Saturday, March 30, 2013

Step by Step Saturday with Glitz. Washi pattern card...

Hello everyone!  I have a really easy way to create a fun pattern with some washi tape to use on a card, tag, or layout!  I created mine on a standard card base size- 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  You will need at least 2 patterns of washi.

1. Draw a pencil line down the middle of your base.  You are going to add a piece of tape at a 45 degree angle to your pencil line.  Now, I just eyeballed mine, however, I noticed that my final design was a bit skewed, so it is important that you get a 45 degree angle (time to break out the protractor!).


2.  Now you are going to add your 2nd piece of tape to the other side, going in the opposite direction.  You want the corner of this 2nd piece to be right on your pencil line.  Be sure to cut the end of the washi in a straight line to give it a clean edge.



3. Alternating sides, keep adding strips of washi.  Make sure you stick to the same pattern/order of tapes on each side.



4. After your area has been totally covered, turn your base over and trim off all the excess tape!



5.  Now you can use it as a card base, cut out a tag shape, or even as a piece of patterned paper on a layout!

Here is a simple card I made using my base.  I kept it simple because of the busy pattern that I really wanted to stand out!





Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

-Audrey Yeager


Friday, March 29, 2013

Catching some Waves! Fancy Pants

For the Glitz Designs Blog Hop, please see the previous post HERE.

We just got back from a trip to Florida where we spent some time at the beach!  I have been really itching to start scrapping warmer weather photos, and these Fancy Pants "Down by the Shore" papers were just perfect for my photos!  Charlotte just loves the water, and she was a bit scared of the waves at first, but quickly got over it.




My layout today is based on a sketch I created for the My Scraps & More Sketch-A-Thon.  I rotated the sketch to make the banner pieces look more like flags.



I really layered on the banner pieces, and turned them sideways.  I thought they looked like flags this way.  Each little piece was distressed a bit to add some more texture.


On the background, I wanted to give an feeling of water being splashed, so I used some white modeling paste and some glitter paint with a stencil. Then I splattered with navy and aqua mists.


Only 2 more days for the Sketch-A-Thon!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!  Stay scrappy my friends!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Glitz Designs "Uncharted Waters" Blog Hop



Welcome to the Glitz "Uncharted Waters" blog hop!  Today the design team has created some fabulous projects with this nautical themed collection to share with you today!

One random winner will win the entire "Uncharted Waters" collection!  The winner will be chosen from the comments left on all the blogs.  In addition, some DT members are giving away prizes on their personal blogs as well.  Read below for more.

I fell in love with this collection when I first saw it because of the anchors!  We spend a lot of time in on the lake and the St. Lawrence River in the summer, so I always have a ton of water photos to use.  I created this page of my daughter fishing off the dock on the lake!


I stamped the little whale onto patterned paper and then cut him out.  I colored in the flower on the front with a white pen and popped him off the page.  You will also see that I used the arrow roller stamp along the bottom edge and heat embossed with clear powder.


I wanted to use some type of string on my page, so I just let some thin jute wander around my title a bit.  I also wanted to add a few bits of pink to complement my daughters shirt, so I just punched a few holes and scattered them around, too.



So here is the order of the blog hop:


Lea Lawson – http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Audrey Yeager – http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com/  <-----YOU ARE HERE
Camilla Ekman – http://camillaslillasida.blogspot.com/
Gerry Van Gent – http://www.gerryscrafts.blogspot.com/
Janna Werner – http://jannawerner.de/
Karola Witczak – http://www.karolakraftuje.blogspot.com/
Laurie Schmidlin – http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/
Lisa Andrews – http://lisaandrews.blogspot.com/
Mou Saha – http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Nicole Martel – http://nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Noel Culbertson – http://paperpassionpixels.blogspot.com/
Rommel Okuma – http://risqueerabisque.wordpress.com/
Teresa Kline – http://paperieblooms.blogspot.com/
Glitz Design – http://glitzitnow.com/blog/

I have a prize to give away today to one follower who leaves on comment here on my blog.  Last month's winner never contacted me, so this month's winner is getting THAT prize:




Plus this prize:



I will choose a winner Monday, April 1st.

