Stay Mine

Friday, April 26, 2019

Hey there! I'm on The Cut Shoppe blog today. I used the new Shining Star cut file. I had so many different ideas in mind for it. I decided to keep it simple, combining it with Amy Tangerine Stay Sweet creating this soft but bright layout. Look how fun this is!

I knew I wanted to place my photo inside the star. In order for it to fit, I altered the cut file by removing the inner star before cutting. After cutting, I filled the spaces with several different patterned papers. I love all the different sized spaces! I embellished in a few areas, finishing it off with some tonal stitching, just to keep it interesting! This really is a very easy cut file to use. I may use it again with one of the other ideas I had!

This guyI hope he  is growing, learning and changing so fast right now. The one thing that isn't changing is how sweet he still is.  I hope he stays that way forever.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I've got some things coming up some come back again soon. 


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hey there! I'm on the Paper Issues blog today sharing my project for the Sewing Bee challenge.  I went bright and colorful for this one. Shocker, I know. Want another shocker? I love to sew on my pages! 

I'm always looking for different ways to add stitching. Today I cut the Concentric Dotty Circles cut file, sewing with a long vertical stitch.  I chose to stitch each ring in a color that matched the Cocoa Vanilla Happiness collection. It's so pretty!!! Pink and blue and aqua and orange! And flowers! I love, love love how this turned out. 

I used the reverse side of the Sprinkles paper, laid the stitched circles over it. VoilĂ , a beautiful center piece for my page.  I layered several Ephemera die cuts and 6x12 Accessory Stickers . Oh and I used  frame! Haha another shocker! Again, trying something a little different, I tore some of the Expressive paper tucking it under the circle in the same places as the embellishment clusters. I tore the background paper and tucked some under there too!  I even snuck in a few splatters with the Vicki Boutin watercolor markers, Those things are fun!

This is a photo of my sister and I taken at our cousin's wedding several years ago. It's not often we are together and dressed up! I wanted to make something pretty for such a special photo. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I hope I gave you a new idea to try. Head over to the Paper Issues shop to pick up Cocoa Vanilla Happiness and so much more. Use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase.  Join us in our  Facebook group, where you can find this and all of our April Challenges.  We love to see what you make!  See you next time!

Think Happy

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hey there! I'm on The Cut Shoppe blog today with this layout featuring the new Butterfly Wings cut file. To be perfectly honest, I wasn't planning on using it. I love this cut file. It's beautiful. My first thought was, 'but it's not me'.

Well, I sure proved myself wrong on this one. As soon as I got my hands on the Crate Paper All Heart, all I could think of was this cut file.  To me, the butterfly is inspirational. The papers are so feminine. They work harmoniously. Pink, flowers, butterfly. Boom. 

I used only patterned papers today. I cut the butterfly out of a small pink pattern, then backed it with 3 other papers. Varying the size of the patterns kept it from being too visually overwhelming.  I fussy cut a few flowers layering them over the printed ones, then added few stickers and sentiments, That's all.  Since the butterfly itself it the focus of the page, it didn't need much embellishing! It's too pretty to cover up anyway!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Check out this file as well as this weeks new releases and so much more in The Cut Shoppe. Come back again. I've got ideas coming to paper soon!

Everybody In

Hey there! I have a page to share today that I made for Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday

 I love Angie's layout and had several ideas for it. I finally landed on this idea using the new Carta Bella Baseball collection. I liked all the elements spread through the center of the page. I filled it with stickers, ephemera, chipboard and of course plenty of A Flair for Buttons. I made it much more clean and simple, even with all the pieces. 

In case I've not mentioned this before, I love baseball. It's really the only sport I follow. As far as Im concerned, opening day should be a National Holiday. I celebrate every opening day with my own party, consisting of game after game and all the proper ballpark foods. Nothing tastes as good as that first hot dog of the season. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have lots to share. If Im not here you can find me on Instagram . Check out all the new flair at A Flair for Buttons. Shop Paper Issues using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. 

Hello Friend

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hey there! Im on the Paper Issues blog today sharing my project for the April Showers challenge. I love when our challenges have so much room for interpretation. Did I want to go with flowers, or something else springy? Ooh Baseball starts in spring! I could do that! But sometimes I get so many ideas I don't know what to do! Well, just in time, the daffodils bloomed! I have a small group in my front yard that continue to bloom and grow each spring.

Well, I went right ahead with Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope. How could I not? This collection is my favorite release this year! It's bright! It's colorful and it's inspiring! The water color papers are pretty incredible and made it so easy!  I used the Watercolor Markers to add some more colors. The flowers in the icon ephemera  are beautiful. The stickers and chipboard have all the sentiments I could ever ask for!


If you are a fan of layering, these are the best! All of the embellishments coordinate and work together beautifully.

Thank so much for stopping by my creative view today. I hope you come back later this week to see what else Im up to! 

When I say you really need this collection, I mean it. It's spectacular. You can get it and so much more right now in the Paper Issues shop. Use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. That's a  good reasons shop right?