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Photo Play’s – Cooper & Friends with Cathy

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This week I am sharing the layouts I created using Photo Plays – Cooper & Friends Collection. This collection has fun papers that reflect life with a furry 4 legged family member. My furry buddy is Nevada, we adopted her about 10 years ago from the Humane Society, and she is a constant companion in pretty much all we do. Along with the colourful papers there is stickers and die cuts that show the funny moments and love that a dog adds to your life. Be sure to pick up this great collection to showcase your 4 legged family member .

Project #1 Love Paw from the silhouette store, cards, tag, sticker from the collection.

Project #2 Little strips of words are a card from the collection I cut up, die cuts and paper from collection, striped brown paper from my stash

Project #3 Patterned paper from the collection. Tag is explained in my tutorial on this blog.

Project #4 Patterned paper and die cuts from the collection.

Project #5 Patterned paper and word die cuts from the collection, white bubbles from the silhouette store,  alpha’s, cardstock, vellum paper backing can be found in the Scrapbook Nerd online store.

Project #6 Patterned Paper, stickers, die cuts from the collection, cardstock, alpha’s from the Scrapbook Nerd online store.

Thanks for looking

Happy Crafting!

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Stitching Card Pattern on a Tag

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Photo Play – Cooper & Friends Collection 

I enjoyed pulling out my silly dog photo’s and using the Cooper & Friends collection to document some of Nevada’s antic’s. Our little furry girl is a big part of our family and she has her share of photo’s to be scrapbooked! These papers are the perfect addition to showcase  your precious photo’s of your furry buddy!

I love the look of sewing on a project, and I had a cute, easy, pattern of a dog that I have used on  cards before, so I put it on a tag to add to this layout.

The products you will need, the pattern with instructions, embroidery needle, thread, scissors, tape, foam board and a tag.

Line up the pattern over the tag and punch the holes.  if you are using ink or mist etc do now and let dry before you start to sew. Follow the pattern instructions , for this one basically it is ….. with about 18 inches of thread in the needle start  from the back and thread up through, tape the end of the thread to the back, across in a straight line pull needle down and through, one hole to the left up and across down, one hole to the left up and across down, continue until you have completed the circle, tape thread end to back and cut thread. Be sure to pull the thread tight but not so tight that you bend the tag.

Continue with the pattern instuctions, upon completion the back will look like this.

For the eyes you could use threaded beads, or you could colour in the eyes. I chose to use very small black rhinestones .

Add any embellishments and add to your project!

I have made cards with this technique, but never before thought to add to a layout. Take a look at what you do when you make a card is there something that could be used for a layout? Pinterest has tons of free patterns for this super easy stitching to be used for cards or layouts .  Why not give it a try?

Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting!

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Cathy’s Friday Reveal

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This week I had the pleasure of working with the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – “Take Me Away” Collection. I especially liked the ombre water-colour like papers and found them to make great backgrounds. The chipboard stickers had a lot of variety and some gold – so pretty and great for adding a little dimension to a layout. Likewise the painted wood veneer shapes.  I liked the pocket cards with their great colours, beautiful framing , super sayings and fonts.

Below is a small sample of these fantastic pocket cards.

Layout #1 –  Those pocket cards love ’em! The ombre paper background, great starting place to build your layout, Chipboard (see the little gold heart) and shaped painted wood veneer.

Layout #2 – Again those pocket cards love ’em! and the ombre paper background. Beautiful floral chipboard and papers.

Layout #3  Ombre paper background, paper strips from the collection, pretty chipboard heart.

Layout #4 – Paper from the collection used for Title , chipboard saying and leaves in the top corner , painted wood veneer shape embellishments.

Layout #5 – Fuzzy cut paper for the bottom border . Chipboard , painted shaped wood veneer all from this gorgeous collection! TAKE ME AWAY!

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Happy Crafting !

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Overlay! Underlay?

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Happy New Year!

For my 1st post for 2017 I have found myself a different way to use photo Overlays. Now normally you would use a photo overlay on top of your photo …..well I used it behind my photo and I am quite pleased with the result.

These 2 photo’s show you how a photo overlay can change the look of a photo

Working with the Pink Paislee, Paige Evans, “Take Me Away” collection. This is my layout with the overlays used behind and beside a photo. I like the way it shaded the paper in the background and yet highlighted the photo’s.

Happy Crafting!

Thanks for looking!

