All The Gold Things!

Hello, Becky here today sharing the beginning of my wedding album! My fiance and I got engaged on March 2, 2015 so of course my first order of business was to find the right papers and embellishments with which to scrap the whole process!

I am using a lot of different bits and pieces from various Color Cast Designs sets throughout this album – mostly the gold acrylic pieces from the Basic Sets , the gold ampersands, stars and the gold pieces from the Passions set!  Most of the papers and embellishments I am using are from My Mind’s Eye On Trend collection. For each picture below I will try to link back to all the products that I used!

This album has been a ton of fun so far and I am LOVING how it is coming out! I am also using my Fuse tool a lot in this album to make the 6 x 12 page protectors that I have the perfect sizes for what I want to do!

Acrylic Gold Glitter Heart from Color Cast Designs | Happy Day Vellum from Dear Lizzy | Gold Foil Chipboard Alpha from MME

I really wanted to use specialty vellum for my cover page so that you could see through to the pictures below. I love that the vellum adds texture and creates a fun preview of what’s to come!

I am so excited about getting married at Helwig Winery in Amador County! It was love at first sight and required multiple selfies! 🙂

 Gold & Mint Heart Die Cut from MME | Acrylic Gold Glitter Heart from Color Cast Designs | Striped Patterned Paper from MMEGold Foil Chipboard Alpha from MME

 I broke out my sewing machine to stitch across the words I cut with my Silhouette just to add some extra detail!

Gold Acrylic Love from Color Cast Designs | On Trend Sequins from MME | Patterned Paper Squares from MME

Here is where I really got creative with my new Fuse tool! I took a 6 x 12 Becky Higgins page protector and chopped off the bottom third. Then I used my Fuse to divide up the protector into smaller pockets for sequins and patterned papers.

 In the sequin pocket I added the Gold ampersands from the Color Cast Designs April release as well as the clear glitter hearts from the Basics Set! This pocket is my FAVORITE!! The clear glitter hearts are stunning embellishments!

 On the backside of the insert I did some journaling about our relationship and experiences since our first date over 4 1/2 years ago!

 Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking a look! Remember that you can take 10% off your entire order from Color Cast Designs using the code, “Rebmnmny.”

Journey & Camp; Adventure!

Hello everyone!  I’m here today featuring a sneak of some of Jessica’s upcoming releases, Wanderlust and Camping.  My layout is based on this week’s Studio Calico sketch challenge.

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I absolutely adore the colors of those Wanderlust words!  “Journey” is a gorgeous transparent blue and “adventure” a grass green. They showed up great on dark and light cardstocks which is a plus!  I adhered them using some stretched glue dots (that’s my trick when they’re too big and I don’t want them to show through). The more transparent acrylics I like to take a glue dot, adhere a point of it to the edge, and then stretch it out ALONG the edge of the embellishment.  Works like a charm!

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The “get outside” wood veneer is from the Camping set and I’m so in love with all these veneer strips.  They’re so linear and fit perfectly in any style of layout.  I did a little stitching on either side, prior to adhering the embellishment.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re just as excited as me about these upcoming releases!

Hugs!  Jen

Project Life featuring April release

Hi everyone! It’s Miriam here sharing a project life spread featuring April release Foodie set and Hash Tag it set.  That Foodie set, what can I say I love taking pictures of my food so its one of my favorites for April!  This was birthday week for my girls, they turned 17 on the 24th, so this spread was all about them.  Every year we let the kids pick out what they want to do and where they want to eat on their special day, these two always pick shopping and eating out, and usually its Korean, Japanese or Vietnamese cuisine.

For this spread I used my Messy Box kit along with the Color Cast Design embellishments, they work so well together.

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On the top left picture the girls are ordering dinner from their favorite Korean place, its at the food court in a Korean Market, they sell the yummiest Ramen I’ve ever tasted, nothing like the ramen in a cup in  the soup aisle.

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I used the wooden veneer YUM and #nomnom here, which are both from the Foodie set.

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The acrylic #happy is from the Hash Tag it set.  I love this color and its a perfect match for this patterned paper from the Messy Box kit!

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And last but not least, the #love also from the Hash Tag it set used on this card documenting the girls two birthday cakes, hey if you have to share a birthday at least you can have your own birthday cake, right?

