Tuesday, May 31, 2016

She's Cute & She Gnomes It / Simple Stories

Hello again!  I'm back today to share my second layout for the month over at Simple Stories.  Last week some of the Creative Team paired up with Petaloo for a Product Swap.  I used the new Bloom & Grow collection for this page, and I added in some beautiful flowers from Petaloo as well.

My favorite part about this collection is the fun little gnomes!  The colors and embellishments remind me of gardening and planting flowers.  I don't have any gardening-type photos, so I settled on these cute photos of my daughter on the 4-wheeler.  She does love playing in the dirt and doesn't mind getting dirty at all.  I just had to use the gnome stickers, so I layered them around the photos and the 3x4 card on the left.  I searched Pinterest and came up with the fun title...haha!

I ran some of the green dotted patterned paper through my Cameo to cut a few leafy pieces since this is an outdoorsy layout.  I added another little gnome down by the journaling.  I combined some of the Snap! alpha stickers with the cardstock stickers to create the title.  You can also see the background inks here.  I used lots of Shimmerz to create the watercolor look.

I love this phrase!  So perfect for the photos :)  I used pop dots behind this little gnome to create some depth, and it made it really easy to layer in some of the Petaloo stems and flowers.

More cute gnomes here!  I love the look of the Petaloo flowers and greenery.  They were the perfect touch for this collection, I think!

I don't usually use a lot of brown on my pages, but this collection just called for it!  I used some Hot Fudge Coloringz from Shimmerz because it reminded me of dirt!  So perfect for this layout using all of nature's colors!

Although this layout uses colors I rarely use, I had lots of fun stepping outside of my comfort zone.  I'm surprised I even had brown thread in my stash...haha.  I love the touches of golden yellow and red in this mix.  I love how the collection is perfect for outdoor photos...photos in the grass, in the garden, in the flower bed...so many possibilities!

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you soon!

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