Mom Life Mini Album by Steffi Ried

Friday, January 20, 2017

There is definitely a "mom life" theme throughout Oh My Heart! So when Steffi Ried's mini album all about her life as a mom showed up in my inbox and I started reading the journaling details, it really spoke to me and makes me want to be a better mom! My favorite quote she wrote is this one: "A GOOD MOM has bad days & great days & normal days & overwhelming days & perfect days & trying days & supermom days & just being a mom days & a whole lot of love & real & crazy motherhood days." Right?!?
Hello and welcome to my second post! Today I will show you my first project with the wonderful new collection "Oh My Heart". Isn't it dreamy?! I immediately noticed the sweet heart charms as well as the colorful colors. When I unpacked the many embellishments from the Ephemera Pack, the die cut "mom life" fell into my hands. And then I immediately knew the theme of my mini album. I created an album in the "Travel Journal" style. As a mom of a small daughter, the pink paper fits perfectly. I used photos of myself with my daughter in different sizes which makes the album more interesting. I am in LOVE with this stunning collection.    
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For the cover I used the great stamps from Oh My Heart. I applied the flower stamp with white embossing powder for a neat texture then I attached the title with 3D glue dots.    
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The album is 3.5x 7". The inside pages have different sizes. First I cut the papers including some vellum and folded them in the middle. With a sewing machine I stitched it down the middle. A super easy way to create an album. Then I decorated the inside. On the first page I used a big photo and on the right side I used a chipboard "love" sticker and "you" mini alphabet stickers.
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On the next page I added a small photo and some journaling which is inside the folded photo.
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The paper with the hearts is totally sweet. I kept this page very simple with the small black and white photo. On the other side I glued some pretty flower die cuts. I added details to the flowers with machine stitching.
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In the middle of the album I glued a black and white photo. With the beautiful embellishments you can create a nice page very easily.
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On the left side, a small pocket is hidden between the pages which are glued together. Therein is another paper with a photo.   
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Aren't the book chipboard stickers great?! My daughter loves to read books. I often read aloud to her. 
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Behind a book I created a small page that can be opened. The text is written with a typewriter and I added machine stitching details.   
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On this page I cut out more flowers from the patterned paper and put them on the photo. On the vellum paper I sewed a small confetti pocket filled with sequins. 
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There is another big photo on the last page again. Similar to the first layout I made for this team, I sewed on it for a beautiful texture.
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To close the album, I wrapped twine around the middle three times and attached a tag and a heart charm.
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I hope you like my album and are interested in playing with the new collection soon! I can recommend it to you. I'm sooo in love!
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Instagram: @steffiried
Pinterest: @steffiried
Facebook: stefanie.ried.96

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these two special mini albums this week about having a mom and being a mom!

SCT Oh My Heart Layout

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I have my first layout as a Design Team member up on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog!
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WONDERFUL YOU by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: The photos may not look wintery... but they were taken during winter so that's why I went with the snowflake theme! It works :)
JOURNALING SAYS: Oh all the different faces that you make! One cold wintery day at lunch you were hamming it up at the PX.
HOW TO: Draw the snowflakes onto white cardstock using a pencil, pierce a hole every 1/4" over the pencil, then erase the pencil marks. Choose 7 colors of thread to match the colors of Oh My Heart then backstitch through the snowflakes. Trim off 1/2" from the left and bottom edges then cut an "L" of patterned paper to back the top and left edges. Layer three photos over die cuts and patterned papers and embellish with more die cuts, a bit of washi tape, a fussy cut floral, and chipboard stickers. Journal below the photos to finish.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard sticker, mini alpha stickers, washi tape: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Snowflakes cut file: Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Floss: DMC; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts
PROCESS VIDEO: Here is how this layout came together:

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Can't wait to share more projects made for Scrapbook & Cards Today!

