Tuesday, March 31, 2015

head into clouds

Hi everyone!  Happy almost April??!  This year is flying by!
This is a super quick post to share a page I did just for me using all the newest Pinkfresh Studio products!

Even though I am all about layers, these pieces wanted to stand alone!  So I let them! ;)

I thought all the rich pinks and golds would look great with a black and white photo.  And to make all of it pop, I painted a watercolor wash on the white cardstock in a contrasting turquoise.  I love the way it turned out!

I used a couple old Studio Calico & Ali Edwards stamps on the label die cuts and added some stitching to tie it all together.  This was definitely a layout that I made myself walk away from to keep it clean.  I used to scrapbook like this, I may need to revisit it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Lots of new things coming up and a new #tbt video on Thursday!
Have an amazing last day of March!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GARDENING ANGELS - Come On Get Crafty March Sketch

Hi there!  The sun is finally shining here in Alabama after what seems like a month long rain cloud hanging over us!
I know it won't last, but it is so beautiful outside, I thought this would be the 
perfect day to share this layout I did for the Come On Ge Crafty Blog March sketch!

The sketch is below and you can find the original blog post with the other DT members pages HERE!

This was such an awesome sketch that translated into 8.5x11, 12x12 & even card layouts.
I used a close up of our cherry tree blooms and paired it with lots of the new Elle's Studio 'Cienna' products.

I love the Elle's Studio wood veneers and all the soft colors are perfect for this photo.
There will be many more projects this Spring with photos of this tree.  We planted it about 7 years ago
in honor of my Dad, who died almost 11 years ago.  That is the reason for the title of the LO.

I used a piece of this gorgeous pink bokeh paper from Webster's Pages as the top border, similar the the sketch.  Instead of squares from the sketch, I used the Elle's Studio die cuts in flowers, tags and the veneers.

I love the gold rub-ons from Pinkfresh Studio and included this phrase at the bottom,
"grow your dreams like flowers..."  A perfect fit!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope the sun is shining today in your part of the world, for at least a little while!

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Days { & video }

Hi everyone!  Despite being super busy, I have been doing a few layouts just for me,
just for some creative therapy and playing with ends of kits and bits on my desk.
I have been totally hoarding this ombre woodgrain paper from Crate Paper and needed to 
use it as a part of cleaning up my craft space.

I made a video of the process and it is pretty short...click below or HERE to my YouTube channel.

I added some gesso onto this polka dot pattern and then painted it with gelatos.

I made a cluster of layers and wood veneer, some I painted with more gelatos,
and a little envelope to hide my journaling.

I love all the new Pinkfresh Studio products with all the gold foil.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a barrage of posts to make this week...
Have an amazing day!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

FUN TODAY - Scrapbook Circle March One Item Wonder

Hi there!!
One of my assignments at Scrapbook Circle was to use the exclusive cork shapes included
in the March 'Here's The Story' kit.  The page I came up with is below!

Although there are triangles as well as circles, I decided to use the circular cork letters for part of my title.
I made a modified grid layout with my title block being one square and the other three photos.

 I adhered them to the large Simple Stories paperclips and then on top pf some patterned
paper and a Pinkfresh Studio card.  These photos are from our recent trip to Universal Studios and to
the Hogwarts Express station.  I thought the circles looked great with the photo of my son in
front of the engine, tying in the circles and the darker colors.

I used one of the March Digi Cuts, enlarged and cut on my Silhouette as a mask for some
gold embossing paste.  It worked great and tied in the gold paper from My Mind's Eye too!

Be sure to check out the March kit and Add-Ons...so many new exclusives from Scrapbook Circle!
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have an amazing day!!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Everyday Life. Documented - Come On Get Crafty

Hi everyone and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I am sharing a little piece of my everyday life on the Come On Get Crafty Blog
and this is what it looks like this at some point just about everyday.

The Come On Get Crafty shop is filling up with lots of the newest products and I am loving all the new BasicGrey 'Aurora' and 'Adrift' collection!  It has great colors and I love the ephemera pack with all the acetate pieces.  I used a combination of several pieces from that collection along with some other new pieces from Pinkfresh Studio including the puffy stickers & gold rub-ons.

The chipboard letters from BasicGrey have the coolest font that reminds me of
Frank Lloyd Wright or Charles Mackintosh.  I used a couple wood veneer pieces,
one from Elle's Studio and one from BasicGrey.

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you check out the store for all the new goodies!
They are so inspiring and work well together despite manufacturer!
Have an amazing day!

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

hello sweet sweet - Scrapbook Circle March Sketch

Happy Weekend everyone!!
This is my take for the Scrapbook Circle March sketch using the
"Here's The Story" Main kit & "Tell Me" Add-on.

You can find the original post HERE and see all the other DT designs.
Diana's sketches are always the best way to jump start my creativity after opening a new kit.
It is almost always the first page I make and sometimes my favorite of the month!

I used gold embossing paste with a random polka dot mask from Heidi Swapp for part of the background.
I stuck to the sketch almost exactly as it was, not feeling any need to change it!

I used the digi cut and misted it gold for part of my title.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out the sketch and awesome prize!
You can submit your sketch on the Blog Post above or on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

you are loved. { & Video }

Hi there!  This post is late for a Thursday morning, but better late than never!?!
I needed a little creative therapy for just me, this was the result...and I filmed the process too! :)

I have an entire tray of some of my favorite products, some bits of left over favs and a few new products just begging for attention!  I used this gorgeous floral die cut from The Cut Shoppe, cut from watercolor paper and painted it to match my daughter's p.j.'s and some of the papers.

Click on the link above for the video or HERE for my YouTube channel.

I used some Lawn Fawn dies to cut out a couple pieces from the Dear LIzzy Derendipity collection.
Layered with lots of other bits and pieces, sequins, stickers, gold polka dot vellum and doilies.

I love creating pages like this and it is part of my need for this hobby!

Thanks for checking it out and have a great evening!

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