Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How Do I Love Thee?

Good day everyone! Now that the holiday decorations are long forgotten about and the stores are stocking their shelves with Valentine's goodies, I am in the mood for a love inspired layout! I immediately reached for the romantic and lovely Words of Love collection by Carta Bella Paper! It has the perfect love inspired color palette of deep red, black, and lovely pink! Swoon!

I also couldn't resist the Carta Bella Because I Love You Designer Die & Stamp Set! I knew right away that I wanted to make a handful of my own butterfly embellishments with this set! I love the way they turned out and they were so easy to make! I first stamped a number of butterfly images onto light pink cardstock with Hero Arts Shadow Ink. Here I used Charcoal mid-tone.
I then used some extra washi tape I had on hand to tape my stamped cardstock pieces to the cutting pad to keep them in place. I then placed my butterfly die over the stamped image and ran it through my die cut machine. Tip: You can also tape the die into place if you are having trouble keeping the die right above the stamped image.
Once I had my butterflies cut out, I added a pinkish red button to the middle of each butterfly and secured it in place with white embroidery floss. I love that the die and stamp set allows me to custom make my own embellishments over and over again! I want to put these little butterflies on all of my projects now!
Once I had created the page design with the butterflies and adhered them in place, I added a little bit of black Stickles (glitter glue) to the wings.
I created the LOVE portion of my title with the coordinating Designer Die & Stamp Set too! I adore the red polka dot patterned paper in this collection and used it for the rest of my title. I used my Silhouette Cameo and the Brush Script MT font.
Words of Love is such a wonderful collection of beautiful patterned papers and cute stickers! You will definitely want to grab some of this great collection for documenting the people and things that you love too!
Thanks for stopping in today!



Friday, January 2, 2015

Fun with chevron!

Good day everyone! I am sharing a fun layout that I made awhile back using the gorgeous Pink Paislee Bella Rouge collection! I just realized it never made it to a blog post. And since this layout is one of my new faves, I just had to share it! Here I documented how my dog lays on the back of the couch every single day... Hence the title! Birthday parties and big events are great to document, but it's important to also document the everyday life things that might get overlooked.
I thought it would be a good idea to use a repetition of photos to further convey the idea that Pixie is always on the back of the couch. Yes, there just might be a permanent dip in the cushion where she lays! I am IN LOVE with this acrylic patterned alphabet from the Bella rouge collection! Amazing I tell you!
I wanted to try something new with the shaped photos and chevron pattern to add visual interest to the layout. I think I like it!  And the Bella Rouge collection offers SO MANY delicious patterns it was hard choosing which to use for my chevron design! 
Head on over to the Pink Paislee blog for more detailed instructions on how you too can make this layout!  Thanks for visiting!