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Friday, June 30, 2017

How to Make a Great Looking Groom's Layout

Good morning crafter's Penny here just in time for June weddings to show you how to make a great looking groom's layout. Too often we only focus on the brides pages, so today I thought I would show you how to make an easy groom's page for your wedding album. This is a two page layout.

So this layout is simple and easy but it still has a lot of fun and interesting embellishments. For starters I added the black photo mats, DIY flowers, the gem crowns, metal Love quote, and polka dot washi tape. Next I added the suit coat, and tails. These were actually a card that I cut apart and glued in place on either side of the photo mat. To hold them and everything else in place I used ScraPerfect's  Best Glue Ever. I needed a glue that would glue the metal "Love" quote, as well as the plastic beading,-(one page two) the foam hearts that had lost their tackiness, and of course the many types of paper. The only glue I knew that would meet all those requirements was this one. So that is what I pulled out for this project. 

So this is the first part of the suit card. After gluing it in place i added the tiny button brads. They were just the right size for this project.

For the right hand side I used the "Tail" portion of the suit card. I used the same brad buttons, and DIY flowers, along with a glittered foam heart for just a tiny splash of color. 

To make the second page of this layout I used a quote for the title, more foam hearts, gem crowns, and the plastic bead flower strips. I also added the husband, and wife cards, along with the Newlywed sticker. .

Well I hope this gives you some ideas for your own wedding album and groom pages! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

One Fine Day Layout, and How to Tint Paper Flowers

Good morning crew, Penny here with my "One Fine Day" layout, and to show you how to tint paper flowers. This is my is my finished layout with my hand tinted flowers. 

So I started with some beautiful supplies from Robin's Nest Scrapbook Supplies.  I have listed them for you with links to each one so they are easy for you to find.

Brown-Glitter-Cardstock - This is lovely to look at but this photo doesn't show all the lovely glitter on it.

Forest-Trees-Specialty-Paper Side A - This is a hammered paper, with beautiful texture.

Side B -  I used side B on my project. which is a lovely gold color.

Doillie-Die-Cuts - I used two different colors of these lovely doilies on my project.  They are adorable.

Saffron-Flower-Die-Cuts - These are the flower die cuts that I hand tinted.

Rosy-Cards - These great cards were used in two ways, one for my title, and the other one as a page accent.

This was the accent piece.

Flame-Dew-Drops - This link takes you to the color I used, but this photos shows you the many colors and styles that are available.

Embellie Gellie - This is the perfect way to place any type of tiny item on a page, or anywhere for that matter. They are a perfect fit with the Robin's Nest Dew Drops. 

ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever - This glue is amazing to work with, and it glues so many different product types, like metal, plastic, fabric, paper, etc.

So to hand tint my flowers, I used a watercolor marker where ever I wanted my flowers to be darker. Then I took a wet Q-tip , (you could also use a tiny paint brush with water on it) and went around the area's I had just colored with a marker. It works best if you do one petal at a time so the marker doesn't have time to dry.

I did several flowers in this manner. 

Here is one placed on my layout, with another small flower on top of it with a pop dot, and a Dew Drop center. 

 Another sample on the layout.

Final sample.

Here is my finished layout with all the flowers in place. 

I hope I have inspired you to have fun altering your die cuts. Till nest time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

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Monday, June 19, 2017

One Fine Day Layout, and how to Hand Tint Paper Flowers Sneak Peek.

Hello people, today I am going to give you a sneak peek on my "One Fine Day" layout, and how to hand  tint paper flowers. Here is all you get for now!

I hope to see you tomorrow for the full reveal! Love Penny 

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

How to Make a Family Fun Layout

Good morning, Penny here to show you how to make a family fun layout

So here are some of the ribbon and paper supplies I stated with along with my main photo.

You'll notice in this photo that my ribbon has been removed from the roll, and re-rolled and then held together with a rubber band. I do this to all my ribbon to save on space, and clutter.

