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You Are Lovely: 30 min Layout


Love how Emma keeps it simple but still has a creative time making this darling layout. Life can be crazy but it’s still important to get our memories printed out. Here’s a cute idea if you have 30 mins to bust out a layout!
Start with adding some color and artsy touch to a white piece of card stock. Either spritz some color mist or unscrew the bottle and flick the bottom of the sprayer. Droplet tools are awesome too!  Next, start by layering paper, transparency and diecuts.
Finishing with a title, photo and journaling. Who says it has to be difficult…?! This inspires me and such a fun way to tackle a quick page! In the end all that matters is having these stories documented. Happy Monday xoxo Lizzy

Remember as this week is starting that You Are Lovely. Say it to yourself, outloud even, and begin this Monday with positivity…! When we think those thoughts instead of negative ones that creep in so easily we can start to train ourselves to go the happy route instead.

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Hi everyone, it’s Emma here to share another page I created using the gorgeous new collection, Lovely Day!  I think I mentioned last time that the papers of Lovely Day have me smitten so I created this next page by picking a few of my favourites from the double-sided and single-sided 12×12 paper pad.

Here is a look at the page I created:
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I absolutely adore that blue floral paper from the 12×12 paper pad.  It’s just so pretty! I used as my background, then put the white cardstock on top so it created a frame for my page.  I hand cut the banners from my other favourite papers, I went with 2 of each in shades of blue, yellow and black/white.  Then I just machine stitched down the centre to keep them in place!DL_Feb17_hey_4

For my embellishments I used three of the layered stickers at the top, middle and bottom of my page and spaced over the height of my banners.  I popped one of the stickers on top of the rosette layered sticker.  This actually wasn’t my original plan but the colours matched and it meant I didn’t need to work out any extra spacing for my title.  Win win!DL_Feb17_hey_S1

I typed up my journaling on the computer (using an old typewriter font), printed it out and tucked it just underneath the photo on the white/black flower paper.  I like how it kind of blends in with the paper and doesn’t distract you too much.

I fixed a little heart chipboard piece near the blue papers just because the colours matched and hearts (or stars!) seem to be a necessity for my pages.  I like to put them everywhere 🙂DL_Feb17_hey_S6

I love the dimension of this page – all thanks to those layered stickers!  They’re perfect and I still love the fact they have foam dots on the backs which helps lift them off your page a little more.

This page came together rather quickly (for me that is, I’m a rather slow scrapper..) which I love.  I even adhered/stitched  it all down in the one sitting!  (I usually put a page together and leave it overnight then stick it down the next day. You know…incase I want to change things 😉  But I was happy with this one straight away, love that!).DL_Feb17_hey_5

Thanks for joining me on the blog today, I hope it’s inspired you to start creating your own masterpiece using the gorgeous papers of Lovely Day!

Take care, Em xo
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Shoot for the Moon

Hi everyone! I’m excited to share this layout using the newest Dear Lizzy Saturday collection and a little stamping with the cute house stamps. I’m terrible at using stamps; it’ss not that I don’t like them, because there are some adorable stamps out there that I love, it just never occurs to me to actually use them. I guess if I’m completely honest, I find them a little bit intimidating, and I’ve no idea why, haha. But every now and then I like to give it a shot which is how this layout came about. The stamp set from the Saturday collection has the cutest little buildings and I thought it would look fun teamed with a photo I recently took of the moon (I love getting snaps of the moon, call me crazy).

I picked 3 fun and bright colours – yellow, pink and teal (..not that I have a whole lot of variety of
colours in my stash!) and stamped each building along the bottom.
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As usual I ended up with one building having a less than perfect impression (that teal one!! Grr!) – I swear the more I try to get a perfect impression, the less likely I am to get it, haha.
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But rather than start again (this was already attempt #2, lol) I thought I’d add some dimension to the bottom of the page so I just stamped them again on a scrap piece of white cardstock.

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Once I’d stamped a few I just used scissors to cut them to shape (leaving a small white border the whole way around). Then I popped a foam dot behind and stuck them straight on top of my less than perfect impressions on the page. Problem solved! Here’s how my page finished up:
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I wanted the page to be fairly neutral except for my bright buildings along the bottom so I teamed the chipboard thickers (which I think are a perfect match!!) with a few co-ordinating black/white pieces (I used a sheet from the 6×6 paper pad, die-cuts and black varnish stickers). I enlisted help from Pinterest to find a quote about the moon and just typed it up on the computer using a typewriter font.

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Because I scrap 6×8 pages, often I’m stuck on where to put my journaling, I mean there is only so much room on the page and more often than not, I want the photo/title to be the feature of the page, so I’ll often add it either behind the photo or on the back of my page. Almost all of my
layouts have journaling of some description, it’s just that often you can’t see it
☺ In this case I popped it on the back! Just stuck it onto one of the die-cut cards, used a strip of wash and included one of the stickers to help pretty it up a bit. Easy one!

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Given my journaling is often “hidden” I’ve had a few people question me about how I actually read it once they’re stored in albums.
I use the Studio Calico 6×8 Handbooks to store my layouts. I’m not sure about you, but I file all my pages back to back in the pockets (so 2 pages per pocket back to back, means I can cram more pages into the album!)

