Friday, August 22, 2014

Kiwi Lane August Blog Hop

Hello, KLD Blog Hoppers! 

You should be arriving here from Connie's fantastic blog...and if not, you may want to start at the beginning at the Kiwi Lane blog so you don't miss anyone. The blog hop will run through 11:59 PM MST on Sunday AUGUST 24TH

A random winner from ONE of the participating blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop just for leaving a comment...so you will want to visit and leave a comment on all the blogs in the line up to increase your chances of winning. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Monday, AUGUST 25TH


Here is the amazing line up to check if you're on track (trust me, you don't want to miss anyone):


1. Kiwi Lane Designs (www.kiwilane.com/blog)
6. Connie Wallenbrock (http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com)

I was lucky enough to get to play with Tiny Celebrate and came up with this lil' trio of cards:

When I saw the paisley template, I had to make an adorable lil' bird. I just trimmed down one paisley cut for a wing and cut a corner of a piece of paper for the beak, and tada...just too cute!

I love that the cloud looking template can also double for the top of an ice cream cone...I used a couple additional templates (Delight 1 & 2) for the background to add a little extra whimsical color. I love how the ice cream cone turned out!

The tiny templates are addicting, you just don't want to stop tracing! Especially when there are balloon images! 

Thank you so much for stopping and visiting! Please be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win and then hop over to Christina's amazing blog!
Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Cardstock: Patterned paper - Family Ties (Pebbles); Solid Cardstock - Pacifica and Honey (CTMH)
  • Inks: Chocolate dye ink (CTMH)
  • Embellishments: Embroidery thread and buttons (Joanns); "spring" rub-on (imaginisce); stamps (CTMH)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Growing In Unity Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! Thanks for coming along and hopping with us Growing In Unity (GIU) ladies...I feel so fortunate participating in this line up with these super talented crafters!

You hopefully arrived to my blog from Anna Natalia's amazing blog. If you did not, you may want to make sure you visit everyone's blog in the line up and leave a comment. Here's the list:

  1. An'Jenic: (http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/)
  2. Maria Levine: (http://riacreations.blogspot.com)
  3. Anna Natalia: (http://eatseemake.blogspot.com)
  4. Brittany Morgan: That's me...you are here now
  5. Erica Bass: (http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com) You WANT to GO here NEXT
  6. Donna Baes: (http://createdbydonnak.blogspot.com)
  7. Amy: (http://www.scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com)
  8. Patti aka Scrapunzel1: (http://scrapclose2theheart.wordpress.com/)
  9. Heather Hoffman: (http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/)

We got the opportunity to play with the new SOTW "Need a Squeeze" from Unity Stamp Co. I couldn't stop thinking about summer with this sweet lil' stamp, it is SO adorable! Here is what I came up with:


At first I started to craved lemonade, ha ha. So...naturally, I got some, then it made me inspired to make a bright yellow card. But, since I was short on the right color of yellow background paper, I just layered some washi tape on my base and made my own. This card just makes me happy.


Then I thought about oranges...and found this pretty color combo from a paper pack I've been hoarding for far to long...this may get all used up this summer now! I love these colors...especially with this stamp!

Hope you feel inspired to create something bright...or at least get yourself some lemonade or orange juice, ha ha!

Have a great time on the rest of the hop! Thanks for stopping by!
Brittany


Supplies used: 
Yellow Polka Dot Card:
  • Cardstock: Colonial White and Sunset  (CTMH)
  • Stamps: Unity Stamp Co: Need a Squeeze (SOTW)
  • Inks: Sunset dye ink (CTMH)
  • Copic Markers: Y11 and Y15
  • Embellishments: Washi Tape (MME and generic brand from my stash); Sunset Twine and brads (CTMH)
Orange/Turquoise Card:
  • Cardstock: Colonial White, Sunset, Lagoon, and Dotty for You paper pack (CTMH)
  • Stamps: Unity Stamp Co: Need a Squeeze (SOTW)
  • Inks: Sunset  and Creme Brulee dye ink (CTMH)
  • Pens: Blending pen (CTMH); Clear Star glitter Gelly Roll (Sakura)
  • Embellishments: Scallop Boarder Punch (Fiskers); Button (October Afternoon); handmade enamel dots from my stash



Monday, March 24, 2014

Winner from GIU Week

Good morning!!!

