Monday, August 14, 2017

..:: wild thing ::..

Hi everyone! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog and IG with a fun layout for you using, flair from AFFB's Black and Gold Set and the Black and White Words 2 Set, and some yummy products from Color Cast Designs (old and new)!

I pulled the colors from the photo -- her skirt and bike are salmon-ish, and those Mine Craft sunglasses are purple (her favorite color). And I just happened to have some Color Cast products, thread and washi to help pull those colors out. I found two pieces of flair from the Black and Gold set that I thought worked really well to help add pops of black and white, and also added to the story.


I am in love with this acrylic and wood veneer set from Color Cast Design's July release. I am not really a big fan of purple, but this is just gorgeous and I loved working with it and the star confetti from July -- I also threw in some salmon and light blue confetti from past releases.

This arrow flair is from the Black and White Words 2 set and it helped to bring the focus to my story and help move the eyes around the page. I totally love how it looks with the black and white text paper from Amy Tangerine's latest colloction.

I also used Sketchy Saturday sketch from Paper Issues, you can find that here.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

..:: shark girl ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {A Flair for Buttons} blog today with this colorful layout and process video!

I was completely inspired by the flair that you see in the photo below!  When I saw it, I knew I wanted to do a layout that used water colored flowers.

I grabbed a cut file from the Silhouette store and cut the holes in my background paper so that I could hand stitch around the flower, then I painted the flower using gelatos and a bit of water. I used the same painting technique for a bunch of other flowers that I cut out of white card stock, and then added them to my page.

I used three pieces of flair from the same set -- Watercolors and I just love how this turned out. Here are a few more close-ups.

I made a process video of that something that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Monday, July 24, 2017

..:: you make me happy when skies are gray ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog with my last project for them. I'm sad to see the kits stop, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Lisa has in store for us next!

For this layout I used the "happy" acrylic word, and I spray painted it orange! :-) I laid out the rest of the title in my Silhouette software and cut it out, I backed the whole layout with the corrugated, navy blue card stock. I like how it makes the words pop!

Since I was using so many polka dots, I decided I didn't want to use the cork shapes as hexagons, so I got out my 1 inch circle punch and made them circles! I painted a few of the circle Vicki Boutin stickers orange, for a few pops of orange, a popped them off the page with pop dots.

I really like how this turned out! I had such a fun time working with the Scrapbook Circle kits!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

..:: splish splash summer fun ::..

I am up on the {A Flair For Buttons} blog today with this layout using AFFB flair and bunch of Color Cast Designs Goodies. Over the 4th of July weekend we did a little traveling and stayed overnight at a hotel for a couple of nights. My daughter was determined to swim across the pool -- even through the deep end. She practiced and practiced and she did it. So, this story had to be documented and wouldn't you know it? The perfect flair is available in the {A Flair For Buttons} store!

SplishSplashSummerTime copy

I soon as I saw this flair in the shop I knew that I would use it on a layout with a blue pool picture and some blue and aqua mixed media in the background! I was just waiting for the right story! Then when I saw the Color Cast Designs June releases, I just had to have this and this and these and these to make this layout happen! 


I used one piece of flair and the Splish Splash acrylic phrase for my title -- it was perfect for this layout and the story. The waves in the background were made using a free cut file from The Paper Issues Store. 


And could this Pool Time flair be any more perfect?  I don't think so!  I sprinkled some more hearts and stars from Color Cast Designs to create a cluster! 

I absolutely love these interlocking hearts! So thankful to get this story told. 

I made a video of my process if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

..:: fine little day for lemonade ::..

I am up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog today with this layout I made using the July Smile More kit as well as the July Hug More Add-on kit from Scrapbook Circle.

I challenged myself to use the Vicki Boutin bookmarks on a layout instead of in my planner and I love how it turned out!

I have loved working with the Scrapbook Circle kits this month! 

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

..:: first library card ::..

I am up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog today with this layout using the July Smile More main kit and add-ons. I had a lot of fun documenting my daughter's first library card acquisition! 😀

Here are a few close ups:

I have really enjoyed working with this kit and I ended up with four very different looking layouts, all from the same kit!  I love it when it works out that way!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

..:: be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios ::..

Happy Fourth of July, friends!  I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with a layout that is not fitting the theme of the day at all, but it is a fun one!  My challenge this week was to use the Dear Lizzy Phrase Thickers (found in the July kit -- Smile More) in a unique way. I decided that since I usually use these phrases as part (or all) of a title, to be different, I wouldn't use them as a title on this layout. Instead I used them for EVERYTHING ELSE! In fact, I used almost the whole package on this one layout!  Here's what I came up with:

My title is "Be a Fruit Loop in a World Full of Cheerios", which fits this snap chat photo perfectly, no? That phrase is from the Vicki Boutin water color sticker book found in the July embellishment add-on kit. I used several other phrases from that sticker book throughout the layout. Some of them I painted and others I left white. Each little square has a phrase that tells how to be a fruit loop. 😄😄

Here are a few close ups:

 This was a really fun layout to make!  Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

..:: bea & maia ::..

I am up on the {A Flair for Buttons} blog today with this layout about my daughter meeting her new best friend.  I used Pebbles Girl Squad collection, that I got here at the Paper Issues Store. There are quite a few pieces of ephemera and stickers that have metallic gold in them, so I grabbed a few flair from my A Flair For Buttons stash and got busy!

The story of these two is pretty amazing. They met and within moments they were joined at the hip. They are such creative, free spirits that in was instant bonding. So fun to watch them! Maia's mom and I exchanged contact information at the girls' insistence, and a long distance friendship was born! I have a feeling there may be more layouts about these two in my future. 😀

Here are a few close-ups of the gorgeous gold flair! I used flair from the Summer Gold Flair and Love Gold Flair sets.

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

..:: summer sunshine ::..

Hi friends!  I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with new layout using the June Scrapbook Circle kit -- Sunshine Days and the June cut file.  Here is my layout:

And here are a few close ups:

I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy. I included a screen cast of how I used the cut file as well as the process of putting together the layout.

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

..:: granny glasses ::..

Hi! I'm up on the A Flair For Buttons blog with this layout of my grandson stealing my glasses! I pulled inspiration from the colors in the photo and then found the perfect flair to go with it.  Here's my layout:

I also made a process video if that suits your fancy.

And a few close-ups:

I sprinkled a bunch of little flowers all over my layout. These are "posies" from Queen & Co, and I am in love with them!

I used flair from the Hello Life Flair Set, Family is Forever Flair Set, and Photo Bombed/Selfie Flair set.

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

..:: hey you ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with this DT Choice layout using the June Sunshine Days Kit!  I loved working with this kit! Check out the SBC blog for the details of how I put this together, but here are a few photos of my finished layout!