Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sketch Sunday

Every other Sunday over at Citrus Twist Kits we take turns hosting the sketch challenge.  I don't create digital sketches but my good friend Keri Babbit does so I asked her to create one for me.  She created one fun sketch.  If you want to play along you can create a layout using the sketch and linking it to the blog post HERE and there is a prize for one lucky person.

Her is her sketch:

Her is my take using the July kit "Beach Cruiser":

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Inspired By.....

Polaroid/Instagram Frames!  Over at Paper Crafter's Corner we are creating layouts that are inspired by the popular items from CHA, but with using our stash!  So I want to share my "inspired by" layout with you! 

Here is the layout I created using the polaroid frames I made:

Here is how I made it:
I found these frames to be super cute and so fun to play with.  I love how they make a photo pop!  First I cut a piece of cardstock 8 1/2 x 3 1/4. 

 Then fold it in half.  **Note you do not have to make them fold in half you could just make a piece to put over your picture**

I then opened the paper back up and cut a 3×3 square.  I came down from the fold 1/4 if an inch so you have a 1/4 inch around 3 sides and a bigger space at the bottom (like a poloaroid).

Here is what it looks like after the cut out.

 And here is what it looks like with a picture and folded.

And here is a close up:

You can check out the other "Inspired By" layouts Here.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Take Twelve July

I'm here today to share my Take Twelve layout I created for Ella Publishing Take Twelve Challenge.  I have to admit something....I LOVE this idea!!  I have so much fun on the 12th taking lots of pictures and my kids know when it's the 12th there will be lots of picture taking.

This month I did "The Heart of Summer"

I used the July Scrapbook Circle kit.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mixed Media

Today want wanted to share to mixed media canvas I made.  They were shared over on the Paper Crafter's Corner blog for the Creating Keepsakes Blog Hop.  Creating Keepsakes now has a mixed media issue and you can win one by going HERE.

Pinwheel Canvas created using The Paper Bakery Mixed Media Kit:

First, I adhered some torn-out book pages to the blank canvas. Then I ‘painted’ over the pages with Gesso to make the background base. To add some depth & additional dimension, I then used a Studio Calico stencil and some Jenni Bowlin acrylic paint to add circles to the background.

I made the pinwheels and the ‘sticks’ (which of course are just paper strips) out of Echo Park “Sweet Day” papers and adhered them with mod podge and let dry. I used the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook stamps and just stamped around the canvas. I also used a Jenni Bowlin rub-on that I cut up. And lastly I took an American Crafts Slick Writer marker and outlined each element.

Heart Canvas: 
 First I Mod Podged some favorite papers directly down to the canvas. Then I took some crape paper streamers from a birthday party and scrunched them around the outside, and mod podged them down as well. Then, I used some Gesso to “paint” over the papers and crape paper. To add more color around the edges, I added some Jenni Bowlin acrylic paint around the outside, using the built-in dauber.
To add EVEN more depth to the background, I added dark green acrylic paint using a Jenni Bowlin lettering stencil, and I added the bright yellow paint using a hexagon background stamp.

Then I got started on the hearts! I cut-out the hearts from some Lily Bee papers and adhered them to my thoroughly inked & stamped canvas. I added some My Mind’s Eye chipboard pieces here & there.  I then painted around each of the elements, using acrylic paint again. And lastly I took my American Crafts Slick Writer pen (my favorite pen for doodling) and doodled around each item.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fast Friends

Happy Tuesday!  I'm here to share a another layout using the July Add-on from The Paper Bakery.  This picture is a favorite of mine.  When we went to Georgia I went to meet up with a friend that my kids had not actually met yet.  We were spending the week there so I was praying they would all get along.  Well my oldest daughter and her middle daughter were only a year apart and they hit it off immediately!  By the end of the week they acted like sisters.  I was so thankful!

 I had fun stitching all over the layers.

And love the cute banner sticker from EP.

And if you want I have a cute tutorial over at The Paper Bakery Blog on the pink ribbon. HERE

Monday, July 16, 2012

Potato Sack Mini Album

**WINNER of Blog Hop is: 
Love the layers on your page! Fantastic!

Today I get to share a mini album I made using the July Add-on Kit from The Paper Bakery.  In this kit there are some fun exclusive items in there.  One is a potato sack and the other is 2 records.  I used both in this mini album.

First I took the potato sack and folded it in half:

Next I cut the papers for inside:

I then made each page as you would a mini layout.

