Saturday, May 20, 2017

Gilded Grey

One of my favorite stacks from DCWV is the Gilded Grey Stack. Its very monochromatic really but it solves alot of scrappy problems for me. 2 of the hardest things for me to scrap at disney parks are anything StarWars and also Rock n Roller Coaster. The black, white, grey thing is a struggle but with this stack you get alot of great designs, good shades of grey and neutrals and that pop of gold. Here are 2 pages I just did using this stack.

This one is Star Tours and I was using indoor and outdoor photos, but the hardest part is my son's very orange shirt. I used the Gilded Grey stack and also a red orange paper from one of the other stacks in my stash and it was just that extra pop.

This page is a makeover of an old page from my 2002 album. For some reason I had 12x12 for 90% of that album and then there were some 8.5 x 11" so those have to be remade in the other size. This is Rock n Roller Coaster so again its mostly the Gilded grey and I added a pop of red.

for a little extra depth I added grey watercoloring in some of the background shapes.The title is a Silhouette store design.

Monday, May 15, 2017

INSD Week Faves

I know I haven't posted in awhile. I have been super busy getting ready for all of the challenges at Disney Scrappers for the online InterNational Scrapbook Day Week long crop. Hows that for a title! We had a fantastic time scrapping and the gallery is full of amazing layouts from lots of members. If you would like to take a peek, check out the Gallery HERE. 

I would like to show you a few of the layouts that I finished as examples or participating in the challenges.

This first one is my favorite because it turned out perfectly. I used a collection of papers that I got at michaels called Paradise Crush and that paper actually had a bit of Stitch blue which is very rare. I cut palm fronds and Plumeria flowers using my silhouette. The plumeria is a Silhouette cut file.

This next layout uses an exclusive cut file created for Disney Scrappers members. It was just fun

This one is another fun one with a confetti pocket and using DCWV Watercolor Ombre stack paper for the background and the other papers are actually from an older DCWV Holiday Whimsy stack, I think it was called.

One of the challenges was to watercolor on the background and I had so much fun doing that on this page!!! I did actually use watercolor paper so it warped less. *ducky momo is a character on Phineas and Ferb and I just wanted a photo with him. LOL!

Another challenge was stamping so I did a little stamping and watercoloring on this one.

and another tropical one for a challenge with Wings

This is another watercolor page and also a backstory challenge. Its a remake of a page that was originally 8.5x11 but that trip was scrapped 12x12 except for like 10 pages that now need to be rescrapped. I just love it because the boys were so little in '02.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Were off to see the wizard...

We love the Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios and since it may be replaced I wanted to do a page about my favorite part, the Wizard of Oz scene. I used this gorgeous New DCWV Simple Joy stack because the mint and teal reminded me of the Emerald City. I also found 2 really nice Oz stickers to add.

I used my typewriter to type the words of the song around the perimeter of the layout.

Hakuna Matata

This is a page that I did for a challenge at Disney Scrappers and I used the New DCWV Flower Shop Stack. The photos are from 05 and I really didn't know if I would find nice papers that would go with flowers and have this type of purple and yellow, but this new collection was just ideal.

Here is a little close up so you can see how pretty the little gold foil accents are.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Aloha! feeling tropical

Well, many of you may have winter weather but we are on our way to summer in houston. 80s today. Anyway I got some new DCWV stacks of paper and I put some of them together for a tropical page because when you see papers with gold foil pineapples and palm trees, you have to use them!

These photos are from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Hawaii booth and if you have been then I am sorry but you will now start craving that darn kalua pork slider. I used the fruit and pineapple papers from the DCWV Joie de Vivre stack, the background and gold foiled palm are from the Beach House Stack, and the other patterned papers and love banner piece are from the Flower Shop Stack. These are very different stacks but pieces of them work perfectly for my layout.

since I know you cant see the beautiful foiled accents I took this photo sort of sideways to show how cool they really are. Oh and by the way I use Ball brand Herb cutting scissors as fringe scissors, they sort of twist as they cut and I love the look. That's the slider that makes me drool.

and for the title, I cut a thick script title out of white cardstock using my silhouette, then punched holes and stitched it with floss. I love the way it turned out. Super easy, just takes a little time and the title has to be thick enough to hold up to the stitching.


If you have celebration photos there are two great DCWV stacks that you need to have. One is a  stack called Confetti and it came out a couple of seasons ago. It has some nice party papers, tags and blocks to cut out, gold foil accents on the patterned papers or vellum papers and envelopes that punch out, as well as a little surprise in the back of the stack where they have included confetti. The second stack is a brand new one called Joie de Vivre stack and it also has gold accents and super fun papers!

Today I am sharing a layout that I made for my sister. She has two sweet older dogs and one is very ill. For their birthdays a couple of weeks ago she got them very special doggie cakes to celebrate and posted the photos on Facebook. Of course I nabbed those photos so I could make a page because they are too stinkin' cute!

The background paper is from the DCWV White Embossed Stack. The patterned papers are from the Joie de Vivre Stack and the tissue confetti, vellum envelope with confetti, and cake tag are all from the Confetti Stack. I machine stitched the tissue confetti and it puckered, turns out I kind of like that look so I used it even though its not perfect.  ....just look at that cotton candy paper!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CSI: Color Stories Inspiration is Five! Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration! I had so much fun with their challenges during my time on the team and when I was asked to play along for one of the anniversary month challenges, I was not going to say no! I haven't scrapped in awhile so I have to say that everything was a challenge, but I love the colors and inspiration

Click HERE to see the challenge and all of the layout examples from amazing present and past designers.

and here is my layout

I used a fun background paper from DCWV that has sparkles in it and then cut a giant snowflake from white cardstock with my silhouette. The vellum under the photo is there so that I could use my pretty typewriter to journal on the edge of it. :)

The inspiration I used were snowflakes, stars, pearls, something fuzzy, and glitter

Then I drew some tiny dots and stars and splattered with gold mist

Friday, January 13, 2017

In Canada with DCWV Christmas Plaids

Happy 2017! I am sorry that I haven't shared any layouts in quite awhile. I hope to have more time for some scrapping soon. I know everyone has lots of holiday photos that need to be scrapped so I am sharing a layout using the gorgeous DCWV Christmas Plaid Stack and the background from one of my fave stacks, the Embossed White Stack. 

here is a closer look at the left side. The cardinals are cut from the paper that has the labels and tags. 

The gold accents in the Christmas Plaid stack are not overwhelming and just exactly what you need for a little something special.

When we were in Epcot, we bought candy in most of the countries to bring home and share with the boys on Christmas Morning so I included the little candy box on my layout.