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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Digita Inspiration with Tya

Hi Lori Whitlock fans - its Tya and I am up on the blog today sharing with you some digital inspiration. I love the 4th of July - it is my favorite holiday! It's warm , the food is good and the time spent with family is something I treasure. I made a layout of one of our 4th of July celebrations from a few years back. We love going to parades and so I decided to record that event.
Here is what I used to make this layout:
-Stars and Stripes Collection
-LW Life Templates Sq Set 6
-LW Deco Font
-LW Perfect Print Font
-LW Basic Embellishment Set

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of the July!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Transatlantic Travel Card

Hi there everyone! It's Tya and I am up on the blog today to share with you my project featuring the amazing Transatlantic Travel line. This is a beautiful line filled with rich colors and vintage looking icons, and I really liked making this card showcasing a few of my favorite pieces.
(insert Tya Smith Transatlantic Blog photo here)

I started with a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch kraft card base and then added a piece of black cardstock of the same size on top of the kraft card. I used a piece of pattern paper from the 6x6 paper pad next and then started layering  different elements on to the card. On the left side of the card I added a script card from the 3x4 Journaling Cards. I then added the polaroid ephemera piece to the card. I popped the front section of the polaroid up for some dimension. I added the airplane sticker and the fluer de lis circle from the Sticker Set to the card
(insert Tya Smith Transatlantic photo 1 here)
I continued decorating the card with 3 banner pieces from the Ephemera pack and glued them under the frame. I added the Every Day is A Journey sticker and a tag that says Explore on it that I got from the Frames and Tags Ephemera. I decorated the tag with a tan button, tied with some black twine.
(insert Tya Smith Transatlantic photo 2 here)
Next I added a black and tan striped banner and another tan tag from the Tags and Frames Ephemera under the frame.I tied some white crochet thread to the tag. I added a black enamel dots to the right corner of the card.
(insert Tya Smith Transatlantic photo 3 here)

On the bottom left corner I added a compass sticker and 2 more black enamel dots to the card.
(Insert Tya Smith Transatlantic photo 4 here) 


I really enjoyed making this card. I was so fun to use all the vintage looking pieces to make a classic looking card. Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
- Kraft Cardstock
-White crochet thread
-Foam Tape/Dots

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Digital Inspiration with Tya

Hi Lori Whitlock fans - it's Tya and I am up on the blog today with a little digital inspiration for you. Did you know that every Wednesday over on Snap Click Supply Lori has kits on sale for only ONE DOLLAR?? It's a fabulous way to get some really cute digital scrapbooking kits at a great price. Today the adorable Patriotic Picnic files are on sale - so I decided to use them and create a layout.

These kits are super cute and I loved using them to highlight a few photos of my kids and their cute Grandma Carol a few years back. The colors and icons of these kits are simply adorable and I loved the bright pops of color! So fun!

Here is what I used to make the layout:
-Patriotic Picnic paper
-Patriotic Picnic elements
-LW Splendid Font
-Basic Embellishments Set

Don't forget to stop on over to the Snap Click Supply One Buck Wednesday sale and pick these 2 kits up today! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LW June Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi friends - welcome to your last stop on this month's Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Ashley's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie that is available through today so make sure to stop back there!
 I love to travel - and I was giddy when Lori creating the awesome Go See Explore Collection for Echo Park. I dug into my New York photos from a trip I took with my son and his high school band. We loved exploring the city together! It was a blast. This collection was perfect for my photos of all of us at Times Square. There is no place quite like Times Square at night - I loved it! 
I used the following products for my layout:
-Go See Explore Mega Collection
-Perfect Type Font


Thanks a bunch for stopping by today!

Make sure you check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out!

 Lori is also giving away a $20 gift card to her SVG shop so don't forget to enter the raffle!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Father's Day Card Inspiration

Hello everyone! I am up on the blog today sharing with you a fun Father's Day card. I loved the cheery, bright colors in the  Carta Bella Toy Box line- so I used a few items from that collection to make this card:

To make this card I used a kraft cardstock base and then started adding some of my favorite papers from the 6x6 paper pad. To make my title - I got a little creative with one of my metal die cuts. I used the Dream Big die cut and used the "d's" and the "a" from the word "dream" I cut the letters from some solid red paper and then added them onto the back of one of the tags from the Frames and Tags Ephemera.  I added a small banner from the Chipboard Accents under the title. It says "favorite"  - perfect sentiment for Dad. I used 2 star die cuts from the Dream Big die as well and cut them from some sheet music and red star papers from the 6x6 pad.

