Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Loveliness Layout

Hello friends! Life has been busy but I still try to find time to be creative so I decided to join some of the monthly challenges that Paper Issues has.  This one is for the Take 5 Tuesday challenge. The challenge is to use five or more items on the list on a layout.  I thought I would do some stash busting while I'm at it.  

I have been hoarding this Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Collection for two years and thought it was time to break it out.  I am really digging pink at the moment and softer colors.  This layout is of my daughter and her bridesmaids on her wedding day.

I added a flair button from A Flair For Buttons

My sewing machine always gets a workout and I love the texture that just a little sewing creates on a layout.

Recently I purchased a pink Typecast typewriter from We R Memory Keepers to add some journaling to my layouts.  Journaling is something I usually hide or write on the back of my layouts, but I am trying to add more journaling strips.

Bella Blvd. always has some of the cutest embellishments so I dug into my stash once again and pulled out an pink enamel heart and a pink felt bow.

I love these silver phrases that I had in my stash and thought the word "loveliness" would be perfect for my title.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit and have a chance to do something you love.  It is soothing for the soul.  Have a great day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Sweet Life

Hello friends! Today I wanted to do some stash busting so I thought I would create a layout and also join some challenges too.  This week there was some beautiful hoar frost and when I was going for my daily walks with my puppy Syd, I had to snap some photos.

I love getting messy on my layouts and so I used a stencil for the snowflakes and some molding paste and then I added some watercolor paints in grey, pink and yellow using the packaging technique.

It was awesome to do some stash busting for this layout.  I used some older papers from Pink Paislee, some alphas, washi tape and bows from Bella Blvd. and some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.

For the journaling I typed it on white card stock with my Typecast Typewriter.

I entered the challenges and the January Take 5 Tuesday at Paper Issues and also Stuck?Sketches January 1, 2017 Sketch.

It was fun to create this layout just for the fun of it.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Trim The Tree

Hello friends! I hope you are staying warm. It's very cold here these days and when it's like this I like to hunker down in my studio and scrapbook.  Not very often I have the time to play along with some challenges as my design team assignments keep me very busy but I was inspired so much by this sketch by Amy Coose for the Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday Challenge that I had to play along.

I love to add some Missy Whidden style watercolors to my layouts so I used some grey, lime green and aqua watercolors and the packaging technique for my background.

I used some random alpha stickers from various collections of Bella Blvd. as well as some wood veneer trees that have been in my stash forever.  The papers are from the Winter and also the Christmas Collection by Lawn Fawn.  I am really digging plaid this year and can't get enough of it.

To finish off my layout I added some machine stitching, thread, alpha stickers from Jillibean Soup as well as a felt bow from Bella Blvd. and of course some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.

It was so much fun to create just for the fun of it.

Have a great day and thanks for sharing your day with me.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wonderful Memories

Hello friends! Happy New Year! Today I am sharing my very first layout for 2017 for both Just Nick Digital Cut Files using the Word 3 cut files for my title

and also a flair button from the Good Dog flair set from A Flair For Buttons. 

 Here is the layout I created of my son and my puppy Syd.

For this layout, I wanted to document when my family added Syd, a male Golden Retriever puppy to our home.  My son is holding him for the car ride home.  Syd was a ball of fluff.  I love these candid photos of my son.  He is not cooperative about getting photos taken so I was so happy to capture these.

The words "wonderful" and "memories" from the Word 3 cut file set are both cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and some paper from the Doodlebug Designs Puppy Love Collection.

The flair button "woof" was placed where the three photos meet to direct the eye around the photos.

Cut files and flair, my two favorite things in scrapbooking other than paper.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Just Nick Digital Cut Files for all your cut file needs and flair from A Flair For Buttons!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January Sneak Peeks

Hello friends! Happy New Year! Today is sneak peek day at My Creative Scrapbook with all the beautiful kits for January.  I created this layout with the January Main Kit.

Check out these sneak peeks of all four January kits that My Creative Scrapbook offers.

January 2017 Main Kit

January 2017 Creative Ki

January 2017 LE Kit

January 2017 Album Kit
Aren't they awesome? Now is the time to reserve your kit at My Creative Scrapbook.

The design team reveal is January 5.  Have a great day!