Thursday, August 4, 2011

Love Getting New Papers!!

I bought some cute new papers at the LSS last week...and believe it or not, I am actually using them on my pages and not hoarding them!!  :)  Some of my favorites are the adorable papers by Bella Blvd!  The ones I used for this page are from the Socialite collection, which is geared toward a New Year's theme, but I thought they would be really cute for a Summer layout also.  I based this page on the Sketch Along Tuesday sketch #20 from Frosted Designs, which was a little daunting this time, because there was a lot of layering behind the photo!!  Sometimes I find layering very challenging and it's a 50/50 chance that I like the end result, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out on this one!

I also did a technique for one of the challenges over at Club CK this week, on my title.  The Issue Challenge, was to use packaging from old letters/thickers to create your title.  I used the negative from some of my old chipboard letters to trace my title and then cut around each of the letters.  It's a really fun technique and adds a little umph to your title!!

Products Used:

Papers:  Bella Blvd
Brads:  Bazzill
Mini Market Stickers:  October Afternoon
Pen:  Sharpie
Transparency:  Glitz Design
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Punch:  Martha Stewart & Marvy
Flowers:  Recollections & Prima
Mini Round Gems:  Recollections
Tag:  K&Company
Font:  ScrapBaby


  1. I love this Ashley!! I think these papers are awesome for summer photos, and the way you did your title is adorable!

  2. Love your layout Ashley! The colours are great together. So glad you played along with us at Frosted Designs. Looking forward to seeing your work again!

  3. This is pretty Ashley! Love the colors and you did a great job with the layering :)

  4. What can I say, Ashley, you always impress me! This layout is 100% AWESOME! Love that flower, and the way you did your title, all the use of yellow (my favorite color), It's just great. Thanks so much for joining us for Sketch Along Tuesdays!!

  5. So cute! I would of never guessed they were new years papers ... they work perfect for your photo! Great job!

  6. oh wow!..What an amazing take on our sketch..Luv the colorful print, embellies and such a cute photos..
    thnx for playing along with us at Frosted Designs..

  7. Great layout, I love the colors. You were right, these papers are well suited to a summer layout! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with Sketch Along Tuesday at Frosted Designs!

  8. This is beautiful and I love your new papers!! Perfect for this sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs!! Hugs!!

  9. Your LO is precious! It is so hard to actually use some of those papers instead of hoarding them away but you must be so glad you used them when you look at this. It's so bright and pretty and perfect with the water in the background.
    Thanks for sharing! :)