Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hello Hello Cabana

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I am using the new Snapshot collection.

Isn't this a super fun collection? I love the fun colors and patterns. I liked the look of the triangle paper, with it's black borders and bright colors. The colors really pop so I chose Hip2BSquared and cut it out in black, mimicking this look. I backed the cut with various paper from the collection. I used some leftover strips to add fun pops of color to the top and bottom. The Hello Hello card became the perfect title piece.

Stop by the shop and pick up Snapshots, you can use it over and over again. The possibilities are endless!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

NSD - Mad About You

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Ashley at The Cut Shoppe is offering an awesome free cut file in honor of our day. Be sure to stop by the blog to add to your library today. Also, be sure to use your sale code to get 50% off in the store!

I just love the fun circles cut and decided to show you one of my favorite ways to color a cut design. I simply pressed my cut into inks that had been spritzed, but you can also drag your cut out through the ink, letting the colors mix. It has so many possible looks and is fun to do!

First I cut the design out of plain white cardstock. I chose a few distress ink. Here I chose masculine, earthy colors. Lay everything out on a silicone mat, we are going to need something to squish the inks on to.

Choose your first color and stamp the pad right onto the silicone mat. Spritz with some water and press a section of the cut out design directly into the ink. I simply pressed down, being careful not to move it much because I like the variety in coverage

Repeat with the next color and press the section of the design that is just under the first

Finish with stamping and spritzing with the last colors, pressing in a new blank section of the design.

I used the same technique on one of my favorite layouts, but with bright and fun colors.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

To Live

I needed a title page for my Costa Rica album and this giant sentiment from Quick Quotes is just perfect. I cut it out of black card stock and pop dotted it up to give prominence to the quote. The photo is one I took from the airplane window and I just love all the arrows on the paper that point to it. Who needs a ton of embellishment when you have such a statement piece as this one? I simply added a few wood bits, some spatters and string for texture, a compass, a plane, and a fun pop of color in the flair. It was truly scrapping done easy.

Be sure to stop by the shop to add some pizzaz to your next story.