Monday, August 17, 2015

Cambridge (The T)

When I grabbed a few things from the last huge Paper Issues sale in July, I snagged a few of the Kelly Purkey Basic Grey papers. I really liked their city-gritty vibe, and knew that it would pair well with a few of my Boston/Cambridge photos from my recent trip back East.
I really wanted to use the camera "card" from the Lake View paper, and even used Glossy Accents to push the glass effect. I used a few more of the cards to add some pops of color and text, and then created a title using my new Lawn Fawn Finley's ABC dies that I also snagged on sale. The background paper is the Roscoe Village paper, which almost looks like the train tracks running under Boston. It was just too perfect.

Supplies Used: Basic Grey (Kelly Purkey-Second City line), Glossy Accents, Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts (Finley's ABCs) Pin It

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Turning Advertisements into Layouts

Often advertisements in print magazines have some amazing graphic design work. This layout was actually inspired by a Behr Marquee paint advertisement.
I really loved that graphic painted wall, and had just purchased a few pieces of Crate Paper (Schedule, 3x5) and a few other items during a fantastic Paper Issues sale. I chose the triangular shaped papers to mimic the painted wall, and the gray chevron striped paper to mimic the flooring. The couch became the photograph, and the enamel dots and tags were inspired by the paint cans and the chandelier.
To make this inspiration a scrapbook layout, I created this sketch.
Supplies Used: Crate Paper patterned papers, enamel dots (My Mind's Eye & Freckled Fawn), Amy Tangerine Alphas, Martha Stewart Punch
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Friday, August 14, 2015

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: All You Need is LOVE (SS Lilac #3)

When my mojo is gone, and I know that I want to create, I really turn to sketches. I often change them so much that they are only remnants of the original design, but for this fun layout, I stayed true to the original. I really wanted to play with this lovely new Authentique Collection, Infused. I couldn't resist pairing the sweet, confectionery tones with my two sweetest girls.
I loved snipping little bits of the 6x6 Bundle into the cute little banner (with Twinery Twine), and even added a fussy-cut cake cut from the Enhancements page. The journaling and sentiment cards are also from the same sheet.
A few little enamel dots, a couple of Elements stickers, and the layout is complete. Such a sweet memory captured.
If you'd like to see the sketch, I used the Lilac #3 sketch from For this challenge, there were seven options, and I chose Lilac 3A (the first one).
Products Used: Authentique Infused Collection (6x6 Bundle, Enhancements, Elements, Etiquette, Deluxe, Gourmet), Twinery Twine (Spring Blossom), assorted enamel dots Pin It

Friday, July 31, 2015

Paper Issues: Sketchy Saturday-July 2015 Edition

Here is my version of July's fun Sketchy Saturday from Paper Issues. I really wanted to create a bold statement with this layout, so used a lot of black and white on this. I also used quite a few older patterned paper scraps and some of the new Illustrated Faith alphas from Bella Blvd. that I had just gotten.
Love this picture. And I really love how the layout mirrors a lot of the same colors. Such a sweet memory. Pin It

Friday, July 24, 2015

Just a Fun Layout

Just a fun layout showcasing some Maya Road products and some Fancy Pants papers. With a little Elle's Studio thrown in.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

May Sketchy Saturday Sketch (Paper Issues)

I've been seriously loving sketches. This one I created in May for the Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday using the Webster's Pages Collection Strawberry Fields. I loved using all of the soft colors for this layout.
Isn't this sketch just so fun?!? I loved the layout, but of course made it mine by changing it all into a circular shape.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

March Paper Issues Crop Sketch

One of my favorite things right now is creating layouts using sketches. I go through waves of time where I love them, and then don't. This is from the Paper Issues Crop Layout sketch below. I used quite a few different papers including some from Heidi Swapp, Webster's Pages and Elle's Studio.
I can't get the pic for the sketch to load, but here is the LINK. It's the CROP sketch. Pin It