Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back from CHA - Las Vegas

WoW! I can't believe August is almost here! July is such a blur to me!!! I can't believe how fast this month has flown by. I know I've been MIA a bit this month. It's just been one of those crazy busy times of the year for me! I had the privilege of attending the Summer 2013 CHA show in Las Vegas. I had a great time and met up with some of the designers I work with from Kiwi Lane Designs.

(Gail, Kristy, me, & Charrisa)

It was such a pleasure to finally meet my dt coordinator Ms. Kristy Lee! Love Her! Well, I loved all the girls, and I had a blast hanging out with them at dinner and on the show floor!

I also was able to meet and get my photo taken with some pretty amazing scrapbookers in this industry! Still can't believe it!

Diane Schultz - G45

Lizzy Kartchner

Amy Tan

Maggie Holmes

Teresa Collins

Becky Higgins

Check out my video below if you want to hear more and see more about my trip to CHA -  Las Vegas.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Kona Scrapbook LO share for IAR

Thanks for joining me today for another IAR dt project share. I'm really excited about some of the new flowers IAR has in their store! Have you seen them? 5 yrs. ago my husband and I took a trip to Hawaii to celebrate our 15 yr. anniversary. Well, I always intended to scrap all the photos from that trip, and slowly but surely I'm finally starting too! LOL! Today's scrapbook layout share is a photo of my husband and I on a water taxi shortly after we arrived at our hotel in Kona. I just love this picture and how colorful it is.

The IAR flowers I used were perfect for this layout! I love how the flowers just pop off the page! They really add a lot of color to the layout and bring out all the colors in my photo.

I Am Roses flowers used on this layout include:
Tulip -78 (available soon)

Be sure to stop by the IAR shop to find all these beautiful flower and so many more!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping - Leslie

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Washi Tape Embellishments

Thanks for joining me today! I'm excited to share with you how I created some fun beach embellishment using Kiwi Lane templates and washi tape. A big Thank you to our friends over at Downtown tape for all the wonderful washi tapes I've been playing with. :) Todays tip is super easy and will make a statement on any of your craft projects. Since it's summer time and hot, I wanted to created an altered frame using Paradise 2, 3, and 6 as embellishments on my project. I just love how adorable the Paradise templates are! 

I came across a picture of my middle son when he was just a baby walking hand in hand with my husband on the beach. I knew right away that I needed to create an altered picture frame to display that memory. The picture frame I used was purchased a few years back at my local craft store, but you can use any alterable frame.

The first step I always do before I start working on my projects is the "Framing" process. This helps me get an idea of how my project might look before actually starting anything. Once I'm happy with the placement of my templates, it's time to start creating!

Todays tip is how to create embellishments using Kiwi Lane templates and washi tape.

Step 1. Trace your templates onto white card stock and cut out.

Step 2. Place your card stock templates onto a piece of plastic. I used an Avery heavy duty page protector.

Step 3. Start covering your cut out templates with washi tape until they are completely covered. Once completely covered carefully remove from the plastic.

Step 4. Turn your washi covered templates over and recut out the template shape.

Step. 5 Add Stickles/glitter glue to the outside edges and any details you want your washi tape  embellishments to have. For an extra touch of sparkle I also added Diamond Dust while my glitter glue was still wet.
While I waited for my washi tape embellishments to dry, I painted my frame with white gesso and sprayed it with blue Glimmer Mist. I added gold washi tape from Downtown tape around the outer edge of my frame just to add a touch more color. I also added a real child size flip flop to my frame which I also embellished with washi tape. I found in my stash a few fun tropical cut outs which made perfect additions to add to my frame. Once my embellishments were dry I hot glued them onto my frame and add in the adorable picture of my son and my husband walking hand and hand on the beach. 

I enjoyed creating today tip for you and I hope I have inspired you to get out your washi tape and create some of your own embellishments. Don't forget to share your Kiwi Lane washi embellishments over on our Facebook page. Thanks again for joining me :)

Happy Scrapping ~ Leslie

Monday, July 1, 2013

IAR July's Blog Challenge - Card Share

Today I'm sharing a fun card I created for iamroses.com. Be sure to stop by the iamroses blog to join in on this months challenge. 
For this months design team inspiration I created a card using an adorable image from SweetNothingsstampco. I colored her up using my Spectrum Noir Markers, and I just love how cute she is all ready to go shopping!  I used a few pattern papers from the Color Crush collection by AC along with some NEW Lilies from iamroses!

Just look at how beautiful the new Lilies are!!! WOW! I love them!

Be sure to stop by the iamroses shop and check out these new Lilies for yourself. (item # LY1 -78)

 For all the details on the IAR blog challenge be sure to stop by the

Happy Scrapping!