Monday, June 26, 2017

{Flip Flop} Home Decor with the "Dive In" Classic Kit

It's OFFICIALLY summer! This week the design team is sharing our creations from a sketch, and I had a layout from a sketch all ready to share...and then yesterday I stopped by a crop that some friends of my were hosting to say hello.  When I got there, my friend Sandra was working on a super cute "SUMMER" flip flop sign.  When I saw her finished product, I knew I had to use her project as a "sketch" and recreate it using the papers and embellishments from the "Dive In" Classic Kit and the "High Five" Classic Kit.  This is what I came up with...  

I started by purchasing 3 pairs of flip flops from Dollar Tree, Walmart also has flip flops for 98 cents.  I bought two 5 gallon paint stir sticks from Walmart for 37 cents each to use to adhere the flip flops to.  

Next, I decided to cover one pair of flip flops in the Hawaiian floral paper from the "High Five" Classic Kit.  I traced the bottom of a flip flop and cut that out, and cut a small slit and circle where each of the 3 flip flops straps fit into the base of the shoe.  I glued the paper in place with Glossy Accents.

There were 2 paper rosettes in the "Dive In" kit, I decided to use those and create 4 more from various scrap of paper I had left over from the "Dive In" kit.  The strips of paper for the rosettes were 1 1/8" wide, 12" long, and I scored them every 1/4 inch.  On top of each rosette, I layered a 2" scalloped circle punch in white paper, and a 1.5" scalloped circle punch in pink paper.  I backed the Thicker letters to spell out S-U-M-M-E-R with the green paper, fussy cut around each letter, and adhered that to each of the rosettes.  

I cut apart the flamingo trim from the "Dive In" kit and placed one on each of the letter rosettes.  Then I pulled some of the ribbon from both the "Dive In" and "High Five" kits and adhered it to the back of each rosette, I left about 2 inches peeking out from each rosette.  

After I had everything embellished and ready to go,  I hot glued the paint stir stick to the back of the row of flip flops.  I placed one towards the top and the other towards the bottom of the row.  I used 2 because I wanted it to be fairly sturdy.  I am going to stand my sign up on my mantle, so I didn't put a hanger on it.  But if I had needed to, I could have added a ribbon to the stir stick to hang the sign.  Finally, I used a hot glue gun to adhere the rosettes to the flip flops.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are having a great SUMMER!!!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dive In Daily Diary- Beach Trip Mini Album

Good morning! I finally was able to have all my technology cooperate so I could share with you all this mini album I made with the adorable and beachy Dive In Daily Diary kit! I also supplemented this with a pack of extra paper I purchased in the shop, and I'm so glad I did... it all came together so wonderfully! 

My idea for this album was so that it was a small enough size so I could slip it into my pocket album for the year... check out the video at the bottom of the post to see how I did that, and a whole flip through of the album! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Shrimp & Grits: June "Dive In" Classic Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with a layout using the June classic kit.  I wanted to document one of my new favorite dishes to order at restaurants, shrimp and grits!  So yummy!

I wanted to bring out the green from the dish in the layout.  Using the Crate Paper background and green floral paper really helped highlight it.  I chose pink as my secondary color by bringing it in with the Echo Park flamingo print paper.  Using the Project Life gold rub ons, I brought in the gold from the die cut.

The Dear Lizzy Thickers were great as the title and the Elle's Studio tiny alphabets were perfect for my subtitle.

For my journaling, I used strips of the Jillibean Soup pink paper to help bring in the larger layer and to stand out against the floral paper (also Jillibean Soup).

I finished it off with cameras cut out from the Jillibean Soup paper and some enamel dots.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I can't wait to see what you guys are making with this kit so far!  Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hello, everyone! 

How are you enjoying your summer so far? 

What are you doing to stay cool? 

It's Becky here with you today to share another project made with the Dive In Daily Diary kit.  There are still a few of this kit as well as the Classic kit and you can find that cuteness in the Noel Mignon store. 

For my layout this week I started with a sheet of white cardstock cut down and mounted on this cute striped sheet of patterned paper. I misted the cardstock with a mix of blues and greens and added little bits of pink and some orange in there as well. There are lots of mist colors available in the shop

I used a Silhouette file for the big sun and #loveyou diecuts and used bits of patterned paper to fill in some of the spaces. From there I added my photo and cut down a journaling card that I tucked under the picture. 

These little pennant stickers are so cute! I added some foam adhesive to the backs and strung a piece of twine from a previous kit across the top and tied it at the ends. 

To finish off the page I added the black and white tape (also from a previous kit), a brad and the cute little pink alphas to go with my journaling. 

