Friday, January 31, 2014

Keep me in your Heart

Good morning! Today I am sharing a layout that I created using a sketch from Elle's Studio. I kept the basic concept of the sketch, but kind of went off on my own as well.

I used quite a few elements from the Elle's Studio Love You More collection including two stamps and the frame, note card, word snippets, and teal heart. Oh! And their new alphas! I keep forgetting about those. I used papers from the Pebbles and Crate Paper Valentine's lines. I cut the background paper (Amy Tan) with my Silhouette to be able to layer the hearts underneath the paper and then pop some up on top of the paper with pop dots.

The title comes from that little Pooh quote - "If ever there comes a day that we're not together, keep me in your heart and I will stay there forever." I absolutely love it. I love those pink Thickers too -- and they come with HEARTS! Very cool. 

I found some embroidery floss and ripped it all apart to make a cluster underneath one of the Elle's tags and threw some enamel dots in there as well. I still had those Pink Paislee mistable hearts sitting out from my last project so I found a place for it on this layout too! Great way to use up my stash. 

I added another embroidery floss, tag, and enamel dot cluster and outlined the entire page with my black marker, as well as used the neat heart/arrow stamp from Elle's Studio on each side of page. Thanks for looking and I appreciate your comments! 

Here is the sketch:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Capture Hope

One of my greatest scrapbooking designers is by far Corrie Jones. Her work is beyond awesome. Each month she completes a layout about herself and what she is feeling. This month I wanted to do the same. Better this month than any of the previous 5! :)

I had fun with this layout and actually completed it pretty quickly. I started with the star background that I cut with my Cameo. The cut file came from the Silhouette store. I used all Studio Calico Print Shop papers for this layout and didn't want to use one of the the 12x12 sheets as the full background so I went to my old stash of DCWV paper pads and found one that matched. I really need to dig into those more often! I am even thinking about using the back of some of them, which is white, to get using them! 

I put different papers from the 6x6 pad behind all of the different sized stars. I layered the leftover pieces behind my photo and found the black and white word paper and used my exacto knife to cut out the word "capture" from the paper. I wrote 5 different facts/feelings about me right now and added some other fun embellishments such as Freckled Fawn stars, new stamps from Elle's Studio, sequins, and those older mistable hearts from Pink Paislee.

I am loving the new "Love You More" stamp set by Elle's Studio! 

Thanks for checking out my layout and your comments. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Glow of Christmas

Here I am with a fun Christmas layout featuring photos of my darling niece and a sketch from My Scraps and More.

I didn't like how stark white plain the background was with all of the photos and layers focused towards the bottom, so I added all of the watercolor marks using my red and gold gelatos! I love how it turned out. I used papers from the Studio Calico Christmas line, which I fell in love with right away (and I normally don't like their Christmas lines). I finally opened up the Maggie Holmes overlay frames and used two of them on this page. They have been sitting in my stash for TOO LONG! 

I cut my title using my Silhouette Cameo. I originally just had the one layer of the gray, but it was blending in too much so I added the red background to it to make it stick out more. I LOVE those wood veneer stars from Studio Calico and embossed them with gold embossing powder. 

I added some sequins and washi tape to finish it off! I also used a roller date stamp for the current challenge at Scrapbook Circle. Something I use all the time!

Thanks for looking and I appreciate your comments! 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Love you Dad

Happy Thursday! This week went by so fast. I am back today to share a layout I made using GELATOS! I went to Michael's a couple weeks ago and picked up a big pack of them. I can't wait to start using them more often.

For this layout I covered a piece of white cardstock with three different colors of gelatos and added water to make the water color effect. I used another sheet of white cardstock and my Cameo to make a fun die cut background - something I want to start doing more of!

I got good use out of the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes line and put together these photos of my dad and I walking down the aisle. So special to me. I found that "dad" die cut and thought it would be perfect as my title and coordinate well with the "love" in the die cut background.

