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Locker Room – Embellishment Cluster


 Hello CK fans its Leeann and I’m excited to be here today to share one of my pages with you. Using the November Tapestry Clique kit. I have a massive love for embellishments they make me squeal, it’s like looking at yummy  candy, but you cant eat these ones.   Today’s post is about creating  layered mats  for your photos and journal cards and also embellishment clusters. This is something that I love doing and you will notice I layer/mat my photos alot. So lets take a wee peek at my page and then get started on the process.



Lets start with grabbing some photos and designing a four square. In this first pic,  you can see that I like to layer paper and create photo mats.  I do the same for ready to go journal cards.


 This next pic shows you that I like to add detail, with some machine stitching.


Once you are happy making all your layered mats for photos and journal cards adhere together.


Next we are creating a punched out mini circle grid for our embellishment cluster. Once you are happy with the  design glue the circles down.


And just a quick tip while I am here. Always look at the packaging, products come in such cute packaging these days that you can use them on your creations. Here you will notice I snipped the end of the flair packaging.


And I layered that piece under one of the photos, creating a tab.


As you can see in this detailed shot I filled each of the punch out circles with twine, flair, printables, tabs, tickets, butterflies, cork heart, paper arrow, buttons etc. See, I told you eye candy right there!


And in this detailed shot layers under and also on the top.  Be creative in your layers at the top by cutting them into shapes. That way you still can add your journaling.


I hope today was fun and has given you a fresh look on creating clusters of embellishment. Next time you have a handful of scrappy candy create a shape and embellish it! Thank you and I look forward in seeing you again!



Geek Lab: Try Printing on Velum


When you open that kit and see the specialty paper like a fantastic gold foil and vellum paper in the October Funfetti, you can do just about anything with it and love the results, it’s so pretty on it’s own.


But if your looking for a unusual embellishment to add to your layout, I’ve got an idea for you.  I ran mine through the printer as a journaling piece in a recent layout and I thought you might like to know how.:)

Supplies that I used for this project:

  • Inkjet printer
  • vellum
  • restickable glue stick


Here is what I did:

  • Using Word, I typed what I wanted and printed it out.
  • With your velum, use the restickable glue stick to attach a piece of velum larger than the printed area taking care to make sure the edges of the velum are secure against the paper.
    • The restickable glue stick is exactly like what is on the back of sticky notes.  It will totally peal of without residue or harm to the surface.
  • Insert the paper with vellum attached into printer as before and print your document again.
  • Let dry completely before attaching it to your layout.

This process works for all types and kinds of paper and I sure hope you’ll like the results.

I sure did!






Creating a layout in a snap


Happy Friday ladies! Who’s ready for spring? I am so ready for winter to be over. It’s been so cold! Anyway, I have another quick and easy layout to share with you. And it gets even better. I’m going to share with you, step-by-step how to create this layout! I pretty much skipped the patterned papers with half of my projects this month because I loved the exclusive cards that came in the “J’Adore” Clique Kit too much, not to use them. What do you think? They really help with creating a layout in a snap, and I’m going to prove it to you.The first thing I did was grab the die cut cards that I wanted to use for my layout. Once I had them picked out, I moved them around the page until I was satisfied with the placement.

Then, I adhered the cards as shown onto white cardstock. I remembered that I had a few chipboard triangles leftover from my “Tailor Made” kit so I used one on my layout!

Since the edge of the layout looked a bit flat, I decided to create a fun border using my washi tape! Just cover all four corners of the cardstock with the washi tape and you’ve got yourself a fun border. So easy.

Then I used a foam square to adhere my badge.

Next, I adhered my photo, acrylic heart, word strips to the layout. The foam heart came with the “Tailor Made” kit. I used scissors to cut a small triangle from a die cut card and adhered it to the bottom leftside of the photo using a foam square.

And that’s it! Most of the time, the design of a layout takes the longest to create… once that’s done, the layout can be created in a snap!


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Hello everyone! Hope everything is well. Today I have a quick and easy layout to share with you using the March “J’Adore” kit. I LOVE the exclusive Die cut cards in this kit and the badges! Most of the time, when I scrap, I make sure there is written journaling on my layout, but occassionally, I’ll have that one photo in which I’m not sure what to say. This photo was from last summer, but it’s a favorite of mine so I wanted to scrap in on a non-summer layout.

As soon as I saw the die cut cards and the word stickers, I knew that I would just use the sentiments from the cards and stickers to tell my story! Seriously, aren’t they awesome? Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. I appreciate it!

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