Saturday, August 1, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook Layout And Sneak Peeks

Hello friends! Happy August! I am excited to share my first layout as a guest designer for August at My Creative Scrapbook.  If you haven't seen their kits you are missing out.  They are fabulous! What is so great about My Creative Scrapbook kits, is that there is a kit for everyone and every style.

I created my projects with the August Creative Kit and I love this kit because it has bright, cheery colors and has lots of the Fancy Pants Summer Sun Collection, which I adore.


Here are some more closeups…






I created the above layout using a paper weaving method (tutorial will follow later this month).  This is a great way to use up pieces of patterned paper.

Here are some more sneak peeks of my layouts that will be revealed on August 5.






To view the sneak peeks from the My Creative Scrapbook Design Team, you can see them on the My Creative Scrapbook blog here.

 Be sure to check out the August Reveal on August 5.  Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Layout

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a layout I created for design team work at Just Nick Digital Cut Files.  I am in love with Nicole Nowosad's cut files and had a lot of fun creating this layout.


I used the Flower Burst cut file to create the flower background.


I cut it out on white card stock on my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with some bright, fun patterned papers from the new Summer Sun Collection by Fancy Pants Designs.  I actually used the 6X6 paper pad from this collection as the prints are tinier.

The title was cut from the Summer Words cut files.



 I actually cut the word summer twice, once on black card stock and one on a mint green paper.

I embellished with some twine, clear white butterflies from Maya Road, and some enamel hearts.



Both of these cut files and hundreds more can be purchased in the Just Nick Store.

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you have a wonderful day and have time to do something you love.











Sunday, July 26, 2015

Beautiful Daughter Layout

Hello friends! Happy Sunday! Today I wanted to share a layout I created of my daughter.

My Silhouette Cameo is my favorite scrapbooking item and I use it for most of my layouts.  I love the way it cuts out intricate designs.  This summer, I have been taking an online class of Paige Evans and after taking this class, I have so many ideas bubbling up in my head that I just want to scrapbook all the time.










For this layout, I used the Echo Park Jack And Jill Collection of patterned papers, ephemera, chipboard and of course my favorite embellishments which are flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.

I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting my blog! 





Saturday, July 25, 2015

Autumn Layout

Hello friends! Today I am sharing an autumn layout over at the A Flair For Buttons Blog that  I created with flair buttons, a square paper punch, some patterned paper scraps and some embroidery floss.  This layout was inspired by Paige Evans.

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I inked my white card stock background with some Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink and then used my one inch square paper punch and punched several squares from a 6X6 paper pad of Doodlebug Designs Friendly Forest patterned papers.  Since the patterns are busy, I thought it would be better to use the 6X6 paper pad as the prints are smaller.  It's a great way to use paper pads!  I arranged them in heart shapes and hand stitched around the hearts in some brown DMC Embroidery Floss.

Next I cut the "Autumn" title on my Silhouette Cameo.  The cut file is created from Kerri Bradford Studio.  

I used 2 different flair button sets for my layout and arranged them in a triangle to draw the eye around the layout.  I used flair from two sets in the A Flair For Buttons Shop.


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These flair buttons and hundreds more can be purchased in the A Flair For Buttons Shop.

I hope you liked my layout.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used For My Layout

Cardstock - American Crafts
Crochet Heart - Bella Blvd.
Digital Cut File - Kerri Bradford Studio
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (Wild Honey)
Electronic Diecutting Machine - Silhouette Cameo
Embroidery Floss - DMC
Enamel Dots - Teresa Collins
Flair Buttons - A Flair For Buttons (Fall 3 Flair, Fox And Owl Flair)
Label Sticker - Teresa Collins
Mist - Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Bronze)
Paper Punch - Marvy Uchida
Patterned Papers - Doodlebug Designs (Friendly Forest 6x6 Pad)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 2015 Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop


Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying all the inspiration so far on the blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Charity's blog but if not, you can start back at the beginning of the hop because you don't want to miss all the inspiration:


I love stash busting and using up lots of scraps of patterned papers so I used my circle punch and punched out several circles from the Summer Squeeze Collection by Bella Blvd. and cut them in half and then half again to create pie shapes.  I then arranged them in two large circles and then machine stitched around the design.


I layered some die cuts and stickers behind the photos.  




 I finished the layout with a die cut title from Just Nick Digital Cut Files that I cut out on my Silhouette Cameo and inked it with some ink.

Thanks for stopping by.  Now it's time to hop over to Alison's  blog. Happy hopping!










Saturday, July 18, 2015

New Designs In The Just Nick Store!

Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying your Saturday.  Today there are 6 new designs in the Just Nick Digital Cut Files Store.









Oh the creative possibilities are swirling in my head!  Also, don't forget about the freebie that you can download now until July 31 in the Just Nick Store.  After adding the Lake Life file to your cart, simple type the code lakelife when checking out.


Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Freebie Friday!


Hello friends! Happy Friday! It's a great reason to be happy because Just Nick Digital Cut Files is having the first ever Freebie Friday!

From now until July 31 these awesome cut files are available free in the Just Nick Store!


Aren't these perfect for all those vacation photos? You can download it for free until midnight on July 31, 2015 CST.  After that it will still be available in the store but won't be free.  Just add this to your cart and use the code lakelife when checking out.  Here is a link to the Just Nick Store.


Have a great day!