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!

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


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

July Kit at Scrapbook Werkstatt

Hi there,

I can't believe how fast the months are going?! Here we are again with new kit projects for Scrapbook Werkstatt. Unbelievable.

The July kit is a very bright, summer kit, hence its name "Glühwürmchen" ("Firefly"). I mean look at that neon yellow card stock from Bazzill!

Here's what you get in this kit:
  • 11 sheets of 12x12" patterned papers/card stock from Pink Paislee Summer Lights, Scrapbook Werkstatt, Crate Paper Oasis and Bazzill
  • 1 pack of thickers from American Crafts
  • 1 pack of die cuts from Scrapbook Werkstatt
  • 1 flair button from Scrapbook Werkstatt
  • exclusive clear stamp set from Scrapbook Werkstatt
  • 1 paper clip from Websters Pages
  • 1 sticker sheet from Pretty Little Studio

And below are the projects I created with this kit. Hope you like! For the travellers notebook cover and inserts you can find a tutorial here.


Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, June 26, 2017

Goodbye - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends,

So here I am with my last layout for The Cut Shoppe! I am so very grateful to Ashley for this wonderful year! She was the first scrapbooker whose work stood out for me and who I found very inspiring! She is the reason I bought my Cameo back then and started using cut files. Besides being so creative, she is also an amazing, down to Earth person, who has helped me grow in many many ways. I am sad there will not be a TCS DT anymore, but I am sure I will keep using Ashley's cut files! 

As for my layout. I thought it would be fun to create a layout saying goodbye to The Cut Shoppe! For this I used  the Thin Line Alpha and the Open Your Heart cut files.

I'm always trying to use older collections for my TCS layouts, otherwise I never get to and it would be a shame. Here I used Paige Evans' super pretty first collection, Fancy Free, for Pink Paislee.  I love the colours, patterns and awesome embellies in this collection!

I cut both files out of white textured card stock. I backed the letters with a pink ombre paper, so the top letters are more pale. The heart cut file I backed with a citrus green ombre paper, again, the lighter colours are towards the top of the layout. 

I then fussy cut some flowers and leaves from one of the 12x12 papers. I played around a little bit with placement until I found their final spot. 

I used some foam adhesive to pop up the letters so they stand out more and so I can tuck the flowers behind them.

Since the layout is quite white and so is the background of my photo, I layered a few different patterned papers behind the photo. This way it didn't get completely lost. 

I added a couple embellies, not many because I already had a lot going on. Just a few buttons, a wood veneer tab and a puffy sticker.

To finish it off I wrote up my journaling and stamped my date.

I hope you like my layout! Even though this is my last one for The Cut Shoppe, I promise I will be back with more cut file inspirations soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fun trip - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hey there scrappy friends,

Here I am with my last before one layout for The Cut Shoppe!

As I was browsing through my cut files, I realized I still haven't used the Hul-La-Ba-Zoo cut file even though I've been wanting to for ages.

While on Spring Break in April, we went on a Safari in Italy and we took many photos of all the different animals. For whatever reason I didn't take more than 2 photos of my favourite giraffes! Either way, I decided to use the giraffe cut file to go with my giraffe pictures and document this memory.

I chose the wonderful Crate Paper Oasis collection which reminded me of Safaris, trips and getaways. Then I cut two giraffes in two different sizes (one image I mirrored so they are facing each other) then backed them with two patterned papers from the collection.

For my background I picked a wood grain paper and I used a very limited color palette, which I find matches the Safari theme. I used embellishments from the Oasis collection: die cuts, chipboard stickers, a chipboard frame and stickers as well as some wood veneers and plain chipboards from other manufacturers.

I created two clusters with tropical leaves, most of these came from the ephemera pack, some I fussy cut from a patterned paper. I also added some chipboard leaves for additional dimension. 

For my title I used the gold phrase stickers from the Oasis collection. I just love the font!

I hope you like how this layout turned out! I will be honest, I promised myself earlier to never use another animal cut file on a layout (long story!) but with these pictures this file was kind of the obvious choice right?! :)

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will check my last post for The Cut Shoppe in two weeks, which will only be posted on my blog!

Have a great day X