Love Ya'

Friday, March 15, 2019

Hey there! Im on the A Flair for Buttons blog today showing off the ever so versatile Linen Polka Dots flair. When I add flair to my projects, I usually grab pieces from different sets that fit whatever mood or theme I'm trying to convey. Today however, is not the case.

This floral wreath cut file from The Cut Shoppe is backed by so many patterns, I needed to find a way to make it feel cohesive, without making it any more busy! Using the coordinating colors and  simple polka dot pattern does just that. It adds dimension too!

So that's my tip for today. Don't be afraid to use flair from the same set on your page!

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Stay Cool Bro

Friday, March 8, 2019

Hey there! I'm sharing this layout on The Cut Shoppe blog today. It features the new Stay Cool Bro cut file.


Come on. I kinda feel like this was made just for me. There are so many ways I want to use it. Because there's always more than one way to use a cut file right?  Today though, is simple. Two boys, brothers, bright colors, inspiring sentiments. Boom. 

There are many layers to this cut file. I used the innermost lines, backing it with the entire outline of the file. Using this Simple Stories L'il Dude brightly colored stripe highlights the cut file and gives my page so much fun energy. It really was very easy to put together! It's such a statement it only needs a few embellishments. Small clusters of mixed ephemera, chipboard, stickers and A Flair for Buttons flair finish this off perfectly.






I'm so happy you stopped by my creative view today.  I have so much more to share and hope you come back again soon.  We love to see how you create with our cut files. Share with us in our Facebook Group, The Cut Shoppe Scrap Spot. See you next time!



And then my heart burst

Hey there! It's my turn on the Paper Issues blog today showing off one of our FREE cut files. Did you know Paper Issues has hundreds of FREE cut files available to download?  Did I mention they are FREE?

Well anyway,  I love our cut files and use them every chance I get. What makes them fun for me, is using them in unexpected ways. If you've been following me, you know I like to do that with all kinds of product. Like this one, "and then my heart burst".

You do realize this was created to go along with baby collections right? Well, when I saw it, I thought immediately about my son coming home from school for a weekend to visit. My heart quite literally burst with excitement. So why not use it here!

Also, what a great opportunity for me to use Valentines paper! Im showing you all the love here. I mixed Pebbles Loves Me with Crate Paper La La Love for this. I love the way this cut file left just he right space for my photo. It's such a statement that it doesn't ned much else to shine.  Then I layered several ephemera pieces behind the photo and a few hearts are scattered, because well, my heart was all over the place too. :-)


I used a sticker over the center heart just to add some more color and context.


I like tucking things over and under cut files. It's just fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I've got a lot to share the next few weeks so come back again soon. Head over to the Paper Issues store today to get yourself some new goodies! You'll be happy you did! Use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!


No Place Like Home

Friday, February 22, 2019

Hey there! It's my turn on the The Cut Shoppe blog today.  I have a simple but funny page to share today using the There's No Place Like Home cut file. 


I love this line from The Wizard of Oz. But hmmmm, how could I use it? Well, that was certainly solved when my son came home from school for the weekend! He woke up in the morning, came downstairs, and went right back to sleep on the couch. What I realized was that he was relaxed and comfortable. So there really is no place like home. 

This page is really very simple because the cut file is everything! It's the title, embellishment and focal point all in one. I cut each word in different papers from the Carta Bella Our House collection. I glued them down a bit wonky to make it feel more playful. A few stickers, die cuts and flair from A Flair for Buttons were all that were needed to finish it off.    



I backed only the word HOME to give it some emphasis. 


Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Head over to The Cut Shoppe where you can get this and so many fantastic cut files. See you back here again shortly.  



Stay Colorful

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hey there and good morning! I'm on the Paper Issues blog today to share my project for the You Color My World challenge.

Color is one thing I never shy away from on my scrapbook pages. For the most part, I prefer using bright colors, even when my photos are full of wild and crazy color images, as they are today.  So this challenge was particularly appealing to me. I challenged myself to polish off my  January Kit, so grabbed this one whole  Elle's Studio paper I had left. I love those circles. But grey and white isn't very colorful is it?  Enter Gelatos and thread!  I colored all the circles then stitched a few of them. VoilĂ ! Instant color!

