Pretty Little Studio: Baby's First Christmas

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  I'm so excited to get to share my very first project, which happens to have been up on the Pretty Little Studio blog earlier this week and boasts our newest collection, Christmas Cheer, with you all, today.  This collection is pure perfection and deliciously sweet!  Check out how it has inspired me to scrap a couple pictures of my littlest kiddo's first Christmas.

I started this page by adding green and aqua, watercolor puddles to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as red and bright pink watercolors.  Once everything was dry, I smudged Spun Sugar Distress Ink through a star stencil and stamped stars, in Lucky Limeade ink, across the background before splattering everything once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  All of the stamped images you'll see here today came from the Glitter & Ice: Be Merry Clear Stamp Set.  That set the stage for a trail, from the top to the bottom of the page, of Merry & Bright Frame Die Cuts.  The topmost frame was filled in with a bit of the Tree Farm Pink Vellum print.  Moving our way down, the largest, red, striped frame was backed with a "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE Christmas" Made a List Journal Pocket Card.

A sweet, little stack of Holly Jolly Tag Die-Cut presents...

leads to another Merry & Bright Frame Die Cut, which was backed with another frame, filled in with a bit of Caroling Vellum, as well as a Claus Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, and houses one of the photos of my youngest.

It was also embellished with an Animal Christmas Die Cut, popped up with foam tape...

and grounded with a trio of Merry & Bright Frame Die Cuts.  One of those frames was backed with a piece of Star Bright Vellum.  Another was filled in with a "December 25" Made a List Journal Pocket Card and topped with a "ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE" Merriest Word Sticker.

Another frame, which was filled in with a piece of Minty Stick Candy Vellum and topped with a Holly Jolly Tag Die-Cut label, as well as an "OH WHAT fun" Much Joy Flair Button, crowns it...

and serves as the anchor for my second photo, which (Surprise!) was framed with another Merry & Bright Frame Die Cut, popped up with foam tape...

and sandwiched between a couple Merry & Bright Frame Die-Cut squares...

and a die-cut, "favorite" pennant, from that same frame package, popped up with foam tape and embellished with a stamped, in Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler inks, on white cardstock and hand-cut holly sprig.  The bit of holly was dressed up with Xmas Red Stickles for a little shimmer and shine.

A stamped, in Jet Black ink, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" emblem and scattering of silver, Christmas Cheer Sequin Mix stars complete the look.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Hang in there; and have a wonderful rest of your week, friends!

Pretty Little Studio: Let It Snow

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Welcome to the weekend, y'all!  Just stopping in to share my most recent, papercraft project, which happened to have been up on the Pretty Little Studio blog earlier this week.  Enjoy!

I started this page by adding puddles of blue and pink watercolors to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, background page.  I then splattered it with those same colors before stamping a couple of different sizes of snowflakes, from the Glitter & Ice: Be Merry Clear Stamp set, in Bashful Blue and Jet Black inks, throughout the design.  I then splattered everything once again but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  Once everything was dry, I hand-cut the pennants from the Wonderland: Warm Scarf 8" square print and anchored them, in the way you see above and covering the right half of my page, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  My photos, as well as the bottom, "at home chilling out" portion of a Wonderland: Chill Out Journaling Card, were then framed with Wonderland: Flurries Die-Cut Frames and positioned in a cluster just below the vertical center of the page.  The bottom portion of the Wonderland: Chill Out Journaling Card was also topped with a Winter Joy: Snow & Hot Cocoa Die-Cut "blessed"...

and its top portion was hand-cut out into three, individual houses, grouped to either side of the photo cluster.  The right-side grouping also includes a Glitter & Ice: Fir Tree Die Cut, as well as a Tinsel Town: Noel Frames + Extra Die Cut and that adorable Dot #2 Vintage Die Cut.  The latter two were popped up with foam tape for added interest and dimension.

The left-side grouping, additionally, includes a Glitter & Ice: Fir Tree Die Cut and two Tinsel Town: Noel Frames + Extra Die Cuts, the latter of which were popped up with foam tape, layered over Christmas Joy: Joy Die-Cut and Glitter & Ice: Silver Lining Die-Cut tags, both of which were laced with white string, tied in bows.

