Thursday, December 15, 2011

Paper Niche December Layouts

Just wanted to share with you my December layouts for the The Paper Niche. This kit was wonderful and full of Christmas goodies!

Here's my "Snow Happy" layout created with the Technique Tuesday fundamental rings. Loved working with these, you get a lot in the package and you can alter them anyway you like.

 I altered one of the 7gypsies printers tray using mostly the simple stories line 25 days of Christmas that was in our kit. Love this line!

Here some close up of the Printers Tray

Thanks for looking, You can check out what the other design team members created here. I'm  already working on the January kit! Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, November 4, 2011

November Kit Reveal

Its that time again . . . I get to reveal what I created with the Paper Niche November kit. Who says you can't create Summer pictures and Christmas pictures from the same kit, not me! Here's proof how versatile this kit is. First double layouts are from some Summer pictures of my daughter, niece, and nephew in the pool taken a couple of summer's ago.

By the way if you click on the layouts you will get to view it in a larger size

Here's some more beautiful photos of my sister in-law Destiny . . . .

And lastly I use the new Tattered Angels Mist-able Shadow box frame (they sell at the PaperNiche) along with my kit to highlight our snow pictures from Christmas 2009

I still have alot of the Prima Printery Collection papers left over from my kit that I can't wait to use up!
Here's a shot of everything you get in the kit . . . .

Be sure to stop by the PaperNiche Blog and see what the other designers create with this fabulous kit!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper Niche November Sneak Peaks

Here's some sneak peaks of the Paper Niche November Kit. I loved the paper in this kit, very versatile you can use it with so many different pictures.

Be sure to watch the Paper Niche Blog to see the other designers sneak peaks!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This past weekend I attended the Paper Niche "Crop Pink". We had a great time, lots of laughs and I met some new scrappy friends. I worked on some Halloween projects so I thought I would share with you what I made . . .

I made this spooky shadow box using the Tim Holtz configuration boxes. I just glued the smaller boxes on the outside of the larger box, I didn't even use all of them. I painted the boxes black then I glimmer misted and added the glimmer glam to the Tim Holtz Halloween tissue tape and covered the edges. I added lots of little things, some found at the Niche and some were found at Michael's in the Halloween decorating section. I turned my skeleton into a girl by making her a dress and crown and of course some "bling" around the neck! Love how this came out . . .  I'm gonna do a Christmas one and my mind is on overload with ideas, can't wait to get started on it!

Here are some more photos . . .  I also did an album with some of the same papers, Pink Paislee Phantom line. I ran out of daylight when taking these photos so I will post photos of the album within a day or two.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paper Niche October Kit

Its time for my October Paper Niche kit reveal . . . . loved working with this kit. I love the diversity of the papers and embellishments. You can check out the other design members projects here, and Sharon does a video reveal for everyone so you can really get a feel for what the kit is like. I don't think you would know that these four layouts came from the same kit, each one is different and unique.

This is a picture of my Summer when she was just five years old. I wanted this layout to have a shadow box feel so I have the My Minds Eye paper posted on foam core to make it pop up. The majority of the flowers came in the kit and the little ones are from my tutorial I showed you using a hot glue gun.

I think the Bo Bunny collection goes perfect with the Older photos you may have. All of these embellishments came in the kit, flowers and all. I dipped some of the flowers in alcohol inks to change the color to match the papers. I did add the paper rosettes. The little nostalgic advertisements was the Echo Park Happy Days paper found in the kit. I just cut out the ones I wanted inked them and then heat embossed them.

These next two layouts are pictures of my sister in law, Destiny who passed away last year at the age of 17 from a brain tumor. I'm making a book for her family.

The blue flowers comes in the kit, I made the white rose and the two small spiral roses. The huge flourish came from one of the papers found in the kit, I just fussy cut it and added some sparkle.

I made the flowers on this layout . . .  so easy it would scare you. Then I just glimmer misted them and added stickles. Lots of distressing and paper tearing on this one.

Thanks for stopping by if you have any questions on what items I used or how I did something just let me know I love the feedback!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Glue Flowers

OK, as I promised you all here's a tutorial on how I made the cute little flowers as shown in the Paper Niche October sneak peak.

Let me first start out by saying I cannot take credit for coming up with this idea, that belongs to Jo from Itsmycreativeworld. I've embedded her video below. So watch that first, she does a great job of explaining how do everything. To listen to the Video just scroll all the way down to the bottom of my page and pause the music player.

And here's a few pictures of my process

First I just make a bunch of random petals, this takes some practice and keep in mind how big you want your petals to be.

Next, I start by putting my petals together that are similar in size and making my flowers. When I get them all together, that's when I put just a little hot glue in the center to hole them all together.

