Monday, December 31, 2012

K.I.S.S.

**This is my second post for today.  To see my reveal for Artful Delight, please go HERE.**

Keep It Simple Sweetheart, should be our motto during the holidays!!  It can get overwhelming with all of the holiday festivities taking place, and most of the time we sacrifice our crafty time to make it through the month of December.  But there are quick and easy ways to squeeze in some creative time during any busy season in your life.  Here are my two biggest suggestions: grab a Kit or coordinated products and pull out a couple or several rolls of your favorite Washi Tapes.  Then, keep it simple...don't try to over-think what you're doing or worry about if your keeping up with the latest trend or embellishment.  I had fun incorporating two different Love My Tapes Washi Tapes on my layout and got it finished in an hour.




 
I used the Santa Baby Kit from Paper Issues and it gave me quick access to the paper and embellishments I needed, and then I used my favorite LMT Washi Tape as a border at the top and bottom of my layout.  This kit included a few chipboard stars and I thought it would be a good idea to use the Red and Pink Washi to cover the stars, for a different look.  I just placed the strips of tape over two of the stars and then used the craft knife to cut away the excess.  How easy is that...easy peasy, I say!!

So don't let all of the Christmas cheer cut into your craft time!!  Look for fun and quick ways to use your tapes on your next layout.  I'm sure you will be surprised with what you come up with!!



Products Used:  Cardstock:  American Crafts; Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye & Pink Paislee; Washi Tape;  Love My Tapes; Spray Mist:  Heidi Swapp; Mask:  The Crafter's Workshop; Enamel Dots:  My Mind's Eye; Wood Veneers:  Studio Calico; Font:  Jolly Elf & Abadi MT Condensed; Snowflake:  Pink Paislee; Title:  Kerri Bradford Studios; Other:  Chipboard Stars, Sequins, Baker's Twine


15 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a fabulous page, Ashley. So great to carve out some crafty time!! Happy New Year! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

orange gearle said...

Gorgeous page, Ashley!

L.B. said...

Love this layout so many fun details an love the colors.

Debbie P said...

The layout is gorgeous. Doesn't look at all "quick and simple". Thanks so much for your stops and comments at my blog. You are such an inspiration and I'm glad I found you! Have a fantastic New Year in 2013!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ashley!! Loveeeeeeeeee the colors, the photo and LOVING all the stars!!!

Lynn Le5 said...

Sweet layout Ashley! Love the Aqua Mail washi tape. It's my fav!
Happy New Year!

Sindi J said...

Too cute Ashley!

Juliana said...

Happy New Year Ashley! I love this layout!!!

Diana Waite said...

what a GORGEOUS layered page!

Connie Mercer said...

awesome LO!!! happy New Year ashley!!!!

Rose said...

Happy New Year :)

another awesome page girl. love the misting :)

Lynette said...

Each layout is more beautiful than the one before it. I love this layout.

Wishing you and your loved ones much peace and joy for 2013. Thank you for your friendship during 2012.

xx

ELLEN said...

Happy new year Ashley! Love your layout, and what a cute and quick way to cover chipboard ! Thanks for sharing your work as it is always inspiring!

Sue Althouse said...

Wow, fantastic results in only half an hour! I'm impressed. Lovely page!

Angela said...

There are so many things I like about this layout! First, you are on it, yeah! and the misting, confetti, stars, title, oh my! So so darling!