Monday, July 22, 2013

Another Collection of Silohuette Cameo Freebies - Nautical and Beachy

Now again, this is just a collection.  I didn't create any of these but found that putting them in one area by theme was helpful.  So here are a few.  Go to Cookin' up Creations for the full collection and download links!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Eye Candy - Tutorial

I love all the new shiny bits and baubles that many of the scrapbooking companies have come out with lately and I new as soon as I saw them that I had to try to make my own.  I tried label paper with glossy accents, inking them, chalking them, pearling them, alcohol inking them, hot glue dots (which I had a hard time making a actual bauble), and more.  Each time the product wasn't quite what I was looking for.  Just using glossy accents left flimsy pieces that seemed to bend and stick to itself too much.  So this time I tried something a bit different.

First, I used Aleene's Tack it Over & Over glue (you remember - the stuff I use to make my own pop dots?)  and placed small dots on the backside of a vinyl sheet that was used up.

I gave it a moment to dry.  Meanwhile, I punched lots and lots of circles with a regular circle hole punch.  I love this because I used up so many little scraps!  Then I stuck each dot on the glue and covered a bit with glossy accents.  Don't be shy here.  It will shrink a little when it is done and you want a bauble not a shiny dot!  Although you can go over with a second coating of glossy accents.  Let dry and VOILA!  The dots come off easy due to the tack-it and stick to any project.  Best yet, I can make them in any color, number, etc.  Here is a picture of the dots that I made.  Looks like that dot candy from when you were a kid right??

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Arrows and Chevron Silohuette Freebies!

Who doesn't love arrows and chevrons and of course FREEBIES!  I just linked a ton of freebies that I have collected at CUC!  Check out the link!

Here are a few teasers!
So check it out!  Right now!  Sorry couldn't resist!  Become a member and also check out other collections!  Next time?  Thought bubbles!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

CUC and some AMAZING sketches from Liz Chedester!

If you haven't had a chance to check out this month's challenges at CUC, then you are truly missing out!  Liz Chedester shared a month's work of sketches with us (one for each Blue Plate Special Day) and we have created some amazing inspiration for you!  You must check these out!  Here is a link to the first week of sketches on the CUC Blog.  I created the first layout for this month so here is a tidbit of what you will find:
The first sketch from Liz:
And here is the layout that I created of my daughter and friends performing at the spaghetti dinner challenging followers to use a watercolor marker and spritzer technique:

I hope we can fill your inspiration board this week!  Come join us for family and fun too and even get some scrappin done!  Don't forget to stop by our amazing gallery for some inspiration and leave a little love too!