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In the Driver’s Seat

Hey everyone!!  Today I’m sharing a new baby layout made with various items from Things That Shine Kits and Bits.

DSCN4358For the background I layered and stitched down two different vellum dotted papers from MME over a sheet of patterned paper from Crate Paper’s Boys Rule collection.  Then I began adding bits and bobs from Ashley’s amazing Things That Shine store.


I used these blue alphas from BasicGrey to create the title and dotted the eye with a tiny gold star from the Things That Shine embellishment pack Pop of Color in Neon Pink.  I painted this Things That Shine die cut star label with light blue acrylic paint, tucked it under a piece of book page from the kit packaging and layered it over a wood veneer flag tag from the Leaves are Falling kit.


Here’s a fun layered embellishment I made with washi tape from Things That Shine, which Ashley sells by the foot.  I roughly cut out the FUN label and stuck that down as my base and began to layer on top.  I cut this little flag tag trimmed in light blue from another Things That Shine washi tape, then stuck it on a piece of white paper and then it cut out again.


I layered some of the book pages that Ashley uses in the kit packaging under the photo creating a bundle that I tied up with seam binding from the Leaves are Falling kit.


A cute tiny little light blue clothes pin from the Happy Day kit used to hold on a couple of stars.


And the little stars themselves.  The yellow star comes from the A Love story kit and the red star comes from the Pop of Color in Red embellishment pack.  You can find these gold foil mini tags sprinkled throughout Ashley’s kits and bits or you can purchase the tags in gold and silver by themselves.  They are just awesome for showcasing little items.

Visit Ashley Calder and the Things That Shine here and see what she has in store for you!  I know she has an amazing limited edition Halloween kit to scrap all those Halloween photos you just took or have taken in the past.  So go and check out that spooky goodness!!!

Thanks soooo much for stopping by and I’ll see ya soon!!!  🙂

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Finding What the Bunny Left

Hey there!

I’m back with another Easter layout for Ashley Calder and the Things That Shine.  I used Ashley’s Spring Showers kit, handmade feathers, and a few sequins from her Pop of Color in Neon Green.  I really love the BE AWESOME card included in the Spring Showers kit and knew I wanted to include it in this layout featuring my son showing off his Easter Egg Hunt loot.


Now for some details…


Here I layered a few sequins form the Pop of  Color in Neon Green over these lovely silver lined labels from the Spring Shower kit.  I added a little bit of light blue acrylic paint on the labels to relate back to the BE AWESOME card.  I misted the dictionary page that is part of the kit packaging with a bronze mist.  Who says you can’t mix metals!  I also did rows of machine stitching to bring a subtle texture to the background.


A close up of the wonderful handmade feathers by Ashley.  They made me want to get some paint on my page too.  So I grabbed this parchment color and dry brushed it on.


Like I said, I totally love this sweet “awesome” card and wanted it to really stand out on the page, so I used a walnut ink dabber to color cream photo corners to frame it.

Be sure to check out Ashley’s shop here, because it is so wonderful to work with things that inspire you to get even more creative!!

Thanks for visiting today!  I am taking a bloggy break and will be back the first week in September.  I am just about done with another Things That Shine pocket page and I can’t wait to share it!!  And for more fun things to look at, you can  follow me on Pinterest.

🙂  Evie

**Linked up at Stephanie Makes, Paper Issues, and Memory Nest No. 25.

You Love to Camp

Hey there!  I’m finally posting my first Things That Shine layout today!!!  It has been a stressful few weeks of major computer problems leading to a not so sudden death last Thursday.  Ugh!!!  But, as you can tell I’m up and running, which means major dollars forked over for a new machine  and thankfully a techy type guy to transfer all our data over to this new beast.  So, on to the layout.

DSCN3769I used the first days of summer kit from Ashley Calder and the Things That Shine to create this layout.  This wonderful kit full of fresh greens and aqua blues was perfect for this camping layout.

DSCN3755This woodsy washi tape is a perfect back drop for my title.  I love the contrast of the masculine feel and the lovely sentiments.


To coordinate with the washi, I used walnut ink to customize plain cream photo corners.  The layer of dictionary paper is actually part of the kit packaging.  I just dry brushed some acrylic paint over it to coordinate with the green embellishments from the kit.


And last but not least, I had to include this detail, similar to my sneak post, of this super cute wood veneer tree and hanging birdie.  I placed the star embellishments around the tree to really give the feel of camping under the stars and also for my star camper!

So, pop over the Ashley’s etsy shop Things That Shine a get this wonderful kit for yourself.  It is perfect for capturing your summer memories; bike rides, picnics in the park, long walks, and more.  Actually I’ve got another project waiting in the wings I made with this kit and I still have left over goodies.

See ya soon with more Shiney Projects and visit Ashley’s shop so you can get Shiney too!!

I’m linked up to Paper Issues newest issue: Say Cheese!

Breathe It In

Hello everyone!

