Monday, September 21, 2020

Cocoa Vanilla Daydream Layouts for Scrap Shotz

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! I have 2 layouts today using the September Kit from Scrap Shotz. This kit is A-MA-ZING! The kit is the Cocoa Vanilla Daydream Collection. It has lots of soft colours and some unique embellishments. Let's get started.

My first layout features the Daisy Days paper. I framed it with two other papers and used the wreath within a wreath to add interest. Let me tell you, cutting out those pictures so they all fit and were showing everyone's faces was tricky. I used a circle cutter to cut a circle on a scrap piece of paper that fit the inside of the wreath. I laid the pictures over top of the circle and taped them to it. Then I used the negative piece of paper overtop to double check that I wouldn't cut off someone's head. Once they were set, I turned my pictures over and cut around the circle that was holding them all together. 

I love the variety of hand written titles in this kit. 

My last addition was to use some Glue Dots to pop up some of the flower embellishments which are in the ephemera pack.

My second layout uses the Sweet Serenity paper as the base. I wanted to get all 5 pictures on the page to tell the adventure of Little Bear. 


I used the cardstock in the kit behind the photos and some ephemera with Glue Dots.


The kit also includes these cute alpha stickers by Pinkfresh Studio. Perfect for a sub title. I finished the layout with one of the flair buttons

I'll be back next week with some more inspiration. I can't wait to see what everyone makes with their kit. Have a great day.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

More Let's Stay Home Layouts

Hello again! I'm just loving this new Pinkfresh Studio Collection "Let's Stay Home" available at Scrap Shotz. I've got three more layouts to share today.
The first layout is about home schooling. Ok, maybe my picture isn't quite what people had in mind when they made this collection. But how cute is it to teach all your stuffies? There is a paper in this collection that has all these triangles. My daughter and I were playing with them and she came up with the idea to turn them into houses. 

I covered the page in gesso and splattered some Color Shine mists around the page. The buildings are all fussy cut from another paper. The puffy alphas in this collection are awesome for building titles. Finally, I had to add a fabric bow to all my layouts.
My second layout I made while I was at the lake. No fancy tools or cutting machine to help me so it forced me to keep it simple. 

A little bit of fussy cutting and some ephemera embellishments made this quick and easy. The title is in the ephemera pack which makes things so much easier!
The last layout features another paper in the collection. The paper pack comes with two of each paper so I used the back of the second one to matte a lot of my photos but I strategically cut around part of the rainbow so I could use it again (the bottom part of the layout). 

The title was in the ephemera pack and I immediately thought of this picture. On this layout, I added some puffy stickers and journaling to match the top of the rainbow.

I hope you've been inspired today! If you don't have this collection there are still many elements in the shop including the paper kit. 

Have a great day!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Let's Stay Home Layouts for Scrap Shotz

Today I'm excited to show you two layouts with the Let's Stay Home by Pinkfresh Studios Collection. If you have quarantine pictures to scrap, this collection will fit the bill. I happened to use some older photos and they worked just as well.
For my first layout, I fussy cut the triangles from one of the papers. It was really easy to do. I love how there are so many patterns you can make with triangles. I used a quilt pattern I found on Pinterest as a guide and laid out the triangles. 
The picture I popped up with a piece of foam backing. The rest is a combination of ephemera and puffy stickers. The title is made with the Puffy Alpha Stickers. The awesome bow is from a whole pack of fabric bows that you just fold and stick. Finally, I outlined everything with a white pen.
The second layout shows off my daughter's new love of baking. I pulled out everything in the collection that related to food. The title is in the ephemera pack along with many of the embellishments. The puffy stickers, puffy alphas and a fabric bow finish it off. The blue stripe is from the cover paper in the paper pack. The paper pack comes with 2 copies of each paper. I love when that happens so I don't have to overthink which papers I want to cut into.
I'll be back Wednesday with some more Pinkfresh inspiration! Have a great week!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Bloom Street Layout for Scrap Shotz

Hello everyone! I'm back with a scrapbook layout using the May Kit. This kit is full of the Bloom Street Collection by Pink Paislee (Paige Taylor Evans). So I figured a Paige Evans cut file was in order. They can be purchased in the Silhouette Store or in her Etsy Shop.
Ok, so maybe this cut file was a little ambitious - it took a loooong time to back all those boxes. But no pain, no gain - right? I chose this design because I have so many pictures and need to get more than one on a layout if I'm ever going to scrap them all. I used a couple different papers for the backing. I prefer to trace the boxes, cut them out and then adhere them with a glue pen. Those smaller boxes were also perfect for using the 2x2 squares from the mini paper pad. There are 4 of them on there. I also have the mixed embellishment pack with flower sequins. To add some more interest, I made shaker pockets. Here is a close-up:
I had a plastic wrapper I wasn't using so I cut it to the correct size and glued the two open sides with my glue pen. I used lots of tape on the back of the layout to hold the smaller pieces and shakers in place. The picture also shows how I used pop dots to lift some of the stickers off the layout. The butterfly pack is also lots of fun because you can adjust the wings to make them look three dimensional.
To finish things off, I made a title using the puffy titles stickers. I had to break apart a few words to spell 'silly'. Let's hope I don't need those letters later! And how cute is that picture? I had to do a close-up. 

