Heather King

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

"Hello Summer" Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout // Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Hey friends...Happy Tuesday!  I have a fun and bright summer scrapbook layout to share for Butterfly Reflections Ink Online Store.  The picture is of my daughter and nephew about five years ago and I still hadn't scrapped it....crazy huh? because it is soo cute! 
The inspiration for this layout came from the CSI: colors, stories, inspiration case# 257...the color palette is right up my alley..so to speak...even though the color palette is softer than mine, it certainly inspired me.  The clues also included "pineapple"...and I definitely incorporated that!
My daughters shirt has a little pineapple and worked so well with the Simple Stories Hello Summer Collection.
Here is the case file image...

Per usual, I started with a piece of white cardstock and added a layer of clear gesso.  I love using white cardstock because of the way the bright colors pop!  To add some color behind my photos and embellishments, I used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink mixed with some water  by smooshing on the paper with some plastic packaging and a paint brush.  Once dry, I added some platters with the same colors.
Since this collection has a pineapple theme, I decided to use this cute pineapple cut file, but really wanted to try something different than just backing it with paper. 
Since the cut file was a pineapple after all, I thought it would be fun to add a ton of texture...I started with scooping out some texture paste on my craft mat, then scribbled my yellow pastel from the Prima Oil Pastel set and mixed together.  Once I had the perfect color, I scraped it all on a piece of cardstock in the shape of the pineapple. 
I intentionally spread it uneven in order to create lots of texture and dimension....because this is supposed to be a pineapple, right?  Obviously, the color isn't quite realistic, but it was bright and beautiful!
Acting quickly as to avoid it starting to dry, I took the cut file and laid it over top and used my craft knife to push it into the paste making sure to have the edges completely inset.  This took quite a bit of time to dry, but totally worth it! I used my heat tool to help it along and then cut it out so I could adhere to my layout.
Even though the pineapple was the main design element, I wanted it to work with the other embellishments.  Therefore, I layered the title over it as well as other chipboard embellishments from the Hello Summer 6x12 Chipboard
The top of the pineapple was backed with one of the papers from the 6 x8 paper pad as well as my photo.  For finishing touched, I pulled enamel hearts from Doodlebug heart sprinkles and Amy Tangerine as well as a few stickers from the Hello Summer Sticker pack.
 To frame my photo, I tucked in a couple of fussy cut florals from the 6 x 8 paper pad and even used a cute little speech bubble from Doodlebug Sweet Summer Chit Chat pack
To add a little sparkle, several sequins scattered about the page do the trick!  I used Pretty Pink Posh Tutti Fruiti, Pretty Pink Posh Sweet Mint, and Neat & Tangled Sunset Shimmer sequin mixes.
That's it...until next week!  I hope you are inspired to add some texture to your next project! and remember, you can make it whatever color you want to match your color scheme!
Head over to the store now to take a look at all of the mixed media products available at Butterfly Reflections Ink! and for more inspiration, check out the case file challenges at CSI:colors, stories, inspiration!
To watch my process, check out my video on YouTube linked below..
Thanks for joining me...Heather

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Magical Mini-album..///Doodlebug Designs Fairy Tales Collection

Hi, friends...I am back to share some creative goodness with you.....I decided to switch things up this week and put together a mini album using Doodlebug Designs Fairy Tales Collection!
We celebrated our daughter's 10th birthday this past month and she insisted on a unicorn party....surprising, huh??  It seems every little girl wants to be surrounded with unicorns these days, but I was happy with it because I love decorating and making pretty sparkly things!
This album shares our memories of the party as well as the decorations and food I made...so, yep, this mini album is just as much for me as it is my daughter....
I started with the Fairy Tales 6 x 6 paper pad and trimmed them to varying sizes.  The overall album measures 5" x 6".  I pulled materials from my stash as well to incorporate different textures including vellum, patterned transparencies, washi tape, mesh fabric, ribbons, charms and a few other items.
The cover is a piece of transparency from Bella Blvd which I used so the page behind it would peak through..the title is a mix of die cuts from the Fairy Tales Odds & Ends and cut apart paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad.

