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.