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! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy December Birthday!

Raise your hand if you have a December birthday? As a Christmas Eve baby myself I am shouting out (with both jazz hands) 'Happy Birthday' to all those turning one year wiser this month!

I am in the midst of holiday paper crafting and it's no wonder my desk is piled high with Christmas themed supplies.  That being said I had the intention to make a festive December birthday layout without it being too Christmas-y.

I scrolled through the super cute Doodlebug Christmas Town digital cut files collection and this standing bear stood out (literally!).  What is better than a cute bear? how about a supersized 8-inch bear on your page!  This standing bear is perfect to hold a banner or sentiment to emphasize the celebration theme.  Imagine doing this for any happy occasion eg. Valentines day (with a heart string banner), baby birth announcement, retirement etc.

The circle die-cut background is from the Smitten Kitten collection and the patterned papers under the die-cut circles are from the Christmas Town 6x6 paper pad.  The smaller scaled patterns are a great way to add pops of colour to the background.  I added sequins and the #5 on to the circles to record this special boy's 5th birthday!

Thanks for dropping by the blog, hope you have a bear-y special day!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ho Ho Ho!

I love Doodlebug patterned papers and especially when the 'B' sides are just as awesome as the 'A' sides.  Are you loving the newest Christmas Town patterned papers? I had so much fun 'B'-eing creative with these darling 'B' sides!

The kraft paper and elements are fabulous and really adds a lot of warmth to your projects! To make the title stand out from a busy pattern paper block I like to use a contrasting title mat.  Here I opted for  black cardstock,  it's great way to ground elements to your page.  I can never get enough chit chats- love these little sentiments!

Thanks for dropping by the blog today, hope you can fit a little Christmas crafting into your day!