Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Playful Collection Class

These are the projects in the Playful Collection Class kit as well as the additional optional pages at the end. I have included not only the photos that are in your directions, but also pictures of the optional pages and videos with additional instructions for each layout and the additional layouts.
I tried to keep them all short and separate so that if you didn't need info on that particular layout you could skip it.

So in the video I comment that I needed to add something to this layout.  I got a little carried away, but I did add a few things.
 I cut the pumpkin and leaves from Tim Holtz and Sizzix dies.
 I made this strip by join three 4" 1/4" strips together so it went across the entire page.  I didn't have a 12" piece of this pattern. You can't tell it is pieced unless I tell you so it worked.

Lastly, I cut these leaves from a Tim Holtz die.  I think the fall colors go so well with these old Disney pictures from Halloween Time.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Meow Mini Book - Bella Blvd Riley

The second project I decided to do with the Bella Blvd Riley paper was a mini book.  I had recently purchased the banner die from Lori Whitlock by Sizzix.  I love the size and that I can cut chipboard and so many other things to make banners!  But the first thing I decided to make with it was a mini book about three little foster kittens I had at the time. They just stole my heart and were certainly worthy of a mini book to document all we went through with them.

 I just used all of the journaling/title cards I could, I added tags on most pages so I could add more photos, and lots of journaling.
 That is the cat I scanned to make the tags on the layout I posted yesterday! It worked perfectly!
 To break up the banner pages, I added some half pages using the Tim Holtz Alterations Ticket Die

 My foster kittens got in on National Hug Your Cat Day too.

 I cut the hearts out of one of the stripes on the decorative strip paper. The cat shape was another one left over from the layout.

Just a fun, quick little mini book that allowed me to get my story told and get some of my many Instagram pictures scrapped of these precious boys! I love them to pieces and am glad two of the three found a wonderful home.  Tangerine came back to me about six weeks after he was adopted as his adopter got a job offer in NY and couldn't have pets in her new appt. I still have him and am looking for just the right home for him with another foster cat I have that he has bonded with.  Such a hard thing to do but a wonderful thing. Especially when they find just the right home.
Kisses all around my precious little ones!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hugs - Bella Blvd Riley

I was given the Riley collection by Bella Blvd since I am the resident Crazy Cat Lady at my LSS. As usual we were to do a layout and another project, so I was inspired by Nancy Burke with her Goofy's Sky School layout and used it as inspiration for this layout.

 I had been Hug Your Cat Day around the time I got the paper, so I decided to use a picture from Instagram and document my huge success hugging my kitties. LOL

 The cat shapes were cut out of the tags that went along the bottom of the page. I scanned a cat shape from one of the journaling/title cards in the paper collection and made it into an svg file to cut out of the tags on my Cricut.  It made for some easy embellishing that's for sure!
 **No cats or humans were harmed in the hugging on National Hug Your Cat Day, but my feral Marmee (bottom right pic) definitely didn't like it and felt I had lost my ever lovin' mind. She wasn't mad for long and was following me around asking for love not long after the attempted hugging.**

These are the tags I cut out using my Cricut and the cat shape I scanned from this collection.

Thanks for the idea Nancy!  This was definitely a fun, easy layout once I got the tags cut.