This Girl Layout by Jamie Pate

Monday, March 25, 2019

Hey, guys! It’s Jamie Pate. Wow do I love butterflies.
Paige’s Butterfly Background cut file is not new. But I did change it up and crafted it in a new to me way.

As you can watch in the video below, the cut file was sized down and also flipped. I wanted the photo to ‘look’ at the butterflies.

A second background was cut too. This second set was used to add an extra layer of butterflies to the first set. Before I took these sets off the mat, metallic gold paint, Blush Color Shine, and white pearl paint were splattered over the butterflies. I really love the effect of the paint on the pink background of the Whimsical Paper 01.

An additional butterfly was cut and added to the layers of embellishments around the photo.

Watch the process video to see how this all came together:

Try this technique on a scrapbook page, a mini album, or even a card set. The Butterfly Background is ready and waiting for all your spring crafts!

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Wanderlust Layout

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sharing another layout made with my new Horizon collection and Wanderlust cut file!
Wanderlust by Paige Evans
I started by die cutting my Wanderlust cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3 and then I backed each letter with a different patterned paper: W - Paper 16 | A - Paper 05 | N - Paper 10 | "-" - Paper 21 | D - B-side Paper 12 | E - B-side Paper 01 | R - Paper 23 | "-" - B-side Paper 24 | L - B-side Paper 06 | U - B-side Paper 08 | S - B-side Paper 15 | T - B-side Paper 04.
Wanderlust Detail 1 by Paige Evans
I used the colorful striped Paper 19 as my background and adhered the backed Wanderlust cut file to the right side using dimensional adhesive. I tucked a photo under the left side. The photo was taken in Lisbon in front of a pretty tiled wall - the tiles in Lisbon were a huge inspiration for the Horizon collection so I thought it was only fitting to use this photo :)
Wanderlust Detail 2 by Paige Evans
To embellish, I added Floral Die Cuts here and there and placed three Charms to create a visual triangle. I added one of the charms onto a jump ring and dangled it from an airplane Shaped Paper Clip on the photo. I further embellished with a tiny strip of butterfly Washi Tape above the photo, Chipboard StickersStickers, and Epoxy Stickers as shown. To finish I splashed some light blue Prima - Pastel Dreams watercolors on the top right and bottom left corners.
Wanderlust Detail 3 by Paige Evans
I hope you like this layout and are feeling inspired to check out the Horizon collection and my cut files!
Wanderlust Detail 4 by Paige Evans

Love Being with You Layout by by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Hi everyone, Jana Maiwald-McCarthy back again and I have a new layout to share! For this page I used the Cut and Fold Stars Background cut file and the Whimsical collection.
I cut the Cut and Fold Stars Background on a patterned paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad and placed it pattern side down on the aqua ombre Paper 21 from the Take Me Away collection. Now when I open the stars and fold them over, the design is visible! I stitched all of the stars down with my sewing machine. I added a lot of white gesso to the background because I wanted to add mixed media. I grabbed some of my favorite Shimmerz Paints and had fun.

The background was very busy already but I still wanted to add more elements. I fussy cut words from Paper 18, grabbed some Chipboard Stickers and Floral Die Cuts, then started to place everything around the photo. My photo was placed on cut-apart pieces from Paper 01 and I tried to use only green and blue tones. A few clouds and hearts from the Sticker Book were added to the stitched stars. The Tassel Paper Clip and Enamel Shapes were my final touches on this layout. I really love how this one turned out!

Be sure to check out Paige's cut files for ideas and inspirations. I always get ideas and I always find a perfect cut file for my next project! Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all a great day!

