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Monday, September 17, 2018

..:: you are my ::..

Hi friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with this layout of my daughter. Here's my layout:


I am using the August Hip Kit Club kit full of Amy Tangerine and Maggie Holmes and this awesome free cut file from The Cut Shoppe (available here).



 My goal with this one was to make it super feminine, because she is being so NOT feminine, as well as silly. This cut file and these papers worked together nicely to accomplish that, I think.  Here are a few close ups:




I absolutely loved making this layout! It came together so quickly! I made a video of my process if that suits your fancy!





Thank you so much for stopping by! See you again soon!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

..:: you are magic ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with this layout I made using Shimmerz Paints, Hip Kit Club kit full of Maggie Holmes and Amy Tangerine, and flair from my favorite flair shop {a flair for buttons}!  Here's what I came up with:


I started by creating my background using mostly the packaging technique and some Shimmerz Paints.  I used Coloringz Oh Say Can U See, and two Creameez, Dandy-Lion and Great Fruit. They were perfect matches with both the Maggie Holmes and Amy Tan collections found in the Hip Kit this month. 


This camera from the Summer Vibes Flair set was perfect for this collection and photos.


This black flair is from the Primary Arrows 1 Flair set. 


And finally, I added this hashtag from the Hashtag Summer Flair Set. Here is a look at the journaling:



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



Thank you so much for stopping by. see you again soon! XO 

Monday, August 27, 2018

..:: so happy ::..

Hi Friends! Have you ever scrapped a photo the day you took it?  I did that with this photo of my grandson. And I'm going to be really honest and tell you that this photo will probably end up getting scrapped again, in color, with the 2-3 other photos that I took at the same time. :-) 

For this layout I used a Shimmerz Creameez called Lettuce Get Together (it's definitely one of my favorite Creameez colors) and a NEW Shimmerz When Skies R Grey. I used the packaging technique and some splattering to create the background you see behind the photo. I used When Skies R Grey to paint a boarder around the right side.  I also use some of the Lettuce Get Together to paint in some of the leaves on the left side. Here are a couple of close ups of the Shimmerz in action.




I used a piece of flair from {a flair for buttons} and added a few bits of sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps!


This is a traveler's notebook spread that I will add to a TN that I am working on that is bound by rings. The left side of my spread is a printable by The Cut Shoppe and it is called Endless Summer (shown above).

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



Just a reminder when you make your next purchase from Shimmerz Paints, put my name in the comments and you will get a little surprise paint freebie with your order!



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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

..:: back to school ::..

I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog and the A Flair for Buttons blog today with this back to school layout using photos of my daughter as she started second grade last year. It's almost time for her to enter third grade and I cannot believe it!! When I saw the Back to School cut file from The Cut Shoppe, I couldn't wait for this years pictures, I just had to use it right away!  Here's what I came up with:

 Here is the file -- I used it for stitching, but it can be used as a straight up cut file of course!


I also used this flair button from A Flair for Buttons. It is from the Hashtag Summer Flair set.


I love this flair set -- Hashtag Summer Flair -- I've used several of the pieces already -- and it provides the perfect pop of color (also, cool rhymes with school)!




I used some Pinkfresh Studio patterned papers and embellishments -- and some tangled thread for the win. I also got to try out some new Shimmerz -- Pip Pip Cherry-O, mainly for splatters -- and I love it! I made a video of my process if that's something that suits your fancy (I promise I don't make you watch all that stitching)!



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



Thursday, August 9, 2018

..:: best friends ::.

Hi friends! I am up on the A Flair for Buttons Blog with this layout today using several pieces of flair and some Shimmerz Paints.  Here is my layout:


I used several Shimmerz Colorings products (Pink Stilettos, No Yolking, and Don't Citron Me) and a stencil to create my background. Then I added photos and ephemera from several different Vicki Boutin ephemera packs.

I used three pieces of flair, one each from the following sets: Sloth Love Flair, Tropical Vacation 2 Flair, and Summertime Flair 1.




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


Thanks so much for stopping by -- see you again soon! XO o.g.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

..:: hooray fiddles ::..

