Wednesday, August 16, 2017

XO Layout

Do you watch scrappy Youtube videos? I love them. I watch them a lot. One of my favorites is Adele from Inkie Quill. Her videos are so pretty, for one, and I love how she lets her personality shine through her voiceovers (and her laughing isn't loud and obnoxious like some are!!). I thought I'd channel my "inner-Adele" and make a layout kind of in her style.

It all started out when I wanted to make something paint-y the other day. I had bought some turquoise Dina Wakely paint for Hobby Lobby. I bought it because of Adele, too. She used it in one of her videos and I thought it was the most GORGEOUS shade of blue. And I found it at Hobby Lobby! So I wanted to use my new paint, and so I swashed some on a piece of cardstock, thinking I'd layer some different paints and stamps. But when I started, I remembered the reason I don't play with paint that often: I HATE the drying time! Seriously! It's so frustrating waiting for the layers to dry before you can add more to that page. Yes, you can use a heat tool, but I left mine with Mom since she probably uses it more than I do. 

Anyways, I ended my artsy endeavors at 4 different layers. Haha. I mixed old products with some new goodies that I have recently purchased to embellish the page. I'm really pleased with how this layout turned out! I even added some word stickers and tiny wood veneer like Adele does on so many of her pages! It was kinda fun doing something different and not normally my style! 






Have you ever tried making a project channeling another papercrafter's style? Let me know in the comments! :) 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kittens & Ice Cream {pls}

I'm really excited to share this new layout that I made with my Beautiful Day collection! This is the very first layout that I created in our new home. Yay! It was quite fun to make the other day. I just love creating. I've said this before, but scrapbooking/creating is such a therapy for me. 

For me, starting out is always the hardest part so I began with picking out some journaling cards to use on a scrapbook layout. I like perimeters, so I made a little "challenge" to myself to use some journaling cards on a project other than a pocket page spread. I had a lot of fun doing it too! 






As always, you can check out the full blog post on the Pretty Little Studio blog HERE. :) 

Happy weekend! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Paper Issues Haul!

Long time, no blog post! ;P

Life has just been absolutely crazy, and it's just now settling down a bit. My husband changed jobs to one that does not require us to be on the road all of the time, so that is wonderful. And in the midst of all that, we moved to Ohio. I guess should clarify-- we moved to Ohio for the job. I'll tell more on that later (and some pictures of our new house!), but for now I have some scrappiness to share! 

I got some new products from Paper Issues. I love me some Paper Issues. When new things are released, they're the only ones I buy from. I usually stalk their Paper Issues Friends & Fans group on Facebook to see when they will be posting the new stuff online and I jump on it when it comes out. That way I can make sure I get the products I have my eye on (some stuff sells out pretty quickly and it's never restocked). 


I did a little haul video and uploaded it on my YouTube channel, if you want to see piece-by-piece what I purchased. You can see the video HERE

Have a great Friday! I'm excited that we actually have weekends now! Woo hoo! Two days off!