Sunday, October 15, 2017

Daydreamer - DT layout for Just Nick

Hey there,

I'm back again with a new layout I created for Just Nick this month!

This time I used the Loopy Circle Background cut file. You probably know by now how much I love my circles, so obviously I had to use this cut file :).



I used the beautiful new Bohemian Dreams collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I cut the design from white textured card stock and partially backed the circles with different patterned papers. I didn't want to back the full circles to allow for some dimension.



I had to dig out some photos of myself, which I don't have a lot of, because this collection is so feminine! I'm a sucker for all things feminine but I've never liked having my photo taken...Anyway, I've found a couple of old pictures, this is one of them. In fact it's a part of a series which is why I did not add any journaling to this particular layout. I will add it to another layout using a different photo from this series.


I glued down my cut file, only attaching the parts where you see patterned paper. This way the rest of the cut file lifts off the page a little. I adhered my photo on top and embellished around it. For this I used die cuts, chip boards, stickers, tags, labels and a flair button. I tucked some of these behind the photo in several layers, some I glued onto my photo directly. I love layers!

For my title I used some old American Crafts alpha thickers, I'm not sure which collection these belonged to.



To finish off my layout, I added a few drops of blue ink and stamped my date.


It's a simple layout, but I like how it turned out. I hope you like it too!

Thank you for stopping by today! I'll be back with new inspiration next month!

Have a wonderful day,

X

Saturday, October 14, 2017

History - DT layout for Just Nick

Hi there scrappy friends,

This week the Just Nick DT is delivering fall themed inspirations to you. 

My contribution is a layout for which I used one of my favorite Just Nick cut files (one that I used many times before), the Leaf Cluster. So gorgeous, am I right?!


I paired this awesome cut file with my favorite fall collection of all time, Golden Days by Fancy Pants. It's a collection from 2016 and I am so glad I bought loads of extras because really there's nothing prettier in my opinion! The colors and patterns are beautiful and the combination of colors is just so unique. I love everything non-traditional!


First, I arranged the cut file in the Studio program like I wanted; one bigger one in the top left and a smaller one in the right bottom corner. I then cropped these and cut them from white card stock.

Next up, backing the cuts with patterned papers. I'll be honest, I had a hard time choosing papers because I wanted to use all papers, each side! It pretty much never happens that I like every single paper in a collection but these are so gorgeous, all of them! 


Once done, I glued down the top one and added foam adhesive to the bottom one so I could tuck my photo behind it a little. By the way, my photo was totally not taken in the fall, it is from July this year. We took a day trip to the amazing Oak Tree Plantation not so far from New Orleans. I have all these photos of the gorgeous oak trees and I thought they fit fall colors and collections better. I have already scrapped a couple with the Creekside collection from 1Canoe2.


For my title I chose History, because the plantation has so much history! We took a guided tour around the main house and had such an awesome time. Our guide was a local girl, all dressed up in a costume and she shared everything there is to know about the owners and life at the plantation. It was all so interesting, Maxim didn't complain for a second that he is bored. He even asked questions from our guide. Also, on a totally unrelated note, I love love love the Southern accent, it's so charming!



I wrote my journaling on a tag that I tucked behind the photo. I added a gold leaf clip, a gold acetate word and a flair button. This one I am particularly happy about because I never in my life thought I would be able to use a USA map button ha! It was a part of a set I bought from the lovely Shelley at A flair for buttons ages ago. Which reminds me I am running low on flair buttons...


I stamped the date on a label and attached this below the photo. I tucked in a couple of die cuts under my photo and glued some on top of it. 

I added some gold ink splatters and done!

I hope you'll be inspired to create fall layouts now! |Go get crafty!
Thanks for stopping by!

X



Monday, October 9, 2017

In the spotlight: Pinkfresh Studio - Escape the Ordinary/Unicorn Dreams at Scrapbook Werkstatt

Hi All,
 
This is coming a bit late but here it is anyway, my projects with the wonderful Pinkfresh Studio collection, Escape the Ordinary.
 