Mom Life Mini Album by Flóra Farkas

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

When I received the email from Flóra with her latest Paige Evans Design Team project, I literally gasped out loud! When I see scrapbooking products I immediately think of all the LAYOUTS I can make with them and rarely does my mind ever wander to "Hmmmm, what else could I make with these scrapbooking supplies?" So when this mini album showed up in my inbox, my heart skipped a beat and made me realize Oh My Heart can be used for so much more than just traditional layouts!
Hi everyone! Flóra back with a cute one ring mini album made with the fresh Oh My Heart collection. I was so excited to receive these new beauties and I must say: I am officially in love. Sooo many pink papers and stunning embellishments, lots of flowers. Awwww... After I flipped through all the papers, I found out this collection has a lot of "mom life" things. I think this is super fun as every mother deserves time and attention for their hard work. This is why I decided to make a tiny album about my mom and our time we spent together in 2016.
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I am not sure if she agrees with the title (lol), but I hope yes ;-)
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The base of my album is made with the Oh My Heart Ephemera Die Cuts. There are many big elements like frames and tags which are great for mini album pages. You can also find lots of gorgeous flower die cuts in the pack. I used them in many places for decoration, they are truly eye catching. Then I printed out 2x2” photos and matched them with pages. I placed all of them in front of me and started to embellish them.
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For this page I created a shaker pocket with the Fuse Tool and filled it up with pretty sequins. I also attached a pink eyelet so the plastic hole won't break over time.
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This page was made from a chipboard frame that I backed with a transparency so I could embellish it easily. I love the small alphas from the Sticker Book to create my personal title.
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Here is a montage of few of the pages. I also added die cut pages without photos to cheer up the album. The colorful patterned tags didn't need many decorations, so I just adhered small elements like the cute Heart Charm and Puffy Stickers.
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The last page is my favorite. This card is simply perfection! I adhered our selfie on it and created the title from Sunshine Alpha Thickers. It means "mother" in Hungarian.
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That was my project for today! You can see it's so easy to make a mini album even from a pack of ephemera. I hope I could highlight the prettiness of the Oh My Heart collection and convince you. ;-) Thanks for stopping by!
Oh My Heart:
Ephemera Die Cuts
Heart Charms
Puffy Stickers
Sticker Book
Heart Stamp Set With Note Pad
Good Life Chipboard
Sunshine Alpha Thickers
Birthday Bash:
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Instagram: @floramfarkas
Pinterest: @floramfarkas
Facebook: pinkandpapergift
YouTube: Flora Monika Farkas
Do you love making mini albums?! I need to try them more, cuz they're so cute!! 

Love You to Pieces Layout

Monday, January 16, 2017

As soon as I got my first Oh My Heart box in the mail (and after dancing around the house a bit ;) I got straight to work making pages for my booth at CHA!
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DESCRIPTION: There are TWO papers in Oh My Heart that have a bunch of different squares of different patterns! Those are my favorite to use, especially when I teach classes, because you get a whole lotta bang for your buck! It looks like you use so many different papers, but really, you just used one. Genius :)
JOURNALING SAYS: Even though you're 4.5 years old it seems like I'm always carrying you! Haha! Well, it is much faster to get from point A to B if I hold you and you let me so I'm gonna keep on!
HOW TO: Prime a white cardstock background with a layer of modeling paste and let it dry. Watercolor (matching the colors of Paper 24) stripes down the center of the page. Once the watercolors are dry, whitewash over it with white acrylic paint, and let it dry. Free hand cut a long title from the patterns of Paper 24 then figure out where you want them. Stitch each row of letters in place and gently bend up the letters for dimension. Adhere three photos and embellish the centers of the open letters with chipboard flowers and a heart. At the beginning or end of each row, stamp a matching colored trio of hearts.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, chipboard stickers, hearts stamp: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Modeling paste: Liquitex; Paint: FolkArt
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TTFN - ta ta for now!

Scrapbook & Cards Today Creative Team

Saturday, January 14, 2017

There is nothing better than sitting down with a brand new issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine, flipping through the pages (and even smelling them, am I right?!), and getting inspired! And please tell me I'm not the only one who LOVES looking at the advertisements?! Gimme everything! So it is with great excitement that I get to share some fun news... I've been invited to join the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Creative Team!
I have loved working with Megan and Catherine over the years and am so stoked to make it a regular thing! Look for my first column and layouts in the Spring 2017 issue!