Adding embellishments was super fun thanks to the Pink Paislee embellishments from the kit! Can anyone say monochromatic? Look at how well those clouds and butterflies sit atop of those circles!





My kiddo likes to sleep with his toys on a string. Not teddy bears or stuffed animals. And never forget the blanket over his head. This not only makes for colorful photos, but for a colorful life as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Im really glad you are here. It's really easy to create color fun pages!  If you are out of color fun paper (oh the horror) make your own or shop for new paper in the Paper Issues shop! Even better, use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!  Remember to add your newly created projects into the  February challenges album in our Facebook Group .



Where Did All the Color Go?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Hey there! I'm on the A Flair for Buttons blog today with this layout featuring 6 pieces of flair, yes, that's right. 6! and bows for the You Are So Bow-tiful challenge at Paper Issues.

I got a little carried away with an idea, but it all worked out. I had this Websters Pages Over the Rainbow paper that I love, but wasn't sure what to do with it. So I stitched it, then cut it out, lastly gluing it to white paper. Meh. Still not sure. That's when I got the idea to jazz it up by filling it in with little bits like sequins, brads, buttons and bows. Hmm, why not flair? I hunted thru my buttons and found I had colors to match everything!  Let's see if I can remember what they all are! I used Linen Polka Dots,Two Tone HeartsJust Hearts 1,  and Watercolor circles.

I love how they add another size, and some pattern to the page!  Even the TODAY is perfect in color and sentiment. There really is a flair for everything!

We recently had a snowstorm, or three. First thing in the morning before anything was disturbed, my husband took this photo. the first thing I thought of is where is all the color? It looked like a black & white world. I love that the colors in this paper are muted. everything works in harmony here.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Add some flair to your pages with A Flair for Buttons. Shop Paper Issues using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. See you again soon.





Love Like Us

Friday, February 8, 2019

Hey there and good morning! I'm on The Cut Shoppe blog today sharing this layout featuring the new In My Notebook cut file. All I can tell you is this one piqued my curiosity and I had to play with it right away. 

Well, my first thought was, "what do I love, what do I like?". Nope, that wasn't working for me. I scratched that right away and went with a more 'heartfelt' theme using a family photo instead.  I mixed a bunch of Valentine collections from Pebbles and Crate Paper to cut the file as well as back the words LOVE and LIKE. I even used the open space to the left of the photo to add some journaling strips. I feel like that space was made for journaling!



I cut the word US using the Open Letter Alpha and did the same thing, backing it with paper. I think it works pretty well!


The last thing I did was replace the center of the 'O' with a piece of A Flair for Buttons Just Hearts 1 flair. Perfect right? 



Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have so much going on I don't know where to begin! Check back soon to see what Ive been up to. You won't be disappointed!  In the meantime, check out The Cut Shoppe for some great new Valentine cut files. 







Hakuna Matata

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Hey there and good morning to you. Wow. It's finally February. Was that the longest January ever or what? Anyway, I'm starting the month off right with a new project on the Paper Issues blog today for our February Keep It Sketchy challenge.

Here is this month's sketch. I love it. SO many possibilities, where do I begin!?!?


Well, first, I began by flipping it. I tried to use it the way it is, I really did, but the rebellious side of me took over again. So now the photos are on the bottom of the page. They looked better this way. Well, I think they do.  That meant I could make the title really, really big! Because that Sketch Alphabet cut file is really cool! 

What made this so fun to put together is the monthly kits. If you haven't jumped on board these kits you are missing out. It's such an awesomely unique mix of embellishments to complement patterned papers galore! So yes, I mixed a bunch of the papers together. Lots here, little bits there. I used frames behind the photos, even created one of my own. Needless to say, I love how there is so much to choose from that it works for any type of photos you're using or stories you are telling. 

Date night! This one was long overdue as we were celebrating our anniversary. The show was amazing and so was the night. I also think Hakuna Matata is a good motto to live by, don't you?

Check out these embellies! I covered a wood piece with Nuvo drops!


 Layers upon layers of ephemera, puffy stickers and more!


Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Ive got a lot of ideas swirling in my head. Hope you'll come back again to see how they live on paper.   Its the beginning of the month so you have plenty of time to join the fun in our Facebook group where you can find this and all of our February Challenges. Shop the Paper Issues store for all of your paper needs using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. 




 
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