Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Healed Layout

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Happy hump day crafty friends!
Hope your week is going well and you are getting things done! Today I wanted to share a special layout I did. This month is breast cancer awareness and because of that, light is shed on the overall struggle of many cancer patients. As I was reading through my Facebook feed, someone had shared a clip from a news article about these three beautiful girls fighting cancer. While not breast cancer, their photo has gone viral and is such a beautiful and poignant picture.
Here’s the picture. This photograph was taken by  Scantling Photography. The news article went on to say that these three precious angels are currently in remission. I was so moved by this picture as many were. I found Scantling Photography on Facebook and sent them a message asking for permission to use this photo and create a Scrapbook Layout. As I looked at this photo, I kept thinking about the verse in Jeremiah…Heal me and I shall be healed…save me and I shall be saved. So when the wonderful folks at Scantling photography gave me permission to use the photo for a layout, I went to work.  Here is what I came up with.
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Here’s a look at my completed layout. All the patterned papers came from the DCWV Preppy Princess Stack. I started with a kraft cardstock base and then layered some of the beautiful patterned papers onto that. I created the various cut files in my Pazzles software. I inked the edges of the papers with my Saddle ink pad as I wanted to give the overall look of the page a shabby-chic/vintage feel. I was inspired to go this way because of the outfits the girls were wearing.
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Here’s a closer look at the tag I created. It is the first part of the verse. I inked the edges added a few charcoal gems to each side of it.
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For the upper left corner, I created some visual interest by folding down the paper and adding in a doily and a flower.
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Here is a closer look at one of the brackets I added. I again, inked everything with my saddle ink pad to give them all a vintage look. I added some cream pearls to the brackets and used some foam tape to give the bracket a little lift off the paper.
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Here is a closer look at the flowers.  I used papers from the same stack to cut out all the flower layers. It is hard to see that the papers used for the flowers have a subtle pattern to them, but they do. Next I wanted to use the rhinestone type centers in the cream flowers, but I didn’t want a plain rhinestone look, so I used my ShinHan touch twin  Tender Pink Marker, to color in the dips and give them a soft pink look. I then used a charcoal gem from my stash for the center. For the center of the pink flowers I used a cream pearl gem from my stash.
Here is a closer look at the word healed. I created the cut file in my Pazzles Inspiration software. I cut it out three times in kraft cardstock. I wanted it to be thick and sturdy. I layered all three layers onto each other. I glued them together with my liquid glass so they would be completely glued together. I then used my versa mark ink pad and inked it entirely. I then added some gold embossing powder onto it and heat set it.
Here is a closer look at the bottom of the rest of the verse and a closer look at the embossed title.
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And one last look at the entire layout. I just love how this turned out. I hope it will inspire you to think about and maybe say a quick prayer for all those who are struggling with cancer, any type of cancer and or other health issues. I am so grateful to hear that these precious girls are in remission. I pray that they will each continue to thrive and be in good health.
Supplies Used
pazzles vue-200 Pazzles Inspiration Vue dcwv preppy princess stack-200
DCWV Preppy Princess Stack
circle tear drop medallions ppr-cf-200 Circle Tear Drops CF
silver faux bling strips princess gold embossing
versamark ink pad Versamark Ink Pad craft heater ezdots-200
EZ Dots runner
liquid glass-200 foam tape-200 cherry pink-200 Cherry Pink Marker
kraft cardstock-200 white cardstock-200
Misc. Charcoal Gems and Misc. Cream Pearls
Be sure to stop by the Scantling photography Facebook page and check out the amazing photography they do.  Be sure to come back by tomorrow as I share a couple of more projects with you. Until then,
Sunday, June 29, 2014

DCWV June Stackaholic Layout SVG Cut File Set

DCWV June Stackaholic Challenge Layout

Happy Sunday crafty friends,
I hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting some fun crafting in! Today I wanted to share the layout I made for the DCWV monthly Stackaholic challenge. This is what I came up with.

I created this layout using some wonderful vintagey looking papers from the Dear Jane Stack. The cuts are from Layout 614 set. I started with a layer of Cream colored Bazzil cardstock. I inked the edges of all the layers with with my Chocolate ink from the Basics Ink Pad set fromClose To My Heart. I then used a piece of paper from the stack for the main background. I then used a different paper from the stack for the flowers and circle. The image with the bird and birdcage as well as the title were also from the same stack.

layout614 ppr cf-350  Layout 614 Set

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Here is a pic of the layout sketch we had to work with.

Here’s a closer look at the flowers. The blue patterned paper was from the Dear Jane Stack. I cut the flowers out using my Pazzles Inspiration cutter.  Once cut, I inked the edges with some Crystal Blue ink from the Whimsy Ink pad set. I then distressed the petals (see below), added them to the layout and added some Cinnamon Stickles to the centers.

Here’s another view of the flowers. I inked the edges of the vine with some Chocolate ink from the Basics Ink Pad set.

Here’s a closer look at the title. You can see that it comes pre-printed and has a nice glittered edges. I simply added some more Chocolate ink to distress the edges.

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Here’s a closer look showing the edge with the lace. I used some foam tapeunderneath and then faux stitched around the edge with a sharpie fine tip marker.

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For the mat in the background, I used a piece of kraft cardstock and then stamped it with one of the stamps from the Distressed backgrounds set. I used my  Dessert Sand ink Pad as it gave it a more tone on tone look and not a stark contrast.

Here is one last look at the layout. It is a photo of my Grandmother with my Uncle Dan and my mother (she was the toddler)…circa 1949. 

Products Used For This Project.

dcwv dear jane stack-200
DCWV Dear Jane Stack
layout614 ppr cf-200
desert sand-200
whimsy ink pad Z2503-basics
tape runner-200 memory book glue dots-200

foam tape-200
ranger cinnamon stickles
Cinnamon Stickles
Cream Lace Trim
kraft cardstock-200

Well, that about covers it for today crafty friends. Be sure to come back by tomorrow as I share another fun and hopefully inspiring project. Thank you once again for choosing to stop by and spend a little of your precious crafty time with me. Until then….
Friday, June 27, 2014

DCWV Stackaholic Card and FREE SVG

DCWV Stackaholic Challenge and FREE SVG

Happy Friday crafty friends! 
Whoo Hoo, hope you’re all doing well and getting ready for a weekend of summer crafty fun!  Today I am sharing a quick and cute card I created for the monthly DCWV Stackaholic challenge. This week DCWV participated in a blog hop and on their first day they used the new Honey Chic Stack. I was inspired by all the crafty goodness, so I pulled out that stack and went to work. This is what I came up with.

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Here’s a look at my finished card. I followed the sketch provided and designed my own “circle overlay”. This card is really simple and easy. The background paper is from the Honey Chic DCWV Stack as is the pink striped paper. **ENABLER ALERT*** The stack is currently 9.99 at Joann’s online. Great time to take advantage and grab this stack.

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This is the sketch we were to follow for the challenge.

From this shot you can see the EK Success mini corner punches I used. Also the Blue background with the frame is a “card” panel that comes just like that in the paper stack. All I did was add the letters for Smile to it. I added a metal star paper clip I had in my stash for a little extra visual interest. This goes well with the Honeycutz challenge for using something old. It has been sitting here in my craft room for no kidding....five to six years!!! You can also see in this shot that the paper has some parts of it that are pre-glittered. I love that about many of the DCWV stacks. Their papers will have some “strategically placed” glitter throughout the sheet. This makes for a very nice texture contrast in your projects and it isn’t “over-done”.

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Here’s another view. You can see the nice Black Grosgrain ribbon I used here. Love May Arts Ribbon and seeing all the wonderful inspiration from the hop got my creative juices flowing. Oh, I almost forgot. The Smile letters are actually from a Quickutz Alphabet die set I have….Paige upper and lower case 2x2 dies. You use them with the Quickutz squeeze tool.

I used to enter a lot of challenge when I first started blogging, so I decided for the summer, I will float around and find some fun challenges to enter. 

Here are the challenges I am entering.

DCWV: June Stackaholic Card Template Challenge
7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenges: Anything Goes...Hip To Be Square
Just Inspirational Challenges: Anything Goes
Four Crafty Chicks: Stripes
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thurday: Circles
Craft-DeeBowz: Handmade Bow
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Scribble and Scraps: Anything Goes
Hobbycutz: Something Old and Something New (Old...the star paper clip....geez, must be at least five-six years in my stash....New, DCWV Honey Chic Stack and the new SVG cut file I created for this challenge :-)

It has been awhile since I have updated the “freebies” on here, so I decided to share the fun Circle overlay I created.
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File Formats Include: AI, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, MTC, SCAL, STUDIO, SVG and WPC.
to find the download link and check out. 
Available free from today through 7-3-14

Products Used For This Project

pazzles-cutter-200 dcwv honey chic circle overlay sq2give ppr cf-200
Circle Overlay Square CF


May Arts
tape runner-200
foam tape-200
white cardstock-200 quickutz-paige alphabet
Quickutz Paige Alphabet Upper & Lowercase Used

Don't forget to head over to DCWV and join the challenge. There are just a couple of days left, but you can still join!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. I appreciate it so much. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow as I share another crafty project. Until then,

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