Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Cut Shoppe: Take Note

Hello! On this last day of April I want to to share a new layout featuring one of the recent releases from The Cut Shoppe! Since its appearance in the store, I have been eyeing the beautiful floral garlands from the Spring Fling cut file and they instantly came to mind when I was considering how to scrap a super sweet picture of my youngest daughter and her daddy.

The Spring Fling cut file includes six spring themed images, that can be used for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

When I see a circular shape, like the garlands, I immediately think of "framing."  This could mean framing a title or in my case, framing the picture.

By using the garland to frame this sweet picture, I am bringing the attention straight to where I want it.

Using a circular shape is also an invitation to layer--pairing together the diecut floral garland with pretty papers is always a favorite technique.

To see me more inspiration from The Cut Shoppe, make sure and stop by the blog!


Monday, April 18, 2016

The Cut Shoppe: Hello Tiger

Hello! Today I am super happy to share my latest layout for The Cut Shoppe with you! My project features the Open Letter Alpha-a hand drawn alphabet with endless possibilities! Really though, think of all the magnificent words we can spell with this super cute alpha!  

The Open Letter Alpha is a hand-drawn alphabet, that can be used on your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

One of the benefits of being able to create titles with Silhouette, is that I am able to size them to fit my project exactly. For my title, "Hello Tiger" I wanted to layer the two words so that the "Tiger" fit on top of "Hello" and already having the basic design of my layout down, I was able to easily size the title to fit the space.

Part of what makes the Open Letter Alpha super versatile is that I have the option to back the letters with patterned paper and this is actually what I first had in mind for this layout. However, as I began laying down my papers and photos, I realized that the busy patterns and the bold photos of the tiger really called for a more simple title and that led me to cutting my letters out of a light pink paper. 

I am really excited to work even more this cool cut file and have already drawn a few sketches in my notebook with potentional layout ideas :).

Wishing you a great day!


Monday, April 11, 2016

Gossamer Blue: April Reveal

Good morning! Today I am super happy to finally be able to share my first three projects that I made using the gorgeous April Kits from Gossamer Blue! This month the kits are full of a great mix of products from American Crafts including Pebbles, Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangerine, Maggie Holmes, and Shimelle.

When I was working on my layouts I was like a kid in a candy store, having so much variety really made it difficult to narrow down the products to use on each layout because I wanted to use it all at once! As a result I have three very unique projects. Here they are in no particular order:


They couldn't be anymore different, right??  To see more projects made with the April Kits make sure and check out the Gossamer Blue Gallery!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Elle's Studio: April Reveal

Good morning! Today at Elle's Studio a new Design Team Gallery and Exclusive Kit is now live! Yay!

Here's a look at this month's kit:

For April, I decided to do something a little bit different and create pocket pages using the kit along with a few extra pieces from the Little Moments collection and the Jonah alphabet stamp.

When I am creating pocket pages, they almost always accompany a traditonal style layout and since I like my adjacent pages to color co-ordiate somewhat, I pulled out the cards and tags from the kit that would best suit the traditional layout. For this project I pulled out the blues, pinks, and greys.


My favorite of the exclusives this month is definitely the puffy stickers and I used them throughout my layouts.

For my second project, I once again went very color specific and pulled the yellows and greys from both the kit and the journal cards that come with the Little Moments colleciton.

Now, I am sure I don't have to say this because surely you have noticed, I am not a big stamper. It has never really been my thing, HOWEVER, I absolutely love and am enjoying using the Jonah Alphabet Stamp that is available in the store. The font is so clean and I knew it was just perfect to stamp "snow" on  the 4x6 card!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, April 4, 2016

Citrus Twist Kits: April

March for me was a whirl wind of travel and activities and as the end of the month wore down, I was super happy to slow down and play with my new kit from Citrus Twist Kits!

This month, I worked with the April "Citron" Add-On Kit and I had a blast :). My projects came together so easily thanks to the fresh and inspiring colors. Here's a look at the kit:


Awesome, isn't it? Now as much as the bright blue had me excited, it was the yellow and green that really hit the spot and you'll notice the lemon patterned paper shows up in each layout along with the die cuts from We R Memory Keepers.

Now, I am not entirely too sure if lemons go with cacti, but I went with it! The lemon paper is layered underneath the photo, so that just the colors show through.

This next project is a 6x8 layout and when I set out to put it together, I really wanted to feature the green and yellow. The blue sparkely letters added a bright shot of contrast. I also suprised myself with the combination of Thickers AND a stamp (included in the kit) to make the title. 

Finally, I challenged myself to stick strictly to two colors only (plus a neutral) as I put this layout together. Really loved the result!

Now as much as the kit really speaks of spring and sunshine, I didn't scrap a single spring photo! What?! The photos are from Christmas, a February snow day, and a trip to the Feline Conversation Compound near my home--not the typical photos you would think of when you see the kit. I think this really speaks to the versatility of a kit and how you can make a kit work for what you have and for someone (me!) who likes to scrap chronologically this is GREAT. 

For more inspiration, please head on over to the CTK Gallery where the design team has been busy uploading there projects! 

Wishing you a great day!