Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Hello friends!! This week on the Imaginisce blog, we are celebrating teachers. So many wonderful men and women put so much of their time and lives into helping teach our children, this week, we are sharing some gift ideas to show them how grateful we are for what they do.

For my project, I was inspired by this print I found on Pinterest. Using my silhouette, I die cut my sentiment using my favorite paper from the Welcome Spring Line, this fabulous yellow/white stripe.

I wanted the "heart" part of the sentiment to pop, so using a tone on tone red diagonal stripe from the Perfect Vacation 6x6 pad, I die cut the word along with a small heart to layer beside it. I added in a little bling to give just a bit more interest and dimension.

Once it was time to assemble the frame, I really wanted to make it stand out. So first, I backed my paper with a piece of solid white cardstock. Then, using LOTS of foam adhesive, I adhered it straight onto the top of the glass in the frame. Then I wrapped some red twine along the top, and called her done!

Here is a shot of the dimension!

Make sure you follow along on the Imaginisce blog this week to see all the inspiring projects we have to share!

Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cherish Every Moment

Hello friends!! I am back to share with you my first layout using the "Carousel" kit from Noel Mignon. This kit is sold out, but we still have sub spots available for our July-December term. Go here and check out all the details, and sign up!! If you have been on the fence about joining a kit club, this is the way to go!! So much product, and you don't have to worry about this add on or that add on...there is just one JAM PACKED full kit!!

This kit is so beautiful and full of gorgeous spring colors! I knew it would be perfect with this photo of my little ladies.

I loved the Pebbles flowers included in the kit, but they weren't quite the look I was going for, so with a little stamping and altering I was able to make the perfect, custom embellishment.

I also used another embellishment as a template, to make a banner in the color scheme I had in mind.

For all the details on how I altered these embellishments, head over to the Noel Mignon blog.

Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!

Monday, April 28, 2014

We R Memory Keepers NSD Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!!! Today, some of the We R Memory Keepers design team is having a blog hop to kick off the week and get everyone ready for National Scrapbooking Day which is this Saturday, May 3.

For my project, I used the fabulous Inked Rose line to make a fun home decor canvas. Layering some of the patterned papers gave this project lots of colors and fun dimension.


By cutting apart the "Words" paper, I was able to add a fun title to this project, and layering them with some of the other patterned papers gave even more dimension. Using the embossed stickers, I layered some of those beautiful roses in the corners to fill in some dead space. Enamel dots, and a few splatters of spray mist and I called this done!

We R Memory Keepers has a fun giveaway for simply have to visit and comment on every blog along the hop, then return to the We R blog and let them know what you thought! Easy peasy, right?

I am also going to offer up a fun giveaway of some We R products, so if you would like to be entered in my giveaway, simply become a follower of my blog and let me know in the comments you have done so!

Here is the blog hop order, in case you are just starting here, or if you get lost along the way!

Amanda Johnson <<<You are Here

Thanks for hopping by today, I hope you are inspired by what you have seen! Next you are off the the fabulously talented Aly Dosdall

Enjoy your National Scrapbooking Week, and create something you love!!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Creative Scrappers REVEAL # 267

Hello friends!! I'm here today to share with you the newest sketch and my layout for Creative Scrappers!

Here is my layout. I used the super fun Max collection from Bella Blvd.

Make sure you head over to the Creative Scrappers blog to see inspiration from the rest of the team, and play along for your chance at a prize from this months sponsor My Creative Scrapbook!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Creative Scrappers Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Hello and welcome to the Creative Scrappers Blog Hop! We are celebrating 6 years of Creating with Sketches  and We’re so excited to share 12 new sketches for you today and some inspiring layouts as well!

We’ll be giving away a few prizes so be sure to play along and check back on Saturday night April 26th to see if you’re the lucky winner!

Here are the different ways you can play along – 

1. Like Creative Scrappers on Facebook
2. Giveaways will be done on our facebook page all day today!

3. Help spread the news!

Here is my awesome sketch created by Jenny Evans.

Here is my layout, I stayed very close to the sketch on this one.

Here is the blog hop order

Amanda Johnson <<<You Are Here

Head on over to the Creative Scrappers blog and download our sketches from today's birthday bash blog hop! We have tons of giveaways on our facebook page today thanks to our our awesome blog hop sponsors : 

Creative Scrappers, Let's Capture Our Memories,  Paper Camellia, Creative Embellishments, My Scraps & More, Scrapbook & Cards Today, Simple Stories, Jillibean Soup, Pinkfresh Studio, Davida Stafford - CTMH, Paper Issues, My Creative Scrapbook


Thank you for playing along today and helping us celebrate 6 years of awesome sketches and layouts!  Check in Sunday with us for more layouts using Sketch 267.

Now head on over to Ashley's blog and see what fabulousness she has for you! 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Creative Scrappers Sketch #266

Hello and happy Sunday!! I'm here to share with you the newest sketch that went up today at Creative Scrappers!

Loved this one and how clean and simple it was. I used some of the fabulous Dear Lizzy Daydreamer for my layout.

Make sure you head over and check out inspiration from the rest of the team, and play along for your chance at an awesome prize from this months sponsor:

Have a great week, and take time to create something you love.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Hi friends!! Hopping on today to share a fun layout I have up on the Noel Mignon blog. For this layout, I had a few challenges I gave myself. Kill some of those old kits, no trimmer, scissors only ( so if you notice something crooked, that's why!), and I started my base layout on a trimmed down piece of white cardstock, then later matted it on a 12x12.

This really helped get my creative wheels turning!!

I didn't follow any rules or design principals here, and I am so happy with it. I am slowly getting back to where I enjoy creating, thank goodness!! I'm missing it, just having fun and not worrying so much makes ALL the difference!! :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

We're Famous!!

Hi friends!! Just hopping in to share a fun layout I have up on the Noel Mignon blog today! I used a mix of the Wishing Well and Book of love kits, which are both currently sold out. There are still a few of the current kit, Social Butterfly, available here though!

I fussy cut the speech bubble from an Elle's Studio paper, I knew it would be perfect to house this quote from my daughter, and also act as my title.

A few simple layers and staggering of embellishments, and I called it done. A very simple but fun layout! 

Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!!