National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!

Good morning & Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet day! What a fun day to celebrate as I know many of you have adopted a shelter pet at some point in your lives. We all love our fur babies and using our Journey Book inserts is a great way to to document the fun, happy, and silly times with your sweet pet or pets! Today I am sharing the story of how I met the neighborhood cat in the small town neighborhood my brother lives in.

Supplies Used: Color washed Journey Book insert; Explore Your World Tags Paper; Blush Washi Tape Set; Best friends Sculpted stickers; Cats Illustrated 2″ stickers; Cat Faces Puffy Stickers & Cat Faces To Go stickers.

I used one of the cut apart cards from the Explore your World Tags paper to make a pocket to hold my journaling. I did my journaling on 2 tags and used my computer to do the journaling as this story was a bit long as it covered 3 years! I stamped directly on the cut apart card so the date was front and center to remind me of the first time I met Buddy! Here is a close up of the journaling tags

The journaling chronicles how I first met Buddy the cat back in the Fall of 2016. While on my yearly visit to my brother’s home and while on a walk with my little nephew we saw a cat sunning on the front porch of a home. I found out the next day from the home owner of the home where he was sunning himself that he was actually the neighborhood cat. He was super friendly and instead of taking him to the shelter all the neighbors in this small community care for Buddy so all his needs are met! For the past 3 years I have visited my brother every Fall & my nephew and I always walk in the neighborhood and go visit Buddy. If we don’t see him we call for him by name and he will come running to us! This past Spring when I heard of severe flooding in my brother’s town I immediately became worried for not only the townspeople but Buddy! I was so glad to learn after the flooding was over Buddy was safe and sound and his neighborhood family as usual was giving him the best care and watching out for him!

I think the Best Friends sculpted stickers, Cat Faces sticker to go, Cat faces puffy stickers & the Illustrated cat stickers were the perfect embellishments for my story! I love how puffy stickers give your spread some texture without all the bulk, especially when using a smaller format to document your memories!

We would love to hear more about your pets or see how you have documented your pet memories!! Feel free to share with us, we love seeing what you create using Paper House products!

Happy National Superhero Day!

Not to compare myself with a Superhero, but momhood definitely has the ability to make me feel like I can do ANYTHING! Especially when it comes to your kids. I’m on the blog today with a simple, fun, 20 minute layout using PHP’s beautiful Wonder Woman collection!

To complete this layout, I started out with blank white cardstock. From there, I cut out 2″ circles from the Tags Foil paper, all from the collection. I fussy cut the word “Fierce,” along with a couple of branding strip pieces, and some gold for the tiny background strips. I began layering different pieces, including the incredibly cute matching stickers, to form mini clusters.

Next, I cut a circle frame slightly larger than 2″ for my main photo in the center. I’ve recently become obsessed with free-form pen ink borders, so I threw a couple around the outside. To add a different texture, I added some stepped black splatter, and some quick journaling. And that’s it! Hope you try this one out!

What a Gem!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the, very cool, Stargazer Collection by Paper House Productions.  I love the rich colors in this collection.  The purple tones are strikingly beautiful.  Pretty close to a real Gemstone!!!

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I used these photos, of my granddaughter experiencing the Indiana Page Program first hand.  She is a gem, our gem!!!  The inspiration, for this page, is the word gem.
The design is using two different papers from the Stargazer Collection, cutting one down the middle.  It is adhered, on the gemstone paper, along with border paper and washi tape, to create the center focal for the scrapbook page.  A small banner was created using papers and stickers from the Stargazer Collection.  I love how it showcases the focal photo. It screams special!!!

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A journal pocket was created for the details of the day.   I used this spot also, to journal my thoughts, on this experience, for her and how proud we are of her.  I created another information pocket for the back of the scrapbook page.  I printed off information about the program, so others could read and learn about this opportunity.

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I covered a vintage library card holder, with the Stargazer papers and cardstock stickers, to create this easily constructed pocket, to hold information, tickets or extra photos.  So easy and looks so cute!!
This is such a gem of a collection and can be used to showcase all the stars in your life. Check it out~

I have one more scrapbook page to share.  This one was created using up left over scraps from the Stargazer Collection.  I love what you can create with a few cardstock stickers and paper.
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Pieces of paper make for an easy little banner for the corner of the page.

