August 13, 2018

OH BOY!

Hey everybody. I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Tomorrow will be back to reality...work. But until then, let me share this layout I created using Paper House's The Great Outdoors collection paired with the adorable Boy Mom 3-D Stickers.

I took these photos on the 4th of July. Edward and I had just finished jumping around in the moon bounce and we had so much fun. :) He got a kick out of watching me bounce in the air...yea, I'm a cool mom like that. I definitely do not act almost 40. :)


I created this fun tag by using a manila tag I had in my stash. I simply traced the tag onto cardstock then cut it out. Then I cut a little square for the top and punched a hole through it. I folded the birch washi in half, long ways and used it as a piece of ribbon for my tag. Then I used Tombow glue to adhere the enamel to the washi so it would not fall off. Love Tombow glue. It's the best!


I used Creative Memorie's Circle Cutting System templates to trace the circles using a pen. Then I added the fun stickers and rhinestones.


A closer look at the fun stickers! Who doesn't love that pizza embellishment? I am totally digging it! Now, I want a real pizza. :)


I couldn't help myself... I got a little out of control with the stickers. I especially love the "Caution" sticker. Haha, story of my life.



I added some of the butterfly washi tape to the bottom of the photos. 


Thanks so much for visiting today. Hope you have a fabulous week!

OKAY

Good morning everyone. I've been having so much fun creating beautiful pieces to share with you using the new Savannah Dreams collection by Kim Watson! Love her!! The designs in this collection are all so fabulous... I can't wait to use them all! For this layout, I decided to add some white gesso to the edges and on part of the top left-side of the layout to make it more fun. I love how the gesso looks over the patterns and on part of the die cuts! It's so easy to do... simply dip your fingers in the white gesso and smear fingers together and start rubbing different parts of your layout until you are satisfied with the look!

 

I love to use journaling cards to mat my photos...I rubbed a bit of gesso to the edges to add texture. Then I tucked a label slightly behind the tag topping it off with the "today was ridiculously fabulous" sticker. I used foam squares to pop a few of the die cuts off the page.



I cut the fun circles from a metal die! I finally got a Sizzix machine... Sure I have my Portrait, but there are so many cute metal dies out there... I just want them all!



Once the white gesso and mist dried, I used a black pen to add my journaling to fill in the space at the top.





Pretty Little Studio Savannah Dreams Paper/Daydreams, It Takes a Village,  Vellum/Squiggle Cloud,  Die Cut Tags/Noted, Frolic Words, Frames/Best Ever, Rainy Day 2, Journaling/Just Relax 3x4, Stickers/A Birdie Told Me, All Together, Word Flags/Happiness, Metal circle die/Pinkfresh Studio, White Gesso/Bad Girls Couture



August 12, 2018

TAYLOR SWIFT

Hi everyone. It's Nicole here today, sharing a layout I created using the "Love Today" Perspextives from the August Bramble Fox Box. I love circles so I just had to use this and it went perfectly with the photos. Would you believe that I've never been to a concert in almost 40 years... Seeing Taylor Swift was my very first concert and it was a blast!! Naturally, I had to document this awesome memory!



I used Tombow glue to mount the Perspextives to the layout. While I was moving it around, I thought I was clever...Taylor's head fitted nicely in the "o". :)


I used bits and pieces of Pinkfresh Studio's Simple & Sweet collection. The colors seemed to go well with the photos.


Since there was a bit of white space above the journaling, I decided to add "Taylor Swift" using puffy alphas and a star.


Here's a closer look at the journaling.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you haven't checked out Bramble Fox, you should!! These Perspextives add such a nice touch to just about any project! And the shipping from London to the U.S. isn't bad!

August 7, 2018

GOOD


Hello everyone. What do you think of Pretty Little Studio's newest collection, Savannah Dreams? Isn't it lovely! I specifically waited until the last minute to create my August projects because I wanted to use this collection! Now, I know there are lots of girlie elements in this beautiful collection, but I managed to create a boy layout using bits and pieces of the die cuts. I love die cuts!! In fact, I can't get enough of them.


Products Used: Cardstock: My Mind's Eye, Journaling Card: Die cuts: Pretty Little Studio, Enamel dots: Bella Blvd., Pinkfresh Studio, Spray Ink: Prima Marketing, Ink: American Crafts (Vicki Boutin), Stamp: Precious Remembrance Shop, Pen: Signo, Adhesives: Creative Memories

When I was prepping the background, I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do. Initially, I was going to add patterned paper, but it just didn't look right due to the colors in the photo so then I decided to splash some orange mist in the background. Once the mist dried, I added some scribbled stamps in orange and red to create a fun, messy background!


Once I was satisfied with the background, I added the triangle black and white photo corner then added the photo and two frames.


To complete the layout, I tucked a few die cuts here and there then added my journaling. Super quick and easy layout! I love how everything blends nicely.
 

Thanks for visiting today!!


August 5, 2018

Gorgeous Day

Hi everyone. What a gorgeous day we had here in Maryland today. It rained a tiny bit, but the weather was perfect for the beach. And there was a little breeze which helped because it was HOT. Edward wanted to stay home and play Fortnite all day, but I made him go outside and play. Kids should be outside playing during the summer! Once I got him out, he was fine... and Sydney showed up which was even better. :)

 



That face... seriously, in 8 years or sooner, Sydney is going to need to beat Edward off with a stick. :)


They have so much fun together...they are like brother-sister. Totally innocent for now.




When we got down to the beach, I spotted this... so neat. Made me smile because someone took the time to do this...


Edward was not happy that I made him come down... this was when we first arrived.


I love watching him play in his new kayak. He is a rock star! 


My little beach bum. Isn't he handsome?



We stayed down there for 3 hours and then it sounded like it was going to thunderstorm...so we packed it up.


And went to Broken Oar with some friends to dinner.



How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

August 4, 2018

I'D RATHER BE FISHING

Hi there! I have another layout to share with you using The Great Outdoors collection by Paper House. I love this collection!! It may be because I happen to have several photos of my son with his friend Sydney fishing off the pier.

I love how these kids enjoy fishing! My fondest memories as a kid was fishing and crabbing. It's so good for the soul! They don't even need actual fishing rods to fish... give them a stick, fishing line, a hook and some bait that they catch using a net from the water and they are set. And they catch them, believe it or not. It's so neat to watch them.

This layout was super simple I cut the fish patterned paper down to 8 1/2x11. Then I cut the wood grain paper down to 7 1/2x10 and mounted it to the center of the base. I cropped the photos a bit so I could squeeze them in a row, down the page. Once the photos were mounted. I cut two small pieces of the orange wood grain paper and tucked it beneath the photos to add depth to the layout.


I cut the banner journaling sticker in half then tucked it behind the photo. Then I used a black Sharpie to hand-journal my story. Added the hat and "I'd Rather Be Fishing" stickers as shown. Aren't they fun?!


I added a few dimensional stickers at the bottom. Love the tiny green feathers on the hook! It's so cute.


I added two of the enamel fish at the end of the rod to make this layout come to life.


What do you think? What is your favorite thing to do during the summer? Or favorite outdoor activity?


August 2, 2018

IT'S THE WEEKEND

Good morning everyone! I am so excited to have this wonderful opportunity with Bramble Fox! I never heard of them until I saw their DT call...and when I went to their website, I fell in love with their Perspextives. The designs are amazing and the quality of the acrylics is nice and thick!

This is my very first layout I created for Bramble Fox and I love it! That "It's The Weekend" Perspextives caught my eye right away and I had the perfect photo for it. A photo of my hubby and I enjoying a nice, hot, summer day.


I use Pinkfresh Studio's Simple & Sweet collection for this layout because the colors really compliment the Perspextives very well. It looks nice and crisp.


I matted the photo on a few different layers of patterned paper then tucked the tag behind the photo to add another layer. I love layering papers and tags together... it gives the layout a nice look.


The grid paper was actually the paper packaging cover with samples of the patterns. I love using these sheets to create a collage layout... Super easy to just add a few die cut and stickers to the grid and you're done!


And one last look at the gorgeous "It's The Weekend" acrylic. What do you think?


Thanks so much for visiting today! Hope you have a fabulous day!

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