Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mommy and Me Single Page Layout

Every year for Mother's Day, my son and I take a picture. It's amazing to watch him grow that one special day a year. We've had three Mother's Days together so far, and there is absolutely nothing I am more grateful for them him. He is my whole world. For Mother's Day 2015, I created this single page layout using the Zoe paper pack to showcase our picture.

To embellish the page, I cut a shape from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to create a layers. Then, I added a sticker from the Complements pack. I love how well the Complements can bring a page to life with ease.

I also cut this fun heart overlay using the newest CTMH Cricut cartridge Artistry. I really love this cartridge, because it has an adorable font, fun overlays, and some seriously on trend designs.

The final page element was a retired Picture My Life card that I fussy cut, and a & symbol from a Teresa Collins punch.

I had thought about adding journaling on the PML card, but I thought this was so much cuter. Overall, the page is simple, a tad girly (which is I try to get away with when I can), and full of love. I am entering this layout in Heart 2 Heart Give Thanks Challenge and Between the Folds Anything Goes Challenge.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kaleidoscope Original Layout

Watercolors are all the rage right now, but I haven't quite embraced the trend. This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is Wonderful Watercolors, so I decided to make an orginal layout using the Kaleidoscope paper pack, which features designs that look watercolored.

I really wanted this layout to have a lot of elements without a lot of work, so I skipped the stamping and focused on using the Kaleidoscope Complements and Assortment. 

For the left page, I used lots of layers to create a bright, fun look. I even used some scraps from the shaker card I posted yesterday.

For the right page, I tried to keep a similar layered look by adding Gypsy B&T behind one of the photos.

I really love how using the Complements and Assortment can spice up the layout with so little effort.

I am also entering this layout in this week's Between the Fold's Anything Goes challenge.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Super Girly, Shaker Card

So, I love a good shaker card, but I have never thought to actually make it clear all the way through. Then, I saw one on Pinterest that was adorable. I decided to create my own original design using this idea.

I used the Kaleidoscope paper pack to create this card. Here's what the inside looks like.

The stamp set I used is the Safari Ballet set, which is absolutely adorable in my opinion.

I am entering this card in Heart 2 Heart's Trending Now challenge. 

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Six Pages in One

In case you haven't noticed, I am OBSESSED with flip-flaps! I love that I can use them to add more pictures to a layout, so that I don't have several pages for one event. I especially love that the large assortment can be used to create additional pages attached to an original layout. Essentially, you can create six pages in a single layout! Plus, the layouts become interactive, which my two-year old son LOVES!

In the past, when I have created these full spreads using flip flaps, I have used a pattern from one of CTMH's how-to books. But, this time, all of the pages were original designs, which was super time consuming, but I am really happy about the end result. 

For the left page, I created my own B&T using stamping and accented with a Picture My Life card and stickers. Although the cardstock is CTMH, the paper pack I used for this spread was from Bella Carta.

This is the inside of the left page. I used random stamping and PML cards here again. The paper gears on the right side were cut using Artiste. 

For the right page, I used some stenciling for the background on one side. I also colored some stamped images of a robot family.

For the inside of the right page, I used more random stamping, and created a banner using stamping and the Art Philosophy cartridge. In the middle, I highlighted the number 2, because these pages are for my son's 2nd birthday trip to the Science Museum. 

And there you have it! Six pages in one layout! I am entering this layout in Heart 2 Heart's Through the Window challenge.


Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!