Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summertime Happy Place - Process Video | Cocoa Daisy

Do you ever get stumped with the 12x12 papers that already have a scene created on them?  How do you go about telling your story when the page already tells a story?  Well, join me as I share some tips on making your paper work for you!  


On this paper, the wave design filled the paper and it was gorgeous, but I wanted to tell my story...  So I like to make my paper work for me, to do that I chose some pictures that fit the theme of the paper and then I built my pictures into the paper.  I didn't fight the waves, instead I joined in!  I chose my color palette from what was already established and I chose to nestle my photo block into the less decorated area of the page.  This allowed the waves to wash over my pictures and give a pleasing flow to the page.


To further the seamless transition from what I had built to the page, I used the exclusive ink pad and stencil to add in the seaweed on and around my photo block.


Some splatters with the spray ink and the addition of the sequins and enamel dots gave the tangible feel of the spray on your face from the waves.


I chose to really make my title pop out of the page by totally ignoring the color/feel of the paper and I brought in a leftover title from May's kit.




Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you are inspired to make your paper work for you!


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Monday, June 18, 2018

Counting my Blessings with You | Bella Blvd

Today I pulled out the Delight in His Way collection from Bella Blvd to play with.  I saw the background paper with all the balloons and clouds and decided this was the perfect page.

When I began assembling my page it was too much, but I wanted all those elements...
Say hello to my 8.5x11 white mat that allowed me to keep all of my design elements and yet let my page shine without any clutter.  To fill in the blank white space I stamped some clouds with a stamp from Cocoa Daisy finishing up the layout.


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Sunday, June 17, 2018

We Go Together Like | Elle's Studio

Father's Day... I have so many pictures, but the two of these just have a bond that I've never seen before.  They provoke each other, they go driving together, she always talks him into stuff...  They are such a unique pair and so here is a layout using Elle's Studio Noteworthy collection about our oldest and her Daddy!


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Friday, June 15, 2018

3 2 1 Go | Cocoa Daisy

Here is another layout from the June Cocoa Daisy kit, but I did through in a few pieces from the May kit, those amazing bold numbers and titles!


I used the Crate Paper Here + There ephemera to embellish my page, which you can purchase here.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

This Love Our Wheels - Process video | Cocoa Daisy

Welcome to the June Cocoa Daisy kit!

This month was a dream to create with; travel, sea, summer was the theme of the kit.
Today I am sharing the story of our stroller, 15 years later, as we laid it to rest in its Happy Place.













Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer Vibes | Elle's Studio

I just had to play with the stamps in the set, I chose a light color, but you can still see the fun textures (by the bold yellow spots).  This is my favorite place to grab a picture because it looks like it is right out of a postcard.  And this 6x6 paper stack was perfect for our summery pictures!


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Elle's Studio Reveal | Week 33&34

Okay so the colors this month are to DIE FOR!!!

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And here is my Project Life spread I completed, it seems I have completely switched over to 9x12 pages, but I am loving the size!