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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

..:: our joy ::..

Hello Friends!  I am up on the Paper Issues Blog today with a layout for you using today's sketch! I absolutely love all of the sketches that Paper Issues has -- and the FREE cut files. I used the Stitching Star Galaxy cut file for this layout:


Here is the sketch that I was inspired by:


Like I said, I started with the cut file and grabbed Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Merry and Bright collection! This photo isn't really a Christmas photo -- but it was taken during the season -- any chance to use this beautiful collection -- I'm taking it!




I fussy cut the letters J-O-Y from one of the 12x12 patterned papers, and added some Nuvo drops to the letters and across the page just for a little extra. 


I made a video of my process if that's something that suits your fancy:


What a fun challenge! You can find this and all of our current challenges in the December Challenges album in our Facebook Group. You have plenty of time to participate. Play along until January 3 for a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store. Shop the store using the code OrangeGearle for 20% off your purchase.



Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again soon! XO o.g.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

..:: making a list ::..

Hello Friends! I am up on the Paper Issues Blog today with a layout for the Makin' a List, Checkin' it Twice Challenge! This challenge is using two photos and some sort of list. This is what I came up with:


I am using products from Pretty Little Studio Christmas Cheer Collection.  I love that this collection actually has a die cut that matches the challenge title! 


The list I made on my computer and printed it out on white card stock -- and then cut it into a tag shape.


I love the black and white with all the pretty pops of color. I went with using them ALL, and added hearts in all the colors to my page. Here are a couple more close up photos.



What a fun challenge! You can find this and all of our current challenges in the December Challenges album in our Facebook Group. You have plenty of time to participate. Play along until January 3 for a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store. Shop the store using the code OrangeGearle for 20% off your purchase.



Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again soon! XO o.g.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

..:: on the hunt ::..

Hello! I am up on the Pretty Little Studio Blog with this layout about catching frogs!  I am using the lovely Miss Sadie Rose collection. Here is my project:



When I saw the lovely scalloped "simply perfect" paper, I knew I needed to fussy cut it! So I did! I fussy cut a few strips, and overlapped them to create layers. Then I ended up cutting them into blocks to place on either side of my photo.


I also cut out a few flags from the Sadie flags and added one to my photo. Here are a few more close ups of my project.




This story is about my daughter searching for frogs in a pond. I love that this "tomboy" memory is captured with this feminine collection. I love the flowers and colors -- and I also love the focus of the photograph. Such a fun collection to work with!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you again soon! XO o.g.