Stay Colorful

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hey there and good morning! I'm on the Paper Issues blog today to share my project for the You Color My World challenge.

Color is one thing I never shy away from on my scrapbook pages. For the most part, I prefer using bright colors, even when my photos are full of wild and crazy color images, as they are today.  So this challenge was particularly appealing to me. I challenged myself to polish off my  January Kit, so grabbed this one whole  Elle's Studio paper I had left. I love those circles. But grey and white isn't very colorful is it?  Enter Gelatos and thread!  I colored all the circles then stitched a few of them. VoilĂ ! Instant color!

Adding embellishments was super fun thanks to the Pink Paislee embellishments from the kit! Can anyone say monochromatic? Look at how well those clouds and butterflies sit atop of those circles!





My kiddo likes to sleep with his toys on a string. Not teddy bears or stuffed animals. And never forget the blanket over his head. This not only makes for colorful photos, but for a colorful life as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Im really glad you are here. It's really easy to create color fun pages!  If you are out of color fun paper (oh the horror) make your own or shop for new paper in the Paper Issues shop! Even better, use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!  Remember to add your newly created projects into the  February challenges album in our Facebook Group .



Where Did All the Color Go?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Hey there! I'm on the A Flair for Buttons blog today with this layout featuring 6 pieces of flair, yes, that's right. 6! and bows for the You Are So Bow-tiful challenge at Paper Issues.

I got a little carried away with an idea, but it all worked out. I had this Websters Pages Over the Rainbow paper that I love, but wasn't sure what to do with it. So I stitched it, then cut it out, lastly gluing it to white paper. Meh. Still not sure. That's when I got the idea to jazz it up by filling it in with little bits like sequins, brads, buttons and bows. Hmm, why not flair? I hunted thru my buttons and found I had colors to match everything!  Let's see if I can remember what they all are! I used Linen Polka Dots,Two Tone HeartsJust Hearts 1,  and Watercolor circles.

I love how they add another size, and some pattern to the page!  Even the TODAY is perfect in color and sentiment. There really is a flair for everything!

We recently had a snowstorm, or three. First thing in the morning before anything was disturbed, my husband took this photo. the first thing I thought of is where is all the color? It looked like a black & white world. I love that the colors in this paper are muted. everything works in harmony here.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Add some flair to your pages with A Flair for Buttons. Shop Paper Issues using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. See you again soon.





Love Like Us

Friday, February 8, 2019

Hey there and good morning! I'm on The Cut Shoppe blog today sharing this layout featuring the new In My Notebook cut file. All I can tell you is this one piqued my curiosity and I had to play with it right away. 

Well, my first thought was, "what do I love, what do I like?". Nope, that wasn't working for me. I scratched that right away and went with a more 'heartfelt' theme using a family photo instead.  I mixed a bunch of Valentine collections from Pebbles and Crate Paper to cut the file as well as back the words LOVE and LIKE. I even used the open space to the left of the photo to add some journaling strips. I feel like that space was made for journaling!



I cut the word US using the Open Letter Alpha and did the same thing, backing it with paper. I think it works pretty well!


The last thing I did was replace the center of the 'O' with a piece of A Flair for Buttons Just Hearts 1 flair. Perfect right? 



Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have so much going on I don't know where to begin! Check back soon to see what Ive been up to. You won't be disappointed!  In the meantime, check out The Cut Shoppe for some great new Valentine cut files. 







Hakuna Matata

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Hey there and good morning to you. Wow. It's finally February. Was that the longest January ever or what? Anyway, I'm starting the month off right with a new project on the Paper Issues blog today for our February Keep It Sketchy challenge.

Here is this month's sketch. I love it. SO many possibilities, where do I begin!?!?


Well, first, I began by flipping it. I tried to use it the way it is, I really did, but the rebellious side of me took over again. So now the photos are on the bottom of the page. They looked better this way. Well, I think they do.  That meant I could make the title really, really big! Because that Sketch Alphabet cut file is really cool! 