Love Sweet Life Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, January 13, 2017

Missy Whidden is back today to share her second layout for my design team using mostly Fancy Free! She also made a process video which, if you're like me, you loooooove watching those! It's so inspiring to see how her mind works and exactly how she creates such intricate pages!
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Hello again, scrappy friends! Missy back today to share a fun layout using the Fancy Free collection with a little bit of Take Me Away added in. I can’t get enough of bright colors and I love combining them all together. As I sorted through the Fancy Free patterned papers, Paper 09 jumped out at me. I knew I wanted to create some fun banners out of all those half circles, so I fussy cut a lot of them out. I arranged them several times before I found a design I liked and used the Paper 10 as my background. I went over the background with white gesso and then used some blue, aqua, pink, and coral ink sprays to create the pretty watercolor effect. Once I glued down all the half circles, I machine stitched through each row using dark gray thread. I embellished with some fussy cut flowers, dimensional stickers, chipboard, mirror letter stickers, and some buttons.
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I love the dimension of the half circles! After I stitched them down I ruffled up the edges so they would look more realistic. I fussy cut these beautiful flowers from one of the papers in the Fancy Free 6x6 Paper Pad and added some foam under them. I layered in some tangled thread, a button, and a cute heart die cut. You can also see the awesome dimension created from the chipboard.
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I added more fussy cut flowers here by the photo as well. Behind my photo I layered some tissue paper, a few tags from Fancy Free and a Take Me Away die cut frame. I love how the colors of the background look mixed with all these bright colors from the embellishments and paper. I added in an acetate die cut from Fancy Free here also. I went pretty simple with the background work up at the top since the rest of the page had so much going on.
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Watch and see how this layout was made in a new process video:

I had so much fun putting this together! I hope you gained some inspiration from it. Don’t be afraid to fussy cut your patterned papers and throw lots of colors together! Have a great day!

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From Florida, USA
Instagram: @missywhidden
Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden
YouTube: Missy Whidden
Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend! Doing anything scrappy??

Live Life in Full Bloom Layout

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sharing a new layout made with my Pink Paislee OH MY HEART collection today!
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DESCRIPTION: I needed a stitching project to work on during our drive down to Italy and back so this is what I came up with! Sorry there isn't a process video for this one - next time for sure!!
JOURNALING SAYS: So lucky to be your mom and call you mine! You help me realize the true purpose of my life and I love you!
HOW TO: Die cut a modified Live Life in Full Bloom cut file from the B side of Paper 18 then use spray adhesive to affix it at an angle to robin's egg blue cardstock that has been smudged with white paint. Carefully pierce holes around the die cut then back stitch using white thread to add texture and detail. Adhere a trio of photos at the same angle below the title. Place washi strips under the photos along with a foiled floral die cut. Place a chipboard floral sticker and foiled floral sticker (I stuck it on a transparency first then fussy cut it out to make a "die cut") on the left. Create a cluster on the right with an ampersand chipboard sticker, "whole lotta lovely" chipboard sentiment sticker, "Happy" ticket sticker, and a small piece of washi. Journal above the title and add a transparency foiled hearts sticker below.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers (chipboard, foil, paper), washi tape, die cuts: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, pen, adhesive, staple: American Crafts; Paint: FolkArt; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Silhouette
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Can't wait for Oh My Heart to start showing up in stores! Let me know if you find it first!! :)

Pink Paislee Fussy Cutting Layout

Saturday, January 7, 2017

I have a layout up on the Pink Paislee blog for Fussy Cutting Week!
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LOVE YOU by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: This is one of those layouts that did a 180 on me and looks nothing like I had pictured in my mind's eye at the beginning - and that's OK! I thought about using the big and beautiful flowers from Paper 02 in the Moonstruck collection, but changed my mind mid-way. Watch the process video below to see how this page came to be!
JOURNALING SAYS: You are such a sweet and sassy and spunky girl! Who taught you to pose like this?! I don't even know but it's hilarious and so cute!
HOW TO: Fussy cut the hearts from Paper 06. Paint slightly larger hearts across a light grey textured cardstock background - let dry. Use a sewing machine and straight stitch down the center of each heart to attach them in place permanently then bend up the edges for dimension and texture. Layer a pair of photos vertically on the right edge and create a photo cluster with die cut cards, a title, pieces of doily, more fussy cut images, etc. Write journaling on a banner die cut and tuck it underneath the photos. Place fussy cut phrases between the hearts and a couple puffy stickers to finish.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, puffy stickers, washi tape: Moonstruck by Pink Paislee; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Doily: Wilton; Paint: Folkart; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
PROCESS VIDEO: Here is a 10 minute video showing how this layout was made:
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Have a lovely day!

