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