Following Up on Fall Inspiration

With the year coming to an end, I am starting early on my resolutions to get my layouts off my desk  and on the Blog. A couple of weeks ago, I finished up a fall layout using the fantastic Chickannidy Scrumptious Collection. This layout is definitely a deviation from my heavily layered slanted design but got to shake it up a little to keep it fresh. I just love the bright and yet appropriate fall colors. That coupled with the typography and graphics makes this one of my favorite collections this year. I even have some left over to make another layout which I suspect will focus on the floral patterns in the Collection (I know surprise surprise).   Enough talky… layout!

The Patch

The Patch 2 The Patch 1  The Patch 3

Thanks for stopping by. Onslaught of Holiday layouts to come. Celia


Title: The Patch. Cardstock: Core’dinations (Caspian). Patterned Paper: Chickaniddy Crafts- Scrumptious (Check Please, Friends and Family, Corn on the Cob, Frolic in the Leaves, Back to School, 6×6 paper pad) Stamps: Kelly Purkey (Hello Fall). Die Cut & Punches: Lawn Fawn (Large Stitched Journaling Card); Memory Box (Marvelous Maple Leaves); EK Success (Maple Leaf). Embellishments: Chickaniddy Crafts- Scrumptious (Die Cut Tags, Alpha Stickers); Misc. (Enamel Dots). Inks: Stampin Up (Smoky Slate).


You’re Not the Boss of Me: Fancy Pants November Sketch

I am sucker. I can admit it gleefully and happily. I cannot get enough of the Fancy Pants collections. The Meology collection is a perfect example of a mix of typography, florals and graphic design that leads to scrapbook magic. Like most of the 2014  Fancy Pants collections, the Meology collection had Brag Cards which worked perfectly with the November Sketch challenge. I added some interest to the top portion of the layout with a slant to highlight the black/white typography. Paired up some Copic colored florals with a flower punch and to unite the floral brights on a diagonal.

The Sketch:

Fancy Pants November Sketch Contest


The Layout:

She is Me Cover  She is Me4



Title: She is Me. Cardstock: Stampin Up (Primrose Petals), American Crafts (Ocean, Evergreen). Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants- Meology (Oh Snap!; In Her Words Attitude, 6×6 paper pad). Stamps: Stampin Up (Secret Garden). Die Cut & Punches: Stampin Up (Secret Garden, Bird Builder), Martha Stewart (3 in 1 Hydrangea). Embellishments: Fancy Pants- Meology (Sticker Fundamentals, Patterned Envelopes &Folders, Brag Cards); Freckled Fawn (Enamel Dots); Doodlebug Design, Inc, (Sprinkles-ladybug); My Mind’s Eye (enamel dots); Misc. (brad). Markers: Copics (R21, R22, R24, RV23, RV25, RV29, YR12, YR15, YR16, YR27, B0000, B000, B00, B01); Wink of Stella (Fine Glitter Dust). Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot); Momento (Tuxedo Black); Stampin Up (Old Oliver).