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Meet our January Guest Designer + a freebie time! January 15, 2016 08:36 1 Comment
Please help me welcome our January Guest Designer - Patricia Roebuck!
Hello! I’m Patricia Roebuck. I live in Louisiana with my husband, daughter, and cat. I love spending time with them and documenting our lives. I've been married for 25 years. My husband and I adopted our daughter, Emma, in July of 2009, so we consider ourselves a Chinese Adoptive Family, but 100% American. It was because of our adoption and wanting to create a Life Book for our daughter, that I got into scrapbooking. Besides my love of scrapbooking, I love photography, and creating anything from cards to DIY projects. I have been so fortunate to be published in Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks, Etc., Scrapwerk, and Scrapbook & Cards Today. I currently design for October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Gossamer Blue, and Team Richard Garay, and am a teacher at Big Picture Classes.
We asked Patricia to choose some of her favorite files from our store and create something and this is what she came up with!
This is what she had to say about her project:
The Pretty Pattern Background has a very festive look and inspired me to create a New Year’s celebration layout. By cutting more than one cut file and then turning them, it makes the cut file look continuous. That is the look I achieved with using two cuts as a stencil with modeling paste on my dark blue background. It created the movement and festive feel of the celebration. To add more texture and even more of a festive feel to the layout, I added the Spike Flowers. The one near the photo layers all three of the cut flowers; the others layer two of the smaller flowers together. The placement of my title, gold accents, and flowers work well with the movement from the Pretty Pattern Background.
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We also created a fun file for Patricia to design with and you are going to love what she came up with! Check it out!
Cut files used:
Scrapbooking is great for preserving memories, but it is a great way to motivate us in the New Year. Selfies don’t come naturally for me, but I think layouts with them help us to grow, reflect, and to also document us. Nicole created this cut file with a very encouraging, motivational quote. The quote inspired me to take a photo of myself reflecting on these words. Her quote includes everything about achieving your dreams, being grateful and giving, but to also remember to love and laugh. I tend to take life too seriously at times, and this is a great start for my New Year, and what I hope to remember throughout the year. I used the Pattern Clouds to add more clouds around the layout, bringing balance to the layout and focus to the photo and the quote.
Cut files really help me when I need a boost of creativity. They jumpstart my layout idea. Nicole’s cut files made these layouts come together quickly. Once I had the cut files picked out, I matched them with the photos, then picked out my supplies. Thank you so much Nicole for having me!
THANK YOU Patricia!! We love how Patricia used our cut files!
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Code only valid today through January 31, 2016 at midnight.
Avec Grand-Maman (With Grandma) July 30, 2015 07:00
Sometimes, it's all about using a cut file just the way it is, as an embellishment. I sometimes stress myself out thinking I have to do something extraordinary with a cut file, but really, cut files can be fabulous just as they are in their original form, like this one. And what's even more fantastic with this cut file is that you get three flowers in one file. WOO!HOO! I wanted to created something soft and subtle for this sweet pic of my dear Éloïse in her grandmother's arms, but also wanted a bit of oomph! in the colouring. These feisty flowers combined with the fiery colour was just was I needed to create contrast with the other elements of the layout. At first, I wanted to cluster all the flowers around the photo, but it wasn't working for me, so I opted to fold the biggest flower over the edge of the background and BOOM! I had the ah-ha moment I was looking for. Love how this turned out!
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