Monday, September 26, 2016

Boos & Brews Halloween Cards for Doodlebug

Halloween is one of my favorite crafty seasons of the year so I am always excited to play with everything and make cards, home decor, and of course layouts! I am up today at Doodlebug and have a trio of cards to share with you that I created using the Boos and Brews Collection!

How fun is that mad scientist!?!  This paper actually originally said "I'm mad about Candy" but I changed it to say you so it would work for a card.  Although, in most cases, both are probably true!

I used the splatters from the Odds & Ends to be my base for the word "you" and outlined those in black to make them pop a little more.

"May I be Frank" just made me giggle so I knew it had to go on a card!  Doodlebug rocks punny phrases and words in every collection!


The Eerie Eyes Shape Sprinkles are the best embellishment....grab them while you can and up the fun factor on your projects! I used them throughout my cards!

I'm loving the Cute Clips in the Doodlebug's Collections as well.  They make such a nice accent and the shapes are so clever!

For this card I did layers of the patterned paper and then added the monsters.  The mummy is a Doodle-Pop and the others are from the Icons Sticker Sheet.

The Monster Mash label actually comes from a patterned paper in the collection. That paper is covered with all kinds of labels perfect for embellishing or adding labels to your own spooky brews!

Don't miss out on this fun collection...there's bits and pieces for everyone in it!





Friday, September 23, 2016

Creative Kit Layouts for My Creative Scrapbook

I shared the first of my Creative Kit layouts with you last week and today I am back to share the rest of them.  I really enjoyed Shimelle's Starshine Collection from American Crafts and was excited to play with pieces of it in this kit!

One thing I enjoy doing on layouts is creating scenes and the cloud paper in this kit was screaming for me to do just that!  I created the sun by hand using a circle cutter and just paper strips.  I added lots of outlining to make the clouds pop a little more and look more realistic.

This one uses just two pieces of patterned paper!  The base is one and then I used another one that had a grid design on it to punch out all those circles.  I love it when you can really stretch your supplies and this was the perfect example of that!  

This was my last layout with the kit and was using up bits and pieces of what I had left over.  I wanted to document these silly selfies...even though they aren't the greatest quality picture.  It was a fun day full of sillyness and laughs and that deserved a spot :).  

Have you had a chance to check out the kits from My Creative Scrapbook this month?  They do not disappoint!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook September Creative Kit Process Video

Woosh that is a long title for a blog post!  This month I am doing my first ever video for My Creative Scrapbook.  No one has been doing process videos for the Creative Kit (at least as long as I have been around) and it's time to get that kit in the video line-up.  They have so many amazing videos for the Main Kit and Limited Edition Kit you will want to be sure to check out as well!  Here's the layout I created in the video - a Back to School one for my Middle School son!

This kit features gobs of products from the Starshne Collection by Shimelle from American Crafts.  

Here's the Video:

Be sure to stop by My Creative Scrapbook to check out the full gallery for this collection and all the kits this month!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Where the Wild Things Are: Paper House Productions

Paper House released a licensed collection this summer for  Where the Wild Things Are!  If you are a fan of this childhood favorite you will want to check it out! Today I have a silly layout to share with you featuring this collection!
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This Paper Crafting Kit makes it super easy to put together a fun layout! There are multiple sheets of each patterned paper in the kit making it possible for you to use both sides.  I layered the blue star background paper onto the one with words to create my base.  I also matted my picture with another paper that had both text and characters on it.  AND of course I had to fussy cut some of the leafy background!  I outlined both my picture frame and the leaves to match the font in style.
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The Cardstock stickers in the kit include a fun font so you can create a title to fit your layout.  
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The stickers also include a variety of characters from the book - I liked how this one framed my picture and helped me create a unique title!  The circular stickers you see with "Wild Rumpus!" and "I'll Eat You Up!" are puffy stickers.  Similar to all of Paper House's other Puffy Stickers - they add some nice texture to the project!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

2 Peter 3:18 Bible Journaling and Process Video

Two videos in a week??? Today I going  to share a new Bible Journaling piece and process video.  I can't get enough of the Watercolor Twist Pencils from SRM Stickers so I used them to color in another Bible Journaling Page - this one based on 2 Peter 3:18.


