August 23, 2013

Get Your Free On!

Happy Friday! 

How would you like a gloriously free printable (for personal use) that can be used for Project Life, scrapbooking layouts, cards, gifts or whatever other crafty goodness you can dream up?

Today marks the debut of Winnie & Walter to the world even if it is a tiny debut!  Winnie & Walter will be a small online boutique offering products designed by my talented friend Julie Mogford and I.  We are offering up a free printable (for personal use) on our blogs along with a little inspiration on how we used it.  This is to be the first of many printables in the future.

We have a whole lot of goodness coming soon so to keep in the loop about Winnie & Walter, please follow this blog and/or Julie's blog!

Now on to the free Live Laugh Love printable:

Like us on Facebook to receive the Live Laugh Love printable for FREE (personal use only)!

Tip: If you wish to adjust the colors of the printables I recommend using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  In Photoshop Elements under Enhance pick Adjust Color and then Adjust Hue/Saturation.  You can use the bars to adjust the hue, saturation and lightness as you desire.  For more information you can check out this simple tutorial:

What to see what I created with the Live Laugh Love printable?   Here are few cards for your viewing pleasure:

Card No. 1

Today is actually my grandfather's 90th birthday.  For the occasion I made this card to celebrate such a momentous occasion.  I used the dot journaling card and today banner from the Live Laugh Love printable with the Spencer's Card Kit, grey polka dot journaling card from the Clementine Core Kit and a 4x6 woodgrain journaling card by Studio Calico along with number dies from Papertrey Ink.  I pulled out the sewing machine and went to town.  The last element was a tin pin from October Afternoon.

Card No. 2

This card features the burst journaling card from Live Laugh Love.  It is a mix of things from Studio Calico (like the tag from Spencer's Card Kit and the journaling card under the burst journaling card) along with patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad from the brand new Finnley collection by Glitz Design.  I found this collection really fun to play with along with the printables.  I also used the happy die from Papertrey Ink which I cut from the Soho Garden 6x6 paper pad.

Card No. 3

This card highlights the hello circle which I cut from the burst journaling card of the Live Laugh Love printable from Card No. 2 (I oh so cleverly covered up that section so you can't tell there is a hole where the hello circle should be).  I added it to a geotag journaling card from Studio Calico and a fun and funky piece of patterned paper from the Soho Garden 6x6 paper pad.  I notched the panel with a circle punch and added some ever useful black and white twine.

Card No. 4

The notebook journaling card was the beginning piece of this card (I punched a hole through each of the navy circles and cut along the lines to give the notebook edge a bit more interest) which I built upon using other bits from the Live Laugh Love printable along with a journaling card from Studio Calico I cut up into arrows.  I added a sticker from Dear Lizzy's Lucky Charm Accent & Phrase Sticker onto the tag along with a tag from Anna Griffin under the laugh printable.  The patterned paper is again from the Finnley 6x6 paper pad.  The last touch were wood veneer hearts by Studio Calico.

Card No. 5

I tried to put quite a few of the elements from the Live Laugh Love printable on this one.  The only elements not from the printable are the grey label from Anna Griffin, doily and the ombre patterned paper also from the Finnley 6x6 paper pad. 

There you have my offerings to inspire you with the new and free Live Laugh Love printable.   Make sure to download it and head on over to Julie's blog to see what she has done with the Live Laugh Love printable. 

We would be over the moon to see how you used them so feel free to comment with a link!

Happy creating,

live laugh love printable, Winnie & Walter
Spencer's Card Kit, Studio Calico
Cardstock: solar white, Neenah White; white woodgrain, Studio Calico; corrugated navy, stash
Patterned paper: Finnley 6x6 paper pad, Glitz Design; Soho Garden 6x6 paper pad, American Crafts
Dies: By the Numbers Die Collection and Wonderful Words: Hello die, Papertrey Ink; circle nestabilities, Spellbinders
Other: Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; journaling card from Clementine Project Life Core Kit, Becky Higgins; journaling cards, Studio Calico; sewing machine, Brother; tin pin from Boarding Pass collection, October Afternoon; accent & phrase stickers from Lucky Charm collection, Dear Lizzy/American Crafts; doily, Studio Calico; heart wood veneer, Studio Calico; labels, Anna Griffin; tiny attacher, Tim Holtz; white tag, Studio Calico; washi tape; black and white baker's twine, Whisker Graphics; 3/4" and 1" circle punches, Stampin' Up; Crop-A-Dile Chorner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers; dimensional adhesive

August 8, 2013

Man Oh Man Monday No. 21 | Celebrate Today

Monday is a state of mind, right?  Because I am posting this week's MOMM on Thursday.  Just ignore the day and concentrate on the card.

You may notice a trend of my using a journaling card (either hybrid or bought) as a jumping off point for my cards lately.  Well, it continues...and continues.

I began with a star card from Emily Merritt Designs' Free.  Another amazing digital kit of journaling cards that can be easily printed out for those who love hybrid or left as a digital element.

I further embellished the journaling card with printable elements from Studio Calico by Marcy Penner (aka Hello Forever).  I am afraid these particular elements are no longer available although they may make them available for a special sale like they did on Cyber Monday last year.  If you do like the elements I used, I recommend buying the Studio Calico printable files available right now from Marcy Penner (Geralyn Sy aka In a Creative Bubble and Natalia Buntar aka blinks of life also design wonderful printables), buying directly from Marcy Penner/Hello Forever or at Two Peas at a Bucket for limited edition printables designed by Marcy Penner/Hello Forever there along with other cool printables and cutting files.

