Friday, September 30, 2016

Addie makes 3

Hey all, Michelle here with a couple more layouts from the Buttons and Bows Classic kit. The classic kit is sold out but there are a few of the Daily Diary kits left. I'm getting down to the last bits of paper & embellishments after creating many layouts from this kit!! I'm pretty excited to start digging into the Falloween kits...but before that let me share these last 2 pages!

For the siblings challenge this week I scrapped some photos from several years back when my youngest was born.
For both of my layouts today I converted my photos to black and white. Sometimes when the colors in the photo don't go well with the patterned paper I want to use or the colors in the photo are too distracting, switching to black and white does the trick!
I was down to the last 2 full sheets of patterned paper and lots of scraps. Usually when that happens I end up with a 'scrappy layout' like the one below.
I added some stitching around my paper/photo as a sort of frame along with stitching on the title. 

And now...onto Fall layouts!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Documenting Week 37 with Buttons & Bows

Happy Thursday! 
Danielle here today to share with you my Project Life Week 37 using the amazing Buttons and Bows Daily Diary Kit.

 This weeks Design Team Challenge is Siblings - create a layout about siblings.

I chose to use my boys back too school photos for this challenge.
Noah is now in Grade 3 and Liam is in Grade 1.

Here are some close up photos for this week

I used my Stickles in Diamond from my stash to jazz up my cards

I love the gold heart puffy stickers by Fancy Pants that Noel included in this months kit!!

How cute are the birds from the Simple Stories Posh line? I wish I had more of them!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you to create or document something today!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Buttons & Bows: Be Brave & Dream

Good morning, Friends! Jana Eubank here. This week our design challenge is all about Siblings. My kids each have a special relationship with one another and I always love to see how the different pairs interact with each other.

On my page today, I'm scrappy some silly photos of my oldest daughter, playing dress-up with my youngest daughter a few years ago. I love that my oldest wasn't afria to get a little silly for the sake of her little sister. Too cute!


I kept this one very monochromatic with shades of aqua, gray, and white ... and then added in POPS of bright pink for a bit of fun.

Fussy-cutting all the flowers from the Pink Paislee #2 paper was my very favorite part of putting this page together. Fussy-cut flowers always look SO COOL on a project! Love them!

I also fussy-cut the word "BRAVE" from the #6 paper to include as part of my title. I thought the phrase "Be Brave & Dream" was appropriate here with my kids having a bit of fun with their imaginations on this day! :)

A few of the Pink Paislee dimensional heart stickers add a really fun finishing touch to this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope my project has inspired you to do a bit of scrapping today, too!

See you next week!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"Besties" with Buttons and Bows Classic Kit

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! Lynn here with this week's layout using the "Buttons and Bows" Classic Kit. Our challenge this week is Siblings. I used a pic of my Niece's girls Abby and Kate. They are each unique in their own way but will always be sisters and hopefully best friends. I focused on the Pink Paislee papers in our kit this month for my page. Every now and then I create an 8.5 x 11 sized layout. Here's my page.
I clustered some embellishments including the gorgeous Prima flower from our kit. 
Here's a look at the fun two-toned coordinating thickers and iridescent gems.
I love the gold hanger clips from Pebbles.
Here's another close up.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to keep checking in to see more  "Siblings" projects. 
Have a great week and I'll return next week with a new project featuring our AWEOSME Falloween Kits!!!  

Monday, September 26, 2016

{Best Big Sister}- A Layout with the "Buttons and Bows" Classic Kit

 Happy Monday!  It's Meridy here again and I'm sharing a double page layout today using the "Buttons and Bows" Classic Kit.  This week the design team is creating layouts about "Sibling Love". 

I shared a layout last month of my daughter helping paint stripes on her bedroom wall, a few people asked to see the final product, and you can see that in the layout I'm sharing today!!!  

My daughter was sitting on her bed working on homework, and put her baby brother up on the bed with her to "help".  It was so cute, that I had to take pictures!

I had so much fun with this kit, the colors are so light and airy, so putting the layout together was a breeze!  The first thing I did was loosely lay out where I wanted my photos to go, then I started adding the patterned papers across the top and the notched strips on either side of the layout.  

Creating the title was one of my favorite parts of putting the layout together.  I was able to use a few puffy stickers and both sets of letter stickers that came in the kit this month, as well as a wood veneer, some flowers, and a paper bow.

I added my journaling to the right hand side of my layout.  I used the roller stamp to stamp a few coordinating sentiments on the journaling block with pink ink.  I also included a few more embellishments to surround the journaling.

