Tuesday, April 07, 2015

October Afternoon Treasure Map

Amy van Luijk is behind this interesting piece that I pinned and the inspiration behind my layout on the October Afternoon blog last week using the brand new Treasure Map collection!!!  So excited about this collection  
I absolutely LOVE this collection!  It was so worth the wait.  And it was perfect with the photos of us strawberry picking during Spring Break.

My amazing, beautiful and talented friend Suz, used the inspiration for a card and I think my jaw dropped.  Check out the blog post here to see what she did.

And see the collection here.  You will literally want to dive into it!

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Monday, April 06, 2015

Maggie Holmes Guest | Process Video

I was so thrilled to be a guest on Maggie Holmes' blog.  I pulled out some of the Confetti papers from the March Hip Kit and bits leftover from kits from Cocoa Daisy.   I cannot tell you how much I loved putting this layout together.  Everything just flowed and it was a really quick, and meaningful layout.

Here's a process video of how the layout came together.  Thank you to Maggie Holmes for having me!

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Pink Paislee Atlas Collection and Process Video

Pink Paislee keeps knocking out some amazing products.  This new collection is called Atlas.  Full of great color and patterns.  VERY usable and so easy to work together.  I don't normally do 2-page spread, but I had this idea in mind.  I don't think this layout went over big, but it is a favorite of mine.

I had to re-do this layout...I literally got overwhelmed with which products to use...it was all so good. You can see my process in this video.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Hip Kit March Kit Work

Spring Break for us this week.  Hoping to get in lots of fun and quality time with my girl.  Always a hard balance, but worth it.

I love the freshness of the March kits from Hip Kit Club.  I got all the kits this month.  Haven't used the pocket page yet...will put my monthly spread together though this week or next.

Here is what I have done with the kits so far.  Using the Color Kit in all of this.
This is not a favorite layout of mine.  But I had to let it go and go with it.  Emma and I had fun using the props for St. Patrick's Day.

I got creative with just cardstock and the color kit.  Using the stencil as a mask and then as a stamp.  I love simple cards like these.

I love that Dear Lizzy pattern paper and had to cut it up to form my title on this next layout.

The kits are so packed with amazing products that I would have bought on their own.  So the kits are so well worth it to get a great variety of hot products.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope everyone is having a great week!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's Not Always Rainbows and Unicorns | October Afternoon

My amazing, talented friend, Emily, challenged me on the October Afternoon blog to scrap about "it's not easy being green."
Emily' layout blew me away, so stop by to see how she interpreted her own challenge on the October Afternoon blog.  I made this layout about struggles, but made it positive with the rainbow colors, but realistic with the journaling and the title.

Have a process video to share for this one.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Watcha Watching | October Afternoon

Well, let's just say I have a guilty pleasure of loving to watch some favorite shows...thanks to DVR and Netflix.

This is another fun way to use October Afternoon's Saturday Mornings collection, and using your scraps.  I love the trend I am seeing with pieces of pattern paper stitched to the layout by themselves like this.
And why not a dinosaur since Doctor Who is a time traveler.
I tried a 12x12 layout first, and printed my photos all landscape, but it still wasn't working.  So I used some Daily Flash washi tape and taped the front and back to connect the photos to make an accordion.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I'm So Lucky | Pink Paislee | DIY

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Don't forget to wear your green!


I love all things Irish.  So I turned this old Target frame into a little Irish luck for our home.  Using a mix of the new Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss and Atlas, I put together a simple DIY project.
Cut strips of pattern paper to 1" then adhere them diagonally onto a piece of cardstock.
Cut shamrocks with Silhouette, and then trace onto photos (that you can get all the faces inside the shamrock), and cut out.
Cut the word LUCKY from white cardstock and adhere over the pieces of pattern paper.
Stitch the 2 pattern paper shamrocks and photos together at the corner (don't stitch over faces), and adhere the last shamrock to the project, so the others can flip up.  Add a piece of washi tape from Bella Rouge to keep the shamrock flat.
This sits on our mantle right now...I really love how this came out.  If you want more specifics and measurements of shamrocks and letters, click here to see it on the Pink Paislee blog.

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