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PLS | Happy Together

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This is my last post for Pretty Little Studio.  I decided to step down from the team after getting a job at my daughter's school.  So with a heavy heart, I bring you my last layout using the amazing PLS products.  I used a mix of Dream Big and Tales & Dreams to make this page.  You can read all about it HERE.


xoxo

Felicity Jane | Beautiful Girls

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After the closing of my beloved Gossamer Blue, I felt like trying out another kit club.  I've been eyeing Felicity Jane kits because they are very girly, and after ordering a single kit I decided to commit.


Totally loving this fresh take on September colors.

Happy Fall!
xoxo

I'm so excited!

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I have joined The Cut Shoppe Design Team!

YES!

I was beyond pleased when Ashely asked me to join all the amazing and talented girls on her new team, you can see our work starting in October.  In the meantime, here are some pages I've made with cut files from Ashley's shop.




PLS | You Can

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I've got a new layout using the vibrant Tales & Dreams collection by Pretty Little Studio!


Check out my post HERE

YOU CAN!
xoxo

PLS | Sprinklers & Smiles

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Summer is winding down, but the summer memories are still going strong!  Find this new layout for Pretty Little Studio HERE.


You make lovin' fun...
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | Hooowl

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Hello friends, I'm on the Gossamer Blue blog today with this 8.5x11 layout using all three August kits.


Gossamer Blue | Happy Little Memories

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This is the last of my August Gossamer Blue layouts, but I will have some traveler's notebook spreads coming up soon!

This page was created with the Main Kit only, and I added a bit of white acrylic paint to the background cardstock.







YOU are one of a kind!
xoxo

PLS | Ain't Life Grand

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Find all the details over on the PLS blog HERE.

Life is good...
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | So Silly

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I've got another August kits layout from Gossamer Blue today!  This time I used some texture past mixed with the lovely Distress Ink from the Planner Kit to add some texture and color to my background.


I used a life pages cards and tons of die cuts to create this page.  I hope you like it!






Stay silly!
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | This Magic Moment

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Hello and Happy Monday!

I have a new Gossamer Blue page using the August Life Pages and Main Kits.


There are a ton of great word strips and embellishments in the August kits, and I wanted to use as many as I could on this layout.


There's a great mix of chipboard, acetate, die cuts and stickers among the kits.  Totally worth splurging to get all three!



Of course I had to add a banner with the page flags and machine-stitching.  I used the word stickers from the Life Pages kits to add to my journaling.


Be magical today :)
xoxo

Maya Road | Jingle All The Way

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Hello friends, I'm on the Maya Road blog today!  We are doing a product swap with Photoplay Paper and I used the gorgeous Mad 4 Plaid Christmas line to make this layout.


Head over to the Maya Road blog to see all the detail shots of my newest creation.

Jingle bells, jingle bells....
(it's too soon!)
xoxo

Emma's Paperie | Hello Sunshine

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Have you seen the gorgeous Prima collection, St. Tropez?  It's AMAZING!  Head over the to the Emma's Paperie blog to see how our design team used the lovely Prima collections this week.


You are my sunshine ;)
xoxo

Emma's Paperie | Summer Loving

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I've got a new, super colorful layout on the Emma's Paperie blog this week!  Our challenge was patterned paper, so I mixed a ton of awesome papers from the Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine collection. I hand cut all the scalloped strips and included die cuts and a Jillibean Soup alpha.


Stay cool my friends!
xoxo

PLS | Sum-Mer-Maid

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I've got this page up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  Head on over to see the details!


Summer dreams....
xoxo

Summer Toes

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I used the Felicity Jane June kit to create this mixed media page.


I started with clear gesso and used my favorite Shimmerz sprays to add a light wash of color on the background paper.


This was the last layout I made with the June kit, so I had scraps to work with.  I used lots of little bits of papers behind the photo, along with some of the life pages cards.


So many cute little die cut bits in these kits!  I like to scatter things around for a whimsical feel.  I used grey ink to stamp some of the icons as well.




I mixed a die cut with the alpha stickers for the title, and added another die cut right on the photo to tie in the yellow in the background.

Sparkle, baby.
xoxo

Emma's Paperie | Dream

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I've got a new sketch-inspired layout on the Emma's Paperie blog!


I adore this Dream Big collection from Fancy Pants.  It's.... dreamy :)

Don't stop.
xoxo

PLS | Cake and Kisses

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I used the Beautiful Day collection + some Shimmerz to make this mixed media layout, new for Pretty Little Studio today.






Eat cake!
xoxo


Gossamer Blue | Hooray

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I've missed hand-stitching.

It's been a while, so I picked a few number 5's on this awesome patterned paper and added red thread to highlight my girly's 5th birthday.


I fussy cut the awesome blue paper, I love how fresh the florals are and wanted to sprinkle them on this layout.  The birthday party theme was Fairies and Gnomes, how perfect was that paper for this page?


I only used the July Main Kit to make this page.  It has everything  you need to make some awesome layouts:  chipboard, tags, epoxy shapes and delicious patterned papers.


I added the title right on the photo with my Tiny Attacher.



The full layout pic isn't the best, but I think you can see how great the July Main Kit is.

Hooray!
xoxo

PLS | Naughty Gnome

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Hahahahhaa, these photos of my bestie's little guy are the best!  New layout for Pretty Little Studio is live HERE.


Gossamer Blue | So Many Kisses

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One of my favorite things to do is mix two patterned papers as my background.  The diagonal red stripe paper really drew me in, but on it's own it was too much red.  I decided to break up the pattern with the ledger style paper, and add in one of the super fun Life Pages cards.


I trimmed down the LP card to be the same size as my photo (a bit smaller than 4x6), then machine stitched around the perimeter of the card.


I tucked fussy cut flowers behind a chipboard circle, then added in a few other embellishments found in the July Main and Life Pages kits.


Tons of chipboard, alpha's and stickers are included in the title and top half of the page.


Those kisses from my girl sure did make me laugh.  She's such a silly :)

Kisses and laughter, the best combo!
xoxo