Friday, August 18, 2017

Yee-Haw - DT layour for Just Nick

Hey there friends,

I'm back with you today sharing a new layout I created for Just Nick.

As I was browsing the cut files, I came across the Star Background 5 cut file that reminded me of the Texas star.

https://justnick.myshopify.com/collections/all/products/star-background-6

Since we were on holiday in Texas, I knew I'd have plenty of photos I can use with this. I chose one I took in Fort Worth where we went to see the cattle drive and the Cowboy Museum Hall of Fame. Which is when my kid decided he absolutely needed to be a cowboy ha! So we bought a hat and a bandana which is what he is showing off here.


I went through my stash and picked out a few old papers and embellishments from various Fancy Pants Designs collections: Everyday Circus, Nautical and Making Waves, because these collection have red and navy in them. I used textured white card stock for my cut file and backed it randomly with patterned paper.
For my title I used pre-cut alphas from Fancy Pants, adhered them to white cardstock and fussy cut out with a small white border. I did this for two reasons, this makes them sturdier and also, they stand out more from the background.


I layered some tissue paper and project life cards behind my photo and also added a couple of ephemera pieces on my photo. Some are older stash items, a couple are from the new Fancy Pants' Dream Big collection.


I also wanted to add the little clip we got at the information office in Fort Worth. I cut off the pin in the back because I couldn't have laid down the layout flat otherwise, then just adhered it to my photo.


To finish off my layout I added a couple of buttons in matching colors and splattered some navy spray ink around the page.


I hope I could inspire you in some way today!
Thanks for stopping by!

X


Monday, August 7, 2017

Travelers Notebook spreads for Fancy Pants Designs

Hi there scrappy friends,
I'm back with some new projects for Fancy Pants Designs today!

Last month we were on holiday and since I can't seem to exist without scrapping, I took some supplies with me and worked on my Traveller's Notebooks (4 in total!). I love documenting our travels in real time. I'm really forgetful, so this helps me keep all information in one place that I'd like to remember. Or if we happen to visit these places again, we remember what we liked and so on.
I mainly used the awesome Hello Sunshine collection for these notebooks, but I also mixed in supplies from my stash, so here I am only sharing a few pages that are using mostly this collection.
First I made my inserts. To make it easy for me on vacation, I used some premade inserts with heavier papers. I like to cover all my blank pages with either patterned paper or white cardstock, I rarely leave the background as is. Because of this, I normally only keep 10 pages in one insert and remove the rest (I use these extra pages to create new inserts), this gives me 11 spreads. Of course you can do it totally differently, this is just the way that works best for me.


I also cover and decorate my inserts. For this I use a sheet of 12x12 paper and cut it to size and adhere it to the original cover. Then I add whatever I find, die cuts, chipboard, tags, stickers, enamel dots etc.
Now the fun can begin! Adding photos, papers, embellies to the pages! No rhyme or reason, I just went with the flow. This time I was more prepared than on our last holiday and pre-cut a lot of cut files in sizes that I knew would fit into these notebooks. For me cut files add a little extra to my projects, simple embellishments if I don't have anything else. Plus, they are flat, that's a plus when it comes to TNs!

So without further ado, here's a few pictures.











As you see, there's many many ways to decorate your pages. I like them full of color and patterns, but there is no right or wrong way to do this. You can use lots of scraps, even to cover the pages in different ways, or punching shapes like circles or hexagons etc. I encourage you to give TNs a try! It is really fun working on them. I swear I can't wait for our next travel to be able to work on more :D.

Should you have any questions regarding these pages, just leave a message here or my Instagram. I'm always happy to help!

I hope you like these pages and are inspired to get scrapping! Thank you for stopping by today!
Till next time,

X


Thursday, August 3, 2017

#Relax - #moodboardgirls

Hey there scrappy friends,
Do you still remember our #moodboardgirls initiative from a couple of months ago?!
After a much deserved summer break we are back!
This month the mood board was created by the awesome Birgit! It's fresh and summery, perfect to scrap those summer photos! I love the colors! Birgit compiled this mood board from her own photos - look at those blues! Gorgeous!
Again, there's no blog hop or prize or anything, just inspiration. We all are very different style scrappers, from casual and simple, elegant and delicate to messy and complex, so I think we bring something for everyone here today. Come check out all projects on Instagram!
This is my layout based on the mood board:





Thanks to Christin we now have our own little banner yay! So cute no?

Here's the list of talented Ladies who participate in this little get together this month (in no particular order)! Check out their projects on Instagram, ENJOY!
Have a great day you guys, thanks for stopping by!
X

Thursday, July 27, 2017

You're one in a melon - DT layout for Fancy Pants Designs

Hi there,

I'm sharing a new layout today that I created for Fancy Pants Designs.
I used one of their new collections, Hello Sunshine. You can get this collection and sooo much more at Make a pretty life! Have a look, lots of cute stuff there!
 
