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!
I know that Autumn is in the air, but recently I have actually been working on getting some Easter pages done. That’s just how I roll sometimes. I was putting some items away in my cupboards and came across the We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring collection that I had purchased this year … but hadn’t yet touched. So I printed off some Easter photos from a couple years back and got to work. I’ll be sharing the pages I made today and tomorrow (so if you’re not in the mood for Spring … just check back on Friday. Hehe!)
SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU
When it comes to cut files, there seems to be a lack of really cute artwork for Easter and Spring. I was thrilled when I came across the adorable Spring cuts by SVGCuts. The bunnies I used on this layout is from the April Avenue set. You can use this artwork with your Silhouette Cameo machine as long as you have the Designer software. You will need to upload each svg separately, but it is so worth it!
The title is a file by Kolette Hall that I purchased through Silhouette Studio. The title was all one piece, but I cut it apart to insert the chipboard letter stickers from the Simply Spring collection to spell the word “bunny.” The title frame is an embossed die cut from the same collection. I backed it with one of the 6×6 pattern blocks from one of the paper sheets and then added embossed sticker accents. I also added a couple of the embossed stickers to the girl bunny’s basket.
The chick stickers are the perfect size to compliment the die cuts. I love when I can combine elements like that to make a little scene. The boy bunny’s bucket is decorated with more embossed sticker dots from the Simply Spring sticker sheet.
This sweet little tea cup chick is also from the Silhouette store. It is a design by Sweet Elsie. Instead of using the flower included in the cut file, I used an embossed sticker from the Simply Spring sticker sheet. I created his shiny, dimensional eye using Inkssentials Black Enamel Accents and dusted him with a bit of chalk. The tea cup is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
The title is sitting on a banner shape from SVGCuts.com and the word “cute” was found in the Silhouette store (art by American Crafts). I added a few more embossed stickers as accents to the right side.
Aren’t these bird shapes cute?! These are also from SVGCuts.com. They come from the Spring Birdhouses set. To give the Simply Spring patterned papers a softer look, I used a background paper by My Mind’s Eye. This paper comes from the Indie Chic collection. It’s an older collection, but I can’t get enough of the tone-on-tone graph inspired papers. They look like a cross-stitch pattern and I just LOVE them! They work perfectly for these spring pages. (I actually use another one on a page I’ll be showing you tomorrow.)
Love how a few rows of stitching can add so much dimension to a project!
Thanks for coming by today! I hope these projects inspired you to use up some of your springtime papers!
I hope to see you again soon!
I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the new products on HSN yesterday with Lisa Bearnson. Wasn’t it fun?! Today I’m here to share with you the final pages I created with the Top Page Layouts Kit … with additions from my stash, the Next Dimension 3D Embellishments Kit, and the Well-Versed Papercrafting Kit. Thanks for taking a look!
TOP PAGE LAYOUTS KIT
NEXT DIMENSION 3D EMBELLISHMENTS KIT
WELL-VERSED PAPERCRAFTING KIT
(Click on each image to view larger)
See you soon!