Saturday, January 23, 2021

SJLS #13 Oh, Blossoms of Sunshine Layout

 Sassy January Layout Series #13

Welcome to the 13th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January. Click here to find out more about the Sassy January Layout Series.

Today's layout was also designed by Close To My Heart's art department for the January Album retreat.  I changed the colors a little to work with my photos.  CTMH used more orange tones, which I converted to pinks and then made a few more tweaks along the way.  

Creating this layout truly extended my uses of the Distress Oxide inks.  I loved learning, and then teaching, how to create the stitched sunbeams and then taking it a step farther and creating the patterned circles for the right page with the stencils.  So many possibilities!


CTMH introduced a special stamp set just for the album retreat and as of Monday, it is now available for anyone to purchase.  It is a fantastic stamp that I know I will use over and over. (D2008) Count My Blessings.


For this circle, I used the light side of Canary cs, and the Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink.


For this circle, I used White Daisy cs, and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink.
Also note how the stitched grid blends the colors - this is done by inking one color over or with another colors.  It creates a really unique color blending.


For this circle, I used the light side of the Flamingo cs and the Pickled Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink.
For this one, I wanted to point out the stamped stitching that was created with the stamp set and Black ink,

Here you can see the splattering that was done with the Distress Oxide inks and the waterbrushes.


The sunburst was created with the long stitched border from the stamp set.  It was done in alternating colors, in first, second and third generation stamping and then also with blending.  I shared a how-to-video in my In All Sassiness Scrapbooking Facebook group if you would like to learn how to create this effect.


After the sunbeams were stamped, I used those, and the perimeter line to stamp the title along the curvature and adhered the pink acrylic shapes in between each word.


Supplies Used:  (D1966) Simple Serif Uppercase, (D2008) Count My Blessings, (Z2805) Black Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z3827) Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, (Z3831) Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink, (Z3830) Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink,  (Z3833) Stencil Set #2, (X9023) Jan-Feb Mix Ins, (1385) White Daisy cs, (X6050) Flamingo cs, (X5982) Canary cs, (X7264S) Happiness Lives Here Sticker Sheet (from paper pack set), (Z3850) Pink Acrylic Hearts, (Z3224) Waterbrush.

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For the class kit version of this layout, the circles are all pre-cut and stamped for you, and the the patterned circles are all pre-down for you.  The patterned papers are included as well as the bases and a full sheet of Flamingo for the mat on the left side.  A full package of Pink Acrylic Hearts is included and bulk stickers for the word sunshine.  Included will be the link to how to create the Sunbean pattern.  For this, you can use a stitched border that you already have, or you can add on the featured stamp set , Count My Blessings, for $17.  The title can be stamped with any alphabet stamp set.  I used (D1966) Simple Serif Uppercase.

Today's partnering product special is on the Stencil Sets.  There are three different sets, each including three stencil.  You can buy one set, two sets or all three sets for a special price of $12.  Set #2 is the set that I used in this layout.  I love the possibilities with the various patterns.  This product special is valid until 9:59am on 1/24/21.


You can purchase both the featured layout, or partnering product special in my shop at: www.inallsassiness.com.

Sassfully yours,
Tonya


Thursday, January 21, 2021

SJLS # 12 From My Perspective Layout

Sassy January Layout Series #12

Welcome to the 12th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January. Click here to find out more about the Sassy January Layout Series.

The left page of this layout was designed by the Art Department at Close To My Heart for our January Album retreat.  As most of my customers are 2-page-layouts-kind-of-scrappers, I altered the one page into a two page layout.  I added gold foil strips at the top and added additional photo mats on the right page. I am completely delighted with how the layout turned out.  


The stickers really add fun detail to the layout.  This cluster is layered with Thin Foam tape and surrounded by a cluster of Gold Loose Sequins that really pull out the gold foil detail of the Gold Foil patterned paper.


