Monday, August 15, 2016

Best Friends - The Cut Shoppe and Creative Scrappers team up

Hi guys,

Today I'm bringing you a layout for The Cut Shoppe that I created for our team up with Creative Scrappers! Creative Scrappers provided us with this awesome sketch, I love it so much! I'll probably be using this in the future again! Look:

When I saw the circles I knew right away which cut file I wanted to use. Well it was the obvious choice too if I'm honest. The Sassy Circles! I haven't used this cut file yet so it was the perfect opportunity!

At the time I made this layout I just got my hands on the (then) new Millie and June line from Fancy Pants and I had to use it right away! Since then I've made several layouts with it, I just love it so very much! Especially the cobalt blue in it. I picked some of my favourite photos of my cousin and me from many years ago. Somehow this line reminded me of our life long friendship, we grew up together, she is really more like a sister to me. In fact I only used this line to scrap our photos. Even the name Millie and June reminds me of the mischievous little girls we once were!

So here's my take:

Look at the bow! Isn't it just the most beautiful color?!

I hope you like what you see! If you have any questions just leave a comment! Your feedback is always welcome too!

I hope you are inspired to use this sketch for your next project! I'd love to see it!

Happy summer and happy scrapping you guys!


Friday, August 12, 2016

Sandy toes and salty kisses - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hi guys,

I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with a new layout!

My most favourite photos to scrap are our summer photos so I was going through some folders and picked a really old one of my boyfriend (and me! can you find me?!) from before our son was born. I love this photo! Of course it was taken in our most favourite places in the whole wide word, Barcelona, Spain! We haven't been there in two years so I guess that's the reason I am scrapping these photos! By the time you read this post however, we will be in Barcelona lying on the beach hopefully yay :).

I really wanted to use this super cool new cut file, Sketchy Scallops, but didn't want to back it with patterned papers like I normally do, I just wanted to use it as a layer in the background. I also wanted to use a big summer related title, for which I chose the Open Letter Alpha that I stretched so the letters are taller and welded the letters together. Mainly because I'm lazy and didn't want to back every single letter separately, ha! I then backed these with a variety of paper scraps from my stash. My background paper is from the Crate Paper Poolside collection if I'm not mistaken. It was one of my favourite papers last summer so I still have several sheets :).

Since the cut files add plenty of interest to the page, I didn't really want to add an awful lot of embellishments. However, I still HAD TO add some because well...I cannot do without ha! I found an old travel themed chipboard sheet from Crate Paper which I barely used and picked out a frame and some smaller pieces to add next to my photo. I love the colors of these chipboards and they went with my papers perfectly I think!

I hope I could inspire you in one way or the other! Get your die cutting machines out and get cutting! Enjoy your summer guys! See you soon X

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Best ever - DT layout for Scrap Our Stash

Hey there friends,

I'm back today with a layout for the book inspired stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash!
Here is this month's challenge for your reference:

When I saw the book cover it was kind of obvious I would go with the travel theme. The picture was a no brainer because I had actually had it lying around on my desk for about a year (ha!)...It's one of my favourite photos from our Maldives holiday from many many years ago. I also knew I had several map papers in my stash but I didn't even look for them because I just received my Fancy Pants warehouse box full of awesome goodies and there were several papers from the As You Wish line, including this gorgeous map paper. I mean the pinks in it, right?!  Totally matched my bikinis ha! Then I took a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and replicated it in several different sizes and welded them all together. I cut this from another paper from the same FP collection and backed it with white vellum so that the background faded out a little. I raised the whole file with the help of pop dots so it stands out. I cut my photo in a circle shape and placed it over one of the circles. I added all sorts of embellies to my compasses: bradz, wood veneer arrows, cork bow, some sentiments and I also added two cute clips. I love the flamingo!!! For my title I found a big wood veneer piece which I embossed with gold and popped it up.

I hope you like how it turned out and inspired you to play along with us for some great scrappy prize! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day! X