Get Inky with a Vintage Collector Layout

Happy Friday!!! It seems like this day can never come soon enough when you start on Monday! I have a simple & sweet layout to share with you today that I created with DCWV papers and Imagine Crafts inks. 

I'm so happy to be a part of the DCWV & Imagine Crafts design teams, I love both products and they coordinate really well! I've been blessed to get a chance to work with this sweet girl in the photo, maybe she looks familiar? It's Erin Madsen from DCWV! We snapped a pic at CHA this summer and I had to create a layout with it (though layouts aren't my thing, I kinda love this one!)

To create a similar layout, you will need some paper, ink and embellishments.

For this layout, I used DCWV's Vintage Collector stack. This one is really great, full of lots of fun paper, the colors are perfect!

Start out with some coordinating Dew Drops and Ink Blushers from Imagine Crafts. You will need 2 12x12 pieces of paper. Cut the paper that you want for the inside down to 11x11. Layering makes the layout really pop.

Ink the edges with an ink blusher. These little guys are great for giving a soft look to the edges of projects with coordinating inks.

You can use the same ink blusher for multiple colors of ink... just flip it around! 

I wanted something to break up the page so I decided to fussy cut the hexagon page. 

Again, inking the edges with another color, same ink blusher.

To make the photo stand out, add a mat. I love glitter paper, so I used the Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack.

Now it's time to glue everything down and embellish! I added flowers from Petaloo and some of these NEW Gem Stickers from DCWV. 

Viola! A quick and easy layout that looks oh so chic!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Products Used:
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko- Versamagic Dew Drops: Sahara Sand, Pink Petunia, Aquatic Splash; Ink Blushers
DCWV- Vintage Collector Stack, Glitzy Glitter Stack, Gem Stickers
Petaloo- Flowers
May Arts- SM17


Living in the Moment with May Arts & Faber Castell

Welcome to day 4 of the May Arts Ribbon/Faber Castell Blog hop! I hope you've enjoyed the week! If you are just stopping by, be sure to check out the May Arts Ribbon & Faber Castell  blogs for more details and your chance to win some prizes!

For my project today, I decorated a little 4x4 canvas.

To create this project, you will need patterned paper, I used Authentique's "Lively" collection, A Canvas, Ribbon, some Faber Castell Gelatos, and some ink products. 

First, I punched some scallop hearts from the patterned paper and inked the edges.

Next, glue the hearts to the canvas. 

Cover with some Creative Medium and let dry.

In the meantime, you can add gelato to ribbons & flowers for embellishments. For the flower I used May Arts ribbon Sheer frayed flower 392-25-01.

I couldn't fill in all of the cracks of the flower with the gelato, so I spritzed with some Fireworks.

These leaves (XL09) don't take paper inks, it tends to fade, so if you add gelatos, they get a really nice vibrant color. I also covered them with Creative Medium so the gelato wouldn't rub off since the leaves are suede material. 

Once everything is dry, add gelato and fireworks to the canvas. Be creative. 

You can add to the edges as well so everything blends.

I also added more creative medium and kind of build it up. Once it's dry, start adding ribbons.

Embellish with coordinating stickers, ribbons, paper, and the floer & leaves that we created earlier. 

There you have it! A quick and easy home decor piece that is oh so cute!

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- 392-25-01, XL09, SM38, 419-28, 392-59-17
Faber Castell- "Tropical" Gelato Set
Authentique Paper- "Lively" 6x6 Bundle, 12x12 Details Stickers
Imagine Crafts- Memento Ink (Angel Pink, Love Letter, Morocco, Pear Tart), Creative Medium (Sparkle), Fireworks (Tangelo)
Canvas Corp- 4x4 Canvas


Family Time Gift for Grandma

Today I wanted to share a project that I created for my grandma. Her birthday is in a few weeks and the Family time stack from DCWV was the perfect choice for my project. The papers in it are perfect and match her home decor. 

This project was really simple to make. I will show you how to re-create it! 

First, gather up some supplies. You will need some paper, photos, and a piece of masonite or ply board. I have had this stuff for a while, I purchased a large sheet at Lowe's and had it cut down into smaller pieces. This piece is 8.5 x 11"

Cut your first piece of paper to fit the board. Ink the edges. I used Versacolor ink from Imagine Crafts. I loved the bronze and gold in this ink pad, it went really well with this paper collection.

Next, glue a second piece of paper on top, but smaller in size. Add some Goosebumps from Imagine Crafts around the edges for a little texture.

You can also add Goosebumps to the elements on the page for more added texture.

Add photo and then embellish with flowers, ribbons, pearls, etc. 

This is my little family, my Grandparents, My mom (behind my grandpa) and her 2 sisters and brother. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Products Used:
DCWV- Family Time Stack
Imagine Crafts- Goosebumps Dauber top, Versacolor, Ink Blushers
Petaloo- Flowers
Want2Scrap- Bling
May Arts- RG25, SM10


DCWV Glam Rock Mini Album

I LOVE bright colors as I am a very colorful person. When I received the Glam Rock Stack from DCWV, I was very excited to see a stack full of such fun colors. 

Here's a look at the stack cover.

I decided that I wanted to make a mini album with this stack because I wanted to incorporate lots of different ribbons to pull in the pretty colors. 

I also made a little step by step to show you how to re-create this project:

Gather your supplies. You will need a Basically Bare Tiny Tabs mini album, patterned paper, and some ribbon.

I love this mini album because it’s small enough to fit wallet photos in and it has these really neat tabbed acrylic pages.

Cut your paper to fit the album. For this album I cut them down to 2 ¾ x 5 inches.

Adhere your paper to the pages.

Cut out shapes from the cut apart sheet in the stack.

Once you get the extra pieces cut and placed on your cover, add coordinating ribbon to the spine. 

Once you have all of the ribbon added, you can add some gem stickers to add a little dimension.

I cut some tabs out of patterned paper to add to the inside tabbed pages.

Add the tabs & left over gem stickers to your acrylic pages. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
DCWV- Glam Rock Stack, Star Gem Stickers
Basically Bare- Tiny Tabs Album
May Arts- 443-58-28, 382-34-46, FN27, 377-38-10, 377-38-15, 444-58-22, SM46, SM27


Multi-colored Background Enhancements with Imagine Crafts & Stampendous

For my project today, I wanted to work with Authentique's "Remembrance" collection. I've had this one laying around and I have made a few projects with it so far, but I wanted to do a page for someone who was very special in my life. 

My uncle passed away almost 6 years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him. It was sudden and unexpected, they say time will heal and it does. As a crafter, the best I can do is use my talent & ability to preserve the memory of those loved ones that we have lost. 

For my layout, I wanted to add some extra wow factor to the background. I used the Calligraphy Sampler cling stamp from Stampendous and Sweet Plum & Gray Flannel Memento dew drops. 

Layer the ink onto the stamp by alternating colors. You will want to pick colors that will blend well. Next, take an ink blusher and dab a little of the ink off to give a nice soft look. 

Stamp onto your background page. 

It's ok if you don't stamp the entire image, you can cover it up with photo mats & embellishments, you want the look to blend with your page as much as possible so it looks natural.

You can also stamp the photo mat to give the look of patterned paper by using a slightly darker shade of ink than your paper.

I stamped in a diagonal because I just wanted a little to show.

Add your photos and embellishments to your page.

You can see the stamped image behind the photo, and like I stated above, it blends with the background paper like it was already there. 

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Products Used:
Imagine Crafts- Memento Dew Drops: Sweet Plum, Gray Flannel, Pistachio; Ink Blushers
Stampendous- Cling Calligraphy Sampler
Authentique Paper- "Remembrance" Collection
May Arts- SM07
Petaloo- Flowers