Monday, March 3, 2014
Hello and good day! I am happy to show off my latest layout! It features the adorable Carta Bella Paper Baby Mine Girl collection AND includes a picture of my sweet new niece! I loved the Baby Mine collection when I first saw it and new it would be perfect for pictures of the new baby in our family. And I just know you will love Baby Mine as much as I do!
I first cut out some of the cute journaling cards and used those as the base of my design. I then printed my picture out to be about the same size as the cards. I rounded the corners to match as the cards as well. I embellished the page with a few of the chipboard stickers, which I LOVE by the way!
I used a combination of brads and chipboard pieces for most of the title and I love the way it turned out! I used my Silhoutte Cameo to cut out the 'GIRL' portion of the titled using the Benguiat Bk BT font. Notice I even used a Baby Mine brad to dot the 'I' in GIRL! I really enjoy working with this collection. I love that the color palette is mostly soft pastels with a few pops of brighter green thrown in... so cool!
This bow patterned paper (the B side of Baby Girl Dots) is my favorite paper of the collection! The bows are just perfect cute little bows in perfect little bow colors! In this photo, I want to show you how I used the pattern of the bows as a guide to trim a scalloped border. And I used the pattern of the blue paper to trim a scalloped border too!
I hope I have inspired you to scrap some of those baby pictures! Thanks for joining me and have a great day!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Good day everyone! Today I am sharing some projects I made using the awesome January Paper Bakery Scrapbook Kit called Love Potion #9! You will definitely enjoy it as much as I did... and I like the fact that it included some love inspired pieces for Valentine's Day, but wasn't over the top on love! Here are the 2 tags I made... I just LOVE the October Afternoon grey striped chipboard alphas that are included in the kit. My new fav!
And I also made a love inspired layout about my sweetie and I!
Did you notice at the top of the page I used the packaging from the My Mind's Eye Ephemera pack? You get a ton of pieces in the ephemera pack and they are all so cool!
Be sure to check out Love Potion #9! As always, thanks for dropping in!
Have a great day everyone!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Hi everyone! Today I am sharing some projects I made using Pink Paislee's latest mood board! It seems like mood boards are all the rage now and I can definitely see why! I loved using it to make these next 2 cards. I am looking forward to more of Pink Paislee's mood boards because I am sure they will coordinate with my favorite Pink Paislee collections! Their current mood board reminded me of a spring gala and had me reaching for their beautiful Color Wash and Sentiment Series collections! Take a look!
This somewhat party themed board had me thinking prize ribbons, so I used the amazing Pink Paislee prize ribbon cut file.
The speckled eggs had me thinking I needed to add little dots to the prize ribbons too! The banners at the top of the mood board made me want to use the Color Wash vellum boarders!
And if you're wondering how to get the pleated look like the one I used on my backgrounds here, please head on over to my official post on the Pink Paislee blog!
As always, thanks for dropping in. It really means a lot to me!
Have a fabulous day!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hello! I am excited to be sharing my trio of cards with you today! I just loved Carta Bella's It's a Celebration collection when I first saw it and it did not disappoint! I enjoyed working with the fun and gender-neutral colors and prints and I know you will too. I could absolutely make a gift or card out of this collection and give it to just about anyone of any age. This collection is great for making a stash of quick and easy birthday cards to have on hand! I know sometimes I am scrambling for cards at the last minute!
For the birthday boy! Using the Elements Sticker Sheet from the collection made making the cards a breeze!
Look at the cute hot air balloon sticker! And the blue starburst paper I used on this card is one of my favorites in the collection! Gorgeous!
There is so many fun colors in this collection, I easily made cards for boys and girls! On this one, I embossed one of the solid papers. I love the thickness of Carta Bella's papers too! Great for all kinds of projects and gifts!
Thanks so much for stopping in today! I really appreciate it!
Have a happy day everyone!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Good day everyone! Today I am sharing my Valentine's inspired layout using a non-Valentine's collection. It was so easy to do... I just pulled out the neutral colors of cream and black. And then I pulled out all of the pinks, reds, and teals of the collection too! I used Pink Paislee's Hey Kid and Sentiment Series- and they worked really well on this Valentine's inspired layout about my pooch!
I love the vellum banners like the ones shown here... They add just the right amount of interest to the page! The other pieces are from the ephemera pack.
I placed one picture away from the group of photos for something just a little bit different. I like the way it turned out!
And I hope I have inspired you to look through your non-themed collections for products that can be used on a Valentine's layout! As always, thanks for dropping in and have a great day!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Good morning everyone! Today I am excited to be sharing my very first layout for Pink Paislee as a member of their creative team! Today post is all about making my favorite paper patterns a major focal point while not overshadowing the photos. I used Pink Paislee's Hey Kid collection and I just love the bright colors and fun graphics! Perfect for the design I had in mind!
Hop on over to Pink Paislee to see how I created this fun and bold design!
I love using a bold page design like this to feature my favorite patterned papers. Sometimes I find myself hoarding my favorite patterns and they never get used. With this technique I will be sure to use more of my favorites!
And here are some close ups!
Thanks for stopping in! I hope I have inspired you to use those favorite patterned papers and not stash them away! Have a great day all!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Good day everyone! Today I am showing off a layout featuring The Paper Bakery's December scrapbook kit called Times Square. You will definitely love it as much as I do! It is filled with versatile papers and embellishments that can be used for any topic! This layout is close to my heart because it shows off a few pics of my dad and I. And unfortunately dad doesn't get scrapped a lot so I was happy to scrap this page!
I used the Jillibean Soup flashcards that were included the kit as inspiration for my design. I used the cards to make all of my pieces the same shape. I then constructed a design using those shapes and the panels of wood on the patterned paper.
I fussy cut out the title from the Studio Calico paper that was included in the kit as well. I know some people aren't fond of fussy cutting, but this title was SO worth it!
I even typed my journaling on the computer and modeled it after the Jillibean Soup flashcards!
Thanks for stopping in today! I hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying some scrapbooking time! You can check out Paper Bakery's December kit here! You will love the cork pieces and the chipboard that is included, just to name a few! Have a great day!