Pintrest Inspiration

April 15, 2014 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Monday at Get It Scrapped I shared how I was inspired by a specific Pintrest board, a collection of woodland animal pins.  Woodland animals are quite the hot item right now in the crafting world.  Check out the article HERE to see what I pulled from the Pintrest board and the layout I created!  Here is a peek:

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Gotta love a fox these days :-).

Happy Tuesday!

Papercrafter Crayons

Papercrafter Crayons

April 14, 2014 |  by  |  Tutorials  |  No Comments

Have you seen Faber Castell’s Papercrafter Crayons?  They are a newer product and have not made a huge splash, but I have to tell you these things do some cool effects.  This month at Get It Scrapped I explored how to use them with heat and different melting techniques.  You can check out all the how to’s HERE

Here is a close up of one of the effects I played with:

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It just gives you one more option for adding hand colored effects onto your layouts, cards and more.

Happy Monday!

Stamping with Copic

Stamping with Copic

April 11, 2014 |  by  |  Copics, Tutorials  |  No Comments

My first tutorial posted over at RubberMoon today!  It is a quick fun technique using Copics and stamps, but not the way you normally would :-)

Check it out HERE

RM6Hope you have time to check it out!

Happy Friday!

Brush Strokes

April 2, 2014 |  by  |  Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

Check out the new article at Get It Scrapped all about using fonts with broad brush strokes.  It is a hot new trend and fun and easy to add to your scrapbooking.  Here is the layout I created:

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Snow Pile by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: papers and stickers; SEI, ink pad; Tskukineko, ink pens; Sharpie, gesso; Golden

I had fun creating all the doodled swirls by drawing, scanning and then cutting them with my new Scan and Cut machine.  For the title I sketched the lettering with pencil then using a smaller brush and gesso to create the broad lettering.  When it was dry I added a black outline with a Sharpie. I honestly was not sure originally where I was going to add the title so I drew my title on tracing paper then moved it around on the page.  I even changed the size and color before I was done so the tracing paper came in handy!

Here is a close up of the title:

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It is amazing how many ways the Creative Team came up with to add brush stroke lettering to their pages, check it out HERE!

Happy Wednesday all!

Calvinball Summery

April 1, 2014 |  by  |  Challenges, Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

We are all finished with Calvinball at Get It Scrapped!  I finished up with 150 points, I had about 140 yesterday morning then completed a few more layouts, commented on 20 other layouts, loaded 20 pages into page protectors and then into an album and  realized I had one more point for submitting a layout to critique :-)

Overall the moth was incredible productive!  Here are a couple of my favorite layouts from the month:


This layout was created not only for Calvinball but a series of challenges over at Jenni Bowlin (JBS) They were running a crop during March as well. I used both her December paper crafting kit and the December Artisan add on kit.


This layout was also created for both JBS and Calvinball.  I used chalkboard paint, white Sharpies and black sketch pens to complete all the writing and doodling.


This photo turned out horribly blurry BUT I love the layout.  It is a mix of elements from JBS and SEI the title work is done on vellum with Sharpie and Bic permanent markers.  The corrugated cardboard was wiped with gesso then torn and the crystals are tied on loops of twine and have small glue dots at the know and crystal to hold them “dangling”.  Both the crystals and the beautiful trees are from JBS and they are just the perfect touches (I was really excited to find way to include the crystals!)

I should have a mother post this week with layouts at Get It Scrapped and then next week will be my first post for RubberMoon!

Happy Tuesday!