Archive for April, 2013

26 Apr 2013

Color with Lizzy: Diecut hearts

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This month I went super girly with my garden project and used girly colors to reflect that.
Since I am now 36 weeks pregnant with a boy after 3 girls it will be interesting to see how the dynamics change in our home. My friend took these pictures for a blog feature in February and I am so grateful now that we did it since it captures me and just my girls. This page was fun to celebrate being a mother and how much I love them.

I was inspired by some wrapping paper on Pinterest where it had half of the shape of hearts cut out of brown paper and then a red wrapping paper behind it. I wanted to try it on a scrapbook page. I used my Silhouette Cameo and traced half of a heart shape. Then cut half of a heart onto some cardstock. Then folded back half of the hearts. It turned out pretty cool. Much better when you can see it in person. I backed it with some patterned paper so the hearts showed up and had something behind them. I also diecut the title, My Heart.
After that it was lots of layering with some of the new products from my Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm stickers and paper. “Just keep layering… just keep layering…”
Thanks for looking!!

25 Apr 2013

Video Tutorial with Lizzy

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It’s been really fun to see how the mood boards I put together each month jumpstart my creative process. Each one has been so different and has inspired me in different ways.
This month I tried out some painting inspired by a painted leather clutch and you’ll see lots of triangles.
I use masks with mist and paint as well as mix my own concoction of Mister Hueys.

Here is a video tutorial below sharing a step by step process of how I put it together. A couple of the techniques I incorporated was the first time doing it so it’s fun to see what works and what doesn’t. Thanks for watching…

24 Apr 2013

Creative Techniques 08 with Wilna

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Today Wilna shares such a beautiful and unique technique for working with ribbon. Once again she takes a product we all have and comes up with a cool way to use it! Love how she sewed strips of ribbon at the top and layered with stickers and chipboard. Check out her video for a full tutorial on how to recreate and lift these fun ideas.


23 Apr 2013

Times Up 07: You Are My Anchor with Stephanie

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One of my favorite things about this layout by Stephanie is the pop of turquoise and yellow/gold. Such a nice touch! -Lizzy

Hey y’all!

This is Stephanie and I’m here with another Time’s Up layout! This column has taken a whole new meaning to me the past few months. At first I thought it would be a fun challenge for me, and then I started realizing that breaking my creative time into chunks is a necessity if I want to get anything done.
This layout makes me so happy. I rarely have photos with my husband. We always have the best of intentions, but we run out of time. When we got a shot on our ten year anniversary, I just knew I had to use it on a layout. I coupled it with an Instagram photo of us from this past summer.

Time taken to complete layout- 35 minutes. Three ten minute chunks and a short chunk of five minutes.
First ten minutes- print photos. place chipboard heart over small photo and mat larger photo on patterned paper. trim left side of photo mat with pinking shears. tuck doily envelope on right side of larger photo. mist back of chevron card with color shine, set aside. layer doily, large photo, and anchor tag. adhere.

Second ten minutes- layer smaller photo on misted chevron card, adhere. cut strips of anchor washi and layer on left and right sides of page. place miniature doilies, anchors, and enamel dots on top of washi strips.
Third ten minutes- tuck tag and enamel dot under left photo. add date and details. add stickers and garland.
Final chunk of five minutes- add journaling. use 2 different sized pens to add visual interest.

Supplies used: patterned papers- Dear Lizzy; “You Anchor Me” paper- Glitz Design; Anchor washi tape, Anchor garland- Glitz Design; Chevron 4×6 card- Dear Lizzy; Chipboard anchors- Dear Lizzy; Enamel Dots- MME; Small Doilies- Greatest View ;Mint Green Color Shine- Heidi Swapp; Date Tag- Chic Tags; Chipboard Heart Frame- Crate Paper; Doily- Michael’s; Stickers- Dear Lizzy; Doily Envelope- Martha Stewart; Journaling Pens (medium tip, .03 tip)- Recollections

09 Apr 2013

Creative Techniques 07 with Wilna

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Wilna rocks the Lucky Charm Rubons this week and shares how to layer them with other mediums.
Check out her video below with step by step!

Love the messy stitching on the left side of the photo and her grouping of elements.

thanks Wilna!

01 Apr 2013

Guest Designer: Suzy Plantamura

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Today we have a guest designer at Paper Party– Suzy Plantamura! She is an incredible designer and doodler. (You will see some of her doodles in her album below.) I’ve met her through scrapbooking and she has become a great friend! She’s hilarious and has a contagious joy for life… even during hard times. Thanks Suzy! Her album turned out gorgeous using my newest Lucky Charm collection!

I made a mini album using the Lucky Charm line by Dear Lizzy. I am so in love with this line. I like the colors, all the fun designs, and the overall happy feel of it. I decided to use it to make an album all about me and what makes me happy. I went to my Instragram feed and realized just about everything that makes me happy is RIGHT there. So I printed a bunch of my Instagram photos from the past year all in 2×2 squares and used them throughout the album. There are A LOT of spreads in this album, so this is going to be a very long post!

I made the album to be 4×6, but I used lots of inserts in other shapes and sizes. But the cover is 4″ x 6″ and it is held together by four rings. By using four, I was able to keep my smaller inserts stable with two holes. For most of the pages, I just cut some of her 12×12 papers and many papers from her 6×6 pad and backed them together. The next step was adding stickers and other items from the line to create page bases.
Between each 4×6 page, I put a tag or an insert of some sort in different sizes. I used many of her stickers, die cuts, chipboard pieces or just photos backed together for the inserts. The heart shape is a die cut and the “hello” card is cut from a piece of 12×12 paper. The word “happy” was a die cut as well. The title of the book is “My Story of the Things That Make Me Happy”.

There are four different vellum sheets as part of this collection and I used 4×6 pieces of those for pages as well. I love all the little sayings in the line (which go well with my theme), so I dispersed them throughout.
And of course I had to add some of my doodles that need a home to the inside of the album. I just backed two together to create an insert. The only thing I really added to the Lucky Charm line is some different washi tapes that matched and a bunch of the My Minds Eye enamel dots. I LOVE the die cut cards like the one above “hello sunshine” and I used the letters that came out of the die cuts in the album as well.

For this insert, I just folded a 4×6 journaling card I cut from a 12×12 piece of paper in half and then added some washi to teh edge and decorated the top. For the food page, I used six 2×2 photos to create each side of the page and stitched along the outside edges. You can’t have a book of favorite things without including food (in my book – haha!).

I printed all my photos on matte photo paper so I could stamp right on top of them. The roller stamp with different sayings is one of my favorite products so I used it thoughout on top of my photos.

I’m showing you every single page in this book and there are a lot of them! The colors in this line go so well with all my sunset pictures. The hues matched perfectly! I made this insert to be 3″ wide x 7″ tall just because I like the book to look all mismatched with things hanging out of it. I also used her tags as inserts backed together.

I created a pocket for a tag with journaling using die cuts and staples. The balloon is also a die cut. This heart die cut paper is divine – I love it! I backed it with pink paper and added my flowers because it is so dainty and feminine. (the clothes pins are from Pebbles). For tabs on some of the pages, I used two circle stickers back to back hanging over the edges.

I made this page with another of the 4×6 die cut pages with this adorable saying – love it!

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