Friday, September 2, 2016

WCS + Kellie Stamps: House decor

It´s time for some home decor inspiration all made with the digital version of the "Eat more cake" stamp set from Kellie stamps.
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For my home, I like to add simple designs that I can make myself. And it doesn´t get any easier than with a digital stamp! For this poster I simply opened a WORD document on my computer and added the "it´s your day" stamp from the set to the document and centered it. For a little more interest I added a border around the actual image (also in WORD) before printing it. I printed on A4 paper, but I am going to also be printing this on a larger paper size later. Here I have just added some washi tape to attach the poster to my wall. Doesn´t it look fresh and fun?!
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Here I have added the same poster into a simple easy frame and put it in two different places in my home just to show you how nice it looks in a frame too!
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Kim made this lovely banner with the digital version of the stamp set
Besides using digital stamps as photo overlays or bases for journal/filler cards, there are bound-less ways to use these modern, amazing tools for memory keeping. I also created this 'Celebrate' banner. After downloading the whole word,  I split each letter into its own file so it would be easier to maneuver them in my online Cricut software. Enlarging each to about 6 inches tall, I electronically cut each letter in pink and also it's shadow in a darker shade to add depth. Attaching to a white square of cardstock, the short pentagons on bottom part of the flag in stripes and dot grid gold, add just the right amount of accent to this all purpose banner. From birthday parties to everyday instances we commemorate,  it's a welcome addition to our house party decorations!
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I have one more quick and easy project to share. These cute flags are so cute to add to a bouquet of flowers as a hostess gift or to a houseplant too.
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I just printed a few of the sentiments aligned to the left to have room to fold them in half. Then cut them in strips and cut the little banner edge, folded them in half and with double sided tape I attached them to a grill stick.
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See? Quick and easy is my middle name! Well maybe not easy :)

What would you make?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kellie Stamps DT + WCS Maximize your stamps

This week I am hosting the WCS blog and I am dedicating it to showing you many, many ways to use the latest stamp set from Kellie Stamps!  I will share a few of those posts here on my blog aswell. 

Today I am sharing a few ways you can use the stamp set Eat more cake fromKellie stamps to make cards, layouts and party decor for birthdays. Let´s go!
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These first projects are made by myself. I´ve made a wrapping paper by using a WORD document, setting the paper to horizontal and then adding in the two digital stamps happy and birthday as you can see. For a little bit more interest I chose to make the middle row a bit bigger and use a bright pink. You can easily change the color of the stamps in a digital editing program such as Photoshop. I have used the free website picmonkey.com for that. 
I also used Picmonkey for the card shown here. I started out with a 4x6" canvas and added the stamps at the top there several times and changing the color/opacity level on a few to create the faded stamp effect. The cake stamp is an older one from Kellie stamps that is not longer available, but you could add any birthday related stamp or embellishment really. 

Here are two fun cards made by the owner her self, Kellie. Here is what she says:

EAT MORE CAKE COLOURFUL CARD

Over the other weekend Diane was sharing her watercolour cards she'd made.  It got a lot of us inspired to start creating and so I grabbed out my forgotten watercolour paint set and tried a few things that weren't working. But then I remembered watching a youtube clip  from Amy Tan,here.  After that is all just came together and I love it. 
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Tracey made this cool card! 
My intention was to make it look like a lightbox.  It took way longer than I thought (silhouette dramas) but I am really happy with how it turned out.  I have made the messages on acetate that can be removed to give it more of an authentic look.
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Diane is the one who made all the fabulous brush script in this stamp set! 
I created this layout to celebrate my 35th birthday and there is no better way to make a layout special than with a WHOLE LOT of stamping in my favourite colour: rainbow! I threw some stitching in there as well and I have a very special layout for my special day!
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My fellow swedish DT member Magdalena made this fun and different birthday layout.
My daughter turned seven in August so this stamp set for perfect to use for my traditional birthday interview project. I also wrote a bit about her day.
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Cecily made two fun party pieces! 
To create these coordinating birthday pieces, simply grab some digital stamps and create your sentiment, then attach them to coordinating cardstock or card base and you're ready to roll. I chose the traditional 'Happy Birthday' but there are loads of things you could say!
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Make sure the two words are fully attached to each other for easy trimming and then accentuate the black and white words with a pop of color–or confetti like I've done with this card!
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Tara made this cute pocket page spread. 
I made my own journal cards using the Letterglow app, changing the colors for boys/girls. I am going to be doing an IG giveaway for a pdf of the journal cards.

