Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fun Simple and Free Color Design Website You'll Love

For anyone who loves color, and wants inspiration on choosing color palettes for your scrapbook layouts, in my opinion, there is nowhere better than Design Seeds.

It is so easy to use.  One of my favorite features is the slider bar selection box at the top of the Palette Search page.  You can choose between picking a single color of your own and finding an artistic palette to inspire you.  Perfect when you are trying to highlight a particular color from your photo or supplies. 

Another easy breezy choice is to select one of the "search by theme" choices.  For this page I picked flora and am thrilled with the garden of beautiful photos and color palettes at my fingertips.

This search option is always inspiring to me and seems to be so intuitive in selecting THE perfect choices to fit the mood or color designs that inspire me most.  Here's just a few more of my favorite pics:

mineral hues
This one was in the minerals selection.  Man oh man, if only I could just reach thru and into this screen and touch and "borrow" all these great mineral specimens...yummmmmm.  Did I ever mention how much I love rocks and gems?

color stacked
This gorgeous palette is from the "summer" search link.  I just love these vibrant colors. Now where can I find those dishes???

And last, but certainly not least...this gorgeous palette.  With playful bubbles and fun filled mix of colors.  I would have never ever ever thought of mixing these colors.  It popped up when I moved the RGB sliders to find a fun golden yellow as the starting point.  

Now I am off to pull cardstock from my overflowing stash.  Yep, this was just the inspiration I needed to get me out of this chair!  Now you, go, and have fun playing with color! 




summer spectrums

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Loads of Layouts!


Happy National Scrapbook Day 2015!  

Well I hope you are having a fun filled day of scrapping and crafting to your hearts content.

I wanted to give a big shout out to everyone and wish them a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 
day filled with crafting and creating to your hearts content! 


I am going to fill this post up with photos of some of the layouts I have created in the past few days and weeks.  Some just for fun and some to sell as kits.  To all my wonderful friends who bought some... a very very heartfelt thank you!  Well anywho... off we go to take a closer look at some of them.

What you may notice is I have been having too much fun playing with my Cricut Explore, embossing folders, Spellbinder dies and all the scrappy goodies I have been stashing over the years.  And I really enjoyed the variety of moods and looks I got from all the different paper lines and supplies. Joanns had a sale a couple of weeks ago, 1/2 off and then a 20% coupon on top of that so I couldn't resist loading up on paper.  Because, yep, I didn't have too much already...teeheehee.


That's where I bought this beautiful G45 paper.  It is from there calendar collection this year.  And while it is actually the August print... I couldn't resist making this layout for now.  I am so blessed that one of my sweetest scrapbook buddies is a woman named Charlene. 



Charlene has acres of sunflowers on her land that bloom each year.  But she absolutely glows with a divine light everyday.  She really really is my Sunshine scrappy friend!

 Now this paper I just couldn't resist.  Grew up in the 70's...cutoffs, bandana tops and loads of embroidered flowers and ditzy flower prints and eyelet laces.  Aaaaah, wasn't that just yesterday?  

So me and my Explore got to play and make this happy little summer layout.  
















Michaels had some wonderful new Hot Buy pads and this cute tea up print paper is from one of those great deals.  I am just in love with all the glitter and foil stamping out and around this year. And this layout, while sweet with flowers, really pops with the gold foil touches.  

Made this quick, simple beach layout using scraps from Websters Pages that I have had for years and just couldn't throw out!  And a heartfelt shout out to another scrappy friend Kay, for sharing her burlap with me.  We were blessed to go to a wonderful crop, hosted by 2scrappychicks, right here in Sulphur, La.  To Wendy and her team who put the whole thing together....WOW WOWY WOW WOW... it was the best crop ever!!!!!!! Can't wait til next year!


Okay, I am gonna just post a couple more layouts.  One masculine grunge and one more my traditional vintagey style. So here goes...

Kaisercraft was the main paperline used on the layout above, but you know I couldn't post layouts without at least one little bit of Anna Griffin...lolol

So Happy National Scrapbook Day to everyone!  

Have fun and create something for fun!

Hugs, 
Molly













Sunday, January 11, 2015

Valentine Layouts...the first for the year

Well it's cold and rainy today.  The perfect day  for crafting in your jammies!  I started off last week by pulling out my valentine papers from my stash and hoping to be inspired to use them up, to make room for new papers, of course.  And hoping to use my Explore to make some titles and cuts perfect for the holiday.  Plus I wanted to use the little FREE digital cards I downloaded from Webster's Pages.  You can use this link to download for yourself:

http://websterspages.com/digital/our-gifts-to-you/freebies/printable-valentines-cards.html
Printable Valentines Cards


Now, I am just head over heels in love with my new Crircut Explore so far. Now don't get me wrong, as with any great relationship there are problems.  First just getting to know each other and learning all the tips and tricks to make the most out of this latest big ticket purchase.  

I am still deciding whether I want to pay the subscribers monthly fee, or just buy images as I need them, since I already have dozens of my  own cricut cartridges uploaded into my Cricut account.  Now it's only January 11th, but so far I have only bought 4 images, at 99 cents each, so  I am still ahead of the subscription price.  But it is only the 11th of the month....lolol

Above is the latest youtube video I made to show off some very very simple layouts I did with gorgeous die cuts and titles from the Explore.   Hope you enjoy and as for me...back to the craft room to use up the rest of that valentine paper. 

hugs and have fun, 
Molly

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Calendar "Folios" for you purse...




