Monday, October 16, 2017

Love This / Hip Kit Club

Happy Monday, friends!  I'm back to share a new page for Hip Kit Club.  I used the 2017 September Hip Kits, and I also used another cut file designed by DT Member Jessica Fabiano.  I used the sketchy frames and cut them on different patterned papers from the Main Kit.  Just about everything I used on this page is from Paige Evans' Turn the Page collection.

I used some light pink cardstock as my base and added lots of Shimmerz to it.  I used all three colors from the Color Kit after smudging down some white gesso.  I used the packaging technique as well as spraying and splattering directly on to the paper.  I went pretty simple with the design by tucking in some fussy cut flowers around the photos.

I resized the frames in the Silhouette software before cutting them so they would fit over my photos.  I added some adhesive foam and tissue paper behind them to add some dimension and interest.  These flowers were pretty easy to fussy cut from patterned paper.  I also added some of the butterflies from the Chipboard Stickers and Puffy Stickers as well as some sequins.

I love these colors...just so pretty!  I wanted to bring out the colors in the papers, and the Shimmerz on the background did just that.  I kept everything pretty minimal on this page...sometimes you don't need a lot.

I also went simple with the title.  I combined some of the Hip Kit exclusive alpha stickers with some of the Turn the Page stickers from the Sticker Book.  I traced around "this" with a gold metallic pen to make them stand out a little more.  I also added in some of the Amy Tangerine puffy heart stickers and some tangled thread.

Here's one last close-up of the left side...a pretty butterfly and some sequins :)

I hope this inspires you create a fun background to match your papers and embellishments.  It was fun to make :)   Here's my process video if you'd like to check out...

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great week!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Weekend / Precious Remembrance Shop

Happy Saturday, friends!  I have a new layout to share today for Precious Remembrance Shop combining two stamp sets and some of the new stickers and die cuts available in the shop.  I always look through my stamps and see what inspires me at the moment.  For this page, I began with my photos.  They’re of my girls about to ride our 4-wheeler, so I wanted to create a messy and somewhat muddy layout to showcase them.  I knew the scribble stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set would be perfect, so I chose that to use on my background.  I also used a sentiment from the New Day Stamp Set.  I incorporated some of the new Coffee Love Stickers and Journey Bits & Pieces on the page as well.  The pink in those helped me with my color scheme.  I didn’t use any patterned paper on this layout, and it was a lot of fun to just use stamps and embellishments along with watercolors and sprays.

Happy Art Stamp Set

New Day Stamp Set

I absolutely adore this scribble stamp.  It’s perfect for so many things, and it symbolizes mess and dirty for this page.  I used a thick smooth cardstock without any gesso.  I used some brown distress inks as well as some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and some Shimmerz.  I thought adding some pink would add a feminine touch to the brown splotches.  My title is one of the stickers, and I simply adhered it to some cardstock and then cut it out so I could move it around.  I glued it to my photo and then machine stitched through it with gold thread.  A lot of the gold embellishments around the page are from my Crate Paper stash.

Here are a few of the fun stickers.  These are perfect for planners, but I like the challenge of making them work on a layout.  I used them as layers and smaller subtitles.  Here is where I used the New Day Stamp Set.  This quote was just right for these photos.

I really love how the pinks and browns look together.  I don’t normally go for browns, but the pictures suited it.  I used one of the camera die cuts here available in the Journey Bits & Pieces.  There are three different sizes of these cameras!  Again, the other embellishments are from various Crate Paper collections.

Here’s a closer look at the camera and the background stamping.  Stamping doesn’t always have to be front and center;  you can use them for subtle elements, too.  I did more machine stitching here to add more pops of shiny gold.

Here's the top of the design.  I love layering bits and pieces behind my photos, and it was fun to use up some of my random embellishments.  I love how this scribble stamp looks here!

I hope this has inspired you in some way to create a fun layout using your stamps!  And be sure to check out the shop for all the new stickers and die cuts.  They’re very versatile and can be used in so many ways.  Also, be sure to check out my process video if you’d like to see how I created this page.

You can also check out more videos on the Precious Remembrance Shop's YouTube Channel!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous weekend :)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mom's Day / Paige Evans DT

Hello again, friends! It's Friday...yessss!  Today I’m sharing a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team featuring the Scalloped Circles cut file.  I enlarged to fit my entire page. I did a little mixing and matching with Paige’s collections on this. I used a patterned paper from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad to cut the design. I love the watercolor look of it, and I placed it on some white cardstock so it would stand out. I used some Shimmerz sprays, some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine, and a few gelatos to create the watercolor effect on the background. I spent lots of time fussy cutting flowers for this page! I pulled out the Turn the Page 12x12 Paper Pad and cut all the gold foiled flowers from one paper. I also cut the hot pink tiny flowers from a sheet in the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad. It’s fun to combine bits and pieces from different collections to make things interesting!

I did even more mixing and matching for my title. I used some of the Take Me Away Thickers for half of it and the Turn the Page Thickers for the other half. I curved the title to fit the cut file. I also added a smaller subtitle over on the left side. I used the “today” sticker from the Turn the Page Sticker Book, stuck it to some vellum, and fussy cut it out.

