Tuesday, January 29, 2019

..:: enjoy life love livin' ::..

Hi friends! Today I have a  bright travel layout to share with you using the December 2018 (Rainbow) Clique Kit  and several pieces of flair from the {a flair for button} shop! I am also up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today. Here is my layout:

As soon as I got the December Clique Kit in the mail, I knew I would scrap this story about my daughter's love of suitcases with wheels!  And guess what?  {a flair for buttons} has the perfect flair for that!! I used flair from three different flair sets. This cute little VW van ifs rom the Summer Vibesflair set. The color matched perfectly, too! And if you watched my unboxing video of this kit -- you will know that I wanted to use that little rolling suitcase from the get go!


This "travel" flair is from the Tropical Vacation 2 flair set. Rockford, IL, our destination, is far from tropical, but the flair totally worked! :-)


And I just had to add a butterfly, since this was the year of butterflies for us! This gorgeous flair is from the More Lovely Words 1flair set.


One of my favorite things from the Rainbow kit are these exclusive acrylic pieces from Color Cast Designs! I love them!  I made a little skyline with them for this layout:


Here is my journaling:


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

Thanks for stopping by!  XO o.g.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

..:: hey guys ? ::..

Hi! I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with a layout using the pretty Flower Power 12x12 background cut file. This is a photo of my daughter in the hotel swimming pool -- one of her favorite things ever.  And my story is all about her obsession. Here is a look at the layout:

Here is the cut file:

For this layout I am using mostly items from Amy Tangerine's Sunshine & Good Times collection (from a while ago)!  I love it when I get to use up some of my stash.   I actually used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the file twice -- once I cut it as is for the white card stock. Then I used my Silhouette software to take out all of the middle parts so it would just cut the outside of the flowers -- this made it super easy to back it! Here's are a few close ups:

I started out with a white card stock background. I thought I might put some mixed media behind the area where the photos is --- and then I got carried away. :-)  I ended up with a full mixed media background behind the files. I used several sprays from Shimmerz Paints and a couple distress inks by Ranger Inks.  I used some foam to pop the whole cut file.

I fussy cut some butterflies and added some flair and tangled thread for the win! The flair is from the Watercolor Hearts and Flowers flair set available at the {a flair for buttons} etsy store. I also made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! XO o.g.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

..:: december daily day 23 ::..

Hello friends! I am back today with another day in my December Daily Album. I am also up on the {a flair for buttons} blog with this one. Here is my day 23 spread:

This two page spread looks like this when you flip the tag:

Here is a look at the flair I used on this layout:

It's a cardinal, and meant to represent those missing from our celebration. This flair is available in the Watercolor Winter Flair 3 set. Here is a look at my journaling:

I noticed a typo after I had already finished -- but I'm going to live with it.  Here are a couple more  close ups:

I'm so close to finishing this project! I made a video of my process, if that's something that suits your fancy!

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

Friday, January 11, 2019

..:: maybe it's maybelline ::..

Hi friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with this layout using the Floral Frames cut file designed by Ashley Horton. I chose papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee's Whimsical collection this is what I ended up with:

Here's a look at the cut file:

 So, once I cut the file and started playing with the papers and my photo, I decided that I didn't want the flowers in a frame, but I loved the flowers -- so I fussy cut them! Once I did that, it came together pretty quickly! Here are a few close ups:

I showed my One True Love the photo of our daughter and said, "Title please," and he immediately responded, "Maybe It's Maybelline", which was perfection!

I dug out an earlier Paige Evans collection (Oh My Heart) for the lipstick that I fussy cut from a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper.  That was the perfect touch!

I loved working with this cut file and I cannot wait to cut it again and use it as a frame!  I made a video of my process if that's something that suits your fancy!

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

..:: december daily update ::..

Hi Friends! Happy New Year! I have been super busy with family and friends over Christmas break, and I have been plugging away at my December Daily. So I thought I would give a quick update. I have been sharing on my IG and YT, but I haven't updated here for a week, so here we go! You can view all of the process videos here.

Thanks so much for checking it out. As long as you are looking I will keep sharing! See you soon! XO o.g.