4th Meal

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Good morning! Today at Get It Scrapped we are talking about using Contrast to create Flow on scrapbook pages. When we use contrast in our designs we should do so with purpose and intention.

I worked with mostly neutrals on this page, creating contrast with the rust and green. Focus is kept on the photos being anchored by both colors in the vertical paper pieces. Flow is created with the title pointing towards the photos, also in the same rust and green colors. From there your eye should see the embellishments under the photos, moving top toward the top of the page, back again to the title area.

He finallyt hit that age where he's always hungry. He cam home from school, went to the fridge, took out the leftovers and ate. Barely saying hello.

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Supplies: patterned paper, die cuts, stinters, alphas-PinkFresh Studios, die cut -Paper Issues, Silhouette, pen and adhesive-EK Successs

Party On...

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Good morning! I feel like I have neglected my blog. What has really been neglected though is my crafty time. Life changes have cut into that the past couple of weeks. Im trying to get a handle on everything so I can change that! Anyway, It is Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues and I am joining the fun!  Today lifted Mary-Ann and her amazing Pinspire Me layout. 

I love her original and did tried to recreate some of the layering and embellishment clustering. Shimelle Glitter Girl is so bright and colorful, I have to be careful not to go to crazy. That led t me using smaller clusters and less layering. That's ok. That's what scraplifting is all about. Using someone else to inspire you.

I may (or may not) be almost doom with my birthday photos. Regardless, this could be the opening or closing page of the book. You decide for me. I had as much fun with my letterboard as I did the party, just kidding. 

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Meet Phillip

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hey there and good morning! I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today with another edition of Scraplift Sunday! Guess who we re lifting today? ME! with this layout I created for The first November Free File Friday. I like the design of this page. It's not fancy or super unique, but it has lots of room for interpretation an reinvention.

So reinvent I did. I changed up the background, being inspired by the card sketch I saw on the PebblesInc blog. I also changed the size of my photos to 3x4. The among design didn't leave room for embellishing above the photos, so I over embellished the bottom of the page, including moving the title there. I don't get to do much with Halloween collections anymore, m so it was fun to be able to play with Pebbles Halloween Haunting.

Not only do I not et to play with Halloween anymore, this is the last time he will carve a pumpkin at home! So yes, many photos were taken and he even named it this year. But only because I asked if he had a name. Oh well.

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Showers are Over Rated

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Good morning! Time for a new Scrap Soup challenge at Paper Issues. This is such a fun challenge. I like being given some parameters to use, but still am able to design my page however I want. 

Well it was easy to get all the elements together today! For some reason, I keep going back to Shimelle Little by Little for photos of my kiddo and I. Title and journaling are pretty much a no brainer for me. 4x6 I had a choice to layer paper or find another way. I chose a 4x6 cut apart journaling card. The wider yellow strip is the 1x9 and I tore the edges of the star strip as well as the top yellow strip.  The raining clouds are supposed to be the visual image of the title. See. Easy!

I love, love, love that he has discovered snuggling, but sometimes, he would stay that way for hours and I really do need to get up and do stuff. Sometimes I just want to take a shower, so I can get my day going. I shared this photo and that sentiment with a friend of mine who very sarcastically responded with, "showers are overrated'.

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Pooch Smooch

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Good morning! It's Take 5 Tuesday at Paper Issues today. Here is the November board.

I'll start with the items I used. It was more than 5. Yellow, Die Cuts, Stitching, Stripes, Patterned Paper and animal. First I cut the heart, then I stitched around it. The stripes were created with the Pink Paislee Turn the Page washi tape strips The patterned paper sits behind my photo, the animals are the chipboard and stickers butterflies and birds as well as my dog in the photo. See, easy peasy.  

Yes, I am one of those dog people. But no, I do not kiss my dog on the mouth. It just looks that way. I also love him with all go my heart. 

Oh yes, today is short and sweet. Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I always appreciate you being here. Come back again later this week as I have more to share.

Family Matters

Monday, November 6, 2017

Hey there Hi there! Just a regular old Monday here. Nope. Scratch that. It's New Issue Monday at Paper Issues called Home is Where the Heart Is .  Need some ideas? Well here you go:

Create a project about your home (favorite room, neighborhood, new home, renovations, favorite spot in your town/state); use heart embellishments; share November activities, family gatherings, Thanksgiving traditions and/or favorite recipes.

Me? I went with the Family idea. Ive had this photo sitting our for a very long time. Just couldn't decide what to do with it. Well, now that I have Carta Bella Welcome Home, this made perfect sense. I love this chalkboard framed aper and challenged myself to use it. I came across the Leaves & Laurels cut file and well, this is basically the result. I wanted to hand stitch the title. It seems to gp with the feel of the page.  There really are no embellishment on the page, it didnt seem to need them. I think this needs too go on the wall....

It is getting harder and harder to get family all together. Celebrating Dad's birthday is a good excuse don't you think? Nothing makes him happier than having all his girls around. Glad we could make that happen for him.

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School is cool

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hey hey! Happy Sketchy Saturday at Paper Issues! Check out this awesome grid style sketch!

My very first instinct was to create a 2 page layout from the sketch, so I did. I had these photos that were in a frame that broke and I wanted to keep them together. They also were all 4x6 in size. It was easy enough to cut them down but not all the same size. The result is a grid that also breaks the plane. large and many photos call for simplicity on a page. Fancy Pants Take Note is just that. I chose the Little Things as the only patterned paper. The rest are die cuts , buttons and other little bits from my stash. It was fault easy to put together, and has a nice clean, but interesting look. 

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Picking Apples

Friday, November 3, 2017

Hello there! Ive been neglectful I know. But it's November, so I'll be be posting regularly. There are a whole slew of challenges coming up at Paper Issues. Today is the first  Free File Friday of the month, We are using our FREE cut files to scrap our fall activities. 

Today I used the Apple Wreath cut file for the title of my page. I could have gone very literal with the apple wreath itself, but that would have been overkill. I love the simple patterns in the new Carta Bella Welcome Home collection. I am not into the farm style look for my home, but that papers I can work with! I did add in a paper from HelloFall. I needed a pop of color! I really was feeling the simple thing so I could focus on the photos. Lots of paper, few embellishments!

Picking apples is a family activity we love. We live in an area with many, many apple orchards, and try to find a new one to go to each year. This year we hit the jackpot! There were tons of activities for people of all ages, The apples were just ready to be picked so there were many to grab. Farm animals, corn maze, hay rides and all kinds of food to choose from including apple cider donuts and caramel apples as big as your head. I would go back there again planning ahead to spend more time wandering around. 

Thanks so much for being here at my creative view today. Come back again soon, I will have lots going on this month. You can get Welcome Home as well as many other new collections in the  Paper Issues shop, Use code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!

Supplies: PP, die cuts, chipboard-Carta Bella, enamel dots-Simple Stories, Apple Wreath cut file, Silhouette