Thursday, May 23, 2019

How To Create A Travel Layout With The New Pink Paislee Horizon Project Pad

Hello friends! I have a new project to share using the brand new Horizon Project Pad from Joann Stores! This new Designer Destination line has lots of different designer collections to choose from, with something for everyone's taste. I made a layout about my daughter's favorite city from our first ever cruise this past summer.  I chose the Paige Evans Horizon line because of the beautiful travel and floral elements, and the beautiful mosaic style patterns.






The elements in this Paige Evans Horizon collection are so beautiful! It was easy to create a color scheme and add in the floral die cuts and the bicycle elements to portray our day in Amsterdam. Everywhere we went, there were people on bicycles, and flowers, and water canals. I feel like the finished page gives you the feeling of a day spent in Amsterdam.




You can see the layers of mixed media, then hand cut leaves and punched leaves, and floral die cuts. Lots of layers add interest to the right side of the layout. I added quite a few different varieties of the die cut sprigs, some of them are from the Tim Holtz Garden Greens Dies (#661206). The watercolor splatters extend past the piles of greenery to soften the edges.




I layered the blue mosaic pattern (Paper 5) and the quilt pattern (Paper 12) under the photo layers. Then I added the photo frame die cuts and a tag for journaling under the two photos. Another flower die cut from the Ephemera pack and a hand-cut leaf peaks out from behind the photo frame die cut. The Paige Evans Thickers are the perfect size to add the title below the photo cluster.




I added different stamped phrases from the  Paige Evans Horizon Stamps in blue around the edge of the greenery. The top left cluster has more mixed media watercolor under the die cuts, stickers, and punched leaves. I added the pink florals around the bicycle die cut to add more of the pink color to the top left area of the page. This was a fun page to create, and I loved playing with the gorgeous Paige Evans Horizon Collection!


Thank you for joining me, and happy crafting!
Leigh



SUPPLIES:
Horizon collection at Joann Stores:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Damask Love Wild Card Scrapbook Layout: Paper Cacti

Hello friends! Leigh here, with my very first scrapbook layout using the brand new Damask Love paper collection called Wild Card! This collections is so fun and colorful! I LOVE it!! 


I love the patterns in this collection, and chose to create paper cacti with the gorgeous double sided 12x12 card stock patterns. I first added a layer of Vicki Boutin Gesso to the background paper (Let's Chill) and after it air dried, I added the watercolor with Vicki Boutin Watercolor Markers, and paints. 




Up close, You can see the hand-stitching on the hand cut paper cacti I created. You can hand-cut the cacti shapes easily with a craft knife or scissors. I cut several of the same shape so that I could layer them. After adhering the layers over each other, I stitched and folded up the top layers so that I could trim them down. Trimming down the top layer to a smaller width allows you to view the layer beneath. I added cross-hatch stitching to the hand-cut Prickly Pear shaped cacti. 





The stickers, sequins, and ephemera packs have plenty of options for easy embellishment on your layouts, or any paper craft! I cut three of the smaller cacti from the cut-apart 12x12 patterned card stock. The other small cacti I from the Ephemera Pack! I love the bright and clean rainbow colors in this collection! 




I added the card stock sticker "Hello" for the title, and also added a few sticker words throughout the layout. You can use the new American Crafts Wild Card by Damask Love collection for any bright and happy paper craft you can imagine! Love!! 



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See more info about this collection and the designer, Amber, at Damask Love.com

Thank you for visit today! 
Leigh

Friday, April 26, 2019

Hobonichi Style Plan With Me: Week 15 and Debut of Damask Love Products at Joann Stores!

Hello friends! I have another post and video to share using The Reset Girl™ April "Girl Friday" kit available hereApril Girl Friday Kits


Hobonochi is a Japanese planner that has taken the world by storm! Once you get one, you understand the craze:) The paper is phenomenal! Tomoe River paper is thin, so it isn't bulky, but withstands fountain pen, watercolor, inks, and many other mediums very well. 

I am loving the combination of listing and memory planning in my Hobonichi! It is actually an Edit B6 Diary Weeks left from Little Craft Place, but since that is not a popular brand yet, so I say Hobonichi style, and everyone in the planner community knows what I mean! :)


The right side features the memory planning side, and the light lines make it super easy to journal on this side! I combined the girls from the Girl Friday Kit, with some American Crafts supplies from Joann Stores , and Amber of Damask Love






The left side shows the listing prompts from The Reset Girl! I love combining the prompts in the predates days on the left! IT makes this project so easy to keep up with! Note: All the table scatter in this photo is from the Wild Card collection by American of Damask Love in collaboration with American Crafts!! Available at select Joann Stores nationwide! 



