Saturday, March 16, 2019

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Top o' the morning everyone! Hope you are having a great day and if you are celebrating St. Patrick's day, may there be lots of green cheer in your future!

For today's page I travelled back in time to the film strip era! Remember when we held them up to a light or window squinting to see the photos, fun times! Incorporating the film strip is a great way to showcase many photos. On my page I made the main photo larger and the supporting photos the same size fitting them side-by-side onto the filmstrip.

I used a film strip die cut, I cut it in half (horizontal) to fit the height of the photos and revealed just enough of the filmstrip's top and bottom edges to mimic a filmstrip roll across my page.

Have you seen the sweet mini icon sticker rolls? These are so awesome, if you look closely at the photo you can see how cleanly the sticker peels away from the negative backing!  I applied the leprechauns, clover and shamrock stickers to white card stock circles and used it as a repetitive element to enhance the theme of my page.

The Odds & Ends are just packed to the brim with cute ephemera and I can swoon all day over the gold foiled element. Thanks for dropping by the blog today, cheers!

Supplies List:

Lots o' luck 12x12 - bonnie lass
Lots o' luck 12x12 - so charming
Lots o' luck Odds & ends
Lots o' luck sweet mini rolls- leprechauns, clovers, shamrock
Gold Sprinkles
12x12 card stock- white, black, grasshopper

Other: Sizzix filmstrip die cut

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Doodlebug - Lots'o Luck

Did you know that it's only 23 days until Spring? It's still typical Winter weather where I live and I cannot wait to hear the sweet chirping of birds and the reveal of a little more green in my garden.  At least I have the latest Lots o' Luck collection to cheer me up, the bright green, yellow and gold colours of this beautiful release just makes me so happy!

The page I'm sharing today is inspired by the cute elements on the This & That sticker sheet.  The speech bubble 'the leprechauns made me do it' gave me a giggle because it matched perfectly with the t-shirt saying my grandson is wearing.  Any shenanigans are diverted by his sweet smile and of course the leprechauns lurking about, right!

I love the various patterned green papers in this collection. I combined the cute argyle pattern with the little shamrocks and added the black scalloped sticker border at the top portion of my page.  I like to use the sticker borders to cover up the seam where two pattern papers meet.

I made a little badge (added banners) with the circle tag 'kiss me I'm Irish'.  The gold banding around the tag is the perfect amount of shine and bling for this boy-themed page.

Hope this inspires you with some creative ideas to use up those awesome elements from the This & That sticker sheet!

Supplies List:

Lots o' Luck 12x12- good as gold
Lots o' Luck 12x12- so charming
Lots o' Luck 12x12- irish lad
Lots o' Luck 12x12- lots o' luck
Lots o' Luck This & That
Lots o' Luck Odds & Ends
Gold Sprinkles
Cardstock- 12x12 bumblebee
Cardstock- 12x12 white

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February- Love is in the Air

Hope you are enjoying all the fabulous French Kiss creations this month. For the project I'm sharing today I went 'all in' with the Paris love theme. This page shows my sweet friend, Catherine and her handsome hubby, sharing a beautiful moment in front of the Eiffel tower celebrating their 25th Anniversary!

A memorable photo capture with the iconic Eiffel tower in the backdrop calls for a equivalent memorable embellishment and the Eiffel tower electronic cutting file (available at Lori Whitlock) is perfect for this occasion! 

I used the 12x12 clouds paper for the page base and I played up this motif by cutting out additional clouds in white card stock and dry embossed them to add texture. 

The chit chat speech bubbles are great way to embrace the sentiments on this page, there are so many in the package, you are sure to find something that will fit your theme. Thanks for dropping by the blog today, hope you have an awesome crafty day!

Project Supplies List:

12x12 French Kiss
12x12 Passion for Plaid
12x12 Daily Doodle- white
12x12 Petite Prints Dots/Stripes- cupcake
12x12 Cardstock- cupcake
French Kiss chit chats
French Kiss Odds & Ends
French Kiss 6x6 Paper pad
Swimming Pool Sprinkles
Lori Whitlock cutting files

Monday, January 28, 2019

All heart from bow to toe

The quote 'Do what you love' rings so true as I scrapbook (doing what I love) some awesome memories of my grand-daughter's cheer routine (doing with she loves) at a recent competition.

My design inspiration began with the title 'all heart from bow to toe' and so incorporating hearts and bows became the plan!

I perused the awesome collection of the French Kiss cutting files (available at Lori Whitlock) and found the bows and chocolate treats files.  Why the chocolates? On one of the treats you can see the little heart and with a few easy clicks on my electronic cutting machine software I was able to make a heart outline in several sizes.

I used card stock and patterned paper combinations under the heart outlines and incorporated my journaling into the medium sized heart. I'm swooning over those patterned heart shaped sprinkles too.

In power cheer, wearing a bow a big element to the look and with team colours being yellow and black, the bright yellow bows really adds the pop!

Thanks for dropping by the blog, hope you can find time today to 'do what you love'!

Supplies used:

French Kiss 6x6 papers
French Kiss 12x12 les fleurs
French Kiss Heart Throb sprinkles
French Kiss This & That stickers
French Kiss cutting files - Lori Whitlock
12x12 Petite Prints Dot- Lilac, Bumblebee
12x12 Cardstock- Wisteria, Blush, Cupcake

Monday, January 14, 2019

Doodlebug - new French Kiss collection

Ooh la la, are you swooning over the French Kiss collection?  You know when you first lay eyes on some pretty pattern papers and it coordinates with your photos perfectly? What to do? You jump up and do the double happy dance with a few 'whoops' and fist pumps too!

My photos had the iconic Paris landmarks and I selected the same themed pattern papers (City of Love and French Kiss) for my page background.  I love that Doodlebug collections have a sprinkling of 'Birthday' ephemera which was perfect for my page.

Loving the little mini shape sprinkles, they add just the right amount of shine to the ephemera accents.  Hope you have fun creating with this adorable collection!

Friday, December 28, 2018

2018 was a paw-some year!

I hope you had a wonderful Holiday season spending it with your loved ones.  2018 year is a wrap, I thought it would be fitting to share with you my Year-in-review page from my puppy's perspective.

I created a four-season page design with horizontal bands representing each season.  The horizontal bands are cut from the pretty petite prints dot/stripe papers as the backdrop.  A small scalloped border was added for extra detail and separation between the seasons.

This is a great time to dig into your stash and use up all those cute ephemera bits and pieces that you have been saving!  For my page, cute little elements from the Spring Things, Sweet Summer, Pumpkin Party and Christmas Town were used. 

I love that fun shape sprinkles are included with each Doodlebug collection and I'm so addicted to them.  Whee! on this layout I used them across all the seasonal bands!

On this single page, I was able to fit 10 photos, if you are a double-pager scrapbooker, this horizontal design would totally work on a 24x12 footprint. Placing the embellishment clusters and journaling in a staggered pattern encourages your eye to move across and down the page, a wonderful way to stroll down memory lane!