Monday, November 20, 2017

"Have Faith" Bible Journal Entry | Shimmerz Paints

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here, and today I have a Bible Journal entry to share with you!
Today I'm in Hebrews 11:3 which says "by faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible."
Here is an overview of my entry:

This entry spoke to me that He has created me and made me who I am today. That He has a plan for me in His vision and that everything happens for a reason. I'm only given things in life that He knows I can withstand. As I was reflecting on this journey, I find that I need to have faith and no matter what comes my way. He will always provide. 

For this entry, I wanted to paint bold flowers. Colorful and eye catching asa reminder to "have faith." I began by prepping my page with clear gesso. I used a mixture of AcriTonez, Vibez and original Shimmerz to create whimsical flowers and a halo to remember to always have faith and to be beautiful, no matter what comes my way.

 When creating my flowers, I mixed together Pinkadelic, Jiven Jade and Blue My Top to get the different colors of pink and blue for the flowers and green for the leaves. I used Vibez in Sunset Strip and for my halo and original Shimmerz in Coal for my flower centers.

Lastly, I complimented these colors with a few ephemera pieces, stickers and washi from my stash.

Thanks so much for joining me today!
If you use your Shimmerz in your next Bible entry, be sure to share it with us on social media! 
I would love to see how you're using them!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Hand Painted Papers and Embellishments | Shimmerz Paints

Hello Shimmerz Fans!!

Nicole here and today I'm super excited to share my Travelers Notebook layout with you!!!  If you follow me on Instagram (@colebys1981 if you would like to find me :) ), I shared a week or so ago hand painted fall flowers that I was making. It turns out that I was creating larger elements to fussy cut for ephemera and smaller elements to use as a patterned paper!!! Guys, these Shimmerz were perfect for this project! 

Here's a look at my final spread:

Seriously, how beautiful are these colors?!
I used just 5 Inklingz...which are hands down my fav....they are:
Penny 4 Your thoughts, Greener pastures, Miner, Miner 49er, Mochachino and She Packs a Punch.  I pulled small amounts of color from their pots and put them on a palette so I could mix them and dilute them easier.  For my larger pieces, I would start with a diluted layer and build the color each time, making the top layer the strongest color.  I did the same for the flower and branches as well.  

For the patterned paper on the left side of my spread, I scaled my images down and added acorns and clusters of berries to fill in the white space.  I did keep it very clean and simple so that when I added my larger pieces, they didn't make the layout look too busy.  I just love the perfect, imperfect look of hand painted designs likes these!

Here are more close up's of my final project:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I really hope you try this out and create your own patterned papers and embellishments!
If you head over to Instagram, be sure to follow me and tag me when you post your Shimmerz projects! I would love to see them!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hello Lovelies!

Nicole here and today I have a travelers notebook layout featuring the beautiful October Freckled Fawn papers and embellishments! The papers this month have been absolutely beautiful! I love how the labels and washi tape even match them!

Today's insert was inspired by a quiet drive that I took alone...which doesn't happen all that often. I had a random day off during the week when the kids were in school and my husband was working and honestly, it just felt good to be alone... and The scenery that day was just beautiful, so I had to stop and take a few snap shots. Here's a look at my final spread:

I decided to keep this spread more on the simple side because I knew I wanted to do a lot of writing, documenting what I did that day to remember it. Here are a few close ups of my final spread:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Be sure to head over to the FF Shop to pick up these beautiful fall embellishments!
Have a great week ahead!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monochromatic Layout | Freckled Fawn Black & White Kit

Hello Lovelies!

Nicole here and today I have a quck 12x12 layout featuring the Freckled Fawn black and white kits.  Yes, this kit seems to still find it's way on my desk with every project I do lately.  This time around, I focused on keeping my layout entirely monochromatic and I love how it turned out!

Here's a look at my completed layout:

Before I began this page, I searched thru my entire collection and pulled out lots of black and white papers, chip board pieces, ephemera, frames and so much more.  I wanted to use up older items that I've had in my stash for a while, but use the black and white kit to bring my layout more current. This ended up being one of my most favorite that I've made recently and I just love how this all came together. Here are a few close ups of the final project:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Until next time, have a fab week!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fall Project Life Layout | Freckled Fawn

Hello Lovelies!

Nicole here and today I have a two page 12x12 layout in my Project Life album to share with you. This layout is featuring the lovely October Freckled Fawn pocket cards, papers and embellishment kit!  The kit is full of beautiful fall chipboard stickers, the most amazing cork and gold stickers and the cutest heart puffy stickers

My family and I recently went to a pumpkin festival and we had the most beautiful weather! Seasonably warmer than what we should be having...but I'll take it! When we were there, we took the most beautiful, scenic hay ride that I've ever been on.  The landscape of the fields were beautiful. Half way thru the ride, we were dropped off out in the middle of the fields to pick our own pumpkins. It was a truly amazing experience!

Here is a look at my finished layout...

I really love the red cards with the larger white hearts.  I used my white gel pen to add a matching, detailed boarder around it.

The papers this month have a smaller pattern to match the 3x4 card....and the white alphas match perfectly!

One of my favorite elements from this months kit are the cork pumpkin and leaf stickers with gold accents.

Thanks for joining me today!
Be sure to check out the October Freckled Fawn embellishment kit over in the FF Shop!

Friday, October 27, 2017

"BEAUTIFUL" Travelers Notebook Layout | Freckled Fawn

Hello Lovelies!
Nicole here and today I'm featuring the beautiful October Embellishment Kits in my Travelers Notebook. I'm sure you know by now that the papers were new this month and honestly, I'm in love!!  I love the colors, patters and just the overall quality of them. If you haven't had a chance to check out these papers yet, it's a definite must!!

This month I have been inspired with nature and fall...and autumn in general. Trees are changing, it's getting cooler outside and the sun is still shining! I've been blessed to have many moments with my family and my boys recently, but today, I focused on me. This is something I think us mother's don't do enough. On this day, I took time to stop and reflect on myself...even if it was in the car! lol!! We have to take the moments when they come! Here is a look at my TN spread:

I added layers of the new papers on the left page along with this month's alpha stickers, washi tape and chipboard stickers.  The big red heart was fussy cut from one of the 3x4 pocket cards. The right page I tried to keep more of a clean and simple feel since the left side was so busy. I layered more of  3x4 papers behind my photo, washi tape and a cardstock sticker with my date.  The coffee cup was fussy cut from this months 3x4 cards as well.  I finished off the layout with adding a chipboard sticker at the top and a word phrase sticker from my stash that says "smile every day." Here are more close ups of my final layout:

Like I said earlier, if you haven't had a chance to try these papers, be sure to grab them soon! They are just beautiful!

Until next time, have a "BE-YOU-TIFUL" week!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"Family" Fall 12x12 Layout | Shimmerz Paints

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here and today I have a fun fall 12x12 layout for you!
I recently purchase the popular Happy Fall Hot Buy paper pad from Michael's Craft Store and it just so happens that Shimmerz Coloringz in Mama Sings the blues and Oh Say Can U Sea are the perfect blue combination for some of these papers! Those beautiful blues were my inspiration for today's spread. Here's a close up of my final layout...

I began my prepping my white paper with gesso. Once that was dry, I layered Coloringz Oh Say Can U Sea, Coloringz Mama Sings the Blues, Inklingz Miner, Miner 49er and Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts for my background colors. I followed that by gluing down squares of patterned paper to add more texture and layers. I found the "Family" cut file from the Paper Issues store online and cut it 3 times with my Silhouette. I glued all 3 layers together to form more of a chipboard type title. Since the background was already so busy, I wanted to keep that white. I used my Shimmeringz Baby's Breath and misted the title to add shimmer! I love my Baby's Breath mist!! It adds the perfect amount of shimmer to anything! Once I placed my title and photo, I went thru my stash and added some fall leaves and other phrases and chipboard pieces for embellishments.  I've been pushing myself to use up a lot of older collections in my stash, so these pieces are from discontinued collections.

Here are close ups of my final layout:

And here are the fabulous shimmery stars of the show:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Travelers Notebook Layout | Freckled Fawn

Hello Lovelies! 

Nicole here and today I'm going to take you on a first look inside my Freckled Fawn black heart pocketstyle Travelers Notebook!  I've been dabbling in TNs for a few months, but recently I have just been in love with them!  It's become my new best friend to do mini layouts in!  My past TNs, I have done more of the mixed media/art journal pages with a few home made inserts. This was one of the first times I have really dug into the FF inserts and I love how many pages are in them! Here is a quick look into the inside cover of my TN and how I decorated the cover of one of my inserts:

I have really been loving the Black and White September kit this month and having the black heart TN, it's really hard to not want everything bold colored with all the black elements from that kit in my projects! lol!!  If you have read my previous FF post, I mentioned that I created sort of a "mini kit" from my stash with a lot of bold colors and then of course the black and white September kit.  I had a photo from our summer vacation with my youngest son being his goofy self with his blanket on his head and sunglasses on, so I decided that was the perfect photo to scrap for this layout.  Here are a few close ups:

I absolutely love love love this kit and can not wait to create and share a few more projects with you! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Be sure to join the FF Facebook group for more inspiring TN layouts and projects!

Have a beautiful week!