Monday, January 22, 2018

Celebrate 2018 | Free Digital Cut File

Hey there! 

I have a new freebie for you today!  This one is available in Silhouette, SVG, PNG and PDF formats.

https://app.box.com/s/hb2l24efle8cyzgq7b1owc71v5wh1xh8

As always, click on the image to be taken to my download page.

I also created a layout with this one,...


I covered the inside cuts from the numbers with glittery washi tape from IKEA, and then popped them up on foam tape.  I then back the "0" with my photo and discarded the inside part of it.


I turned a couple of the stars into shaker elements.


The inside cuts to the open stars are the perfect size to layer over some of the solid stars, I used some Gelatos and Distress Crayons to colour a few up and adhered them on top of my cut file.

I am not sure why I opted for purple, melon and yellow as a colour scheme but there it is.  Then I pulled in a teal background.  I have no idea why! lol


Which resulting in having to dig deep into my stash to find something to tie all of my colours together.  Thankfully I found a piece of this striped paper in my scrap bin.

I was also able to de-stash lots of little goodies.


Including this Fancy Pants puffy word.

Supply List: My Mind's Eye patterned paper; IKEA glitter washi tape; American Crafts cardstock; SpiegelMom Scraps sequins (stargazer, morning glow, spring fever, believe in you); My Minds Eye and Simple Stories enamel dots and shapes; Danice vellum. Simple Stories clear stickers, cardstock stickers and die cut; my own printable labels; Accent Scrapbooking flair; Fancy Pants puffy word and stickers; Tim Holtz wilted violet Distress Crayon; metallic melon and banana Gelatos; Mr. Huey's white mist.

Enjoy the cut file and thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Week 3 | Heartful Reflections

Hi there!


I am sharing week 3 in my "heARTful reflections" journal today!


The last couple of weeks have been full of worry, and lack of sleep.   I know the worrying has led to the sleep problems, so I hope that getting my thoughts down in my journal will help free up some space in my mind - at least enough to help me rest.


I snapped a photo of my hands to add to my spread, I noticed them in this position several times this week.  I also used up some odds and ends from my bin of spare die cut parts, and then pulled in a few pieces and alphas from the Carpe Diem collection by simple Stories.

You can watch my process below or on my You-Tube Channel.


Don't forget if you play along use the hashtag #lwdheartfulreflections !

Supply List: Simple Stories alpha stickers and ephemera; CTMH and October Afternoon patterned paper; Sharpie pen; misc. crochet thread and ribbon; CTMH cardstock.

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo

Cool Kid | Stash Bash

Hey there!


Today I am sharing a new layout for the Stash Bash You-Tube hop, we are having fun using up some of our random embellishments this month! You know, the kind that we have left over because we do not know how to use them or they don't jive with our style.


For me, being a literal person, means I have trouble using things like robots, lightning bolts, bikes etc.  Even though the are boyish, I find them very theme-y so they always end up stuffed in my stash.


So this challenge was perfect for me, it forced me to use a least a few of this type of embellishment. And while I didn't really use that many, I did find it kind of liberating to get some onto a page and not have to worry whether or not they totally jived with my topic!


I also used up some acetate pieces, one of which I have had forever!


You know what, another thing that I find challenging to use, is random phrase and word pieces. Like, how can  I use them if they do not really relate to a page.  But guess what, I did, and I think they look cute!

You can watch my process below or on my You-Tube channel here!


Here is a list with links to all of the You-Tube channels, of those of us participating this month, for your hopping pleasure!

Christy Harriman:https://youtu.be/Vzsj0aTD6no 
Sara Scraps: https://youtu.be/kILiJIIJW0g
 Me - Laura Whitaker: https://youtu.be/kILiJIIJW0g

Supply List: Crate Paper " Cool Kid" patterned paper, puff stickers and die cuts; Crate Paper " Boys Rule" die cuts, patterned paper,  chipboard and acetate ephemera; Amy Tangerine patterned paper; Freckled Fawn enamel dots; Mr. Huey's black mist; Heidi Swapp teal Color Shine; Tattered Angels sky mist.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Laura
xo

Friday, January 19, 2018

Home Sweet Home | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi there!

I am sharing a new layout and process video today for My Creative Scrapbook using the January main kit!  


Today's page documents our house, the topic was inspired by the kit.  I do not think that I have ever scrapbooked one of our houses in the winter.


I fussy cut this clip board from a 4x6 cut apart sheet that came in the kit, I love how it looks on m page!


This die cut made the perfect title.


I had some fun making DIY flower embellishments with the stamp set from the kit!

As mentioned, I have a process video for this layout, you should watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!


Supply List:  Carta Bella "Welcome Home" patterned paper ( flower market, forever home, herb garden, 4x6 journalling cards, border strips), die cut cardstock pieces, element stickers, chipboard accents; American Crafts Thickers; Jillibean Soup wood veneer flowers and "Healthy Hello Soup" stamp set. Other Supplies:  misc. thread, cardstock and crochet thread; Distress Oxide Inks (iced spruce, fossilized amber, fired brick); CTMH New England ivy ink.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Enjoy the Day | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi there!

I am sharing a new layout and process video for My Creative Scrapbook today!  I am having so much fun with the January main kit!!

For today's page, I opted to pull the warm wood tones, black and white and russet coloured elements from the kit.  As my page progresses, however, I also pulled in some yellow tones.


