Silhouette Design Team Layouts #2

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Comin' at ya with a whooooooole bunch of inspiration using my Silhoutte Cut Files! First, I asked the design team gals to create a layout using my new and most favorite cut file called Flower Garden Background! I am amazed at how one cut file can be used in so many different artistic ways.
Lorilei Murphy classically backed the the Flower Garden Background with patterned papers from Turn the Page. TOTALLY SWOONING.

Then Lorilei used the Flower Garden Background as a mixed media stencil! WOW! I never would have thought to do that! I also love the colors she pulled from Turn the Page to embellish.
Next, Bea Valint used Silhouette Sketch Pens to draw the Flower Garden Background. I am speechless!! It's so "BEA"UTIFUL! (See what I did there? ;)
Zsoka Marko got creative as always and altered the Flower Garden Background into a circular designer then backed each shape with patterned paper. This gal is the queen of making cut files unique! All papers and embellies are from Turn the Page!

Zsoka Marko also made this amazing pair of cards with Turn the Page using a couple different cut files: the left card uses the Bright Star cut file while the right card uses the Spooky Stars. Both are equally stunning.
Earlier this week I shared this pair of layouts by Lorilei Murphy on Facebook and now they need to be shown here - they're just that awesome! First she used the Flower Background and die cut it from a Turn the Page patterned paper - I LOVE this idea! I seem to always die cut things from plain white cardstock. I need to change things up a bit!

Then Lorilei used the inner flower pieces from the Flower Background to frame the Heart Word Happy cut file. All embellished with Turn the Page!

Next, I spied pages on instagram and blogs from talented scrappers using my cut files! I just had to share a few here!
The lovely Soraya Maes used my Take Me Away collection and the Flower Vase cut file to make this artistic, lovely, and pretty page!
This page by Suz Lee using the Snowflake Dots cut file as a template for adhering sequins goes above and beyond! The time and effort is so worth the effect!!
Check out this stunner by Rachel Lowe using the Butterfly Background paired with Turn the Page. Gorgeous right?!

Check out all of my cut files and do share what you make with them!

Stars Frame by Missy Whidden

Friday, September 22, 2017

There are so many different kinds of stars in Turn the Page: patterned paper, die cut, chipboard sticker, wood veneer, washi, stamps... Why not combine them all to make a stunning project?! That's exactly what designer Missy Whidden did and now I pretty much want to sneak into her home and take this for my own :)
Hey friends! I’m so happy to be sharing a fun project featuring stars today. The new Turn the Page collection has a lot of stars and I decided to jazz up an old photo frame using them. I started by fussy cutting out several stars from Paper 11 and Paper 19. I took a small piece of white cardstock and added some clear gesso and watercolors to it for a base. I added more stars by using the Layerable Stamp Set - I heat embossed them with gold powder to add some sparkle and then sort of created a tiny layout using a photo of my daughter. At first I hadn’t planned on using a photo. I was going to create more of a motivational piece with a few of the speech bubble quotes. But I decided to add the photo and add all the stars around it and I love how it turned out!
Here you can see the detail of the heat embossing. I also hand stitched around a few of the stars for added interest and texture. I added a few of the Chipboard Stickers and fussy cut the Dream quote bubble from one of the gold foiled papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad. The foiling is just so pretty. I also added in some thread from my stash.
Most of the embellishments are under the frame’s glass, but the Chipboard Stickers are on the outside of the glass. I love the dimension this creates and just keeps things interesting. I also added a few of the rose gold stickers from the Sticker Book on top of the glass.
On the outside corners of the frame I glued down the rest of the fussy cut stars, which I layered together. I even added a few of the Wood Veneer stars. I tucked in this “magical” arrow from the Ephemera Die Cuts because it looked perfect right there. I love how it’s more of a vertical element and works with this design.
I hope this inspires you try something different and be inspired by all the stars in this collection! This was fun to make and now I have a fun home décor piece to add to my shelves!
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Stars, stars, stars, and more stars, you can never go wrong with so many stars!

First Day of 1st Grade & Kindergarten

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fantastic Mr. Fox started 1st grade!! His face in the right photo says it all, haha. Mooooom.
Their school is only Kindergarten-3rd grade - I've never heard of that system before!
We found his teacher's name and sat down "criss-cross-applesauce" in two lines.
Everyone was buzzing with excitement!
Then a few days later Jane started Kindergarten! How is that possible?! Slow down time!

She was so happy and ready to be a big girl at a big school!
Love her.
Such a genuine, sweet smile.
I picked her up at the end of the day and she was still happy! That's a good sign!
They've been in school about two weeks now and are making new friends and getting into a routine. I've been keeping myself super busy with all things scrapbooking! Wishing you a fun and productive school year kiddos!

Turn the Page Coptic Book

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I like to make a coptic book with each of my collections so here is my official "Turn the Page" book!
I wanted to try something new for the cover which involved drilling lots and lots of holes for cross stitching a floral design. With the help of my dad's drill press I made all the holes in just a few minutes.
I found the cross stitch pattern on Pinterest and picked colors of thread to coordinate with Turn the Page. After painting the covers a sunny yellow I spent a few hours stitching. Fun fun fun!
The inside papers are all made with Turn the Page papers, cut and folded in half. I used all 24 papers in the collection which are double sided so I had 48 patterns. I divided them into 12 sets of 4 to make the signatures (groups of papers) and then arranged them into the order I wanted.
As I was binding the book together I added buttons, Turn the Page sequins, wood veneer, and puffy stickers as charms.
This little book is 4x6" so it will fit regular sized photos, embellishments, and journaling quite nicely!
Love how this turned out and I can't wait to fill it up!
Come over to my house and learn how to make these one-of-a-kind books at my house on October 7th! Visit for all the details!

Superhero Layout by Stefanie Ried

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Stars are such a universal shape! Like circles and hexagons, they can be used pretty much anywhere, anytime. I asked the designers sharing projects this week to feature this shape - there are a LOT of them throughout Turn the Page!
Stars are one of my favorite motifs! When I saw that this week the subject is stars, I immediately thought of a layout that I created two years ago. It is a Christmas layout, but I really wanted to try making it with the new collection Turn the Page. Done and done :)

Since I wanted to use rainbow colors, I chose a variety of papers. Some papers are already printed with star motifs so it was quite easy, I just cut them out with scissors. This results in quite a lot of stars! But I still made a few more stars of different sizes out of other papers.

There are also chipboard sticker, wood veneer, and sticker stars. I have added them all onto the layout. I trimmed out some partial stars from the photo and added paper stars in their place. I layered some stars together and attached them with staples for a 3D effect. And finally, I used the Layerable Stamp Set to stamp stars in between! I hope you enjoy my layout!
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I am LOVING seeing all of these layouts with Turn the Page! Makes my star-loving heart so happy :)

Bookbinding Workshop!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Come on over to my house for a fun day of BOOKBINDING!
On Saturday October 7th from 9:00am-3:00pm I will show you step-by-step everything you need to know to create these one-of-a-kind books using a coptic stitch. Only 10 spaces available so make sure to grab a spot today and join in on the fun and special experience!
Every ticket purchase includes:
•Admission for one person.
•Bookbinding Kit - everything you need to make a 4x6" book including: 48 trimmed @pinkpaislee Turn the Page patterned papers, die cut package, charms, sequins, beads & pearls, piercing & sewing templates, a pair of 4x6" wooden boards, curved sewing needle, and your choice of coordinating thread.
•Free access to my online bookbinding course so you can keep making books long after the class is over! ($15 value)
•Unique shopping experience at my in-house flea market.
I will provide everything you need to make and take home your very own book, the only thing you need to bring with you is your lovely self, a bone or teflon folder, and heavy books to use as weights!
I hope to see you at my home so we can learn how to bookbind together and have FUN!!

Flower Vase Cut File

Can I have favorite cut files? Cuz I do :) The Flower Vase is just so pretty and I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing what my design team and scrapbookers alike are doing with it! 
In the layout above, designer Bea Valint used the Flower Vase cut file as the focal design element and jazzed it up with watercolors, backed it with patterned papers, and fussy cut flowers to add to the mix. GORGEOUS! She used a mix of all my Pink Paislee collections to embellish.
Here designer Lorilei Murphy used the Flower Vase cut file then watercolored behind the flowers and leaves for a different and equally stunning look! The embellishments are from Turn the Page.
And last but not least, fellow friend and scrapbooker Soraya Maes used the Flower Vase with watercolors and Take Me Away to create a truly stunning page!

If you make a layout or project with my Flower Vase cut file, do share a link below and I will add it to this post!

Daisy's Baby Blessing

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Over Labor Day weekend I flew to Vegas for Daisy's baby blessing! 
Plane tickets were flippin' expensive though so Chris stayed behind with Fox & Jane. I miss RyanAir and their insanely cheap flights! It was a beautiful day flying out of Seattle with majestic Mt. Rainier in the background.
WWJD? And when I walked on they were talking about all the ways you can die on an airplane! Oh nuh uh!!
I don't know which mountain this is, but it's neato!
Vegas baby!
Oh yes. You know you're in Vegas when... there are slot machines in all the terminals.
Allie picked us up then we went straight to dinner where I got to snuggle Daisy all night.
Me'n'my Taylor side of the family girlfriends!
It was the first time seeing many of my family members in four years. It was Family is everything.
Even though we had just eaten dinner, I needed my Shake Shack fix, STAT! Clearly, I was a happy girl :)
Sunday morning I snuggled sleeping Daisy while everyone got ready for church then all during sacrament. Man I miss this!
My beautiful sister and her beautiful baby.
4 generations of Warner gals.
Great Grandpa John and Great Grandma Cathie.
It was a special day with a sweet blessing given by Tate.
After a fun luncheon at Allie & Tate's awesome house, we went to Cafe Rio for dinner.
I felt like the food instigator of this whole trip. First Shake Shack. Then Cafe Rio. Then I wanted some kind of dessert so Allie suggested a place called Cream and it was exactly what I was craving.
The entire Taylor family except my family. We'll all be together for Christmas though and I literally can't wait!

Congratulations to Allie & Tate on their cute little baby girl that I wanted to smuggle home!
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