Bumblebee – 12X12 Scrapbook Layout With Altered Flowers Using Gelato’s

Hi Fellow Crafters!

It’s been a very busy and eventful 2014 so far so I am pretty far behind in my Scrapbooking. I want to thank Sheila for having me over on her blog at She’s A Sassy Lady. Today I am sharing a 12X12 layout of our grand daughter on this past Halloween. She is the most adorable Bumblebee ever. I love this age and her sweet innocence and a wee bit of attitude sometimes. She make us smile, laugh, and keeps us on the move when she and her big brother are here at our house.

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Don’t sweat layouts, this 12X12 page is super simple and ever so easy to make using Close To My Hearts Artbooking and Art Philosophy cartridges.  My font came from my PC and I used my Silhouette to weld and cut it.

 

I started out with this adorable photo I captured Halloween night at our church festival.  I printed it out as a 5X7 and matted it on some black card stock.  I added this little heart (bling) that I picked up at a scrapbook convention last summer.

 

I cut my honeycomb overlay to use as my backdrop on the bright yellow card stock from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge at 11 inches from some basic black cardstock.  I adore this Artbooking cartridge simply for the overlays! It has a wealth of other items on it too, so be sure to check it out if you do not own it yet.

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These great little flowers were cut from Close To My Heart Art Phlosophy Cricut cartridge at 1.5 inches from a glossy textured card stock. They are so easy to alter and add bling to using Faber Castell Gelato’s. I do love these gelato’s because they are easy to travel with and you can use a water pen. Michael’s sells these by the way and I was able to use my coupon.

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I added a little Gelato in yellow to the outside edges of my flowers and then barely wet my paint brush and moved the watercolor paint around the edge of each petal.

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A litte ink on the edges of each petal using my favorite chalk ink. A little liquid glue in the center and then add your bling. I am using some glass glitter from Stampin Up that I’ve had a few years, so I am not sure its still available. So easy to make and so CUTE! I adhered them to my layout with several glue dots after allowing them to dry overnight.

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I wanted to pick up on the orange color of the title and its also in my grandsons Optimus Prime costume so I made two more flowers using yellow and orange gelato’s and on one of them I added the white gelato to make it a little more distressed. I like how they both turned out.

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These two flowers need some bling too, so I went looking for some micro beads in my closet and added them using the same glue and allowing them to dry overnight. I love being able to use up some of my stash.

I printed this photo of my son and his sweet family from Halloween night. It’s rare that I get them all together and have my camera ready so I was happy, happy, happy to get this picture!

I added my thoughts around the edge of my overlay using a fine tip black marker and this layout was complete! With the right tools, a little basic paper, and some inexpensive bling you can have your pictures scrapped for future generations to enjoy for a very long time.

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Thanks for coming by today and have a great Easter and time with your family and friends! Don’t forget the camera and some extra batteries too!

Blessings,
Donna Lee

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12 Tags 2014 – Equals Two Masculine Cards!

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Last night I saw the link to Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 on Facebook and decided to see what I could create using his technique for March.

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My grandson was in my Stampin Studio playing with my second sons Lego’s so I had some time to stamp! I can always use some masculine cards, so I went with one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, Classic Pickups and the tree line is from another favorite, Noble Deer. I used a favorite paper pack from Cosmo Cricket, Wanted Collection that I still have in my paper stash. I pulled two of the Distress Inks (Vintage Photo and Old Paper) and a few markers.

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I cut my tags from some vanilla card stock using the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

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I created two tags just like Tim did, using the second generation stamp method for the 2nd one. Above is the first stamped tag that I’ve used as the focal point on my A2 sized card (4.5″X5.5″). I hand colord the tree line stamp using my markers. The enjoy the ride sentiment is from Close To My Heart, but no longer available. I added some string and two brads and one of the coordinating elements from the Wanted Collection. I also distressed the edges of my tag using a distressing tool.

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Above the 2nd generation stamped tag. I added a little chalk using a blender pen to add some additional texture to the tag. I switched up my papers for the card front and inked the edges of the papers and the base of my card.

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I always do a test stamp before I stamp on my project and on my work island was a piece of tissue paper. So I stamped my pick up on it. I liked the way it looked, so I fussy cut it and used it inside my card with a little vellum adhesive.Using this stamp on some tissue paper for a gift is a great idea! I do love this stamp set and being that I live in a house full of men, it’s very appropriate even years later!

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Thanks Tim for the inspiration and the technique! Anytime I can get a two for one is always a good deal!

I appreciate your stopping by my blog today and hope you found something to inspire your creative spirit. Have a fantastic week!

Blessings!
Donna Lee

Video Canvas Subway Art Tiles Tutorial – Featuring Close To My Heart

It’s so easy to make a personalized gift using the 6X6 Canvas Squares from Close To My Heart and just a few other products.