A couple of Glitter & Ice: Oh What Fun phrase stickers and the "Let It Snow", Wonderland: Winter Mini Word title, popped up with foam tape, not to mention a sweet, little, Home for Christmas: Happy Memories Die-Cut cardinal, crown my design.

A trio of Home for Christmas: Vellum Snowflake Die Cuts, as well as a duo of Winter Joy: Snow & Hot Cocoa Die Cuts, popped up with foam tape, and a little journaling, complete the look.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

PLS: EPISD Marching Contest

Friday, October 9, 2020

Hey, y'all!  Just stopping in, before the weekend gets busy, to bring you all a project that happens to have been up on the Pretty Little Studio blog earlier this week.  It was inspired by all the fall goodies that I still had lying out on my work table from our fun week of fall projects last month.  I love fall!  Check it out!

I started this page by smearing clear gesso over the Christmas Joy: Dear Santa 12x12 background print.  This is my first time using clear versus white gesso; and while I like its clear quality, I really don't like its grainy texture.  Maybe I'm not using the right brand?  I purchased Liquitex Professional on Amazon.  Please leave me a comment below if you know of or use a smoother brand, and thanks in advance!  Once it was dry, I added puddles of yellow and red watercolor across the background.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as teal watercolor and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  The largest photo, which was matted with white cardstock, was set atop a bed of Feels Like Fall prints, including Feeling Adventurous, Feeling Refreshed, and Feeling Thoughtful, all three of which were anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a folded sheet of Feels Like Fall: Feeling Warm Gold Metallic Vellum.  The remaining photos, which were also matted with white cardstock, were added vertically below the largest.  One of those three was wrapped, three times, with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, and popped up with foam tape.  All four photos were then anchored with a collection of October 2019 Freebie, circle die cuts, some of which were popped up with foam tape; Wish You Were Here: Destination Star Die Cuts...

and Document Life: Star Stickers, some of which were backed with white cardstock, hand-cut out, and popped up with more foam tape.  An "everyday life" Feels Like Fall: Blue Fall Word Sticker...

and "HIGH LIGHT" Document Life: Insta-Worthy Flair Button...

turn out attention to the "EPISD Marching Contest" title, which was created from Here Comes the Sun: Gold Metallic A to Z Die Cuts, topped with a Feels Like Fall: Fall Phrases Die-Cut "good stuff", popped up with foam tape, and Feels Like Fall: Cozy White Mini ABC Stickers.  A "HOME SWEET HOME" Indian Summer: Goodbye Summer Die Cut tops the title itself.  I also tucked in the hand-written October 5, 2019, date, as well as a little journaling on the opposite side of the page, to complete the look.

Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit!  Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed October, friends!


Pretty Little Studio: Perfect Weather

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hey, y'all!  Just popping in to share a page that kicked off a week of fall-inspired projects over on the Pretty Little Studio blog earlier this week.  It was inspired by our Feels Like Fall and Indian Summer Collections.  I've also managed to incorporate bits and pieces from six additional collections throughout my design.  I know that I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again.  I love the way Pretty Little Studio's collections weld together so effortlessly for endless hours of creative fulfillment.  Check out how they inspired me this go around!

I started this page by adding puddles of bright pink and yellow watercolors to a 11-1/2" square piece of watercolor paper.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as purple, aqua, and orange watercolors, and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  I also rubbed a little Spun Sugar Distress Ink, through a lattice stencil and over the watercolor work, behind where my photo would set, before trimming the right and bottom edges of the prepped piece with the Indian Summer: Fall Sunset 12" x 12" print.  The photo itself crowns a stack of prints, including the Indian Summer: Pear Salad and Feels Like Fall: Feeling Lovely and Feeling Refreshed Gold Vellum prints, the first two of which were anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth for added texture.  A couple of Happy Place and Beautiful Colors Die-Cut pumpkins, popped up with foam tape, dress up its bottom, right corner.

