Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Little Blue House Review - Crate Paper "Craft Market"

I have been a huge fan of Crate Paper products for a long long time so I was thrilled when I received some beautiful goodies from their new line "Craft Market" to create with from The Little Blue House! The colors of this line include teal, pink and GOLD - one of my favorite color palettes to use right now. The fun mix of embellishments - from the puffy gold stickers, the accent stickers, to the wood veneer pieces - are perfect for my style of creating layers on my layouts.
I used a couple of the journal cards cut from the "Project Glitter Paper" piece to start my layering, then after deciding where I wanted my photo to be I added the additional textures.
 I used some of the stickers flat and then used pop dots to give some of them dimension. I bunched up some gold thread and layered it under one of the popped up stickers.
I used the puffy stickers as accents on the flat stickers - the hearts on the bicycle tires and on the center of the camera.
The large wood veneer ampersand added just the right pop of color to my title to catch the eye and lead right to the photo
which is where I think the most important part of my layout is. That's me with my younger daughter!! This line of paper crafting goodies makes my very happy!! :)

Here's a list of supplies I used 

You can order all of these and so much more from The Little Blue House online store! And you can check out some of the other projects made with this line on The Little Blue House Blog.

I hope you have a fabulous and creative day!!

Hugs, Valerie

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bunny Hop Blog Hop with The Little Blue House!!

I hope you're having a fun time hopping along on our blog hop!! I am sharing a couple of treat bags that I made using the gorgeous Echo Park Happy Easter Collection , Crate Paper Wood Hoops, and the Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum - which is such a cool product to use!!
 I used the "Happy Easter" patterned paper by Echo Park which has the journal cards on it. I chose to cut them up and feature them on the front of my treat bags.
I cut out the elements I wanted to use
Then punched out some of the wording
I then started layering - my favorite part of the process ;). I used some of the pink and green Sprinkles Vellum by Doodlebug as the bottom layer using my scallop punches and then layered in my cut elements
 I really love the way I can add adhesive to the back of the vellum to attach it to my projects and you can't see it through the front!! That's one of the reasons I've been reluctant to use vellum. I even used it on the larger treat bag as a type of washi tape effect  - and you can't see the adhesive that I used to stick it down - I love that!!
My blog is the last to visit - make sure you've left a comment on every one to win the Grand Prize of an Easter Basket filled with paper crafting goodies!!

Good luck and I hope you've been inspired!!

Thanks for stopping by!!