Monday, May 12, 2014

Monthly Moments: May...

The brand new Monthly Moments: May products will be coming out on May 15th at Papertrey Ink! Here are some things I made with these gorgeous items!

On white cardstock, I painted some watercolors, mixing Brilliant Red, Flesh Tint and White together to get a peachy pink like to match the paper! I wanted the smile journaling card from the Monthly Moments: May Journal Cards to be my focal point and found this cute picture of Kati's baby teeth when she lost her first tooth. We've got teeth on the brain lately, as she just got braces put on last week. I just loved those cute little baby teeth.

The Circle Scribbles dies were used here as flowers, the Monthly Moments: May stamp set for the leaves, and Clip Tips for the cute little "Special Day" tab! And I stamped and die cut the butterflies from Life Is Beautiful. I don't know if you can see it, but I added some fine glitter to the butterflies as well.

Smile scrapbook layout (11" x 11" finished size):
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: May stamps, Life Is Beautiful stamps, Clip Tips
INK: True Black, Ripe Avocado; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Monthly Moments: May Journal Cards, Monthly Moments: May digital download (free with kit), Vintage Cream cardstock
DIES: Life Is Beautiful, Circle Scribbles, Memory Clips
OTHER: watercolors by Reeves (from Michaels), pearl by Melissa Frances, Prisma glitter.

Here I used the new Instant Photo I die and cut it three times for the focal point of my layout. You can use these to hold photos, journaling or even just pretty embellishments...I used one of each here!
On watercolor paper, I painted a gray background. I really wanted the little tabs and the color to be the focal point, so I chose a neutral background. I used the new Wet Paint II stamp set to stamp each Instant Photo 1 die cut card on the bottom with "smile, celebrate and friends", with a photo of my daughter and friends from NY. We had a going away party for her before we moved. We had such a sweet group of girls who were all in the same Kindergarten, first and second grade classes together and all cheered in flag football in the summer together too, so they were inseparable! 

See those little paper clips? Those are the new Clip Tips stamps and Memory Clips dies! LOVE these!! What a fun way to dress up a journaling card or clip onto a photo. There are almost 50 little sayings in this stamp set. So much fun! Here are just a few. 

You can also layer the Clip Tips like I did here with these 3 shapes...

I have a lot of different fonts going on here, but I thought since the color scheme was cohesive, it would tie all of the fun word play together.  The stamped butterflies and "enjoy" were made with the Monthly Moments: May stamp set. I first dipped the stamp in Melon Berry and then the top of the butterfly in Pure Poppy before stamping. 

Together Us scrapbook layout (11" x 11" finished size):
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: May, Wet Paint III, Clip Tips
INK: Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, True Black
PAPER: white, Melon Berry, Tropical Teal cardstocks; Aqua Mist, Melon Berry and Smokey Shadow Pattern Packs
DIES: Instant Photo I die, Memory Clips dies, Smooth Alphabet and Numbers dies (US), Wonderful Words: Together die, Phrase Play #4 die (JOY word), Life Is Beautiful (butterfly)
OTHER:  pearl by Melissa Frances, floral paper by Crate Paper.

Next, I used another of the journaling cards from the Monthly Moments: May kit and the stamps on this page. I used the word "May" as the beginning of my journaling. Since Mother's Day was just here, I was inspired to do a page of my girls and I. The journaling says, "May you always know love and safety and the security of our family. I love you both so much and love being your mom. Today is Mother's Day 2014, and I couldn't imagine my life any other way than with you! Love, Mom"

As you can see, I used the Circle Scribbles dies again and created a border on top. I watercolored underneath them to add a tiny bit of color. 

Life Is Sweet scrapbook layout (11 x 11" finished size):
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: May
INK: True Black, Melon Berry
PAPER: Monthly Moments: May Journal Cards, watercolor paper
DIES: Memory Clips, Circle Scribbles
OTHER: watercolor paints

Last, here are a few extra journaling cards I made with the papers, Clip Tips and Monthly Moments: May stamps. Oh, and the Instant Photo 2 die

The Monthly Moments: May stamps and/or the Clip Tips stamps were added to each the journal cards! 