I made many many cards with this collection and the super gorgeous Unicorn Dreams stamp set too. I'm in love with everything Pinkfresh Studio comes out with! Always such unique designs and color combinations! They are pioneers for sure! (And I'm not sponsored to say good things haha! I'm a straight shooter so you will only hear/read what I actually think. I'm not good at politics...)!

Aaanywho, without further ado, here are my projects. Hope you like them!

 
 

 
 
 





 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Oh! Before I forget! Right now I am having a giveaway on Instagram (zsokamarko) where I'm giving away the Let's Celebrate stamp and die set from Pinkfresh Studio. The giveaway is open till 12am CET October 15! Good luck!
 
XXX
 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Everyday - DT layout for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm back today with a new layout I created for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team.

I chose the "Flower 12 Petals" cut file (ID #216690) and the Turn the Page collection for this one.


I went with a very simple design and blew up my cut file, something I do very often. Then I cut the flower from white textured card stock. I was a little bit stuck at this point because I had no idea how to back this file! I didn't know if I should back every single little piece with different patterned papers or do something else.


In the end I decided to use only 3 different papers and back the biggest petals. Now this was a bit tricky because after a while the petals should be tucked under the previously attached ones. Not sure if there's an easier way, but probably ha! I generally over complicate things!


Once done, I adhered the cut file to the background paper with the help of foam adhesive. I like dimension on my layouts! I glued down my photo and added some embellishments around it: fussy cut and wood veneer flowers and some pieces from the ephemera pack. I created my title using a die cut and a sticker from the sticker sheet.


I wrote my journaling on one of the journaling spots and attached it to the left bottom side of my page. As a final step I added some blue ink spatters.


I hope you like how this turned out!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Until next time,

X

SUPPLY LIST: Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Turn the Page collection: patterned papers, ephemera pack, wood veneers, stickers, journaling spots

Thursday, October 5, 2017

In the spotlight: Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Bohemian Dream at Scrapbook Werkstatt

Hi there,
 
I haven't done this in a while so I thought it would be about time...Here's a summary of my projects I created with the beautiful new Bohemian Dream collection!
 
I'll be honest, I prefer Wild at Heart from Cocoa Vanilla, but this collection is still gorgeous. I am crazy about the floral paper! And there are some new products in this collection too: 6x6 paper pad, a stamp set and white chipboard titles. You can buy all these and more at Scrapbook Werkstatt! The embellies might be sold out now but not to worry, a new batch is on its way. So if you missed out on this collection, make sure you keep checking the SBW website!
 
Without further ado...these are my projects:






 

Hope you like them! Should you have any questions, just write a comment :).

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Supply list:
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Take a break - #moodboardgirls

Hey there scrappy friends,

I can't believe it's October already!
We are back today with a new mood board and lots of inspiration!

Our beautiful October mood board was created by the super talented Anke. These fall colors are just so gorgeous right? I love the changing leaves in fall, however as I'm writing this it just looks miserable outside, rainy and windy and no color at all. Well, grey! So instead, let's enjoy the oranges, browns gold and blue in this mood board!


Photo Credits: Chestnuts (Anke's own) * Acorns * Pumpkins Green * Leaves * Mug * Blanket * Pumpkins white and orange * Bicycle * Wood (Anke's own)

And here's my layout:


I went through my stash looking for things to use. I was sure I have no brown papers and orange probably only in Halloween collections! But I found different wood grain papers that I thought would be a good fit as well as some shades of oranges yay! Gold was a bit more problematic, the only piece I found was some scraps from a recent Scrapbook Werkstatt kit. I used this one to cut a big circle and used the rest of the colors for leaves which I also cut with my Cameo. Some of them I stitched down in the middle for some interest.



I printed my photo in a large size to put behind my circle. I adhered this down and arranged all my leaves at the right/bottom side of the photo. I added my title and a few wood veneers and chipboards for embellishments. I also used some gold rub-ons around my circle.I wrote my journaling on the left to have a balanced look.



