1.24.2014

Free Filmstrip Silhouette Cut File

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Hello, fellow crafters! I know how all of us scrapbookers love taking lots of photos…but what to do with all of those photos of you kids making silly faces or your dogs romping through the snow…hmm….

A filmstrip die cut is a great way to display several photos on one layout. The classic film strip is great for any style layout. You can keep it clean and simple or you can work out your obsession with Tim Holtz products and distress everything for a more vintage look. Either way, you can't go wrong! 

So to help you share those piles of photos I've created a filmstrip die cut as a Silhouette Studio file. It's

1.18.2014

Steampunk Wedding: Custom Disc Case

Steampunk Wedding
I just wanted to share with you a few photos of a project I made in December last year.  This was a pretty intensive, custom-made disc case for one of my cousin's clients.  I went all out on this steampunk themed case which I created to [almost!] perfectly match the wedding.  

front of the casedetail of one of the flowers and metal embellishments

1.17.2014

Creating a Bokeh Background on Paper

Creating Bokeh Backgrounds on Paper

I often create custom disc cases to hold CDs of my cousin's photography for her clients.  In this particular case, I did a lot of experimenting to see how I could yes recreate a bokeh effect on paper to match her photography.  Here is what I ended up with!

Custom disc case - front and back
Note:  I blurred out part of the little boy's name for privacy reasons.

1.14.2014

Birds of a Feather: Handmade Engagement Card

Birds of a Feather

Last week my sister and her fiancĂ© went on a trip to his home state, California.  While on the Golden Gate Bridge Alex got down on one knee and officially proposed to my sister, Caitlin.  So I of course had to make them a "Congratulations on your engagement!!!!!"  card.

I think this card would work well for any romantic occasion, wether it's a congrats on your engagement or wedding, well wishes for an anniversary or even a Valentine's Day card.  The use of soft pinks and

1.03.2014

Whiteout: A Scrapbook Page

Whiteout













I finished my first full layout of the year and it's a whiteout!  I wanted to start off the new year with a crisp, clean look so I opted for an all white background with a few black accents to match the black and white photo.  I just love this photo of my sister and I from the 2012 Shining Ball at the Stanley Hotel and I wanted to make sure it stood out.

To create the background I used a Prima stencil and applied white gesso with a palette knife/spatula.  While it dried I cut out the viewmaster die cut with my Cameo.  I glued one layer of acetate to the white
die cut using Glossy Accents, placed my sequins and then added another layer of acetate, glueing it down with Zots.  I adhered the die cut to the page with Glossy Accents.  I mounted my photo on white cardstock and glued that down using Pop Dots to give the page some dimension.

Untitled Whiteout LO
Untitled:  This layout has an all white background and elements except for a few black sequins to match the black and white photo.