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Locker Room: XOXO

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Hello! Allie here, and today I’d like to share how to create this easy layout using the February Punxsutawney kit!

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1. First I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out this giant heart from white cardstock. If you don’t have a die cutting machine, you can cut a giant heart and just do a striped look without the “XOs”. It would look just as neat!

2. Next, cut various strips from the patterned papers in the February kit to back the heart design with. They ended up being about 1 1/4″ inches tall, based on the size of heart I cut.

3. Use an adhesive runner, glue stick, or spray to cover the back of the heart. Place the strips to cover each line of XOXOs. Trim around the heart, then adhere to a white cardstock base.

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4. On the lower left side, add a photo, paper scraps, ephemera, and flair to embellish. On the right side, use paper scraps and die cuts to balance out the page.

5. Next, use the bottom border strips from four sheets of paper to frame your layout. Add mist splatters, and you’re done!

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I love how easy and simple this page is, yet it looks much more complex! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this technique!

CK_VarsityTeam_Allie


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Study Hall: Adventure

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Hello there! I, Allie, am in love with all the colors and patterns in the February Punxsutawney kit! I wanted to use as many of the patterns as possible, so I created this fun layout.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the polka dot background, then punched out slightly larger circles with a circle punch. I backed the dots with the circles, make sure to alternate patterns and colors! Next, I used the piece of ephemera that said “Adventure” to build the title of my layout. I absolutely adore the multi-colored thickers!

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The bright and fun colors in this layout make me so happy! I added some more ephemera as well as puffy stickers to balance out the title.

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I love the cute pleather hearts from the add-ons–there are just too many cute items in this kit! Finally, I added a hefty dose of mist splatters to complete the layout. Super easy and fun! I love using bits of ephmera to build titles and focal points. They make creating layouts so easy!

What’s your favorite part of the kit so far? Mine is the thickers, and the ephemera, and the patterned paper, and the puffy stickers, and everything!

 


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Yearbook: I Can and I Will

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Hello! Allie with you today, and I’m here to talk about journaling! I’ve mentioned before that I rarely journal. I rely on long titles and quotes to communicate my thoughts and feelings. Quotes can be a great tool to inspire and jump start your pages! I often use quotes from Pinterest as a foundation for my layouts, but today I was inspired by a quote I heard while watching the Golden Globes! One of the winners, Gina Rodriguez, said something that stood out to me. She begins each morning with “Today is a good day, I can and I will”. I love that! I decided to use part of that quote to build a layout about myself.

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I used the “dream” elements from the February Punxsutawney kit to tie in with the theme. Aren’t the glasses elements adorable? I normally wear glasses and I love that they’re included in this kit! I am so inspired by this quote, and I love that documenting it in this layout serves as a reminder to me.

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Do you ever use quotes or phrases to inspire your projects and document your life?

CK_VarsityTeam_Allie


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Geek Lab: Teddy is Seven!

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Hi everyone! Allie here, and I am excited to share an easy technique for printing multiple photos! I am a one-trick pony when it comes to using photos on my layouts. 4″x6″ is my friend, and I usually like to stick to just one at a time. I love the look of multiple photos on layouts, but I don’t like paying for specialty prints or messing with photoshop to get them printed. Luckily, I have a solution that I try to implement as often as possible in order to get out of my one-photo comfort zone! What is it you ask? Photosheet! I heard about Photosheet years and years ago. It’s super easy to use! Once downloaded, all you need to do is open it…

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…select the “grid” size and layout you want to use (I use 6×4 and 1 image x 2 images for two pictures on a 4″x6″, or 2 images x 2 images for four pictures), and drag/drop your photos!

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Once you hit “Start” it creates the photo for you in your selected folder, and you have a 4″x6″ photo ready to print! This is how I resize all my pictures for my Project Life pocket pages, or when I want o use multiple photos on a layout. Here is the layout I created using Photosheet and the February Punxsutawney Kit!

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I used a shaped punch to create brightly colored stars scattered across the page, and added the sequins to make them extra special.

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I love the doughnuts and the “Sweet Treat” flair. I bought a cupcake for my dog’s birthday (don’t judge me), because I wanted to get a picture of him with it. He normally shows no interest in human food, so I thought it would be perfectly fine. He ended up lunging at the cupcake and eating nearly all of it!! It was too funny and a perfect picture for the treat elements of the kit. The journaling cards in this kit are so pretty, and they make the best layering pieces!

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Thank you for letting me share with you today! I hope you enjoyed my easy shortcut for printing multiple photos!

CK_VarsityTeam_Allie


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February 2015 – Mood Board

Happy Thursday!

Can you believe we are already halfway through January? Today we are excited to share with you our February Mood Board. We will be also be showing off some sneak peeks in the next few days and revealing our February Kit next Wednesday during our January Pep Rally.

Our February Kit is entitled Punxsutawney. What is the meaning of Punxsutawney, you may ask. Well let us fill you in.

Based off of Punxsutawney Phil, which is a legendary groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. On February 2 of each year, the town of Punxsutawney celebrates the legendary groundhog. During the ceremony, which begins well before the winter sunrise, Phil emerges from his temporary home on Gobbler’s Knob. According to the tradition, if Phil sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks of winter-like weather. If Phil does not see his shadow, he has predicted an “early spring.” The date of Phil’s prognostication is known as Groundhog Day in the United States and Canada, and has been celebrated since 1887. (summary from Wikipedia)

Now here is to hoping if you live in a cooler part of the world, your winter is not longer than it has to be.

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The February kit will brighten up your day and sweeten your life. If you are not a subscriber, start today! Head over to our website and start your subscription.

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