Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jumping for joy/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone! Spring has sprung here, well most of the time! lol our weather is being a bit crazy. So I decided to scrap one of my photos from a few years back of my son swimming.
I started with a white back ground, I do that a lot lol. I started pulling some papers from the Oh my Stars collections that made me think of summer, outside and that matched my picture since I had decided to use a colored photo.

This week were focusing on pennants and there are so many that Bella has put out that are great for summer fun that it was so easy to pull a few that went so well with my layout. The colors matched great and the sayings too! lol I went in and started pulling a few that I thought would work and ended up with more then I thought, I ended up cutting it down to what I actually ended up using, I was going to lay them flat on the layout but I started playing with there little sticks and decided I liked out it added some dimension to the layout, so I added them in as well. I laid some of them flat on the layout with there sticks and them popped some of them up with 3D adhesive so I could stagger them down the layout on top of each other.
After adding my layers to the left side of my layout and playing with the pennants, I moved to my photo and adding the layers I wanted behind it. I did chose just one photo for this layout and a colored on at that. I usually go black and white photos, every once in a while you'll catch me using a color photo, like with this layout. I added the few layers and positioned my photo where I wanted it, I grabbed some of the designer clips, paper pieces and a few other things and started playing with them.
I hadn't planned on adding a cluster on the right side of my layout when I started this layout, but I thought there was a little to much white space to the right, so I decided to add another cluster there. I started with layering two pieces of patterned paper that I had already used on the layout and I loved the clouds, so I decided to use some of those as well. I thought they went good with the cloud paper I had used on the opposite side of the layout and kinda brought it all together. I popped some of them up in 3D adhesive to bring some dimension to the right side of the layout too. Then I went in with a few word stickers that I felt went with this layout and that was it.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my layout! Please feel free to follow my blog and check me out over on my instagram account too!!

Oh my stars Collection; Ice Stars, Plum Stars, Boarders, Orange Stars, 4x6's, Designer clips, Paper Pieces, Tabbies, Pennants; Summer, Today, Boy
Illustrated Faith Basic words

Monday, April 16, 2018

March Memory planning/Pebbles guest designer

Good morning everyone, Sarah here this morning and so excited to be guest designing for Pebbles and working with there new collection Patio Party!! This collection is full of beautiful florals and other patterns, it gives you so many options of things to do!! Cards, layouts, planner spreads and memory planning is what I am sharing with you today!
I am sharing my memory planning for the month of March!

I started out my month by writing a list of things that I needed to get done and a few ideas of things that I wanted to do but weren't at the top of my list. Then I went for the fun stuff! I pulled out all the pretties that Pebbles sent me and started to play!
​I went threw and grabbed some of my favorite papers,embellishments and started to add them in my planner . I used some wood grain washi from my stash and covered the separating lines in my planner to make them a color I wanted and to add just a little more to my weekly spreads.

​This month my family has quite a few birthdays so I wanted to make sure they were all documented too! I added in some of the cut aparts with washi so that I had places to journal about things that went on whith the bday parties and what we were all doing. My mom was in Florida for her birthday, so I thought it would be a great time to add the cute flamingos in too!!

