Remember – Crate Paper Flourish

I am pretty sure I could cover half my house in the Flourish Always wood grain paper!  The tone of the wood color is so warm and perfect!  I decided to go for it and use the paper for my background.  I splattered a bit of colorshine onto the background to break the wood up a bit.  I backed a cut file with the watercolor striped paper from the 6×6 pad to add a bit of the green that shows in the butterflies.  The green is also on the paint by number strip tucked behind the photo!

To keep the page from looking too dark and heavy I thought that fussy cutting butterflies from the Charming paper would be the perfect idea.  I wanted them to float up the page so I cut out quite a few and stayed to the pinks and peachy butterflies.   I also decided to layer the pink and yellow butterflies with a hand cut white butterfly and the matching butterfly fussy cut from the 6×6 paper pad.

To balance the white die cut on the side of the photo I added one of the cut apart cards from the Memorable paper.  I had two of these cards so I fussy cut the camera and popped it up on foam for added dimension.  One of the sweet gold puffy stickers fit perfectly in the flashbulb spot!

I am very happy that I went out of my comfort zone and used the wood grain paper.  The contrast really makes the butterflies pop off the page and gives a crispness to the white while still remaining a very warm and pretty layout!  I encourage you to bust out a paper you’ve been “collecting” or use your favorite paper from a collection!

Supplies: Flourish Always Paper (344367) Flourish Charming Paper (344360 ) Flourish 6×6 Pad (344384) Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401)

Floral Birthday

I was inspired by the vintage cameras in the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection for the jumping off point for birthday decor! I have a small collection of black vintage cameras and thought the idea of Smile It’s Your Birthday would be a great theme for special someone who loves vintage, florals and photography! I started out with the gold letters as the centre of the display. I tacked them to a big black frame I use for special occasions or as a board to pin things too.

I wanted bold punches of colour and pattern so I made large and medium rosettes from the Flourish papers. Rosettes are fairly simple to make, for the large rosette you need 2 sheets of the same 12×12 pattern paper, a medium rosette uses 1 12×12 sheet.

I made 2 large rosettes, 2 medium and 1 small that I turned into a prize ribbon. The prize ribbon rosette uses 4 x 2” strips.

I love the dimension the rosettes create, plus it is a great way to be able to see the beautiful patterns in the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection!

For some smaller details I added a paper from the 6×8 paper pad to a gold frame. I then embellished on top of the glass with a tag, chipboard piece and the gorgeous wood veneer frame.

I used the Flourish Washi Tape to add a few of the die cuts on the “pin” board.

I love this little grouping of one of the medium rosettes with the swan card and camera!

I am really happy with the way my idea came together! It feels special, without being a traditional birthday theme and the florals bring warmth and life, especially if you are celebrating a winter birthday like I am!

Supplies: Maggie Holmes Flourish 12×12 Paper Pad (344383) Maggie Holmes Flourish Poppy Paper (344362) Maggie Holmes Flourish Nostalgic Paper (344370) Maggie Holmes Flourish Emma Paper (344364) Maggie Holmes Flourish Aviary Paper (344365) Maggie Holmes Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Maggie Holmes Flourish Ephemera Die-Cuts (344387) Maggie Holmes Flourish Washi Tape (344397) Maggie Holmes Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386) Maggie Holmes Flourish Wood Veneer Frame (344400) Maggie Holmes Flourish 6×8 Paper (344406) Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Foil Alpha Chipboard (680327)

Everyday

I am sharing a layout I made featuring the Pinkfresh Studio Mix No 2 Cardstock Stickers found in the January 2018 Project Life Kit. I love the feel and quality of these stickers. I used them as little “pots” for my cut file flowers (found in the February Cut File section on the website) I backed the flowers with papers from the January 2018 main kit and then stitched around them with white floss. I finished off the page with the super cute Pinkfresh Studio Mix No 2 Yellow Puffy Alpha Stickers for my long title.

Stiching up close!

 

Love the colors in the Pinkfresh Studio Mix No 2

 

Create Art

When I was at Creativation in Phoenix I was lucky enough to meet Shimelle!!  Shimelle is so friendly and down to earth, I really loved listening to her stories and her lovely laugh!  She was kind enough to give me a stack of papers and a few goodies from her new collection Box of Crayons, so I got busy and put them to use!  I immediately thought of an older photo of Hannah getting artsy which is something she did often and still does.  Box of Crayons has the perfect colors and super cute and whimsical characters and embellishments!  For a little fun I sketched messy pencil cirlces on the background!  I love this collection, definitely one you may want to check out!!

The little cat is the cutest!!  The papers layer up so beautifully, and check out the rainbow photo corners!!

