Monday, 19 September 2016

Together Again Scrapbook page with Jillibean Soup (for Papermaze DT)

Hi I am up on the Papermaze blog today with a scrapbook layout featuring Jillibean Soup!

Hi Tracee with you today, I'm going to share a scrapbook page that I created with an older Jillibean Soup collection. Do ever see a collection that you missed first time round and wonder "how did that happen"?

Together Again

together again scrapbook page tracee provis papermaze

When I saw this sheet from the Sightseeing Stew collection I felt a plan forming. I used the soup label arrow stickers to point to where both my friend Debbi and I live, I used string to create trail that leads from one back to the other 

together again scrapbook page tracee provis papermaze 01

I used wood veneers and stickers also by Jillibean Soup.

together again scrapbook page tracee provis papermaze 02

I cut lots of elements from the various papers in the Sightseeing Stew collection, I punched holes in the top and threaded them onto more string to create a banner along the bottom of my photo. The globe was a cut file from the Silhouette store, I like that it adds effect without overshadowing the background paper. A few sequins for the finishing touch.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Supplies for this layout can be found over at the shop, and check out some of those older collections like me you might find a gem that you missed!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Wedding fever...4 more sleeps

Its all Wedding fever around here, in 4 days time my eldest daughter is getting married and I have been tasked with... well might be easier to say what I haven't been tasked with lol
So whilst I am knee deep in wedding prep my blog will be rather quiet. I can't wait to share pics of the happy event soon....meanwhile

Life looks rather like this!
See you soon

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Over at Papermaze - At the Beach with pebbles Spring Fling Collection

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post.

Hi Tracee with you today to share a layout I created using the gorgeous Pebbles Spring Fling collection

I used the pastel and kraft tones in the paper to give a soft look to the bright beach huts in my photograph. My background paper is actually from an old Christmas line by MME. I used some texture paste through a stencil to add a little texture to the background.

Included in my goodies this month was a sheet of alpha stickers by Websters Pages, I was able to spell out both my title and my sub title with them. It's amazing how far they will go! I love to put tags on my pages and am always happy to see them in my pack.

I think my favourite paper in the Spring Fling collection has to be the the tiny hearts on the kraft coloured background, I was really loathe to cut this paper up. I fussy cut the little birdhouse, which perches nicely on the chipboard stickers that I found in this pack.

I loved working with this collection and I hope it inspires you a little.
For this page and all your crafting needs please visit the shop

Saturday, 13 August 2016

CSI case file 209 - Solved

 This week I manged to squeeze in time to solve case file 209. Carrying on with Debbi & Tracee's great adventure. This pic is from 2013, the first time I visited, we both used the same pics and the same sketch but our pages are like chalk and cheese, you can check Debbi's out Here!

Here is the case file;

Here is my interpretation
I used all the clues and my testimony was 3 line poetry

For my background I used a 2010 paper from the Road Show by Fancy Pants, I added gesso, texture paste and mists to create a mixed media background. When it was dry I added sequins for a bit of sparkle.

I used this sketch from My Creative Sketches, to kick start my page

One of the clues was string so I created a frame around my smallest pic, the seahorse was cut from a Bo Bunny paper in the beach Therapy collection. For the metal clue I found a flair badge by October Afternoon that fit perfectly, as did the ships wheel paperclip. I found some tiny fish in a pack of felt stickers and I dotted a few in the waves, this served as both my fabric and animal clue.

I painted a Studio Calico wood veneer with white paint then cut a small piece of patterned paper for the sail, finally I inked around the edges. My title is a 2Crafty Chipboard piece and I inked it in an ombre style then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Another piece from the Beach Therapy collection created a sub title and I added some stitches to it.
I had great fun as always solving this case file.

Toodle Pip

Monday, 8 August 2016

Stuck Sketches August sketch

I loved the sketch over at Stuck Sketches this month, so I decided to drag out some of my stash I have been hoarding and play along!

This was the sketch

and my take 

My new passion is walking, I got a FitBit for Christmas and it has changed my life! Sounds a bit daft but it's true, I became totally aware of how unfit I was, I'm rubbish at running but walking I can do for miles and miles.....

