Live Brave – Paige Evans + Silhouette

There is nothing I like better than a beautiful wreath on a scrapbook layout!  I chose Paige’s Leaf Wreath (Design ID #262723) and cut if from white cardstock.  To make sure the wreath was highlighted I added paint in a soft peach and pretty pink color in a circle on a white background.  Of course I needed little paint splatters!

 

I decided to use embellishments and a paper from Take Me Away.  I fussy cut a nice bunch of flowers to place on the wreath and I finally got to use the cute chipboard carousel horse!  I tucked in the Love You stitched tag from Take Me Away beside the photo for a nice cluster!

On the upper area of the wreath I added the Live Brave chipboard and a heart to go with the carousel horse.  I love the pretty airy feel that all the leaf sprigs on the wreath give to the layout.  At my last count, Paige has 37 wreath cut files in her Silhouette shop!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Sunshine

My Grandma always use to sing the “You Are My Sunshine” song to me!  I love that the little paper clip banner from Turn the Page by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee has that sentiment on it!  There is also the word Sunshine in the Take Me Away Thickers, so my page was set!  I spritzed through a sunbeam stencil with Shimmerz Carribean Sunset and Sunset Strip sprays.  I then added messy stitching through each of the painted rays and sprinkled more paint dots.  To make the sunshine thicker title pop I painted it with gold paint and added some gold glitter.  Fussy cut butterflies from Turn the Page were the perfect embellishment!  I used one of my favorite photos of Hannah and I when she was a baby!

Painted title.

Pretty butterflies!

Fabulous

Butterflies!!  One of my favorite things to do on a layout is to use butterflies.  When I saw this Cut & Fold Butterflies cut file from Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette I was hooked! I cut the file from white smooth cardstock. I used the 2×2 squares from the Take Me Away by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee 12×12 Paper Pad. I slipped the squares under the white paper and then carefully lifted the paper to add some glue under the non cut side of the butterfly to hold the under paper on. To decorate I used 3 butterfly punches I happened to have and punched from white cardstock and gold foil paper for a little glimmer! I layered my photo with Take Me Away Ephemera and used the gorgeous gold title from Take Me Away up in the top corner! I love that the butterflies have a little secret color beneath their wings! I imagine a burst of colors if they all took flight right off the page!