In the Moment

Have I said how much I love being on Paige’s Silhouette Design Team?  Well I do, very much, I feel very lucky!  Paige’s designs are so fun and a inspire creativity!  This week I worked with the Flowers or Leaves (Design ID #216720) cut file.  I cut a whole sheet of feathers after sizing them down to about 3.5 inches high.  I backed each of the feathers with a paper from the Turn the Page 6×6 paper pad. I then added corners to a piece of white cardstock and stitched lace ribbon from Turn the Page along the edges. I then fussy cut flowers from the floral paper in the 12×12 paper pad and scattered them along the top of the feathers.

I chose a recent photo that is sure to be one of my favorites, the layout feels very boho to me and I love it!

Little Frames

I was bound and determined to use the little Amy Tangerine Suede Bows included in the September 2017 Hip Kit!  I went through a few different ideas of how to use them and settled on using them as little “hangers” for mini frames!  The 2×2 swatch paper pad from Turn the Page are perfect as the little pictures in the frames.  I started out by drawing frames and gave that idea up pretty quickly, instead I turned to photoshop and made one frame the size I needed and then copied it 9 times and printed them out.  They were actually quite quick to fussy cut and came out nicely.  To assemble I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue and just put a dot of glue at the top point of the frame hanger and then another dot on top for the bow.  I wanted them to be able to lift up.  I added a 2×2 paper with a sentiment on top of each frame and then embellished using Turn the Page puffy stickers and chipboard.  Underneath each of the 9 frames I added a photo or an embellishment cluster with a 2×2 paper as a base.  I kept the under frame additions fairly simple so the frames would lay flat.  It turned out super cute and Hannah loves to look at it and lift the frames!


A peek under a couple of the frames, very hard to photograph them all flipped up!!


Super cute!

My Pumpkin

Today is the last day of “Halloween Week”. I hope you have enjoyed the layouts!  I sure had fun making and sharing them!

For this layout I cut a bunch of of the Pumpkin Trio Design ID #222474 cut files.  I used a mix of Oh My Heart by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee and the Crate Paper After Dark Digital Collection.  I thought it would be fun to make a spooky clothesline with lots of banners and tags, socks are halloweenish right?  I added some glue spots  and sprinkled rose gold glitter for the top of the background and added some green/yellow paint as well!

Spooky details….

Witchy Web

Hello! Thanks for joining me on day 5 of my Halloween Week!!  I was excited about the possibilities with the Spider Web Background Design ID #216762 cut file!  I printed out some elements from Crate Paper After Dark digital collection, I also used some paper clips from Take Me Away and decided to use a column design to keep everything tidy 🙂   This year we dressed up as witches and went out trick or treating by driving around to the neighbors farms.  Hannah did stipulate that we had to be kind of pretty and nice witches!

Scary close up!!

Goblins

Today for the 4th day of Halloween Week I have a super cute layout!  I love the Haunting Night Design ID #221106 cut file! I knew right away the painted stripe paper from Take Me Away by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee would look great behind the words.  I then picked out more bits from Take Me Away and added buttons to the o’s and a’s!

I didn’t have the greatest photos from this Halloween so it was the perfect time to use small photos!  This was the first year Hannah chose to be something “scary”. Halloween has always spooked her, so princess was generally the costume of choice!


Close up!!

Happy Colors

This morning I was in the mood to bust out the paints!  I had cut the Pie Chart Heart (Design ID #219822) from Paige Taylor Evans & Silhouette earlier in the week and wanted to use it as well!  I drew out some of my favorite paint brushes and used my watercolor palette to color them in.  I traced around a jar I had and then cut a slit beneath the top band of the jar and slid the brushes in, I added a piece of vellum on top and stitched around it with my sewing machine so it would look the brushes were “behind” glass.

For the background I penciled in the cut spaces where I wanted the pie chart heart to be and painted the spaces before glueing down the cut file.  I then added stitching all around the heart.  Last step was to assemble all the pieces and add the Heart Word Happy (Design ID #216681) for a title with the colors chipboard from Take Me Away ( I added a little bit of paint to the chipboard as well).  I sprinkled on some yellow star sequins and used some pretty star die cuts from Turn the Page for the finishing touch!!  Love how it turned out and it made me happy to make it!

