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 www.bit.ly/bookbindingwithpaige 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 so.much.fun. 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!

Artescrap Recap

Saturday, September 16, 2017

When Diana first contacted me about teaching in Mexico City we were still living in Germany so I asked if we could wait a year until we moved back to the states - let the planning and excitement begin! This photo is from one of the pop-up shops at the event. Swoon right?!

There were almost 100 ladies who attended - by far the biggest group I've ever taught at one time! It was intimidating and thrilling at the same time. The girls were all so nice and welcoming, it really helped calm my nerves.
Diana picked me up at the airport and of course we had to take a selfie before we went and ate tacos!
The next morning was a hustle and bustle of setting up and getting the two-day event started!
I wasn't scheduled to co-teach until that evening so I had all day to mingle. I found a nice friend teaching how to make amazing mini albums and since I'm obsessed with mini albums I joined the club!
Here is the mini album I made. It was such a fun change of pace to be the student instead of the teacher ;)
Stunning cross stitched card. I want to make one!
Quite possibly the world's biggest mini album base lol!
That evening we checked out the room where I would be teaching. Wow!
I wore a microphone and a cameraman followed me around so my every move was projected up on the screen for all to see!
These sweet ladies came all the way from Costa Rica.
Felt floral headbands for everyone!
New sweet scrappy friends.

Biggest hugs to Diana for putting on this amazing event every year! It was so awesome to be apart of!

Group photo out in front of the hotel.

I hope to be back again to teach at Artescrap! It was a real treat!
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