Well it's officially 2015!  And I have been in a calendar making mood for quite a while.  So I've been searching youtube and Pinterest for inspiration and after too too too many hours at the computer screen, I pulled away and started making some purse size "calendar folios".  Got the idea for the "folio" style from seeing the youtube videos from Kathryn Krieger and her amazing foto folio kits videos.  That, of course, led me to watching about a hundred other videos, which took me from mid December til, well now, after the ball has dropped.  

I "engineered" a purse size folio and have been making them fast and furiously.  Easy to do, a little bizarre flipping and folding later and I'm just about where I want to be on the layouts.  So now I thought I'd share with you what I have come up with....
I made the "Clock Face" calendars with my Photoshop Elements program and have them posted here if you would like to use. 






You should be able to just right click on the picture and then "save image" to wherever you would like or "print image".  They are sized to print on 8.5 x 11 inch paper.   I would appreciate any links back to my blog if you upload pictures or videos using these, thanks!  

Below are just five of the best, cutest, freshest calendars I found on Pinterest....so far!  

I have provided a link to the Pinterest page and then you just need to click on the pictures and it should take you straight to their blogs where you can download these great calendars. 

You will certainly want to follow their blogs, too!  So inspirational and creative...


2015 Calendar FREE Printable | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Free Printable Motivational desk calendar from Elegance & Enchantment
  Elegant and Enchantment's Motivational Calendar Pinterest Link
FREE 3×4 Project Life 2015 calendar (Sunday to Saturday or Monday to Sunday – you choose!)
Scrappy Stickly Inky Mess Pinterest Link                               

Use a wood slice for a cute way to display your free printable 2015 calendar.
Clean & Scentsible Desk Calendar Pinterest Link
FREE printable 2015 mini calendar ^^
  CreativeMamma.com Pinterest Link
                                           
               





Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happiest of Holidays to you and yours!

Here's my latest two holiday videos.  I am having so much fun crafting lately.  Tonight, I was sitting in front of our tree, sipping eggnog (yes, it was spiked with wonderful brandy and rum) and just having fun crafting. So I took a minute and made some quick videos and thought you might enjoy...

The first one is made from a box I got my Bare Minerals makeup in.  It just looked like the perfect showcase for my Anna Griffin papers and embellies I had out.




The second video are some 
Snowflake ornaments I made after being inspired 
by my youtube friend Sue...
Here's a link to her video:
Snowflake Ornaments by Sue


I used my Cricut Explore machine and Anna Griffin images to make these 
giant snowflakes.  Just love how 
they turned out!



Hope you all are having a safe, happy and fun filled holidays! Blessings to you and yours!
hugs, 
Molly






Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blessed so much more than I deserve



Well, I want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!  I recently had a party for a few of my dear scrapbooking friends and it was wonderful.  The theme I chose for this year's party was "Blessed Beyond Measure".  I feel so blessed everyday, and just wanted to share that sentiment with my friends.  

The picture above is just a little piece of wall art I made for the season.  It all started with a frame I bought from a garage sale for $1.  Yep, one dollar.  Then I just covered the art in the middle with a piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper from K and Company, from the very old Alleghany Plum collection that I have been hoarding.   The sentiment added on top was something I "scraplifted" and recreated on my computer on photoshop.  It just said it so much better than I could.  "Thank you God for blessing me so much more than I deserve. "

This second picture is another seasonal piece I made from a second frame from a garage sale.  Covered the background with some very bright orange embossed wrapping paper, then just used more K and Company papers to make the panels.  Again, the sentiment was something I created using photoshop on my computer

A dear friend even helped me create a layout for each of the ladies to create that helped celebrate the season too...


Of course the house was decorated for Thanksgiving and fall, but we celebrated Christmas as well by making some very pretty Tussie Mussies.  The ladies really outdid themselves with all their creative skills and every one was so unique and so beautiful And it was just too much fun watching them "playing" at making their own.  Here's just a few of the ladies with their gorgeous creations!  

I want to thank all these dear friends for their kindness and generosity.  We had a truly wonderful time!  And the food, oh my gosh golly, the food that night was outstanding.  So I hope each and every one of you and your families have a very wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.  And I just pray you all have as much fun as we did!  I am so looking forward to our family celebration now!  

Happy Thanksgiving to you all
Hugs, Molly


Sunday, September 28, 2014

So Excited! I Opened an Etsy Shop

Well I did it!  I have wanted to for a long time, and I finally did it!
 I opened an Etsy Shop.  Here's the link:

MollysGiftsandCrafts

I have so many beautiful scrapbook supplies and ideas to share and have just started putting some of them in this new shop.  I can't wait to add so many more.  I am thinking of adding listings for custom made pages, albums, titles, lace kits, handcraft gifts and so much more.... well, I think you can see why I sure would appreciate your input.  

So far, I have scrapbook kits, layout kits, one of a kind handcrafted albums and some of my favorite supplies to offer.  But I would love to hear from you, what else would you like to see in the new shop?

 I know your time is so valuable, but please take a minute, take a look and let me know what you think.  I am not going to launch on youtube or facebook for a few more days. But I wanted to get your opinion on how to make this fun new shop even better.  

Here are a few pictures from the new shop

Vintage Blue and Yellow Inspiration Scrapbook Kit
Yellow and Blue Vintage Scrapbook Kit



12 x 12 Double Page Scrapbook Layout Kit "WonderFall"
WonderFall Scrapbook Layout Kit


12 x 12 Double Page Scrapbook Layout "Beautiful  You"
Beautiful You Scrapbook Layout Kit


25 Piece Metal Embellishment Kit with 4 styles of Filigrees
25 Pc Metal Embellishment Kit


Well, Thank You so much for your time and any ideas or comments you share.  
hugs, 
Molly