Cathy A

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ECHO PARK – I LOVE WINTER – with Cathy

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The papers are fun and I love the rich tones of blue, red and brown.  The sticker pages have 3 types of alpha’s, great borders , word titles and super cute bundled up kids so I got busy and created quite a few winter/christmas layouts/ pocket pages. Some outdoor and some indoor what a versatile collection !

For project #1 I used the WRMK Fuse Tool and created a double sided shaker layout

For project #2 I had quite a few photo’s of the kids and myself spending an afternoon at Coronation Park on the lake, so I chose to do a 2 page layout and the remainder in pocket pages.

Projects #3 & 4 Photo’s with Santa

 

Projects # 5 & 6 Building a Snowman and sledding

Project #7 A night out in December painting a winter scene

I really enjoyed playing with the ECHO PARK – I Love Winter Collection

as always Happy Crafting and see you in the New Year!

Cathy A

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Shaker Layout

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I trust everyone had a lovely holiday with family and friends and took lots of photo’s of your memories. As I slowly recover from my Christmas food coma, I would like to share a project that was inspired by a challenge item included in my Design Team Kit . Along with the super cute Echo Park “I LOVE WINTER” Collection , I received a package of “WINTER WONDERLAND SEQUIN MIX” by Neat & Tangled. This might be my favourite creation yet using the WRMK Fuse Tool!

To start this is double sided layout. I had to design the layout with both sides in mind since the shaker layer can be seen on both sides. I designed my layout like I normally would, except that instead of layering a paper mat around my photo, I cut a hole out around my photo. Here’s a picture of what one side of the layout looked like before I put it into a page protector and added the sequin pockets.

You can see I  designed the entire layout, embellishments and all, before I added the shaker pocket, as embellishing after would be impossible.

My photo with the paper mat included is 5 x 7. I wanted a 1 inch space for the shaker border around the photo, so the hole I cut out in the middle of my paper is 6 x 8. You could make this shaker area as large as you want, but I wouldn’t recommend making it smaller than 1”, or your sequins won’t have enough space to move around.

Next, I slid it into a 12 x 12 page protector. Then, I used my Fuse Tool to seal in my photo.

Next, I sealed in 3 sides of my shaker pocket (the outer edge farthest from the photo) with the Fuse. Then, I added my sequins to the pocket. Finally, I sealed the top side of the pocket, completely sealing in the sequins.I really like the way the sequins frame the photos and give an extra festive feel to this Christmas  layout. 

Have you used the Fuse for scrapbooking yet? Please  share your creations with us at SN we would love to see them!

As Always Happy Crafting!

Cathy A.

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Countdown to Christmas – Day 12 – Bottle Tags

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I have started to prepare Christmas gifts for family and friends, and host/hostess gifts are on the list. I will often bring along a bottle of wine or other beverage as a thank you. These bottle tags are a great way to present the gift. The full tutorial is on the doodlebugblog.com tuesday -tutorial-holiday-bottle- tag

Bottle Tags

Happy Christmas Crafting!

Cathy

Countdown to Christmas – Day 9 – Ugly Christmas Socks

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I am known during the Month of December to wear my Christmas Sweaters, t-shirts, pajama’s, earrings, watches, bracelets, necklaces, and socks I must admit some of them are kind of gaudy,   well maybe ugly. This year I decided to add to my collection of Christmas attire a pair of self decorated Ugly Christmas socks.

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Oh I can’t wait for December!

Happy Crafting!

-Cathy

Cathy’s Friday Share

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This past week I worked with the fun and colourful papers of Amy Tangerine “Oh Happy Life”, lots of variety of patterns from floral to feathers, giraffes to geometrical shapes. I really enjoyed the Amy Tangerine – “oh Happy Life” Die Cut Tags what a quick and easy product to use to add dimension and visual excitement to your project.

 

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On this particular project I used the Simple Stories – So Fancy Collection , Simple Stories -Life is Beautiful and the WRMK Fuse Tool

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Thank you for letting me share my projects with you this past week

Happy Crafting!

-Cathy

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Countdown to Christmas – Day 4 – Sugar-Free Candy!

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Today I am sharing a project that can be used indoors or out. I started with 2  – 12″ round wooden plaques and attached them each to a long stick. Paint with white craft paint.1

Using my silhouette I cut out a stencil from a thin piece of cardboard (the likeness of a cereal box thickness) and placed it on the painted circle.

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Cellophane wrap and add bows, and there you have some sugar-free Christmas Candy!

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Happy Crafting!

-Cathy