Friday, June 30, 2017

Cool by the Pool - Pebbles Sunshiny Days

Hi everyone!  Summer is here in full force in the Houston, Texas area.  So all thoughts go towards swimming!  I recently got the new Pebbles collection Sunshiny Days.  It's perfect for those days in the water.  Take a peek!

My layout started with the Simple Stories heart cut file.  I had cut it to use as a template for placing the heart pieces on this layout, and it was just sitting there waiting for me to use the negative for something else!  The scallops in it made me think of waves, and I knew it would look great with the waves paper that I used at the bottom of the layout!

I backed the cut file area with the lovely plaid paper first, then I sewed around it.

Next, I trimmed the waves paper and sewed along the waves to create some texture.

Aren't those clear dots lovely on there mimicking water droplets??  And the chipboard stickers add wonderful personality!

I matted the photo area using several of the papers, but I had to use that wonderful plaid paper again!  For the "Cool" and "Pool" words, I welded letters from The Cut Shoppe Open Alpha and then trimmed blue cardstock using my Cameo.  I trimmed the inside of the letters using white textured cardstock and glued the blue outline over the white inside.  Some close-ups:

For the "by" and "then" I used Echo Park Lindsay die cuts.  I cut a few and glued them together for more dimension, and then I used my Clarity brushes to brush ink lightly on them.

That's all for me today - I hope you enjoy your summer and get refreshed by the water.

See you soon!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Rad! - Creative Scrappers June sketch

Hello scrappy friends!  Today I wanted to share a layout I created for the Creative Scrappers design team June sketch.  It's so much fun to create from sketches, and it's extra fun to see how people change up the sketch in different ways.

Here's my layout!  I used the fabulous You Rock collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Here are some close-ups - I created the title using The Cut Shoppe Open Letters:

Please share your layouts on Instagram and tag @CreativeScrappers with the hashtag #CSSketch307 and #CreatingWithSketches!  And link up your take on the main sketch 307 by June 30th on the Creative Scrappers blog.

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Have a super weekend full of crafty time,


Friday, June 23, 2017

Pinch me! I'm published in Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!


I have such amazing news to share today!  I'm sooooo excited to share that a layout of mine has been published in *THE* fabulous Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine!!!  

Run, don't walk, to open up this delicious summer issue!  I'm so incredibly honored.

The layout of my lovely ballerina grandmother can be found on page 69!