Friday, May 31, 2013

Sewing Pretty

Sewing on layouts is something I have always admired and loved the look and feel of.  I adore the texture and dimention it gives to my pages.  Truth be told, I never really used it because I was quite lazy. It just never happened.   I've had one for years though.  Sewing clothes (not really like on PR! Ha!) and Halloween costumes.  Just never pulled it out until recently to use with scrapbooking.  I guess the key thing for me, is just basically keep threaded with white thread, near my workspace, plugged in and I'll use it!  

For this layout I simply freehand cut strips of roughly 2" inch paper.  Fed them through the sewing machine and made a sort of paper strip garland.  Then I sewed it on the layout itself. 

I also used some crepe paper and gathered it as I was sewing to create a ruffled effect.  Layered two pieces and simply used my ATC gun to adhere it to the paper.

I absolutely love this look!  The color combination is lovely as well. I also used a vintage piece of paper torn out of a French children's book.  My daughter is holding cotton candy that we got from the wharf in the photograph and I knew this cotton candy diecut from Crate Papers The Pier collection would be perfect for it!  Too too perfect!  How adorbs are The Pier's pinwheel embellishments?  It adds to the whole whimsical feel of the layout.  Those pinwheels are so darling.  I love the gold touch it has in the center.  A little gold and glitter on anything these days is on point!

My sewing machine is most def going to be used more often!  Hopefully this inspired you to pull that machine out and sew!  Let me know if you do! I'd love to see what you create!  Have fun with it!

Next on my list is GELATOS and using  paste over stencils on layouts to create even more dimention!  I feel a Michael's trip coming on! 

Have a great weekend!  


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Padilla's Movie Weekend

Hope you all had a fun Memorial Day weekend!  I had 4 days off in a row.  That was A-Maze.  I appreciated and loved every minute away from work.  I was close to having a Calgon moment on days leading to my mini vacay, so it was well needed and deserved. 


We took the littles and my Mom to see EPIC this weekend.  It was really nice, colors and imagery was amazing.  it was funny and adventurous with  battle scenes for the boys and fairy/princess vibe for the girls.  We also went to see Hangover 3.  It wasn’t as great as the first installment that introduced us to the Wolf Pack but it was entertaining.  If you plan to watch it, make sure you stick around until about halfway through the credits.  They have an ending that is quite hilar.  Let’s just say the poor Dentist has another um, mishap.  I also wanted to go see The Fast and The Furious part 48, I know it’s 6 but it seems like more, ha!  We didn’t get that last movie in and plus watching 3 movies on the weekend is a bit much!  

I bring my own snacks! I knows you do too! Ha!
Babies at the movies is not the best idea but ya gotta do what you gotta do!

So i mentioned on my last post that i was anxiously awaiting scrapbook related news.  Unfortch, nothing came of it.  So on to the next!  It was actually for a DT position.  I would love to do the whole DT gig again, so if you know of any or are looking for a guest, look no further!   

Speaking of scrappy news, my good friend and fellow Scrapjacked member, Marie Ramirez is now on the Glitz Design Team!  How amazing is that?  She produces some fantastic pages and they are so very lucky to have her!  Yay Marie!  She is gonna rock that DT gig!  Looking forward to seeing her projects using their beautiful product. 



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Already Wednesday?

Seriously. Where does the time go?  We are already halfway through the month and it's almost June.  It's almost time for slip and slides, water guns and pulling out the pool!  Lots of summer fun to be had!  I cannot wait to take the kids to the Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk!  

The school year has almost come to an end and the kids are so ready for summer!!  I'm hoping to pack as Much summer fun as I can this year.   I work basically every other weekend so I really need to make sure that I'm scheduling out everything so we can have fun all summer long.  What do you plan to do for your summer?

Over at ScrapJacked,  it's time to reveal who we have chosen to Jack this month.  We've been a fan of this girl for long time now and have chosen her in the past and we're at it again!  Stephanie Howell is our featured artist this month!

A few close ups 

Lovely layers and lots of Maggie Holmes collection with Crate Paper along with Dear Lizzy's lucky Charm goodies.  How about that darling pinwheel embellie from Crate Paper's The Pier? Amaze.

I really love the mix of American crafts thickers and the Heidi Swapp chipboard misted with colorshine!

I know you have extra school pics laying around like this one.  I always seem to end up with a few of the wallet size left over, not quite sure what to do with them.   So I decided to utilize it in this layout and love, love the results!  It fits perfectly on a tag along with  a mixture of tags and paper cuttings to make banner which is adorable!  Thanks to Stephanie  Howell for the inspiration!   Our creative team made some outstandingly amazing layouts inspired by Stephanie's page.  If you have some time and you'd like some inspiration to jump off from, check out ScrapJacked and play along!