Friday, April 26, 2013

Overlays and sparkles

Overlays are a great way to add lots of detail quickly and easily to a layout.  Unforgettable Memories has quite a few different designs.  The overlay I used on this layout is a Christmas themed one.  The border around the page, the Love quote along the bottom and the corner scrolls are all printed on the overlay. 

I placed my photo, mattings, 'Smash' journal spot, and a couple of flatter embellishements under the overlay.   The Prima flowers, butterflies, wood stars and Kaiser jewels are on top of the overlay.

My base is white and the words on the overlay are white so I used some green metallic Making Memories acrylic paint under the overlays title and quote so it would show up better.  I also edged my photo matte with the same green.  It matches the green border of the overlay perfectly!

I used a piece of white sparkly cardstock as a base. I love the little flowers Unforgettable Memories got in.  They are great as accents on punched butterflies, as fillers for flower clusters or just on their own.

I put Kaiser jewels on the overlay design in a few places.  They really bling up my page.

My flower cluster is a mix of pretty Prima flowers and leaves. The cheesecloth underneath it all adds texture.

ho ho Ho. The Prima mini letters come in so many different colours I was able to find the perfect colour for this layout.  The sticker words are from the Simple Stories baby line.  The journaling spot is one of K&Co. Smash pads.
So if you're looking for a quick way to dress up a page check out the many different overlays at Unforgettable Memories. This one was in the Christmas section.  There are some cute summer & beach ones as well as some really interesting Halloween ones and many more themes.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Crop night

I had a great night cropping at Unforgettable Memories a couple weeks ago.  I managed to finish the layout below, and almost finish two more, plus have a set of papers and embellishments together for a double pager. 

 The photo is of my two cute little boys snuggled on the couch reading. It is 1997 and my babies are just three years old.
I started off by swiping white paint across the white cardstock.  If you want paint drips to be clear and vibrant it's a necessary step.  The ink will soak into the cardstock before it makes nice drips if that base coat isn't there. Make sure the paint is dry before spraying.
The little canvas sticker letters are Prima.  They come in a great variety of colours.  Check them out at Unforgettable Memories. 
The flags and pennants layered under the 'The Good Life' sticker are all from the same 'Fancy Pants' line, as are the patterned papers. It all goes so well together!

 I've been dying to find a spot on one of my layouts for these chipboard kites...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Wreath

 What else is there to do on a blistery Sprinter day?  After school today my daughter and I created this cute spring wreath.  We picked up everything we needed at Unforgettable Memories Foto Source.  Well, everything but the little birdie.  We used a grapevine wreath, mini eggs and nest, Prima flowers and a large ribbon.  Hailey took him off a hat from her Scarecrow costume from when she was two!  We attached the everything to the wreath wire and a glue gun.  I hung it on the door outside.  It looks a little out of place with the crappy weather outside.  But we can only hope for Spring.