It’s the Youtube Layout Hop time again. And it’s a special one because it’s the 3rd year Anniversary! Congrats to the founder Zoe!
Anyway… this month’s theme was using Die Cuts. I made my own with my Silhouette Cameo. I had no idea what I was going for… and I had no idea what photo I was going to use… but I had this one from the mothers day shenanigans sitting on my desk because I almost included it in a mini album but decided on another instead. So it was just hangin’ out begging to be glued down. I used some iphone apps to alter it… I should do some photo app vid reviews… because that’s probably the number one question I get… “What program did you use to get that effect?” And sometimes it’s lightroom, but the majority of the time, it’s an app. It’s just more convenient. I always have my phone to snap a pic, so loading it onto my computer to edit adds at least 20 extra minutes to the process. lol. And now a days you can print from your phone soooo … and back to the hop…
I always get good results when I have no idea what I’m going to do. I had a couple hours before I had to go out… and I had to get the video recorded because I always run into problems when I go to edit, so I wanted to save time at night for that. So little time and no inspiration are a good combo. I’m not into butterflies… but my daughter definitely is. So when I opened up my silhouette library and saw the butterfly die, I just went for it. I think it was a die that just came with the program. So I cut out three with an overlay of edging. Somewhere along the way I got the idea to feed the wings through the picture… and I think the only reason this didn’t turn out cheesy is because of her expression and the colorless photo effect. It’s an almost haunting kind of beauty.
I also meant to use the letters I cut instead of the background, but when I ripped the holes in the grey paper, the book paper behind was just too… clean looking. So it worked better peeping through the letters. And I did some sewing with my daughters Hello Kitty machine again. And let me just side note again by saying that thing kicks A$$! I had to sew 20 table cloths last week for a wedding and there was neither a hiccup or a hitch to be had! I’m thinking of sending Singer a picture of me and that kitty Janome getting married.
So again, very little product was used… I know I should be better about listing what I use. Working on a system! But you can look in the layout video for products or send me a message if you have any questions.
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Enjoy the hop!
Cocoa Daisy Scrapbooking
Xochitl Zoe Aparicio-Sanchez
1. Sam – http://www.youtube.com/samwri1984
2. An’Jenic – https://www.youtube.com/ScrapbookingAJCards
3. Christine – https://www.youtube.com/serenityinhim
4. Ellen H. – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dJT8XrBGCUKU0z7IgBxoQ
5. Gina – https://www.youtube.com/user/ginabeth1
6. Fitty – https://www.youtube.com/user/MadebyFittyTV
7. Vicki – https://www.youtube.com/user/melovebono
10. Elisha –https://www.youtube.com/user/EMoran78