Monday, May 23, 2016

New Elle's Studio "From Sketch To Finish" Class Available Now!

The brand new "From Sketch To Finish" Class is available now with 
so many talented scrapbook page designers contributing for the class.
You get 50 pages of content within this class,
for all types of projects; from cards to pocket pages, and scrapbook pages!

Link to the class here:

There are a limited number of Little Moments Bundles available for purchase at a special price, so go get yours! 
Link here:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Kellie Stamps Creative Team May Projects

Love the New May Release stamps from Kellie Stamps!! 
They are so versatile!

May 5th Project using the My Fave stamp set to create the text paper, and pink happy happy label.

May 10th Instagram Hop Layout, using the  May"Label That" set as a digital stamp to create the label printed on the white card stock.

May 19th layout using the May "My Fave" clear stamp set and different ink colors to create the text covered stars. Love! Also love that these two had a blast, and were great sports even in the rain! (You can see it sparking on their clothes in the above photo!) Using the November Studio Calico Canyonlands Scrapbook Kit:) 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Scrap Your Heart Out NSD You-tube Hop with Prizes!

There are so many generous sponsors that have donated prizes for today's You-tube Hop!

Will you join in the fun today???

Here is my full layout made with Clique Kits May 2016 Kit just for this  special You-tube Hop today!

The process video for this layout walks you through step by step on how 
I created it, and it's part of the Scrap Your Heart Out NSD You-tube Hop with Clique Kits!!!!

There are tons of creative and talented  ladies in this hop, and I am so excited to be sharing as well!

NSD 2016 you-tube hop
Claudia van Rooijen -
Jody Spiegelhoff

Shimelle Design Team Layout #4 High Roller

Happy National Scrapbooking Day Weekend!
There will be so much scrapping going on this weekend,
Starting today!

My Shimelle 2016 Design Team Layout for the Arrow Challenge at
goes live today!
This was an amazing challenge!

My project title is "High Roller" and that's our local landmark Ferris Wheel (Observation wheel).
 For the Arrow Challenge this week and theme of local landmark, I wanted to use a photo of our local landmark the High Roller. Looking at the photo, I knew I wanted to try circles as a design element to highlight all the circles in my photo. I found the sunburst background cut file at the Silhouette Design Store and thought the rays mimicked the cables on the wheel. So now, before I even started the page, I had a direction for the layout. 

When I cut the pattern on my Silhouette, I forgot to change the depth, and it didn't cut all the way through my paper. It was a happy accident though, because it led me to use an Exacto knife to cut out every other ray on the design. This gave me fewer rays to fill with punched circles and worked out better as far as how many colors I wanted to showcase. You can use 5 different sized circle punches to  punch out different Shimelle Starshine and True Stories papers. It was so fun to pick from the large variety of patterns you get in each color. Arrange them behind each ray. I used quick dry glue to adhere just a part of each circle and lifted up the edges for added dimension. 

I stitched around each sun ray that was backed with circles, and around the edge of the Starshine Mariner paper. Fold down the top portion of the blue patterned paper and  pick cut apart strips to add around your journaling block. The title in white glitter Thickers makes sure that the colors on the layout stand out and adds another texture and sparkle!

Did I forget about the arrows? No, I added arrows to point to the photo on the sun rays without the circles. You can add enamel shapes or any Starshine Embellishments you like in between rays. 
I added mine on the edges of the stitching to give more texture and interest to the layout.

Add a doily or other circular paper behind your photo and pop it up on dimensional foam. Then stitch underneath the title, and you have a completed page. 

I like to try to think of new ways to use my supplies, and I hope you enjoyed this variation on the sunburst design. What ways can you think of to use cut files other than they were intended? 

Happy crafting and Happy National Scrapbook Day Weekend! 

Artful Leigh

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Clique Kits April 2016 Blog Share

Welcome to the April Pep Rally for Clique Kits!
Join in the fun and comment along the way 
for a chance at a full kit giveaway prize! 
You should arrive from Kim Allen's blog, the entire hop list is below though.

 With just one steel rule die set, you can quickly put together a cohesive page. Used three different size stars here. I like to try to see how many different color schemes I can create with one Clique Kit!

 Using the EXCLUSIVE cut files that coordinate with your April Kit , you can find them here in the Clique Kits Store. hint: They are on the last page:)

Have you tried a grid collage style on a scrapbook page yet? This is the first one for me. There are so many cute die cuts in this kit to pick from! Those Bella BLVD enamel hearts are perfect! My fave from this month's kit, is the exclusive mirrored acrylic camera from Color Cast Designs!

Used the sketch that Erica added to our Facebook Group "The Clique" and you can join in there for lots of inspiration!

You can simply watercolor and punch into circles once dry, along with patterned paper from your kit.

Next blog is Mariah Hechler

Clique Kits April Blog Share Line Up:
Clique Kits
Gia Lau
Sandy Gonzalez
*Leigh Ann Odynksi*****YOU ARE HERE

May Kit Reveal is live at Clique Kits Blog, and here are some images of May's kit, Northern Lights!!

Thank you for stopping by, and have fun on the hop/reveal day activities!
Artful Leigh

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kellie Stamps Creative Team April 2016 Scrapbook Page Two

For the second April 2016 Kellie Stamps project I created this scrapbook page,
"You Rock".
I can't even begin to describe how much I love my kids, 
my heart just warms when I look at them! 
Thought maybe the "Man I Love You" stamps from the RAD set 
covering the background was a good place to start!

Supplies: Studio Calico Lollipop Guild Scrapbook Kit, Kellie Stamps digital "Rad" set, and Silhouette Cameo to cut the title.

I simply added the digital stamps to my page in the Silhouette Studio software, hit fill page and printed the 8.5x11 background on my home printer. 

Close up to show the stitching on the triangle pieces, and details.

Thank you for joining me here today!
Artful Leigh 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Project Life® Creative Team 2016 Share

It's that time of the month again to share some inspiration from the 
Project Life® Creative Team 2016!
I am enjoying this year on the Physical Team, 
meaning using the physical products from Project Life® 
and that makes the fourth year documenting our family 
with this super easy system.
Seriously so easy!

This is Week 7: Currently Edition Core Kit, Currently Chipboard frames, and @FeedYourCraft on Etsy mini flair for Valentine's Day. 

Hubby commented yesterday, while perusing our older Project Life® books, that he can't believe how much better my photos are now than they were when I started documenting with PL. four years ago! 
That's quite a complement, considering he is not a detail person at all! Ha! I think it is in the daily documenting practice that improvement comes, as with anything. So, if you haven't yet, start today and you will be amazed at all the details of your family life you can capture and record with Project Life®.

Visit for more from the other members on the team and info on Project Life®