Wednesday, February 10, 2016

My Love Bandit Layout

Hello my crafty friends!!
This is Connie with Connie Can Crop and I am super excited to be posting as a designer for Paper Crafting World. I am so excited to be able to share these adorable cut and digital files with you.

I'm in the mood for love! And this file, My Lil' Love Bandit, just stole my heart from Paper Crafting World.

These two bandits are the cutest critters ever! And I just love that they hold the key to someone's heart!

 I always add pop dots for some dimension and ink most of my pieces.

Other items used to create this adorable layout include:
Authentique Paper
Gold Foil paper
Kiwi Lane Templates
Silk Flowers
Brads and sequins

Check out the store, there's so many amazing files. You can find a file for every need: digital, printable or even cuttable.
 Be sure to stop by Paper Crafting World and see all the great files waiting for you! 

 I invite you to participate with us in our month long challenge for the February.
 Remember: ANYTHING GOES with the option to add a heart.

You can join the challenge and pick up a freebie HERE.

Be sure to stop by my blog to see more projects using these wonderful files by PCW.
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs! 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lay Out by Laura

Hello ladies, how are you?
 Laura of Mis diaz y mis suenos here with you today. In the world of scrap most of us are compulsive buyers and love to have every novelty. We are simultaneously stash builders. We love to hoard all that pretty paper!  It is not uncommon that in every project, there are remaining cuts we do not want to throw away, and keep them for long periods of time to hopefully find some project where it will fit. Two weeks ago I presented a LO worked with the kit "Layout pennant side." I had several left over cuts. Today I am sharing another layout using some of those very same cuts. This time I changed the colors and chose to use an already embossed paper in pink. I also decided to utilize pieces from some of my other recent projects. 

I used the banner from the file, which served as a frame for my photograph. I put the added a strip of colorful patterned paper to add a totally contrasting palette. It also matched the girls clothing.

   I liked the effect of the contrasting paper, so I used it for my photo corners. I used my leftover flowers, as they were cut off by my machine Cameo, flat.  For the others, I added half pearls in the center. Thus almost all the elements used were pre-cut from my stash.
 These elements were more than enough to complete this project. The only remaining thing to do, was add the title. I used dies for the heart, camera and title word "family". I highlighted my metal heart on a red background. The camera on top of my photo right corner, and the word "Family" down in the banner as Title.

My clean and simple style layout was complete. I wanted to take full advantage of the elements and cuts I already had. It also encouraged me to use my beautiful embossed paper, to no longer have it saved in my stash, but to showcase my memory. I was delighted with it!
 Now I invite you to participate with us in our month long challenge for the February. Remember: ANYTHING GOES with the option to add a heart.
You can join the challenge and pick up a freebie HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my work and are encouraged to use the beautiful papers in your stash. They deserve to be in your projects where your beloved memories will be preserves.  Remember that each file can be used in so many ways for a custom effect. Just one element can be used many times and in different ways. I encourage you to look at things differently. There is no wrong way to scrap. It is all about expressing yourself and your uniqueness. Don't forget to stop by my blog and check out more of my projects!

Until next time and in the meantime here are a grant of royal kisses!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bee Mine Valentine Fun!

Hello Crafty friends -- Kelli here today from The Lady Cage with today's design team post.

Here is a Sweet Valentine using the/Bee-Mine-CF Cut File ( It is also available as a digital stamp :)
I used an embossing folder in the cuttlebug  to emboss the honeycomb pattern.
The wings are blue velum.  I just touched him up with black and white gel pens and Glossy accents.
The cheeks are a touch of chalk.
I did cut the sentiment out of vinyl so it's shiny- add some sequins and all done!
Well.....not really, I love these files and I always cut more than one at a time.
So...... Bookmarkers!!! :)
I just love how these turned out, I made a whole bunch!
The honeycomb here is from Couture Creations and the Bookmark die is from PaperTreyInk
The white one is touched up some "cosmo pink sparkle pen from Spectrum noir" (love these things)
Added some sequins, of course, and ran them thru the Laminator with some 5ML sheets.
Hole punch and add a bit of ribbon.... instant cute gift!!!
These cut files are so much fun and so easy to work with.  There really is no limit to what you can do.
So head over and join us for the February monthly challenge>>>>>>>>
ANYTHING GOES with the option to add a heart.

You can join the challenge and pick up a freebie HERE.

Be sure to play along with our February challenge:
ANYTHING GOES with the option to add a heart.

You can join the challenge and pick up a freebie HERE.

I hope I have inspired your creative genius today!
Thanks for stopping by to check out the projects
Head over to my blog to some of my other things.
Stay Crafty!