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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Card with Basic Grey's Grand Bazaar

Basic Grey's Grand Bazaar collection is really awesome.  It is really beautiful with all it's fun patterns and vibrant colors.  I'm always saying how I like to have cards on hand, and here's another one that will work for whatever occasion you need. 

I left space at the top and bottom so that I could easily add the sentiment later.

I combined several of the papers and lined them up down the middle of the card.  Then layered embellishments to create the focal point of the card.  So fun and beautiful!  Another great bundle offered by FotoBella!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bo Bunny Layout- You are Beautiful

I have a super quick layout to share with you today.  I used the Bo Bunny Enchanted  Garden Collection.

I have to say that when I first got this line I wasn't so sure about it.  But, the more I work with it and use it, the more I am falling in love with it.  I had this picture of Jalyn from when she had some face painting done.  It is a little hard to see but it is a large purple butterfly.  She is always posing and dancing around for me.  I just love the attitude she is giving me in this picture.


A few close-ups:

Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica

Friday, July 18, 2014

Echo Park-Cutie Pie

Happy day to everyone!  I'm sharing a layout I did using the Echo Park We are Family Collection Kit.  I really love the colors in this line!  They are so fun and cheery and easy to work with.

I fell in love with these worlds with the hearts on them.  I was determined to get every world embellishment or paper on this layout.  I think I'm only one 3x4 card short.  I just felt like this picture of my youngest was so much fun and worked so well with this theme.  She really balances out our family and I love her for that.


A few close-ups:

Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A So Very Lovely layout

FotoBella fans, hello!  I've been working with Basic Grey's Grand Bazaar collection.  This is one of the photos snagged off the bulletin board the last day of school.  My daughter won the award at the beginning of the school year!  Another mom was kind enough to snap this photo since I just happened to be at the hospital in labor with her little sister at the same time!

This collection is truly beautiful.  The colors are so vibrant and fantastic!

Such an assortment of embellishments come with FotoBella's bundle.  I really love the black and gold wood pieces.  That fox, oh that fox is so cute!  I just had to use it.  You can see that I did hold off on the journaling for this layout.  I usually do all of my journaling at one time, once I have all the layouts in order and ready to go into the album.  That way I get all the facts straight and in order!

The chipboard sticker pieces are really amazing.  Great pop of color next to that black outline.  

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Graphic 45 ~ Look Out World!

    The new Graphic 45 collection, (Come Away With Me), from FotoBella, is so gorgeous, and perfect for all of those vintage photos, like the one I scrapped here from 1924, of a relative on my dad's side of the family.

    I started by layering the papers and Journaling and Ephemera Cards behind the Core'dinations cardstock circle, which I embossed and sanded down a little to reveal the color underneath. I stitched around it, adding some stitched X's throughout the page. I masked the compass with Distress Ink, (Frayed Burlap), and the water marks with (Broken China), using the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil.

   The date on the Journaling Chipboard tag was stamped, as well as the script on the circle chipboard piece, and the postcard on top.

    The Prima flowers were misted and layered, with small chipboard circles for the centers. I finished it up with some ribbons and rope on the tags, and some sheer brown ribbon going across the bottom of the page. 

Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Card Tutorial

 I made this vintage, travel card using the new Graphic 45, Come Away With Me collection, from FotoBella. How fun would it be to surprise someone with actual tickets to somewhere on the inside?

Supplies you'll need:                                                              
- Lace or Ribbon
- Distress Inks (Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap)
- Flowers or Flower Stamp

Decorative Scallop Scissors

   Take the pink map paper from the 6 x 6 Cardstock Pad and ink the edges with Distress Inks (Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap). Using a paint brush dipped in water, go around the edges and lightly turn and distress your paper, taking the top right corner and folding it down a little.

   Fold and glue together the ticket pocket that comes in the Tags and Pockets. Use whatever image you'd like from the Jounaling and Ephemera Cards. Cut the tickets from the 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad, and ink around all of the edges, as well as the pocket and Ephemera image.

   Now glue your tickets coming out of the pocket, and arrange them and your other items onto the map paper, as shown in the photo.

   I used the floral paper that comes in the 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad, to place behind the map paper, using decorative scallop scissors across the top and bottom. Ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

    To further enhance those scallops, wet the edges with water, and fold down every other scallop. After it dries, glue to your actual card, which I made out of light pink cardstock. Now ink the edges of your chipboard pieces, using the same Distress Inks, and tie some lace or ribbon through the Come Away With Me tag. Arrange your pieces as shown in the photo.

   To finish it off just add flowers. I stamped mine with a Prima stamp onto the patterned papers, and used pearls for the centers.

Happy travels!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Market Street ~ Ashbury Heights 2 Pager

  I created this Easter 2 Pager using the beautiful new collection, Market Street ~ Ashbury Heights, by My Mind's Eye, from FotoBella. I don't think I've ever used black in an Easter layout before, but I like it here, and thought it would work well with the papers.

    The black lacing up the sides was done after punching the striped paper. Then I hand-stitched the red and pink along the punching.  I used the chipboard flower on the left side, going over the quote that comes in the Mixed Bag. The oval tag and banner tag under the bottom left photo, comes with the Decorative Brads, which I also used on the right side.

    I used some Decorative Tape under the bottom photos. On the right side, I used the Journal Card Packs, stamping the aqua green one with a Prima stamp. The large pink flower on the right was one that I had made a long time ago, and actually inspired the other flowers, which I made using this tutorial that you can find on my blog.

Thanks for your visit!