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So don’t throw away those bits and pieces!!  It doesn’t take much to create “cute”!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Signature-Connie

Starry Planter

Happy Earth Day!! This year for Earth Day, I decided on planting some Herbs. Planting your own food helps reduce your carbon footprint even in just the smallest amounts. So, what do any good herbs need? Glad you asked, a pretty pot!! I am in love with our stargazer collection and thought what would be nicer then a pot decoupaged in some beautiful card stock and card stock stickers! Here is a picture of my final project ,this project is super easy and shouldn’t take you more then an hour to complete in a few basic steps.

To make your own you’ll need some basic supplies

  • Herbs and Dirt
  • Terra cotta pot and saucer
  • Water proof decoupage
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Acrylic paint of your choosing
  • Paint brush
  • Die cuts from your favorite card stock
  • Card stock stickers!
  • Sponge brush

First I painted the rim of my pot with chalkboard paint. I chose to do this so I could doodle or label my herbs if I wanted and I liked the contrast of the black paint with the blue I had selected.

Next I painted the rest of the pot and saucer with my acrylic paint and waited on it to dry.

After your paint has dried using a sponge brush and the decoupage glue the die-cuts and stickers around your pot. I chose to cut out stars but any shapes you want will work. You can also cut the paper in strips and cover the entire pot with it. Make sure to work out any bubbles that may appear under the paper.

With your design glued and dried onto the pot, use the sponge brush again and cover the entire pot except the rim in the water proof decoupage. This will ensure your design will last!!

Lastly after your pot has dried plant the herbs you have selected. I have an 8 inch pot here so I planted 2 herbs, basil and cilantro. With your plants in some soil make sure to give them plenty of sunlight and water. Enjoy!!

Shine like the stars~

Hi, Connie here with my first project for Paper House Productions.   I had the opportunity to create with the Stargazer Collection.   I had some perfect pictures that would showcase this paper collection well.  The pictures are from a night under the stars and constructing smore’s.  Yum!!!!!

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The center photos are grouped together, showing our evening under the stars.  The film strip, on the side of the grouping of photos, was created using the die cuts from the Stargazer Collection along with a film strip stamp.

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The cluster, at the top, was fun to create.   It consists of washi tape, cardstock stickers and the film strip border.  Star enamel stickers were added to bring it all together.   I used the area between the top cluster and the bottom border as my journal spot.  The words were typed  in Word, printed out on white cardstock and cut in strips.  A favorite thing I like to do, using this type of  journaling,  when adhering the strips down to the scrapbook page, adhere every other strip with foam squares.  I love the dimension it gives the text.

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The pattern borders come in the Stargazer Collection.  Makes it so easy to add contrasting colors, that work perfect, to your project.  All the work is done for you.  Everything in this collection works together.  Hope you check out this amazing Stargazer Collection!!

Thanks for stopping by~

Signature-Connie

Shine Bright Gift Set

Hello! This is Sukie and today I have another project to share with the Paper House Productions Stargazer collection. This collection is full of gorgeous papers, cheerful colors and uplifting quotes. I especially love that these papers really shine which inspired me to create a gift set perfect for any celebration.

The dimensional shakers were embellished with the cute star stickers from the Stargazer collection. The “shine bright” quote is from the cut apart sheet from the same collection. It was adhered to the background as the focal point of my card. The foiled accents are so elegant.

I die cut the “congrats” sentiment and layered it on top of the oversized tag. The card and tag were finished off with a generous sprinkling of gold sequins. It was so fun to create a coordinating card to go along with the decorated gift bag.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Shine Like the Stars

Happy Monday! Have you tried memory keeping using a smaller format? I’ve been a traditional 12 x 12 scrapper for years but as I started seeing some of the smaller format notebooks I became interested in trying them out. The Journey notebooks are spectacular for this purpose! I love the amazing array of inserts and covers to chose from, it’s hard to pick just one! Today I am using our Color Washed Journey book insert and the Stargazer collection of stickers, paper and washi tape on my project.

Supplies Used: Color washed Journey notebook insert; Stargazer Night Sky & Galaxy Foil Paper; Stargazer Shine Bright & Dream Big cardstock Stickers; Stargazer washi tape set; Celestial & Stargazer Faux enamel stickers.

