Sunday, October 5, 2014

Creative Scrappers #279

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Hello friends, and Happy Sunday!  I'm so excited to share my newest Creative Scrappers layout with you today!  It's the first reveal of the brand new team, and I'm so happy to be part of it again.  You'll definitely want to check out the layouts of the new team and gain some awesome inspiration!

Here's the's a great one for multiple photos, or you can use papers or embellishments in some of those squares.  Get creative with it!

Here's what I came up with.  I used the Capture Life collection from Echo Park, which is so fabulous and colorful.  I decided to dedicate this layout to my two favorite "boyfriends" at the gym where I work.  Bob works behind the front desk, and Bill takes my Spin and Body Pump classes every week.  I love them both dearly...they're such great people!  All the ladies fight over them and claim them as their boyfriends.  But they all know that I'm the true girlfriend....haha!  :D

I used a really fun die cut in the background from The Cut Shoppe.  I created the grid design like in the sketch, but I made my photos more rectangle than square.  I added lots of new favorite technique!  The rest is embellishments...stickers, wood veneer, thread and brads.


I cut the background file with white cardstock on my Cameo.  I wanted it mostly to stay white, but I wanted to add touches of the pink, blue and yellow.  So I just colored parts of it with gelatos.  I love that little view finder sticker!  It worked perfectly in that spot.

Have you ever colored wood veneer with gelatos?  It works pretty well!  Can I just say how much I love machine stitching?  I'm kicking myself for not trying it sooner.  I'm kind of obsessed with stitching on every layout now.

More stitching...I really love mixing and matching the different stitches.  I love how all the colors pop against this grainy blackish gray background.

If you play along with us this month, you could win a prize package from Pretty Little Studio!  The deadline to submit your layout is October 31 at midnight EST.  You can also find Pretty Little Studio on Facebook.  Click HERE for the PLS blog, and HERE for the shop.

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Thanks for stopping by, and have a great & scrappy day!


  1. Love you layout Missy!! The black and white photos contrast nicely with all the colors on your page!! Love the die cut file for the background with the touches of color!

  2. So much to love, Missy, especially your stitching and those priceless pics! You'll have to give me some pointers on those cut files. I cannot seem to get them to do anything I want them to. They only want to cut exactly how they're made. I'll still use them that way. They're uber fun, but I'd love 'em more, if I could manipulate them.

  3. Love what you did with this sketch, Missy!! The cut file looks awesome in the background, and I love the different color thread for the stitching!!

  4. This layout is just awesome!! I love the fun details in it, the colors that pop and the stitching. One of my favorites on this reveal...Now I am really looking forward for the next reveal:-)

  5. I love the colors and how you used that cut file! It looks awesome!