Saturday, May 28, 2016

Simple Stories April Layouts

Hello there! I have two new layouts to share using the Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection!

I created this layout based on an image I found on Pinterest. I loved the handwritten script look and the quote it used, and decided to create my page around it.

I used my own handwriting to draw out the words onto different patterns. I lightly sketched with a pencil and played around until I was happy with it, then cut them out. I aligned them on my page, glued them down, and then erased the pencil marks. Gluing them down first prevented me from tearing the smaller parts with the eraser.

I dotted my "i's" with Bradz and added lots of stickers, chipboard, and die cuts!

My only regret is that my letters were too big to fit more product on the page--I just love it all and wanted to use every bit!

For my next layout I used the Bloom & Grow collection! 

As soon as I saw the "You Make My Heart Happy" strip, I knew I wanted to make my layout about my husband! I started by gluing it to the top and building my layout below it. I also loved the banner on the Fundamentals Sticker sheet, and decided to replicate it with twine and patterned paper.

I also love all the cute flowers throughout this collection! The wood grain balances out the floral and keeps a masculine layout from looking too girly. Gathering inspiration from the title, I added a few more "Happy" elements to the page.

I am crazy about these two new collections, and I hope you will enjoy using them as much as I am! Thank you for joining me today!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Photo Op {Elle's Studio Layout}

Hello everyone! I have a layout to share using the NEW Documented exclusive products from Elle's Studio!

To create this layout, I started with the Documented journaling cards. I particularly loved the 4"x6" chevron pattern, so I used two of them across the page to create a patterned paper. I  added other strips of patterned paper to the top of the page, and then sewed them all down. I stamped across the rest of the page with the Documented stamp to create a textured looking background.

Next, I added my photo and used it to anchor a cluster of phrases that applied to the layout! I especially love the acrylic world and the "Good Times" which was cut from a Documented journaling card.

To title my page, I used the Marie Alphabet Stamp. I am actually quite terrible at stamping, To remedy this, I often use black ink so that I can color in any inperfections with a pen. It's a great tip to make your stamping look perfect! I place my layout onto a piece of craft foam (like the green one in the picture) before I stamp it. If I'm coloring in the image, I leave the foam under the layout. It makes the coloring easier and smoother!

There you have it! Thanks for joining us today, and don't forget to stop by the shop to check out the new Documented products!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May Elle's Studio Layouts

Hello everyone! It's time for the May release from Elle's Studio! I had so much fun creating with the fun purples and greens, and I LOVE the ice cream themed items!!

I created two layouts with items from this month's release:

For this first layout, I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe, as well as the May kit and the May printables. I cut the "sunshine" title from one of the journaling tags included in the may kit. I love the colors!

For my next layout, I used the Little Moments collection along with The Good Life acrylic title!

If you want to purchase a kit, keep in mind they are limited and once they sell out they will not be restocked! Look for a new kit each month on the 10th at 8:00 am PST, and as a special bonus to celebrate launch day, kits will be on sale for $9.99 for today only, regular price after that will be $11.99. These kits can ship first class: shipping for USA residents will start around $2.00 and go up from there, depending on the weight of what is in your cart. For overseas, it will run about $6+ depending on your location. US orders of $50 or more can get free shipping using the code SPRINGUSA and International orders of $75 or more get free shipping with the code SPRINGINT!

Please stop by the Design Team Gallerys Sts to see lots of gorgeous inspiration! Have a lovely day!

Friday, April 29, 2016


Do you ever get the itch to pull out something from your stash? That's how I created this layout! I used an old Bo Bunny collection, and I just got the itch to pull it out and use the green/red/teal color combo!

I started this layout by coloring on some white cardstock with some coordinating gelatos. I cut the swirls cut file from the same type of white cardstock and layered it over the background I created. I love how the paint peeks through! Next I added layers and dimension by tearing the edges of my papers. I also added a few more current embellishments to mix with the older Bo Bunny!

I was so happy with the way the cut file and watercolor went so well together, and I'm definitely going to try this again! I also loved using up some of my old stash that I can't bear to part with. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Hello! As soon as I saw this gorgeous piece of vellum from Pinkfresh Studio, I HAD to have it. I love the watercolor with pretty gold foil hearts!

Supplies Used: Vellum (Pinkfresh Studio Felicity), Patterned Paper (Webster's Pages), Embellsihments (Maggie Holmes Bloom, Maggie Holmes Shine, Maggie Holmes Confetti,  We R Memory Keepers, Freckled Fawn).

I added some coordinating watercolor to a piece of white cardstock using my gelatos. It just gave the layout a little bit more color! Next, I sorted through my stash and found a few random bits that would coordinate. I was excited to use a piece from my scrap bin and a die-cut from several years ago! There was no rhyme or reason to this layout, I just kept adding until I was happy! I love the watercolor pink and green with the sparkly gold!

This is probably one of my favorite layouts ever just because I love the colors so much! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lucky | Scrapbook Circle

Hi everyone! I have a new layout up on the Scrapbook Circle blog. I created using a circle punch and the fun patterns from the April One Fine Day Kit and the Stay Cool Add-On kit! I used a Disney picture because I have Disney on the brain--I'm at Disneyland this week!


 Creating this layout was easier than it looks! I cut a circle out from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I traced the circle onto a scratch piece of paper, then covered it with adhesive from a tape runner. I punched circles from as many papers as I could, and adhered them to the paper, making sure the entire circle was covered. I wasn't super careful about making them perfectly straight and even. Once the circle was covered, I placed the white cardstock with the negative of the circle over it, creating a fun background to work with.

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This was a great way to use the fun patterns included in this kit, and using a shape punch made it quick and easy. I hope you were inspired by this technique! I hope this inspired you!

Monday, April 25, 2016

I Love You, Teddy | The Cut Shoppe

I have a new layout on The Cut Shoppe blog today using the Open Letter Alpha cut file!

While there are many ways to use this cut file, I chose to use it as a large part of my title. 

Products Used: Patterned Paper (Pinkfresh Studio Felicity, Maggie Holmes Shine), Embellishments (Pinkfresh Studio, Studio Calico, Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper), Thickers (Studio Calico).

If you'd like to learn how I created this layout, please stop by The Cut Shoppe blog! Have a great day!