Tuesday, May 23, 2017

..:: nature: a love story ::..

Hello!  I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog with this layout that I made using the 2017 May kit - Take Note. My assignment was to use the exclusive cork hearts in a unique way. I chose to use one of them as part of my title in this layout that documents my daughter's love of nature.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to poke holes in white card stock so that I could easily hand stitch the word "Nature". I set it up in the Silhouette Studio software using the Bebas font, keeping in mind exactly where I wanted it on the page.  Then after it cut the holes for me, I stitched using black embroidery floss. 

I used watercolors to paint inside the lines that I stitched. I grabbed color inspiration from the patterned papers and embellishments  that I chose from this month's kit.

I did a little fussy cutting of the flowers from the Webster's Pages patterned paper and added some bits from the Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love bits and pieces included in the kit. 

My title was completed with the "love" cork heart, and the acrylic word "story". I added just a little bit of journaling and this simple, but fun page, was complete!

Check out how Kelly used the cork hearts by visiting the Scrapbook Circle blog today!

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

..:: spring emerges ::..

Hi! I am up on the A Flair for Buttons blog today with a fun spring layout! 

I used gelatos, mist, and watercolors for the background with a cut file from Just Nick. The patterned papers are mostly from Shimelle's Little by Little collection, along with some fussy cut butterflies from Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. 

The butterfly flair and the 'emerge' flair were perfect for this spring layout documenting spring's entrance in 2017.  Here are a few closeups.

I also made a process video if that suits your fancy! 

Check out the {A Flair for Buttons } blog for more inspiring flair ideas.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

..:: new shades ::..

Hi friends! Hope you are having a fantastic Mother's Day! I'm up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with this DT Choice layout using the May Scrapbook Circle Kit - Take Note.

My color inspiration came from the yellows, greens, and pinks (especially the yellows) in the PinkFresh Sudio diecuts and alphas (both in the This is Magic Add-on this month). I grabbed a bunch of circle items from the die cut packs in the main kit, too. Then I used a circle punch and a confetti punch to punch a few more circles from the patterned papers to create a line of circles on the right side of my page.

Stitching, paint splatters, and tangled thread pulled it all together. Here are a few close ups:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

..:: gimmie some knucks ::..

I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with a new layout using the May Scrapbook Circle Kit and Printable.

I used the Pinkfresh Studio alpha for "gimmie some" and then cut the word "knocks" freehand from patterned paper. Then to help "Knucks" stand out better I added some hand stitching around the letters.

I used the printable card that says "I love you because..." behind my photo as a layer. I was also inspired by the words for my journaling.

I also added some machine stitching for a final touch to this monochromatic layout about my daughter's silliness.

I made a process video if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

..:: just us together with all my heart ::..

Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day 2017! I am up on the A Flair For Buttons blog today with my first blogpost!

I used three pieces of flair for this layout, and I love each and every one! I used "Just Us" from the Family is Forever set because it fit the theme and color of this layout (and acts as part of my title)!

 By far my favorite piece is from the gorgeous LOVE Gold Foil Flair set!

I nestled this geometric heart into some gold thread. That heart is from the Black and Gold set.

I made a process video that is part of a video hop for National Scrapbooking day (if that suits your fancy). 

Friday, May 5, 2017

..:: live, laugh, love ::..

I am so happy to announce that I have my first layout up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog as part of the Design Team!  I have had a ton of fun creating with the May Kit - Take Note. For this layout I also used a few elements from the Pinkfresh Studio Live More Phrase Stickers, which are in the May Add On Kit - Here We Go. Here is my first "Be Real" post on the blog -- these are about every day "real" moments. 

I started with Heidi Swapp's beautiful "Blushed" paper from her Magnolia Jane collection. It was so beautiful and water color-y, I didn't even use any mixed media on this layout! For my title I used a tag from the Elle's Studio Bits and Pieces included in the main kit. I used many other bits and pieces as well!  The photo was taken by My One True Love out at his parent's house. Grandpa is pushing B. in the swing, very high. 😀 It was such a spring moment, that I thought florals were in order.

And guess what?  There are florals in the kit. I just had to fussy cut that Dear Lizzy paper, and I love the Webster's Pages floral paper!

Yes, This.  So happy to get another story documented. 

I am super excited to be a part of the Scrapbook Circle Team. I can't wait to show you all of the other projects I have already made from this kit!  Stay tuned!

Also.....Tomorrow is NSD!  Make sure you come back for a little something something tomorrow! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

..:: always sparkle girl ::..

Hello!  I am participating in a Product Spotlight over on the Paper Issues blog. This is my last project as a Paper Issues Design team member, but stick with me and keep reading because I have some happy scrappy news coming soon.  Either way, I am super thankful for the time I've had with Paper Issues, and I will continue to participate in their challenges and other goings on in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group! And who knows, maybe I will be back as a design team member in the future. 