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Thank you for visiting today! 
Leigh

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Tonic Studios USA and Scrapbook.com Dream In Color Collection: Idea One

Hello friends! I have a new collaboration with Scrapbook.com! I am excited to share the new Tonic Studios USA Dream In Color collection available at Scrapbook .com! 



I used the new Nuvo Jewel Drops, Shimmer Powders, and Crystal Drops from this new line from Scrapbook.com!



 Idea One: Add drops to the lines and patterns already printed on your paper! The new Honeysuckle Jewel Drops were used along the road in the map paper from Heidi Swapp's new Color Fresh line. It also symbolizes all roads lead to Creativation!





The Jewel Drops are translucent, and create a beautiful effect on your pages!




This next page in my travel journal for Creativation shows the drops added to the circle pattern on the right side near the tags. This is a simple way to use your drops and highlight some pattern on the layout. The drops are perfect for your smaller documentation styles like a travel journal,  junk journal, mini album, and so much more. The die cuts on the above pages are from the Heidi Swapp Pineapple Crush line. 




Here are the links to the new products at Scrapbook.com, if you would like to get your hands on all these yummy colors! 




Thank you for visiting today, and happy creating! 
Leigh 

Friday, March 22, 2019

The Reset Girl™ March Hopeful Kit: Hobonichi Style Plan With Me

Hello friends! I have a short post and video today featuring the B6 Edit Diary and the March Hopeful Kit from The Reset Girl™!




 Week 10: I love this Hobonochi style planner and am starting it as a mental health, positivity journal! I can use it for my listing pages too! I think I have finally found planner peace! The Hoeful Kit is full of beautiful images, and you can get one here:
https://www.theresetgirl.com/product-category/collection/hopeful/





Since this is a B6(5x7) size, it is perfect to fit some journaling listing and photo journaling too!




Two 2x3 photos fit nicely on this right side. with plenty of room for journaling too!

You can get this B6 notebook at Little Craft Place here:
https://www.littlecraftplace.com/collections/edit-diary-2019



I also have a you-tube video Plan With Me here

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Homemade With Love Michael's Exclusives

Hello friends! Leigh here, to share a new set from Homemade With Love! The All-In-One Pancake Kit contains Silicone Molds, Bottles, Pancake Mix, and Sprinkles so that you have everything you need to create some magic in your everyday! I got to try out the Under The Sea Kit, complete with a whale’s tale, starfish, and seashell molds! The tale could also be a mermaid tale! This is such a fun way to bring some whimsy and fun to your homemade creations! Kids love this! These kits are available at Michael’s Stores now!





The molds are silicone, that withstand the heat of your griddle. I mean, how cute is the aqua color of the molds? I put the sprinkles in a dip bowl so that I could easily add them to the pancakes as they were cooking. You can embellish the pancakes after cooking with a dollop of whip cream and more sprinkles, but I thought it would be fun to add them to the mix for some added color. Kids love sprinkles! 






I got my supplies ready in a bowl, and mixed them up. You can get this ready the night before if you need to have a quick and easy morning breakfast. My family loves breakfast for dinner too,  so these are good anytime of the day! I  mixed everything up in the bowl, and then added it to the convenient squirt bottle from the kit. It is really easy to add the mix to the molds with the bottle! 





Here are the finished pancakes complete with butter and sprinkles. I have alway enjoyed making every day a day for fun and memories, like taking the kids through the car wash and letting them dance and have fun while the suds are spraying. Each day we have together is a day to celebrate!  This kit makes it easy to make an everyday celebration out of your morning! Grandmas, how about fixing a fun Under The Sea theme breakfast for you grandkids? They will never forget your special breakfast day with this kit! 




The pancakes are super easy to create with the molds, and you simply fill, cook the first side until bubbles appear on top, remove the mold with the handle, and flip. So easy! There are plenty of themes in the different kits from Homemade with Love. There is a Whimsical, Dinosaur, or Under The Sea Kit ready for you to grab and get cooking at a Michael’s near you today! Thank you for visiting today, and have a happy day making something homemade today! Leigh.





SUPPLIES:


American Crafts Homemade With Love: Under The Sea Pancake Kit available at Michael’s (#352871), Mermaid Die cuts from the Head In The Clouds collection by Shimelle

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!

Leigh




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! 
Leigh

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! 
Leigh