The very last thing I did on this layout was machine stitch around the perimeter and around each photo.  I think the stitching really added that finishing touch to the layout.  

Thank you for joining me today, stop back all week to see how the rest of the design team honors siblings in their layouts!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week 44 & 45 | Buttons and Bows Daily Diary kit

Welcome to the last week of the month, this year (again) is moving so fast!  Wendy here today to share your new challenge for the week, Siblings!  This week your challenge is to create a layout (or other crafty project) about brothers, sisters, siblings, etc...  In a family of 8, we have 5 boys and 1 girl ranging from 14-3, everyday is about siblings because there are so many of them, lol, so I documented an everyday week for us.

Here is a better look at each side...

So enjoy the rest of your weekend and have fun documenting a sibling type memory!
I'll see you next week, with some fall inspiration (if I can find it here in FL).

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Magical Dreamer | Butons and Bows Classic Kit

Hi there!

It's Laura here with you today sharing a new layout using the DT's weekly "magical" theme, this week the DT is creating with "magical" inspiration! And I found mine in the form of a title.

Once again I am playing with "borrowed" photos, but as soon as I heard we were going with the "magical" theme I knew I had to use these pics!  I created this circular frame with wings just for these photos!

I brought in a bit of this gold scalloped tape from last months kit because it seemed too perfect layered under my photo which was matted with two patterned papers from the kit.

My wings became a focal area and were embellished with these sweet embellishments, I added in a bit of messy gold thread from my kit.

I used both of the alphas from the kit to create this pretty title.

Once again I used a sweet hanger clip from Maya Road, this time it "holds" a pretty ribbon!

How adorable are these resin bows, and how incredibly perfect, too! n this cluster to the left of my photo I layered it over a Prima flower, clustering it with a Pink Paislee wood accent and a Fancy Pants puffy sticker.

I added one final embellishment cluster at the bottom right side of my layout to balance out my page.

I created another process video for this layout, you can check it out below or here on my You-Tube channel!

Supply List: Crate Paper patterned paper; Fancy Pants Millie and June patterned paper, puffy alphas, die cuts and flair; Pink Paislee wood accents and buttons; Simple Stories Posh chipboard and stickers; May Arts ribbon; Maya Road hanger clips and resin bows; American Crafts white cardstock Thickers; Prima flower; Ranger enamel accents. From Last month's kit: Jen Hadfield scalloped gold tape and Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.  (From my stash: DMC metallic gold thread)

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Friday, September 23, 2016

magical amazing spectacular!

Hey, guys! Michelle here with my 'magical' layout! It just made sense for me to do a Disney page since the theme for the design team this week is 'magical'. Last February I took my son to Disneyworld and since I have yet to put my Disney album for that trip (or the trip before!) I thought I'd use this week's theme to get a page done! 
I've been saving that black patterned paper with the gold dots from the Buttons and Bows Classic kit for just the right page and a fireworks page seemed fitting! Although it did kill me to not be able to use those super cute hearts on the other side. Why do they have to make such awesome papers on both sides?! 
Along with a few different patterned papers I went to some older kits and picked out a few items I had those awesome gold/white thickers from the Heart of Gold Classic Kit , gold alpha stickers from the Pure Bliss Classic Kit, and gold glitter thickers from the Vintage Charm Classic Kit. I love when I'm able to 'shop' my previous kits...we all know these kits are packed and there's always leftovers to choose from!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Documenting Week 36 with Buttons & Bows

Happy Thursday!
Danielle here to share with you Week 36 of my Project Life 
using the awesome Buttons & Bows Daily Diary Kit 

This was a busy week for our family, and I had so many photos I wanted to include! 

This weeks Design Team Challenge is the word MAGICAL. I chose to document 2 things with this in mind.
1) it was our 7th Anniversary. 
2) Clay was away working off an ice breaker sailing through the Northwest Passage. It was the trip of a lifetime. He saw things like Narwhal, Whales, Polar Bears and more! They say Narwhal are Unicorns of the Sea, so thats pretty "magical" to me!

I love when Noel includes the Simple Stories Combo Cardstock Stickers that have the Alphas, little words, and regular stickers! I used the heck out of that sheet this month! I fell in love with the font and have used almost all of them up!

Here are some close ups!

How fun is the pack of Becky Higgins Project Life Sequins that Noel included this month?! I sprinkled them around, and used my Glossy Accents to adhere them.

I also used my Glossy Accents to adhere one of the gorgeous Prima flowers from the kit!

How are you making out with your 2016 Project Life?