I have been having so much fun with my July Regatta kit from Clique Kits this month! The collections from Fancy Pants, Kesi’Art, and Carta Bella came together for some really fun summer themed layouts. This is the layout I created for today’s Blog Hop.
I was so much in love with the Amy Tangerine bows that were part of the kit and were also available to purchase in the July Add-ons! So they were my starting point, along with a fun photo I had of myself taken from a recent Instagram Story.I decided to cut a quick cut file using one of the colors of the bows – the mint green/light blue. The cut file is available in my shop for free, if you would like you can download it here.
The cut file has lovely circles that I wanted to highlight and also use as a home base for other embellishments and my journaling. So I have used circle punches to punch two different size circles – the 2″ and the 1 3/4″ punches. The 2″ circles are adhered underneath the cut file to fill in some of the background.
I then layered the smaller circles in different places around the layout, and added bows to some of the intersecting points of the cut file. Then I added my journaling strips plus a few fun dimensional embellishments to those circles as well. For my title I used the glitter alphabet from the May Clique Kit which are from Dear Lizzy. I love when you can pull in products from previous kits to get more mileage from your supplies!
My journaling was created very quickly on a canvas in Photoshop and then printed on matte card stock. I chose to list a few things about myself right now, at almost 45 years old. I actually turn 45 in October, so I did a little tongue in cheek on the title and added the Almost with asterisks. These are the fun things I listed out:
kicking butt every day
self-aware and self-sufficient
conscientious and loving parent
loves color and pattern
not taking crap from anybody
believes in magic and the afterlife
Thanks for joining us today! Your next stop on the Blog Hop is at Kayla Webber! See you soon!
Hi guys!!!! Remember my traveler’s notebook? Yeah, I remember it too and I am still committed to completing it, so today I have two layouts to show you! Have a look at my process here:
So in these layouts I wanted to be sure to document our experience going to visit the Gibbes Museum of Art. It was important to me on this trip to participate in the Charleston art community and to gather visual inspiration for my creative spirit.
I pulled out my July Gossamer Blue kits, namely the Main scrapbooking kit and the Life Pages kit. I wanted to use the Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness products and Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful for these bright and happy photos.
I layered my photo collage on top of the patterned paper and then added embellishments and stamps around the photo.
This side of the layout was mostly completed while we were on our trip. I had already done the journaling and added some of the ephemera, so all was left to do was to add a stamped sentiment and the clouds.
Turning the page and we are at the museum itself. Again I created photo collages and used those as the base for the page design.
I layered the left hand side on top of a kraft bag so I could include some of the paper ephemera we got at the museum.
Inside the museum was this fun little architectural alcove with the bench and really pretty windows, so my husband and I took a few photos of each other on that bench. That was a lot of fun!
The ephemera in this kit are so much fun to work with. I tried not to overthink things, just use the ones I like and that make me happy.
I already had used a piece of this paper fan they gave us at the door, and here again I added a piece of it as the base for my journaling. On this side I only added a simple chipboard piece and the washi tape to hold it in place.
Turn the paper fan and you will find my photo collage from various elements of the museum displays themselves. Always check the museum’s photography policy before you go: in the case of Gibbes, they encourage photography and even had a hashtag you are welcome to use! Many museums forbid photography, however, so be aware of that.
I really tried to keep this layout simple because I wanted the emphasis to be on the photo collage itself. On the back of the paper fan I wrote my journaling, which is written on one of the journaling cards from the Life Pages kit.
On the right hand side just a layer of patterned paper, another little corner of the paper fan, and a puffy sticker!
Ok, I hope you really liked these two layouts! They were a ton of fun to make and I totally need to keep going on this so I can get it done. See you on Monday!
Hi guys! Happy end of the week to you! I am switching up from the norm today and showing you my process for creating a traditional layout. I know, I know, it has been a while! So have a look-see:
So my jumping off point for this layout was the photo and the cut file that was part of the Gossamer Blue July kit. This photo definitely goes down as one of my favorites ever (!!!). You may see it again even.
The first thing I did as soon as I opened my cut files from Gossamer Blue, was run some white cardstock through my Silhouette! I also offset the cut lines in the Silhouette and cut those out of some of the patterned papers included in the kit.
I knew I wanted the photo on the upper left hand corner, so I grabbed some of the other patterned papers and cut those down as layers.
I could not resist using these acrylic alphas. I wish there was a whole set of these! Of course I added other embellishments and stamped images around the photo as well.
As one little bit of extra to complete the layout, I also added a cluster of embellishments here on the lower corner of the page too.
Alright, have a great weekend and thanks for joining me today! I will be back on Tuesday for Project Life 2016 next week, as I am doing some work to the Etsy shop right now and trying to carve a little time to get that ready!
Hi guys! Ok, so are you ready to dive into some Traveler’s Notebook scrappy goodness?! Grab a cuppa something because this post is going to be good. Have a look at the beginnings of my Charleston insert:
So yeah, I am so stinkin’ excited about how this project is moving forward! Let me show you the layouts I have completed so far.
My first entry is a photo of a palm tree I took somewhere on Broad Street, with simple washi from Target and a stamp. The word art on the photo is from Ali Edwards Summer Passport freebies she offered on Pinterest several weeks ago!