I absolutely love the mini paper fans, so I had to add one of them to my card. I cut a circle from the Stitched Circle Nesting Die Set and glued it onto the front of the fan. I added an enamel #1 shape to the circle from the Toy Box Enamel Shapes. And how cute is the toy soldier standing at attention - I loved adding him for a little manly touch. He is from the Element Sticker sheet.

To finish the card I added some brown twine and wrapped it around a piece of blue paper. If you look closely you can see that I embossed this paper with the Mini Triangles embossing folder. The final touch was a grey button tied with a twine bow and glued to the card.

This was such a fun card to make and I am so excited to give it to my dad. It's always so fun to use themed kits in a new and different way. The Toy Box collection was so fun to work with! Happy crafting and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

Supplies:
-Kraft Cardstock
-Foam Tape, foam squares
-tan  twine
-grey button


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Hats Off Collection - Money Holders by Tya

Hi everyone - I am happy to be here on the blog today to share with you my projects using the amazing Hats Off line. Let's be real - there is no greater gift to a grad than some cold, hard cash! I wanted to share with  you  a couple of fun ways to give you favorite grad a little moolah! I got out my trusty Silhouette and cut out these 2 money holders

 The first holder is this fun slider type money holder. I used this file : Gift Money Holder Card
I cut the holder out with some black cardstock and then added some of the fun pattern papers to the card and tag.
 The front of the card is decorated with some stickers from the This and That sticker sheet. I also added a Diploma Doodlepop to the sticker and a star sticker as well. I added a black sprinkle to the center of the star for some dimension. I cut a strip of striped paper from the border sheet and notched the ends and stuck them under the sticker to make it look like an award.
I also added the "yippee" tab sticker and a star Cute Clip to the top portion of the cover. I also added a scallop border sticker from the This and That sticker sheet to the top and bottom of the star paper.

The large tag pulls out and holds the money. To decorate the tag I added a double bow of black and white bakers twine to the top.

The next project is a cool fun fold card. I just love making these! I used this file to make it: Hidden Box Gatefold Card. This card was super easy to put together. I just recommend when putting the belly band on to hold it on the top of the card and then wrap it around the back. I cut the box out using some grey cardstock and added the cute graduation icon pattern paper to the outside flaps.
I decorated the belly band with a sticker from the This and That sticker sheet. The pencil and large silver star are from the Odds and Ends pack. The small white star is a sticker from the Icon Sticker sheet and and small silver star is from the Sprinkle Shapes. I added a large silver jewel to the center of the sticker. The sticker is popped up with foam tape onto the belly band that I cut using some black cardstock. I added the flash icon paper from the border strips pattern paper.

Here is what the box looks like when the belly band is taken off and the box is popped open. The money is placed on the inside of the box, but it folds up into a card. It's such a fun card that packs a lot of punch! 
That's all I have today - hopefully I have inspired you to make up a few of these for those special grads in your life. Have a great weekend! 


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Go See Explore Layout



Hi everybody! It's Tya and it's my turn up on the blog today to share with you my layout featuring the awesome Go, See, Explore line! What a great set this is! I love the bright colors and fun icons. It sure made creating this layout extra fun!
To make my layout I started out with 2 pieces of kraft cardstock and then layered the A View of the World, and Let's Pack and Go papers for the base. I also added a couple of strips of You Got a Postcard paper in the center of the papers. I mounted all of my photos on some white cardstock and layered some of the Tickets paper behind my main photo on the left side of the paper. I added a few photo corners cut from black cardstock with my Silhouette to the corners of a few photos as well.

Let me show you a few close ups of the embellishments and journaling:

I started up in the corner with a globe sticker, a chipboard sentiment, a geotag sticker and a pearl brad. A few enamel stars and a brown twine bow finish this corner off.

In the bottom left corner is a fun cluster of pieces from the Frames and Tags Ephemera, some chipboard pieces ,a sticker and a globe brad with some more twine tied behind it. The postcard is cut from the 6x6 pad. More enamel starts are added here too.

To make my journaling spot, I cut a label out of Green Solid paper  with my Silhouette. I did another label and typed up my journaling. I used the Print and Cut feature on my Silhouette and added the journaling to the green base.

On the journaling spot I left a space big enough to add a Mini Paper fan for some dimension. I added a banner sticker to the paper fan. I thought the sentiment was really fun.

On the top right side of the layout I added a few different tags from the Ephemera and a sticker sentiment. I added a chipboard star to one of the tags and sprinkled more enamel stars around.

Finally , on the right side of the layout, I made another cluster of embellishments here and used more tags, chipboard, brads and stickers. I again finished the cluster off with some brown twine and enamels stars. I like to keep all of my clusters cohesive so I tend to used similar embellishments in each of my clusters.
That's all there is to it! I hope I have inspired you to get out all of your travel photos and make some fun layouts using this super versatile and super fun line! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Supplies:
-Go See Explore Tickets
-Go See Explore You Got a Postcard
-Go See Explore Let's Pack and Go
-Go See Explore Yellow Green Solid
-Go See Explore Decorative Brads
-Go See Explore Frames and Tags Ephemera 
-Go See Explore Chipboard Accents
-Go See Explore 6x6 pad
-Go See Explore Enamel Shapes
-Go See Explore Mini Paper Fan 
-Go See Explore Element Stickers
-Kraft Cardstock
-White Cardstock
-Black Cardstock
-Silhouette Cameo
-5 Label Shapes
-Photo Corners
-Foam Tape and Pop Dots
-Brown Ink
-Brown Twine
-Watercolors (for splatters)


Friday, May 26, 2017

Summer Dreams Pillow Boxes

Hi there Echo Park fans! It's Tya and I am up on the blog today to share with you a fun treat holder project featuring the adorable Summer Dreams collection. With its yummy colors and fun accents - I had a great time making these little boxes up. I thought this line was perfect for some summery treats.


Pillow boxes are one of my go-to boxes to make when I am looking for a quick and easy gift or treat holder. They are so versatile as well. Let me show you a few fun ways to spice up ordinary pillow boxes.
I cut this first pillow box with my Silhouette using this file here.This is just a good basic pillow box that I like to use. I filled this first box with some colorful ice pops. The Summer Vacation pattern paper was perfect with its Popsicle pattern so I used that as my box base.


To fit taller treats, simply trim off one of the ends of the box like shown.

I decorated this bag using a piece of Painted Strokes paper and then added one of the Mini Paper Fans to the front. I added a Popsicle sticker from the Element Sticker sheet to the fan. I also added two mini heart stickers as well. I cut (2) 3 inch strips of paper from the Dark Pink / Orange - Coordinating Solid paper and made them into banners. I glued these to the back of the paper fan. To finish off the box I added a length of yellow bakers twine to the top of the box.
(Insert Tya Smith SD Pillow Box photo 2 here)

The next box is uses the same pillow box cut out as above. This is a more traditional pillow box.  I used the Sweet As Summer pattern paper as the box base.

This one again used a Mini Paper Fan as the embellishment. I added an ice cream cone Summer Dreams Layered Sticker to the front. I also added 2 chipboard circle embellishments from the Chipboard accents. I added a couple of small enamel dots as well. I love adding lots of ribbon and twine to tie this type of box off.

My last box is a fun one. I again used my Silhouette and cut out this pillow box found here. I thought the handle was a fun touch to this pillow box. It was also the perfect place to add some more fun ribbon and a watermelon brad from the Decorative Brads. I used the watermelon pattern side of the Journaling Cards paper to make the base of this box.


 To decorate this box I used another Mini Paper Fan with a watermelon theme. I added a watermelon sticker to the fan. I also used a piece of mint green paper from the B side of the 3x4 Journaling Cards paper as the belly band.

Aren't these so fun? And they are so easy to put together too! Hopefully I have inspired you to make a few of these pillow boxes of your own and I hope I have shown you some new fun variations on this cute type of box. Happy Crafting everyone!

Products Used:
-Summer Dreams 3x4 Journaling Cards

-Summer Dreams Painted Strokes
-Summer Dreams Sweet as Summer
-Summer Dreams Summer Vacation
-Summer Dreams Multi Journaling Cards
-Summer Dreams Element Sticker 
-Summer Dreams Dark Pink - Orange Solid  
-Summer Dreams Decorative Brads 
-Summer Dreams Layered Stickers
-Summer Dreams Enamel Dots
-Summer Dreams Mini Paper Fans
-Silhouette Cameo
-Foam Tape/Squares
-Assorted ribbon and bakers twine
-White button










Digital Inspiration with Tya

Hello Lori Whitlock fans! It's Tya and I am up on the blog today sharing some digital inspiration for you.
This adorable new line called Perfect Princess was designed by Lori for Echo Park Paper. It hit the Snap Click Supply shop over the weekend and I knew I had the perfect pictures to go with this cute line. Here is my layout-


Here is the link to the kit over on Snap Click Supply- it is chock full of so many wonderful elements.
Perfect Princess Mega Collection
I can't wait to make more pages with it of my little princesses! Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Summer Dreams Layout

Hi everyone - it's Tya here up on the blog today. I am having so much fun using the super cute Summer Dreams collection. Today I am sharing with you a fun layout featuring this adorable line.

