April 13, 2014

Happy Love | Creative Scrappers

Hello and Happy CS Reveal day! it's time for sketch 266 today. It was an awesome reveal today -- if you want to see more you can visit Creative Scrappers.


This is the page I created - HAPPY LOVE 
My nieces last summer - really making believe they love each other as i click a photo of them, but in reality I know they do Love each other!! I used the Simple Stories - Homespun Collection for this layout and of course if you participate in the sketch challenges this month you can win an awesome prize from SCRAPTASTIC! 






Simple Stories - Homespun Collection Kit
Fundamentals Stickers / Expressions Stickers / Decorative Brads / Chipboard Stickers
Bits & Pieces / Insta-Squares

 Hope you enjoyed my reveal for sketch 266 - now let's see yours!



April 6, 2014

A Few Cards | Paper Camellia

Hello Friends!

I would like to share two card I created with the Paper Camellia April Kit.
This first card is called XOX.
Just a card for everyday things... nothing says hello, sorry or miss you like a few XOXs. I added a few grey enamal dots, twine and pop dots to give my card a bit of dimension.


I also created a sketch for you to use as you wish for this card ;-)



This second card is Called Let's Go!
A great card to invite that special friend of yours on a weekend getaway or week long trip to California!
I used the globe, the post card and camera diecut for this card as they were just perfect for this themed card. I always love a little twine or ribbon on my cards so i added a bit of natrual twine to it.



thanks for stopping by today and hope your being inspired to create with the Paper Camellia April Kit ;-)

April 5, 2014

Life Documented (May 2012) | Simple Stories


I'm here today with a Life Documented post using the NEW DIY and DIY Boutique Collections from Simple Stories, and today I'm sharing the month of MAY 2012.




 I used the 6x8" album but included different pocket pages. You'll see in this post that with so many varieties of the 6x8 pocket pages you can mix and match to create a uniform album for your LIFE Documented projects.

Page 3 includes 2 4x4" pockets and 4 2x2" pockets. I thought this was perfect to add 2 large photos and a few small ones on the sides.



  Once I started decorating this page I realized I wanted to add more but didn't want to add another page so instead, I added a 4x4" Photo Flip. You can add these in different ways but I adhered mine to the left of the pocket page. This allows a great Flip to view journaling and another photo.  I love this format, it's like a little secret pocket!





I added a confetti pocket to the next page, they add such fun details to a spread and you can add anything you like. In my Mini Confetti pocket I added some enamel dots, stickers, word phrases, and some small punched out pieces of patterned paper.  





My technique for creating this pocket is simple : you can add your items and sew them to the page protector or you can make a small sized pocket with the items, sew them together and then add them to your pocket.   
As you flip the page, I again used a monthly calendar showing the days of the month and a few pictures of what happened that day. Some aren't exact dates but I'm ok with that.

This following page is OH HAPPY DAY, a Simple Stories Silhouette Cut File. I added pop dots under the die cut to add a bit of dimension.

The last page for May 2012 has a few photos and journaling about misc days in the month.



I am using the 6x8 Sn@p! Leather Album in black for all of my Life Documented pages for 2012. It's sturdiness, metal corner accents, and stitch details are fantastic and durable. The album will be handled often so durability is a must - this Sn@p! album is so far the best I've been using.
I used a variety of inserts for this monthly spread - a 6x8" size featuring 2x2" to 4x6 and also a full 6x8. The Sn@p pocket pages come in a variety that you can add to your album. PERFECTO!



 DIY Products Used:
·         Office Journal Layers 5121
·         Office Card Foundations 5123
·         Teal, Read & Yellow Enamel Dots 5129
·         Pink, Green & Orange Enamel Dots 5130
·         Office Tag Foundations 5134
·         Letter Stickers 5137
·         Typeset Stickers 5138
·         Labels Stickers 5139
·         Words Stickers 5142

DIY Boutique Products Used:
·         Paper Kit 5100
·         No Worries 5102
·         Outside the Box 5106
·         Who's to Say? 5107
·         Newspaper/ Yellow 5110
·         Boutique Polka/Red 5108
·         Boutique Chevron/Teal 5112
·         Decorative Brads 5127
·         Stickers 5141
P       4x4 Photo Flips 4066

Silhouette Online Store
· Oh Happy Day 54658
· Cursive Laugh 57030

I hope you enjoyed my LIFE DOCUMENTED post today - and don't forget to share your pages or projects on the Simple Stories Facebook page 


April 4, 2014

#Selfie Saturday | Jillibean Soup

It's Selfie Saturday! 

I love that my niece lets me download pictures of herself from her facebook page. She's such a beauty at 16 years old. I swear she could be a model if she had the opportunity ;-) 

I created this layout using the new Spicy Social Soup






Supplies:
Jillibean Soup 
Patterned Paper: Spicy Social Soup/1 Part App, 2 Parts Tweet, 4 Parts Hashtags, Bite Size Bits 
Cardstock Stickers: Spicy Social Soup/  Shape Stickers
Pea Pod Parts: Spicy Social Soup
Wood Sprinkles: Life Wooden Nickels: Journal
Beanboard Thin Chip Alphas: Braised Brown

Other: Twine, Silhouette Cameo, Sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by!
Make sure you visit the Jillibean Facebook page and say HI!

April 3, 2014

Remember, Laugh | Paper Camellia

Hello Friends!

It's time for a new Paper Camellia Sketch Challenge!
Have you been enjoying the previous sketches? Getting some inspiration from our designers?

This is the April Sketch, created with a bit of simplicity and straight lines.
I love blocks lately and this sketch is no exception.


I used a photo of my friends and I at a crop last October. It was a great time - we laughed, cried and had so many great stories to share. The title i selected for this layout is exactly that... REMEMBER, LAUGH.
the Laugh was cut out from the Chickaniddy Gold foil papers and my silhouette die cut machine.





Enjoy the sketch and let's see those layouts ;-)