All the stamping and coloring took some time but neither were difficult to do thanks to these great stamp sets!  I love the words included in the sets but I also just love the little stars and flowers perfect for coloring!  It's nice to have a variety in size and style too!

Here's the SRM stamp sets that I used to create this:

You can check out the details behind creating it with this video!



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Back to School Layouts with My Creative Scrapbook's Main Kit

I love reveal time each month for My Creative Scrapbook!  Today I am gong to kick off my reveal with you by sharing a couple of Back to School layouts I did of my kids using the Main Kit!  Often we like to stick with traditional back to school colors and themes - but you don't have to do that! Sometimes it's just fun to work with what you have!  Today's layouts don't have anything school themed on them but with my title work and some embellishing they still tell the story! First up is the Kindergartener.

Playing off of the fringe trend I decided to cut up that wood paper!  I cut it into strips and then used the lines on it as a guide to make fringe!  I also cut up the trees that come on the patterned paper in the kit and made them into leaves.  Trees weren't working for me for this purpose...But leaves went well with the flow of the layout.  I just love the rich and vibrant colors in this kit!

Next up is my girl and her 4th grade layout!  The kit included a die cut piece this month!  I love that Pam is adding those in every once in awhile!  I cut mine up in 4 pieces and backed each piece with different patterned papers.  I used them to border the layout and point the eyes in towards the picture!  This layout shows you that same wood paper as the above layout but left alone in it's natural state ;).

I'll be back later this week with more layouts from the new kits!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Brown Bag Wreath for Doodlebug

Didn't Doodlebug just hit it out of the park with the Flea Market collection?  I had so many ideas swirling in my head on what I wanted to do with it!  Ultimately it came down to a wreath.  I needed a fresh wreath to hang up and it was a great way to get some of Flea Market up around my hosue!  Here's the wreath I created using a combination of Flea Market and Brown Paper Bags!

There are parts of this wreath that are self-explanatory from the picture but there's a lot that isn't! With that in mind I decided to create a Process Video that walks you through how I created the actual wreath, the banner, and the leaves!  


Hope that answers some questions for you!  

I knew i wanted to incorporate a lot of the Odds & Ends into my banner and I actually ended up using them almost exclusively!  That's good, just means I have stickers to play with still!  One of my sons loves foxes - so I was thrilled to see them featured in the collection!

In addition to the Odds & Ends I also used some Shape Sprinkles and Cute Clips!  I love those Acorn Cute Clips!

I also used my Silhouette Cameo to create some leaves - adding ink and doing some folding helped add some dimension to them! 

Stay tuned over the next couple weeks to see all kinds of brilliant inspiration from the Design Team using Flea Market!




Thursday, September 1, 2016

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop and Giveaway




It's time for another Stash Busting Blog Hop with some of my talented friends!  I love breaking in to my stash just for fun and creating something to share with y'all but haven't been able to play along for awhile! I'm glad to be back and hopefully getting into the swing of things again!  I do have a giveaway to share at the end of the post!

Here's the Hop List!

Christine http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com ***You Are Here***

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The layout I created for today is not from a real old stash of stuff but I purged so much with the move that my options are limited.  So I got out my Puppy Love Collection from Doodlebug and created another layout with that!

I always love the collage style layouts that Melinda Spinks (an amazing fellow team member at Doodlebug) creates and I have played in that style a few times, today was no exception.  I used up all my various stickers, Odds & Ends, and Sprinkles to fill up the circle with all kinds of cuteness.  A simple but adorable picture took it's place in the bottom with a couple more hearts for added cuteness :).

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As I mentioned earlier I am doing a giveaway!  Today I am giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to SRM Stickers!  You can get stamps, stickers, containers, planner supplies, and so much more there!

You can get up to two entries for the gift certificate:
1) Follow me on Instagram @cameyer71
and/or
2) Follow me on Facebook
and then
3) Leave me a comment here telling me what you did!

I'm the end of the hop but you can start the whole thing over if you didn't already come from there!  Wendy kicks things off!

DIY Framed Burlap Cross

We've recently moved into a new home and burlap is one of my main accents in my decorating scheme. When I saw that SRM was releasing some new burlap ribbons, I was very excited! I am up on their blog today with a simple DIY burlap cross that you can make with just a few simple supplies!

