Brave Wings

Recently we colored my daughter’s hair with temporary bright color!  She had been wanting to do it for a long time and the only thing in the way was me!  Of course if it was going to happen then there needed to be loads of pictures, this photo was my favorite and the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee was such a perfect match to show it off!  The brave wings pocket card said it all for me and that was my jumping off point for the layout.  I punched butterflies from the 12×12 papers and spread them out in an ombre effect from the bottom.  A few gold accents and Take Me Away paper clip finished it off!

Love Everything

While I had my Felicity Jane kit out making Hello Life I made another layout using the gorgeous chipboard alpha from the May 2016 kit! Recently I started a Terrific Titles Pin Board full of title inspiration!  I kept the background super simple with just a few Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine sprinkles and used Crate Paper Chasing Dreams to embellish the page!  I love this photo and this girl and this page!

Turn the Page Guest

Today is the day!!  I am thrilled to share my pages using Paige Evan’s new collection Turn the Page!  Paige and Pink Paislee have done it again with an outstanding collection of beautiful scrapbook products!

The very first page I made was “That’s What She Said”  I stitched pink heart sequins around my circle made from floral paper, the sparkle they add is just right!  I fussy cut the quotes from Paper 21 to use as the inspiration for the whole layout.  The title is a nod to The Office, one of my favorite shows!

The next layout I made is called “Fresh Start”  I let the quote determine the color story for this page, with the fresh green and blue!  I added Shimmerz Well Blue Me Down & Rolling In The Hay to the background.  I layered leaves cut from white cardstock, and cut from the deep green paper from Turn the Page.  I went through the embellishments and puffy stickers to find the ones with greens and blues!  I fussy cut the swallow and butterflies from the 12×12 papers.  To finish it off I added the sweet little tab from the sticker book!

For my 3rd layout I was ready to dig into the papers!!  There are 24 papers in Turn the Page with their coordinating b-sides which gives you 48 patterns to play with!!  I chose the big beautiful floral and then coordinated the other papers based from it.  I cut simple long banners and roughed up the edges a bit for a shabby look.  I added some of the pretty ribbon as banners as well.  I used a gorgeous big quote embellishment and more butterflies fussy cut from Paper 04.

For my last layout I used the Follow Your Heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe as my jumping off point.  It is such a great way to use many papers by backing the open spots of a cut file!  I mixed and matched papers trying to have different colors and patterns next to each other!  There was a lot of cutting and fitting but I adore the result!  I used a quote fussy cut from Paper 21 (can you tell I love the quotes?) and made a cluster on the lower right and then a mini cluster on the top left for balance.  The sweet little banner is from the sticker sheet and the flowers are fussy cut from Paper 15.

Last but not least I made a mini album!  My daughter had gone to a sleepover and my husband was busy doing tractor type things so I had plenty of time to scrap!  I cut down the cover from an old novel (bought at a library sale) and readied it to hold my little booklets.  I made 3 signatures with about 5-6 pages in each signature.  I did all my sewing and sticking and decorating before I added the signatures to the cover, it makes it much easier!  I kept the pages fairly simple but cute!  I added a repeating theme with little typed sentiment strips!  I love how it turned out!  Every time I turn a page I will remember this exciting opportunity I had!!


The cover for this next signature was inspired by Steffi Ried’s cool stitching!!



Hello Life

I took some inspiration from Jill Sprott’s Stash Busting Challenge and though I haven’t made a stash kit (yet) I thought I would dive into some kits I bought ages ago and use them!  For this layout I used my May 2016 Felicity Jane kit!  I used a rose stencil on the background and started with black paint then added white for the next rose and more white paint for the 3rd rose, a few splatters and I called it done!  I layered up my photo and added bits and pieces from the kit.  The beautiful word tab was made from the stamp set! Felicity Jane kits are so pretty!

Crush on You

The Hip Kit Club has a pretty cool ice cream cone cut file for July!  I supersized the cut file and cut it from white smooth carstock on my silhouette.  I backed the cone with the fabulous paper made by Design Team member Irit Landgraf.  I knew I wanted to use photos of Hannah having her very first ice cream cone while we were on vacation in Prince Edward Island at Anne of Green Gables!  She was completely smitten with her ice cream cone!  I also used the floral cut files provided by Zinia Amoirdou for Hip Kit Club.  I added watercolors to the plain white in all the ice cream colors!  While I was painting the flowers I spattered the left over paint onto the background paper.  I then added bits from the HKC wood pieces and a couple Amy Tangerine clear stickers (the big dots on the background).  For my title I used the chipboard Love & xoxo from Simple Stories I had in my stash, and a clip from Maggie Holmes Carousel.

