Friday, May 18, 2018

Today is National Mod Podge Day!!!!

Today is National Mod Podge Day!!!! 

So to celebrate this momentous occasion, Plaid is allowing me to give away a Mod Podge Prize Package to one of my lucky blog readers! 

What's in this FABULOUS package, valued at $50?

 -8 OZ. Mod Podge GLOSS
-8 OZ. Mod Podge Matte
-8 Oz. Dishwasher Safe Gloss
-Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium 2 Oz. Carded
-Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat
-Mod Podge 7 Piece Tool Kit
-Mod Podge 4pc Spouncer Set 
-Mod Podge 4pc Foam Brush Set 

WOW!!! That's a great package, I LOVE the Craft Mat so much to use with all of my Mod Podge projects! It makes clean up a breeze! So, how to you win??? Simply leave me a comment with your favorite ways to use Mod Podge and a way for me to contact you if you are my lucky winner by Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 11:59pm! The winner will be announced on Monday Morning! Thanks for stopping by!

Comment #4 was drawn as the lucky winner! I'll be sending you an email! Thanks!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Crystal Palace DIsney Layout

One of my favorite character meals in Disney World is at Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom. Not only is the food delicious, I get to see my favorite character - Eeyore!

I used another Scrapbook Generation Sketch for this layout and cut the title with my Cricut. I love that I'm able to weld all of my letters together to create titles like this so easily.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Disney Tiana Layout with Queen & Co Papers

Today is my youngest daughter's birthday and she's turning 9! So I decided to showcase this layout that I made with the Queen & Co Magic Collection! These photos were taken when she was 4 and she got to meet Princess Tiana at Magic Kingdom. I LOVED they way they interacted so much!

Since Evie was dressed as Rapunzel I decided to use the tower paper on this layout. I used another Scrapbook Generation Sketch for the photo placement but added my own twist to the paper placement. That's why I love sketches so much, you can use as much or as little as you like to make it yours.

Happy Birthday, Evie! Wishing you magic for all the years to come!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spirit of Aloha Disney Scrapbook Layout with Photo Play Paper

Since I had already created a layout of my family enjoying this show, I decided to highlight all of the performers in this layout.

I found this amazing Scrapbook Generation Sketch that combined a ton of full sized 4 x 6" photos with a great collage of my beautiful Photo Play Papers. I again used the Rhapsody collection for this title page, and used my Cricut to write the title on my patterned paper! With a few simple embellishments and a little washi tape this layout came together really quickly!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Child's Desk Makeover

I've always wanted to try a Photo Transfer project but never had the right project to try it out on. When I got this little desk I decided to give it a try! I used Plaid Craft's Photo Transfer Medium to turn this desk into a beautiful display piece that my kids can also use. The wood desk top was transformed into a usable Chalkboard with Plaid's Chalkboard Paint. Both the paint and transfer mediums were very easy to use and made this project a great success!

I started by painting all of the metal pieces of the desk with a spray paint to refresh the metal. I just used plastic shopping bags and painter's tape to mask off the parts I didn't want to spray paint and then used a hammered bronze spray paint. Next I painted the top of the desk with several coats of the Chalkboard Paint, letting each coat dry fully in between. Once it cured for a few days I conditioned the paint by rubbing chalk all over it and wiping it off with a cloth.

 Then I made laser copies of my chosen scrapbook paper. This paper is from the Graphic 45 Primary Collection. I've been hording it for several years now so I was excited to use it with out using it all up! Because mine chosen papers had words I had the copies mirrored. I measured the area I was going to put my papers and then cut them down to size.

Next I applied the photo transfer medium in an even coat to the front of my images and then applied them to my desk.

I smoothed down the paper with a scraper tool to make sure it was evenly applied to my surface and wiped away any excess medium. Then I let everything dry for twenty four hours.

The following day I used a damp sponge to wet the paper, then waited 2 minutes and carefully used my sponge to rub the paper off of my image. I repeated for each image I applied.

I let everything dry again and then used sandpaper to distress some of the edges and sections of my transfer (I didn't want it to look too new).Finally I used some watered down brown paint to apply a wash of color to certain areas for an even more aged look.

And here's another angle of the finished desk! I love the way it looks and I'm planning to use it as an end table in my loft! I highly recommend giving Photo Transfer a try, it was so easy to do and gives a beautiful finished result. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Disney Luau Scrapbooking with Photo Play Paper

Here's another Disney Layout that I made with the help of a Scrapbook Generation Sketch and some GORGEOUS papers from the Photo Play Paper Rhapsody Collection. If you haven't checked out Photo Play Paper yet, take a minute to visit their website HERE and check out all of their amazing collections.

I loved the colors on the Rhapsody Collection with my photos that I took of my girls at the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney's Polynesian Resort. The food there was amazing and even though it rained the show still went on. We had a fantastic time!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage Layout

Today I've got another Disney Trip Layout to share! This was another one that came together really quickly with the help of a Scrapbook Generation Sketch and some Jolees Stickers.

Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney Princess movie so I LOVED the stage show. I took about a million pictures of it, but managed to narrow the show down to my top 8 (it was HARD). I tried to find ones to showcase the plot as much as I could. I used a pretty simple pattern for the background to really highlight my photos. I also found this tickets die cut that I had in my stash and they were a perfect accent along with the Beauty and the Beast Jolees Stickers. For the title I put the sticker onto a white piece of cardstock and fussy cut around it. Then I added a little foam adhesive under it to pop it up like the layered Beauty and the Beast Image sticker.