Monday, May 19, 2014

{mini album with new Glitz Design brightside collection}

Today I have a new project up on the Glitz blog! Check it out for all the details on how I made this mini album.



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{simple strategies with citrus twist + a free star cut file!}

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Hey there! Today I'm sharing a layout with the May Citrus Twist Kits scrapbook kit, as well as a free cut file! My simple strategy tip is to create a repetitive element. On this page, I cut out quite a few stars with my Cameo, then added my photo to the bottom left corner and embellished away.

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To attach my stars, I used adhesive and staples.

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I also took advantage of the negative space for some embellishing.

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The wood buttons in this month's add-on were also perfect for this page! If you'd like to download this star cut file, click HERE.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

{new bella blvd - classic calendars}

I shared this layout on the Bella Blvd blog today using the new Classic Calendars collection! I love the versatility of this line.

I was inspired by this awesome paper  to make a month in review layout using my Instagram photos. I used the PicFrame app on my phone to make square collages - each photo is just under 2" square. I printed them on 4x6 photo paper. Since I didn't have a photo for each day I used some stickers and other embellishments to fill in the rest. It turned out to be such a cool layout!


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Saturday, May 10, 2014

{elle's studio monthly kit - may launch!}

Hello hello! It's time again for another monthly kit at Elle's Studio and it is a great one this month! There is the tag kit, cut files,  plus coordinating stamp sets and wood veneer.

Also be sure to pick up your patriotic mini kit! Wood veneer, stamps and tags :)

I took a hybrid approach with my layout. I used the PNG images from the cut files and put them on a canvas in photoshop and recolored them to match this month's kit. Then I added the sentiment in black, the stars from the patriotic kit and some tags from the May kit.

I also added some enamel dots in coordinating colors!

I love how this layout turned out! Be sure to get your kit today for $9.99. After today the price goes up to $11.99.

Have a great one!

Friday, May 9, 2014

{pocket life with citrus twist may kits}

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Happy Friday to you! Today I am sharing a layout I created with the May PL kit from Citrus Twist. What a great one it is! Such a great mix of cards and embellishments this month.

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I am doing my PL out of order this year and I am totally ok with that. I have everything in order in my album, so I am going through and filling in the gaps as needed. These photos were from March. I am not concerned with "keeping up" and will treasure anything I document!

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I love the Dear Lizzy wood buttons that came in the add-on this month. I like to add them on top of the page protectors.

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The kit also comes with a 12x12 cut apart sheet that has journaling cards. Isn't this typewriter cute? And I love the clear stickers - I used them on a lot of my photos in this spread.

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I have been a lot better about trying to include memorabilia in my Pocket Life. My daughter drew this family picture and I immediately stamped a date on it and put it in my album. Even if I don't have the surrounding weeks done yet, I still file my memorabilia this way so that I can keep track of it. And always remember to date it!

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This pie chart card was my favorite this month! I also used the add-on stamp here.

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My date stamp is my go to tool and I use it a lot on all my projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!