First off you need a frame of some sort - I pulled an old oval shaped one that I was no longer using but rectangle of any sort would also work great! Don't have one laying around - hit up a yard sale or a thrift store - this is a fun time to upcycle!  I took my sandpaper to it and distressed it like crazy.

Attach the Wired Burlap Ribbon both verically and horizontally (I used hot glue to attach mine).  Then criss cross the the center using White Jute - tie the knots tight in the back and do another round if you want a little more to it.  And that's it - super simple but a beautiful addition to any cross loving home!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Puppy Love Layout

I managed to eek out some play time last weekend and I focused that play time on the Puppy Love Collection from Doodlebug Design. Combine a love for all things Doodlebug and an adorable new puppy and you'd better believe I'm using that collection up!  I wanted to do a special page of my daughter with our puppy.  This one is a picture of her on the day we picked the puppy up!

I knew I really wanted to use the base paper as I love how unique it is and that it resembles a game board!  I added white to the center and then layered a whole bunch of patterned papers behind my picture.  I embellished primarily with the new "Odds & Ends" from Doodlebug.  These are die cuts which make it easier to pop them up with foam!  I also embellished a whole bunch with the Matte Sprinkles that coordinate with the collection.  I can't get enough of those fun Sprinkles!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit Layouts

The Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook this month was packed with amazing colors - from vibrant to soft it had a combo that can work for all styles!  I loved playing back and forth in my traditional vibrant style and then calming things down a bit with the softer colors!  The kit included pieces from Fancy Pants and some Amy Tan Word Thickers.  Here's what I created!
This first one I used the softer colors - I just loved the woodgrain background and knew I wanted to work that in!  I did some paper rolling on this to add some fun technique to it too!

I loved this base paper from the day I saw it and was so excited it was in this month's kit!  It was very easy to work with by just using one picture and adding in some embellishments!

Another one where I focused on the brighter colors - I wanted to pull in the green as that is a color I don't use a ton of!  I love how it worked with the black and white so beautifully! I also was going for use the Thickers in a bold way!

For this last one I went back to teh softer side and focused on adding some texture with tearing.  I wanted the focus here to really be on the journaling and telling the kids story of change.

If you haven't had a chance yet be sure to head to the My Creative Scrapbook page and check out the full designers gallery! There is a lot of beautiful work this month!

Monday, August 22, 2016

School Decision Time

Just over two months ago our family made a big move to a new state and new home.  Then came time for another big decision....what to do about school.  In my husband's last call we were blessed to have a wonderful Lutheran School.  That made all our schooling decisions easy for the last 8 years.  We knew that each and every day they would be growing in knowledge but more importantly their young Christian faith would be nourished.  Our new church does not have a Lutheran School and so we were faced with the decision for Public School or Home School.

Ultimately after a lot of prayer, the decision was made to go the home school route.  
And here's our why:

Nothing is more important to us than making sure our children have a foundation in Christ. So while it will mean a lot of extra work, discipline, and organization on my part; this is the route we are going.  We're committing to one year at a time and going to take things where the Lord leads us.

Our congregation and community is packed with home schooling families so we have a ton of resources on which to rely.  We also have a lot of people encouraging us and that is always helpful too!  We are getting involved in sports and homeschooling co-ops so that we will get out of the house regularly and get some exposure to extra classes and activities.  Our youngest will be going to traditional preschool too for a couple days a week.  We actually got started with Math and Language Arts a couple weeks ago so we could dive in slowly.  I will admit it has been fun and good for my brain to get back into teaching mode.  I'm especially enjoying Pre-Algebra :).