What made this so fun to put together is the monthly kits. If you haven't jumped on board these kits you are missing out. It's such an awesomely unique mix of embellishments to complement patterned papers galore! So yes, I mixed a bunch of the papers together. Lots here, little bits there. I used frames behind the photos, even created one of my own. Needless to say, I love how there is so much to choose from that it works for any type of photos you're using or stories you are telling. 

Date night! This one was long overdue as we were celebrating our anniversary. The show was amazing and so was the night. I also think Hakuna Matata is a good motto to live by, don't you?

Check out these embellies! I covered a wood piece with Nuvo drops!


 Layers upon layers of ephemera, puffy stickers and more!


Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Ive got a lot of ideas swirling in my head. Hope you'll come back again to see how they live on paper.   Its the beginning of the month so you have plenty of time to join the fun in our Facebook group where you can find this and all of our February Challenges. Shop the Paper Issues store for all of your paper needs using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. 




Festive AF

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hey there and good morning! I'm on the Paper Issues blog today with my project for the This or That challenge. Have you played along with this one? I think it's pretty fun. It is definitely the most challenging for me. As soon as I have to choose, I can't make a decision!


Let me tell you about the first mistake I made...  doing a Christmas page! I know, I know, It's almost February and I don't do a lot of Christmas pages anyway. But I needed to do this page about my husband's attempt at being festive.  You see, I purposely bought the PinkFresh Holiday Vibes papers because of the blue in it. It wouldn't be so red and green Christmasy 

So wait, what? Green or blue is first on the list?!?!? Yeesh. Well, As you can see, I went with green. Why? I paired the papers with Fancy Pants Cottage Christmas embellishments, and there was way more green!  

Moving on, here is how the rest of this played out. I used 1 photo, 25+ words in my journaling which is held down with staples, layers upon layers of paper and ephemera, then stickers for the title. Doodling came next around that awesome PI card, and enamel dots decorate the tree that is topped with that chipboard star. Phew. I did it! Ok, really, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be!


This was an odd holiday season for us with our family not being all together.  I kinda had to document this not even half asked effort to put up the tree on Christmas eve. 


Well, there you have it. Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Ive got a lot going on next month too, so I hope to see you back again soon. Shop the Paper Issues store for all of your Christmas, Valentines and everyday Paper needs using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. See you next time.



Express Yourself

Monday, January 28, 2019

Hey there! I'm sharing this project on The Cut Shoppe blog today. I used the new Spin Out cut file. This is such a great cut file. I couldn't wait to use it.


We listen to a LOT of music in my house. All kinds of music. This particular night,  my husband put on this Madonna album. It's not one we listen to a lot. It reminded me of when I first listened to her, and how many good songs she has.  Anyway, I thought this cut file was the perfect choice to share this little story.  I love that I could give it a literal interpretation, but still have it be fun and quirky.


I backed some of the circles with Amy Tangerine Shine On patterned paper to add extra color and pattern, some I left alone. Since I used only patterned paper, they still have a smaller pattern behind them.

I layered a few embellishment clusters, including Rock On 3 flair from A Flair for Buttons as well. The cut file is such a statement on its own, I didn't want to over do it.

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



Crazy 8

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hey there. I'm on the A Flair for Buttons blog today. I have a really simple project to share, but I have to tell you, the flair made all the difference in it!

Yes, I'm still working my way through my holiday photos. I love this Happy Hanukkah paper collection by PhotoPlay. The colors are wonderful, the patterns are fun, but it doesn't have a lot of embellishments. Let me tell you how thankful I am to have this completely incredible Hanukkah Flair set! My page is very linear. The flair not only gives it dimension, but they made the whole page pop!



My husband and I got into the Pajama Party spirit at my work holiday party. Matching PJ's were the way to go.  Comfy and Crazy for sure!


Look how well the colors work together! The star and gift flair are a fantastic match to the papers.
This flair set is great and can be used for more than just Hanukkah.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I will have more to share!
 
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