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!

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!

Turn the Page Cards by Flóra Farkas

Friday, September 15, 2017

Flóra Farkas makes THE MOST BEAUTIFUL cards I've ever seen! I am so happy to have her on this team to share her talent with us :)
Hi everyone! I am back with a pair of 4x6 cards created with the beautiful Turn the Page collection. Fall is in the air so my mood is also getting ready for season. Turn the Page has many elements and colors which helped me create these cards in the spirit of fall.

For the first card I chose Paper 08 as my background. I layered a tag from the Journaling Spots pack and some Chipboard Stickers like the title flowers and bird. I cut out itsy-bitsy leaves from Paper 15 to complete the flower bunch. I also added flowers from the Puffy Stickers and a "hugs" clear sticker from Oh My Heart collection Sticker Book. The chipboard bird was adhered with foam tape to add dimension.

The second card has also pink background, but this time I used Paper 18. Again I used a die cut piece from Journaling Spots pack. I chose my title from the Chipboard Stickers sheet and under it placed Ephemera Die Cut flowers along with fussy cut flowers. Then I cut out few leaves with a Sizzix and added them between the flowers. Above the cluster I placed Chipboard Sticker bird and under it a Puffy Sticker cup with glasses and mini title from Oh My Heart collection Sticker Book.

I hope you like my new cards! I loved creating them! Thanks for stopping by today and have a nice weekend!
SUPPLIES: TURN THE PAGEPaper 08Paper 15Paper 18Puffy StickersEphemera Die CutsSticker BookJournaling SpotsOH MY HEARTSticker Book
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I haven't made cards in a really long time and now thanks to Flóra I have some new ideas I want to try!

Solar Eclipse

Thursday, September 14, 2017

On August 21st 2017 there was a solar eclipse! We were in 94% totality and it was one of the neatest experiences of my life! Mother nature rocks.
At about 9:30am I went outside to see if anything was happening. I put on my solar glasses, looked up at the sun, and noticed it wasn't perfectly round. I wondered if that was the moon starting to cover it up, so I went back inside for a few minutes then came back out.
Indeed! It was the moon starting to cover the sun and it was AWESOME! I grabbed the kids and we made a picnic on the porch. I kept reminding them to put their glasses on when they wanted to look at the sun OR ELSE. They were really good about it thankfully!
Glimpses from throughout the event:

Fox and Jane in awe and wonder.
I actually didn't capture the really neat thing that happens between leaf shadows: little crescents everywhere! This is from Pink Paislee graphic designer Shalece's instagram:
 This is from Jen Evans' instagram - she was in complete totality a few hours south in Salem, Oregon. Holy cow so incredible. It looks like nighttime!
Notice the little solar flair at the bottom reflecting the eclipse.
Now I want to be an eclipse chaser! There will be a total eclipse right over the Denver area on August 12th 2045 which is where we're hoping to settle permanently! That would be surreal!
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