Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Making a bold design on a layout

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!
Hugs, Tegan

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A layout with a fun design!

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!
Hugs, Tegan

Friday, January 10, 2014

Homemade with Love banner!

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun and easy banner I made with the oh-so-delicious Homemade with Love collection by Carta Bella.  I adore the color palette- red, teal, yellow, and pink! This collection is great for layouts of baking with family, cards, and home decor projects as well!  I easily used this line to create a food-inspired banner for my kitchen. Today I am sharing how you too can make a similar banner!  You can't go wrong with cute little element stickers such as utensils and pies! Yum!
And some yummy close ups!
This is how you too can make your very own banner:
1.  Cut the banner bases out of "Baking Stripe" and "Must Bake" papers.  To make the banners, I first cut the papers into tall rectangles.  I marked the exact middle on the bottom of each paper.  I then cut off a wedge shape from that middle mark to about one inch up one side of the rectangle.  I then did the exact thing on the opposite side so that both sides matched.
2. Cut slightly smaller banners from the "Kitchen Corner" paper and adhere in middle of banners.
3. Again cut even slightly smaller banners from the back sides of the "Baking Border Strips" and "Recipe Cards" papers and adhere them to middle of banners.
4. Die cut scalloped circles from the "Grandma's Recipes", "Mixing Bowls", and "Must Bake" papers.  I used a Spellbinders die.  Use a standard size coffee mug and pencil to trace a circle in the middle of each scalloped circle.  Use a thin marker to make stitch marks over the pencil lines.  Make sure marker is dry and erase pencil lines. Use foam adhesive to adhere each of these circles to a banner piece.
5. Decorate each scalloped circle as shown using the "Element Stickers", buttons, and foam adhesive.  Use a punch to make the scalloped borders and attach to the top of each banner piece.
6.  Make 4 small bows from May Arts' thin chevron ribbon and adhere them to the corners of the banner.  Adhere small red buttons to the middle of the bows.  Adhere a piece of ribbon to each side of banner for hanging.
Thanks for joining us today!  I hope I have inspired you to make your own banner and not just made you hungry for pie!
Hugs, Tegan

Monday, January 6, 2014

One sweet card

Good day everyone!  Tegan here and I am excited to share my latest card with you!  I used the very cute Homemade with Love collection by Carta Bella.   I really enjoyed working with it and I just love the color palette too.  I found the collection easy to work with - the pieces blend together effortlessly.  I used this line to make a fun little card which would be great for inviting a friend or relative over to bake some delicious cookies!
And a little close up! Just look at those cute measuring cups!
For instructions on how to make this card, please visit the Carta Bella blog!  Thanks for stopping in! You will love this line as much as I do!  I mean, who can resist yummy pie patterned paper?!?  
Hugs, Tegan

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I am so excited!

Good morning everyone! Happy New Year!  Today I would like to share some great news that I am beyond thrilled about!  I am happy to announce that for 2014 I will a creative team member for Pink Paislee alongside the amazingly talented scrappers below!   I still can't believe it!  Pinch me!
I have seen the new collections - they are AMAZING and I can't wait to get crafting with them!  Fabulous colors and fun embellishments!! You will definitely want to check out Pink Paislee's blog starting on Monday.  That is when they start revealing the new products!   They have some special treats planned for their fans throughout the year too so make sure to catch them on either facebook, instagram, or Pinterest - or all of the above!  ;)
Hugs, Tegan