Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pop it Up

Hi everybody! Sindi here. I'm just sharing my layout for the Pop, Lock, and Drop It challenge. This was an easy challenge for me, because I almost always try to add plenty of dimension in my layouts. This is probably why all my albums are overflowing and way too fat. Of course, they would be if I'd actually put the giant stack of layouts that are finished into albums, but that's a whole 'nother story.



I was once again able to get by with using scraps for this layout. I rolled up strips of Maggie Holmes' Flourish paper. I just adore that collection! I also fussy cut some of the flowers. Sometimes, I just like to have a clean and simple white background with simple embellishments. The rolled up paper and fussy cut flowers was perfect for that. 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Swanky Swatches



Hi everyone. I'm just stopping by to share my Swanky Swatches layout. Here's the inspiration photo:


I was excited about the pastel color scheme. I couldn't decide on just a couple of colors to use, so I dug through my stash and found as many colors as possible that matched the photo. I've been trying to use up some of my scrap pieces lately so that I can make room for my brand new PI goodies that should be arriving shortly.



I remembered these sweet little photos of my boy when he was a little guy. They seemed to work well with the pastel color scheme. I used some chipboard letters from my stash for the title and cut some leftover patterned paper into fringes and random rectangles to decorate across the bottom half.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Stars and Stripes

Hello all you lovely people! Today, I'm sharing my layout for the Stars and Stripes challenge. I was a little worried about this one, because I don't normally use holiday themed supplies for my layouts. The nerves went out the window when I saw the new patriotic line by Pebbles! It's completely adorable, and I couldn't wait to work with it. Here's my layout:


That photo of my boy, though! He was so bummed out because it rained out the fireworks that year. I created some concentric stitched circles over some of the pattered paper and then cut out some arrows to go over everything. I simply cannot do a layout without arrows of some sort. It's a rule. 


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July SLS 1

Yay for scraplifting! I was really excited when I saw the layout we would be lifting for the first SLS of July. I love all Lisa's layouts, but this one in particular really caught my eye: 



I always love designing a layout around a big circle. I created a large circle with hand stitching, and overlapped a few circle layers to match Lisa's cut file. Here's my layout:


I decided to create some embellishments for my layouts by adding a few stitched X's, some buttons, and sequins. I also created some quick paper arrows and stitched those down as well. 


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Monday, June 18, 2018

This or That

Hello everyone! Happy summer! I'm here to share my layout for This or That. For this challenge, we are given a list of options and asked to choose one or the other. Here's the list:

1. doodling or paint
2. enamel dots or mist
3. tag or label
4. flair or wood veneer
5. cardstock stickers or chipboard stickers
6. sewing (can be faux) or twine
7. thickers or a die cut title
8. heart or star
9. silver or gold
10. bow or doily

And, from that list, here are the choices I made:

1. paint
2. mist
3. tag
4. wood veneer
5. cardstock stickers
6. sewing
7. thickers
8. heart
9. silver
10. bow


This was quite the challenge for me! Here's what I came up with:



I just love mixing bright yellows with cool-toned blues against the bright white of the thread and cardstock. 


I was able to fussy cut the clouds from what was left of a sheet of American Crafts patterned paper. I love it when I can find a use for leftovers! 

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Monday, June 4, 2018

52 Faves

Today, I'm playing catch up on my 52 Favorites album. I have gotten a bit behind, but I'm really enjoying this project. I decided to use it as a way to document all the things I'm thankful for. When I started this project, I made my own notebook to keep everything in. It's coptic stitched, which makes it lay flat and creates an easier canvas to work on. 



There is something about coptic stitching that I just love. It's really not as hard as it might seem, and once I got the routine down, it became a quick and easy way to put a notebook together. Here is my spread for week 21: 


I used the gorgeous Flourish collection for this spread. That little deer was just dying to be put on a page! My journaling is on a flap behind the deer, and I decided to leave it hidden. I have my journaling front and center on some weeks, it really just depends on what's going on that week, I suppose. 

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Mad for Monochromatic

Hi everyone! I'm here today with a layout for the Mad for Monochromatic challenge. As soon as I saw the title of the challenge, I knew the exact photo I wanted to use and the colors I'd put with it. I have had this photo of my baby boy in my scraproom for ages. I used it forever ago on a layout, but I was never happy with it. I just couldn't seem to do it justice. This challenge gave me the push I needed to figure it out. Here's my layout: 



My son has the bluest eyes I've ever seen! I loved the idea of going monochromatic for this photo. I had to toss a smidge of something else in there, though, so I used some gold letter stickers. 


I started this layout by painting the background with some gelatos. I did this a bit haphazardly; precision is not my friend when it comes to painting! I then lightly traced a circle and made some holes so that I could add some thread. If you've seen my layouts before, you know I have a bit of a thing for arrows. It's actually a challenge for me not to use them on a layout. I decided to dig through my bucket of scraps and dig out all the blue I could find. I then used them to cut arrows and arranged them around my stitched circle. This one came together fairly quickly. 

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