Monday, August 8, 2016

..:: happy girl ::..

It's that time again --- Mix It Up Monday on the Paper Issues blog.  Here's my project:

Watercolors, stitching, and thread, oh my!

This title work is my favorite part of the layout -- except the photos, of course! I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the title (it poked the holes for me!) and then I stitched. I cut the whole thing out by hand and then used pop dots for some added height.

The uke that Bea is playing in these photos and the flamingos just seemed to match! I love these clips that came in the Swag Bag. And that PI card (below) fit the whole theme beautifully!

Water color background and lots of thread, and lots of color.  Seems to be what I do these days.  Oh, and layers...lots of layers.

Wanna play along this month?  It's anything goes! The details are all here.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

..:: got tapas? ::..

I'm back with layout inspired by a great sketch that's up on the Paper Issues Blog today!  Here's my take on the sketch:

Here's  a look at the inspiration sketch:

I stuck pretty closely to the sketch this month. Wanna play along?  You can find the details here

I used Dear Lizzy's most recent collection, Saturday, and I totally love it! These colors! Grab some Dear Lizzy or any of the other awesome collections in the Paper Issues Store today!  Use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your entire purchase!

Friday, August 5, 2016

..:: let's roll ::..

It's time for a bit of (P)Inspiration!  Here's my take on the August mood board at Paper Issues.

Here's a look at the gorgeous mood board. 

I took inspiration from the colors (specifically black, white, grey, with pops of pink and yellow) and the "transportation" theme of this beautiful board. The new Cute Girl collection by Crate Paper was perfect for this!

I treated each square like a little mini-layout. This one I used yellow acrylic paint by Dylusions as part of my base layer!  Here is a close-up look at the other sections.

Details of how to play along with us this month can be found here on the Paper Issues Blog

Crate Paper also has a Cool Kid collection that is perfect for more of a boy theme. Grab some of Crate Paper's latest collections at the Paper Issues store today and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your order. (PS, there are tons of other things in the store, and the code works for all of it)!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

..:: happy day ::..

Time for a Product Spotlight over on the Paper Issues Blog. The Design Team got to play with one of the new Simple Stories lines called Sunshine & Happiness. I love it! It's so bright and exactly the colors I love.

Perfect fit for this photo of my daughter eating ice cream on our deck.

I used alphas from the sticker sheet and a couple of die cuts from the ephemera pack for my title. 

The 6x6 pad, a piece of 12x12 striped patterned paper, and some tissue made up my layers behind the photo.

More ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots for this cluster.  I loved working with this collection! I have already made a couple of layouts and use some of the stickers and ephemera in my planner! 

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