The unicorn cut file is from Paige Evans and I backed it with patterned papers from Sunny Studios Rainbow Bright 6 x 6 paper pack plus a vellum & glitter paper from my stash.

This page has another cut file from The Cut Shoppe that I hand stitched and layered under a sentiment from the cut apart paper in the Fairy Tales 6 x 6 paper pad.
The spread below includes cut files from The Cut Shoppe and stickers from the Fairy Tales Mini Icons sticker sheet..  The "wish" tag is a very old Heidi Swapp watercolor die cut tag from my stash.  I used a mix of Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors and Prima Metallic watercolors to paint the tag and added some stitching with my sewing machine.
The page below on the left I cut one of the patterned papers in to a semi circle just to mix up the shapes of the pages.  I added some paper strips from the cut apart paper from the paper pad and the sweet little party unicorn die cut from the Odds & Ends pack.  I also clipped the camera from Shimelle Glitter Girl.
The tag on the left was from my stash and layered with the photo are some matching die cuts and stickers.  To add texture, I used a star stencil from My Favorite Things and Heidi Swapp metallic texture paste.


I created this page with a sequin mesh pocket so I could tuck in some journaling and the invitation I created for the party....plus, who doesn't love a mesh sparkly sequin pocket...
The journaling die cuts are from the same Odds & Ends pack clipped together with a sparkly Glitter Girl unicorn paperclip.

The below spread consists of patterned paper and vellum from my stash plus some matching die cuts.  For extra shimmer, I used the Nuvo Shimmer pen on the white cut file and Happy die cut. 
This spread was created with cut files and matching die cuts and another clip from Shimelle Glitter Girl....I love all of the texture and dimension..

This side by side photo is of the photo stack I created with washi tape and large paper clip from my stash.  I added the die cut banners from the Odds & Ends pack to create tabs for each photo, then backed each photo with patterned paper to write my journaling.

Since I had so many photos and due to the size of the mini album, there wasn't a lot of room for journaling.  I am not always big on journaling on my scrapbook layouts, but there was so much I wanted to say about these photos and the day itself,  so I stitched some of the photos on only at the top so they could flip up to reveal the journaling.
 This is one my favorite elements in this mini alum...I used a 4 x4 American crafts pocket page and tucked in matching die cuts, sequins and shaker bits from my stash.  To ensure none of it falls out, I used my sewing machine to stitch the sections closed.
We made this fun photo booth for the girls to take photos and they definitely enjoyed this part of the party but also meant I was left with so many cute photos that I just had to use!  I stitched a piece of transparency from my stash to create a pocket and added die cuts and a bow clip from Bella Blvd.  The photos were backed with patterned papers in order to add more journaling and I stitched in some matching ribbon from my stash.
These cute little frames from the Odds & Ends pack were perfect to layer over the fun photos of the kiddos playing with water balloons!  I added phrase strips from one of the cut apart papers.
 These are the last couple of pages in my mini album.  I used cut files from Just Nick Studio to frame my photos and finished up with matching die cuts and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear gems. 

Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this magical journey!  I hope you enjoyed the pictures and found some inspiration of your own.  I did not share all of the pages and details of this mini because it would make for the longest blog post ever!!  However, you can check out my complete flip through on my YouTube channel linked below...
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Monday, July 2, 2018

"Beautiful" Scrapbook layout ///Doodlebug Designs - Create A Scene

Hello, friends...I have another scrapbook layout to share with you for the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team.
The pictures are of  my daughter during one of our treasured trips to the park.  It really wasn't an incredibly eventful day, but these are the moments I enjoy documenting the most...everyday life!  I love how the outdoor elements of the Doodlebug Designs "Hello" collection work with this kind of theme and thought it would fun to create a scene using dies and a stencil.  It was so easy to do with these products!
With this stencil, it is so easy to create fun fluffy clouds....load up your blending tool and swipe on the ink from the stencil to the paper...you want to use swiping motions in order to get smooth and gradient color.  What is great about this stencil is the four different sides so you can create so many layers and combinations of clouds. 

