Family Layout by Zsoka Marko

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hey there crafty friends, Zsoka Marko with you today, sharing my latest layout using the gorgeous Horizon collection and Paige's Flower Circle cut file.
I cut the beautiful Flower Circle from textured white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo. I also cut a few extra flowers - to do this I just erased the rest of the cut file, only leaving me with the flower. Some parts will not cut since there are no cut lines but these small areas are very easy to fussy cut.
I then backed the cut file with different patterned papers. The single flowers I backed with white vellum. I glued down the circle onto my chosen background paper - only the circle, not the flowers or anything else. I added machine stitching so I could be sure my layout won't fall apart at some point. I cut off the patterned paper behind the cut file so I could back it with white vellum.
I added foam adhesive to the back, also behind the flowers where it's not visible. I then placed some crystals and sequins on a white heavyweight cardstock and adhered the patterned paper front to it. Basically just like you would make a shaker card.
Last but not least I embellished my page: I added some word StickersEpoxy StickersChipboard StickersEphemera Die Cuts, a globe Paper Clip, my title and journaling, and done! Oh, and I also glued the vellum flowers on top of the patterned paper ones. Done and done!
I hope you've enjoyed today's inspiration! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

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Simple Pleasures Bookbinding Class Recap

Monday, May 20, 2019

Last Saturday I taught a bookbinding class at Simple Pleasures in Colorado Springs!
First of all, this store is literally heaven on earth.
My very first job was at a scrapbooking store just like this in Redmond, WA.
Aisles and aisles of papers and embellishments as far as the eye can see. 
It reminded me of the good ol' days and I am so flippin' gosh dern happy that these stores do exist still because as you know most have closed. 
Support the local scrapbook store!
They have new product like my Horizon collection:
As well as vintage supplies you can't find anymore like Basic Grey and Rusty Pickle:
I even found some of my Fancy Free collection - my very first line with Pink Paislee from a few years ago!
Ribbons & trims in a rainbow of colors.
Inks galore.
And the store is ORGANIZED SO WELL! Signs on the wall tell you which theme/holiday/section you can find there like the seasons, holidays, even an entire military section which is great with the huge base nearby. 
Can't forget Disney and Harry Potter too!
 Planner corner.
Cardstock swoon!
 More views of the store:
 I taught a bookbinding course to 16 lovely ladies from around the area and everyone walked away with a handmade book.
 Almost finished!
 My favorite part is lining up the books to see them all together.
 If you are ever in Colorado this Simple Pleasures store is a MUST! I even think it's worth planning a road trip just to visit, it's that awesome!
Hope to be back soon to teach more classes!

Day Dreamer Layout by Donna Espiritu

Hello everyone! It's Donna Espiritu here with my a new layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette design team. I used Paige's Flower Corner cut file and Horizon collection.
I started with Paper 22 as the background and splattered white acrylic paint across it. I used dimensional foam tape to adhere the backed cut file to the upper right side of the layout. I used several papers to back the cut file: papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad and 6x8 Paper Pad. I cut several strips of paper and adhered them to the bottom part of the layout.

Then I placed my photo over a white doily and messy thread. I embellished around the photo with pieces from the Floral Die Cuts and Ephemera Die Cuts, fussy cut patterns, and Chipboard Stickers. I fussy cut small florals from Paper 23 and scattered them in the middle of the photo and the backed cut file. I journaled a little bit to finish the layout.

I hope you like my layout! Thanks for dropping by and see you in my next post!

SUPPLIES: HORIZON12x12 Paper Pad6x8 Paper PadPaper 01Paper 04Paper 22Paper 23Chipboard StickersEphemera Die CutsFloral Die Cutswhite cardstockinks; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Flower Corner by Paige Evans
Blog: Scrappy Donna / Instagram: @iampinay25 / YouTube: Donna Espiritu / Facebook: DesignsByDonnaEspiritu

Join Me On a Scrapbooking Cruise!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Join me for a Craft & Crop Cruise while visiting the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean's LIBERTY OF THE SEAS departing from Galveston, TX on June 7th-14th 2020!! 
This will be my first Crop & Cruise and I am so excited to offer three full days of classes while at sea including layouts, mini albums, and a coptic bookbinding course!
It would be so fun to have you there to craft, crop, & cruise while checking off bucketlist items! Hope to "sea" you there! :)

New Blue Bicycle Layout

I am so excited to share a new layout with you today featuring super cute metal dies by Coco & Reno paired with my Horizon collection with Pink Paislee which can be found online and in JoAnn stores!
New Blue Bicycle by Paige Evans
I started by die cutting my Vintage Bicycle cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I chose Paper 06 with the blue painterly stripes as my background. I backed parts of the cut file (such as the flowers, baskets, seat, handle, etc.) with papers from Horizon. Time to play with the Coco & Reno metal dies! I was sent these ones to try out:
I used the April Lace dies to create two round clusters and did machine stitching through them for texture and interest. I placed the larger piece on the larger bicycle wheel and the smaller piece on the smaller wheel.
 Next I created a few layered flowers and leaves using the Cutting-die Monthly Subscription set. I tucked the flowers behind the flowers in the baskets and added the leaves underneath those with liquid glue because they're so delicate and I wanted them to lift off the page. I tucked in a few Floral Die Cuts and Ephemera Die Cuts as well.
 For the title I used the blue Mini Foam Thickers from Pick-Me-Up and wrote out "NEW BLUE BICYCLE" around the curve of the large wheel. I took a screenshot of a video of me trying out the bicycle I bought and built myself (girl power! :) and printed that out to add to the layout.
 For journaling I typed it in my favorite font called Remington Noiseless at size 8, printed it out, trimmed it into strips, then glued them over the right edge of the photo in non-important space. To finish I cut two lacy borders using Coco & Reno metal dies from white cardstock and tucked them under the photo.
I hope you are inspired to check out the beautiful dies by Coco & Reno along with my Horizon scrapbooking collection and Silhouette cut files!
SUPPLIES: Metal dies: Coco & RenoHORIZONPaper 01Paper 02Paper 03Paper 04Paper 05Paper 06Paper 14Paper 16Paper 20Paper 21Paper 23Floral Die CutsEphemera Die CutsPICK-ME-UPMini Foam Thickerswhite cardstock; Font: Remington Noiseless; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Vintage Bicycle by Paige Evans

Good Vibes Only Layout by Jamie Pate

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Welcome to Saturday, friends! Jamie Pate here with a layout using all good Paige Evans cut files and Horizon collection.

I’ve sort of been on a Minc kick lately. I decided to cut a large title that I then foiled with Minc Silver Squares. This became the total vibe of this page layout. Using the Good Vibes Only cut file I painted the cut with Minc Reactive Spray. Then, after it had dried really well (and I actually added another coat of Reactive Spray) I foiled the title with Silver Squares Reactive Foil. I love how the holographic reflection of the foil plays well with the pinks found in Horizon.
Not only that, but I also used that Wonky Hearts Background as a mat for the photo and embellishments. I love those Wonky Hearts. And I also loved playing with multiple cut files on a page. I attempted to create a horizontal sketch with the title plus the Wonky Hearts. But they were not playing well together in that formation. Asking myself how else this could work, I started to stack. Stacking the title on top of the Wonky Hearts in a vertical composition was it! I could feel the good vibes happening on this page.

I was sort of afraid the silver and holographic would take over the page. But I don’t think it did. I think it brings a strong energy to this page. Which just so happens to be part of the story being told here. I love when that happens.

Embellishments were clustered together in one grouping. This is a go-to technique for me. I don’t always craft it this way, but it worked for this page and the title and the size of the photo.

So. Your take away? I think there are a lot of things you can take away from this page. Cut more than one cut file for your page. Foil the title with Minc Foil and Reactive Spray. And cluster all those Horizon embellishments up to keep the whole page cohesive. And most of all, have fun!

SUPPLIESHORIZONPaper 02Paper 12StickersAcrylic Stampswhite cardstockMinc machine; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Good Vibes Only and Wonky Hearts Background by Paige Evans
Blog: Jamie Pate Designs / Instagram: @jamiepate / YouTube: Jamie Pate / Pinterest: @jamiepate / Facebook: Jamie Pate Designs
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