Every once in awhile I go back through my older photos and find ones that I didn’t scrapbook for one reason or another and decide whether or not I need to include those pictures in our family albums.
These little gems of my youngest daughter are from clear back in May 2010. They are just a couple of snapshots of my daughter sleeping on the couch. They are blurry and not very significant, but they tug at my mama heartstrings … so into the book they go!
BLESS YOUR HEART
Writing this blog post, I realize that I need to go back and add more journaling to this page about WHY I wanted to scrapbook these photos (sometimes I get a little too wrapped up in having fun playing with the fun papers 🙂 ) … I’m thinking I will add the words in the top right corner or on the back of the page.
Camryn is my child who never got whiny or cranky when she got tired … she simply would disappear to a quiet place in the house, usually her bedroom or the couch in the front living room, and fall asleep. She does the same thing at night. When she is tired and ready to go to bed … she just goes to bed! She continues to do that to this day. 🙂
I used my Sihouette Cameo machine to cut out the title for this page. I really love handscripted titles. I added a layer of white cardstock below the blue cardstock to give it a bit more lift and dimension.
Of course, you know, that I am addicted to cutting out florals for my pages these days. The Love Story collection by Webster’s Pages includes these roses that are to die for! I love the mix of feminine florals with the clean and simple patterns in the papers.
I cut the same floral out three times for this embellishment at the bottom of the page. Each time I cut out a different section of the roses and then layered them on top of one another with foam squares for added dimension. It’s a bit tough to see, but the center rose is all by itself, and then the rose to the left of it, along with a few leaves, are another layer. So fun to do!
Hope you are having a great week!
Ahoy there, Mateys! What little (or big!) boy wouldn’t love this 3D pirate ship sitting on their shelf?! This was a really fun project to create using the Carta Bella Paper Transatlantic Travel collection.
I die cut the ship using my Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine and a cut file by Cre8ive Cutz. It looks daunting, but it was so easy to assemble. The papers of the Transatlantic Travel collection are what really make this project look special
The bottom of the boat was cut from the Take the Ride Paper
. I added panels in Travel Gazette Paper (stripe)
and the polka dot paper from the 6×6 paper pad
. The stripe really gives this project a pirate feel! I added strips of the stripe paper to the sails, as well, to balance the pattern and keep the pirate-feel going throughout.
I added eyelets and jute twine to the sail to make it more realistic. I always love adding textural elements like this to a project!
At the top of the ship is a spooky pirate’s flag flying proudly. The skull image is by Echo Park
and can be found in the Silhouette Design Store (Design #80358).
Inside the ship I added a liner of the Travel Map Paper
with the compass pattern.
And how cool is the sail with the script pattern on the front and the map pattern on the back. Eek! I love it so much!
Thanks for letting me share this fun project with you! My little swashbucklers are already clamoring at who gets to keep this one in their room! Ha!
Black Distress Ink
Twine & Jute
Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Happy Creating to You, Me Hearties!
Today I am up on the Bella Blvd. Blog with a process video featuring a patriotic page created with a combination of Bella Blvd. collections!
This was a really fun one to put together! I love working with a color scheme … grabbing elements from several collections to put together my own unique look for a project.
The grid background paper is the Dancing Jellies paper from the Secrets of the Sea Boy collection. I then used my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine to cut the stars and stripes for the top of the page using the Blueberry Stars Paper (Oh My Stars Collection) and the On the Farm Paper (red wood slat paper from the Barnyard collection).
The title is a combination of two packages of acrylic words (Home, Namaste and Be You, Be Brave) along with the Blueberry Wonky Alphabet Letter Stickers. So cute!
I love the circular die cut pieces that I added to the right of the title … don’t they remind you of fireworks?!
I layered several star die cuts on top of the Blueberry Paper stars on the left side of the page and then added a mixture of Milk White, Blueberry Mix, and McIntosh Mix Puffy Stars stickers to give the page a “sparkly” look and add texture and dimension.
Below the photos, I added two house die cuts along with a little cloud. The houses tie in with the “Home” of the Brave title at the top of the layout.
Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Star Cluster Cut File by Loni Stevens (Design #18915 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Black Distressing Ink
Black Journaling Pen
I hope you enjoyed seeing this page come together! Wishing all of you in the USA a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday!
I love a beautiful outdoor wedding in the summertime! Create a crisp, white gazebo adorned with flowers to collect wedding cards at your next wedding celebration … or maybe even use this as a special gift box! The Echo Park Paper Wedding Bliss collection
is perfect for this!
The box opens up so that you can place electronic lights inside, if you would like. Here you can see the vellum adhered to the inside of the box with the pattern facing inwards.
On the bottom portion of the box, I created another cluster of embellishments with more die cut leaves and two more Mini Paper Fans
. I added a couple of enamel dots
to the center of one of the paper fans for a bit of shine. I added the “I Do” sticker
to the center of the other one.
Another great use for this project would be to use it as a centerpiece of a table; either at a wedding, on a small table along with the guest book, or maybe as a fun decoration for a bridal shower. There are so many possibilities!
Winter Gazebo cut file by SVGCuts.com
Rose Flower – Small by Echo Park Paper (Design #193699 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Flower by Echo Park Paper (Design #192286 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Flower Punch: Stampin’ Up
Hot Glue/Glue Gun
I hope you enjoyed this project today. See you again soon!