Friday, February 24, 2017

My new favorite jammies - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hi guys,

I'm back with my latest layout for The Cut Shoppe today!

I've been doing a lot of girly pages lately and was kind of missing doing boy pages. So I grabbed my stash of Crate Paper Cool Kid and used that for today's layout. I love this collection so much!

I chose the Out of Line Alpha cut file to create a big title, which is also my main design element.

I cut the letters from yellow patterned paper so that they pop from the grey background. I backed these with different patterned papers from the collection. 

I used a photo of my son from when he was little.  I printed it twice, in different colors. Mainly because I couldn't decide which one I liked more. :) I layered some tissue paper and some patterned paper scraps behind my photos.

As an exception I didn't use a lot of embellishments. I tucked two tags from the ephemera pack under my photos and I wrote my journaling on these.

I added some strips of papers to the bottom and top and I also fussy cut some of the triangle paper and tucked it under my paper strips. I attached a chipboard piece at the top with my Tiny Attacher.

I love to use phrase stickers and there is a sheet with silver stickers in this collection. I chose a couple and placed them here and there on my page. And that was pretty much it!

I hope you enjoyed today's layout. 
Thank you for stopping by, see you soon!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Well, it was about time!

Hi guys,
Just popping in to share some layouts I made for fun, using products I had wanted to put my hands on in like forever! Hence my title. It's about friggin time, ha! The very first time I heard of Cocoa Vanilla Studio was when they came out with the Life is Beautiful collection. Then I checked their website and saw the Made of Awesome line which I found perfect for my little boy at the time. I literally searched the whole internet to find that collection but only bits and pieces were available in Europe and I couldn't justify the delivery cost (and import tax!) from Australia. So I just waited patiently. While I never managed to get Made of Awesome, finally, after 1.5 years or so Scrapbook Werkstatt ordered the new Endless Summer collection! It is a beautiful collection, even though not quite my style, because I love bright, bold colors (so basically the next collection that is coming out, Wild at Heart, is more my thing!). But I did not think twice whether I should order it haha! Finally, at last, Cocoa Vanilla in my hands!
Without further ado, here are my layouts I did with the collection so far. I made all these for a colleague of mine. I need to create some for myself too though, so I will edit this post later to add more layouts as I go.
Check out Cocoa Vanilla Studio if you don't know them yet. Pure gorgeousness!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Heart Day - DT project for Fancy Pants Designs

Hi everyone,

Happy heart day! I hope all of you get to spend some time with your loved ones!

Today I have a home deco project to share with you.

I used the wonderful Sweet Nothings collection for this one, of course! I realized I haven't used the Fancy Pants clipboards yet, so I thought this would be the perfect occassion for it.

I decided to just cover it all with patterned paper instead of clipping things to it. I used my ATG to do this so actually it's all easily removable, should I want to create a different design in the future.

With this new clipboard it's really easy to cover everything, because you can remove the clip! You only need a screwdriver. That's pretty clever isn't it?

I wanted to use a lot of different patterned papers, because, well, I love patterned papers! I also love rolled flowers, so that's what I did: used many different papers for my rolled flowers! I made sure I had every color from the collection, yellow, pink, grey, black and white. I used my Cameo to cut these (the cut files I bought at the Silhouette Design Store, just search for 3d or rolled flowers), but you could cut some by hand too if you don't have a diecutting machine. It will just take time.

Since it's Valentine's Day, I arranged the flowers in a heart shape and with my hot glue gun I adhered them to the background. I glued this cute post stamp from the ephemera pack on top of the flowers.

I used the puffy alpha stickers from the collection to create the sentiment, which is Happy Heart Day. I only needed to add Happy and Day since my flower heart served as part of the sentiment.

Because I just love tags, I tucked one under the striped paper at the right bottom and added my letters on top of this. To finish it off I created three heart clusters using the super cute puffy heart stickers.

It's a simple project and it's also fairly quick, only the flowers take a bit of time. They are worth every minute though, they always turn out gorgeous!

I hope you can use this idea for a project! Thanks for stopping by today!