Come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Traveler's Notebook prep using the Dive In Classic Kit

Hey everyone, Michelle here! Today I wanted to share with you a traveler's notebook I prepped for a trip that I'm taking this week so that I can record all of my fun memories. Whenever I use one of these notebooks for a trip I'll do a bit of prep beforehand, do a bit of journaling during my trip, and then finish it up when I get home. I've found that if I do a bit of journaling during my trip it helps with remembering the little things that I might have forgotten by the time I get home (you could also carry a small notebook for this as well). 

So I started with my TN that you can pick up on Amazon and even at Michaels now. I started with just a few elements from the Dive In Classic Kit - mainly that great alpha stamp set - along with another stamp set from my stash. I stamped a few basics on the days that I knew I had plans. The others I'll leave blank until I get home, or fill in a bit when I have some down time during my trip. I skip every other page because the pages in a TN are typically very thin (and the stamping bleeds through) so I'll actually end up attaching those pages together which I will share in a later post. 
I have an Instax printer which I love for my travel TN's. Sometimes I'll bring it along with me on trips & print photos as I go. I also like to use a little zippered bag to carry some of my scrappy supplies with me (I believe I found this one at the Container Store).

I also like keeping some kind of little zippered bag to keep little papers I collect during the trip, this one I found at Michaels. This one fits right in my TN.

Side note - I save just about every little paper & "souvenir" from my trip. They're fun to use when embellishing traveler's notebooks :)
I'll fill in and embellish my album and I will share the finished TN when I get home!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

So Much Fun with the Dive In Daily Diary Kit

Hi all!  Nicole here on the blog today to share a layout I put together using the Dive In Daily Diary kit and the Dive In Paper Pack.  As I was trying to find more of our photos from last summer I remembered photos that my sister took with her cell phone while we were at our local aquatic center.  The photos aren't great in quality, but it was a fun day I wanted to remember.
I printed the photos small so they wouldn't be grainy and used elements from the daily diary kit to frame them.

I then decided to cut down the teal pattern paper and mount it on the color blocked pattern paper from the paper pack.  I cut down a few pattern papers and tucked them behind the main photo block and added the letter stickers.  

I fussy cut a few flowers from pattern paper from My Mind's Eye Palm Beach pattern paper.  I placed these on the bottom right corner, one next to the letter stickers, and then placed another piece on the very top of my layout to tie it all together.  

As a few finishing embellishments I added the brads as well as the sticker on the bottom of my title.  I cut the "So happy together"  in half and added "together" to the bottom of my title block. 
Just a reminder to make the products work for you even if that means cutting stickers apart.

I just love the colors in this kit!  They are so easy to pair with all of the bright summer pictures.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Happy Scrapping!

Monday, June 19, 2017

{H2O Day} with the "Dive In" Classic Kit

Hello!  It's Meridy here today.  I have a 12x12 layout to share using the "Dive In" Classic Kit.  I think there are 2 more of these kits left in the store, and let me tell you, they are PERFECT for those bright, summer photos that you are taking these days!

The layout I'm sharing today has photos I took about a year ago of Water Day for my son's 1st Grade class.  I was able to get a couple of photos of the whole class together, and since there were so many bright colored swimsuits and towels, this kit was a perfect match!

I tried a BRAND NEW TECHNIQUE, that I have never tried before on this layout.  I have been accumulating a few stencils here and there over the years, and I wanted to try using texture (modeling) paste with them.  But, when I wanted to start my layout, it was late at night, and I couldn't go to the store to pick any up.  So I turned to Pinterest, which led me to Gabrielle Pollacco's blog, and her recipe for homemade modeling paste!  Basically, she uses baby powder, white glue, white acrylic paint, and a little water, all of ingredients I have at home, so I whipped some up and went to work using it with my stencil.  And it worked!!!!

I was so excited that I had this new technique to add a little texture to my layouts.  With her recipe I have PLENTY of modeling paste left over to use it on more layouts in the future.  I sealed it up in a small mason jar so it won't dry out.  

I decided to build up my embellishment cluster and title in the same area that the textured triangles were at the top of the layout.  So that's where I started using buttons, cardstock stickers, and enamel dots from this month's kit!  I added my title with alphabet stickers from my stash.  I finished off the clusters with a few splatters of yellow mist.

I created a second, matching cluster near the bottom of my layout, where I also had some more textured triangles.  This second cluster balanced out the one at the top of the page.  I only added a tiny bit of journaling to this layout, because I have a few more pictures of my son at this event.  Therefore, I will add a little more detailed journaling to the layout I create with those photos.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Let me know if you try out the modeling paste recipe, I just love this new technique that I finally braved!