Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Collection Disconnection//Fancy Free Overview

Hi friends! Just wanted to pop in and tell you that I have a new video where I go through each layout in my recent Collection Disconnection series as well as show you what I have left over and how I am reassessing my purchases for the future.

Here is a little glance at all of the layouts together. I think it's interesting to see how similar and how different some of them are!

Here is a video with the overview. Be sure to watch to the end to learn how you can win a $20 gift certificate to!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Collection Disconnection//Fancy Free #10 - Love You

I can't believe it's the final layout in my Collection Disconnection series! I have had an amazing time creating with the Fancy Free collection. Without further ado, let me show you what I made.

For this layout, I wanted to focus on that large floral paper I love so much. I actually fussy-cut the flowers from both the 12x12 paper and the 6x6 so I could have a variety of sizes. It was super easy because the flowers have such a simple shaping to them.

Because I used an oversized photo (6x10) on the bottom of the layout, I balanced it with a huge floral cluster on top. I just played with the flowers until I struck a visual balance.

I added my title with glitter Thickers and my journaling to a little tag. I chose the one with the leaves on it because I felt it went well with the flowers.

I kept the rest of the embellishment very simple because there was so much going on with the flowers and the photo!

If you want to see how it all came together, you can watch the process video below or over on my YouTube channel. I've linked to the products I used at the end of this post.

Tomorrow I'll be back with an overview of all of my layouts, what I have left, and what I discovered about the products I use. There will also be a giveaway for a gift certificate to!

See you soon!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Elle's Studio July 2016 Kit Reveal

Guess what? The Elle's Studio July Kit + Exclusives are now live and that means that the design team gallery is live too, and I know you'll find some good, good stuff there. 

I love the bright, summery colors in this kit and they coordinate wonderfully with the new Sunny Days collection, if you stocked up on that recently. ;)

Here are a few layouts I created using this month's kit + exclusives.

I was beyond obsessed with this star cut file and knew I had to use it. I ended up backing some of the stars with patterns from the 6x6 Papers from the Sunny Days collection. I also used a few acrylic stars and some puffy stars from Sunny Days (which are restocked today)!

This layout uses a bunch of cards from the kit layered up with Sunny Days papers, along with some of the vellum hearts available. I had to include that little ice cream cone wood veneer that we got in a kit a few months back.

You can see close-ups of my layouts over in the Elle's Studio DT Gallery, as well as links to the products I used. Remember that the kits are $9.99 on launch day, but go up to $11.99 after that and are only available while supplies last. 

Also, there is a 20% off sale on all stamps that you won't want to miss!

I have a video below showing you the kit and exclusives so be sure to check that out. 


You can head over to Elle's shop to purchase any of these awesome new products. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

AE Story Kit: Believe

This month's Story Kit by Ali Edwards is an awesome one. There were so many ideas that sprang to mind, but I decided to start with this one: I believe in the magic of the movies. And I do. I so do.

Seeing a movie for the first time in a theater is one of my absolute favorite things and I think a good movie can change you. Since my daughter got out of school for the summer, we've seen at least one movie a week. And I love it. So I decided to create a two page spread with a 9x12 pocket page on one side and an 8.5 x 11 title page on the right.

I used the speech bubble from the Believe Story Kit digital stamp set to create 3x4 cards that I added the title and a rating to for each movie we saw. I plan to add more to the other side of the page protector throughout the summer. I also added journal cards, chipboard pieces and gold foiled circles from the physical kit, but you could do it all digitally if you wanted.

My local theater was giving away Finding Dory movie posters so I used one behind my large, Silhouette cut title, which features the digital word art "Believe" from the story kit. Again, I added a few pieces from the physical kit as well.

If you want to watch this layout come together, I created a process video that you can watch below.

I've linked to all available products below, except for Ali Edwards products which are linked throughout the post. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Collection Disconnection//Fancy Free #9 - Swing

Today I have the 9th layout in my Collection Disconnection series using the Paige Evans + Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection. For this layout, I let my products guide me and used the frames found in the chipboard, wood pieces, and cardstock + acetate ephemera pack.

I had three photos, so I made a grid and let the fourth frame house my title and journaling. I knew from the get-go that I wanted a pretty clean and simple layout, so I chose a white embossed dot paper from Bazzill for my background.

I embellished simply with some flowers cut from papers and an acetate piece from the embellishment pack. I framed the layout with some of the gorgeous painted circle paper and machine stitched down the sides.

If you want to see how the layout came together, check out the process video below.

I've linked to all available products at the end of this post. Thanks so much for stopping by and come again next week for the final layout in this series!