Sunday, July 24, 2011

Donna Salazar Falling For You Layout

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with you a layout that I created using the Donna Salazar Spring In Bloom 12x12 Paper Pad. This line is full of dusty pinks, light blues, jean, and pretty creams. I wanted to create a page about the day my son was born and all of the little things that I immediately fell in love with about him, and the blue colors in this line coordinated just perfectly with that little blue hospital onesie that he was wearing in the photos.

I used Donna's Tea Party Smooch Spritz to do some masking with a doily behind the photo, and then I splattered just a few spots with the Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz. I also inked the distressed edges of my paper with the ColorBox Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, and Charcoal. I also cut two of the decorative labels from Donna's Calendar Page from her Artistic Papers and used those behind each photo.

Supplies: Donna Salazar Spring In Bloom 12x12 Paper Pad, Smooch Spritz in Tea Party and Sea Breeze, ColorBox Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown and Chestnut Roan and Charcoal, Donna Salazar Artistic Papers Calendar Page

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Back From CHA

Hello everyone, I had such a great time in Chicago, but I'm definitely happy to be waking up in my own bed this morning!! Sorry, I know I kind of skipped out on the final days of my CHA Countdown, but I ended up leaving a couple of days sooner than I had originally planned. I just wanted to check in this morning, I'll be back later with photos. I had the chance to meet so many great people...loved it!! LOVES :) -Sarah

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Echo Park "Fresh Faces" Monthly Designer Call

Hi everyone, I'm here to share my submission for this month's Echo Park "Fresh Faces" Monthly Designer Call. I absolutely love Echo Park Paper, as most of you know because if you're regular followers of my blog then you know how many collections I have!! I can't get enough!

So, here are my 3 layouts for this month's submission.

Layout #1. Summer Joy - I created this layout using Echo Park's Springtime collection. I love these soft colors and patterns, especially that floral print that I used for most of my background. Then I used decorative scissors and a lace border punch to create borders along the right side of my layout that contain my journaling. I just added a few flowers and a piece of ribbon to finish off the page.

Layout #2. School Girls - I created this layout using Echo Park's For The Record collection. I used a lot of layers to create this page, as well as created a banner border along the left side of the layout. The ruler strip was just perfect for this back to school themed page, and the bird sticker was the perfect addition since I took these photos by the tree in our frontyard. I finished off this layout with some flowers, butterflies, and lace to add more of a springtime feel.

Layout #3. With All My Heart - I created this layout using the Echo Park Be Mine collection. I created borders with white cardstock for the center as my background so that my photos would pop, then added Echo Park stickers and cut out hearts and flourishes for accents. I finished the layout by adding my journaling with a punched border, and I used the Echo Park alpha stickers for my title and subtitle.

That's it for this month's Echo Park "Fresh Faces" submission. I hope you enjoyed seeing my layouts. Wish me luck!!

LOVES :) -Sarah


Hi everybody, only 5 more days before CHA!!! WooooHooooo :)

Have a terrific Thursday! LOVES :) -Sarah

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CHA COUNTDOWN & Some Exciting News!!

Hey everyone, today is day 2 of my one week countdown to CHA....WoooHooo!!!! If any of you are going to be there please comment here or send me an email (which you can find at the top of the left sidebar) because I'd love to meet as many of my online scrappy friends as possible!!

Also, I received an email yesterday that this layout of mine was chosen as one of the spotlighted weekly projects on the Club CK can check it out HERE!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!! LOVES :) -Sarah

Monday, July 11, 2011

Celebrate with Helmar and PSA Essentials

Hello everyone, I have a really fun and bright layout to share with you today using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Helmar Gemstone Glue, and PSA Essentials interchangeable acrylic stamps. These stamps are super fun to use because of their ability to interchange the center sentiment with the outer border stamp. I loved these stamps because they allowed me to stamp the sentiment and outer border in two different colors of inks while also stamping them onto two different background papers. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and the outer border in lime green ink so that I could match this layered sentiment to my journaling this!!

I created my layout using this sketch for the July 1st Sketch at Once Upon a Sketch Blog.

