Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hello Lovely Brush Box

Every once in awhile you come across an item that you simply can't discard, because you see other potential in it. That was the case with this tea box I received over the holidays. It was a great, sturdy box with a nice sized drawer that pulled out. My daughter just received some new makeup brushes that I knew would be scattered about and needed to be contained. Take a look at the box before.

I debated whether to use the Dreamin' Big paper collection or the Hello Lovely papers. The brushes have beautiful rose gold handles so the decision was easy....Hello Lovely it is!

Also, I am entering this project in the Heart 2 Heart silver and gold challenge for those beautiful gold accents and brush handles of course.

On the top of the box I used some of the coordinating papers, a PML card and some complements. I even lined the inside of the drawer to pull it all together. Now her brushes will stay clean and organized and I was able to re-purpose a lovely box.

The Hello Lovely paper collection is available now in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Hello Lovely Layout

Typically a traditional 12x12 Scrapbooker will create a two-page coordinating layout. In my album for 2016, that I have yet to complete, I have set up monthly dividers which can lend itself to 2 page layouts, single pages or perhaps a 3 page layout! Sounds different, right? This helps me end monthly events at the divider, but also gives me some additional room for a few extra photo's or maybe one very special photo!

In this three-page layout, I am featuring some pictures of my daughter's Senior Homecoming. If you visit my Blog often, you'll know that she is my major inspiration and dominates most of my album! I'm trying to document so much as this is her last year in High School. She posed with her best friend and her daddy. Truly though she was a beauty in her black lace dress, with gold under tones and her hair curled up. The Hello Lovely paper collection was just the right touch of soft colors and gold glittery bling to compliment the black dress and beams of sunlight that shone into the pictures.
Take a look.

 This is how the pages will be in order, with the third layout revealed after turning the page of course.


I did very little stamping to this page. The majority of the embellishments come from the coordinating complements. Here are a few closer looks at the decoration on the pages.

This paper collection is featured in the newest Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. It will be available until the end of April. This collection would also make lovely wedding or anniversary cards and layouts.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are inspired by the Hello Lovely collection and stretching your scrapbook layouts!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Dreamin' Big Camera

I'm super excited to share this project with you. This Christmas my daughter wished for a camera. She loves photography and would like a camera with all the bells and whistles that will last a lifetime. Sticking to the "mom & dad Christmas budget" we opted to give her money to save up for what she really wants. I'm not much for just handing money in an envelope, so I came up with something more creative! Thanks to the SVG Cuts website I found the perfect camera!!

This camera is a nice big 3D project. It is easy to cut out and assemble with the instructional video. The Dreamin' Big papers were perfect to use and coordinate so nicely. The entire top of the camera, with dials and all, lifts off revealing a space for rolls of cash! Look closely at the acetate cool, yes!

Please visit SVGCuts for tons of inspiring ideas. You can get this new Dreamin' Big paper collection and coordinating products now online. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Celebrate January 2017!

With a new year there is always new possibility and of course there is a new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book! January is National Papercrafting Month and Close To My Heart has a beautiful project to ignite your creativity. Let's take a look at a few of the new offerings.

 Flower wreaths are very much in trend this season and this kit has everything you need to create a beautiful home decor item. Even can get it for FREE this month! Click on the Current Specials tab at the top for more details.

Here is a look at the wreath I made following the instructions included. The only things I added were the gold gems and some gold shimmer from the new shimmer brush in the SE 2017 Idea Book.

CTMH has brand new spring idea books in white, sea glass and pink. They come in D-ring or Post-bound.

January stamp of the month, Adore You, has images and sentiments certain to express your love this season. See more details on the Current Specials tab at the top.

Meet the new paper collections~

Dreamin' Big

 Hello Lovely

 Some Kinda Wonderful

 Sugar Rush

You can always click on the Idea Book image on the right side column to view the entire new book. Be sure to also check out the new products online, there you will see additional workshop and project ideas.