April 2011

April Showers

Nicole Martel


When I see clouds I think of rainy, dreary, and dim days. These thoughts make me think, “how depressing”. I would have never thought it would be possible to create a sunny layout using clouds, but it can be done! Just look at what these talented designers did using clouds one their layouts. These designers were able to create lots of fun, whimsical, and even cheery layouts using clouds in fun unique ways!

As I was going through the submissions, I couldn’t help but sing “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day.” The layouts are that fun! Take a look at Nicole’s layout “butterflies”. Seriously, this is one beautiful layout. I love how she decorated the left edge of her photo using clouds and other fun embellishments. Tanya and I used clouds to create entirely different layout emotions.

Butterflies by Nicole Pomeroy

Supplies: Paper: Sassfras Lass, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet: American Crafts, Flowers: Pearls, Prima Marketing, Lace: Craft Supply, Buttons: Purple Pumpkin, Labels: Dymo, Other: shipping tag.

Design Notes: When you have a huge range of colors in your layout convert your photo to black and white for maximum impact.

Journaling: You were trying to play it cool but I could tell you were nervous.

Jamie and Edward by Nicole Martel

Supplies: Paper: Webster’s Pages, Cardstock: Paper Accents, Stickers: Webster’s Pages, Rub-Ons: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Metal Tag: Teresa Collins Designs, Bling: Prima Marketing, Mists: Tattered Angels, Pens: Creative Memories. Tools: Corner Rounder: Creative Memories, Border Punch: Martha Stewart.

Design Notes: Create your own clouds using a scallope punch and then cut them in half!

Journaling: I love this photo of Jamie and Edward spending time together. You can see the love.

Cos I'm Free by Tanya Tahir

Supplies: Paper: Cardstock, Stickers, Ribbon: American Crafts, Alphabet Stickers, Felt: American Crafts, October Afternoon, Flowers: Sassafras Lass, Paint: Memories Mist, Other: paper doily. Tools: Die Cut Machine: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Dies: My Favorite Things, Border Punches: Stampin' Up, Fiskars.

Design Notes: Adding clouds to your layouts gives a fun, Carefree and whimsical look to your pages.

Journaling: Sunshine makes everything better. Life is good.

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