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!

Pretty Little Studio products used:

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.

Pretty Little Studio Products used:

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!!!