Monday, February 8, 2016

Lay Out by Laura

Hello ladies, how are you?
 Laura of Mis diaz y mis suenos here with you today. In the world of scrap most of us are compulsive buyers and love to have every novelty. We are simultaneously stash builders. We love to hoard all that pretty paper!  It is not uncommon that in every project, there are remaining cuts we do not want to throw away, and keep them for long periods of time to hopefully find some project where it will fit. Two weeks ago I presented a LO worked with the kit "Layout pennant side." I had several left over cuts. Today I am sharing another layout using some of those very same cuts. This time I changed the colors and chose to use an already embossed paper in pink. I also decided to utilize pieces from some of my other recent projects. 

I used the banner from the file, which served as a frame for my photograph. I put the added a strip of colorful patterned paper to add a totally contrasting palette. It also matched the girls clothing.

   I liked the effect of the contrasting paper, so I used it for my photo corners. I used my leftover flowers, as they were cut off by my machine Cameo, flat.  For the others, I added half pearls in the center. Thus almost all the elements used were pre-cut from my stash.
 These elements were more than enough to complete this project. The only remaining thing to do, was add the title. I used dies for the heart, camera and title word "family". I highlighted my metal heart on a red background. The camera on top of my photo right corner, and the word "Family" down in the banner as Title.

My clean and simple style layout was complete. I wanted to take full advantage of the elements and cuts I already had. It also encouraged me to use my beautiful embossed paper, to no longer have it saved in my stash, but to showcase my memory. I was delighted with it!
 Now I invite you to participate with us in our month long challenge for the February. Remember: ANYTHING GOES with the option to add a heart.
You can join the challenge and pick up a freebie HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my work and are encouraged to use the beautiful papers in your stash. They deserve to be in your projects where your beloved memories will be preserves.  Remember that each file can be used in so many ways for a custom effect. Just one element can be used many times and in different ways. I encourage you to look at things differently. There is no wrong way to scrap. It is all about expressing yourself and your uniqueness. Don't forget to stop by my blog and check out more of my projects!

Until next time and in the meantime here are a grant of royal kisses!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bee Mine Valentine Fun!

Hello Crafty friends -- Kelli here today from The Lady Cage with today's design team post.

Here is a Sweet Valentine using the/Bee-Mine-CF Cut File ( It is also available as a digital stamp :)
I used an embossing folder in the cuttlebug  to emboss the honeycomb pattern.
The wings are blue velum.  I just touched him up with black and white gel pens and Glossy accents.
The cheeks are a touch of chalk.
I did cut the sentiment out of vinyl so it's shiny- add some sequins and all done!
Well.....not really, I love these files and I always cut more than one at a time.
So...... Bookmarkers!!! :)
I just love how these turned out, I made a whole bunch!
The honeycomb here is from Couture Creations and the Bookmark die is from PaperTreyInk
The white one is touched up some "cosmo pink sparkle pen from Spectrum noir" (love these things)
Added some sequins, of course, and ran them thru the Laminator with some 5ML sheets.
Hole punch and add a bit of ribbon.... instant cute gift!!!
These cut files are so much fun and so easy to work with.  There really is no limit to what you can do.
So head over and join us for the February monthly challenge>>>>>>>>
ANYTHING GOES with the option to add a heart.

You can join the challenge and pick up a freebie HERE.

Be sure to play along with our February challenge:
ANYTHING GOES with the option to add a heart.

You can join the challenge and pick up a freebie HERE.

I hope I have inspired your creative genius today!
Thanks for stopping by to check out the projects
Head over to my blog to some of my other things.
Stay Crafty!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Design Team Call

Hello crafty friends,
I have a special announcement.  It's time for another design team call. I am looking for several designers. Design Team Call
Call Open 2-8-16 through 2-28-16
Do you enjoy crafting and creating with your SVG friendly craft cutter (Cricut Explore, Pazzles, Cameo, etc.)? Do you enjoy coloring or creating with Digital stamps and or printables? Then this Design Team is For YOU! Join this fun loving, positive and encouraging team....the Design Team. If you’re interested….please read on!

DT Member Requirements:

* Must create a minimum of two projects per month. Projects must showcase PCW files. Your project will be posted on the PCW blog on your assigned day. It may also be showcased in our newsletter.
* Project themes will need to follow the monthly (Anything goes-using a PCW file or image) challenge-showcase.
* You must provide a blog write up and some detailed photos for the post.
* Great photography skills are essential.
* Photos will need to include a design team logo (provided).
* DT Members will be required to participate in one of the two scheduled blog hops during the term.
* DT Members must post their projects to their own active blogs, Facebook page, Pinterest, Instagram and or Twitter accounts. Posting to Facebook crafting groups is also encouraged.
* Must utilize Facebook to communicate with the team within our (private) closed group page.
   DT commitment will be for six months from – March 2016 through August 31, 2016
   Novices as well as seasoned crafters are encouraged to apply. We are looking for all levels of crafters. 

DT Guest Designers
If you would like to be a guest designer, please submit your information. Be sure to let me know that you would like to be a guest designer. All guest designers will be featured on our team blog and in our newsletter.

* Designers will have access to cutting files and or digital printables available at PCW 
* Designers will be listed on our team blog
* Projects will be displayed in our Newsletter (9,000 subscribers & growing)
* Exclusive, limited commercial use of files will be extended to designers. Details will be explained to designers

If this sounds like something you would like to participate in, please submit the following to Melinda:

* Your name, email address, web location: (blog, website or gallery link).
* List of any Design Teams that you are currently on. Not necessary to have been on one – we are looking for "New Faces" too.
* A little bit about yourself and your crafting background.
* Create a blog post showcasing 3-5 projects that best exemplify your style and quality of work. These do not need to be new projects.

The new Design Team will be announced March 2nd, 2016 Please email your DT application to:  pcwdtcall @ (remove spaces). In the subject line please put DT APPLICATION.

Please NOTE: This is an open call. This means I reserve the right to end or extend the call until all positions have been filled.

If you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You can email your questions to:  pcwdtcall @ as well (again, remove the spaces from the email address).

Thank you so much for your consideration. We would love for you to join us!

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