So, my layout...Here it is:

 
I went a little overboard with patterns and colors here, even for my taste :D. As an exception I started out with a photo of my son eating the first slice of watermelon of the season at their annual class party. I was thinking this collection has all the right colors to scrap this photo. Then there was this cut file from Clique Kits from last summer that I still haven't used, with these fruit slices that remind me of melons. So cute! I cut it out of white textured card stock.
 
 
As always, I backed the cut file with different patterned papers. Mostly to bring in lots of different colors and patterns. I liked the look of the pink striped paper peeking through here and there, so this is what I used for background at the bottom. I used a black and white patterned paper at the top to calm things down a little.
 

Since everything was so busy already, I barely used any embellishments at all. I cut my title from black textured card stock and layered it on top of the fruit cut file.


I picked a few die cuts from the ephemera pack to place them around my photo. I used pop dots with most of them, just to create some dimension on the page. There was even a cute melon in the pack! A lot of the pieces have some gold foiling, they are sooo gorgeous. You guys absolutely need this collection!


Thanks for stopping by today! I will be back with new projects soon! X


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Love - DT layout for Just Nick

Hi there friends,
 
I'm back with you today with a new layout for Just Nick.
 
You probably don't know this about me because I mostly do boy pages, but I've been in love with flowers ever since I was a little girl. They make me happy. I love to touch them, smell them and yes, even talk to them. A while ago I decided I will not deny myself the joy of using floral patterns and flowers on my layouts just because I don't scrap girls. They cheer me up. And Nicole does the prettiest floral cut files, doesn't she?!
 
So today again I chose a floral cut file which is quite new still. I think this is my absolute favourite one right now!



Isn't it just fabulous?!
 
I decided to blow it up a little and turn it around so it's at the top of my page. I picked the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection from Paige Evans. I love the purples in this collection! I chose a purple paper for my background, then backed the flowers with different patterned papers from this collection. I hand cut some leaf shapes from different purple papers, which I then layered on the cut file for a bit of extra dimension. I glued some foam adhesive under the cut file so I can tuck my picture under it.



At this point I had no idea what photo I want to use. It happens very often that I do the background and then I find a photo. Mostly one that is already printed so I don't feel like I'm wasting anything ha! But then I realized I actually have a color photo in which I'm wearing some purple floral leggings! So I went ahead and printed out that one. I think it fits perfectly.


 
For my title I picked the cute wood veneer word LOVE which I believe is from Ashley Horton's first collection, Oakley Avenue. I glued this on top of a circle scallop wood veneer from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection.



Other than this I only added a suede bow, a chipboard, a puffy sticker, a few buttons and some enamel dots. Generally I add more embellishments but I felt like the page was finished at this point. I didn't even add paint splatters which I do on most of my layouts!





I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! Thank you for stopping by today!
X

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Too old for snapchat? - DT layout for Just Nick

Hi there,
 
I'm back with you today to share my very first layout for Just Nick! I'm so excited to be here, thank you Nicole for the opportunity!
 
I picked one of the pretty flowers from the Floral and Fauna cut file set.
 
 
First I cut out a simple ring, then I cut several of the flowers, in different sizes. I backed my flowers with different papers from the gorgeous Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.
 
 
I created a bigger and a smaller cluster of flowers opposite each other on the ring. I added a few different bits and pieces to the middle of them: buttons, chipboard and puffy stickers.
 
 
 
 
I printed my photo in a couple of different sizes, I wasn't sure which one to add. I didn't like the shape of the photo for this background so I added the same photo in two different sizes.
 
 
 
Other than the flowers I didn't add a lot of embellishments because I wanted the flowers to shine! A couple of chipboards, stickers, title (which I stitched down so it doesn't go anywhere!), date and journaling plus some black paint splatters and done!
 
I hope you like my project! Thanks for stopping by today. See you next time X

Monday, July 3, 2017

Summer Loving - DT layout for Fancy Pants

Hi there friends,
 
After a long break I'm back with a new layout for Fancy Pants Designs yay!
 
Have you guys seen the new collections?! I think they are fabulous! I especially love the Hello Sunshine collection, designed by the amazing Amber LaBau! I can't help it, I just love bright colors!
 
I used this collection on today's layout. How gorgeous are the colors and patterns in this line?! Full of summer! I picked two photos of my son playing in the sand at the beach in Barcelona.

  
I chose a floral cut file I had from the Silhouette Design Store and cut it in several different sizes. Some of them I mirrored so they don't all look the same. Then I backed the petals with patterned papers. I left the leaves empty because I love the airy feel to them.
 

I tucked a couple of leaves from the ephemera pack under the flowers, just to add some interest.



I only added a couple of embellies, mainly pieces from the die cut pack. I felt like this layout didn't need more.


For my title I also used a die cut. I just love the versatility of the ephemera pack! A quick journaling, the date and some black splatters finished off my layout.


I hope you love this collection as much as I do! It's just such a vibrant and happy one! Enjoy X