You probably saw this already, where I printed out this little 3×4 card from Pinterest and then added the dates using my stamp sets from One Little Bird and Kerry Bradford. The washi tape is Scotch brand, and the word strip that is stamped on the card itself is from Gossamer Blue.
For the second layout I decided to use this photo of my and my husband that actually has nothing to do with Charleston, but oh I love the photo so much. So in it goes!
I had already done this side while we were in Charleston. I had received a paper fan from the Gibbes Museum, so I cut it into pieces and used part of it here. Then I wrote my journaling around the semi-circle.
This photo of us was taken on a date night several days before we left, but I think it totally can go right here. This is a story of us, a story of a rare honeymoon trip for just us.
We took this photo with my iPhone in our driveway. Let me encourage you to take a few minutes sometimes to capture these shots. We set the camera on the hood of the car and set the timer. Because the hood was a little slanted, the photo is also slanted, but a little edit can fix that quickly.
On this layout the washi tape is from Paper Source, the rubber banner and enamel dots are from Pinkfresh Studios, and the stamps are from Ali Edwards Believe stamp set.
The third layout finds us driving into the city of Charleston the night we arrived. I am in love with the Ravenel Bridge and enjoyed capturing it at several different times of the day. I love that it is an iconic part of Charleston – you always know you are almost there by its presence.
This transparent washi tape is from Hobby Lobby, and the stamps are both Gossamer Blue and Ali Edwards.
There actually is a tiny oopsie at the top where the happy place banner stuck down wacky. So I added the Adventure Awaits sticker on top, added a stamped heart, and kept on going.
This is the front and back of a small brochure we picked up at the Charleston visitor center downtown. I grabbed two. I love that someone else did the photography here, and I love the instant links listed here. We used these links quite a bit to get around, and now they are included here for later!
For the next layout, I had already added the coaster and my journaling. So I added just a few stamps and the rubber banner from PinkFresh Studios.
On the facing page I included a photo collage from our dinner at Kickin’ Chicken. I created the collage in the PicStitch collage, and they are edited in A Color Story.
This entire layout just makes me happy. We had such a fun time that night, driving into the city and seeing where we landed for dinner. It was late, and they literally rolled up the city sidewalks behind us as we left.
I may not be completely done with this layout, but here is where I stopped working for the day. I took this photo outside of the Williams Sonoma on King Street because I love the tile patterns. So much visual inspiration in this city, sometimes in the most unexpected places.
I experimented again with some of Ali Edwards’ word art that was part of her Pinterest promotion but I’m not sure it really worked against the tile floor. Oh well, some washi tape and a chipboard sticker from PinkFresh, and I kept on going!
For my journaling I added some of the sticky notes from the Fancy Pants Attwell collection. The sticky notes themselves feel a bit clunky to me because the borders are rather large, so I cut them down and then cut it in half.
I played some more with Ali Edwards’ word art from Pinterest here, adjusting the perspective so it looks like the words are leading us onto the bridge. I am so loving this style of scrapbooking, of being able to put as many photos as I want and not worry about if it’s too many or where should they go on the page! Have you tried these? Share with me if you have because I would love to see. Also, be sure to check out my Pinterest board for Traveler’s Notebooks – it has about 550 pins for inspiration and you can find other really cool people who are doing this as well!
Hi guys, I’ve got a layout in my 2016 Project Life album to show you, from Week 21, using my Gossamer Blue Main and Life Pages kits! These kits never disappoint, and this month I decided to use the journaling cards in the kit along with the fun embellishments. Have a look at my process:
This is the layout after I printed it out from the Project Life App, leaving only blank cards where the journaling cards will go:
For some reason that looks really greyed out – the border is a very light turquoise. Here is the completed layout:
I am seriously loving these little tiny pink acrylic hearts that are Gossamer Blue exclusives. I just want hundreds of them, please!
These rubber shapes from Pinkfresh Studio are also pretty cool and I could have used all of them except that I have plans for them. Too many plans, not enough time, people. Seriously.
The stamp set had these really awesome longer dotted line and vine images and I could use those all day long! I am always on the lookout for those types of stamps because they make great journaling lines.
I couldn’t not use the watercolor journaling card – it is just too pretty and the quote is perfect. We spent the day at the pool the first day it opened for the season, and this is a great way to tell that story.
I did bring myself to use another rubber shape rather than hoard them. Also that hot air balloon? Adorbs.
These pictures from this week make me so happy. I realized I am in four of them. Sometimes the layouts are all about our kids, and sometimes it is ok to just include pictures of myself. Perhaps to some that may seem narcissistic, but one day our kids will treasure these moments of me and Alan enjoying life. Also, I look at these pictures and don’t feel quite so broken inside. Yes, parts of me are broken and in pain. But look at how I am plugging through, making it with smiles and sunshine regardless of whatever is going on in the background. Yes.
I repeated the three elements on the side of the photo of me and Alan, and added a simple banner to the other last photo. The kids are actually in the pool, you can just see their tiny heads popping up. So happy to have this pool and to be able to relax here.
That’s it for today. If you’d like to check out Gossamer Blue’s kits, head on over there (enabler alert!): Gossamer Blue. See you back here tomorrow!