Friday, February 22, 2019

The Reset Girl Creative Team February: Treasured Collection Scrapbook Layout

Hello Friends! I have a brand new scrapbook layout featuring the Reset Girl Treasured Collection! You can find it here at The Reset Girl Shop

This layout started with the story of my childhood dream of becoming a Vet and having as many pets as I could take care of in my home when I grew up! :) I used to sit on my bed, and dream of the day I could have my own family to love and care for! I began the layout with the hand stitched aqua thread using the We R Memory Keepers Happy Stitch Pen.

I piled on lots of different fussy cut and punched images from The Reset Girl Treasured Collection. ALL of the embellishments on top of the stitching are from The Reset Girl except the two metallic gold chipboard words and the two hearts. I love adding all the shapes and cutting the photo into a tag shape to coordinate with the design. All the house images are just the cutest! Foam dots are my friend when adding lots of layers.

The left side of the layout was made with the punched circles from the Treasured Collection and a title from Dear Lizzy. The background paper is from Dear Lizzy's brand new It's All Good collection releasing this March. I added a The Reset Girl word sticker the top pinched circle.

I added Nuvo Glitter Drops and Translucent Drops to the page for a different texture and embellishment. Thank you for visiting today, and happy crafting!


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

American Crafts February Scrapbook Project: Shimelle Head In The Clouds Layout

Hello friends! I have a new layout to share about the love I have for my kids. I love the colors in this Head In The Clouds collection and chose to showcase several of them with a plethora of punched hearts! The idea behind this layout is to tell the story of opening every day like it is an envelope full of hearts, ready to flutter and land among us. We just have to pick them up and appreciate them. 

I decided to tilt the envelope on the page, to make it seem as if it fell open and all the hearts scattered around me. I love the patterns that Shimelle includes in her collections, as they are SO EASY to create with!! 

You can see the hand stitching created with the We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Pen. Lots of different tone on tone patterns are used to add interest to the page. The leafy punched bits reiterate the pattern on the envelope, and the plants in the photo.

The journaling is hand-written, and added to the Head In The Clouds Die Cut. I love the rose gold glitter Thickers used to create the title. It says "Love You, Today and Every Day". 

Here is a process video if you would like to watch how this layout came together. 

Thank you for visiting today, Leigh.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

DIY Cacti Art by Leigh: Brand New Amy Tangerine Watercolor Travel Set

Hello friends! Leigh here, to share my new DIY art project! I made the watercolor cacti art with the brand new Amy Tangerine Travel Watercolor Set! This set is perfect for on the go art, planners, or any DIY project you can think of! 

I love watercolor, because it is a quick art medium, and doesn't require days to dry. I made these simple cacti projects in an afternoon. The Amy Tangerine Watercolor Travel set is perfect, and I love that it comes in the cute sunglass case! I made the pom poms with the We R Memory Keepers Pom Pom Makers. The frames are from the American Crafts new Details 2 Enjoy line of DIY products. 

See the new Amy Tangerine Travel watercolors at the bottom left of the above photo. What a perfect way to house everything you need to watercolor in one easy set. I used the pencil in the set to outline a light sketch for this barrel cacti. I used the mixing tray to create custom greens from light to dark by mixing the colors in the set with yellow or the dark green. The two pinks on the top right in the case were perfect for the flower. 

I used purple to shade the above art piece, even on the orange plant. These are from my mind, and not a referenced photo, so they are idealized. I used the Amy Tangerine Suede Flowers from her new Stay Sweet collection to add a dimensional aspect to this DIY. The Details 2 Enjoy frames are perfect for a very dimensional art piece. 

The Heidi Swapp Letterboard is an easy way to make your own quote for any holiday. My Valentine decor is all done, with a loosely referenced theme, and these easy DIY home decor pieces. 

Thanks for visiting today and happy crafting! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

American Crafts Snow Scrapbook Layout December 2018

Hello friends! I have a new layout using the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Collection, called New Day. The line has beautiful magenta and teal tones, for a fresh color palette.

The teal background helps the photo pop, since the photo was taken in the snow. I placed the poinsettias in a wandering vertical line to point your eye to the photo. 

You can see the dimension created by folding the poinsettias, a little tip I learned from Jeniffer Gallacher. The three spots of magenta on the layout help lead your eye to the photo as well. I added punched snowflakes to two of the poinsettias. 

 I like the metallic shine of gold with the magenta and teal colors on the page. There are several spots where the metallic gold is repeated throughout the layout. This helps unify the page. Have you tried a new color scheme lately? Give it a go! :)

In this close-up view, you can see the white gel pen journaling . It finished off the page, and ties in the white from the flowers and the photo. I piled embellishments from the New Day collection near the bottom right of the photo.

Thank you for joining me, and happy crafting! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

American Crafts Homemade With Love Birthday Banner

 Hello friends! Leigh here, to share an easy solution for your Holiday Parties and December Birthdays! You can get an instantly coordinated party easily with the Homemade With Love line of party decor. You can create a cupcake wrapper banner that matches your cupcakes. The cupcake wrappers make it easy to coordinate your baked goods and decorations. 

I made the three banners with American Crafts supplies. The string of lights is from the Poster Shop line, the pom pom trim is made with the We R Memory Keepers pom pom maker, and the tree banner is made with the cupcake wrappers in the Homemade With Love line. This is a quick and easy way to decorate for those December parties and birthdays.

First, make your cupcake wrapper trees. Flatten and fold in half, then fold in half again to get the triangular shape of the tree. Pick wrappers that match your  cupcakes and you will have an easy, coordinated party. Hot glue each layer of the tree to the one below it. Working Mom tip: I used store-bought cupcakes, and took them out of the store wrappers to place them in these cute ones. Easy peasy! 

Embellish the trees with one package of embellishments from Maggie Holmes. I added gold sequins, blue sequin star toppers, and the cute pom pom embellishments to each tree. Attach each tree to a piece of white yarn or a chenille trim to make the banner.

Hang the banner and add the treat toppers to your cupcakes. Now they coordinate! Add your cupcakes on a cake stand, or cupcake stand, to elevate them off the table. Then drop some sequins as table scatter if young kids aren’t able to reach the table top.

I added baked cookies to the treat boxes in case people prefer them over the cupcakes, and you have another set of coordinated party items! You can tie a bow around the treat boxes, or just add any embellishments like the snowflakes I have from the Card Garland by American Crafts. 

Now add all your decor together to create a quick and easy coordinated set of party decor and baked goods! I like the patterns in the Homemade With Love line, because they are versatile and work for any season or party.   

Homemade With Love Treat Boxes (#351432, #351433), Homemade With Love Treat Toppers (#3514444), Homemade With Love Baking Cups (#351417, #351409, #351418), Maggie Holmes Embellishments (#379122), We R Memory Keepers Pom Pom Maker (#660788), Poster Shop Gold Glitter Light Strand Set ( #348327), Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Noel Sign (#312557), American Crafts Snowflake Card Garland (#98362) 

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Reset Girl™ Faithful Life Club Travel Notebook Process Video

Hello crafty friends! I have another Traveler's Notebook Challenge using the Reset Girl™ Little Things Collection. The colors are so perfect for all your Autumn crafting. I have a large stack of Felicity Jane TN inserts and am using them for these monthly lists and challenges. 

For week two, we are studying Isaiah 43: 18-19 and three more are available at the Reset Girl. Did you know you can get the challenges for the Faithful Life Club for free? That's so awesome!! Click here to go grab those.

The left side has The Rest Girl Library Cards tucked in a pocket to house the rest of my journaling on this scripture. 

I hand-lettered the scripture above with the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (Hard Tip). 

Click the photo above to go directly to the You-tube Process Video for this TN spread. 

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Faithful Life Club: October Week One

Hello friends! I am excited to bring you my first Faithful Life Club scripture challenge entry as a Creative Team Member of the Reset Girl! This is week one, and uses the Listers Gotta List journal cards to hold the scripture writing.

I stamped under the journal cards, directly on the TN pages. (Stamps by Brandi Kincaid and Feed Your Craft). I use pigment or chalk ink so that it doesn't bleed though to the next page. The space under the journal card on the left page is for more in depth journaling about this scripture and my life right now, that I will fill in privately. 

Left hand page: I used the cut aparts from The Paper Punch Buffet Kit ( The Reset Girl), and the week one label is punched from the printable Designer Prompts in the Faithful Life Club Kit by The Reset Girl. 

The Faithful Life Club Designer Prompt Labels, and the Word Strips make a quick way to embellish this right page. Add some washi to the journal card and you are done. 

I love using the printables to make a quick and easy TN layout. Thank you for visiting today, Leigh 

Visit The Reset Girl for your own printable kits, and The Faithful Life Club on FB