July 23, 2014

#Oceanlove Layout for LMT

Today I'm on the Love My Tapes blog sharing a layout I created using their awesome tapes!

I used both fabric tapes and washi tape to create that sunburst paper. I combined that with some new supplies I got a GASC last month to create this fun layout using photos from our May beach trip.

If you get a chance, hop on over to the Love My Tapes blog!
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July 22, 2014

Imagine Crafts Vertigo Review

Imagine Crafts contacted me last month asking if I'd be interested in reviewing some of their products. So, I'm reviewing them here on the blog! You can find my previous reviews here:

If you have a product you want me to review, you can find info here.

Today I wanted to show you guys Imagine Crafts product "Vertigo". What is it?
"t's a translucent patterned material that adds the coolest visual effects."

It feels sort of like plastic, but it has a pattern in it that makes it look textured and is an illusion because this film is completely flat- no texture!

I decided to try the Blue and Green neon inks on a piece of Vertigo (by Imagine Crafts) to see how they looked on there. I used a sponge dauber to apply the ink in stripes and then placed it on my card.

It's a pigment ink instead of a solvent ink, so it never quite dried and would come off with my fingers. I fixed that easily enough with a coat of gloss spray though.

When I used StazOn inks (which ARE a solvent ink) on it, they dried perfectly. 

I decided I needed to try one more thing with the Vertigo- alcohol inks! The results were so cool! See for yourself-

Also, in the photo below, you can see how it's an optical illusion. The vertigo film is actually flat.

Have you tried using Vertigo? I think it's pretty neat!

I was compensated for this by with free product from Imagine Crafts, but all opinions are my own.
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July 21, 2014

Super Stashbusters Workshop Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey guys, Welcome to the Super Stashbusters blog hop! I'm a guest designer for this 4 week online workshop along with 7 other talented guest designers! Registration for Super Stashbusters is open and available here.

Today we are doing a blog hop, sharing sneak peeks at the pages we designed for the workshop, so if you want to be inspired and enter to win, I hope you hop along with us!

Super Stashbusters

Here's a small peek at the layout I designed for this workshop:
I used one of my Sister's graduation photos, and designed a layout inspired by it as well as the stash busting prompt (it's a secret!) given to me.

Super Stashbusters Katie's sneak peek

About the class:
Create scrapbook pages faster than a speeding bullet! Leap over piles of patterned paper and washi tape in a single bound! Turn into a super scrapbooker in as little as 4 weeks!

Aly Dosdall's Stashbusters Anonymous has already helped hundreds of memory keepers turn from "product collecting to productive scrapbooking." Now Aly is back with a NEW super-charged workshop that will help you:
  • Rediscover and use products you love from your own scrapbook stash
  • Complete up to 16 great scrapbook pages without spending a dime
  • Learn to use inspiration (sketches, challenges, templates) in a way that works for you
Learn more and register here
In Super Stashbusters, you'll accomplish amazing scrapbooking feats based on 16 creative challenges. Not only will you use up your stash, you'll also learn to think outside your scrapping box and tap into your inner creative superhero. While this class builds on the content from Stashbusters Anonymous (now available as a self-paced workshop!), all scrapbookers are welcome—including digital scrapbookers.

I took the first Stashbusters Anonymous class from Aly and loved it. It was just what I needed to use up some of my scrap supplies! You can register for Super Scrapbusters on BPC here.

Since I'm a guest designer for the class, I also get the opportunity to giveaway one free registration to someone! If you would like to enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can hop along and enter to win with the other guest designer blogs here-
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Make it Monday- Pineapple Roundup

You may have noticed that pineapple seem to be a pretty big tend this summer. They're pretty much everywhere right? Today's Make it Monday post is pineapple themed, so if you love the fruit, check out some of these tutorials!

Create a Pineapple Rhinestone Pouch using this tutorial.

Make Pineapple Shaped Crayons with this tutorial.

Stitch up this Pineapple Hexie Placemat with this tutorial.

Make these Pineapple Ring Dishes using this DIY.

Create a Pineapple Necklace using this tutorial.

Put together this Pineapple Planter with this DIY.

Create a Pineapple (and other fruit!) Keychain with this pattern and diy.

Make stenciled Pineapple Hand Towels using my tutorial.

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July 18, 2014

Tea Mini Book for PWP

Good morning! Today I am on the Paper Wings Productions blog sharing this tea themed mini book.

If you know me, you know I l-o-v-e tea. July's PWP kit is tea themed, so I used it to create this fun mini.

Hop on over to the PWP blog to read my post!
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Custom Mixed Media Cat Bookmarks

If you didn't know, I make and sell mixed media bookmarks in my etsy shop. I got an order for this custom set of cat themed bookmarks. I'm actually a dog person, but cats and books totally go together right?

I have about half a dozen premade sets of mixed media bookmarks already in my shop waiting for a good home, but if you would like to order your own custom bookmarks, check out my etsy shop and request a custom order!
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