In this photo you'll see that I used  a regular note pad that matched my photo, and pattern paper colors, then I glued some other matching papers to the background of some of them.

I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever on this layout because it glues paper, and fabric really well, along with a large list of other materials. like wood, metal, vellum, and plastic. I love the fact that I don't have to buy glue for all of those materials when this one bottle alone with hold all of those items in place perfectly, all the while using less glue than other adhesives. What a money saver that is!

For this banner strip I just cut a long strip then notched out the bottom. Super easy,

On top of that strip I added my matching ribbon again using Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever to hold the fabric in place.

Then I started applying the journaling cards.

Next came my main photo, with it's pre-printed matching mat. These mats were added at the time the photo was developed. This is a time and money saver as long as you know about what colors you intend to use later on your layout.

Now I added my title "Happiness". This is a perfect example of how some people can experience the same event in different way's. My friend Rhonda was thrilled to be holding her grand kids, but they were not thrilled to be in this photo. We both laughed about this when we chose the title for this layout.

What's a layout without a few bling dots? They were SO easy to place with the ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie tool.

 It let's you place even the smallest object in just the right place!

To finish it off I added a few DIY flowers, a sticker, a punched out dragon fly, and a matching bow.

I hope you enjoyed this process today and make your own happiness! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Great news I was just told that I am now part of the DT team for Tape Technologies you can check out their products by following this link Tape Technologies Products, and their Facebook page can be found Tape Technologies Facebook page. I'd like to also welcome the rest of the new DT members.
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I can't wait to start working with their products. Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

How to Make a Stylish Wedding Engagement Layout

Good morning fellow crafters Penny here to show you how to make a stylish wedding engagement layout

So here are most of the supplies I started with, they don't look like much in this pile of goodies, but I promise they will look better in the end. 

I started with blue cardstock, and this mesh type of white linen stiff ribbon. I liked the fact that it was on the stiff side but getting it to glue down properly would have normally been quite a chore. Thankfully I had ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever which made gluing it down a breeze! This glue hold's paper, gems, metal, wood, plastic, and even this stiff fabric that wanted to curl instead of lay flat.

Next I needed to glue another piece of ribbon on top of that and some vellum, but no need to switch glue as this glue holds both materials quite well, but I did add the No Clog Writing Cap to the end of my glue bottle so I could place that glue down exactly where I wanted it without any overflow issues showing through on the vellum, or fabric. It worked perfectly! 

The vellum and note card were from a pack of wedding invitations, but I needed my hole punch to punch out holes out for my ribbon.

Then I placed what would have been the matching thank you card on the top right to use as a journaling block.

Next in the process came the ribbon, and the beautiful engagement ring embellishment.

This darling engagement ring embellishment was also from a pack of wedding invitations. I normally find these kits at a second hand shop or at yard sales so I pay very little for very good quality paper.

To the layout I now added the bride and groom, cake, and title stickers.

To finish my layout off I added the bling dots, and gems, and some punched out flowers to the title also held in place by the Best Glue Ever.

I hope you enjoyed following along today, and until next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Super Easy, but Beautiful Engagement Scrapbook Pages

Good morning crafter's Penny here today showing you how to make super easy, but beautiful engagement scrapbook pages.

So I took these photos of my daughter, and her boyfriend for their engagement. They were both easy to work with so it didn't take long. Next I was off to Robin's Nest Scrapbooking Store to pick out my supplies.

Smoky-Chevron-Cardstock -  So this is what I choose for my background paper. Simple yet beautiful, and double sided as well.

Vintage-Card-Kit- I used these as accents throughout the layout, they matched the paper perfectly. The black pattern paper also came from this kit.

Dew-Drops-Originals and Diamond-Dew-Drops - These were used in many places on the layout. They are adorable.

Here are some of these products mixed together.

and used again to make the title of this layout.

So I added a little bit of bling, a couple of flowers, some bows, and a few small strips of washi tape, and we are all done.

Hope you had fun today and till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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