Friday, February 27, 2015

Family w/ NAS & Bella Blvd

I can't believe this is my last layout with Nuts About Sketches!
I've been on Shawn's team numerous times over the years and used so many of her sketches. I just LOVE them. I'm super sad to see her quit using a design team, but I'm so happy she's going to keep sharing her wonderful sketches with us!

This is the layout I've created for this last sketch.
I got my whole family on this layout with these two photos from our 4th of July celebration.
So I knew Bella Blvd's Family Forever collection would be fun for this layout.

Here's the sketch. You can see that I stayed pretty close to the design.

I had fun cutting out the strips from the Bella line and then piecing them back together in different ways around my layout.

I used twine to do some hand sewing and then added some of that fun Bella chevron tape too. I used a punch for the little hearts, but hand cut the bigger ones. The stars are cut from one of the strips of the Bella paper.

This flag came from the winter flags collection but went perfectly with my page. I just added one of those fussy cut stars to it for a bit more flair.

Putting the title and journaling on this layout was really fun. I loved using all the great stickers Bella has to go with their lines to stack up a fun title. Then I took this quote they had as a pp strip, cut it into pieces and used it for my journaling.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My guys w/ Bella Blvd

I hope you're all doing well this week.
It's been pretty busy around my house lately, but I wanted to jump in here and show you this super fun layout I made of My Guys.

I used Bella Blvd's Christmas Cheer that I picked up at a local scrap store. I started with this fun blue polka-dot print that is actually from the Christmas Countdown collection and used my snowflake border and corner punches around it. Then I tore the middle out and layered it over a white cardstock background.

I knew I wanted to use this cute snow globe on my layout, so I cut it out and popped it up down in this corner. I also layered some of the other papers across the bottom of the layout.

I used the fun prints from these lines to create some banners for the top of my layout. Then added a few of the stickers I found from Bella too. I put my title over the banners and then outlined it with a colored marker to help it stand out a bit more.

These triangles were leftover from the banners I created for the top and I thought it would be fun to stack them at the bottom of the layout. A cute little flag behind them was perfect. It reminds me a bit of a pine tree.

I finished off my layout with a few more stickers, the snowflakes that I punched out earlier, Bella chevron washi tape (I LOVE cutting the chevrons into arrows!) and a bit of liquid pearls.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Beautiful Girl w/ Moxxie & NAS

I have a cute one for you today!
This is my little dancer.

As you can see, she loves being in the spotlight.
Tiny Dancer from Moxxie was PERFECT for these photos. She had so many pink costumes this year, I know I'll use a ton of this line scrapping these photos.
I also used sketch #357 from Nuts About Sketches.

I stayed really close to the design of the sketch, but didn't want to cut my photos down as much as the sketch called for, so they're a little tall and I just adjusted the papers around the photos to work with that.

I added a flourish sticker and mat to my title to make it stand out a bit more. I think the enamel dots and liquid pearls really finish this layout beautifully.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Totally Buggin' w/ MS&M sketches & Fancy Pants

I decided to join in on the fun over at My Scraps & More sketches this month.
So this layout was created using their sketch #99.

I used Fancy Pants Be Different line for this layout. My son is not really a bug boy, but this particular day he was fairly impressed with this little beetle and I was playing with my brand new camera, so I got this adorable picture and knew it would be fun with these papers.

I stuck pretty close to the design of the sketch and used some of my favorite skull washi tape!

I actually messed up my journaling, which is when I pulled out the word stickers and started covering up my mistake. Stickers are great for cover ups!

I had a little bit of fun with my photo. I distressed the edges with an emery board and then punched the bottom corner with a fun skull punch I have. I used the punch out from the photo for an embellie with my title. I also did a bit of doodling around the layout and then used the negative from a star border punch I have to stencil the stars on the layout. I finished them off by coloring them in.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Love My Tapes

I have some super fun news today!
I am joining the Love My Tapes design team!!
And I am so excited. I have just a little bit of an addiction to tapes, so this is going to be so much fun!

You can find my introduction post on the Love My Tapes blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

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