Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Happy With My Gnomies | Simple Stories

Ok, I love this page! Those little gnomes from the Simple Stories Bloom and Grown collection are super cute.. I wanted to use them with a cute picture of my nephew and I think this little face was perfect for those " Gnomies!"

My nephew being so cute while hanging out with his mom and myself. He is at the age where he enjoys having his picture taken, so I'll take advantage of that for now ;)
To start this page I used a diecut background that I created using my Silhouette Cameo. It's a simple background and so perfect to use some left over pieces of paper. I used a variety of colors and also a mixture of papers for this layout.
The little gnomes were perfect for that smiley face of his. I just felt like it added Fun to my page.

A closer look at the dimensions of my stickers and diecuts. You can also see I did some sewing on the cardstock alpha stickers, and the diecut background.

Adding chipboard pieces to a page can sometimes be challenging especially if you love layers or aren't sure how to position those larger pieces. Stack them! Add some popdots to one side of your chipboard piece and then the other side position it on top of your first chipboard piece. This creates dimension and looks great on a layout.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hello Friends | Jillibean Soup

Sometimes creating a card can be challenging - but sometimes it just comes together. Using a 2" circle punch and some left over pieces of paper made this card super cute and easy to do! I used some Jillibean Soup - Healthy Hello Collection, wood veneer and a vellum gold embossed tag.

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Healthy Hello: Hint of Hello, Jar of Jumbo, Bite of Bonjour, Herbed Hola, Cup of Ciao, Aged Aloha 
Wood Veneer Words: Happy
Tags : Tag Foil Hello


Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Little Moments | Simple Stories

I created this layout for Simple Stories using the Bloom & Grow Collection. Love the colors in this kit and that wood grain paper -- fabulous!

I started with the wood grain background paper called "dig it" This as my base makes it easy to add assorted colors from this collection while not making my page too busy.  I added tons of flower diecuts and subtitle using the word lovely with a word sticker.

Adding some sewing to my layouts is something i've done for quite some time and the little thread bunched under my photos was inspired by Missy Whidden. I love the little extra detail it gives to my page. I usually add some form of twine but I avoided that this time and created texture with this thread.
 Journal Strips are easy to do since I am more comfortable journaling this way compared to journal tags or other. I type my journaling on a word doc and print it on a 4x6 piece of cardstock and then cut up to make strips. Most of my layouts have this form of journaling.

I cannot leave a page unfinished without adding dimensions. Of course I used my dimensional adhesive under the flower diecuts! One must always use popdots!

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Love This Girl | Jillibean Soup

The Jillibean Soup design team recently had the opportunity to create with Nicole Nowosad's cut files from her shop - Just Nick. I selected a simple background file called Funky Striped Background. 
I was able to use some small strips of scrap papers and create this awesome page. I love all the colors and patterns and that cute picture of my sister and her daughter was perfect too. My niece is growing up so fast it makes me sad. I just want her to be little forever!

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Healthy Hello:  Hint of Hello, Jar of Jambo, Bite of Bonjour, Aged Aloha, Herbed Hola, Cup of Ciao, Bite Sized Bits;
Coordinating Stickers:  Healthy Hello;
Pea Pod Parts: Healthy Hello;
Embellishments: Wood Veneers Healthy Hello;
Tag You're It: Oh Snap

Other: Sewing Machine, Twine, Cardstock, Tiny Attacher, Just Nick Cut File 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thank You | Jillibean Soup

I reallly adore these Shape Shaker Cards, but I sometimes get stuck for ideas. Did you know Jillibean Soup has a Pinterest board with tons of ideas?! Check it out --

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Shape Shakers: Large Circle //Sequins: Neutrals //Healthy Hello: Jar of Jumbo // Coordinating Stickers: Healthy Hell // Clear Stamps: Healthy Hello //
Other: Navy Ink Pad, Blue Cardstock