Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas PJ's | Oh What Fun Classic Kit

Hey there!

It's Laura here today to share a layout, this is my first page using the 'Oh What Fun" December classic kit and it is seriously fun!   This week the DT members were given the theme of "Plaid Tidings" to inspire their creations!  This month's kit came with a few great plaid papers and even ribbon, I chose to use the Fancy Pants Designs plaid from the Merry and Bright collection for my page.

As I was scrolling through our Christmas and December photos from last year, I came across this photo of our youngest in these fun Christmas pj's.  My husband and I picked them up for him while we were out doing a little holiday shopping.  They are super cute and even have a trap door ;)  When we gave them to him, he loved them and decided they would be worn for pj day at school!  Along with the elf hat, of course!  Fun, right?  And funny too, the poor kid is so skinny, he looks like a stick in pajamas!

Anyway, on to my page!

I created a cut file for this page, with simple rows of trees, which I wanted to back with plaid paper and an alternate pattern too.

I also wanted to frame my layout in plaid.  I had a bit of a challenge since I wanted to stick to one manufacturer and there were only two patterns from this collection in the kit.  I love to challenge myself like this, it is like a puzzle, but I made it work!  I ran into a few snags - mostly my own fault - you can find out a bit more about that in my process video, if you care to watch.

As you know I love multi font titles and titles that include super awesome fun words like these acrylic ones from Pretty Little Studios are even better!

I am so in love with the puffy stickers by Elle's Studio that were in the kit! I created a few stitched circles to anchor my embellishments on this bold red paper.

Pretty Little Studio flair and Elle's Studio cut aparts work so well together, especially with some Heidi Swapp sequins thrown in for good measure.

I wrapped things up with some journaling and stitching!

As mentioned, I have a new process video today, you can watch the video for this layout below or here on my You-Tube channel!

Supply List:  Fancy Pants "Merry and Bright" patterned papers; American Crafts Cardstock; Pretty Little Studios vellum, flag stickers, acrylic shapes, flair; and alphas; Pebbles die cuts; Elle's Studio "T'is the Season" washi stickers, cut apart tags, and alphas; Heidi Swapp sequins; Echo Park "I love Christmas" chipboard; May Arts burlap ribbon. (From my stash: Simple Stories Classic Christmas roller stamp; CTMH back ink; Staedtler pen; fine tip Sharpie.)

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check in daily for more Design Team inspiration!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Field Trip

Hey guys, Michelle here! I have a new page using the Oh What Fun Daily Diary Kit. Originally I had another page I was going to share today. But since I hadn't finished it yet and was inspired to create a page about my youngest daughter's field trip yesterday, I decided to go with that instead. Sometimes you just have to go where the inspiration leads you!
As I was creating this pocket page I discovered that one of my favorite items in this kit was the Simple Stories stickers with all of the holiday phrases. They were the perfect accent to my pages - like the one that says "I believe" which I placed on the photo of my daughter and her friends looking down at Santa while we were at the mall. So precious :)
I also changed a few of my photos to black and white. There were just too many colors going on in my photos and it wasn't pleasing to the eye. So I left a couple in color that had similar colors and changed the others and it worked out much better.
By the way, if you like creating a December Daily album this kit would be perfect for documenting all of your December memories. I believe there's only 3 left!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Project Life & a Video with Oh What Fun!!!

Happy Thursday! Danielle here today, and I have a Process Video using the Oh What Fun Daily Diary Kit!

This weeks Design Teams Challenge was "Plaid Tidings" - use plaid on your project! I chose to use the plaid washi from this months kit!

as usual I have lots of artwork from the boys that I included.

I cut Liams art in half, then trimmed it up to fit into some 8.5x11 page protectors.

This week was super busy and I had lots of photos to include

I love the colour scheme of this months kit! Red, Green, Pink, Aqua... sigh...

Here are a few close up photos.

How are you making out with your 2016 Project Life?

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Oh What Fun: Noel

Hello Creative Friends! Jana Eubank here. I have my first page using the December "Oh, What Fun!" kit to share with you today!


