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Fun & awesome | You ROCK layout | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-10-12T02:25:29+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Design Team, Totally Rad, You ROCK|

Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my project for “Your signature style” themed week. When I saw what Sue is planning for us in October I needed to think for a while to define my style. I never think of what I like, I just act, cut and glue. So after few minutes I figured that my style is all about colors, little mess and layers. As a mom of two girls I usually wander around pinks and flowers so today I will surprise you a little with boyish page.

I used fantastic “You ROCK” collection to frame this cute picture of my nephew. I started with a fun and colorful background created with gelatos.

When my background was dry, I created a cluster of papers to build layers under my picture. You can spot “Starshine“, “In line“, “This way” and “Stripped” papers along with some chipboard frame and film strip stickers.

I fussy cut stars from one of the papers and added some small ephemera pieces here and there. I love how the colors are contrasting with each other and black colors just pops up from the composition. This is really a great mix.

I also added some rubber charms words here and there. They have such a great texture and I wish I had like ten packs of them. Title created with alpha stickers from “Totally rad” collection matches “You ROCK” collection perfectly. This is what I love about all CVS collections – you can easily mix and match them and still get fantastic results.

If you would like to take a peek at my creative process I¬†have a video for you too. With my outstanding voice – over ūüėÄ

That’s all for today. Thank you for stopping by and see you in two weeks. i will show you my first projects created with bran new and absolutely gorgeous “Bohemian dream” collection.

XO Anna

Bahaha! | You Rock | Missy Whidden

By | 2017-10-10T08:06:00+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Design Team, Hello Sunshine, Inspiration, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hello, friends!¬† Missy here, and I have a funny (and fun) layout to share today using the You Rock collection.¬† I have really loved the challenge of using this “boy” collection for layouts about my silly girls.¬† This photo makes me laugh…look at that goofy face!¬† This week we are featuring projects that showcase our individual style.¬† I used mixed media, which is my favorite.¬† I was also in the mood to play with washi tape, so I took all the You Rock Washi Tape and stuck it all down on some white cardstock.¬† I used my circle punches to create lots of different sized circles to use around the photo.¬† I actually loved how the scrap paper looked after punching all the circles, so I cut it in half and used it as well.¬† My background paper is the Artisan paper from Wild at Heart, and I smudged a lot of white acrylic paint on it first.¬† I used coordinating colors of ink sprays to get the color behind everything.

I went through all the embellishments and discovered there are tons of circles!  I used one from the Chipboard Stickers, several from the Ephemera Die Cuts and even some tiny ones I punched.  I used more of the Washi Tape here with these cute phrases.  The Accessory Sticker Sheet is full of really funny phrases, so I used a few of those around the page, too.

I added some foam adhesive under a few of the circles to create some depth.  I topped this big circle with a few sentiments.  One is a die cut and one is a Rubber Charm.  I used the navy alpha stickers from Hello Sunshine.  You can also see some black machine stitching on the background.  I did some zig zag stitches as well as some messy straight stitching.  I like how it adds to the messy background.

I used a chipboard frame over my photo and then topped it with another chipboard circle.  Here you can see the scrap paper that I punched the circles from.  It looked too cool to throw away, so I used it!

Here’s one more close-up of the top area.¬† I did add a few bits of tangled thread in two spots for added texture and color.

I really love how this turned out!¬† It’s a lot of fun to make a collection work for something that it’s not intended for.¬† Even though most of the pieces in the You Rock line are meant for boys, I have made it work for several girl pages.¬† Give it a try!¬† Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great week!

Hey Little Man | You Rock | Emma Wood

By | 2017-10-01T12:23:10+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Chit Chat, Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|

Hi friends!¬† Emma on the blog today to share a fun page I created using the amazing You Rock collection.¬† I’m a huge fan of all the boy collections but this one is just awesome and quickly became my No. 1 (which is saying something, I didn’t think anything could top Totally Rad!).

For this page I set myself a challenge to only use the black & white (or shades thereof) pieces in the kit.¬† I really love setting myself little challenges!¬† I find I create much more efficiently when I limit what I use – and although I generally stick to a collection or kit, often there are so many awesome pieces included that I don’t know where to start – so I find breaking it down even further (i.e. black & white items only) gets rid of that anxiety that sometimes kills my creative mojo.¬† Sounds crazy, but it’s true ūüėČ

Here’s a look at how I started my process –¬† I just went through the collection (what I have left of it anyhow!) and picked out all the black and white pieces I could find.¬† At this stage I have no idea what type of page I’m going to make but I actually managed to pick out my photo beforehand and stick to using it (I’ve a habit of changing photo’s mid-layout, haha).¬† I also grabbed a few mists and some acrylic paint just incase.

I find that once I’ve restricted what goodies I’m able to use then I can actually put a page together rather quickly!¬† Here’s a look at the page I created:

I started with white cardstock and added a few mist spatters (I used Heidi Swapp Color Mist in black and tinsel) then I set about creating a layer of pattern papers underneath my photo.¬† That cross pattern paper (b-side of Random) is my absolute favourite; I love it!¬† I’ve been hoarding it like a crazy woman and keep every little scrap piece for “just incase”, haha.¬† I used a large section of that as my basis and layered the other patterned paper underneath that.¬† I popped the black chipboard piece underneath my photo on the LHS to give it a little dimension.

I also popped a few off-cut papers at the top right and bottom left of my page and machine stitched (in black) on the opposite corners to frame the layout and minimise some of that white space.

Once the base of my layout was done I was able to embellish!¬† This is without doubt my favourite part of the process and I can spend ages moving one little thing around on the page until I find a placement I like.¬† I went with the chipboard “HEY” and a word sticker for my title and popped it at the bottom left of my photo – there’s actually a bunch of boots/shoes in the background of the photo and this hides them perfectly haha.

I placed a few die-cut pieces around my page (crosses to match in with my paper selection) and added a few extra enamel shapes above/below my photo.

My journaling was actually the last thing to go onto my page and I had originally planned to have it sitting on the bottom right of my photo but turns out putting it there would mean I’d cover up some of the mist splatters and given they take me ages to get right (yeah…I’m particular about my splatters, lol) I decided to move it to the bottom right of my page – so I just added more black stitching on top to hold it in place (and make it look like I’d planned for it to be there all along! ūüėČ )

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today, I hope this might inspire you to try creating your own “mini-kit” when starting your own page!¬† I’d absolutely love to see your take on a black & white theme! Take care, Em xo

Boys Rule | You Rock layout | Sue Plumb

By | 2017-10-03T01:42:40+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|

Hi everyone! Sue here with you today to share my latest boy layout using the awesome¬†‘You Rock’ collection. This page features a photo of my boys that really doesn’t have any deep or meaningful significance. It was simply one of those everyday moments. You know the ones – when you turn your camera towards your children and fire off a quick snap just to capture them as they are. And as important as it is to capture milestones and memorable events, I think it’s equally important to just capture moments like this.

I decided to create a mixed media based page for this one. I started with white cardstock and applied some layers – blue watercolour; colour paste through a stencil; then some stamping. With all the mediums applied to my background, it was time to turn my attention to my ‘You Rock’ stash.

I gathered up some papers to create a layered mat for my photo. I used pieces cut from the In Line; Galactic; and Night Sky papers; which I topped with some frayed gauze and a frame from the chipboard accents sticker sheet. To get the best use of the frame, I cut it in half and tucked the two halves on either side of my mounted photo.

Now it was time to turn to the embellishments. I fussy cut a few stars from the Starshine paper, which I placed to form a visual triangle around my photo. Next, I added stickers from the accessory sticker sheet Рthe large starburst label above my photo; a small label tucked into the layers behind my photo; and a small banner beneath my photo. I also added the rad and you rock phrase stickers.

On the left side of the chipboard frame, I added some messy grey cotton thread, topped with a flair button; whilst below the photo I added the navy awesome label from the die cut ephemera pack to compliment the you rock sticker I had already placed there.

To finish off my page, I added small torn pieces of a couple of the washi tape stickers to add further depth to the layers surrounding my photo. I also added some splatters of black mist and stamped the date.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today so I could share this with you. I will be back again in a couple of weeks time with another project to share. Until then, happy scrapping!

You | You Rock | Elodie Lusseau

By | 2017-09-27T19:00:49+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|

Hi everyone!

Elodie here today with a new layout using the fabulous You Rock collection. I have so much fun playing with this masculine line and combining it with photos of my girls! This time, I put the spotlight on my oldest daughter with a pic snapped during our trip to Ireland last August.

To go with my photo, I went with gray for the background and backed a piece of the In Line paper with the Stripped sheet. Next, I cut strips in the Galactic, In Line and This Way papers and placed them at the bottom of the page.

I matted the photo using the Random sheet and adhered it in the center of the page with foam squares. For the title, I went with handcut letters. I drew them in the same papers I used for the strips and cut them using my craft scissors. I then placed each letter on the corresponding strip and adorned them with chipboard and accessory stickers. I really like this tone on tone effect!

I then got busy embellishing the top of the page with the same colors I used at the bottom. I layered pretty stars from the Starshine paper and spiced them up with die cuts, a rubber charm, a chipboard accent sticker, a flair button and cute enamel shapes. I love how the bright colors stand out against the gray background!

