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Minimalist Style…The Good Stuff!

05/22/18

The Good Stuff. I want to document and remember all The Good Stuff from my girls’ childhood. SO many awesome (and not so awesome – but usually laughable) moments. This is one of the awesome moments. Going to visit Roxy and Sally. Probably thee most favourite animals in my Milly’s childhood thus far.

I used scatterings of elements from both The Bright Side collection and the Poolside collection.

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I wanted to keep the layout bright and fun. I love the photos I took of this particular day at my Uncles visiting their horses and didn’t want to take away from the gorgeous photos. I tend to be a minimalist but pushed myself to be less of a minimalist on this layout. I found that keeping the colour palette simple helped a huge amount. Yellow, white and black were the main colors for this page.

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I love the birds in the ephemera pack in The Bright Side collection.

I also snuck in a few of the chipboard sticker elements. The sunshine paper is from the Poolside collection.

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The layout design is based roughly on another layout I made last year. When I’m stumped I go through old layouts and look at them as if they are a sketch. Sometimes that’s all I need to get going and pump out a few layouts in a short amount of time.

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I hope you found something new in my project!  I’m always trying to keep it simple, but fresh and on-trend, too!

Happy Scrapping!

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Oh so happy!

04/30/18

Hi there,

Zsoka back with you today sharing my newest layout I’ve created for Fancy Pants Designs!

I remembered using a specific cut file about 2 or so years ago but for the life of me I could not find it, I have no idea whose design it was. So I just went ahead and made my own in the Silhouette Studio program – it’s basically just triangle shapes arranged in a circle.

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I cut this from one of the patterned papers, then backed the rays with different patterned papers from The Bright Side collection. I also added some machine stitching in the middle of the rays.

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I created one cluster in the middle of the page, so it is a very simple design. I felt like otherwise the page would have been too busy. I layered tissue paper, tags, die cuts behind my photo and glued these down. I then added different embellies around and on top of my photo: labels, chipboard stickers, die cuts. For some interest I added a die cut photo frame too and my title also comes from the die cut ephemera pack.

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To finish off my page I glued down some colourful puffy sticker dots!

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I hope you like this simple idea!

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a great day!

See you soon!

X

Zsoka

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It’s a Beautiful Day!

04/24/18

I have a good friend that I met through scrapbooking years ago at our local scrapbook store!  Now that our kids are older, we crossed paths again when our girls ended up on the same soccer team!

So… when her oldest had TWINS I had to ask for photos to use with our new lines…what I LOVED about these pictures and The Bright Side Collection is that I could use a mix of products all from the same collection, but to suit the different colors and mood of the photos!

This first one I worked on is bright and cheery to encompass the happy feelings this new Mom is feeling!

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I just LOVE this photo I LOVE the ephemera floral pieces to wrap around it to create a perfect focal point!

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And, the crochet flowers we brought back for this line are…devine!!  They offer a bright, happy color, but a soft, elegant touch at the same time!

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Up next are two more layouts that were definitely on the softer side of this collection…same collection, same babies, completely different look and feel!

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The touches of gold foiled items and the pastel pinks, blues and yellows is such a perfect touch for this photo!

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And last, more pops of color with a mix of the pastels with the vibrant reds in the line!  This one turned out so pretty..that photo is amazing!

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So…which is your favorite?  Baby layout overload and so many options that The Bright Side Collection has to offer!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Jodi

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Rain Boots and Flower Bouquets!

04/17/18

Just me again with a fun little “bloom” project I came up with!

We have these adorable ceramic boots in our shop that match The Bright Side Collection SO PERFECTLY and I thought for the spring shower season that I would make a bloom of paper flowers for one & I’m so happy with how it turned out!

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To create the “bloom” I used a green popsicle stick as my base {you could just paint one to match.. the key is that it is hiding in the boot anyway}!  Get a good idea of where you want your first flower to start by putting the popsicle stick in the boot so you know how high the flowers need to be… I made mine so that the flowers angled out of the boot naturally, but didn’t stop it from sitting nicely in place!

I layered my flowers until I got the right look and then added both regular and dimensional adhesives for a ‘real’ bouquet look!  Oh, and I added the kite for a little fun flair!!

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A little closer look at the details!

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I put it on my desk next to the layout I shared earlier in the month of my little guy sharing his own gathered bouquet with me…they looked perfect together and made the perfect spring decor for my desk area!

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Thanks for doing us today!  I hope you’ve got some new ideas “blooming” in your head ;)!

xoxo

Jodi

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The Good Stuff Mini Album by Maryam

04/16/18

Hey, Friends!

Maryám here with you to share a new project using The Bright Side Collection. For today’s project, I made a mini album. The size of it is about 3×5 inches but there are also some pages that are a bit smaller.

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In this page, I decided to add a pocket with sequins. I made the pocket from one of the photo sheets from the Fancy Pants Designs Insta Album.

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For this page, I used vellum sheet. Over it, I added the words Fun Day using the puffy alphabet stickers from the Sweet Nothings Collection.

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For the middle page, I decided to make some pockets. I had a lot of photos that I wanted to include and pockets are great for that.

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In this page, I had the other part of the sequin pocket but in here, I added a phrase using the same alphabet I used before. In the right side of these pages, there is a vellum pocket, I put a photo and a tag in it.

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And that’s it for today friends! I hope you liked this mini album. Please, let me know if you have any questions by commenting below. 

Have an amazing week!

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Make Lemonade!

04/13/18

Hello Friends!

Today I have a simple little gift tag that I made that focused in on the lemon designs in our collection The Bright Side!

This would be perfect with a basket of lemons {and limes}, or with a pack of lemonade mix, or a pitcher filled with lemons to brighten someone’s day!

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I found these cute ceramic strawberry baskets at Walmart!  They had  a variety of colors and options, too!

I used our 6×6 paper pad and ephemera for my project!  I also used some of the pom poms and ribbon from our monthly kits {sold at Make a Pretty Life}.  Last, I added a few buttons and some of the eyelet lace to wrap up the summer-y feel!

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Thanks for joining me today..I hope you can make lemons into lemonade ~ or make someone’s day with this fun idea…  it was quick and easy and is just a tiny part of what our The Bright Side Collection has to offer!

xoxo

Jodi

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