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.

Supplies Used (available at Simon Says Stamp)

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Pebbles We Go Together Like PB&J Valentine's Day Layout

Hi there!  I'm sharing a layout I recently created featuring Pebbles happy "We Go Together" collection. I love how these papers are perfect for so many things including children's scrapbook layouts!

My daughter has a neighbor boy who she spends a lot of time with, but I didn't want to create a gushy Valentine's Day layout about them.  The darling images in this collection were just what I was looking for to document their special bond.  I love all the different things they paired together like coffee and donuts, macaroni and cheese, peas & carrots. This list could go on and on.  ;)

To balance out those darling peanut butter and jelly jars in my title, I made a fun little heart shaker for the top right corner of my layout, paired with some of the adorable bumblebee stickers.

To recreate the shaker element featured on my layout, I shared a tutorial over on Pebbles blog which you can view HERE.  I also used a wonderful sketch by Juliana Michaels as the inspiration for the paper strips on my page.  :)

I hope you will check out this fun collection!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Bella Blvd. Tiny Tots Layouts ~ Day 1

Hello there!  Did you have a nice weekend?  Today I'm back sharing two of the four layouts I created using the Tiny Tots collection by Bella Blvd.

For my first layout I found some favorite photos featuring our encounter with the Sesame Street gang at Universal Studios Osaka and I knew they would be perfect with the darling ABC's paper!

To form a visual triangle I added a colorful subtitle to the top, right-hand corner of my page, layering a mixture of die-cuts and stickers from the collection.

The second grouping of my triangle was created with a punched out sunshine (using an ancient EK Success punch) and a chipboard cloud.  I love how I  lucked out and the sun just perfectly fit within on of the scalloped circles!  For the center of my sun I used an extra letter "o" from the treasures and text sticker sheet.

To create the white scalloped border behind my circles, I welded 7 scalloped circles together on my Silhouette software sized to perfectly shadow the 2" circles in my border.

My title was inspired by the first two words of the Sesame Street song which I couldn't get out of my head while I was working on this.  LOL!  I cut the word "days" out on my Silhouette using the font SNF Lollihop.  The 3 little flower buttons (also by Bella Blvd) were the final touch to complete my visual triangle.

Up next is a layout that started with the little lion circle die cut and these photos of my nephew wearing a similar lion towel.  From there his clothing and the die cut dictated my color choices.

I thought a banner style layout would be the perfect way to showcase several of the smaller chipboard and pennant style stickers from the collection, as well as a couple of the fun journaling cards and tags.

I love how this collection has both the words "man" and "lady" so you can personalize your title to work for either!

Are you still with me?  ;)  I will be returning on Friday with my last two layouts from this collection.  Until then, I hope you have a great day!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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