Mar 21, 2017

You Sparkle -TCS

Scrapbook layout created for The Cut Shoppe   - YOU SPARKLE  -

Hello there!

Happy Spring everyone!

today, I am up on the Cut Shoppe blog with a new project that celebrates Spring.  I wanted to bring lots of colors, and cheerfulness to this picture of my niece, so I chose the newly released Social Butterfly cut file as  a highlight of this piece.

For this layout, i highlighted just one of the butterflies of the cut file, and cut them in different sizes on white card stock.  Using the same images, I cut the butterflies on papers of the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dream collection, and vellum.  

I glued the butterflies just through the middle line, to each other, and the card stock.  Using a paper piercer, i poked holes, and stitched the body of the image, and added antennae to the images.  I made sure to leave the wings unattached so that they can be raised as in flight.

The title was created by stitching the word "Sparkle" from the 'Tis the Season cut file.  A bit of an offset makes the title pop, and the pink water color just complements the colors of the page.  Here is the final layout:

This layout is just so Springy, it  brings life to this very long winter.   The dimension and movement in the butterfly wings just add so much interest to the page.  Don't forget to check the Cut Shoppe Etsy store to pick these and the many beautiful designs available.

I hope this inspires you to work with colors and cut files.  As always let me know if you have any questions.

take care!

Materials Used:
Bazzill card stock - Robin's egg ombre
Cut files -  Social Butterfly

                   Tis the Season - The Cut Shoppe

Patterned paper-  Maggie Holmes' Chasing Dreams collection
Card stock stickers , word stickers - chipboard stickers - Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection - Crate Paper
Metallic watercolor palette - Prima Marketing

Mar 16, 2017

Live for the moment

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  -  LIVING FOR THE MOMENT  -

Hello there!

It is the end of my reveal week for Scrapbook Nerd.  This month's winter blahs brought a new source of inspiration to my work, color.

A few days ago, the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio collection "DREAM ON" arrived at the Scrapbook Nerd store (it has been on my pre-order list for a while), so as soon as  it hit my doorway, i had to create with it.

Using the Counting Stars cut file from the Cut Shoppe, the cut out for the back ground was created.   I used papers from the collection to back the stars, but i used a lot of this celestial blue paper in most of the stars.

I played with the position of the cut file for a bit, until i was satisfied with the look in the page.  Then I used foam adhesive to attached the cut out to the page, and create the beautiful shade on the mat.

I used a picture of my son on one of the many snow walks we have taken around the snow covered paths behind our home.  Since the colors match, I simply layered pieces from the collection to form the title, and clusters around it.

I went a little crazy with the ink splatters, but to my defense it was late at night.   A large amount of journal was added, on how much i adore this kid, and his awesomeness. Here is the final layout:

I love,  love this layout, and the colors in the collection are just supreme.  You can check all the materials used at the Scrapbook Nerd Store.

As always let me know if you have any questions on any of this week's projects,  I am just a comment away.

Take care!

Materials Used:
cut file - Counting Stars  - The Cut Shoppe
Patterned papers, die cuts, leatherette stickers, puffy stickers, washi tape, rubber shapes - Dream On collection - Pinkfresh Studio


Scrapbook layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - FOREVER -


I am almost done with my reveal week for Scrapbook Nerd, but not before creating a new layout using the beautiful Oh My Heart collection by Paige Evans.

We have had so much snow this year here in Toronto, that I am left with so beautiful pictures of my kids and family playing in the snow.   I could easily fill an album using winter collections, but I wanted to bring color to our lengthy winter.   So i picked this pink ombre paper from the 12x12 paper pad as the background.   The cut file's name is Winter lace from the Silhouette store, I simply created two cuts of the same shape, and backed them with vellum.

I layered the picture with pieces from the Take me Away, Oh My Heart and Heart Day collections. and made sure to attach it where the two cut files met in the middle.

I wanted a soft title, and went for a stitched title.  I simply traced the  Valentine's Day Titles cut file from Juliana Michaels on my cameo using a pencil.  A little bit of white metallic watercolor before stitching the edge.  Using the same paint, i added splatters all around the page, and my journal was added to the bottom of the page with white ink.  Here is the final layout:

I love the picture of my husband and i just hanging in the snow, and all the softness created around it,   You can check all the materials used at Scrapbook Nerd, trust me if you need something, you can contact the ladies, and they will find it for you. They are the best!!!

Let  me know if you have any questions on how this came together.

See you all tomorrow!

Materials Used:
- Patterned papers - #14 -Oh My Heart collection - Pink Paislee
Cut file -  Winter Lace - Silhouette Store
                Valentine's Day Title - 17 turtles - Juliana Michaels
Metallic watercolor palette - Prima Marketing
6x6 paper pad Chipboard stickers, ephemera, paper clips - Take Me Away collection - Pink Paislee
Ephemera,  6x6 paper pad - Oh My Heart collection - Pink Paislee
Embelishments - Heart Day collection - Crate Paper
Word sticker - Small Chat Holidays - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology