Friday, June 22, 2018

City Market - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

Do you like to try new trends? Mandalas and doily patterns are really hip right now. I wanted to show you how you can use these on a layout with dramatic results.

I used the Dainty Doily digital cut file to make an eye-catching background for my title. In addition, the doily pattern duplicates the shapes and textures of the sweetgrass baskets in the foreground photo.

Here is the digital cut file I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

So Sweet Baby - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends!
I am back today with an adorable Simple Stories Oh, Baby layout for you. Come on, admit it ... we all take tons of photos of babies! They grow so fast over a short period of time and we want to remember every moment. What better way to document those photos then with the Oh, Baby collection. With it's gender neutral tones it's perfect for baby boys as well as baby girls. I couldn't resist scrapping this photo of my cute little nephew...

I printed my photo in a sepia tone to coordinate with the brown tones in the papers. Because I absolutely loved every piece of pattern paper in this collection, I wanted to use as much of it as possible on this layout. I did that by cutting banner strips and arranging them along the top of my layout. Then I matted my photo with some blue pattern paper and used foam adhesive to give it some dimension. 

So many cute little adorable animals and other baby die cuts and stickers make embellishments choices a breeze.

At the bottom of my layout I arranged stickers, die cuts, and a fabulous chipboard title.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the adorable Oh, Baby collection ...  and did you know there is also an Oh, Baby Expecting and an Oh, Baby Adoption too!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Camping Under The Stars - Stash Bash Flair

Hello blogging friends!

I am participating with some other designers in the June Stash Bash. This month we are focusing on using our flair; tin pins, decorative brads, enamel dots, woodies. I had some camping flair from A Flair For Buttons so I decided to do a camping layout.

The digital cut file I used is a free cut file from the Paper Issues on-line store. I wanted to back it with some plaid paper in my stash from the Photo Play Paper Lakeside collection. 

I searched through my stash for camping embellishments and found these die cuts from the Imaginisce Happy Camper collection.

I also added some decorative brads from the Simple Stories Cabin Fever collection. This bear was perfect for a Northern Minnesota camping layout.

I wanted to set off the flair on a dark background and found this starry pattern paper from the Simple Stories Heart Simple Set. I cut out some semi-circles to frame the flair.

I like how the digital cut file frames my photo.

Here is the link to my process video. You can check out the other designer's Stash Bash YouTube videos too.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

America The Beautiful - Pebbles Guest Designer

Hello blogging friends! 

I am so excited to be guest designing for Pebbles today! Wahooo!   They sent me the Land That I Love collection and I created 2 layouts to share with you. Summer is usually a time that my family vacations. I love a good road trip!  For my first layout God Bless America, I wanted to document a family trip to Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

I love that this collection has a Mount Rushmore die cut ephemera piece. It was perfect! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a star background from one of the pattern papers.

The rosette star stickers added some dimension to my layout and played up the star theme.

I used the Land That I Love Foil Foam Thickers for my title. These thickers are awesome and are perfect for titles.

I really love how this layout came together.

For my second layout America The Beautiful, I wanted to document a trip to Washington DC. We did a Monument at Night Tour and were able to get photos of lots of the monuments all lit up ... so majestic!

I used a different star digital cut file on this layout, backing it with some stars and stripes pattern papers. I also added some of the fun fireworks rub-ons to the white background.

Once again I used the Land That I Love Foil Foam Thickers for my title and added some flag stickers and die cut ephemera stars.

Do you have any summer trips planned? The Land That I Love collection can be used to document your vacation destinations too.  

I even have a YouTube process video for the God Bless America layout ...

Land that I Love Oh! The Places We Go paper (733792)
Land that I Love Fireworks paper (733795)
Land that I Love America paper (733794)
Land that I Love Stars and Stripes Forever paper (733788)

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

 Star Background 5

 Bits and Pieces Star

Thanks Pebbles for having me as a guest designer!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Wicked Fun - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

A year ago, my daughters and I were finally able to see the off-Broadway musical Wicked when it came to Minneapolis. It was so fabulous!!  I knew I wanted to use the Marquee Alpha digital cut file for these photos. It made for the perfect title cut from a vivid pink and yellow, just like the theater marquee sign.

I thought I would play up the Marquee Lights by using the Twilight Zone 1 background digital cut file. I love that it looks like light is radiating out from my title and photos.

I combined the Marquee Alpha with the Simple Set Alphabet to complete my title.

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Middleton Place - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with a gorgeous 2 pager layout for you today that I created for JustNick Studios using the beautiful Maggie Holmes Flourish collection from Crate Paper. I am trying to catch up on my layouts from a vacation we took last summer to Charleston, South Carolina. While there, we visited Middleton Place Plantation and spent the day walking the unbelievable gardens and enjoying a Southern buffet lunch. We even saw a few alligators! Here is my layout...

I framed my photo using the Lotus Ring digital cut file. I left the space open to leave it light and airy. Framing your focal point photo draws the eye right in.

For my title I mixed the Outline Alphas with some gold Thickers. I filled in the alphas with a pretty floral print.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

 Lotus Ring

 Outline Alphas

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.