CTMH Live, Laugh, Love Double Page Layout

I have this thing; ever since I was pregnant with the twins, it seems we wind up in Las Vegas for one reason or another. I’m not totally sure why, but its starting to become a thing for me. It began when I was pregnant with the twins, then we went a second time in 2014 to help a dear friend marry her soulmate. (There was five couples there that time. What a rush!) And, I’m hoping to attend CTMH convention next June, which happens to be in…you guessed it- Las Vegas! I’ve been saying for the past little bit that I’d like to spend my 40th birthday there…but, maybe if I make it to convention, I’ll change that to my 45th (wink, wink). Need time to save up, you know!

I mention Las Vegas because the next bunch of layouts I’ll be sharing with you are about my dear friends’ wedding in Las Vegas. Once again, because I’m trying to scrapbook events that happened during my ‘missing year’, pictures are scarce, but I’m satisfied with the amount of pictures I do have. (Also, I noticed that they are totally in the wrong months and year in my photo album on the computer. Not sure how that happened, but I’m still grateful I have at least some pictures from such a wonderful trip!)

Since A’s wedding happened in the middle of the desert, I tried keeping a consistent theme running throughout all the layouts of her wedding- sponging using orange, brown and some green and purple hues. She loves how each of the layouts turned out, and I do, too. I hope you enjoy, as well!

I tried staying away from bright whites in this series because you don’t find white in the desert! And, since A’s dress was also creamy in nature, I used layout bases with that color in mind. I used CTMH Colonial White pre-dominantly throughout these layouts. (One of my new favourites, by the way. I’m sad that its been retired!) I should point out that the title was created by stamping ‘Love’ with Staz-On ink and watercoloring with Glacier and Goldrush inks. Then, I fussy cut the letters out and adhered with pop dots.

Orange is a color that I rarely use in my scrapbooking. I’m not sure what my aversion to it is, but I think I had an easy time creating with it this time because of the ‘desert’ theme I had in the back of my mind. Its a good theory, anyways!

A rented a studio-loft to stay in while we visited Vegas, and this is where she prepared for her wedding. It made for some stunning pictures with the city skyline behind her! I must say, B did a great job of doing her hair, too. She looked so pretty!

Products Used:

-CTMH Urban paper packet (retired)

*-CTMH Colonial White cardstock (retired)

*-CTMH Autumn Terracotta cardstock (retired)

-CTMH My Acrylix Live, Laugh, Love Stamp (retired)

-CTMH Glacier Exclusive Ink Z2841

-CTMH Goldrush Exclusive Ink Z2823

-CTMH Sweet Leaf Exclusive Ink Z2853

*-CTMH Desert Sand Exclusive Ink (retired)

*Note: There is an all new neutrals palette at CTMH! That’s right- the reason why you won’t find Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta or Desert Sand inks and paper is because they’ve been replaced with new basics- greys and browns. Here’s a peek:

Yummy! The featured colors include linen, mink, heather, almond, toffee, espresso, nutmeg, charcoal, pewter and pebble. They feature the combo light/dark style, too. Don’t they look great!? These are available on my website right now!

 

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Peaceful Layout

Just  wanted to drop in really quick to share another layout with you.

I began by creating a watercolor background, then layered my matted photos ontop of it, on the right side of the page. I added stickers, ephemera and stamping to complete my page.

Smitten Layout

Good morning!

I’m sharing an “usie” of my husband and I. It isn’t often yours truly makes it into a layout, but here it is. Sick it up, because it’ll be a million layouts before I wind up in another one. Just kidding, lol. 

I began by creating a watercolor background, then layered scrap papers ontop of it. I used a CTMH PML card (Picture my life), stamped and fussy cut some elements, and cut the title with my cricut. 

To finish, I added some bakers twine, lace ribbon and old Jillibean ephemera.

This Shimelle Laine layout sketch inspired me.

Hello, Life Layout

Hi everyone! When you’re reading this, I’ll likely be well on my way into Edmonton to pick up my computer. It turns out the fan pooped out. Thank goodness for small miracles! We didn’t want to have to buy a new computer (or pay to fix what we thought the issue was!)

Even though I’m not here, you can still enjoy a layout I made. 

My little lady wasn’t a very happy camper here. It was wet and cold, and I think she’d had enough socializing for one afternoon! 

I picked up the yellows in M’s raincoat and carried it into the rest of my layout, as well as the pink. I began by creating a watercolor effect in the background.

Next, I layered MME and Jillibean Soup patterned paper scraps ontop of the watercolor and on the right edge of the page. 

