Monday, April 24, 2017

Good morning everyone!How was your weekend?? I hope it was a good one!

Im here to share with you a few cards that I made for some friends. 

I started with some white cardstock and grabbed my With all my heart collection and started to get at it. With the first cards, Thinking of you, I cut some strips of that beautiful green brush stroke paper for the top and bottom of the card. Then I grabbed mt 1 inch circle punch and punched out circles from a few different papers. I placed them where I wanted them, added a few flowers and a sticker phrase with the thinking of you. Then I ran a line of stitching through the circles and the borders.
The second card I cut a strip of stripped paper for the bottom of the card,  I cut out a strip of the same paper for a little pennant, added a piece of that pretty flower washi, a label and the thank you. I finished this one off with some machine stitching and that was it. 
These were very simple cards but I love the white space and the bright colors. I hope you enjoyed seeing them today and make sure to check out what all the other awesome projects the other ladies have made!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Lake Love/ Pretty little Studio DT

Good morning everyone! How are you today?? Its Fiday!! Yay!!
Well this morning I'm here to share with you a layout I made with the With all my heart collection.

Its getting that time again, Summer is coming and man oh man am I jonesing for sometime on the lake! I found this picture from last summer and thought I'd scrap it, witch kinda made me miss it more! lol So I started off with a sheet of light blue cardstock and covered it with a sheet of vellum. I cut out the cloud ring cutfile to add into the layering. 

I matted my photo, stuck the cutfile down and popped a pretty little doily behind it. I pulled out my tags and layered a few here and there. I added my title at the bottom of the picture.

I added a few strips of washi to the top and bottom and a few word stickers and to finish it all off i decided to add a little bit of stitching. I love that it added a bit of texture but still kept it nice and airy. I hoe you enjoyed my layout and I would love to see what you create with this beautiful collection.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hello Flawless/Creating with sketches

Hello everyone!! Sarah here today to share with you my take on this months sketch, #305 and oh man did I love this one!! And I loved this months sponsors too! The Cut Shoppe , Ashley has so many different cut files, I loved working with them! Here's my layout.

I started my layout with a white background at first and then decided to change it up to a wood grain background. I wanted my cut files to pop a little more and on the white background it just wasn't happening.

I added a little a few layers behind my photos and then went to backing my cutfiles. After I backed my cutfiles I placed them on my background where I wanted them and started to layers my photos with other cutfiles.

Then I started to add little embellishments here and there, with a bit of dimension to some of them and some wood pieces, a rub on title and added a few sequins.

We would love to see what you create with this sketch too, so make sure to share your creations on Instagram  using #creatingwithsketches  I hope you enjoyed my take on this months sketch and I would love for you to follow me on Instagram
Thanks so much and cant wait to see what you create!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April planning week one / Cocoa Daisy

Good morning everyone! I'm here to share with you my 1st week spread in my April planner.

Like I've said before, I set my planner up like a lot of people do. I write in what I already know I have planned, add a little decorating and then wait for the day to day to come along and add things in.
I like to change things up when I'm playing in my planner.  I like to add sticky notes, and I always love the ones that come in the kit! And I like to add in some of the DITL cards! There are always ones that match from the DITL kit that seem to match. 
This week my Wednesday was my busiest day, I had so much to go threw here at my house. I guess starting my spring cleaning, and man oh man was it needed!! I didn't quite make it through my whole list but I did manage to get through most of it in one day! Huge plus for me! I did get it all done this week though! But I also managed to go out and spend some time with the kiddos and have some fun! 

This week I added in a DITL card as a flip up. I wanted it for the pop of color and for the functionality of it. I love to add pictures into my planner, I do a lot of small pictures that fit in to the day to day boxes, but I like to add in some larger ones here and there too. The pictures may not be anything major, just a smile caught, but I love that I can look back and see pictures and remember what was going on at that time.
I layered in some of that beautiful dotted washi and some of those pretty butterflies, I love all the pretties! Sometimes I have to really work on not using all of them on one spread! I have to remind myself that there are 3 more weeks in the month! lol
I hope you liked this little peek into my April planner so far, I will be sharing more and I hope you follow along to see!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hello everyone!! How was your weekend?? Good I hope! 
Sarah here today to share a sign I made for my front door, using the With all my Heart collection.
I used my Silhouette to cut out my sign shape, I cut a few sheets of the chipboard and adhered them together to get the thickness I wanted, and covered it for my base.

