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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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Welcome…Stephanie Adams!

03/29/18

Hello, Friends!

Hey everybody my name is Stephanie and I am so excited to be one of the new members of the Fancy Pants Design team. Today, I wanted to share a little about me.
First things first,  I’m a faith girl. Yep, one of those Jesus loving, bible journaling, homeschooling, gospel spreading gals. Recently, I re-branded my blog, well…actually I started a whole new one, based on my love of scrapping and crafting for Jesus. Visit my blog, Craft His Love to see more bible based projects, journaling, and creative devotions.
As a homeschooling mom of five kids one of my continuous lessons is to love and appreciate all people. It’s my life’s mission to have children that take nothing and no one for granted. I believe in showing affection and gratitude as often as possible.
Recently, we’ve been trying to do more random acts of kindness for those that serve us. Ya know, the mailman, the librarians, Sunday school teachers, and even waitresses/waiters.
I love watching the kids come up with cards and fun things for these special people and this week as Easter approaches I wanted to do something on my own. I know we will be going for Easter dinner after church and wanted to show the waitress or waiter a little love and appreciation on such a special day. So I sat down with the beautiful Bright Side Collection  and crafted a “tip tract”. I know everyone is familiar with what a tract is but I wanted it to be pretty, eye catching, full of great information and of course a place to show gratitude.
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Created much like a mini album I used 5×5 inch pieces of the bright patterned paper from Bright Side. It’s so springy and screams Happy Easter! For the cover I layered pieces of ephemera, paper, and chipboard with pop dots to create a 3D effect.
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Thanks for taking a peek at this fun album I created and I hope you are enjoying all of the projects from our awesome team!  See you soon!

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Welcome…Maryam Perez!

03/28/18

Hello Friends!

Maryám here with you today. I still can’t believe it, but this is my very first post as a part of the Fancy Pants Design Team and I’m super excited to be here!! Thanks, Jodi, for this amazing opportunity.

For today’s project, I used The Bright Side Collection. I fell in love with this collection since the first time I saw it, and once my box arrived home, I started working with it right away.

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The papers from this collection are beautiful and I wanted to make a layout showcasing them. I searched on Pinterest for some quilt patterns and once I found one I liked, I did the same but using papers!!  Once I had the background of my page done, I added the photo and some ephemera pieces, as well as some chipboard stickers. I also added a label and stamped the date of the photo on it. To finish my layout I added some pink ink splatters.

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That’s it for today friends! I hope you liked this project. Please, let me know if you have any questions. I can’t wait to see what you will create with this beautiful collection.
Have a wonderful day!

 

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Welcome…Meagan Whelan!

03/27/18

 

Hey there Fancy Pants Fans!

First off, thanks for joining me here and celebrating the launch of our new 2018 Design Team! I’m Meagan and I am thrilled to be apart of this talented team. A little about me before I get into the “how to” part of this post. I am a born and raised Alberta girl. I grew up along the foothills of the Canadian Rockies near a small town of around 500. I have two little ladies and a miniature schnauzer; Lexi 4, Milly 6 and Gus Gus 1(the dog). The three of them keep me on my toes!

 

Scrapbooking has always been apart of my life. I come from a long line of Scrapbookers starting with my Grandma, the one who always treasured the family heirlooms, photo albums and history books. My Aunt, who has spent an incredible amount of time putting everything that my Grandma left behind into an amazing categorical system for all the generations to treasure and learn from. I love that aspect of memory keeping, but what I’ve always been naturally drawn to is the artistic side of memory keeping. Which I consider Scrapbooking! My mom and my sister are also avid and talented Scrapbookers. I guess you could say it’s in our blood!

Along side scrapbooking, I am passionate about photography as well as art. I taught myself photography over the past 7 years always striving to improve my skills and have since started transitioning it from a hobby of taking my girls’ photos to small business taking photos for others. Having kids and documenting them is what really made me want to learn photography. It really comes in handy to take fun photos and be able to scrapbook them.

I recently created a mini album class for Big Picture Classes called Mixed Media Art + Prints. It was such a fun and challenging class to create! I have also recently contributed to Janna Werner’s blog teaching a fun layout using Alcohol Inks and acetate.

I am so excited to be joining the Fancy Pants Design Team, my first ever design team! I so look forward to working along side some incredibly talented ladies using some beautifully designed products. I hope you are able to take some inspiration all of our creations

Now for some of the “How-To” for the layout I created.

My first layout is a light hearted layout about coffee and the morning. I got the idea from the adorable little coffee cup found in The Bright Side ephemera pack. I decided to build my layout around that using “The Bright Side” collection, which is full of bright, cheery colors and designs. Great for documenting all different types of stories.

 

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I used several of the papers from this collection, layering two of them (Coming up Roses and Natural Beauty) to make my background and another one (The Bright Side – blue scallop paper) to ground my photo.  At the two corners I rolled up the corners to show the back of the Natural Beauty paper. I love the extra dimension from doing that. I use Sookwang tape (my go to adhesive) to adhere the paper so it doesn’t dare budge!

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I used my design team photo, printing it in a square with a white border. I’m a sucker for white borders around my photos! When possible, I try to print all my photos from Lightroom. The quality is top notch and I can set up the templates to print photos to be the size I want and with or without photos. Perhaps I can do a blog post in the future showing you exactly how I go about doing that.

The ephemera pack is jam packed with so many great design elements, great colors and even a splattering of pretty gold foiling. I was immediately drawn to the sweet little coffee cup and decided to build my page around that. When I’m not sure what I’m going to make a page about finding an element from a collection is always a great starting out point. I LOVE coffee, so it was a natural choice  “this right here” word strip, the “full cream” piece, “happy heart” circle, patterned file tab, gold foiled heart and adorable pin wheel are all from the ephemera pack as well. I love dimension on my pages so I used pop dots wherever I could popping the little details off my page.

The title came from one of the elements in the collection. I wanted it to really stand out so I used some Thickers that I had in my stash to spell out “Rise & Shine”.

To get an extra element of dimension I splattered some gold spray on the white piece of cardstock before adding my title and to the bottom corner of my page.

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What’s your favorite way to start out a scrapbook page when you’re stumped? I hope you found some inspiration from this layout and I can’t wait to share more projects and tips with you in coming posts. Thanks for being here!

Meg

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