I stamped some of the embellishments with ctmh stamps and ink, and used punches to create the rest. 

Lastly, I journalled directly on the layout base, creating a border along the right edge of the page.

This layout sketch by Laura Whitaker inspired my layout.

Explore Layout

Hi all, I’m back again today sharing another layout from our day spent at the airshow a few years ago. 

There was a lot to see and do there, which was great for keeping the little entertained. Emergency services was there, the local car dealership, various military vehicles and helicopters to visit. Lots of fun was to be had!

I began this layout with a watercolored background and some stamping. The cardstock and patterned paper strips are scraps and I stamped the adorable little truck on scrap cardstock, then fussy cut it out. 

I created my title using a sticker I held on to for way too long. It works really well here, though, so it’s a blessing in disguise!

This layout sketch from Shimelle Laine was my inspiration. 

Beautiful

Good morning friends! 

It’s another cool day, with more rain (possibly) forecasted, so the twinlets and I are laying low and just vegging today. 

This layout is a companion to yesterday’s layout- in that it continues telling the story of putting the finishing touches on our bedroom- mainly, converting my husbands watered frame to fit our current non-waterbed mattress and box spring. Before the bed was reassembled, I hung curtains in our room too- which hadn’t been there before. 

I began this page with some blue water colors, then spritzed ink over circles that were randomly placed around the paper. Once it was dry, I stamped the hounds tooth background and layered matted photos over top. 

I cut the title with my cricut, and stamped then fussy cut some of the embellishments around the page. (Some elements were just stamped directly to the page). 

Lastly, I added some washi, puffy stickers, enamel dots and a couple wood veneer embellies to complete the page. 

I was inspired by this sketch by the Memory Nest.

Let’s Get Together

Good morning friends! 

The layout I’m sharing today was created using a sketch for scrap much by Laura Whitaker. I replaced the stitched circle in the background with the yellow die cut heart instead. I used up more of my scrap papers by layering them underneath the pictures and at the top of my page to help direct the eye around it. 

I also snuck in some stamped and watercolored pieces throughout, as well. 

Giggles & Grins

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Today I’m sharing a layout I made using Creative Scrapbookers May 2016 sketchy sketch. 

I started by giving the background a Gelato watercolor treatment, then layered strips of gradient cardstock and the photo on top of it. It’s hard to see, but there is a white strip of cardstock to the left of the picture.

Next, I cut the title and pennant using my cricut, then added ephemera from a variety of manufacturers and some stamping to embellish. Some mist splatters completes this layout.

Discover

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I honestly can’t stay away from the watercolors these days. I’m loving creating mixed media backgrounds! I want to get even messier, but don’t know what to try next. Ideas? I’ve always wanted to try playing with gesso, but don’t know much about it. I don’t have any, either. One day…There’s such a wide array of choices out there, it’s hard to know where to start!

On todays layout, I began with purple and blue gelatos in my background, then layered bits of paper, washi tape and my photos over top.

Next, I cut some elements with my cricut and arranged them in a triangle around my page (design principles 1-0-1 here, lol). The title was also cut with my cricut.

Lastly, I layered some embellishments on and around the die cuts for my final touches.

I hope you enjoyed today’s layout, and thanks for visiting! Join me again tomorrow for more CTMH news and projects!

Just Be You

The layout I’m sharing today was created for a challenge over at Scrapbook Generation. It was actually serendipity- I created it and then the challenge came along. It fit the challenge parameters perfectly, so I submitted it!

The challenge was to create a list of 8 things (I think- my memory is fuzzy now). There were a variety of options to choose from to make up your list of 8 things, but I chose to make my own list (obviously). My list: things I love about one of my daughters.

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I began by layering Momenta watercolor printed patterned paper ontop of CTMH White Daisy cardstock, then layered CTMH Eggplant cardstock and my photo over top. Next, I watercolored some white Daisy cardstock using a purple Gelato  (all the purple is for my daughter- it’s her favorite color), then cut the title from it. I also cut the pennants with my cricut. For a little extra oomph, I cut a strip from the watercolored cardstock and adhered it at the bottom of the focal column.

Wondering where the list if 8 things is on this layout? Well, see the grey ribbon poking out from behind the picture? That’s where my journaling, or list, is. I hid it, because it didn’t feel right being out in the open. So, I began my journaling below the title, and finished it on a little card I created that slides behind the picture. The ribbon acts like a handle so it can be pulled out.

This was today’s layout inspiration.