
I made this layout using one of my favorite pictures of my baby girl and I. The background paper is from the Bonus Paper and the definition stamps, doilies, fussy cut flowers and butterflies are from the Embellishment Bonus Kit. I just love how everything goes together so beautifully!

I used the flowers from the Extra Blossom Kit for this layout and used the Lindy's Spray to create splatters on the background. 

You can create a lot of dimension by just adding fussy cut layers to your layout!

Here's one last look at the layout to show the dimension! I just love how that blue Lemoncraft Daydream Ephemera Card pops against the pink background! It also makes the perfect title for my layout!

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Other Products:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Memento Black Ink

If you don't have your Sunkissed Kit yet, go to The International Scrapbook Garden right now and get yours now! I hope I have inspired you today to create!

Friday, September 29, 2017

friday...Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Hop

Welcome to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. The more you comment the more entries you get into the random draw! Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Wednesday, October 4th on the Heartfelt Creation Blog and on the Facebook Page. If you win, please send an email to Heartfelt Creations at and write "Winner of September Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be draw. 
Hop ends on Monday, October 2nd at 11.59pm EST.

I made this super easy masculine birthday card for a friend using the Woodsy Wonderland Collection.

Close ups:

Here's a quick how to photo tutorial I made for you:

Step 1: Stamp everything you want to use on a white cardstock with black ink.

Step 2. Die cut everything together (this saves time!).

Step 3. Using distress ink, add color to your die cut images (I only used two ink colors-Vintage Photo and Forrest Moss!). You can now assemble your scene on your card front!

Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog! Have a great week!

Your next stop is: Archana Joshi

Blog Hop Order:
Vicki Dutcher
Kathy Clement
Amarilys Doria
Archana Joshi 
Martine Smith 
Gloria Stengel 
Alissa Wells
Deneen Treble 
Sarah Miller 

Friday, September 22, 2017

friday...hurricane update and an announcement!

Hi friends! We recently had hurricane Irma go through Florida and even though we didn't get hit as hard as we originally thought in Orlando, we did have some damage to the house (a few roof shingles, water damage and mold because of it, and a bunch of tree limbs broke off our mango tree). We are slowly going back to normal and we thank God that it wasn't worse!

During that time I was in contact with the owner of The International Scrapbook Garden Kit Club, a brand new Kit Club debuting soon, and she offered me a guest DT position! I said yes and very soon you'll be seeing my new layouts using their gorgeous new kit, the Sunkissed Kit!

Here's a preview of the kit:

Come back in a week for more!