Friday, October 3, 2014

Frosted Designs - 2 layouts - Just Jump in & Hello Grade 5

It's my day over at Frosted Designs today....see a copy of the post below and scroll all the way to the bottom for a second layout...


Hi everyone...Joni here today sharing a fun colorful layout that I did after I found myself sitting at my scrapbook table frustrated with my son for leaving his "trash" on my table.
I wanted to share how I created the really cool circular design that houses my title using GELATO's and my son's leftover trash that I mentioned!

Does everyone know what a SPIROGRAPH is?
It's a "kids" toy from "way back".... that uses plastic circles with holes in them to create really cool designs. They are still popular today and my son got one recently as a gift.

So after my son makes one (they usually end up circular) -- he uses my circle cutter, which is in my scrapbook room of course, to cut out his design before adding to his collection.  This means that the leftover paper ends up sitting on my scrapbook table.  Funny how he puts away the circle cutter, but not the excess paper.

So, as I sat down one day...I saw his "trash" and had an idea to use the different sizes of circles left in his paper as templates....

On this first one, you can even see the larger spirograph design that he didn't cut out.
I used my Gelatos to draw a yellow circle just inside the cut-out circle.

Then I did the same thing with blue using a larger circle.

Then I used my finger to swipe from the "outline" and push the color "in" towards the center. 

This is how it looked when I was done.

I added lots of Washi Tapes and tickets from the Fancy Pants Nautical line to add color to the layout.

Thanks for letting me share with you today!
Here is the layout again. is a layout that I did for a challenge about "FALL"....  Back to School always reminds me that Fall is near so I did this layout of Joseph from the 1st day of school.

Thanks for hanging out today!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Flight Time & a few extra layouts

Today I'm hosting over at the Frosted Designs is my post (and then a few others just for fun)

It's Joni Parker hosting today's post... and I'm sharing with you how I use typical Project Life elements but on a traditional scrapbook layout.

Here I used the Elle's Studio line "Everyday Moments" and created a layout that is in the typical block style of a project life page, but I used a 12x12 background instead of pocket pages.

I used pieces from the Journal Tags (Highlights), from Bits and Pieces (Extraordinary), from Lil Snippets (Details Please and Remember) and I cut a piece from a larger sheet (Happiness Found)

I also used a Jillibean Soup mini placemat for a frame .. (Best Day Ever).
And I tied it all together with 4 small border strips and a few wooden stars.

So don't be afraid to purchase items that are created for Project Life...those can be used just as well on traditional scrapbooking layouts (and they are easy to use too!)!!

And I also played in a few challenges at Memorable Seasons and here are my layouts for those:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A few recent layouts....

Sharing a few recent layouts that were done for different sites/challenges.

This first one is for FROSTED DESIGNS where our challenge was to use stamping on a page.
I added some blue stamps along the outside edges of the black/white text paper to "bring in" the colors from the center section.

These next four are for challenges at Memorable Seasons....
Sketch: (I used the left half of a 2 page sketch)
Use a layer of "ink" (I used an arrow mask) 
 Recipe - 1 pic, 2 mat, 3 strips, 4 embellies

Something "favorite" as inspiration.
I chose to highlight that we love taking "perspective" photos, like the first one below where Joseph "appears" to be eating from an ice cream cone, but it's really a wooden placque hanging on a fence.  I paired it with a photo of him eating a real ice cream cone a few minutes later!

thanks for dropping by!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I'm back after a short break...(break...ha ha, pun intended)

I'm so thrilled to be back in the swing of things....I had a rather unfortunate situation that left me unable to scrap for a time.... 6 weeks to be exact!!!    My husband, myself and son were in a car accident on July 10th.  My son (he's 10) only had minor bruises (praise God!) -- and my husband had some bruises and a broken leg.  Now, somehow I got the worst of it...I had the same chest and stomach bruises from the seatbelts as my ds and dh....but I also got my legs jammed under the dashboard so I had some leg injuries and my right knee required surgery.  I also had a fracture to one of my vertebrae and a broken rib.  But the real crazy injury is that I broke BOTH HANDS (right hand required surgery).  I was holding a piece of paper in front of me when the impact occured, so we think the airbag hit my hands. it's 6 weeks later and I'm doing better and have been able to scrap again (I'm calling it therapy...not only for my mind, but also for my hands!!)

Sorry for the long explanation.... today I wanted to share some layouts using our Frosted Design kits intermixed.  I love that they can so easily coordinate with each other!!

So, when the accident happened, I already had started some layouts using the July "Enchanted" kit.
These first two below also use the wood plaques from the previous "Capture the Moment" kit and are actually size 9x9 and are for a friend's baby book.
After I used part of the background paper, I wanted to use the "rest" of it on the second page, but didn't have quite enough.  So, I used a piece of blue paper in the center, and used the stencil and some paint to make the transition between the upper and lower pieces. 
Note on the Nana layout, the fairy above the flower is from the newest kit "Summer's End".

This next one was halfway done using the "Enchanted" kit, but I just couldn't figure out how to finish it up.
Then when I sat down with the "Summer's End" kit, I knew the flowers, wood & metal embellishments were the perfect final touches!!

And this last one, I started with the "Summer's End" kit but also used a few other items from the store.
I used the embossing powder from the "Enchanted" kit - it blends in with the blue mist, but it's a subtle accent.   (Thanks to my son for spritzing the mist for me..I don't quite have the hand strength to do that yet!)  I also used the Hazel and Ruby Mask Alphas (ERUPTION) and outlined the negative space with a Glaze Pen.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Playing with Mister Fox!!

It's my turn for a post over at Frosted Designs today.... I LOVED playing with KaiserCraft's Mr Fox collection!!!

Hope everyone is having a fun summer (or whatever season it is in your neck of the woods)....
I know here in sunny Phoenix Arizona, we are having multiple days over 110 degrees and it's consistently over 100 degrees  - yes even at 9pm at night, it is sometimes still over 100 degrees!!

So, I find myself playing a lot in my air-conditioned least the heat outdoors is a great excuse to stay inside and play, right?

So today I wanted to share a couple layouts that I created using the new KaiserCraft Mister Fox Collection and Die-Cuts that recently arrived in the Frosted Designs store.

Orange is one of my favorite colors to scrap with my son, so this collection is right up my alley!!

First, I used some random papers and an old piece of a transparency from my stash that was in my "scrap bin".  I personally think the viewfinder fad is a little strange (even though I do still have my old viewfinder), but I love circle elements, so I love how that circular die-cut looks here.

Another note, there is one sheet of dark orange in this collection that has a floral-y print to it...(not what I would use on my "boy" pages) --- so notice on this first layout, I used it as a thin mat behind the photo and the pattern is not noticeable, only the color.

On this second layout, I again used the orange floral paper, just a thin strip down the center, again for color, but making the pattern unnoticeable.  I used large blocks of 2 of my favorite papers in the collection for each half of the design, and again used viewfinder circular die-cuts and an "Amazing" die-cut (popped-up) for my title element and a couple stickers to finish it off.

On this one, I used a background pattern and added some vertical stripes to accentuate the stripes on the hamburger boxes using paint and the Heidi Swapp Stencil from the "pattern" set.  A few of the die-cuts and stickers to document Ohio tradition.  

 On this last one, I used a full sheet from the collection for my background along with some smaller prints behind the photo.  I  mixed Modeling paste with some Lindy's Magicals and used a large stencil that's design supported my theme. 
A few stickers and die-cuts from the collection along with some jute from my stash to finish off this simple layout. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June Frosted Design kit layouts!!

Today I have a post up over at Frosted it is:

Hi, it's Joni here today sharing a couple layouts I've created with the June Capture the Moment kit.

I have to be quite honest...I LOVE the colors...maroons, browns, black and cream....but the patterns (vintage) are really not quite my style.  But, I love trying new things and challenging myself, so that's the mindset that I approached this kit with.

This first layout was a perfect opportunity to scrap my husband's Aunt that we visited last summer when we went "home".  I used Prima Time Traveler -The Traveler  paper as my background.  I also changed the card inside the pocket from the kraft one it came with to a piece of patterned paper.  I also used strips of patterned paper to decorate the front of the pocket not covered by the wood plaque.

On this wood plaque, I started by using the Prima flower Stamp for a light design on the top left and lower right of the plaque.  Then I created the heart by using the stencil and blocking off 2 of the hearts with scrap cardstock paper, so I only had 1 heart showing.

 I then used modeling paste to put the heart design onto the wood.  While it was still tacky, I stamped the lower left (Anywhere) so it overlapped a little into the heart and I used another stamp (Ticket) to make the larger impression that is just to the left of the flower.  I added the Ranger Liquid Pearls to make the black outline.  I then added the red Ranger mist by dripping it into the heart and let it set up in the grooves (and the black outline held it in).  I also spritzed the entire heart with the mist as well.  Added a bit of the trim and a flower from the kit and a bit of twine from my stash.

For me, I find that family photos seem to work well when I have vintage patterns, so I choose a family shot for this layout.  The background is Prima Time Traveler - No. 70 paper and the elements to the left and right are the ATC cards.  The paper that hold the "Family" title which is also an element along the top is Authentique Abroad paper.  A tag, flowers, brads, trim, enamel dots are all from the kit.

I used one of the Maya pockets here, but I used it untraditionally.  I unfolded the pocket (and cut it up) and used it behind my photo.

Now, I really wanted to stretch myself and NOT create a vintage layout.  I liked the little ticket and brad that said "Let's Travel", so I went through vacation photos and realized that I never told the story behind these photos.  I used the stencil (diamonds) from the March Beauty of Nature kit along with some Lindy's Magicals mixed into my modeling paste.   I cut banner designs in the paper and then clipped off a few pieces in the same pattern and added them to create a chevron look that supports my "looking up" theme.

The "Today" and " Like" frames are from my stash but since they are also Maya Road, they match perfectly.

I used one of the Maya cards without the pocket, but I didn't want to use "their" journaling lines, so I just cut a piece of kraft cardstock the same size and layered it on top with my title some trim and a brad.

I also added some stamped elements to finish it off.

My journaling: 
(Today frame):  Driving Down the Las Vegas Strip
TITLE: Memories from the Sun Roof
(Like frame): Great view of the awesome hotels...until the bicycle cop came by and made you get back in the car.

And my last (but favorite) layout using this kit is another "non-vintage" layout!!  

I was just feeling nostalgic when I did this one, so I focused on the word "Moments" from the Lace words...I decided that I would put that title directly on my photo.  I layered a few of the sheets of paper and mounted the photo on one of the wooden plaques where I inked the wood & some of the trim. 

I then wanted to add the Title of "Cherish" ... so I decided to try the new Hazel and Ruby mask letters from the can use them OVER AND OVER again...LOVE that!!   See the product list at the bottom of this post to see the letters I'm talking about!!  
So, I put them on, misted with the Red Ranger mist...then removed the mask (letters) and outlined with black pen.  I decided to also add the Lace word "Life" right on top of the word Cherish.

And some of the burlap flowers, brads, number circles and some designs I made with the Pearl Accents.

So my point today is that even if something (like a kit) isn't necessarily your style, you should embrace the challenge and see what you can do with it.  If you always scrap things that you consider "your style" you may never discover that you have a wider range than you originally thought!!!