Feels Like Fall: Fall Adventures 3x4 Pocket Card, which serves as my title, houses a bit of journaling, and was backed with a Document Life: Jazzy Bookmark Pennant Card, grounds the photo...

while a sweet, Indian Summer: Happy Place Die-Cut fox crowns it.

I then sandwiched that same photo, as well as the smaller one, which was framed with an Indian Summer: Timeless Die Cut and topped with an Indian Summer: Goodbye Summer Die-Cut, "CUTE FAMILY" tab, on a length of Baker's Twine, between a collection of fall-themed ephemera, including a "collect moments" Beautiful Day: Everyday Words Flair Button...

Indian Summer: Vellum Leaves Die Cuts; Beautiful Day: Greenery Die Cuts; Tales & Dreams: Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut "remember"; Potpourri: Fall Leaves Vellum Die Cuts; Indian Summer: Happy Place, "cherish this", phrase die cut, popped up with foam tape... 

Let's Go: Feather Die Cuts; Oakley Avenue: Fall Away Arrow; and a "picking a pumpkin" Feels Like Fall: Fall Word Sticker, popped up with foam tape.  I also threw in a couple of Freckled Fawn metal leaves and leaf pin for added texture and interest.  A scattering of Potpourri: Falling Leaves Sequins and stamped, in Jet Black ink, OCT 25 2019, date complete the look.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Wednesday and an even more terrific fall, friends!  XOXO

Pretty Little Studio: Miss Sadie Rose Trio

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Morning, y'all!   Happy Sunday!  We're off to church this am; but before that, I have a trio of cards, for you all, boasting scrumptious goodies from our newest Miss Sadie Rose Collection.  They happen to have been up on the Pretty Little Studio blog late last week.  Enjoy!

These cards were made in nearly the exact same way with only slight variations; but let's get a little up close and personal, anyhow.  Shall we?

I started this first card by anchoring a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of the Darling Coral print, to the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I then wrapped a length of white string, three times, around the bottom edge of a Patchwork Journaling Card and tied it, in a bow, near the right edge of the card face before backing it with a snippet of cheesecloth for added texture and popping it off the surface of the prepped, card face with foam tape.  It was further embellished with a Such a Lady Die-Cut dress and rose corsage, both of which were popped up with foam tape, as well as an "Enjoy Life" Charming Word Die Cut.

A couple of Sadie's Accessories Stickers were then backed with white cardstock; hand-cut out; and popped up, with foam tape, near the hem of the dress.  A little, Such a Lady Die-Cut bow also dresses up the purse.

I then added a "simply adore it" Out & About White Word Sticker to the center of a hand-cut out Rose Label, which was stapled to the left edge of the journaling card.  A splash of Potpourri: Rose Pink Sequins completes the look.

The background of the second card comes from the So Lovely Mint print.  

The Patchwork Journaling Card was prepared in the same way as above but dressed up with a different Such a Lady Die-Cut dress, boasting another rose corsage and topped with a "hello darling" Charming Word Die Cut.

A couple of different Sadie's Accessories Stickers were also prepared in the same way as above.

An "enjoy this day" Out & About White Word Sticker dresses up the center of another Rose Label Cut-Apart, which was stapled to the right edge of the journaling card this time; and another splash of Potpourri: Rose Pink Sequins complete the look.

The stitched background, on the third and final card, comes from the So Lovely Pink print.

The Patchwork Journaling Card was, once again, prepared in the same way as the first with the exception of the white, string bow being tied to the left of it and dressed up with yet another sweet, Such a Lady Die-Cut dress.  I also didn't forget one more Such a Lady Die-Cut, rose corsage or a "smile" Charming Word Die-Cut sentiment.

A couple of Sadie's Accessories Stickers were prepared in the same way as the four above and secured, near the base of the dress, with foam tape.

A "this is the life" Out & About White Word Sticker dressed up the center of another Rose Label Cut-Apart, which was secured, in the same position as the second card above, with a single staple; and that sprinkle of Potpourri: Rose Pink Sequins completes the look.

Thanks ever so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have an amazing weekend, friends!