Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Marvelous Colors - DT layout for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hi there crafty friends,

First of all, Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I hope each and every one of you gets spoilt by someone today! I know I WON'T haha! But that's OK, we don't celebrate Valentine's Day.

I still wanted to choose some heart cut file for today's layout! Paige has many to choose from, but they are pretty popular, so we already used most of them on the Design Team! In the end I went with the adorable Heart Lines Background (Design ID #246562). 


I cut a ton of these heart lines because originally I had a different idea - I might do that another time. I decided to use only as many as needed to cover the entire background. I backed most of them with different patterned papers from Paige's gorgeous brand new Pick-me-up collection. A lot of them actually came from one 12x12 sheet, Paper 21 and some from scrap pieces I had left from other projects. Perfect way to use up those tiny scraps many of us have a problem throwing away :).


I was planning to use a pink paper for background but I had this photo on my desk and then I found this awesome yellow paper in the collection. It was meant to be! Yellow for Valentine's?! Oh well, I've never been one for traditional things anyway, ha!


I adhered most of the strips to the background using liquid glue, however a couple I popped up with foam adhesive, just to add some dimension and interest. I layered some tissue paper, a journaling spot and a die cut frame behind my photo and glued these down. I added my title on top of the photo. I used the super gorgeous alpha thickers for this - I think these are one of my faves in the collection! The other half of my title came from the die cut pack. 


I scattered different embellishments around the page: some chipboards, stickers, puffy stickers and a few acrylic tags, no rhyme or reason! To finish off my layout I stamped the date, wrote my journaling and added some navy ink splatters.


That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine - DT layout for Fancy Pants Designs

Hi there crafty friends,

Today I'm sharing a layout I created for Fancy Pants using their gorgeous Sweet Nothings collection from last year. I think this is still my favorite Valentine's line, the colors and patterns are just so unique! Which is actually why I've always loved Fancy Pants so much!


I chose the black and white striped paper for my background, because I think I haven't used this one for background before. To add a bit of interest and a little accent, I adhered two different strips of papers at the bottom of the page.

For my title I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and I backed the letters with a few different patterned papers. I added foam adhesive to the letters so I have a nice dimension on my layout. 


The photo I chose is a really bad quality photo, however my kiddo's face is priceless (he was still chewing on the last piece of his steak haha) and I love everyday captures like this so I scrapped it anyway. I layered some tissue paper and tucked some tags behind my photo to add a bit of color and texture. I also attached a couple of embellishments at the top, die cuts and a cute heart clip.


I hand stitched around the little heart in the letter A, glued a puffy sticker heart in the middle. Lately I've been using eyelets again, so I added one in the middle of the heart and hung the tags from the hole.  



I then glued down the photo and the cut file too, side by side, and started decorating the title. For this I used a few die cuts, puffy stickers and tags. 


I popped up some of the embellies on the title, to create extra dimension. To finish off my layout, I stamped the date, wrote the journaling and scattered some puffy sticker - and die cut sequins around my page.


So that's it for today guys! I hope you like my layout and get inspired to get crafty! 
Thanks for stopping by today!

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Friday, February 9, 2018

The Greatest Love of All - DT layout for Just Nick

Hello scrappy friends,

Today I have a new layout to share that I created for Just Nick. 

This week we are focusing on LOVE, so I've picked the Free Love cut file. I've used this as part of my title - the rest of the title was created using the Outline Alpha cut file.



When I think of love, the very first person that comes to my mind is my son, of course. I've come across this photo of him recently, as a tiny baby lying on his daddy's back. I thought this would be perfect for today's layout. Also, I haven't used the super cute Crate Paper Little You collection in ages so I was happy to bust it out!

First I created my title - I made LOVE the biggest so it remains the focus, plus I knew I wanted to place my photo behind the O. I welded all letters in every word to make my life easier ha! Then I backed each word with different patterned papers. I have a ton of papers left from this collection but unfortunately not many different ones and I'm missing the ones that have a bit of yellow in them. I didn't want my layout to be only blue so I decided to use yellow card stock behind my title. On the left I have my fave paper and on the right a simple blue-white striped paper that is actually not even from this collection.


I adhered the title to the background with the help of foam adhesive. Once done, I started embellishing. There's so many cute embellishments in this collection! I added a few chipboard pieces, stickers, a sweet little lion clip and scattered some enamel dots around the page. 


To finish off the layout I added my journaling and some black paint spatters. I could not stamp the date because I don't find it anywhere in the photo properties. Around the time Maxim was 4 my boyfriend did something on our computer, copied the photos from one place to the other or something like that, and all photos from before that time have the same date stamp on them. This still makes me so mad! Sure, in some cases I can figure out the year and the month, but in this case, I have no idea. Of course this is not the end of the world, but you know...just really sad that I don't know how old my kiddo is in some pictures. If any of you knows a solution to this problem, I'm all ears! 


That's it for today! Hope you like the layout!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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