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Happily Ever After

09/07/18

Hello friends! Last month I shared a page I created in my journaling bible using products from the Magnolia Moments line! I’m back today to share another!
I loved the paper from this collection and when I saw this navy print with these tiny houses I knew I wanted to cut them out and use them as little pieces of ephemera.
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On this specific page I’m documenting how living in the Spirit and being thankful for all my family, friends,. and neighbors is definitely a happy ever after! I cut the little houses to make a cute little neighborhood and even though this little tree wasn’t really a “tree” it worked out perfectly. It’s a simple page with a lot of impact and gratitude!
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Again I hope this inspires you to not only think outside the normal bible journaling supplies but also look at different ways to use pieces of patterned paper in all your projects!
Until next time…cheers,
Stephanie
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Bible Journaling

08/24/18

Hello friends!
I’m not sure if we have many bible journalers here but when I first joined this design team I mentioned to you that I really enjoy it. I know that it’s a fast growing craft and that a lot of papercrafters are choosing to spend time with God this way and I am definitely one of them.
There are so many products already on the market for bible journaling but as usual I like to think outside the typical box when it comes to my creative devotions. I love to use my scrapbook stash to expand my journaling supplies. When I first saw the new collection, Magnolia Moments , by Fancy Pants I fell in love with this door and all the pretty floral pieces. I used them as well as some coordinating paints and a few word stickers to create this page in my bible!
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I’m so grateful for all of my many blessings and that includes having gorgeous products to create with. I hope this inspires you to create something pretty and fun! Be sure to follow me on my blog and instagram!
Cheers,
Stephanie
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Marco Polo!

05/31/18

Hello Fancy Pants fans!
It’s Anna here and I have for you some fun, summer page made with “Poolside” collection. It’s my second project made with it and enjoyed making it so much. I have plenty of pool photos and I have been waiting for the perfect collection to scrap them. My favorite elements from this line are those funny swim – rings in different shapes and I thought I want to use a lot of them in one page.
 
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I started with a white American Crafts cardstock and splashed it with some colorful mists to create splatters and break this white space.
 
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I found those “pool” letters in the ephemera pack and I thought they will be just perfect to create a title. I added a second word “party” using puffy stickers included in this collection. 
 
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Funny swim – rings from both ephemera pack and chipboard stickers found their place on my page too. I arranged them under and above my photo. 
 
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I filled the empty spots with smaller elements like water splashes. 
 
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This page is really simple and fast to make and you can easily recreate it using different creatures, matching your photo. I haven’t used any pattern paper in this layout. Mixing and matching embellishments is also fun and can be enough to make a page.
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Thank you for stopping by. Remember to check your local stores, if you want to purchase this pretty collection. If you have no luck finding it, you can always order it through our retail store at Make a Pretty Life.

 

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Geometric Summer Layout!

05/29/18

 

Hello, friends!!

I’m back on the blog today and I’m here with another shape layout!  If you remember my last post, I worked with CIRCLES and today I am working on a layout with TRIANGLES!

I love that using a shape can create a beautiful layout, a unique look and it really shows off the variety of patterns in a collection!  And The Poolside Collection  is so perfect for summer projects!

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To create my project I cut out a variety of triangle shapes… you can see that they all vary in size and shape, but still maintain their triangle title!

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Adding a few accents to help balance the bold shape of the triangles is perfect with the splashes of chipboard and small summer ephemera elements!

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I also tucked my photo  (which is rectangular) right into a flat space to line it up for a little title using the ephemera pieces!

This was another quick and easy layout once I created a ‘puzzle’ to fit all the pieces of my triangle shapes!  Have you tried to create your own unique puzzle?  It’s so fun to experiment with patterns and colors!  Give it a try and be sure to share it with us so we can see your creations!

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And Happy Summer!

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Waves, Patterns & Pictures…Oh My!

05/24/18

Hello everyone!
It’s Anna here with my first project created with “Poolside” collection. When I saw it for the first time, I loved how different it was from other summer / pool themed collections. This retro feel is really unique and so fun to create with. I love the whimsical lifebuoys in a shapes of unicorn, giraffe and flamingo. 
For my first layout I created a little mixed media background using blue watercolors and crayons.
 
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I paired it with a strip of “Pooling around” paper. Those little fishes are so cute. I also cut out some waves shapes from the same paper. Little squares from “Let’s flamingle” paper look so good peeking from behind the strip.
 
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Picture of my daughter Maja playing in the pool is so adrobale and easy to scrap. She was splashing water all around and I managed to capture this moment. That’s why I decided to use “Splish splash” title. I made it using elements from chipboard stickers set.
 
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Swimming children from ephemera pack are so fun and I had to add few of them on my page. I like how those elements compose with my waves. I thought adding splashes and drops of water will be a great idea with this title. I searched for them in ephemera pack and puffy stickers and placed them on my page.
 
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I finished my page by adding splashy paper clip. I just love those elmbellishments and I wanted to hoard them but well… they were made to shine on the pages. I an happy how this page turned out. Scrapping summer photos is always my favorite and I can’t wait for the upcoming summer to grab my camera and snap some pictures. There will be some pool photos for sure.
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Thank you for stopping by. Remember to check your local stores, if you want to purchase this pretty collection. If you have no luck finding it, you can always order it through our retail store at Make a Pretty Life.
 
Anna
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Water Country!

05/10/18

Morning!

It wasn’t long ago that it was still snowing here in my neck of the woods, so I am truly ready for SUMMER!  Using Poolside made me warmer, just by working with it!  Ha!  Anyway, I printed some photos from our trip to Water Country.  A large group of us go every year.  We always have a great time.

I picked the pool tile paper (Let’s Flamingly) as my base.  That is the ONLY 12×12 paper I used.  The rest is with the 6×6 paper pad.

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I used a cut file that I backed with the paper pad.  I wanted smaller patterns.  Trick is, these papers all have upright designs.  When piecing together behind a file, you need to make sure that your papers are in the proper direction or you may have upside down flamingos and ducks!  I used a FREE cut file from Paper Issues. This one is called Sunny Days.

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Now, have you seen the ephemera in the Poolside collection?  Fab.  Just fab.  |

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See?  Fab, right?  I just love them all I bought 2 sets.

Thanks for stopping by today.

MaryAnn


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