This Is Me – Felicity Jane

I am super excited and honestly a bit nervous to share my first project for the Felicity Jane Design Team!  It is quite an honor to be on the team, and I feel very lucky!  When I received my first kit – Lola, I spent some time admiring everything and decided to make a layout for my first project!  I have other ideas about project formats I want to try with my Felicity Jane goodies, but the florals (Florals & Stripes paper) were begging to be fussy cut and highlighted!

I started the layout with a white cardstock base and layered the dark pink paper with the Stitches & Dots paper.  I fussy cut the large main floral cluster as well as three other floral pieces from the Florals & Stripes paper to use as layering pieces.  I assembled a library pocket using a Felicity Jane cut file from the Rainbow & Grid paper and it makes the perfect spot to tuck in a tag and some journaling!

This layout has lots of pretty dimension.  I added the Gingham & Hearts paper (6×6) behind my photo with a bit of tissue and foam backing.  I layered all the fussy cut florals at different heights of the layout so they would have some lovely shadows to make them pop!

I decorated the top of the library pocket with die cuts and a plain white flower.  I tucked the pink floral scallop just under the photo for a pop of color; it also helps to draw my eye to the photo!  An “H” from the Polkadot Alphas finishished off the layout!

Supplies: Lola Kit | Lola Paper Pak | Lola Die Cut Shapes | Lola White & Black Polkadot Chipboard Alphabet Stickers | Lola 6×6 Paper Pack

Seize the Day & Wonder – Pinkfresh Studio

I was super happy to see the gorgeous designs and colors of Indigo Hills 2 in person!  I chose to make two of the papers the star of my layouts!

My first layout started off with the Meadow paper.  Stunning!!  I could look at this paper just as it is for a long time!  I decided to play off the leaves, and I had a back to school photo I had in mind that would work perfectly.

I cut fall leaf shapes (from SCT magazine freebies) from white cardstock and then painted them with Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors!

I was super inspired by the design on the paper so I also sketched and painted a vine of leaves for the wreath.  A tip for the watercolors: let your first layer of paint almost dry and then splatter the same or different color watercolor on the leaves, it makes the most gorgeous splotches!!

Once the leaves were all dry I scattered them around the wreath.  I loved how they looked and tacked them down with glue.  I tucked my photo into the wreath and added a journaling card with a puffy sticker sentiment and my daughters initial with the Gold Foiled alpha.  A chipboard cluster of flowers and a sprinkling of gold dots from the alpha finished of the layout!

My second layout started with the Ridge paper as my background.  I layered the torn Eminence (both sides) paper behind my photo area and decided to make a linear design using the photos and embellishments.  I chose pieces from the Indigo Hills 2 chipboard, die cuts and journaling pack and added them to either side of my photo.

I popped the flower out of the die cut frame and added it with a pop dot for extra dimension. The phrase stickers have so many wonderful sentiments on them; it was hard to choose one!

On the end embellishment, I layered multiple die cut pieces to look like I “clipped” them together.  I also stamped the word wonder on the hanging tag using the Squirrel Friends stamp. It fit perfectly!

At the last minute, I decided to tear the middle out of the background paper.  I then adhered the top and bottom to white cardstock.  It made the layout less busy and showed off the photo and beautiful design of the Ridge paper!

Thank you for joining me today!  Happy Scrapping!

Be Kind – Crate Paper

Today I am sharing a layout featuring a technique I love to do: Mixed Media!  I almost always include some kind of paint on a layout,  and for this page, I got out my Vicki Boutin Mixed Media goodies!

I started out by using Vicki Boutin Gesso and covered my entire 12×12 white cardstock.  Once that was dry I scraped Vicki Boutin paint in the Daquiri Ice color in the center of the page.  Since I was going to mix pinks and teals I let the teal dry completely and then mixed cotton candy with a bit of water and added it to the page with the package technique.  I made sure to let some of the puddles drip down the page, again I let the background dry and for the last layer I added Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze through a stencil.

I was ready to embellish the background now using the gorgeous Willow Lane Collection by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper.  I chose die cuts with coordinating colors to the mixed media and followed the design the paint and drips had made.  The pink paint had dripped and puddled at the bottom of the page, so I just made a point of embellishing it with a cute chipboard bow, puffy heart, and a clear sticker!

