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. 

If you are ready to grab some amazing paper goodies, hop on over to the shop and use my code for 20% off! I also hope you'll share your creations in our Facebook group






Sunday, May 6, 2018

Scrap Lift Sunday!



Hi everyone! Today, we are scraplifting this gorgeous layout by Anita: 


I really loved the linear design of this layout, and that's what I took my inspiration from. 


I decided to challenge myself a bit with this one. I used only scraps of patterend paper that I had left over from other projects. All of these goodies came from the Paper Issues shop, of course. 

I also love the photo of my sweet boy. I've been scrapping older photos of him lately in an attempt to hide myself from the fact that he's fifteen all of a sudden. Lol! 

If you are ready to snag yourself some paper wonderfulness, hop on over to the shop and use my code for 20% off! I also hope you'll share your creations in our Facebook group



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring!


I am so excited about spring! As soon as I heard about the Spring has Sprung challenge, I thought of this photo from many moons ago. My son was so excited about the new baby lambs at his grandpa's farm. This little lamb was the runt of the litter, and we spoiled him rotten. 


I used the absolutely gorgeous The Good Life collection from Webster's. I don't have adequate vocabulary to describe how much I love this collection. I never knew I needed lemony paper in my life, but now I'm in love! It's just so bright and pretty. 


If you want to snag some of the lemony wonderfulness, ('cause that's totally a thing), don't forget to use my code to save some cash. And don't forget to post your creations in our facebook group. Happy spring! 


Monday, March 26, 2018

Put it on an Angle


Hi everybody! Did you play along with the "Put it on an Angle" challenge yet? This one was fun for me. I have been pondering on using an X in my layout designs, and this offered the perfect opportunity.

I decided to hand stitch an X shape on some white cardstock to start. I sketched out the general outline I wanted, and then just stitched on an angle. I then cut out the X and mounted it all on this gorgeous piece of patterened paper from Pinkfresh's A Case of the Blahs collection. I also used some heart stickers and fussy cut the houses from another piece of patterned paper from the same collection. 

I hope you’ll play along! Be sure to share your projects in the facebook group. And if you need to shop for more scrappy goodies, be sure to use my code for 20% off. 


Monday, March 5, 2018

Do You Feel Lucky?

Hi everybody! I'm playing along with the "Do You Feel Lucky?" challenge today. I had so much fun with this layout, mostly because I am absolutely in love with the A Case of the Blahs collection by Pinkfresh Studio. I adore the black and white papers paired with bright colors. Here's my layout:


I did some crazy stitching with pieces of leftover twine that have been hanging around my scrap room forever and a day. I also cut hearts out of the patterned paper and put them together to make shamrocks.

I hope you’ll play along! Be sure to share your projects in the facebook group. And if you need to shop for more scrappy goodies, be sure to use my code for 20% off. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Swanky Swatches

I am so excited to come and share with you my take on Paper Issues’ new challenge: Swanky Swatches! For this challenge, you can take inspiration from the color scheme shown here:



I definitely loved this color scheme as soon as I saw it. I searched through my stash and found some papers that worked perfectly. I used up a lot of leftovers on this layout. It has bits of Pink PaisleeAmerican Crafts, and some Crate Paper.



Because I am a big weirdo, I love using geometric-ish elements on my layouts. Hence the arrows and parabolic curve (that’s a fancy word for: I used straight lines to make a curve. You’re welcome).



I hope you’ll play along! Be sure to share your projects in the facebook group. And if you need to shop for more scrappy goodies, be sure to use my code for 20% off.