I loved working with these sets from the April release, don’t forget to go grab some sets for yourself while they are still in stock!  Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget May release coming soon to the store and they are AMAZING you wont want to miss out on those!!

Thanks again and have an awesome weekend!

Miriam

 

 

Mixing & Matching Products on a Layout

Hey there, it’s me again, Kathleen, and today I want to show you a layout that I made using some of my favourite Colorcast Designs products 🙂

When I got started, I didn’t have a clear idea in mind of what this layout should look like. The only things I knew were a) I wanted to use this photo, b) I wanted to use some Colorcast Designs products (so I picked out those from my stash that would fit the photo) and c) I definitely wanted to use some papers of the new Dear Lizzy “Fine & Dandy” collection.

TheRing_ColorcastDesigns_Scrapbooking_Layout_ScatteredConfetti_1Well, those were actually all the essential things I needed for this layout – except an idea for a layout in the sense of a sketch.. I had no clue where to put what and kept sliding things around for quite a while.

As you can see, I mixed many different products and collections on it. I used the #happy and #whatmattersmost from the #hashtagit set, the “True Love” heart from the conversation hearts set (I absolutely adore those – the colours are even better in person than on the picture!!) and also a gold ampersand.

TheRing_ColorcastDesigns_Scrapbooking_Layout_ScatteredConfetti_2TheRing_ColorcastDesigns_Scrapbooking_Layout_ScatteredConfetti_3I have loooved (and hoarded collected) wood veneers for as long as I can think, but those acrylic pieces are stealing my heart as well! Seriously, the colours are gorgeous! The photo doesn’t do the pretty pink and bright yellow justice.

TheRing_ColorcastDesigns_Scrapbooking_Layout_ScatteredConfetti_4 I have to admit that at the beginning I felt a bit uncomfortable with the combination of pink, red and yellow (mainly because I very rarely use red on my projects), but I think they look great together 🙂

I hope I could give you some ideas for how to mix & match your Colorcast Designs products with things from your stash 🙂

April Layouts from Barbara

Hello everyone I’m back to share a little bit more about the two layouts I made with the April releases. This first layout uses items from the Foodie set with a few silver glitter stars for some added sparkle.

It’s no surprise that memory keepers like to photograph their food so when my husband and I checked out a sweet and quaint little French Bakery near where we live a photo was definitely worthy because this food looked way to good not to.

 

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When I was planning my page I knew I wanted some sort of French element included because after all we were at a French bakery. I decided to let my Silhouette Cameo do the work for me and found the perfect cut file in their store. I could have cut it from paper but I didn’t want it to be the main focus of the layout, instead I opted to use one of the silver glitter sketch pens to draw the image for me instead. I also added a little corner bracket to help frame my photo. This literally took less than a minute and I love how it looked. I was with some friends when I was making this layout and we all decided that it needed some weight on the right hand side to help balance the stars so I cut the white paper down so I could lay it on top of a piece of grey cardstock. This helped add weight and the business card anchored to the top helped as well.

April 2015 foodie detail

Here you can see a bit more of the sketch and the beautiful dimension the veneer and acrylic pieces give to the layout.

supplies // Color Cast Designs Foodie set and silver glitter stars; Silhouette Cameo cut files and sketch pens; Bazzil cardstock, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Heidi Swapp date stamp

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My second layout was totally color driven. When I saw the beautiful yellow pieces in the Adoption set and the Hashtag set I knew I had to have them. Color is something I always gravitate to and just by chance I had just purchased a sweater in the exact shade of yellow.

April 2015 adoption full

I snapped this picture of my daughter and I in the backyard of my Mom’s house on a recent trip we took and I really wanted make a layout with it. Again super simple black, white and pops of yellow. I love how the black plastic pieces play off the yellow, such a bold statement especially paired with the washi tape. The yellow accents really pop on this page and I love how happy and sunny they make me feel.

April 2015 adoption detail

supplies // Color Cast Designs Adoption Set and Hashtag set; Studio Calico plastic plus signs and washi tape; Bazzil cardstock

I hope these colors and these pages inspire to you make a few layouts this month, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Barbara

 

 

“Currently” Mini Album

Hey y’all, it’s Kathleen here, sharing my first blog post as a Creative Team member with you! I’m really happy about having the chance to work with Jessica’s beautiful designs! I’ve always been a huge fan of wood veneer pieces and I can never get enough of them (especially because they are relatively small, so you can collect tons of them without taking up too much space :D).

Currently_Colorcast_Designs_Scrapbooking_MiniAlbum_ScatteredConfetti_1When I saw the “On the…” wood veneer circle set in the shop, I knew I had to get those! I had an idea in my mind right when I saw them, and that’s what I’m going to show you today.

I decided to make a really easy and quick little mini album with them, documenting some of the things I currently like/read/do/eat/watch/listen to etc.

I kept the album quite simple: I made a cover that I only added the title and some enamel dots to. Then I added in two pages for each section (On the bookshelf/On the calendar…), the first one with the wood veneer circle and the second one with my journaling on it. To have some variation in the album, I used different ways of writing down the different lists.

Currently_Colorcast_Designs_Scrapbooking_MiniAlbum_ScatteredConfetti_Collage1Currently_Colorcast_Designs_Scrapbooking_MiniAlbum_ScatteredConfetti_Collage2For example on the first page I used a combination of stamped dates and my handwriting, on the third one I made a list with my label maker with two different colours of tape, for the “On the Bookshelf” page I wrote everything down in word, printed it out and then cut out the little paper strips, and for the last one I used different types of small black alpha stickers.

Currently_Colorcast_Designs_Scrapbooking_MiniAlbum_ScatteredConfetti_9.3Currently_Colorcast_Designs_Scrapbooking_MiniAlbum_ScatteredConfetti_Collage3On the back of the mini album I also added the date when I made the album, so that when I look back at it later, I always now when I was doing/reading/watching all those things 🙂

Currently_Colorcast_Designs_Scrapbooking_MiniAlbum_ScatteredConfetti_12.2Psst..did you see the other cute wood veneer piece that sneaked in to my album on the last page? That “yum” phrase is from the current “Foodie” set (which of course I also had to have!).

I absolutely loved this quick & easy project! And I think it’s so much fun to look back months or even years later on lists like these and see what you were into at that time! 🙂

So, I hope I could give you some idea for how to use your Colorcast Design products! 🙂

Project Life Spread feat. Foodie set

Hello! It’s Mandy here with my first blog post as a new Creative Team member!  I’m so excited to be working with Jessica and the rest of the awesome crew here at Color Cast Designs…
Images © M.J.Photography - Record Life. All Rights Reserved.

The Foodie set that was just released is one of my absolute favorite sets.  I LOVE adding wood veneer embellishments to my spreads. In fact, they’re pretty much my go to choice.  To me, they’re simple and organic. They match with any color and they work great as a focal point.

Images © M.J.Photography - Record Life. All Rights Reserved.
This Foodie set is no exception.  The set really helped to tell my story in this spread.  This was our first time making homemade snow cream! Not to mention, our little dog Addie loves to eat snow. We’re not really sure why, but its pretty hilarious.  Give the pup a bowl of fresh snow and she’s happy!
Images © M.J.Photography - Record Life. All Rights Reserved.
I really enjoy how versatile these sets are, I can mix and match different sets and use them on multiple layouts.    I can’t say enough about how well this set matched my spread, it was almost like it was just meant to be!
Images © M.J.Photography - Record Life. All Rights Reserved.
Images © M.J.Photography - Record Life. All Rights Reserved.

April release PL spread

Hello friends!
I am new to the Color Cast Design Team and I’m very excited to share my first Project Life spread using Jessica’s goodies with you today!
I was giddy like a teenage girl opening up my first Color Cast Designs goodie box, sat there staring at it all and taking it all in! I even went and picked up some new cute little bowls to add to my workspace for my Color Cast Design Team products only!! Heeheehee! (and seriously, you can never have too many cute little bowls in your workspace, right?!)

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I chose to catch up the week that Jessica announced her new DT so that I could feature that bright yellow ‘happy’ acrylic word and heart from the #Hashtagit and Gotcha Day sets.

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Do you find that when you get new goodies, you feel overwhelmed and want to use it all?? That’s how I felt, and it was hard to not plaster all the new releases over my spread like a four year old sticker book!! I picked and chose and I was happy with the final outcome.

This is the right side of my Week | 11 spread…

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I have a 4×6 clear photo pocket that contains all the receipts that  bottom left journal card is talking about. I punched holes in it to add as a page insert…and here’s a few closer looks at how I used pieces from the Hashtagit, Gotcha Day, and my FAVORITE….the Foodie set!!

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Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

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