Tuesday, July 25, 2017

..:: shark girl ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {A Flair for Buttons} blog today with this colorful layout and process video!

I was completely inspired by the flair that you see in the photo below!  When I saw it, I knew I wanted to do a layout that used water colored flowers.

I grabbed a cut file from the Silhouette store and cut the holes in my background paper so that I could hand stitch around the flower, then I painted the flower using gelatos and a bit of water. I used the same painting technique for a bunch of other flowers that I cut out of white card stock, and then added them to my page.

I used three pieces of flair from the same set -- Watercolors and I just love how this turned out. Here are a few more close-ups.

I made a process video of that something that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Monday, July 24, 2017

..:: you make me happy when skies are gray ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog with my last project for them. I'm sad to see the kits stop, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Lisa has in store for us next!

For this layout I used the "happy" acrylic word, and I spray painted it orange! :-) I laid out the rest of the title in my Silhouette software and cut it out, I backed the whole layout with the corrugated, navy blue card stock. I like how it makes the words pop!

Since I was using so many polka dots, I decided I didn't want to use the cork shapes as hexagons, so I got out my 1 inch circle punch and made them circles! I painted a few of the circle Vicki Boutin stickers orange, for a few pops of orange, a popped them off the page with pop dots.

I really like how this turned out! I had such a fun time working with the Scrapbook Circle kits!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

..:: splish splash summer fun ::..

I am up on the {A Flair For Buttons} blog today with this layout using AFFB flair and bunch of Color Cast Designs Goodies. Over the 4th of July weekend we did a little traveling and stayed overnight at a hotel for a couple of nights. My daughter was determined to swim across the pool -- even through the deep end. She practiced and practiced and she did it. So, this story had to be documented and wouldn't you know it? The perfect flair is available in the {A Flair For Buttons} store!

SplishSplashSummerTime copy

I soon as I saw this flair in the shop I knew that I would use it on a layout with a blue pool picture and some blue and aqua mixed media in the background! I was just waiting for the right story! Then when I saw the Color Cast Designs June releases, I just had to have this and this and these and these to make this layout happen! 


I used one piece of flair and the Splish Splash acrylic phrase for my title -- it was perfect for this layout and the story. The waves in the background were made using a free cut file from The Paper Issues Store. 


And could this Pool Time flair be any more perfect?  I don't think so!  I sprinkled some more hearts and stars from Color Cast Designs to create a cluster! 

I absolutely love these interlocking hearts! So thankful to get this story told. 

I made a video of my process if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

..:: fine little day for lemonade ::..

I am up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog today with this layout I made using the July Smile More kit as well as the July Hug More Add-on kit from Scrapbook Circle.

I challenged myself to use the Vicki Boutin bookmarks on a layout instead of in my planner and I love how it turned out!

I have loved working with the Scrapbook Circle kits this month! 

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

..:: first library card ::..

I am up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog today with this layout using the July Smile More main kit and add-ons. I had a lot of fun documenting my daughter's first library card acquisition! 😀

Here are a few close ups:

I have really enjoyed working with this kit and I ended up with four very different looking layouts, all from the same kit!  I love it when it works out that way!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

..:: be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios ::..

Happy Fourth of July, friends!  I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with a layout that is not fitting the theme of the day at all, but it is a fun one!  My challenge this week was to use the Dear Lizzy Phrase Thickers (found in the July kit -- Smile More) in a unique way. I decided that since I usually use these phrases as part (or all) of a title, to be different, I wouldn't use them as a title on this layout. Instead I used them for EVERYTHING ELSE! In fact, I used almost the whole package on this one layout!  Here's what I came up with:

My title is "Be a Fruit Loop in a World Full of Cheerios", which fits this snap chat photo perfectly, no? That phrase is from the Vicki Boutin water color sticker book found in the July embellishment add-on kit. I used several other phrases from that sticker book throughout the layout. Some of them I painted and others I left white. Each little square has a phrase that tells how to be a fruit loop. 😄😄

Here are a few close ups:

 This was a really fun layout to make!  Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

..:: bea & maia ::..

I am up on the {A Flair for Buttons} blog today with this layout about my daughter meeting her new best friend.  I used Pebbles Girl Squad collection, that I got here at the Paper Issues Store. There are quite a few pieces of ephemera and stickers that have metallic gold in them, so I grabbed a few flair from my A Flair For Buttons stash and got busy!

The story of these two is pretty amazing. They met and within moments they were joined at the hip. They are such creative, free spirits that in was instant bonding. So fun to watch them! Maia's mom and I exchanged contact information at the girls' insistence, and a long distance friendship was born! I have a feeling there may be more layouts about these two in my future. 😀

Here are a few close-ups of the gorgeous gold flair! I used flair from the Summer Gold Flair and Love Gold Flair sets.

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

..:: summer sunshine ::..

Hi friends!  I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with new layout using the June Scrapbook Circle kit -- Sunshine Days and the June cut file.  Here is my layout:

And here are a few close ups:

I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy. I included a screen cast of how I used the cut file as well as the process of putting together the layout.

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

..:: granny glasses ::..

Hi! I'm up on the A Flair For Buttons blog with this layout of my grandson stealing my glasses! I pulled inspiration from the colors in the photo and then found the perfect flair to go with it.  Here's my layout:

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

And a few close-ups:

I sprinkled a bunch of little flowers all over my layout. These are "posies" from Queen & Co, and I am in love with them!

I used flair from the Hello Life Flair Set, Family is Forever Flair Set, and Photo Bombed/Selfie Flair set.

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

..:: hey you ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with this DT Choice layout using the June Sunshine Days Kit!  I loved working with this kit! Check out the SBC blog for the details of how I put this together, but here are a few photos of my finished layout!

Monday, June 5, 2017

..:: prince ::..

I am up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog today with a "Take 2" layout. I am using the June Sunshine Days kit and scrap lifting another designer for this one, and here is my take:

And here are a few close ups:

Check out the Scrapbook Circle blog to see who I lifted!

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!