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Emma's Paperie | Love Your Smile

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It's all about florals over at Emma's Paperie!  I'm using the Oh My Heart line from Pink Paislee, there are so many yummy florals in this line, what better way to document my girly's Fairies and Gnomes birthday party?





Keep smiling!
xoxo

PLS | Crafty Girl

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I can't get enough of the Ain't Life Grand collection at Pretty Little Studio.  Read all about my newest layout HERE.


I used a feather cut file from Just Nick Studio to help me create this page.

PLS | Hello

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I had to document the purple hair!

Check out my newest creation for Pretty Little Studio HERE.  I used the Here + There collection and I'm just so pleased with how this page turned out.




Maya Road | Lovely

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It's my day on the Maya Road blog!  This month we are focused on all the amazing resin embellishments available in the Maya Road Store.


I hope you head over and see all the detail photos of this page, those resin pieces really are stunning.

Stay lovely,
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | Excited

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We got to babysit this sweet girl a few weeks back.  It made Q's day.

I wanted a soft page to document the photo, so I grabbed the amazing clouds paper in the Gossamer Blue Main Kit for May.


I mixed items from the Main Kit with the Planner Kit to make this layout.  I liked the smaller size die cuts, perfectly delicate and sweet for a baby page.


Since I'm not a planner girl, I tend to use the flag sticky notes as banners on my layouts and in my TN.  I added these with adhesive at the top and then machine-stitched through them.


This 3x4 card just made me happy, and because babies are magical.


I cut the bottom part of the decorative paper clip off and stuck it behind my photo, framing it with a die cut and then adding in other pieces for a bit of whimsy.


I continued with the bits and pieces below the photo and banner.


A soft page for two sweet girls!

Believe,
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | Be Your Own Superhero

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I have a serious love for the Open Letter Alpha file from The Cut Shoppe.

I knew I wanted some type of superhero title, so after some Pinterest searching I decided on Be Your Own Superhero, then welded the letters together in my Silhouette studio to create the title.


I kind of love this month's color palette from Gossamer Blue!  It's just so much fun :D

I added two strips of paper to the left side of the layout and machine stitched them for texture and additional detail.


I used two 3x4 cards from the Life Pages kit behind the photo, both have sentiments that I liked for this photo and page.


Chipboard pieces above the photo and below the title, mixed with die cuts and stickers.



Go and save the day!
xoxo

PLS | Dreams Are For Chasing

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I'm up on the PLS Blog today with this whimsical page using the Ain't Life Grand collection!




Gossamer Blue | Fun Times

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I was totally inspired by the orange and green jelly beans in this photo, and the GB May Main Kit was the perfect fit.

I started by stamping "today" from the Main Kit stamp set in a dark gray, keeping it to the area I intended for my photo.


I layered the 3.5x2.5 photo on some tissue paper and the yellow striped paper in the kit, then adhered it to my page.  Next I turned some of the washi strips into dimensional embellishments by adhering them to fun foam.


I used lots of die cuts to create an embellishment cluster to the right of the photo, adding in a few chipboard pieces as well.


I added another dimensional washi and layered a few embellishments on the left side of the page for balance.


I put the green cloud die cut on some fun foam as well, then added one last chipboard piece.  A few ink splatters in yellow, coral and gray completed the page.

Have fun!
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | Snark Is My Love Language

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Did you know that Gossamer Blue has gone 100% exclusive?  YES!!!

My first project was created with the Main Kit and the brand new Traveler's Notebook Kit:


You can read all about my layout on the GB blog.

Hooray for exclusive kits!
xoxo

Emma's Paperie | This Moment

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We're sharing layouts inspired by a color story, this month I'm using My Mind's Eye from Emma's Paperie, head to the EP blog to see the color challenge photo.






These florals are so delicious.

xoxo

PLS | Fairies and Gnomes

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Butterflies, fairies and gnomes..... 

I have a new layout with vellum-backed die cuts on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, please head over there to see my latest creation.


Fluttering the day away...
xoxo

PLS | Oh So Silly

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I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog again today!  This layout is on the simple side, but I think it's still super fun ;)


Stay silly!
xoxo

Shimelle | Captured This

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Cut files and hand stitching make me happy.

Even when I've been stitching on a layout for what feels like for-ev-er.


The floral file is from Paper Issues, one of the many free files you can find in their store.

I picked up the Shimelle Go Now Go line in some Gossamer Blue kits and also purchased a few items as well.

I started by cutting the florals on my Silhouette, figured out the placement and adhered them down. Next was hand-stitching with white floss around the perimeter and inside most of the cut outs.




I added several stickers and the large camera die cut, using the sentiment as my title.  Next I added a few strips of washi to the left of the photo for some balance on the layout.


I think this pink bunny is soooo cute!  Had to include him on this whimsical page.

Take note ;)
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | April Weekend

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This photo is special.  Three generations of dirt diggers and Grammy's greenhouse.

I'm sure I've scrapped it before, but I don't care.

I wanted it to be a special page so I used the foiled paper by Shimelle in the April Gossamer Blue kits.


I started by cutting a wide strip of the Shimelle paper and adding it on the white cardstock.  I considered sewing it to the page but opted against it.

Next I used several of the Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper Oasis die cuts in the Main Kit to mat the photo.


I used exclusive wood veneer for the title.  I placed the word April right on the photo then attached the Weekend banner pieces below.


A few more tiny embellishments and gold splatters added to the overall look of this page.


Celebrate!
xoxo

Emma's Paperie | Hey Hey Hey

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Today is my day over on the Emma's Paperie blog!  Please head on over to check out my latest layout.


Gossamer Blue | This Baby

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Ohhhhhh I love my fringe scissors.  Love.  They are perfect for using up scraps of paper and making them into their own little party.

This page started with some very thin layers of white acrylic paint and then I went fringe crazy.  I cut varying widths of papers, fringed, then machine-stitched them to my page.

This style will work for just about any layout for any subject.


I added my title with the Main Kit Thickers from Gossamer Blue, right over my fringes.


The photo was adhered with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension, then I tucked in Maggie Holmes die cuts from the April Main Kit.


A few more die cuts tucked here and there with a few small embellishments from the Life Pages and Planner kits.  I left all the threads hanging, just cutting them a bit shorter for more texture.



This baby!  I miss her, but love my 5 yr old soooooooo much.
xoxo

Video | Q&A with

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I've got a new Q&A video up!  Another question from my friend Lauren.... please please please leave some comments with questions so I can continue to do these videos!  I really enjoy sitting and thinking about my answers and sharing them with you.


I'm off to scrap.....
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | You Make Me Happy

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I mentioned earlier this month that I have some Gossamer Blue layouts that are a mix of March and April kits, so here's another!  If you haven't killed those March kits I think you'll find that they pair perfectly with the April products.


This layout is unique for me in that it has 4 photos and I did the paper piecing and title at an angle.  I never do angles!  There have been quite a few pages that have caught my eye lately, especially from Missy Whidden, who does an angle like a pro.


I just started cutting strips of March and April papers and laying them out on the background paper from the April kit.  I like the punches of color from the March papers against the more subtle papers in April.


I used several embellishments from the April Planner kit, and the title is a mix of April Thickers and March alphas.


I sewed through the wood veneer with my machine, hand-cranking the needle just to be safe.


I contemplated sewing down all the paper strips but felt like it would have been lost on this layout.  It also saved me a ton of time ;)

Good Times,
xoxo