To create the grassy hills, I used the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Borders and green heart patterned paper from the Sunny Studios 6 x 6 paper pad.  Now, I know you are wondering...if the layout is 12x12, then what do you do with the seams?  If you notice, I strategically placed my photos and the bike die cut to cover up the seams. To add some dimension, I used my distress blending ink tool to apply Distress Oxide Lucky Clover Ink on the edges of the bottom layers of the grassy hills and popped up them up on adhesive foam to allow it to stand out from the top layer of "hills".
The Odds & Ends embellishment package has so many gorgeous flowers which I used to tuck in my grassy hills and around my photo.  I also fussy cut some smaller flowers from one of the papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad and matted my photos with a few of the larger scraps I have left as well. The gorgeous matching flower shape sprinkles add even more texture to the flower clusters.
These adorable birdies were perfect to hang from the top of my layout.  I adhered a couple of the matching die cut bows to the top of the cages on adhesive foam and "hung" them with hand stitching using the chain stitch method I learned from Paige Taylor Evans...I am slowly, but surely becoming more comfortable with hand stitching on my layouts and I love the way it turned out!

To compliment the birdies hanging on the left side of the page, I placed two other die cut birdies and thought it would be cute to place a couple of the speech bubbles from the Chit Chat embellishment package with them as though the little birdies were doing the talking. 
My title "Beautiful" die cut is also from the same chit chat pack.
To finish up, I added some shimmery goodness to most of the die cuts with the Nuvo Shimmer pen and dropped Nuvo enamel drops on the flowers, die cuts and around the embellishment clusters.   I used Nuvo Crystal  drops in Party Pink, Night Sky, English Mustard, Blue Lagoon and I love the shine and dimension these little drops add!
If you'd like to watch my process, you can check out my YouTube video linked below...
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create a scene on your next layout!  Head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink online shop to shop these products!
Have a great week!

Monday, June 25, 2018

"You are loved" scrapbook layout //Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Hello crafty friends...I am back to share another scrapbook layout using stamps and dies from Wplus9 and Altenew!
Actually, there are several different brands incorporated in this project!. so many lovely products to choose from!  This is of a my picture of me and my little girl while enjoying a day at the park.
My inspiration for this page actually started with the rose gold embossing powders Vanessa shared on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Instagram feed a little while back....I loved the way the Avery Elle Rose Gold Metallic Embossing Powder looked so I ordered it and definitely wanted to use it on my next project.
The frame around my photo was cut from the Scalloped squares die set from Pretty Pink Posh.
I started with a white piece of white cardstock and added a layer of  clear gesso because I knew I wanted to add some mixed media.
 I used the Geometric Heart Stencil from Echo Park and Distress Crayons to add the subtle hearts on the background.  The Tim Holtz distress retractable brush create a softer look that you can build up whereas the Tim Holtz Ink blending tools add more ink and sometimes they get caught on the stencil when applying in the circular motion. Then, I added some splatters in the same colors
The title of this page was created with the Altenew  "You are loved" die and embossed with the Avery Elle Rose Gold.  I embossed it two times in order to get the smooth finish.  I love the color of this, however, it made it very difficult to match...I did not have anything in my stash that really matched well, therefore, creating my own embellishments was the best way to go. 
I used the Wplus9 Pretty Little Peonies stamp set and coordinating die set from to stamp all of these beautiful flowers.  This stamp set has 2 to 3 layering images for each flower and leaf and what I love about this set is there are so many images and few really small images.  The flowers were stamped with Altenew Peach Perfect Crisp Dye Ink as my lightest color, then used Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Fresh Peach as my darker color inks.  The tiny images meant for the center of the flowers were stamped with versamark ink and embossed with the same rose gold embossing powder.  The leaves were stamped with Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio and Hero Arts Mint Julep.
 Once all of the flowers and leaves were cut, I scattered them about the page.  To balance the layout, I tore a section at the top and bottom and ripped it up some so I could layer a piece of patterned paper from Pink Paislee Paige Evan Take Me Away 6 x 6 paper pad under the tear.  I used my tiny attacher to staple the fold.  This little tear and fold in the cardstock provided a convenient place to tuck in more little flowers and leaves.
To finish up, I scattered Pretty Pink Posh clear sparkling sequins around the page and a couple of strips of washi tape from my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you are inspired to create your own embellishments with flower stamps and dies and head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink online shop to see all of the gorgeous choices to shop from!
If you'd like to watch my whole process, check out my YouTube video linked below...
Have a great week! 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

