Thursday, July 28, 2016

Friends Forever

Hello everyone! I'm sharing this layout on the A Flair For Buttons blog today of my two oldest kiddos that are now all grown up, but I still smile when I look at these two when they were little. They were best buds then and they still are now.

For this layout I used the flair buttons from the Happy Flair set and the Just Hearts 2 Flair set. and added one to the top left hand corner and the bottom right hand corner of my layout.  One of my favorite layout designs is the diagonal design.  

I used a funky cut file background (Quilted Background) from Just Nick Digital Cut Files that I cut out on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with some plaid papers from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Collection.

I added the foam words "friends and forever" for the title.

I dug deep in my stash and found some enamel dots, wood veneers and some ephemera from Elle's Studio.

 I thought the pastel colors went well with the page as my children were babies really.

I hope you enjoyed your visit. Have a lovely day!

Flair Sets Used On Layout

Friday, July 22, 2016

Faith Hope Joy Card

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a simple card over at Paper House Productions.  I designed this card with the Atlantis Colorways Collection.  I love the beautiful colors and graphics in this collection.

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For this card I chose the striped side of the Atlantis Trim Cards 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper  and with my sewing machine I stitched around the edge with some white thread and adhered it to the white cardstock.

Using the other side of the Atlantis Trim Cards 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper, I took some scissors and cut out the small square designs and traced them with a die cut shape that I had from a cut file (Quilted Background) from Just Nick Digital Cut Files. Once they were traced, I cut the squares out with scissors.

I adhered the square designs onto the striped paper and then added the words "Faith, Hope, and Joy".

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Be sure and check out all the beautiful products at Paper House Productions.

Happy creating!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Just Nick/Creative Scrappers Team Up

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a travel layout of my son and daughter in law on their trip to Europe for the Just Nick Digital Cut Files and Creative Scrappers team up.  What a combination! Two of my favorite things are cut files and sketches.  

First I cut out the Chopstick Background from Just Nick with my Silhouette Cameo and used the Sketch #296 from Creative Scrappers.  The papers from the Carta Bella Travel Stories worked perfectly with this cut file.  I like the way the words peeked through.

I also added some stickers from the Travel Stories Collection, some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons, some paint splatters and finally some enamel dots.

To make the journaling more interesting,  I thought adding some mini alpha stickers along with my handwriting would do the trick.

Here is the Chopsticks Background cut file.

You can download the cut file FREE HERE until July 31 just be sure and use the code  CSFREE  at checkout. Also, if you link up the layout that you create with both the cut file and the sketch at Creative Scrappers you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Just Nick.  

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook Layouts For July

Hello friends! I thought I would share my four layouts that I created with the July Main kit at My Creative Scrapbook.

I really loved this kit and if I had more time, I know I could have created many more.  This kit is huge!

Here is a sampling of what is in the July Main kit

This kit is full of goodies that scream summer.

You can purchase this or choose from 3 other monthly kits.  Check out all of them at My Creative Scrapbook.

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Make A Splash

Hello friends. Today I am sharing this summer layout at A Flair For Buttons of my youngest son having some pool fun on a summer vacation a few years back.

I love creating layouts with circle elements and sometimes I challenge myself to use as many circle elements as I can.

I cut the beach ball die cut (from Just Nick Digital Cut Files) out on white card stock with my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with patterned papers from several Bella Blvd. Collections. I added some coordinating sequins and enamel dots.  I love the way the flair buttons finish the layout perfectly.  I also added a bow, some vellum and doilies to the top and bottom of the layout and lots of machine stitching.

I used flair from the Hello Summer Flair 

and the Summer 3 Flair

Here are a few more closeups

You can find these flair buttons and hundreds more in the A Flair For Buttons shop.  
I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Have a creative day!