Heart Eyes

Friday, July 1, 2016

The page is titled "heart eyes" and I have heart eyes whenever I look at it! It's one of my favorites from this year! 
The page itself is based off of a sketch from the July 2016 issue of [Simple Scrapper]'s Spark Magazine--No. 313 for fellow members.
I knew I wanted to scrapbook these photos. And I decided to pull out the [Heart Story Stamp] from Ali Edwards. But it was only when I really looked at that set that I noticed the "heart eyes" phrase.
Because I knew I was going to use that stamp, I decided to pull out all of the fun [emoji products] I've been collecting. They made for such a fun and playful page!
cheers & besos,

Radiant Heart

Friday, June 24, 2016

I had a totally different idea for this page, but it turned out way better because I was inspired by the products I used!
I knew I wanted to scrapbook this photo and that I wanted to use the new [Elle's Studio Sunny Days] collection. I also envisioned lots of circles dotted around the page. So I misted up my background and used the sun from the [Sunny Days stamp set] and also the "smile" from that set, to create my own background.
I used my Silhouette to cut out a bunch of circles and I layered them around the page. I got that far and then I decided I would pull out the new [Kelly Purkey] stamp sets I'd just purchased to see if I could use a sentiment or two.
And that's the point I hit on some genius and took this page into a totally different direction. Or maybe not totally different, but definitely enhanced! Kelly's [Megababe stamp set] had so many great phrases, but I knew that I had to use "You have a radiant heart" on this page. Because that totally describes Urijah and his love for the pool!
Because I added the radiant heart sentiment, I decided to add stamped diamonds to the background, using [Something Blue Color Theory dye ink]. The "everyday magic" circles using [Deja Blue Color Theory dye ink] were the last bit I added to the background.
Because of the added stamping, my journaling took on a whole new direction! And also because of it, I decided to hand stitch those gems.

Journaling Reads:
"The pool, swimming, splashing around in the water, it brings U so much joy! U could spend hours and hours there everyday. Your mama even moved y'all to a new apartment with a great pool because she knew she was going to be spending a lot of time there with U. We love that U found something that makes sunbeams radiate out of U! Our sunshine boy!"
This page, it just makes my heart happy! It captures something so important to my nephew. It's bright and cheerful. And the journaling is so much improved by the products I used. Have to love it when that happens =)

cheers & besos,

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Water Dog

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I finally finished the 2nd page I made using my [2016 NSD Kit]! I know, it's been nearly two whole months. But I'm not going be too hard on myself. It's done and I like it :)
The colors are my favorite part! I'm loving this combo: teal, orange, yellow, gray, brown, white! I lined all of the paper along the side to create a color block.
The title is a [cut file] from [The Cut Shoppe]. I love how versatile it is! I backed it with cardstock in the color scheme.
We were at the pool just last weekend and Dixie had a blast retrieving the ball all over again. Except this time she was twice as big!

cheers & besos,

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