That's all for now. Have a scrappy week!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Bloom Street Layouts with the May Scrap Shotz Kit

Hello! Today I have two layouts to show you with the May Kit. This kit is fabulous!
It is full of Pink Paislee - Bloom Street. Pretty pastel colours fill the pattern papers. I'll be using every piece of this kit.

My first layout is of my daughter wearing my glasses. I cut a giant cut file of glasses using the Bazzill cardstock in the kit and some black from my stash. The green part is an inner offset of the outer black part. Then I fussy cut flowers like crazy from this paper.
The background I covered in gesso and then sprayed with green, yellow and blue Colorshine. The square cards come from the 2x2 paper pad. I layered them in some places.
The title is made from foam Color Vibe Stickers by Simple Stories. The purple flower with a gem in the center is from the mixed embellishments pack. I used a pop dot to adhere it to the page which works really well.
I finished decorating the page with phrase stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet.
The journaling was done on a card from this sheet.
My second layout was inspired by the June sketch in the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Facebook Group
Here is the sketch:
I followed the sketch really closely. I used a mixture of patterned papers but since I used butterflies on the base it only made sense to decorate with the Dimensional Butterfly Stickers. I tried to bend the wings so they would pop off the page. 
I love mixing fonts for a title. Here is an example:
That's all for me today. I'll be back on Monday with some more inspiration. Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Dive Into Summer Part 2 for Scrap Shotz

Hello again! I'm back again with another Echo Park - Dive Into Summer layout. I really had fun putting this layout together.

I used the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine May sketch from the Facebook group. Here it is:
Ok, let's talk about that background, shall we? All you incredible card makers are always blending inks so I thought I would pull out my stash and have at 'er. I blended a yellow and orange for the sun and a blue above the waves. Why don't I do this more often? It was so easy and made the background exactly how I envisioned. I originally had a piece of cardstock in the back but it just didn't look right. Moral of the story - try something new or that you haven't tried in awhile!

I began the layout drawing waves and cutting them out. I realize now I should've probably added a third curly wave for balance but who's counting, right? I used two different papers so the different waves would stand out. I also distressed the edges so they pop a little off the page. I used a frame behind this little cluster in the picture. 

For the title, I cut a half circle from white paper and blended the inks to make a sun. Distressed the edges again. Some of the flags, tags and die cuts are from the ephemera pack and frames and tags pack. I used some foam dots to bring out the summer sticker. The brads are stick-ons and are my favourite part of this collection. (And there are still some in stock in the store - seriously, you won't regret picking these up). The final touch was some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine splattered on the page.

That's all for me today. I hope you have a lovely, scrappy weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Dive Into Summer Layouts Part 1 - Scrap Shotz

Hello! I'm back with two Echo Park - Dive Into Summer layouts for Scrap Shotz. This is a really fun collection. I love how Echo Park has a variety of plain and pattern papers as well as cut apart cards. The theme here is water. Think beach and pool. So for my first layout I pulled out the pictures of my daughter entering the annual sand castle building competition at the lake last summer. She worked so hard on this and even made her volcano explode and played dramatic music for the presentation. It was such a great day!
I layered a whole bunch of papers for this layout. I often find it hard to use the really busy pattern papers but I couldn't pass up a whole paper of sand castles! The yellow paper is Bazzill cardstock - Desert Marigold. The center title is from a cut apart card in the paper kit. The rest of the layout is all sorts of different embellishments - chipboard beach arrow stickerpuffy sticker shells and sand castle, ephemera and tags, cardstock stickers from the paper kit and brads. I love those brads. The best part is they are adhesive and don't have the metal clips on the back. Here is a close-up of those brads.
My second layout you may have seen at our online crop. I hosted a summer/school challenge and this was my sample layout. It is using the same kit so I thought I would share it in case you missed it. Plus it was so fun to make. It's not everyday I get to design a bikini.
I got the idea because there is a paper with a bunch of bathing suits on it plus I'm in love with this flower paper and wanted to use as much of it as possible. I drew the bikini on a piece of scrap paper and then cut it out and traced it onto the flower paper. Those brads really worked well on the bathing suit. Then it was a matter of decorating with puffy stickers, cardstock stickers and ephemera.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone is able to get in the water soon - it is really warming up where I live.