I decided to expand on the black details in the be kind tag and added two foam banners on the page, one on the bunny die cut and another under my photo.  The black creates a visual triangle and incorporates the clear sticker in the bottom cluster.  In my opinion, it keeps the page from looking too “precious” with the soft paint colors!

I added sparkly gold hearts in three areas on the page; I love that they bring in some glitter and shine and add a fun element to the layout!  If you have never tried mixed media on a layout, I encourage you to give it a try!  Begin by choosing coordinating colors for your embellishments.  It keeps a page calmer in feel and a cohesive look!

Always – Crate Paper

I have a special affinity for the chipboard sheets in the Crate Paper collections and the Willow Lane Chipboard by Maggie Holmes is spectacular!  I chose the large Always title to be the focal point of my layout, along with my cutey pie daughter!

I had fussy cut the whole Flutter paper of butterflies as soon as I had recieved the collection, they were the second item I reached for when making this layout!  I picked out the blue, teal and yellow butterflies for this layout.  I started with a 12×12 white cardstock backround and added some modeling paste and paint.  Of course I used a 4″ doily behind my photo, it is rare that I don’t use a doily on a layout!

The cute little panda chipboard piece was a last minute addition and I love her!  Panda’s and butterflies go together in my world!!  I also added two clear stickers and the blue alpha stickers to finish off my title!

Love You – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hello friends! I have a new layout to share using Paige’s gorgeous cut file – Love You!  You can find the file for free at Paige’s Happy Scrappy Group! At first, I cut the file as it comes, once I started fiddling around with it I decided to try cutting it three times with the size getting smaller.  Right away I knew that would work for my layout!

I chose a white background and added gesso.  I then puddled and painted three colors onto the background with co-ordinating splatters!  I let the paint dry in between layers to achieve a saturated color.  I played with my three cut files every which way I could think of.  I finally decided to add the largest size at the bottom and work my way up to the smallest.

I lightly glued areas of the cut files to the background.  Only about two places per cut file so that I would still have it lifted up to create some shadows and dimension.  I had cut extra hearts when I originally cut the file and decided to stitch them together and pop them into the heart openings.  Love how that looks!  I added messy thread under two of the hearts to break up the white.

Fussy cut butterflies from Turn the Page were the perfect embellishments for this page.  I stacked some of the butterflies for even more dimension and a “floaty” feel!

My page is very girly, but you could easily adapt this design with almost anything and any color!  Paper airplanes from Turn the Page with blues and greens would be stunning!!  Thank you for stopping by to check out my page today!

Craft Club Party – Crate Paper

Inspiring your friends or family to spend time crafting, scrapbooking, making cards or getting artsy is a wonderful thing!  I have hosted numerous crafty afternoons for friends and years ago I taught painting and art journaling classes.  Some of us love to collect pretty things, tools, and supplies, so it makes it easy for us to share some of the “goods” for an afternoon of fun!  It can be intimidating to get crafty for some people and a craft club day can show your friends what they need and let them experience the pleasure of making something!

My crafty pals are going to make cards using the Maggie Holmes Boxed Cards.  The box comes with 40 cards & envelopes, and the designs are a wonderful compliment to the brand new Willow Lane Collection by Maggie Holmes.  The ready to go cards make it easy to get right to the fun part – decorating!!

I used Willow Lane to decorate for my craft club party paired with vintage linen and vintage glass baking dishes and assorted ceramic bowls to hold embellishments.  I fussy cut a whole sheet of butterflies from the Flutter paper to have ready to use!

The washi tape sits with the Let the Good Times Roll card in the stand.  I couldn’t help but think that was cute 🙂  I added twine and buttons and other bits and pieces to decorate cards.

A 12×12 paper makes the perfect placemat for the crafty setting and can be used during the party!  Part of the fun of setting up a craft party is the preparation and having the area look cute and inviting!

Everyone got their own adorable animal for the day!  The name tag items are lightly adhered so that the embellishments can be used on the craft!

It is a great idea to pre-select a few ephemera items for the cards to set at each area.  This takes some of the stress of knowing what goes together out of the crafty pals decisions!  I added the heart washi tape to the clothespins for a custom touch and to keep items together.

I encourage you to use your crafty supplies and inspire others to craft by hosting a craft club day or afternoon!!

