Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pebbles We Go Together Hugs & Kisses Grandparent Layout

Today I have one last Valentine's Day layout to share featuring my sweet grandparents.  They have been married just a few years shy of 70 years so when I came across this photo of them I knew they would be a great match with the Pebbles We Go Together collection (even if it was taken at Christmas time).  ;)

I thought it would be fun to create a grouping of the roses in this  collection by layering them on the aqua tag.  Even though the tag didn't quite match my theme, I loved the color of it and how it contrasted with my flowers so I was able to strategically hide the picture printed on it.

I die-cut my hugs and kisses title using Silhouette cut files found HERE and HERE using white vinyl which is perfect for thin, delicate titles that might otherwise shred ordinary cardstock.

To give my flowers extra depth I popped up some with foam tape and cut some extra flowers from the matching patterned paper to layer in the centers.

For the perfect finishing touch to my layout I created a ribbon border using We R Memory Keeper's Sew Ribbon tool.  I love how it adds the perfect Wow factor to my layout!  It reminds me of a fancy wedding dress which is perfect for a layout all about love!

To create a border just like mine, you will need 3 to 4 feet of ribbon (I used almost an entire 4-foot AC spool with my bow)  and a We R Memory Keepers "Sew Ribbon" tool of your choice.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Make sure to hop over to the Pebbles blog for a step-by-step tutorial using the "Sew Ribbon" Tool.  :)

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Bella Blvd. Tiny Tots Layouts ~ Day 2

Happy Friday!  As promised I'm back to share my last two layouts using the adorable Tiny Tots collection by Bella Blvd.  (in case you missed my previous post, more projects using this happy line can be seen HERE, HERE and HERE).

This layout was one of the last projects I created, but it turned out to be one of my favorites (and probably my quickest to create too).  Pie charts have been all the rage for awhile now, but this is my first time making one. I seriously don't know what took me so long though because it combines my two loves:  Circles and lots of patterned paper!  My page was inspired by a wonderful sketch by the great Becky Fleck at Page Maps.

For my title I cut out two of the words from the strip found on the borders patterned paper and added a third word using the darling chipboard alphas.  To form some separation between each of my pie shapes, I added a mix of different border stickers from the Treasures and Text sticker sheet.

My last share was actually my very first project I created with this collection.  I thought these papers were a perfect compliment to this photo of my daughter's preschool with the alphabet rug!

For my title I was inspired by the giant heart die cut from the paper pieces set.  I then knew my title had to be pretty short and sweet to fit within that space.  The ABC's & 123's chipboard pennant was just what I needed to carry out my theme and fit in the space!

I'm always looking for ways to showcase more of the my favorite patterned papers and ground stickers from the collection and this patchwork border (inspired by the rug in my photo) was just the ticket.

It's hard to tell from these photos, but for my abc's border just below my title, I pleated the striped patterned paper using my Martha Stewart scoreboard to give them the look of a ruffle.  It's a subtle detail, but I like the texture it gives my page.

For many of my layouts using this collection I wanted to stretch the papers I had so I could utilize both sides for my additional projects.  To achieve this I cut out the centers whenever they would be covered by other elements as was the case with this red star paper.  Afterwards I mounted the entire page on a piece of old cardstock in a color that I don't really care for anymore.  It gives the layout stability and makes me feel good using up cardstock that would otherwise go unused.

Well that wraps up my little series using this darling collection.  I was pretty pleased I was able to create 4 layouts and 6 cards using this one set with plenty of scraps to spare!   Now that I've made a bit of a dent in my stash I won't feel quite so guilty filling my cart with more from Bella's latest adorable release!  ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sweet comments that have been left.  They always make my day!  :)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lawnscaping 100th Challenge: Lawn Fawn Birthday Cards

Hello  &  Welcome!  I decided to throw together a last minute post sharing a couple cards I created in honor of Lawnscaping Challenges 100th blog challenge.  I have always admired this site for all their inspiring ideas using some of my favorite Lawn Fawn stamps and I was so excited to actually find the time to play with a few of them myself yesterday.  This week's challenge is all about Birthdays!!!  :)

Up first a happy little Leapin' Dachshund card (using Critters from The Dog Park, Hats Off To You, Birthday Tags & Spring Showers dies).  I used the dies to create masks and then airbrushed my background with copic markers.

I actually remembered to take a picture of the colors I used for this one.  Hooray (I'm always so bad at that part).  ;)

I had time to squeeze in a second card with a more girly slant.  For this one I let one of the original Lawn Fawn sets take center stage (using Bake Me A Cake, Belinda's Borders, Birthday Tags & Chit Chat for the flower print).

I had a lot of fun with this one.  The "patterned paper" strip and glow of the candles turned out just the way I had envisioned.  To finish off my candles I added a touch of glossy accents to the flames.

Unfortunately my streak of taking photos of the markers didn't last long as I didn't remember to do it for this one.  :(

Thanks so much for stopping by and a big thanks to Lawnscaping Challenges for inspiring me to play along.

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