The Clip Tips will be getting a lot of use by me. :)

Journal cards:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: May, Clip Tips
INK: True Black and Melon Berry inks by PTI; Soft Stone by Hero Arts
PAPER:  Monthly Moments: May Journal Card Collection
DIES: Instant Photo 2 die, Memory Clips dies, Life Is Beautiful dies
OTHER: pearls by Melissa Frances.

Again, all of these new products will be available on May 15th at 10 pm EST at Papertrey Ink. Want to see more projects with the Monthly Moments: May items? Visit:  Ashley Cannon NewellHeather NicholsMelissa Phillips, and Nichole Heady.


artful-notions said...

Beautiful girls! (And mommy too!) Love the clips and how you layered them. Those circle scribbles look like bouquets of fun! Love all your beautiful sample today!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all so fabulous, Danielle! I especially love how you used those Scribbled Circle dies!

Grace said...

It is beautiful. Loved the use of the elements. Liked the scribbled circle dies.

Linda Nicholson said...

Such pretty layouts Danielle! Love how you used the scribbled circles dies (you're right, they DO look like flowers) along with those new butterfly dies (can't wait to see what you create with them on group post day).

Can you share a picture or tell us the brand of watercolor paints that you are using? I would love to hunt for them at M's (if that is where you picked them up).


Jane C. said...

WOW!!! Theses layouts are such beautiful works of art. Thanks for sharing with us. Love the journaling cards also.

Diana K said...

Danielle, I love the way you watercolour, and it isn't even my favourite technique! Don't tell the others, but you are the best at it. These layouts are achingly beautiful. They take my breath away.

Jill Norwood said...

Wow! Such creative and absolutely GORGEOUS pages! I love the circle scribbles dies! They look like giant flowers! Such wonderful memories and pictures!

Jill Norwood said...

Wow! Such creative and absolutely GORGEOUS pages! I love the circle scribbles dies! They look like giant flowers! Such wonderful memories and pictures!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the colours Danielle!

Diane Jaquay said...

Danielle, this is all so AWESOME (and I don't even scrapbook anymore)! But everything you've shown here makes me SMILE! Love the new scribble circle die cuts and how you've incorporated them into your layouts. I'd love to see some cards made from the Monthly Moments products, I think PTI would sell double the amount of these if they showed how they could be used for cards :)

Holly Saveur said...

All so gorgeous!

Danielle Flanders said...

Thank you! Linda, I'm using the watercolors by Reeves from Michael's. It's a set of 18 colors of paints in tubes. I used a 40% off coupon and got it for around $6 I think! Such pretty colors in this set, different than the usual boring red, yellow, blue and green. :) I'll put a pic of the package in the forum too.

Miriam Prantner said...

What gorgeous layouts! You incorporate the dies so seamlessly, I am loving the circle scribbles and clips!

Linda said...

Love love love everything, like really love, hope I get to those clips before they sell out and how you have used those scribble dies. I am in awe.

Alyssa S said...

Fabulousness!! I was looking at your first layout and thinking to myself how great the scribble dies would be as flowers because that's what they look like...then I kept reading! ;) You're such a wonderful designer - I always love your Monthly Moments posts :)

Parker said...

I love the sentiment with the picture of the smile that was on the first project shown. ALL of the projects are so well done incorporating several May sets, along with the layouts and colors. Everything is well done.

Jennifer K said...

Such beautiful projects! I wasn't so sure about the Clips and the circle scribble dies but you have me rethinking them quite a bit!

Kathy Krug said...

I love how you used the circle scribbles and the instant photo die with the memory clips and clip tips. You really showed the versatility of these elements.

Kathy Mc said...

Danielle, your layouts are beautiful as is your family! Your watercoloring adds just the perfect touch. Love the Clips and the Circle Scribbles for embellishing. Super job once again!

Lindsey said...

I always race to see how you use the Monthly Moment kits. I just adore your layouts and everything about how you scrapbook. The watercolor on all the pages is so fun.

jintyoo7 said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning :0

claudia shadler said...

Such beautiful layouts Danielle, all gorgeous! luv them all! Now I really want to get started again on PL!

C :)

Unknown said...

Hello, can you tell me what is the mark(brand) of dies used in your message. Clips. Thank you. Cordially.
Mireille Dufour
J'aime beaucoup ce que vous faite.

angel1990 said...

These layouts are Gorgeous!!!!!

Kathie B said...

I love what you've done with the butterflies...I like the use of the scribble die cut, too. So exquisite.