Monday, February 19, 2018

{5 Years} with the "So Sweet" Kits

Happy Monday!  It's Meridy here today.  I have a layout to share with you using the "So Sweet" Daily Diary and paper add kits.  I went back to pictures from 2011 of my 5th Anniversary for this layout.

I started out by picking the patterned paper that I felt matched my photos to best, and started layering it on the page to form the base of the layout.  Next, I used some of the 6x6 patterned papers from the Daily Diary kit to layer underneath the photo cluster. I cut apart a couple of the mini cards that read "You & Me Forever" and "My Heart Belongs to You" to use as embellishments on the layout.

Next, I added a journaling card and my journaling.  Then it was time for a title.  The beautiful gold Thickers make for an easy title and subtitle, so I went with it!  The gold hearts on the Thickers sheet were another easy embellishment to sprinkle around the page.  I also placed some of the typed phrase stickers around the page to add a little more detail. 

I like the little bits and pieces I was able to use, such as washi tape and branding strips from the 6x6 paper pad, they just are just the perfect small accents to add to layouts.  

Thank you for stopping by today!!!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Llama: February So Sweet Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with another layout using the February classic kit.  Once I saw that llama die cut I knew exactly what to scrap!  My girls both have llama shirts that they love to wear so I had them wear them on the same day and snapped a picture.

I thought it would be a fun way to document a trend since llamas seem to be everywhere right now.

I love the woodgrain paper and thought it would be a nice anchor for the pink and patterns I planned to use as well.

I used the Distress Ink that came in the kit to ink the edges of the papers to help tie them together and give them good definition.

The chipboard elements worked out great with the florals and the ticket and the little word strips helped add a little extra detail.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Don't forget to share your projects with us in the facebook group!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

in the mood to make cards

Happy February 15 ♥

I don't know what it is about Valentines Day but it had me in the mood to make some more cards this week, so that is what I have to share with you here today. 

Both cards were created with the super cute  So Sweet Daily Diary kit using the little Simple Stories sticker sheets. The only other things added was some twine, washi tape and a strip of patterned paper. Quick and easy!

I hope you're having fun with your kit this month!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Happy Valentine's Day!!! We spent the last few days with my youngest daughter working on her Valentine's for class. What fun :) 

Anyway, I was going through some photos from a couple years ago and came across this cute one of my daughter and our pup Copper. 
I started with that wonderful brick paper from Simple Stores that's in the So Sweet Classic Kit. Using that heart in the center as a jumping off point I started layering some patterned papers & chipboard stickers. 
Here's a simple tip: if your page is looking a little "flat", try mounting it on contrasting cardstock like I did with this layout to make it pop!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Creating Coordinating Layouts with the "So Sweet" Daily Diary Kits

Hi Friends, it's Meridy here today.  I have a couple of 12x12 layouts to share with you today using the "So Sweet" Daily Diary Kit and paper add on.  

I really like the look of double page layouts in my albums, so that both sides match.  I used to scrap double pagers almost 100% of the time.  But I liked making single page layouts for the first and last page of my albums, and I wanted to make more.  So I tried making 2 single page layouts with the same supplies (and pictures from the same event), this way when they are displayed in my album, both sides still match.  I really like how it's working out.  I still feel like the 2 pages flow together, but I get to be more creative working with a 12x12 space rather than always working with a 12x24 space.  

The last 2 weeks I shared the following layouts:

Today I want to share the coordinating pages I made for them!  This is the first layout. I used quite a few pictures, and layered up the paper and embellishments.

I tried to really use the same supplies that I used on the page I made a few weeks ago.

The gold Thickers, puffy hearts, and word stickers were just what I needed to pull it together.  I was also able to mat the photos on the same red cardstock.  

I think they will look great next to one another in my album.  Even though they don't exactly match, they have some of the same elements, all of the same colors, and photos from the same event.

This is the page I made to coordinate with the layout I shared last week.

Again, I used the same elements, patterned paper, Thickers, the heart charm, washi tape, and the cute heart with the tassle.

I outlined each layer with black pen, just like I did on the page I created last week.  This is just one more way that the layouts will flow together and "read" as coherent pages.

Here are both layouts that will go next to each other in the album.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Total Eclipse: February So Sweet Classic Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with a layout using the February classic kit.  This week, we are using outside inspiration for our prompt.  I went to my Pinterest board and looked at some sketches that I had saved.  I found this one and thought it would be perfect for the layout I was planning.

I really wanted to be sure I documented the solar eclipse that recently happened.  I loved the circle elements in here and with the sun, I thought it went nicely. 

I love the constellation paper from Authentique and with the sky element here, the paper and the color was just perfect.  I also cut some circles from other papers to complement them.

I had been saving this "Looking Up" die cut for a long time and I was finally able to us it!  This is from my stash, but it fit so nicely here.  I used two lace strips from a patterned paper to anchor the top and bottom of the photo cluster.

The Thickers from the kit were just great to tie everything in all together.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Please share your layouts you're making with February's kit in the FaceBook group!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sketchy inspiration from Becky Fleck

When I saw that our challenge this week was to use a sketch or other inspiration source my first thought was to see what new sketches Becky Fleck had released and as I suspected, I found a great sketch for me to use for this week's project.

Here is the sketch I found, and it's from the February PageMaps by Becky Fleck.

I didn't follow the sketch exactly but did use the same basic design for my page. 

Here is what I came up with using the So Sweet Daily Diary Kit

With this pretty floral from Simple Stories as the background of my page I started with a piece of white cardstock as the anchor, then placed a 6x6 sheet of tan heart paper and a few Becky Higgins journaling cards before placing my photo. 

As in the sketch I used for inspiration, I had a horizontal and vertical strip of Simple Stories Love & Adore washi tape where I added a variety of hearts from the kit. 

The large heart that you can see here was cut from one of the journaling cards included in the kit. I finished off my page with some of the cute Simple Stories pennant and sentiment stickers. 

What is inspiring you to create lately? 

We'd love to have you share it with us at the Noel Mignon Facebook group.