Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Recently I was contacted by a sweet lady trying to raise awareness about Mesothelioma, a rare and very deadly cancer.  This lady, Heather Von St. James battled this cancer herself and was only given 15 months to live.  She recently had a baby and was determined to beat the cancer because she wanted to be around to raise her daughter.  

Today, I am joining forces with her to get 7, 200 social media shares.  So here is a link to her website to help spread the word...Dying to Be Heard.   Please if you can, spread the word through various social media sites and let's help raise more awareness about this deadly cancer.  Simply click on the above link Dying to Be Heard and on that page you will find various ways via social media to help Heather Spread the word!  Thank you very much!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Back to School Projects with Clear Scraps!

Happy Hump Day Clear Scraps fans!  Today, I would like to share with you a couple of back to school projects.  Now that we are all a little more settled into school, our kids are hopefully on a schedule, we can get to crafting more.  Yay!
First off, I want to share with you what I made using Clear Scraps Medium Rectangle Deco Frame.


I decided to try something I haven't used a ton of...WASHI!  I love the Washi craze, but to be honest I haven't used it a whole lot.  So, I decided I wanted to make a custom teacher frame, cover it in Washi and give as a gift.  To my amazement...this was so easy.

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The Washi sticks wonderfully to the Clear Scraps Acrylic.

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I also used a piece of Clear Scraps chipboard for the back of te frame and then covered it in patterned paper.  I love the quality of Clear Scraps Chipboard.

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What an awesome gift for that favorite teacher.  Best of all...this can go right on his of her desk because it is sodang cute!
Next favorite.  Since I am a layout girl and that is my favorite project to create, here is a layout with my kiddos.  This was their first day back this year.  One this layout I used Clear Scraps Clear N Chip Little Miss Molly.


I used these as embellishments on my layout...adding acrylic paint to the edges of the acrylic pieces.

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I love the look of the raw bare chipboard, so I didn't add  anything to those.

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Here is a few more details of my layout.

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I just love the versatility of the Clear Scraps products and how I can make them my own.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look at my projects.  I hope this has inspired you to dig into your Clear Scraps goodies and get crafting.  The kids are in school...what are you waiting for!

Happy Campers ..using the I-Top Punches to create flowers

I would like to share that with you a layout that is up on the Imaginisce Blog today.  I love making flowers, they are my go to embellishment.  So, I decided to make a layered flower to go on my layout.  

I did  this by using the I-Top Punches.  The sizes I used were the 16mm, 22mm and 28mm punches.

I punched out three different colors of patterned paper and layered them with the largest punched out flower on the bottom and the smallest on the top.

Next I wanted a flower center so I used my I-Top to create a center for my flower.  

There it is a quick and simple way to add a cute flower embellishment to your page.

Thanks for stopping in.  What will you create using Imaginisce Tools?

Imaginisce Supplies: Happy Camper Patterned Paper, I-Top Punches (16mm, 22mm and 28mm), I-Top

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Thursday all!  Guiseppa here to share with you this fun little Mini Deco Album I created and I want to show you how I made it.  

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So, here is a look at the album and the supplies I used.

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I decided the colors I wanted all my clear pages to be.  Then I took off the clear plastic film on the acrylic.  I simply added a few drop of Alcohol Ink to my Alcohol ink applicator and dabbed away until I got the desired look I wanted.  On some of my acrylic pages, I used more than one color of Alcohol Ink.

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This is what all of my pages looked like when I was done inking them.

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Next, I cut out all of these fun shapes using my Cameo.  Most of my shapes ended up being about 2x2 inches.

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Now to add them to my acrylic pages.  I love to have dimension on my projects, so  I used some foam adhesive to adhere my shapes.  

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After I added all of my shapes to my acrylic pages, I embellished them just a little.

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How fun is this?  I love the colors and how it looks when it is all put together.  This would be  fun little gift for a teacher.  Thanks for stopping in and I  hope you have fun creating with your Clear Scraps supplies.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Clear Scraps Layout and a Card!'s my last post with the September Kit and I have really enjoyed creating with it.  I have two projects to share with you today.  So, first off...

A layout using the Extra Large Cupcake and Farm House Paper Company's Country Kitchen Collection.  So, I thought I had a bunch of pictures of my daughter eating her birthday cupcakes, but apparently I have scrapped them all.  So, you get to meet my handsome son Braden and his Mud Pie Ice Cream Cake.

To create this fun layout, I covered the bottom of the cupcake in patterned paper by tracing it.  I then used acrylic paint around the edges of the the cupcake.  To make the little polka dots, I used my embossing stylus and dipped it into the paint.  Simple!

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That cute title and Silhouette!

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I also cut the cherry out with my Silhouette (this machine is my scrappy best friend).

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I also added journaling to the bottom of the cupcake.

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Now for my card.  Remember in my last post I told you that I was using the chipboard from the Acrylic Recipe Stand Kit.  Well, this is what I did with it.

I made a card out of it by putting holes in the chipboard and tying the two pieces together using ribbon. I cut out the gorgeous flowers using my Silhouette.

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I left the inside blank so that I could customize it for that special someone.

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That's it!  I hope you have enjoyed my project this month.  Have fun creating with the September Kit and if you don't have it yet...get it at the Clear Scraps Store.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Simple Stories December Documented and Say Cheese Projects!


I am still so excited about Simple Stories newest collection...they keep getting better and better. Guiseppa here to share with you a couple of projects I created using the December Documented and Say Cheese Collections.
First off...Snippets of Christmas.  These were some of my favorite pictures at Christmas last year.  I made this layout using the December Documented Collection.

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I love all of the stickers and brads Simple Stories has in their collections.  They are perfect for embellishing and adding that extra touch to a project.

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Next I have a fun little autograph book I made from the Say Cheese Collection.  This is perfect to collect all of those fun characters your children meet in the Disney Parks.

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I used this cute little mini album I had in my Silhouette library.  It was perfect.

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The 3x4 Jounaling Cards, and 4x6 Sn@p Cards were perfect for autographs. 

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I added more stickers to embellish the pages just a little because you need room for all those autographs!

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I am really excited at how this turned out.  Plus, it's small enough to stuff in a purse or back pocket until you find those characters you or your kids have been waiting to meet!
Thanks for stopping in and I hope I have inspired you to dig into your newest Simple Stories Collections and get crafty!

Simple Stories Supplies:
December Documented Collection:
Blue Snowflake/Blue Chevron #3516
3x4 Journaling Elements #3510
6x6 Paper Pad #3522
Expression Cardstock Stickers #3503
Decorative Brads #3527
Fundamental Cardstock Stickers #3502
Red Snowflake/Red Chevron #3517
Say Cheese:
Admit One #3309
Red Dots/Stripes #3318
4x6 Sn@p Cards #3323
Fundamental Cardstock Stickers #3302
Expression Cardstock Stickers #3303
Yellow Dots/Stripes #3319
Bingo Cards/Stars #3316
Sn@p Pocket Pages #3325
Blue Dots/Stripes #3320
Magic #3304
Black Dots/Stripes #3321
3x4 Journaling Cards Elements #3310
Chipboard Stickers #3328