Sunday, March 19, 2017

..:: just chillaxin' ::..

Here's another layout that I did during Paper Issues online crop this weekend!  This was for the stitching challenge. I used both hand and machine stitching (two of my faves)!

For this layout I used items from Shimelle's most recent collection Little by Little.  I fussy cut those circles out -- and stitched them down with my machine. But before that I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut stitching holes for my title!  So fun!   Here are a few close ups!

This crop was so much fun! It's been great seeing all of the different takes on each challenge!

..:: coffee ::..

It's Swag Bag Sunday at Paper Issues, and I played along!  Here is the layout I made with a February 2017 Swag Bag!

First I added a cut file in my Silhouette Studio Software, and used this tutorial to create stitching holes, then stitched it with black embroidery thread.

Gotta have a bit of flair from A Flair for Buttons. :-)

This cup die cut was the inspiration for this layout, actually. When I saw it, I remembered that I had a photo of a coffee cup with a heart on it! :-) 

As always, lots of layers when I make a layout with a Swag Bag!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

..:: first sign of spring ::..

Paper Issues is having an online crop this weekend!  I made this layout as part of one of the challenges -- scrap the first of something! Here are the details if you would like to participate in the challenges (it's free, it's going on all weekend, it's not too late, and there are fun prizes)! 

I got my inspiration for this layout from the great Missy Whidden -- she did some similar title work and I thought it fit perfect for this layout!  

I used mostly items from Paige Taylor Even's most recent collection for Pink Paislee -- Oh My Heart. I also added a couple of flair from my favorite etsy shop -- A Flair For Buttons. And finally all of those pretty little confetti stars are from Color Cast Designs.

Here are a few close ups!

I would love it if you would play along with use in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group! Look for another layout or two coming soon!