Top 16 of 2016 with Paper Issues

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Good morning! I'm sending this year out with a bang. For my last post of the year,  I am joining the Paper Issues team in sharing my 16 favorite layouts of 2016. If you want take a closer look, below the photo, I have linked the original blog posts. All however, I shared on Instagram, using my (almost) personal #mycreativeview.

They All Fall Down (row 3, column 4)
The Astronomist (row 1, column 3)
L'il Dapper (row 1, column 4)
Hello (row 4, column 2)
Ahoy Matey (row 1, column 1)
Today (row 2 column 1)
You, Together (row3, column 3)
You are My Champion (row 1, column 2)
High in the Sky (row 3 column 2)
Hello, Love (row 3, column 1)
Beach Bummin' row 4, column 1)

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view this year. It's been a bit sparse at times, I know. I plan on changing that this year. I have so much to share, including some news so please come back in 2017. Wait! That's tomorrow! 

Coffee and Keys

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Good morning. Part of making scrapbooking easier is using sketches. Today on the Get It Scrapped blog we are sharing a multi photo sketch. 

I'm drawn to multi photo sketches that can incorporate different size photos and orientation. 

I had three photos to use for this story, all of them 4x6 in size. I saw one of the photo placements could be use as a journaling block. This allowed me to use 2 slightly larger photos in a vertical orientation.

One of our last stops on our cross-country journey was the first Starbucks store where we met our realtor to get the keys to our new house, and of course, coffee as well. From here we piled back into the car, and headed to our new....home.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. This is one of my last posts for the year. I'm looking forward to exciting adventures more creating and more blogging in 2017.

 Supplies: PP, die cuts-PinkPaislee, chipboard-Pink Paislee, Freckled Fawn, WRMK, flair-A Flair for Buttons, Alphas-Thickers y American Crafts, pen and adhesive-EK Success

They All Fall Down

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hey there! As a patterned paper junkie, I love the topic of today's Get It Scrapped blog article! We are talking about using patterned paper to strengthen design on the page.

I used patterned paper here to help establish emphasis in three ways. The woodgrain paper speaks to the trees and leaves. The floral paper and multi color leaves also emphasizes the outdoors, but also the variety of color seen in my photos. Lastly, the small bit of arrow print plays to direction and movement of the leaves falling. The photos are small and could have easily been overwhelmed by product.  Using these patterns altogether brings unity to the page, while still highlighting the photos. 

My neighborhood is surrounded by trees. This year as the leaves were falling, 
I noticed all of their beautiful shapes, sizes and colors. I decided to document this, 
instead of all the changing colors, which you see in the fallen leaves anyway.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I've got more to share. 

 Supplies: Patterned Paper- Pink Paislee, Simple Stories, die cuts, puffy stickers-Pink Paislee, 
wood pieces, sticker-Freckled Fawn, die cut Design-Stacie Dietz for Paper Issues, 
Silhouette, pen-EK Success, Adhesive-EK Success, Scotch, Scrapbook Adhesives