Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fun with a splatter stamp layout!

Good day everyone!  Today I am excited to share my latest layout with you!  I am showing how to take a splatter stamp and make it look like wet marks on your layout.  To start, I used a combination of the FABULOUS September Paper Bakery Scrapbook kit and the Project kit and the cardstock add-on.  I LOVE the cardstock add-on!  It makes matching cardstock to the kits a breeze!

To get the wet splatter effect, I used the Paper Bakery's exclusive new member splatter stamp.
I started with the aqua cardstock from the add-on, and I used ink that was similar to the cardstock color...  Here I used Hero Arts Soft Pool ink.
The kit also comes with some great die cut files as well... Isn't this arrow awesome?

Thanks for stopping in today!  Hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Tegan

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Winner Winner!!

Hi everyone!   As promised, I have picked the winner of the Carta Bella collection kit!!  I did it the old school way- I wrote everyone's name down on a piece of paper, folded them up, and put them in a cereal bowl.  And the winner is............    Izzy Anderson!!   Thanks again, though, to all those who left such kind comments!  Have a great day!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Carta Bella Tic Tac Toe!

Hello!  Today I am sharing a fun and unique twist on a popular kid's game!  The  very colorful Rough & Tumble collection by Carta Bella works perfectly for not only layouts, but projects like this tic-tac-toe game.   I absolutely love the color palette of this collection- blues, reds, gold, and aqua.  It is perfect for boys of all ages!

The stickers and chipboard elements made decorating the game board a breeze.
Carta Bella offers a digital version of this collection and recreating this project with the digital elements would be easy as well! It's just a matter of layering the elements.   I would love to make digital multiples of this game, print them, and hand them out at my nephew's birthday party!  The kids would love these!
I used the helicopter and sailboat elements from the patterned papers to create my game pieces.  Helicopters for the circles and sailboats for the squares.  This is not your ordinary tic-tac-toe game!   The chipboard stickers are great to add dimension to the project.  The only problem now is deciding who gets to be sailboats and who gets to be the helicopters!

 Here are instructions to make your very own tic-tac-toe game using Carta Bella's Rough & Tumble:

1.  Cut a piece of cardboard or chipboard 8 1/2"x11" and cover with "Vroom Vroom" patterned paper.  Add a 7 1/2" square of "Playful Plaid" patterned paper in the middle of the playing board and then layer a 7" square of "Silly Squares" in the middle of that.

2.  Cut strips of the solid gold from the "Adventure" patterned paper 6" long and adhere them to make the tic-tac-toe grid.

3. Embellish the game board with stickers from the "Elements Stickers" and the "Chipboard Stickers".

4. Punch circles of helicopters out of the "Soaring Planes" patterned paper and layer over larger punched circles of solid blue from the "Playful Plaid" paper.

5. Punch squares of sailboats out of the "Floating Boats" patterned paper and layer over larger punched squares of solid teal from the "Floating Boats" patterned paper.    


Rough & Tumble :  Soaring Planes, Vroom Vroom,  Floating Boats, Silly Stripes, Explore Together, Playful Plaid, Adventure, Element Stickers, Chipboard Stickers

Other: Cardboard or chipboard, 2 sizes of circle punches, 2 sizes of square punches
Thanks for stopping in!  Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Tegan


Thursday, September 5, 2013

My first Carta Bella project!

Good morning everyone!  Today I am excited to be sharing my first official project as a Carta Bella design team member!   I am thrilled to be working with their fabulous products!   I used their newly released Rough & Tumble collection to make my card... I love the little cars and the colors are perfect for boys of all ages!

This card was easy to put together using their element stickers, chipboard stickers, and layered stickers!
 Aren't these little cars not the cutest?!? 
Anyone that has boys will surely love this line!  But it also has lots of general patterns that can be used on anything!  I love the mix of reds, blues, golds, and aquas in this collection!
Want to win a collection kit of your choosing from Carta Bella Paper? Simply leave your name and email address (in code if you prefer) in the comments section of this blog post to qualify. All comments are due by September 9th at 11:59 pm CST to qualify. I will select ONE lucky winner on September 10th and notify them by email. Winners have one week to respond or I will select another winner. The winner may select a current collection from Carta Bella Paper. The collection will be shipped from the Carta Bella Paper offices. Only one entry per person please.
Good luck to everyone and thanks for stopping in today!  Have a fabulous Thursday!
Hugs, Tegan

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A layout about love

Good day everyone!  Today I am excited to share my most recent layout using Paper Bakery's August Kit Hello You!  The kit is fabulous--  I love the colors and the fact that it includes some of Carta Bella's gorgeous Hello Again papers!!!   And I can't forget the fun enamel dots and Jillibean Soup's awesome Alphabean letter stickers, which are my absolute favorite alphas!

I also used a part of Paper Bakery's cardstock add-on, which is great because they match wonderfully.  I love the mouse gray that I used here.
And the best part- the close ups!  I did add my own embroidery floss only because I wanted to do something "different" with my circles.
And this 100% loved stamp is simply adorable!    It is part of the pie chart stamps.  And the falir is exclusive to the August kit!
As ALWAYS, thanks for stopping by... I really appreciate it!  Have a great day!
Hugs, Tegan