Wednesday, July 14, 2021

..:: so big ::..

Hello friends!!  I am up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with a layout and process video using the Grateful Heart collection, with a few items from Frosty & Friends. Here is a look at my project:

I started with a 12x12 paper called All The Feels. It has a plaid on the bottom and a polka dot on the top.  I fussy cut the hearts from the How Blessed (bright) 12x12 paper. The card is from the 12x12 cut apart paper called Celebrate the Season. Then I got to work embellishing!

I used a lot of die cuts from the Floral Centerpiece die cut pack. 

I did a little fussy cutting -- cutting from patterned paper, cutting up die cuts and even cutting up a wreath!

I used a few papers from the 6x8 paper pack as well. The little birdies are fussy cut from a patterned paper, and I used a punch from my stash to add a few butterflies. 

This was so fun to make! I made a process video if that is something that suits your fancy!

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

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

..:: favorite escape ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with a layout that made all about one of our "favorite escape" spots -- the beach!  For this layout I used flair from 3 different flair sets and Amy Tangerine's Brave & Bold Collection.  Here is a look at my project:


Lots of color and lots of circles! The flair below came from the Tropical Vacation 2 Flair Set. It tucked in beside the title perfectly!IMG_1748

The #vacation flair came from the Hashtag Summer Flair set. I often like to give my flair a little next of tangled thread to sit upon.


Finally, my favorite, the "good life" flair came from the My Life 4 flair setIMG_1748
This was a fun layout to make. I made a video of my process if that suits your fancy! 


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

love you

Hello friends! I am up on the PLS blog today with another layout for you using the Frosty and Friends collection.  Here is a look at my project:

I'm going to be super honest will you and let you know that this all started with this tag from the Fuzzy Sock Die Cut pack and three hearts!  I saw them together and a layout was born!

I paired the tag with some of the 3/4 cards from the Hug In a Mug pack and and another tag and I ended up with a grid layout. This tag is one of my favorites! I stitched around the heart with embroidery floss.

This story is one of my favorites! I took a quote that her dad relayed to me for the journaling. I added typed journal strips to a tag for the win!

I absolutely love working with this collection. I think it is quite versatile and, as you can see, this layout isn't related to winter at all! But I also love all the little winter bits included! One of my favorite Pretty Little Studio Collections to date!

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


Monday, April 12, 2021

..:: super tween ::..

Hi, friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog with a layout using flair from the Bee Mine flair set! Here is a look at my project:


To tell this story I decided to pull the yellow out of her shirt - and create a monochromatic look. I started with a couple of  Distress Oxides (Wild Honey and Mustard Seed) to create a space to house my photo and embellishments. I love using Distress Oxides and water to create backgrounds. Here is a close up of the flair. 


I grabbed a bunch of yellow flowers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Sunkissed collection to cluster around the page. Some came from the embellishment pack and some I fussy cut from patterned papers. Finally I used a stamp designed by Vicki Boutin to create more texture and pops of black around the page.


For the title I used Elle's Studio Jordan Alpha stamps (both the Outline and the Dots & Stripes). I filled some of the letters in with patterned papers as well. 


I love how this one turned out. I also made a video of the process, if that's something that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out! XO o.g.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

..:: first hug ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with a layout using the new Frosty collection!  Here is a look at my project:

When I opened the Sugar Cookies die cut pack I saw so many circles!!  Then I opened the Fuzzy Socks die cut pack and saw some more! When I saw the one in the latter pack that says "Big Hugs" I realized what I had to do -- make even more circles!

I grabbed a lot of the die cut circles, and then grabbed my circle punches and some of the 6x8 pattered papers in the collection.

As always, I punched a few butterflies from the papers to add around the page.

I knew I wanted a bit of journaling so I printed that out on my printer and cut it into journal strips to tell the story of my daughter and my mom hugging for the first time in over a year.

 Such a happy story to tell, and what a beautiful collection with which to document it!  Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon! XO o.g.

Friday, March 26, 2021

..:: rainbow eyes ::..

Hello friends! I am up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with this layout using the Chasing the Sun collection. I love this bright, fun collection and it always makes me think of the tropics!  This photo was taken in the winter, but I love how the colors of the collection work perfectly with this photo of my daughter. She was playing with make up and made her eyes "rainbow". Here is a look at the layout:

I used the sunset words die cuts to find the right letters for "eyes".  There are some words in the die cuts that I will likely not use, so I don't feel badly about splitting them up to make something new. 

I love the flowers in this collection!  Most of these came from the Blooms die cuts.

It was really fun to work with this collection again. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again soon!  XO o.g.