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DT Choice | Sparkle Splatters

Hello everyone!  I’m here today to share a layout I created using the SBC May kit High Five and the Add-On Sweet Treats.  I just love the color contrast in this month’s kits!  The products in the May kits make it easy to go bright and bold or if you prefer something a little more softer, they can help you achieve that look, too!


I chose to use softer tones and a few bold pops of pink for this layout.  I layered several of the Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Ephemera Assortment pieces close to my photo and around my page.


I cut two pieces of patterned paper and layered them behind my photo and placed my title on top of my photo and slightly underneath the photo mat.

To make my sparkle splatters, I mixed a little bit of glue and water together and then used a dropper to splatter the mixture onto my page.  Then I took some glitter and sprinkled it on top of the splatters and let them dry.  After I removed the excess glitter, I had some sparkly splatters on my layout.


And finally, I took a few more of the Heidi Swapp Ephemera bits and used that adorable arrow paper clip to hold them into place in the upper left-hand corner of my photo.


I hope I’ve given you a little inspiration on how to use some of the softer, sweeter tones and products in this month’s kit.  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!

Circle Round Up

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for another installment of Circle Round Up.


Circle Round Up is all about using the different elements that are listed in the circle diagram and using them on your page.  This is very helpful when you have all kinds of scrappy goodness laying in front of you from your SBC kits and you don’t know where to begin!

Here’s a look at what I came up with…


I took the first element, Dark Base Paper, and added my photos to it.  Then I added a few stamps and some Basic Grey Highline Mini Alphas as the Quirky Elements from the main kit on my page.


I added some Amy Tan Rub ons from the My Fave Add-On kit as my Add-On element.



And for the last element in the Circle Round Up, Teeny Tiny Pieces, I used some Webster’s Pages Photo Corners on my photo and Amy Tan Puffy Stickers around my journaling.


So the next time you feel overwhelmed by all of the amazing goodies in the May kits, try using the Circle Round Up as a starting point for you next project. Using it will help your page come together in a snap.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

DT Choice | Using Negative Space In A Photo

Hello SBC fans!  I’m here today to share a layout I created using April’s fabulous kit, Bucket List and the Places To Go Add-on.  I had a photo with a lot of negative space in between the subjects (my daughter and one of her good friends swinging at the park).  I knew right away that I wanted to fill that space with lots of layered embellishments and tags, so I sized my photo a bit larger than I normally do (4×6) and made my base page 8.5 x 11 so that I would have plenty of room to embellish and make it the focal point of my page.


I picked out some of my favorite tags, labels, die-cuts, and embellishments from this month’s kits and layered them vertically down the center of my photo.


I used Pop Dots on some of the die-cuts and ephemera to give them more of a three-dimensional look on my layout.


I continued the vertical design down my page and placed my title underneath my photo near the bottom of my layout.


And of course I realized I placed the “N” upside down after I stitched the title down to my page…oops!

I hope I’ve inspired you to look at the negative space on a photo a little differently.  You could add an arrangement of embellishments, a title, or even journaling directly to a favorite photograph that has some extra space…even if it’s right in the center like mine.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure and grab this month’s kit before they’re all gone!

Mommy, I want a kit too!

My 6 1/2 year old daughter saw our February kit and fell in love! It is full of pinks, reds, sparkles and shimmers – that’s my Miri to a “t”. She asked how much it was to buy one and then promptly got all the money she could (and asked Dad for his change jar) so she could purchase it.
The first night Miri just “oohed” over all the papers, purse and embellishments. Then she decided she wanted to make the purse first, so she picked out which papers she wanted to go on each part of the purse. I cut it out for her while she was at school; we assembled it together when she got home.
I used a set of Bazzill magnets for the closure, which she thought was so cool. We put the letter “M” from the ScrapWorks alphabet on the front. She showed everyone her new purse; even took it to the school pancake breakfast.
Both Lisa and Jennie have daughters Miri’s age (6 1/2) and they love to scrapbook too, just like their moms. Miri commented that it is so fun that all the daughters (who are really close friends) love to scrapbook just like the moms (who are really close friends)! I’m grateful scrapbooking is helping to be build a stronger connection with my dear daughter! How totally cool is that!!