The layers for both pages are using the paper tearing technique.  I tore about 1/4" off of the paper, and tearing towards me so that the white core showed.  If you don't want the white core to show, tear away from you.  I also tore a very small part at a time as when I try to tear faster, it gives much more dramatic mountains and valleys - which I do love for some layouts, but it isn't what i was going for in this one.  The torn edges also would look great ink distressed but for this layout, I really like the white torn edges.


The "from my" was stamped with the alphabet Simple Serif Uppercase (D1966) but any stamped font would work.  I used Black Exclusive Ink (Z2805).  The wooden title is an exclusive item only available in this kit.  While I opted to leave the wooded in it's natural form, it could also be colored with Distress Oxide inks.  Our Home Office used (Z3831) Peeled Paint.  This can be adhered down with Mini-Glue Dots, Liquid Glass, or a Tombow Dual Tip Glue Pen.  I love how the depth gives a slight shadow and more character to the layout.

Supplies used:  (exclusive) Wooden title, (Z2805) Black Exclusive Ink, (X6030) Evergreen cs, (X6044) Peach cs, (X6055) Desert Rose cs, (X6046) French Vanilla cs, (X7264S) Happiness Lives Here Paper Pack and Stickers, (X9023) Jan-Feb Mix Ins, (X8019) Gold Foil Patterned Paper, (Z3238) Gold Foil Paper, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape,  (Z4235) Loose Gold Sequins, (Z341) Mini-Glue Dots, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z3440) Tombow Dual Tip Glue Pen (D1966) Simple Serif Uppercase Alphabet Stamp Set.

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Today's partnering product special in on our fabulous Craft Jars and Loose Sequins.    Each craft jar has the capacity to hold a little more than a full package of Loose Sequins which is completely awesome!  The lids screw on so no more sequins popping up all over the place when you open a hinged lid.  The special includes one package of Craft Jars (which includes 3 jars) and three packages of the Loose Sequins in the color of your choice.  You can indicate your color selections in the note section at checkout.  The product special is valid until 9:59am on 1/23/21.


Both of today's specials are available in my shop at: www.inallsassiness.com as a part of my Sassy January Layout Series.  For more information on this series, click here.

Sassfully yours, 

Tonya

Sunday, January 17, 2021

SJLS #11 Good Stuff

 Sassy January Layout Series #11

Welcome to the 11th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January. Click here to find out more about the Sassy January Layout Series.

This layout was designed by the Close To My Heart art department and shared during the January Album retreat this past weekend.  I love the color combination - Grape and Avocado - certainly not one that I would have put together myself. The layout features using Texture Paste with our stencils to create your own unique designs.  The texture design, partnered with the patterned paper and the Gold Foil accents all pulled together just really attract my eye and I hope yours too!  This layout inspired me to go outside of my box and pull mediums together that were out of my comfort zone and I am so glad that I did.


The title is hand stamped with Black Ink.  (The kit does include this pre-stamped but also a second piece in case you prefer a different title).


Detail photo of the stamped flower and Gold accents on the speciality paper.


Stamped floral cluster.


This is the texture paint on a dark cs shade.


And the texture paint on a light colored cs.


Supplies used:  (Z4245) Textured Paste, (Z4247) Palette Knives, (X9023) January-February Mix Ins, (X6054) Grape cs, (X6032) Wisteria cs, (X6047) Black cs, (X5953) Charcoal cs, (X5955) Pebble cs, (Z2805) Black Exclusive Ink,  (Z3676) Blue Belle Loose Sequins, (X8019) Gold Foils Patterned Papers, (D1966) Simple Serif Uppercase Stamp Set, (D2008) Count My Blessings Stamp Set, (Z3698) Stitched Florals Stamp and Thin Cuts, (Z3831) Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink Pad, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape.

Here is how I used my pictures on the layout.  I took some liberties and altered a few of the photos and then replaced one of the photo spaces with my journaling.  A photography note:  the purple tones in my photos were a little more purply that I wanted for my layout, so I used a photo editing program to soften the colors a little - this is a tip to keep in the back of your mind when you too come up against this dilemma.  To see more details of the layout, click on the photo and it will open up in a larger window.





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Today's partnering special features the Texture Paste and the Palette Knives. You can purchase just the Texture Paste for $8.50 or a combination of the paste with the Knives for $14. This special in available until 9:59am on 1-19-2021 and is repeatable.



Both of today's specials are available in my shop at: www.inallsassiness.com as a part of my Sassy January Layout Series.  For more information on this series, click here.

Sassfully yours, 
Tonya



Saturday, January 16, 2021

SJLS #10 Woodgrain Wreath Layout

  Sassy January Layout Series #9

Welcome to the 10th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January. Click here to find out more about the Sassy January Layout Series.

This is a layout that I created in the fall for my Joys of the Season event.  It is almost entirely cut out of our Flower Market Cricut Collection.  


So, a few elements that I want to draw attention to.  First, is look at the raised red dots on the berries.  Aren't they beautiful? And don't they pop?!  Some of the berries have a small cut hole that enhances the look of the berry.  I added a dot of the Carnation Red Liquid Pearls to each of these cut outs and the other berries and it adds such a realistic appearance!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!


Second, notice the glitter?? On the leaves and holly leaves?  This was done with the Shimmer Brushes and goodness - it looks fantastic - almost gives the appearance like frost does.  If you will also take note, the title "Silent Night" was also traced with the Espresso Shimmer Brush.  What a difference this makes.  Normally, I would most likely have used the Clear Shimmer Brush; however, for this one, I used the Avocado, Espresso and Evergreen Shimmer Brushes and all I can say it SHIMMER!!!  Can you tell that I am excited?


And third, I used the Espresso Shimmer Brush to draw a line across the bottom edge of the paper and create a border.  My hand isn't very steady but I went with that made it look realistic!  (lol!)


Supplies used: (Z3816) Avocado Shimmer Brush, (Z3812) Espresso Shimmer Brush, (Z3670) Evergreen Shimmer Brush,  (Z3799) Carnation Red Liquid Pearls, (X6038) Candy Apple cs, (X5959) New England Ivy cs, (X6053) Avocado cs, (X5951) Espresso cs, (X6030) Evergreen cs, (X8017) Woodgrain paper, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape.

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Today's partnering special features the Shimmer Brushes.  These are available in so many colors and will truly turn your creative world around!  For the special price of $15, you can choose 4 Shimmer Brushes in the colors of your choice.  This special in available until 9:59am on 1-18-2021.


This product special, and layout kit, are available in my shop at: www.inallsassiness.com as a part of the Sassy January Layout Series.  For more details on this series, click here.

Sassfully Yours,

Tonya

Friday, January 15, 2021

SJLS #9 Seriously, I (heart) you...from bow to toe!

 Sassy January Layout Series #9

My apologies for the delay as I had some major techy issues this week and did not have access to my computer, but I will catch back up in the coming days!  With that being said, welcome to the 9th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January. Click here to find out more about the Sassy January Layout Series.

This layout is so much fun!!  Whimsy, combined with a little flirty, and seasonally timed so that it could be used for Valentine pictures should you choose!!  My personal version, which I will add early next week, when my photos arrive, showcases pictures of my daughter, and I, with our girlfriend Minnie Mouse!  Which is why I have added the sub-title "from bow to toe".  You of course can delete that part of the title should your pictures not be Minnie Mouse themed!  (lol!).


This layout was created by pairing our current special Perfect Match with several patterns from previous Mix-In paper collections and several of our stitched and non-stitched thin cuts for a hand made embellishing touch.  The Perfect Match paper collection blends the Ballerina, Flamingo and Candy Apple with Black and White creating a perfect blend that would work for many scrapbook themes.

Multiple sets of Thin Cuts were used to custom cut the hearts, arrows and tags and then they were layered with foam tapes.  I especially love the title "seriously, I (heart) you" that was Cricut cut.

