Friday, March 24, 2017

May 2016 Project Life - March DD Kit: Delightful

Hi!  Sarah here with a project life spread from May of last year.  Yep, I'm going back and getting some of last year done.  This is actually a continuation of the month for me, it's after school got out and right when we went on our trip to Florida to visit family and went to Disney World.  This week, we are challenging everyone to use spring colors!

For the left side of the spread, I focused on the Disney part of our trip.  One of my main starting points was the Magic card on the left.  It came in the kit and gave me the inspiration to work on this month.

For the right side of the spread, I focused on our time with Josh's family and some friends we got to meet up with.

For the title card, I layered up a 4x6 and a 3x4 card from the kit.  I did some journaling on it and added the wood label with the month and a Freckled Fawn feather.  I also included one of our plane tickets.

For the center of the spread, I included two of my favorite pictures of my girls from Disney.  I also included a package from my FAVORITE sweet treat ever that they gave us on the plane....STROOPWAFELS!!!  These are amazing little caramel wafer cookies from Europe.  I was shocked when they handed them to us!

For the bottom, I included a big family photo of us on the last day of Disney.  We had dinner at BOMA at Animal Kingdom and it was delicious.  We all had on matching family reunion shirts that we wore all day.  I added to the photo with a cut up card that says "happy together" and a chipboard circle from Freckled Fawn.  And another 4x6 card where I journaled and cut up a couple of 3x4 cards with the mason jar and the "remember this" sentiment.

For the right side of the spread, I focused on our time in Tampa with Josh's mom.  The top cards focus on a tea party that the girls had with their Mamaw.  I used the Pebbles cut apart sheet and cut it into a 4x6 card, gluing the picture on the right side.  And on the right, a fun date night Josh and I got to sneak out for.

For the center, we went to a delicious Peruvian restaurant.  I included the business card and some alphas from the Carta Bella sticker sheet.  Then, my mother-in-law started teaching Caylan how to play with piano.  I also did a journaling card about spending time there, cutting a sentiment out of another card and adding it to the journaling card along with a red heart from Freckled Fawn, and ended with a cut from a mini golf place we went to one day.

And for the last part of this month, I included a photo of some friends we got to get together with.  They live on some property with horses and we got to pet and feed them, which is why I included the gold horse shoe (not included in the kit).  And I ended with journaling about our NIGHTMARE of trying to get back home.  It includes canceled flights, nights in hotel rooms and a rental car to finally just get home.

I hope you all enjoyed it!  Don't be afraid to cut up your project life cards and use them in different ways.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I can't wait to see your spring-colored layouts and spreads!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Butterfly Whisperers

Hello again!

It's me, Becky, back with you today to share another project that I created with the Delightful Classic Kit. 

In many parts of the country it is warming up and flowers are blooming and we are spending more and more time outside.

When I think of spring I think of sunshine, flowers and butterflies.

Last year on my youngest's birthday we went to a butterfly exhibit at our local science museum and we got some pretty fun pictures.

Before I tell you about my page, I must ask that you please forgive the quality of my photos this week. My kids lost my camera battery charger and as a result my camera battery is dead as a doorknob. So, I resorted to taking pictures with my phone camera for this week.

I started out with a white cardstock background on the pink patterned paper. I added some pink and gold spray mist splatters since pink was going to be the focal color of my page. Imagine that with four girls! We have gone through lots of pink at our house. 

From there I added the packaging (black and white speckled paper) from the Pretty Little Studio stickers, some washi and my collage of photos. 

I added the cute aqua-colored Freckled Fawn puffy border stickers and my title with the pink American Crafts Thickers and the yellow Jillibean Soup alphas. 

I then added some Maggie Holmes butterfly embellishments ( of course!) and some buttons and chipboard bits and added some gold liquid pearls accents to finish off my page. 

Here is one more close-up:

Thanks for stopping by to visit today! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hangin' at the ballfield!

Hey guys, today I'm playing with the Delightful Daily Diary Kit and a little bit of the Happy Together Classic Kit. I will often 'shop' from previous kits if I'm looking for a particular embellishment or certain colored paper. I didn't have much left from the Happy Together kit but I did manage to grab the red/pink striped paper that added a nice little hint of contrast for the background of my layout.
I also added some of the alphas from both kits for my title. You may notice that I altered a "T" to make an "L"...I've used this alpha set so many times that it was bound to happen that I'd run out of letters! I'm ok with it not being perfect - embrace the imperfection!!

I loved the cork clouds & they tied in perfectly with the cloud paper from the classic kit. I used red line tape to hold it in place and it seems to be holding well so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! 
And I couldn't resist using that gorgeous pink ribbon along the bottom of my page. Originally I thought about tying a bow but was worried that it would add too much bulk to my page. So I opted for the 'messy' look that I've done before on rhyme or reason, I simply add some adhesive, press the ribbon down, & the stitch to keep it set on the page.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Easter Eggs with the Delightful Classic Kit

The first day of Spring!  My favorite season hands down.  I love the spring flowers, warm but not hot weather, the longer days.   Yeah Spring is pretty great.  This week the design team was given the theme of Spring.  I chose to make a bright Easter layout featuring photos from our egg dyeing a few years ago.

I started with the white cardstock and layered pattern papers on top.  I then used glitter mist from my stash to splatter ink on the top and bottom.   

I placed the letter stickers to spell out my title and used labels from my stash for my date and finished this area up with one of the arrow paperclips.  

I kept most of the layout pretty simple besides the pattern paper and title and finished the embellishing off with three of the Maya Road resin flowers.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, Happy Scrapping!

