Sunday, March 6, 2016

Scrapbook Supply Haul and New Layout

I'm a bit excited about my shopping trip a few days ago.  You see, here in Sugarloaf Key, Florida, there are literally no craft supply stores.  I have to purchase every single scrappy item online, which is no fun at all.  But, the other day, I popped into the local Bealls and found a few hidden gems.  

Can you believe it?  I know they aren't brand new collections or anything, but they are new to me!  

Here's what i found:

-Pebbles "Basics" 12x12 paper pad
-Crate Paper "Boys Rule" 12x12 paper pad
-MME Jubilee "Sherbet" 6x6 paper pad
-MME Jubilee "Tangerine" 6x6 paper pad
-We R Memory Keepers "Chalkboard" 6x6 paper pad
-MME Jubilee "Wonder" Chipboard Elements
-MME Jubilee "Sherbet" Chipboard Elements
-MME Jubilee "Tangerine" Chipboard Elements
-MME Niche "On Trend" Gold Chipboard Alpha Stickers
-Simple Stories "I Am" 4x6 Clear Sticker Sheets


I was inspired by my new products and made a fun layout:

The photo is of me and my awesome stepmother.

I layered some patterned paper behind my photo and added a doily from my stash.

I added my title and a  few purple flower chipboard stickers and fell in love with the color combination.  I don't think I ever used these colors together on a layout, but i think they work well together

I added my journaling, date stamp, a mini gray clothespin and scattered a few purple sequins from my stash to finish my page.

Have you had a recent haul?  I would love to here about what you found.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Scrapbook Layout with a Grid Design

I'm not sure why, but I rarely use a grid design on my layouts, but always love how clean and neat they turn out.

For this layout, I used my Studio Calico February Kits.  First, I chose this photo of my son Cole from 2011.  He is always smiling and happy since he was a baby.  Next, I cut a piece of black & white striped patterned paper down to 6x12 and used this as the base for the grid design.  I went through the  cards in the Project Life Kit and found these 3 that i wanted in my layout.  One card for journaling, one for a sub-title/quote, and one with a heart that I could embellish even more.

I layered a few pieces of plain white card stock behind my photo to help it stand out from the patterned papers.  I found the Crate Paper "Poolside" woodgrain paper in my stash and adhered it behind the layered photo.  I then added my title using the gorgeous peach puffy alphas from the Scrapbook Kit.    

I wanted to layer up the heart Project Life card to make it pop.  I used a wood veneer conversation heart from the kit and glued it to a blue heart that I punched from my scraps.  Behind that, i hand cut a couple more hearts out of a glassine bag and adhered it with pop dots.  

 The gold chipboard heart arrow is from the Crate Paper "Hello Love" chipboard sticker sheet.  I stuck that to a piece of scrap paper before gluing it down.  

I added my journaling to the project life card and added a charcoal banner sticker from the Planner Kit.

I added the date to the quote card with a Studio Calico Roller Date Stamp using my favorite Studio Calico Color Theory "Mint Hint" ink pad.  

I then used the Hello Forever Stamp Set in the Kit on a piece of white card stock and cut it out and stuck it in the layers behind my photo.  I also used a few vellum heart stickers above my photo to add a bit more color.  

I scattered and few tiny wood veneer hearts, added a couple word stickers, and splattered some gray ink to complete my layout.  

I hope you enjoyed this layout and would love to here about your techniques when it comes to grid designs.  I think I'm going to try and use grids more often.  They come together so easily and turn out so great.  Have a great weekend!