Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Here's the Story Layouts

Hiya! I'm share my latest Scrapbook Circle kit layouts. The papers in this month's Here's the Story kit were so good y'all. Soo good! I'm in love with Pinkfresh Studio designs and the kit was my first introduction to them.
I ended up creating with all black and white photos. I didn't really set out to do that, it just kind of happened. But I think unconsciously this is my way of getting to play with great bright bold colors and not worry about them clashing with my photos. It also makes them feel more graphic and I like that.
I did a few photo strip layouts and punched my pics into circles. I also made sure to use a 4x6 photo, just to go a more traditional route.

This month's printable and cut file exclusives were fun to play with. I loved the cross…is that what it is? Not sure but I'll go with it. The exclusive plastic "hello" was also the focal point of one of my pages. I'm adoring the awesome dimension and texture it adds!
I've been saving these photo booth strips from last year's trip to Portland. I was waiting for an awesome statement paper to come along that would inspire me to scrap them. This sheet totally fit the bill! I didn't have to do much to dress it up. I used two of the printable tags and a scrap of patterned paper, plus an enamel word from Pinkfresh Studio to finish it off. I'm so excited to add this to my Pacific Northwest album!
Look for the Perfectly Imperfect and Hello Old Buddy Old Pal on the Scrapbook Circle blog this month. Also check out the kit if you haven't already. It's chalk full of goodness!

cheers & besos,

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Workshop Winner

I have the winner of a spot in The Finishing Project Workshop to share with you! Congrats to Anandi or ARC!! I will e-mail you shortly with information.

Registration is still open and class starts this Thursday. So jump on in while you have the chance!
I have my pre-class worksheet filled out and my project in mind!

cheers & besos,

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

OLW 2015

Hiya! I'm finally getting around to share my OLW for the year. It's a tad ironic that I'm taking this long to share it. But I'm giving myself permission to not care and just go with it.
My OLW for the year is "active". I feel like I've spent too much of the last few years being lazy and a procrastinator. So I wanted something that was the exact opposite of both of those things. And "active" was the word that came to mind.

I have to say, it's been so awesome to have this word my word for the year. I feel like I've already accomplished so much in such a short time frame, simply because I've kept this word in mind.
I had fun with this white on white design. "Active" was cut with my Silhouette and is a tracing of my own handwriting. I love being able to incorporate my handwriting in other fun creative ways on my pages.

I was loosely inspired by this page of Marcy Penner's. And also, I was going through all of my washi tape and thinking I needed to figure out a way to incorporate a lot onto one page. Adding them to the bottom of these cute little white tags, seemed the perfect way to go. [The tag is by Papertrey Ink and one of my most used dies]
Although I'm not part of Ali's OLW class (but should I be? If you've signed up I'd love to hear what you think) I fully intend to commit to making this word visible in my life this year. It's been great so far and I hope that I can keep it up!

cheers & besos,