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Why Limit Happy?!?! Scrapbook Layout

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   Today, I am back with another layout created using the latest Talk Foodie To Me collection. As I was playing around with this collection, I realized that it would actually be perfect for some pool photos. We have a giant pineapple pool float and it coordinated perfectly with this collection! I have also been trying to play along with my friend Christy (from Christy's Beautiful Life) this month in her 30 days of sketches challenge so I chose today's sketch to work with as well. I just love working with sketches because they help the creative ideas start to flow!

Here is today's sketch and my layout with it....

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I knew that the fruity patterned paper was the perfect starting place because it matched perfectly with my theme and would work in the top section of the sketch. I then added a thin strip of brighter pink paper and decided that to add some additional dimension, my fringe scissors would really add some fun texture. 


Then, I just started building embellishment clusters in each of the three locations where the sketch suggested them. The sketch itself used snowflakes and circles but I changed it up to include fruit and hexagons. Those hexagons....punched from the pocket cards that coordinate with the Talk Foodie To Me collection! 

In order to create a cohesive look since I used so many different patterns, I used my Catherine Pooler Party Dress ink pad to ink all of the edges. For embellishments, I just started layering and layering. I tried to make sure that each cluster had larger pieces layered with medium size, small, and mini confetti embellishments by including things like the Talk Foodie To Me collection die cuts, mini puffy stickers, epoxy flair badges, and enamel dots & shapes. It was super fun to keep adding little details to create more and more dimension and detail. I used dimensional adhesive with some of the elements for a little extra dimension and interest as well. 

I hope that you enjoyed reading a little bit about my process and if you want to hear more, make sure to stop by my channel and check out the process video that goes with this layout. Today, I want to challenge you to grab your favorite sketch (or try out the one that I used) and create a layout! Remember that sometimes your favorite collections can be used for a slightly different purpose (ex. I used the talk foodie to me collection to create a pool layout) to create a new look. Happy Creating!

Check out the video here:

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 Monthly Member Benefits:

·      A collection of FIVE to SIX carefully selected pre-cut cut files (*these will NOT be designs otherwise offered pre-cut in our store)

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 Kits will be revealed on the 1st of the month and shipping will take place between the 1st and 6th of each month. Kits will be billed automatically on the same day each month. You do not have to be part of The Secret Not Secret Kit Club to participate. This is a separate membership group with its own group and resources. You can, however, add this membership to your current SNSKC one for extra scrappy goodness each month! **Please Note: These kits will be mailed separately from the SNSKC kits.

 Your membership is monthly with no contract or hidden fees for cancellation. Out of respect for the rest of the group members as well as the curators and designers, please give 30 days notice prior to cancellation. Instagram Scrapbooking Inspiration Hop

What’s this?!?! A blog post….it can’t be! Let’s just say that it has been quite awhile since I’ve posted over here but it’s time to bring that blog back! Things around here have been a whirlwind but in such a good way! We just returned from an amazing scrapbooking retreat in Oak Harbor, Ohio with our amazing kit club friends and already can’t wait to plan the next getaway together. Baseball season is in high gear with two tournaments the past two weekends and Tai just living it up in his happy place on the pitcher’s mound. Parker is getting ready for his huge once in a lifetime trip to Cooperstown in June and Nadi just finished up playing soccer for the first time.

But….now…the part you are really here for….the scrapbooking! This week, I was invited to participate in an Instagram inspiration hop featuring the affiliates. I created a super fun Disney layout for the event and I wanted to include some of the details here since I didn’t create a process video for this layout.

For this layout, I started with the My Minds Eye Blast Off collection which works just perfectly with my Disney photos. Right now, has a HUGE deal on this collection going on and I highly recommend picking it up with this bundle.  Click here to check it out.

For this layout, I started with the My Minds Eye Blast Off collection which works just perfectly with my Disney photos. Right now, has a HUGE deal on this collection going on and I highly recommend picking it up with this bundle. Click here to check it out.


I decided to fill in a few areas of the background paper with patterned papers from the collection in order to create more interest and variety. Then, i used chain stitching to stitch along the dividing lines of each section. This creates more continuity and gives the appearance of a patchwork, hand-created background design. In the planets section on the right side, I also fussy cut a few planets from my scraps and put them on dimensional adhesive to create even more depth and interest.

Finally, it was time for my title, journaling, and embellishments. I used the embellishments from the My Minds Eye Blast Off ephemera pack that came with the bundle deal (you can also buy just the ephemera by clicking here.) I combined two different mini alphabets to create my title for this layout. One of them was the navy blue foam thickers called Happy Life from Paige Evans and the other was the puffy sticker multi-colored alphabet from Pink Fresh Studio. You can find both of those in the supply list below.

Happy Life Thickers

Puffy Sticker Alphabet

My Minds Eye Blast Off Collection Pack

I hope you enjoyed reading a little more about this layout as well as my return to blogging! I will see you again soon with more….