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!


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!


I thought I would punch some circles from the 6×6 Turn the Page Paper pads and then see what happens!  I fiddled around with the circles cut in half for quite awhile and then settled on a similar design as my Love You Lots layout.  I don’t mind repeating a design that I love, it turns out differently anyway!  This time I filled in half circles all the way to the center and then stacked my photo and embellishments on top!  I used the gorgeous yellow fantastic title and carpe diem chipboard arrow from Take Me Away by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee.  The rest of the pretty flowers and banner clip are from Turn the Page.  I adore how it turned out.  So colorful and fun!

Brave Wings

Recently we colored my daughter’s hair with temporary bright color!  She had been wanting to do it for a long time and the only thing in the way was me!  Of course if it was going to happen then there needed to be loads of pictures, this photo was my favorite and the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee was such a perfect match to show it off!  The brave wings pocket card said it all for me and that was my jumping off point for the layout.  I punched butterflies from the 12×12 papers and spread them out in an ombre effect from the bottom.  A few gold accents and Take Me Away paper clip finished it off!

Happy 3rd Birthday Layout

This layout came about from the Hip Kit Club Moodboard Challenge on the FB Forum.  I was inspired by the balloon picture on the moodboard and the colors from Oh My Heart by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee are perfect!!  At the party we had a strawberry shortcake birthday banner hanging on the wall and I thought it would be cute to add to the layout.  I made the banner in photoshop and then traced it in silhouette to cut out!  The photo is one of my favorites, not a typical birthday fun photo, she was waiting for cake and tired out by this point.  I just love it!  The today is awesome, xo gold heart and mint bow chipboard are from the Take Me Away Collection and I added a few flowers from my stash!

Hannah “willingly” gave me the 3 from her My Mind’s Eye On Trend Ephemera pak.

I colorized the photo in photoshop beofre printing, the background was super busy and I wanted just the birthday girl to be the focal point!

Stitching Layout

My daughter took up stitching in June of this year.  Gram came to visit in July and caught the stitching bug from Hannah!  They stitched up a storm during the visit!  Awhile ago I talked Hannah into stitching a title for me for a layout.  I ended up painting in the bottom of the title so it would “pop” more!  I used the gorgeous chipboard and die cuts from Take Me Away by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee.

I had trouble for the longest time figuring out how to put it all together.  Finally I got the idea to hang the stitching bits from the title with embroidery thread!  I topped it off with a coral suede bow, also from Take Me Away!

Loved Forever Layout

I have been hanging on to one pack each of the Take Me Away Ephemera and Die Cuts by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee.  I recently bought the 6×6 Take Me Away Paper Pad and yesterday seemed like a good day to bust it all out!  I made and cut a hearts silhouette file and backed it with papers from the pad.  I also made a little library card pocket like the ones from Crate Paper, it turned out super cute!  I love this collection and was thrilled to see all the possibilities with the cute die cut ephemera!!  I found the littlest doilies in my stash and they fit perfectly behind the mini stitching hoops!