Friday, December 12, 2014

Fall Favorites

Hey there!  Missy here.  Today I'm playing catch up and sharing a layout I did a few weeks ago for a Word Up Wednesday challenge over on our forums.  The challenge was to use the word "Favorites" on your layout.  I think any scrapbooker would find this really easy, since most of us scrap our favorite things all the time :)

These are photos from a few years ago.  They were intimidating to me for a long time because of the unique orange color.  I know there are certain colors that are just plain hard to scrap, and for me, this shade of orange is one of them.  But I made it work.  I decided to incorporate lots of blue into it to offset all the orange.  I used some older My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste for this, and even though none of the orange goodies I used match perfectly with her shirt, I think it all flows nicely together.  You can find newer MME products in the store HERE

I love this blue ombre background.  I jazzed it up a bit by adding some modeling paste through a chevron stencil and then adding bit of blue gelato.  I did some stitching with white thread through the die cut hearts (from The Cut Shoppe) and added some orange gelato below the photos.  I just smudged it right over my thread.  I added in bits of chipboard, stickers and enamel dots here and there to finish it off.

I was so excited to try out the new Cameo sketch pens.  This was the first time I had tried them....and they're AWESOME!  You just use them in place of the blade, and they draw out your shape.  I hand cut it out afterwards and used a few blue watercolor pencils to shade it.  (You can see how I did this on another layout if you check out my previous post....I used the red pen for that one).  I stitched right through this chipboard flower.  If you machine stitch through chipboard shapes, just go slow and it will work fine.

I cut these adorable pie chart hearts for a previous project that I didn't wind up using, so I made them work for this layout.  I stitched over all the lines...I love this effect.  I also tied some floss around the cute little chipboard mason jars.

One more close up here of the left side....aren't those enamel dots just adorable?  Love the colors.

I hope this has inspired you in some way.  If you need more inspiration or just want to play along for prizes in challenges, come join us in the My Scraps forum!  Challenges every day, prizes each month, and lots of other fun things always going on!  The new team starts up in January, and I'm thrilled to be staying on.  I love the girls's really like a family :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day! 

Missy :)


  1. Love, love, love your layout! I love all the texture and layering! And I'm so scared to get gelatos out because I keep thinking I will ruin a layout. Ugh. I just have to do it! You did AMAZING with your orange!!

  2. Wonderful layout! Loving all the texture from the paste and the stitching!

  3. Missy, I love the way your background turned out! The gelatos and the stitched hearts are so cool together!

  4. Really pretty layout! I love all the dimension and the colors are just perfect!!!

  5. Missy, your layouts are always among my favorites! Love the title and stitching work! You totally rocked the color combo, even though the orange scare you. :) Great background work w/ the modeling paste too.

  6. Missy, I love the details that are in your layouts! It's a pleasure looking at them all! This is absolutely wonderful!

  7. Love the starching & the texture from the paste.