Sunday, December 11, 2016

Be a Pineapple

Be a Pineapple
When I saw this quote on Facebook (Be a Pineapple: Stand Tall, Wear a crown and Be sweet on the inside)over the summer, my first thoughts went to my daughter.  I found this cutie patootie pineapple at The Cut Shoppe that I machine stitched to give it more texture that a pineapple needs. I added some gray watercolor as a shadow.  Elements from Crate Paper Cute Girl worked very well for this page I think. How appropriate is that crown?!  The word "pineapple" is a cut file that I welded on my Scan N Cut .  The sequins are an iridescent pink from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Thanks for stopping by!                Traci

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Snowflake and Kisses

Snowflake and Kisses 
Since I cut into this gorgeous collection, Snow and Cocoa from Crate Paper, it was so much easier to create this page of my daughter and her dog, Baylee.  I want to mention that the photo is so deceiving.  What you don't know is that we are sitting on the edge of the hot tub dangling our feet in the warm water.  It was a bit nippy so we did need our jackets.  The lighting was so beautiful that I had to take this photo.  Impressive that it's my phone's camera.

The sketch is from Paper Issues November Sketch .  My first time to use the adorable jars.  There are so many things to put into the jars but I wanted to keep it simple and embellish the page instead.  I used some chipboard, stickers and transparent ephemera.  The Let it Snow circle is from Clique Kits free download.  Finishing touches of Gold color shine.

Thanks for stopping by!!   Traci

November 2016 Layout Share

Ok, I have finally done it.  I haven't made a video in like forever.  There were many things that I was wanting/needing to do before I tried again.  And now the day has come and I did it!

It's kinda long for my first scrapbook related video.  But I do have 29!! pages to share that I made for the month of November.  

I do have another video idea that I am hoping to do very soon and one day, someday, I will do a process video.

I would love it if you would view it and subscribe.  
Thanks for stopping by!      Traci

Hello Fall

Hello Fall
I was able to use up some of my scraps and dig into the Crate Paper Gather collection for the very cute layout.  I feel I am late to the party with the fall photos.  Mostly because it doesn't act like fall in Texas until late November and then thoughts are on to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

The sketch is from Creative Scrappers #300 using this fantastic grid.  This was very popular years ago, glad to see it back.  I used some elements from my Clique Kit Swan Lake, adding some leaf cut files that I had sprayed Heidi Swapp color shine in Mustard, acorns are wood that I found at Target Dollar Spot, flair is from A Flair for Buttons.  The 'hello' is die cut from cork.  Those thin letters make it very fragile.  Accents of gold sequins in two sizes, orange flowers (from The Dollar Tree!) and gold Heidi Swapp color shine.  I used a gold metallic Gelly Roll pen to outine the papers.  The word fall I hand drew and cut.  Fun to make.

Thanks for stopping by!                        Traci

Sunday, November 20, 2016


BRR! Using Snow and Cocoa

I haven't purchased a large portion of a collection ever until
this one.  I am was so drawn to it and am loving every piece of it too.  I had this page on my desk almost a week, afraid to make the first cut into these beautiful papers.  The embellishments were the easy part.  The flair is from Fancy Pants Wish Season and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and the rest is the collection.

I chose to print the photos in black and white.  This is my granddaughter last year by the pool.  The clash of the pool blue and her red santa hat was too much.  

I am loving all the sketches that I see at Stuck?! Sketches.  This one is just perfect.  Thank you Laura!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches

Love of Coffee
Stuck?! Sketches

I love sketches.  I use one on almost all my pages.  I find if I don't, all my pages look the same.  I get into a rut and can't get out on my own.  I am in love with Laura Whitaker's sketches.  This is the November 1st sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch except the title, where I placed the trio of cork hearts embedded with gold.  The flair is from A Flair for Buttons Etsy Shop.  All the papers are from my scrap bin.  I sprinkled watered down ground espresso distressed ink along with Heidi Swapp Gold color shine.  I tend to gravitate to monotone pages.  I added a few 6mm orange sequins for a touch of color and 4mm brown sequins that I got from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by!                   Traci

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Peach Spider
Sketches in Thyme

It's been a while since I've made this smaller format.  I have to say, I kinda like it.  I am going to keep in my 12x12 album. Looks like I'll need to do another one for the other side of the page protector.

I am a huge fan of sketches.  I am not partial to one site to another, I love them all.  I did like this sketch for the square photo and tags.  I pulled papers from my stash.  Two different shades of woodgrain.  The green I believe is from Basic Grey.  The dark brown is super duper old, at least 10 years and from Pink Paislee.  It was a shaped 12x12 paper that was very popular back then.  I used my Scan N Cut to make a tag from it and used a sliver of the leftover at the bottom right.  The phrases are from Crate Paper Gather in the Rose Gold.  The floral chipboard is from Shimmelle.  I don't have any brown mists, so I thinned out some Ground Espresso Distressed Inks and my handy 10 Round brush for splatters.  Used a few dark brown sequins to even things out.