​My last week of march was almost finished, when my youngest daughter, shes a year and a half old, decided to add her own touch in on my planner! I thought about covering everything up, but I decided that it was ok, I could leave it in there and make sure I journal about what my little goof did.  I kinda think its fun to know I can look back and see what she did later and the journaling to go along with it.
Well I very much appreciate being able to share my memory planning with you and I hope you enjoyed it as well!! 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Hey Girl Hey, water color fun/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!!
 I'm here this morning to share with you a fun little mixed media project I made with Bella Blvd/Illustrated Faith water colors. These paints are beautiful and easy to work with, the colors blend so well and the colors are so bright!
I started my project with a circle cork wall hanging, I covered it in white acrylic paint, once that dried I used a stencil from my stash and some modeling paste and added some little doilies around the circle.
I let the doilies dry and pulled out Shanna's Favorites acrylic paints. I spritzed the whole thing with water, I grabbed the pretty, pretty pink and started adding it here and there on the cork circle, spritzing more water over the paint and tilting it here and there and letting the water run and drag the color over more parts. I went threw and did this with the dark blue and the teal as well. I loved watching it blend between the colors, blending some places into purple and bringing out the doilies on the background. 
After letting the the cork circle dry, I pulled out All people All Nations and started layering pretty papers behind my photo and fussy cutting some flowers and leaves out of one of the papers and layered them in as well. I pulled bits and pieces from the ephemera pack and shapes. I used those to create my title on the right side of my photo and then moved on to the last bit of embellishing.
I pulled out the Basic words and added a few below my photo and to the left and then went in for the Hey Sugar,Sugar epoxy stickers. I love these and I keep reaching for them on all kinds of different projects! But I added these little beauties in a few spots and loved the pop of white and was happy.  

Illustrated Faith: Studio Acrylics Shanna's Favorites, Water colors Shanna's Favorites, All People All Nations collection; Hope, Boarders&3x4's, My Foundation, Ephemera, Shapes, Epoxy Stickers;Hey Sugar,Sugar, Basics-Words, Make your mark collection;Real Deal

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Awesome kid/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!! I'm sharing my first layout made with the new Bug Explorer collection!! I love this collection, and yeah I know I say it about all of them, but oh many are they all so beautiful and fun to play with!
I went threw the collection and pulled papers I thought would look good with my photo and decided to go with a less busy background, but a patterned one. Once I decided on that, I pulled the daily details paper and cut a bunch of the cards apart and started layering them behind my photo.
Once I got the layers the way I wanted them, I started to play with a few of the papers I had pulled from the collection. I love all the patterns and wanted to add some more color to the right side, so I decided to add a few strips and distress the edges and went back and distressed the edges of my layers too. Once I had my papers down the side I knew right where I wanted my picture. 
Ok, so y'all have seen the new acrylic words right? And pennants?? Well I love them all!! So I pulled the word Awesome, then dug threw all my pennants and found the one I chose to use, it actually said Kids, but I decided to pull of the "s" and just make it kid. So I used the combo of those two for my title. I pulled a mixture of leaves from the ephemera pack and the chipboard pieces and added them around my photo and tucked my pennant under some of those and added the cute little sun and cloud piece up by my title.
Finishing off my layout, I decided to grab a few stickers from the sticker sheet and then go into my Bella goodies and grab some of the Illustrated Faith hexie epoxy stickers and add them around the layout, they add a new shape and I love the pop of color it adds!
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out the layout I made today and make sure to come back!!
Bug Explorer Collection: Exclusive collection kit bonus pattern, Daily Details, Catchers, Wiggle Wiggle, Boarders, Ciao Chips Icons, Ephemera, Cardstock stickers
Pennants;Family, Acrylic word; Awesome
Illustrated Faith;apple of my eye mix, mini hexies

Friday, March 9, 2018

Vacay relaxation/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!! I am having fun playing with the new Island escape collection from Bella Blvd!! This collection has so much to it! You can go big and floral or minimal like I did with this layout, but it still has beautiful bright colors and make everything pop!!
I wanted to have my picture to stand out, I rarely use a colored photo, but this picture of the sky was so beautiful and I enjoyed the day so much that I really wanted to keep it in color and remember the beauty of the day. I was laying on the deck of a boat, sun bathing, soaking it all in and decided I wanted to snap a picture of the beautiful sky, so I did. And this whole collection made it all come together!
I started with my photo, no mat on this one, but started pulling patterned papers and layering them behind my photo. I love the Daily details paper, you can use the pretty patterned paper on one side or you can cut all the different pieces apart on the other side and use them for titles or great layers! And that is what I did here! I did my layers and then pulled a doily from my stash and tucked it into my layers and behind my title card.

