3.29.2017

Happy Heart *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello, everyone!

I'm here today with a layout that I shared on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday...


To begin, I started by layering a piece of patterned paper on top of a light pink piece of card stock for my background and then decided where I wanted my photos and cut file to go. After I was satisfied with the placement of the main elements of my layout, I chose one of my stencils and some Tidy Widy Texture paste and used a small spatula to create the dimensional dots. 



After the Texturez paste dried, I took the black and white cut file and sprayed and splattered some Well Blue Me Down Coloringz spray ink on top of it to help bring out the aqua blue color in my photos. I also added a few ink splatters using the Night Moves Coloringz around the edges of my layout for some added contrast and to coordinate with the black elements on my page. 


Next up, I took a watercolor brush and dipped it in some Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz paint and dripped it onto a piece of tissue paper so I could blot some areas around my page in the pretty, shimmery blue color. 


I used items from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection to embellish my layout and layered a few sequins around for even more shimmer and shine!


I rarely use a colored card stock for a background, but I really love the effect of the white Texturez paste on top of the pink, don't you? Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have lovely day!



3.08.2017

Live More Layouts *Pinkfresh Studio*

Hello everyone! I have two layouts that I created using the new Live More collection to share with you today. I also shared these on the Pinkfresh Studio blog last week.

I really love every piece in this amazing collection, especially the patterned papers, so I decided to use two of my favorites as the base for both of my layouts today.



For this first layout, I started by choosing the patterned paper piece that has the large square around the edges. It just sets the stage for the perfect design whether you choose to place your photo in the middle, like I did, or on any side of the square. I also used one of the stamps from the Live More stamp set to add a few extra elements around the square. 


I layered the photo of my kiddos that was taken a few years ago while we were staying in Kansas City on top of a 4x4 piece of the marbled patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad and then again on the gorgeous mint and gold vellum paper that's also from the Live More collection. I layered lots of embellishments from the collection, including some puffy stickers and die cuts, directly around my photo to help direct the eye toward it. I love using foam dimensional adhesive to elevate the die cut pieces when I create my embellishment clusters. 


I added one of the gold foil label stickers under my photo to house my journaling and I placed several of the copper star stickers around my page for added dimension and color. 

Next up, I have another layout where I used the Live More patterned paper as my background...


I placed my photo in the top right-hand corner of the page and layered a few of the gold foil die cuts around it, including a tag where I wrote my journaling. I also placed one of the circular puffy stickers near the top left side so it would coordinate with the circle die cuts I used near my photo. 


I added the sentiment stickers directly to the "Live More" sentiment on the paper. I think it adds a nice layer to the large title and helps draw the eye around my page. I also love how well the colors coordinate and go so well with any theme. 


The Live More collection is great for documenting any theme or event! It's filled with trendy, color-coordinated papers and embellishments and is so versatile and fresh feeling.

Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have a great day! 

3.02.2017

The Princess Mix *Shimmerz Paints*

Hey everyone! I'm here today with a layout that I created using some gorgeous Coloringz and Dazzlerz that I shared on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday!


I love using these gorgeous Shimmerz items to create my own backgrounds for my layouts! To begin, I gathered some white cardstock, some Coloringz spray ink in Don't Citron Me and Oh Say Can U Sea, and a piece of plastic product packaging.


I used the "packaging technique" to get some color on my cardstock and after it dried, I applied some Dazzlerz dimensional paste in Grapetastic and Pucker Up Pink with one of my favorite stencils from my stash and created some hearts on top of the Coloringz...



The Dazzlerz are great for any project because they add just the right amount of dimension and have a smooth, shimmering effect. Next, I layered the photo of my daughter and her dance group on top of several different coordinating patterned papers and adhered it on my page using some dimensional adhesive. 


I also added my title using some letter stickers and placed several gold shaped stickers from Pinkfresh Studio around the hearts for added dimension and to give my page an extra pop of color. I stitched along two corners of my layout using my sewing machine and some hot pink thread and layered the white cardstock on top of a piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper.


Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope I've inspired you to grab some Shimmerz and get creative!




2.27.2017

February 2017 Project Life and A Layout *Hip Kit Club*

Hello, crafty friends!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is having an even better Monday! I have two projects to share with you today that I created using the lovely February 2017 Hip Kits from Hip Kit Club...


First up is my Project Life spread for February...


I used the February 2017 Project Life Kit and embellished the exclusive journaling cards using items from Pink Paislee and Crate Paper.


I kept my embellishing to a minimum and layered the sentiment stickers from Pink Paislee directly on top of my photos.


Here's the full spread for the month of February...


Next, I have a layout that I created using the February Kits and one of this month's exclusive cut files (and free to subscribers!) that you can find here.


I have a process video at the end of this post that you can view to see how this page came together.