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay scappy my friends!




Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stuck on Glitz Designs...2 peas and lake life

This weeks theme at Glitz Designs is all about using all the lovely varieties of Glitz stickers!  There are so so many to choose from!



Some of my favorite stickers are the Puffy Epoxy Stickers.  I love how this little stickers are just the right size, can add a little sentiment, plus have some dimension and shininess, too!  So I went to town with them....




Charlotte is a mini me.  Even my mother says so. Its the little things that I see that make me say shes just like me.  Like the time we were in the car and the radio was on and a Metallica song came on (Sanatarium) and she said, "I like that song mommy".  Or how every time she eats spinach she says, "mmmm.....YUM!" and means it.

I started by sticking a whole bunch of the epoxy stickers on a piece of white cardstock.  I tried to like up the stickers as much as I could to not show any white space.  I drew a heart shape on a separate sheet of paper so I could gaged how many stickers I needed and where I should put them.  Once I had all the stickers laid down and there was no white space left, I cut out the heart shape.  Then I inked the edges in black and glued it on a other piece of paper so that I could stitch a blue border around it with my machine.


On the background of my page, I used a stencil and some yellow and pink inks, which i blended a bit to make a bit of an orange.  Then I splattered with some bright blue mist.  All these colors are also in the sticker heart.


On the rest of the page, I just layered some papers, What Nots, washi, giant rhinestones, and a few other stickers here and there.





On this next page I started with a whole bunch of journaling stickers from various collections.  I chose ones that matched the colors of my photo, and then the yellows to add some contrast.


I have such bad cabin fever this year.  This is our first winter back in NY and I REALLY miss the sunshine of Texas.  But I do love the summers up here so much.  This is the dock at my parents cottage in the Finger Lakes...I grew up on this lake and we spend most of the summer there.  The lake has many moods and the days can be so different from one to the next.

I took the journaling stickers and cut the ends off of them and layered them on the bottom to create a border.  Then I added a title sticker from the "Uncharted Waters" collection.  On my background paper, I used some gesso and a stencil to create the dots.



I took the other ends of the stickers and trimmed them, too, to stick under my photo to create some nice layers and depth.



Stickers are for sure one of my favorite embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Audrey Yeager

Supplies:

2 Peas in a Pod

Color Me Happy "Chalkboard" paper
Uncharted Waters "Anchors" paper
Uncharted Waters "Bits and Pieces" paper
Love You Madly "Herringbone" paper
Vintage Blue paper

Love You Madly Whatnots
Love You Madly Giant Rhinestones
Uncharted Waters washi tape-bokeh
Epoxy and Puffy Stickers from: Beautiful Dreamer, Vintage Blue, Dance in the Sunshine, Happy Travels, Yours Truly, Hello Friend, Cashmere Dame, Pretty in Pink
Other stickers from: Cashmere Dame, Hello Friend, Uncharted Waters Navy Alphas

Lake Life

Uncharted Waters "Scallop", "Anchors", "Bits & Pieces" and "Damask" papers
Love You Madly "Floral", "Hello", papers

Uncharted Waters Journaling and Title Stickers
Uncharted Waters Giant Rhinestones
Uncharted Waters washi-woodgrain
Yours Truly Journaling Stickers
Vintage Blue Epoxy Stickers
Love You Madly alphas-grey


Monday, March 18, 2013

Little Man- GCD Studios "Charleston"

With some many collections released by GCD, it's hard to pick a favorite, BUT the "Charleston" collection might be mine!  :)  The colors of some of the papers were perfect for this page about my little man.


I cut a whole bunch of 1/2" strips of the different patterned papers, and glued them to a scrap piece of paper at a 45 degree angle.  Then I cut that piece and added a thin strip on the left side of my page and a larger piece on the right.  This is also a great technique to use up some of those paper strips that are left after trimming the barcode off your papers!


I added some stitched over the seams. and fussy cut some flowers and scattered them on the page.  My journaling is along the left edge.

My title I actually wrote by hand with an app on my iPad, saved the image, and then used my die cutting machine and SCAL2 to cut it out!!  I love that this is my own handwriting!  :)



Thanks for stopping by!

