Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hot Cakes Documented

Hi friends!
Here's another layout that I created with product from the January 2013 Hip Kit.

Things I love about this layout...
- The Instagram prints from my birthday celebration in January (If you are ever in Ballard, you MUST go to Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery...have the S'mores! DELISH!)
- The color combo...turqoise, red, gold & wood grain. Yum.
- That metallic polka dot fun!
- Those lacy paper doilies.
- All the amazing embellishments from the January Hip Kit (sweet embellishments from Elle's Studio, American Crafts Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico and those great alpha stickers from October Afternoon)

Hope you're having a very happy and creative week!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Playing Along with Miss Bossy Pants

Hi friends!
As I mentioned the other day, one of my favorite sources of inspiration & a way to get my mojo movin' is to visit Moxie Fab World. Another favorite way is by playing along with The Bossy Scrapper.
My friend Kim was February's Bossy Scrapper and here was her list of items that had to be used to create a project...

1. Only two photos - Check.
2. Ink or Mist - Check. (I used Heidi Swapp Colorshine - one of my current favorite products!)
3. Tag - Check.
4. Camera - Check. (The cutest ever felt camera sticker from Amy Tangerine.)
5. Fussy Cutting - Check. (I cut those fun circles from some Studio Calico patterned paper.)
6. Hand Written Journaling - Check! (But I did screw that up and had to creatively cover it up!)
7. White Cardstock - Check.
8. A Popped Up Element -  Check (That cute camera is popped up.)
9. Alpha Stickers - Check.

This layout was so fun to create...I loved playing with all the different layers, colors & textures. Totally fun.
I was not happy about journaling on the textured cardstock...and then I mispelled 'Laboratory', so I had to figure out how to cover it up. But I actually like how it turned out in the end - a happy mistake! 
A new Bossy Scrapper has been posted for March here. I'm totally inspired by Aimee's bossiness and can't wait to play along! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Perfectly Lovely

Hi friends!
Normally when I create layouts, I create 12x12 layouts. Pretty much because most of the page protectors I've purchased are 12x12 and because it gives me a larger canvas to create on. But let me tell you how awesome it was to create this 8 1/2 x 11 layout...

So much fun! I may be a 8.5 x 11 Convert now...especially for my favorite Instagram prints. It's the perfect size for those!
I created this layout with product from the January Hip Kit and Embellishment Kit.
I used several of my favorite products from these kits on this layout...
The 'Love' patterned paper from Crate Paper's Fourteen collection is aptly name...I love both the graphic pink & white target print, as well as the pretty floral on the other side. I wrinkled up some of the gold dot vellum in the Embellishment kit to add some fun texture to the layers on my project...and speaking of vellum, how cool are those Studio Calico vellum arrow stickers?! Definitely at the top of my current favorite product list. I like how both the patterned paper & the arrow stickers help draw the eye in to the photo on the page.

To create the title on this layout, I used one of the Fancy Pants Designs stencil cards. I splattered some Mister Huey 'Silver' and Heidi Swapp 'Primrose' Colorshine on the stencil card, layered it over a small piece of the floral print Crate Paper Love paper, then adhered the My Mind's Eye chipboard sentiment on top with some Basic Grey enameled brads from my stash.
Perfectly lovely, indeed! (If I do say so myself!) :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Moxie Fab Pattern Play

Hi friends!

Whenever I need to get my mojo flowin, one of the places I head over to is Moxie Fab World where Cath Edvalson & her Moxi Fab-ulousness never fails to inspire me.

The current Tuesday Trigger is Pattern Play...

So I decided to play along!
I was inspired by the color combination, the repetition of the patterns and the texture of the thread.
Here's the card I created...

There's still time for you to play along. You can find all the details at Moxie Fab World.
Hope you're inspired to link up too!