"Magical" scrapbook layout/Butterfly Reflections Ink DT //Doodlebug Designs Fairy Tales

Hi, crafty friends....I am back to share a "magical" scrapbook layout featuring Doodlebug Designs "Fairy Tales" collection and Reverse Confetti die set. 
The picture is of my daughter and her friends at her 10th birthday unicorn party.  My husband built a lemonade stand last summer and we turned it into a photo booth for her and her friends to have fun with.   So, when I saw this collection, I knew it would be perfect for my photos from the party!

I started with a piece of white cardstock and created a messy mixed media background using Distress Oxide Inks.  This tried and true technique is so simple and easy, it is definitely my go to when I use white cardstock.
I used Picked Raspberry, Broken China, and Seedless Preserves.  These colors match Doodlebug patterns so well!. To create some texture, I used a stencil from Echo Park called Geometric Heart and texture paste from Dreamweavers.  This texture paste is one of my favorites because it is translucent.  Which means it dries clear and picks up the color beneath it. It is a subtle detail, but adds just enough texture behind my main design elements.
 The idea of making banners popped in my head after I opened the Odds & Ends pack of embellishments.  There are a few banner die cuts included, but I wanted to create several banners and thought the Heart Banner Confetti Cuts die set from Reverse Confetti was perfect!  They are so cute and versatile!  They can be stacked together or used alone which is what I did....a couple of the dies also cut little hearts in the center which allows the color on my background to peek through! I cut about four dozen of the banner pieces from the Fairy Tales 6x6 paper pad.

After arranging the die cuts in every possible way, I decided on (4) rows just straight across and temporarily with adhesive so I could stitch them down with my sewing machine.  I liked the idea of bending the up the banners for dimension.  I added an iridescent crystal from Studio Katia to each tiny hole on either side of the banner die cuts which act as sort of the "pins" holding my banners up. Plus, they are so sparkly!
For my title, I pulled one of the large word die cuts from the same Odds & Ends embellishment pack and placed one of the phrases underneath from one of the cut apart papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad. 
I really wanted to use one on the cute paper clips from Shimelle Glitter Girl but they didn't fit right due to the direction the unicorns were facing in, so, I took a breath, and pulled the paper clip off!  I know...very scary, but it came off easy enough and then I was able to place the unicorn over my title on top of a bed of blue thread from my stash.

To finish up, I added clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Bella Blvd puffy stars  and Freckled Fawn scattered about the page.
For even more sparkle....I broke out my Nuvo shimmer pen and went shimmer crazy! on my title, die cut hearts, presents...can't have enough sparkly goodness when they are unicorns involved! 
Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you like what you see and are inspired to pull out a die set to make your own embellishments!  Head over to the online store and take a look at what Reverse Confetti has to offer and pick up some of the adorable Fairy Tales Collection from Doodlebug Designs too!
To watch my whole process, check out my YouTube video linked below...
Please feel free to leave a comment or question...I'd love to know what you think!
Have a great week!


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

"You are my home" Scrapbook layout // Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Happy hump day! I am back with another 12 x 12 scrapbook layout for Butterfly Reflections Ink using Doodlebug designs "Hello" collection and Paige Evans rolled flower cut files
I love all of the colors in this collection and the "home" theme it provides. 
I started by spreading a layer of clear gesso on a piece of white cardstock, then "smooshed" some ink to my background with Distress Inks.  I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, & Broken China.  Once dry, I splattered the same ink all around with a small paint brush.
For the design of my layout I actually had quite a hard time deciding what to do...so many ideas!  I knew I wanted to use these gorgeous flower cut files .  The flowers are cut from about 6x6 papers and rolled up...This was the first time I created these flowers and they didn't turn out as I had hoped, but I love the finished look.  If rolled tight enough, there shouldn't be any gaps, but this was definitely a learning experience for me! You will see below how I made it look intentional! :)  These flowers create so much dimension especially if the "petals" are folded and curled to make them look more realistic.
After a few different ideas, I decided on a wreath shape which goes well with the "home" theme.  Because some of the flowers ended up with large gaps in the center, I pulled out some sequins, gems, and glitter.  I put a dollop of glossy accents in the center, then filled in the center with sparkly things.  Some with glitter from my stash and some with sequins and gems from Pretty Pink Posh. 
To add texture and gold to match the embellishments, I added some hearts and leaves foam stickers from Pink Paislee's Take Me Away Thickers.
I tucked in matching house and flower die cuts from Doodlebug Designs "Hello" Odds and Ends package ...you can never have too many flowers! and hearts...
The cute little matching enamel stickers are the perfect finishing touch.  The tiny hearts are from the Doodlebug Tiny Heart Shape Sprinkles and the little bow on my house is from the Hello Shape Sprinkles.