Isn´t this just a fantastic use of just one stamp set?!
Ok, so we have birthdays down, tune in tomorrow to see some home decor projects!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Nerd Nest | Daily challenge unit

As you might know I am a creative team member over at The Nerd Nest this year for the montly challenges. I have been very inspired by the themes so far! Megan, of The Nerd Nest, also teach a year long online class called Pocket Your Year which is a pocket scrapbooking class with monthly units/prompts. On August 15th she kicked of an entire month of daily challenges for the class and as CT members we could contribute to a challenge of two. I chose one that went live this past Monday which was about making a pocket spread about a hobby. 


As you also might know, I have perhaps too many hobbies ;) But I chose to make this spread about a fairly new one, knitting. I learned to knit just a year or so ago and it has been so much fun to try things out. I am far, very far, from a great knitter but I feel more confident now and know how to correct errors and to experiment a bit. And as I always have to have a project in my hands while TV watching at night, knitting has been a great company to my usual crochet. 
You can see that I used a blue tone to the spread and took that out of the photos my love snapped of me and my recent projects. I tried to balance the darker right side with a more white spaced left side in the spread.

Thanks for popping in!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WCS | 3 tips to a fast scrapbooking page

Write Click Scrapbook has the second annual Scrapolympics this week and I think it is one of my favorites. We basically offer a bunch of different fun challenges all week! Here is a layout I did for the Sprint.


SPRINT = CREATE A PAGE AS FAST AS YOU CAN


I am a fast scrapper so for me this wasn't a big challenge. But I wanted to show you a few tips on how a page can come together in 30 minutes or under. 


1. First, I usually have my title and story when I start a page. Often I print the title from my computer first as I did on this page. 

2.I also mostly have my design figured out fairly quickly and for this I often use an old design from myself. We all have layouts that we really love and I re-use the same design all the time. 

3.Another tip for a quick page is to keep to one color scheme, then it all goes together without much effort! As you can see I have done some embellishment on this page, so it doesn't have to be bare just because it's fast.

I hope that this helps and inspires you! And don´t forget to check in on the WCS blog all week!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Kellie Stamps DT | July the second batch



Happy Monday! Here are my second batch of projects I´ve made with the July releases from Kellie stamps. 



I love to use the digital stamps right on my photos, so that is what I did here. When I do this and I want it to like the title of the page or when the stamps is this big, I usually lower the opacity of the stamp so it´s not so harsh looking. This stamp is from the Great Outdoors kit.


Oh, I love this page! For this one I printed the tent icon from the Great Outdoors kit and flip them over so that the icon is like upside down. Then I took some of my embroidery thread and stitched each icon for my background. Such a fun way to change things up a little. 


Here is just a close up of the stitching. From this angle you can see it´s a tent icon :)




Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Crafts | Necklaces


Hi! I´m Lisa and I am a craftoholic. Yes, I can´t stop making stuff. Stuff I might not even use... Well, I guess it´s a better addiction than drugs, right? Lately I have done a lot of necklace crafting. I thought I´d share a few here.


We live on an island (if you didn´t know) and I spend a lot of time on the beach finding pebbles and driftwood. Above you can see two of the pieces I have made with a few finds. 


Here I played with some yarn and made short crochet cords as my base of the necklace. I really like these!


This summer I made my first crochet covered stones. And after making a few of them I made two into necklaces. 
The other one is actually from a kit that came with a few of those holders and I used a bit of a patterned paper to fit under the plastic bubble. 

Now what do I do with all these?! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Memory keeping | Cili in Papers August challenge (2 versions)


One of my favorite scrapbooking stores Cili in Papers has a great blog. They host challenges and fun inspiration. Today I want to share the layout I made with their Pinterest inspiration challenge for the month of August. Isn´t the inspiration image (above) just lovely?! The colors is so inspiring to me and I love the floral accents. 


So, since I was inspired by those 2 things I first went with that. But when I saw the layout on the screen it was so obvious that the bright pink wasn´t going with the vintage florals. 


I looked through my scrap basket and found a strip of this more toned down red paper. I simple ripped the grey/journaling off and used the red paper instead. It turned out a little bit wonky, but I like it much more.

Since I was so inspired by the grey and pink combo, I am sure I´ll make another page with that too :)