Prints On Canvas

Friday, September 30, 2011

Your Weekend Inspiration

Welcome to Friday!  This week, I took on a special challenge: to create a non-Halloween Layout with Pink Paislee's Phantom Collection.  Turns out, it was pretty easy.  :)

 Here's the sketch I made for you:
 And here is my layout.  Thanks to my children for providing these pictures on my phone (surprise, Mom, I had a frog in my hair yesterday!)  Blech.  Anyway, it's good for a laugh now, and of course this layout:
Thanks for joining me!  Please upload your takes on the sketch to our gallery!  I want to see what you create. :) Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stash faves: Echo Park Paper

Sunshine canvas

Hi! It's Yvonne! I knew I wanted to create something fun on canvas when I received my Echo Park goodies in the mail.

The base is a 7 X 9 canvas. I painted the background with some Ranger Distress Stains and then created my little scene with a combination of fussy-cut patterned paper, stickers and buttons! :)

Aren't these yummy? I was so inspired after the canvas I made some tags....

And some layouts...


A little mini...

What fun stuff have you done with Echo Park Papers? Share them in the gallery! :)

Amazing Love Mini Album

Hey there! I am back to share with you a mini album I created using the beautiful Authentique Paper : Uncommon collection. I seriously adore the colors. Pretty much into grey lately and I am glad that Uncommon collection has grey. As I was deciding what photos to use, suddenly recall that I actually do not have a wedding album. I have done one but that was entirely black and white. Immediately decided to do another album with my wedding photos. So without further ado, let me share with you what I created and I hope that you like it :)

 Thanks for dropping by and hope you will grab this collection in the store because it is just so stunning... they look so beautiful in real life!

Xoxo Jessy

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We're back with more from Kristin!

Thanks for joining me for part two of our Guest Designer Kristin Tweedale! We have a LOT of loveliness to bring you, so settle in for a load in inspiration.

Let's start by reminding you what Kristin received in her goodie box:

Here is a colorful mini album that she created using these goodies:

Yum!  Kristin's album makes me want to break out the mists and PLAY!  Here are some more projects created by this talented lady:

Thank you, Kristin, for sharing your talents with us this month!

A Little Bit Fancy

**This is today's first Two Scoops Post.  This afternoon, be sure to come back for a post from this month's GDT! :)**

Can an entire paper line be your favorite? *grins*  I absolutely adore by OFF TO SCHOOL by Fancy Pants Designs.  All of it.  So, I flipped and flopped between the Glitter Cuts and the Filter Embellishments as my fav.  I went with the Filters!  After using a little bit of this and that from the collection, I found that I really loved all of the ideas that one could come up with using the Filters.
On the back of the package there is an example of how to scrunch them into flowers, so I figured that I would forgo an example of that and try to come up with a couple of different things.
I used a LARGE filter and created a bottle lid topper...fits the little cappuccino bottles perfeclty!  Fun gift idea and super, super easy
 Then, on this layout, I folded a large filter in half, then in half again and cut into triangles to create some fun and unusual pennants!

I stitched around the perimeter of each one and then distressed them just a bit...I like the way the curl on their own accord...reminds me of shabby chic circus or something similar LOL
I hope you find cool ways to use Fancy Pants' Filters!  You can ink 'em, glitter' em or leave them plain.
Have fun :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Markdown

Here are the latest markdowns:

October Afternoon SprINKlers - now 25% off
Epiphany Crafts Tools & Buttons - 25% off
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - 25% off

Now 50% off

Fancy Pants Beach Bum
Fancy Pants Beach Babe
Basic Grey Sweet Threads
Kaiser Party Animals
Kaiser Chapter One
Echo Park Summer Days

Now 75% off

Crate Paper Toy Box
Crate Paper Neighborhood
Crate Paper Portrait
Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup
Jillibean Soup Spotted Owl Soup
Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard
Jillibean Soup Chilled Strawberry Soup
Lily Bee Happily Lost
Lily Bea This & That
Lily Bee Picket Fence

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints

I was contacted by Easy Canvas Prints this month and asked to try their service.

This is something I've been toying with so the timing was perfect.  I'm working on creating photo walls throughout the house.  Each cluster will be something different.  ie Family, vacations, random photos.....

I ordered my canvas a couple of weeks ago and received it shortly after.  Their prices are great and their shipping is awesome.

Before I show you the canvas, let me tell you how easy their site is to use.  It literally took me less than 10 minutes to order this.  I toyed around with their many options before settling on what I did.

I couldn't be happier.

Please excuse the bad lighting.  There hasn't been a lot of sun here lately.

For now, this is hung behind the dining room table but when my dad comes home for Thanksgiving in November, this will be his birthday present.  I decided to gift it to him since this was his favorite shot from the 700 I took on on our trip to Calgary this past July.  It will look great hanging up in his empty apartment or office.

(My dad is on assignment in Calgary for the next couple of years.)

But because I still have the idea for several photo walls, I had to order more of these.  My second experience was just as great as the first.

So what are you waiting for?  Give them a try.  The canvases make the pictures look like a high quality painting.

Want to save?  Check out their Facebook Page.  Fan them to get all kinds of specials when ordering.  Free shipping, BOGO and more!

Friday, September 23, 2011

September Double Page Layout & Sketch

I used the sweet Peppermint Collection from Crate Paper to create this double-pager, along with a sketch to share with you this month!  Mind you, I don't do many double page layouts at fact, probably two or three that I can think of in all of my 14 years of scrapbooking.  This was fun though...hope that you enjoy it
Everything is from the Peppermint line (Stand Outs, Baker's Twine, Chipboard elements, pom poms that I trimmed from the length and patterned papers).  From my stash: cardstock and chipboard letters.
Find happiness in scrappiness :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stash Faves: Echo Park

Hello Ladies!
Today I wanted to share some of my recent Stash Faves that I received with my August kit.
I was lucky enough to get several pieces from Echo Park's Splash collection, and I couldn't believe how darn cute they were.
Obviously, the collection has a summery, pool & beach theme, but it's uses extend far beyond summer pages. The line is perfect for kids, celebrations, & other happy layouts.
I pretty much fell in love with the cardstock alpha stickers.
Initially, I wasn't so sure about the font, but once I slapped them down on my card it was love at first sight.

Here's some of my creations with this adorable line.

Don't Be a Crab Card (Inside reads: Be Glad)

Pool Attitude.
Lovin' those cardstock stickers and how sturdy they are. I used pop dots to raise several of them without any issue.

Googly Eyes.
I loved the beach ball paper, but found it a little overwhelming to use as a background on this layout. Instead, I opted for cutting some of the "balls" out, and using them in clusters.

I hope you enjoyed this Stash Faves post!

Happy Scrappin' until next time :)