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!