Monday, February 17, 2014

Wild & Free

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I worked Thur-Sun evenings and will go back tonight to work the night shift! Uffda!

I completed this layout for the Bokeh challenge at Scrapbook Circle. I am really missing getting their kits, but like that I can still participate in their challenges.

I didn't really have any bokeh paper, maybe one or two pieces. So I went with a bokeh picture instead! This was the perfect photo to add bokeh to.

I used the wild and free collection from Glitz Design and a couple other pieces from my stash! I just love that background paper! 

Its definitely not my favorite layout by any means, but it turned out cute! Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Just My Size

I created this page for Creative Scrappers sketch #261. Honestly, the sketch didn't really appeal to me, but I made it work. I have a hard time with sketches like this. I tend to scrap in one big cluster.. so for this one I just did two big clusters.

I used the really old line Summer's End by Fancy Pants and went to work. This line has been sitting around in my stash for a long time and I've always really liked it, just never used it for anything. Done! I used it! I also pulled in a few pieces from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection. That is still one of my favorite collections!

I am not a fan of how I did the title, but I am just going to go with it! 

Thanks for checking it out! :) 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I Love U

I am here today with a layout I created for the Hip Kit Club layout challenge. The challenge was to use their inspiration mood board. I used the I <3 U poster from the mood board and a layout by Ashley Horton.

I have been saving that Elle's Studio paper for quite some time and found those black Thickers in my stash. They were all falling off the sticker page so I thought it would be a good font that I had to use almost every letter of the alphabet from!


The patterned paper that I used was scraps from my stash. I used the new Elle's Studio stamps and lots of enamel dots! 

The red Thickers are a newer set from a Christmas collection. 

The photos were from my husband's 30th birthday party. Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

You + Me = Love

Hello everyone! I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend (even though it is already Wednesday evening now)! I worked all weekend and Monday and Tuesday so today felt like the first day after the weekend! :)

I finished this layout last week. It was actually just a quick one that I threw together. The longest part was cutting out the files on my Cameo and gluing them down! They got sticky!

I used a cut file from my Cameo and cut them all out on white cardstock and used different red and pink gelatos to water color them. I had some left over white hearts from another project that I added. The cards were from the Simple Stories 4x6 pack and I used a few tags from Elle's Studio, added some enamel dots, and some misting!

This one had a lot less layers than I normally do, but it is still really my style! 

Thanks for checking it out! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Lake Superior Love

Happy Monday everyone! I had a good first weekend back at work and I work again today at three and tomorrow at 7am. Then I will have 5 days off.. yay! :)

I am here to share a layout I made with inspiration from Paige Evan's again! She did a lot of paper tearing on her layout. I tried to do it like her's and just could not make it work, but I made it work in my own paper tearing way!

I used Crate Paper's The Pier collection. Last spring/summer I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on this collection and ever since I did..... I have had a hard time using it! I don't know. There is bits and pieces of it I really like.. and parts I don't like. I don't like all the kraft that it came with I guess, but I was able to make one piece make due!

Most of the torn pieces came from the 6x6 pad, but a few came from 12x12 sheets as well. I used different pieces from the sticker sheets and the ephemera pack. 

The gold stickers come from The Pier sticker sheet and the brown thickers are Amy Tan from her Ready Set Go line. "This is the Life" tag is from Chic Tags. 

I love to tuck in fun elements! Thanks for checking this out and don't forget to check my other posts from this past weekend! 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bundled Baby

I am back today to upload a layout before I head off to work for the evening! So my hopes and wishes ended up caving in. I have decided that I am better off just scrapbooking for myself. I think that I get my hopes up way too high to think I can design for someone. Plus, I have heard of so many designers becoming burnt out and I don't want that to happen to me. I love to scrapbook and I am good enough for me!

So back to my layout! This layout is inspired by a layout done by Paige Evans, another scrapbooker whom I admire. I just love what she does with patterned paper.

I used the Studio Calico Magical collection again and just went ahead cutting strips of the patterned paper and then adhering the to my layout. I put some paper layers behind the photo, did some outlining, and added only a few embellishments to this layout. It really didn't need anything more! 

I embossed those old snowflake wood veneers that I found in my stash with white opaque embossing powder, cut "baby" from my Cameo from a phrase that said "baby love," added some journaling, and black mist drops! 

I love this font of thickers and if you look closely.... well, that really isn't the "e" that comes with the pack! It is actually a "c!" I love making things work! Thanks for checking out my layout and for the great comments you have all been leaving lately. I love it and it really means a lot to me, especially on the last post which was a tough one! I am so thankful to have such wonderful scrappy friends! :) 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

From Happiness to Heartbreak

This layout was extremely hard for me to do. The design was easy, but the courage it took to write down my feelings was very hard. I wanted to make a design in which I had a lot of room for journaling and thought that a heart that was going off the page would be perfect. A heart because it symbolizes love and the sunburst that shows that even though going through this rough time, the sun is still shining in our lives.

I used teal, black, white, and gray for my color scheme and I love it! I cut the heart out with my cameo and made the lines for where I wanted the sunburst pieces to go. Then I traced them onto the patterned paper I wanted to use and then glued it all down to a piece of cardstock! I sewed around the heart with black floss to emphasize it. I found some gray and black scraps of paper and layered the beneath my photo along with an Elle's Studio tag and washi tape. For the title I used the new alphas from Elle's Studio and some older ones from Jenni Bowlin. 

I stamped an embossed a heart from the new Elle's Studio Love You More stamp set and used an arrow paper clip to point towards the title. 

I used two of the die cuts from the Studio Calico Print Shop collection. 

Thanks for looking and for your comments. This page means a lot to me and I am glad that I did it. I am back to work tomorrow!