Tuesday, November 6, 2018

..:: summer sensation ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with this layout featuring my grandson:

I used the Indian Summer cut file -- but it wasn't an "Indian Summer" story -- so I just covered up the word "Indian" with my photos! Here is a look at the cut file:

I backed the leaves with patterned papers that had a lot of green in them. These are all from  Amy Tangerine's Sunshine and Good Times collection. I also used a yellow ampersand paper from the same collection to back the word 'summer'.

For my background I added some Shimmerz Paints using the packaging technique. I took color inspiration from the photo and the patterned papers.

I added some tangled thread throughout the layout for pops of color. I used yellow and a peachy salmon color.  I also used a piece of flair from {A Flair for Buttons} -- The Summer Vibes Flair set.

Most of my embellishments came from Pinkfresh Studio's Be You collection. The colors matched perfectly!

This was a fun one to make. I'm so glad I got this story told!  Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon! XO o.g.

Monday, October 29, 2018

..:: love fall ::..

I friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with a new layout using two pieces of flair and a bunch of Shimmerz Paint.  Here is a look at my layout:

The Shimmerz Design Team were challenged to pick ONE COLOR and make it the focus color of the layout. I chose Vibez Sunset Strip. The gorgeous fall colors of the leaves in the photograph march the color perfectly!  I also added a few splatters of Coloringz Night Moves and Vibez Jeni B Bleu. Here are a few close ups:

See that pretty yellow!? Did you know that you can order custom flair from {a flair for buttons}?  You can! The "be present" flair was flair that I asked Shelley to make because it was my One Little Word a few years ago. I thought the idea of being present and noticing the beauty of fall made this the perfect flair for this project.

The flair above is from the Take a Picture 1 flair set. Once again, it's the perfect pop of color, and I think it's telling you to CHECK OUT THIS PHOTO! :-)  

I added some stamping to this layout as well. To see exactly how I put this together, check out my process video, if that suits your fancy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you soon! XO o.g.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

..:: all at once ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with a new layout in my traveler's notebook.

For this layout I used the Falling for You TN cut file.

I have a couple of favorite fall quotes, and The Cut Shoppe has them both covered (my other favorite can be found here). 

I started with some fall papers, but I ended up accidentally seeing this photo with that pink and yellow and I had to go bright and colorful! So for most of this layout I am using Field Notes by Vicki Bouton. Here's a closer look at the cut file:

I backed the pumpkin and leaves with patterned paper from the collection as well. I also fussy cut some circles out of the same paper. 

This whole TN will eventually be a "right now" and so my quotes are going to be about living in the moment and embracing positive life (and least that's where I'm headed so far)! 😀

This was a fun and quick layout to make -- and I like how it turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by! XO o.g.