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Monday, December 3, 2018

..:: mug shot ::..


Hello friends! I am up on the The Cut Shoppe blog today my first Holiday layout of the season!  However, it's not really a holiday layout it's about friendship and coffee -- featuring the red cups that we all know and love!


I used a couple of different files included in the Jave Script cut file. I also had my Silhouette cameo cut hole so I could stitch around the title -- and while I was at it -- I used the Silhouette software to write my journaling. I used the sketch pen feature of the Cameo to write right on the layout!  Here are some close ups:





I used some older Elle's Studio from my stash, the red card is an exclusive card from Clique Kits, and that lovely flair is from a set  called Donut Love 2 from {a flair for buttons}!

I made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy!


Thank you so much for stopping by, see you again soon! :-) XO o.g.


Friday, November 30, 2018

..:: do what makes your soul happy ::..

Hello! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with this layout using a few of my favorite things -- paper, Shimmerz Paint, and AFFB flair!  Here's a look:


I started with white card stock. I added some gesso to toughen it up a bit and prime it for all the water I was about to use! Then I used a mixture of the packaging technique, some splattering and using a paint brush to add my Shimmerz paints. I used Vibez Jeni B Blue, and two Coloringz sprays -- No Yolking and Pretty in Pink. 



I used items from Paige Evan's Whimsical collection for the bulk of my layout. I did a little fussy cutting for some of my embellishments, and added some of the gorgeous flowers as well. 


The sunglasses and smile flair both came from the Summer Vibes Flair set and were PERFECT for this story!


I also grabbed this "hello life" flair from the set of the same name.  The flair and sequins added the perfect pops of color for this page. 


I also made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy!


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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

..:: emerge ::..

Hi! I have a new layout using the November Clique Kit, Seneca Falls.  This kit is full of a bunch of Amy Tangerine's Shine On collection, and I love it!  Today I pulled a bunch of black and white papers and embellishments together and added some orange and aqua accents.  Here is my layout:


I used the Spread Your Wings cut file from The Cut Shoppe (available here) and cut it out of white card stock.  I added a bunch of layers behind my photos. Here are a few close ups:


Behind my photo I added tissue paper and some patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad in the Shine On collection.


I added lots of layers of flowers -- from the die cuts, the stickers and the printable in the kit. Here are a couple more close ups.



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


Thank you for stopping by! Tomorrow I will have another layout and video to share with you! 

XO o.g.




Monday, November 19, 2018

..:: unforgettable you ::..

Hi! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with this layout of our daughter a few years ago. She was so little!!

I started with the Untamed Heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe. Then I grabbed my November Clique Kits and got started! I backed the file with papers from the 6x6 pad of Amy Tangerine's Shine On collection (from The Clique Kits TN kit). 


The papers are so colorful and pretty!  I didn't have to add too many things to complete the layout. I used the exclusive flair found in the main kit -- with a little tangled thread behind it! For my title I used a card that says, "Unforgettable" above the photo, and a tag below my photo houses the word "you".


I added some clusters of hearts around the edges -- where the cut file stops and the white card stock starts. All the hearts on this one!!



I also made a video of my process if that suits your fancy!


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



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.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

..:: singing in the rain ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with this super fun and colorful layout. You might think this is a spring layout -- but it actually all happened this fall. :-)  We have had a lot of rain. And my daughter made the best of it, as usual. Here is my layout.


As you can see I used a ton of Shimmerz Paints on this one as well. It was so much fun to make! I actually used ten different Shimmerz products for this one!  I started with this cut file from The Cut Shoppe and made my rain drops, then I added the paint and stitching. I found four pieces of flair (all from the Linen Hearts Flair set) that worked quite well with the Vicki Boutin ephemera pieces. I love how the stitching and color blocking worked out!  Here are a few close ups:






I made a video of my process if that suits your fancy (the Shimmerz Products used are linked in the video comments as well).


Thank you so much for stopping by. Look for another layout and video SOON. XO o.g.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

..:: pumpkin brains ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with this layout using a couple of cut files from the Etsy Store.


For this layout I used some navy blue card stock to cut the Pumpkin Carving cut file. Then I backed it with patterned papers. Here's a look at the cut file.


For the title I used a font on my computer to cut "pumpkin" and then the Super Star Alpha from The Cut Shoppe for the word BRAINS.


Here are a few close ups of the cut files!


I was super excited when I found the perfect piece of flair from A Flair For Buttons. Doesn't this match her shirt perfectly?


I used mostly the Goosebumps collection designed by Ashley Horton for Pretty Little Studio. But I also used a few items from Paige Taylor Evan's Take Me Away Collection (for those pops of purple).


I had a fun time creating this layout. I also made a video of my process if that suits your fancy!


Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon!