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Friday, July 19, 2013

Travel Journal - Marion Smith Life Planner

So tomorrow I'm headed out to CHA's Create & Connect Summer 2013. I can't wait to go! I've spent the last few weeks pinning every sneak peek I could find.  My mind is spinning and I've decided I really need to find a way to "focus".  I decided to make myself a little planner for the trip, and Marion Smith's latest printable - Life Journal Book was perfect.

Journal created by Tonya Gibbs

The downloads are only $19.99 and you get 22 Journal Pages, 3 covers, 1 spine, Monthly calendar page, Weekly Planner Page, Daily Planner page,  Life Journal Intro page, Recipe Intro Page Photos intro page, planner intro page, Project planner page, 36 tabs, 4 photo frames, Recipe pages Notes page, Lists/shopping list page, 2 bookmark sets.  You can purchase the kit here!

Here is a walk through of my journal.

Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Soar Layout

Hi everyone.  Today I wanted to show you a layout that I created with the May Artsy Addicts Kit  featuring MME - Find Your Wings & Fly by Rhonna Farrer.
May Artsy Addicts Kit  - Tonya Gibbs
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At the end of  Addie's Birthday party last year she picked up this stack of helium balloons and starting spinning around in a circle.  The photo gives such a good glimpse into her whimsical free spirited approach to life.  I've been holding this photo for a while in hopes of the perfect paper to tell the story. Since this collection has a lot of  hot air balloons, soft pastel colors and girly girl images, I thought it would be perfect.
Soar Layout by Tonya Gibbs
Soar Layout by Tonya Gibbs http://www.psychomomscrapbooks.blogspot.comThe layered look printed on one of the papers, allowed me to give the feel of lots of small layers with little effort and no bulk.  I continued the look by layering a few of the pages from the 6x6 pad to form a clustered frame around the photograph. I left the border that has the hole for the paper pad on the paper and distressed it. This technique allowed me to build on the other office supply themes found in the paper.

The arrows were cut from my Silhouette Cameo, and the cut file can be purchased from the Silhouette store. I used both the positive and the negative of the cut on the layout.   The arrows help to give direction and movement to the embellishments.  

I added a little of the washi tape and half a doily to soften up the harsh overlapping lines from the paper.  The Hot Air balloon and Soar Title were the 3D stickers from the collection and offer great dimension to the layout.  To hide a white vase in the background of the photograph, I used one of the brad embellishments next to the title.

I love the new trend of office supplies on layouts.  So I bought a package of reinforced holes and used my Prima Chalk Inks in pastel green to make them match my layout. I also included a small shipping tag.  To give a more organic whimsical look to the layout I sewed some of the elements down and left the strings hanging from the edges, and let the twine free fall around the photo at a diagonal.
**DESIGN TIP  I used the negative from a notebook paper punch scrap as one of my layers too.  When punching out borders, or cuts from diecuts, pay attention to the negatives, you may find a hidden treasure.
I love all the small details that make up this layout. It was a lot of fun challenging myself to use 6x6 papers to create a 12x12 layout. I would love to see what you guys are doing with your Artsy Addict Kits.  I challenge you to stop hoarding these beautiful papers, and post a project with them on the Artsy Addicts Facebook Wall.  
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs
  • My Mind's Eye - Rhonna Farrer  Find Your Wings & Fly:  6x6 paper, brads, Alpha Stickers, 3D Stickers, Washi Tape
  • Prima Chalk Ink
  • Recollections - Washi Tape
  • Paper Source - Flat Back Pearls
  • Prima Fluid Chalk Ink - Pastel Green
  • EK Success - Notebook Paper Border Punch
  • Paper Doily
  • Studio Calico - Speech Bubble Wood Veneer
  • Twinnery - Pink Twine
  • Silhouette - Arrow die cuts


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