Friday, September 19, 2014

Sketching It Up With Chic Tags' Story Teller

Happy Friday all! Suz back to share a sketch with you today and a layout created from it using the newest collection in the @chictags shop; Story Teller.

Here's the sketch:

And here is the layout I created:

I loved using some of the Story Teller flair and tags as part of my title work and little bits of Let's Go and papers from Happy Place and School House as well. The other items (alpha stickers and chipboard elements are from October Afternoon's Daily Flash collection. I think these two companies' lines pair fabulously together, don't you?

I love to see your take on this sketch. Feel free to link up in the comments below or on Instagram with the hashtag #ctsketch and tag me @SuzMannecke so I can spot your creations!
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Project Life | Pink and Gold

Hey everyone! Tracy here again! I hope you all had a great summer! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for fall! It's my favourite season, nothing better than curling up with hot chocolate, your dog and a sappy movie. My favourite! Something else that I love? Using pink and gold in my scrapbooking. 

I'll let you in on a secret. I'm bad with the whole journal thing. It feels kind of weird to me and I'd rather just use photographs to tell a story. However, sometimes, you need to add some text. For this spread, I wanted to include two journal cards to go with the two photographs. Side note: I'm still loving full 6x8 photos. I took two plain grid cards and cut two of the 2x2 Cloud 9 squares diagonally. I used double sided tape to stick them onto the journal card. I then used a ruler to lightly draw out lines (rookie mistake, I forgot to erase the lines before taking pictures) which I then journaled along. I think it's kind of neat to add text that's on an angle. 

I also cut down a piece of the amazing Cloud 9 gold foil "Sunday Best" paper so use as a filler card. Man, I love adding gold. I then added a Cloud 9 flair badge on top. This one is my favourite and I wish I had a million more of them. I'm really happy with how I was able to tie in the colours from the photos with the colours of the embellishments!

I kept the large 6x8 photo pretty plain because I wanted it to stand out on it's own. So in the bottom corner I added two of the Could 9 gold label stickers. And that's it! I love how bright and cheery this layout is and it just goes to show you that you don't always need to have a spread full of pictures!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Story Teller

Hi friends! It's Mary Ann here today with my new favorite product. Or should I say products since I don't think I can pick just one favorite piece from the darling Story Teller collection. When I first saw Story Teller, my heart skipped a beat!  The cute little cameras, the typewriters, I couldn't wait to start playing with paper and glue!
The photo is of my dad and his sister way back in 1945, and even though Story Teller is a bright whimsical collection, I love that it looks so nice with this old black and white.

A little bit of foam tape gives the typewriter tidbit some dimension, and isn't that clock flair button just the cutest!

No, I definitely can't pick just one favorite from the collection and I bet you won't be able to either!
Be sure to stop back by tomorrow and see what Tracy has to share :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hello Family with the Storyteller collection

Hello, there!  It's Jennie McGarvey here to share a new page created with the new Storyteller collection.  I'm very excited about his collection -- it's full of beautiful colors and great contrast.  I love all of the images -- they are tradition with a fun twist.

I used a combination of the tidbits, clear acetate words, flair buttons and 3x4 cards.  I really loved working with these bits and pieces -- I couldn't stop adding them to my page!

If you're looking you can see that I also added strips from the Celebrate patterned paper from the Cloud Nine collection.  I loved the way that it blended with these pieces -- it was really fun.

As a bonus, I have a process video to share with you as well!

If you'd prefer you can watch the video on my channel RIGHT HERE.

Thank you for checking out my page today, I hope you've enjoyed this look at the Storyteller Collection in action!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sketchy Friday with Suz

Well hello there and happy Friday everyone! Suz back with you today to share a sketch with you that may help you get your scrap on for the weekend! :)

Lots of circles cascading down the page with little bits of embellishments here and there. 
Here is the layout I created from this sketch:

Although I placed my title over my photo, there really are several options for where one places it on this sketch design.
And here are a few close ups:

I had a lot to journal about our road trip to Tulsa and Oklahoma City (OKC)  so I created a hidden flip down journaling spot just for this purpose housed beneath my photo.

Happy weekend all!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pocket Scrapbooking with Cloud 9

Hello friends!  Jennifer here today to show you some pocket scrapbooking using the fun Cloud 9 collection!  This line has such beautiful colors and coordinates with pretty much any theme! And the little cute embellishments are so fun to add to your pages!
For my date card, I used the gold foil letter stickers from the Good Tidings collection. I absolutely love how they coordinate with the gold in Cloud 9.  I used a Cloud 9 Mini Icon paired with an acetate flower, and wood veneer word. 

The Cloud 9 Rub Ons are a perfect addition to your journaling cards! 
For this pocket, I added sequins along with a few of the Cloud 9 Wood Veneer pieces. 
Do you spy some of the Wood Veneer Sequins?  I absolutely LOVE these! 
Included in the Cloud 9 collection are these Gold Cards!  I adore the gold on white! You receive eight different patterns in each pack which are great for your 3x4 slots. 
Also in the Cloud 9 collection are these 2x2 Squares!  Here, I used one on the center of a pocket along with a wood veneer butterfly.

Cloud 9 also has gold foil label stickers in addition to the traditional label stickers. Here, I paired one from each to accent my photo.  

I layered one of the Cloud 9 Clips on the top of my photo!  You receive 2 of 10 different designs in each pack!  I love using the Clips on my photos! 
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope this inspires you to do some pocket scrapbooking of your own!  Be sure to check out the Chic Tags shop to load up on cute embellishments and tags! 
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Favorite Products | Circles

Hi everyone, Janine Langer here again. I hope you're all doing well!

Today I wanna share a love of mine that I used on my latest layout: Circles.
I love using circles on my layout. They are so versatile and you can turn every patterned paper, 
every journaling card in a circle with no effort.

For this layout I used two photos that I took on one of our yearly trips to Spain. 
As my husband's mother is originally from Spain, we travel there at least once a year to 
visit family and to have a wonderful vacation. On this vacation we brought our dog Roque, 
it's been the first and last time, because Spain was way too hot for him, 
so we only could go out with him in the evenings. Nevertheless, we had a lot of fun. :)

I didn't use a lot of patterned paper on this layout, just under the photos and on the corners, 
to give it kind of a frame. The rest is all about circles.

I love the Let's Go "World Traveler" Vellum Gold Foil Specialty Paper and I cut out the part of it, where Spain is on it. To really show where we've been, I pointed on it with one 
of the tidbits as well as with some Let's Go "Traveling" Wood Veneer
Another circle, that says Spain on it, is cut out by the Let's Go "Destination" Pattern Paper.

I love that yellow circle sun of the Exclusive Summer Love Diecuts, so I knew I had to use it as well as the beautiful wood veneer circles of the Let's Go "Traveling" Wood Veneer and the Let's Go "Places" Wood Veneer - that's were I also took my title from. The Places We'll Go - perfect.

At the end I added some Let's Go Rub-Ons , stitching, some paint splatters and of course 
my favorite circle products, Cloud 9 "Sequins" Wood Veneer.

I hope I could inspire you to get some circle layouts done. 
Have a wonderful week and thanks for looking! :)