Friday, November 30, 2018

..:: do what makes your soul happy ::..

Hello! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with this layout using a few of my favorite things -- paper, Shimmerz Paint, and AFFB flair!  Here's a look:

I started with white card stock. I added some gesso to toughen it up a bit and prime it for all the water I was about to use! Then I used a mixture of the packaging technique, some splattering and using a paint brush to add my Shimmerz paints. I used Vibez Jeni B Blue, and two Coloringz sprays -- No Yolking and Pretty in Pink. 

I used items from Paige Evan's Whimsical collection for the bulk of my layout. I did a little fussy cutting for some of my embellishments, and added some of the gorgeous flowers as well. 

The sunglasses and smile flair both came from the Summer Vibes Flair set and were PERFECT for this story!

I also grabbed this "hello life" flair from the set of the same name.  The flair and sequins added the perfect pops of color for this page. 

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

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

..:: emerge ::..

Hi! I have a new layout using the November Clique Kit, Seneca Falls.  This kit is full of a bunch of Amy Tangerine's Shine On collection, and I love it!  Today I pulled a bunch of black and white papers and embellishments together and added some orange and aqua accents.  Here is my layout:

I used the Spread Your Wings cut file from The Cut Shoppe (available here) and cut it out of white card stock.  I added a bunch of layers behind my photos. Here are a few close ups:

Behind my photo I added tissue paper and some patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad in the Shine On collection.

I added lots of layers of flowers -- from the die cuts, the stickers and the printable in the kit. Here are a couple more close ups.

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

Thank you for stopping by! Tomorrow I will have another layout and video to share with you! 

XO o.g.

Monday, November 19, 2018

..:: unforgettable you ::..

Hi! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with this layout of our daughter a few years ago. She was so little!!

I started with the Untamed Heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe. Then I grabbed my November Clique Kits and got started! I backed the file with papers from the 6x6 pad of Amy Tangerine's Shine On collection (from The Clique Kits TN kit). 

The papers are so colorful and pretty!  I didn't have to add too many things to complete the layout. I used the exclusive flair found in the main kit -- with a little tangled thread behind it! For my title I used a card that says, "Unforgettable" above the photo, and a tag below my photo houses the word "you".

I added some clusters of hearts around the edges -- where the cut file stops and the white card stock starts. All the hearts on this one!!

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

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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

..:: summer sensation ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with this layout featuring my grandson:

I used the Indian Summer cut file -- but it wasn't an "Indian Summer" story -- so I just covered up the word "Indian" with my photos! Here is a look at the cut file:

I backed the leaves with patterned papers that had a lot of green in them. These are all from  Amy Tangerine's Sunshine and Good Times collection. I also used a yellow ampersand paper from the same collection to back the word 'summer'.

For my background I added some Shimmerz Paints using the packaging technique. I took color inspiration from the photo and the patterned papers.

I added some tangled thread throughout the layout for pops of color. I used yellow and a peachy salmon color.  I also used a piece of flair from {A Flair for Buttons} -- The Summer Vibes Flair set.

Most of my embellishments came from Pinkfresh Studio's Be You collection. The colors matched perfectly!

This was a fun one to make. I'm so glad I got this story told!  Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon! XO o.g.