Playing with Carpe Diem Scrapbooking Collection

Playing with Carpe Diem Scrapbooking Collection

Hello everyone! It's Kristine with you today and It’s wonderful to be back this year to share layouts instead of pocket pages! I will be sharing pages of my nieces, nephews, my cats, and other family members. I love the Simple Stories Bits & Pieces packages and you'll notice a great deal of those cute diecuts on my pages.

The first layout I'm sharing with you today was created using the NEW Carpe Diem Scrapbooking Collection. The papers in this collection were created based on the Carpe Diem Planner Collection and if you have some pieces left over from your planner kit then you should really get this collection!

I started this page using the pink & black dot paper. I used it as my background and then combined it with the 6x12 paper from the Elements sheet. The picture of my niece was taken in the summer and I wanted to showcase the green and also the light pink in her hat. I used several bits & pieces and created layers with dimensional adhesive.

Adding layers and creating multi dimensional elements are always part of my pages.  The flowers, camera, and tag were used for this cluster. I often add a bit of twine to my projects and this layout was no exception!

I used the feathers from the Fundamentals Sticker sheet and created this little cluster on the top of my page. Just some extra elements wrapped in twine and a small Expression Sticker. 

I used the cloud with the saying " Lovely " and created my title with it. I added " Little Miss " with the alpha stickers on the Expressions Cardstock Sticker Sheet. I really love the contrast of pink of black. I often use white on my pages and adding a bit of black just makes me happy. I feel the colors just pop off the page!  


The next layout for you today was again created with the Carpe Diem Scrapbooking Collection. So many options with this collection for creating layouts or projects. I focused on the yellow and also a bit of turquoise. My nieces and I were playing outside one day and decided to get some paint and make a big mess outside on a huge canvas. We had a great time and that included a bit of paint on our faces! It was the best day!

Have I ever told you I love Bits & Pieces! Yes, this layout was based on tons of little diecuts and stickers. I couldn't help myself they're all so cute and went so well with Megan's happy face and turquoise paint splats!

I played with some diecuts and kept layering with chipboard, washi paper tape and of course dimensional adhesive. I added some journaling on a small piece of paper that was cut from a 4x6 journal card.  Don't be afraid to cut out shapes or adding pieces from the 3x4 or 4x6 cards on your pages.

I love sewing on my pages and wanted to show you that you can sew or create your own stitches without a sewing machine. Get yourself a ruler to keep things straight,  a black marker and draw a few lines on the edges of your paper to resemble stitches. It's that easy! Don't be afraid to mess it up, even real stitches aren't perfect ;-)

I wanted to create a fun title. I had so many little bits on this page that I wanted to keep it colorful and funky.  I added the "Captured" journal card behind the Yellow Dotted paper and added "such a" with the alpha stickers on the Expressions Cardstock Sticker Sheet. I added the word "fun" created with my silhouette cameo. I used the word " day " from the Fundamentals  Sticker Sheet that was combined with Brand New Day!  I was ok with breaking up that title to create my own.

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I hope you enjoyed my layouts and little details today and I'll be back next month!