Happy Life – Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette

I found the super cool String Art Heart Design ID #258560 in Paige’s Silhouette store.  I cut the heart from 12×12 white cardstock and used it as a template to punch holes in a heavier weight cardstock below it.  After I had the holes made I used 4 different colors of embroidery floss to make the string art design!  I quickly gave up trying to follow all the lines in the cut file and just made my own crissing and crossing the heart.  It was super helpful to use the cut file to place the holes!

It took me about an hour to string the whole heart.  Once I was done I added some paint splatters to the two areas I knew I would embellish.  While the paint was drying I put together my photo cluster.  I ended up adding foam to a few of the layers for lot’s of dimension.  Before I adhered my photo cluster I added a few rubons to peek out beneath it.

I added a cute little cluster at the top left of the heart for balance and interest!  I love the teeny little rubons included with Pick Me Up by Paige Taylor Evans and Pink Paislee in that spot too!

Daffodil – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Paige recently added the Daffodil cut file to her store and right away I knew I had the perfect photo and story for the cut file!  Even though my daughter is now a teenager I still surprise her with little treats on the holidays!  This year we added another bunny to her collection of Jelly Cat bunnies and she ended up naming her daffodil!  I wasn’t sure if I would back the cut file or add paint so I cut the daffodils from white card stock.  I started looking through all my Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee collections and found some pretty papers so off I went.  I also decided a bit of mixed media would make the yellow daffodils pop, so I added blue sprays with the packaging technique to the background.

Turn the Page had the perfect colours to embellish the layout with.  I tucked in the super sweet chipboard birdie and flowers below the moments die cut and ended up with a cut little cluster above the multi alpha title.  I’ve said it before but I love how all the collections go so beautifully together!!

I wasn’t sure about the blue background to start with, but it adds so much punch to the layout, I love it!

Driving – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I have been wanting to make a layout with one of Paige’s cut files with the design of the cut file layered on top for awhile!  Not sure if it was luck or beginner skill in the silhouette software but I figured out how to extract one of the pretty flowers from the Geometric Flower Circle and cut it seperatly!  I cut the flower circle and 9 flowers from white card stock to get started!

I used the multi colour jewel paper from the Take Me Away 12×12 Paper pad to back the circle.  I love how the colours in the paper give variation to the flowers in the circle without having to back each of them individually!  I made sure that the yellow in the paper was set to the top right of the page to enhance the sunshine in the photo!

I do love a circle design and for me it is a great opportunity to get my Thickers out for a big long title!  I used alphas from Take Me Away, Fancy Free, Turn the Page and Pick Me Up.  They coordinate beautifully together and look so interesting!  I chose a few spots for the white flowers and added co-ordinating coloured buttons to the centre of the flowers.  A few puffy stickers, rub ons and chipboard hearts from Pick Me Up provided cute little details!

Hang In There – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I was perusing Paige’s cut file shop at the Silhouette store and spotted the Hang In There Hanger (Design ID #255610) I thought it would be super cute on a layout with bits and pieces hanging from it.

I cut the file from white cardstock and then in the Silhouette software I used the offset feature and then deleted the original cut file so I would have a second layer with a large border.  I painted the cut file with 2 coats of Martha Stewart gold paint and after it dried I glued it onto the border layer.  I cut 5 of the Dipped Leaves (Design ID #227130) and painted the tips gold as well.

On my background I spattered some Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine and then selected some cute pieces from Pick Me Up by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee.  I added a gold eyelet to my photo and to one of the tags and then attached the bits to the hanger with white crochet thread.

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!

 

Loved

I am sharing a layout made with my happy bin contents!  It is so much fun digging around in the bins and seeing what I find!  I used some left over clear stickers from Pretty Little Studio, Thickers I have had for a long time and a stamp set designed by Suse Fish for Felicity Jane for the title!  There is lots of white space on this layout with some pretty papers and ruffles!  Love how it turned out!

I made a cut little rosette banner for the layout!

Lovely puddles of pink paint!

Unicorn

Unicorn – (Design ID #233755) by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette

I just had to cut this Unicorn when I saw her!  My cousin’s daughter adores unicorns and has them all over her room!  I busted out my Pink Paislee Summer Lights 6×6 paper pad to back the unicorn with the gorgeous purples, pinks and teals!  I knew I for sure would need lots of glitter and I used gold glitter paper for her horn and punched out stars.  The frame from Take Me Away co-ordinated perfectly so I cut out the centre and printed a quote to slide under the frame. I also added a puffy heart paper clip from Take Me Away!  When I was peeling the cut file from my silhouette sheet I mistakenly threw away Miss Unicorns eye so I also printed and fussy cut an eye to finish her off!!
No such thing as too glittery!!
Love those frames from Take Me Away!

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!

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!

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!