Cover of bag:

Here is the record I decorated:

And here is where I keep it.  It's a pocket the sack created when I folded.

And lastly I took and machine stitched the pages to the bag.
 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Paper Bakery

It's Sunday!  Anyone take a nap today?  I need too.  Love a calm Sunday just chillin' at my house with my family.  Today is the reveal day over at The Paper Bakery.  Sarah has 3 different kit options Project Kits, Add-on Kits, and Mixed Media Kits.  I love the amazing assortment of products that come in these.
First here is the Project kit "The Story Begins":
 Add-on Kit "Country Picnic" (there is not many left so be sure to grab yours)
Mixed Media Kit "Summer Dirt" has sold out so make sure to sign up for the next kit because it's going to amazing (I know I designed it ;) ):

Here is card I created with the add-on kit:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

I Made....

The American Crafts Design Team!!  I was so excited to get this email the other day!  I was doing a happy dance all day lol!  I'm on the team with some amazing ladies and great friends!  Thank you for letting me toot!

Allison Waken - from Phoeniz, AZ
Amy Heller - from Newtown, CT
Andrea Budjack - Orlando, FL
Angie Gutshall - from James Creek, PA   ME!!!
Becky Williams - from Wolfforth, TX
Carina Lindholm - from Koping, Sweden
Corrie Jones - from Dallas, GA
Erin Stewart - from El Paso, TX
Heather Leopard - from Cypress, TX
Jenny Chesnick - from Brooklyn, MD
Jill Cornell - from Windsor Heights, IA
Kimberly Neddo - from Bigfork, MT
Leah Farquharson - from Lauderhill, FL
Leslie Ashe - from Fort Worth, TX
Lilith Eeckels - from Bertogne, Belguim
Melissa Mann - from Pensacola, FL
Michiko Kato - from Japan
Monika Glod - from Krakow, Poland
Paige Evans - from South Pasadena, CA
Patricia Roebuck - from Mandeville, LA
Sophie Crespy - from Saint Jean De Maurienne, France

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Citrus Twist July Kit Reveal

                                                           ***Blog Hop Here***

Hey Everyone!! Sorry I haven't had much to post I have been busy working on projects and getting caught up on life.  Today is the reveal of the new Citrus Twist Kit for July!  This kit is full of fun products from some great companies like OA, MME, AC, ect.  You will love it (I promise)!!

So here is the kit:

Here is a layout I created with the kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you go pick up one of these kits (there is a special going on now too).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Elle's Studio Design Team!!

I'm so honored to get to be on the new Elle's Studio Design Team!!!  I love their tags (I'm sure you all have noticed since I use them all the time)!  Can't wait to get to work with their new releases coming very soon!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Citrus Twist Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Citrus Twist Kits first ever Blog Hop!! We have some fun inspiration, great specials, awesome prizes, and a game! First I want to remind you the kit will be revealed on July 12!

So let's begin the fun with the specials: Sign up for a 6 month subscription starting with the July kit and you can order the June kit for 25% off!! And you only pay the shipping for July! That's a sweet deal! Oh wait there's more the first 10 orders get a free stamp set!! 

And now for my inspiration using the July kit: The journaling is hidden on the tag and the tag is in a cute bag that comes in the kit.

And now you're wondering about the awesome prizes here is what you can win from visiting my blog:

You just need to leave a comment to be entered to win. Comments end Friday July 13th. Winners will be announced on the main blog by Monday July 16th.
And for an additional entry follow my blog.

And now for a fun game: Hop to each of the girls blogs and unscramble the word and email brian_gutshall16647@yahoo.com the answer and I will pick one winner to win a prize pack. HINT: It's one word.

Please hop to each of these blogs to find your letters
Angie (Your Here)

Thanks so much for joining us please be sure to “like” us on facebook.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Georgia Peach Pie

Happy Friday!  Today I wanted to share a layout I worked on using the scraps I have left from the June Citrus Twist Kit.  I have been working on lots of layouts lately but I can't share any yet since there for DT's.  So check back later this month for lots of new layouts, a fun announcement, and a giveaway real soon. 

For now here is my layout.  The recipe is from Martha Stewart.

I tucked the recipe in the cute envelope.  And used some negative cut outs.

I added some embellishments from my stash flairs, clip, and buttons.  And I used some Elle's Studio tags.

Here is the journaling.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Check back Monday for my announcement! 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Very Excited to be on....

Pretty Little Studio Design Team!!!!  I love their cute lines and fun vintage items!  I can't wait to work with some very talented girls that I know too!