Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Maggie Holmes Layout and Tissue Paper

What more fun could I have with my leftover white tissue paper? Lots! I used my leftover white tissue paper as a layer element in this layout. It reminds me of vellum except it is softer and has more texture. This is a layout using more of my beloved Maggie Holmes papers and a leftover bit of tissue paper.

I love the softness the tissue paper adds in relation to the grit from the Heidi Swapp tinsel mist and then the fleurs de lis I created with modeling paste and gelatos.

I wanted to keep the layout to grey and black tones with little bits of yellow and aqua. I outlined my photo block with my silver paint pen for an extra touch of sparkle and then colored the photo corners as well.

Thanks for popping by to see my tissue paper adventure! ~Tisha :)

Late Night Treat Layout Supplies
Maggie Holmes papers (Maggie Holmes, Flea Market, Styleboard, Open Book)
Shimelle Border Strip
Teresa Collins Brads & Sequins
Fancy Pants Chalk Circle
Two Peas Arrow Paper Clip
Maggie Holmes Journaling Labels and Diecuts
American Crafts Thickers
Scrapbook Adhesives White Photo Corners
Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine Mists
Modeling Paste and Faber-Castell Silver Gelatos
Elmers Silver Paint Pen
White Generic Tissue Paper

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fun With Tissue Paper Layout!

This was a totally random technique. It really started with being fed up with rub-ons! I typically find rub-ons are too stubborn to really enjoy! Over winter break, I was playing with some of Amy Tangerine-Plus One rub-ons while watching tv in my craft room. There was leftover tissue paper on my table from wrapping a gift. So I just started rubbing! It actually looked cool, I had to use the results. Introducing my Lemon Lush and Maggie Holmes layout with an embellished tissue paper layer.

After I had the tissue paper with the yellow house rub-on adhered to it, I knew I had to use it up. I had the 6x6 pad of Lemon Lush for quite some time and never used any paper from it. So I pulled the pad out to play. 

You can see the yellow house peaking out behind some of the paper on the left of the photo and then the little teal camera to the bottom right of the photo. Loved it! I expected to have the tissue paper tear, but it didn't. The house didn't completely rub off as well as the camera did. But I do like the spotted look of the house. :)

I did not have have Lemon Lush embellishments but the Maggie Holmes-Styleboard elements went beautifully with the photo and paper layers along with a found button and a leftover gold embossed camera from the Amy Tangerine Plus One stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day, Tisha

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Craftroom Tour Tickets, Now Available!

Ha-Ha! Not selling tickets, but I do have my craftroom tour open now. I am still tweaking and organizing in here, but decided it was "now or never" to get some photos up on my little blog. I know I will never have it perfectly cleaned or decorated.  :)

If you are interested in a personal tour, just head on over! I always have a pot of coffee ready.

Thanks for popping in, ~Tisha

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello 2015!

Absolutely thrilled to welcome in the new year! Reflecting over 2014 scrappy adventures has instigated some changes for my 2015 plans. During 2014, I did the weekly LSS newsletter, designed 57 double page layouts for kits and classes, worked Saturday hours, hosted crops, and coordinated store classes. Well.... I am a tad tired! 2015, I am just going to chill and see what kind of mischief I can find in my craft room. But I am going to have a plan!

 I want to change up some scrappy things for 2015. I have enjoyed reading other crafters' plans and goals. I thought I would start my first post of 2015 with my own plans. I am not a specific goal setter, more of a generalized plan setter. :) Just letting you know.

2015 Thoughts

Scrap Process/Scrap Size
I am in process of figuring out how I will scrapbook this year. I love my 12x12 albums and pages, but I want something else. Over December, I started reflecting over all the 12x12 albums I have. I want a different size to scrapbook, smaller. I am in a quandary as to what I will do. 6x8 seems too small, maybe 8.5x11 scrapping. But 8.5x11 is still not calling out to me. I want to incorporate more pocket scrapping with whatever size I go with for this year. I want to be a bit smarter as to how I am contributing to my growing album collection. It is speaking to me, my growing album size. I feel pocket scrapping will allow me document more photos that I want and then I can play with my papers to scrapbook other photos without increasing my albums at such a high rate. 

I am still keeping to my system of scrapping from my paper tray, but I still find I have too many papers. I plan to be even more selective with paper purchase. I will put a little more thought into the number of sheets of paper I buy from new lines. If I stick to it, I will think 4 to 5 sheets from new lines and only 2 embellishment items. I'll see if this works. 

I have a sweet new camera! But I find myself still grabbing my iPad to take photos! No, I am going to learn how to maximize my new camera. I love Elise's 2014 Photo a Day challenge from Feed Your Craft. She is so inspiring! So no more grabbing the iPad!

I think I am set for 2015 plans!  Happy New Year everyone, may it sparkle and shine for everyone!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Then and Now

It is a time of reflection in my hobby room lately. This fall has been busy with work and deadlines. I am finally able to have my hobby room all to myself for my projects. I am still re-arranging and rethinking my set up. I started my "rethink/rearrange" last December! Wow, now it is December again! 

My reflections have focused here recently on where I started with my scrapbook hobby and where I am now with my hobby. There have been numerous changes with my scrapbook style, my reasons for my scrapbook, my scrapbook supplies, and my scrapbook room itself. My love for scrapbooking itself, has not changed. 

It is interesting to look back at layouts from the early days to the present day. During my rearrange, I took down some layouts I had pinned to my wallboard so that I could repin some recent layouts to the wallboard.

I took down layouts from 2005, 2006, and 2007. It is fun to see where I have changed with my hobby.

These are the early years. I was just getting into large photo placements, rub ons, and flowers.

I was stitching on my layouts then and I was paper tearing. I was using more earth tone colors, darker colors.

These are my more current layouts.  Here I am playing with embossing pastes, flair, paper layers, watercolor, and smaller photos. I am using bright colors and light papers, nowadays.

For me, it makes me smile to look back and see how trends played out in my older layouts to my newer layouts. I am happy to follow trends and move into new processes. The one thing that does not change for me is the happiness I have when I am in my hobby room crafting. Christmas break is coming soon and I can not wait to start playing! I have just about completed my new makeover for my hobby room. Hopefully, I can get some nice photos to share before I make a big mess this Christmas break, as I hope to spend the majority of my time off in here! :)

Thanks for stopping by to listen to my musings! ~ Tisha

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Time Again for Scrapping!

What a trip August has been, not a fun adventure! Between a terrible, never ending, sinus infection and back to school work load, this scrappy gal has been deprived of her scrap room! Hopefully, I am caught up enough at my day job that I don't have to bring it home for my "after work" time and hopefully, cross fingers-knock on wood, the infection is gone-gone!

So, I have a lot of blog reading to do and I can't wait; but, here is a layout I actually did complete in August and never posted. 

This was for the August challenge at Feed Your Craft forum, Feed Your Craft Link The challenge was to take inspiration from the image or color palette or both. I took inspiration from both and created a layout.

I loved the colors and all the arrows, so I immediately was drawn to these photos of my cats begging for popcorn. I thought the sharp color of the yellow popcorn, teal tupperware bowl, and my orange cat were just about perfect for the colors of this challenge.

I love outlining photos and for this layout, I used my Elmer's Yellow Paint Pen! 

I used Color Shine Black Mist to make sprinkles but it did not work well. The droplets never dried? I kept smearing the black everywhere and decided to cover most of the droplets with enamel dots. I don't know if it is just the humidity of my house or what, but I am now leery of using that mist again.

Supplies Used:
Echo Pack Capture Life Paper
Studio Calico Printshop 6x6 Paper
Amy Tangerine Plus One Paper, Flair, & Thickers
Vellum, enamel dots, & wood button of unknown manufacture
Heidi Swap Color Shine Mist-Black
Elmer's Paint Pen-Yellow

Thanks for stopping by! ~Tisha

Monday, August 11, 2014

Maggie Holmes Styleboard Layout 4

Woo-Hoo! I got my layout done and moved on! I am always excited to finish and then start something new. Today is a share of my most recent Styleboard layout. I went a little overboard with Maggie Holmes purchases, so I will need to make another 10 layouts to use up this collection! :P

This is a simple layout to showcase some hilarious photos from my sister and brother-in-law goofing around. I have had these photos for some time, but because of the red/white colors of their clothing, I have never scrapped the photos. I just could not find any papers that clicked. I mostly want my scrap papers to coordinate with my photo colors. It is just how my brain works. I was pulling out some Styleboard papers and saw that these papers would work, according to my brain at least. So off, I went to scrapbook!

Under my title, the vellum arrow was not long enough for the length of "around". I cut the arrow in half and pulled it apart to appear as if it was longer. Kinda like adding another cup of water to the soup pot. :)

Exciting that I used an OLD clip on this layout (the little light blue clip). Sweet!!! I am not sure who the manufacture is. I have had it so long.

Supplies Used:
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Papers, diecuts, labels, and chipboard frames
Echo Park Capture Paper (woodgrain piece)
Fancy Pants Design Cork Heart
Studio Calico Chipboard Camera and Heart and Vellum Arrow
Teresa Collins Sequins
American Crafts Chipboard Thickers
Jillibean Soup Tile Stickers
Dear Lizzy Polaroid Paper Pieces
Bella Blvd Washi Tape

Have a lovely day! ~Tisha