Monday, May 11, 2015

Did You Know ...

That May is National Photography Month? Over at Pink Paislee's, the team will be sharing tips on how to let your photos shine!
We’re living in a world of “Instant” at the moment and I’m so glad we can whip out our phone and snap precious moments in an instant. Instant memories! Don’t get me wrong, my DSLR still gets its love but for everyday moments, I turn to my trusted phone for convenience. On my layout, I’ve incorporated several photos of an excursion, captured using my built in camera on the phone.



Using more than 1 photo helps to create a flow in my picture-telling. With a couple more photos, it gives me the freedom to journal less and allow the pictures to narrate.



These series of pictures were taken in various places with many distracting backgrounds. To achieve a cohesive look, I converted these 4 pictures into a black and white collage. Printed them on my home printer and had them as the focal point on my layout.

I’m inclined towards grid style when it comes to scrapbooking on 12″x12″ layouts and Pink Paislee’s Insta-Kit (Citrus Bliss) came in handy. This package contains 4″x4″ Instagram cards with different designs on them. Each in the form of overlay, card sheets and frames. There are so many permutations in combining these cards and frames because the colors are well-coordinated. It’s hip to be square!

Here, I layered these frames and cards one on top of another and embellished each square window.



There you are, having several photos on a layout isn’t as difficult as it sounds, isn’t it.

Friday, May 1, 2015

NSD 2015 DT BLOG HOP!


Happy National Scrapbook Weekend!



The Pink Paislee team wants to wish you a fun and creative weekend!
Whether you are at home or at a crop this weekend, we would like to share some inspiration with you along with what this holiday means to us! Start at Pink Paislee's blog and let's get this party started!

Here's one layout which I created using Pink Paislee's ATLAS Collection.
I've yet to scrapbook many of our past vacation's photos (which dates to 6 years back- bwak!); so it's high time to get some of my favorite, undocumented pieces and make a layout.




The travel themed elements in this collection is so easy to use and versatile! Layer them, use them as it is and they look great on any projects!

Click on over to the next Pink Paislee team member, GAIL, to be inspired! Make sure to also enter our National Scrapbook Weekend Facebook Giveaway [HERE]! Have a creative weekend!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Easy Peasy

It just seems like … I think I've gone through a shift in my creative process.
Gone were the days when I could sit down for long stretch of hours to get projects done, fuss over details. I still do fuss over details and still love my cutting with the scissors. But I feel extremely accomplished when much is done in a flash! =)

So here it is, my less than 15 minute card using Pink Paislee's Overlays and transparent ephemeras from the awesome
Citrus Bliss Collection.



Join me on Pink Paislee's blog today!

xo,
Em

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Webster's Pages [THESE ARE THE DAYS] Project Life

I don't usually have a fix style when it comes to Pocket Style Scrapbooking.
Sometimes I create these pocket sized cards/photos in 12" format, sometimes in SN@P format. Just whatever that month or occasion I'm scrapping appeals to me. Really, it doesn't bother me much whether it's chronologically documented or not =)

This month, I decided to play around using Studio Calico's Handbook. I love the size.
Slightly larger than SN@P but smaller than my usual 12" layout size. Lovely.

If you've not seen, Webster's Pages has came up with several new lines (on top of their fabulously designed planners!)
[THESE ARE THE DAYS] collection is simply at one of its best. Fresh with white undertones. Best. Appeals to me greatly!







Friday, March 20, 2015

My 5K Instagram Giveaway


Hey guys,

I'm having a Giveaway over at my Instagram. Hop over if you'll like to own some great and awesome Planner Supplies! =)


Thursday, March 19, 2015

FLAMINGOS Are Trendy!

Flamingos rule this week at Pink Paislee! This beautiful, tall and elegant creature found its way to my layout.

Pink Paislee’s Citrus Bliss ephemera pack, chipboard stickers are so comprehensive and it is full of so many sweet surprises that could be used in your everyday crafty projects. Here, I used several elements from the ephemera pack to embellish my layout.

As you can see, Polaroid Frames are dominant on this page. Each window is hand painted with water color and embellished with ephemera/stickers from the same collection.









Would love for you to swing by PINK PAISLEE'S BLOG =)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Layout

I know I hoard a lot more than I should and am really glad I've overcome the inertia to use up my supplies and create layouts which are meaning full and with products I really love. While waiting for new fabulous products from Webster's Pages, Heidi Swapp and Maggie Holmes, I'd better start clearing some of the past season's products….

Here's a layout using a birthday photo #throwback 2 years ago. A classic picture which embodied the simple joy of celebrating a sweet birthday...




A couple more layouts in the pipeline… =)