Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Gossamer Blue July DT Gallery Projects

Hey everyone, Happy July! My heart will always be Canadian so a BIG Happy Canada to my family and friends back home.
Today is also the day that the Gossamer Blue July Kit is live and ready to be bought up.
You can get yours now while they're fresh off the press and still in stock here: http://www.gossamerblue.com/welcome-to-the-store/

Here are my two July DT Gallery Projects:
I did this one using a mix of July kits, 
Every Pictures Records A Little Story:


I wanted to document how my Son loves going shopping with his grandmother and how I have so many memories doing the same with mine.

My other Gallery Project is this card
Going Places:


So many of my friends have children who have recently graduated and are either moving up grades or heading off to college, so I thought this card was perfect for any one of those milestones.

I hope you'll hop on over to the Gossamer Blue site and blog to check out what the rest of the DT have created this month. I feel so lucky and honored to be part of such a talented team. These ladies are amazing!
Hope everyone has a great week and thanks for stopping by!
XOXO Stephanie.

Friday, May 29, 2015

God Made Sisters & Summer- A Doily Layout



Hi everyone, Stephanie here today to share my Doodlebug Mini Doily layout with you. I like all of the Doodlebug embellishments but it's no secret that the Sprinkles and Doilies in all colors and sizes are my favorites. I LOVE them and I could use them on every single one of my projects and not tire of them. I have even been known to use them on very masculine layouts in one way or another, they are just so easy to mix in there and add that unexpected layer.
So here it is, my doily layout,
God Made Sisters and Summer: 


Since my real title is a little longer than usual
(God Made Sisters & Summer, Both Gifts Are Best Enjoyed together), I decided that I would make it the entire width of my page. I painted my background in a few summery colors and used the new Skinny font stickers in coordinating colors.


After I got all of my letters down I quickly ran my sewing machine over them to add in some extra texture, I love that look and use it all the time.


These pictures of my younger cousins Alysha and Kayla are so descriptive of their personalities,
because their clothes would not match my page I decided to make them black and white. 



I had so much fun going through my Doodlebug stash finding the perfect colored embellishments for each of the pictures layered on the matching doilies. I kept them all in the color of the column they landed in like all pink embellishments on the pink and all yellow on yellow. I am really liking that look right now.
Now, if you haven't picked any of the new mini doilies up yet you totally should,
they are a very versatile embellishment that can be used with any kind of style.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stephanie.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fun In The Sun- Stephanie Buice

Hi everyone, Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing a layout that was on the Doodlebug blog a few weeks ago using new Sunkissed collection.
The colors and patterns in this collection scream fun summer sun and long days at the pool.
I jumped at the chance to use one of my favorite summer photos of my son having his first swim in his pool.
Fun In The Sun:


When I'm short on time but have a layout that needs done I often reach for my sketch book. 
I wanted a sketch that would allow me to work in as many of the papers as I possibly could but still felt clean and put together. I chose to go with this one and it was the perfect fit!
I Stared by punching out different sizes of circles and layering them together in a grid.
Then I chose my top and bottom border strips and sewed them down.


After I got the bottom and top borders in place I started sewing down the center circles from top to bottom leaving equal spaces between them. Each circle is different with unique sizes and patterns.
After the circles were all secure I began layering my other elements. I used a card from the back of the "Green Grass" paper as my title and added my picture onto of it.
I used some of the Fancy Frills border stickers under is along with some strips of the new summer wash tapes. I really like all the color they brought in,  they helped balance off the bottom of the page.
I snuck in some of the This and That Stickers and the Mr.Sunshine Doodlepop. The sunglasses from the Summer Sprinkles Shapes accessorized him, so cute!


Two of my favorite things when it comes to playing with paper are layers and colors, this collection feeds both of my loves! I'm pretty sure you will find the same when you pair it with your summer memories. Thanks for visiting!
Stephanie.