August 23, 2013

My Favorite Things August Scrap Guest Designer | Part 2

It has been so much fun sharing my creations using My Favorite Things with you and I want to give a special shout out to Laina Lamb for making this all possible! Thank you so much Laina!!! I have always loved her design style and the stamps and dies she has been creating for My Favorite Things are right up my alley!

The layout I am sharing with you today is just an everyday photo...in fact it is a selfie I took of myself during a day of working hard in the yard of our new home this spring. I felt so happy and content and I wanted to capture that moment and feeling!

INSPIRED BY | The Products
I know I said it in my last post for My Favorite Things, but products seriously inspire me to get crafty and creative. It happened again on this layout when I saw the Feathers and Arrows die and Mod Border stamps. I knew I just had to use them and then I realized as I was pulling out the stamps that the zig zag stamp would stamp perfectly on the feathers to make them look more "real". The red cardstock that I used for the title and on the arrows from the Feathers and Arrow die set help bring your eye around the photo from the title to the embellishment cluster on the bottom right.

Remember Happy Layout by Juliana Michaels using My Favorite Things Dies and Stamps

TRENDS | Feathers
I will admit, I was a little slow to this trend, but I love the organic look they can add to a design. And with the style of these dies and stamps, they also lend a rather graphic feel as well.

Remember Happy Layout by Juliana Michaels using My Favorite Things Dies and Stamps

Remember Happy Layout by Juliana Michaels using My Favorite Things Dies and Stamps

TECHNIQUE | Stenciling
I used on of the My Favorite Things Concentric Circles stencil to "dress up" my background paper a little. I positioned the stencil on the paper and then inked it using a gray ink pad and a sponge dauber. I feel like it helps to slightly soften all of the straight lines and edges in the rest of the design.

SUPPLIES | My Favorite Things
Stamps: Laina Lamb Designs/ Border It - Mod Borders

Other:
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup/ Happy Camper, Soup Staples II
Twine: The Twinery
Flair: Paper Bakery
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: American Crafts

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my layout and what I created using the fabulous My Favorite Things products!!! Hope to see you again soon!!!
Hugs Juliana 17turtles

9 comments:

  1. Such a great layout...LOVE the mix of colors and patterns! fun selfie too:)

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  2. Fabulous! I love all of the different patterns.

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  3. Love the fun mix of patterns on this page, Juliana!

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  4. Love the fun mix of patterns on this page, Juliana!

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  5. This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the layers and those feathers!!

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  6. Love the 'selfie'. Another gorgeous layout!

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  7. Such a fabulous page, Juliana!! Love the repeated arrow design and the subtle addition of the stenciled circles!! It was such a lovely day scrapping with you!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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HUGS!!!
JULIANA