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Saturday, 14 December 2019 02:04

December 2019 Sketch and Layout

This month I was once again the designer of the sketch for the Single Page Design Team.  I love designing sketches almost as much as I love making layouts!  Seeing all of the creativity and the beautiful layouts really is such a joy!  You can see some of the other talented artists on the Stick it Down Blog here

 

 

For my layout I went full on Christmas.  This was the first year, in several, that we had taken a family photo.  So it seemed fairly obvious that I should scrap and TREASURE such an event!   Here is the layout that I created:

 

 

Clearly breaking my own rules and sketch, I had to find a way to incorporate all of the kids' individual pictures on the layout as well.  I LOVE how this turned out.  

 

I used glittery vinyl from the Target dollar spot and cut it down to frame the photos and then I double matted them with glittery gold cardstock (from Michaels).  I used the "plaid" paper collection from Hobby Lobby seasonal paper pad and cut the strips.  Using a Stampin Up scallop circle punch (and nearly breaking it, yikes!)  I cut the circles for the "2019" title out of the gold glitter cardstock and used some black glitter Thickers numbers to highlight the year.  

 

I felt like the strips needed a little bit more so I added strips of rhinestone down the edges alternating the white and red.  Finally I added some random (I think Dollar Tree) gift bow to the opposite edge. Usually I tend to add tons of ephemera or doodads of the sparkly nature, but I wanted to keep this "simple" to just showcase what my family looks like right now. 

 

Thank you so much for looking!  And if you play along, be sure to post on the Stick it Down blog for a chance at some prizes and or tag #stickitdown or #livelaughlovetoscrap on IG for some love!  

 

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Friday, 10 May 2019 15:50

May 2019: Birthday Girl

Hip Hip Hooray, I am the featured single page designer this month for Stick it Down!   I actually designed the sketch this month and they featured my layout for the design team.  

 

Here is the sketch:

 

 

This is the layout that I created: 

 

I absolutely love how fun this layout is!  I used the Stampin Up! scallop edge punch and layered the paper strips but felt like it needed a little bit more dimension.  So I dug through my dusty and forgotten about ribbon bin and found some fun lace and ruffled fibers and layered them in between the paper strips.  I just used my HTG gun to adhere the ribbon and paper strips.  

 

 

 

I cheated and simply drew the banner lines because the bakers twine I was going to use just didn't "fit" on the page.  I used scraps and punched the banner pieces out and glued them flat onto the page. 

 

For the frames, I just cut 3x4 rectangles and used my paper trimmer to cut out the centers with 1/4 inch borders at the top and then 3/4 inch base to make them appear like Polaroids.  I adhered the photos on the back and then added pop dots for dimension. 

 

Finally my favorite part, the bling.  I just used random sequins and mini glue dots.  I used some thickers packs of bright pink foam letters for "Birthday Girl" and black glitter number pack for "5"

 

 

And voila, I have a super fun and dimensional layout that my daughter keeps begging me to hang in her room.   Um, no kid this is mine!  

 

I hope you create something fun and share it on the Stick it Down blog here for a chance to win a prize by our sponsor Cheapo Dies

 

Thanks for stopping by! 

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