To make my layout I started by using a kraft cardstock base. I then cut a piece of Painted Strokes pattern paper to the right side of the paper. I also added a strip of the B side of the Painted Stokes paper (blue) and a strip of the pink side of the Summer Lovin Plaid paper.

I loved embellishing my layout with all sorts of different products. I typed up my journaling on white cardstock and cut it into strips. I glued these to the left top of the page and added a flamingo sticker from the Element Sticker sheet to the journaling. I also added a couple of enamel shapes next to the flamingo.



In the bottom left corner of my layout I added a cluster of fun goodies for my title block. The circle is from the Ephemera pack. The stripe tag is tied with some crochet thread and it is from the Frames and Tags Ephemera pack. The cute popsicle  and F U N letter are from the Chipboard Accents. The Summer is from the Enamel shapes and was just the right touch for my title. I also added a blue enamel  sparkle shape as well to finish it off.


 I found a fun photo of my daughter looking cute at the beach and so I decided to use that as my photo for the layout. Underneath the photo I added a few more clusters of embellishments. Behind the photo is a 4 x 6 inch piece of mint green pattern paper from the 6x6 paper pad. I then added a yellow and white stripe tag from the Frames and Tags Ephemera and tied a white crochet thread bow to the top. I tucked this under the mint paper. I added a small heart banner from the Ephemera pack to my photo with some foam tape underneath. Next the photo is the Summer Bucket list card which is found in the Ephemera pack as well. I also added a cute pair of chipboard sunglasses from the Chipboard Accents to the layout.


I then added a few more embellishments to the right side of the layout. Here I  used a striped polaroid style frame with some pink solid paper in the backing and added it to the layout. I then used the Sunny Pinwheel Die Set and cut out a pinwheel from the Navy / Yellow - Coordinating Solid paper. I added a cute pink polka dot brad from the Decorative Brads to the center. I added a banner sticker and put it under my photo.I added a smile cut out from the Ephemera pack and then finished off this cluster with a pink chipboard camera.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hopefully I have inspired you to record some of your favorite summer themed photos using this awesome collection! It is chock full of so many fun summer themed elements. I can't wait to make more! Happy Crafting!

Supplies used:
-Summer Dreams Painted Strokes
-Summer Dreams Summer Lovin Plaid
-Summer Dreams Element Stickers
-Summer Dreams Navy / Yellow - Coordinating Solid
-Summer Dreams Ephemera
-Summer Dreams Frames and Tags Ephemera
-Summer Dreams Chipboard Accents
-Summer Dreams Enamel Shapes
-Summer Dreams Decorative Brads
-Kraft Cardstock
-White crochet thread
-Foam Tape
-White Spray ink
-small staple

Friday, May 19, 2017

Toy Box Card

Hello everyone - it's Tya and I am here today to share with you a fun card featuring the amazing Toy Box collection by Carta Bella. I had so much fun working with this adorable line. I just loved all the icons and bright colors!
So do you know a super kid? What better way to show that special someone just how super you think they are than with a playful handmade card like the one I have made below:
 I used papers from the 6x6 paper pad to make my card. The primary colors were so great to work with. I started with a 5x5 inch kraft cardstock card base and then layered my papers on from there.


 To embellish my card I used some chipboard pieces, stickers and brads. Here are a few close ups:


 The card's focal point is this adorable toy soldier paper fan. I mounted the fan on 2 stitched circle die cuts. I then added the Super Kid sentiment from the Ephemera Frames and Tags kit onto the fan.

To finish off the card, I embellished with a couple of jacks stickers, mini rhinestone brads and some white crochet thread wrapped around the card a few times.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to create something wonderful of your own with the Toy Box line. Happy Crafting!

Supplies:
Toy Box 6x6 Paper Pad
Toy Box Sticker Sheet
Toy Box Mini Paper Fans
Toy Box Decorative Brads
Toy Box Frames and Tags Ephemera
Toy Box Chipboard Accents
Stitched Circle Nesting Die Set
Brown ink
Kraft Cardstock
White Crochet Thread
Glue Dots