Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Double Header Today :)

I have two process videos to share today, one for My Creative Scrapbook and the other for the Crafty Maven Getaway channel. First up is my final layout using the July main kit from MCS. This layout is a bit different for me and layouts that I usually create, but sometimes it's fun to step outside of your creative comfort zone. The bright colors of this kit are so fun and I wanted to showcase them as focal features on the page. I chose the floral as my jumping off point and then selected the pink and orange as my other two main patterns. I'm not a fan of orange, but this orange polka dot has won me over :) It is the perfect shade and is so much fun with the whimsical polka dots. I decided to place the pink strip on top because I felt like the orange polka dot has more visual weight and thus would ground the layout. Outlining the layers helps to make the patterns stand out and pulls in the black on the Hello banner.

 Often I struggle when it comes to using banners on my page. I found that it was so easy to use this when I had the loose grid on the page. It felt like it belonged in that corner and the chipboard title nestled perfectly underneath.

Embossing is a technique that I just don't do enough! I always love the results and the green helps to pull in the few other green accents that I have on the page.

I decided to outline the banner as well so that it wouldn't get lost on the bold orange paper. This kit came with so many embellishments! I used quite a few on all of my layouts and I still have a ton left. 

Here is my process video if you'd like to take a peek. 

Next up is my layout for the Crafty Maven channel. The mood board this week is so bright and fun. My initial thought was  the Summer Daydreams collection by PhotoPlay. Sadly, I don't have it so I used the Sunshine & Happiness collection by Simple Stories.

Disclaimer: I used a sketch for inspiration and I cannot find it at the moment. I don't like to use things without giving credit, so if I find it I will link it :)

Again, I chose to outline the paper layers so that they would really stand out. The 4x4 card makes the perfect title and I thought it was perfect for these photos.

I love these colors together. For added interest I looped some thread in each of the clusters and chose colors that weren't as dominant.

This girl is one of my favorite images in this collection and I thought she was perfect for this page. I need to look up the date of these photos and then I will finish this journaling spot. I am a procrastinator when it comes to things like this, but I am trying to get better :)

Here's a link to my video. I'd love for you to check it out. Have a wonderful day my friends!


  1. I love them both but the 1st one is my favorite. It made me want to go right upstairs & make a page. Sadly there was no time, but I'm totally scrap lifting it today. ��