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Given my journaling is often “hidden” I’ve had a few people question me about how I actually read it once they’re stored in albums.
I use the Studio Calico 6×8 Handbooks to store my layouts. I’m not sure about you, but I file all my pages back to back in the pockets (so 2 pages per pocket back to back, means I can cram more pages into the album!) I average somewhere between 13-15 plastic pockets per album so depending on how chunky my pages are, I manage to get anywhere from 20-30 scrapbook layouts per album which is pretty good!

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But back to the question! When I add journaling on the back I just don’t put another page behind it once it’s in the pocket. That way when I’m flipping through the album I don’t need to take it out to read it (which is what I have to do when I tuck it behind the photo, but I can live with that! ☺)

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DIY: Party Hat Garland

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Hi everyone!  Emma here to share a quick little garland DIY. I love all types of garlands – they are such a simple way to add pops of colour to your space (especially if your room is a plain white like mine!).  I’ve already shared another garland using the Happy Place collection so it’s only fair I create another one using the new Saturday line!

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I’m always scrolling through Pinterest for ideas and inspiration and I had the most gorgeous little party hat garland pop into my feed.  The instructions are so easy to follow so I won’t share them again. Found via House Lars Built. I followed the instructions almost to the letter except I cut my templates using my Silhouette Cameo rather than a pair of scissors (figured I’ve got a machine that can do it, so why not!) and I didn’t paint the paper because I was using patterned paper already!  They are so easy to make so I did snap some photo’s as I was going incase it helps you.

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If you need anything from this newest collection it’s the wood veneer numbers and shapes! Love them so. And the 12×12 paper pack, clothes pins and the Project Life kit and and…  Seriously everything makes my hoarding heart happy.
All Dear Lizzy products are 40% off still… and they stocked some of the Fine & Dandy collection and Happy Place which have some cute stuff!

Love this page by Olatz:

This new collection is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I have to admit that when I saw the Saturday collection for the first time I thought it seemed like a city/travel/getaway/weekend themed collection. But when I begin to work with it, oh well, the ideas started to flow in so many directions. It really is such a versatile collection!
As you can see here, I used the Saturday collection to create a birthday layout for my little niece. I chose a soft color palette of white, mint, pink and a pop of black to go with the theme of the layout. So cute! I love how numbers are repeated thought the collection on papers, stickers and embellishments. And they are just the perfect icon for this spread, aren’t they? 😉

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Just wanted to pop in and let you know that all the Dear Lizzy products (including all of the AC brands) are 40% off today at Scrapbook.com! Because you know I love a good sale.
They are stocked with all the new Dear Lizzy Saturday products too! Like the wood bead strings, chipboard number tags, and mini puffy stickers. Yay! Kids are in school here so thank goodness for the free time and we can scrap the summer memories.

Love this layout by Emma!
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XOXO Layout

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Busy summer days means simple is best. Even not on summer days this is exactly the kind of layout that inspires me! The cactus icon from the Happy Place collection is one of my favorite die cuts and patterned paper!
The shaped paperclips are darling to add to the corner of photos, attach to layered paper and so many easy ways to use them! Plus, there’s the cutest shapes from flamingo, ice cream cones, bows and pineapples.
Thanks to design team member Emma for this awesome page!
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Say Yes: Mini Album

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It’s impossible to not make a disaster when creating a mini album. It’s like you start pulling out everything and anything! The Happy Place collection is perfect for summer memories. Minis will always have my heart! The pockets and layering deserve all the heart eyes!!
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DIY: Rosette Garland

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(Excited to have the first post from Emma on my new design team sharing a darling project today with the new Happy Place collection!)
Next to my desk I have a set of windows that I like to “dress up” every now and then. I’ve had the Christmas baubles hanging there for way too long so it was time for an update! The colours of the new Happy Place line are PERFECT so I thought I’d try out a fan paper garland. These are super easy to make and I snapped some photo’s along the way.

1 – Pick what size you want them to be. The ones I made are 3.5 and 4 inches wide. For whatever WIDTH you want your fans to be, your paper needs to be double in length. I.e. the paper I cut was in strips of 3.5×7 inches or 4×8 inches.
2 – Create folds in your paper – mine are spaced 1 inch apart and I used my scoring board to make it easier.
3 – Fold the paper, alternating forward and backwards.
4 – Then you need add a staple to the middle of the length (I like to mark the centre point on the scoring board to make sure I’m getting it in the right spot!)
EXTRA STEP – if you want your fan to have a “starburst” kind of effect, you can cut each of the ends on a 45 degree angle using a pair of scissors.
5 – Once you’ve got your centre point, add adhesive to BOTH sides of the paper – I use double-sided tape and before I removed the backing paper I folded it in half both directions (helps it bend to shape later on).
6- I then just used some embroidery cotton and my trusty hot glue gun to string them all together.
Couldn’t be easier and I really love the finished result! -Emma

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Design Team Announcement

Here is the Design Team Announcement!
So excited to work with all these talented ladies!! I apologize it took a bit longer to announce. The fun part is that a couple of them don’t know that their submission was chosen yet. So, surprise!!
Say hello to them and check out their sites listed below their photos. Such a fun mix of talent. I will be sharing more about them and of course some of their incredible work!
Also thanks to everyone who submitted. I will be sharing lots (if not all of your) work on a Feature Friday blog post so that will be fun! XOXO

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