Red White & Blue

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hey there! I have a fun, silly project on the A Flair for Buttons blog today. 

The giant title says it all!  It's the FREE 4th of July cut file from Paper Issues.

I used flair from 3 different sets to complement each color.

What a perfect pair, The Selfie flair from the Comic Words 1 set sits right next to, you guessed it, our selfie. Tucked next to the white like a fireworks burst is a piece from the Noted Flair 1set. Lastly, next to the bottom photo I had to use a piece from the Stars & Stripes set. It has all three colors tying them all together.

I used  Pebbles Land that I Love because it's, well, Red, White & Blue! I cut the words from some of the patterned papers. I chose the fireworks and flower stickers to keep it light and colorful.

A co-worker and I came to work in almost identical outfits. Of course we had to take a photo. So then of course I had to scrapbook the photos!

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. Come back again soon I'll have more to share. You can get all of these flair and more in the A Flair for Buttons  Etsy shop. 

Candidly Speaking

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hey there! I have a layout in today's article on the Get It Scrapped blog. We are talking about unique ways to scrapbook pages about Parties.  Not only the photos, but the stories and the products used to enhance the stories. I had fun with this one. 

Whenever we have a family party, my Dad and sister manage to capture the best candid photos. Each of our expresssions are unique to our personality and are eveident in each photo.

I used Echo Park Good Day Sunshine for it's bright summery colors, with icons that indicate summer as well as photos such as the camera, the banner and sunglasses. These all indicate the season, as well as the candid nature of the photos.

I scraplifted with Paper Issues which really worked in my favor for this project. It's a simple design so I could get all the photos on the page with out them getting lost or overwhelmed by product. 

My son graduated High School last week. We celebrated with a very casual brunch party. This is a big life changing event for him as well as us and it is an event to always remember.

Thanks for stoping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have more to share.

Supplies: cardstock & alpha-American Crafts, Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts and chipboard-Echo Park, Flair-A Flair for Buttons, pen-Tombow

Sweet Dreams

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hey there! I'm playing along with the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Paper Issues today. Here is the board.

I wound up using the bottom row: Stitching, Patterned Paper and Enamel Dots. I came across these two photos and thought the new PinkFresh Simple & Sweet would be a fantastic choice. The colors are soft, the patterns fairly simple, the sentiments spot on. I started with the Fresh Air paper as the background. I used frames as the base of the embellished squares, adding on chipboard pieces & die cuts. I finished off the page with a little bit of stitching to balance the color, and enamel dots to so the same. Easy pest this one was!

My two guys were so funny about what they had to have in  bed with them in order to fall asleep. My older one just needed his blanket. My younger one had to have ALL THE THINGS in bed with him. So many that sometimes I couldn't find him buried beneath them all.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon. I will have more to share.   In the mean time. Shop the Paper Issues store using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase.

Lean on Me

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hey there and good morning on this lovely Independence Day! I hope you are enjoying your day, however you choose to celebrate! Today I am sharing a project for the new On the Edge  challenge at Paper Issues . Basically, the focal point of your project should be on one edge of your page. 

So I'm thinking this really isn't going to be that hard. I have new PinkFresh Simple & Sweet siting in from of me. It's so pretty. I was so wrong. I had no problem lining everything up on one side along the edge. I used a frame around my photo,  then set that open some patterned papers. I thought the straws gave it some fun, and after all, there are champagne glasses in the photo too! That really was easy. It was leaving that alone that was so hard. The rest of the page looks so sad and lonely though. So I added a couple of small strips of paper and a chipboard piece along the opposite edge. The focal point is still the right side of the page but now it feels balanced!

Here we are at the Grad party brunch. It was a small gathering, with family and friends that are like family. Children leaving home is a life changing event for everyone. I'm glad we have each other to lean on as we go through this process! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have lots to share so come back again soon! In the meantime, you better get some of this PinkFresh while you still can! Its 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout. 

Dont Let the Sun Go Down On Me

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hey Hey! It's July people! July! This year is flying by I tell ya' and it needs to slow down. Anyway, I'm on the Paper Issues blog today sharing one of the new July challenges,  Songs of Summer.

Need a hint what this challenge is about? Use a favorite summer song as inspiration for your project. It's as easy as that. 

Now, I have to admit, I didn't start with my song. What?!? Nope. I actually had no idea what I was going to do for this challenge and it didn't come to me until after I'd chosen my photo. Truth?  It was as I'd decided to stitch the Sunset cut file too. Then it all came together. A beautiful (almost) summer sunset, sunset cut file...oh right, the song! Now all I needed was paper and stuff. I was thinking about the colors of summer sunsets, beach and water.  I was pretty sure Crate Paper had what I wanted and I was so right!  I mixed Wild Heart with some Good Vibes and even a piece of paper from Oasis.  

Summer is my favorite season. A summer sunset over the ocean may be one my most favorite things in the whole world. Combine the two and this song, Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, is the only the perfect title and inspiration for this page.

The small letters from the sticker sheet provides the right size and contrasting color. Those sunglasses! Yes

  I love the tree leaves and all the ephemera I can stick in and around my photos. Thats little #nofilter sticker says it perfectly.

Well, there you have my take on this new challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. You can find it and all the other challenges in the July Challenge album in our Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group. the best part is, you have until Aug 5 to enter for your chance to win a Gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.   We love to see what you create! You can find Wild Heart as well as new Carta Bella and so much more in the shop now. Get it for 20% off using DEVRA at checkout.  See you next time!

KEXP Radio

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Good morning! I'm taking part in the Get It Scrapped article using a Half and Half design. 

I chose the triangle across halves foundation for my page today.   It is a design I have used before and l know how to make it work for me using bold or subtle patterns and colors. I like the ability to substitute a journal spot for a photo, or change the size and orientation of a photo which makes the page look different each time. Today I  had three photos to work with, all featuring murals in the back ground, all also featuring my son, creating their own triangle.

I used Crate Paper Wild at Heart and Good Vibes for this page today. The patterns and icons reminded me of the artwork in the murals.

Ever since he was a little boy, my son and husband have called their time out and about together 'Special Outings'. As he's gotten older, the outings have changed, such as this visit to Seattle Center. This ais a great page for the Dads are Rad challenges Paper Issues!

Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, -Crate Paper, Alphas & cardstock-American Crafts, gems-Queen & Co, acrylic shapes-Color Cast Designs

So Flowerful

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hello there! Check me out! I'm cranking out the Paper Issues June challenges. Today I have a layout for the Striped Sensation challenge. 

You may call this cheating. A striped paper? No big deal. Well, in a way, you may be correct. But I have a story. This paper? It's from the new Doodlebug Design Hello collection.  This royal blue? It's fresh. It's bold. It's new. I love it so much I dreamed about it. Really. I did. I just needed to find a way to use it. I had some ideas but I wasn't wowed by them. Until my son took this photo of me last week. 

Yippee! Flowers! Then the ideas fell into place. Flowers. All the flowers. As many as I could get onto the page in an orderly way. Stickers? check. Die cuts? check. Enamel shapes check. They are layered, clustered and vibrant, but not overwhelming. I'm so happy that this came out really close to how I saw it in my head. 

My son and I hit the farmers market for the first time this season. I wanted flowers. I picked the brightest bouquet, and even grabbed a few 'Horton Hears a Who' flowers as well. It was a lovely morning.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have more ti share over the next week. Head over the the Paper Issues shop to pick up some Doodlebug Design Hello for yourself or any of the other new products. It's always 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout.