Sunday, October 25, 2015

Creepy Crawloween!

A quick card using Paper Issues' spider web cut file. 
It is always fun to find a perfect paper in your stash that works with a theme. The web is enlarged from a grouping of spider web cut file found free in the Paper Issues store. 


Scraplift Sunday is always inspiring at Paper Issues Fans and Friends group on Facebook. This was my take of Alex' layout. Here's my ode to surviving mom life with coffee. Shimelle's True Stories collection has great pops of bright primary colors to use with documenting everyday life!
I added flair from Shop Evalicious to add to my coffee theme. The navy Thickers from Crate Paper Poolside are a perfect match with Shimelle's collection.
I'm a fan of the Shimelle die cut pack, printed vellum, and wooden buttons. I loved the humor on the hotel coffee cups as I sat watching my kiddos in the indoor waterpark last winter.

Monday, October 19, 2015

beautiful fall

The new Shine collection by Maggie Homes was fun to personalize with this golden tone picture of my daughter in the leaves. Check out the Paper Issues online store for the free Fall list printable I used on this layout. 
I cut off the corners of the paper and alternated neutral papers in its place. I added layers of golden floral vellum, Shine's gold glitter Thickers, quote cards, tone on tone stickers, flair, and a button to bring in another diamond shape.
Here's a close up of the gold stitching, roller stamp phrases, and PI printable.
I added American Crafts gold acrylic paint splatters to finish off the page and bring your eye around the page. Hope you have time to soak in some golden days of Fall, as well!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Love this Girl!

I love the fun quick videos and classes at Big Picture Classes. This layout was inspired from Paige's Pages 3 on using scraps to create a concentric star. The new Amy Tangerine line Finder's Keepers, was perfect to make a school themed page with the skinny pencils.
Her new Thickers are the best! I can't wait to use them on more projects. The white acrylic paint is always a good idea to add a bit of random interest to a page.
The painted wood Thickers are super fun to use and added another texture to the layout.
My go-to technique of stitching is used to adhere the paper pieces to the Silhouette sketched stars and the border layer on the edge. Happy fall and busy school  schedules!

Cherish This Today

The fall leaves are changing and it prompted me to bust out some pictures from last year. The Cut Shoppe does it again with these fantastic leaf cut files and block-out words to back with paper scraps. I stitched the leaves down in swirls.
I added American Crafts gold acrylic paint to the background and added Seven's Amelia gold dot vellum to float my pictures in the leaves.
I added Freckled Fawn washi tape and arrow paper clip to finish off this fun fall page. As for my favorite Kal Barteski script white Thickers for Amy Tangerine, yes, I may have stocked up!!