Hi everyone, it is Freebie Friday here today and that means a new cut file, called You Are My Star! This is a print and cut file, so if you are able to print 12×12 you can print this out and then have your cutting machine cut it out for you. Click on the image below to download the product.
Here is the layout I created with this file. I was inspired by a photo of Alan and myself as we were getting ready to drive to a mini vacation!
My plan for this cut file was to have just parts of the stars fold over so the background paper could peek through. I chose this coral color, which contrasts beautifully against the navy Dear Lizzy specialty paper. All the products used in this layout are from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection, with the exception of the wood veneer stars, which are Studio Calico.
I layered my photo onto other patterned papers from the collection and then added little bits and bobs around the photo as well. The hot air balloons in particular carried a particular feeling I wanted this layout to convey: we were going away for a few days without the kids and so it really did feel like we were wild and free!
I used a chipboard title Wild & Free, which is layered onto the black and white florals that I hand cut from the patterned papers.
Such a fun little cut file! You can watch my process video for the layout here:
I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout come together! Now go download the file and make something! Be sure to use #larkindesigntm if you share online, so I can see!
Hi lovelies! Today I am sharing this lovely layout about bad Mondays – do you have them?! I did this week and oh boy, it set me back a bit. So I settled in to practice a bit of creative self care. In this layout I am working with Paige Evans brand new collection called Turn the Page and the Triangle cut file from Paper Issues!
Here is a look at the completed layout:
There are so many yummy things about this layout, so let’s start with the cut file from Paper Issues. I love the triangles and I wanted to cut the 2×2 papers to fit behind the cut file.
I used my Studio Calico paints to create a really subtle background, and you can just see it peeking out behind my title work. Paint is one of my favorite ways to practice creative self care: moving the brush around the page is so very satisfying to me!
My title began with the days of the week wood words from Freckled Fawn and I have borrowed the words of Monday Monday, a song by The Mamas and The Papas. I know, can’t you just hear it in your head now? The rest of the title is made using the alphabet from Turn the Page. My journaling fit perfectly in between the lines here.
At the top of the page I added just a tiny banner from the 2×2 paper pad. This establishes the boundary of the layout here, so your eye knows exactly where this layout ends.
I am so glad you joined me today! This was a fun layout and a great way to practice creative self care during a really rough week. See you soon!
Hi guys!!! I just could not wait to share this amazing layout with you! I took one of the photos we had from our recent trip to the NC mountains and the amazingly gorgeous Maggie Holmes Carousel collection and I hope you love it as much as I do!
Oh my goodness, I could not wait to share this layout with you! I am such a fan of Maggie Holmes’ collections and Carousel is a knock-out!!!! Take a look at what I did.
I began with this giant starburst paper – the color is stunning and it provides a fantastic contrast with the green and blue in my photo. It also echoes the sentiment in the photo and my journaling!
The kite paper was just begging to be cut up and included on the layout somehow, so I cut out two of them and created floating embellishment clusters going up the page. My design concept for this page is a very vertical kind of layout, leading your eye up and out.
My design concept for this layout is to lead your eye up and out so I began with a stunning oversize title. I loved mixing the alphabets and the die cuts to create this title!
My journaling echoes the sentiment of the title and the design concept: this idea that Alan and I are on a path of life together and the path is only going up and forward. Ever forward, towards the sun. I used some of the scalloped packaging for my journal card and then added a few tiny embellishments and sequins around it.
On the other side of my photo is this other little lovely embellishment cluster that includes a floral die cut, word sticker, glitter star, and more sequins. I also sprinkled some of those adorable pom poms around each embellishment cluster too, sort of like enamel dots!
Thank you for following along today! Are you just loving this collection as much as I am?! Share what you are creating, I would love to see!
Hi guys! Today I am sharing a layout I created using my Felicity Jane kit from July called Kate. This is a mixed media layout using all the good things: gesso, paint splatters, fibers, and all the pretty things from the kit.
Ah the Kate kit is simply exquisite! I had these cute selfies that I took a few weeks ago in the car (my husband was driving, everyone was safe!) and I decided to create a layout about how I don’t really wear make-up that often, even though I do love it.
I cut and layered the patterned papers underneath my photos. There was a great space to the right of the photos for my title, and of course I had to use the glitter alphabet along with the daily die cut!
My journaling is at the top of the page, underneath the tab I created using some of the sheer ribbon (not included in the kit), plus a word strip and a few hearts.
I love Kate and love the emphasis on her eyes, so of course she has a place on my layout as well! She is on the left hand side along with some stamping and puffy hearts.
The doily, sheer ribbon, and pink fabric strips were the only things I used not included in the kit. The fabric is a strip I tore from a fat quarter and then sewed the pleats into. The ribbon and doily are probably from Michael’s or AC Moore.
Thanks for joining me today! How are you using your Felicity Jane kits? I would love to see!
Hi guys! Today I am joining Lea in the Summer Scrappy Challenge! Lea asked me to send her a challenge and she would complete the challenge as part of this Saturday’s festivities! How fun is that! Be sure to check out her channel and all the awesome challenges at her You Tube channel here: ScrapandPlanwithLea.
Also check out the Crafty Channel Surf Facebook Group, where you can submit your layouts and win some AMAZING prizes!!!!
So my challenge to Lea was to take a scrapbook layout and recreate it as a traveler’s notebook layout, or flip it and take a traveler’s notebook layout and recreate it as a scrapbook layout. Check out my process for both of those layouts here!
I was inspired to take a scrapbook layout, a sketch actually from Paper Issues, and create both! This is the sketch I was inspired by.
So in my video today I am creating a scrapbook layout AND a traveler’s notebook layout for you! I am using Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights collection and it is GORGEOUS! Let’s take a look at the scrapbook layout first.
My photo and story are inspired by our recent trip to the NC mountains over the 4th of July weekend. We hiked to Linville Falls, and right as we were leaving to go back to our car, I turned around and saw this gorgeous view of the summer sun peeking through the foliage over the water. It was an amazing photo, and Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights collection seemed perfect for it.
I began the layout with white Bazzill card stock and quickly added paint splotches and splatters around the page where I knew my elements were going. On top of the paint I added my layers of papers, photos, and embellishments.
For my title I used the word die cut and added the holographic alphabet to say Summer Lights, simply borrowing from the collection name!
What I particularly wanted to accomplish with this challenge was to show us how scrapbook layouts can indeed be recreated into traveler’s notebook layouts, and vice versa. These become quick and easy starting points for really awesome layouts!
My traveler’s notebook layout was inspired by this photo of our lillies that have bloomed so gloriously by our mail box. They always bloom late, not until July, compared to other lillies, but as my journaling says, when they do bloom it is amazing!
I feel like I channeled all things Lea of ScrapandPlanwithLea for both of these layouts – she loves using sketches for her layouts, and she also always creates more than one layout whenever she is working with a specific set of products at any given time! So just like I began my layout with white background + paints, I repeated the same here. I then layered photos, papers, and embellishments on top.
One thing I did different than the sketch here was to add washi tape down the center of my notebook. Sketches are great jumping off points, but it is also totally ok to do something different from your original sketch too!
My title for this layout was much more understated, simply using the Gossamer Blue stamp set to create Hello Summer. So very simple and quick. I used the embellishment cluster at the bottom to add my date, and the layout is complete!
Thanks so much for joining me today on the Summer Scrappy Challenge! Be sure to follow along in the Facebook group and share with us what you create as well! One of the give-aways for this challenge is a place in my upcoming class, beginning July 20, called In My Pocket Memory Keeping. Be sure to check it out!