Saturday, April 22, 2017

Card Process Video: Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love

So it's been forever and a day since I've made a process video, but I just uploaded a short one yesterday! I made this card in the video: 


I recently bought some of the Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love collection and was so excited to use it-- so I made a quick card with it. I love the colors in this new collection-- I'm not used to using purple, but I kinda like it! :) 



If you're interested in watching my process on how I made this card, you can view it here: 


And if that doesn't work for you somehow, HERE is the direct link to the video on YouTube. 
Happy Saturday! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sweet Memories

Hello! It seems like it's been forever since I've posted! I haven't been making much, but maybe saying that will kick me into gear and I can crank out some projects. :) 

We are now on the road staying in our camper! Yay! It's been a lot of work getting here... but that's another story for another day. The point of me mentioning that is I like it a lot. We have our "own" space. I can spread my scrapbook stuff everywhere if I want. I can cook on an actual stove (although I'm still kinda scared of it because it's gas and I'm afraid I'll burn everything). I can CLEAN my own "house." It seems like this is going to work a lot better than living in a hotel for 10 days at a time. 

So here's a layout that I made a while back and just haven't shared! 

I love me some floral patterned paper. I have been going back through my stash and have found SO many pretty patterns to cut out! This Paper No. 10 from Paige Evans' Take Me Away collection was just screaming to be used! So, while chatting with my mom one morning, I cut out several of these floral clusters. 


I decided to make a focal point with the floral clusters. I did some layering behind my photo, added a splash of yellow watercolor on my background, and ran with it! Currently I'm obsessed with black and white photos. I think they just stand out so well on colorful layouts. :) 





So here's to using up more of my stash and hopefully sharing more here too! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Palm Leaves Layout + Card {pls}

Hello! 

I have a new post on the Pretty Little Studio blog! I'm sharing this layout: 


I'm semi-obsessed with the palm leaf trend. Like. Seriously. LOVE these little shapes that seem to be popping up everywhere. I had this idea to cut out a lot of these palm leaves and layer them on a scrapbook page (of course with a photo of Cancun!). I like that if you look at the layout at an angle, you can see the patterns underneath some of the layered leaves. 



And since I had some leftover diecuts, I went ahead and made a card too! I love how this one turned out too. 



If you're interested in seeing more of my process for making this layout and card (and a full supply list!), check out the Pretty Little Studio blog post HERE! Have a fabulous day! 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Watercolor Floral Cards

Lately I've loved trying my hand at watercoloring some florals. I'm by no means an expert at ALL, but I do love the outcome of this particular set:

I only have one nicer set of watercolors (I have the Kurataki Gansai Tambi watercolor set on my wishlist) and so I don't have a lot of color options for painting right now. 

I basically copied some watercolor paintings from @papergirlte on Instagram. For me, when I'm trying something new, it's easiest to just imitate someone else's work until I get the feel of what I'm doing.  





I think these turned out pretty well considering that I don't usually watercolor florals. I need to stop by a Michael's or Hobby Lobby and grab a finer brush so I can paint those stems smaller. On my to do list! I'm eager to paint some more-- watercolor is my favorite medium to use. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Love You More

I miss my home. 

My home in West Virginia.

Scrapbooking isn't the same in a hotel room.

I am way more inspired when I'm in my scrap room at home, surrounded by all the pretty paper that makes me so happy. 

I can't wait to be home. Or, actually. I just want a stable place to stay. I think I'll be happy when we start taking our camper out on jobs (which should be this next tour!! Eeeee!). 

I say all of that because when I look a this layout, all I can see is how much I struggled on this page. Sometimes I want to give up all scrapbooking because I just struggle so much nowadays to make something I like. But then I remember how much happiness pretty paper brings to me, and then I realize it's such a therapy for me. Maybe I'm typing all this out to tell myself to enjoy the process. Process, process, process. Heather, enjoy the process. 

This isn't my favorite page I've ever made, but anyways. I guess they all can't be your faves. :P






That's all for now, folks. Hopefully I'll have some fun new projects (that I like and enjoy making) to share with you soon! :)

Monday, April 3, 2017

So Happy

Hi everyone!

I'm back with another layout that I've made using some new products that I've recently purchased!

The other week Paper Issues had an online crop in their Facebook group, so I played along and made some projects for some of the challenges. 

This particular page was created for the fussy cutting challenge. This Cultivate Joy paper from Shimelle's new Little by Little line is so pretty. The florals are just begging to be cut out. So that's just what I did! That yellow striped pattern on the left is also from that same paper-- just the opposite side of it. It took a lot in me to use that yellow side when I KNEW I could keep it and cut out more florals from the other side. But I did it! The yellow with the florals was such a perfect combination that I had to do it. 

The "so happy" title phrase thicker is from Paige Evans' Fancy Free line from last year. I just bought those thickers from Tuesday Morning and really loved the silver color of the glitter! Usually I'm a gold kind of girl, but this light silver is a close second. It's so bright and fresh! 




Using up some older stash as well-- that kraft tag behind the photo is from the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine collection. I also used some bits and pieces of Amy's Better Together line on this page as well. 


Is there a paper that you can't bring yourself to use both sides of because you just LOVE one of the sides? I'd love to know!