Remember Every Day

Gina: Marrying You, 12x12 Layout

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Stew and I have been married for 9 years...I, maybe, have scrapbooked 9 photos from our wedding.  I have a color scheme chosen, I have all of the necessary supplies, and then some, but it seems like I never make scrapping about this a priority.  Other pretty things catch my interest, but when I saw this picture of our wedding cake in a pile of photos I've printed previously, I felt like it was time to, at least, get this one in the book.

Stew and I married in Vegas - no elopement or anything like that, every one knew we were going and most of them watched on the internet, but it was just something we decided to do.  As part of the wedding package at the chapel where we were married, we were given a small wedding cake.  It's darling, isn't it?  I can't tell you how it tastes, though.  We never got around to eating it.  Through the whirlwind that was our time in Vegas, we were over tired and without having a way to bring it home, it remained in our hotel room as we left.  At least I got a picture of it.

The color scheme for my wedding album is black, red, silver and gray.  No red on this particular layout, but I definitely am loving the black and white tones of this one.  I used some super old Prima flowers and some even older Making Memories brads as my main embellishments.  I matted the pattern paper on a piece of gray cardstock.  My intention with the pearls was to mirror the pearls that are part of the floral chandeliers that are on the pattern paper.  That didn't quite work out the way I wanted, so I let go of that idea and just draped them from the top left corner leading to the photo.  

I cut the title with my silhouette on black cardstock.  I just entered the text I wanted, lined my letters up, grouped them and then cut it.  There's a bit of an issue with the grammar in the title, but I'm doing my best to let it go.  It didn't feel right to say "Marrying you was..." and "Being married to you is" felt more like present day, than referencing our wedding - so I went with this title even with the bit of grammar faux pas.  As you can see, I'm not having an easy time letting this go.

The letters in the title looked a little flat to me after pasting them on the page, so I went in with some silver paint and highlighted portions of the letters and also used this paint on the leaves of some of the flowers and no wedding layout can be complete without some sparkle, so I took some clear glimmer mist and painted it over some flowers to give them some shine.

This one is now in the album....one down, I don't want to think of the number of wedding pictures to go....

Hope you enjoyed and as always if you want to see this layout come together, the link to the video is down below.

Hope you're well.  Much peace and well wishes, Gina

Gina: I Can See Clearly Now, 12x12 Layout

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Can I just share with you how happy I am when I open my email and see a message from Shellie that includes our latest cut file?  I mean, I know they're coming.  We do discuss and plan this stuff ahead of time, but to actually receive it, to watch it cut on the Silhouette, to know that this little business of ours is coming to fruition, well, it's all so damn exciting to me.

This file is no exception.  As soon as I cut it out, I knew exactly what photo I was going to use and exactly what my title was going to be.  In the not to distant past, I found myself in a bit of a depressive funk that I couldn't seem to shake.  There were things going on that contributed to this, but honestly, at the end of the day, depression is just something that I live with.  Sometimes I do well to control it; other times, it takes me down until I can't see a way up.  This last episode was one of the worst I've been through in years, but in the last few months through working with my psychiatrist and my therapist, the awesome support of Stew and Shellie and my family - everything is back under control.

One night, Stew came home from work and he told me that I had to go outside and see the sun.  It had rained all day so the fact that there was sun out at all surprised me.  When I looked outside, the storm clouds were receding and just these small slivers of sunlight were tapping on the top of the trees.  I swear to you I had a Bob Ross moment thinking about those happy little trees.  The leaves that were once curled in due to the rain now opening up to soak up the rays. 

It kind of made me feel like what I had been going through.  The sun was finally shining again.  I grabbed my camera and took more pictures of this than I would like to admit and I knew that I would use the photo on a layout to talk about this journey that I'm on.

I've actually made this layout twice.  The first one was ruined when I knocked over a bottle of water, but, all things happen for a reason.  I'm much happier with this one.

I took some simple kitchen aluminum foil and scrunched it up to give it some texture and then I had fun adding color to it using alcohol inks.  I'm sure there's a ton I need to learn about alcohol inks, but they've been sitting my stash for awhile and I wanted to use them.  I love how this background turned out and will definitely be doing this again.

After that, I adhered the umbrellas, but thought that the white diecut got lost, so I colored it yellow using a large Pitt pen.  I liked that better.  Then, it dawned on me that most umbrellas are not transparent, so the background poking through really didn't make a lot of sense.  I pulled out some acrylic paint and painted the panels of the umbrellas.  I really like how the paint picked up some of the tint from the alcohol ink underneath which gave it a pink hue instead of just the flat white.

The picture cluster is pretty small and the embellishments minimal because: 1. There is a lot going on in the background of this layout and 2. I wanted the title to be the focus of this page.

The journaling will go on a separate page because it's personal and long.

I very much enjoyed using this cut file and hope that you will head over to the store and pick it up for your own use.  If you use it, we'd love to see how you use it, so please share.

Until next time, peace and well wishes, Gina

Shellie: Boots 12 x 12 Layout

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I've always wanted a pair of rain boots and I've never had any.  I see them in their cute little designs and I want them... then I look at the price and my cheap cheap heart goes... no way! 

So I haven't made it home with rain boots of my own to date. 

But this little girl has had 3 pair that I know of in her young life.  And they're so. freaking. cute.  I mean seriously, one pair was pink and flashed crazy lights when you walked.  But I think these yellow ones are my favorites so far. 

When I cut out this umbrella cut file I remembered the pictures I took of these super cute rain boots and decided I wanted to try and find a way to use them in this layout.  She never stands still so the pictures were all over the place and there were so many.  I had narrowed it down to five but eventually (after much back and forth and back and forth...) settled on these three. 

I pulled out my beloved box o' Felicity Jane papers and embellishments and went to town.  Not all of these embellishments are from my FJ kits but most are. I keep all of the kits in a single box together because one of my favorite thing about them is they pretty much ALL MATCH.  And they're all "my colors" so that's super handy. 

  • The doily, puffy alphas, sequins and all of the papers backing the umbrellas are from FJ.
  • My background paper is from the FJ Note to Self Kit and that yellow strip of hearts at the bottom is actually the back of the branding strip.  It matched so perfectly I couldn't bring myself to cut it off.
  • The journaling circle is from Ali Edwards - WITL 2015 I think.
  • The flair came from Joann in a set. (I love flair.  It never gets old to me.)
  • The quote came from a 12 x 12 paper by Echo Park Paper called Border Strips from the Splendid Sunshine line by Alisha Gordon. 

I did film the making of this layout and hopefully I can figure out the editing portion of the video scenario soon and can post them online. 

I used the newest cut file in our shop, a grouping of umbrellas.  If you like it, please head on over to the shop (link at the top) and grab it.

Talk to you soon!

Shellie

Shop Update - New Cut File

Cameo Silhouette, Digital Scrapbook, New Product Releases, RED Shop, Scrapbook Layouts, ScrapbookingShellie GlassComment

Hi there!

Just wanted to pop in to let you know that we've added a new cut file set to the RED shop (and etsy store, if you prefer).  This cut file set was inspired by a place that Gina and I visited on our trip to Vegas last year.

In the Encore (Resort and Casino) there is a pair of bars called, Parasols Up and Parasols Down.  One is on the second floor, directly above the other on the first.  Above both are these huge "parasols" that are beautiful and that slowly move up and down.  It's a really lovely spot.

Here are some of the giant parasols going up and down...

I love umbrellas.  It's odd, I know.  I have the most awesome umbrella right now that I got at Disney World last year that has lace and Minnie Mouse on it.  It's so awesome.

Anyway, this cut file set as 6 files in 4 formats each - svg, dxf, jpeg and png.  So you should be able to use them in whatever way you choose, cut files, digital art... you name it.

There are single umbrellas - outlines and solid and one big grouping. 

You can find this set here in our shop (see the menu above) or if you prefer to use Etsy, they are in our shop there as well.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/remembereverydayshop

Please, if you use them, we'd love to see your work and possibly feature it on the blog or social media.

PS - we've had our first sale!  How exciting.  *does happy dance*  Okay, I'm calm now.

