Monday, August 1, 2016

PGCB #109 - Washi It Up

Hello and happy August!

I'm hosting the "Washi It Up" challenge with Paper Girls these next few weeks - and for good reason too! Summer months tend to be really busy, so when I get to squeeze in craft time, I'm always looking for ways to take short cuts and make easy projects. 

So - WASHI to the rescue! It has become one of my favorite "go-to's" for quick, fun, and easy projects. And, really, how many of you have at least a dozen (or maybe 5 dozen) rolls sitting around just begging to be used??? You don't see me over here bashfully raising my hand - I'm a washi horder!

So, naturally, in the midst of the craziness of summer, my mother had a birthday sneak up on me and almost pass me by (I can't believe I'm admitting this). So, I pulled together a quick little project for her (this probably took me less than an hour from start to finish - and it was SUPER easy to make), and I ended up with an adorable and super colorful picture frame. 


I found four rolls of tape in coordinating colors (these are all from My Mind's Eye Sweetest Thing collections - Tangerine and Lavender) and just started laying tape down on a wooden frame (I got these awesome wooden frames from Ben Franklin on clearance - they are made by Sierra Pacific Crafts).



I was inspired to make these adorable little flowers by watching this video on YouTube - and the feathers were inspired by seeing multiple projects on Pinterest. I embellished the flowers with gems from Pebbles, and they added just the right about of bling. 

I hope that this inspired you to use up those rolls of washi laying around! You have until 11:55pm (MST) on Saturday, August 13th to link up your project for a change to win a collection of goodies from us Paper Girls. I can't wait to see how you use your tape!

Thanks for stopping by!
Brittany

Monday, June 20, 2016

PGCB #106 - Use Your Scraps

Hello there!

The Paper Girls are challenged this week by Michele to use up our scraps to make projects.

I have two bins of scraps; one for patterned paper scraps and the other for solid colored cardstock sorted by color. Organizing my scraps this way is really helpful for pulling together pieces for cards, especially since I typically use my scraps to die cut shapes and various elements.

Here is a card I put together all from scraps:


I tend to have bits and pieces of white cardstock left over after making card bases or journal cards for my scrapbooks, the left pieces are usually perfect to cut smaller cuts like circles, labels, etc. I also use my scraps to stamp and hand cut out images, like this adorable dragon from Tiddly Inks. And, it is inevitable that I have just enough patterned paper to make a statement to tie it all together :)

For this card I used the BluePrints 15 die set from My Favorite Things for the majority of the cuts, and the sentiment is from the Big Scripty Words die set from Lawn Fawn. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you can link up a project using your scraps to our challenge before 11:59pm on Saturday, 7/2. 

Brittany


Monday, June 6, 2016

PGCB #105 - The Great Outdoors

Hello, my Crafty Friends!

I am hosting a challenge this week with the Paper Girls and it's all about the Great Outdoors!

With the weather warming up, all I have been wanting to do is play outside! So - why not craft about it, too!

Here is the project I created - it's my Father's Day card for my dad since he loves to fish :)


To create this little scene, I used the adorable stamp set and coordinating dies from Lawn Fawn, Dad & Me and the Stitched Mountain Borders. The scalloped base and banner die for the sentiment are from the Blueprints 27 die set and the grass was cut from the Fresh Cut Grass die - both from My Favorite Things. 


To add a little pop of color, I sponged on a bit of blue ink behind the mountains and also a bit of gree ink around the grass. Then die cut each of my stamped images to create the adorable lake scene. The bears were colored in lightly with my prisma pencils.

I hope that you'll link up your Outdoorsy projects to the Paper Girls challenge blog before 11:59pm MST on Saturday, June 18th. I'd love to see what you create - AND - you might win a prize just for playing along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!
Brittany

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Growing In Unity Blog Hop!!!

Hello and happy Sunday! I'm hopping along with the other incredibly talented Growing In Unity girls over the last several weeks to give you another exciting chance to win! You should have arrived at my blog from Doreen O'Brien's blog.


Here is the fantastic line up:

  1. Patti La Bombard
  2. Amy England
  3. Helen Mazengarb
  4. Doreen O'Brien
  5. ME --> Brittany Morgan
  6. Teresa Godines
  7. Unity Blog
With school nearing to a close, I wanted to create a few cards for my kiddos to let them know what a great job they did this year. I couldn't resist using the Lil' Smartie Pants stamp - that darling lil' bird was perfect!


I colored the adorable bird with Copics then cut it out and popped it up with foam tape. I die cut the card base, circles, and pennants using the Blueprints 13 and 18 by My Favorite Things - and also popped them up using foam tape. The glitter heart gems from CTMH added just the perfect balance and touch. At the last minute I decided that the plain white background was a little too much, it was really bright and boring - so I toned it down by adding grey water color stripes for an interesting zebra stripe look (although I wasn't sure I was going to like it - and lucky I loved it, phew).


Thanks for stopping by to visit! Please don't forget to leave a comment AND visit all the other blogs in the line up for a chance to win! Click on the button below to visit Teresa Godines next!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Brittany


Friday, May 27, 2016

PGCB #104 - Inspiration Picture

Hello!!!!

Karrie from the Paper Girls has given us a fantastic inspiration picture to challenge us these next couple weeks!

I loved the colors and the swirls in the graffiti - and it reminded me of one of my favorite (and now very old) paper collection from Basic Grey's Green at Heart and a really fun paper lace die cut I saw on Design Space for Cricut (#M44609). So, I created this layout to document my recent birthday outing with my sister :)


If you're just as inspired by the fun picture as I was, you have until Saturday, June 4th at 12pm to link up to the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Brittany

PGCB #103 - All About the Ladies!

Hello!

I'm playing along with the Paper Girls and Christina asked us to create something that features the ladies our lives - the timing couldn't be better with Mother's day this month!

I created a layout to document a girls only day with my daughters that was out of control silly. We gave ourselves facials, complete with mud masks and cucumber eyes :) The girls looked so cute, I couldn't resist getting a few pics of their messy faces!


I used Teresa Collin's paper collection "You Are My Happy" for this - the colors in the picture don't really show it well, but the pinks and neutral tone in the papers really complemented each other. The glitter gems are from CTMH, and the corrugated Kraft letters are from Pebbles.

Thanks for stopping by!
Brittany 

PGCB #102 - Fancy Folds

Hi there!

The Paper Girls were challenged by Erica to create a project with unusual or unique folding. I ended up changing up my card base an did a double z-fold card (following the instructions and inspiration from this page, just a little more simplified). 


I used an older patterned paper pack from CTMH called Sophia paired with matching CTMH solid cardstock in blush and creme brulee. I die cut the circle and scalloped circle with dies from Papertrey Ink, and hand cut the stamped label with the sentiment - the stamps are from two different sets, Holiday Tags (D1560) and Just to Say...(D1629). 

Thanks for stopping by!
Brittany