Handsome Fella

Hello Everyone, here is a super simple layout that really lets your pictures do the talking. I love the fun colors I chose here, cranberry red, deep grey and mustard yellow. A really great combination and makes the blue and green really pop from the pictures.

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Lets talk paper, the red chevron is by Paper Studio, all other patterned paper were from Pink Paislee’s Hello Sunshine paper pack ( this is such a fun set of papers), the red cardstock is Cranberry from Creative Memories (discontinued), the grey I am not sure who it is by. DSCF5296

The tile was fun to make, I welded all the letters together in Silhouette Studio and cut it out as two words, instead of each individual letter. I also added a white border, which I made by cutting it again after offsetting the words. It gave the title just the wow it needed to not be to much with the pictures and still pop off the white. I also added a piece of red and white candy striped twine for a little interest.

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This time I used my Silhouette Cameo to write the the tags before cutting, then I went over them with the black glaze pen and it really made them stand out and a glossy. I love how journaling does not have to be a paragraph and that you can use some key words to describe the person or event.

The photo mat, sometimes double matting your picture can really make the pictures stand out more as well as look more classy or fancy. This is a great technique to use for Bridal Portraits, or Graduation pictures.

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Now the fun pendants, I basically cut out the 4 different patterns in different sizes and mixed and moved it around and I like the combination then I glued it. I love the layered look that it gives.

Thank you for visiting my blog and remember to keep the memories alive. Unleash the Creativity!

Shake, Rattle and Roll

I love documenting all the little triumphs of the first year of life.

DSCF5310 Lets talk paper, the orange grid and lime green gear paper are from the Robots Paper pack from Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby.

A great way to add your journaling is to put it in a diecut or do a print and cut as I did in this layout. Another tip is if your pictures are really dark mat then with a really thin border of white before you mat it on the blue. It really makes them pop.

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I made this fun embossed blue paper using the Gear embossing folder by Darcie. A tip to embossing a piece of paper longer then your embossing folder, turn it around to do the other side. I cut the gears out and shaded them using my CTMH slate ink pad to add some depth. As you can see I strategically placed the largest gear to camouflage where the embossing folder didn’t match up.

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This title was so fun to make and weld in Silhouette Studio and I made it to curve with circle. I then used my White gel pen to accent the letters.

Thank you for visiting my blog and remember to keep the memories alive. Unleash the Creativity!

Grandparents

Grandparents hold a special place in their grandchildren’s heart, from the very first sight. In this two-page layout I wanted to capture the essence of the first meeting. My favorite picture is the candid shot of my dad hold his first grandchild for the first time. It was such a special moment. You could feel the love in the room as we introduced her to the family. It is amazing what you can capture with a picture phone, when a camera is not available.

Grandparents Page 1
Grandparents Page 1
Grandparents Page 2
Grandparents Page 2

Process:

I don’t use sketches often,but here is my process. I based my design on the quote “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” ~Winnie the Pooh~ from there I knew I wanted to cut out Pooh (since he said the quote), Tigger (my favorite) and Eeyore (husbands favorite).

Eeyore
Eeyore

I divided the paper in half for the first page of the layout, then divided the second page was divided into fourths.I love the polka dot paper from The Paper Company, I wanted to add some fun color to the pages.To divide the secitions with Bazzil Double Scoop Mint Chip paper and Spool O’ Ribbon in Spring Green. The pictures were made to look they were hanging up, but using Doodle Bug sugar coated brads in yellow, and brown embroidery floss.

Hanging Picture Look
Hanging Picture Look

Tip: When adding embroidery floss to your photo graphs, use your Cricut tool kit and punch holes where you want to pull the string through first. Then use an embroidery needle to pull the floss through, tie it in 3 or 4 knots before pulling the tail through to the backside and tape it down.When putting it on the brad wrap the floss around the brad once so it will stay tight. I love how this turned out.

Designed by: Sierra Heath

Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Cricut E2, Cricut Tool Kit, Cricut Craft Room

Cricut Cartridge Used: Pooh Fonts, Cricut Alphabet (came with E2)

Other Supplies Used: Recollections Basic Paper Pack and Butterfly Wings, Doodle Bug Sugar Brads, Bazzil Paper, Embroidery Floss, The Paper Studio Paper, and Spool O’ Ribbon