Thursday, March 19, 2015

NYE Layout

I took a lot of photos on NYE this year.  I found a SelfieSnap while present shopping and figured it would be a good way to get pictures of all 3 of us.  It was a blast!  N was excited to use it as well.  I took about 100 photos and I narrowed it down to just a few to use on a layout.

This uses the Cirque kit from Studio Calico (this is the first kit in a very long time that I had to have almost everything.)  Even thought there is a lot of pink, there was enough gold and blue that this kit caught my eye.  And those HUGE letters.....had to have them.  I even bought 2 kits just so I had extras.
Normally those round overlay things wouldn't appeal to me but I totally found a use for them!
 I added flair from the A Flair For Buttons Etsy shop to random photos.  None of my photos are high quality but it doesn't matter.  I captured the moment for the first time and I was actually in the photos. I'm usually never in photos like these.

 The top layer flips up and I have more photos tucked on the inside.

I used the New Year Eve Gold set from the shop.

This is another layout using the Cirque kit from SC.  I really love the blue and gold combo!

 I used more flair from the A Flair For Buttons Etsy store.  I'm addicted to flair!  If you do too, head over to the shop.  Shelley adds new sets all the time.  I can't keep up!
 Thats the new Crate Paper self inking stamp - had to have it because I love that saying.  The stars are from Studio Calico.  I bought 207 packages of these stars when they were released and I sprinkle them in from time to time.  they're just a classic embellishment and I'll never get tired of them!
And those gold hearts!  Swoon!

Not that I seem to have found my creative mojo again, you'll be seeing more of me around these parts.  I kind of missed it and just throwing together some layouts reminded me that getting creative is what keeps me sane.  With all the pressure in life I need this.  My husband has promised me that he'll take some of the burdens off my shoulders so I can get least an hour a week to decompress in my room.

And then of course, there is the retreat in May.  So Excited!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Getting' Giggy with Ziggy (aka December Daily)

I'm still slowly working on the December Daily album.  Between work and life I don't have a lot of time to work on this.  I sneak a page in here and there.  I'm getting there.

Products used:  Pink Paislee Merry & Bright (album, papers and embellishments)
                         American Crafts Thickers
                         Elle's Studio wood veneer
                         Flair buttons from A Flair for Buttons Etsy store