Posts tagged COLOR
SUNDAY SKETCH SERIES NO. 53

Hey guys, I'm back with a fun take on a layout using a full page image as the background. To replicate this Sunday Sketch, there are many ways to interpret it. My fave is to simply doodle some digital confetti on your image before printing - like I've done with 'Celebrate' or you can throw a confetti transparency over it too! ( I'm Loving this one ). Either way, this is a fun trick to jazz up a layout without much embellishment involved! 

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 44

USING A KIT'S COLOR PALETTE TO CREATE A QUICK SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT WITH 'WORDS TO LIVE BY'

I FINALLY GOT A CHANCE TO PLAY WITH THE GORGEOUS BRIMFIELD SCRAPBOOK KIT FROM STUDIO CALICO AND BOY IS IT FANTASTIC! THE COLOR PALETTE IS LOVELY AND SOFT - PERFECT FOR FALL! I PICKED A COUPLE OF THE MAIN COLORS AND RAN WITH THEM TO COLLECT OTHER TIDBITS FOR MY SPREAD. ASIDE FROM USING MANY OF THE KIT'S COMPONENTS, FOLLOWING THEIR BEAUTIFUL COLOR GUIDE HELPED ME TO QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY MATCH OTHER PIECES LIKE MY WATERCOLOR STROKES (I RANDOMLY HAD THESE LYING AROUND - PERFECT RIGHT?!) AND COORDINATING STICKERS FOR PART OF MY TITLE. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS KIT AND WORKING IT IN WITH EXISTING ELEMENTS THAT I HAD MADE CREATING 'WORDS TO LIVE BY' SUPER FAST + FABULOUS! >>>

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MONDAY MOOD BOARD 22

THIS WEEK'S MOOD BOARD

THIS WEEK, I'M SWITCHING IT UP AND GOING WITH A BOLDER MORE GRAPHIC LAYOUT FOR MY INSPIRATION! THIS IS PARTLY INSPIRED BY THE BOLD AND IN YOUR FACE COLOR PALETTE AND PARTLY INSPIRED BY MY DESIRE FOR SOME FRESH GRAPHICS! THIS MOOD BOARD HAS SUMMER FAVORITES LIKE POPSICLES AND ICE CREAM, AND CRAFT FAVORITES LIKE PAINT STROKES AND TASSELS SO I HOPE IT GETS YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING! I KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO CREATE. KEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 24

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'MAKE MAGIC' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

THIS WEEK'S FAST + FABULOUS LAYOUT IS TITLED 'MAKE MAGIC' AND IS ALL ABOUT GETTING CREATIVE. IT FEATURES A BOLD BACKGROUND, A METALLIC TITLE AND SOME EXTRA FUN EMBELLISHMENTS TO GO ALONG. KEEP READING TO FIND OUT WHERE I SAVED TIME WITH THIS LAYOUT AND HOW YOU CAN CREATE FAST + FABULOUS LAYOUTS TOO! KEEP READING >>>

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WHY YOU NEED AN INKPAD CHEAT SHEET

WHY YOU NEED AN INKPAD CHEAT SHEET ... 

AND HOW TO USE IT FOR SCRAPBOOKING SUCCESS!

I RECENTLY ENROLLED IN THE STUDIO CALICO CLASS SERIES INKED, AND THE FIRST CLASS IN THIS SERIES IS ALL ABOUT STAMPING WITH COLOR ( I COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED)! NOW AS YOU'VE PROBABLY NOTICED, I'M NOT MUCH OF A STAMPER. I LOVE HOW OTHER PEOPLE USE STAMPING I JUST DON'T USUALLY GRAVITATE TOWARDS IT. I DON'T HAVE HOARDS OF COLORED INK PADS AND I RARELY PULL OUT MORE THAN THE BLACK INK PAD THAT IS MOST LOVED IN MY COLLECTION. I'VE BEEN FEELING LIKE I NEED TO INVEST IN SOME (QUALITY) NEW INKPAD COLORS WHEN I REALIZED I DON'T REALLY EVEN KNOW WHAT COLORS I DO HAVE ON HAND - ENTER THE CHEAT SHEET! I DIDN'T WANT TO PURCHASE NEW INKS WITHOUT TAKING INVENTORY OF THE COLORS I HAVE AND REALLY TRYING TO WORK WITH THEM BEFORE MAKING ANY KIND OF INVESTMENT. KEEP READING BELOW TO SEE HOW I MADE MY INKPAD CHEAT SHEET, AND HOW YOU CAN USE YOURS FOR NEW-FOUND SCRAPBOOKING SUCCESS!  KEEP READING >>>

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MONDAY MOOD BOARD 18

THIS WEEK'S MOOD BOARD

ANOTHER BRIGHT AND COLORFUL MOOD BOARD THIS WEEK! WHAT CAN I SAY? I'M FEELING INSPIRED BY ALL THE COLORS OF SPRING FROM THE BLUE SKY TO THE BLOOMING FLOWERS - THE COLORS ALL AROUND ARE SO INSPIRING. COME BACK THIS WEEK TO SEE WHAT THIS MOOD BOARD INSPIRES, AND SHARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS WITH THE #MONDAYMOODBOARD IF YOU'RE INSPIRED BY THIS TOO! KEEP READING >>>

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MONDAY MOOD BOARD 13

THIS WEEK'S MOOD BOARD

THIS WEEK'S MOOD BOARD IS ANOTHER SPRING FAVORITE. PULLING BRIGHT AND PUNCHY COLOR WITH SOME FUN PATTERNS (LIKE POLKA DOTS AND STRIPES) MAKES THIS MOOD BOARD LIVELY AND EYE CATCHING. YOU CAN'T FORGET THOSE PUNCHY PAINT-STROKES AND STENCIL LETTERING THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED AS WELL. KEEP READING TO FIND OUT WHERE ALL THESE LOVELY IMAGES ARE SOURCED FROM! KEEP READING >>>

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TWINE STITCHED CHEVRON BACKGROUND TUTORIAL

THIS WEEK I'M SHOWING YOU HOW I CREATED THIS CUSTOM CHEVRON BACKGROUND WITH TWINE! IT'S FUN, DIMENSIONAL, AND SUPER EASY TO ACHIEVE! I'M LOVING THE BRIGHT SUNNY YELLOW FROM THIS WEEK'S MOOD BOARD TO BRIGHTEN THESE WINTERY MONTHS. TO ACCOMPANY THE BRIGHT + CHEERY COLORS, I CHOSE TO SHOWCASE THIS TECHNIQUE WITH AN IMAGE OF THE FIRST TIME MY NEPHEW RODE ON A CAROUSELKEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 13

THIS WEEK FOR FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY I'LL BE SHARING MY TIME SAVING TIPS FOR PROJECT LIFE WITH THIS QUICK ONE PAGE LAYOUT TITLED 'YUM!' USING THE BECKY HIGGINS DESIGN J POCKET PAGES. I'M ABSOLUTELY LOVING MY DECISION TO INTERSPERSE A RANGE OF DIFFERENT SIZES INTO MY 12X12 ALBUM FOR 2015! IT KEEPS MY SCRAPBOOKING FRESH AND ALWAYS CHALLNGES ME TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT CREATING. KEEP READING TO SEE HOW I SAVED TIME WHILE MAKING THIS PAGE, AND HOW YOU CAN TOO!   KEEP READING >>>

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ARTISTIC SCRAPBOOKING WITH ACRYLICS

THIS WEEK I'M SHARING HOW I CREATE AN ARTISTIC LAYOUT WITH ACRYLIC PAINT + I'M GIVING YOU A FREEBIE CUT FILE DOWNLOAD AS A BONUS! THE SPREAD I MADE IS TITLED 'COLD OUTSIDE' AND IS A SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT ABOUT ALL THE SNOW NEW YORK HAS SEEN RECENTLY. TO SEE THE STEPS I TOOK TO GET THIS LAYOUT, KEEP READING AND I'LL SHOW YOU! KEEP READING >>>

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'SNUGGLE' LAYOUT + GETTING CUSTOM PAGE PROTECTOR SIZES

I STARTED THIS PAGE AT A CUSTOM SIZE BECAUSE I HAD A SCRAP SIZE LEFT OF THE PINK WINTER SNOWSCAPE CARDSTOCK FROM STUDIO CALICO'S FAR FAR AWAY KIT. I REALLY LOVED THIS PAPER, AND IT SPOKE PERFECTLY TO WHY I WAS SNUGGLED INSIDE ALL DAY IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE SNOWPOCALYPSE THAT HIT NEW YORK GAVE ME A COUPLE DAYS OFF WORK, AND PLENTY OF TIME TO STAY IN BED AND WATCH LAW & ORDER SVU RE-RUNS-YAY! ...

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SUNDAY SKETCH SERIES NO. 10

THIS WEEK'S SKETCH FEATURES AN 8 1/2 X 11" PAGE WITH ONE JUMBO TITLE, AND A SMALLER SECONDARY TITLE. ONE 4X4 IMAGE AS THE FOCUS WITH A 4X6 DECORATIVE PAPER UNDERNEATH AND A 3X4 POCKET ON THE LEFT WITH TABBED PULL OUT JOURNALING INSIDE. DECORATIVE PAPER OR PAINT STROKES CAN BE ADDED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO ADD BALANCE AND INTEREST. VIEW THE FULL POST TO SEE MY TAKE ON THIS SKETCH! ...

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