This week our design team challenge is the "Plaid Tidings" challenge ... where we were to incorporate one of the cute plaids in the kits onto our project. Here is what I came up with.

I cut my title from the red and white cardstock in the kit using my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine, and then accented it with the mini acrylic stars by Pretty Little Studio. 

I used a couple of the 6x6 papers from the Oh, What Fun! Daily Diary kit stacked behind my two photos for a fun layered photo mat.

In between my two photos I added a little cluster of embellishments wiht the Elle's Studio cut aparts, puffy stickers, flair and even one of the Simple Stories bradz.

The poinsettias were created using a Stampin' Up stamp from my stash. I stamped the image in red, green, and black inks then added in more color with colored pencils, making the petals and leaves look shaded.

I then accented the corner of the photo with one of the white, Pretty Little Studio acrylic words.

My patterned paper strips are layered on top of each other with the green satin ribbon separating them. I love the bit of shimmer and shine that ribbon adds!

I used a 3x4 journal card from the Oh, What Fun! Daily Diary kit to add information to this page. I tucked the journal card underneath the photo and then accented the top of it with more cut aparts, a puffy phrase sticker, flair, and a bradz.

This page just makes me smile with it's classic red and green color scheme. I can't wait for Christmas!

See you next time!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Oh What Fun" and a Plaid Challenge

Hi Everyone, Lynn here with my first layout using this month's beautiful "Oh What Fun" Classic Kit. December's Kit is so festive and seriously PACKED with product just in time to document your Holiday Events. 
The team's challenge this week is called "Plaid Tidings". We used Plaid somewhere on our projects. That was easy with this kit - so many plaid options available! I created a tree out of strips of paper for my layout. One of the layers is plaid. Here's my page.
I started by whitewashing a space behind the tree - using gesso and a practically dry brush. I then added layers of paper strips, including a fun piece of vellum from the kit, popping up some of the strips. 
I added several types of embellishments including sequins for some bling. 
I also added some tiny splotches of  Mister Huey's Color Mist in Peppermint to the background and added a piece of ribbon for the tree stump.
Here's one last look at the dimension by popping up some of the paper strips and the acrylic stars.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a chance to grab one of these Holiday kits!! 

Monday, December 5, 2016

{Plaid Tidings} Challenge with the "Oh What Fun" Classic Kit

Hi friends!  Meridy here today, and I'm so excited that it's DECEMBER because I have been dying to share some Christmas layouts!!!  This week the Design Team is following the "Plaid Tidings" Challenge, which is to use plaid somewhere on our layout.  There are so many cute plaid prints in the "Oh What Fun" Classic Kit, so how could I choose just one!?  Thankfully, I didn't have to, I used quite a few different plaid designs. 

I used 2 plaid patterned papers, plaid ribbon, and a plaid brad.  There's no denying that this is a "Plaid Tidings" Challenge!

 After getting the paper and picture placed on the layout, I added a piece of cardstock, drew lines, and journaled. Then I started arranging the various embellishments. 

I love titles and I really love Thickers.   I find it fun and challenging to try to make as many titles as possible from each set of Thickers.  So when I planned what I wanted my title to be, I ran into a slight problem.  I had already run out of lowercase "g", so I had to improvise.  I took the number "8" and cut the top off of the bottom, tilted the bottom a bit, and added an apostrophe to the top of my new "g".  And that's it!  I don't even think you can tell that I pieced it together.  

Thanks for visiting today!  Stop by all week to see how the rest of the Design Team celebrates "Plaid Tidings"!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Planner Wk18 | Oh What Fun Daily Diary kit

It's Christmas time!  Wendy here today to share a very Christmassy planner page I created with the Oh What Fun Daily Diary kit.  This week's challenge is the "Plaid Tidings" challenge - use plaid somewhere on your project.  The Fancy Pants washi tape was perfect for the challenge and created such a festive look.

The Project Life cards also work great in your planner, filling up blank spots and adding a wonderful jolly touch to the pages.  I also used one of the Simple Stories cards to fussy cut the ornament from it.

The puffy stickers add a nice texture to the page without adding any bulk.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that you will join us in the Plaid Challenge!