Friday, January 28, 2011
this first layout uses the Licorice Twist add-on exclusively...how can you NOT add that alphabet background stamp to your stash?! supplies: Warm Calico Mister Huey(2peas + Studio Calico), Lemon Drops Ink (2peas + Studio Calico), Tumbled Glass Ink (2peas + Studio Calico), Licorice Twist add-on.
i spritzed a bit of the Warm Calico Mister Huey on some white cardstock and used that as my base. grabbed both the Lemon Drops and Tumbled Glass inks...randomly dabbed each onto the alpha backgound stamp, overlapping here and there...and kind of built the rest of the page around that. i grabbed my favorite pen and outlined our initials within the stamp, just for some extra oomph...simple page + simple words.
supplies: White Zing Embossing Ink (this may be the ONLY place it is still available online...GRAB IT!!), Chewing Gum Ink (2peas/Studio Calico), Basic Grey Hopscotch 12x12 Element Stickers (2peas/Studio Calico), VersaMark Ink, Jawbreaker add-on.
ok, so i look a bit sleep deprived in the above photo.
but i still love it, because Steph and i aren't able to get together very often...and some of these softer colors reminded me of her. it was taken last March when the two of us each drove about 7 hours to meet up at April's house before we all drove on to Jenni Bowlin's Spring event in Tennessee. (why don't i have a pic including April?!)
i am in LOVE with the honeycomb stamp from the Jawbreaker add-on...it will be used over and over with the new Countryside products, and popped right off the page in combo with the WHITE Zing Embossing Powder. i cut the title with my Slice, stamped and cut out the light bulb (from the Pulled Taffy add-on) to symbolize our 'bright idea' (HA) and used lot of bits from the Basic Grey Hopscotch 12x12 Stickers.
Supplies: Jawbreaker add-on, Basic Grey 12x12 Hopscotch Stickers (2peas + Studio Calico), Large Cloud Punch (2peas + Studio Calico), XL Cloud Punch (2peas + Studio Calico), Lollipop add-on
this last one features the exclusive papers from the Main Kit from Crate Paper + the label stickers. our first 'family photo'...from 1973. my mama's hair cracks me up EVERY time i look at this one.
so make your way over to the SC Shop...and let Candy Shoppe make it's way home.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Those pages are wonderful, Nicole. My favorite embellishment of the new release would have to be those Wood Veneer butterflies. They had me at first sight! lol. Thanks for the giveaway!
January 24, 2011 7:47pm
Kasey, please email me at brains32192ATaolDOTcom
now i'm off to pack for the big trip westward tomorrow...so excited to see everyone again, and will miss those who aren't able to make it.
Monday, January 24, 2011
the softer tones aren't typically what i reach for...which may be why i am loving the change. they aren't pastel-y though...they are just right. first off, a layout of young me :)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
well...to me anyway. :) copyright 2peasinbucket. (get a closer look at it here)
supplies: BG Ledger Paper (oooh...these are on sale, time to restock the stash), OA Tin Pins (seriously a new fave item...not bulky at all)+ Word Labels + Paper, Doodlebug Buttons + Border Stickers, Sassafras Alpha Stickers + Paper, Crate Paper Brads + Paper, American Crafts Thickers + MixTape, My Minds Eye Trim/Twine, EK Success Square Asterisk Punch (best $8 i ever spent on a punch...snowflakes on one page, candy sprinkles on the next lol!).
if you read the journaling, this page is simple...i wanted to remember the new 'tradition' that Mike & Allie began on our first snow day home from school this year. love that he came up with this idea...how many dads would voluntarily make cookies from scratch with their 'daughter-who-is-bored-to-tears-beacuse-there-isn't-anything-to-dooooooooooooooo-today-since-we're-stuck-inside' ??
not many that i know of, lol.
AND he let her drag out the colored sugars + sprinkles to decorate??
neither of them like sweets, lol.
but my co-workers do/did.
and they are eagerly awaiting our next snow day.
eta: the lovely Cindy Tobey is hosting on the Creating Keepsakes blog this week with tips on organizing your room/supplies...SO MANY good ideas, and even a few you may have seen here before. ;) make sure to stop in and check it out and leave a comment for a chance to win!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
lots has been said about how bright this kit is, but here's a layout showing that it can be 'soft' as well...have to love versatility! aahhhhhhhhh...back to bright!
Friday, January 14, 2011
so here it is...my one sneak. all alone. for now. ;)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
it's the time of winter when we all get giddy about new stuff coming along...have you SEEN the first of two new collections from Studio Calico?! the first is Countryside... (how can you NOT love the new die-cut tags?!) see everything from this collection on the SC Blog!
Sunday, January 09, 2011
one of the things i'm asked about (quite a bit, surprisingly!) is my practice of edging all of my photos with paint. i print them all with white borders, but always add paint to them for a bit of color...i SWEAR this isn't messy. no need for trays. no wasting of paint.
here's what you need: paint + foam brush + photo. easy peasy! on the topic of paint, everyone who uses it has a favorite. mine has always been Making Memories...it is thicker (less water) so it dries faster and covers better. when i use paint, i'm not looking for sheer coverage...i want to see it! now, the only place i've seen MM Paint recently was the $2 spot at Archiver's...boooooo. (i suspect maybe they aren't manufacturing it anymore?) Delta Ceramcoat is my next choice...just about equal consistency-wise and LOTS of colors. the FolkArt brand is ok, and that last one is like water....wouldn't recommend that one at all.
***eta: i picked up my first Jenni Bowlin paint at an LSS last night and tried it this morning...i like the consistency, but am generally not a fan of the dabbers. they clog/fray pretty easily, so i end up just removing the lid anyway, as seen below. will definitely pick up a few more of these! 2peas/Studio Calico
grab that foam brush, place it on top of the open pant and hold it there with your finger.
turn the bottle upside down, still holding the foam brush.
turn it back over...voila! paint on your brush + ZERO MESS.
the above plop looks a bit too generous for me...so i simply swipe some of the paint back into the bottle.
there. perfect amount + ZERO WASTE.
next, hold your photo in one hand, and the foam brush in the other (i'm right handed).
lay the brush at an angle onto the edge of the photo. it takes some practice...maybe use some leftover cardstock to play first.
now, just draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag the brush along the edge...imperfection is my goal.
there you go! one edge done. see how it's uneven/clumpy in spots?? i like this...you may not! just play until you find a look that works for you.