With my picture being of what its of, I knew I wanted to use the waves from the Ciao Chips, so I made sure to add those in, then moved to cutting and ripping a few layers from different papers and layering them at the bottom of my layout to pull some color down to the bottom to. I pulled a few pieces from the Ciao chips and tucked them into the layers at the bottom and added the banana at the top of my photo to add a little more yellow there. 
I found the Float along sticker tab and popped it in at the bottom too, I thought it was appropriate, lol. I wanted more color, so I grabbed my Mini Hexies epoxy stickers and added them in here and there around the layout. I added my journaling to the bottom right of my photo to remember the day and decided to add a little more color, so I added a few teal splatters and was done.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this layout! I hope you get your hands on this collection and enjoy all of it!!

Island Escape collection, Peace&Quiet, Tropical Bliss, Daily Details, Boarders, Sticky mix Cardstock stickers, Ciao Chips Icons
Illustrated Faith; Mini Hexies epoxy stickers, Oh my heavens, Bananas for you, Bless her heart

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

My Hero/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone! Sarah here to day to share a simple layout about my dad with you, using the new Dad style collection.
 I love this collection and there are so many things that can be done with it, but I chose to so a simple and clean layout this time around about my dad saving an eagle when I was younger.I wanted my photo to be the focal point. When I started my layout I chose to pull a few papers and layer them behind my picture. I also knew going into this that I wanted to use the My Hero from the Daily Details paper as my title so I had placed that to the left of my photo and its layers.

After I had my photo and title square down, I added a few strips of pattern paper to the top and bottom of the layout, roughing up the edges as I went, I love the little bit of texture that this adds to a layout,especially a simple one. Once I had the paper added to the top and bottom, I moved back in to embellishing.

I used a few of my circle punches from my stash and punched out different sized and patterned circles and popped them down here and there on my layout. I love using messy splatters usually, but I wanted more color added to this layout with it being so simple and I wanted to have control over there the circles went all together. After I had placed them, I pulled out my sticker sheet and added the man circle sticker with the mustache and the legendary sticker. When I added the legendary sticker I added a paper strep with it. I added some of the little circles onto the My Hero card Id chosen to use for my title, along with the protector sticker there as well. 
I thought all the little stickers and title I chose to use went well with this photo and added my journaling on the back of my layout. I always remember my dad being a protector when I was growing up and when he saved this eagle, to me he was my hero, I loved hoe compassionate he was. The eagle had flown into a power pole and got its talon stuck in it wing, my dad had manage to keep the eagle calm and get his talon out of his wing while he waited for animal control got there. I just remembering watching him and think how amazing he was for how he handled the situation and I loved the fact that I finally did a layout about it!

Dad Style collection, exclusive collection kit bonus pattern paper, Boarders, Story teller, Daily details, Dressed to impress, Cardstock stickers, ephemera pack

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Right here/Pretty Little Studio DT

Good morning everyone!!
Sarah here this morning to share a new layout with you using the XOXO Collection. I have to say that I really do love this collection! The colors are beautiful and all the pretty patterns! So many pretty bits and pieces, you can layer so much and I did a little layering of pieces in this layout.
I started out by picking out my picture and then pulling one of my favorite 8x8 patterned papers from the paper pack and adhered it to the bottom center of the page. I added a small blue photo mat around my photo and then place it at the top middle of the 8x8 paper that I had already placed down.
I liked my photo where I placed it, so I grabbed a few die-cut labels and bits and added them to the left side of my photo, tucking them under, behind and on top of it.
After I got that little bit of layering done, I jumped down to the bottom of the layout and pulled out a bunch of the die-cut circles and labels and started to lay them in a grid like design. Once I got them where I wanted them, I adhered them down and pulled out my flair buttons from the collection and picked three, and oh man was that hard cause I wanted to use them all!! lol.
Once I chose the three I was going to use, I pulled some black thread from my stash and made some little messy thread nests to go behind the flair buttons and glued them down. I went back and ruffled up the edges of the circles and papers behind my photo to add a little more dimension to my layout and then splattered a little bit of my shimmerz at the top to finish it off.
Thanks so much for checking out my layout and make sure to head to the shop and check out all the pretty new things coming in!

Pretty Little Studio Products used:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Birthday/Shimmerz DT

Good morning everyone!! I hope your Valentine's Day was great!!
Earlier this week I shared this layout on my instagram for the Shimmerz Paints design team and I thought I would share here on my blog too!! 
I have had a rough couple of months and am happy to be back to where I can blog a bit more. Sick kids, hospitals and more, but everyone is healthy now!!

I started my layout with a white cardstock background, started cutting my paper strips and layering them at the top of my page and to the bottom right. As you can see I didn't end my layout with a white background though! lol

I was using the Make your mark collection from Bella Blvd. and of course I have the perfect Shimmerz that will match this collection, so I decided to cut different sized hearts out of the white cardstock I was going to use for the background and use the hearts as a transfer. I sprayed one heart with a spritz-Cotton Candy and the other with a Coloringz-Well blue me down. 

After I sprayed the large heart, I flipped it over and rubbed it on my paper to transfer the spray. I did the same with the little heart and let them dry.

After I let my background dry, I started to lay down the strips I had started with on the white background . I added in little flowers, and omg the flowers in this collection are so cute! But I layered them in and popped a few hearts here and there, I wanted some more gold added in and those hearts were perfect for adding some more shine to my layout!

Since this layout was of the day my youngest daughter was born, I thought the Happy birthday banner piece worked perfect, cause it was her birth-day. Everything layered in perfectly, but I still wanted a little more gold, so I grabbed my Inklingz-Miner,Miner49er and added little dots of it around my layout and that finished this layout for me!!
I  Hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I enjoyed making it!!

Monday, February 19, 2018

You&Me / Pretty Little Studio DT

Hi everyone!! Im back today to share a new layout I made for the Pretty little Studio design team using the new and beautiful XOXO collection!

I loved the colors in this collection, purple is one of my favorite colors and I was so happy to see more of it showing up in scrappy collections this release! The teals and pinks are a great combo with the purple too!
I dont usually use color photos, but I thought it worked well enough with this collection, so I went for it! I started out with a larger purple rectangle in the center of my layout. I'm a sucker for polka-dots too, so I grabbed the tri colored dot paper and added a strip of it, off set and towards the bottom of the purple paper. Then I decided to see where exactly I wanted my photo.

Once I decided where I wanted my photo and backed it with some white cardstock, I started to add embellishments around my layout. I love the pack of blooms, and tucked them in here and there around my layout, along with some labels.

I was liking my layout, but I felt like it was off balance with the off set dot paper to the right, I thought I needed to add something to the left side too. So I pulled out one of the journaling cards from the collection and cut it into a tag shape and punched a hole in it. Then I grabbed those cute little hears and added them on top of the ampersand. 

I added a few more labels, tabs and blooms to the left of my photo. I added my title to the bottom of my photo and finished my layout off with a little shimmerz from my stash.

Pretty little studio Products used:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Smile Heart wall decor Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!!
Sarah here this morning to share a little wall decor I made thinking of my mom. And on the plus side, I got to dig into the new Mom Life collection! I was so excited to get this collection and I have to say I love all the new collection, they were even more beautiful in person!
I had recently been unpacking and organizing another box of my scrappy stash and found a canvas heart frame. It was actually supposed to be used as a little bulletin board, but I thought it would be great for a little home decor. 

I knew I wanted to break into Mom Life, so I chose a picture and dove into the collection. In the ephemera pack there were already beautiful floral die cuts, but I wanted more. So I pulled out the My Tribe paper and started to fussy cut some of the flowers out. Its so hard to chose just a few to use, I had to remind my self that all of them didnt have to be used on this one project, even though I really wanted to play with them all!! 
I decided that I wanted my photo backed with some more of the pretty papers, with the canvas background I thought it needed some more color to separate my photo from the background.So I pulled out some more of the My Tribe paper, Daily details and started to cut and add layers. Once I was happy with the layers and the way they looked I popped it up on foam adhesive and added it to the middle of the heart.
At this point I wanted to start tucking the ephemera pieces and the fussy cut flowers in the layers and behind my photo. I popped some of them up on foam adhesive, bent a few of them up, but just like a lot of my layouts I worked on a diagonal, I started from the bottom right, worked some of the pieces around the right side of the photo cluster and then moved to the upper left corner.

After I tucked the pretty flowers here and there on the diagonal, I went back in to my Bella goodies and pulled some more pieces that work perfectly with this collection. I love the little pom poms  and the epoxy stickers, so since they matched I started to add those in too. The little Pom poms added some more texture to my project and then the hexies mini epoxy stickers added some shine popping out around the heart. I did add a few cute clips, well the little bows, there cute and girly and love to use them, so I pulled them off there clips and added them. I wanted something that would act like a title and I had a bunch of the acrylic words and Smile just stood out to me. We were all so happy in this picture, smiling and enjoying our selves, so Smile was perfect. I added that to the right of the photo and that finished off my wall decor. I had no clue where I was going with this when I started but I am so happy with the way it turned out!

Mom Life Collection: Daily Details, My Tribe, Ephemera pack, Acrylic words; Baby Girl-Cute Clips, Illustrated Faith Pom Pom clips;Bananas for you, Apple of my eye, Basics-Hexies epoxy stickers-Bananas for you, Oh my Heavens


Friday, February 2, 2018

Head in the Game Layout/ Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning sharing a layout I made using Bellas Football collection!
This layout didnt quite go as I planned. Most of the time when Im making layout I'll stick with a white background, I just feel like it gives me a blank canvas to play on and keeps things bright, I do use full patterned/colorful backgrounds too, but usually white, and this layout happened to be one of those times!
I did pull out white card stock to start out with. I grabbed my Boarders&Details paper and cut some layers for behind my photo, even a boarder strip that had some footballs on it but it was looking to plain at this point for me so I went back in and started laying my photo and its layers on other papers from this collection and found this one and was so happy I did!!
I was way happier with this as my background and continued to build from there. I cut a star out of one of the papers and tucked it behind the left side of my photo and its layers and then decided I was going to add a little bit of white card stock to this layout. So I cut out a circle, popped up my photos and its layers on some 3D foam and laid it on top of my white circle.

I grabbed the ephemera pack and the fundamentals sticker sheet and started to add pops of red, blue and green around my layout. I popped some up on 3D phone to add some more dimension and I also decided I was going to run my fingernail under the side of my papers to add a little more texture to my layout. 

I got my title, that I added in the center bottom of my photo from the ephemera pack as well and popped it up on more 3D foam, along with a football. I added another football to the upper right of my layout with some stars and other ephemera pieces for another embellishment cluster.

I tucked a larger ephemera piece, with a football helmet on it, behind my photo so that it was sticking out and could still be seen and added a tab as well. I liked that this brought more of the colors in that I wanted and I also liked that it had a big helmet on it too! I wanted a little more texture on my layout and I have a bunch of these adorable puffy stars and of course they match perfectly, so I grabbed my puffy stars in the colors that matched and I tucked them in here and there all around the layout and that finished it off for me. I had fun changing it up a little bit from my norm and I loved how this layout turned out!

Football Collection: Boarders&Details, Throw it!, Game Time, Call The Play, Ephemera pack, Fundamentals, Puffy Star Stickers: Ice, Blueberry, Pickle Juice