Monday, January 11, 2021

Real life

 Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new layout to share for Simple Stories using the Hello Today collection.  I am absolutely in love with this collection.  It is so neutral, it can literally be used for any type of layout!  I decided to go boyish with this one.

I created the background by cutting out random strips from the pattern papers.  I then stitched them on my layout with my sewing machine.

I then added my photo to the center and created clusters of embellishments around it.  I really like how these chipboard frames create a focal point on my layout.

This layout was quick and easy to make.  I love how your eye is automatically drawn to the photo with this design!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Hello Today collection kit
Hello Today Chipboard frames
Hello Today Chipboard
Hello today Bits & pieces

Friday, January 1, 2021

Hot Cocoa

 Hey everyone, I'm here today sharing a new layout using the Winter Market collection from Carta Bella and a cut file from Echo Park.  I was so happy to design with this beautiful collection.  I live in Atlantic Canada so I have a lot of winter photos!  I had this cute one of my daughter drinking hot chocolate, perfect for this cut file and collection!

I backed my cut file with dark paper because I wanted it to stand out on my light blue background.  

I layered a lot of ephemera and stickers on this layout.  There were so many fun ones to choose from.  I popped some of them up with foam squares.

I then added some enamel dots and little stickers to create some clusters.

I finished off by matting 2 sides of the layout and adding some stitching with my sewing machine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used: