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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.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

..:: water is my element ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with this layout that I made using three pieces of flair. I am also super lucky to be a part of Audrey Yeager's Summer Scrappin' Series on YouTube today (so scroll down for the process video).  Here is my layout:


I used Pinkfresh Studio's newest collection called Simple and Sweet, which I purchased from the Paper Issues Store.


I used two pieces of flair from the Summer Vibes flair set, which I thought matched perfectly!



I tell the story about my daughter's daily funniness. She cracks us up, errryday.


Doesn't this flair from the Tropical Vacation 2 Flair set match perfectly??

I really loved putting this one together! If you'd like to see how I did it -- check out my process video (if that suits your fancy)!



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



Thursday, June 21, 2018

..:: stay magical ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with this layout using the Bermuda Triangle cut file and the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection that I purchased at the Paper Issues Store.


Here is the great cut file!  I love the wonky triangles!


 Here are a few close ups!


I backed the triangles with little bits from the 6x6 paper pad that comes with the collection.


I used some butterflies from the ephemera pack, and added more by fussy cutting them out of the 6x6 pad! 


I added some tangled thread in all the right places, a few Tim Holtz phrase stickers, and some sequins to finish it off!


So something that's awesome for me this week is that I learned how to use my Silhouette Cameo and sketch pens to journal on my layout!  Woot!  A good friend of mine showed me how and I tried it and I liked it. You might see all my journaling this way for a while. LOL :-)  

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



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



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

..:: enjoy the journey embrace the detours ::..

Hi friends I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog with this layout using flair from Just Hearts 2 FlairHello Life Flair, and Lovely Words 2.  I started with a piece of white card stock and created my background using several (new) Shimmerz Paints!  Here is my layout:


I made a background by painting stripes with four different colors of Shimmerz. And I love how it turned out. I used Shimmerz Limoncello, It's Mint to Be, Lilac Bloom, and Orange Sherbet. Here is what it looks like up close.


Next I picked out three pieces of flair from {a flair for buttons} and decided that the Pinkfresh Studio collections of Be You, Let Your Heart Decide, and Case of the Blahs went together quite nicely!  Here are the flairs up close!




My title is a quote --- something to remember for me and my daughter (and whoever else looks at this LO in years to come) -- Enjoy the Journey and Embrace the Detours. This quote fits my photos perfectly. It was before school/work and my daughter decided to take a moment to blow the dandelion seeds around. Instead of saying what I wanted to, "Come on we are going to be late," I decided to stop, enjoy the moment, and take a few pictures. It was a good decision.


I added a bunch of stitching to this layout to finish it off. I also made a video of my process if that's something that suits your fancy!


If you decide to purchase something from the Shimmerz Store....remember if you put my name in the comments you will get a little something extra with your order!



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

Thursday, June 7, 2018

..:: making memories with my tribe ::..

I friends, up with my second post of the day! :-)  This is a layout I made as an Ambassador for Clique Kits, and I am using the June Kit - Horizon. There is a Project Sheet on the website highlighting this layout. You can find that here. Here is my layout:


So have you ever had one of those pictures that you had to scrap as soon as you took it?  This was one of those!  This is a photo of my daughter and two grandsons playing with Play-doh this past weekend. The colors in the photo and these papers were perfectly meant for each other!


I used the acrylic word "memories" for part of my title, and I free hand cut the word "making" using one of the patterned papers included in the kit.


I finished off my title using a phrase from the June Printable and the word "with" from the Pretty Little Studio phrase stickers included in the kit.


I added tons of florals behind, on, and around my photo, and some sequins to complete my layout.

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




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

..:: you are so loved ::..

Hi friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with this layout using a cut file from the store! Here is my layout:


The cut file that I used is called Rise and Shine 12x12.


I used just part of the cut file (I actually used my scissors to cut it into two pieces and used one piece) for this design. I already have plans to use this one again on another layout that is sunny and summery. :-)


I've really been stuck on Maggie Holmes' most recent collection, Flourish, and I absolutely loved using it with this cut file for this layout. Here are a few closeups!




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



Thank you so much for stopping by! See you again soon (really soon, I have another post going live later today)!



Thursday, May 24, 2018

..:: dance ::..

Hello friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog with a new layout using the Let's Party! cut file, and some lovely Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes Flourish papers!


Here are a few close ups!




If you would like to see my process -- guess what?  I made a process video if that suits your fancy!



Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you again soon!