Saturday, February 27, 2021

SJLS #31 Complete Admiration Layout

Sassy January Layout Series #31:  Complete Admiration Layout

Welcome to the 31th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January/early February.    Click here to find out about the Sassy January/February Layout Series.

Today I am sharing the final layout in my series.  It took me longer than expected to share all 31 layouts, however, I hope you have enjoyed these postings.  The final layout is in honor of International Polar Bear Day and will be used by me to share some photos of my son's pilgrimages to see his beloved polar bears.

The paper has a masculine or outdoorsy feel, yet is delicate enough to use with a baby etc.  I used the Thin Cuts from the Aurora card making workshop for the worlds which I truly loved!  I have had these Thin Cuts since the summer and hadn't used them yet...now I am addicted to them and have been making lots of cards with them!  Love, love, love!


Stamped details and pattern details.


How fun is it to mix pattern papers?  As these are smaller prints, they work well to mix and match as one doesn't overpower the other.


The title was cut with Close To My Heart's Artisrty Cricut Collection.

The worlds, and their bases, are cut with our retired Aurora Card Kit Thin Cut which is quickly becoming one of my faves!  Such a cool design! 



Supplies used:  (retired) Aurora Paper and Card Making Thin Cuts.  (X5957) Sapphire cs, (X6045) Sage cs, (X5978) Glacier cs, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z2831) Charcoal Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z2848) Sapphire Exclusive Ink, (Z4191) Silver Glitter Gems.

SJLS #30 Smitten by you layout

Sassy January Layout Series #30:  Smitten By You Layout

Welcome to the 30th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January/early February.    Click here to find out about the Sassy January/February Layout Series.

This layout was created with our fantastic Artbooking Cricut Collection.  The collection is filled with over-the-top overlays and patterns that were designed to partner together and of course are interchangeable to meet your own needs.  

For this particular layout, I used a combination of Cricut cuts, inks, metals, sparkles and several other mediums to create a layout where there is no patterned paper, but stands alone beautifully without it.  The original design was showcased in a Close To My Heart publication and I problem solved how to then create the layout.  I am delighted with my finished project.


The combination of the metals with the neutral papers pair so well together!

So many fun stamping details!

Details of the embellishing:  shimmer trim, Cricut cutting, sparkles and stamping.

The Thin Foam Tape makes such a difference!  Love the alternating letters.


Supplies used:  (retired) Crush embellishments, flowers, Sky cs, Whisper & Slate cs..  (X5985) Smoothie cs, (1385) White Daisy cs, (retired - but could use (Z3239) Silver Glitter Paper) Silver Shimmer Trim, (Z3274) Clear Sparkles.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

SJLS #29 Charlotte Layered Flip Flap Layout

Sassy January Layout Series #29:  Charlotte Layered Flip Flap Layout

Welcome to the 29th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January/early February.    Click here to find out about the Sassy January/February Layout Series.

The soft, yet neutral, colors make this layout perfect for so many photo possibilities!  My layout, as you will see below, was used to showcase some very cherished photos from a choir loft in Florence, but my mind immediately thinks how perfect this layout would be for a wedding or baby photos.  

The layout highlights our 8" x 12" Flip Flaps, which are stacked to overlap on the left page.  I did not photograph with the Flip Flaps as they tend to create too much of a glare.  There are five 8" photo spaces within the flip flaps and the left page which allow many photo options.  I have chosen to use all 8" x 8" photos but you could do bordered photos or even a photo collage.  The photo space on the right page is an 8" x 10" photo.  This of course could be altered to any size of your choosing.

Two 8" x 12" Flip Flaps are used on this layout.  They fold over each other on the left page.



Sequins details:  the Rose Gold Sequins paired beautifully with the Charlotte paper.  Here they are shown cascading down the floral paper.


Make sure to check back to see how I used my personal photos with this layout.

Supplies used:  (retired) Charlotte paper.  (Z4065) Rose Gold Loose Sequins, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z3443) 8" x 12" Flip Flaps, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z3372) Adhesive Runners.  Current supplies can be ordered at:  www.tonyasheridan.ctmh.com.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

SJLS #28 Shamrocking Together Layout

 Sassy January Layout Series #28:  Shamrocking Together Flip Flap Layout

Welcome to the 28th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January/early February.    Click here to find out about the Sassy January/February Layout Series.

This layout was quite a delight to create!  It features the Chelsea Gardens paper collection which had such a fresh spring feel to it!  One of the unique things that I love about this layout is how the titles, and shamrocks are cut from the patterned papers!  They really pop with the pattern close up!


The Shamrocking was cut out with the Cricut.  The font is from CTMH's Flower Market.



The title was cut with a now-retired Thin Cut set.  The detail is extraordinary.  The zip strip (with the vine) is one of several selections that is in the kit.  These might slightly vary.


The year/date was cut with Thin Cuts and can be custom cut in the year of choice.  Or, as a different option, the title could simply be "Shamrocking Together" and leave out the "in XXXX".


Supplies used:  (retired) Chelsea Gardens paper, Sweet Leaf cs, Scalloped Border Thin Cut, Together Thin Cut.  (X5953) Charcoal cs, (Z3234) 3" Flip Flaps.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

SJLS #27 Lollydoodle Adorable Hybrid Flip Flap Layout

 Sassy January Layout Series #27:  Lollydoodle Hooray Flip Flap Layout

Welcome to the 27th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January/early February.    Click here to find out about the Sassy January Layout Series.

This layout is a hybrid layout which was so much fun to create!  The pages were created on photo paper in Studio J (may she rest in peace) and then were configured using our classic 6" x 12" Flip Flaps and our 4" x 6" Flip Flaps to make an interactive layout worth it's title!  

Supplies used:  (retired) Studio J print.  (Z3231) 4" x 6" Flip Flaps, (Z3268) 6" x 12" Flip Flaps.

Monday, February 22, 2021

SJLS #26 Lollydoodle Hooray Flip Flap Layout

Sassy January Layout Series #26:  Lollydoodle Hooray Flip Flap Layout

Welcome to the 26th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January/early February.    Click here to find out about the Sassy January Layout Series.

Lollydoodle.  Such a fun, and whimsical paper suite and the stickers...oh my cuteness!! LOVE!  As pink is by far my favorite color (even more so than Scarlet and Grey if you can imagine that!) the addition of our now retired Cotton Candy pink just makes me happy!!  This layout was designed around the stinkin' cute flip flaps and includes a 4" x 12" Flip Flap on the left side - you can see in the photo below the flip flap open and closed.  Using a variety of photos and sizes makes the interactive elements event more fun - it includes additionally a 4" x 6" and a 3" x 3" Flip Flap as well.  An entire sheet of stickers is included so there are extras to play around with.  A few of the squares are pre-embossed to also add texture to the layout.

Supplies used:  (retired) Lollydoodle paper and stickers.  (Z3274) Clear Sparkles, (Z1799) Silver Shimmer Trim, (Z3234) 3" Flip Flaps, (Z3231) 4" x 6" Flip Flaps, (retired) 4" x 12" Flip Flaps, Featured colors:  Cotton Candy, Slate, Whisper, Juniper.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

SJLS #25 Charlotte Stripes Layout

Sassy January Layout Series #25:  Charlotte Stripes Layout

Welcome to the 25th segment in a series of 31 that will be shared during the month of January/early February.    Click here to find out about the Sassy January Layout Series.

Charlotte is such a timeless paper collection.  I absolutely adore it!  The possibilities that it provides for photo options are endless as to the neutral colors and tones in the layout.  I adore that not only does it have the classic Whites, blacks and greys, but there is also a touch of tans and peaches which brighten up the papers as well.  For myself, this collection is perfect to scrapbook my photos from Florence as there are so many ivories, and neutral tones in my photographs.


I really like this design of this layout as it creates balance and simplicity without being too busy.  It comes from the Make It From Your #2 , design #4. .  Of course, I tweaked it to work with my photos which is one of the awesome things you can do with these books!  I really wanted a layout design that worked, or could be adapted to work, with vertical 4" x 6" Flip Flaps. For the photos I intended to use, this was perfect.  I didn't want the artsy-ness of the layout to take away from the focal point.  I chose to use a small and simple time for the same reason.

The patterns of the paper were carried through to the pennants to continue the patterns throughout the layout.

A combination of strips of patterned paper and zip strips create the design behind the photographs.  The patterns compliment each other quite well.  Dark Grey (almost Slate) Dots are used to embellish the layout.



Here is the layout with my pictures:



Supplies used:
  (retired) Charlotte paper, Chelsea Gardens Dots.  (X6047) Black cs, (Z3231) 4" x 6" Flip Flaps, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (9042) Make it From Your Heart Vol. 2.  The featured colors are: Sorbet, Black, Whisper, Slate, Champagne and White.