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Hi There!! It's Lisa here with you today. Seeing as it's February, the official month of 'Love' I thought I'd create a 12x12 layout about something we as a family love. And what better collection to use, the 'Romance' collection.
 
 
 
 This background paper here is such a perfect backdrop to my story. I do love texture and although there is no texture as such to this page it really does look like it should have some. Seeing that eye catching heart there in the middle, as soon as I looked through the collection, I was instantly drawn to this 12x12 and had to use it straight away.
 
     
 
I wanted to add more of a contrast though to the page to help the elements stand out more. By scraping some white paint over the centre of the design this was just what I needed. Enough to do what I needed it to, but not so much that it covered the design of the paper. I needed that heart to stand out.
You can really see here how the pieces from the 'Bits and Pieces' pack really POP!! That paint worked just perfect.
 
 
I teamed up the 'Bits and Pieces' with some of the Chipboard Stickers and the 4x6 Stickers from the coordinating pack too. To help the shape of the heart stand out even more, I sewed around the outside. Not only does this help it to stand out it adds a wonderful texture to my page. See here how I've woven my stitches under and over the heart. I love seeing detail like this on my pages.
 
 
I printed off some wording and cut into strips to document the things that we love about our favourite Disney Resort. It was such a fun way to add journaling to a page. Keeping it in the shape of the heart. Thinking back to the heart as being the original inspiration for this page.
 
 
 
I've enjoyed making this page so much and I'm so happy with the result.Why don't you document something either you or you and your family really love this month. I hope you've enjoyed this today. If you would like to watch me creating this page and also looking through the 'Romance' collection that I received. Please watch my video here.
Thank you.
 

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I decided to document the Christmas gift that my husband and myself have treated ourselves to this year. A new coffee machine. We've been having problems with ours for so long now and as we both work from home, we do like to make decent coffee. So this little story need to be documented this Christmas.
 

 
 
I used the 'Sub Zero' collection to tell this story. The Wintery elements are just so perfect. I love a Winter line that isn't overly Christmassy. So this is perfect for me.
 
I really like the contrast here between the white card that I used and the creamy colours in this collection. For me it represents the snow in Winter along with the coziness that you feel at the same time.
 
I used one of the 6x4 and a 4x3 Element. These 12x12 Element sheets are great to cut up and use. I've layered them up here to home my photo and my journaling.
 

     
 
I really liked the idea originally of lots of white space, but once I'd created the middle section, the page just didn't look finished to me. So I continued on and used the coordinating Washi from the collection and some of the die cuts from the Bits and Pieces pack. It was just what I needed to finish the page.
 
 
 
 I have a short video here of this page being created.
 
I love this paper collection so much and I love that I can use it on all my Winter stories and not just for those over Christmas.  I have so many more ideas now.
 
 

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Hello!!  It's Lisa, I'm here today to show you just how much fun I've been having with the 'Sub Zero' collection. I created this 12x12 here using some Disney photos of our's taken in the Summer at the Winter Summerland Mini Golf, which is Christmas themed. I love that you get to play golf in the 90's sunshine and listen to Christmas music. There's even fake snow!!    
 
 
 
I do love a white background, but I also love to create a frame for my pages. I just feel it finishes them off. My photos really needed those thick white borders. The colours are so similar to this paper line that they would have been lost on this page otherwise. It really helps them to stand out.
 
 
 
 
I used one of the stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet and added some printed strips to create the title. I really enjoy doing this.I alternated sticking the sticker and die cut snow flakes with tape and 3d foam dots to add extra depth.
 
 
 
And this 'Snow Much Fun' was cut from one of the 3x4 Element sheets. It's what pulled this whole page together for me. Thinking of the fun that we had on that day and using the lime green which I continued throughout the page in the form of paper strips and snowflakes to bring it all together. This is the favourite part of this layout for me.
 
I do have a video here where I show everything from this collection that I have received and you can also watch this page being made by myself. I hope you enjoy.
 
This page just makes me smile. I love all the bright colours and jolly elements. It's just perfect for the fun time that we had and just goes to prove that you can still have 'Snow Much Fun' even in Florida in the hot August sun.  
 

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