Thank you all SO much for visiting my blog all last week for Growing In Unity. I really enjoyed reading all of your comments...thank you for all the love!

Just because I can...I wanted to share a project that I just about used for GIU, but like the card I made for my day 4 post better. I wanted to share it anyway:

See...I really like that flower stamp, it is so stinkin' pretty!

Okay...as promised, there would be a randomly selected winner from one of the posts. So...here we go:

A commenter from day two (Tuesday):
Out of 37 comments...we have: 


Leanne, congratulations! You won 2 itty bitty stamps from Unity! Please send me an e-mail at mitnese@gmail.com with your choices and I'll send them over for you to get your prize!

Thank you all again for visiting and commenting...hope you'll come back to visit again soon.
Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Cardstock: Colonial White (CTMH); Terracotta Tile and Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); polka dot (Pink Paislee)
  • Stamps: Unity Stamp Co: Wishing You Joy (Tanis Giesbrecht)
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
  • Copic Markers: R02; R08
  • Embellishments/Tools: Scallop boarder punch (Fiskars); Labels 14 and Scalloped Square (SpellBinders); Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin' Up); Button (October Afternoon); Twine (JoAnn)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Growing In Unity - Day 5

Hello, and happy Friday!

Today is my last day Growing In Unity. It has been so nice reading all of your comments over the last 4 days, I really appreciate all of you visiting and all your kind words. I'm glad that you have came back daily and enjoyed my projects.

To wrap up the week, I wanted to use this adorable Phyllis Harris stamp (it seriously makes me smile EVERY time I use it). 


The yellow papers from Paper Loft were just the ticket to add a little extra sunshine to this sweet girl. I sponged the clouds with heavenly blue ink. The inside of the card (which I failed to take a picture of) finishes the sentiment so the whole card says "It's your day...Enjoy!".

This concludes my week *sniff, sniff* BUT, don't forget to leave a comment and come back on Monday, March 24th to see if you are the winner of the 2 itty bitty stamps! I'll be picking one random winner from those who leave a comment.

Thank you again for stopping by! I have loved every bit of this!

Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Cardstock: Colonial White (CTMH); Island Sun Distressed Cardstock (Paper Loft)
  • Stamps: Unity Stamp Co: Happiness Is... (Phyllis Harris)
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Heavenly Blue dye ink (Retired - CTMH)
  • Copic Markers: BG72, BG75, YG95, YG99, R08
  • Embellishments: Beaded Arcs Edge Punch (Martha Stewart); button and twine from my personal stash

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Growing In Unity - Day 4

Hello! Happy first day of Spring! Although I woke up to frost on my windows this morning,  I'm still purty darned excited to say goodbye to Winter (anyone else with me?). 

Thank you all SO much for all your wonderful comments on my last three projects. It is SO very nice to read each and every one of them. If you are just now visiting me, I am on day 4 of my Growing in Unity week. I'll be posting a new project using Unity Stamps every day this week on my blog. Next Monday (March 24th), I will randomly select one person who leaves a comment on my posts this week to win 2 itty bitty stamps of their choice! 

On to the project...

I LOVE this itty bitty stamp set from Unity, I find myself turning to this stamp set for so many projects. The flower is so pretty and even more fun to cut out and pop up with foam tape for added dimension. 

I didn't have any matching purple gems, so I colored the clear ones with my Copics (I love these markers) and instantly had a match. You can see I tried to add an ombre effect to the title, like I did with my St. Patrick's Day card from Day 1 this week.


