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!

Adventure

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!

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….

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!

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!!