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.

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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