Here, you can see how the Stitched Shaker Heart and Circle were used and paired with the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts and the arrows.  The detail of the stitching just pops right?


Although it might be a little challenging to see in the photo, the large stitched hearts are popped up with the foam heart rims from the Heart Shaker Foam and Acetate which makes popping them up so easy!


The stitching even pops with patterned paper!


The Fancy Tag thin cuts were used to create this fun combination!


For the photo mats, the striped watercolor print paper was used.  The kit also includes a piece of Candy Apple cs for those who would like to incorporate more of the red tones in their layout.


The sub-title which was cut for my personal layout just makes my heart giggle!  A bi-line of Minnie, I couldn't help but add it!  Although my title is included in the kit, you can also request a custom bi-line for your own layout.  Simply list it in the note section at check-out.  This is cut with a base of Black cs and then a slightly smaller top layer of letters cut out of Ballerina.  The words I wanted to emphasize I used both layers so the "bow" and "toe" would stand out.  Note how fun the words look, and stand out, on the lined patterned paper.


Supplies used:  (CC12201) Perfect Match Paper Pack, (X6047) Black cs, (X6036) Ballerina cs, (X6050) Flamingo cs, (Z3870) Heart Shaker Thin Cuts, (Z4182) Stitched Heart Thin Cuts, (Z4309) Circle Shaker Thin Cuts, (Z4312) Heart Window Foam and Acetate, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (retired) Mix-In Papers.

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Today's partnering special features the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts.  These are very low in inventory, and have retired, so if you haven't added them yet to your collection this is the perfect time to do so!  For the special price of $9 you are being given quite the savings.  You might even want to consider getting a second set!  (I personally have three sets as we use the small stitched heart almost daily at my house!)   There is nothing additional for shipping or tax so it is a great savings to try out this fabulous product that you are most certainly going to fall in love with!  This special is available until 9:59am on 1-16-2021.



This product special, and layout kit, are available in my shop at: www.inallsassiness.com as a part of the Sassy January Layout Series.  For more details on this series, click here.

Sassfully Yours,

Tonya




Friday, January 8, 2021

SJLS#8 Just Between You and Me Layout

Sassy January Layout Series #8

Welcome to the 8th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January.              Click here to find out more about the Sassy January Layout Series.

Today's featured layout was created, and cut out on the Cricut with Close Heart's Everyday Moments.  I partnered the colors Charcoal, Pewter, Julep and Glacier.  I love the neutral feel of these colors together and how they compliment one another. 


My favorite part of this layout is the arrow "sort of shaker" elements!  These aren't really shakers as they don't shake but they certainly appear to be.  To create these, the base of the arrow was covered with red-line tape.  The tiny sequins from the Julep Loose Sequins were attached to the tape.  The outline of the arrow was adhered to a piece of acetate from the Square Foam Tape and Acetate Windows and then the acetate was cut to match the arrow.  Next, the narrow Thin Foam Tape (must be cut in 1/2) was adhered to the back of the arrow/acetate.  Finally the arrow outline with acetate was attached to the base securing the loose sequins inside.  This was done three times: one large and two small.

It's all about the details in this layout.  Note the brackets, scallops, arrows and photo clips.


Title Details:  The word "you" as well as "and me" are popped up with Thin Foam Tape.  The rest of the title is adhered flat.


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Today's partnering special features the Acetate Windows and Foam Tape which are available in several shapes:  hearts, circles, stars, squares and rectangles.  You can purchase three of any set for $12.  List your selections in the comment section at checkout.   There is nothing additional for shipping or tax so it is a great savings to try out this fabulous product that you are most certainly going to fall in love with!  This special is available until 9:59am on 1-10-2021.



This special, and layout kit, as well as the bonus offering of the Shaker Acetate Windows and Foam Tape are available in my shop at: www.inallsassiness.com as a part of the Sassy January Layout Series.  For more details on this series, click here.

Sassyfully Yours,

Tonya