Monday, March 20, 2017

{Easter Egg Time} with the "Delightful" Daily Diary Kit

Hello everyone!  It's Meridy here.  In honor of the first day of spring today, the design team will be sharing "springtime" layouts all week! I'd like to start us off with an Easter layout using the "Delightful" Daily Diary kit.  I also used a paper pack from the "Delightful" Classic Kit. 

I started with a collage of photos printed on an 8x10.  I like using collages when I have multiple photos I want to use.  All of the cropping, matting, and sizing is already done for me when I create and print a collage to use!

I used some of the 6x6 Maggie Holmes papers from the Daily Diary Kit to layer up the background and add some dimension.  Next, I fussy cut some of the floral design from the 12x12 and the 6x6 floral papers in both the Daily Diary kit and the paper add on.  I arranged some fussy cut flowers, chipboard sticker, and the bunny paper from the 6x6 cut apart paper in the "Daily Diary" Kit to make a little embellishment cluster under my title.

On the top left of the layout I adhered the notched chipboard banner stickers, a few fussy cut flowers, the date (using the alphabet stickers from the Daily Diary Kit), and a few word phrases.

My third embellishment cluster was also made with some fussy cut flowers, and a word sticker from the sheet of alphabet stickers in the Daily Diary Kit.  I journaled across the bottom strip of patterned paper.

I added one more final touch, a subtitle, the word "COUSINS", towards the bottom of the layout to keep your eye moving evenly around the entire page.  With that, the layout is complete!

Thank you for stopping by today, the design team will be sharing Springtime layouts all week, come on over for more inspiration all week long!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Delightful Classic Kit- February Memories

Even though I have the Classic Style kit this month, I thought I'd use some of it in my Project Life/Daily Diary style album. I love mixing things up like this, especially by playing with proportions! 

I'm not doing pocket style pages all the way... it's more of a mini album, loosely done in a pocket style fashion. I like the flexibility of this a lot and I do not do weekly spreads, but more of a loose flow to our days. 

By working in this style, I can make a lot of "mini layouts," which makes room for the type of layering I like to do. 

Are you in the kit reveal group? We'll be having some fun surprises tomorrow night... make sure you join! 

Friday, March 17, 2017

January 2017 Project Life

Hi!  Sarah here with a project life spread for 2017.  I used up some of the pretty aquas in the kit, which was perfect because it was still cold and even snowed one day.  

For the title card, I used a fun stamped 3x4 card that a friend stamped for me.  I will be using these every month for this year's PL album.  I put it on top of a 4x6 cut of the Pebbles paper.  I also added the wood veneer label with the month.

For the center, I included some fun photos from the month.  On the far left, a picture of two of my favorite things: coffee and books!  That was the book I was reading in the beginning of January.  The second photo is my weight at the time, with a transparent circle that says "GOALS" from Freckled Fawn (not included in the kit).  Next, is a business card and photo (it's very dark, I'm sorry...) of LulaRoe, which I have recently discovered.

On the bottom, my daughters both had their first dentist appointments.  They both had cavities and had to get them filled (poor babies!).  Caylan's photo here is after hers was done and half of her mouth was numb and she was trying to smile.  I cut out the sentiment "Your smile makes me smile" from a 3x4 card and added it on the paper, along with Carta Bella alphas.  On the right, I used the beautiful gold foil card and added a Carta Bella sticker on top of the tea cup.

On the top right, my favorite thing on this spread was this picture of the snow day and I added a circle with January (Freckled Fawn, not in the kit) and used some Carta Bella alphas to spell SNOW directly onto the photo.

On the right side of the spread, I started with my husband, who was in Las Vegas for a few weeks for some work training.  He got to meet up with some friends who we have been stationed with previously.

In the center, I journaled on the floral card about his trip and added VEGAS with the Carta Bella alpha stickers.  Next, a picture of Layla sitting on the couch with our dog, Brody.  He laid across her lap and sat there for a while (that's RARE!).  I used the "I Love Your Soul" die cut.  It was pretty big, so I cut it apart and made it work for me.  Then, I used the beautiful floral card and added a Carta Bella sticker across the center and outlined it with pen.

On the bottom, documented my husband's work party that I went to.  It was a Speakeasy theme and so much fun!  The bottom two cards and the picture in the center right is from the party.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I can't wait to see what projects you are making with this month's kits!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy Heart


It's Becky with you again today to share another project that I created with the Delightful Classic Kit. 

For this week I wanted to go with a green color scheme because of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday. Not that my page is St. Pat's Day-themed, but I went with a combo of shades of green and gold with some blue thrown in.

Here is my page:

I started with a cardstock base. I cut 1/4" from all edges of the white cardstock and adhered that to the green cardstock from this month's kit. After that I added some Heidi Swapp spray mist in gold and Citron. Because I was originally going with a "Lucky" theme I added some green spray mist to the shamrock I cut out. I traced inside the edge to help the paper stand out better from the background paper. 

I layered lots of patterned paper, ribbon and tape, along with some of the Freckled Fawn puffy border stickers and a strip of the blue and white ribbon. The gold washi is from my personal craft supply. The green floral patterned piece is the tear strip from one of the Pebbles papers in the kit. 

To finish off the page I added lots of chipboard pieces, stickeres and diecuts, along with title words from the Maggie Holmes chipboard package. 

Here is one more detail shot from my page: 

Thanks for stopping by Noel Mignon today. 

Don't forget to join us Sunday night for the reveal of our April kit. That will take place in the Noel Mignon Kit Reveal group on Facebook. We hope to see you there!