By Carol Monson3 Comments
By Susan Stringfellow5 Comments
Happy Holidays Everyone, Susan Stringfellow here with some inspiration from Pinterest to go with your holiday layouts and layouts using the December Home for the Holidays kit and add on. First I have to say that if you haven't looked closely at the kits this month, you have to go look! Seriously, the Home for the Holidays kit with add on is just packed with so many goodies that I will be adding the overflow to my December Daily stash long after the papers are all used. Oh and just look at the stamps this month too!
Since Mondays around here are for Pinterest inspiration, I thought I would share an idea that is pretty fun, most especially during the holidays. Make a inspiration or style board at Pinterest for the kit you are working on, you will have a great time pulling photos and then you will be surprised at how much help it really is. Have you ever tried this? To be honest, this is the first time I have done this and I love it! So first let me give you an example of what I mean. Click HERE to see my Home for the Holidays kit pinspiration board. Now I will share two layouts that I created and share the images that inspired them.
This wall decor inspired my first layout. I am guessing it pretty much speaks for itself, as I have really just copied the same idea on my layout. I gathered die cuts, flair, some sequins from my stash, and even stamped part of the tree.
One little tip for an easy way to attach sequins - use your Perfect Pearls paints to put a dot of paint where you want the sequin and then press the sequin into the paint so that the paint squishes thru.
Now for my second layout I used two ideas. I saw THIS photo of a tree that looks like a bokeh and I tried to replicate the photo. Since I have a new camera, I couldn't quite do it correctly but I got close. I also liked THIS Believe sign and it inspired my title.
I just want to point out that when you get the flair in your kits, it comes in the cutest little glassine envelope so I used it to hold some punched confetti and sequins from my own stash.
By Michelle Unruh2 Comments
Happy Holidays. Michelle here with you today. Are you getting ready for Christmas? Decorations up? Cards mailed? If you haven't gotten your cards made/mailed, I have a little inspiration for you today.
I am sharing a card I made with the Home for the Holidays kit and add-on. This kit is packed to the brim with all kinds of Christmas goodness. Did you get the add-on? If so, holy die cuts!! There are a lot of pieces in there. Perfect for all kinds of cards. There are some numbered pieces if you wanted to do some sort of December Daily or 12 Days of Christmas. I also love all the gold accents in the kit. There are still some kits left in the store, if you haven't already grabbed yourself one.
Here is my card.
I used the Teresa Collins pop out die cut piece and then layered on some of the tags from the Pink Paislee pack in the add-on. The red trim is from my stash. Quick, easy, and I have some time to do some cookie baking or finish up sending out my cards. ;)
If you have found yourself some time to scrap during this holiday season, make sure to share your creations on our gallery.
By Brittany McLeod1 Comment
By Lady Grace Belarmino1 Comment
Hi everyone! LG here again to share you another layout but this time using the November This Life Noted Kit.
I have seen several gorgeous layouts made by my co-dt here using the This Life Noted kits. I was challenged to try it out since I use this kit mainly on my weekly album. At first I was a bit intimidated because of the limitation of not using patterned papers on my layout. I have never done it before because I am a patterned paper gal.
The funny thing was, when I started constructing my page, it was a breeze. It is as if everything was cutout already and all I have to do is just glue them all together,
It took me less than 30 minutes to finish this page. I have used the 3x4 journaling cards, the We Love wood veneer, the flair badge, diecut, and heart wood veneer from the kit.
With the 12x12 chevron diecut that came with the November kit and a square patterned paper scrap from the October Never Tear Us Apart kit, I was able to pull of this cute layout of my daughter.
So if there is anything that you have not tried before, challenge yourself and you might love it. I will definitely use my leftover This Life Noted kit in making future layouts like this.
Have a great weekend!
By Lady Grace Belarmino2 Comments
Happy Thursday! LG here with the first challenge for the month of December.
With the holidays coming and with the fall season ending, I am sure we are starting to accumulate a lot of memorable photos that we will truly treasure for a long time. What better way to keep these memories special by putting them on a layout or a mini album.
But what is the perfect theme to use as an inspiration for both fall photos and Christmas photos? The color GOLD.
Challenge: Use Gold
May it be a gold title, gold glitters sprinkled on the background, gold embellishments, gold star graffiti, gold paint, gold stitching, or gold trinkets - sky's the limit! Just add them to your layout or card and join this challenge.
For my layouts, I have used gold paint in two different ways. One for splattering and the other one for painting my chevron diecut.
For my first layout, I have used the October Never Tear Us Apart kit and add ons. This kit is perfect for your fall and Thanksgiving photos with all the yellow and the wood pattern embellishments. Despite not having a fall season nor Thanksgiving celebration here in the Philippines, I can use the theme of this kit as an inspiration and use everyday photos.
With all the earth tones on this gorgeous kit, the gold was the perfect touch that I need to give a glow to my page. Here, I have painted the chevron diecut with the gold paint that I bought from our local hardware store.
For my second layout, I have used November Colorblind kit and add ons. I adore this kit so much! It is very playful and fun to use with a big variety of embellishments to choose from, and eye candy colors. Gold will definitely add more pop with this kit.
I initially started adding texture to my background using white acrylic gesso paint on the bottom of a glass. Using the stamping technique, I have stamped circle texture onto my page. Then once dried, I added my photo and embellished my page with stickers, diecuts, enamel dots, buttons, thread, and the Maggie Holmes frame. My last touch was the gold splattered paint.
So there you go! Gold is our 1st challenge to you and we cant wait to see what you can come up with.
By Tracy Banks4 Comments
Hi everyone, and welcome to this month's Layout of the Month. Each month, someone from the Design Team chooses a layout from the gallery that grabs their eye and inspires them in some way, and we feature it here on the blog.
The layout I chose this month is from Barb Prendergast. I love so many things about this layout, but what grabbed my eye to begin with was how it mimics (maybe purposefully, maybe not) a pocketed layout. Then once I took a closer look, I noticed how all the square elements that go around the outside of the page are tilted and offset from one another to give a real dynamic feel to the page. I also love how the framed house and the square with the shoe are different from the other squares, which creates a lot of interest. I love when a layout has some unexpected elements and the hexagon strip along the left edge adds yet another level of interest.
Although this layout is Halloween themed, I can see this being a great inspiration for holiday layouts. It allows me to incorporate so many photos (picture the kids baking cookies, or various pics of the tree, or the shenanigans of the Elf on the Shelf), and each of those squares provides a place for cute embellishment clusters. I will definitely be adding a page like this to my holiday layouts this year! So congratulations to Barb Prendergast- you have the Layout of the Month! And thanks for the inspiration!
By Danni Reid2 Comments
Good morning! Danni here with you today and I am super excited, I finished one of my classes last night and that means more time for creating for Christmas with all of you. I LOVE Christmas, not the Black Friday, rush with the crowds kind of love, not me. It's the creating, creating, and more creating kind of love of Christmas.
By Jennie McGarvey1 Comment
Hello, friends! Jennie here with a new page using the brand new HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS kit + add-on. There are so many fun elements in the kit -- it was hard to choose what to use first. However, it was kind of a no brainer since I'm IN LOVE with all of the custom wood veneer in this kit. I pretty much use the wood veneer, well, always. LOVE IT.
Over the holiday weekend, we took a Christmas card photo for my Inlaws Christmas card. I knew I wanted to use the photo, since it's a fun photo of my kids + their cousins. Because of some awful lighting + clashing clothing, I made the photo black and white. The beauty? The photo looks great in black and white and you'd never know I was less than happy with the original.
In addition to the exclusive wood veneer, I also did some fun layering with the Pink Paislee Snow Village Ephemera pack. The vellum + cardstock elements were perfect to tuck under and over the main photo. (I love the vellum Polaroid peeking out!)
By jessica carter3 Comments
OMG!!! I seriously can not believe it is December 1st already. Where has this year gone? I hope that everyone had a nice long Holiday, I know that we did here.
Before we get to those reveals, don't forget to play our Name That Kit Game. Just leave a comment on this post with who you think sings the following Kit Names:
Home for the Holidays and Just Breathe.
One lucky person will be chosen to win a $10 GC to the store. I will be announcing the winners of last months Name That Kit Game and the October Blog Challenge Winner tonight at 8pm, so be sure to check back to see if you've won.
So who's ready for those kit reveals? I know I am…..