After I got the background done, I grabbed the green paper that looked like it was painted and punched it with one of my punches to add some texture. I cut those strips in to different size pieces and adhered them down. As you can tell I was going for it to look like grass, because I had to have a place for my little bunny to sit! So I cut  my bunny out, placed him on one of those doilies I love so much! And added a little heart for his fluffy little tail. I liked my little bunny and all but I wanted more around him, so I grabbed some of the beautiful flower stickers and die cuts from the kit and went to town layering them!

I played with everything till I was happy with it and then moved on to the words I wanted on it. I found that pretty diagonal striped paper and drew out my letters and then cut them out. I adhered them down and drew lightly around them so that they stood out a little more.

Then I realized there was a little to much blank space for my liking to the bottom left, so I decided to reach back in to what I had and make a little cluster over there. I added a pretty little frame and some more stickers.

I was like, Ok I'm finished! And then I was like, hummm I think I want some more flowers on here, soooooo...
Of course I grabbed some of the flowers and added them behind some of my letters. I was so much happier after I did that, I mean come on, who can have to many flowers?? lol. I always like having signs hanging on my door for holidays and I love making new ones and this collection was so perfect for it!!
I hope you enjoyed this sign I made!

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

This mini album/Pretty Little Studio DT

Good morning scrappy friends!! How is your week going?? Good I hope! On the plus side its almost Friday!! Yay! 
So I'm here today to share with you a mini album I made for my mommas 60th birthday!

I used the beautiful With all my Heart Collection to create this mini. I dry brushed my chipboard mini with white paint, let it dry, grabbed all my photos.

I layered a tag, along with some pretty die cut flowers and some little word stickers. I picked the word stickers so they would make a little saying that was sweet for my mom.
I did use a lot of photo strips for this mini, I loved the way they fit. 

I layered some patterned paper behind the photos, played with tags and labels and of course I had to add in the flowers too!

All the colors in this collection are just amazing! It works for boys and girls. And the little sayings are to cute!

I added a few Flair badges here and there, with thread clusters under them.

I love mini albums and I think my mom is really going to enjoy it.
To finish of my mini I added some tags, frames and stickers, so that I would have a sweet little saying for her.

I hope you enjoyed this mini I made and I hope you come back by to see more!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Good morning everyone!! I hope you're doing good today!
Well its Sarah here again to share my take on sketch #304!

I started my layout by grabbing the Maggie Holmes Shine collection from my stash and the goofy pictures of me playing on snapchat.

I wanted to do mine a little different so I went with circles and a cut-file for one of my layers. I knew I wanted the cut-file from the Cut Shoppe to be my 1st layer behind my photo, so I started out with backing it and then adding pop dots to the back to five some dimension.

After I did that I grabbed that pretty black and white stripped paper and the blue dotted paper and cut them into circles about the same size.  I added a doily in between them from Pretty little studios. I love those doilies! I added all the papers, cut-file and doily down at an angle, like the sketch. I added a tag in from the ephemera pack that went along with this collection and backed another circle with some of the same patterned paper as the res of the cut-file and slid it behind the tag.

I decided I wanted to add a few floral stickers and stems from the ephemera pack, I grabbed a few little chipboard hearts from the chipboard sheet too. I love that camera from the sticker sheet but have never used it and with this being pictures of me, I figured it would work great! lol So I added that and placed my title on top. To finish my layout off I grabbed my Heidi Swapp black color shine and did a bit of splattering and called it done.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on this fun sketch and I hope you play along with us too!! Make sure to share your creations with us on Instagram @creativescrappers #creatingwithsketches
I would love for you to check out my Instagram too!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Adventure awaits and more/Cocoa Daisy DT

Hello everyone! Hope you've had a great weekend! 
Ours gets to continue, like I know some others do too, Spring Break!! Well ours didn't start out to great, we have sick kiddos, but I'm really hoping that they will get better so we can have some fun. Its even gotten warmer outside, so here's keeping my fingers crossed!

Now to scrapbooking, something else I'm hoping to get more done of over spring break,lol.
I've been branching out and slowly trying new things, or old things that I haven't done in forever and trying them again.
I love bright bold colors and patterns, so I paired them together in this layout. I toned the bold strip down with some white paint and a stencil. I know its not a lot but I'm trying,lol. I used the word paper for the bottom with Happiness being the focus there. I used some of the DITL cards from my March 2017 Cocoa Daisy kit, a baggy that some of the embellishments came in made it into the layers and the cute little tag that was stapled to some of the packaging. I had a few cut files laying around and popped them in to the layers added a few stickers and the title and was happy with it.

Then I moved on to this layout. My poor baby had to get her shots, I always hate those! And I snapped a quick pic of it. I cut out this pretty heart on my Silhouette and filled the inside star shape with the cute rain drop paper, I looked at it as my heart hurting for her. I know cheesy lol. The rain drops kind of looked like tears to me, which is something I do every time one of my littles has to get shots.
I had the cut file be the main background on this layout and then did a little layering behind my photo. I used some of the pretty papers from the Flutterbye kit and some of the DITL cards as well. I layered a little bit of the Pretty little Studio washi in there to. 
I added some of the pretty Maggie Holmes stickers by the photo and up on the upper right hand side of the heart.I added my title and was done. No splatters on this one either,lol.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these two layouts and I have more to come. You can check me out on Instagram and make sure to check out the Cocoa Daisy site, come check out the forums and chat with us and you can check out the Cocoa Daisy planner fan page and the challenge page too and play along with us!! We'd love to see you there!

I hope y'all have a great rest of your evening and if your going into spring break, I hope you have fun and good luck!! lol. I have 6 kids, its fun trying to keep them all entertained!

Friday, March 10, 2017

March Memory planning / Week1 Cocoa Daisy

Good morning everyone! Its Fri-yay!! What are your plans this weekend?? Fun hopefully! I'm going to warn you, this is going to be a picture heavy post!
I finally got my 1st week in March done in my planner. It took a little longer than normal, this past weekend me and my husband went on a trip for our anniversary, and things went a little off.
But let me share my planner spread first, lol, before I get into the story!

I started my planner spread this week by adding that beautiful floral on the right hand page and doing some fussy cutting of some of the pages in the planner kit, so that I could play with them. I added my washi and started penciling in what I knew for sure was happening that week. The last few days in February were pretty uneventful, mostly trying to get everything done at the house and errands that needed to be done before we headed out. I did love that even though I didn't have a ton to wright about or pictures to post, the florals were beautiful to see! I love that I caught my daughter laughing so hard when she was being tickled, my hubby with our pup and oh man, when he was working one day he had a customer that worked on movies, so he got to take pictures with a Ghost buster pack!! He was so excited! How cool, right?? 
I added things in that happened through the week and printed out my pictures Monday and added them in. I thought I'd have more pictures from out trip, but not so much. lol. We got to the mountains late Friday evening and checked into our cabin and man was it beautiful!   

We had a whole cabin! It was so beautiful! It had a whole kitchen, a private hot tub, its own living room and dinning room and a fire place! It was just amazing! Yeah I know I'm gushing! lol We were thrilled when we got there, but we crashed out around midnight after the long drive. When we work up the next morning, my poor husband was horribly sick, food poisoning. Boo! We had stopped on the way and grabbed some food from a gas station, yeah I know never a good idea! But we did, or he did, I grabbed a bag of chips lol. Well I think that may be the end of gas station food for him. He was sick the entire time and I felt so bad for him. But we got to be together and in a beautiful place and it will be a place we go back too! 
Oh and we had the screened in deck, so we had a view of the woods and paths to the waterfalls. And my husband was so sweet and had gotten me a new wedding ring set for our anniversary! I love it!

We made it back home late Sunday. We were so happy to see all the kids and just hang out with them. My hubby recouped and is doing better, so major plus!