I also wanted to use some word stickers from the accessory stickers sheet and decided to place them around the In Line paper just like a frame. Loving the dimension and the fun touch they bring to the page!

At that point, I felt like my layout needed a little something more and I decided to add a pop of red. As I went through my You Rock stash, I came across the cute washi stickers and tucked two red strips under the photo. Just what I needed! I adorned the pic with a couple of wood veneer shapes and my page was complete!

There are so many fun ways to use this awesome line and I hope my layout inspires you to get creative with it! Thank you for joining me today! Wishing you a lovely day!


Dyan | You ROCK | Mandy Melville

By | 2017-09-27T20:32:52+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|

Hey CVS friends!

Mandy here today, and I have a traveler’s notebook spread to share with you using the¬†You ROCK collection! I started documenting in a traveler’s notebook about a year ago, and I’m completely hooked on this format! I certainly don’t have any plans of giving up on scrapbooking 12×12 layouts, but I love the versatility of a notebook, and how quick and easy it is to put together a spread! So I’m enjoying using both formats for my scrapbooking!

On this spread I documented a photo of myself with the lovely Dyan Reaveley! A couple of weekends ago she was teaching at the scrapbook store where I work, and so I was able to attend a class with her, as well as a retailer day. She was an amazing teacher, and I had so much fun getting messy and learning some new techniques with her inks!

The bright and bold colours in the You Rock collection were perfect for this photo, and by picking out some non-boy themed embellishments from the collection, I was able to make it work for this feminine page!

I covered the left hand side of the spread with the Starshine patterned paper, and then added my photo to this page. I matted my photo with black cardstock to help it to really pop off the page! I added my title above the photo using the Colour Me Happy Black Alphabet Stickers. I like how the pops of black provide a nice contrast to the bright colours.

On the bottom right hand corner of the photo I added a chipboard sticker from the You Rock collection. Before I stuck it down I peeled some of the layers off the chipboard to make it a bit thinner so that it wouldn’t be too bulky in my notebook insert. In the bottom left hand corner of the page I added two of the little phrase stickers from the¬†accessory sticker sheet. I stuck these onto a piece of white cardstock, and then drew a messy border around them to help them to stand out.

I covered the right hand side of the spread with the Experimental patterned paper. I love the mixed media look of this paper, and it was perfect for this page! To create the journaling spot I traced around my roll of foam tape a few times, and then hand-drew the journaling lines. I also painted a few of the little wood veneer plus signs with black ink and added them to the page.

I love these phrases that I cut out of the Random patterned paper, because they describe Dyan perfectly! Underneath them I added a little arrow chipboard sticker, which adds a little pop of yellow to the right hand page.

If you’d like to see out how this spread came together, you can check out my process video!

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my traveler’s notebook spread! I’ll be back later in the month with another project to share with you!

Mandy x

5 | You Rock layout | Sue Plumb

By | 2017-09-24T11:54:58+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|

Hi everyone! It’s Sue here today to share my latest design team page with you using the fabulous¬†‘You Rock’ collection. I am still loving creating pages with this collection – with it’s bright colours and bold patterns, it’s perfect for photos of my twin terrors! Just like this snapshot from their 5th birthday a few months ago. We always have two cakes on their birthday – this year they asked for their favourite Transformers. (Just because they share the same birthday shouldn’t mean they have to share a cake too, right?!)

I started this page with a sheet of white cardstock as my base. I already had a basic design in mind, which I knew was going to be quite busy with many colours and patterns, so the white background provided the viewer’s eye a place to rest.

I added torn pieces of the ‘Plus One‘ paper to the top and bottom of my page, which I overlaid with a colourful striped piece from the ‘Stripped‘ paper.

I used a variety of papers for the layers under my photo – ‘Galactic‘; ‘Night Sky‘; ‘In Line‘ and ‘Random‘. I added in some torn pieces of¬†washi tape sticker;¬†red paper doily and some messy cotton thread as well.

The card with the jumbled numbers was cut from the ‘Random’ paper and I used it as my title card by simply outlining the 5 with a Sharpie pen and using an arrow from the¬†chipboard accent stickers¬†to highlight it. The¬†wow¬†word piece was from the¬†die cut ephemera pack¬†and I popped it onto some foam tape to mount it a little higher on the card.

Along the bottom of my page, I created a secondary focal point to anchor my journal card, using similar items to the main section of the page. This time I added in a flair button and clustered some enamel shapes nearby.

I then added a few extra enamel shapes around my page, as well as some phrase stickers from the accessory sticker sheet.

To finish off, I added some happy birthday themed stamping around my page and some splatters of black mist.

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I will be back again soon with another project. Until then, happy scrapping!

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