Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pink Paislee | Wonder Kid

Good Morning everyone!  Welcome to another installment of the Atlas Summer Series with Pink Paislee.
Today I am sharing a layout about capturing a moment at the park.  I took lots of photos on this day of my son playing at the park and enjoying a nice open field, but this one is my favorite.  The clouds were so prominent in the sky, the sunshine was warm and there was a nice cool breeze in the air.  I captured this photo of my son, stopping for a moment to take it all in.
Park days in the Summer are sometimes hard to come by in Northern California, some days are just to hot to go out and play.  On this particular day the weather was nice, and I love that this photo truly encapsulates him enjoying nature.

To create my layout, I started off by cutting a diamond background with my Silhouette Cameo.  I used my background as a template, and placed it over my page.  I cut several 1/2" squares using my machine and filled in the blanks (leaving some open and space for my photo).  A fun diamond background also calls for a diamond shaped photo.  I used a ruler and paper trimmer to cut my photo and then added it to my page.
I love lots of little details on my pages!  So I added drops of Heidi Swapp Coral Color Shine, machine stitching, puffy stickers, ephemera and chipboard stickers to my page.

If you would like to learn how to recreate this layout step by step, you can download the sheet on the Pink Paislee blog to learn more.

Friday, July 24, 2015

American Crafts | Desktop Essentials

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of  I do receive financial compensation and material product from American Crafts to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own.

American Crafts released a brand new collection on the blog this week called Desktop Essentials!

The clipboards and gallery prints in the Desktop Essentials collection are great for DIY
projects.  I combined the two to create this altered clipboard.

Supplies:  Desktop Essentials (370806) - Clipboard With Print, Desktop Essentials (370807) - Clipboard With Print, Desktop Essentials (370793) - Designer Prints, Desktop Essentials (370794) - Designer Prints, Desktop Essentials (370818) - Patterned Clothespins, Desktop Essentials (370820) -  Gold Bowtie, Desktop Essentials Paper Clips (370825) - Jumbo Bowtie Paper Clips, Desktop Essential (340532) - Washi Tape, Maggie Holmes Styleboard (683445) - Styleboard Dies, 

How To:
Trim Navy with Dots paper measuring  7"x11" rectangular, set aside.  Trim "Choose Happy" Paper (light blue) from Clipboard with Print Design #370803, measuring 6x10 1/2 into a banner into a banner design. Trim Hot Pink Paper from gallery Wall Pack 3370794 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 into a banner design, slightly smaller than the previous design.  Trim the triangular Ikat design off of gallery Wall Pack 370795, measuring 7x7" set aside. Trim Gold Triangular Design off of gallery Wall Pack 370794, measuring 6x6" across, set aside.  Hand cut around design "Love It" included in the gallery Wall Pack 370795.  Layer handcut pieces together.  Use a sewing machine to stitch pieces together.  Add gold bowtie paper clips.  Use Maggie Holmes  Styleboard die to create 3d bow from Navy w/ Dots paper (Gallery Wall Pack 370794) to create a 3D bow for the project.  Cut custom bow pieces out of dies, use gold washi tape for center of bow.  Adhere custom bow to center center of clipboard.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | Planner Addict

Have you all jumped on the planner craze yet?  I bought this awesome Hello Beautiful planner month's ago, and up until now I haven't done much with it.  My assignment at Scrapbook Circle this month encouraged me to jump in and get planning!  I used their July You Are My Favorite Kit and added a few pieces from the add-ons.

I love the bits and pieces included in this month's July You Are My Favorite Kit and Add-on's, they are perfect for adding simple touches to my planner.

On my calendar page for the month, I write out ahead of time, things that we have scheduled, and then as things come up and we do them, I add them to the calendar.  Bits and pieces from the main kit (July You Are My Favorite) and the July Let's Do It add-on and That Was Fun Add-on helped me to really make my pages stand out.

I hung Crate paper confetti Tassels from the binder rings on my pages.  I used a fine tip pen and Jillibean Soup Mini Alphabet stickers (included in That Was Fun Add-On) to document our plans.

