1st Pick-Me-Up Page by Missy Whidden

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Missy Whidden's first layout made with Pick-Me-Up gives me all the heart-eyes!!
Hey friends! Missy here again, and I’m beyond excited to be sharing my first layout using Paige’s NEW collection, Pick-Me-Up! It’s full of beautiful, rich colors, amazing patterns, and lots of fun embellishments. I dove right in and started sorting through all the pretty papers. I used one of Paige’s new cut files for this, the Heart Wreath cut file available in the Silhouette Store and die cut it from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I used a lot of the new patterned papers to back each of the hearts. I decided to go big with my photo and enlarged this sweet image of my grandma and my daughter. I used Pick-Me-Up Paper 16 as my background and added some mixed media to it. I smudged some white gesso in a big circle with my fingers to fade out some of the patterned paper behind the cut file. Next, I used a variety of pink ink sprays along with some teal and gold to add a bit more color.
Once the background was dry, I machine stitched a bunch of messy circles using white thread. I wanted to add more texture behind the cut file and this was a subtle way to do it without making everything look busier. I popped up the entire cut file and photo using some foam adhesive. I also added in several teeny tiny hearts from the Pick-Me-Up Chipboard Stickers. They are so cute!

I wanted to go minimal on the embellishments and title since the hearts and photo are the main design elements. I layered in a Pick-Me-Up Chipboard Sticker and added a phrase that I cut from Paper 01.  I also added in a small pink “Always” sticker from the Sticker Sheet.

Over on the left, I added in two more Chipboard Stickers. I love the gold foiling! I tucked in some yellow and aqua thread under the cut file for added color and texture. I really love how the adhesive foam creates such awesome dimension.

I hope this inspires you to pick up this beautiful collection and make something awesome with it! You won’t be disappointed… it’s very beautiful! I had a blast making it and I know you’ll love it as well. Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UP: Paper 01, Paper 02, Paper 03, Paper 04, Paper 07, Paper 08, Paper 10, Paper 16, Paper 17, Paper 21, Paper 24, Chipboard Stickers, Stickers; Cut file: Heart Wreath by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock
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Squeeee!!! I'm so excited to see everything that will be made with Pick-Me-Up in the coming days, weeks, and months!!

Pick-Me-Up Collection + Giveaway!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I'm so excited to announce my 5th collection with Pink Paislee called... 
When you're feeling a bit down what brings a smile to your face and lifts your spirits? Flowers? Candy? Retail therapy? A good yoga session? Crafting? GNOs? Those are all great pick-me-ups and the essence behind this collection! Featuring a bright color palette and painterly textures, berry tones pop against darker neutrals while inspirational phrases commemorate the extraordinary moments of daily life. Whether you're documenting family memories, everyday moments, or planning your workweek, let Pick-Me-Up inspire you to make your pages beautiful!

The PICK-ME-UP collection includes:
- 24 doubled sided patterned papers
- acrylic alphabet stamps


Want to win the entire Pick-Me-Up collection?! Leave a comment on this post and tell me what product you're most excited about from this line! I will randomly select a winner and update this post with the winner in one week - Tuesday January 23rd 2018. Open worldwide, please only one comment per person, good luck! And can you believe we've already started working on collection 6 that releases this summer?! The fun never stops! :)
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