7.25.2016

Playing with the Woodland Collection from Pretty Little Studio

Good morning, everyone!  I have a new layout on the Pretty Little Studio blog today that uses the new-ish Woodland collection.  I love the colors in this collection - the kelly greens, corals and navy blues compliment each other so nicely and make the collection truly unique from others.

My favorite product from the Woodland collection is most definitely the package of the die cut butterflies.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I *needed* them :).  I also knew just what photo I wanted to scrap with them.  I think this photo of my niece running through a field is simply perfect for this collection.  It's like my sister-in-law took the picture with Woodland in mind... :o)
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I also had fun laying the striped vellum sheets down in alternating directions to create a fun zig-zag effect...the stitching is messy, but I kind of like it like that!
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Have a fabulous day!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Clear Background Sheet: Bella Blvd; Wood Veneer: Heidi Swapp; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

7.16.2016

Scraplift Saturday || 7.16.16


Two Scraplift Saturday posts two weeks in a row!  I admit it, I'm out of town right now, so I had to schedule some posts.  These were the easiest ones for me to do :)

For today's edition, I decided to scraplift this layout.  I was never sure how I felt about it, but decided to give it another go:

And here is my result...made with my Clique into Summer kit from Clique Kits:

Thanks for stopping in!

Cradstock: Bazzill;

7.09.2016

Scraplift Saturday || 7.9.16


Good morning everyone!  I have a new Scraplift Saturday layout to share today.  Here is the layout I chose to lift:

Here is my new take on it:

I was excited to be able to use the Clique into Summer kit from Clique Kits.  It's full of the fun "You Are Here" collection from Simple Stories.  I have a few more layouts in the works - this kit is too much fun!!

Have a nice weekend!!

**For the first layout's supply list, click on the link to the layout.**

Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphas: American Crafts; Cut Aparts: Clique Kits; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Patterned Paper, Stickers, Die Cuts: Simple Stories

7.04.2016

Project Life || May with Clique Kits

Good morning, everyone!  For all those living in the U.S., Happy Independence Day! I hope you a safe and happy holiday.

I am up on the Clique Kits blog today sharing my May Project Life spread.  

If you've been following along with me this year, you know that I have really simplified my Project Life process, but that doesn't mean that I don't like adding some fun bits and pieces to my monthly spreads every now and then.

For the first page of my May spread I decided to make  a flip-up title card.  I did this for a couple of reasons: I prefer 4x6 title cards and the page protectors I like only have 1 4x6 slot...and I had a 4x6 picture.  Also, the picture contains a bunch of people from work and I knew that I was going to be sharing this spread online, so I decided this was the easiest way to cover it up :)  Here is the spread:
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Here is the flip-up title card...I included journaling notes on the other side of it:
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For the second page of my monthly spread I really wanted to find a unique way to use that awesome paper from Pinkfresh...and hence the giant "Life" title in the middle...I also managed to use the whole remaining package of SpiegelMom Scraps sequins here:
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My third page is less exciting, but does include a few details that I think are fun; mainly the handmade filler cards:
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Thanks for popping in...I leave you with a look at this month's kit:
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Page Protectors: Becky Higgins (Design F); Journaling Cards: Clique Kits, Pinkfresh Studio; Alphas, Patterned Paper, Rubber Stickers, Acetate Words: Pinkfresh Studio; Arrow Clip: Freckled Fawn; Wood Veneers: Studio Calico; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Enamel Hearts: Bella Blvd; Staples: Tim Holtz; Printable labels: Clique Kits

7.02.2016

Lots of Layers || Clique Kits

Hello!  Happy weekend! :o)
Today I am popping in to share another layout made with the Clique Kits Raskog Kit.  I usually have a semi-plan for how I want to arrange my page before I begin, but recently I've been sitting down with no real plan in mind.  That's what I did for this page.  I knew I wanted to incorporate a lot of layers, but after that, I really didn't know what I wanted to do.
I was so happy with the color scheme that ended up emerging on this page: black, white, grey, yellow, green and blue - so pretty! The colors look really nice with the handsome pictures of my Moose Dog :o)
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After I had my pictures matted, I just started playing with scraps of paper and layered away.  I moved things all around until I got everything just where I wanted it.  I guess you could say that I "free-styled" this one:
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Here is one last close-up...I kinda love those Bella Blvd/Illustrated Faith Enamel Hearts add on!
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Thanks for stopping by today - enjoy the weekend!
Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Enamel Hearts: Bella Blvd; Patterned Paper, Alphas, Acetate Word, Rubber Banner: Pinkfresh Studio; Cut Outs, Flair: Clique Kits

7.01.2016

Creative Scrappers || Sketch 296

Hello, everyone!!  Since it's the first of the month (it's July?!?!), that means there is a new sketch posted at Creative Scrappers today.  This month's sketch is really fun:

And it comes with the added bonus of a free cut file from this month's sponsor, Just Nick Studios!

I stuck to the sketch very closely...and was so excited that I was finally able to dig into my "She Blooms" collection from Bella Blvd:

I hope you decide to play along with us this month!  The winner will get a $25 gift card to Just Nick Studios!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Cut File: Just Nick Studios; Everything Else: Bella Blvd

6.30.2016

Fringe and Mist || Clique Kits

Good morning, everyone!!  I shared another Raskog Kit layout on the Clique Kits blog yesterday.   I am really enjoying this kit and it's fun patterns and colors.  It's a little bit different from what I'm normally attracted to, but I've found that it's been so easy to create with.  I'm definitely a fan :)

As soon as I saw the acetate words in the kit, I knew I wanted to use one to create a mask.  The very first thing I did on this layout was use the acetate "Capture" as my mask and then I built the rest of my layout around it.  After my mist had dried, I outlined the word with a black marker to make it stand out more.
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I also decided on a whim to add some fringed patterned paper.  The "fringe trend" is really popular right now, so I decided now was the time to experiment with it myself.  To pull everything together, I cut out tiny pieces from the 6x6 paper pad add on and created borders along the top & bottom of my page.

Here is my final layout:
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And one more close-up:
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Thanks for popping in today!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Patterned Paper, Alphas, Rubber Shape: Pinkfresh Studio; Arrow Clip: Freckled Fawn; Flair: Clique Kits