A new week, a new theme at the On Trend team of Practical Scrappers: handstitching! This one is right up my alley, I add some handstitching to almost all of my layouts. I just love the extra touch it gives to my pages.
I used my Scraptastic April kit for this layout and started off with the Crate Paper DIY Shop papers. It felt kinda challenging to use so much black and white, but with adding some color I think it turned out fine. I also used some houndstooth tissue paper and tape. This is where my latest order from Paper Issues came in and I just had to save it to use on a layout :-)
The photo on this layout is taken during my last trip to Orlando. I have a thing for carousels and for Dr. Seuss, so the Caro-Seuss-el in Universal Studios is my absolute favorite. I found this font to use for my title.
Crate Paper DIY Shop: Design paper, Project paper Teresa Collins He said, She said: He said quotes paper, She said Die Cuts Basic Grey Knee Highs: Four Square paper Studio Calico Snippets: chipboard arrows Elle's Studio Day to Day: Tabs Ormolu: exclusive flair Paper Issues: houndstooth tissue paper, houndstooth tape White tag Distress Ink Antique Linen Silhouette Cameo Handstitching
It's time for the next color challenge at Life.Paper.Scrapbook and we have one that really gave me a summer feeling. Lovely soft pastel colors, love it!
The sponsor for this challenge is The Scrapbook Store and they are offering a AU$20 gift voucher to the winner.
Now off to the challenge, these are the colors for this month
I decided to play with the Elle's Studio Serendipity collection, which has the same beautiful pastel colors. This collection is so easy to work with, it has everything I need to make a layout. I also love the paper strips that you usually cut off the papers, they have perfectly matching patterns and are great to use as borders! This photo of Phiene was taken last weekend when she had made her own cupcakes. Of course you always need to try them yourself first ;-)
It is the 2nd Tuesday of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at Use it Tuesday. This time we ask you to use your beloved favorite. This can be anything in your stash: a favorite paper, a favorite embellishment or a favorite collection. Just anything you thought was too pretty to use.
This DT term is also coming to an end, so check out their DT Call!! Use it Tuesday was my very DT I was on and I had such a blast for the last 2 terms!
***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your
hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you
I decided to make a mixed media canvas this time and wanted to use a really old photo, one of my grandfather with his parents and siblings. This photo is taken in the early 30's and I just love this photo, it is one of my beloved favorites. I went for a vintage style canvas, of course because that would match the photo best. The vintage papers en elements were in my stash for about 9 years!
Gesso, Golden acrylic paint, Liquitex modeling paste, Prima / Donna Downey masks, Mod Podge, Distress Inks Antique Linen & Walnut Stain, burlap, camera washi tape, vintage papers & elements (unknown)
Now it is your turn to use your stash and share your beloved favorite with us. Link up your project to the Use it Tuesday blog for your chance to be our guest designer at one of our upcoming challenges!
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When I'm back from a vacation I always want to make a mini album about it really quick, so that I don't have to worry about these photos not being scrapped. Some of these photos end up on layouts anyway, but that usually takes a little longer.
Today I'm sharing the mini album I just finished about my last trip, which was only 2 weeks ago, so I think it was pretty fast :-) I've made this one with the Portfolio collection from Pink Paislee, combined with some stuff from the Artisan collection. I used a Lori Whitlock cut file for the Silhouette as a base for this album.
This is the outside of the album. It's only 3x3x2 inches, so I can easily take it anywhere with me.
The album is actually a cover that holds 5 little boxes.
On this photo you can see that the 5 boxes are attached to the cover with twine.
This is the first box when it's open and it holds some photos about the flight and the hotel area.
On the next couple of photos you see the rest of the boxes when they are open. You can also see the photos on the back of the previous box. It was hard to photograph each box complety, but they hold 5 photos each.
I'm a happy girl now that I did it again, no pressure anymore about my vacation photos, YAY! At the same time I hope you feel inspired to create something fabulous with any Pink Paislee collection and upload it on the Paper Issues blog overhere.
When you decide to go shop till you drop in the Paper Issues webshop, don't forget to use my coupon code DANIELLE20 for 20% off your entire purchase!! (pssst...Atlantic from Studio Calico just arrived!)