Thanks for stopping by! Please don't forget to come and visit again tomorrow as well. Next Monday (March 24th) I will be announcing the winner, so be sure to visit again!

Have a wonderful Springy day!
Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Cardstock: Colonial White (CTMH); Once Upon A Time Stack (DCWV)
  • Stamps: Unity Stamp Co: Wishing You Joy (Tanis Giesbrecht)
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
  • Copic Markers: V15, V17
  • Embellishments/Tools: Circle Cutter (Creative Memories); Score Board (Martha Stewart); Sheer Ribbon and Gems (JoAnn)


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Growing In Unity - Day 3

Welcome!

If you are just now visiting me, I am on day 3 of my Growing in Unity week. I'll be posting a new project using Unity Stamps every day this week on my blog. Next Monday (March 24th), I will randomly select one person from the people who comment on my posts this week to win 2 itty bitty stamps of their choice! 

For my project today I used Unity's Fish Philosophy stamp set. I have to admit this card was a LOT of fun to make. I am pretty sure I'll be making several more versions of this in the future (aren't those fish the cutest???): 


I'm a sucker for dimension, and I couldn't resist creating an underwater scene with fish and waves popping off the page. The background was created by pressing 3 coordinating dye ink pads onto a craft sheet and spritzing them with water, then squishing my paper into the wet ink. It was just the soft watercolor look I was hoping for. After the paper dried, I stamped a couple of the images from the set in two of the same colors I used for the background.

The fish were colored with Copic Markers on a glitter paper so they sparkled, and I tried to mimic the look of bubbles with the sequins.


Thanks for stopping by! Please don't forget to come and visit again all week long AND next Monday (March 24th) to see if you are the winner!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH); Splash (Echo Park); Glitter Paper (DCWV)
  • Stamps: Unity Stamp Co: Fishy Philosophy (Tanis Giesbrecht)
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Jet Black (StazOn); Olive, Juniper, and Twilight dye inks (CTMH)
  • Copic Markers: BG72, BG75, YG95, YG99, R08
  • Embellishments: Boundry Waters Boarder Punch (Fiskers); Sequins (Hobby Lobby)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Growing In Unity - Day 2

Hello, again, and happy Tuesday!

If you are just now visiting me this week, I am on day 2 of my Growing in Unity week. I'll be posting a new project using Unity Stamps every day this week on my blog. Next Monday (March 24th), I will randomly select one person from the people who comment on my posts this week to win 2 itty bitty stamps of their choice! 

Spring is starting to finally pop up every where around us up here in Seattle, so I couldn't resist finally getting the chance to ink up my Phyllis Harris itty bitty with this lil' cutie and her bunny. 


I have had pieces of pre-embossed Core'dination papers in my stash for a while, and this floral print was just perfect for my "Springy" mood. I sanded the embossed image for the light purple to shine through, then stitched around the edges to create a little frame for the die cut.



Thanks for stopping by! Please don't forget to come and visit again all week long, and next Monday (March 24th) to see if you are the winner!


Enjoy the rest of your day!

Brittany

Supplies used:
  • Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH); Purple (Core'dinations)
  • Stamps: Unity - Let Beauty Surround You (Phyllis Harris)
  • Copic Markers: V15, V17, YG95, YG99, Y21, YR21, BG72, BG75, R02, E74
  • Die Cut: Art Philosophy (CTMH - Cricut)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
  • Embellishments: Sheer ribbon, Sewing Thread, Button (October Afternoon)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Growing in Unity - Day 1

Hello, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I am so excited to be Growing in Unity this week. I'll be posting a new project using Unity Stamps every day this week on my blog. Next Monday (March 24th), I will randomly select one person from the people who comment on my posts this week to win 2 itty bitty stamps of their choice!

