Hello again lovelies! I'm back today to share with you my monthly planner makeover. Each month, in my planner, I create a spread for my month at a glance calendar. This is the first page I will turn to every time I open my planner and it's so fun to be greeted by such an explosion of texture and color. It certainly makes the mundane task of scheduling that much more enjoyable.
1. I started by trimming some mixed media paper to the right size for my A5 planner (8.5 x 5.5 inches).
2. I chose my colors and watercolored the background with abandon. There are no rules here, just play and have fun.
3. I chose a floral cut file from my growing collection, resized it in the Silhouette software and then cut it twice from the Chickaniddy "Together is Better" paper.
4. I ran the page through my sewing machine and stitched just the leaves to the background paper.
5. At this point I thought the page needed a little more peachy pink so I grabbed some coral spray and started flicking some color into the corners.
6. Now that the background was complete, the fun of embellishing the page began. I used all the gorgeous Chickaniddy supplies pictured below and really went to town, stamping and layering. You may have seen those flower brads on my last post, I just couldn't stop making them!
Chickaniddy Supplies: TG14EB02 - Twirly Girly Sticker Sheet, DN14EB02 - Date Night Illustration Stickers, DN14EB06-Date Night Brads, TG14EB06 - Twirly Girly Brads,, jg14st01 - Jolly Good Mini Countdown Clear Stamps, jg14st02 - Mini Illustrated Clear Stamps, sc14st01 - Mini Alpha Clear Stamps, jg14eb07 - Mini Sticker Sentiments, TG14EB0 - Twirly Girly Alpha Stickers, DN14EB01 - Date Night Alpha Stickers
7. Because the left side of the spread was so vibrant, I thought I would keep the calendar side uncluttered and ready to work. I used letter stickers from both the Twirly Girly and Date Night collections as well as the countdown stamp set from the Jolly Good collection to complete my calendar.
8. No planner is complete without a bookmark and I decided to make mine for the month from a Date Night journaling card. You can see how I repeatedly stamped with the HAPPY stamp from Jolly Good to create my own patterned background.
And that's exactly how this spread makes me feel every time I open my planner, just plain happy!
I hope your month is happy and productive as well!
|Date Night - Spiffy Tags|
|Date Night - Awesome Blossom|
|Twirly Girly - This and That|
Heyyie dear friends! Here's sharing my take on a card inspired by the spring colours and blooms!:D
Firstly, I created the background using the technique of random ink splatters, distress stains and adding confetti to the card.
Secondly, to create the flower bouquet, I used a small piece of kraft wrapping paper and netting to create the bouquet effect, then layered the flowers from the Twirly Girly and Date Night collection sticker sheet.
Thirdly, finishing it up with a small twine at the bottom of the bouquet and adding embellishments to it.
Hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed making this card!
Come join us and share your creations on our Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram! Thanks so much for dropping by and sending some love! Hope you liked it! Till my next update, take care and God Bless!:D
Hello and Happy Easter! Allie here today, sharing an Easter layout about the Easter Bunny, or should I say, the Easter Pup! I couldn't resist sticking bunny ears on my dog and snapping a picture. He makes the cutest Easter bunny!
"Hi everyone! I’m Carolee, a geeky girl living in Los Angeles with her game developer hubby and two corgi fur babies that keep me very busy.
I found my way into paper crafting about two years ago when I stumbled upon Project Life and from there, an obsession was born. I come from a crafty family but scrapbooking was something that we never did! Since finding Project Life, I’ve branched out into card making, traditional 12x12 pages and even decorating planners, my newest favorite.
I currently blog at caroleeflatley.com but you can find me most often on Instagram (www.instagram.com/caroleeflatley) Check me out there to see what I’m working on along with pictures of my dogs, my latest trip to Disneyland or my wacky finds!"
"This card, which I made for my husband on our anniversary, uses Date Night and a few pieces I had in my stash. The base is the back side of Together is Better. I cut Dance Party on my Silhouette Cameo to make the top layer. The flower and tile stickers are from the Illustration Stickers."
"I’m obsessed with planning (despite having not all that much to track!) and I love decorating out my pages. This week in November of last year uses a lot of the Scrumptious collection. At the top left, I layered a cut from the front of New Harvest with some of the Journal Tags and Mini Sentiments. I used the Journal Tags again to remind me I was only a week away from having to feed 10 people and then added some of the Illustration stickers in the bottom right to balance everything out."
PROJECT LIFE LAYOUT:
"I love using my regular scrapbooking supplies in my Project Life pages and the 6x6 pads make it really easy. This page relies almost entirely on the Date Night 6x6 pad. That, along with a few dies and the Illustration and Alpha stickers, makes this style of pocket scrapbooking a snap!"
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Hey there, it's Tyra and I LOVE Gray! Gray is a wonderful neutral that practically goes with everything! I'm contemplating painting our home in the upcoming months and I think I have fallen in love with everything gray (Hello Benji Moore Gray Owl). Enough of my color crush! I'm here to try out pairing gray with a minty shade of green. Let's get to my supply list!
Jolly Good: Sugar Cookies/ jg14os02, Sweater Weather/jg14os04. Date Night: Illustration Stickers/DN14EB02, Cutest Couple/DN14OS05
- Cut card stock mat to 4 by 5.25 inches
- Adhere flower stickers to cardstock.
- Cut smaller card stock mat to 3.5 by 4.5 inches. Cut circles using electronic die cutter and layer onto larger card stock piece using foam tape.
- Cut sentiment from "Cutest Couple" card stock and adhere to card.
- Add a few embellishments to add "balance" to the card.
- Adhere panel to a white card stock base.
Let's take a look at the finished card!
That's my take on the fab gray + greeen trend! Take care and have a wonderful day! xo, Tyra
Hello good day to all!:D Have you been following the scrapbook trends lately? Any particular ones you feel inspired to create? For this layout, I created with the text as the background and this was created with my Silhouette Cameo!
1. Open the program on your Cameo (great if you have the Designer Edition).
2. Download the Stencil font.
3. Type in words accordingly as attached and have it cut:
4. Find random patterned papers and attach them to the back of the layout.
5. Decorate accordingly!
Supplies:Date Night Patterned papers- Backwoods Lovin (DN14OS10), Cutest Couple (DN14OS05), Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01), Dance Party (DN14OS11), Plaid is Rad (DN14OS12), Date Night Illustration Stickers (DN14EB02), Date Night Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Scrumptious – Frolic In The Leaves (sc14os11)
Good day all. It's Pam here sharing our crafter in the spotlight. I found this talented scrapper, Michelle, on Instagram when she tagged her beautiful card #Chickaniddy . I am always so happy to see people using Chickaniddy and in creative ways too. Michelle has a beautiful classic style that will inspire you to create your own cards. Can't wait to share her projects so here we go!
"My name is Michelle, and I'm the owner and creative mind behind Kennedy Grace Creations.
I have been married to my best friend, Steve, for 27 years and we have two grown children. Our daughter Danielle, lives in Kansas, and our son Kristopher, is currently serving in the Air Force. There is one more, the ruler of our house, our four legged fur baby, Pippin.
What I love the most (aside from my family - of course) is creating anything and everything. I have been crafting for just about as long as I can remember. Creation is my passion, and I love everything about it. My mind is always thinking of what I can do next.
I started out scrapbooking many years ago, creating simple layouts, but I have since moved on to doing mostly cards and mini albums. I love scrapbook paper, and you might say think I have an addiction to it. Which might be true, just ask my family! Paper, embellishments, markers, stamps, dies, sequins, buttons and so much more is in my repertoire of tools. I sell most of the cards and mini albums I make on my square store. I am so excited to be sharing with you a few cards I created with Chickaniddy."
How I created my card:
1. I used the large stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut a piece of the plaid paper from Date Night 6 x 6 pad to fit the A2 size card base.
2. Using the next size of stitched die cut another piece from the paper line as well.
3. The third layer is a water colored panel that has an image I used from Clearly Besotted that I heat embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the image with Tombow watercolor markers but instead of using water I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen to move the color around. Making the coloring very soft to match the design paper. I cut that layer with the fem frame die from Mama Elephant. Both layers got adhered together with foam tape before getting added to the card base.
4. Sentiment is from Simon says Stamp that I heat embossed with a Champaign colored embossing powder from Recollections.
5. Lastly I added a sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh sequins and a few enamel dots.
"How I made my card:
1. I used the large stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut a piece of the flower paper from Holly Jolly 6 x 6 pad then took of the landscape border dies from Mama Elephant to cut the scalloped edge on about three quarters the way down. Leaving the rest of the room for the green stripe paper also from the Holly Jolly paper on the bottom to fill the A2 size card base.
2. I attached the green stripe first because I made the flowered layer in to a shaker panel.
3. To make the shaker part of the card I cut a scallop out of the flowered piece I already cut adhered a piece of clear acetate to enclose the shaker goodies. I cut a piece of fun foam just a little bit bigger than the scalloped opening. I colored the bunny from Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp Set using Prisma colored pencils and gamsol. I adhered to a pink layer to the card base and putting the bunny angled in the opening. Then put the fun foam down to hold all of the shaker goodies. I used some seed beads in several colors to fill the shaker.
4. Before adding the flowered layer I wrapped some white bakers twine right above the scalloped part of the flowered paper and made a loopy bow and added a button for the finishing touch. "
"How I made my card:
1. I used two different Stitched rectangle dies from Simon Says stamp it cuts stitching on both the inside and outside of the pattern paper. The pattern paper was used from the Date Night 6 x 6 pad. I cut it out and then cut just a piece of smooth white card stock. Out of the center section of the pattern paper I cut a circle using a stitched circle die from Little Inkers it also cuts both the inside and outside stitched lines as well as one from the white cardstock.
2. This allows me to use the pattern paper as the frame, the white as the next and the circle as the center layers making a very flat card with big details.
3. In the center circle I stamped a bible verse from Verve which I heat embossed using the Champaign embossing powder.
4. Lastly I added a few flowers from I Am Roses and a sprinkling of pearls surrounding the flowers."
Thanks Michelle, for sharing your creativity on the blog!