I just wanted to say that this is my last project for Hip Kit Club. Sadly, I've decided not to renew my term and it was a very hard decision to make because HKC is seriously the best! I have decided to follow some signs and my heart and venture out to pursue some other interests. I'm still going to continue to scrapbook and I'm still on a couple of other DT's, but my life as a parent and wife are evolving and I'm needing more time to fulfill these priorities. I just want to say that I've enjoyed EVERY project that I created using the amazing Hip Kit Club kits and that Kimberly is the kindest, sweetest person that I've ever designed for. I wish the new team all the best and will continue to follow them and use their amazing products.


And here's the process video for my layout above...

              

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you have a fabulous afternoon!

2.22.2017

Everyday Magic *Pinkfresh Studio*

Hello, crafty friends! 

I shared this layout that I created using the gorgeous new Live More collection on the Pinkfresh Studio blog last week...


I chose to use several patterned papers for this page including the lovely aqua striped and plus sign patterned papers. I cut the papers diagonally and layered them both on top of a piece of cardstock before I stitched them down on my page using my sewing machine.



I used a few circle punches and a piece of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad (also from the Live More collection) and adhered them to my layout using some foam adhesive dots so that they look more dimensional. I placed several of the arrow die cut pieces from the collection around my page as well and added the "Everyday magic" sentiment underneath my photos for my title. 



I placed a couple of the puffy stickers from the Live More collection directly onto the "Everyday magic" sentiment for added dimension. I also layered a few of the paperclips from the collection on some of the punched circle elements to give my page a little more texture. I also wrote my journaling on a few of the die cut pieces and clustered them together toward the bottom of my layout. 


I hope I've given you some inspiration to use the Live More collection to create an amazing layout for yourself! 

Thanks for joining me and I hope you have a fabulous day!

2.20.2017

Serious Puppy Love *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello, everyone! 

I'm here today with a layout that I shared on the Shimmerz Paints blog a couple of days ago. I created this page using LOTS of Coloringz spray ink and a little bit of Dazzlerz dimensional paste...


To begin, I used the negative piece of a heart cut file that I had in my stash and adhered it to another piece of white cardstock using a few pieces of washi tape. I placed it in a shallow box so the overspray from the Coloringz didn't go all over my craft room!


Next, I chose five colors of Coloringz spray ink in Heidi Ho Blue, No Yoking, Oh Say Can U Sea, Don't Citron Me, and Pretty In Pink and randomly spritzed them all over the cardstock. I also blotted off some of the excess spray using a paper towel before I removed the stencil. 


Please forgive me because I totally forgot to snap a photo of what the bottom piece of card stock looked like when I was done! Lol! But, I ended up fussy-cutting the hearts out of the paper after the spray ink had dried. You can see below that I used them to create embellishment clusters around my page...


Before I added the embellishments and photos on my layout, I lightly dry-brushed some Dazzlerz dimensional paste in Tutti Frutti, which is a lovely light pink, onto the patterned paper that I chose to use for my background. I also splattered a few ink spots around my layout using some Punked Up Purple and Pretty In Pink Coloringz to coordinate with my overall color scheme.


I also punched out smaller hearts using some of the coordinating blue and white striped patterned paper that I used on my layout and placed them around the hearts that I created with the Coloringz for added dimension and contrast. 



I really love how this page turned out and I loved how easy it was creating some fun, fussy-cut embellishments from just a little bit of spray ink and cardstock! 

Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have a great day!



2.19.2017

You're Golden! *Hip Kit Club*

Hello, crafty friends!

I'm here today with a masculine layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog last Friday. I created this page using the February 2017 Main Kit only...


My youngest son turned 10 on February 10th, so I was really excited to document his special golden birthday!


I had just received my February kits so I challenged myself to create a masculine layout using the Main Kit only and I must say I love how it turned out!


I began by taking the Spring Break patterned paper from the Oasis Collection by Crate Paper and cutting it into thirds. I placed the middle strip down my page vertically and adhered it to a piece of white card stock, but you can't tell that from my completed layout because I changed my design halfway through my process (and you can see how that happened in my process video at the end of this post). I layered different strips of patterned paper from the Oasis Collection by Crate Paper along the edges of the middle strip and used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges.


It wasn't until I was trying to figure out my title placement, which I created using the lovely gold glitter Thickers from the Main Kit, that I decided to turn my page 180 degrees and go about my design horizontally instead of vertically. I used some of the Shimelle wooden buttons and Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams gold foil Thickers to create small embellishment clusters around my page. I also added three of the puffy hearts from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection for even more texture and dimension. They were so fun to use and are some of the cutest embellies that I've seen in a long time!


I journaled on one of the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection ephemera pieces and tucked it under one of the smaller strips of patterned paper at the bottom of my layout. Be sure and check out my process video below to see how my whole page came together and how I altered it halfway through.


              

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!