Sunday, February 28, 2016

Shimelle's Weekly Challenge, Go Monochromatic

For this week's challenge at 
we're going monochromatic. 
Pick one color, 
(neutrals like black, white, gray, and brown don't count of course, because they are NOT colors and aren't on the color wheel) 
and scrapbook with tints and shades of that color.
Blue-green is my fave, so obviously that was my choice!

Using Kellie Stamps new March 2016 Release "Go See Do" and American Crafts Shimelle Starshine paper. Simply used the digital stamps set from Kellie Stamps to create custom patterned paper using the "Road Trip" stamp and color matched it with the eyedropper tool in Photoshop, so that it would coordinate with the Shimelle Starshine paper. Starshine papers used: Galileo, Phoenix, and Rosetta.

This layout is based on a layout from Geralyn Sy at Studio Calico:

Just a few embellishments from my Clique Kits Feb. Kit.

Close up view of the title, cut on my Silhouette Cameo, using a digital stamp from Kellie Stamps March 2016 set "Go See Do". 

Thanks for visiting today, and happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Clique Kits February 2016 Pep Rally Blog Hop

Thank you for hopping along with us today as part of the 
Clique Kits Feb. 2016 Pep Rally!
You should arrive here from Kat Benjamin's blog.

What a treat it was to create with this kit! 
There are still some available at the Clique Kits Store!
(When writing this post on 2/23)

Layout #1 using the exclusive cut files designed by Just Nick Studio for Clique Kits.

Layout #2: Companion page to the above layout. Based on a Studio 6 Clock.

Layout #3: For the Clique Kits and Just Nick Studio Blog Hop.

Layout #4: Shared Feb 23, 2016 on the Clique Kits Blog, with a process video coming soon! 

Now hop on over to Aliza's blog, and if you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up.

Clique Kits Feb 2016 Pep Rally Blog Hop Line up:
Clique Kits
Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
Melissa Vining
*Candace Pearce
*Leeann Pearce
*Carolina Schulz
Kat Benjamin
*Leigh Ann Odynksi *************YOU ARE HERE************
Aliza Deutsch
*Elisabetta Margini
Taina Cortes (Evi)
*Kim Oedekoven
Mariah Hechler
Megan Blethen
Kim Allen
Maryam Perez Osorio
Renee Aslette
Sandy Gonzalez


Artful Leigh

Friday, February 19, 2016

Project Life® and Kellie Stamps February Pages

So in love with the February Kellie Stamps releases!
Sharing Week 4 insert for Project Life Creative Team 2016
using the "More of This" set from Kellie Stamps  
and the Everyday Edition of Project Life®.

You CAN DO THIS WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP! Super easy tutorial below!
 Love the sentiments! The "More of This" set is perfect for February or year round documenting your  loves!

 You simply can open the .jpg version of the stamps ( Each set comes with several versions for versatility )  and place it in a Word document on a PC or the Pages app on a MAC. Drag it to the size you would like and print it on vellum. So easy right?!!

Then, cut your printed stamps to the size you need, and run them through your Xyron Sticker Maker, or adhere with your fave adhesive for vellum.

It is that easy!

Learn more about Project Life® at
and see the great stamps I used at 

Thank you for joining me today,
Artful Leigh

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Clique Kits and Just Nick Studio Blog Hop

Welcome to the Clique Kits and 
Just Nick Studio Blog Hop!

Creating with this kit and the exclusive cut files from Just Nick was so fun!
Finished Page

You can visit Clique Kits to get this beautiful kit!

One of the sets of exclusive cut files created for this Feb. Kit

 Cut the "Follow Your Heart" on my Silhouette Cameo, three times in white card stock, then layered them, and adhered with wet glue.

A look at the square with heart strips cut file. Love this!

Added chipboard hearts, and the typewriter from Maggie Holmes Shine( Add-on in the Clique Kits Store) Collection.

Process Video for this layout

You should have arrived here from Suzanna at
but no worries, here is the entire line-up

Clique Kits

Heather Leopard: 

Melissa Vining: 
Suzanna Lee: 
*******Leigh Ann Odynski:*******YOU ARE HERE 
Melissa Elsner: 

Carolina Schulz:

Jaclyn Rench:

Aliza Deutsch: 
Diana Waite: 
JustNick Blog: 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Project Life Creative Team 2016 February Inspiration

The Project Life® Creative Team 2016 February
inspiration post went live today at .

Love all the pages shared there!
Here are both sides of my Week Three.

WEEK THREE Right Side: BeckyHigginsLLC Photo Pocket Pages Design A, Everyday Edition, Kellie Stamps Digital "Today Was" set. 

WEEK THREE Left Side: Supplies same as above page:)

Captured: Simple pleasures at home, fave local shops, and new places discovered! My sister's Facebook post was important, and cherished moments all!

Week Two: Everyday Edition, and a clothing tag. Bottom couples photo credit to ©Jalmedia

Thank you for visiting today!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Shimelle Contributing Designer 2016 Layout #1 Process Video

Yay! It' another Fri-yay Video Day!
So excited to share my first Shimelle DT Layout Process Video!! 

 Thank you for watching, and please thumbs up and subscribe! 


Monday, February 1, 2016

Shimelle Laine Contributor Reveal and February 1 Challenge

So unbelievably excited to announce...
I made the 2016 Design Team for Shimelle Laine!! 

Feel as though I could jump over the moon right now! 

 The first challenge is live  now!! Check it out at

There are eight Contributors (Designers), that will each be posting on about once a month. They are 

I am so grateful and honored to be on this team, and like most of you, I have been a fan of Shimelle Laine for ages!!! 

Supplies: Shimelle Starshine patterned card stock, Heidi Swapp September Skies card stock ( top striped paper), American Crafts White Card Stock, Shimelle True Stories Wood Buttons, Shimelle True Stories Tags with Vellum, tracing paper for photo mat

Join in this the fun challenge at 

Hugs, Artful Leigh