Scrapbook Expo

I am very thrilled to be featured on the Scrapbook Expo blog today!  As part of the feature you get the opportunity to create an exclusive layout!  I found a favorite autumn photo and used Oh My Heart by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee to make a pretty autumn page!  I cut leaves with a cut file from the Silhouette store and then punched little flowers with a Martha Stewart punch to use as sprinkles all around the layout!  I designed the title in photoshop and cut it with the silhouette.  I would LOVE for you to check out the post at Scrapbook Expo and see the layouts I chose as my favorites!!

Everyday

My assignment from Hip Kit Club this week was to make a layout using only the September 2017 Main Kit!  The Main Kit is packed full of gorgeous so this layout came together easily!

Once I decided on the photo I wanted to use, I started fiddling around and came up with a grid design.  I cut the pink sun ray card from the journal card paper and then added a piece from the chipboard.  I layered bits from the ephemera pack for the top and bottom pieces in the grid and used more ephemera to make the title “Everyday Wonderful Moments”.  I then added a few splatters to finish of the page!

Hip Kit Club September 2017 Main Kit

Moments

I ADORE this layout!  Have you ever made a scrapbook page and then sat back and oohed and ahhed over it?  I did with this one.  I’m not sure if it was because of the work it took, or the colors or just the overall happy feeling.  Maybe, a combination of all those things!!

After I finished my mixed media layout with the Flower Garden Background Design ID #221367 I decided to back the cut file with Turn the Page papers! Just to note that when you use the cut file for a stencil it does get a coating of gel on it, but for me it was still fine to use after I let it dry thoroughly on a flat surface.  I started paper backing with the green leaves and set off from there.  Some of the “clusters” of flowers are with similiar colors and some are  individually done!  Hannah said to me, that if I proceeded to individually back all the little teeny circles she might have to look into checking out my sanity 🙂  For the smallest cuts I painted a piece of paper with Martha Stewart gold paint and cut it into the shapes to add sparkle!

I used Turn the Page to embellish my photo layers, having the two teal banners and teal word helps to define the photo area as the focus!

Trust the Timing

Paige has added a gorgeous new cut file design to her store this week!  It had been awhile since I went full out with the mixed media and I thought this was a great opportunity!
I cut the Flower Garden Background Design ID #221367 from white card stock.  I coated a 2nd piece of white card stock with clear gesso, after that dried laid the cut file down and scraped Prima 3D matte gel through the cut file and carefully removed it.  Once dried I used multiple mediums painted over the gel.  The gel acts as a resist and the paint puddles in the non raised parts of the texture.
I picked out the teal and yellow items from Turn the Page by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee.  I die cut some flowers to layer using a 12×12  and a 6×6 paper, I also die cut leaves from the pretty star paper.  The mint ribbon is a specialty ribbon from