I'll have my 2nd week in march up here in the next couple of days, I hope you come back by to check it out! And I thought I would mention that we now have a Cocoa Daisy Planner Facebook page, if you'd like to join in and see what everyone its up to, we'd love to have you!! We have some challenges, chats and lots of good company!!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

So Cozy/Pretty Little Studio Pinterest Inspired

Good morning everyone, How was your Monday? Pretty good here, getting a lot done!
I'm here this morning to share a layout with you that was inspired by a pinterest board, shown here.

Now I went with a dark background, taking that from the bike picture and then playing with the rest of the colors.

I used a large cut file that made me thing of a dream catcher, since my little girl was all cozy in her bed. I backed some of the spaces in the the cut file with the With all my Heart collection and then went to layering behind my photo.

I added a few layers of papers, a frame and some tabs. On top of that I added some word stickers and a cute little heart sticker. 
To the right of my photo I added my 1st little cluster with some of the beautiful floral die cuts and floral stickers and added the title on top. The of course I had to use one of those pretty little flair buttons!

I added another cluster to the bottom right of my cut file and finished it off with, of course, some Heidi Swapp Gold color shine.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The cats me-wow / Pretty Little Studio DT

Good morning everyone! Happy Fri-yay!! I'm so happy its the starting of the weekend! We have plans this weekend and I'm hoping for lots of fun. Do y'all have any plans?? 
Well I am here this morning to share with you a layout I made using the With all my heart collection from Pretty little Studio.

I started out a little different with this layout, I chose a dark background and I don't really ever do that! Lol I usually go with a white background, but this was a nice change. I actually have a few more layouts in progress with dark backgrounds too. I'm definitely having fun with it!

Then I broke out a few of my embellishment packs, tags, frames and die-cuts. 
I have had such a hard time not using all of those beautiful flower die-cuts on one layout!! There are so many in a pack and they are all so pretty!
Anyways, I started layering behind my photo strip, added in a cut-file and decided I wanted something more on the layout, So I started a cluster with some of the same type of items up on the right hand side. I pulled out 2 of the flair packs that I have, another thing that is hard for me not to use all at once! lol So I widdled it down and only used 

I added a some little thread nests behind my flairs and then went to add the title. I got a few different alphas from this collection so I thought I'd use at least 2 of them for my title. 
I wanted to play with the title and make it a bit goofy since the photos were too, So I went with, The cats Me-WOW lol. I love my kids, they have so much fun with snapchat. My sister actually introduced them to it and they haven't stopped playing with it since!
Finishing my layout off, I used my Heidi Swapp color shine in gold, sprinkled it around the page and that was it for this layout.
I have included a few more up close pictures for you to take a look at.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking my layout out. Make sure to head over to the Pretty Little Studio shop and grab this collection while you can and check out  Blooming Hearts. Oh and make sure to keep checking back because there will be even more new collection added soon!!

Thanks so much and have a great weekend!!!

Friday, February 24, 2017

XOXO Darling/Pretty little Studio feature Friday

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!! Yay its the first day of the weekend! We have family coming in to stay, so lots of fun here, what are your plans for the weekend??
Well this morning I'm here to share my first layout made with the beautiful With all my heat collection. This collection is beautiful online, but OMG its even more so in person!!!  Today I'm focusing on patterned papers.

I used multiple patterned papers to make a big impact and focus but its confined to just a few places on the layout.  I liked the idea of so many patterns on a layout but I wanted a way to separate them and draw focus, so I did this with cut-files. These gave me a way to add bright pops all over and have them focused right behind the photo and draw your eye in.

I put four different papers on one heart and then added a fifth behind a second heart, then layered a few labels with one of the word stickers and a pretty grey heart sticker.

I layered a few of the pretty flower stickers and dit-cuts before adding my title. I went simple with it, XOXO darling. I thought it was sweet for this little smiling picture of my daughter in her car seat.

I finished my layout out off with a little cluster in my upper left corner and that was it.
Everything in this collection is just amazing! I hope you enjoyed my take on featuring patterned papers on a layout out in a more minimal way, with a big impact.

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