Friday, June 26, 2015

Let's Celebrate

Today I am sharing the last of my Paper Camellia June projects.
My baby girl turned 12 a couple of weeks ago, and that, of course called for a page in her honour.  
The June Paper Camellia kit was packed with so many gorgeous Pink Paislee chipboard pieces that I built my page entirely around them.  
Layering and more layering was the recipe for getting as many fabulous little pieces onto one page. How fun it was to mix so many patterns too.  It's easy to do if you keep everything in moderation, not using competing patterns in close proximity.

If you look close enough here you will notice that the photos were printed just a tad smaller than the frames.  The layering and added embellishments, both hide the empty space, and add to the fun and flow of the design.

To keep the top frame cluster level I used a few 3D foam adhesive pieces underneath, they will help hold the bulk securely in place.

Lots of journaling on this page.  I really wanted to share the story of my girl at 12, and the way she fits so perfectly into our lives with her sweet, silly girl, funny self.

I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Paper Camellia team over these past 6 months.  Ria and Amy have been wonderful leaders and super supportive of the decision I've made to take an early departure from this wonderful team.  This girl of mine, her two sisters, and their dad are needing me to be a little more free around our home.  It has been a whirlwind of a season around here, lots of changes for all of us, including my going back to work full time.  It's pretty incredible the way a life can change so dramatically within 6 months.  Thank you Ria for inviting me into your fold, and allowing me to show off your gorgeous kits.  I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to show off your kits, and for the trust you placed in me to do so well.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Poolside Fun

I am up on the Paper Issues blog today with a few DT friends showcasing the gorgeous new Crate Paper Poolside collection.

I was so happy to get this collection in the mail the same week as by baby girl's birthday. I knew I was going to have a little photo shoot with her and her friends, and that this collection would compliment the photos nicely.

I have a handful of fun photos from Eden's birthday that you are sure to be seeing over the next little while.  I love that her birthday is in June, she's the only one that gets outdoor photos when her special day rolls around.

Whenever a collection has several elements to it, I cannot help myself for layering away to my heart's content, incorporating a little bit of everything.  On my layout I've used the gold glitter vellum, the 6x12 accent sticker pack, several elements from the ephemera pack, included the word "fun", two of the gold metal tab clips, and a couple of wood buttons.

See what I mean, Summer in a collection.  There are actually a number of fabulous Summer collections out there, this just happens to be my favourite at the moment. Some others you may be interested in are stocking up on through the Paper Issues store are:
Fancy Pants - Summer Sun
Fancy Pants - Making Waves
Simple Stories - Summer Vibes
Kaisercraft - Fiesta
Pink Paislee - Citrus Bliss

And that's just to name a few.  Once you've got some Summer memories you're ready to start preserving Paper Issues has got you covered.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Celebrating Dad

For Dad's day this year, I used the new Making Waves  to create a little gift giving trio: gift box, bow and card for the #1 dad in my life.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the gift box (ID # 52694 )  The card is made using several elements from the Ephemera pack, Tags, Button pack, and Alphabet pack.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to create the bow.  Cut 3 strips of patterned paper into 10" x 0.75" strips.  Adhere them so they look like this.

Using a strong double sided tape adhere each section together like this:

Repeat those same steps above using 3 9.5" x 0.75" strips of the same patterned paper. And then again with 2 strips measuring 6.5" x 0.75".  The centre loop is made using a 2.5" x 0.75" strip of paper held together with that same double sided tape.
I think that having a matching gift set, makes the gift that much more fun to give.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

That Thing You Do

Even though the girls are in so many dance throughout the competition season.  The days of competition are so rushed between work, and school, that I often don't get photos of all their costumes.  This is where other moms, and the studio directors come in, they often catch a group shot that I wasn't around for, and this is one of those photos.
This photo totally encapsulates the feel of the dance they did too.  They danced to The Wonders "That Thing You Do".  Such a catchy little tune.

I finally broke out my Evolution Advanced die cutting system by WeRMemory Keepers, and put this gorgeous Heidi Swapp file to use.  Just love how it's literally her hand writing.  It totally compliments the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection too.

More hidden journaling.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the story is the most important thing on my layout.  All the layeres and ephemera in the world don't make up for the story behind the photos.  Years from now all the "stuff" on my pages will look old and dated, but the story will be as relevant then as it is today.  With so many untold stories that died with my mother, I am fiercely passionate about documenting the who, what, when and where behind my photos.

If you still haven't managed to get your hands on this collection, be sure to stop by the Paper Issues shop.  Use code: SHERRI at checkout to receive 20% off everything in your cart!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Meeting Les Twins

I am sharing the tutorial on how I created this layout up on the Paper Camellia blog today.

Théa was so stoked to have taken a last minute class last summer with 4 of Beyoncé's back up dancers.  Les Twins are HUGE, in the dance world, seriously look them up on Youtube, they will amaze you with their mad skills.

I will never know how the last minute class was arranged with this generous group of dancers the night before Beyoncé's big concert here last summer, but it was pretty exciting to watch my kid moving and grooving right along with the challenging routines she was learning.  Watching the freestyle portion at the end was a blast.