-Audrey

Audrey Yeager GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal

Friday, March 15, 2013

Photo Alterations...Inspriation Elevator

You may recall that the purpose of the Inspiration Elevator challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges on my blog by clicking HERE.

CHALLENGE:
This month, our challenge comes from the very sweet and very talented Joanne Burton. Joanne resides in Waterloo and co-owns a scrapbook store there with her bff. Her scrapbooking style is classicly elegant and always showcases wonderful photos. It's no wonder that her challenge to is centered around the photo - here is the challenge, in Joanne's own words:

Inspiration Elevator has been such a tremendous experience for me! We have explored our style, stretched our single pages into two, documented our fears and regrets, scrapbooked our beliefs, worked with less than perfect photos and have even gone vintage! Hopefully we have each grown as a result of being a part of this group – I know I have! 

One of the fun things about scrapbooking is working with our photos. We get to pick and choose our favorite photos and have fun recording the memories behind them. So this month, I thought we could stretch our creativity by having some fun with our photos!

I assume we all work with digital photos, so this month’s challenge will work for each of you. I want you to pick a photo and then alter it in some way using your favorite photo editing program. I would like to see something more than just making your photo black & white. Maybe use a special effect, add a frame, play with text, etc. There is so much you can do!

Play with your photo until it conveys a particular look or feel that will help you to express your memories associated with that picture. Then add it to your page! When you post your finished project, please share how you altered your photo, and why you chose the effects you did. (Maybe you could even post a before and after of your photo!)

My Take:

I came across this free photo overlay for Photoshop when someone posted it on Facebook.  I have never worked with overlays before, but followed the directions (and watched a few YouTube videos) and I enjoyed playing with it a bit.  You can find the heart overlay HERE (its free!) from Somewhat Simple.  I had just chosen a recent photo, and wasn't intending on using it, but after playing with it a bit, I like the way it turned out and decided to use it!

Charlotte sometimes gets my point and shoot out and starts taking photos of everything.  We got this great little shot of the three of us.  But as SOON as I get behind the camera, they disappear and won't look at it!  :)

I just got a huge stash of Fancy Pants papers from My Scraps & More.  This is the "Trendsetter" collection.  I love this color combo of navy aqua and pink that has been showing up everywhere (Crate Maggie Holmes, AC Dear Lizzy, Glitz Uncharted Waters) I cut apart all the tags from one of the patterned papers and layered them to create a mat for my photo.  On a few of them I added some Navy twine. Directly behind my photo, I used some light blue vellum (which I found in a clearance bin at AC Moore for like 10 cents!)



On my background, I heat embossed some doily stamps in white and splattered some navy and pink ink.
Another little cluster of some tags, a badge, chipboard, and a button near my title area.



Thank you for stopping by today!

I hope you will stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:

Lisa Spiegel

Stay Scrappy My Friends!

Friday, March 8, 2013

My Little Snow Man! and *WINNERS*

We had so much fun playing in the snow....back in December.  Now I am sick of it!  :)
This was the first time Kyler got to play in the snow.  It was up over his knees and he could hardly move.  He fell down a few times and his gloves came off once or twice, but overall, I'd say he liked it!  I mean, just look at this face:




I used a sketch created by Diana Fisher exclusively for the Sketch-A-Thon this month at My Scraps & More.  You can visit the forums HERE to see the sketch!

On the background, I first added a layer of gesso, and then drew some circles with my Versamark Pen.  I added some gold embossing powder and heat embossed.  The photo doesn't give the glitter justice!!  It has such a great shimmer in person.



I also used a stamp set from the MME Collectable line and stamped these "flowery" shapes which I used as snowflakes.  I heat embossed them with white powder and fussy cut them out (can you tell I have been on a heat embossing kick lately?!)  Then I added an epoxy sticker to the center of each and scattered them on the page.



Other than that, I just layered some papers, die cuts, chipboard, and washi tape and stitched a little here and there!


OK, now I owe you some WINNERS!

First, the winner of the Glitz Designs Color Me Happy Blog hop RAK from my blog is:  SHERRI


And the winner of the Paper Haus blog hop (winning the Scrapbook Circle Kit) is: PAMELA ROMERO



Ladies please contact me at my email (in the contact info above) with your full name and addy and I will send your stuff out next week!