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Tiny Rolled Paper Flowers Layout

Friday, March 22, 2019

I have a new layout made for the Scrapmadness video-a-day series by Laura Alberts and Miranda Webber featuring tiny rolled paper flowers and my Whimsical collection!Best Friends : Better Together by Paige Evans
Here is the process video:

I started by sizing all nine of my rolled paper flower cut files to less than 2" and then cut them from Paper 19 which has 30 different rectangles of patterned paper - perfect for getting lots of different colors and patterns of flowers in one pass of the machine! It took about 10 minutes for the Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut them all out.
Best Friends : Better Together Detail 1 by Paige Evans
Then I rolled up each of the flowers and attached them with a dab of hot glue. The process video above is super helpful to see exactly how this is done :) I needed more flowers though so I trimmed 2" squares from all 24 of the Whimsical patterned papers, both sides, and cut 48 more flowers. I didn't end up rolling all of them, but I used about 60 of them and each one was so fun to make!
Best Friends : Better Together Detail 2 by Paige Evans
Then I die cut my Flower Heart cut file from white cardstock as well as the inner piece and glued them together. Before adhering the flower heart onto the B-side pink crosshatch Paper 03 I chose for the background, I splashed white acrylic paint on the top right and bottom left sides and let it dry. I used the Flower Heart as a template for placing the tiny rolled paper flowers - five flowers on each die cut flower, and then I tucked leaves underneath.
Best Friends : Better Together Detail 4 by Paige Evans
I added three square black & white photos of me and Jane inside the heart, added sentiment Stickers and Puffy Stickers at the bottom of each photo, then applied stitching Rub-Ons below. To finish I wrote journaling with a black pen under one photo.
Best Friends : Better Together Detail 3 by Paige Evans
I hope you are inspired to check out the Scrapmadness video-a-day series by Laura Alberts and Miranda Webber as well as my rolled paper flower cut files and Whimsical collection! Thanks for stopping by!
Best Friends : Better Together Detail 5 by Paige Evans
Best Friends : Better Together Detail 6 by Paige Evans

Yum Layout by Julie Taylor

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hello there, Julie Taylor back with you again today sharing a summery layout using four different cut files: Circles Wreath, Branch 1, Branch 2, and Branch 3, along with the lovely Whimsical collection.
 I chose to do my layout on the B-side of Paper 17 as it has a lovely pink ombre shade, perfect for my page. I cut out my cut files in yellow & bright green cardstock to make the page pop and added my photo in the center of the wreath.
 I attached all the branches to the bottom right and top left, layering them up along with fussy cut flowers from the 6x6 Paper Pad, fussy cut flowers from Paper 03, fussy cut quotes from Paper 18, fussy cut banners from Paper 08Floral Die Cuts, sentiments and flowers from the Sticker Book, a couple of Tassel Paper ClipsChipboard Stickers, and a few Enamel Shapes and Rub-Ons. Lastly, I used the Chipboard Thickers for my title.

I love how bright & summery this page feels even though the photo was took in England in February!
Until next time!
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Viva Las Vegas!

