August 8, 2013

My Favorite Things August Scrap Guest Designer | Part 1

Little did I know a few months back that when I guest designed for Laina Lamb using some of the stamps and dies that she designed for My Favorite Things that I would be asked to guest design for My Favorite Things!!! I was thrilled when I got the email asking me to do so! Of course, I had to use some a combination of dies and stamps designed by Laina since her style really speaks to me! I will be up on their blog twice this month. Today and then again on August 23. The layout I am sharing with you today is about my recent 40th birthday. It was a low key day, but my husband never fails to surprise me. This year he bought me my favorite coffee and then had a surprise birthday party for me at his sisters!

INSPIRED BY | The Products
I have always said that the products I have to play with are what inspire me and that was certainly the case with the dies and stamps from My Favorite Things! I knew immediately upon seeing the Laina Lamb Designs Reel Life die that I wanted to cut it out of different colors of paper and scatter them around on my layout and layer them under my photos.  As I was cutting them, I had the most awesome trash from the negatives that I couldn't bear to throw away. I was then inspired to use these to create the border along the right hand side of the layout. After that I gathered some stamps from the Laina Lamb Designs Right This Way set. I stamped them onto white cardstock using black ink and then fussy cut them before adding them to my layout.

Celebrate Good Times Layout by Juliana Michaels using My Favorite Things Stamps and Dies

TRENDS | Arrows/Triangles
They are still going strong and I love how they can help guide your eye as you look at a layout. I also used them to create a border around the outside edge of my layout with the help of the Laina Lamb Designs Mod Borders set and a gray ink pad.

Celebrate Good Times Layout by Juliana Michaels using My Favorite Things Stamps and Dies

Celebrate Good Times Layout by Juliana Michaels using My Favorite Things Stamps and Dies

SUPPLIES | My Favorite Things
Dies: Laina Lamb Designs/ Accent It - Reel Life; Accent It - Celebrate

Other:
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup/ Happy Camper, Soup Staples II and Country Pumpkin Chowder

I hope you enjoyed the layout I created and shared with you today using the fabulous My Favorite Things products! I know I thoroughly enjoyed playing and creating with them!

11 comments:

  1. I am a huge MFT fan and I love what you have done with all of their goodies on this page Juliana!! An amazing layout! SO many incredible details!! Congrats on being chosen as Guest Designer!!

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  2. Very fun page! I love all the movement on it.

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  3. Happy Birthday!!! I love how you used the cut outs from the reels to make the border. Its such a cute and colorful layout!!

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  4. Juliana, these dies and stamps are right up your alley!! What a fabulous page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  5. Adorable, and SO fun, Juliana! Love the border on the side with all those arrows. How creative you are to use all those negative pieces like that! Love this! And huge congrats on your guest designer spot!

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  6. What a fun layout! Love the bright, happy colors. Love how you used MFT'S dies.

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  7. Congrats on the GDT!! This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the photos and loveeeeee the reels!!!

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  8. Hi Juliana

    I loved your page... very fun!

    Hugs

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  9. Fun page Juliana!! Love how you used the view finders, and the great mix of colors on your page!

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  10. Such a fun page! Love the look of little mosiac tiles down the right-hand side. :)

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  11. Totally fabulous, love how you used the products ... the layout looks amazing and certainly eye-catching too.

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JULIANA