I had 3 photos I wanted to use on this layout chosen because my friend, her daughter, her daughter’s friend and myself participated in a 5K walk last month and the girls’ shirts perfectly matched the Stargazer collection! I loved all of the Stargazer stickers so much I wanted to use the second page as just a fun mix of stickers and my title so I ended up making a fold out flap to “hide” and “house” my other 2 photos. Here is a close up of this:

I took a 6.25 inch x 2.5 inch piece of Stargazer Galaxy Foil paper and folded it in half so that I could mount two pictures inside and one picture on the front. I added some of the narrow washi tape to the inside edges to jazz it up and then added a faux enamel sticker to the top right corner of the third picture. I used one of the faux enamel stickers from the Stargazer collection as my little “handle” so I can open and close the flap. I backed that sticker where it was still showing with white cardstock so it wouldn’t be sticky and stick to my project! Here is a close up of my “handle”:

I hope this inspires you to try memory keeping on a smaller format! I know once you try it you will love it as much as I do! Happy creating!

Dream Big Layout

 

Hello! Today I’m sharing a project created with the new Stargazer collection.  This collection of papers, stickers and washi tape is simply magical. The gold foiling brings a feeling of elegance to the papers.  I was inspired to create a graduation layout page for my daughter.  She is graduating with her Master’s Degree next month and the papers complimented her confetti picture perfectly.

I began building my layout by cutting the large, galaxy circle and adding it to some basic white card stock. I splattered some paint on the white card stock to add a bit of character to the background. I used black, purple and gold paint to create the paint splatters.

I inked up a sheet of paper with some black, purple and blue Oxide Inks, splattered it with some water and white paint. I used this sheet to cut out the extra stars on my layout page. This was a fun way to create some extra embellishments which coordinate with my layout, however don’t blend in. The extra stars were die cut and layered on some gold papers.

The coordinating stickers to the Stargazer collection made it easy to add all of the inspirational phrases on my layout page. I simply mounted the stickers on foam for added dimension. The diamond and smaller stars are also from the same sticker pack.

A bit of coordinating paper was added to the corner of my layout page to frame the “Dream Big” title of my layout page. I sprinkled in a few bling stickers from stash for a finishing accent.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Happy National Beer Day!

Hi all! Erika here. And I LOVE the scrapbooking community. They are inclusive, so incredibly talented, and endlessly supportive. And that is something that a newbie like me truly appreciates. On top of that, there are tons of wonderful collections by amazing designers. You can find paper and embellishments for nearly every interest. Nearly. This is where Paper House Productions comes in to save the day with their adorable Beer 3D Sticker Embellishments. Seriously, how cute are they?!

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A couple of years ago, we flew to New England for a massively fun, jam-packed road trip. In the midst of it all, we stopped at Schilling Beer Company in Littleton, New Hampshire, for food and, ahem, liquid fuel. Now, my favorite thing is when restaurants offer a sampler, or a flight. I love trying a little bit of everything! So imagine my delight when they offered a MEGA flight of their own brewed beer!

In honor of National Beer Day, I knew I had to document this photo! I grabbed some leftover scraps and cut them into strips. I wanted to add some texture but also save time, since I currently have a 16 month old, three dogs, a bunny, and a small-scale backyard homestead. So I chose to sew a straight stitch down half of my strips as a compromise using gray thread.

From there, I wanted to make a sunburst out of the strips. And, since the layout is about our east coast trip, I adhered them down on the right side of the page, mimicking the sunrise coming from the east. For contrast, I added a black and white scalloped edge cutting out a repeated outline of the bottom of my glue bottle (resourcefulness for the win!). I wanted a tongue-in-cheek title, so I went with “Let’s See if Beer on the East Coast Tastes the Same.”

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Now with my sunburst on the right, and a lot of alphas on the left, I had little room to work in some desperately needed spice to my layout. Thankfully, the beer stickers were the perfect touch! And the detail on them is fantastic. The foamy beer mug was so lifelike! Be sure to check out the store and get some of your own!

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FEELING PLAYFUL

Hi everybody. Have you seen the Stargazer collection by Paper House? Seriously, if you haven’t, go check it out. This collection is perfect for those little boys who collect gems and rocks as a hobby. My son, Edward loves collecting rocks and gems. He is so fascinated by them. Often at times, he will come at me with a random fact on where a certain mineral came from and how it forms. I am always dumb-founded by how smart he is.

These papers are soooo pretty in person. Several of the sheets of patterned paper has gold foil on them and they are beautiful. I cut the circles from patterned paper. Then I mounted them on the page using foam squares and glue.

 

I added the gold and black heart from my stash. Then I added a few of the stickers from the Stargazer sticker packs. They are so shiny and pretty. 🙂

I added a variety of strips of patterned paper and stickers to pull this layout together and to help frame the photos into a nice design.

Thank you for visiting today!