Saturday, September 28, 2019

..:: zoo day shenanigans ::..

Hi! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with my last post as a Design Team member!

I used the Hul-la-ba-zoo cut file for the title as well as the flag at the top that says “It’s a jungle out there”. Here is a look at the complete cut file:

I added a border to the original file to create a black outline for my title as well as the flag.

 Here are a couple more close ups. 

I used mostly the Field Day collection from Shimelle for this layout. I fussy cut some flowers to add as embellishments and I also used a punch for my butterflies.

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

Thursday, September 26, 2019

..:: cheap trick ::..

Hello!  I am up on the A Flair for Buttons blog with a layout using some beautiful black and white flair from three different flair sets!  I used Amy Tangerine's Slice of Life collection that I purchased at Paper Issues (use the code OrangeGearle for 20% off you purchase). Here is my layout :

I started this layout by typing up my journaling in the Silhouette software. Then I had my Cameo print the journaling on white card stock using a sketch pen. I knew I wanted to tell a longer story for this one, so I incorporated it into the design of the page.

This story is about an experience at a Cheap Trick concert, so the notes in the Rock On 3 Flair were perfect for this layout. I also loved the idea of the black and white, so I grabbed a couple of other black and white pieces, too.


I layered some papers from the 6x6 paper pad behind my photo and popped the photos up with craft foam. I put the other two pieces of flair on either side to create a visual triangle on the page.

This flair came from the Bright Triangle Flair set.

This piece came from the Brave Soul Flair set. I love this piece so much!!

Finally I added a few colorful pieces of patterned paper in strips at the bottom, a boarder at the top with a piece of 12x12 paper from the collection, a few bits of thread, some stitching and splatters to finish it off. I just love layouts with black and white and pops of color!

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

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

Thursday, September 19, 2019

..:: for the love of music ::..

Hello friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog with a spread in my Traveler's Notebook using the Love Rules cut file.  Here is a look at my two page spread using mostly Dear Lizzy's latest collection. 

Here is a better look at the cut file!

I cut the file using white card stock and then I backed it with a beautiful green patterned paper. The other side was full of hearts -- that I thought went well with the XOXO pattern of the cut file! I added my journaling to the left side of the spread with a few stickers from the collection. 

The right side houses my title and my photo. This photo is of some books in our living room!  I was dusting and as I was putting the books back, I realized they had a theme, so I took a photo!

I love using the Cut Shoppe cut file for TNs. It helps the project to come together so quickly!  I also made a video of my process!

Thank you so much for stopping by! XO o.g.