It’s April 1st, time for a brand new sketch challenge from Sketch-N-Scrap!!  I just love this “arsty” sketch:


And here is my “artsy” layout:


For those of you that have been following me slowing scrapping my 1999 Paris trip…this is the last photo of that first walk we took on our first day in Paris (no foolin’).  I really don’t want to think about how long it has taken me!  So I won’t.  🙂

And today I will let my many details speak for themselves:







I hope you have been inspired to try this wonderful sketch.  This month you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments.  Just pop over to the Sketch-N-Scrap challenge blog to get all the details and link up.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!   🙂




Hotel de Ville

Hey ho, it’s a new month and it’s time for a new sketch challenge over at the super fun challenge blog Sketch-N-Scrap!!  Here is the March 1st sketch, #52:


And here is my take, a new Paris layout:


Taking my cue from the photos, I was really playing with dark and light in this layout.  This can be seen in my paper and embellishment choices.


Hotel de Ville translates to City Hall.  This building is Paris’ City Hall, not a hotel…lol!  Love this red patterned paper with the elaborate bows designed by lovely and fun Lisa Dickinson for JBS Mercantile.  I used red as an accent color, because of the woman in the photo wearing the red coat.  One amazing  thing I noticed while walking in Paris that there will be a sea of gray and black and one pop of red.  Do you think only certain people are allowed to wear red to create the effect?? (I jokingly wonder.)


I layered these vintage buttons over this amazing Clock Mechanics stamp, an exclusive from JBS Mercantile.  And what is this guy pointing at?


I steer clear from politics, but this is definetly a sign of the times and definetly capture worthy and…


…warranted the use of this soldier card from Jenni’s Fortune Telling Mini Deck.  The little wood veneer arrows are from Pinkfresh Studio.  They are so cute and colorful on the other side, but I turned them over to work in this layout.  The ones at the top, I inked black.

I hope you enjoyed my layout and I hope you join in over at Sketch-N-Scrap where you have a chance to win a prize (a $20 gift card to!!) and a chance to have your layout featured.  You have until the end of the month to link up so pop over to Sketch-N-Scrap by clicking here for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by!!!   🙂

A Face in the Crowd

Hey guys!!

It’s the 15th, which means another awesome sketch challenge from Sketch-N-Scrap!!  You have until the end of the month to link up here for a chance to win this amazing prize and a chance to be the Featured Layout Scrapper.

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[Love these Crate Paper goodies!!]

So, let’s get down to business…here is Sketch #51:


Isn’t it so fun?!!  I just loved working with this sketch.  I used it to create this new Paris layout:


Now for the deets:





To create this bit of atmosphere on the background, I first painted a light wash of white acrylic paint (dabbing some paint off with a paper towel), then I sprayed over top of it with bronze Perfect Pearls Mists.

All I can say is get over to Sketch-N-Scrap and win yourself those amazing Crate Paper goodies!!!  If you have any questions about the supplies I used or techniques, feel free to ask me in the comments and I will leave an answer there asap.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today and Keep Scrappin’!!!!

A Pretty Little Shop

Hello, hello!!  Today I’m sharing my Paris layout, A Pretty Little Shop, that I created using the sketch from the October-Week 1 Let’s Get Sketchy Sketch Challenge.    Here’s the layout:


Here’s the sketch:

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A Claudine Hellmuth wood veener dress form that I painted with her painterly pink paint and layered with her rub-ons (featured in a previous post).    Both chipboard buttons are from Jenni Bowlin Studio.  One is in her Wallpaper pattern and the other was raw chipboard that I made rather minty


My take on the inky droplets from the sketch.  Gold dot rub-ons from Pink Paislee, sequins from the JBS April Papercrafting kit, pink buttons from My Mind’s Eye, and some tiny green and blue buttons from my Claudine Hellmuth HSN stash.


Showing the layering and depth.  I finally had call to use this amazing diecut doily from Josephine Kimberling, which also came in the JBS April kit.

Supplies:  Patterned paper: BasicGrey mint Julep carolina & lois, Webster’s Pages Best Friend’s BFF’s, Echo Park Paradise Beach (6×6 pad); Ribbon: Webster’s Pages Best Friends; Wood veneer: Claudine Hellmuth HSN; Rub-ons: Pink Paislee (gold); Diecut doily: Josephine Kimberling a division of Anna Griffin; Alphas: October Afternoon Mini Market Land & Sea, Jenni Bowlin Studio Graph Alterable Alphas; Chipboard, sequins: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Buttons: MME Find Your Wings and Fly-Sky’s the Limit, Claudine Hellmuth HSN; Twine: Webster’s Pages; Stamp: October Afternoon “Streets of Paris”; Ink: Jenni Bowlin for Ranger(Seed Packet); Paint: Claudine Hellmuth Studio; Punch: Fiskars Threading Water; Thread: Coats and Clark; Pen: Zig Millinenium.

There are items in this layout from the April, June, and July JBS Mercantile kits, which are all on sale at JBS Mercantile.  Also, I purchased  the Wallpaper chipboard buttons and Graph Alterable Alphas when they were featured as Jenni’s monthly Mercantile Dime Store Deals…love those!!!

I feel like this post is a little short and sweet for me.  I guess that’s the kinda mood I’m in today.  🙂 

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  See ya soon!!!!

xo, Evie