We just got back from a super fun-filled 4 days visiting my sister and her cute family in Henderson. The kids are on spring break so naturally we headed south for the winter. The Bomb Cyclone last Wednesday scared me so bad we hid in the basement the entire day - get me out of this winter weather already! Vegas was the perfect escape. Here's a recap of our trip:
 We woke up at 4am, got ready, finished packing, and were out the door on the way to the airport at 4:45am. We saw some dude out for his morning jog and he almost slipped on all the snow and ice when we approached the intersection, luckily he didn't and kept on running. But who runs in 18 degrees at 4:45am?! No really, I want to know! Holy dedicated! The kids were sleepy but total troupers. They carried their own little suitcases all the way from the car to the check-in counter.
We got through security without a hitch, found our gate, then I got the kids a chocolate cupcake and blueberry muffin for breakfast.
We boarded, got de-iced, and took off on time. A short hour and a half later we landed in Vegas. From 18 degrees to almost 80 degrees! I'll take it!
We found our bags, took the shuttle to the car rental lot, picked up our Utah plated minivan (with our California driver's licenses, Colorado residents, driving in Nevada haha), and drove to Allie's house. She was there to greet us with yummy donuts and we got settled in her magazine-worthy home.
Shortly thereafter we headed down to the strip to visit M&M World.
Four floors of things for sale, everything was so colorful, and the kids enjoyed it. Like I always say, when they have fun, we have fun. The short 10 minute 3D movie was somethin'!
Then we hopped in the van again and drove down the street. It's always a good time for flossing!
 We walked straight to the Sprinkles cupcake ATM but it was closed for restocking, HA! So we just got cupcakes inside and pretended they were dispensed from the ATM :)
It was fun to walk around and be in the Vegas ambiance.
We dropped off Miss Drizzle and Tate then ate lunch at delicious Cafe Rio. It was Saturday after all! Back at Allie's we took some naps to get recharged. This little girl was always stealing my slippers haha.
Then we drove to The District for some shopping. Allie works at Anthro and I was excited to use her discount :)
For dinner we went to Shake Shack. So yummy. Thanks Mom!
The kids were sooooooo tired.
When we put the kids in the bath, Daisy jumped in too fully clothed hehe. She was having the time of her life with  her cousins.
After we put the kids to bed we watched a documentary called Free Solo. So good but that dude is seriously cray cray!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! We woke up early and got dressed then drove to the Seven Magic Mountains installation - huge stacked & neon painted rocks that everyone grams when they visit Vegas so I had to too :) It was really cool and I'm glad I got to see it with my own two eyes. 
Back at Allie's we hung out outside and soaked in the warmth & sunshine.
We went to Target for a few groceries and Yogurtland for a treat.
We spent the early afternoon at Tate's parent's house and the kids had a total blast hopping from the hot tub to the pool and back. We ate a big family dinner which was delish.
We got the kids ready for bed then Tiff (Tate's mom) came over to babysit. We drove down to the T-Mobile Arena to watch the Las Vegas Knights play the Edmonton Oilers.
It was INSANE! So much energy! So loud! So fun! The game was awesome to watch and we won 6 to 3. This may have been the highlight of our whole trip!
The kids woke up in giggling fits, it was really cute. We ate toast and eggs and cereal for breakfast then everyone except Tate who was working drove to a little park by The District. The kids had so much fun and we just loved how warm it was outside.
We stayed for about an hour and then made a pitstop at Fiiz and got everyone some sodas.
Back at Allie's we took much needed naps. Chris took the kids to El Pollo Loco to get lunch and brought us back some. We hung out all afternoon, watching a baking show on TV. Mochi took a cat nap on my belly.
Around 4:30pm we headed down to The Strip. We stopped at the Excalibur to see if they had tickets for the Tournament of Kings that night but they were all sold out. Fox was mad we "wasted 14 minutes for nothing!" hahaha but we enjoyed seeing the inside of the hotel. Sensation overload!
We hopped back in the car and drove to the Bellagio. We checked out the beautiful botanical garden which was themed like a Japanese garden. 
Jane was trippin' over this pegasus display.
Saw the iconic and colorful Chihuly glass ceiling. 
Watched the fountain show out front. To quote Jane, "Now THAT'S what I was expecting!" LOL.
Then we walked across the street to the mall and got Tollhouse cookies 
We found a $7 magnet since we couldn't find any stores but then literally two shops down was an entire magnet store where they were $2 each. That happens to us all the time I swear!
We walked to Caesar's Palace to see the fancy interior and high end shops.
We kept telling Fox not to look down at the ground. He was glad when we left so he "didn't have to see butts anymore." Oh geez haha.
On the way home we picked up Thai food to go - it was delicious! We put the kids to bed and then watched A Simple Favor, one of my favorites.

Allie & Daisy & I purchased tickets to the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. We drove down to the strip, parked, and walked around a bit before the exhibit opened at 10. 
We each had 45 seconds to take pics galore. It was so super cool!! 
The other half of the installation was these cool reflective ball things.
Meanwhile Chris took Fox & Jane to the same park as the day before and they played. Back at home we packed up and cleaned up and then chilled. Daisy went down for a nap and our fam walked up the street to the gas station for some treats.
We ate leftover Thai food for lunch and colored for awhile. We headed out at 3pm, dropped off the rental car, took the shuttle to the airport, and got through security in no time. We saw a Popeyes and the kids were stoked so we got them some fries. Bye bye Las Vegas!

Hello again Denver! This flight was only an hour and 17 minutes! So Allie, we need to hang out a LOT more now that we live close by :)

We loved making so many memories in Vegas and hope to be back soon!
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