To finish it off I sprinkled some gold ink around.

I hope you find something here today to inspire you to get your crafts on!

Here's our line up this month (in no particular order):

Check out all these amazing Ladies too!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

X

Zsoka

Monday, October 2, 2017

Guesting at Pinkfresh Studio - Boys Fort

Hi there,

Not so long ago I shared with you my projects I created with the wonderful Escape the Ordinary collection as part of my guest post at Pinkfresh Studio.
Today I'm sharing projects with another awesome collection, Boys Fort. It's hard to come by great boy collections. For little boys there are a couple but a truly masculine collection that one can use for bigger boys and adults is hard to find. This one here ticks all the boxes for me. I think it's so unique and awesome! But hey, that's Pinkfresh Studio for you!
I created 3 layouts and a card with envelope (well technically 10 but they are all the same :D). 
For my first layout I created a few pinwheels from different patterned papers (Wisdom, Bold,  Wowzers, You Rule). For my background I used gray card stock, because I had a lot of different patterns in the pin wheels already. However I don't like to work with plain backgrounds, so I cut down the gray card stock, distressed its edges and added my favorite patterned paper, Tough, behind it. I cut a yellow circle out of card stock to mat my photo and just to add a little color pop. I arranged my pinwheels around this circle and glued them down. I placed a wood button in the middle of each one. I also added a few other embellies to the circle: die cuts, different stickers, fabric pennants and wood veneer. To finish it off, I added my title, date, journaling and some black ink splatters.



For my next layout I just cut five wide strips of the following patterned papers: Thumbs Up, High Five, Bold,  Wowzers, You Rule, and adhered them to the top of the Game On background paper line up next to each other. I tore the bottom of each one at a different length. I then mirrored all this at the bottom. As a next step I created a cut file (from a star cluster cut file that is available in the Silhouette Design store) to add to the top part of my layout. I backed some of the stars with yellow card stock. I placed my photo on the paper strips and tucked some embellishments behind it: wood veneer and die cuts. I attached a couple of puffy stickers to my photo and scattered a few wood buttons around. I tucked my title, for which I used the chipboard alpha stickers, behind the paper strips at the bottom, wrote up my journaling  and I was done.



For my third layout I chose to work with another favorite from the collection, actually it is the B side of my other fave (Tough) so technically it's the same favorite ha! I love to create layouts at an angle and I love big, bold titles, so I combined these two on this page. I cut the title from white card stock then backed each letter with a different paper: Thumbs Up, High Five, Bold,  Wowzers, You Rule and yellow card stock. Once done, I popped up the title with the help of foam adhesive. Before gluing this to my background I tucked both my photos behind it. Then came the embellishments: wood buttons, puffy stickers, die cuts, wood veneer and some tags. I added my journaling, some black ink splatters and stamped my date.



My son's birthday was coming up in September so I thought I'd make invites for his party. I haven't had my Cuttlebug for very long so I barely worked with dies before. I like to try new (to me) things and the Let's Celebrate stamp and die set by Inna Moreva came in handy! Since my scrapbooking style involves more patterned papers than paint, I decided to create the cards from patterned papers. I used Bold, Tough, You Rule and some white and yellow card stock. I stamped the little images on these papers and fussy cut them all. I'll tell you, this took ages haha! Well mainly because I made 10 cards...so it was a lot of fussy cutting. I don't mind though, it's kind of relaxing. I loved to do this as a child too. Then putting the cards together took no time at all! I'll be honest, since I have my Cameo I haven't bought a single envelope. So I picked a simple envelope cut file and sized it to fit my cards. I cut the lining from yellow card stock and cut "You're Invited" in it. Then glued everything in place.
I also made favor boxes with the same collection, but I didn't edit the photo yet! They turned out really cool though, every kid loved them!



That's it folks! I hope you like my projects as much as I loved working on them!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day,

X