Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gilded Card

Hi all! Just a quick post today to share a card I made for my husband using the Gilded Paper stack from DCWV. I mentioned this stack in a post a while back and said I would share this card. Sorry the photos aren't the best, but I just took a couple quick shots before handing it over. I absolutely love this stack. It features kraft colors and wood grain designs with gold foil details. And then on top of that it has really on trend images. It was hard to decide on one design because there were so many different options. There are a lot of journaling/phrase cards that are perfect for card sentiments. So not only will your projects be super cute, but they will come together very quickly!
Here is the card:
Aren't those gold foil arrows, just the BEST?!
I layered the sentiment over a square of the awesome Burlap paper. 

Hope you like it and here are the stacks if you'd like to pick one up for yourself:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Do You Know How Loved You Are?

I heard this variation on the 'Twinkle twinkle little star' phrase and just loved it so I had to use it for a title.  Here is the layout it inspired:
The Little Mister stack from DCWV had several pages and cards that featured the phrase- and they matched the colors in my photo (one of my favorites from the hospital).
This stack featured a 3x4 card with banners that read "twinkle twinkle little star" as well as a patterned page of words and phrases that also included it several times. I used all of them just to drive the point home. LOL ;)
Still head over heels for these sequin bows from Freckled Fawn. I thought it looked cute against a background paper that features bow ties! Also love these pearl accents from Doodlebug!
Also can't get enough of the fun title designing on my new Cricut. I love the look of using the negative image and backing it with fun patterned paper.

Hope you enjoyed the project, here is the stack if you would like some for yourself:

Sunday, April 27, 2014

First Bath (hated it)

So, Henry was not a fan of baths his first couple months. So needless to say, his first bath photos are of him screaming, lol. But, hey- that's what happened, so that's what I scrapbook! For the record, at 3 months he likes his baths a lot more now!
Once again using DCWV product! This is from the Little Mister stack. The color scheme worked really well with my photos. There are some adorable phrase/journaling cards in this stack. I like the "new little man" one for this page because it has a sorta double meaning- new as in clean, and new as in (literally) brand new!!
Cut and designed the title in Cricut Design Space. I doodled around the main title for a little whimsy.
Isn't this cut the cutest?! It's from Baby Steps. I added some adhesive pearl "bubbles". These are some of the new bling being made by DCWV and they are really awesome.

Thanks for stopping by today! Here's a copy of the stack if you like what you see:

Friday, April 25, 2014

World Premiere

Hi friends! Today I have a layout I made of the photo I used to introduce Henry to the world... his first Facebook photo! Hey, like it or hate it, it's a great way to keep up with family and allow them to see photos like this that they might not otherwise have had access to. I know my family members really appreciate seeing the updates of our lives. I titled it "World Premiere" ;)
I used the Echo Park Bundle of Joy (boy) pack for this layout. This is the second layout I have done from this kit, and I could probably get at least a couple more as well as some cards. I just love using kits because you have so many pages that are pre-coordinated for you and then they throw in cute stickers, alphas and journaling cards to boot. It makes it so easy to just slam out a bunch of cute layouts in a short amount of time. This layout probably took me under 30 minutes.
I worry sometimes about doing tone on tone with the title because I'm afraid it won't stand out, but I really like the look of it. 
I threw in a couple cute journaling cards and some fun stickers and voila! All done! 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baby Mine

Hi friends! Got another layout with some fun DCWV product to share with you. This is one of the few usable newborn photos I was able to get of Henry. Little stinker just didn't want to cooperate! I talked about this in a previous post so I won't get into it too much here. Anyway, I used the Baby Boy stack. There are two of these stacks, so they must have updated it and I think this is the older one to be honest, but you might still be able to find it. Here is the layout:
I like the color palette of this stack and it worked so well with the colors of my photo.
So I found these cute little baby image squares in my stash. The colors kind of matched so I thought I would try to modernize them a bit to use on this layout. I used some glaze and was going for a square flair kind of look. I'm not sure how well it worked, but hey, at least I tried something new, right? It always makes me feel good when I can use up something from my stash, and it had been awhile since I broke out the glaze- I used to use that stuff ALL the time!!
The background sheet I chose had this cute little turtle in the lower corner. I knew I would end up covering up at least part of it so I fussy-cut out another one from another sheet and popped it up over the original. He was too cute to cover up!
Cut the title from Baby Steps, and welded it in design space, then I doodled around the edges.
Used one of the cute cut-out journaling cards for my journaling, and used some others as design elements on my page. 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the project!! Here's the stack I used in case you would like to hunt it out for yourself:

Monday, April 21, 2014

And what we made was glorious

So I have a little bit of a back story for today's layout. A few months ago my husband thought it would be fun to google our son's name- just to see what came up (as you do, right?! lol).  He ended up finding several images of a cute toddler boy with strawberry blonde hair. We thought it was interesting because our son has strawberry blonde hair (despite both of us being dark! We still get a kick out of that!) and it looked like this little boy could be *our* Henry in a few years. The photos came from a blog called Hey Natalie Jean and we thought it was cute that she called her Henry 'Huck" as a nickname, since we are still looking for a good nickname for our Henry. We're not big fans of Hank. Then a couple weeks later we were at our pediatrician's office for a well check, and one of the nurses mentioned the blog to us again- she was a fan of the blog and recognized our Henry's name and thought for a moment it could be the same one! So I decided to check out the blog a bit more and it turns out I have quite a bit in common with this gal. As I was reading a post about the birth of her son she ended it by saying "And what we made was glorious". I thought that was such a beautiful sentiment I just had to steal it for a layout title. I used one of the first photos of Henry after he was born and I really just LOVE this layout.
The paper is from a  new DCWV stack called Honey Chic. I am really loving the new lines they are coming out with, and you will too. They are really listening to their customers (sending lots of surveys to find what people really want from them, and then trying to accomodate) and also having some very on-trend offerings as well. They have some really great new stacks with nautical themes, blue and coral, outdoors, woodsy and vintage. And you will die for the Gilded stack. Kraft with gold.  Foil. It is AWESOME. I will have to post a card I made for my husband with this stack. It was great for a man card because it wasn't too feminine. But anyway, back to my current project!
Lots of fun colors, and I really like the bright colors against the black. I popped up the flags so they would really pop off the page.
I can't even tell you how I am still so excited to be able to design titles like this with my Cricut Explore! It just makes me giddy! So I took one of the 4x6 journaling cards from the stack. It had a cute glitter-y (it's hard to see in the picture) banner element which I thought mirrored well off of the banner I had on my page. I designed the title, and because of the software I was able to adjust where it would cut on the mat so I could cut the title on the journaling card and then back it with patterned paper. I really love how it turned out. I just added some colorful sequins confetti style to fill in the white space a little bit.
The blue paper in the background has a bunch of sweet phrases in a script font. I highlighted one that said "you make me happy" because I thought it was so fitting for this page. The camera is an SVG cut that I was able to cut with my Cricut (!). I believe I got it from 2 Peas. I still love camera images and use them frequently. The darling 'This" paperclip and flair are from Freckled Fawn. They have the best embellishments. Love them.
Lastly I just added some colorful enamel dots and arrows to add just a little more color and interest in the upper left corner.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Here is a picture of the stack I used if you would like one of your own!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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