I was inspired to stitch on my page after I watched a video from this class by Ashley Horton. As I was documenting the fact that I walk I used my sketch pen to trace the footprints and I then stiched around the outline. I can see me doing this lots more!

I have lots of embellishments in my stash and I found a pack of Pink Fresh Studio cardstock die cuts and clustered them up on my page. I moved the Ampersand from the main cluster on the sketch over the to the middle of my 2 photos. My mantra is "Just Keep Walking", when my legs are tired or the weather is bad I repeat that over and over, til my walk is done.

When I was visiting Debbi last year I bought these cute owl stickers in Michaels, he adds a cute extra element down at the bottom of the page. I really went to town with different embellishments including some cork dots that I purchased on the same trip.
I followed the sketch quite closely, well for me anyways!

Thanks for visiting today
Toodle Pip

Lip Balm Purses with Pebbles Spring Fling collection

I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post

Hi Today I am going to share with you a simple project I created using my Cameo and a sheet of paper from the Pebbles Collection Spring Fling.

Lip Balm Purses by Tracee

These cute little purses are a perfect thank you gift for my Granddaughter to give to her friends after their sleepover, I created them using a cut file by Jennifer Wambach that I purchased in the Silhouette store.

As you can see the lip balm fits perfectly and the double sided Strawberry Fields sheet has a strawberry pattern one side and polka dots the other, did I mention I am a little addicted to polka dots?

I embellished them with a few wooden buttons and some enamel dots. I cut the "thanks" sentiments from the Me To You sheet and cut the side to fit the curve on the purse.

Friday, 17 June 2016

2Crafty Chipboard June shares plus a Video

"It's the Little Things"

Hi 2Crafty Fans, I am here today to share with you a couple of layouts I created 
with the wonderful 2Crafty Chipboard. 

But before we start...
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I snapped this picture almost by accident. Whilst at the beach I found a heart shape
 engraved on a pebble. I snapped the picture of me holding it and then I noticed 
Rodney, my dog in the background.....perfect!

I found the perfect 2Crafty title "It's the Little things". I first painted it with white gesso, 
and then added some sparkling snow embossing powder to make it stand out. I simply
 inked the circles from the "Mini Sampler 1" pack and added them to my layers.

I covered one of the hearts from the "Mini Sampler Set" in patterned paper.

After I had arranged my photo and chippies I felt that the right hand side was a little bare, 
so I added "chevrons", words from the "Card Word Set 2" and a small heart from the
 "ATC Hearts & Stars" set.
The large "Handrawn Heart Frame" was covered with first gesso then some mist.

Here is a video on my process.

2Crafty Chipboards used;
Handrawn Heart Frames
ATC Hearts & Stars
Card Word Set 2
It's The Little Things title


I have had the "Collage Square Panel" in my stash for some time, these fun selfie pictures
 were a great match. Fellow DT member Debbi has used these same pictures this month, 
you can see her layout here.

I always save every piece of my chippies, sometimes if a part is going to be hidden I 
carefully snip it off and save it for another page, as I did with this small piece of  
"Fine Leafy Bush". I left this piece raw as the colour blended with the rest of my page.

I roughly inked the panel, then I snipped in half and placed either side of my photo. 
To some of the squares I added patterned paper and a few embellishments.

I love to add film strips to my pages and 2Crafty have a few different ones, I like these  
"Individual Film Strip" as they act as a great frame for your projects. I added some 
embossing ink to my "Clock Face Frame" and sprinkled on some clear sparkle embossing
 powder, by not treating my piece first this retains some of the raw chipboard colour.

I gave my title piece a coat of blue pigment ink then embossed with more of the clear sparkle
 powder, the camera really picks up the glitter in the embossing powder but in real life
 the glittering looks much more even and sparkly.

2Crafty Chipboard used;

Selfies Word Pack
6" Clock Face Frames
Collage Square Panel
Individual Film Strips
Fine Leafy Bush
ATC Hearts & Stars