Monday, April 21, 2014

Today is my day to host the blog over at Frosted Designs!!  Here is my post today:



Happy Monday!!  Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!   It's Joni here today sharing a few layouts that I've made using the Jillibean Soup mini-placemats that are for sale in the Frosted Designs store!


These are just so easy to use "just the way they are" or the can easily be dressed up to add a little more umph.

 I used the last pieces of my December Frosted Designs kit Seasons of Stars on this layout that shows my silly son decorating our pomegranate tree at Christmas.  The fun title on the placemat helped set the mood of my layout. 

I wrapped red and green twine around the placemat on the diagonal (secured with scotch tape on the back) and then popped the placemat to add dimension.



On this layout to document one of my son's art projects, I used 2 different Jillibean Placemats.

I colored them with Lindy's orange, on the lower one, I highlighted the number 4 (for 4th grade) and in the top one, the "Favorite" frame, I colored the word Favorite, then added a stripe pattern paper and Fancy Pants Chalk tape with the words Art with Verbs written with my white Signo pen.  Hint:  I tried it first and it smeared, but tried it again after letting it dry and it set up just fine!  



 This next one is actually a 9x9 layout that is the front page of an album I'm creating for some friends, so I've left it fairly plain.  This album is a surprise so I stole this photo from their Facebook page!

I decorated the placemat with some rub-ons, stickers and rhinestones, and popped it to add dimension.


 On this next layout, I used the placemat that is a pattern of different circles - top left in the set below.

First I used the placemat as a stencil and traced the circles all down the left side of my background paper just by moving it around to the next spot I wanted to make some circles.
My top right photo looks cloudy because I have used one of the awesome Project Life Photo Overlay on it.
It looks fine in real life...just looks funny here when I tried to photograph it.

I colored the placemat with ink and mists and cut it in half and adhered it.
Colored a few circles white for accent with my Signo pen.



For this layout, I used modeling paste and paint with the brick stencil to make the smaller bricks, cut them out, inked them and then adhered them to the white background square.  I also happen to have the larger version of the brick stencil so I used that on the background.

The placemat on this layout was simply backed with black cardstock and I added a few swipes of ink to match the grungy-ness of the layout.  I also used a Project Life Photo Overlay (Today was Epic) and a Maya Road Metal Heart clip.

These placemats are great to use as your title...or as a subtitle, as an embellishment or even as a stencil or mask.  I love these (yes I bought all 4 sets) and can't wait to play with them some more!!
You should pick some up before they are all gone.  While you're at it, grab some of the Project Life Photo Overlays!!










Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Our Christmas Card 2013....documented!

Over at Sketches in Thyme, we have this fun sketch this month.  I took the opportunity to scrap this past Christmas' card using it.




Also I'd like to share this layout I did using Elle's Studio line.
About the only shot you'll get of me in the ocean...lol!!



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happy Friday - fun things today!!

Today is a new challenge over at FROSTED DESIGNS ... this challenge is to use something "clear" on your project.

For mine, I used Studio Calico Printshop collection and the word "silly" on the right side is a transparent die-cut...

Also, I wanted to share the final layout that I did using Fancy Pants Timbergrove.  These snow photos show the last 4 years of Joseph's annual "day of snow play".


And over at SKETCHES IN THYME our sketch this month is this one:


I was really intimidated by this one at first...but I totally love how my layout turned out.



Friday, March 21, 2014

Frosted Designs Blog Hop!!!

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the Frosted Designs "Favorite Things" Blog Hop!!! As most of you know, March is National Craft Month!!!  What better way to celebrate our favorite time of year than with a "favorite things" blog hop?!?  We are so excited about all the fabulous items in store that we wanted to share with you how we use them on our projects!  Our Design Team has put together some AMAZING projects just for your viewing pleasure :-)

Today I'm going to share a layout that I created using one of my all-time favorite items in the Frosted Designs store.....those fun UmWOW Studios chipboard pieces.  Today, I used the DIAMONDS to create a snowflake on my layout!!!  The blue dots are Stickles.  The same Stickles are also rubbed on the chipboard snowflakes.

I have also a Jillibean Soup Mini Placemat (the white box with the quote)...
it was a great "title starter" and is actually the item that I used to inspire the entire layout.

If you've arrived here from Jean's blog, then you're in the right place!  If not, please start the hop at the Frosted Designs Blog here!
As you hop along, be sure to visit each Design Team Member's blog for wonderful inspiration and creative ideas on how we use our favorite products!!! While you're there, be sure to leave them some love!!!
Each member will have a "scrambled" word in their post... (*HINT* The word will be a Frosted Designs Product!!!).   Unscramble each one from the line-up below and send them to Brandimatos@gmail.com!   After you've completed your "hopping", come back to the Frosted Designs blog and tell us how much fun you had!!

My scrambled words ares :  LIDYSONU KNI 
(HINT* It's located under "Mixed Media" in the FD store here (http://frosted-designs.com/collections/mixed-media))

Now, what would a blog hop be without some AWESOME prizes?!?  By sending in your "unscrambled FD products to Brandimatos@gmail.com, you will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:
Creative Embellishments is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their store full of detailed chipboard pieces and rubber stamps!!!


AND

Regina, from The Cutting Cafe, is also sponsoring THREE full sets of your choosing to her online store!!!!  It's FULL of cut files and digi stamps for EVERY occassion!!! 


Barb is also offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Online Store!!!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below to be entered into the drawing!!!!




As usual, there are some housekeeping rules:
1.  Visit all the blogs and leave a comment so we know you were there!  Not to mention, you don't want to miss all the wonderful inspiration along the way :-)
2.  Before you leave each blog, look for the "scrambled" word and write it down.  Once you have visited each blog, you should have 12 different products found in the Frosted Designs Store!
3. Finally, come back to the Frosted Designs Blog and tell us how much fun you had!!!  Email your unscrambled words to Brandimatos@gmail.com!
4.  HAVE FUN!!!!  After all, that's what this is all about :-)

Here is the Blog Line-Up in case you get lost:

Joni - You are here
Lisa - Your next stop!!!

So what are you waiting for?!?  Let's get hopping!!!!