Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fresh Layouts, Design Team Wednesday

I LOVE PRETTY PAPER!  and PINTEREST!  Yes, it is somewhat of an addiction (for both).  I am so inspired by ideas on Pinterest and I do have to stop myself from buying more paper sometimes, especially while in Scrapdoodles :)  This trip to Scrapdoodles, I was able to pick up some beautiful papers from Teresa Collins.  The first selection is from her "Fabrications" line.  This paper almost feels like fabric and it was fun to play with some distressing on the edges.  The colors - especially the blue and yellow - are so cheery and really pop when paired up with the neutrals.  This first layout is a scraplift from a layout I first saw on Pinterest (original source here). 

This next set of layouts is also made with Teresa Collins papers, her "Spring Fling" line.  The colors and patterns are bright and fun.  Again, I was inspired by layouts first seen on Pinterest.  This chevron pattern tutorial was found here.  It was easy to piece together using small 1x3 inch strips.  I sewed and roughed up the edges a bit to add a little dimension.  It adds just the right pop of color while still keeping these cute photos of H. and daddy at the forefront.
As soon as I saw this pleated circle on this layout (original source) I knew I wanted to try it out, too.  It's actually quite easy to do.  The original looks much more perfect than mine, but I'm good with that :)  It's sewn onto the scallop circle to keep it in place.  Then I just layered all kinds of die cuts (all from Teresa Collins' "Spring Fling"), some lace trim (October Afternoon) and a few gems to complete the look.