Sunday, September 10, 2017

Perfect Day - a Lasting Memories page

Hey everyone!

I hope you've having a wonderful weekend. We have another wonderful challenge for you this week over at the Lasting Memories blog - to use florals in your layouts!

This is the 6x8 layout I created for this week's prompt:

I picked up this 6x8 Heidi Swapp paper pad at Tuesday Morning & thought it would be so perfect for our Biltmore photos!

I stamped these Stampin' Up flowers and embossed them and fussy cut to add to the floral aspect of the page.

I added my title of sorts on this turned up bit. I love titles usually, but this is a mini album, so I do not feel titles are necessary on every page since they're clearly within the same theme.

It ended up being a beautiful day that day after the rain passed by. We had a lovely no-kids trip to Asheville. The Biltmore is lovely.

I hope you will go play along with our challenge this week at Lasting Memories, and you still have time to play along with our other pattern challenges.

All papers - Heidi Swapp
Floral stamp - Stampin' Up
Perfect stamp - Studio Calico

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Fussy Cuttin' with IRS

Happy Friday-eve!

I just wanted a quick post about my layout that is on the blog over at The Ink Road. It's all about fussy cutting the new alpha stamps. Ahhh the new collection is so amazing. You should definitely go buy it! Very versatile.

Here's my layout:

Visit the blog at Ink Road Stamps to see more details and see how I patterned the outline alphas!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Cozy Cub - a PI prompt page

Heyyyy everybody!

I had a very scrappy Labor Day holiday, and am bringing you a new layout made during that productive day.  I used the Paper Issues prompt of "let's give them pumpkin to talk about" Ha! I love it!

So I made this fall layout for my little cub.

Ahhh not even a year later and he's so huge now! :(

I wanted the orange to compliment the tone of my photo, but I love a good kelley green, so I couldn't ignore those pjs. I think it's a little bit of a different color combination but I'm diggin' it.

I had to outline the alphas with a marker, as they were not standing out enough for me. I used the sequins to bring the green and orange together within the page.

I also added the orange twine to the green strips as another way to tie the color combination together. I seriously bought this entire pad of WRMK paper at Tuesday Morning, and I've scoured the package, and I cannot find the name of the collection?!

I am just loving this bear stamp! I use it on so many layouts. I embossed him with green to add to the green theme.

I am just sooo ready for fall! It's really felt a lot like fall this weekend, let's hope it stays that way. Watching my favorite team on tv as I type & I used my pumpkin lotion today. Fall is my favorite!

Orange papers - Craft Smith Co
Wood paper - Crate Paper
Green bits - We R Memory Keepers
Alphas - Basic Grey
Stamp - Hampton Art
Acetate piece - Cedar Lane by Pink Paislee

Thanks for looking & Thanks for the Inspiration, PI - I'll probably use that Issue theme as a title some time! haha

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Star Spangled Studs

Happy Sunday-Funday!

I hope you are filling your day with fun. Today I'm bring a fun layout for this week's challenge over at Lasting Memories. The challenge is to use stripes on your layout.

I scrapped some 4th of July photos of my Star Spangled Studs, where stripes are obviously a staple for an Independence Day page!

All papers and die cuts beyond the background are from a Pebbles collection. I typically scrap a series of photos of my boys because it's super hard to choose the best photo of these crazy kids.

I used navy ink to stamp some stars & splattered some navy Heidi Swapp shine as well. I spangled the title with gold thickers.

Contemplating packing up craft supplies makes me want to use up my stash! Hence, all the die cuts splattered throughout the page.

I hope you will go play along with this week's challenge at Lasting Memories! I can't wait to see what you all create!

Thanks for looking!