To watch the video click HERE.

Here is a look at the canvas used in this video. Just click on the picture to go to my website.

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Have a blessed and crafty day!

Donna Lee

Christmas Gift Tag 2013

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Hello Friends!

Thanks for popping by my StampinNScrapin studio today! 

Thanksgiving Day is almost here and that almost always mean shopping is soon to be started or I hope for some of you it means its soon to be finished! Either way, the wrapping of the gifts is soon to start and that means you are going to need some gift tags to dress up those great gifts for family and friends.

This year I was invited to participate in a Christmas Tag swap with some of the designers at She’s A Sassy Lady and The BugBytes. These ladies are very talented and I so appreciate their labor of love. To see the video of all their gift tags click HERE.

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I’ve made a short video for you showing you how I put this tag together.  Click HERE to view it.

Lets get to the details of the cuts for this tag.

Tag – Art Philosophy at 6″

Merry Christmas – Wild Card at 2.18″

Reindeer – Gypsy Wanderings (Hide Contour feature used) 3.25″

Poinsettia’s – Winter Wodland 1″

25 – A Childs Year (Welded)

Cuttlebug and snowflake emossing folder and sanding block

Cricut Expression

PC Gypsy or CCR

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Thanks for coming by today and have a blessed and crafty day!

Donna Lee

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Snowman Christmas Tag

Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas Tag I made that was inspired by one of the Christmas Tags I received in a swap earlier this month. You can see the video of those tags here.

My inspiration tag is from Sheila at She’s A Sassy Lady.

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This is a shaker tag and I adore it!

Today’s tutorial is going to be a picture tutorial as both videos I tried to make did not turn out as I am having camera issues. ;/

I started out with a tag from Art Philosophy cut at 5.5″.

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I cut the circles for the snowman from Art Philosophy at 3.5″, 3″, and 2.5″. The two larger circles had adhesive added around the edges using the largest 2 Way Glue Pen and adding some Martha Stewart Glitter Tinsel.

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I was generous with the glitter tinsel and allowed it time to dry before layering it.

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I used some foam tape squares to pop up each layer of my snowman.

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This adorable hat is cut from black glitter paper from The Paper Studio that I get at Hobby Lobby. When it goes on sale for 50% off I stock up! I used A Child’s Year cartridge for the hat. It’s cut at 1.75″. I used the hide contour feature.

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I used a 1/2 inch circle punch with scraps of the black glitter paper to get the background for his eyes. His nose is cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 1.22″. His hands are cut from the same cartridge at 4.5″.

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His scarf is cut from the Winter Woodland cartridge at 1.5″. His mouth is a 1/4″ punch with the glitter paper.

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Each of the tags is just a little different. I love using what I have to make these adorable tags for the kids in my family. This is a great ornament too!

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Thanks for coming by today!

Update: I did get a video uploaded. I apologize that it cuts off prematurely at the end, but you can see the finished product above! Click  http://youtu.be/TtercMSWA4E to see the short video.

November 2013 Specials

Stamp Of The Month November

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Blessings!

Donna Lee

Christmas Gift Tag Swap 2013 – Video

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are up for some Christmas Holiday Gift Tag or Card inspiration, because I have a video to share with you all of 15 tags I received in a Swap.

Several of the designers from She’s A Sassy Lady and The Bug Bytes participated in the 2013 Christmas Tag Swap this year and we were not disappointed! Just go grab a cup of coffee or some hot herbal tea and sit down in your comfy chair and watch this video of the 15 tags I received from some wonderful crafters!

Click HERE to see the video!

I’ll be back on Monday to share my Christmas tag in a video tutorial that was part of this swap! Enjoy and be inspired to create after you see what these fellow paper crafters came up with!

Blessings!

Donna Lee

November 2013 Specials

Stamp Of The Month November

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Christmas Cardinal Card Featuring To You And Yours Stamp – Close To My Heart

Hello Crafty Friends,

It’s been a whirlwind week around here, but I did manage to get a few Christmas cards done and two videos feature two different color techniques.

The first video is using markers to color my stamped image. I stamped the image using my large Fiskars stamp press and Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle to cut my two layers of circles to go on top of the scalloped Nestabilities die that was cut from white glitter paper from DCWV.

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When these paper stacks go on sale, you need to snatch them up! They are perfect for Nestabilites and your Cricut.

Each of the holly berry leaves is stamped and colored with the markers and then fussy cut 3 times for each card. It’s worth it but time consuming. A good thing to do while watching tv. I used two on the outside of the card and saved one for the inside.

The 2nd card was made using watercolor crayons in my stash. You can watch the video HERE.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a very blessed and crafty week!

Donna Lee

November 2013 Specials

Stamp Of The Month November

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Here are a few pictures of three of these cards.

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