Monday, September 26, 2016

#ProjectLifeCT2016 Week 18 share

Loving the graphics and design of the Dear Lizzy Project Life® Core Kits
(Happy Place and Fine and Dandy).
I used them on this Week 18 layout,
and they are super happy and colorful!





Love that the more you photograph, and create pages with Project Life® the better your photos and stories become! I sure have learned a lot and grown this year being on the Project Life® Creative Team!





If you would like more info on an easy and simplified, yet gorgeous, way to get your memories recorded, click on the Becky Higgins LLC website logo below!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

September 2016 Guest Designer At Bella Blvd.

I am super excited to share the secret that I was asked to guest design at 

Sharing a sneak peek here, but you can see the process, inspiration, and full page photos for all four layouts at

http://bellablvd.typepad.com/bella_blvd/2016/09/september-guest-designer-leigh-odynski.html
Big, thanks to Bella Blvd!


I loved working with the Bella Blvd products  for this post, and encourage you to check out their latest lines! They were so easy to work with, and inspired me immensely!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Leigh

Friday, September 2, 2016

Shimelle DT 2016 Layout 6: Lots of Layers

Welcome to the Shimelle Weekly Challenge layout
for "Lots of Layers" and the theme for this week: vehicles. 






I love this challenge! I'll be honest. At first I was having a hard time with the vehicles part of the challenge. I mean, I could only find about four photos of our cars from the last 20 years! Then it hit me. Look at what story you want to tell. That began with a question. 

"What memories are centered around our cars?"

We bring babies and groceries home in them, travel on family road trips, go out on dates, and to church on Sunday, and hop in them to start our lives together after the wedding with streamers flailing and cans rattling! After I found the 1950 photo of my Grandma and Papa, holding my Mom, I realized I could tell the story of our family cars over the last 66 years! OF course you don't need to span that broad of a timeframe. Brainstorm all the memories associated with your vehicles, and see how your story unfolds.




I really loved the mod feel of the 1950 photo, so I went with a 1950's inspired color scheme. The Starshine "Juno" paper had the perfect motif! The repeating diamonds on the left side of the layout utilize the tone on tone patterns from Shimelle's lines. Love the subtle effect! So thankful to my Grandma for being the faith leader in our family, and for so many wonderful years of kindness, gentleness, love, peace, joy, patience, goodness, and inspiration! Two hand squeezes means "I love you", and is something she taught me that I have passed down to my kids!




To keep the layout clean, I wanted to house all six color photos in the glassine bag with the journaling. I hand cut random size tags from the True Stories 6x6 pad. The crochet thread allows you to easily pull the tags out of the bag to read and view. 



Lots of layers were used figuratively and literally, in the layers of time represented, and the tons of paper strips used behind the focal point photo. I also added more layers with True Stories word stickers, die cuts, and an epoxy paper clip from Starshine. 



In the end, this page took me a lot longer than usual to create, but it was so worth it! I can't believe I have never realized how substantial the family vehicle is in our lives! Think about your life and the story you want to tell for future generations, and maybe even find a story you didn't know was there!

View the Process Video here

Thank you so much to Shimelle, for coming up with these challenges! If not for this challenge, I would not have this page that I cherish so much, and I am so thankful!l   

I would love to see your take on this week's challenge! Share your link at the Facebook Group "Scrapbook Like A Superhero" or at Shimelle.com and happy creating!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Kellie Stamps August 2016 New Release Reveal!

It's August 2016 New Release Day!!
The new stamp for this month is titled
"Eat More Cake"!
You can find it in digital and clear at




Full Project: Traveler's Notebook spread on two pages, using the digital version of "Eat More Cake" to create my own patterned paper in Adobe Photoshop. Printed on copy paper on my home printer to create the "Happy" background. Also printed the "Birthday" banner on the right with this digital set. The three photos on the left all go in the craft sack pocket.

Supplies: Midori Traveler's Notebook (02 Grid), Kellie Stamps"Eat More Cake" , DailyLike banana leaf washi tape, Studio Calico wood patterned paper,  craft sack from Hobby Lobby, We R Memory Keepers Nesting Star Dies. 






Love that these versatile stamps can be used for all kinds of everyday and event photos, as you can see from the rest of the Kellie Stamps Creative Team posts! Look for Kellie Stamps on Instagram and follow to see the Creative Team projects.







You can see here I took the colors for this layout from the photo on the right. Got that 70's retro vibe going! 



Thank you for visiting here today and enjoy your weekend!
Hugs,
Leigh

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Clique Kits August 2016 Pep Rally

Hello friends!
I am the last stop on the hop, so congrats if you made it this far! 
You should arrive from Donna's blog.







Featuring exclusive cut files available at www.CliqueKits.com




I got four layouts and two process videos from this month's versatile Clique Kits August 2016 Rio Kit, featuring Fancy Pants Designs "Millie and June", and Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Colour Me Happy" .


















Blog Line-up
Gia Lau https://giaaloha.wordpress.com/
Erica Thompson https://ericarosecreates.wordpress.com/
*Kat Benjamin  http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
*Marcia Dehn-Nix http://onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
*Maryam Perez http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
*Caroli Schulz http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
*Melissa Vining http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz//
*Leeann Pearce  http://thepaintbrushgoesspottie.blogspot.com.au/
Sara Mishler https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/
Donna Espiritu http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Leigh Ann Odynski http://www.artfulleighcreative.com **********YOU ARE HERE



Thank you for hopping with us!
Leigh


Friday, August 19, 2016

Clique Kits and Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps Hop

You should arrive from the Clique Kits Blog, but I have the hop list below to help you.
So, stamping is still one of my fave techniques!
These Precious Remembrance Stamps are so versatile!






 Supplies: Clique Kits August 2016 Kit, Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps ("Totally" set)




Got stamps? Then, you can make your own patterned paper! Just repeat stamp until you have covered enough area, and then apply any color ink that coordinates with your layout. I used the Hero Arts Ombre Ink to stamp and the Ranger Distress Ink to blend with an Ink Blending Tool.





Then, hand cut your chevron, arrow quill shapes using the first one as a template.




Add a combination of straight and zig zag stitching, and lift up the edges of each shape for more dimension. Notice, there are three rows of shapes and four rows of stamping. That comes out to seven, since our eyes crave odd numbers in design.




Close up of the title and photo area. Love how the "Totally" title looks when stamped! Like it has been brush lettered! I used the Versafine Onyx Black Ink.


Next stop on the hop is the talented Kim! Have fun, and review the list below if you get lost!



Join Clique Kits and Precious Remembrance Shop for an amazing blog hop filled with inspiration and maybe some prizes!! We will be sharing projects using the August Clique Kit and some Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps! It all starts at the Clique Kits blog at 10:00am CST Get ready to be inspired!!

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/

Leigh Odynski http://www.artfulleighcreative.com **********YOU ARE HERE*********

Kim Oedekoven http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/

Lisa Elton http://mypapertales.blogspot.com/

Candace Perkinds https://findingeverydayperfection.com/ /

Melissa Chipperfield http://inkedregards.com/blog/

Sandra Gonzalez https://craftythought.com/

Judy Marino http://judyscardcorner.blogspot.com/

Deidre Payne http://eyeswideopenarts.blogspot.com/

Marcia DehnNix http://onescrapatatimebymumsie.blogspot.com/

Sue Lelli http://suelelli.blogspot.com/


Precious Remembrance Shop http://www.preciousremembranceshop.com/blog/


 Thanks for visiting us today!
Leigh









Friday, August 12, 2016

#LittleSummerJOY Lesson 6: Summer's End

Here we are at Lesson 6 already!
Let's look at Summer's End.




 Lesson 6 Supplies: Kellie Stamps, American Crafts rotary date stamp, Clique Kits August 2016 Rio Kit, Target (washi tape), Fiskars (Star punch), Shimelle Laine (American Crafts camera stamp), Midori (grid notebook)




 Close up bottom left to show the layering of the camera stamp and punched stars.





 Love this "Slim Jim" alphabet from Kellie Stamps for the title!





Close up of the Instax photo and journaling. A simple couple of pages using just a few items!


 I have literally loved this class from Little Paper Projects!! #LittleSummerJOY has really made me take a look at and savor the moments that are special to summer! We have enjoyed this summer and traveled and seized the day! More so than any other year I think due to the lessons in this class!

If you want to take this class, it is there with all the info and videos!! Link here:




Hugs,
Leigh