Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Boys Rule

Yes, I love cut files...and what could be more fun than taking one and making it GIGANTIC?! On the page below, oversized lettering was filled with bright and colorful patterned papers from American Crafts' #Summer collection, with the large "O" reserved for my photo:

The phrase/title is one of the many designs in The Cut Shoppe's Boys Rule cut file set:

The closeup shows how the "0" not only frames the photo, but holds a bit of journaling-in-the-round. Uncle Chris was supposed to be helping to hold up the board, but couldn't resist photo-bombing the two kids. ;) 

Most of the supplies (patterned papers, stickers, flair, transparency pieces, and wood veneer) are from the #Summer collection by American Crafts. 

Come on summer! I'm ready!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Travel Far, Pay No Fare...

Last week fellow Scraptastic DT member, Alex, and I shared scrapbook pages based on the following Pinterest pin. These beautiful nautical flags are such fabulous party decor! Today I'm sharing the layout they inspired.
These colorful flags inspired me by their variety! So many shapes, designs, and sizes. I reproduced a small assortment for my page, using patterned paper, stamps, and enamel dots from Scraptastic's Drops of Jupiter kit and add-on:

Several of the flag designs were placed at the top of my page:

Lettering from both the kit and add-on were combined for this quote:

The pocket holds my book list for 2016:

I'm on a roll, having read 14 books in the first part of this year! My favorite thus far is In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner. I'm always looking for a good book and would love to hear your recommendations. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dive In & Swim

Today I'm sharing a page created with the Scraptastic Club's Just A Girl kit and add-on, featuring digital cut files from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.

To contrast with the vivid papers and embellishments of my page, I cut a title and star flourish from black cardstock, using the Make A Splash and Let's Make Music cut files from The Cut Shoppe:

To tone down the stark black of the cardstock cuts, I spritzed them both with white mist:

I love the contrast of black and white with the saturated teal, yellow and red of the patterned paper, enamel dots, tags, and acrylics. It's a wonderfully bold look that works well for my colorful photo!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Love Is All You Need

Here's a layout I put together with a less-than-perfect picture, a selfie that was supposed to also capture the Restaurant sign behind us. Instead I gave our hair a nice green neon glow!

I used American Crafts/Amy Tangerine papers, Maggie Holmes ephemera, and a wonderful title from The Cut Shoppe's Love Struck collection:

Here's are a couple of closeups: 

Pen-stitching reinforces the hand-drawn look of the flowers and frames.

By the way, I LOVE the fussy-cut flowers. I had them sprout from the title and reach up to fill that otherwise empty frame:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Meet Me In The Sunshine

The grey check patterned paper on the page below is meant to mimic the checkerboard in the photo. Like the last three pages shared on this blog, everything (except the gold script lettering) is from Scraptastic Club's Gale Song kit and add-on. 


There was so much to love about this kit. I sure got a lot of use from the floral die-cuts and pretty fringe hearts. What are your favorite elements?!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hello Valentine

Yes, I know Valentine's Day was last month. And this photo was taken on Christmas Day. And yet I wanted to use this title and all that pink! This background paper is a favorite:


Banners are one of my go-to embellishments, quite handy and easy to make when I need a little something extra.

There's another one of those fringe hearts! Check back tomorrow for another layout with the Gale Song kit from Scraptastic. 

Friday, March 18, 2016


This page came together quickly. The beautiful papers, pretty flowers, fringe hearts, die-cuts, and gold accented pieces of Scraptastic's Gale Song kit made it a snap. The photo of me with two of my sisters was arranged on a diamond-shaped background, then surrounded by overlapping die-cuts and snippets of patterned paper. Fun!


I used one of the adorable fringe hearts on here...and the next two pages that I created. They are the perfect embellishment! Check back tomorrow for another layout assembled from this beautiful kit.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Leopard Prowl

Today I'm sharing a layout created with the February Gale Song kit from Scraptastic. This heritage page contains an old sepia-toned Mardi Gras photo from my childhood. When we found this photo recently, we all had a good giggle, amazed that my dad was coerced into wearing a leopard costume complete with bonnet!

Here are a couple of closeups:

Mixed font title.
Die-cuts and journaling.
Stumped for a title, I decided to go with term used to describe a leopard family unit...prowl. Frighteningly descriptive I think!