It’s February and with Valentine’s Day about a week away I’ll give you one guess as to what my layout is about.
Yep! You guessed it—LOVE. But not the mushy, kiss kiss romantic kinda love—it’s a layout about sibling love.
Supplies: My Mind’s Eye Jubilee Wild Berry 6x6 pad and Sherbet 6x6 pad. My Mind’s Eye Now & Then Milo 6x6 pad. My Mind’s Eye Jubilee Wild Berry “Today” enamel shapes and Wild Berry “Life” enamel dots. Other: Silhouette Cameo (font: No. Seven) and kraft cardstock.
I knew I wanted a layout with a bunch of photos. So I gathered twelve photos of my two cute subjects together and turned them all black and white to unify them. I just love black and white photos. Always have, always will. You can’t go wrong with black and white photos, kraft paper, and pops of color. It’s always winning combination in my opinion.
How cute are those conversation hearts!? You can find them in the Silhouette store. I picked four different patterned papers from a variety of My Mind’s Eye's 6x6 paper pads. I love the smaller scale of the patterns when I’m die cutting shapes. Also, I can load all four of these papers onto my cutting mat at the same time and get all my cutting done with one loading of the mat.
I finished the layout off with some enamel dots and hearts and colored stitching. Usually I stitch with either black thread or white thread, but with the black and white photos I thought a pop of color would be fun.
The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun. Happy Friday everyone!
Hello! It’s Valerie here continuing on with sticker week. My Mind’s Eye always releases such a great variety of stickers with each collection. I love incorporating the fun phrases into my layouts. Today I’m sharing a simple, no fuss layout featuring a family photo from our summer trip to Disney World and a phrase that fits in perfectly with the location.
SUPPLIES-Jubilee Mint Julep “Journey” Adventure paper. Market Street Nob Hill label stickers and Market Street Ashbury Heights chipboard elements. Other: Bazzill Basics kraft paper and vintage typewriter.
I went back a couple releases and picked up the Market Street Nob Hill label stickers. The “once upon a time” speech bubbles caught my attention and I thought they’d be perfect for one of our Disney photos. I paired it with a typographic patterned paper from one of the most recent releases—Jubilee Mint Julep. I’ve been using my own handwriting for most of my journaling lately, but decided to dust off my typewriter and use it for some journaling strips on this layout.
And a cute chipboard camera from Market Street Ashbury Heights is the perfect finishing touch. It was fun to sort through vacation photos from hot sunny Florida and think warm thoughts for a bit since it’s definitely far from warm back here at home lately.
Happy Friday! It’s Valerie today with a holiday layout to share. I can’t believe December is here! I got to sort through last year’s Christmas photos when prepping for this layout and it’s really hard to believe those photos were taken a year ago! 2014 has really flown by.
Supplies:My Mind’s Eye Sleigh Bells Ring”Blitzen” paper, mixed bag, alpha & word sticker sheets, enamel shapes, flair, and gift label stickers. My Mind’s Eye Necessities Reds “Confetti” vellum paper. Other: kraft paper & Silhouette Cameo
This layout showcases the Sleigh Bells Ring collection. The colors and patterns are so warm and cozy feeling... like curling up on the couch with a blanket in front of a nice warm fire while sipping hot cocoa. The design of this layout started with and was built around that circle trimmed photo. I don’t think you can never go wrong with a circle trimmed photo, and why not frame it with a Christmas-y vellum wreath?
I always love My Mind’s Eye’s Alpha and Word Sticker Sheets. They are such a fun little text addition to pages. The alpha portion spelled out “morning” for me in the title and the “Fa La La La La” in the above photo is from the set too.
Can’t wait to see how you all start incorporating the Sleigh Bells Ring collection into your holiday layouts and projects!
Hi! It’s Valerie checking in today with an autumn themed layout. Believe it or not, this is my first ever leaf pile layout. We live in a rural area with a decent sized yard and lots of trees, so raking leaves just isn’t something we ever bother with.
We’re too busy with corn and soybean harvests. But every child has got to do it at some point—rake up a giant pile of leaves take a leap. The weather was beautiful and I easily convinced my son to take a Lego break and enjoy some time outside with me.
Happy Monday everyone! Valerie here today.
I’m not much of a holiday decorator except for Christmas, but I wouldn’t mind doing a little more of it. I have absolutely zero halloween decorations and it’s not because we don’t celebrate Halloween. I guess I just haven’t really seen any decorations that I can't live without.
I enjoy making a fun costume for my son each year and visiting family and friends so he can tell everyone about his costume and collect a little candy. I usually make one Halloween layout each year and call it good.
Holiday collections usually aren’t my style and not something I’m drawn too, but I’m so glad I gave Frightful a chance! I think it’s one of the best Halloween collections I’ve ever seen. I decided to use some of the chipboard elements for a home decor piece that I will proudly display in my home.
Supplies:Frightful chipboard elements and Necessities Black & Gray enamel dots. Other: plywood, black paint, and gold leaf kit.
I have a pile of half completed canvases and plywood that have gotten set aside because I’ve either (a) lost interest or (b) didn’t know how to finish them. So this 8 x 8 inch piece of plywood came from this pile of mine. It’s a failed project where I tried to gold leaf a design on plywood.
I messily added some black paint to the plywood and arranged the chipboard pieces on top. Hot glue is good for applying the chipboard pieces to the board. The pieces are self-adhesive, but to make it more permanent, something a little more heavy duty is required for a rough surface like plywood. And a project like this isn’t complete without a few enamel dots!
So easy, right?! I’ve picked out a couple of the 8 x 10 Frameables from Frightful too that I plan to hang too. I’m going to do some Halloween decorating this year!
Supplies: Jubilee: Mint Julep, Sherbet, and Wild Berry chipboard elements. Market Street: Ashbury Heights and Nob Hill chipboard elements.Now and Then: Mildred and Dorothy chipboard elements. Chalk Studio chipboard elements. Other: 8x10 canvas, mini clothespin, hot glue.
Hello! It’s Valerie, and I have a layout to share with you today. I love the black and white patterned papers and accents from the Jubilee line. You can’t go wrong with black and white, right? So I thought these black and white accents from all the Jubilee Mixed Bags might be great on a layout by themselves.
Supplies:My Mind’s Eye Jubilee Mint Julep “Beautiful” Mixed Bag and Jubilee Tangerine “Awesome” Mixed Bag. My Mind’s Eye Jubilee Wild Berry “Life” Mixed Bag, Wild Berry “Hey You” Rub-Ons, Wild Berry “Life” Enamel Dots. Wild Berry “Today” Enamel Shapes. My Mind’s Eye Just Sayin’ Alpha & Word Stickers. Other: American Crafts white cardstock, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, & Studio Calico Mister Huey.
For the background I wanted to mimic the runny paint on the glass at the museum. I sprayed the top half of the white cardstock with water. Then I sprayed two different colors onto the top half of the cardstock. Next I sprayed more water and then tipped the page to let it run and drip down. I sped up the drying time with a heat tool and then laid the sheet under some heavy books overnight to flatten it out.
I store all the Jubilee Mixed Bag pieces together in the same small basket, so I simply went through and pulled out all the black and white pieces. I played around with the arrangement on the layout and then adhered them to the page. I added a rub-on and some enamel dots too. I love the contrast between the yellow, orange, black, and white!
I feel like I’ve been in a little rut lately and I am happy this layout feels totally me! I’m ready to go spend some more time in my craft room today. Thanks for stopping by!