Well, I did something pretty exciting today and I hope it brings back good news for me! I have been wishing and hoping for this for a long time. Annnnd... since 2014 is GOING to be good for me.. I am going to wish and hope for good news! :) Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Handsome Groomsmen

Here is a layout from my wedding album with one of my favorite photos of the guys! They just look so good-looking and tough!

There isn't much to this layout, but it was a fun one to make! I took the photo from a Shutterfly book that came ruined with ink inside and matted it on some Echo Park Paper. I tore the edges of a white piece of cardstock and added it to an old piece of Pink Paislee paper. I did some outlining and found some old Thickers that had just the right letter left over! I googled a cool font to cut on my Cameo and added the fun stars! Thanks for looking!

Be sure to check out my new YouTube Channel!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

YouTube Channel

I have been meaning to start a YouTube Channel for awhile now and finally made one this evening with my first video! It is a video of my scrap area. Sorry for the video quality.. I am still learning! I know I am moving the camera too fast and is shaky and I am not even looking at the right things at times!

My YouTube Channel

Be sure to check it out and let me know if you have any questions! I want to start making process videos soon. Thanks for checking it out!


Just poppin' in to upload a layout that I completed of my sister and I.

I used the Amy Tan Sketchbook line and put my Cameo to work to cut out a bunch of hearts! I kept the embellishing pretty simple since the hearts provided such a great background and I didn't even layer a bunch of papers underneath the photo!

It was a great way to use my 6x6 paper pad! Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Every Single Moment With You

Happy Weekend! I am pretty excited for tonight. My husband turns 30 next week (bummer) and I am throwing him a big 30th birthday party tonight! Complete with a DJ, food, and beer! Yay!

I am also excited because last night I finished our wedding albums! We got married on 9/22/12. I'm not too far off, am I? :)

Here is a pretty simple, but pretty layout that I made using the photo of him after he saw me for the first time on our wedding day. I love that background woodgrain paper from the original Maggie Holmes collection. I used a lot of woodgrain elements and through in some pops of color. Thanks for looking and your great comments.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lovely Moments

Back again with another wedding layout. Once again I am using up old collections! This one is using Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic. I used to buy every collection and practically the entire collection from Echo Park and now I hardly buy any. I do still like them lots though!

Thanks for looking and your great comments! 

No Place that Far

In the process of finishing up my wedding albums, the last back page of the album was empty and I just couldn't bring myself to leave it that way. I decided I would do a large photo of my husband and I and write him a little [love] note.

This page really isn't about design as it is about saying thank you to my husband and telling him how much I love him and how important and amazing our wedding day was.

I cut the title from my Cameo. It is from the song "No Place that Far" by Sara Evans which was sang during our ceremony by my cousins. Now when I hear that song, it will never be as good as when my cousins sang it. :)

Thanks for checking it out! :) Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Little Sister - Elle's Studio Sketch

Here I am today with a layout based on a sketch from Elle's Studio! I am so happy to be playing along with sketches and making layouts again! Right now I am on medical leave, but will start back at the hospital on February 1. I am happy that I will be able to continue to do what I love!

I used my favorite Dear Lizzy collection, Lucky Charm. I've been into using older collections. What normally happens is I use a collection for a little bit and then after that the papers just sit there.. not OK! It gives me so much satisfaction to use stuff up!


The sketch called for some triangles, but I wasn't really feeling that so I used wood veneer little chevron type arrow things! Thanks for looking and have a great day! 

Wedding Pages Day 2.5

I am back again today to finish posting my divided page protector wedding pages! Enjoy!

Wedding Pages Day 2

Here are more wedding pages that are divided page protector style to compliment my 12x12 layouts. I shared a whole bunch of them yesterday, so be sure to check those out as well! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wedding Pages Project Life Style

I have been super busy working on finishing up our wedding albums and doing some layouts for some design team calls. I am almost finished with our wedding albums and hope to [will] have them finished by my husband's 30th birthday party this Saturday.

Many of the pages (since there are so many pictures) I have completed using the divided pocket pages and it has worked out so well to compliment my 12x12 layouts! There are many to share! Check back for more tomorrow. Thanks for looking and all of your great comments!