Mama Bear

I was excited to see the Geometric Bear (Design ID #230010) in Paige’s shop!  I love bears (from a distance) and I also cut some ed Leaves (Design ID #227130) and Labels Set of 3 (Design ID #216960) for my page!  My original plan was to cover up all the journaling but my daughter said she would like to be able to read it in years to come so I decided to make a pocket that looks like a file folder to tuck in the journaling tags and photo.
 I used Oh My Heart Paper 07 for a nice contrast in the background and the rest of the page is made with Turn the Page!  I had typed all my journaling and done paint puddles and splattering for a background so instead I turned them into tags!
 The Turn the Page alpha is so perfect with the Geometric Bear!  I love it!

Chipmunk Cheeks

This month with my October Hip Kit I presorted the kit into layout piles, the piles had papers, photos and embellishments that I thought would suit the photo.  I did end up moving things from one pile to another, but in doing the sorting I ended up with a lot more pages than I usually do!!  Chipmunk Cheeks ended up being a “just for fun” layout!

The photos I used are some of my all time favourites!  I think it’s the age, the pigtails, that special something you can’t put your finger on!  After a bit of fiddling around I decided to make big tags from the fun papers included in the kit, along with a few tags from the Pinkfresh Studio Tag Pak.  I kept the embellishments very nature inspired and I love the fresh crisp feel of the layout!

I have been making a ton of tags out of paper lately and using my 5/8 round punch for hole reinforcers!

Family Memories

I adore the combination of blue and gold!  In my opinion it is one of the easiest color combinations to work with!  The blues and golds in the October Hip Kits are gorgeous and there is so much to pick from for this color palette.  I started out by painting the exclusive October cut file Leaves by Kim Watson with the Shimmerz in the October Color Kit, while I had my paints out I puddled and splattered some paint onto the gorgeous watercolor paper included in the color kit.  While the paints were drying I decided to get out my gold embossing powder and used it on the bottom half of the memories title from Dear Lizzy Stargazer included in the October 2017 Embellishment Kit.  I haven’t done a layered paper stack in a while and I thought it would be a great way to include more blue and gold into the page.  I layered up multiple papers and also tucked in one of the gorgeous project life cards from the October 2017 Project Life Kit.  Next up, it was time to put it all together!  Once I had my photo stack placed with the title it felt natural to have all the leaves falling down the page I tucked in some of the amazing wood veneer leaves by Kim Watson from the Project Life Kit with the painted leaves for added interest and texture.  I couldn’t resist some more sparkle and used the Pinkfresh Studio alphabet to spell family.  Finally I added some Pinkfresh Studio Embellishments and 3 word stickers from the Pretty Little Studio Feels Like Fall Tiny Word Strips!  I love how my page turned out!

Lovely paint puddles and Hip Kit Club Exclusive Cut Files and Wood Veneer Leaves.

I love the fabric embellishments by Pinkfresh Studio!

Move Mountains

I have been having a ball with my October Hip Kits! I finished all my assignment pages for the Hip Kit Design Team and had plenty of product left over to play with!

I really really wanted to use the mountain geometric paper from Pinkfresh Studio and decided to fussy cut it and add it to a white background.  I fiddled around with a photo for the longest time and finally decided to print off a photo in a triangle!  The gorgeous Pinkfresh butterflies soften up the page a bit and add some dimension.  This layout is a bit different than my “usual” and I love how it turned out!

Oh those butterflies!!  I made an extra one from a woodblock stamp I have!

The Lake

There is a new alpha in town!  Back this Font (Design ID #228014) by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette!  I LOVE this font!  It has the perfect size outline and the style is awesome!  I went with a big bold title to make it the main design feature of my layout. I backed the cut letters with papers from Fancy Free by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee.  I then added chipboard, wood veneer and die cuts from Take Me Away and Turn the Page, also by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee!  A few black splatters finished off the layout with one of my all time favorite photos!

So fun to tuck in bits and pieces into the title!

Still the One

This past June, my husband and I celebrated 25 years of marriage!  Holey man time flies!!  I didn’t have a “special” photo but I did remember to snap a selfie that day, so any picture is better than no picture!
I cut the gorgeous Flower 12 Petals (Design ID #216690) by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette cut file from Paper 2 from Turn the Page.  I backed every other petal with Paper 18 and Paper 1.  I added some paints to Paper 7 and used it as a background. All the embellishments are from Turn the Page, except for the “25” alpha which is from Fancy Free! After I adhered the flower I cut a portion off to be flush with the background page, my daughter had the bright idea to add it to the opposite side of the page, which I love!!
Scrumptious details!

Awesome Beauty

Autumn is my favorite time of year!  Some years the leaves last longer in their fall colors than other years.  It depends on the big chinook winds we get!  The time of year inspired me to use the pretty Leaves Background cut file (Design ID #217959) by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette.

I backed each leaf with 6×6 and 12×12 papers from Turn the Page and Take Me Away, both by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee.  I made a large tag from Turn the Page paper and added a punched circle for the hole reinforcer and then hole punched it!  I used chipboard, alphas and the title from Take Me Away to embellish!  I even used a pattern background which is unusual from my normal white background!  I love how the layout turned out!

Turn the Page is perfect for fall!

A Note

My Silhouette Cameo was humming yesterday!  For this layout I used the super cool Cut and Fold Hearts (Design ID #223761) by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette.  I actually cut the file twice,  the first time with plain white card stock and the second time I used the rainbow striped Paper 22 from Turn the Page.  I folded the hearts on each of the papers and then I “slipped” the rainbow paper hearts into the cut side of the white paper and folded the rainbow hearts back.   I stitched a line through each row of hearts and fluffed up the edges.  I trimmed around the heart paper and mounted it on a pretty pink Paper 10 from Turn the Page.  I went to town with Turn the Page embellishments and used a title from the Take Me Away Collection.  Along the edge of the page I tucked in my journaling and a few more embellishments!

The tucked away journaling is about how lately I have been thanking myself for some of the decisions my past self has made.  One example is that every time I use the automatic needle threader on my sewing machine I am SO glad that I splurged on that feature over 16 years ago.  I cannot see close up that well anymore without reading glasses so the automatic threader is the best!!

I love the dimension from the folded hearts!


This week my project for Hip Kit Club was to make a layout based on the weekly sketch challenge in the HKC Members Forum on Facebook!  This weeks sketch was made by the lovely Beata Valint!  I kept very close to the sketch and used so many gorgeous goodies from the September 2017 Hip Kits!  I hand cut the hearts to scatter along the sides of the two “photo” areas and as an extra bonus I found out I can fit a 12×12 paper into the typewriter my neighbor gave me, so I added my journaling in the middle of the page and used the exclusive gold alpha for my title!

It is free to join the HKC Member Forum even if you are not a subscriber and the weekly sketches are such fun!  Be sure to check it out!

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!