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I adore pink and lime, pink and yellow together. To me the colour combo screams Spring. I created the title out of the adhesive foam sheets. Those are my favourite foam papers from American Crafts. I used my new alphabet fave- Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Typo Lower. It is kind of a funky font. I am a big fan of lowercase fonts. They are fun!
Today is my fabulous momma's birthday! I am finding as I get older, I am surrounding myself with people that I actually want and need to have in my life to be blissful. I cannot believe how lucky I am to have such an amazing mom. She is really outstanding.
I created this layout knowing that I wanted to make it simple and elegant. It is mostly rubons on the background. Then I used the Sizzix Paper Punch - Butterfly, Large and made a few butterflies that were layered and popped them off the paper with a foam square.
For the journaling square, I punched the butterfly into the lined paper, then it revealed the red matting behind.
I created my title with one of the new Sizzix alphabet dies. I am in love with the dies from Sizzix. They save you so much money!! for this layout I used Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Typo Lower. I personally would own all the alphabet dies that are made, but that is a dream. Instead, I purchased ones that I knew I would get lot's of mileage out of.
To recap, here is the layout.
Thanks for looking. Make sure you go check out the Sizzix blog. You will be so inspired!!! Today's post I was in LOVE with the texture on this project.Go check it out!
I am not going to tell you the steps in this one, because it is the exact same layout I did on March 15th. I just recreated it with colours that matched the boys photo. I find that sometimes when I like a layout, I do a few. You don't always have to reinvent the wheel.
Today I decided to work on a few photos I found that I hadn't scrapbooked yet. I forgot just how much fun we had taking Ireland to dance. So let's begin creating. I used LOT'S of dies on this page. The bonus is one of the sets has so many in it. Totally worth it to buy! Especially if you are a stamper, card maker. The rough edge flowers are created with many dies out of the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 18PK - Flower Garden & Mini Bouquet set. This does have a corresponding stamp set to use, but today, I wanted just a background of colour, not detail, so I chose not to stamp the flowers.
I still layered them, but really they just added dimension and a pop of bright colours.
The little tiny flowers come from this set. Sizzix Framelits Die Set 16PK - Card Front w/Borders Drop-ins So does the flowers that lined the bottom in a row. I am very bad for not using dies how they are intended to be used. BUT, that's ok. Make a die your own. Have fun with it, love the creative process. I am not a cardmaker, so I tend to think out of the box and how I can use it for scrapbooking.
In some of the row of border flowers, I added rhinestones. The sole purpose of this is for added bling. Just a little sparkle. It breaks up the row a bit.
Now let's talk tags. Tags, tags, tags. Possibly my most favourite type of die. Tags can be used for journaling, titles, to hold photos, really anything. Sometimes, I use them like this. Just as an accent. The reality is- I used scraps just to cut out the top of the tags. I didn't want to add too much bulk to the layout, and it was a great way to use scraps. I used this die Sizzix Bigz Die - Tiny Tabs & Tags.
Wasn't that a fun way to use tags? It is a great way to add colour. If you had private journaling, this is a great way to tuck it in private.
Now let's talk the last final touches. Banners. I used Sizzix Bigz Die - Banners. I cut a whole bunch of both dies on the set. Then I layered them on top of each other. I adhered the tops and then bent the bottoms up. It just adds depth.
Thanks for looking. Make sure you check back tomorrow for this exact layout done in blues and yellows.
I am not a antique lover at all. It doesn't interest me to drive around looking at them. However, I am fascinated with what used to belong to my grandparents. I could spend all day looking at things they once owned, wondering what they looked like when they were new. I imagine what their life must have been like. I miss my grandparents dearly, so I always feel closest to them when I am wandering around the old cars.
Make sure you are gentle when you take out the die. I have been careless and tried to rush it, and then it rips. So just be patient and take your time.
I love this die. It is so beautiful.The curves of the feather are stunning.
I didn't want to use a die that would take away from the photo and be overpowering, so by using this feather which is kind of like a skeleton, it was whimsical and light, adding the effect amount of colour. I like when the dies intertwine with the photos too.
I dressed up the feather too by adding pearls.
Then I wanted to sneak a date in there somewhere, so I used a punch. The layout is full of neutrals in colour, so by adding pops of teal and pink, it brightens it up a bit. The punch I used was the Sizzix Paper Punch - Seal, Large. It is the perfect size for a teeny bit of journaling.
I love scrapbooking our family portraits. I am almost done! It always takes awhile to scrapbook for each of us. (I always do multiple layouts of the same photos, so that Jim & I keep one, and each child gets one. That way when they leave the house, they will have the memories we all created.)
Lately I have been really loving creating layouts that are patterns on patterns. I love how this chevron pattern points to the photo. But what is the "pop" on this layout. For me, most definitely the title and the flowers in the mason jar. Mason jars always seem so homey to me, and we are out in the park. I wanted the look of us picking wildflowers and put them in a jar.
I don't know about you, but I LOVE, like LOVE Sizzix alphabets. I use them in my layouts, as well on my classroom bulletin boards. Just epic!
I started out stamping flowers and die cutting them out. The stems aren't really long enough to show in the base of the jar, so I tucked them towards the top under the lid.I like the metal look so I cut the jar lid out of metal paper.
Check out this font! My goodness I adore it!
I chose pink because it pops off the patterned paper. It is fun!Thanks for looking!
Make sure you check out the Sizzix blog for more inspiration. The designers have been really hitting it out of the park!
Needed to share this layout. I was at the farm this past weekend and seeing all the fields that still have crop in them made me think of these photos I took last year. Totally crazy how early the snow came last year. But now, I look around in February and most of our snow is already melted and it was raining the day before. What is happening to our weather??? Plus temperatures in February, even at night.
Anyways, here is a layout to remind me of my most favourite season!
don't worry, I am dealing with it. I am a mom of a 13 yr old. Here is the page I made for Riley's scrapbook album.
The hearts were leftover from a whole bunch I cut out for a Sizzix blog post. I layered them over top of each other in similar ways, but yet different.
Here is a sneak from that post. Hey, just a thought, if you aren't into blog posts, but still want to se my art- I am going to try really super duper hard to post on leicaforrestscrapbooking on Facebook, or at my pinterest site Leica's scrapbook layouts.
Did you hear? My fabulous friend Vicki Boutin has finally come out with her own line!!!! Make sure you ask your local store to bring her in!!! She always stands behind such fabulous products. I worked teaching for American Crafts for years, their quality is impeccable, so I look forward to getting to play!!!