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Hi, It's Lisa back with you today. I've been having fun recently with the most beautiful collection, which rather fittingly is called 'Beautiful'. 
 
It's a very subtle collection with soft pinks and mint green with a strong black contrast which goes really well. I decided to use a piece of the spotted black 12x12 pieces to frame my LO to really help it stand out. That along with the black spotted heart in the centre is so eye catching.
 
 
 
 
The large black heart in the centre comes from one of the 8x6 patterned papers. I trimmed it down and took a craft knife to the right side of the heart and ran it along the side of the heart so that I could slip my photo neatly underneath. 
 
 
 
I used lots of the stickers from the 12x12 sheet and the 4x6 packs and some of the bits and pieces too. The clear sticker packs also worked really well here.
 
To add an extra pop of colour I used a little acrylic paint on my page and matched some green embroidery thread to the green from the collection. Not only does it add a little extra colour but I love the added texture that it brings to the layout. 
 
 
 
I sewed along the top of the 6x8 paper here and tied the thread in to a bow at the end. I really like that pink/green contrast. It just goes so well.
 
 
 
I'm really pleased with this soft, gentle, girlie page.  
I do have a video here if you would like to watch how I created it and I also open up whole of the 'Beautiful' collection that I received if you would like to see what everything looks like. It's a stunning range.
 
Thanks so much for joining me today.
Have a 'beautiful' day!!
 
 

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Hi, it's Lisa scrapbooking my Fall memories with you today.
 
To us, Disneyworld is at it's best during Fall. It's so beautifully decorated.  I really wanted to capture some Disney memories on this layout today.  I pulled out a couple of photos and then pulled out the colours from the 'Vintage Blessings' collection to compliment my photos. 
 
 
 
The soft pretty doilee paper 'Home Sweet Home' makes a beautiful frame for my layout. I cut the white 12x12 cardstock down a little to be able to create that framed look.
 
 
I then worked around my photos using the 4x6 elements, the Bits & Pieces pack, the 12x12 sticker sheet and the 6x12 chipboard. Layering everything up, it just all works so well together.
  
 
 
I really enjoy combining the stickers, bits & pieces and the chipboard. I like to have the raised chipboard next to the flat stickers for example. It just adds depth and interest to the page.  I also added a sticky foam pad to the back of the larger floral sticker allowing me to layer it over the smaller floral sticker on the page.
 
I had so much fun creating the pretty Fall layout.  I hope you will have lots of fun creating your own.   

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Hello! It's Lisa here today.
 
Everyone may be getting excited about Fall now, but I'm still holding on to those precious Summer memories and documenting our wonderful family Disney vacation.
 
I just love a collection that I can use for many subjects. This 'Vintage Blessings' collection works so well for me as I've been happily using it on my Fall photos, but it also works on Summer photos here due to the pretty pinks and aquas. 
 
 

 
I pulled out some of the pretty Summer tones from this range to work with our vacation photos.
 
 
  
Seeing the little set of suitcases in the 'Bits & Pieces' pack made me really happy as they go so well with my page. There was so much in the pack that I could use on my Summer layout.
The 4x6 sticker pack also worked really well and I was able to use quite a few of the phrase stickers.
 
 
I generally can't create a layout without getting the paints out.
For this page, I used a really old leaf stamp and painted it with acrylic paint and stamped it on to the pink dotty 'Gather Together' paper. I then cut around the stamped image. I love how this has worked as I can still see the pretty pink paper through the paint and around the edges. It worked out really well.
 
 
I am really happy with my Summer page. It brings back lots of happy Summer memories to me.  So whilst you are enjoying that Fall feeling, don't forget to continue documenting your Summer memories too. 

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