Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Maya Road Love

Thought I would share a couple of Maya Road projects that I have done the past couple of months.  Both are layouts, layouts are my jam when it comes to using the fun Maya Road embellishments!

This first one was just a pic of the dogs in the car!  Yes, I have lots of those pictures, because, well they love to go for a ride.  I will admit, it's hard to get a good pic at times, because of the way the front seats sit compared to the back!  You can see more of the products I used in my blog post HERE.


Supplies: Paper, Stamp, Die Cuts-American Crafts Hazelwood; Sequins-WeR Memory Keepers; Doily-Hobby Lobby: Felt-Taylor Expressions; Twine, Die Cuts (love/feathers/tags/hearts), Wooden Spools, Flowers, Wood Token, PomPom Ribbon, Metal Button-Maya Road; Adhesive-Therm O Web

I love to intermix "real" embellishments with paper ones!  It creates dimension, texture and makes me want to touch it!
I love using stripes to their advantage.  I played and played until I got the "love" die from Maya Road placed exactly the way I wanted before I cut this out.  I also used some washi tape just to hold the die in place, so that it wouldn't move going thru the cutter.

I used the "tag" dies from Maya to create this little stitched banner effect underneath the wooden spools.  The heart is just an added touch!

Then a couple of weeks ago, Maya Road had a blog swap with Simple Stories.  If you haven't seen all the projects both teams created you should check them out!  Amazing and beautiful to look at, plus chock full of ideas for your projects.  My blog post is HERE and has a couple more pictures. 


Supplies: Pattern Paper, Washi Tape, Stickers, Tags, Brads-Simple Stories; Chipboard, Dies, Glassine Bag, Twine, Tickets, Flower, Sequin Tape-Maya Road; Doily-Hobby Lobby; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Paint-Ranger; Pencils-Prismacolor; Cardstock-American Crafts

When I found out I was getting the Surf's Up die set...I wondered what was I going to do with a flamingo and surfboard?!  Well, out came the zoo pics of flamingos and a layout was born!  

And here I covered a chipboard piece with the washi tape in the collection.  I painted the outside of the frame with some acrylic paint and then popped the center out and covered with washi.  It's a new way to cover chipboard for me!

Again, using stripes to my advantage, but I didn't want the "love" to blend in.  So, I used some of the sequin tape that Maya Road has and trimmed the sequins to fit!  And the colors worked well with the layout!

Well, that's all from me today, two projects with lots of pics!  I love that it's a short week this week,   because I really haven't been in the mood to work.  I think it's just one of those things!  Have a great day!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sharing a Few Digital Layouts

Long time, no blog huh?  It's been a little overwhelming and a little of "I don't want to do anything" here lately.  I haven't felt like "writing" although I have been creating some.  Some things just seem harder to do than others. 

I LOVE to blog, it's just been hard since Mom passed.  It's like I cannot focus or collect my thoughts.  I have thought about starting another blog (right oxymoron!) about that journey and dealing with things.  I just haven't done it yet.  And I don't know if I will keep it private or make it public, that is to be determined later.

I thought I would share a few digital layouts here today, just to try to get me back in the swing of blogging.  These are all projects I have done for The Lilypad, usually for releases that happened in the week I did them or for a challenge that was in the forum.

This layout was using the April BYOC (Build Your Own Collection) at The Lilypad.  I love the Scrapping with Liz template that I used and I will be definitely using it with my traditional and hybrid layouts!

Supplies: Amber Labau (Inside Your World Paper and Elements); Mommyish (Feeling Fresh Papers and Elements); One Little Bird (Between Us Papers, Elements Journal Cards); Scrapping With Liz Template (Tags and Letters)

This next page is another BYOC layout for the template challenge that was in the forum.  I used the June 2017 BYOC for this.

Supplies: Fiddle Dee Dee Designs (Fiddlesticks #22); One Little Bird (Origin Kit); Mommyish (Succulent-Elements); Etc. by Danyale (Morse Code Paints); Lynne-Marie (Outdoor Bundle)

This next one, well I couldn't WAIT to scrap pics from our photo shoot with April of Turn Studios!  She had a mini farmhouse session and we took advantage of it.  Lots of cute pics to scrap!  Jetson's face is just priceless here!

Supplies:  Fiddle Dee Dee Designs (Can't Stop Laughing Dressed Up Template); One Little Bird (Heartbeat at My Feet Kit and Journal Cards)

It's so much easier to "change" my style when I do a digital layout!  LOL  This layout is a fairly clean and simple one for me.  A template from Scrapping with Liz helped guide the way.  Had I done this in hybrid, you know me, I would have been adding a ton of stuff on!  

Supplies: Scrapping With Liz (All About The Frames Template); Kristen Aagard Designs (Goofball Create Crate Add-On)

Well. I think I am going to leave this post right here and start enjoying the day.  It felt good to write, even if it was just to share some layouts.  Have a fun and safe weekend!  I am hoping to be back this week with some paper layouts for you!