Stefani Ried's 1st Layout

Friday, January 6, 2017

You are going to LOVE the layout that Stefanie Ried made for her first Design Team project - it is so clever and detailed and unique! She created her own embellishments using supplies in a way I never would have thought, so much talent! First, let's get to know Steffi better!
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From Germany
Instagram: @steffiried
Pinterest: @steffiried
Facebook: stefanie.ried.96
Tell us about you! My name is Stefanie and I'm a wife, mommy of a 4-year-old girl, family photographer, and lover of summer. We live in a small village in the southern part of Germany and I enjoy living here. I love the quietness and natural countryside. And for me, it’s the perfect place to be creative. After my daughter was born in 2012 I was looking for ideas to create albums about her first year and I found some great scrapbooking pages. I was totally amazed by all those talented scrapbookers. I love to play with all the beautiful patterned papers, embellishments, and watercolors. My layouts, mini albums, and photos are mostly about my daughter, our travels, and the little moments in my life.
What are some of your scrapbooking accomplishments? Since 2014 I have been on the design team for Scrapbook Werkstatt. Past design teams include In The Scrap and Papierprojekt. I have guest designed for Maggie Holmes, Gossamer Blue, Citrus Twist Kits, Studio Calico, Sweet Möma, ScrapbookExpo, CSI Color Stories Inspiration, Scrapideesleblog, and studioescrap. I teach mini book classes at Big Picture Classes. I was contributor in classes by Wilna Furstenberg and Catherine Davis at Studio Calico. Likewise, I was contributor for In The Scrap (an online workshop) and for Citrus Twist Kits. I have had projects published in Jot Magazine and “"Idées Créa Cartes et Scrap"!
Do you have any other hobbies, if so, what are they and why do you enjoy them? Photography! I have loved taking photos since my childhood. My dad showed me how. He photographed a lot in his childhood and also developed the pictures himself. Our bathroom was the photo studio. If I am not being creative or photographing, I like to do sports. But this year I hardly had time for it. I will change this in the new year. I hope :)
5 fun and random facts about Steffi:
1. I'm obsessed with sequins! You can find them on the most of my projects. I love them in all colors!
2. My daughter loves to make my hair beautiful with hair-slides and hair-clips. Once when I went to the super market with them in my hair people said to me, “What a nice hairstyle you have!”.
3. Tom Hanks is my favorite actor and I love any and all movies with him. Who doesn’t love Forrest Gump?
4. I love to listen movie soundtracks during my scrapbooking sessions (ok, and to eat chocolate!)
5. I like reading travel books and stories about people who made a world trip. That would be a dream for me.

Hello and welcome to my very first post. I am very excited and very happy to be on the design team of the amazing Paige. Yay! I made a layout with the beautiful collections Fancy Free and Take Me Away. The colorful buttons are my favorites. They are so very cute. Also I love sewing on paper. Therefore, I wanted to incorporate both on the layout. The photo of my daughter was taken in the snow during our vacation in November at the Grand Canyon. We were totally surprised to see so much snow. We had lots of fun together. I selected a light background, Fancy Free Paper 10, and small colorful color dots as an eye-catcher. The great embellishments from Paige's collections fit perfectly into this winter fun layout.

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As a background I used a turquoise paper with white cardstock on top. First I chose the embellishments. These should be as small and round as possible. The buttons fit perfectly. For the title, I have cut the "Love This" embroidery hoop out of a paper from "Take Me Away". I embroidered this with sewing thread for the title.
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Also with sewing thread, I wrapped the small, round Wood Veneer. On the back I attached mini glue dots to keep the thread in place.
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In order to achieve a 3D effect, I created a ball out of cut out paper circles. Three paper circles were folded in the middle and sewn with the sewing machine on the cardstock later.
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I created a smaller 3D ball with two stamped paper circles. For this I used the Roller Stamp from the Take Me Away Collection.
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I arranged the embellishments and the photo on the white cardstock. Just as I like it. Then I added machine stitching and the other embellishments and the photo glued to the lines.
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I wrote the journaling on the background with a typewriter. For that I had previously sketched on the paper the area. And lastly, I attached the sewn white cardstock with 3D glue dots.
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I hope you liked my first project and are inspired to create a winter layout with the great collections from Paige! With their bright colors they fit perfectly to any season and occasion! 

Fancy Free:
Paper 03
Paper 09
Paper 10

Take Me Away:
Wood Veneer Shapes
Foam Phrase Thickers
Ephemera Die Cuts
Roller Stamp
Paper 07
Paper 20

Happy FriYAY!! Look for more projects from my design team again next Friday with projects by me between :)
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