The two sweet little butterflies are also from the Odds and Ends die cuts.

I tucked these beautiful large flowers and clear flower die cuts under my photo and popped up some with adhesive foam. 

The house die cut was the inspiration for my title and used foam thickers from my stash in dark blue which matches this collection perfectly!  If you don't have these, you could use any white alphas and paint/ink them to match.   The foam alphas worked for me because they were small enough to fit in my wreath.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this inspires you to add lots of flowers to your next project!  Check out the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store for these Doodlebug Designs products and so much more!  I'd love to know what you think of my project.  Please feel free to leave a comment or any questions. 
If you'd like to see my YouTube video, check out the link below...

Have a great (crafty) day!


"I adore you" scrapbook layout // Butterfly Reflections Ink DT //Altenew stamps & dies

Hi crafty friends...I am back with another project to share of my sweet little lady on Easter.
This is my fourth design team project for Butterfly Reflections Ink!
I have been playing with the "Adore You" and "Beautiful Day" stamp sets from Altenew for some time now and I love these flowers!  It is also helpful to have the matching dies especially when stamping and cutting a field full of flowers.  These images aren't too difficult to fussy cut, but I am not a fan!  
You can find the "Adore You" stamps and matching dies in a set in the store...and if you prefer a different look, there are so many Altenew stamps available in the shop that can also be used to create this look.
In order to create this rainbow of flowers, I started with watercolor paper and distress inks from Tim Holtz and got to smooshing.  If you haven't seen this done before, I "smoosh" the ink pads on my craft mat, spray some water, then run the watercolor paper through the ink.  I love this technique and makes it appear that I am a master at watercoloring, but that couldn't be farther from the truth...anyone can get these results!
It is soo much fun and a little therapeutic!
When I started playing with inks, I didn't necessarily plan out how much of each color, I just knew I wanted lots of it!
After, I created several colorful panels, I started stamping flowers and leaves from the "Adore You" stamp set in Archival black ink....you do not need a Misti for this, but it is definitely helpful!  It makes for quick stamping of multiple images at once.
I used Archival ink for all of the stamping on this layout because it is bold and permanent.

To create a lot of dimension, I adhered most of my flower die cuts with foam adhesive...some placed in the center of the flowers, but also on the edges, so I could tuck in one side and pop up the other...I love the way this turned out!

I had planned to stamp a few images from the "Beautiful Day" set on my background, but I was a little nervous to mess it up!  The next best thing is to stamp on vellum...It provides a subtle texture and wont ruin your background if you mess up.  I die cut the stamped images from the matching "Beautiful Day" die set and tucked them in under the other flowers.

To give more texture and bling, I added jewels and sequins scattered about from Pretty Pink Posh.

For my title, I used sentiments from the "Adore You" set which was perfect for how I was feeling when I took this photo.

To finish up, I splattered some color with Heidi Swapp Color Shine from my stash. 
I hope you are inspired to try this technique Altenew stamps and dies that you can find over at Butterfly Reflections Ink shop.... They are se versatile and create stunning embellishments!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'd love to know what you think. 
Please feel free to comment below... If you'd like to see my entire process, check out my video on YouTube linked below....
Have a great week!

"Hello Summer" Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout // Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Hey friends...Happy Tuesday!  I have a fun and bright summer scrapbook layout to share for Butterfly Reflections Ink Online Store .  The pi...