Thursday, July 28, 2016

{Love Her} Scrapping Our Stash July Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  It's the end of July (already?!) which means it's time to scrap some of our stash and showcase in a blog hop.  You may have arrived from Audrey's blog - she always has lovely projects, doesn't she?  If you don't follow her blog, you should. :)  

This month I dipped back into my BasicGrey stash.  I just ADORE the Vivienne collection - those colors rock!  Here is my layout:

I can't really describe to you how much fun I had with this layout (a TON!!) - but I loved seeing these photos of my daughter from around nine years ago.  #ReminiscingIsFun.  Plus, isn't the Delicate Florals cut file from Just Nick awesome??  I cut the file out of CTMH Chocolate cardstock and backed it with the BasicGrey patterned paper that I also cut out with my Cameo using different patterns for different pieces.

Here's a close up so you can see the "grass" I sewed as well as my journaling and a few sticker, enamel, and gem embellishments.  I made a garden!  And this one will stay colorful and green (I do NOT have a green thumb in real life, y'all).

I dripped a few spatters of inks on the layout as well.

I created my photo by grabbing the four I wanted, organizing them in PicStitch (I put 3 in a vertical column and one square one on the right which I trimmed off to save for another time).  

For the title, I used an alpha cut file from Scrapbook & Cards Today for the "Love" (cut in two different colors to create a shadow, and then sewed through the middle.  Then I created "her" using my own handwriting!  I'll share a tip on how to do that below the pic.

Scrappy tip:  To cut a word using your own handwriting
  1. Write your word using a Sharpie or other marker in the width of your choice.
  2. Take a photo of your word and copy it to your computer
  3. In Silhouette Studio, open the .jpeg of your word
  4. Use the "trace" feature to trace the cutting edge around your word.
  5. Cut!
Here is what my pic looked like - I liked the one on the bottom best:

That's it!  Simple right?  I loved this because I wanted the word "her" in a scripty font so it would contrast the chunky alpha above it, but I couldn't find one that suited my needs.

I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far!  Your next stop is Alison.  

Have a great weekend!  Love and chocolate,

Materials used:

12x12 and 6x6 Paper, Ephemera, Stickers - BasicGrey Vivienne collection
Cut files - SCT, Just Nick, my own word
Mists - Heidi Swapp (Patina, Salmon, Bronzer)
Enamel Dots - BasicGrey
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh (Tangerine)
Droplets - Queen & Co (Orange)

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