Monday, April 16, 2018

..:: fly high ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with a layout I made using a new cut file called Flutterby. I also used a bunch of Shimmerz Paints on my background and I love how it turned out -- here is my project.

I knew I wanted to use Paige Evans' Pick Me Up collection that I had just gotten in the mail from the Paper Issues Store, so I grabbed a bunch of Shimmerz products to match the colors in the collection. I used several Creameez, an Inklings, some Vibez, and a Coloringz! For a complete list, check the comments in the process video. 

I actually cut this file twice. The first time I cut it too small -- so I cut it again. I used the larger piece for my main circle of butterflies. I cut three of the smaller butterflies out of the circle (with my scissors) and layered them on top. I love how that ended up working out!

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

Don't forget, if you are purchasing any Shimmerz products, put my name (orange gearle) in the comments and you will get a little something extra in your order!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you again soon!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

..:: hello spring break ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with this layout about Spring Break!  Here's my layout:

I used the Hello Spring cut file and the Up and Down background file from The Cut Shoppe as part of my title and my background. I think that Hello Spring cut file is one of my all time favorites!

I used a BUNCH of Shimmerz Paints to add a water color look to the cut file (for a full list of Shimmerz Products used, check out the description box in the process video). I used the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection for my patterned papers (purchased from Paper Issues) and I added some gold elements with thread and alphas.

This piece of flair from the Inspirational Words 1 Flair  fit the feel of the layout perfectly -- and I simply love the design. The flower and the text are perfection.

I also used these butterflies from Color Cast Designs March release. I love them. I should buy some more for sure. Here are a couple more close ups:

I also made a process video if that suits your fancy! The description box includes all of the Shimmerz Paints that I used on this project!

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

Monday, April 9, 2018

..:: gangsta ::..

Hi friends! Today I am sharing my most recent layout as a Clique Kit Ambassador. I am telling the story of my daughter's ability to always be on stage. 😀 We were eating out at one of our favorite restaurants and it was time to pay the bill. My One True Love took out a hundred dollar bill and B. thought that was amazing! She has been into wearing ties lately, and so as she was checking out the bill, she really looked like a gangster. When we mentioned that -- she began posing for the camera. Silly girl. I knew I needed to document that story. Also, that shirt COMPLETELY matches that blue paper.

The Clique Kits are fully of Maggie Holmes Flourish collection this month -- and there are many flowers and butterflies and other elements of nature. I really wanted to highlight her blue shirt and tie because it adds to the story so well, but I also wanted to contrast the gangster look with feminine elements -- so I was sure to add flowers and butterflies. Here are a couple of close ups:

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

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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

..:: life is lovely ::..

Hi friends! I am here today to share with you my first layout as part of the Ambassador Team for Clique Kits!  We are focusing a on mixed media this week -- and you know I love mixed media, so I had extra fun creating this layout!

The Maggie Holmes Flourish collection has so many floral patterns that I thought it would be perfect to document a few of our pretty flowers from last season. It was especially nice to work on this because spring just doesn't want to show it's face in my area, so it was nice to look at pretty flowers even if it's just pictures and papers. I started by adding some Shimmerz Paints to my background, and I focused on the top third of the page. I used one of the big vellum pieces as my title and cut up one of the cards to add 'life is'. I also fussy cut some vellum butterflies, a few pieces of and added some exclusive flair. Here are a few close ups:

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

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

Monday, April 2, 2018

..:: sunshine and rainbows ::..

Hi I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog with my first layout for them as a member of the Design Team. I did a lot of hand stitching on this layout! Here is what I came up with:

I used two cut files for this layout. First I set up my Silhouette Cameo to cut holes in my card stock using the Dainty Doily cut file. For some reason when I saw this cut file I couldn't stop seeing rainbows -- so I stitched rainbows!  I also used the Happy Clouds cut file
And here are a couple close ups:

I used Color Cast Designs Sunshine and Rainbows from the March Release as my title (and I painted it black)! I also used some flair from {a flair for buttons} for the perfect touch.

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

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!