You know how much I love wood-grain backgrounds so using this gorgeous paper was a no brainer! I also added some stitching to my background using a metallic Spring green thread, in the shape of a heart to frame my focal area. I used a pencil to draw a heart outline and then stitched over the pencil lines with my sewing machine.


 I kept my title simple, the kit had so many great pieces that could make for easy title work.


I clustered up some pretty floral ephemera and chipboard pieces, plus I added a couple of stickers like the heart and stack of books.  These pieces seemed so perfect for this photo, snapped at my son and daughter in law's wedding.


I also added a small embellishments cluster at the bottom of my page, adding a simple "w" Thicker as a pop of black to balance the black in my photo.  I also added a sprinkling of the Jillibean Soup wood veneer pieces that came in the kit.

My final step was a splattering of a Spring green Heidi Swapp colour shine from my stash.

As mentioned, I have a process video for this layout, you should watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!


Supply List:  Carta Bella "Welcome Home" patterned paper (stay a while, flower market), die cut cardstock pieces, element stickers, chipboard accents; American Crafts Thickers; Jillibean Soup wood veneer flowers. Other Supplies: Heidi Swapp citron color shine.; misc. metallic green thread. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sketch Challenge | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi there!

I am popping back in quickly, to share the January sketch I created for My Creative Scrapbook, you can check out the challenge and find out how to enter on the My Creative Scrapbook blog.


Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo

Play All Day in the Snow | Stuck?! Sketches

Hi there!

It's time for a new challenge at Stuck?! Sketches, I created a more traditional sketch design which features two photos, but it would suit one larger one or even a small collage, as well.


I dug deep into my stash of Winter goodies to create my page, and I am happy to say there is now not much left in there at all!  I also printed off some older pictures, from 2015, I don't know why these haven't made it onto a page yet.


I mixed and matched papers from different collections and manufacturers, and even pulled some non Winter themed papers from my scrap bin.


I really wanted to add some hand stitching with some pretty variegated floss that I found in my stash, so that was pretty much m first step after choosing my colour scheme.


My title is a simple sticker, because why bother reinventing the wheel, plus it fit the space well enough. I aimed to have this upper cluster balance the lower one.


I have had these Maya Road snowflakes forever, I really love them, but at some point you just get done with having them in your stash.  That said, I would so buy them again! LOL


I had this lonely flair in my Winter stash bin, and it is perfect for my page! I built the rest of this cluster around it.

I have a process video for this layout, you should watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!


We have THREE amazing sponsors offering prizes for this challenge! 

http://www.creativeembellishments.com/

http://www.dcwv.com/

http://www.victoriamarieblog.com
click on each sponsor logo to be taken to their websites

Supply List: Bo Bunny and Adorn-it patterned papers; American Crafts cardstock; Carta Bella and Fancy Pants Stickers; Bo Bunny film strip; Cuts2Luv flair; Carta Bella enamel dots; Maya Road acetate snowflakes; Sharpie pen; misc. embroidery floss; Stampin' Up punch.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Week 2 | Heartful Reflections

Hi there!


I am sharing week 2 in my "heARTful reflections" journal today!
 

I am trying to be mindful of looking for a story or event that inspires my journaling each week, that said I am okay with just winging, it too.  This week the Golden Globes were on, now I don't normally watch them, but I did see Oprah's speech on the news and watched it several times.  I thought about it off and on during the week, it really resonated with me.


In the end, I decided to print it out in it's entirety and add it to my journal.  I also added my own words and tucked them into the little pocket.


I felt like using a photo of Oprah, was fitting. Especially since none of the photos that I took during the week really spoke to my journal entry.


I am glad that I remembered to document three positive things from the week!


My page ended up slightly chaotic looking, which somewhat resembles my emotions of the week.


This is how my spread looks in my journal.

You can watch my process below or on my You-Tube Channel.


Supply List: Simple Stories chipboard, stickers and ephemera; Authentique tile stickers; Recollections pocket; my own print and cut label; Decoart and CTMH paints; misc twine.

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Making a House a Home | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi there!

I am sharing a new layout and process video for My Creative Scrapbook today!  As I mentioned the other day, this month's main kit, is so gorgeous, and I totally love it! It is full of goodies from Carta Bella and a few from Photoplay Paper and Jillibean Soup.


This sort of drafting style paper inspired my page, this time around.  We recently finished a fireplace addition / renovation and I thought this paper and this kit would be perfect to tell this story.  Normally I scrapbook about a year behind, but today's page called fro recent pictures.


I altered this circle "home" die cut with some typing to create my title, I love the home made look of it.


I also modified this third "#" sticker that read "#farmhouse" to read "#fireplace" which better suits my story.


I used some of the sweet flag shaped paint swatches to create a banner and anchored it with a pretty little die cut of a plant.

My final step was a sprinkling of white mist.

As mentioned, I have a process video for this layout, I would love you to watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!


Supply List:  Carta Bella "Welcome Home" patterned paper (3x4 journal cards, 4x6 journal cards, let's stay home, herb garden), die cut cardstock pieces, element stickers, chipboard accents; Jillibean Soup wood veneer flowers; rustic twine. Other Supplies: Distress Oxide ink (iced spruce); Mr. Huey's white mist. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo