Sunday, February 16, 2020

ADVENTURE

Hello! While I wait for the newest summer collection Vitamin Sea to arrive, I decided to use their Poolside collection from last summer to scrapbook this photo from the cruise. I love this photo so much. I framed it and it's sitting on my desk in my craft room.


I am loving all of the white space on this layout with the larger photo. I used stamps from Citrus Twist to stamp the words and heart at the bottom using inks from Catherine Pooler. LOVE these colors...they go with this collection, perfectly. I used Rouge, Suede Shoes, Mardi Gras and Sauna.


I used large gluedots to add dimension by popping the flowers up off the page a bit. Then I added some gems to the center of the flowers. I added a few additional die cuts here and there to make the design more playful.


Loving the sun die cut that I cut in half and tucked it behind the "This is the life" die cut. The embellishments look so pretty across the top of the photo. I just love it.



Thank you for visiting today! Hope you're having a fantastic weekend. I just got back from the grocery store and now...I plan on making a few cards and just having fun!


Saturday, February 15, 2020

YOU ARE AN AWESOME HUMAN

Happy Saturday everybody! I have a fun layout to share with you using the "You Are An Awesome Human" and the "Spring Fling Florals" stamp set. I was in the mood to color a few weekends ago so I grabbed my stamps and markers and just had fun.


While I was creating this layout, I decided I needed some hearts to show the love... The Nested Hearts are perfect for creating your own layered heart die cuts from patterned paper. They come in a variety of sizes to work with just about any size layout/card you decide to create.



I stamped some flowers at the bottom of the layout and added a few Bubble Blowers. LOVE this little bubbles!


I colored inside the stamps using a few markers.


 As an afterthought, I hand-cut some more flowers from my scraps to add more dimension using foam squares.



Thank you for visiting today! Here is a video to see how this adorable layout came together.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

LOVE

Hi everyone. These past five months have flown by. My sister had her first baby in August and I am excited because that means I'll be scrapbooking my baby nephew. Edward is getting sick of posing for me. :) My sister had a professional take newborn photos of Henry and they are ADORABLE!

I created another project for Pinkfresh Studio's February Challenge. I had some things on hand that works with the theme so I figured, why not?! And to mix it up, it's an art journal spread.


The Woody doll used to be Henry's father's when he was a boy. Mat, gave it to Edward when he was two years old... seven years later, we gave it back to Mat so he could give it to Henry.

I decided to use the Kraft Tab art journal page for this layout since I wanted to sick with browns and blues for this spread. I wanted to keep it simple, focusing on the photo.


If you haven't played in one of these journals, you are missing out. I love flipping through my journal, touching and feeling all of the embellishments. These art journals are truly one of a kind. I like how the vintage ribbon binds the book. It's very pretty and feminine.



Here is a close up of the embellishments. I used a strong glue to mount the burlap down on the layout. Then I matted the photo using a variety of journaling cards from Pinkfresh Studio. Once I was satisfied with the arrangement, I glued the matted photo down and added the embellishments. This was super simple, but effective. Sometimes, a little goes a long way. I never feel like I need to add a lot to my layouts. I just do what I like.


Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you have a fantastic week!


Sunday, February 09, 2020

BE HAPPY CARDS


Happy Sunday all! I have a few cards that I made for Altenew's color inspiration challenge this month. I love yellow...it makes me so happy! Click here to join!

For these cards, I used the Smile More Stamp Set and the "BE HAPPY" sentiments from the Geometrics Flowers Stamp set.

I used the Artist B set markers to color in the flowers and the Artist A set to color in the leaves. Both cards are 3"x4". I am not normally a card maker, but when I do make them, I prefer making smaller cards. It's easier for me...and I keep them simple!


Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget, there's still time to get your entries in!



ART JOURNAL SPREAD

Good morning everyone. I've been getting my hands dirty. I love playing with mixed media products. It really warms my soul. This art journal spread took a long time to create because I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the background. I think there's probably three different colors beneath this spread that I covered up... A bit of gesso will change everything... remember that for your next mixed media project.


I used Art Anthology's Coloration Sprays Plush and Sky for the background with some other acrylic paints I had in my stash. I covered the Double Flower stencil on plain cardstock using molding paste. Once the paste was completely dry, I sprayed some Coloration sprays over it and used a baby wipe to blend in the colors a bit.


I colored two wood veneer hearts using a purple marker and the Mermaid Sorbet Dimensional Paint then I added a few layers of the Sorbet Clear Coat Dimensional Paint (Linen) to add some shimmer. It looks so pretty!!!


Here are a few close up photos of the stickers, die cuts and gems.







Products Used: Art Anthology Coloration Sprays (Sky and Plush), Sorbet Clear Top Dimensional Paint (Linen), Mermaid Sorbet Dimensional Paint, Art Anthology Double Flower Stencil ( Patterned Paper/Stickers: Creative Memories, Gems: Pinkfresh Studio, Metal Die: Pinkfresh Studio, Art Journal Canvas Stitched Page and Molding Paste: Bad Girls Couture.


Thank you for visiting today!