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I sure don't mind if you feel inspired to create something similar to what you saw on my site, just keep in mind always give credit where its due. THANKS!
Here's another one using up my scraps. fun layering. When working with this size of layouts, you can use small scraps of paper and ribbons. It is a great way to share photos you may not have a lot to say about.
Still on my 6 x 12 kick, have a few more to show you. Thanks for stopping by.
This one is using an older line from Kaisercraft. Have such a love for that company! Neat colour combo of purple and green. So to accent it further I made my butterflies out of green as well. I think they pop out a bit more. I love using these butterflies Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 2PK - Mini Butterflies Set. I cut out multiples and then layer them. Then it looks like they are flying.
Then I cut these small flowers out. Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower #3. Then I layered Kaisercraft paper flowers on top of them. Just fun. When I create black and white layouts, I always love to combine them with drastic colour to create a powerful punch. in this case I even broke out the Copic markers and coloured on the background pp.
This week has been all about using odds & ends and getting things done. I've told you before, but I'll say it again. When I have large leftovers, I immediately make a 6x12 scrapbook layout, then put the rest in my tag/card making drawers. I love interweaving the unique sizes in between our album pages. They give great and funky dimensions.
Ever look at Pinterest and sigh? I swear I build and rebuild my dream house over and over. This kitchen today SCREAMED HELLO to me. I have ALWAYS wanted banquet seating. Let's face it, we have lot's of parties, holiday festivities at our house. This is my dream!
or how about this? with my horrendous back problems, I really notice this. This change would be awesome!
well gotta go, watching Tae Kwon Do right now. Just thought I would share a pinch of what I dream about...
Want to complete a layout very quickly? Let alphabets be the star of the page. I have a favourite alpha set- Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Word Play Just always a neat look to the page. I cut a postcard out of a pp. I used it to write the journaling on.
I also drew attention to the photo in a little way-putting arrows pointing to the photo. On the Sizzix Bigz Die - Artful Arrows set, there are so many arrows to choose from.
I LOVE Mondays. My dates with the kids are the best ever. It is only 45-60min long, but in that time we go wherever they want, get a special drink/treat and talk about life. They are so excited that it is just them and not the other kids that I find it is the most informative talk I ever get with them. They want to share all the latest news, what bothers them, just interesting!!! Each kid has their favourite places, so unique.
This week Ireland chose Booster Juice. Sometimes we are just plain old silly. Ireland told me they have been learning about how to express themselves - so we re-enacted some of the emotions (happy, sad, angry, silly, etc)
I think this i going to be one of my most used dies ever. I have already created a Starbucks layout that I had so much fun with as well. Here's a sneak...
It will be on the sizzix blog on March. 8th. Lot's of fun!
Anyways, let's create this layout. It is an easy one, little paper piecing and the title makes it look busy. First I cut out all the pieces for the booster juice cups.
Then here is the way I created them:
put a yellow band over top of the white cup
add the pink circle
put on the lid and straw behind the cup
to mimic the Booster Juice cups, I added pink stripes.
Next I did a little masking with a vintage Heidi Swapp mask. Love this mask. I look for reasons to use it. :)
place the mask down on the paper
I painted all around it
peel off the mask carefully while still wet
Here is what it looks like with the mask in the top right hand corner. Now when I put on the matted 8x8 photo (which is a collage of 9 photos) I put it a little closer to the right hand side to allow room on the bottom left for the booster juice cups.