Monday, June 27, 2011

Strike a "SOCCER" Pose!

One thing about having a boy, sometimes when I want to use papers, I feel I am a little at a disadvantage. It's easy to find papers for girls, super duper easy...and it's even super easy to find papers for little boys, but to find papers to use for a tween boy, it can be a challenge.
So...when I went to get down to business this month for my blog post, I thought I would choose a typically girl line and shake it up a bit and do a real boy page. I mean how girly can a line called "Vogue" be?  with names like, Fashionista, Strike a Pose & Diva, I had my doubts. Well, it turns out, it's much more versitle that it sounds!
Vogue is a gorgeous line, I love the deep green and navy blue contrast and the patterns are to die for! Check out these papers...
 Absolutely stunning, and the page with sayings, journal spots etc is just the icing on the cake. I was able to find a great quote that totally fit in with my page!

So there you have it, not all papers are what they seem, try something new, out of the box and you'll be surprised with what you come up with...


Monday, June 20, 2011

.:Challenge yourself with punches and fabric:.

Hi there everyone!!
Today Is challenge day :) Lets see how you use fabric and punches together with the UDD paperlines on your page...
I did a page that looks like this:

I have mixed and matched my paperlines, so you can find the Modello #UDD0049, A walk in the park-#WP012, A new day-#ND013, and See ya later alligator #SYLA011,on my page. And even though they are totally different paperlines they fit together perfectly with their soft colours.

The edge punches I´ve used is from EK success, and Martha stewart. I´ve also added som fabric flowers from Prima, and tulle to give the page a softer style.

Hope you found some inspiration today, and please link back to us if you made a page with UDD products, we would love to see them :)

Have a nice day!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Make a Sketch from an Ad

This month Upsy Daisy Design Team Coordinator challenged all the Daisies to use an ad as inspiration for one of their Upsy Daisy projects. Here is the ad she challenged us to use:
What strikes you first about this ad? The design? The colors? The shapes? I think I was first struck by the the grouping of circles and the white space in the design. Then I thought about the colors in Home Sweet Home and thought they would be a perfect match for the colors in the ad.
Once I decided on which collection to use I started to work on the design of my layout. I decided to take the ad and turn it into a sketch.
As you can see, I kept the sketch 8.5x11. I turned the tomato sauce can into the photo. I kept the diagonal design of circles. The ad copy I turned into some journaling lines. The only thing missing was a place for the title, so I added it towards the top in the middle. 
Finally it was time to translate all my choices into an actual layout:
In the actual layout, I decided to use a journaling card with "On this day...." as the title so I moved the journaling up to the top. I layered punched patterned paper circles, smaller punched scalloped circles and these circular brads:
So there you have it...from an ad to a sketch to a layout. If you use either the ad or my sketch for inspiration, I'd love to see!
:) Rebecca

Monday, June 6, 2011

Make Your Mark!

Hi everyone! It's Robyn here with an idea for using scraps of your favorite papers to make something you can use every day.

One of my goals for the summer is to catch up on my reading. I've got a list of books -- way more than I'll ever have time to read -- and I can't wait to dig in.

As I was cleaning up my scrap room, I couldn't bear to part with all the smaller scraps of my Upsy Daisy Home Sweet Home papers, so I decided to make some bookmarks.

Supplies Used: HSH011-Alma, HSHo12-Beach,HSH013-Cedar Crest, HSHo14-Madison St, HSH016-Rockland Rd, BRD316-Home Sweet Home Embellished Brads, BRD312-See Ya Later Alligator Brads

I cut the scraps to 2" x 5.75" and then embellished using cutouts and punches from the other scraps I had on hand. I also added in a doily that was laying on my scrap table. I cut parts of it so that I could use it on two of the bookmarks.

I finished each bookmark with a couple of strands of ribbon that I stapled on top. Then I used an Embellished Brad to cover the staple.

It's nice to know that I'll be seeing these papers again and again...every time I open my latest read.

Happy summer, everyone!