Shellie

Shellie: Hybrid "Celebrate" birthday card

Cameo Silhouette, Digital Scrapbook, Monthly Challenges, ShellieShellie GlassComment
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This card I made as part of our April Challenge.  We haven't been keeping up with out challenges very well but I do plan on going back and doing the ones that I missed.

April's challenge was to make 3 cards and give them away.

This card I made for my Sister-in-law, Miranda.  Her birthday was May 21st.  She did not get this card because I'm AWFUL at sending cards on time.  It's something I REALLY want to work on because really it's a bad habit I need to break.  But my entire family is getting together on the 28th to celebrate my mom's and my aunt's birthday so I'm going to give it to Miranda then. (I forgot again.  So it's going in the mail.)

I have always loved this cupcake image from one of the One Little Bird digital kits from a year, maybe two years ago.  I downloaded the file this month and used it to make this hybrid card. 

First I inserted several elements from the kit into Adobe Illustrator (importing them into Silhouette would work also).  In this case I did the cupcake (I duplicated it and made several sizes because I wasn't sure which size would look best on the card.), a couple of the hand written greetings and this plaid background paper because I loved the colors and how they matched the cupcake.

I did a live trace for the words and cupcakes and with a tiny bit of tweaking created an offset path so I could cut out the files and leave a little bit of a white border around the elements then I printed them and cut them out using my Silhouette.  It worked BEAUTIFULLY.

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In fact, it worked so well that the part that took me the longest was deciding where to place the two background tags.  I must have moved those two little rectangles of paper about a million times.  But I finally settled on a spot.  A little sprinkle of sequins and this super cute card was finished.

I really enjoyed using the hybrid method and my digital stash to create this card and think I may do a lot of this in the future.  My digital scrap stash is huge and so much of it has gone unused and I think this would be an awesome way to get more out of those files. 

And Happy Birthday, Miranda.

 

Shellie: Digital Scrapbook layout using One Little Bird Milestones

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This is another layout I did for the One Little Bird creative team guest spot this month.  I chose the Milestones kit because I thought it would be a great kit to use now and also again and again with my new little nieces.  Currently I have an almost 2 and also an almost 1 year old.  Their birthdays are both in July.  I also have a 3rd new niece that will be arriving in September and it's been such a blessing having the little burst of baby girls in our family. 

I also have a niece and nephew who are teenagers and this isn't to detract from them.  They are awesome and I love them very much.  But it's such a new burst of baby love in our family and it's just so amazing.  You don't really know what you've been missing until you have it and it's such a treasure.  The little hands and feet and perfect little faces.  It doesn't look like I'll be having any of my own as I'm still single and my time is running out, so I'm so pleased to get to experience these little ones in my family.  (And hey, I don't have to do the dirty diapers!)

This is KK.  Her mother rides horses and they own a few so she's been around them since she was born.  This isn't the first picture of her on one but this is the first where she's really sitting up there on her own like a big girl.  The sky was so beautiful and she was so beautiful and it was just the best photo. 

I wanted to carry through the sunshine with the yellow and the feel of being outdoors with the blowing leaves.  The journaling is a bit stream of consciousness but from the heart.  I do love this sweet girl.

You can find the One Little Bird Milestones kit in her store on The Lily Pad web site.

Happy Monday and I hope you all have a great week!

Shellie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shellie: 12 x 12 Digital Scrapbook Layout using One Little Bird's #Hangry

Creative Teams, Digital Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking, Shellie, TravelShellie GlassComment

 

I've mentioned previously that I am one of the guest digital creative team members for One Little Bird during the month of May.  One of her new releases were a set of digital brush stamps and journaling cards called #hangry.  These were actually released in physical form in the Kelly Purkey shop a while back and sold out very quickly.  So this month Peppermint released them in digital format in her shop on The Lily Pad store.

These really excited me because right away I spotted a stamp that hit near and dear to my heart.  Or I guess it hit below my heart right in the area of my stomach!  There was a stamp that said Burger Addict.  Um... yes please.  Me!  *raises hand*

I LOVE BURGERS!

