Tuesday, April 30, 2019

..:: out on a limb ::..

Hi! I have a layout  and process video to share with you using the April Clique Kit! I used all the Vicki Boutin flowers on this one!  I love how it turned out! Here is my layout:

And here are a few close up!

I even fussy cut some packaging to add just a few more flowers to the layout!

Check out my process -- if that's something that suits your fancy!

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

Monday, April 22, 2019

..:: girl power ::..

Hi! I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with a layout using the Floral Wreath cut file and some pretty papers by Paige Taylor Evans. Here is a look at my layout!

Here is the file that I used:

When I cut the file, I cut the full wreath, but I also cut and pasted a few extra flowers so that I could have a few single flowers to use as embellishments! 

I backed the cut file and the extra flowers with pink, blue, and orange papers. Then I added some more flowers from the floral die cuts.

I used a couple of butterfly punches to add some butterflies to my layout as well. 

I did a little mixed media behind the wreath. I first put some gesso on my card stock, then I added some Shimmerz paints over the top for a watercolor look.

I really like how this one turned out, this was such a fun file to work with! I also made a process video if that's something that suits your fancy!

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

..:: release ::..

Hi friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe blog today with this layout using the Butterfly Wings cut file and papers by Paige Taylor Evans. This was a super important story for me to tell, and so I needed to add quite a bit of journaling.  I decided to build it right into the design.  Here is my layout:

Here is what the cut file looks like by itself! 

I set the file up in my Silhouette software to cut the butterfly out of white card stock.  I also used the offset feature to make an bigger outline of the file.  Then I typed in my text using a sketch font and attached it to the butterfly outline.  I set my Silhouette to sketch instead of cut and Voila! Lots of text, built into the design.  I did make a video showing how if you are interested (see below).

I backed the file with pretty papers and then used a punch to punch out some small butterflies and added those across the page. For the punched butterflies I used the same papers and a couple of 6x8 papers from the collection. The phrases came from a 12x12 paper also included in the collection.

Around and behind the photo I added some tangled thread for texture and more color! 

I made a video of my process if that's something that suits your fancy (I also tell the story more in depth and link to how to do the journaling)! 

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

Friday, April 12, 2019

..:: the meaning of you ::..

Hi friends! Just a note to let you know that I have a new video up on my YT channel and the Clique Kits YT channel. I am working with the April kit, Full Bloom. I love the mix of Vicki Boutin and Heidi Swapp.  
 I did a bunch of fussy cutting and put together this pretty simple layout quickly and I love it!

 My goal was to tell the story of the meaning of Bea's name. :-)  So I chose a photo that is just "her" and got busy.

Here is the video of my process, if that's something that suits your fancy!

See you again soon!