 

Capture Life

I sat down with my gelli plate and made a big fun mess! I used my new Vicki Boutin Color Pop paints and a few other mixed media items like gesso, stencils, Heidi Swapp Gold Modeling Paste and Gold Colorshine.  I used green & blue Color Pop for one set of pages and purple, pink and mint for another set.

I had no intention for the pages but I knew a greenish one would make nice leaves and I can always use leaves!  Here are the papers I ended up making.

I had a large purple flower from the Vicki Boutin All The Good Things die cut pak that I had  been wanting to use, so I decided to make flowers and leaves from the papers using some Sizzix dies.  I pieced papers onto the sides of 8.5×11 cardstock to carry the mixed media fell onto the background! Here you can see the big purple flower clustered under the photo!

 

I love the black and white circles from the die cut pak and I used small flowers from the sticker book as centers for the flowers!

Dream Wild

If you are going to dream you might as well dream big and dream wild! The rich gorgeous colors on the Dream Wild tag from Paper 13 in Pick-Me-Up completely inspired my layout! I have wanted to use the Dreamcatcher cut file for awhile and when I saw the Dream Wild tag I knew it was perfect!

I cut the Dreamcatcher cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3. I added some turquoise paint to a white background and splattered a bit of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine around. While that was drying I started to back the cut file with gorgeous papers from Pick-Me-Up. I also fussy cut pretty flowers from Paper 02 to use as embellishments.

I decided to leave the main part of the dreamcatcher open so that the paint would show through and I wanted to let the florals and tag stand out! To make little “beads” for the the dreamcatcher I simply punched into the same papers I used with my regular single hole punch and then glued them on. They add just the right amount of color around the dreamcatcher circle. I used Paper 10 to back the feathers – the small patterns show perfectly through the openings! I also traced around some of the feathers onto Paper 02 and Paper 16 to make extra patterned paper feathers.

I love how this layout turned out and the challenge to only use cardstock and patterned papers from Pick-Me-Up!

All You Need

I love Mixed Media Monday over on the Hip Kit blog!  I shared this page there yesterday!  We received some super cool Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade in the January 2018 Color Kit.  I decided to paint an extra paper with lovely puddles of paint!  The Distress Oxides blend and oxidize beautifully when you sprinkle water on them!  After the sheet dried I punched as many hearts from the paper as I could, I then layered them down the page over top of random stamping with the sweet Vicki Boutin – All the Good Things Roller Stamp.  To embellish I used SO many flowers from the Exclusive Hip Kit Die Cut pak!  I layered quite a few of the project life cards beneath my photo and also used a PL card for my title!

A cute little epoxy badge from Pinkfresh Studio is the perfect item to top off the layers!

Lovely paint marks!

All the LOL’s

A few days before I left for Creativation in Phoenix I received the papers from Pick Me Up by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee!  At that time, Paige only had the papers from the collection.  I was up for the challenge of seeing if I could make a layout using only papers.  In my short scrapbooking history I have never actually made a layout from only paper.  It’s a good thing Paige’s collections always have so many fussy cutting papers and cut apart sheets!!

To get started I chose the Spooky Stars (Design ID #216771) cut file from Paige’s Silhouette store.  I wanted a whimsical background for what I had in mind!  I had recently boughten Hannah 3 different sizes of pom pom makers and thought it would be fun to turn three of them into embellishments.  I trimmed them done and gave them a pretty severe haircut at the back so they would lay flat and then glued them onto paperclips.  I fussy cut quite a few pieces from Pick Me Up Paper 8 and used the cut pieces as embellishments.  The bold stripes of Paper 19 worked perfectly under the stars for pops of color.  I added silly selfies of my Mom and I, then called it done!

I Love the fun and dimension the pom poms add!

 

Awesome

I sat down and had a good go with my new Vicki Boutin paints!  The bottles are so cute and the names are even cuter!  I had a free cut file from Scrapbook Cards Today magazine and there are 7 hearts so I thought it would be fun to use almost all the paint colors! I cut both the positive and negative of the cut file so that I could layer the hearts and break up the color.  I also used All the Good Things ephemera paks that I received in my Hip Kits in just the black and whites for some lovely contrast!

The paint colors are really opaque and rich!

The All the Good Things sticker pak is loaded with goodies!

 

I Like Your Smile

I found this layout I created back in August of 2017, that I had not shared!  I had punched a whack of circles from Fancy Free papers and cut them in half (very Paige Evans!) I originally had them sewn on another background and didn’t like the way the layout was going so I cut them out of the paper.  They ended up having a white border around them with the stitching still on them and I loved them like that!  I added strips of ribbon and torn fabric and then added the scallops on top.  I embellished with a few Fancy Free layered phrases, flowers and buttons!