Friday, August 29, 2014

How 'bout one last summer flashback?

I can't believe that in a few days summer will be done and over with. Oh, sure, *technically* summer doesn't end until September 22nd but as far as I'm concerned summer comes to an abrupt halt on Labor Day. I'm not complaining, though. I love autumn and have so many fun projects lined up for the next few months. But first … I thought it would be fun to do one last Flashback Friday for the summer.

Not sure what Flashback Friday is all about? Well, you've heard of Throwback Thursdays where people post old photos on Instagram and Facebook right? This is a similar idea except here we showcase older blog posts that didn't get the love and attention we felt they deserved. I don't do this every week, but I'm trying to do it at least once or twice a month.

For today's flashback I decided to pick a fun, colorful layout that reminds of summertime. Here's a peek …

Mmmm … Starbucks' refreshers. That's what I drank all summer long and will soon be replacing them with my beloved Pumpkin Spice lattes. You can see the full layout here.

Wanna join in? The rules are simple … link up one of your old blog posts and then comment on the posts that others link up. Easy peasy. And, just so we're all on the same page, by "old" I mean any post that was written 30 or more days ago. 

Link up your blog posts below. I can't wait to see them. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

#CUPCAKE - A Counterfeit Layout

Hello everyone & Happy Friday!

I'm popping in today to share a layout I made using my August Counterfeit kit, Wishful Thinking.

Last week my photos from our San Francisco trip finally arrived from the Persnickety Prints headquarters. I took over a hundred photos and can't wait to scrapbook all of them but this one - a photo of me stuffing a cupcake in my mouth at Miette Bakery - jumped out right away. I knew it would be a perfect match with the fun, whimsical papers in my kit. Here's the layout I made …

This is a true counterfeit layout in every sense of the word because it involved a bit of "scrap-lifting". I was inspired by this layout by the amazingly talented Geralyn Sy. I love Geralyn's style and often find myself perusing her blog when I'm in need of scrappy inspiration. I loved the idea of having a cluster of  small embellishments and layers surrounding a square photo - I'm not usually a white space kinda girl but I think it really works on this layout, given the busyness of the upper half.  

Here are two close-up shots of the layers …

And, just in case you want to see how it all came together, I made a process video to share ...

If you're a fan of the puffy conversation stickers or the circle tag I used in the layout today is your lucky day! 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Clique Kits Blog Share - Wild & Free

Hello everyone & welcome to the Clique Kits Pep Rally - a blog hop where both design team members and the Clique subscribers get to show off the layouts + projects they've made with the monthly kit. The August kit was called Glam Camp and it featured products from the Ashbury Heights collection by My Mind's Eye. I absolutely *LOVED* this kit. The colors, the patterns, the burlap bows and gold doilies were all right up my alley!

Every month the pep rally has a theme/challenge and this month the theme is Wild and Free. I am very fortunate to call beautiful British Columbia, Canada my home. I grew up on the east coast and moved here almost five years ago and, trust me when I say, it's one of the most beautiful places on the planet. We have glorious mountains, incredible temperate rainforests and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. I'm not a particularly outdoorsy person but even I can appreciate the beauty that surrounds me on a daily basis. Needless to say, I have a lot of pretty scenery photos. When I heard "wild and free" the first thing that came to mind was nature and beautiful landscapes, so I decided to put one of those scenery photos to good use.

Here's the layout I made for the blog share using the Glam Camp goodies (the Thickers were from my stash but everything else is from the kit).
I created the star background by running one of the patterned papers through my Silhouette machine. I thought the stars would add a whimsical, dreamy touch to the layout. This photo was taken at the beach at sunset … the sky looked like an ice-cream cone with shades of pink and blue and orange all blended together. It was truly breathtaking.

For more Glam Camp inspiration, be sure to do the full blog hop as each lady will be revealing projects made using the kit. Also, if you follow the Clique Kits blog, "like" them on Facebook and leave comments on each blog hop post you'll be entered to win a $10 credit to the Clique Kits store.

Here's the line up from start to finish …

Stephanie (you are here)