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Scrapbooking Your Trip to the Beach

Paper House has the best products for telling the story about your trips to the beach! I have done multiple layouts over the years using their products and have loved both making them and the end result.  Today I have a new one to share with you highlighting the new Snapshots pieces and Puffy Stickers but I am also going to share with you some older ones too! Let's kick it off with my newest one!
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Supplies Used:
Beach CU
The new shakers are so much fun!  They are great for layouts, cards, or even stand alone 4 X 4 albums! The Mixed Card Packs include transparencies which is what I used for the "Sun & Sand" on the layout.
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I also used the Mixed Card Packs to frame my little guy in this picture.  I love the mint green color added into the mix!  I used a variety of Puffy stickers on this including the "Smile" quote you see here and the silver puffy accents throughout the layout.
Now here's a few more beach layouts to help get those creative juices flowing for scrapping those summer moments!
PHP Beach Layout
This was the first beach layout I ever did with Paper House - features lots of their earlier papers and 3D stickers which you can still find at their store!
Paper House End of Summer Hop
Fun with my Silhouette Cameo and Paper House products!
Cork'd Project Christine Meyer
Cork matches really well with sand so our Cork'd Stickers are perfect for helping document those beach memories!
PHP Beach Collection Blog Hop
This one features the same At the Beach Paper Crafting Kit that I used today!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Puppy Love Layout

Oh goodness - I just realized I never hit publish on this layout.  And it's one of my faves that I have done in recent months!  We just got a new puppy in March so Doodlebug's timing on the Puppy Love line was so perfect for me!  I have been hoarding all my cute pictures until I could play with Puppy Love!  
We took a ton of pictures the first few days and it was fun to be able to capture a lot of them on this layout!  I knew I wanted to work with the newspaper print so I went with skinny pictures mounted on a variety of patterned papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad.  The width was easy to match for each column so I just had to measure each one for a good height!  I outlined each picture with black pen to make them pop a little more.

This collection contains all the different embellishments you could possibly want!  I used Icons Stickers, Odds & Ends, Sprinkles, and the This & That sticker sheet! to do my embellishing!

One of my favorite things to do with the Icons Stickers and This & That Stickers is build little scenes - I was able to do that in all my little areas of embellishing.  It's a great way to add to the personalizing of a layout and it's just plain fun!

The new Odds & Ends have so many fun title options - they make it really easy to create a title that works for your project.  

I have more of this collection sitting on my desk to play with this week - you may even see a process video coming soon for it!


Military Sisters Layout & Process Video

Have you had a chance to check out the new Homefront Girl collection from Paper House Productions?  It's perfect for telling the story of the women back home while a loved one is working hard to serve our country.  Christine joining you today and sharing a layout today from the sister perspective.

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The collection includes so many great pieces from tags to cardstock stickers! You can personalize it even more by adding in Cork stickers and overlays from the Mixed Card Pack.

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They also include letter stickers so that you can add to and from the saying they already have for you.

How about an up close look at how I created this? I've got a process video to share with you today walking you through the whole thing! I'm new to the process video world so keep your eye out for more to come!









Friday, August 12, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook: August Creative Kit Layouts

This month's Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook was filled with color and fun patterns!  Here's the layouts I created with it:

 The papers in the kit are primarily from Photo Play Paper and have a bright, cheery, party theme to them.  I tried to showcase that but also that it isn't just for parties ;).  The ephemera and stickers here are from Fancy Pants.  This first layout is about a dear friend from our last home.  I got pictures with all my close friends there and have been slowly going through and documenting them.

 For this layout I zoned in on the party theme and used some of the fabulous themed stickers in the kit to create a little birthday scene!

This one has tons of fussy cutting!  I cut out all those circles and then kept most of the layout clean and simple from there.  I love those puffy gold stickers!

Back to the party theme and this time I made it for a boy.  This one is about my son's birthday - he just turned six and have a look at that donut!  I had to get those pictures scrapped ASAP because they were just too fun!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bible Journaling/Coloring Page & Process Video

SRM has released so many great new products to make coloring and Bible Journaling easy, fun, and pretty.  Christine joining you today to share a page that I created to look like a Bible Journaling AND coloring page!


I started off my project by stamping the words I wanted from The Lord is Kind & Merciful set.  Then I wanted to create a background that would mimic some of the popular coloring pages out there.  I used flowers from the The Lord is Kind & Merciful and the Just Believe set to do just that.  Then came the really fun part!  Trying out the new Watercolor Twist pencils!  These are great for this kind of project and super easy to use!  I created a little video to show you just how I used them and the blending pen!



As you can see it's not complicated at all.  And unlike traditional watercoloring, where you have to use water, these will work great for coloring without having to do any extra prep work on your paper!  One tip I have is to keep a tissue or paper towel to wipe off you blending pen between colors.


I can't wait to dive in and play with these more!



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