I saw these 2 separate layouts in the idea book and online at CTMH and loved how they were done and thought that they would look cool as a 2 page layout for my class. I found some black and white patterned 6x6 cards that I had stashed in my card box that I haven't used in a while that looks really cool with this geometric pattern. combined with some black and lagoon cardstock, I love how this layout pops out. I completed the layout with more patterned washi tape, glitter tape and some black dots. I also painted the title with the shimmer brush to give it some subtle sparkle. The two pages can also be split by adding a title onto the left page, then you have a cover page and an end page for your books.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
This layout features the Feel So Blessed September Stamp of the Month. It has a beautiful feather image as well as some lovely sayings on it. I created the feather paper strips by randomly brick layering the feather stamp set using one of the new CTMH colours, Charcoal. I used the Falling For You paper pack as the patterned paper. I accented the page with a lovely flower Cricut cut and the title from the Flower Market cartridge. I used one of the many sayings from the Feel so Blessed stamp set which features outlined letters that I took advantage of and coloured in on the sentiment using the yellow for the two words I wanted to stand out. I also coloured in the leaves that I stamped to frame the sentiment. To complete the layout, I used the zipstrip from the Falling for You paper pack, some grey ribbon and grey sequins.
Friday, October 13, 2017
This was a combination of Jeepers Creepers from 2016 and the new Cats and Bats paper. I like the effect the black and white stripe make on the layout as well as the accenting of the monster paper. I used the Mini Monster cartridge for the Monsters title and the witches hat and accented with some glitter tape and a couple of halloween accent stamps.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
This week's layout is made by a guest designer, Carissa Peach. She's my very talented sister/photographer and while she was visiting me during the summer she helped me out by creating this super cute layout. She actually credits my son with the idea as he tells the cutest kid joke:
Kid: What did one cactus say to the other?
Parent: I don't know...
Kid: You look sharp!
He delivers that joke in the best way. Totally corny, but when you have cactus paper and some super cute colours, it makes for a great title! She also cut out some extra cacti from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge and then accented with some cute stamps. I also like that she incorporated the supercute zipstrip from the Prickly Pear paper pack on the top of the right photo well. To add some texture, she did a background tone-on-tone stamp on the Tangerine paper on the left.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
With the snow apparently descending on Calgary tomorrow evening, this seems like a great time to break out your beach pictures especially considering how hot it's been this past week and now snow in the forecast. That is Calgary weather for you. I'm using the No Worries paper for this layout again. If you attended my Spring Banff retreat, this is a great accompanying layout to the one we did at the retreat. Not the same, but with the same paper pack and tones, it would be perfect for the same beach trip. For this layout, I did get to play with the new You Are Here Cricut Cartridge and coordinating stamp sets. It is the perfect cartridge for travel. Can't wait to do my Paris trip with the cartridge! I also used the stamp set that you can only exclusively get when purchasing the cartridge. I repurposed a banner that I used for my daughter's luau birthday party by using the twine, the die cuts of palm trees, pineapples and flowers that has this great gold trim. The set also included some cute mini gold studs that I didn't wind up using on the banner, but looks great on this layout.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
If you need a place to put some colourful photo's then this is the layout for you. Using the Little Dreamer paper from the last Seasonal Expressions book. You could make this layout more magical by flipping the paper and using the rainbow unicorn side. It is fabulous! To add some shine, I used the foil tape along the top and added some Bitty Sparkles around the stars. I also used my Cuttlebug to cut out the rainbow half circle shape and the banner prior to stamping them. If you are going to use the rainbow unicorn paper, I do also have the coordinating die cut and stamp set as an option instead of the rainbow.
|Rainbow Unicorn Patterned Paper|
Monday, September 11, 2017
I admit it, I'm obsessed with the Jack paper pack, but I have a weakness for red and black plaid. Unfortunately the bulk paper doesn't use the red and black plaid, but it does have this cute tree print. Alternatively the back side of the tree print is a cool lumberjack pattern. I'll leave it up to you on which side you prefer for your layout, they are both pretty cool. I used a double layered Cricut cut for the title and stamped various images and sentiments throughout the layout. I accented with a few triangle studs.