Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday Trending: Free Falling

Welcome to Thursday trending!  I am sitting here wondering what trends I haven't tried much...think chevrons, hexagons, altering papers, ripping paper.  By the time I get to some of the trends, they are usually dead.

Then there are trends I can't stop using...banners, anyone!?  How about small paper strips along the sides of a layout?  Flags are pretty common in the scrappy world and on my projects! 

The newest trend I am loving is that free falling, randomly-placed-stuff-on-a-layout movement.  It sometimes looks like someone picked up a cluster of buttons or bling and threw them into the air...where they land is where they get glued.  I have actually tried that once or twice, but it never works out for me.  Toooo random.  So I pick the items up again and try a gentler toss in only one area.  That doesn't really count, huh?

The trick for me is to use the trend, but have it fit within my style!  I think the random works on this is at least something I can totally live with!  It only took me two point five hours to get the "snow" exactly where I wanted it.   LOL.

Here is my free falling:

Notice the snow falling from the sky. 

And of, course, a cluster...can't have a layout without a cluster!

I used the beautiful, bright Sunday Picnic collection from Webster's for this.  Mixed some Clean & Simple with the traditional papers! Yes, it is a spring collection...but it is also a winter collection!  I love how the colors match Ella's hat!

This is free falling...for me...controlled, yet random!

Before I go, I wanted to share that Bella Blvd's Feb. newsletter is up!  Check it out in this blog post and when you read it, keep your eyes peeled for a layout from me!  There is a ton of inspiration in this issue!

Hope you get some scrappy time today!


  1. Love your free falling! Such a gorgeous layout!

  2. Oh wow, how adorable.
    I love the falling bits!
    Great idea.

  3. LOL! I was laughing while reading your post, 'cause I work exactly the same way! Next time you see a layout that I've made that has anything "random" on it, be sure that the "randomness" took me hours to achieve! Sometimes I can drive my self crazy moving elements round and round and round and...

    Well, Stacey, it was worth two point five hours! Looks gorgeous!


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