Sunday, October 19, 2014

Triangles Trend

I had so much fun with this page. It's a pretty flat page which I'm not use to doing, but still fun. Lots going on…it's like a circus! Anyway, I blogged about it a bit more over on the Scrapbook Circle blog. Head on over there to find out more if you're so inclined.



cheers & besos,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Monogram

Hi there! I'm home!!! I don't think I've been this excited to be done with traveling. It was just too much, in too short a time frame. Lesson learned. But I'm home now and was pretty much over the jet lag as soon as I got back. Huzzah!

I haven't scrapbooked anything all month. But I have such a back log of projects, there's still plenty of blogging to be done. Here's a page I made a few months back, it was for a prompt from the Studio Calico Bright Ideas class, taught by the lovely Nicole Samuels (she has a Creative Live class coming up you might want to check out. Nicole's a great teacher!)
In my Start Fresh workbook, I keep a list of stories I want to tell. Urijah's list has had this idea for awhile now. It's the story of his name and its pronunciation. I realized a few years ago that he has 3 J's in his name, and they're all pronounced differently!

I thought the Monogram prompt from the Bright Ideas class was the perfect prompt for a story about his name. I used a Simple Scrapper sketch for the page design.
I love these photos of him. They were just cute and colorful. He's the snazziest lil dresser. And clothes where I get a lot of my color inspiration when it comes to page design.

The red popped so well and I knew I wanted to use it on the page. I also knew it wold be hard to directly color match the specific shade. When that happens, I tend to use a lot of the same shade of color so inevitably somewhere in there, your eyes will think that it matches. That stripe down the side is washi tape from an old Studio Calico kit.

cheers & besos,

Thursday, October 9, 2014

U & Papa

Hiya! At this point, I'm nearly done with my crazy busy work trip. 7 nights in 5 cities, it's a lot of movement! I love it, it makes things interesting. It also means I have a decent amount of quiet time as I'm sitting on a plane or a train. And of course, it means I'm not sitting in the same meeting room for days on end. Hopefully I'm updating my instagram (I made sure all of my hotels had free wifi!) and you're seeing some fun pictures. 

So enough of my chatting at you from the past, let's talk about the present. I'm sharing one of my latest Scrapbook Circle kit pages. This was made with On this Day, a kit chalk full of goodness…and specifically some great oranges. Arguably, orange may be my 2nd favorite color after yellow. It's just so robust! 

The kit had a ton of it, so Tessa challenged me and Valerie to incorporate orange into our pages. Here's Valerie's take on it. I love those leaves!!! And below is my layout using orange.
I paired it with blue. Lots of different shades of blue, teals and baby blue and even some denim. The colors just worked so perfectly with these cute photos of my brother and my nephew. There wasn't any great or meaningful story behind these, just the two of them together. And that was enough for me!
I went with a banner look and adhered everything along an invisible line, 1/3 of the way down the page. It meant grabbing printed die cuts and paper scraps, stickers and chipboard. And of course I couldn't resist the cork piece! This is one of my favorite designs because it means I can incorporate lots of little odds and ends.
Tessa blogged more about this on the Scrapbook Circle blog. Hop on over there to read a bit more.

cheers & besos,