Do you have a favorite color combo or one that you generally go to when creating new scrapbook layouts, mini albums or cards? I know that I typically find myself gravitating toward yellow, mint green or aqua and pinks! I just can’t help myself! Unless I am working with photos of our boys… and then I love the combo of blue, green and yellow. And I hardly ever use red for some reason! Funny how we are such creatures of habit with things like that! 

Today design team member Jessy takes us through her process of selecting the colors for this beautiful layout she created about her daughter. She used the tones and colors in her photos to inspire the colors of products she went with to put the page together. When you do that, you are sure to have a very cohesive and visually appealing project and nothing will end up clashing or looking out of place.

But still, don’t be afraid to grab a random pop of color that doesn’t show up in your photos at all. Jessy did that here with the yellow flower sticker and chambray blue deer embellishment. It works because both of those colors combine very well with the other colors in her photos and papers that she had already chosen. And it also really brings the page to life by contrasting with all the other neutrals! When you are ready to add that random pop of color, I always pick different things and try them out before permanently attaching them to the page. Usually you will know instantly if it works and flows well or if it seems out of place. Don’t be afraid to try a few things until you find just the right one that does the job and brings it all together! Read on for more details from Jessy!

My photos always inspire me & often I have a title in my mind as well. I love the brown & black hue in these photos and decided to select all the papers and embellishments from the Bloom collection to go along with those colors. As I was going through the products, I was drawn to the gold, black and white. What a classic color combination! These colors certainly made the photos stand out & overall gives you a cohesive look too.

HelloBeautiful_1To begin, I used the marble-like background paper as my base + layered the gold rose vellum at the bottom. Next, I placed the photos in the middle and slowly added black and white design patterned paper to give interest to the photos. I slowly worked my way by across by adding more embellishments like paper doilies, chipboard stickers, sentiments & ephemera as well. Once I’m happy with the composition, I’ll snap a photo for reference, just in case I forget of the placement while gluing the elements down. By snapping a photo from the bird’s eye view, it gives you a different perspective to your layout too. That way, you can make the necessary adjustments to your layout if you see anything you want to change.

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Happy Wednesday Friends!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection  Also HERE / Bloom Chipboard Stickers / Bloom Ephemera Die Cuts (Similar) / Bloom 12×12 Patterned Paper Pad  / Bloom Accent Stickers / Bloom Patterned Paper: Bloom Gold Foiled Floral on Vellum, Hello, Hell0, Emily Small Black and White Gingham, Sweet Rose White Faux Marble Background / Bloom Clear & Gold Foil Stickers

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Hello friends! Summer is in full swing and today we have a super cute and fun DIY packaging tutorial for you that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Leave it to design team member Amanda Rydell to come up with the most darling gift to celebrate the beginning of summer! Plus her tip about adding sprinkles to popcorn is the best thing I’ve heard all day! So fun and sounds yummy too! Read on for the full DIY!

It’s officially summer, as of yesterday!!!

I love summer so much. When it gets too hot outside, or on rainy summer days I love being able to stay inside and pull out my favorite craft supplies. I thought it would be fun to put together a happy mail package to send to a friend to celebrate the beginning of summer.

moresunshineTo create my flat card that I will use to write my note, I cut a piece of cardstock paper to fit inside my glassine bag. Using the clear stamp “hello” and “lovely” I combined the two together and stamped the saying on the top of my paper. The stamp set from Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection also comes with a variety of cute bows!!!

stamphelloAs soon as I had my card finished I gathered some metallic confetti and two pink rolls of crepe paper. I wanted to make some confetti to put inside my bag as a fun little extra surprise. To make my handmade confetti I combined the metallic confetti and cut down tiny pieces of the pink crepe paper and added them together. I love adding in fun elements like confetti, especially with glassine bags because you can see it from the outside.

helloconfettiInside my glassine bag I included a typed note along with a cute pair of pink sunglasses. I don’t know about you, but I am always in need of an extra pair of sunglasses in the summer. The glasses fit perfectly inside my glassine bag.

To close off the bag, I added in my handmade confetti and sewed the bag shut using white thread. Once the bag was sealed I added a cute tag using paper from the Bloom Collection .

sunglassespackageTo finish off my summer happy mail package I added in a bag of popcorn and a container of sprinkles!! Have you ever made popcorn with sprinkles added in?? It’s a must try!!! I also added in a set of cute patterned napkins.

What is summer without a fun movie night, and popcorn!!!!!

popcornSending happy mail doesn’t have to be elaborate. I love just sending something simple to let my friends know I am thinking of them, and to wish them a happy day. I always love opening the mailbox to a package or letter so I can only imagine my friends do too!!!!

Hoping you all are having a great start to your summer!!!! What would you send to your friends to help them celebrate summer????

Happy Friday Friends!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection  / Bloom Bow Stamp Set / Bloom 12×12 Patterned Paper Pad / Bloom 6×6 Patterned Paper Pad / Black Ink / Glassine Bags / Canvas Bags / Gold Paint / Pink Crepe Paper / Peachy Pink Crepe Paper

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Hello there! We have a very talented guest designer for you today >> Ashley Horton. She works wonders with her cut files and the Silhouette electronic die cut machine! Seriously so good!! This summery scrapbook page she created with the Bloom collection blew me away the instant I saw it!

Ahoy ThereFrom the bright happy colors to the way she used different pattern papers behind the cut out letters, I find so much inspiration on this layout!

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You can find more photos and get the details on how she created this beautiful page on her blog here.

Thanks for sharing your talent with us today Ashley and for creating such beautiful things with the Bloom collection!!

Happy Tuesday!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection  / Bloom Accent Stickers / Bloom 12×12 Chipboard Stickers / Bloom Silicone Rubber Shapes / Bloom 12×12 Patterned Paper Pad / Bloom Delights with Foil Accents / Bloom Pink and Teal Leather Tassels  / Bloom 12×12 Patterned Paper: Yellow Chevron, Wood Grain, Light Wood Grain,  Scallops, Pink, Colorful Chevron / Silhouette Electronic Die Cut Machine / Cut Files: Open Letter Alphabet from The Cut Shoppe

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