Wednesday, September 20, 2017

..:: first day of school ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the A Flair For Buttons blog today with this layout about the first day of school -- and it's not exactly what you might think  It's not photos of my daughter, but photos of the team of teachers that I work with!  I am so blessed to have an awesome team, and so I thought I should document it! Here's a look:

I started with some Shimmerz paints to create the perfect backdrop of primary colors.  I used Roses are Red Acritonez, Yell-O it's me Paste-Eez and Oakie Bear Blue Inklingz for the bulk of this layout. 

For my title I used this acrylic "first day of school" from the August 2017 Color Cast Designs release (look for a new release coming out tomorrow, you are going to LOVE it)! I absolutely love the look of this white acrylic backed by red! Gah! Way better than I thought it was going to look -- I love it when that happens.

I found three pieces of flair from the shop that were absolutely perfect for this layout. I just love the pops of color that each piece provides.

This yellow piece of flair from the Summertime Flair 1 flair set was the perfect pop of yellow!

This "I Love Us" from the Family is Forever flair set is perfect! Totally tells the truth!

And finally, this piece from the Watercolors Flair set is the piece that ties it all together!  I love how this turned out, thank you so much for checking it out!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

..:: finally #bffsleepover ::..

Hi friends!  I'm here with another Hip Kit Club DT layout. This layout is using the main kit only, and my first LO using September kits. My assignment was stitching -- and boy did I use stitching!

For this layout I used pattern papers from Paige Taylor Evan's Turn the Page collection by Pink Paislee. I used Paper 8 as my background paper and Paper 12 for the border and to make part of my title. I cut the word "FINALLY" freehand and then stitched around it using embroidery floss.

I used several pieces of ephemera from the ephemera pack included in the kit (also from Turn the Page). And of course some thread from my stash for a few more pops of color.

I love the exclusive alphas this month. They are beautiful! And not one piece of chipboard is wasted because there are all these colorful hearts, dots, stars, and asterisks included with those alphas. I used a few of the hearts around my page, too.

Lots of machine stitching with blue and gold to finish it off.

I made a process video if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Monday, September 11, 2017

..:: happiness is here ::..

Hello!  Last week my first LO for Hip Kit Club went live and I'm so excited to share here, now. My challenge this week was to use the September 8th Sketch (can be found in the HKC member forum on FB).  I hadn't gotten my September Kits yet, so I used items that can be found in the August kits -- which is a whole lot of Maggie Holmes Carousel.

Here are a few close ups:

I made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy:

Thanks for stopping by!  Look for another layout coming later this week using the gorgeous September Hip Kits!