Sunshine All the Time Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hey, friends, Missy Whidden here and I’m so excited to share my first layout using the new Whimsical collection! I had a hard time choosing which papers to begin with because I have so many favorites. I decided on Paper 15 because all of those little clouds are just adorable. I wanted to use the back of Paper 15 as my background, so I pulled the cloud paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad and fussy cut a lot of them out. I cut Paige’s Clouds Background 8.5x11 cut file on white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo and used that as my base design then placed the fussy cut clouds inside all the cut out shapes.
I used white gesso on the background first and then used some matching ink sprays to add some color behind the clouds. I also diluted some white acrylic paint to add lots of white splatters. I placed the cloud cut file down and then randomly placed the fussy cut clouds over it. I added adhesive foam under each cloud to create dimension. I added matching tangled thread under a few of them for added texture and interest.

I loved how this cute photo of my daughter at the pool looked, so I placed it down below the clouds.  I embellished under it with floral & leaf stickers from the Sticker Book. I mixed and matched the title using a Sticker and some of the adorable rainbow Foam Mini Thickers. I wrote my journaling below the photo using a metallic gold pen.

Aren’t the colors in this collection just so beautiful? I love how easy it is to create a rainbow color scheme. I added a bit of white tissue paper behind my photo to create a little separation from the background and help it stand out a little more against all the pretty colors.

I hope this inspires you to create something fun and colorful with the new Whimsical collection. It’s all gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Flourish Stencil Layout by Lady Nany

Monday, October 22, 2018

Hey friends, Lady Nany here with a new layout today inspired by friendship. I've been working with Paige's digital files for awhile and I usually fill them with papers and then apply them to the page. On this occasion, I cut the Flourish Stencil cut file in three different sizes using a Silhouette Curio and combined it with Distress Oxides in Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, and Picked Raspberry on a white cardstock background.
Once dry, I scattered a few drops of silver metallic watercolor on the areas where I didn't apply the stencil.

For the center of the flowers, I used droplets of Nuvo Crystal Dry White to give detail and dimension.

For the title of this page I used the phrase "the good life" from the Puffy Stickers in Oh My Heart, as well the scalloped border under which I wrote my journaling.

And that's all friends, thanks for stopping by, see you again!

SUPPLIES: OH MY HEARTPaper 06, Paper 08Paper 13, Puffy StickersDistress Oxideswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Curio; Cut file: Flourish Stencil by Paige Evans
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October 2017 Mini Album

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Here is my "October Occasionally" from last year! This is one of my favorite annual projects. It's sort of like December Daily but I don't work on it until after October is over and I don't document every day. It's just for fun :)
Here is a flip through and explanation of this album:

A few years ago I purchased a bunch of 4x4 mini albums from American Crafts brands and have been working my way through them ever since. I thought the black & white stripes were perfect for this spooky season!
The totally bewitching charm is from Emily Inspired Designs. I can't even with them! I need them for practically every mini album - they're the perfect finishing touch and she makes them in allllll varieties and holidays and themes!
I used a wide variety of Halloween supplies from a whole bunch of different companies. As long as it's Halloween-themed, it works for me! There is also a mix of 4x4 and 2x2 pocket pages that came with the album plus extras from We R Memory Keepers.
I like to add mini wooden clothespins here and there to help making turning the pages a bit easier - they're quite bulky though so another solution is to staple stickers/die cuts/puffy stickers back-to-back on the page edges.
Who remembers these silly masks and hats in Target last year? The kids had a blast trying them on.
Fox's birthday is in October so that's always something to look forward to! He still had his two front baby teeth just last year!
Sometimes I don't know where to put my journaling so I punch a hole in a journaling spot and add it right into the album.
You'll notice on most of the pages I added washi tape to the left edge and then re-punched the holes. I love the pop of color and interest this adds to the pages.
I make sequin pockets every year :) They're just so fun!
I used my Bat Background cut file to create a stitching template and made these bats on a transparency page.
Here's a closer look at the stitching.
Jane was a bat for the second year in a row! I found the etsy shop I purchased her first one from and just ordered the next size up!
Zoe's birthday is October 15th, the day after Fox's - how fun is that! So we went over to Eric and Tanya's for the festivities.
Can't forget about the fur babies! Joey the dog, Rachel the cat, and Phoebe the bunny. We're big FRIENDS fans.
Fox & Jane had lots of celebratory activities starting with a spooky night of fun at school.
Google had "Kirkloween" 2017. The kids trick-or-treated all around the Kirkland campus with my dad leading the way.
I collected some colorful fall leaves around our neighborhood and preserved them in a pocket.
We went to the zoo with Eric & Tanya and family which was decked out for Halloween.
Come October 1st I start watching allll the scary movies! I die cut a movie reel and printed tiny movie poster images to back all of the open spaces, front and back.
We picked our pumpkins from a local farm.
I backed another one of my cut files with patterned papers for a unique insert page.
Carving pumpkins is such a great tradition!
I even saved some of the pumpkin seeds. Fox wanted me to take them out and bake them lol.
The Halloween parade at the kids' school was epic. Sure put me in the Halloween spirit!
Right after school we went to "downtown" DuPont and trick-or-treated at all of the businesses. Already they got so much candy!
A few hours later it was real trick-or-treat time! WOOHOO!
The kids hauled it in. We had to make a pit stop back at home to empty their buckets and head back out!
My kids being the picky eaters they are only ate about 1/25 of this, the rest we nibbled at until we moved in July and then donated the rest to Chris' coworkers.
I combined all of the movies I took throughout October into one and then made a QR code so when I scan it, it opens up the YouTube video. Technology is so cool!
I had a total blast making this album. Can't wait to start working on the 2018 version!

Corner Filigree Layout by Cristina Sales

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Hi ladies Cristina here, happy Saturday to all of you! Today is my time to show you what I made with one of Paige's cut files. I love Corner Filigree cut file and so I chose it to create a page different than usual.

I created a colored background with brush pens in different shades of aqua mixing them with water and applied to my sheet using watercolor brushes. I used heavy white cardstock and cut the filigree with my Silhouette Cameo then I followed the shape all around the filigree adding color. I added gesso mixed with water and some drops of aqua color and waited for it to dry.

I saw there was too much color all around the filigree so I added some dark colored stamps with script theme, on the color and everywhere on the filigree shape. Underneath the filigree I added Turn the Page Paper 19 with different shades of grey color and light aqua. This paper is double-sided so on the back side there are beautiful stars in different colors which I fussy cut some of them out and added vellum to them, then I stitched all of them together. I love so much the loose thread ends! I used those stars to create a composition all around my picture, finally adding some Stickers and Oh My Heart die-cuts to complete my page.

When I decide to create a watercolor background I need to leave lots of white space all around the colored part of paper because I think it needs only one focal point.

I hope you like my work and I’m here if you have any kind of questions about it! Thanks for stopping by and see you in the next post!

SUPPLIES: Cut file: Corner Filigree by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette CameoTURN THE PAGEPaper 19OH MY HEARTEphemera Die Cuts; white cardstockgessomodeling paste
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