Head on over to the Helmar Blog throughout this entire week to see more fun projects from the Helmar DT using PSA Essentials stamps!! Have a wonderful Monday, and I hope to see you all next week in Chicago at CHA!!!! WoooHooooo.......LOVES :) -Sarah

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Tag with Donna Salazar

Hello everyone, Sarah here today to share with you a Happy Birthday Tag that is just perfect for any gift bag or wrapped present. So often we make cards and tags for the little people in our lives, but this Happy Birthday Tag created with the Donna Salazar Artistic Papers is just perfect for those adult friends and family members in our lives celebrating their special day!

Step 1. Cut a tag 3 1/2"x6" out of the Artistic Paper Spring In Bloom 6x6 Squares. Step 2. I used the Smooch Spritz in Sea Breeze then splattered the Smooch Spritz in Wood Stain.

Step 3. I used the Smooch Spritz in River Mossy, sprayed it lightly on my finger and used it as finger paints to tint the leaves on the tag. Then I did the same process with the Smooch Spritz in Carmel Latte to tint the area around the leaves and flowers. I used my Copics to color in the flowers.

Step 4. I cut two flowers, a butterfly, and a knome from the Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicle then adhered them to the tag. I used foam dots under the butterfly and knome to add dimension, then added lace to the bottom edge of the tag.

Step 5. I tied an olive colored ribbon, a sheer peach ribbon, and twine to the top of the tag then glued three flower buds to the center which I cut from the lace that I added to the bottom of the tag. I also added Fairy Dust Glitter in Peaches and Cream using Glue Gloss to the edges of the butterfly wings. Then, I added my Happy Birthday journaling strips. I distressed the edges of the tag with the Distrezz-It-All, then inked the edges with the ColorBox Cat's Eye Ink in Creamy Brown.

Here is my final Happy Birthday Tag with a couple of close ups to view the details.

I will by adding this tag to a kraft colored gift bag for a simple yet elegant feel. Hope you like it!
Supplies: Donna Salazar Artistic Papers Collection, Crafty Chronicle, Smooch Spritz, ColorBox Cat's Eye Ink, Glue Gloss, Fairy Dust Glitter, Distrezz-It-All

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Webster's Pages BLING IT ON!!!!

Oooooh this has to be my absolute favorite time of year, and how lucky are we that as scrapbookers this happens twice every year!! All of the previews of new manufacturer lines are starting to pop up and with CHA only 2 weeks away I'm just drooling at all of the yumminess filling up all of my favorite sites and blogs. My mind is just overflowing with ideas and inspiration, and here is one big reason....

You absolutely have to head over to Webster's to see the gorgeousness that Brandin has yet again come up with in the new WP collections!!! I don't know how she does it, but she totally out-does herself with every new release....ok, why are you still here? Go check out all of the amazing work from the DT too while you're there, it's beyond gorgeous!!!

LOVES :) -Sarah

Nikki Sivils GIVEAWAY!!!

Oh my goodness, too much cuteness for words!!! Nikki Sivils is showing off her new collections and they are just A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!! Check these out...

Now head on over to the Nikki Sivils Blog to see how you can win not one but all five of these new collections before they're even available for purchase!!!

LOVES :) -Sarah

Helmar's July Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone, I want to share with all of you the July Sketch over on the Helmar Blog. I absolutely LOVE working with sketches because it gives me a great jumping off point for my pages and I'm never quite sure where they're going to end up but I always love the results!!

Here's Lydell's July Sketch for the Helmar and the challenge this month is to use your Helmar Gemstone Glue...just perfect for July so you can add that little extra shimmer and shine! :)

Here is the July Sketch...

Here is my take on the sketch...

Head on over to the Helmar Blog to check out the other DT member's layouts, and to see all of the other fun projects and challenges that Helmar has going on over there!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday! -Sarah

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook July Reveal!!!

HI everyone!!! This is my favorite time of every month when I finally get to share with you Pam's gorgeous kits from My Creative Scrapbook!! I'm always thrilled with the way my layouts turn out because these kits are packed with so much goodness!! For July, I was able to work with the Main Kit featuring Emma's Shoppe from Crate Paper and Life Is Good from Echo Park, and also the Limited Edition Kit featuring Country Estate from Webster's Pages.

Main Kit:

Limited Edition Kit:

Hope you enjoy these as much I did creating them! Don't forget to head on over to the My Creative Scrapbook DT Gallery to see more inspiration and projects than any one person could handle all in one sitting!! :)

Have a terrific Tuesday!! LOVES :) -Sarah