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The Best Memories

07/14/18

Hello, friends!
 Hi there, today I am sharing a favorite memory from my oldest son’s senior prom. We were busy taking pictures and Davis starts pulling at my arm to ask me when he needed to go get in the photo. Of course, everyone was thrilled to have him join in.
Similar to my last blog post, I couldn’t resist using a big title. This time I used gold cardstock, and added in some of the fun letter stickers from the Joy Parade line.
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I’ve been hanging on to the pretty crochet flowers in this line, but the pink one was the perfect accent for my photo and journaling.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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Crab Cut & Fun in the Sun!

07/11/18

Hi there crafty friends,

Zsoka here with you today sharing a new layout I’ve made for Fancy Pants Designs.

I’ve used the Poolside collection with a little bit of The Bright Side on this one.

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I chose this adorable Crab cut file from Paige Evans (Silhouette ID: #267053) and cut it from textured white card stock. Then I backed it with patterned papers from both collections and adhered it on the background paper (from The Bright Side collection).

I kind of put the photo in the crab’s claws but now that I’m looking at the close-up I notice it came out on the left side. Oh well, you get the idea :). For my title I used a die cut, Fun in the Sun, which perfectly fits my photo! Because apparently at that age eating sand is fun, ha! I also tucked that adorable smiling sun die cut behind the title and adhered another phrase die cut on the photo. Oh, and of course I had to use a rubber charm clip! How cute is that flamingo float?!

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There is a patterned paper in the Poolside collection that has these big monstera leaves on it and I felt the need to fussy cut some! There’s also some in the ephemera pack. It’s totally random but I tucked these leaves in between the crab’s leg haha! Random or not, I like the way it looks :).

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On one side I created a flower cluster, again, totally random, but I love flowers so it’s all good!

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On the other side I created another cluster with some summer icons like flip flops, snorkelling mask and a swim ring. To create a dimensional look I used foam adhesive in many places.

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This layout came together very quickly, it’s quite possibly the quickest layout I have ever made! But I still like how it turned out, I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by today, have an amazing day!

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Splash!!

07/05/18

Hello crafty friends. It’s Anna here with my newest project created with wonderful Fancy Pants collections. I love working with bright colors and rainbow designs. That’s why I like “The Bright Side” collection so much. I created another project with it using fun pictures of my daughter Maja jumping through the puddles. I had those pictures for a while and was waiting for the perfect collection to scrap them. When I saw all the wellingtons added to the ephemera pieces I knew it was a sign :)
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I started with a blue paper called “A bright side” as a base of my project. I also cut out two boots using a free cut file “Under the rain” from Paper Issues. I backed them with pattern papers from this collection.
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I went with even more wellingtons bu adding the smaller ones from ephemera pack and chipboard stickers. I love how colorful they are. I created the title by hand cutting the lettetr using papers from 6*6 paper pad.
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I fussy cut some of the floral clusters from both “Natural beauty” and “Coming up roses” papers and added them into my composition.
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I finished my page by adding little hearts from puffy shape stickers sheet. It all came together really quick and I am happy from the final result.
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Thank you for stopping by. If you want to purchase this pretty collection, search in you local stores, because many of them carry Fancy Pants collections. You can check them in Store Finder section here or contact them to request the product line!
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Summer, Palm Leaves and Blue Waters…

07/03/18

Hello, everyone! Maryám here with you to share another project using the Poolside collection. For today’s project, I decided to make a fun layout, using a lot of flowers and the fussy cutting technique.

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I started fussy cutting some tropical leaves from the Summer Lovin’ paper. Then, I adhered them to the left side of my page. I also added a few flowers and some puffy hearts and dots.

After that, I added the photo. Since the photo had a lot of space around I adhered some embellishments and stickers over it. In the end, I added my journaling and some mint ink splatters.

Want to see more details? Here are some close-ups.

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I hope you liked this project. Let me know if you have any questions. I can’t wait to see what you will create.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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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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