So, to start this week off on a festive note, I created this cutie:

I was shocked that I didn't have any Unity St. Patty's stamps yet, so, instead I used the heart from the You + Me = Happy set to create my own shamrock to dress up my Keep Calm, Have a Beer stamp. I'll be sending this to one of the Irish ladies in my family :)

Thanks for stopping by! Please don't forget to come and visit again all week long, and next Monday (March 24th) to see if you are the winner!

Have a wonderful day!
Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH); Green (DCWU)
  • Stamps: All Unity Stamp Co: Keep Calm, Have a Beer (Lisa Arana); you + me = happy (Tanis Giesbrecht)
  • Copic Markers: YG99, YG95, E74, YR24, E43
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
  • Die Cut: Say Cheese Frame (Lawn Fawn)
  • Embellishment: Triangle Studs (CTMH), White Gelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Modern Wallpaper embossing folder (Cuttlebug - Provo Craft)


Friday, March 7, 2014

Kiwi Lane Design March Blog Hop!


Hello, KLD Blog Hoppers! 

You should be arriving here from Erica's blog (isn't she amazing???)...and if not, you may want to start at the beginning at the Kiwi Lane blog so you don't miss anyone. The blog hop will only run through 11:59 PM MST on Sunday MARCH 9TH

A random winner from ONE of the participating blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop just for leaving a comment. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, MARCH 13TH


Here is the amazing line up to check if you're on track:
  1. Kiwi Lane: http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/ (Home Base)
  2. Apryl Holland: http://onescrappysoul.blogspot.com
  3. Cyndee Kawa: http://scrappydaylily.blogspot.com
  4. Charity Hotrum: http://menemenetekeluniversity.blogspot.com/
  5. Marissa Torp: http://mojoandmore.blogspot.com/
  6. Erica Bass: http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com/
  7. Brittany Morgan: http://craftypaperbee.blogspot.com/ (YOU ARE HERE)
  8. Deborah Johnson:  http://scrappinthelittlethings.blogspot.com/ (YOU WANT to GO here NEXT)
  9. Erin Colby: http://oursliceofcheese.blogspot.com
  10. Brenda Smith: http://theimperfectscrapper.blogspot.com
Now on to the projects :)

I got to play with the Tiny Floral Accessory designer templates for this hop...and seriously LOVED all the fun designs I was able to come up with with just a pencil, craft knife, paper and foam tape. 

I started here: 

Here is a closer pic of the pretty layers (I may have gotten a little cut happy). With the three templates, it was fun to be able to cut positive and negative shapes from various papers. I just inked the edges, rolled the positive cuts with my pencil, then layered each cut with a small piece of foam tape between. I love how they just came to life: 

Then had a few left over cuts, so I flipped the papers over for this pretty teal color and made this pretty thing: 

But, then I got really excited and wanted to try cutting the shapes in different colors. So, I came up with this: 


But, since I had more cuts left over, it made sense to make just one more (right?): 


I love that the templates are plastic (and SUPER easy to wash), so I used one for a mist template, then stitched around it with a fuzzy twine. 


Don't forget to finish the hop before 11:59 PM MST on Sunday MARCH 9TH and make comments along the way so you have more chances to win! Then be sure to check back on the Kiwi Lane Blog on Thursday, MARCH 13TH to see if you won :)
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Layout: Kiwi Lane Tiny Floral designer template, Papers from Paperloft Island Sun collection, title and swirls cut from Cricut cartridges from Close to My Heart, distressing ink from Close to My Heart. Washi, buttons, twine and heart confetti from my random stash.
  • Thank You Card: Kiwi Lane Tiny Floral designer template, Papers from Paperloft Island Sun collection, Sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink Star Prints stamp set, Fiskars border punch, inks from Close to My Heart. Button and twine from my stash.
  • Baby Card: Kiwi Lane Tiny Floral designer template, solid cardstock and inks from Close to My Heart, sentiment stamp from Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards Sweet Baby stamp. Washi, button, and twine from my stash.
  • Happy Birthday Card: Kiwi Lane Tiny Floral designer template, solid cardstock, pink polka dot washi, button, ink, and twine from Close to My Heart, Pink Balloon Sprinkler from October Afternoon. Floral washi from my random stash.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Paper Loft Sketch #15

Happy Friday everyone!

