Friday, June 27, 2014

Mad Hatter w/ Ange

Hey there Speedy Scrappers! 
It's the last Friday in the first half of the year. I can't believe how fast this year is going.

Today I'm going back a bit to Halloween. This particular year my daughter decided to go as the Mad Hatter. I was super impressed. I love it when my kids come up with their own costumes instead of doing store bought. They look SO much better.

For this layout I used Kaisercraft's The Looking Glass line that you can find in the store. Of course this line was the perfect fit for these photos and I went with this Tweedle Dum paper as my base. I cut the barcode off, flipped it and glued it back to the bottom of the layout for the cool border along the bottom. Then I layered bits of Mad Hatter and Alice before adding my photos.

I cut along the left side of the Time balloon to slip the edge of the paper and photo under. Then added my title, stickers and journaling along with a little bit of purple inking.

Swing by the Speedy Scrappers store and grab this line, then jump onto the facebook page and show us what you've made!
I hope you have a scrappy weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Magic by Karen

Have you been to Disney or have a trip planned in the future? If you you will want to get your hands on the "Magic" line from Queen & Co.  Local designer Karen has made a group of wonder page to document
the magic of Disney with her Family.  You can stop by Speedy Scrappers in Troy, IL to see this awesome layout in person.

Close up detail of the embellishment. I love the Mickey heads.
A great way to use Washi tape.

Karen has more Disney themed pages at Speedy Scrappers.  Stop by to check them out.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Paper Piecing an Owl

Hi, it's Joan, here today to share with you an owl card I made using Kaisercraft's "Tea Break" papers. Using my Sizzix owl die, I cut the owl pieces in different patterned papers, inked the edges with brown chalk ink, and put the owl together on a green background. I punched some small flowers for the top of the head and added a wood veneer heart to the body. The eye circles were punched from cardstock.

I really like to paper piece - it's fun! There is a big variety of patterned papers in "Tea Break" and that makes it easy to use for paper piecing. You can buy this line of Kaisercraft papers at the Speedy Scrappers store.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Look what i can do! Using moxxie by jen t.

Hi all, jen t. here. happy summer!!! i am stopping by to share a page i made using the moxxie childs play collection. Lately as you know i have been playing with my punches and i love adding a lil dimension to my projects so i used a border punch to punch the yellow paper and then added a strip of green behind it and pop dots .i also, matted the patterned paper onto a sheet of red paper. Then, i played around with my left over diecuts and stickers and layered them. The middle flowery looking embellie in the middle is two punched scalloped circles folded unevenly and then stuck on each side of the look what i can do sticker.  I then, added some letter stickers and some diy enamel dots to add more interest. Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!  Jen t.

what I used:
moxxie childs play paper,diecuts,and stickers
cosmo cricket letter stickers
pop dots
diy enamel dots
scalloped punch
dot border punch

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Child's Play w/ Ange

 Happy Friday everyone!
Got some big plans for the weekend? There is a lot of softball on my agenda. Sometimes it gets a bit hectic getting everyone where they need to be when they need to be there, but I sure do love watching my kids play ball!
A bit of backyard ball is great too, even if it involves a much bigger ball. lol I just love watching the kids run and play.

I used the Moxxie Child's Play line for this layout. It was perfect! I actually started with the 'playground pals' sticker and went from there. I picked out a sketch from Nuts About sketches and some photos and went to work. 
I used a lot of the stickers and diecuts from the line and just a bit of pp.

I love all the options you have with these die-cuts and stickers. I used this 12x12 border die-cut under my banner title by cutting it down a bit and then took the leftover piece and cut the little beach balls out for more accents on my layout. 
Go ahead and cut it, you will love the results!

Pick up this awesome line from the store and show us what you create on the facebook page.
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Father by Kathy

Today we have a great layout by in house designer Kathy.
She used the "Up, up and away" collection by Kaiser Craft for good portion of the layout.
Kathy added some embellishment from the Crate Paper line "DIY" and handmade flowers and leaves.
She used her die cut machine to cut the letter.
Please feel free to stop by Speedy Scrappers in Troy to pick up your supplies to create a great layout like this.  Also if you have not "LIKED" us on Facebook, please feel free to use this link to "LIKE" us

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hello, it's Joan, here to share a card I made. I love the gorgeous "Tea Break" papers from Kaisercraft! I think the background paper with the roses is so pretty on it's own, that I kept the rest of the card fairly simple. I added a die cut doily (from the green paper), a smaller white doily and then the yellow die cut label with the edges inked brown. I extended the doilies above the top of the card. Finally, I added a wood veneer heart. The card is 6"x4.5" (white cardstock).

