Glad to be home and crafting away!

We all know how it exciting to go on vacation and see new destinations, but there is nothing, nothing like coming home!  I finally got the house back in order this morning and all of the laundry done.  I made the kids some chocolate chip brownies and have a meatloaf, cheesy-scalloped potatoes and corn casserole on the menu for tonight :)  Comfort foods that just exemplifies my excitement over being H-O-M-E.  Clean house and good that's what I'm talkin' about!

I did manage to eek in a couple of hours of layout creating yesterday for Your Scrapbook Stash.  I have both of these up in the Gallery now and wanted to share them here.  I got an email from Erica (owner of YSS) and she has lots of new goodies coming to the store from CHA...she just picks the best stuff  like the brand new Mistables from Pink Paislee....oh yeah :)  
Mark your calendar...we will be hosting a BLOG HOP July 26th thru 29th...some GREAT give-a-ways in store, so come on and join us!

 YSS Products Used:
Fancy Pants BEACH BUM Line: Hammock PP, Strips PP, Marina PP, Fish hand-cut from Journal Embellishment; Tattered Angels: NIGHTFALL Glimmer Paint
Other Items:
Brads, Bazzill Shimmer Cardstock, Jute, Cork Letters, Thickers and Felt Accent
 Technique Used:
I used the Tattered Angels NIGHTFALL Glimmer Paint to create this cooool wave!  I took a scrap piece of navy cardstock and simply painted the glimmer paint onto it using a foam gave way to this wavy look.  I then outlined the top of the wave with a clear glue and carefully added the jute along the way. Finally (to really give it POP), I used foam dots before adding it to the layout.

 YSS Products Used:
Fancy Pants BEACH BUM Line: Marina PP, Strips PP and two of the Journal Embellishments; Tattered Angels: NIGHTFALL Glimmer Paint; Divine Twine: Baker's Twine
Other Items:
Foam Thicker letters and dots; Kraft cardstock
Techniques Used:
First, I drew off a grid with a Zig pen.  Using a paint brush, I dipped into the Tattered Angels NIGHTFALL Glimmer Paint and let it fall randomly from the brush like drops of water :)
To create the 'wave' with the Baker's Twine:  Using a wave template, I lightly traced it onto the layout (across photos, etc.) and then added a thin bead of clear glue over the tracing and finally carefully applying the twine...neat-o and simple!

And I would be totally remiss if I didn't post my July Altered Project for YSS!  My second choice of paper-line is from The Girl's Paperie Jubilee Collection....totally lovin' this!

I took an empty flower tin, removed the clear cover from the top and punched holes into both sides to create this one-of-a-kind gifting tin.  Everything is from the Jubliee line with the exception of the scalloped cardstock accent,Baker's Twine and the chenille pipe cleaners used for the handle.
Some of my very favorite things in paper-crafting right now are cabochons, anything crepe paper and of course pennants!  I found them all in this sweet collection ♥

Enough blogging for today!  I'm headed over to Absolutely Alter It for their Lemonade & Layouts Crop...come on over...we'll be there until tomorrow night scrappin' the time away :)
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  2. These are fantastic, Shellye! I especially love the Beach Dude layout. The splatter of glimmer paint is perfect! :o)


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