Monday, August 25, 2014

Catching up, soon I swear!

Hi everyone!! Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave your sweet comments on my blog. 
Life has been such a whirlwind the last few weeks. Taking care of my daughter the last few 
weeks has really taken a lot of time and I have just not gotten to returning the favor on 
YOUR blogs.
 But I promise I will pretty soon!!! Life is beginning to settle down again, and I am catching up
on most of my life!

Thank you so much- your comments mean so much!

Newborn Photo Deconstructed Layout for Frosted Designs

Good morning everyone! Who can believe that it is almost the end of August?
 Not me for sure!!  We new coming into the month that we would have a new baby by the end of the month, 
and she made her appearance early on. She is the first grand child on both sides of 
the family and well on her way to being very spoiled!

Today I have another Deconstructed Layout for Frosted Designs to share and a newborn photo to show off ;)
I am so loving the Capture The Moment Kit from Frosted Designs- I have made several layouts with it now and every single one looks different! Be sure to get one while they last. 

Today I want to talk about using a LOT of the same color, without overwhelming your layout with it. 
You CAN do it!

Here is a look at my layout. Of course, I had to have some pink on it. I used Prima papers from the Capture The Moment kit, and Princess Collection Kit.

This is my second layer from the bottom, and I love the pattern, but wanted more color. So after I punched the edges, I inked it- and I mean I really inked it! The ink extends about 2- 2.5" in from the edge. 
I started with the lightest color of ink I wanted to use, then added a darker color of ink
 just along the edge of the paper. 

Next up, I used my VersaMark  around one side at a time, and added a bit of texture with Lindy's Stamp Gang Hibiscus Rose Orange Embossing Powder. 

I also used Lindy's on my Blue Fern Studio's Chippie- this time Golden Angel Wings. You can see on the upper layer of paper, just under the chipboard, I stamped using the Heart Flourish Splash stamp and an ink one shade darker.  I added the small burlap flowers to the centers of a couple of larger flowers for the corners.

 I added more flowers, butterfly and brad, all included in the Capture the Moments kit, to the lower corner.
I also added some faux stitching with my Signo White pen

This photo illustrates how I wanted to use my color how it all came together. For the most part my layout is a monotone, mainly PINK. However, I separated each layer of pink with a NEUTRAL. Starting from the corner there is;
1. The background page
2. the PINK punched page
3. the neutral flower die-cut and chipboard
4. the PINK edge of the punched paper
5. the white portion of the punched paper
6. the PINK cardstock
7. the photo
So, the moral of our story is this:
if you want to use one color in abundance, be sure to place it between layers of neutral colors
and it will be fabulous!

I hope you give this a try, and I would love to see how it turns out!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Beautiful Baby with Sparkle N Sprinkle

Happy Sunday everyone!
Another new week is here and it is my turn to share a project using the 
amazing products from Sparkle N Sprinkle. 

I started with a piece of Bazzill Vanilla CS- which is my newest favorite color- and added some texture with  stencil and molding paste. While the paste was still wet I sprinkled it with Bubblegum GL. I sprayed my doily with Dylusions and set that aside to dry.

I added some accents around the page using the Flourishes 2 stamp set and Buttercup Petal EP.  On the white rose I added glue to the edges of the petals, and dipped them in Peruvian Lily GL.
The beautiful die cut accents are from Kaisercraft. 

Once the doily was dry, I stamped randomly on it using the Crystal Medallion stamp and adhered to the layout using Tear-ific Tape.

Love, love, love how much sparkle the glitter adds to the molding paste!! 

These beautiful Crystal Accents are from Mon Ami Gabby. They are so easy to add to your projects and look so pretty. Love them!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have an amazing week!



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Deflecto USA Ambassador Design Team

Hi everyone!
Today I am happy to announce that I am a member of the 
brand new, amazing,

I am so honored to be a part of this team with such a talented group of ladies. 
We have some incredible projects coming your way and today I am sharing my first one with you.

I used the Classic Image 8 1/2 x 11  Stand Up Sign Holder for my project. Because I wanted to add my changeable numbers on top, I adhered the paper right to the front of the frame. 

I am so in love with these little dancing witches and cats! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut all the images and words on the project, and Tsukineko inks to shadow them.

I used vintage flash cards that I picked up at a tag sale years ago to make my number cards. I stamped each one and inked the edges, then punched them all at the same time. I used the smallest Command Hooks that I could find to hang them on- this way I can just change them out each day. 

Be sure to check out the Deflecto Facebook Page.

Have an amazing rest of the week!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Love This Day Frosted Designs Chevron Challenge

OK, so this is the second time in two weeks that Blogger has deleted the contents of my scheduled post and posted a BLANK blog post!! I do not know what is going on :(

Happy Friday everyone!
I hope are you ready for the weekend and have amazing plans!

Today we have a new challenge up over at Frosted Designs
and it is all about CHEVRONS!

Here is a look at my project
  So, you knew it wouldn't take me long to get a layout of my new grand daughter done!
This photo was taken when she was about 20 minutes old.
I have used papers and embellishments from the Capture the Moment Kit available at Frosted Designs.
I cut the background paper using my Cameo.

For my banner I used Um WOW Studios Chipboard, also available in the store, and covered them with vintage sheet music. The large flowers here come in the Capture the Moment kit.

The washi tape is Hazel & Ruby, and the ribbon and sticker on the photo are both part of the kit.

 The scallop trim here is from a Maya Road pocket- I just cut this little piece off. All the other elements shown are also from the kit.

I added a little accent from the Elle's Studio Love You More Stamp

The little stamp on the edge of the photo mat is from the Elle's Studio Everyday Moments Stamp.

I am linking up at the following challenges:
ARTistic Challenge Blog- use Fabric- I have used a fabric ribbon
 Let's Get Sketchy - Mood Board- loved the colors!

Um WOW Studios- August Sketch, of course I moved things around,
and added things, you know how it goes. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend!


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