Kaisercraft's "Tea Break" collection is one that I think everyone will want in their stash! You can buy it at the Speedy Scrappers store.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tropical thank you card by Jen T.

Hi all, happy Tuesday!! Jen T. here. Are you enjoying the summer weather? I am!  The first thing I  thought of when I looked at this paper by Kaisercraft is a tropical vacation with me laying on a hammock under the palm trees sipping a pina colada  .. (Ok my daydream is!) but isn't it amazing how a pattern on paper can do that! So inspiring! With that as inspiration,  I made a 6 x 6 gatefold thank you card using the Paridiso collection. Hope I inspired you to make a  tropical card today.
 Happy creating!
Jen T. 

What i used: 
Kaisercraft paridiso papers
Gold ink
Prima wood veneer flower
Pearl ,twine,bird charms and flowers from my stash
Scalloped punch
Gold distressed stickles
Stampendous thank you stamp

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Sleepy boyz w/ Ange

It's Friday! Yay, weekend ahead. What are you up to this weekend?
I think we will be getting some family time and celebrating some of the great dads in our lives.

This layout just happens to be about one of them, my husband:

I used the Little Boy Blue collection from Crate Paper that you can find in the store, along with a sketch from Nuts About sketches.

 I cut the yellow chevron pattern out to add bits under my photo and also tore a circle from it to add to the top of my layout. Then I added a border strip sticker and a little bit of washi tape over the top of that.

I really like the look of the different blue pattern papers layered on top of each other. This darker blue had a strong pattern, but when you use it in pieces over the other pattern it works really well.

Pick up this Crate Paper line in the store and then come share with us on the facebook page. We'd love to see what you create!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Father/Daughter Dance

Hi, it's Joan with a scrapbook page of my daughter and my husband. Last June, my daughter got married. Since it's almost Father's Day, I made a layout with a photo of their father/daughter dance. The song they danced to was "It Won't Be Like This For Long" by Darius Rucker. Such a true song - her father and I can't believe our daughter is a married woman - the years went by so fast.

For this layout, I used the "Forever Family" collection by Moxxie. I started with the brown "Father" paper, cutting it slightly smaller than an 8.5"x11" piece of white cardstock. I attached that piece to the cardstock and then a piece of the yellow paper, sized 5"x7".

Everything I used on this page is Moxxie (except the white doily). The heart was punched from the green Moxxie paper, the die cut sayings were pop dotted and the die cut scalloped border was attached over the yellow paper.

Buy the Forever Family collection at the Speedy Scrappers store. This paper line includes all family members (grandparents, parents, children) so you can create and keep memories of your family - forever!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Thank you! Using authentique classique by jen t.

Hi all, happy tuesday, jen t here. I hope today gets your crafty mojo flowing! I have to admit this last week ,my mojo had been lacking, so when that happens i take out some basics and play. this week i played with my watercolor markers and authentique paper. The authentique paper is so thick that it was perfect to hold it's shape up to the moisture. So, the black and white floral print just called to me to color it. First, i cut my paper down the middle and folded it in half to make two 6x 6 cards. the one that had the flowers in the middle i used . I then decided i wanted a border so i trimmed a lil bit off the sides and backed it with a piece of the ombre black/gray paper . I then colored the flowers and leaves in the middle leaving the rest uncolored and room for more embellishing .Then i diecut a frame and layered on the oval diecut,added the letter stickers and butterfly i made. Next i added pearl dots and ribbon. Lastly, i added a bit of pink ink along the edges to bring the color around the card. 

Below are some pictures of how i made the details on the card: 

What i used:
Authentique classique papers,diecut and letter stickers
Watercolor pencils
Water blending pen
queen and co. pearl dots
Butterfly punch
Frame die
Elmers tape runner 
Ribbon from my stash 
Pink chalk ink

make sure you get yours in the speedy scrappers store so you can play with this collection too.
Have a great day and happy creating! Jen t. 

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Best Wishes w/ Ange

Hey there Speedy Scrappers!
I have a pretty card for you today that I made mostly with scraps. Remember these previous projects?

Find the post for this here.
The post for this card here.

Using scraps from both of these projects I came up with this:

The card base is the leftover piece from the inside of the layout frame. I trimmed it to 8x8 before folding it for this card, then punched the corners and inked the edges. The border that the wording is sitting on is actually the barcode piece from the top of this paper. This particular line has a hole in the middle of it for the stores to hang the pad from, but I just used half of the strip so that didn't matter. I border punched it and inked it too.

Then I cut a circle out of a piece of this pretty pattern leftover from the cards I made. Then I just tore the circle around in a spiral, layered them back in on themselves and smooshed them flat. The layers slid a bit to one side so I just fussed with it until I liked the look then put a few glue dots under it here and there to hold everything in place.
 Finish up with some buttons and banners and you've got yourself a nice gift card.
Find these fun bright papers from Studio Calico in the Speedy Scrappers store.

Come share your projects with us on the facebook page!

Studio Calico - pp
zots - glue dots
kreaxions - corner punch
sei - ink
ek success - border punch
mme - buttons & banners
stash - best wishes sticker

Thursday, June 5, 2014

KaiserCraft: Sassy Lil Monkey Wrench Gift Box

Sassy Lil Monkey Wrench Gift Box
A KaiserCraft Project by Allie Gower

Supplies You'll Need:

"Garage Days" Designer Papers from KaiserCraft
Cardstock, Signo Pen, London Fog Ink, Adhesive, Stickers, Twine
Planter's Peanuts or Treat of Choice

Has your honey been spending some of these beautiful Spring Days getting greasy in the garage? Maybe a little treat will get his/her attention. Yeah, girls get grungy too, dontcha know?

I followed the directions here to cut and assemble the wrench. I actually put the box on backwards, so the bag of nuts would come out the bottom. It's designed to hold a number of candy bars.

I used KaiserCraft paper for the top layer and added a strip to the top and bottom. I doodled with a Signo Pen and inked with a London Fog Dew Drop Memento Dye Ink Pad to add a little interest.

The "Let's Monkey Around" was created using the AM Pleasant font and Silhouette Pens in my Cameo.

I added some nuts rolled up in a resealable bag.

This fun manly "Garage Days" paper by KaiserCraft is available in Speedy Scrappers, so hurry on in and getcha some!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Hello, it's Joan and this week I made a Father's Day card. The paper line I used was "Forever Family" by Moxxie. The finished card size is 5"x7". First, I cut the yellow paper slightly smaller than the brown card base and inked the edges. Next, I stamped "Happy Father's Day" (stamp by Stampabilities) onto the orange paper and layered it to a piece of the green paper. The banner pieces were from the sheet of die cuts that match this paper line. (There are words on the backs of the banners - Family, Resemblance and Like Mother, Like Daughter - so you have a choice in how you want to use them.) I cut the banners to 2.5", 3.25" and 3.5" and pop dotted them to the card. Then I added a few small metal gears (Tim Holtz) and a wood veneer heart (Studio Calico).

You can get these Moxxie papers at the Speedy Scrappers store. The "Forever Family" collection has great patterned papers and is wonderful for cards and also scrapbook layouts!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

a lil birdie birthday card by jen t.

Hi all, Jen t. here. Happy Tuesday!  I am having alot of fun using the authentique classique collection for my recent projects! Did you get your collection yet? make sure you get it in store at speedy scrappers before they are gone! Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the collection and a bunch of my punches. I first, cut a 6 x12 piece of the lace-look paper then folded it in half to make a 6 x 6 card and added black ink lightly around the edges. Then I cut the black and turquoise paper and used my edge punch and adhered it to the base. Then, I layered two diecuts using popdots in between for dimension and spelled out happy birthday on top with the little alphas. Next, I used my XL flower punch and layered the flower with my butterfly punch for the middle.(tip-by layering and staggering the butterfly punched pieces it made a cool flower center-think out of the box with your tools). Lastly, I layered all the pieces together and secured it with a sparkle brad in the middle, added some punched leaves and a lil bird perched on top and wallah!  Have a great day and happy creating! Jen t.

What i used :
authentique classique papers,letter stickers,and diecuts
Prima resin bird
Black ctmh distressed ink
Pop dots
Scotch adhesive
Stampin up butterfly punch 
xl  ek sucess flower punch 
martha stewart border punch 
Ek sucess leaves punch 
Echo park sparkle brad 

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