All My Stars

On Tuesday (Aug 1) I sent in all my Turn the Page projects for my guest spot @ Pink Paislee!  It’s a bit nerve wracking hoping everything is just right and guest spot worthy 🙂  I can’t wait to share them next week!!  So this layout is my first “play” with Turn the Page!  The 12×12 and 6×6 paper pad has gold foil running throughout many of the pages!  It gives a special feel to the paper and that gorgeous touch of glimmer!  I had my eye on the stars while I was making my guest pages and when I saw the gold on them in the paper pad, I knew I wanted to use those next!  I fussy cut the big stars from the 12×12 paper and the matching little stars from the 6×6 paper.  I punched stars from the hexagon paper to layer in between the stars and stitched the little star piles together.

To make the background I cut a 9″ circle from white paper on my silhouette and used it as a mask to keep the center of the circle on my background clean while I splattered Shimmerz Night Moves and Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine around the circle.  I drew messy lines with the sprayer end around the circle as well!  I then attached the stars in a rainbow order and added the gorgeous little stars from the Turn the Page Chipboard.  To me that addition of the chipboard stars made the page!  My title is from the Take Me Away Thickers and a little typed quote finished it off!

Turn the Page by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee is a must have collection!  The colors are gorgeous and the possibilities are endless!

Stand Tall Darling

Flamingo’s are everywhere these days in scrap products!  I thought it would be fun to try a layout featuring one!  I made a cut file of a flamingo and the large title in photoshop to cut on my silhouette, then painted all the cutouts using my Prima Tropical Confections and my cheapy watercolor palette.  On the background I used some clear gesso and then scraped Martha Stewart paint and added some Shimmerz Well Blue Me Down splatters!  To embellish I fussy cut flowers from a Dear Lizzy paper I got in the July Hip Kit!  They were the perfect addition.  I finished the title with Thickers called Charming.

So fun to make this page!  Love how it turned out!

New Level of Happy Mail

Weeks ago I received an email inviting me to be a Guest Designer for Paige Evans & Pink Paislee!!  #mindblown really suits the surprise and giddiness I felt!  Of course I said yes!  Fast forward to me annoying the lady that receives courier shipments for me in town.. is it there yet?  now?  today?  Thank goodness she is super nice and didn’t mind!  Finally she called me that the box had arrived so Hannah and I went off to town to get it.

The “Turn the Page” Collection is amazing!!  Truthfully I had to sit and look at it for a day before I could go near it with a pair of scissors 🙂  The possibilities were filling up my head and I didn’t want to use #all the things on the first page!

Once I started scrapping the pages almost made themselves!  I am excited to share them soon and honored to have been asked to be a guest designer!  A big Thank You to Paige Taylor Evans for the opportunity!!


Happy 3rd Birthday Layout

This layout came about from the Hip Kit Club Moodboard Challenge on the FB Forum.  I was inspired by the balloon picture on the moodboard and the colors from Oh My Heart by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee are perfect!!  At the party we had a strawberry shortcake birthday banner hanging on the wall and I thought it would be cute to add to the layout.  I made the banner in photoshop and then traced it in silhouette to cut out!  The photo is one of my favorites, not a typical birthday fun photo, she was waiting for cake and tired out by this point.  I just love it!  The today is awesome, xo gold heart and mint bow chipboard are from the Take Me Away Collection and I added a few flowers from my stash!

Hannah “willingly” gave me the 3 from her My Mind’s Eye On Trend Ephemera pak.

I colorized the photo in photoshop beofre printing, the background was super busy and I wanted just the birthday girl to be the focal point!

Hustle & Heart Layout

When I saw the bright blue embellishments and papers in the June Hip Kit I immediately thought of our dance photos this year!  Hannah definitely leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes, especially at dance competition time!  I used the Amy Tangerine chipboard and punch stars out of the HKC papers.  The pink sequins on the pink stars are leftover sequins from one of the costumes I made!  I added some paint from the Prima Tropicals paint palette for some extra pop!