Happy Monday Crafty Friends,
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your weekend included some crafty time. This week over at the Pazzles Craft room blog we are having a theme week. This week’s theme is our Favorite Things. We were tasked with using and or incorporating our favorite things for crafting. It wasn’t hard for me to think about this at all. As my favorite craft tool….HANDS DOWN is my Pazzles Inspiration Vue! This machine literally changed my craft focus and direction. So let’s get to my project.
Here is my finished project. It is a scrapbook layout featuring three of my six beautiful nieces. Now to create this layout, I started with one of the main components and reasons why I love my Pazzles Inspiration….The Software. With the software, you can layout your project completely, before you cut a single thing. You can even add your pictures in to size them and figure out the perfect size to print them out.
Here is what I mean. This is a screen shot of what the layout looks like in the software. You can add all of your elements, move them around and resize them. You can also edit elements quickly and easily to help create the finished look. As you can see by this screen shot, you can even add in your pictures and move it around just like any other element. I even try to play with colors so that I can get somewhat of a visual idea of what colors or color scheme to use for my layout.
For My layout, I combined elements from these three cut and paste layout files that Pazzles offered for National Scrapbook Day FREE! As you build your library of files, you can open up and copy and paste different elements from different projects to use again and again! Following are some close up shots of the details.
Here is a closer look at some of the arrows. I also created the Forever title and used the top portion of one of the tags from the My Family layout
Here’s a closer look at the sun and heart die cuts. I also added some clear gems that I lightly colored with one of my alcohol markers.
I added this cute ribbon by using elements from the Life is good layout. The colored hearts were from the same DCWV Chick Chat Stack.
Here is a closer look at the Sisters Banner. I used the banner elements from the A Dreamy Day layout but for the banner base, I added a strip and welded them together.
Here is a closer look at the background mat. I resized it and you can see how beautifully and accurately it cut the little circles.
Here is one last look at the layout. Again, all of the vibrant papers are from the DCWV Chick Chat Stack.
Craft Room Cut N' Paste Sketches:
Dreamy Day, Life Is Good and My Family
ALL FREE Files from Pazzles for National Scrapbook Day!
Blue Bazzil Cardstock
Don’t forget to head over to the Pazzles Craft Room and grab all the freebies just click the home button and then scroll down to the different blog posts to grab each freebie. Plus you will want to stop by Pazzles each day to check out what each designer used for their “My Favorites” theme this week!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for another crafty project. Until then,
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