Good Times | Pretty Little Studio

In March I participated in an Instagram Hop using the Pretty Little Studio – It’s Your Birthday FREEBIE Printable and I wanted to share that layout here with you today!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

Pretty Little Studio - It's Your Birthday Free Printable (available until 4/3/18)

This printable is only available through tomorrow (April 3, 2018) so be sure to head to the freebie section in the Pretty Little Studio Shop to download your copy. This printable will come in both PNG & PDF format so you can use it as a Print Then Cut file in your Silhouette or Cricut, or you have the option to just print the PDF and then fussy cut the icons.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

For my layout I started with a white cardstock background and added a wash of blue acrylic paint. I then positioned multiple die cuts from the It’s Your Birthday Printable around the layout to create a grid design. My photos are 3 photos of Aidan that were taken in 2010. I had brought birthday balloons home from work, and you would have thought I brought home the best present in the world! That kiddo has pure joy just written all over his face!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio. 12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

I used two triangles from the printable and wanted to add another triangle element to the layout. So I took a scrap piece of paper and created a triangle template. I then used a pencil to trace the template and then stitched over those lines to add another layer of texture the background.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio. 12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add the journaling to the layout and also used a roller stamp from my stash to add a couple fun sentiments to the labels.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the It's Your Birthday free printable from Pretty Little Studio.

Now you can take a look at my process video.

If you’d like to see the other projects created with this Free Printable, you can head to my Instagram profile to follow along with the Instagram Hop. This hop did take place on March 20, so scroll down on my feed until you see a photo of this layout. I’ll have the next person in the hop tagged in my Instagram post. The entire It’s Your Birthday Collection designed by Claudia Van R is available to purchase, but remember this printable will disappear tomorrow so head to the Pretty Little Studio Shop to download this free printable before it’s gone!

 

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So Very Sweet | Spiegelmom Scraps

Hey there everyone! I’m back with my 3rd project for Spiegelmom Scraps.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Collection, a few items from my stash & Spiegelmom Scraps Sequins

This project is another stash busting layout. I love being able to use up product that has been lingering in my scrap space, but a majority of this, Simple Stories – Vintage Bliss, collection had already made it’s way out of my scrap space and into a purge box. I regularly go through my scrap stash and am pretty brutal at cutting down my supply. I go with my gut reaction on whether or not I think I will use it, and if I don’t think I will then it goes straight into the box. This collection was one that I thought I wouldn’t use just because it didn’t seem to fit my current style given that it was an older collection. But I was wrong!  HA!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Collection, a few items from my stash & Spiegelmom Scraps Sequins

The only part of this collection that was remaining in my stash was the chipboard stickers and I was immediately drawn to them because of the galoshes and umbrella included in the set. I thought I would create a rainy day layout with this collection, but I couldn’t find any other items that matched well with these colors so into my purge box I went…breaking the only scrapbooking rule I set for myself!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Collection, a few items from my stash & Spiegelmom Scraps Sequins

This layout ended up taking a completely different turn and I didn’t even use the galoshes or umbrella that I was immediately drawn to. Instead I grabbed this photo of my dog when he was a puppy, and focused on the bright colors included in the Simple Stories – Vintage Bliss Collection. I did add a mixture of acrylic paint, white gesso and gelatos to the background pattern paper. You can see that fiasco in my process video below! I fussy cut the banner from one of the patterned papers in the collection and stitched it to the background patterned paper.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Collection, a few items from my stash & Spiegelmom Scraps Sequins

I added multiple stickers to the background, a doily, a felt cloud from an older Basic Grey Collection and the Spiegelmom Scraps We Are Royals and Sunflower Fields Sequin Mixes. I also typed my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add the journaling.

Now you can take a look at my process video showing how this layout came together!

I’ve been creating faster than I can blog so be on the lookout for a lot more projects coming your way soon! Remember to head to the Spiegelmom Scraps Shop to check out of the products and sequin mixes that are available!

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