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!

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!

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!!

Hello Awesome

I was excited to post my first Mixed Media Monday project for Hip Kit Club this week!

The Shimmerz sprays in the Color Add-on Kit this month are such gorgeous colors I had to use them all!  I started out the layout by spritzing the mists onto packaging and smushing them onto the white cardstock, I added splatters and let the background dry.  I hand cut some petals and glued them all together with my glue gun for the big burnt orange flower.  I sprayed each of the mists onto the flower letting them dry in between.  I used my silhouette to cut the top two flowers and also applied mist to them.  I used my die cut machine to cut leaves from the mint/teal paper in the Paper kit.  A few die cuts and puffy stickers from Turn the Page added just the right details to finish the page!

Believe

I adore the Flower Vase (Design ID #217950) cut file by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette!  Honestly, I cut the file from white card stock and just pinned it up so I could look at it for a week, just as it was!  I kept my layout fairly simple by mounting my 4×6 photo on foam to pop it up and then tacking the cut file in just a couple spots with hot glue on the jar.  I then could lift up the floral area and add watercolor paint with a brush underneath the flowers and leaves.  It isn’t perfect, but I love the carefree look it gives!  I made a little cluster of embellishments using Turn the Page to represent a card on a floral pick (the kind in bouquets) a few paint splatters and voila!!

Then and Now

Over the years I have made a point of taking then and now photos.  I love to see how things and people have stayed the same and also how they’ve changed!  This week for my Hip Kit assignment I was to use the Crate Paper Interactive Journal cards and the Turn the Page Sticker book from the September 2017 Hip Kits.

My first step was to cut up the Crate Paper Label paper from the September Paper Kit and add stickers from the Turn the Page Sticker book to the labels.  I tucked the labels into the CP pockets for a fun little find when someone is looking at the layout.  I lightly added some paint and gold splatters to the background to soften all the square edges.  I typed my journaling onto the exclusive project life cards designed by Kimberly Hutchinson.


The mint card has a large opening at the top. I tucked in another journal card with a few labels. I decided to add my photo on top of the pocket.

The pretty yellow card has a gorgeous tag tucked into it, I added labels and a journal card from the Turn the Page Journaling Spot pack in the September 2017 Embellishment kit.  For my Now & Then titles I used the gorgeous gold Hip Kit Exclusive Alpha!

Everyday

My assignment from Hip Kit Club this week was to make a layout using only the September 2017 Main Kit!  The Main Kit is packed full of gorgeous so this layout came together easily!

Once I decided on the photo I wanted to use, I started fiddling around and came up with a grid design.  I cut the pink sun ray card from the journal card paper and then added a piece from the chipboard.  I layered bits from the ephemera pack for the top and bottom pieces in the grid and used more ephemera to make the title “Everyday Wonderful Moments”.  I then added a few splatters to finish of the page!

Hip Kit Club September 2017 Main Kit

Moments

I ADORE this layout!  Have you ever made a scrapbook page and then sat back and oohed and ahhed over it?  I did with this one.  I’m not sure if it was because of the work it took, or the colors or just the overall happy feeling.  Maybe, a combination of all those things!!

After I finished my mixed media layout with the Flower Garden Background Design ID #221367 I decided to back the cut file with Turn the Page papers! Just to note that when you use the cut file for a stencil it does get a coating of gel on it, but for me it was still fine to use after I let it dry thoroughly on a flat surface.  I started paper backing with the green leaves and set off from there.  Some of the “clusters” of flowers are with similiar colors and some are  individually done!  Hannah said to me, that if I proceeded to individually back all the little teeny circles she might have to look into checking out my sanity 🙂  For the smallest cuts I painted a piece of paper with Martha Stewart gold paint and cut it into the shapes to add sparkle!

I used Turn the Page to embellish my photo layers, having the two teal banners and teal word helps to define the photo area as the focus!

Trust the Timing

Paige has added a gorgeous new cut file design to her store this week!  It had been awhile since I went full out with the mixed media and I thought this was a great opportunity!
I cut the Flower Garden Background Design ID #221367 from white card stock.  I coated a 2nd piece of white card stock with clear gesso, after that dried laid the cut file down and scraped Prima 3D matte gel through the cut file and carefully removed it.  Once dried I used multiple mediums painted over the gel.  The gel acts as a resist and the paint puddles in the non raised parts of the texture.
I picked out the teal and yellow items from Turn the Page by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee.  I die cut some flowers to layer using a 12×12  and a 6×6 paper, I also die cut leaves from the pretty star paper.  The mint ribbon is a specialty ribbon from