Boo Crew

My third layout is titled Boo Crew.  For the base of the design I used Squares Background Design ID #216774 I cut the design down to only have 3 columns.  Since I chose very bright and contrasting colors from Oh My Heart by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee the grid helps everything feel less chaotic!  I added one of the Haunted Houses Design ID #217953 for a cute focal point. It was a challenge to use a collection that wasn’t really meant for Halloween, once I got going it was interesting to find so many things that seemed perfect!

Every year for the last 4 years we go to our friends house for pizza and trick or treating.  They live out in a country subdivision and everyone knows everyone there so the kids can just run around and have a great time!  Love our Boo Crew!

Trick or Treat

I LOVE a big title!  The Trick or Treat Yoself Design ID #222489 cut file is so much fun!  I printed out some Crate Paper After Dark Digital elements and papers and backed the letters in the cut file and then decorated with the elements!  When I print out digital elements I will often try to pop them up and give them a little extra interest.  I used a Heidi Swapp paper for a dark bold background!

This year was Hannah’s first year trick or treating.  She really was unsure about the whole event!!

Papers from Take Me Away and Oh My Heart have great Halloween colors!

Details….

Hocus Pocus

Everyday this week I will be sharing a Halloween layout!  I got on a bit of a roll with Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette Halloween cut files so I have 6 layouts to share!  I hope you enjoy “Halloween Week”.

My first layout uses the fabulous Hocus Pocus Design ID #220851 cut file by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette.  I used Turn the Page by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee to decorate the layout.  You really can use almost any collection for Halloween!  The bright fun colors add plenty of pop and style!  The washi tape book from Turn the Page has 12″ long pieces of washi which are excellent for borders!

Hannah caved into my photo begging this year and made a scary face just for me 🙂

I cut a second cut file with a 1/4 offset from plain white cardstock so the black letters would “pop” more!

These pumpkins are so cute!!

Stash Busting – Jill Sprott

In July 2017 Jill Sprott posted about a Stash Busting Challenge and showed the layouts she made with the kit compiled from her stash.  I missed out on joining the challenge at the time, but thought I would do it this week for fun!  I followed the kit content outline Jill provided and made a kit from my stash.  My stash isn’t very old but it is big enough that I needed to make a dent in it!

I didn’t take too long making the kit.  I have a tendency to overthink things and didn’t want to do that for this challenge.  I started with the Live More Die Cut Pak by Pinkfresh Studio to guide the color choice and style of the kit.  I went down Jill’s list and just grabbed items that fit the list and matched the die cut pak.  For one fo the specialty papers I chose a long hoarded gold foil polka dot paper!!

Continue down the post to see the pages I made with my kit!  I really enjoyed the challenge and will definitely do it again, if you have stash you would like to use up, be sure to visit Jill’s blog!

 

 

For my first page I went right for the gold dot paper!  I layered some of the papers and journal cards.  The addition of the journal cards in the kit is brilliant and I used them on all 3 pages.  I added some Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine in the background.  The fun part of the challenge is that Jill says to use your tools, paints and supplies along with your kit!  I really love how this page turned out.  The Pinkfresh pak has plenty of great pieces to use as titles!

For my second page I knew I wanted to use the yellow paper for sure, so I started with it.  This page came together very quickly, I think that is the beauty of making your kit.  You just grab what is in front of you and make it work!  I paired the yellow with the pink paper from Studio Calico.  I thought this layout was the perfect one to make a big title on!  I love this page too, very cheery!

As you can see, I again reached for the gold paper for my third layout!  It is beautiful paper by My Mind’s Eye and I really enjoyed using it.  Goes to show that you shouldn’t hoard stuff!  I have had this photo of Hannah’s menagarie of stuffies sitting on my desk for awhile so I thought I would use it!  I chose quite a few of the Hazelwood stickers and used another title from the Pinkfresh pak.  I stitched the banners and tag with my sewing machine and embellished with the Valentine Puffy Hearts by American Crafts.  The page is sweet and simple and I love it!