Everyone was kind enough to hang around after the workshop for photos and autographs. Les Twins said she had skills, and loads of talent.  Pretty amazing of them to say being who they are and who they work for.  Can't believe it's taken me so long to document the event.

Hop over to the Paper Camellia blog to get the basket weave tutorial and see close up shots.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tap Fun *Paper Issues*

I am in love with the Rise & Shine collection by Amy Tangerine.  When I set all the papers from the collection out on my desk I instantly thought that a pie chart would allow me to show off a number of the fun designs all at the same time.  I toned down the contrast in my photograph, and chose the woodgrain background to help the colours in the collection pop.
I created templates of my pie charts to make it easier to replicate this design in the future and added some machine stitching for texture.  

 These teeny tiny phrases are adorable.  They come in a package of 8 sheets, two in each colour.

Recorded my journaling on a tag from the ephemera package. 

 I think epoxy stickers may be one of my new favourite embellishments.  They're like mini flair buttons, fun, with a little less bulk.

As always 3D foam adhesive for the win!

Have you played with this collection?  I had a few friends play along with me today on the Paper Issues blog.

At Paper Issues we love to see how our members are using their purchases, we even put together entire blog posts dedicated to link ups every Friday.  Remember you can also tag us on Instagram and Pinterest too, simply by using #paperissues.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Inspired by Pinterest

I recently found the coolest design on Pinterest, and was determined to try and recreate it on a scrapbook page using Fancy Pants products.

I grabbed these supplies, and set to work.

First, I punched out 14 squares using my Recollections 1-3/4" square punch.  I then used my distress tool to ink each edge.

I then lined them up into 4 rows, and added 3D foam adhesive to the sides in the row that touched, like this.

Throw on a few coordinating elements, add some journaling, and voila I've created a page that falls way outside of my proverbial box.

I am pretty pleased with the outcome, if I do say so myself.

I sure appreciate your taking the time to drop by today friends!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wonderful Us

This guy is my favourite guy in the whole world and pages with him in them always come together quickly.  I really do think it's a gift we give our kids when we document the relationship we have with their father.  Years from now they will be realize that we were more than just parents to them, but friends also, people who actually enjoyed spending time together doing things other than cooking, cleaning, and driving them where they need to be.

Every once in a while I get the urge to create on a smaller canvas, and pull together bunches of my favourite elements and layer away.

I chose to document my journaling on a tag that I've tucked behind my photo cluster.

These clear Amy Tangerine stickers are so versatile, I love how they look so much like real doodling.  When it comes to dressing up a page, I'm all about clustering embellishments in various sizes.  Who's to say only a few will do you?   In my scrappy world, it's the more the merrier.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fun Together *Paper Camellia*

The June Kits are now available in the Paper Camellia store.  This month showcases a little Pink Paislee Citrus Twist, and a little Amy Tangerine, to name a couple of the papers, and it's jam packed with coordinating embellishments too.
I was so excited to see all the fun brights of summer in this kit.  Although I am usually a lover of all things muted and toned down this kit really got my creative juices flowing.   I grabbed the most recent photo I had taken and went to town coordinating matching papers and embellishments to document my weekend away with one of my favourite people.

This page from Amy Tangerine was perfect to use on a page documenting getting away to our church Women's Retreat with someone I don't get to see nearly as often as I would like.  The font is fun, and the phrases are perfect for good friends.

The acrylic words in the kit are gorgeous, almost too much so.  I contemplated hanging on to this Summer phrase for another layout later in the season that may scream summer more so than this one.  But, I feared I would forget about it, and chose to use it up on this layout.  It was easy peasy to adhere by using simple white craft glue, and it dried in no time.

What are you waiting for?  Hop over to the Paper Camellia store to check out the Main & Add on Kits for yourself. Pin It

Monday, June 1, 2015

Pink Paislee & Pagemaps Partnership

The lucky girls of Pink Paislee had the opportunity to partner up with the super talented Becky Fleck this month for the June Pagemaps sketches.

Here is the sketch I worked with:

Here is my take on the sketch, created using the Pink Paislee Atlas Collection.
These photos were taken just before these girls took the stage for their Hip Hop Duo.  They looked amazing, and so much stronger than last year, that I really wanted to document it.  It's fun to look back, and see how much how girls grow in their dancing skills from one year to the next.

 I just love the look of typewritten journaling on vellum.

 Just because a collection is travle based, doesn't mean that it cannot be used for everyday type projects as well, this layout is a perfect example.  The puffy stickers and ephemera packs have plenty of versatile pieces in the collection.

I have been loving playing with the Insta Kits as part of my regular layouts.  One of these days I'll have to actually try using it as an actual kit for this super adorable Atlas Mini album I have been hoarding.
Cute right?  And I just love the cover of it.

I would encourage you to pop over to the Page Maps blog to see how the rest of the team knocked it out of the park with Becky's sketches, and the Atlas Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today friends!
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