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Sunday, November 22, 2015

My New Favorite Layout

This layout was inspired by the fall Starbuck's cup and a cut file from Hip Kit Club (designed by Kim Watson). Instead of creating a cut file, I used a Faber-Castell Artist Pen in my Silhouette Cameo to sketch the layout. I then used Distress inks to paint the wreath; using colors inspired by the collage of fall photos. I love the light and airy look this created. The Starbuck's cozy is the perfect embellishment to finish off the layout.

Inspiration is all around us, we just need to take the time to notice it! For more information about this layout, be sure to check out my YouTube video here. As always, thank you for stopping by my blog!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Making Layouts from Lemons

Last week I was house-bound with bronchitis (the lemons) and Paper Issues was hosting an on-line crop at the same time. What's a girl to do that's hopped up on steroids but not well enough to get out? You guessed it... I scrapbooked for days and 11 challenges later, I can honestly say I made the best use of my time. :)

This layout was created for Danielle's Free Cut File challenge.

The cut files, photo, and the Pebbles frames (DIY Jen Hadfield) were the inspiration for the layout. To add dimension to the frames I cut into the photos and had part of the photo overlap the frame. It's a simple technique that adds fabulous detail. I loved all the challenges and will be uploading a layout share in the next couple of days on my YouTube channel.