Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Explore - DT layout for Just Nick

Hi there crafty friends,
Zsoka here with you today with a new layout. I chose the Sunburst Background 2 cut file for this, I just love it!
I'm not sure if you can tell, but I modified the cut file a little bit. When you blow it up as big as I did, the outlines will be much thicker. I wanted them thinner so more patterned paper shows through once I back the rays. I released the compound path, deleted the original outline, made the circle thinner, then I made a compound path on the two circles. I moved the circle out of the way and added outlines to the rays, made compound path and moved them into the circle so that the rounded ends disappeared. As a last step I welded the circles and the rays together. I hope it makes sense?
A while back I received the Simple Stories Summer Days collection kit from the awesome SCT magazine and haven't had the chance to use it yet. So I decided to use it for this layout. I also used bits and pieces from Freckled Fawn (like that awesome acrylic word, the flip flops and wood veneer) and the wood grain paper is from Jen Hadfield I believe.
First I printed my photo in a big size and glued the cut file on top. Then I backed the rays with different patterned papers, but only glued them down where they touch the circle. This way the white card stock can be lifted up a bit to create a nice dimension.

I used the acrylic word for my title and created a little cluster at the bottom of the page with it. I really like the look of this.

I didn't feel like this page needed a lot of embellishments. I just added a few bradz, wood veneers and some cloud stickers. Oh and a mini clothespin I got at Michaels!

I hope you like how this one turned out! Thanks for stopping by! Till next time,

Monday, August 28, 2017

Dream. Dare. Do. Done - DT layout for Fancy Pants Designs

Hello friends,

I'm back with you today sharing my latest project for Fancy Pants Designs.

This might be one of the simplest layouts I have ever done! I used the ever so dreamy Dream Big collection for this. I'll be honest, I generally avoid using ready made background papers, because the layouts come together so quick, I feel like I didn't put any effort in them. Weird, ha?! :) When I first saw this paper however, I immediately knew how I wanted to use it. I wanted to take it apart and put it back together, sort of like a puzzle, but with different sized circles.

I planned to use my Cameo for cutting a background that I then place over the paper, to make things simple. But I was working on this layout at 4am and my family was asleep so I could not use the Cameo. Instead, I took a couple of different sized cups and used them as templates to draw the circles all over the page. Then I fussy cut all of them out and put them back on a white background.

Now, I prefer dimensional pages and this one was completely flat. So I added some foam behind some of the circles and my photo, to create a bit of depth.

I used very few embellies (and basically only die cuts) because I wanted this paper to stay in focus. I originally wanted to use 2 photos, but then went with only one because I wanted to keep the biggest circle with the road on it and I didn't like the photos in other spots.

For my title I chose a die cut which I adhered down with the help of pop dots. I placed this a little more further down the page so it stands out.

I wanted to add a little something to 2 other circles, but no embellishments. I stamped the date in one and wrote the journaling in the other.

I splattered black ink around the page for a bit of contrast and that was it!

This might be a bit of an unusual layout for me, no cut files and all, but I still feel like it's me.

I hope I could inspire you in some small way! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Till next time,


Friday, August 18, 2017

Yee-Haw - DT layour for Just Nick

Hey there friends,

I'm back with you today sharing a new layout I created for Just Nick.

As I was browsing the cut files, I came across the Star Background 5 cut file that reminded me of the Texas star.


Since we were on holiday in Texas, I knew I'd have plenty of photos I can use with this. I chose one I took in Fort Worth where we went to see the cattle drive and the Cowboy Museum Hall of Fame. Which is when my kid decided he absolutely needed to be a cowboy ha! So we bought a hat and a bandana which is what he is showing off here.

I went through my stash and picked out a few old papers and embellishments from various Fancy Pants Designs collections: Everyday Circus, Nautical and Making Waves, because these collection have red and navy in them. I used textured white card stock for my cut file and backed it randomly with patterned paper.
For my title I used pre-cut alphas from Fancy Pants, adhered them to white cardstock and fussy cut out with a small white border. I did this for two reasons, this makes them sturdier and also, they stand out more from the background.

I layered some tissue paper and project life cards behind my photo and also added a couple of ephemera pieces on my photo. Some are older stash items, a couple are from the new Fancy Pants' Dream Big collection.

I also wanted to add the little clip we got at the information office in Fort Worth. I cut off the pin in the back because I couldn't have laid down the layout flat otherwise, then just adhered it to my photo.

To finish off my layout I added a couple of buttons in matching colors and splattered some navy spray ink around the page.

I hope I could inspire you in some way today!
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Travelers Notebook spreads for Fancy Pants Designs

Hi there scrappy friends,
I'm back with some new projects for Fancy Pants Designs today!

Last month we were on holiday and since I can't seem to exist without scrapping, I took some supplies with me and worked on my Traveller's Notebooks (4 in total!). I love documenting our travels in real time. I'm really forgetful, so this helps me keep all information in one place that I'd like to remember. Or if we happen to visit these places again, we remember what we liked and so on.
I mainly used the awesome Hello Sunshine collection for these notebooks, but I also mixed in supplies from my stash, so here I am only sharing a few pages that are using mostly this collection.
First I made my inserts. To make it easy for me on vacation, I used some premade inserts with heavier papers. I like to cover all my blank pages with either patterned paper or white cardstock, I rarely leave the background as is. Because of this, I normally only keep 10 pages in one insert and remove the rest (I use these extra pages to create new inserts), this gives me 11 spreads. Of course you can do it totally differently, this is just the way that works best for me.

I also cover and decorate my inserts. For this I use a sheet of 12x12 paper and cut it to size and adhere it to the original cover. Then I add whatever I find, die cuts, chipboard, tags, stickers, enamel dots etc.
Now the fun can begin! Adding photos, papers, embellies to the pages! No rhyme or reason, I just went with the flow. This time I was more prepared than on our last holiday and pre-cut a lot of cut files in sizes that I knew would fit into these notebooks. For me cut files add a little extra to my projects, simple embellishments if I don't have anything else. Plus, they are flat, that's a plus when it comes to TNs!

So without further ado, here's a few pictures.

As you see, there's many many ways to decorate your pages. I like them full of color and patterns, but there is no right or wrong way to do this. You can use lots of scraps, even to cover the pages in different ways, or punching shapes like circles or hexagons etc. I encourage you to give TNs a try! It is really fun working on them. I swear I can't wait for our next travel to be able to work on more :D.

Should you have any questions regarding these pages, just leave a message here or my Instagram. I'm always happy to help!

I hope you like these pages and are inspired to get scrapping! Thank you for stopping by today!
Till next time,


Thursday, August 3, 2017

#Relax - #moodboardgirls

Hey there scrappy friends,

Do you still remember our #moodboardgirls initiative from a couple of months ago?!
After a much deserved summer break we are back!

This month the mood board was created by the awesome Birgit! It's fresh and summery, perfect to scrap those summer photos! I love the colors! Birgit compiled this mood board from her own photos - look at those blues! Gorgeous!
Again, there's no blog hop or prize or anything, just inspiration. We all are very different style scrappers, from casual and simple, elegant and delicate to messy and complex, so I think we bring something for everyone here today. Come check out all projects on Instagram!
This is my layout based on the mood board:

Thanks to Christin we now have our own little banner yay! So cute no?

Here's the list of talented Ladies who participate in this little get together this month (in no particular order)! Check out their projects on Instagram, ENJOY!
Have a great day you guys, thanks for stopping by!