Hi friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with this layout I made with the Inner Circle cut file available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.


I made the cut file go off the edge (because I love to do that) but here is what it looks like in full 12x12:



Here are a few close ups:




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



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

..:: let love grow ::..

Hi friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with this project in my traveler's notebook!  I am working again in the TN that I made recently to house some of my thoughts about hope, love, and joy. I made it using scraps from the NSD Clique Kit -- full of mostly Jillibean Soup products. I am totally loving this project! Today I am using THREE different files from the The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store.  Here's my project.


 I used the Super Star Alpha for part of my title -- and I totally dig it. The stars are amazing.


For the photo side of my spread I started with a great heart background! These cut files are made just for a TN -- the perfect size and the perfect way to jazz up the page and add some interest. There are several to choose from in the Love Rules TN cut file.


Since this photo was of my cute little succulents, I just had to use the little plants included on the Road Trip printable! It is so handy to be able to print and have the Cameo cut it out for me! 

I did make a video of my process, if that's something that suits your fancy! In it I tell a little bit more about the idea of my TN theme, and how this TN came to be!



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

Thursday, July 5, 2018

..:: it is all about perspective ::..

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a Traveler's Notebook spread with you! I created a Traveler's Notebook that is sort of a "junk" style -- it uses many different sizes and scraps of paper from an older Clique Kits kit that I am trying to use up. I will do a complete share of that journal at a later date, but I thought I would go ahead and share this first spread with you today!

I started with this tag that came in the NSD Clique Kits kit. It was white -- but grabbed my Shimmerz Products and changed that! 😉

For my tag, I started by using the Shimmerz Stampz called Bed of Roses, and Versa Mark ink to stamp on the tag.  Then I applied white embossing powder and use my heat tool to set it.  The embossing acts as a resist, so when I added my color over the top, you could really see the beautiful stamp! I used Coloringz Pink Stilettos, Coloringz No Yolking, and Coloringz Lil' Yellow Skool Bus to make that tag purdy! The Pink Stilettos matches the shoes in this photo perfectly, don't ya think?


I'm hoping to fill this little TN with positive thoughts and things to remind myself how lucky we really are. This story, a little story about perspective seemed fitting. Here are a few close ups:



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



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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

..:: sweet kisses ::..

Hi friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe and {A Flair for Buttons} blogs with this layout today!  I used flair from the Hashtag Summer flair set and the Primary Arrows flair set. The cut file I used is called Flower Arrangement and it was new to Th Cut Shoppe last week!


I started with white card stock and a brayer. I recently purchased Vicki Boutin art crayons and I wanted to try them out! So I used a couple of the yellow crayons, water, and a brayer to create my background.   Next, I grabbed the 6x6 paper pad from Pinkfresh Studio's Simple & Sweet collection to back a few of the petals on the flowers. I love how this turned out!


I layered some patterned papers, embellishments and tissue paper behind my photo. The I grabbed my new flair from {a flair for buttons} and found a few that matched perfectly! This #family one is my favorite and it is from the Hashtag Summer flair set. I also used a couple of pieces of flair from the Primary Arrows 1 flair set for extra pops of color.




I added a bunch of stitching around my page and through my title to finish it off. I made a video of my process if that's something that suits your fancy.



        The Cut Shoppe: Flower Arrangement                            Primary Arrows 1 Flair Set          Hashtag Summer Flair Set

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


Friday, June 29, 2018

..:: plant lady ::..

Hi friends!  I have a new layout featuring Shimmerz Paints to share with you! Here is my layout:


So for this layout I cut flowers from white card stock and leaves from one of the patterned papers in Crate Paper's Wild Heart collection. I backed the flowers with yellow, pink, and coral papers from the same collection.


Next I used three different Shimmerz products to add some texture and shimmer to the flowers. I used Creameez Trippin in the Tropics and Strawberry Fields and Inkings Good as Gold. I absolutely love this look! Here are a couple more close ups:



For a closer look at my process, if it suits your fancy, I invite you to check out this video of my process!  



Thanks so much for stopping by -- see you again soon! XO o.g.