Today is the Day

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Good morning! I have a 3 for 1 layout today! I'm sharing this page on the Get It Scrapped and A Flair for Buttons blog. This page also is for the Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues. I used stripes, die cuts, flair, mist and blue.  At Get It Scrapped, we are talking about using sparkle on your scrapbook pages to enhance certain elements, add dimension, or a touch of glam. 

I started with some bright colored papers from Dear Lizzy. I wanted this page to feel happy and celebratory. The sentiments I chose on the stickers, and die cuts all speak to this theme. The Smash Phrases flair are so perfect too! I was even able to use Graduation Flair .

Since this page is about a celebration, I used some glitter filled epoxy stars. They add both dimension and shine, and are part of the theme of the page. They are slightly outside the block which draws attention to them as well. The sentiment stickers happend to be gold foiled, which also added to the celbratory theme. The gold spray splatters coordinate with the stars and are fun.

Sparkle is a great way to draw attention to elements on the page. In one particular place or to moce the eye around the page.

My son just graduated from High School and will be leaving soon for college. This was a great day for him and our family, I cant wait to see what he does next!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I hope you plan on coming back. Have lots more to share.

Supplies: Paper-Amy Tangerine, Derl lizzy, stickers & chipboard-Dear Lizzy, stars-Freckled Fawn, flair-A Flair for Buttons, mist-Heidi Swapp, pen and adhesive-EK Success

Heart and Soul

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hey there and good morning! I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today sharing this page featuring our FREE cut files. Do you have an electronic die cut machine? Have you used our cut files? Well, I'm showing you today exactly why you should!

I used 2 cut files today on my page. Yep. 2. Can you see them?  First is the Perfect Pair cut file. No, It's not cut out anywhere. I shrunk it down, copied it, then used pens to sketch it out. See it now? It's the background!   I filled in all the little hearts with stickers and enamel shapes from PinkFresh and my stash.

The second cut file I used is Beat of my Heart. I cut out one of the hearts to frame my photo, as well as one of the 'heart beats'. Both of those are layered over a bunch of PinkFresh fussy cut hearts. The truth is, these cut files really are the star of this page. I didn't need to add much more. Not even a title. I let the little bit of ephemera I used do that for me.

My husband and I don't get a chance to go out much, but we did make the time to go out and celebrate our anniversary. It's nice to go out and a good reminder we need to do it more often!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I appreciate you being here. Head over to the Paper Issues shop to get yourself some new goodies. They are always 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout.  See you again soon!

Hotel California

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Good morning! It's Scrapift Sunday at Paper Issues . Guess who we are lifting this week? Me! I originally created this layout for a July challenge, On the Edge. 

So I kind of had to play along don't you think? I changed it up a bit by flipping the page from side by side to top and bottom, which gave me more room for this title.  I didn't realize it until just now but I also used PinkFresh for this page as well.  Today it's A Case of the Blahs, with its funny sarcastic sentiments that were perfect for my silly photo. The finishing pieces for me are the flair. They also have some great sentiments that I used to further the humor on my page.

A couple of years ago we went to Knott's Berry Farm. We did everything while there, including, yes, the prison photos. Why not?

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Here We Go

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hey there and good morning!  Our days are busy, so I've been spending some of my evenings crafting! Yay for me time. And Yay for completing the Pop, Lock and Drop it Challenge at Paper Issues.   This challenge is all about making things pop on your project. Make them 3D!  So easy for me. I do this all the time. 

I started with a sketch from PageMaps and some Crate Paper Here & There a. I needed a little extra mojo and this sketch was exactly the jump start I needed. Moving on, I grabbed ALL my embellishments, laid them out on my table and made a pile of what I thought wanted to use. that pile was massive. Oops. I pared it down to what you see here. A mix of stickers, ephemera, and chipboard. Oh, I cant forget the A Flair for Buttons Flair too!  I pushed everything around until I had everything tucked and layered in all the right places. What you see is what you get!

Traveling with my family is not always easy. It takes a lot of effort. It's always worth it once we get there though! This summer trip was no exception!

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A Record Day

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hey there! Welcome to August. Wow. Where did June and July go? Well, it's a new month so that means there are a slew of new challenges at Paper Issues. Speaking of that, I'm on the Paper Issues blog today with this project for the new Oh $@#&% challenge!

Now don't worry, we aren't asking you to use foul language on you're projects. Well, you can if you want to. The idea is to use punctuation in a creative way on your projects. How fun is that.

I've already done a few pages with @$!# in my title and wanted to do something different. I also didn't want to throw a # in there and call it a day. No, no, no. I'm all about trying something new! I already knew I was using Crate Paper Wild Heart, which is bold and wacky. I also had already chosen a kraft background which can be dull and drab on its own. so, how do I work these little punctuation characters in...  I wound up taking a subtle approach to this challenge. I created a border for the page by doodling with a black pen, then adding asterisks, plus signs and exclamation points to the corners, mixing in some Nuvo drops, linking it all together. Ha! I love the way the page is framed, giving the background some fun details!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have lots to share this month so come again soon. 

Well, now it's your turn. We want to see what you create with punctuation on your projects. You can find this and all of our challenges in the August Challenge album in our Facebook group. New stuff is always arriving in the Paper Issues store.  Shop using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase.