No One Will Ever... Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Did you know there is a stamp set in Oh My Heart?! It's made for planners and list makers, but why stop there?! Stamps are also perfect for scrapbooking and today Missy Whidden is sharing an amazing example of just that!
Hey, scrappy friends! Missy here and I’m excited to share another fun and colorful layout using the Oh My Heart collection. The focus this week is on the Acrylic Stamps and I used three of them on this layout. I created a few bullet-type list areas for my journaling and I used one of the tiny hearts to give accents to some of the letters in the big title. I love scrapping silly photos and this one of me and my sister acting goofy is one of my favorites. I love this fun quote I found on Pinterest and used my Cameo to cut it using mostly Paper 10 and some of the 6x6 Paper Pad papers. I wanted a bright and colorful title to act as the main design of the layout. I went with the black & white photo so it would really pop against all those gorgeous colors.
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Here you can see the detail of all those fun letters. I used one of the tiny heart stamps to add some detail to some of the letters using black ink. I also machine stitched through each row of words to add a little more texture and detail. You can also see the background work here. As I frequently do, I added some white gesso to my background first to create a tougher surface and to fade away some of the bright aqua color of the B-side from Paper 01. I used some aqua, turquoise, and pink shades of watercolor to create some pretty splotches of color. I did minimal embellishing using a few pieces from the Chipboard Stickers and Sticker Book.
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I can’t get enough of Paper 06! Those flowers just work on every page I think :) I fussy cut a few big ones to tuck in behind my photo as layers. I also added in some tangled thread. I used a few bits of 6x6 papers to layer behind my photo as well as some tissue paper from my stash.
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Here you can see the bullet list stamping. It’s perfect for journaling. I just stamped it several times on my layout and added bits and pieces of fun memories about me and my sister. I colored in the circles with a black pen. I love how this turned out! I think it makes it easy to read the journaling since it’s broken up into different areas and it’s not just one long paragraph. Definitely something fun to do to change things up!
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Check out the process video for this layout on my YouTube:

I hope this gives you some ideas on how you can use this fun Oh My Heart Acrylic Stamps. Think outside the box and get creative!
 SUPPLIES: OH MY HEART: Paper 01Paper 06Paper 106x6 Paper Pad, Acrylic StampsSticker BookChipboard Stickers
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Love love love love all the bright colors and patterns on this layout by Missy! She's amazing :)

Teaching in Prague on March 25th

Monday, February 20, 2017

On Saturday March 25th I will be teaching in Prague! The lovely Anna from Papero Amo has organized another wonderful day of creating: in the morning we will make an exploding box mini album and in the afternoon we will make two layouts using some of my favorite techniques: stitching, fussy cutting, and layering - all with my Pink Paislee Oh My Heart collection! For more information and to register visit:
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Hope to see you there!!

Haircut Layout

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The old man who cut Fox's hair the other week was straight out of a movie! Had to be documented. And also that Fox can tolerate getting his hair cut. He used to go straight into exorcism mode when we brought out the clippers for at-home haircuts... So glad that phase is over!
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HAIRCUT by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I've only used the circle sentiment paper from Fancy Free one other time that I can recall so I wanted to use it once more on a layout about Fox - pink and all!
JOURNALING SAYS: Getting your hair cut is not your favorite thing in the wold but lately you've been better about it!
HOW TO: Loosely paint a ring with white acrylic paint onto the B side of Paper 12. Splash coordinating watercolors over the ring and let it dry. Use different sized circles to punch out the sentiment circles from Paper 03 then place them around the ring. Add a photo to the ring and tuck under a journaling spot and polka dot die cut. Adhere buttons, puffy stickers, sequins, and chipboard stickers all around the ring. Use a sewing machine to stitch over the puffy and chipboard stickers.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, buttons, puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, journaling card: Fancy Free by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Sequins: Studio Calico; Paint: FolkArt; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Circle punches: Fiskars
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It's been fun to go back and use Fancy Free!

Forever Layout by Steffi Ried

Friday, February 17, 2017

I am ALL about hearts. The more the merrier! It's the perfect shape for conveying a message of love and since layouts often feature people or places that I love, you can never go wrong with too many hearts! Which is why I L♡VE the layout Steffi Ried is sharing today!
Hello! It's Steffi Ried and welcome to a new project! In February everything revolves around LOVE and Valentine's Day so I have created a layout with quite a lot of hearts. I like the effect of "raining hearts". The photo is from our vacation last year to Lake Garda, Italy.
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For the background I used acrylic paints (pink, rose, blush & white). With an old gift card, I applied the color from dark to light. After that I blurred it with a cloth.
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I used the chipboard and heart stickers from the new collection "Oh My Heart" and the wood veneer hearts from the collection "Take Me Away". I punched hearts out of various patterned papers and white cardstock.
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A few hearts are sewn down the middle with a sewing machine. The remaining hearts are glued with glue dots and 3D dots.
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I created my very first YouTube video sharing how to create this layout!

I hope you liked my project! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!
SUPPLIES: OH MY HEART6x6 Paper PadPaper 09Paper 10Paper 11Paper 14Paper 19Sticker BookEphemera Die CutsPuffy StickersCharmsTAKE ME AWAYPaper 08Wood Veneer Shapes
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Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

Fun Smile Layout

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stars are such a fun and universally great shape - they rank right up there with hearts! So once I started making stars, I couldn't stop, and here is the result!
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FUN SMILE by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I was going through photos of Fox from 2016 and saw this one with his big, huge, super cute smile and needed to scrap it right away! When we ask him to smile he usually gives us the biggest, cheesiest ol' grin, but this one is legit!
JOURNALING SAYS: You have the cutest smile and laugh in the whole wide world! So glad I finally caught a real and genuine laugh in action!
HOW TO: Die cut stars of different sizes from patterned papers then stitch around the edges using variegated gray thread. Use a star confetti punch diagonally across a white cardstock background then glue the punched stars all around. Back the cardstock with Paper 04 from the Take Me Away collection. Punch vellum stars then add them and the stitched stars to the layout. Place a black and white photo on top then add a mirror sticker title, typed journaling, and a sentiment die cut. Finish with a bit of roller stamping.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, mirror stickers, sentiment die cut, roller stamp: Take Me Away by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, vellum, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Thread: DMC; Star punches: Fiskars, Martha Stewart Crafts (confetti); Ink: StazOn
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More Fox layouts coming soon!

Skiing in the Alps

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Chris fulfilled a lifelong dream last weekend and went skiing in the Alps with some buddies! They drove down to the little town of Sautens, Austria Friday after work and woke up early Saturday to catch the first lift at Sölden ski resort.
On the first gondola of the day!
Wow! They lucked out and had beautiful weather all weekend.
Skiing in the Alps is a lot different from skiing back in the States because most of the skiable terrain is above the tree line.
That just clears the way for these amazing views!
My hubby practically on top of the world!
I had no idea that they were going to this place! Many scenes from the last James Bond movie "Spectre" were filmed in Sölden. Now I wish I had gone!
The resort definitely was proud of their starring role in the film.

Perfect lunch while skiing in the Alps: bratwurst and pommes with Red Bull (an Austrian company!).
The hills are alive!
Chris and some of his dental clinic colleagues.
They had some fun stuff set up around the mountain including this slalom course where you could scan your ticket and it would film you. Chris says it was suuuuuper icy.
Our friend Jordan in Sölden.
On Saturday night they went into the town of Oetz for some delicious Tyrolean cuisine.
Chris tried the Tyrolean classic Gröstl: fried potatoes, eggs, bacon, and other deliciousness.
There was a cantilevered lookout at the top of one of the lifts. Would you go out on this?!
Panorama from the end of the viewpoint. Austria in all its splendor!
Maybe the boys will let their wives come next time? *hint hint*

Love Layout by Flóra Farkas

Monday, February 13, 2017

It's true that I often love to spend hours making a single layout - especially when hand stitching, sometimes it takes up to 8 or 9 hours! But scrapbooking is my "happy" and creative outlet and therapy and stress reliever and if putting that amount of time into a layout is what it takes and I love the results then that's ok with me! But I also LOVE when layouts come together in a jiffy - not all layouts need to take hours to make to be beautiful! Which is why I absolutely love the layout I'm sharing with you today made by Design Team Member Flóra Farkas.
Hi there! Happy day before Valentine’s Day!  It’s Flóra back with a love-themed layout. This time I felt like creating a layout of my parents, not about us. They don’t have a lot of photos together, but I always push them to send me selfies as we have a long distance relationship.
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There isn't a ton to say about this layout because this was my fastest layout ever!! Believe me, it’s super easy to work with the Oh My Heart collection. When you touch the elements your inner Paige Evans just puts together a page in seconds ;)
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Actually I used a Silhouette cut file (#172105) for the background and cut it from Paper 13 with a Silhouette Cameo. Then I backed it with Paper 21 which gave the colorful, mind blowing background. I placed a photo of my parents and started to embellish it. I used some flowers from the Ephemera Die Cuts and Chipboard Stickers. I am so grateful that the pack contains lots of flowers, not just one or two because you need many, right? 
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I also placed some Puffy Stickers on my project. You can find some on the right bottom corner of the photo and others are scattered on the background to add extra texture. I could not resist to add at least one Heart Charm as well. They are too cute not to use them. To finish I wrote my journaling and oh boy! Have you seen that the Acrylic Stamp Set includes lines?! Finally I don’t have to draw them on my own!
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I also made a video tutorial just to prove how fast you can put together a page with the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection. If you have few free minutes check it out!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day!
SUPPLIES: OH MY HEARTPaper 13Paper 21Ephemera Die CutsPuffy StickersAcrylic Stamp SetCharms
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Pages that come together in a heartbeat can't be beat! :)

Super Star Layout

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Last Sunday Fox looked up at the wall where I tape all of my layouts before they eventually go onto a shelf where they sit until they eventually go into scrapbooks and said, "How come they're all of Jane?!" Uh oh. Busted. I didn't think he'd really notice but he did and man-oh-man I've felt so guilty ever since! I just love using #alltheflowers on my pages and typically photos of Jane go better with that style. I'm definitely not afraid to use pink on my pages of Fox, I just like scrapping with really girly things! Also, not trying to start a debate here or push my thoughts or beliefs, I've been burned before. I'm pretty much Switzerland when it comes to anything, I can see from both points of view. ANYWAY!!! This past week I've been scrapping like a mad woman with a purpose in mind: pages of FOX! Here is one for today and I'll share more soon:
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SUPER STAR by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I'm going back through my first two Pink Paislee collections and using those supplies first - I've made three pages with Fancy Free and three with Take Me Away. Oh My Heart is coming next!
JOURNALING SAYS: Fox has loved going to pre-school and all his teachers and making new friends and of course playing! Now onto the big leagues: kindergarten!
HOW TO: First I created a "super star" cut file which you can download for free! I cut it from white textured cardstock and then used the inner pieces as templates to trace and cut from grey/blue/greenish papers from Take Me Away. I sprayed the back of the die cut with adhesive and then quickly placed the papers. Then I spent some time making a mixed media background on a green/aqua ombre paper using gesso, watercolors, and acrylic paint. Once that dried I adhered the die cut with foam adhesive so it's slightly raised off the background. Next came the embellishing with chipboard stickers, three white foam heart stickers, die cuts a black & white photo matted on a black tag, wood veneer, and more. I journaled next to the photo inside the "A" slash "star". To finish I stamped a few stitching lines with the roller stamp - everything is from Take Me Away!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers (chipboard, foam), wood veneer, die cuts, roller stamp: Take Me Away by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Super Star cut file: Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Paint: FolkArt; Ink: StazOn
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You Are My Bright Side Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, February 10, 2017

Fussy cutting is the name of the game in today's lovely layout by Missy Whidden! In fact, on our way home from Milan over New Years, I cut out the exact same hearts from Paper 02 - I cut out And then what did I do with them? NOTHING! I couldn't figure out what to do! So they're sitting in a little ziplock baggie just waiting patiently. And now I know exactly how to use them thanks to this layout Missy is sharing today!!
Hello friends! I’m back with another fun and colorful layout using the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection. Love is the theme this week and I knew right away that I had to use Paper 02 for my layout. All those hearts were just begging to be fussy cut! So I spent some time doing just that. I wanted to create the look of confetti hearts coming out from behind my photo, which is of me and my husband on our trip to Aruba last year. I used the beautiful gradient Paper 04 as my background. I love those blue shades and the hearts just pop against that darker color. I cut a big heart on my Cameo and then backed it with white cardstock. I used some watercolors with the plastic packaging technique on the background and then gave it a coat of gesso to lighten it up. I love how the hearts just jump off the page! To make the heart pop off the page I machine stitched around it twice with pink and orange thread.
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Aren’t all those little hearts just lovely? I’m a huge rainbow fan so it was fun creating this. I added the soft watercolor behind them so the white background wouldn’t be so bright. Plus I love adding mixed media to my pages! I added some tissue paper and a few die cuts from the Ephemera Die Cuts Pack. I just can’t get enough of those flower die cuts!
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I can’t stop staring at these colors! I combined a few of the Chipboard Stickers here, which are fabulous for even more pops of color. I fussy cut a few of the scalloped borders from Paper 17 to add right under my photo. I also added a colorful Puffy Sticker under those: that cute little scalloped border sticker. Tangled thread is another item I love to add to my pages for extra pops of color and texture.
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Since there was a lot of open white space in the upper left part of the heart, I decided to create a cluster of flowers. I used more of the floral die cuts and chipboard flowers. I used one of the die cut pieces for my title and combined it with some of the XOXO puffy stickers. There are more chipboard pieces under that. I love the contrast of the blue and the bright pink!
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Check out the process video to see how this layout came together:

I had such a blast putting this together. I hope it inspires you to fussy cut some hearts or something else from patterned paper. You can get some really awesome and fun looks by taking the time to cut out fun shapes!
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Have a super wonderful day! Be back soon!
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