Wednesday, April 28, 2021

love you

Hello friends! I am up on the PLS blog today with another layout for you using the Frosty and Friends collection.  Here is a look at my project:

I'm going to be super honest will you and let you know that this all started with this tag from the Fuzzy Sock Die Cut pack and three hearts!  I saw them together and a layout was born!

I paired the tag with some of the 3/4 cards from the Hug In a Mug pack and and another tag and I ended up with a grid layout. This tag is one of my favorites! I stitched around the heart with embroidery floss.

This story is one of my favorites! I took a quote that her dad relayed to me for the journaling. I added typed journal strips to a tag for the win!

I absolutely love working with this collection. I think it is quite versatile and, as you can see, this layout isn't related to winter at all! But I also love all the little winter bits included! One of my favorite Pretty Little Studio Collections to date!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon! XO o.g.


Monday, April 12, 2021

..:: super tween ::..

Hi, friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog with a layout using flair from the Bee Mine flair set! Here is a look at my project:


To tell this story I decided to pull the yellow out of her shirt - and create a monochromatic look. I started with a couple of  Distress Oxides (Wild Honey and Mustard Seed) to create a space to house my photo and embellishments. I love using Distress Oxides and water to create backgrounds. Here is a close up of the flair. 


I grabbed a bunch of yellow flowers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Sunkissed collection to cluster around the page. Some came from the embellishment pack and some I fussy cut from patterned papers. Finally I used a stamp designed by Vicki Boutin to create more texture and pops of black around the page.


For the title I used Elle's Studio Jordan Alpha stamps (both the Outline and the Dots & Stripes). I filled some of the letters in with patterned papers as well. 


I love how this one turned out. I also made a video of the process, if that's something that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out! XO o.g.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

..:: first hug ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with a layout using the new Frosty collection!  Here is a look at my project:

When I opened the Sugar Cookies die cut pack I saw so many circles!!  Then I opened the Fuzzy Socks die cut pack and saw some more! When I saw the one in the latter pack that says "Big Hugs" I realized what I had to do -- make even more circles!

I grabbed a lot of the die cut circles, and then grabbed my circle punches and some of the 6x8 pattered papers in the collection.

As always, I punched a few butterflies from the papers to add around the page.

I knew I wanted a bit of journaling so I printed that out on my printer and cut it into journal strips to tell the story of my daughter and my mom hugging for the first time in over a year.

 Such a happy story to tell, and what a beautiful collection with which to document it!  Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon! XO o.g.