Thursday, August 10, 2017

Elle's Studio | August 2017 Release

Hello again! It's the 10th and that means that the new August kit + extras from Elle's Studio are live! This month has a lot of fun colors and embellishments that I think you'll love.

There's also a fun new "In the News" set of products with Journaling Tags and stamps that are perfect for documenting current events or just your own everyday news!

I really love this kit - the cards and the stamp set and the puffy stickers especially! I created a layout inspired by one of the 4x6 cards. I cut it up and listed three reasons I love clouds. I also cut up one of the cards that had hearts on it to use as embellishments.

If you want to check out all of the fun new goodies, be sure to head over to the shop and watch the video below for a closer look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

AE Digital Projects | July 2017

Hello again! Today I have a few projects that came together very easily using the Ali Edwards July Digital kit . I love these products that prompt stories and make documenting my life fun and easy!

I'm trying to catch up on my 6x8 Project Life album and used a few of the digital cards and stamps to help me make it easy here. I'll have a video showing you the process on this one in the next few days!

This was the week I hit 10,000 subscribers on YouTube and I definitely wanted to document that! Don't forget to include screenshots and other "life stuff" that might not have a typical photo.

I added a few physical embellishments from Elle's Studio and past AE Story Kits™. Simple and done. Love that.

I usually like to dedicate at least one card to journaling, but I have no problem writing directly on the photos if I have more to say.

There were lots of summery, vacation elements in this month's kit, so I decided to do a little page about my recent trip to Oregon. I went for Ali's Story Camp, but brought my bestie with me and took her to some of my favorite places on the coast for a few days!

I traced one of the journal cards in Silhouette Studio to make a cut file and cut it out several times diagonally in the top corner of my 8.5x11 page.

I added my photo, embellishments, journaling, and stamping on the diagonal as well and kept this one super simple.

If you're interested in this fun July kit, you can check it out in Ali's shop here!

Thanks so much for stopping by and check my YouTube channel for a hybrid process video on my PL spread in the next few days!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Collection Disconnection | Little by Little #4 - Smile Beautiful

Hey there! Today I wanted to share a fun layout that I created for my Collection Disconnection series on YouTube. I'm still loving the Shimelle Little by Little collection and have a cool way to use a 12 x 12 cut apart sheet today.

I love the paper full of floral wreaths and decided that instead of using them all separately, I would use a whole strip together to document how cute my daughter looks in my husband's sunglasses and how I can't believe she's so grown up... *sniff*

I placed my photos behind the wreaths and put the whole strip on some watercolor paper that I painted to match each color block. Since I was already going matchy-matchy, I decided I would embellish that way too!

I really love the way it turned out and I would encourage you to try using a whole strip of a cut apart sheet on your next layout! And embellish in coordinating colors!

If you want to see how it all came together, you can watch the process video below.

I've linked to all available products at the end of the post. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my Collection Disconnection playlist on YouTube to see all of the videos in this series!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Elle's Studio | July 2017 Release

Hey friends! It's the 10th and that means it's time for another monthly Elle's Studio release. This month's kit and extras are super fabulous!

The kit is full of bright, summery colors and versatile icons and phrases. For some reason, my favorite cards are always the simple ones and the black and white card at the bottom with the rectangles and journaling lines is my absolute fave!

The coordinating products are wonderful, as usual and I'm excited about more puffy stickers! The wood veneer cameras are also super cute. I created a layout using these products, and I actually filmed a process video, which will be on my YouTube channel in the next few days.

I used a few of my favorite journaling tags + labels and the awesome new Title Builder bundle helped me out with my title. Like I said, I'll have a process video in a few days! In the meantime, if you want a closer look at these awesome products, check out my unboxing video below.

I hope you'll head over to the shop and find a few things that strike your fancy! Thanks so much for stopping by, as always. :)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Collection Disconnection | Little by Little #3 - Sweet Friendship

Hello again! After a few weeks of pure craziness, I'm back with a new layout using the American Crafts Little by Little collection designed by Shimelle Laine. Today's layout needed to be simple and quick for me to create because I had less than an hour! In times like these, I sometimes like to let the products help me make quick decisions and guide my design choices.

I chose a background paper with a pre-printed design on one edge. It serves wonderfully as an anchor point for my photo and I decided to create a centered layout design. After I trimmed the branding strip, I just added it back onto my background and I love the way it mimics the lines at the top.

I added a title and kept it simple by telling myself I had to choose something from the words available on the patterned paper. "Sweet Friendship" ended up being perfect and hand-cutting these letters is the thing that took me the longest on this layout!

I added my journaling with a white pen and then embellished very simply around the title and at the top and bottom of the page.

A bit of gold color shine splatters completed this quick and easy layout! You can see it all come together in the process video here:

I've linked to all available supplies below and don't forget to check out the other layouts/videos in this series over on my YouTube channel. Thanks, as always, for stopping by!!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Collection Disconnection | Little by Little #2 - Magic Adventure

Hey friends! Welcome back for the second installment of my Collection Disconnection series where I take one paper line (Shimelle Little by Little) and create several layouts with different themes and color schemes and techniques.

Today, my intention was to be inspired by the inspiration behind the collection - children's books. And I was inspired to tell a story about reading, but I also decided to show you how I tackle the idea of using a bold and bright patterned paper for the background of your layout.

I find that the best way to make sure your photos stand out while still letting your bold pattern shine is to break it up with a solid color. I tend to gravitate toward white and in this case, I used notebook paper.

I combined a few words from the Thickers set to create my title, "Magic Adventure". I like that the title is white and I think if it were a different color it would compete with the background paper.

I pulled elements from the die cuts and sticker sheets to lend to magical, fairytale, getting-lost-in-a- good-book, feel and finished with a little bit of gold mist because, gold=magic.

You can see how it all came together in the process video!

I've linked to all available products below and don't forget to check out the other videos in this series on my YouTube playlist!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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