Friday, May 6, 2016

I Love Being A Mom Layout

Hello friends. Today my layout is being featured over at Paper House Productions. It's about my love of being a mom.  It truly is the hardest job in the world, but it is very rewarding.

I used several papers and stickers from the new Flamingo Colorways Collection.  I love the bright pinks and the cute flamingo sticker.

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I Love Being A Mom Layout Supply List

  • Flamingo Quilted 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper


  • Flamingo Rose 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper


  • Flamingo Mini Trim Cards Colorways Scrapbook Paper


  • Flamingo Stripes 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper


  • Flamingo 12" Cardstock Stickers


  • To begin, I cut a rose design background cut file on my electronic diecutting machine with the Flamingo Rose paper and backed it with several other papers from the Flamingo Colorways Collection.

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    I matted my photo and added several stickers and a journal spot for my journaling.

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    The dotted paper was strategically placed on the bottom of the layout where I added my title with alphabet stickers so the title would stand out more. The arrow sticker was added to direct the eyes to the title.

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    This layout looks better in real life as it is difficult to see the layering and the rose design in the photos.

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    It takes some time and patience to cut out all the papers, but I am happy how it turned out.

    Thanks for stopping by and hope you are inspired to try the Colorways Flamingo Collection.  Happy creating!

    Thursday, May 5, 2016

    May Kit Reveal At My Creative Scrapbook


    Hello friends! Today is kit reveal day at My Creative Scrapbook and as usual, they are beautiful.  Check out the four kits:

    Main Kit

    Creative Kit
    LE Kit
    Album Kit

    Aren't they great? All the kits are available for purchase now at My Creative Scrapbook.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Father Layout

    Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout of my husband and son on the A Flair For Buttons blog.
    I love this photo of my husband and son when my son was a newborn.


    For this layout I used 3 flair buttons from 3 different sets of flair.  


    I created the cut file and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo and backed the negative space alphas with a navy piece of card stock and also added the red and white star paper behind some of the words that said "father".  To give it more dimension and shadow, I added small adhesive squares to the backside of the cut out negative alphas.


    I used the Faded Denim and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks by Ranger and my water brush to create a watercolor effect on the white card stock.







    to make the flair buttons stand out more, I added some navy sewing thread around the flair.  I like the texture it gives the layout.


    For the title "father" I used a Ranger Distress Pen in Pumice Stone to outline the letters and make them stand out more.  


    This layout was inspired by Ashley Horton's Texture Techniques class.

    These are the sets of flair that I used on my layout:







    Be sure and check out all the flair in the A Flair For Buttons shop.  There are so many to choose from.

    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Happy creating!






    Friday, April 22, 2016

    Play Ball Layout

    Hello followers! Today I am sharing a sports themed layout using the fabulous Baseball Collection of patterned papers and stickers over at Paper House Productions.  This layout is of my youngest son when he played his first year of baseball a few years back.  Time sure does fly as he is now 16.
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    Play Ball Supply List
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    I used my antique sewing machine and stitched along the outside edge of the layout, the navy paper triangle, the circles and also the middle of the baseball stitched paper. I love the extra texture and homespun feel that stitching gives my layouts. This is totally optional.
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    I added lots of stickers to the layout and gave some of the stickers added dimension by using some foam adhesive squares on the heart sticker, the title "Play Ball" sticker and some of the baseball stickers.  I also added my son's name with the mini alpha stickers on top of the heart sticker and also on bottom right corner on top of the ticket sticker. 
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    Adding the star stickers directs the eye down the page to the title and photos.  
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    The banner sticker strip and the baseball sticker strip are tucked slightly under the 4X6 photo and the 2X3 photo so it finishes it nicely.   I also added the tiny circle heart sticker to the left triangle on the 4X6 photo.
    To complete the layout,  I added a little "home plate" sticker beside the small photo and wrote the year with a black pen.
    I hope you are inspired to create a sports themed page using the Baseball Collection. Be sure to check out all the beautiful collections at Paper House Productions.  Have a creative day!

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Little Monster Layout And A Freebie!


    Happy Tuesday! Sometimes I like to create layouts with a bit of humor because life is way too serious, don't you think?  

    This little girl is full of beans and I love her spunkiness so when I saw these photos, I knew I had to use the Happy Little Monster Cut Files and create a title with the Striped Alphabet from Just Nick Digital Cut Files.



    I used my digital diecutting machine to cut out the monster shapes on some bright papers from the Bo Bunny Lil Monster Collection.  As soon as I saw the title Happy Little Monster, I knew I had these papers in my stash that were screaming to be used.  


    As you have probably noticed, if you read my blog regularly, I like to embellish my layouts with flair buttons just for good measure.



    Do you know of a little monster that you can create a layout on?  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out these cut files and hundreds more in the Just Nick Digital Cut Files store.  





    If you have read this far, that is good because there is a freebie cut file that is available to download until midnight April 30, 2016.  Be sure and use the code RAINFREE at checkout.  Isn't it great? 



    Happy creating!