Jun 23, 2017

Summer Chill

Scrapbook Layout created for Maya Road   - SUMMER CHILL -


Hello Roadies!

I am the one to wrap up the Maya Road & Simple Stories product swap.  I hope you all have been inspired by all the beautiful projects members of both design teams have been sharing this week.
I am lucky to serve as a member on both design teams, so this project was a dream to work on.   Today, I am bringing you a new layout that was completely inspired by the floral designs in the new Summer Days collection by Simple Stories.

The flowers in this collection resemble the ones from the  Maya Road Flower Die Set.   So i pulled some white texture card stock, and cut a few of the flower die cuts.  Since I wanted to make this page cheery and fun, I pulled the So Much Fun paper from the Summer Days collection to serve as the mat for this layout.

The color lines in the paper was the  starting point for the color blocking in the die cuts.  I simply used watercolors and inks to try (at best!) to replicate the colors of the paper lines in the die cut flowers, and leaves. To tie in the design, the centers of all the flowers were cut from the B side of the Lazy Days paper.

Once the picture of one of my littles was set in the center of the page, all the flowers were attached to the page following the color line they landed on.  Now it came time to decorate, and embellish!

I chose to add some wood tokens from the Wood Snapshot Token set, and the Wood 24/7 Journaling Tokens as centers in two of the flowers closest to the picture on each corner.  A Resin Diamond in Snow White as well a few Vintage Pearl - Trinket Pins were added around some of the flowers to bring the white color in the layout's mat.  


In addition, i used some of the papers and stickers from the collection to cover some pieces from the Mini Chipboard Heart Confetti Set and Love Chipboard Banner so that they also continue the colorful striped pattern in the layout papers.  A little bit of glue attaches the paper to the chipboard, then a bit of fussy cutting, and you can easily create new chipboard stickers for your projects.  These pieces were then used to frame the picture in the layout along with a few more stickers and paper pieces from the Simple Stories Summer Days collection.

I love the final look of this layout; lots of dimension and different textures bring the happiness of cheerfulness of a pool day on a hot day to the layout.  The Summer Days collection from Simple Stories is just beautiful, and our super versatile Maya Road products bring that special touch to this project.  They are a match made in "Craft" heaven!!

I hope you all have been inspired this week!  Don't forget to check the new Simple Stories  blog for more inspiration, and their new collections, and all the newly released Maya Road products (there are so many new goodies) available on line.  Remember I am comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

Thanks for Stopping by!


Maya Road Products used:
Flower Die Set
Wood Snapshot Token Set
Wood  24/7 journaling Tokens
 Resin Diamond - Snow White
Trinket Pins - Vintage Pearl
Mini Chipboard Heart Confetti Set
Love Chipboard Banner

Materials used:
Simple Stories - Summer Day collection - papers, stickers, ephemera

Jun 22, 2017

Chilling TIme

Scrapbook layout created for Simple Stories  - CHILLING TIME -

Hello there!

Today I am up on the Simple Stories blog with some projects created for the Simple Stories & Maya Road product swap.  These projects were a dream to create since I am part of the creative team for both companies

My first layout is all about summer,  my daughter's fascination with ice cream floats, some of the Maya Road goodies,  and the super fun Summer Days collection.  The staring point for this layout was the "Lazy Days" paper in the collection.   The spin wheels in the paper was the inspiration for this layout.  So i set out to create a few spin wheel cut-outs using the Cut Shoppe's Spinwheels cut file.

The cut outs were backed using the Lazy Days, So Much Fun, Hello Sunshine, Gotta Wear Shades papers from the Summer Days collection.   The lovely  decorative brads were then used in the centers of each of the spinwheels.

To bring in the colors of the collection to the page, a few splatters of watercolor were used to create a mixed media background on the page.  Once this dried,  the page was trimmed on two of edges, as to continue the movement of the spinwheels, and then attached to the B side of the Lazy Days paper.  All the spinwheels were also glued to the page as if cascading from the top of the page.

And now to embellish the page.  First, I created clusters around the picture using some of the combo stickers, bits and pieces and 4x6 stickers from the collection.  The little mason jar sticker full of lemonade gave me the idea to create a mason jar of my own for this page.

Some white acrylic paint was used to add some color to one of  the  Maya Road Vintage Wood Mason Jar.  To pull more of the colors from the Summer Days collection, some water crayons were used to color the Medium Vintage Paper Flowers , and Ken Oliver's Small Vintage Paper flowers.  Once the wood jar was dried, a piece of Lime Green Jute Twine cording was wrapped around its neck, and all the flowers were then glued to the page.   I just love how the Maya Road products add that charming accent to the page!

To finish the page, the Alphas in the 4x6 stickers were used to create the title.  Oh! I really like the overall look of this page.  It is bright, happy and full of texture, in total a great fusion of both Simple Stories and Maya Road Products.

Materials Used:
Simple Stories - Summer Fun collection - paper kit, sticker combo, brads. ephemera
Simple Stories - Faith collection - Brads
The Cut Shoppe -  Spinwheelsl cut file
Ranger- Distress Oxides - Worn lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Broken Chine
Maya Road  - White  Vintage paper roses,  Mason jar wood piece, jute cording twine in lime  Ken Oliver's small vintage flowers

Jun 21, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Simple Stories  - LOVE -

Hey there!

I am so excited for today's blog post at Simple Stories. For this week Simple Stories and Maya Road have joined forces to use their products. Since I am part of both creative teams, this was a feast!!

The new Hello Lovely collection has quickly become one of my favorite Simple Stories collections (this far!).  This time, I set to use it to document a picture of my nephew and my daughter -yeah!, i used pink for a boy layout, and the results are lovely-.

For this layout, I wanted to use as many of the patterns of the collection in one single page, so I pulled the Free Love cut file from Just Nick Studio to create the large title.  Each letter in the cut out was then backed with the So Very Lovely, Fab-YOU-lous, and the journaling cards from the collection.   Once all the cut outs were backed,  i chose the So Much Happiness paper from the Life in Color collection to serve as the layout's mat.

This picture of my daughter and nephew is one of my favorites, and so fitting for the title and feeling of the page.  The 4x6 cards from the cut-apart paper were used as layers behind the picture.   The floral designs of the collection are so beautiful, so I used some fussy cut flowers and stickers from the 6x12 sheet to create a large cluster around the picture.  The little key charm from Ken Oliver Vintage Heart and Key charm from Maya Road fits perfect in this little cluster.

The beautiful Maya Road Pink and Red Vintage Paper flowers  were used to create clusters at the corners of the title.  The colors in the flowers matched perfectly those of this collection.

  In addition, the Ken Oliver Heart and Key charm from Maya Road add hints of gold, and complement the look of the title and the page.  Finally, some pieces from the Faith collection Sticker combo were added around the page.  And as a final touch a few splatters of gold ink were added to the page, and to the Maya Road flowers.

I love the simplicity of this page, and  how the Hello Lovely can easily be used to create a boy layout.  I am sure you all will also love this collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

Materials Used:
Cut file  - Just Nick Studio
Simple Stories - Hey Lovely collection
Simple Stories - Faith collection - card stock stickers
Simple Stories - Life in Color -
Maya Road - paper flowers in red, pink
Maya Road - Ken Oliver's Vintage findings Charms - Lock and Key