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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Digital Inspiration with Tya- I Want to be a Mermaid

Hi there-it's Tya and I am up this week sharing with you some digital scrapbooking goodies! I have to admit - this collection "Let's Be Mermaids"  that Lori designed for Echo Park is one of my all time favorites! I love all the bright colors and icons and I found the PERFECT photo to highlight this fun collection so that is what I am sharing with you this week. I based it loosely off of this sketch that was on the Stuck Sketches site:
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 Here is my layout:
The little blondie on the left is my sweet little mermaid - I loved the blonde haired mermaid and she kind of made the layout in my opinion. I hope I have inspired you to pick up this super cute collection and create a layout showing of your cute mermaids!

You can find this cute collection over on Snap Click Supply - here is a link:
Let's Be Mermaids Mega Collection

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Monday, August 7, 2017

LW August 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!
A couple of years ago our family went on a dream vacation to Hawaii - and sadly I am still THAT far behind in scrapbooking the photos. This month I made a small dent in the huge pile of photos and made this layout of one of my favorite pictures. Lori's Island Vacation kit was the perfect collection to use - I loved all the tropical colors and icons! Too cute! Here is my layout:
 I used the following products:
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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Under the Sea Gift Bags Echo Park Paper

Hello everyone! It's Tya here - and I am up on the blog today sharing with you a fun little project featuring the adorable Under the Sea line from Echo Park. I love having little gift bags around. When I need to give, I have some cute bags handy ready to fill up with something fun. Here are a few gift bags I made for my project:


To make my bags I used the 3D Window Treat Bag cut file on my Silhouette. I ungrouped the file and deleted the window section of the bag so the front is just smooth with no window. I cut the boxes out with various pattern papers.I then decorated each of the bags with some papers, die cuts,. stickers, ephemera, enamel dots and some ribbons. Here are some close ups of each of the bags:









These little cuties were so fun to make and I love how vivid and bright the collection is! I am so excited to give one of these out to someone special. Hopefully I have inspired you to do the same! Happy Crafting!

Products Used:
- Under the Sea Happy Starfish 
-Under the Sea Submarine Scene
-Under the Sea Deep Sea Fun
-Under the Sea Crabby Stripe
-Under the Sea Friendly Fish
-Under the Sea 3x4 Journaling Cards
- Under the Sea Solids Pack
- Under the Sea Ephemera
-Under the Sea Element Stickers
-3D Window Treat Box cut file (Silhouette ##31882)
-Stitched Rectangle Nesting Die
-Ribbon 
-Twine
-Buttons
-Enamel Dots 
-Pearl Brads
-Pop Dots


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cartopia Accordian Mini Album by Carta Bella

Hello there! It's Tya and I am up on the blog today sharing with you my project featuring the awesome Cartopia collection. This collection was so fun to work with and so inspiring! I just loved it! I knew right away what photos and memories I wanted to share so I made a mini album to highlight those special memories. We are Disneyland nuts at our house and I have SOOO many Disneyland photos. One of my favorite things to do is to ask each of my kids what their favorite ride is and then take photos of that ride. The papers and icons in this amazing collection just screamed Cars Land to me so I knew exactly what photos I wanted to use. My oldest daughter loves this ride so I plan on giving this little album to her so she can remember all the fun times we had on her favorite ride.


To make the base of this album I simply took a piece of kraft cardstock and scored it at 4 inches and 8 inches vertically and then turned the paper and scored it at 6 inches horizontally. I then trimmed the paper on the 6 inch scored mark and ended up with 2 pieces that are 6x 12 and scored every 4 inches. I accordion folded the papers. I then glued one of the sections to the end of the other and then trimmed off one of the end pieces because I didn't have tons of photos. So in the end the album folded out like shown below. I decorated the fronts and the backs of the paper and make one of the sections my cover.




To decorate this album I used some of the 12x12 papers , the 6x6 paper pad, the Ephemera, some enamel dots ,buttons,  twine and the Sticker sheet. Here are some close ups of the album:


To make the title of my album, I chose a block font and cut the letters out of  a piece of the 6x6 Scenic Route map paper on my Silhouette. I also cut out a shadow letter from black cardstock for some dimension.

I recorded my journaling here. Its always nice to have a little story recorded about the theme of the album.






 I just loved the pop of color the enamel dots added to this stop light created! Enamel dots are some of my go to embellishments!




So that is my mini album. It was really nice and easy to create and super fun to decorate. I hope I have inspired you to grab this cute collection and make an accordion mini album like this one to record your special memories. Happy crafting!

Products Used:
-Cartopia Colletction Kit
-Cartopia 6x6 paper pad
-Cartopia  Sticker Sheet
-Cartopia Ephemera
-Kraft cardstock
-Twine
-Buttons
-Enamel Dots
-Pop Dots and Foam Tape
-Scor-Pal or similar scoring tool

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Digital Inspiration with Tya

Hello Lori Whitlock Fans! It's Tya - and I have some digital inspiration up on the blog today for you. I hope you are all having a fabulous summer. It is SOOO HOT where I live and so my family is finding any way to cool off! I was going through some of my older photos and came across this one of my kids when they were younger. Nothing is funner for a child than swinging in a hammock. I remember this day so well. I ran inside for a moment to get more towels and I came out to find all the kids snuggled up together in the hammock. It was so sweet and I am glad I have photos to record this sweet memory. Here is my layout:
I used the following products for my layout:
-Summer Fun Collection
-Basic Shape Masks
-LW Clementine Font

Thanks for stopping by today! Hopefully I have inspired you to scrapbook some of your summer time memories! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LW July 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!
 Do you love to make cards? I sure do! But I also like to save time and sometimes making a paper handmade card takes me a long time. Enter the digital card! I loved making these cards using some digital scrapbooking files and Photoshop. I plan on printing these cards out and gluing them onto some cardstock. I may add some buttons or bling to add some more dimension, but I loved having these handy! I am excited to print off a few of these cards to keep in my stash when I need a quick card to send to someone! Here are the 3 cards that I made:


I used the following products to make these cards:
-LW Birthday Fun Collection
-LW Basic Shape Mask

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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Saturday, July 8, 2017

PageMaps Sketch Layout - Doodlebug Kitten Smitten

 
Hi Everyone!  It's Tya and I am up on the blog today with my PageMaps Sketch Challenge Layout! The Doodlebug Design Team were all given great sketches to play with from the July PageMaps release.   I received this fabulous sketch from Becky Fleck...




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Here is my take on the sketch:
I am the biggest fan of Becky's sketches - in fact - I rarely start out creating a layout without a sketch in mind. This was a really fun sketch to work with!
I admit it - I am a cat lady - I only have one kitty named Hobbes so I can't be considered crazy yet right? :) He has been in our family for 17 years now and I just adore him to pieces. He is a snugly guy and I recently captured these photos of him and I mid-cuddle. We had just gotten home from being on vacation for a week and he just hopped up on the bed and gave me the sweetest loves. I am glad I caught this memory. Here are some close ups of the page:

 To make my layout I started with some pattern papers from the Kitten Smitten collection. How cute are the kitty heads all over that paper right? My title is made from one of the Odds and Ends pieces. The black paw print is from the Odds and Ends as well. I added a scallop stripe pattern paper strip and a polka dot paper strip and layered them right under my photos. I added a ric rac black sticker from the This and That sticker sheet to the top of the paper strips.

Next I used some more ephemera pieces from the Odds and Ends to make a little cluster of embellishments. The kitty, pillow and hearts are all from that pack. The pink yarn ball is a sticker from the icon sticker sheet. I added a black matte sprinkle on to one of the hearts as well. My journaling was hand written on the notebook paper Odds and Ends ephemera and the So Happy Together banner is a sticker from the This and That sticker sheet. I tied some black and white bakers twine to the top of the journal spot.


 The banner up on the left top corner was made using some banner pieces from the Odds and Ends. I strung them on some black and white bakers twine. I added 2 star stickers from the This and That sticker sheet to the ends.
Finally in the upper right corner, I added another little cluster of embellishments featuring a cute pink kitty in a box, and a aqua heart die cut. Then I added the cute Kitty tab sticker. I finished embellishing the heart with a yellow matte sprinkle.

That's all there is to it! Thank you Becky for providing the adorable sketch! It is one that I will for sure be revisiting very soon! Hopefully I have inspired you all to try it as well! Have a great weekend!