Hello 2017 | Blog Hops with Heart

Hey crafty friends! This month I’m participating in the Blog Hops with Heart-Sparkling New Year Blog Hop. You may have come from Shelly’s Blog, but you can make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post. For my layout today I took the theme very literal. Lots of glitter, shiny gold accents, and a New Years theme!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection

I used a blue pattern paper from the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection as my background, and I added a layer of white gesso to prep the page for my mixed media. I used the packaging technique with two Shimmerz Mists, Jeni B Bleu Vibez and Well Blue Me Down Coloringz, to add a little interest to the background.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection

To add a little “sparkle” to my layout I used the FREE May Mash-Up Cut File from The Cut Shoppe on a sheet of gold glitter cardstock. I then grabbed my 2 photos and used multiple ephemera pieces from the Moonstruck Collection as layering pieces behind the photos. These photos were taken this year on New Year’s Eve. They are very similar, but Aidan always asks if we can take a ‘silly’ photo after I’ve taken the first official smiling photo. I love his funny personality and the photo just captures who he is at this age.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection

I used gold mirrored acrylic stickers for my title from the My Mind’s Eye-Yes Please Collection. For added detail and final touches I added gold splatters using Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and a few gold acrylic circles from the same MME sticker sheet.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection

I also recorded a YouTube video that shows the process of how this layout came together.

I was the last stop on the hop this month, but you can start over or view the entire list of participants by heading to Amie’s Blog. Thank you so much for joining us on the blog hop this month and I hope you’ve found a lot of inspiration along the way!

Blog Hops with Heart

-Kelly

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8 thoughts on “Hello 2017 | Blog Hops with Heart

  1. EEEEEEE!!! I cannot keep up with all of your techniques! The overlay in glitter is FABulous! That background is glorious with the beautiful color and yellow splash! Kelly, I can’t wait to see it happen on video! Thank you!!! 🙂

    • Well, I wish I could take credit for these techniques but I’m just a follower of the actual mixed media experts. Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I just posted the YouTube video so watch away!! haha! Thanks again for allowing me to be part of this hop! So many wonderfully creative girls on this team and it’s a privilege to be a part of it!

  2. You know…for as much scrapbooking as you do, you need to invest in a camera stand with timer so you can get all three of you in more pictures! Great page (as always!!). All it lacks is your smiling face there with your boys.

    • Haha!! It’s so funny that you say this because the photo I was originally going to use for this layout was of the 3 of us, but the lighting was TERRIBLE! I snapped it as we were walking out of the movie theater and we were trying to be quick before the ushers came in to clean up the place. I think I was zoomed in too close and felt rushed so it turned out just awful! HA! I tried to edit it to reduce the shadows, but there was no hope. 🙂 Thanks for the sweet compliment, Becca! I always enjoy reading your comments and they mean so much!

  3. Kelly, this is just amazing!!! The gold overlay is jaw dropping gorgeous, and I just love every inch of this! I agree with all the ladies above, the only thing missing is your pretty face! I cannot wait to have time to watch your video, I hope you provide links. I’m just drooling over everything! 😉

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