The washi tape and wood veneer shapes (included in the That Was Fun Add-On) helped
bring life to my pages.

I also used a lot of the Confetti Ephemera pieces through out my planner and tucked them in here and there using pockets and paper clips (not included in kits).  My planner is now set, and ready to document lots of memories!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | Find Your Happy

Hi everyone,

I have a layout to share with you today using the July You Are My Favorite kit from Scrapbook Circle!  I love the Craft Market Stitching paper so much (included in the main kit) that I shared a post last week using the B side of the paper.  Today, I'm sharing how I was inspired by the stitching side of the paper.  

That background paper was just begging for me to add to it!  I used a piece of transparent paper and traced around a triangle with a pencil.  I cut it out and used it as a template to cut out my patterned papers and my photos.  I used a paint brush to flick white paint across my page and then then set aside to dry.  Next, I adhered my patterned paper cuts across my page and added my photos.  I added a tassel and "Find Your Happy" sticker from the That Was Fun Add-on

I hope you enjoyed my layout today, if you haven't already, stop by Scrapbook Circle to pick up your July kit today!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Cut Shoppe | Be Awesome

Hello!  I have a simple and fun layout to share with you today using the Trippy Triangles cut file and the Words To Live By cut file!  As soon as I saw the new Happy Things collection from Pinkfresh Studio, I knew I just had to use it along with the Trippy Triangles background!

How To:  I arranged a couple of triangles from the Trippy Triangles cut file and the "Be Awesome" title onto my workspace in Silhouette Studio and cut them out of 12x12 white cardstock.  After my cut was complete I adhered patterned paper to the backside of "awesome" and my triangle cuts.
I then printed a 4x6 photo and placed it behind the "Be" word.  I used a needle and black thread to hand stitch around my cut out triangles.  I then adhered acrylic triangle pieces (from the collection) and a couple of hand cut triangles around my design.  I flicked black spray mist across my page, and finished by adhering wood veneer pieces and puffy stickers.

I hope that you are inspired by my page today, and try to create your own triangular background, I'm sure it would be awesome!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | Fill It In!

I hope that you are loving the July Kit You Are My Favorite at Scrapbook Circle so far this month!  This kit is packed with so many fun possibilities!  I knew right away when I saw this Craft Market stitching paper (included in the main kit) that I just needed to add color to it!

I cut out my title using the Silhouette Cameo and then I filled in some of the flowers and leaves using my markers.

I love white space, so I purposefully left a lot of the title white.

I adhered my title to my layout and then used the exclusive stencil (included in the main kit) with white paint along the left and right side of my layout to accentuate my title.
I added my photo and embellished my page with pieces from the Let's Do It Again Add-on and the That Was Fun Add-on.

I hope you enjoyed my page today! If you try out this technique on a layout we’d love to see. Be sure to share it on our Scrapbook Circle Facebook group so we can leave you some love!

Friday, July 17, 2015

American Crafts | Eat Cake

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of  I do receive financial compensation and material product from American Crafts to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own.

Die cuts are a fun way to add interest to your page.  I used die cuts on my page to help tell
the story of my niece celebrating her birthday.

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy (370085) - 6x6 Paper Pad, Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy (370099) - Ephemera W/ Gold Foil, Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy (370103) - Gold Numbers Paper Clips, Cardstock (AM710-81) - White Textured, This To ThatAM617-13) - Adhesive, Studio Calico (SC1-31064) - Inky Black

How To:  Cut background from White 12x12 Cardstock using the Silhouette Cameo.  Cut pieces of patterned paper to fit background using the Dear Lizzy 6x6 Paper Pad.  Back White 12x12 background cut with a piece of white 12x12 white background paper.  Adhere cut pieces from 6x6 paper pad in negative pieces.  Adhere all pieces down.  Sprinkle black spray mist across the page. Print an Instagram photo measuring 3.5x3.5" adhere to center bottom of page.  Embellish with die cuts, and paperclip.

Thanks for stopping by today!