This class combines all of my favorite things; scrapbooking, papercrafting, gift ideas, parties, holidays, and seasons! I poured my heart and soul into this project with the hope that it will inspire YOU to get creative, too!
I’ve been so inspired by Laura Whitaker’s sketches over at Stuck Sketches lately! I love a good sketch, and whenever I see Laura’s I want to sit down at my craft table right away. She is so talented!
Here is what I came up with using the July 1st sketch, using a bunch of supplies from my stash (mostly from past Noel Mignon kits).
I had some photos of a pool we went to as a family a couple of years ago that are pretty uninteresting; however, my kids LOVED this pool and so I knew I had to document it as part of our family getaway that weekend.
I printed the photos all together in a vertical row. Instead of adding another larger photo to the right of the photo strip (like the sketch suggests), I decided to just add a large title.
The “Pool” word is a cut file by Kerri Bradford. I love adding a handwritten cut file to a page! It just gives a page a more interesting custom feel!
I fussy-cut several flowers and butterflies from the My Mind’s Eye My Story papers from last year. In my stash, I separate my random bits leftover from other projects or past kits by color … I found this stamped circle image from AGES ago … I think the stamp is by Autumn Leaves … but it was the perfect little layer to tuck underneath the flowers in the upper right corner of the page. I added another stamp to it with the PinkFresh Studio stamps I received in a Noel Mignon kit a few months ago, as well as some black and white chipboard pieces from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem chipboard sheet.
The chipboard pieces in the lower left cluster are from a Project Life chipboard sticker set. I sprinkled some gray mist around each flower cluster and then randomly added gold Pink Paislee puffy stickers here-and-there.
I had originally done my title in all letter stickers with a stamped date below, but after staring at it for 15 minutes … I decided it didn’t feel right. So I peeled up all the letter stickers and went with the larger “Pool” title cut on my Silhouette Cameo instead. That is why the date is covered up a little bit. 🙂
Some quick handwritten journaling and an outline around the outer edge of the page with my journaling pen finish the page off!
SUPPLIES: Cardstock (white, black); Patterned Paper (Seven Paper by Studio Calico, My Mind’s Eye My Story, Pebbles); Chipboard (Simple Stories, Project Life); Puffies/Washi Tape (Pink Paislee); Letter Stickers/Cut Apart (Elle’s Studio); Sketch Inspiration: Stuck Sketches by Laura Whitaker; Silhouette Cameo Machine; Cut File: Kerri Bradford Summer Lovin’ Words; Tools: Trimmer, Scissors; Adhesives: Foam Squares, Tape Runner: Stamping: Gray Ink, Autumn Leaves Stamp, PinkFresh Studio Stamp; Black Journaling Pen
Happy Friday! I’m up on two blogs today with a couple of new projects. First, I have a wedding card over on the 3 Birds Design blog using their really fun Quilled Cardmaking kit and a wedding cut from the Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge called Divine Wedding. There’s something so soothing about making quilled flowers, and I love all of the die cut sentiments and pieces in this kit. It makes cardmaking quick and easy. Here’s a little peek of my card. See the full project along with all the details on the 3 Birds Design Blog.
Growing up my mom painstakingly helped us create the most darling Valentine’s Day boxes to take to school. I have such fond memories of her creativity and ingenuity and feeling so happy that she would take the time to help me make something so special. I’ve tried to continue that same tradition with my kids. This year, I used SVG Cuts files to create Valentine boxes for my girls. Maryn requested a giant ice cream cone box (from the Ice Cream Birthday SVG Cuts collection), and Camryn wanted a frilly, pink castle (from the Bedtime Stories SVG Cuts collection). They turned out really cute! Here’s a snapshot I took of the girls last Friday with their boxes.
The papers from the kit that I used are mostly from the My Mind’s Eye Cupid’s Arrow collection. I love when a Valentine collection includes a little blue in it. It is such a nice compliment to red and pink and means I can also use them on more everyday types of projects. Even though this page is about Valentine’s Day, the design could easily be used for any occasion!
The Polaroid camera cut and Polaroid frame are by SVG Cuts. The camera is from the darling Bicycle Built for Two collection and the frame is actually a freebie that you can pick up for yourself RIGHT HERE. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to give the white layer some fun texture, and then added a My Mind’s Eye enamel heart sticker, and red button tied with twine for a little dimension. I also added the title to the flash of the camera with the gray letter stickers included in the kit. Doesn’t it look cute against that amazing red foil chevron paper? It just makes me happy.
Inside the frame, I placed one of the Jillibean Soup 3×4 cut-apart cards from the kit. The bottom phrase on the 3×4 card was trimmed off and used to accent the row of small photos at the bottom of the page.
I layered together the two chipboard hearts that came in the kit along with more My Mind’s Eye enamel stickers (arrows) and a Jillibean Soup word sticker. It was the perfect little accent for this corner of the page.
Thanks for stopping by today! And here’s wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with fun and a little crafting!
I’ve been working on catching up and finishing our 2013 Pocket Page scrapbook and thought I would share the more interesting pages I have made here on the ol’ blog over the next few days. I’m actually curious to know how many of my readers create pocket pages, so if you’d like, please take a minute to click on the poll.
I don’t share all of my pocket pages with you because honestly, some of them are pretty boring and straight-forward. Hehe! But I do have several spreads that I was in the mood to spend a bit more time on and so, if you’re interested in pocket scrapbook pages I hope you’ll stick around. I’ll be sharing them here today, tomorrow, and next Monday (On Friday, I will share a Noel Mignon page). My approach is pretty simple … to get them finished, but I do enjoy adding detail with a few random things from my stash. I’m not sure I’ll remember the sources for everything, but when I do, I’ll chime in with that information. Here we go!
The cards on this page are a mixture of 6×6 papers, the Jade Edition of Project Life, and cards from Scraptastic Club (LOVE their cards). The title was die cut on my Silhouette Cameo with a phrase file I found in the Silhouette online store. The star stamp is from the So Much Fun Stamps by Elle’s Studio.
The “Currently” stamp is designed by Ormolu for the “This Life Noted” pocket page kit for Scraptastic Club. I couldn’t find it on their site, so unfortunately, this set might be sold out.
The left side of this spread is an overview of my daughter’s birthday party. Her birthday is actually on July 3rd, but it has been hard to get all her friends together with all of their 4th of July plans, and so we decided to have her party in May before school let out this time. It worked out great! For the title card, I print/cut a cute Red Riding Hood character by Lettering Delights. The title is a phrase from the Silhouette Cameo store and is anchored on a blue journal spot (Anna Griffin) from my stash. The red gingham flowers are by Maya Road.
The journal cards from these two pages are from the Project Life Jade edition. The “Party Time” sticker is from Crate Paper, and the red label stickers are Jenni Bowlin.
This is one of my favorite pocket pages lately. I just love the way that the My Mind’s Eye Kate and Co Cambridge Court embellishments went with the Project Life Blush cards.
The silver chipboard letters are an oldie (but goodie) set by Heidi Swapp. I blurred out the cupcake recipe on this page, because it is a friend’s recipe, and I didn’t want to share her recipe without her permission (I think it might be a “family secret” sort of recipe. 🙂 )
Thanks so much for taking a look at my pages today. I’ll be back with three more spreads on Thursday and Monday. For layout lovers, I’ll have my final Noel Mignon Fresh Start kit page to share on Friday.