This photo was taken on our last night in Las Vegas.  I can't believe it's been a year since we returned from our Vegas trip.  What fun.  I loved that trip.  It felt like a grown up vacation and I haven't had many of those yet. 

This layout was fun to make and there were so many items to use in these kits that coordinate so well together that it was actually hard holding myself back.  I had to delete a few things when I was done because they were just too much.

Besides the #Hangry stamps ( I used it that awesome burger addict stamp to create the piece of flair shown in the layout above) and Journaling cards, I also used items from her Nosh kit and also Prix Fixe kit.  I also used one of her sketch/templates called Flight Plan 28.

I posted this layout on instagram a few days ago and needed to catch up here as well.

Hope you are well and that this burger didn't make you too hungry.  Sorry.

Shellie

Gina: 12x12 Layout: Momma and Me

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There are so many things I hate about social media.  Now, I know, hate is a strong word, but, seriously, there's a lot I hate.  There are also things to love, like the ability to share in the special moments that family members share.  (I also love it because it gives me the opportunity to interact with so many completely rad people in the crafting word!!)

This particular picture my sister-in-law shared and I just love it.  It shows Meli exactly as I see her.  She's so stylish and, as her son would say, "chic."  She's European - haha - she can't help it.  And the sweet little smile on my niece's face.  I just adore this picture.

(At the moment, the title on the photo is wrong - I forgot to update that.  I'm traveling right now, but I will get that fixed as soon as I get home.  I just didn't want to wait to get this project posted.)

I used the January Scraps of Darkness kit for this layout.  The lace included was gorgeous and since both of these ladies are gorgeous, I wanted to use the lace in a very predominant way on the layout.  So I used it in three columns down the page and, of course, this layout needed flowers - lots and lots of flowers.  I'm glad the add on to my kit allows me to buy all of these flowers.  I'm loving using them lately, which is funny considering when everyone was buying the Prima flowers in every color under the sun and had huge bottles of the things on their storage shelves, I didn't want anything to do with anything floral.  My, how times change.  I used some older embellishments on this layout, as well.  Some resin flowers and those small acrylic hearts that came in a Scraptastic kit (I think) eons ago.

I titled the layout "Momma and Me" because that's what my niece calls her.  I think it's great and wanted to preserve that memory.

As always, detailed pictures below if you're interested in some close ups and the video is there, as well, if you want to see the layout come together.

Thanks for looking.  Peace and good thoughts to you.

Until next time, Gina

Our New Shop launch and first item! So excited!

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We are so excited to have our first item in the shop.  Gina and I have talked forever about whether or not we wanted our own place to sell the designs that we create.  We agreed that we do, so then we've talked a million times about what we want to include.

We both agree that we don't want to just toss crap online just to try and make money.  We want to sell only the products that we use ourselves and are the best that we can make them.  We hope in time that you'll agree.

Over the next few weeks and months we will be growing our items for sale.  We have ideas about where this will go, but of course anything is possible. 

We've also decided to have both a shop here and an Etsy shop, at least in the beginning.  Not everyone has been to our site or even knows it exists so the Etsy store made sense.  In time there will probably be content that is exclusive to the shop on this site though.  The details have yet to be hashed out there so we are going to just play it by ear.

Our first product is a set of cut files called Fly.  I've wanted to make a hot air balloon layout for awhile.  I just love them and when I saw the pretty diamond patterned paper in my February Felicity Jane kit I knew it would be perfect. 

This kit includes the original hot air balloon file with the title attached as the feature but also includes the set without the title - not everyone wants to use that one word in their layouts, I get that.  It also includes a single balloon, the word Fly by itself and also the templates to cut out the filler or background balloon shapes if you want to back them as I did in my layout.

I've included the files in SVG, DXF, JPEG formats and decided to include them in PNG as well so they could be used for digital layouts as well.

You can find the set on our shop here at the link above and on our Etsy shop.

Our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/remembereverydayshop

If you do purchase and use these files, please show us what you've made with them.  We'd love to show your work here on the site or on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  We don't have a creative team or anything (not necessary with only one product!) so we'd love to see how other use our stuff.

Thanks for your support!  Please don't hesitate to contact one of us with any questions.