Carta Bella: Bloom & Grow

The Carta Bella Paper Flower Market collection is not only perfect for your Spring memories, but it is great for recording the growth and milestones your family experiences, as well.

Today I am up on the Echo Park Paper Blog sharing a layout about my daughter and one of her first experiences singing a solo in front of a large auditorium filled with people. It was something she had always wanted to do, and was definitely a blooming moment for her!

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Flower Market Bloom & Grow 1 800

I used the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper with its soft pink color for the background of this page. Before I began adhering photos or anything else, I used a scraper tool to add gesso in a large circle in the center of the page. On top of that I used texture paste and the Market Dot 6×6 Stencil to add a subtle, dimensional pattern. You can catch a glimpse of the texture if you look closely at the right side of the photo below.

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I fussy-cut the smaller floral from the Border Strips paper to hug the corner of my photos. I die cut the Lovely Branches using Evergreen Shimmer Cardstock to add to the flower cluster and fill it out a bit more. I love how much dimension the die cuts add!

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Next, I stamped my title in dark green ink using the Echo Park Animal Safari Alphabet Stamp Set. I die cut an Ampersand using the dark pink polka dot paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad. Another fussy-cut flower from the 2×2 Squares paper accents the title.

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To tie everything together I added cream enamel dots and heart stickers (Element Sticker) in a few spots around the page.

Design Tip: When writing journaling on top of gesso, be sure to test your pen first in an inconspicuous area or adhere typed journaling strips. I learned that the hard way on this page. *Sigh* I wish it looked better, but decided to just roll with it.

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The best part of making this layout was adding the textured details with the stencil, die cut leaves, and enamel dots. I loved making this page!

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Other Supplies:
Carta Bella Evergreen Shimmer Designer Cardstock
Echo Park Ampersand Die Set

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Doodlebug: Simply Spring

Sunny Springtime days are just around the corner and there is nothing better to help get you excited than playing with the NEW Simply Spring collection by Doodlebug Design!

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What sunny day wouldn’t be complete without a happy sun looking over everything? I added black pearl stickers to the sun’s eyes to make this Odds & Ends die cut dimensional.

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I tied a length of green ribbon around my photos and then decorated the knot with a flower die cut from the Odds & Ends pack. A pair of leisurely ladybug Sprinkles are lounging on the leaves I added from the Garden Flowers pack. I scored the leaves down the center and bent them a bit to bring them to life.

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At the bottom of the page is a springtime scene of friendly critters having a conversation along the garden fence. Just like the sun above, I have added black pearl stickers to the eyes of the turtle and ladybug. Everyone seems to be so happy the sun is finally out!

Jana Eubank Doodlebug Simply Spring Love This 4 900

To frame my design I used the same striped patterned paper (Under My Umbrella Paper) along the top and bottom of the page. I also made sure to include pink and use a scalloped border sticker, as well. Repeating a color or element around your page can make your design more cohesive.

Jana Eubank Doodlebug Simply Spring Love This 5 900

Are you ready for Spring?

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Close to My Heart: Hippo Club Adventure

I hope you have enjoyed the process videos I have been posting this week using the Close to My Heart “Craft with Heart” subscription kits. This is my final one for the month, but I will definitely be back in April with the April kit.

My teens were itching for summer, even though it was early April, and were BEGGING me to go buy them a teeny-tiny, plastic kiddie pool. They came up with every story in the book to try to convince me, but their main reason is that they wanted to start a Hippo Club. What?! What goof balls! I told them if they wanted a pool, they would have to go and get it themselves.

I guess they REALLY wanted that pool, because they walked the 2+ miles to the store to purchase it, and then walked home with it. Ha!

That is the story behind these photos, but if you’d like to hear the DESIGN story about this layout, be sure to watch the video below!

HIPPO CLUB ADVENTURE

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Bye for now!
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Close to My Heart: Choose to Shine

Last week I worked with the February Craft with Heart subscription kits by Close to My Heart.

I was feeling the groove, so I decided to keep on going and roll right along with the March kit. Today I am sharing the first of two pages I created with the kit. I’ll be sharing the second one tomorrow, so be sure to check back!

CHOOSE TO SHINE

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Have a happy day!

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