Blog posts of '2018' 'April'

Laurie's May Design Team Kit Unboxing
Hi all! What a surprising design team kit this was to receive! I loved everything that came in it. Want to know what I got? Let's get into it! 
The first thing I pulled out was the Shimmerz Pop Art Pink. I was so happy to be receiving another Shimmerz product, and this color is just gorgeous! I think it's going to be perfect with the super summery Flamingo Fun collection that I received!
Of course, the ephemera and flair have flamingos in them, but there are also watermelon, pineapples, hearts, and super cute banners! Plus, there is a coordinating sequins mix. I can't wait to use this one on summertime pictures!
I also got the brand new Midnight Florals. Don't you just love the name? You're going to love the gorgeous deep pink and turquoise color scheme of this collection, too. It's got an ephemera pack, 4x6 project life cards, and flair. 
I also received the Easter 2018 flair to add to my leftover Easter 2018 collection (still have Easter photos to scrap!), as well as a "Happy as a Lark" wood veneer that I didn't snap a picture of because I used it already on a layout! Ha ha! Stay tuned to find out what I did!
Thanks for reading and have a cheeky day!
2 Cute with the Furry Friends Collection
Hi everyone, it's Laurie! Earlier this month my daughter turned 2 and the theme of the party was dogs! So when I saw the Cheeky Studio Furry Friends collection featuring dogs, I just knew it was going to be perfect to scrap the photos from her birthday!
For this layout, which is a scraplift of a layout by Tiffany Hood, I used a variety of patterned paper from a Recollections paper pad, the Furry Friends ephemera, the Furry Friends sequins mix, and the pink polka dot bows. Those bows made the perfect banner just underneath my title. 
I just love the selection of pieces in the ephemera pack. With the dogs, hearts, presents, and cupcakes, this would be adorable for Valentine's Day, dogs, baking, birthdays, and so much more!   
I also used one of the cards from the Furry Friends Accessory Pack to fit in my photo grid and become part of the title and cut another one of the cards into a banner shape to use as a journaling spot.
Aren't those dogs cute???? Any ephemera pack that has Corgis in it is A-okay with me!
Thanks for looking and have a cheeky day!
You Can't Make New Old Friends
Hey Friends, it's Laurie Here!
I'm sure you've heard the phrase "Go big or go home!" That's how I felt when I saw Miranda's sketch for the Cheeky Studio April sketch challenge. What a big title! But I knew I wanted to play along. 
And while reading a magazine I came across the perfect title for a photo of me and my high school friends that was taken over the Christmas holiday: You Can't Make New Old Friends

For this layout, I used the Easter 2018 collection! Easter, you say? But it doesn't look like Easter on this layout. I know! Isn't that the beauty of Cheeky Studio products? Those gorgeous florals and banner can be used in conjunction with the cute bunnies that come in the ephemera pack or you can use them on their own in a variety of different ways.

I also used the Easter 2018 sequins mix and the Mini Bows in White. There are a few splatters of the Shimmerz Vibez Don't Rain On My Parade, which came in my Cheeky Studio Valentine's Day 2018 Mixed Media Kit.



I kept this layout fairly simple mainly due to the big title (created using some Recollections alpha stickers that were on sale at Michael's) and also due to the busy pattern of the Pink Paislee Wild Child paper.

So that's my layout! I love how it turned out, and I thank Miranda for challenging me to go BIG with my title! 
A few things: we'd love for you to participate in the challenge, too, so head over to the Cheeky Studio Facebook group to share your take on the sketch. Or use the hashtags #getcheeky and #cheekystudio when sharing your page on social media. You have until the end of this month. There will be a prize! 
Thanks for looking and have a cheeky day!
Bunny Love
Happy Easter, everyone, from Laurie!
My Easter basket of goodies came early as you probably already saw with my Cheeky Studio design team kit for this month. And today I'm sharing with you the first layout using the Easter 2018 collection that came in my kit!
I just loved the color scheme of the collection with the blues and oranges and browns. And I had recently purchased a Recollections paper pad at Michael's with patterned paper that was just the perfect fit.  
I was also able to incorporate some orange and white Prima flowers from my stash to make some 3-D embellishment clusters along with the feathers and florals from the Easter 2018 ephemera pack. 
Don't you just love that bunny in the hot air balloon? So cute! And I'm in love with the mix of blues in the Easter 2018 sequins mix. They are so shiny and gorgeous! 
I also used one of the bunnies with the basket from the ephemera pack. I liked that the basket and the burlap piece from my stash sort of mimicked each other. My ephemera pack actually came with two bunnies with basket: one small and one big. So I still have another one to use for another Easter layout! 
I have to say that I am totally in love with how this layout turned out. I was really pleased with how well the Easter 2018 collection fit with elements I already had in my scrap stash, and I still have so many more pieces left over for scrapping more Easter photos! 
Have a cheeky day!