Thursday, March 23, 2017

Old Meets New Stash Kit | Messy

Hey friends! I'm back with another layout in my Old Meets New: Stash Kit series. It's been a little while, but I'm glad to be back to this kit and using up the last few bits in interesting ways. :)

I created an 8.5 x 11 layout this time and tried to use a bunch of the watercolor-y bits in my kit to go along with the theme of my layout.

Because I used so many patterned papers for backgrounds, I'm down to just a few and decided to utilize my scraps on this one. I love scrapping with scraps and if you want to learn lots of ways to do it, you should definitely check out my Zap Your Scraps class. #shamelessplug

I'm glad I was able to incorporate that gorgeous watercolor raindrop washi tape I love so much and it kind of fueled the color scheme for the layout.

I used my Felicity Jane - Jen stamp set + Ali Edwards Crafter's Ink in Olympia for my title. I also sprinkled several colors of spray mist to get a confetti effect. That's a technique I've used several times and I really like the look.

You can see how the whole thing came together in the process video below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I've linked to all available products below. :)

Monday, March 13, 2017

AE Digital Projects: March 2017 Digital Kit

The March 2017 Digital Kit from Ali Edwards is full of fresh, Springtime inspiration. I created two projects with it, one of which is 100% digital. That's something I haven't done in ages and I kind of really liked it!

I resized a digital card to 8.5"x11", added a photo + some text and called it good to go. Love how simple it was and it has a very editorial vibe to it, which I love.

I also created Week 07 of my Project Life® album (I'll show you Week 06 next week!) and I have a full video tutorial on how I created the digital elements and then the physical assembly of the spread.

This week, my friend and I went to Midway (a quaint little mountain town) for a couple of days, so I included a 3"x8" insert for more photos. I really wanted a 6x8 full size photo as well.

I added a lot of text + digital elements right on my photos and you can see all the ins and outs of that in the process video. :) Here are a few detail shots...

I added stapled puffy hearts from Freckled Fawn throughout the spread. It's really the only embellishment and I like keeping it simple.

Take a peek at the video to see how I created the shaped text on my large photo and how I added the other digital elements to my cards. You can find this awesome kit in Ali's shop here. I've linked to all other available products below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Elle's Studio | March 2017 Release

So many exciting things are happening for Elle's Studio this month and that means that I have lots of fun products and a few projects to share with you!

This kit is filled with gorgeous greens and yellows - perfect for spring! I am really really loving this color scheme. The coordinating extras are some of my faves ever...

Do you see the puffy alphabets?! And puffy stars?! Those are definitely my favorite. For sure.

I created two projects using these releases. First up, a traditional layout where I combined two 3x4 cards and a 4x6 card to create a large photo mat.

I used the puffy stickers + the words already printed on the card for my title and I decided to tuck my photo in by trimming around some of the ascending letters. I trimmed around the cloud on the top card as well. Simple layout, but I love how it turned out!

I also created my Project Life® Week 05 spread using this kit as well as the TV and Feel Better mini kits that were released last month.

Hope these projects have inspired you and that you'll check out the amazing products over in the Elle's Studio shop! If you want a closer look, check out my kit unboxing video below. I'm also showing you the new Birthday Mini Kit, which is now available!

I'll be sharing a process video later this month on my YouTube channel using more of these cute releases, so be sure to head over to my channel and subscribe if you haven't already!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Felicity Jane | Layout Share

Hey friends! I had the opportunity to scrapbook with some local friends a week or so ago and I wanted to share the layouts I created. My favorite thing to bring to a crop or to a friend's house is a kit. It helps me to not bring everything I own and I know I'll have supplies that will work together. Because I hadn't touched my January OR February Felicity Jane kits, I knew I needed to bring that gorgeousness along with me.

I created two layouts. I always think I'll make like, 30 layouts. But it usually ends up somewhere between one and four. Haha!

The first is a story about an encouraging photo we sent to my cousin Hannah, who was going through a bone marrow transplant. I knew I wanted to fussy-cut that gorgeous floral and placing the flowers in a line is a good way to showcase them without overtaking the layout.

The second layout is very simple, a little crooked, and kind of funny because I used FJ products to document my first visit to Felicity Jane headquarters. :) I really wanted to use my new huge letter stamps from Studio Calico. (Sadly, they are sold out, but I think they are re-ordering.)

I talk through both layouts in detail in the video below if you're interested. Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to spend some time here today! I've linked to available products below.

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