I can see Spring on the horizon and it is getting me excited for springtime holidays! Eek! This week I worked on a couple of older Easter photos. Today and tomorrow I’ll be sharing those with you here on my blog. Up first … a two-pager using the Fresh Cut collection by BasicGrey.
To get me going on this page, I used another amazing sketch by Scrapbook Generation. I love using sketches! It gives my brain a break from trying to figure out how to fit everything on my page, and allows me to just play and have fun with the goodies.
BasicGrey Fresh Cut Collection: Violet Garden paper, Sweet Pea Square paper, Element Stickers, Title Stickers, Waterfall Theme Pack, Printed Chipboard Alpha, Paper Flower Kit, Die Cuts & Transparencies, Printed Veneer Shapes, BasicGrey Capture Candy Buttons – Yellow & Hot Pink Shapes
Other: Cardstock (Colorbok, My Mind’s Eye), Silhouette Cameo Machine, “Good Morning Set” Cut File by Tanya Bartrak from Silhouette Store, White Cotton String, Darice “Thin Lines” Embossing Border Folder, Sewing Machine & Thread, Journaling Pen, Trimmer, Adhesives
How cute is the printed chipboard by BasicGrey?! These cute characters totally make me smile!
This paper flower set by BasicGrey is the bomb-diggity! Love how custom it feels, but it was really quick and easy to put together.
Thanks for reading!
We have been enjoying the crazy Utah Spring weather these past couple of weeks. One minute it’s snowing, then raining, and then sunny and warm. Nature’s teasing us, and that is fine with me. I enjoy the variety.
Before we get too far away from winter, I thought I would share a double page layout I created using a cut file set by Lettering Delights called Eskimo Pie. I love all the cute little winter critters in this set. Especially, the sled dog. When Kevin and I were first married we had two larger dogs, a Husky and a Malamute. Kevin built bought a dog sled and they LOVED pulling him around in it in the snowy hills. I think I took only one photo of the dogs and that sled … but at least I can remember that time in our life in other ways, like by using this cute set on a current page about winter.
American Crafts has a huge Warehouse Sale every December/January and when I visited this year I picked up the Pebbles Inc. Front Porch paper pad. I love the colors in this collection and thought they would make a great winter page.
I used my Pebbles Inc. chalk sets to add shading and shadows to each little critter. The felt snowflakes were in a Christmas Sticker set I picked up in the card section of Target this year. The cream journaling spots (Melissa Frances) were pulled from my stash.
I still get freaked out about stamping on my pages. Hmmm … not sure I like the snowflake stamps I did. Oh, well! What do you do! I say you stick the page in your album and call it good. No sense in obsessing over something I can’t take back. Hehe!
I thought I would have a little fun with the title. I added some shading with colored pencils and Gamsol. The “snow” was created with shiny dimensional t-shirt paint. I wasn’t sure how it would dry, because it had a bit of a transparent quality to it, but I actually think it turned out well! I will be trying this again.
I left the carrot-shaped nose off of the little girl that is on the original cut file. I felt like she looked better without it.
Thanks for coming by today! I have some Spring-themed pages lined up to share with you the rest of the week, so I hope you will check back.
Have a great day!
This month the BasicGrey Design Team created sample pages for the November PageMaps. I LOVE Becky Fleck’s sketches! Here is my take on the 2-page sketch she sent me to work with using the gorgeous BasicGrey 25th & Pine collection.
Here’s a closer look at each page. I used navy solid paper as the base to my page. I really love the way it made the other colors pop and also represented the night of the Nativity. And even though our family Christmas party isn’t held on the 25th of December, I used those numbers to represent the holiday we were celebrating. A transparent holly leaf, star stickers (from the Elements Stickers sheet), and the printed wood veneer die cut ornaments round out this side of the layout.
Have you checked out the 5×7 Spiral Journals by BasicGrey? I love these little books! They come with several different shaped pages that are printed with beautiful BasicGrey Artwork making them super easy to decorate. I used one of them to create a Christmas Countdown Mini Album that can be seen HERE. I also love tearing them out and using them as layers on my scrapbook pages. Here I used a rectangular page on the left side of this 2-page layout to contain my journaling. On the right side, I used the scalloped half circle page as a home for my title.
My title was created with another printed wood veneer die cut and the printed chipboard letters. The bell die cut is from the Die Cuts and Transparencies pack. In the upper right corner I layered together more printed chipboard ornaments along with a transparency piece and a ticket die cut.
Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?! Time to get planning!
First of all, let me just give you all a group hug and tell you how much I appreciate your kind comments about my grandparents on the last post. Your words of kindness gave me so much comfort. I needed it and you made me feel so much better. Thank you! The funeral was very sweet. It was a wonderful time to reflect about what is really important in this life and gave me a much better appreciation for the simple things … family, friends, my relationship with my Heavenly Father, and the beauty of living in this world. My favorite part was looking through all the pictures of my grandparents throughout their lives. It made me feel closer to them. My heart is full.
Today I am the October Guest Designer on the Bella Blvd. Blog! I just love their bright, happy patterns and had a blast playing with the new collections they sent to me. Here is what I made. For a more detailed description of each project, be sure to visit my post on the Bella Blvd. blog.
featuring the Bella Blvd. Trick or Treat collection
featuring the Bella Blvd. Trick or Treat Collection
DAD & CAM
featuring the Bella Blvd. Daily Chevies collection
featuring the Bella Blvd. Playdate collection (with a little Daily Chevies thrown in)
THANK YOU to Stephanie and Laura for having me today. They are some of the nicest people I have ever met in this industry and I always feel so lucky when they ask me to create a few projects. Be sure to pop on over and say hello!