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Scrapping, Theme Parks

My latest contribution at Get It Scrapped is for an article on Scrapbooking Theme Parks.  The layouts from all the Creative Team are amazing.  If you are visiting Disney, or any other park this summer you will want to take a peak!  Here is my layout;

Theme Parks

Breck Alpine Slide by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: patterned paper and die cuts: American Crafts; ribbon and tulle: unknown; ink Sharpie

This particular layout came together fairly easily.  It helped that I had hung onto the background paper for the perfect occasion.  The other elements fell into place fairly easily 🙂 make sure to check out the rest of the inspiring layouts HERE!

Hugs all, I hope you are having a happy crafty day!

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!!!Copic News!!!

This is the one I have been waiting for!  I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to teach for Imagination International Inc. Yes that is right!  Copic!  I will be the first in a new series of classes offered to Copic enthusiasts everywhere.  The department is called “Special Project Series” and here is a short blurb about the new program.

The Special Project Series is a chance for crafters to take project-based classes in which Copic products are used with a number of other mediums to create interesting, unique, and fun-to-make projects!  From journaling to drawing, and painting to jewelry making, the new Special Project Series will offer classes that will inspire and excite.  Classes will range in location, duration and price and will typically be one-time-only offerings.  Special Project Series instructors are the best-of-the-best and design their own favorite hands-on classes to give you an amazing creative learning experience.

I have two brand new classes to start the project off right and you can be among the first to participate.  I will be teaching a Mixed Media Apron class and Copic Doodle Bead Jewelry class.  Here is a link to see all the information AND get signed up!  I will be in the Kansas City area this first round.

Here are images from both classes.

Apron 1

Jewelry 1

I will be posting about this more so I make sure everyone knows!  Thank you to Colleen and the whole team at Imagination International Inc.  For giving me this amazing opportunity!

Hugs all!  And see you in Kansas City this August!

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Two layouts at Get It Scrapped

With the craziness of summer vacation upon us I did not get last week’s Get It Scrapped layout posted.  I have to say I love this concept and I really had fun with it.  The article is on using collections on your layouts.  I initially assumed I would fill a page with buttons since I have done that before and because I tend to hoard buttons BUT as I started looking through my photos I found these shots of my daughters with butterflies and I thought to myself “hey, I think I have a lot of butterflies I should see how many I could dig out of my stash”  Here is the result;


Supplies: cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; patterned paper: Lillybee Design and Basic Grey; denim: Canvas Corp; pearls: Queen and Company; stickers: Basic Grey and Crate Paper; butterflies: SEI, Studio Calico, Maya Road, Jenni Bowlin, Queen and Company, Prima, American Crafts, Crate Paper and Basic Grey; other: thread

I found butterflies from 9 different manufacturers and managed to get them all on a page together.  One of the butterflies is colored with Copics, one is painted and all the others are as I found them.  I was amazed not only at how well they all matched but also how many I had tucked away. Click HERE to see some other AMAZING collections!

And of course as soon as I was finally getting around to posting this layout here comes the next.  Today Get It Scrapped tackled a fun new challenge, Combining Plaid and Paisley.  I am telling you this was not as easy as I figured.   These two patterns don’t play nicely together but I found some great help in two places! First I was inspired by one of the other articles posted this month, Polish Your Paper Mixes with Borders I also recently had the pleasure of taking one of Debbie’s Scrapbook Coach classes and I used one of the brilliant lessons from that class to help me create my layout.  Here is my attempt at plaid and paisley:

Plaid and Paisley

Supplies: patterned papers, die cuts,brads, tag: SEI; lettering: American Crafts and Jillie Bean Soup; ribbon: Celebrate It; ink: Sharpie

Make sure to check out the other amazing layouts HERE

Happy summer all!

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Paperclipping Roundtable

I was lucky enough to be invited to visit with the crew at Paperclipping Roundtable today!  Noel and Izzy run the show and Jennifer Mcguire and I were guests.  The topic today was markers and using them on your pages.  Of course that is right up my ally and the reason I was invited to share on the show.  Here is a link to the show!

