Thursday, February 28, 2013

March Front Porch Kit - Say Cheese!!

After taking a small break, Front Porch Kits is back in action!! And the newest kit will be out on March the 5th!! It is a gorgeous kit filled with a lot of gorgeous papers and fun fun, out of the ordinary items!  I will start showing some sneaks tomorrow and the big reveal will be next week on the 5th! Here's the link to the blog where you can purchase the kit. Stay tuned for more!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Love my girls....

This is another selfie taken by my oldest daughter with her sister while we were in Washington DC last summer. I think the photos that are taken on our Iphones have become my favorites to scrap - they show the true us and the fun we are having in that moment!

This is another layout that I wanted to use lots of embellishments up - here I used a whole group of tab stickers made by Pebbles. I layered them above and below the photo and then layered more embellishments and the title on top of the tabs. I have been hoarding that little piece of arrow transparency that I bought that was part of a Kelly Purkey mini album kit. I couldn't hide that away in a mini album, I wanted it to be front and center on a layout! I did some misting over a plano mask made by Studio Calico and or course added some ink splotches. That "intagrammed" is such a cool little stamp! I've stamped it in several colors and punched them out with a circle punch so that I can throw them on a layout every once in a while. I usually pop them up with a pop dot!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!! :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kind of a grid.....

I really like the look of a grid design, but perfect squares are just not for me! When I block everything off I like to make my "grids" more off center. Some blocks longer some short, some skinny, some that look like a flag/banner!

For this layout I really wanted to emphasize the flag piece at the top, so I rounded all the other corners of the grid. I used my usual color scheme (aqua, yellow and white) but threw in a bit of green too. Since the journal card that I used had a black word on it, I needed to balance the rest of the layout, so I used a black heart paperclip with the black and white brads near the photo to bring your eye down and across the photo. I cut my title out using my Silhouette Cameo. For the tag piece, I stamped the saying (which happens to be the name of my blog ;) ) and the cute arrows across the bottom. To break the grid look up a little more, I layered a sticker and chipboard piece above and below the gridwork to give it a little movement and depth. I just love the texture of that woodgrain background cardstock!!

This is one of my favorite photos of my kids altogether being silly - even my son has a fake moustache over his real one!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!! :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Using up embellishments

I tend to hoard my embellishments - I have so very very many half (or more!!) packs of embellishments that I never seem to use up! So I challenged myself to use an entire pack of embellishments on one layout. The pack I used was a pack of over 50 pieces of chipboard that I got in one of my Studio Calico kits. I realized that I would have to make the all those pieces a design element so it wouldn't look like I just threw a bunch of chipboard onto my page! So, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some circles on my base cardstock and then backed the circles with some patterned paper (love that arrow design!). I then surrounded the edges of the circles with the arrow and geotags pieces of chipboard. I also layered a couple of the word tags that were also part of the chipboard pack. I used up ALMOST the entire pack - I still have about 3 pieces left but that is so much more manageable than having most of the pack left!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! :)