Happy Girls Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hey, friends! Missy Whidden here with my first layout using Paige’s beautiful new Horizon collection! It is so colorful and bright and my eyes have never been happier. I knew right away that I had to use Paper 03. That rainbow color burst is just too gorgeous.

I cut up all the pieces and made a smaller sunburst design in the lower right corner of some white cardstock. I ruffled up the edges of each piece using an edge distresser and layered them a little crooked. Once I decided on that as my main design element, I added some mixed media to my background. I covered the cardstock with clear gesso and then used some blue ink sprays to create a light blue color wash look. I didn’t use multiple colors on the background since the papers were so bold. I wanted them to stand out. After my background dried, I glued down all the pieces and then machine stitched through each one using matching thread. I sorted through all of the Horizon embellishments and went with a tone-on-tone effect. I used pieces from the Floral Die CutsEpoxy StickersStickers, and Chipboard Stickers. I also used two of the adorable floral Shaped Paper Clips. I also used the same colors of thread and created little messy tangled nests of each color around the photo for more texture.

I created a small cluster in the upper left area of the background using more of the same embellishments. I love the variety of bright colors! Here’s a look at the background. I wanted it to be more of a soft color so it wouldn’t compete with the sunbursts. I sprayed the ink down, spritzed it with water, and just let the color run. I also added some splatters after it dried using the blue and bit of pink.

In the end I decided to add some white splatters, so I watered down white acrylic paint for that. I really love how these sunbursts just pop off the page. Distressing the edges makes such a big difference in the dimension, so I’m happy with how that turned out.

I hope this inspires you to use Horizon! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com  Instagram: @missywhidden  Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden  YouTube: Missy Whidden

Happy Family Layout by Lady Nany

Monday, March 18, 2019

Hello friends, it's Lady Nany  here with a new layout inspired by the Whimsical collection and the Flower Frame cut file by Paige.

I had in mind to make a page full of colors to remember this happy moment with my family outdoors. While I was cutting the Flower Frame on white cardstock with my Silhouette Curio, the next thing I did was to choose the B-side of Paper 01 for my background and I splashed watercolors in a rainbow around the border. I used Paper 16 and 6x6 Paper Pad to back the flowers, matching the colors of the papers to where the watercolors were on the background. I adhered the cut file with foam tape for dimension.

I matted my photos with patterned papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad and then embellished with fussy cut flowers from Paper 14 and Puffy Stickers then created the title with Foam Mini Thickers and a cut out from Paper 08. For the rest of the decoration I used Enamel Shapes and Chipboard Stickers in the shape of buttons and placed them tone-on-tone. Finally, I stamped the date and added the journaling with a black pen.

 I hope this will inspire you, thank you very much for visiting, until next time!

Blog: Lady Nany Art / Instagram: @ladynanyart / Facebook: Lady Nany Art / YouTube: Lady Nany Art

Happy Smile Layout

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Hi everybody! This was the first layout that I made using Horizon when it landed on my doorstep last December. I was worried that it might be TOO colorful, but then I thought, there's no such thing :)
Happy Smile by Paige Evans
I started with Paper 24 as my background. Then I used a triangle punch with Paper 03 and Paper 14 to create a whole bunch of pennants. I traced a plate onto the background to make a circle and then lightly adhered the pennants in a sunburst shape, machine stitching each layer to keep them in place forever. I bent up the triangles to create dimension and shadows.
Happy Smile Detail 1 by Paige Evans
Time to embellish! I added a cute photo of Jane on the left side and tucked Floral Die Cuts underneath the top. I used a "Happy" Chipboard Sticker for the title and tucked a "seek" Sticker and "smile" Epoxy Sticker into the flowers and leaves.
Happy Smile Detail 2 by Paige Evans
To finish I splattered watered down white acrylic paint over the entire layout (making sure to cover the photo with scrap paper before) and then wrote journaling with a white pen next to the picture.
Happy Smile Detail 3 by Paige Evans
Happy Smile Detail 4 by Paige Evans
I hope this page makes you want to use all the colors from my new Horizon collection to create a sunburst design! Thank you for stopping by, it always makes my day!
Happy Smile Detail 5 by Paige Evans
SUPPLIES: HORIZONPaper 03Paper 14Paper 24StickersChipboard StickersEpoxy StickersFloral Die Cutswhite acrylic paint; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

Little Moments Layout by Cristina Sales

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hi ladies Cristina Sales here and it’s time for a new layout to share with you!
I started with the Butterfly Cluster cut file and added modeling paste and watercolors to the white cardstock background. It's very important to let each layer dry between steps so the colors stay true!

I chose an old picture I took two years ago when I had a class in Genova. I cut more butterflies from the 6x6 Paper Pad and added them to the cardstock butterflies for a 3D effect. I fussy cut flowers from Paper 03 and tucked them around the page. To finish I added Puffy Stickers, stickers from the Sticker Book, and Rub-Ons.

I hope you are inspired to create a mixed media background with lots of layers! Thanks for stopping by and see you in my next post!

Blog: Scrap and So On / Instagram: @cristina__sales / YouTube: Cristina Sales
Facebook Page: Scrap and So On / Facebook: Cristina Sales

Guest Designer | Rachel Lowe

Friday, March 15, 2019

Hi everyone, my name is Rachel Lowe and I'm from Australia. Find me on instagram @rachellowe____ and my blog www.inmyworld-scrapbookingourjourney.blogspot.com. I am thrilled to be Paige's guest designer this month! Cut files always feature on my layouts and cards and I love Paige’s cut files in particular. My first layout I have created with the Turn the Page collection and two cut files, the amazing Butterfly cut file and the beautiful Flower cut file.
As I love to layer, I cut two of the outer butterfly and three of the flower making each one slightly smaller than the other.

My next layout is all about florals! I used the Whimsical collection. I have to admit I purchased two of the Floral Die Cuts knowing I would use them for a layout like this. I have used the Hanging Flowers Basket cut file.
Although I have covered the cut file flowers (which are gorgeous by the way) I have paper pieced the basket, some of the leaves, and finished off with machine stitching to add texture.

My third project is an altered embroidery hoop and I used the Oh My Heart collection. I used two cut files on this project: Butterflies Wreath and Flower Group.
I paper backed the butterflies and I also cut extra butterflies layering some of them in a random manner. I used an ombre paper to provided my flower with shadow and light, paper backing the leaves. I added die cut flowers and blooms in and around the cut file. I placed the finished hoop in my craft room - it certainly is a pretty version of a photo frame!

And lastly, I created a mini album using the Whimsical collection again. I used the Mini Album Card with Pocket Envelope and Tags cut file. I resized the album so the squares measured 2x2 inches, this way I could use all the gorgeous 2x2 Paper Pads.

Here is a photo of the inside - it's an album celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy scrapping!

Blah Blah Blah Layout by Kim Jeffress

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy new day! It’s Kim Jeffress here and I'm thrilled to be back with a quick and easy layout using Paige’s Blah Blah Blah cut file. I am normally a slow scrapper taking a long time to place photos, titles, and ephemera, but this layout came together so quickly because of the simple design. Two 6x4 photos placed at the bottom of the page and the Blah Blah Blah cut file centered above the photos.
I started with that beautiful yellow ombre piece of patterned paper from the Turn the Page collection, Paper 23, as my base. I then cut the Blah Blah Blah cut file on white cardstock and adhered it to the top of my layout. I then added my title over the top of the cut file using a Heidi Swapp puffy sticker, some of the Whimsical Foam Mini Thickers and Chipboard Stickers. I adore the cute Crate Paper megaphone with the Mini Foam Alphabet Thickers pouring out to form the sound!

The layering of the elements create a cohesive feel to my layout. I love how the straight lines of the cut file juxtapose against the different colors and shapes of my title and ephemera. It allows the title to create a big impact without being too bold. Definitely a design element I’ll be trying again!

 Thanks for joining me today, I look forward to sharing my next layout with you soon!

SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALFoam Mini ThickersChipboard StickersTURN THE PAGEPaper 23white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Blah Blah Blah by Paige Evans

Blog: Glass Half Full / Instagram: @kimjeffress / Pinterest: @kimjeffress / Facebook: Kim Jeffress Designs / YouTube: Kim Jeffress

Eat. Sleep. Paint. Repeat. Layout by Stefanie Ried

Hello and welcome to a layout from me, Stefanie Ried, without embellishments! Ok, that's not quite true. The Mini Thickers and two Chipboard Stickers are built into the layout. But this time the focus is on the beautiful paper from the Whimsical collection.
I cut lots of patterned papers into waves and layered them up and down the background with none in the middle of a white cardstock page.

First, I placed the papers randomly, but that looked too scattered, so I color coordinated the papers which looks more harmonious.

Every paper I glued with 3D squares onto the next paper to give lots of depth. I also bent the edges upwards. I had this title in my head a long time ago to go with this photo and made it with the Pick-Me-Up blue Mini Thickers. My daughter loves to paint. Preferably the whole day. Already in the morning after getting up it is the first thing she does. Therefore, the title fits perfectly for her. I also added a Chipboard Sticker flower and jar of crayons to tie in the art theme.

I hope you enjoyed my layout today. Thank you very much and see you next time :)

Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Layered Flowers & Leaves Layout

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I have a new layout to share today made for the Silhouette Blog showing how to use my Layered Flower & Leaves cut file to create a colorful and dimensional background! Bring on Spring!
16Sweet Girl by Paige Evans
Check out the process video to see how this layout came together:

I started by creating seven layered flowers and about nine leaves from American Crafts cardstock. I used five different shades of the same color cardstock to create each flower and I made a yellow, light pink, aqua, purple, blue, dark pink, and orange flower.
 After creating the flowers (I pinched all the petals and leaves to make them more realistic looking) I chose a cream cardstock for the background and adhered them in place. I tucked the leaves underneath the flowers using glue dots.

Since the background was so colorful and busy, I didn't add much else, only a photo and a few sentiments made with my Whimsical collection such as a Chipboard Sticker, a title made with the colorful Foam Mini Thickers, and a sentiment trimmed from a 2x2 Paper Pad. I layered these down the right edge of the photo and called the layout finished!

I do need to go in and add journaling, but I just couldn't figure out where to add it at the time. Perhaps on the left edge, maybe tucked under the photo so it's hidden... we shall see!

I hope you are inspired to check out the Layered Flower & Leaves cut file and create beautiful things with it! Not just for scrapbook layouts but also home decor, cards, even mini albums!
 Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a good one!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALFoam Mini ThickersChipboard Stickers2x2 Paper Pads; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Layered Flower & Leaves by Paige Evans

Mary Poppins Returns - Bath Bombs Step-By-Step Tutorial

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

This blog post is sponsored by Walt Disney Studios!
I am so excited about the release of Mary Poppins Returns available digitally 3/12/19 (that's today!) and 4k Ultra HD & Blu-ray on 3/19/19! Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins - the beloved nanny from their childhood - arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure!
Are you familiar with the imaginative and epic bubble bath scene? That's my favorite part!
To go along with relaxing bubble baths, I've made a step-by-step tutorial for creating your very own bath fizzies!

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup corn starch
1/3 cup epsom salts

Wet Ingredients:
2 1/2 tbsp castor oil
1 tbsp water
1 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil
10-12 drops soap coloring
 Step 1) Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl using a whisk until well blended. Note: I was sent brown corn starch but I recommend using white corn starch for the coloring aspect.
Step 2) Prepare all of the wet ingredients (excluding the soap coloring) in a cup and mix together with a spoon.
 Step 3) SLOWLY pour the wet ingredients into the bowl, mixing it in with the whisk, a little bit at a time. It should resemble sand when finished mixing.
 Step 4) Add drops of soap coloring and use your hands to mix it together. Note: wear gloves if you prefer not to get the coloring on your hands, but it will wash off with soap and water. You could also split the mixture and color each one a different color for a fun twist!
 Step 5) Press the mixture into round molds, packing it in tightly.
 Step 6) Smash the two round molds together to create one ball.
 Step 7) Let the molds set for two hours.
Step 8) Pop balls out of the molds and let them dry overnight. Then use as is or pack in cellophane bags to gift to friends!
I hope you are inspired to trying making bath bombs! I was so surprised how easy and quick they were to make! And also remember to pick up the new Mary Poppins Returns available digitally now or on 3.19 in 4k Ultra HD & Blu-ray!
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