I love how versatile this cut file is. Usually I back all the open spots with patterned papers, but I decided to leave all the spots open. I wanted the background to show through. I added some shiny gold here with some machine stitching. The background gold really shines and it’s a perfect complement to the gorgeous flowers. The fussy cutting was well worth it!

The best part about combining collections is coming up with your own color scheme.  I love the hot pink added in this mix.  Here you can see the clear sticker from the Turn the Page Sticker Book.  I attached it to some vellum first and then fussy cut it out.

I pulled out the Oh My Heart Chipboard Stickers and found a yellow one that matched perfectly. I added in some of the Turn the Page Ribbon through the hole to finish it off.

I wanted to cluster some of the flowers on top of the photo so I did that in a few places. I added one of the Turn the Page Pennant Paper Clips to the corner edge here and layered a flower on top of it.

Here's one last close-up of the beautiful cut file.  I am just in awe of how pretty it looks mixed with the gold on the background as well as all those colorful blooms!

This was so much fun to create! I highly recommend checking out Paige’s Silhouette cut files. They are really awesome and give you so many possibilities to create with!  Be sure to check out my process video here:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bahaha! / Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello, friends!  Happy Wednesday :)  I have a funny (and fun) layout to share today for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the You Rock collection.  I have really loved the challenge of using this “boy” collection for layouts about my silly girls.  This photo makes me laugh…look at that goofy face!  This week we are featuring projects that showcase our individual style.  I used mixed media, which is my favorite.  I was also in the mood to play with washi tape, so I took all the You Rock Washi Tape and stuck it all down on some white cardstock.  I used my circle punches to create lots of different sized circles to use around the photo.  I actually loved how the scrap paper looked after punching all the circles, so I cut it in half and used it as well.  My background paper is the Artisan paper from Wild at Heart, and I smudged a lot of white acrylic paint on it first.  I used coordinating colors of ink sprays to get the color behind everything.

I went through all the embellishments and discovered there are tons of circles!  I used one from the Chipboard Stickers, several from the Ephemera Die Cuts and even some tiny ones I punched.  I used more of the Washi Tape here with these cute phrases.  The Accessory Sticker Sheet is full of really funny phrases, so I used a few of those around the page, too.

I added some foam adhesive under a few of the circles to create some depth.  I topped this big circle with a few sentiments.  One is a die cut and one is a Rubber Charm.  I used the navy alpha stickers from Hello Sunshine.  You can also see some black machine stitching on the background.  I did some zig zag stitches as well as some messy straight stitching.  I like how it adds to the messy background.

I used a chipboard frame over my photo and then topped it with another chipboard circle.  Here you can see the scrap paper that I punched the circles from.  It looked too cool to throw away, so I used it!

Here’s one more close-up of the top area.  I did add a few bits of tangled thread in two spots for added texture and color.

It's really fun to layer lots of products together like this.  Creating these washi circles was really easy, and you can do this with any tapes to create your own color scheme.  It's fun to think outside the box and do something different :)

I really love how this turned out!  It’s a lot of fun to make a collection work for something that it’s not intended for.  Even though most of the pieces in the You Rock line are meant for boys, I have made it work for several girl pages.  Give it a try!  Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Days / Hip Kit Club

Hey, friends!  It's FRIDAY...yeah!  I'm back today to share my newest layout for Hip Kit Club.  I used the 2017 September Kits.  I decided to pull out an old chevron punch from my stash to create a large textured heart.  I was inspired by the beautiful striped Shimelle paper from the Main Kit and Paper Kit.  I also used a few papers from the Turn the Page collection.  I hand cut a big heart from patterned paper and then glued down all the punched strips.  I chose the beautiful Ash card stock from the Cardstock Kit as my background.  I went around the edges of the heart with white gesso and then used the Shimmerz from the Color Kit on top of it.  I also smudged some white gesso on some areas of the heart and added more of the Shimmerz.  I just love the look it gives, and it creates nice depth.

Here you can see the amazing texture from the paper strips!  I did a bit of machine stitching with metallic gold thread through a few of the strips.  I went simple with my title and used one of the Shimelle Thickers from the Embellishment Kit and some of the Hip Kit exclusive gold chipboard alphas from the Main Kit.  I embellished around the photo with some Turn the Page die cuts.

I went simple with the title and combined one of the Shimelle glitter Thickers with the metallic gold Hip Kit exclusive chipboard alphas.  I love how they stand out against the background.

I also used one of the Amy Tangerine bows.  Here you can see how the Sunset Strip Shimmerz created a nice solid yellow area for my title to go. This breaks up the colorful background and make the title pop off the page a bit more.

In the upper right area, I created a little cluster using more of the Turn the Page goodies.  I used one of the 2×2 Paper Pad papers, one of the Paper Clips, some Puffy Stickers and a Wood Veneer.  I added some aqua Shimmerz from my stash behind it.