I even got to announce a new job I finally have permission to share.  If you listen all the way to the end you will get to hear who I am working for.  You will have to check back here to see all the details when the art department gets the logo all together and registration is up and ready to go but here are a couple preview pics!

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Get It Scrapped CT Blog Hop

CTBlogHop-2013Welcome!  If you are just visiting for fun you have stumbled on the Get It Scrapped Creative Team Blog Hop!  If you are stopping by to check on the Copic Week at Creative Passion there is nothing new today but you can scroll down to see any of this past week’s posts.

A favorite article of mine this past year at Get It Scrapped was Ideas For Painterly Techniques and Looks on Scrapbook Pages. Check out the article HERE.  I love the variety of ways the creative Team members used paints on their pages, and really at heart I adore making a painty mess every now and again.  Paint under my nails makes me smile.  So I decided to add some paint on a layout of my own.  I actually painted directly on canvas with acrylics and added it as my background layers.  To me paint is such an amazing medium because I can match it to anything in my layout!

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Water Fun | Supplies:  cardstock; American Crafts and Kraft, canvas; Canvas Corp, chipboard letters; Creative Cafe, metal letters; Paperbilities, gems; Darice, acrylic; Liquitex, other; thread

 Save 60% off the Masterful Scrapbook Design Issue –  Art Journaling Looks

Join Guest teachers Tangie Baxter, Paula Gilarde, Julie Ann Shahin, DIna Wakley and Vicki Walters as they show you the new trend of  bringing art journaling techniques and mixed media supplies onto scrapbook pages.  This issue will show you the ins and outs of adding backgrounds, text, textures and more.


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There”s more!

 I also have the honor of sharing the work of one of my team mates. Welcome Deborah Wagner to!

I love experimenting with color palettes so it is no surprise that my favorite GIS articles is “Color: psychological response”  I was inspired by the emotions colors evoked on the pages without the viewer having to read a title or journaling. For my layout, I used black for a masculine, dramatic feel; and orange to add a cheerful, carefree attitude. Of course, my nephew helped me a great deal by wearing these fun colors to prom!


Go All In by Deborah Wagner. Supplies:  Katie Pertiet – Atlantic Kit, Christmas Plaids No. 1, Anchors Away Kit, Paint Spots, Life Lines Kit, Matte Black Vintage Frames No. 4, Lens Flare No. 3, Blendable Photo Cards No. 4, Joulunaika Kit, Inked Twists No. 1, Sea Life Memories Kit, Assorted Messy Stitches No. 7, Color Challenge 4-14-12, Color Inspiration 11-14-10; Lynn Grieveson – Worn Page Edges, Blackett Hall Paper Pack; Ali Edwards – Arrow Sentiments Brushes & Stamps; Fonts – Submerged, Stereofidelic

 Save 60% off the Masterful Scrapbook Design Issue – Focal Points

Do you want to know how to use eye-catching techniques to draw the viewer into your layouts? Learn from Kelley Purkey, Betsy Sammarco, Noell Hyman, Drista Sahlin, and Celeste Smith how to create a focal point to tell your story, and make a well-designed page.


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For more ideas and discounts from the Get It Scrapped Creative Team follow the links below along the rest of the blog hop.

Get It Scrapped
Amy Kingsford
Sue Althouse
Michelle Houghton and Deborah Wagner **You are here**
Marie-Pierre Capistran
Christy Strickler
Heather Awsumb
Michelle Hernandez
Lise Mariann Alsli
Alexis Aragona
Kristy T
Stefanie Semple
Audrey Tan
Sian Fair
Brenda Becknell
Carrie Arick
Kiki Kougioumtzi
Tara McKernin
Susanne Brauer
Marcia Fortunato
Katie Scott
Rosann Santos-Elliott
Doris Sander
Celeste Smith