Pinkfresh Studio + WOW Embossing Powder Blog Hop

We are so excited to be collaborating with Wow! Embossing Powders today in a fun-filled blog hop! Today’s hop is full of inspiration from both teams combining our two wonderful products together. We can’t wait for you to see all that we have in store for you!

I was super excited to work with the WOW embossing powders!  I wanted to incorporate the Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors so I chose Lavender, Sapphire and Bubblegum ! I decided to use the WOW Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder as a resist to the watercolor.

I stamped flowers from the Fleur 1 set on blank white cardstock with Versafine Ink.  I embossed the ink with the Bright White powder using my heat tool.  Once I had all my embossing done I went around and over each flower with shades of watercolor.  The watercolor resists the embossing powder and gives you a unique handmade die cut to use!  I let the watercolor dry and dabbed on extra watercolor pigment in the centers of the flowers.  Once I had let the flowers dry completely I doodled around the edges with black pen and then fussy cut them all out!

To add some contrast I stamped more flowers in black and also added butterflies from the Bloom & Grow stamp set.  While I was painting the flowers, I added sprinkles of color to my background cardstock.  I added the florals to my page in a diagonal free form design.  I tucked in a good vibes title from the Mix #2 and a pink sticker from the Mix #1.

I love how my page turned out!  It was super easy to do and a great way to mix embossing and watercolor!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

You would have arrived at my blog from Lea’s blog and up next is Sugar and Spice.

Giveaway Info:

Prizes:

-Wow Embossing: 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in.

-Pinkfresh Studio: $50 giftcard

The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of the blog hop posts. Comments close on Friday, September 7th. We will post the Pinkfresh Studio winner on our Giveaway Page on Saturday, September 8th.

If you get lost along the way, head back over to the WOW! Embossing Powder / Pink Fresh Studio blog for the complete listings of designers joining in the hop.

Love You Deer – Crate Paper

I have been wanting to use the sweet deer ephemera since the first time I saw the Flourish collection by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper.  I finally figured out a design that incorporated her!

I started out with white cardstock and added some light paint puddles to it for a soft background.  I then cut the love cut file (Felicity Jane) from white cardstock and backed the design with papers from the 6×8 Flourish Paper Pad.  I added pop dots to the paper backed Love piece and added it to the bottom centre of the background.

This gave me the perfect area to decorate with my photo and the super cute animals!  I fussy cut the bunny from a card on the Memorable paper so he could be a friend to the deer 🙂  I tucked in the peacock ephemera card in behind the deer and the bunny for a bit of a scenic background.  I covered the peacock with the deer as I just wanted the pretty scene to show!

I layered more ephemera and flowers around my photo and to balance both sides of the photo I added a butterfly from the Flourish standouts!  Love the standouts for all the detail they add!

To finish off the page I added a “celebrate the little things” sticker to tie in the top and bottom areas!  Such a sweet layout it turned out to be!

Sweet Summer – Hip Kit Club

Sharing a sweet summer layout featuring the July 2018 Hip Kits! I was super excited to see the acrylic popsicles and ice cream cones that Kimberly designed!

So genius with the little wood veneer sticks! Love them and had to feature them on a page! I really wanted to make a fresh and light page.

I chose the July 2018 Project Life card with the summer balloons as my jumping off point and scattered popsicles up and down the page. Little acrylic ice cream colored hearts and star stickers were the perfect finishing touch!

Live Brave – Paige Evans + Silhouette

There is nothing I like better than a beautiful wreath on a scrapbook layout!  I chose Paige’s Leaf Wreath (Design ID #262723) and cut if from white cardstock.  To make sure the wreath was highlighted I added paint in a soft peach and pretty pink color in a circle on a white background.  Of course I needed little paint splatters!

 

I decided to use embellishments and a paper from Take Me Away.  I fussy cut a nice bunch of flowers to place on the wreath and I finally got to use the cute chipboard carousel horse!  I tucked in the Love You stitched tag from Take Me Away beside the photo for a nice cluster!

On the upper area of the wreath I added the Live Brave chipboard and a heart to go with the carousel horse.  I love the pretty airy feel that all the leaf sprigs on the wreath give to the layout.  At my last count, Paige has 37 wreath cut files in her Silhouette shop!