Finally, I added one of the cute Turn the Page birds and finished everything off with some gold Color Shine splatters.

I hope this inspires you to try using the Color Kit to create your next project!  Be sure to check out my process video here if you'd like to see how I made this.

Thanks so much, and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Wonderful Family / Paige Evans DT

Hey, friends!  I have a new layout to share today for the Paige Evans Design Team.  This week we are showcasing some of Paige’s beautiful cut files available in the Silhouette Store. It was so hard to pick which one to use because they’re all so fantastic! I decided to go with the Flower Cluster. I first cut an entire sheet of white cardstock’s worth of the various flowers and leaves. Then I sorted through all the papers from the Turn the Page collection and chose several to make flowers. I cut 3x3 squares from seven different patterned papers and a few from the Turn the Page 6x6 Paper Pad and cut them on my Silhouette Cameo. I will list all of the individual papers down below in my supply list. I wanted to scrap this hilarious family photo and have it surrounded by a bunch of colorful flowers. So that is what I did!

I arranged all those gorgeous flowers on a sheet of white cardstock. I loved how it looked so much that I didn’t want to move anything, so I very carefully glued all of them together. This allowed me to move the entire arrangement of flowers around without them getting jumbled up. I wanted to add watercolors to the background, so I pulled out some coordinating colors of Shimmerz sprays and used the packaging and splattering technique. I love the look of the watercolor peeking through the open spots and around the edges. I think these flowers look so good layered on top of each other like this! I went back after everything was glued down and added in a few floral stickers from the Turn the Page Sticker Book.

I did more of the same on the left side of the photo. I added in some matching tangled thread in a few places for more pops of color and texture. I mixed and matched some of the Turn the Page Washi Tape Book tape with a sticker from the Sticker Book for my title. I adhered both of them to vellum and cut them out; this was I could move them around and they are more visible on the busy background.

This photo cracks me up… haha! So typical every time we try and take a picture together! Here you can see how well the title works together. I added in a floral piece from the Turn the Page Chipboard Stickers behind the tape. I finished everything off with some splatters of gold Color Shine.

I added a fun tab sticker from the Sticker Book on the left side of the photo.  I'm really loving how this turned out...layering flowers is a lot of fun!

I hope this gives you some ideas to try with Paige's cut files!  They really are very pretty and so much fun to create with.  Be sure to check out my process video here:

Thanks so much for visiting me today...have a great Tuesday!

Monday, October 2, 2017

This Way & That Way / Precious Remembrance Shop

Hello again, and Happy Monday!  I have a fun layout to share today for Precious Remembrance Shop using stamps from four different stamp sets.  I used the new Happy Mail Stamp Set along with the Fall Colors, Journey and This Moment Stamp Sets

Happy Mail Stamp Set

Fall Colors Stamp Set

Journey Stamp Set

This Moment Stamp Set

The majority of the Happy Mail Stamps are perfect for cards or decorating gifts, so I decided to use the small arrow to create a fun background.  My photos are of my daughters doing one of their favorite things…running around outside.  They always run away from each other usually, so I created to big circles with the arrows to show movement.  I used lots of blue and green Distress Inks to do this as well as some Shimmerz Paints, and then I used the same inks to create the watercolor splashes.  My favorite part of this layout was using the beautiful leaves from the Fall Colors Stamp Set.  I heat embossed them with gold powder and then used the inks to color in the white areas.  There’s just something about glittery leaves!

I used smooth cardstock as my background for this, and here you can see how pretty the stamping turned out.  I stamped each arrow a few times to get lighter shades of each color.  I love that some of them look a little distressed.  A perfectly stamped image isn’t that important to me, especially if I’m creating a background.  Look at this beautiful leaf!  I love how they turned out.  I went with gold because it’s just so pretty mixed with these blues and greens.  I also did a bit of machine stitching with metallic gold thread for some extra shine and texture.

Here are more leaves that I tucked in between my photos.  I stamped them on some scrap white smooth cardstock and then fussy cut them out.  This is a great way to create your own embellishments!  I printed my photos in different sizes, and I don’t do that often.  It was fun to play with multiple photos like this.

Here’s another look at those awesome arrows from the Happy Mail Stamp Set.  I wanted my title to reflect the motion of the photos, so I pulled out some old white fabric Thickers and staggered them.  I used an ampersand from a set of gold Thickers and then machine stitched through the words.  I also added a lot of splatters using the Distress Inks, some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine and some Shimmerz Paints.

I tucked in a few more leaves here under my bottom photo along with some tangled thread.  I did add some adhesive foam under all my photos for dimension.  I did use a few sentiment and phrase stamps from the Journey and This Moment Stamp sets under two of the photos and under my journaling.  I finished everything off with some blue and green sequins from Spiegel Mom Scraps.

I love how the title turned out.  It just happened to fit nicely right here.  I'm glad I went with white.  It's subtle yet it stands out against the colors on the background.

Here's one more look at the embossed leaves.  I really wish there were blue leaves in the world :)

I hope you got some inspiration from this!  You can check out my video here if you'd like to see how I created this.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great week :)