Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cuttin' and Stampin' - Pink, Orange and Grey Color Combo

January 28 - February 3, 2014

Weekly Challenge - Color Combination
Pink, Orange and Grey
A while back Teresa Collins introduced her You are My Happy line.  The design team went crazy over it.  We decided that it could be used in SO many wonderful ways that we couldn't put just one theme to it.  The challenge for you is to use the colors in the line to create a project.    

(This line can also be found here for purchase!!  There is a complete product listing at the end of this post.)

In addition to this super cute line, we also just got in the CHA release from My Mind's Eye called "Record It!" and I. AM. IN. LOVE!!  I figure why not use 2 of the best paper companies out there together?!

I chose to use You Are My Happy and mix in some of the "Record It! - Charmed" line because the gold looks really good with the other collection.  

I am NOT a gold-lover.  I don't own any gold jewelry so I was kind of surprised that I was loving these gold foiled cards.

Another issue I ran into was I am actually ALL caught up on my Valentines Day pictures!  So, I decided to create my spread for our 2014 Valentines Day. :)

(Not usually ahead of the game...kind of strange for me!!)

Here's what I came up with:

Left side:
(PS it's hard for me to create a spread with no pictures!!!  The white heart cards are where I'm planning my real pictures to be.  Using these place holders makes it easier for me to visualize since I usually put my pictures down first.)

Right side:

Close up of left 3x4 cards:

Right 3x4 cards: 

Title card: 

If you want to link up and join us in this challenge, here is where to go!

Until next time.... :)
xoxo Amber

Product Listing:
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cuttin' and Stampin' - Crate Paper Love Notes

Hi again!!  Another guest post for Cuttin' and Stampin'! :)  
I'm kinda liking filling in for these awesome ladies!

January 21 - 27, 2014

Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes with Arrows

As a design team, we have seen SO many wonderful paper lines and projects created using arrows.  We decided we wanted to play with arrows too.  The design team is using the Crate Paper Love Note paper line and the Love Struck Paper Smooches stamp set.

I didn't use any arrows on my project, so I'm technically breaking the rules so don't follow my example! :)

I did however use the uber cute Crate Paper Love Note collection to make this Pocket Page:

Another heart veneer colored with the Wink of Stella brush in Dark Pink. 

I also included a hidden journaling page.  :) 

All of these products can be found for purchase here.

We hope you enjoy this challenge as much as we have.  You have until January 27th to enter your projects HERE. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cuttin' and Stampin' Weekly Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas Challenge

Hi again!!  I'm filling in again for one of January's {Pocket Thursday} posts!

Use some Christmas paper in a non-traditional way.  
This week the Design Team is using Bazzill Basic Paper Believe collection to create with.

Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supplies Facebook Store Believe album has the paper and stickers available for purchase.   

Looking at that paper, it's hard to imagine it as something other than Christmas paper.  
Honestly?  I struggled with this challenge a bit.  But, alas, here's what I came up with.

These are the 3 sheets that I had to work with.  Tonight, I'm counting my blessings for double sided paper! :)

(I also used Echo Park's This and That for the embellishments.)

Before I start, I always lay my pictures out.  
To me, it's more important to have all of the pictures I want vs. cute cards. :)

(cute cards are fun, too, but I think my little girl is cuter. :))

Once my pictures are laid out, I cut papers and lay them out as well.

Here's the left side:

Here's the right side:

So, this little red heart was colored with my new favorite product - a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.  They're like muted stickles and have become my new addiction.  In the Cuttin' and Stampin' store, we have gold, silver, red, green, and clear available now with more colors on their way!  I was pleasantly surprised with how well it went on this wooden veneer.  I am 100% positive that this will become a staple in my Pocket Pages going forward!!

Now it's your turn to have some fun and create a project using Christmas Paper in a Non-Christmas way.  You have until January 13, 2013 to enter your projects HERE.

xoxo, Amber