Nearly all of the patterned paper used in this card are from a pile of "older" colorful papers I had cut up into 6x6 squares a while ago to facilitate their use in various projects.

Also in attendance is the sewing machine.  Why it took me so long to get that bad boy out I am not sure.  And why haven't I named him yet (the sewing machine has to be masculine because it is a Brother)?  A question for another day.

That yeah ticket is a  printable that I stamped the sentiment onto.  The photo corner is yet another idiosyncrasy of mine lately.  I stamped the frame from Life Framer onto green and cut the corner off of it.

Hope you have enjoyed this week's MOMM!

Happy creating,

Digital: Free, Emily Merritt Designs; May Printable by Marcy Penner (aka Hello Forever), Studio Calico
Stamps: 2012 Birthday Tags, Papertrey Ink; Life Framer, Paper Wings Productions
Ink: cough syrup, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
Journaling card: Studio Calico
Cardstock: solar white, Neenah Paper
Patterned paper: woolworths from Hometown collection and no. 2 pencil from schoolhouse collection, October Afternoon; chicken pox from June Bug collection, Basic Grey; sketchbook 6x6 paper pad, Amy Tangerine/American Crafts; shoreline 6x6 paper pad, American Crafts
Other: notebook border punch, Fiskars; photo corner punch, EK Success; sewing machine, Brother; star paper clip, Amy Tangerine/American Crafts for Studio Calico; sherbet Mister Huey's Color Mist, Studio Calico; Tiny Attacher, Tim Holtz; dimensional foam adhesive

August 2, 2013

Paper Wings Productions' August Design Team Blog Hop

Howdy, Pardner!

Welcome to the “Vintage” Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Norma Gomez's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.
This month we’re sharing beautiful vintage themed projects and some of our new designers are making their Paper Wing Productions make sure to give them a hearty and warm welcome.  I am sure they will wow us all with their vintage art! 

Now it's time to grab a nice tall glass of something cool and refreshing and prepare to be inspired!!  This month’s main prize is a gift certificate to the New Paper Wings Production’s online store.

For a chance to win, all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them some love. Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop. 
  • to increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions' Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. 
  • then just come back and let us know! Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries. 

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 on The Aviary.

Now are you ready to see my spin on vintage?

You sure?  It isn't what you would expect!  Because of all the Texas themed stamps available from Paper Wings Productions I went a little honky tonk and used the same format as last month with a tag art canvas.

The background began innocently enough.  I started much like I did for my sea inspired piece from last month with some stamping, distressing of the edges and drips of mist.  Then I keep on adding distressing, images, color and a little bit of patterned paper.  Somehow it looked too dark so I added globs of gesso in a haphazard way with a strip of cardstock as an applicator.   Mist started to spread, I used a heat embossing gun to do some quick drying and added more gesso.  Then I scraped off gesso.  I added more stamping, ink, patterned paper stars and the like.  For the background I used Texas State or Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hanging Stars, Lone Star and Writing Backgrounds or Writing stamps.  I also added a border using a gold leafing pen.

Tag No. 1

On a coffee stained tag I stamped the Texas from Texas State or Small Texas State using red and pink Distress Inks.  To add interest I stamped the Texas cancelation seal from Texas State or Deep in the Heart of Texas and the Alamo from Texas Melange or Remember the Alamo in grey ink and the writing from Writing Backgrounds or Writing in brown ink.  I tied a strip of brown burlap to the tag.

Tag No. 2

On a coffee stained tag I stamped the sentiment from Texas Sayings using brown ink.  To add interest in grey ink I stamped the star from Texas Melange or behind the sentiment, the Alamo from Texas Melange or Remember the Alamo also in grey ink and Texas cancelation seal from Texas State or Deep in the Heart of Texas and the writing from Writing Backgrounds or Writing in brown ink.  I tied a strip of brown burlap to the tag.

Tag No. 3

On a coffee stained tag I stamped the boots from Lyrics or Walking using blue Distress Inks.  Over the boots I stamped the Texas cancelation seal from Texas State or Deep in the Heart of Texas in dark blue.  To add interest in grey ink I stamped the Alamo from Texas Melange or Remember the Alamo and the writing from Writing Backgrounds or Writing in brown ink.  I tied a strip of brown burlap to the tag.

Behind the middle tag I added a nest of gold thread.  And there you have it!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Shay <===== you are here

It has been an absolute pleasure to have you visit me today and I hope this hop inspires you to ink up some Paper Wings Productions stamps!

Happy creating,

Stamps: Texas Sayings &

Ink: worn lipstick, fired brick, stormy sky, broken china and brushed corduroy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger; weather vane, spice tin, malted milk and brown sugar, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger; cup o' joe mid-tone and charcoal mid-tone, Hero Arts Shadow Ink
Cardstock: solar white, Neenah paper
Patterned paper: kingman from halfway café collection, Cosmo Cricket
Other: canvas panel, artist's loft; gesso, Claudine Hellmuth Studio by Ranger; star punch, Stampin' Up!; Inkssentials ink blending tool, Ranger; heat embossing gun; twilight sprinklers, October Afternoon; antique brass glimmer mist, Tattered Angels; Cool Gray No. 3 (C3), Copic; chestnut memory marker, American Crafts; gold leafing pen, Elmer's; gold thread, Coats


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