Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Daily 2014: Title Page and Day 1

I love Christmas. I skipped out on making a December Daily Album last year and I really wish I hadn't. I knew I would make one this year, even if it took me well past December to finish it. That being said, I have officially started it!
In the past I documented everything we did every day for my album. This year I wanted to be more subject based. This format makes it easy for those days we really don't do anything! 

I am going to try and keep up this year, but at the same time I don't want to rush it. There are stories I want to document and I want to be sure to take my time and get my thoughts down. I also have a 10 month old I'm keeping up with! This makes EVERYTHING a challenge!

I am using Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane and Tinsel and Company for the album this year. I love that they can be used alone or mixed together. I am keeping the design very simple this year so that the emphasis is on the photographs and the stories. 

Title Page

I used a clear acetate sheet for the title page. I wanted it to stand out but give a glimpse of the next page as well. The wreath is a cut file from the Silhouette store. The alpha stickers are Tinsel and Company.

Day 1

For this page I used photos from our Christmas photo shoot. I wanted to dedicate a page to her 1st Christmas. The trees are actually the triangle banner stickers upside down, the center one is just paper cut larger. The writing is with a gold sharpie and the wood veneer number is from Teresa Collins Something Wonderful collection that's been embossed with gold embossing powder. 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

The Things I Love

Family photos for us are an extreme rarity. It's next to impossible to get everyone together, dressed, looking in the direction of the camera and having a fairly decent expression on their face, am I right?
Imagine how surprised I was to set up this shot and get a fabulous photograph! 

What better way to compliment the picture then with a great scrapbook collection from Teresa Collins. This is her Hello My Name Is collection that can currently be found at Joann's Fabric and Craft Store. She specially designed some exclusive pieces that can only be found at Joann's. What a great collection!

I added some subtle texture to the background using one of her fabulous stencils and some translucent embossing paste. I think it really compliments the layout and adds dimension. And how about those WOOD dots?? How cool are those? I just LOVE them!

 I love the journaling snippets. These are an easy way for me to inject my thoughts on a layout when I don't necessarily have an actual story to include. These stickers have all the right sayings. The things I LOVE part is actually a 4x6 vertical card that is included in the 12x12 paper pack. I just cut it down to use that part. 

I really love how this layout turned out and can't wait to play some more with this collection. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

For the Love of Boots

Hello! Today I have a layout I created using Teresa Collins Something Wonderful collection. I love love this collection. The colors are fun and vibrant, yet not overwhelming. They worked perfect with this layout of my middle daughter and her boots. 

I designed this with a white background to really make the photography and patterns pop. I cut the beginning of my title with my Silhouette Cameo. I welded the words to a rectangular box so that I could finish the title on it with alphabet stickers. 

Here is a quick Flipagram tutorial I created to help show how to easily line up alphabet stickers on a layout!

I really love these gold sequin stars. They have a matte finish and really add some fun dimension. I used the TODAY card as paper in this layout, but it is 3"x 4" which makes it perfect for pocket pages as well!

 The pale blue green wood grain patterned paper that's behind the photograph is actually from the 6x6 paper pad for this collection. This is a great use for these smaller paper pads. This particular paper is not included in the 12x12 paper collection. What a great addition to this layout that I would have missed out on had I not had the smaller paper pad.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

I AM Wonder Woman

The theme of this layout came together after a girlfriend showed me a t-shirt with this saying on it. I fell in love. Don't we all want to feel like a superhero?

I had just happened to snap this selfie on 4th of July (thus the star tattoo). What a perfect shot to create a layout with this saying!

I used my silhouette cameo and cut out the saying and the rest of the layout just fell into place.

The journaling reads: "Motherhood is hard. Some days it's downright ugly. But some days its the most beautiful, glorious thing. Mothers are the toughest of all humans. I was having an exceptionally bad "mommy" day when a friend shared this quote. And then it hit me. 
I'm the superhero my kids see everyday. I've even saved the day a time or two. Some days I just need to be reminded of my superpowers."

(patterned paper and circle chipboard: Teresa Collins Urban Market)

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Girl with Albums Made Easy

Today I'm sharing a cute baby layout made with Teresa Collins Albums Made Easy cards. These layouts come together so quickly. I love how the cards really compliment my photographs. 

The soft colors are a perfect match with baby photographs too! 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Disney with Albums Made Easy

Today I have another fabulous pocket page layout made with Teresa Collins Albums Made Easy cards. These are so versatile! I created a cute Disney layout to show just how versatile they are. 

I really think the cards and the photographs compliment each other. This will make it so much easier for me to catch up on my Disney album now!

Come back tomorrow for a cute baby layout using these Albums Made Easy cards!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Baby Love

This summer has been full of lots of baby love. It's been such a huge change having a baby back in the house but boy do I love the snuggle time!

(Entire layout from October Afternoon's Woodland Park kit. Love title from Silhouette store)

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