I'm squeaking in under the wire to get this card submitted for the Paper Loft February Sketch Challenge.

I am really loving the colors and patterns of the papers in the Island Sun collection...and with the sun finally shining up here in the Northwest, this was a perfect pair for my sunny mood. I used the Tiny Floral templates from Kiwi Lane to cut the flower petals, and especially since there is a familiar pattern in one of the patterned papers to one of the templates, I really couldn't resist. Here is the result:


Here is the sketch that I flipped to accommodate a tiny sentiment (from the Star Prints stamp set from Papertrey Ink):


I hope that you have a wonderful, and hopefully sunny, weekend as well!
Thanks for visiting!
Brittany


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Simple Sketches #25

Hello everyone!

I hope that all of you had a lovely Valentine's Day! I'm pretty sure I'll be okay not eating any more chocolate for another day or two...maybe :)

I got to play with another fabulous sketch by Melissa Williams and created a layout of my sweet girl when she was still a baby (let's just say I'll just a wee bit behind in my scrapbooking...but who's really counting anyway, right?).


I used Alphabet Soup papers and die cuts from My Minds Eye, added a little hand stitched circles, and a few buttons.  These papers were the perfect compliment to the ladybug brush in the pictures, I couldn't resist.

Here is the sketch that is posted on Simple Sketches (I turned it around so I could use a horizontal pic instead of a vertical): 


Thanks for stopping by!

Brittany

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Simple Sketches #23

Hi everyone!

I can't believe that it is FEBRUARY! How on earth did the time fly by so quickly...sheesh! 

Melissa's sketch this week on Simple Sketches had me really excited to pull out items from my scrappy stash that I don't normally use very often for my layouts; washi tape, mists, and glitter. I have to admit, I kinda surprised myself and really love the outcome of this page since I don't consider myself a glitter girl.


I started by stamping this chicken wire image from my Distressed Backgrounds stamp from Close to My Heart with a glue pad and sprinkling gold glitter on a sheet of wood printed paper (from the Crate Paper Storyteller collection). I wanted to add a little extra shimmer, so I spritzed some colonial white cardstock with Ditto Green Glimmer mist (you can find these sprays at Michaels), then die cut a few circles from the sheet of paper. I layered gold washi, coordinating papers from Crate Paper and Paper Loft punched with Fiskars and EK Success boarder punches, and added alphabet stickers for the title.  It really think it's a great balance of sparkle and shine for me.

Here is the amazing sketch I followed:


Come play along with us and link your page to the linky in THIS post. We would love to see your creations.

Hope you have a wonderful Superbowl weekend and Happy Lunar New Year!

Brittany



Saturday, January 18, 2014

Simple Sketches #21

Hi everyone!

I'm super excited to announce that I am now part of the Simple Sketches design team...eeek! Melissa's sketches are awesome, so I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I was when I got her e-mail asking if I'd join the team!

The sketch this week incorporated a sunbeam...and I have to be honest, I get a little nervous hand piecing sunbeams together. BUT, lucky for me, I've been hoarding this beautiful Simple Stories paper for WAY too long AND it had this perfect quilted looking sunbeam! It really couldn't be any more perfect to document pictures of my sweet girl (who just happens to have the middle name "Rae" - like my little ray of sunshine, ha ha).
I added a little hand stitching, some buttons and a few coordinating stickers from the collection and it all tied together quickly. 

Here is the beautiful sketch:


I hope that you'll give this sketch a try...and if you do, link it up to the Linky on the blog! We'd love to see your creations and variations!

Thanks for visiting!
Brittany