Adding Embroidery to Project Life with Carrie

Hello Everybody!  It's Carrie, and today I have a spread in my Project Life album about these amazing puzzles I recently found.  They are by Thomas Kinkade and are Disney themed!!  Eeek!  Any other puzzle lovers out there?!? Lol ; )


Everything on these two 6x12 pages (apart from the photos) is from the Everyday Wishes Kit, and I just love how the colors compliment my Princess & The Frog puzzle!


For the two 3x4" journal cards, I cut this cute rainbow paper in half and found matching embroidery thread for each color of the rainbow.  Then I found these three hearts from the die-cut pack and popped them up near their matching colors.

The black and white "today" is from another die-cut pack of all scripted words.  These are one of my favorite products in the whole kit!  I personally think the addition of black really pulls a spread together.  Anyways, I popped the "today" up since this was the day I finished my first Thomas Kinkade Disney puzzle : )


I decided to add my journaling on the opposite page, and typed directly onto some patterned paper using my typewriter.  I rolled the pink paper a bit and popped up the top edge for added interest.  Also, there are lots of dark pink lines on this same strip of paper, and decided to use my paper trimmer to cut along two of the lines creating a flap so I could tuck my photo into it.


As a final touch for this spread I made another flap in the strip of paper to tuck in the bottom of my photo to match the top.  Then, I added a small pink and white journaling spot from one of the cut apart sheets and layered a popped up purple ticket.  I knew that I wanted to add embroidery on this page as well, so I decided to add purple thread to the ticket.....and that's it!

I hope you found a little inspiration today.  Happy February 15th to you! 

<3 Carrie


Adding Patterned Paper to Project Life with Carrie

Hello Everybody!  Carrie here, today!  Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share a spread in my Project Life album inspired by love and hearts and unicorns!!  

This spread is also one example of how I like to add patterned paper into my 6x12" Project Life.  I don't know about you, but patterned paper might be my favorite scrapbook product, and since there are so many gorgeous papers in the Everyday Wishes Kit I'll take any chance I can to add it in ; )

As you can see the left side of the page is a full 6x12" photo, but you could easily replace it with three 4x6" photos if you like and I think that would also look great.  On the right side I used the lovely unicorn patterned paper from the Everyday Wishes kit to fill up the whole page.....and I think I should mention, I don't always embellish on top of a full patterned paper page.  Sometimes I only add a single embellishment in the middle or a number or a word.  However, for this spread I knew I wanted to add in hearts since I love my daughter to bits, along with the phrase "You're a limited edition" to go along with my quirky photo.

The kit came with these awesome black and white word die-cuts and two of them were "you" and "are".  So I decided to change my phrasing just slightly to "You are a limited edition."  I used some older Dear Lizzy thickers for the rest of the words, and I like how they are gold with pink underneath to compliment the rest of the purple on the page.  To help make it all stand out, I also cut some white bits from one of the patterned papers and layered them under a few of the thickers with holes.

The unicorn theme was perfect for this spread since I was talking about a "limited edition", so to emphasize it I popped up the unicorn die-cut towards the top of the page.  Next, I started cutting a bunch of different hearts out of matching papers from the kit.  For the solid blue and solid purple, I used one of the cut apart sheets, and for the hearts with the unicorns on them I used the second half of the background patterned paper.  They are all layered with most of them popped up.

At this point I knew I was pretty much done but wanted to add in a little more black.  So I found this little blue script heart die-cut outlined in black and tucked it into the "y" in you....and that's it!  I know it's simple, but I don't make the time for proper layouts these days.  So a photo, pretty paper, a simple phase, and some hearts in my Project Life album feels great!

Thanks for taking a look, and I'll see you next time.  
Cheers! Carrie

You are my Happy with Enza

Hello there, everyone! Enza here and today I'm back with a new layout created with the beautiful Everyday Wishes kit. I'm totally in love with the colors in this kit. They just make me happy :)


My idea was to mix a few patterned papers to create my own background, so I backed a big dahlia cut file with some of my favorites. Lots of pink and light blue mixed with beautiful patterns make this page look playful and sweet, perfect for this photo of my kids. Once the background was ready, I started playing with the embellishments. I popped my photo up with some foam adhesive to give it dimension and framed it with several die-cuts.


I like creating clusters around the page. You'll notice a couple around the photo and one on the top left side of the layout. Again, the colors are so pretty, I wanted to include them all! 


I chose some of the word die-cuts to create my title, and added the hashtag symbol in front of it. Splashes of gold Color Shine finished the layout.


That's all for today, friends! A simple page created with a gorgeous kit :)
Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!