Sep 20, 2017

My Summer Journal

Traveler's Notebook Spread created for Clique Kits  - MY  SUMMER JOURNAL -

Hi there!

 Today marks my last day as part of the Clique Kits design team.   The past year has been one of the greatest experiences, creative wise.   And i will be forever thankful to Gia, Erica, Lacey and Nicole for having invited me to be part of  the team.  LOVE u ladies!!

Today is pep rally day for the Sundance kit!, which means we get to share with you all what we have been working on with the beautiful Sundance Kit.   Since I got the TN kit this month, I chose to document a picture of one of our car rides.  I started with the idea of creating a hybrid page, so I used Photoshop to create the journal page, by adding one of the ck printables as the letterhead of the page.

Next I typed up the journal lines, and added the sticker from the Wish You Were Here collection at the bottom of the page.   This was then glued to a piece of paper from the Creekside collection that had been trimmed to fit the TN's page.

For the picture, I went bold, and used Photoshop to edit, and add an Ali Edwards Digital Stamp on it.   I made sure to print the page to fit the TN size, and glued it to the notebook,   A little bit of foam adhesive adds a bit of lift to the little ephemera piece on the page.  Here is the completed spread:

I love how simple and bold this page is,  Sometimes all you need is a story, and a bit of editing to complete the page.  Remember to check Clique Kits and  instagram to see what the DT, and subscribers have been creating with this month's  Sundance Kit.

Let me know if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Materials Used:
Clique Kits:
Ali Edwards - Travel - Digital Stamp


Scrapbook Layout created for Simple Stories  - THANKFUL -

For the second project, I wanted to focus on using the soft patterns of the collection to create a very feminine and simple page about this year's Mother's Day portrait  ( I am so glad i save this picture for the right collection!)

I wanted to keep the page clean and simple, so I reached for some white cardstock for the background of the page.  Then cut two triangles, and two strips from the "CHOOSE HAPPY" paper, and glued them onto the white cardstock making sure to show the b side of the paper  in the strips .  A bit of machine stitching secures is all together to the cardstock.

All the soft patterns in the paper are perfect for recreating flowers on a layout.  For these, I used a steel die to cut the  petals, and a JustNick cut file to create the leaves for the page, and cut them all from the 6x8 paper pad. Then just layer the petals together and glued a small enamel dot from the Faith collection to the center of each flower.

 Once all the flowers were ready to glue, then assembly on the page started.   I glued the picture onto the bottom corner the page, and added two large  clusters of flowers, and stems to  the two corners that run along the paper triangle.   

Then added a few pieces of ephemera, and stickers around the  flower clusters.   The pop of black, white, and gold in the pieces make the flowers softer, and bring out the details in each of them.

Finally, I wanted to bring a bit of shine to this page, and what better place than to create a foiled title for this page.  Using the Deco Foil PeelnStick toner sheet, and one of the Simple Stories  Silhouette store cut files, i created the  title for the page.  The paper was so easy to use in the Cameo machine!
Then a bit of gold foil, and some heat from the laminator bring the title to life.

The simplicity of the page is not lost with the soft flowers and stems that decorate the page.   The dimension created on each of the flowers is perfect to bring the patterns on the papers to life, and keep the focus on the picture.   I really love the final look of the page!

I hope you are all inspire to use the patterns, colors and foiled details in the  Simple Stories BEAUTIFUL collection.  It is one of my favorite Simple Stories to date, and i am sure you will also fall in love with it!  Remember i am a comment away if you have any questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Materials used:
BEAUTIFUL collection:
9200 Collection Kit
9201 Sticker combo
9204 Choose Happy paper
9205 Shine Bright paper
9214 6x8 paper pad
9215 Chipboard stickers
9216 Bits and Pieces
9217 4x6 stickers
9218 clear stickers

HL7898  High Style 12x12 paper pad

7719 Faith collection enamel dots


Scrapbook Layout created for Simple Stories  - SHINE -

I am up on the Simple Stories blog with two new projects using the new and gorgeous, "BEAUTIFUL" collection.  Here is the first project:

You know that feeling when you see a patterned paper, and suddenly the entire layout comes to mind, picture and all!   This is what happened as soon as i saw the "Shine Bright" paper from the Beautiful collection. For starters the name of the paper, and all the gold foil gave me the idea to create a star filled page.

Next i wanted to incorporate one of my favorite and most used techniques, "a large stitched title".   For this i used one  of the Simple Stories' Silhouette Store designs to cut the large "SHINE"  word from one of the papers from the High Style paper pad.  It was then backed with the Shine Bright paper, and then stitched together with pink and gold embroidery thread.

Once the stitching was completed, then I trimmed the page, and stitched on a slant to another of the High Style papers from the pad (I love that all these papers combine seamlessly), and attached the picture to the bottom of the page.

Using the same cut file, a lots of stars were created from different papers from the collection (all the leftover pieces from previous projects), and these were scattered around the page, so that they look as exploding from the bottom corner of  the page.

Using pieces from all the embellishment add ons, small clusters were created along the page, so that they form a visual triangle, and bring attention to the picture, and title of the page.  Here is the final 

I love the combination of colors, dimension, and texture in this page.   It came together in a heart beat (though the stitching took some time), and the end result is just worthy of the title.  

As always let me know if you have any questions on how this came together!

See you in the next post!