Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sweetheart - Pink Paislee

I simply adore the Citrus Bliss collection by Pink Paislee. For this layout, I pulled - chartreuse and gray papers, a combination I hadn't tried yet.

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I started by mounting the green stripe to the gray and white floral. Next, I used Heidi Swapp's polka dot art screen to add those glittery, yellow-green dots. It was my first time using an art screen, and I'll be honest - it didn't go very well. When I pulled the screen off, it tore my paper in a few spots. No big deal because I was going to cover that area with my photo anyway, but I will need to sit down and play more before using another art screen on another layout.

Fun tidbit.... We are staying with my parents for a little while as we are between houses (I'm literally waiting for the call to come pick up keys!), so my scrapbooking stash has been, let's say, limited. I really wanted to layer my photo with tissue paper, but I didn't have any. I remembered that a wedding gift had been dropped off for my sister, so I asked her if she had thrown away the tissue paper yet. Luckily, she had not! So, it's kind of fun that this layout about her wedding contains a little bit of tissue paper from a wedding gift. :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Tessa

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Let's Get Together - Scrapbook Circle

Have you seen the July kit - You are My Favorite - at Scrapbook Circle? Oh my goodness, I love it! It's filled with Crate Paper, American Crafts, Pink Paislee.... It's awesome. I had the chance to create a layout for the One Item Wonder feature on the Scrapbook Circle blog all about the exclusive stencil included in the kit:

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I used the stencil to add some much-needed blue to my page. I simply traced the stencil and filled the space with a waterbrush and Distress Ink. You can read more here.

I used papers from the 6x6 Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy paper pad. You can find it - and the Maggie Holmes title - in the add-on here. That darling wood veneer bow is Maggie Holmes, too. I need a whole sheet of bows! You can find it in this add-on here.

Visit Scrapbook Circle here, and keep up with them here and here. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your day :). Tessa

Monday, July 20, 2015

World in Her Hands - Pink Paislee

Have you seen the Atlas Summer Adventure Series happening at the Pink Paislee blog? It's 20 days of summer-themed layouts featuring the Atlas collection, with downloadable, full-color instructions for each page. Here is my contribution, a layout about one of Addie's new favorite toys this summer:

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If I had to pick one favorite thing from the entire Atlas collection, it would be the gold foil map overlay. The foil is a gorgeous color of gold, and the overlay has a faint grid pattern in the background. Over plain cardstock or patterned paper, it's a fabulous addition to any layout.

My favorite part of this page, though, turned out to be the title work. I mixed alphas (gold from Atlas, white from Citrus Bliss), and replaced the "o" in world with a globe chipboard sticker. I loved that the blue in the sticker matched Addie's shirt.

Visit the Pink Paislee blog for more information. You can grab the download there, or here. Be sure to check out all the other fabulous layouts in the series. The design team did a knock out job!

Have a great day :). Tessa

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Right Now - The Studio Challenges

Hello! There is a new challenge up at The Studio Challenges and it's all about stars and stripes. In honor of Independence Day here in the US, the challenge was simply to include stars and stripes on a layout. Well, I just had to go patriotic for my page, so I scrapped a photo I took this past May on Memorial Day:

Almost everything I used for this layout comes from Pink Paislee's Atlas collection. It's a great travel line, but it also includes the stars and stripes I needed - and in red, white and blue!

I also used white and silver washi tape from Heidi Swapp's marquee line, as well as the star stamp from Heidi Swapp's planner line. Tip: If you don't have an acrylic block for your clear stamps, try using the lid of your ink pad. I forgot to leave a block out (almost everything is in storage until we close on our house), so I improvised with the plastic lid of my ink pad. It worked pretty darn well!

I love Pink Paislee's chipboard frames, and this striped one was perfect for the challenge theme.

I also love the big tags in the Atlas line. I love the foil and the red, white and blue on this one was great for my page. The chipboard star stickers and enamel stars from the Atlas line really gave the layout its patriotic feel.

If you'd like to  play along at The Studio, you can find the challenge here. You don't have to go patriotic like I did, as you'll see when you visit the blog and check out the other design team members' takes. Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunshine - Pretty Little Studio + News

Hello! I hope your 4th of July weekend was wonderful! I enjoyed it. I will never EVER get tired of parades, barbecue and fireworks :). And, we survived the scorching hot sun, so that was a bonus.

Speaking of sun, my little sunshine Adlyn is the subject of my latest layout for Pretty Little Studio. Most of my PLS stash is in storage until we close on our house, but I do have the amazing Treasure Island collection to work with! I created this page for the July sketch challenge.

You can see more on the PLS blog here, but let me point out some of my favorite things. The title - Melissa has several acetate title pieces available in the shop now. I probably would have stapled it on, except my Tiny Attacher is in storage. I can't believe I didn't leave it out, but washi tape came to my rescue :).

The flair - I think flair is something I will use in my scrapbooking forever. I just love PLS flair because the packages are a mix of words and vintage images. I thought this "happy" flair was a great subtitle.

Die-cuts - I love PLS die-cuts. I got the package of small die-cuts from the Treasure Island line and it was hard to choose just one for this little cluster.

I have some fun PLS news to share today, too! I will be designing for Pretty Little Studio for another term! I am VERY excited. I just adore Pretty Little Studio and feel honored to have this opportunity continue. Check out the talented ladies I get to design with:

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a great week! Tessa

Friday, July 3, 2015

Patriotic Re-share

My favorite holiday is tomorrow and I can't wait! I love celebrating the 4th of July with my family. From the parades to the fireworks, it really is my favorite day of the year. Since we are between homes at the moment (we close mid-July!), I hope you don't mind a re-share of a couple of my previously posted, favorite patriotic projects.

First up, this layout that I created for The Studio Challenges:

You can find the original post and the mood board that inspired the layout here.

I can just imagine Addie waving this SRM wand around during the parade tomorrow morning!

You can find the original post and tutorial here.

Whether you're celebrating Independence Day or just enjoying the weekend, have a good one! Tessa

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wedding DIY - Part 1 - DCWV Nesting Boxes

Hello! If you follow me on Instagram, you know my little sister's wedding was just this past weekend. It was a DIY wedding and I had the chance to get creative with several things. I'll be sharing it all over the next couple of weeks, starting with two projects I made with DCWV's nesting boxes:

If you head to JoAnn's (in store or online here) you can find the boxes. They come in white, gray, kraft and assorted colors. You get 12 boxes with lids in each set. I used several boxes from the white set to create these prizes for my sister's bridal shower games.

A little tulle ribbon and a silk flower made for easy and pretty packaging. The prizes were Bracelet Bar bracelets by Blue Moon Beads (see my youtube video about those here).

I used the gray set to create these succulent planters for her reception centerpieces. I foiled the H picks with my Heidi Swapp Minc machine and cut them out with a Spellbinders die.

I lightly spray painted the boxes with a stone finish paint. Because the succulents didn't need much water, it didn't matter that the boxes were paper. My sister loved the concrete look and tiny price tag ;).

You can see my post about these boxes on the DCWV blog here. Thanks for stopping by today! Tessa