We are spotlighting Doodle Bug's most recent collections. I am using the "girl" one called Fairy Tales for this layout of my daughter at the park.

Here are a couple of closeups!

Love this flair from A Flair for Buttons. Like I said I have happy scrappy news.  I am now on the Design Team for A Flair for Buttons!  I have been a long time customer of Shelley's flair and I am super excited for this adventure!

 I made a process video if that suits your fancy!

Stay tuned on this blog and other social media for more important announcements coming in the future!

Monday, April 17, 2017

..:: introducing my new alien green kia soul ::..

It's a new issue over at Paper Issues and I got to play along! Here is my take on the challenge:

My car died (ugh), I got a new car (yeah)! I love the color, a ton. So I used it for this layout! 👍 I started with some stitching -- which I set up on my Silhouette Cameo. It made the holes for me and then I stitched for days. LOL  Added some Heidi Swapp Color Shine (in Citron) and a few black splatters. 

I super heart that flair don't you???? Of course it's from A Flair for Buttons

Simple. Easy. Fun.  Check out all the details on the blog -- I hope you play along with the Put the Petal/Pedal to the Medal/Metal Challenge this month!

See you soon!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

..:: flower behind ::..

Hi! Hope you are having a Happy Easter if that is something that you celebrate! I'm here today with a layout I made using items available in the April Scrapbook Circle Kit and some flair from A Flair For Buttons. I'm submitting this to their challenge this month that is all about metallics!  Here's my take on the challenge!

The story that I'm documenting today is all about my daughter, the song writer. B. has been using my typewriter (and sometimes her iPad) to type up songs that she has written. And they are actually pretty amazing. So for this layout, I wanted to document one of my favorites. I used it as the bulk of the journaling -- as you see below.

For the challenge I used a lot of copper foil fun! Pink fresh Studios Live On collection has these awesome alphas that are copper colored. There are also starts and asterisks on the alpha sheet! I added those throughout my wreath. For a closer look you can check out my process video, if that suits your fancy! 

Here are a couple more close ups:

I did a lot of fussy cutting for this layout!

A layout isn't a layout without a little flair from A Flair For Buttons! For real. 😀

See you soon!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

..:: sweet sweet little delights ::..

It's a product spotlight sort of day over on the Paper Issues blog and I got to play along!  Today we are putting the spotlight on Pinkfresh Studio's Live More collection. Here's my layout using this awesome collection:

Just a few splatters of mist and a little thread for my sewing -- the rest is all Pinkfresh. I used a little bit of everything on this layout -- die cuts from the ephemera pack, puffy stickers, word stickers, the arrow paperclips (took the clip off) and two sets of alphas!  I absolutely love how this one turned out!

Here's a close up of my 'subtitle'. 😀

And another close up of the splatters behind my title -- I love those acetate letters! 

Check out the blog for more inspiration with this collection!  Grab some Pinkfresh from the store and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase! 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

..:: just chillaxin' ::..

Here's another layout that I did during Paper Issues online crop this weekend!  This was for the stitching challenge. I used both hand and machine stitching (two of my faves)!

For this layout I used items from Shimelle's most recent collection Little by Little.  I fussy cut those circles out -- and stitched them down with my machine. But before that I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut stitching holes for my title!  So fun!   Here are a few close ups!

This crop was so much fun! It's been great seeing all of the different takes on each challenge!

..:: coffee ::..

It's Swag Bag Sunday at Paper Issues, and I played along!  Here is the layout I made with a February 2017 Swag Bag!

First I added a cut file in my Silhouette Studio Software, and used this tutorial to create stitching holes, then stitched it with black embroidery thread.

Gotta have a bit of flair from A Flair for Buttons. :-)

This cup die cut was the inspiration for this layout, actually. When I saw it, I remembered that I had a photo of a coffee cup with a heart on it! :-) 

As always, lots of layers when I make a layout with a Swag Bag!

Grab a Swag Bag or anything else from the store and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase!

Friday, March 17, 2017

..:: first sign of spring ::..

Paper Issues is having an online crop this weekend!  I made this layout as part of one of the challenges -- scrap the first of something! Here are the details if you would like to participate in the challenges (it's free, it's going on all weekend, it's not too late, and there are fun prizes)! 

I got my inspiration for this layout from the great Missy Whidden -- she did some similar title work and I thought it fit perfect for this layout!  

I used mostly items from Paige Taylor Even's most recent collection for Pink Paislee -- Oh My Heart. I also added a couple of flair from my favorite etsy shop -- A Flair For Buttons. And finally all of those pretty little confetti stars are from Color Cast Designs.

Here are a few close ups!

I would love it if you would play along with use in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group! Look for another layout or two coming soon!