 Now is when you can rub your perfect pearls on your petals or you can try just dropping some alcohol inks right on them. It you want the color to be more transparent when applying the alcohol inks, just put the ink down on your craft mat and set your petals on top of it so the color just goes on the bottom. But, you do have to make sure you remove all the little glue string off your petals before applying the alcohol inks, because it does show up more than with the perfect pearls.

In this layout you can see I made 3 different flowers. Two are the same I just put one on a stick pin like June  did in her video. Two I used perfect pearls on and the other two I applied alcohol inks. You could also make your own little flat back pearls or even hearts and butterflies using the same technique of the shape of the petals. 

I hope you all give this a try and post a comment letting me know how you like it! 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Sneak Peaks

Hi Everyone, Its time to reveal my sneak peaks for the The Paper Niche  October kit. I had so much fun creating these layouts I tried some new techniques out. If you will notice the cute little white with pink glitter center flower and the turquoise one with the rhinestone center . . .  those are the new ones I learned how to make and I'm gonna show you! But you'll have to wait till the October reveal! Its so simple to make and you can make other embellishments too using this simple technique. Also check out the Paper Niche Blog to see all the other designers sneak peaks!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back Oct. 1st  to see the rest of the pages and learn a new technique!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Paper Niche September Kit Revealed

It's the First of September so that means I can reveal the rest of my layouts and projects I made using the Paper Niche monthly kit. These kits are loaded with products. I made 3 12x12 layouts, a card, and a gift box. I wished I would of taken a picture of all the stuff I still have left over! After looking at what all the other Paper Niche girls designed it's inspired me and now I want to go back and use up some more of my goodies.

You can head on over to the Paper Niche Blog and see some shots of the kit!

I love trying to think outside of the box with my scrapbooking elements and changing them. So as I show you my layouts and projects I'm going to point out what I changed or altered so hopefully you will get some ideas on how to do your own altering when you sit down to create something. Also when your shopping you don't necessarily have to look for say white letters. If you like the font but there black then you can do what I did with the Tim Holtz letters on my layout below. You'll find that if you start shopping and looking at how you can alter things the possibilities are endless. Not to mention you get more for your money.

Here's my first layout . . . . as you can tell with my layouts I'm still reminiscing on Summer. We had a great Summer in Mississippi. My niece and nephew came and stayed with us most of the whole Summer. We went boating, fishing, jet skiing, and four wheeling.  My hope in creating these layouts is so my children can look back and remember their Summer's and how much fun they had doing all these things with their cousins.

First layout, "Fly In"

I did a lot of machine stitching on this layout. I can't sew but I have learned how to sew on paper and I'm loving it. I have my machine set up and ready to go so it makes it really easy for me to add that to my pages. I stitched around the whole page, all the little flags, the half circle on the title and around the large photo mat.

On the title, I took the Tim Holtz alpha parts plastic letters that were in our kit and spray painted them a creme color. Then colored over them with stickles to give it some "Bling"!

The Flower was made just by punching a scalloped flower out of cardstock. Cutting out one of the little designes on  the simple stories paper found in the kit. Adding the leaves found in the kit then topping it all off with a button and a rhinestone.

Next layout, "Sun Kissed"

I took the 7gypsies tissue paper that came in the kit and I stained it with the Tim Holtz fired brick distress stain. This is the first time I have used tissue paper, and I have to say I loved it!  I also stained the making memories tickets that came in the kit with the Tim Holtz distress stains.

Something else I love to do when I can is put a hidden gem so to speak on my layouts. For instance this tag came in our kit from Pink Paislee and it had the No. 5 stamped on it already. Well the number five was very significant for me this summer because everywhere I went I had five kids. My three and my niece and nephew. You should of seen some looks I got. Some people would just come out and ask me if they were all mine. I loved it! But looking at this layout no one else but me ( and now all my blog readers) that this tag was very significant to me during this time.

Layout three, Pieces of my heart

Took a doily that I bought in a pack at the grocery store, stained it with the Tim Holtz stains and placed it behind my photo and flowers. I used stickles on the flowers that came in the kit, just to get it some "bling". I made some of my own flowers too and added stickles on those as well.

Last but not least, I made this Thank You card and matching box

I took the Basic Grey paper that came in our kit and I stained it with the Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distress stain to give it a pinkish tint.

I cut the pattern at the bottom out of some of the Basic Grey paper and wrapped it around my box . I made a ribbon out of some of the Basic Grey paper and added the leaves that came in our kit. Now the leaves were a little larger then what I needed so I simply cut them down with my pinking shears. The cute little butterflies were on a floral stem in our kit. I just needed the butterflies so I cut them off.

Here's where I found the pattern for this box. It was super easy to make. you only need a 81/2 by 11 card sheet. At the bottom of the tutorial there's a video which makes it a little bit easier to follow.  Enjoy!