Thank you everyone who took the time to comment!  I really appreciate your kind words!

I will be having another giveaway next week!!!

Stay Scrappy My Friends!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A spring wreath....

Even though we still have a lot of snow on the ground and the 10 day forecast doesn't have have a day over 40, I am ready for spring!  Perhaps if I decorate for spring, Mother Nature will see my lovely decor and be inspired to get the ball rolling???

Well here you go Mother Nature: a bright spring wreath on my front door!

 

 I simple wrapped a foam wreath shape with fun fur yarn and then tied a pretty yellow ribbon on top.
 


I used some flowers from the Basically Bare Blossoms & Leaves set, covered the chipboard ones with paper and misted the felt ones with some pastel colors.  




I layered them all up and added a brad in the middle. I also covered a chipboard bird, too.  On all the pieces, I covered them with a thin layer of Frosted Sorbet gel paint from Art Anthology.  The pieces got stuck right into the wreath with some floral picks. I added a few organza leaves which I cut by hand.


 

OK, Mother Nature....your turn.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Creative Scrappers Sketch Book!

Volume 2 of the Creative Scrappers E Book is available now!  Kristine's sketches are some of my favorites, and there are over 125 in this book.  It is a REALLY good  deal!




Right now you can save $2.00 of the price of the digital copy using coupon code: CWS2Discount 

store site ... www.creative-scrappers.com/store 
our blog address is creativescrappers.blogspot.com


I was honored to have a layout published in this sketch book.  Although I can't share the sketch with you, here is a look at my page:

Guess what grandma and grandpa got the kiddos for Christmas?  Wheels!  They are so spoiled!



This was a fun page to do.  I like the grid design of the squares of papers.  I used a chevron stencil and some white paint on the background and splattered with gold and black paint.


I just added some chipboard pieces from MME, and a few other bits from MME, Basic Grey, and Crate Paper.

 


Hope you check out this fantastic book!

Stay Scrappy my Friends!

Monday, March 4, 2013

My first ever *ONLINE CLASS*

I am so excited about this new oppurtunity at My Scraps & More!!  Tammi and I have collaborated to bring the first ever online class to the store.  Here is more information:


Lots of Layers- An online class by Audrey Yeager for My Scraps & More

Beginning April 1, 2013

Get inspired to add details, depth, and dimension to your pages in this 4 week long class.  Each week a new  10 minute+ video will be released showing a start to finish production of a layout, with a focus on a particular technique or design strategy. I will also share other layouts and projects that have the same features. You will see things such as using negative punched shapes; stencils for misting, paint, and embossing; different machine stitches; and layering elements to create depth.

Your class purchase includes an EXCLUSIVE embellishment kit, created by Audrey, which is used during videos on her pages.  The kit includes:

  • ·         An exclusive  6x6 plastic stencil designed by Audrey Yeager
  • ·         5 exclusively designed die cut phrases and shapes
  • ·         1, 18” piece of machine stitched garland (handmade)
  • ·         1 yard of charcoal twine
  • ·         24” of Pony Dot Washi tape from Bella Blvd
  • ·         2 tags (one large one small)
  • ·         Sequins and confetti in a vellum envelope
  • ·         12” of cream tulle ribbon
  • ·         SVG files for both the stencil design and the die cuts





NOTE: The kit does not include patterned papers, stickers, or any other materials.  However, a complete supply list of the products used will be provided, and most products are available in the My Scraps & More store.

  
Each weekly lesson will come with written instructions for completing the layout as pictured, and a challenge will be issued for each lesson as well. Those class members who complete the weekly challenge will be entered into a drawing for a prize from the My Scraps & More store.

In addition to the video content, you will have access to a private message board to ask questions, share your thoughts and pages, and to chat about things with others in the class.

The price of the class, which includes the embellishment kit, is just $20, and if you register by April 1, the embellishment kit ships for free!  Space is limited to 24 participants.

Embellishment Kits will ship March 15th and the first lesson will be available Monday, April 1st.

To purchase this class, please click HERE!


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