Monday, June 25, 2018

KDB Animal Land Trip (PML Style)

My son, Doo, is fortunate enough to go on a really cool field trip towards the end of every school year and this year we all packed up into the buses and headed off to Animal Land. Now for those of you who don't know, Animal Land is a smaller animal park/safari attraction here in Upstate NY and to my surprise was a ton of fun, especially for a day outing. I mention all of this because today's post is all about capturing those memories in the form of pocket scrapbooking, I mean what else are you supposed to do with so little time and so many photos! :) 

For this layout I wanted to use the very simple, yet oh so adorable, Bear Adventure Silhouette cut file from Kadoodle Bug Designs. This file was perfect for my outdoor loving boys, however it can also be used easily for field class trips, camping, hiking, simply playing outdoors, or even used with vinyl (oh, those possibilities are endless and very on trend right now!!)

In fact I created a couple of different projects with this file, I loved it that much and it's so easy to cut out, but you will have to wait until Thing 3 arrives before you see the other adorable projects. 

Anyway back to this project, which measures 12"x 12" and fits perfectly into my family photo album. I had some left over paper from a camping mini album (stay tuned) that I created so I went ahead used that up for the background pockets (giving some extra color to the layout.) The paper is called "Happy Camper" and is a 12" x 12" book kit (with matching stickers) from Echo Park. 

Again all of the embellishments and titles came from the KDB Bear Silhuoette file and of course I had to use that lovely scripted title for my title card. 

Because I did not want to embellish too much, not only is it a masculine layout but the cut file is designed to be simple, I had to get creative with the layers and the white doodling gel pen. 

Of course the baby bears were our favorite part of the whole park. There were two bear cubs and the were so playful and fun to watch. Not to mention the bears match the cut file and fit into the layout perfectly. 

Wanna know a secret? These pockets are actually envelopes from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge. Using a pre-made envelop made cutting out a bunch of them super simple and again it really helps to hold all those extra photos or souvenirs from the park. 

Here is a copy of that Bear Adventure Silhouette cut file just in case my post today inspired you to create something wonderful. 

PG Bear Adventure Silhouette

Don't forget to cut out extra pieces to keep in your stash!! Thanks for stopping in today and happy crafting.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

KDB Mini Pocket Letter

Hi Guys! Today I have a Christmas in July project to share with you. I recently decided to swap mini pocket letters with a pen pal and the theme is Christmas in July. Now while I love this file I am not overly impressed with the outcome of this project and feel as thought the print and cut feature was not the best option, however take a look and then let me know what you think. 

This project uses the "Beach Santa" file from Kadoodle Bug Designs and while this file is super cute the quality of my print and cut was simply not there. 

Here is what the whole file looks like, just in case you are feeling in the holiday spirit. 

Beach Santa

Now the file only came with cut images so in order to use the print and cut feature (which saves time, but again doesn't always look the best) I had to piece together the images in Design Space and then use the "flatten" button. This feature makes it super easy to convert any image into an easy print then cut. 

Thanks for stopping in to see my project today. Happy Crafting! 

Monday, June 18, 2018

KDB Little Artist Layout

This past weekend we had a kids in free day at our local museum, so of course I grabbed the boys, packed up the car and heading out to explore this new museum (well at least new to us.) The museum was nice, but our favorite room was of course the arts and crafts room which led to the perfect opportunity for some memory keeping. 

This layout is a 12" x 12" layout and features die cuts from the Kadoodle Bug "Little Artist" file. I love using cut files to decorate larger layouts because the images tend to be larger and much easier to piece together. One of my favorite parts of this set is how she incorporated extra little paint splatters so I could embellish. I decided to leave off the journal notes because I have more photos which I will add to an additional/matching layout and I will tell the story on that page. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired to head out and create something beautiful.