Candy Frame Layout by Kelly Daye

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Hello crafty friends! Kelly Daye here and I’m so happy to be back with a pretty pastel Halloween layout - Pastel-O-Ween! Truth be told, I’ve never been keen on traditional Halloween collections so what a treat to imagine this with colors I love from Paige’s Garden ShoppeBlooming Wild, and Sugarplum Wishes collections. The cut file featured is Candy from the 13 Halloween Cut Files - you get 13 cut files for just $13! At just $1 each, that’s a steal of a deal.
To start, I arranged a bunch of Candies into a loose square frame and used the Weld Tool to connect them all together in Silhouette Studio. Then I cut it out of white cardstock. I paper-backed all the yummy candy with papers from  Garden ShoppeBlooming Wild, and Sugarplum Wishes. It’s awesome how Paige’s collection can all mingle happily on a layout like this. Once paper-backed, I back-stitched every nook and cranny with 5 strands of DMC floss, tone-on-tone. I just love the look so much. Stitching adds so much definition. The cute ephemera is all available in Paige’s shop and you won’t find it anywhere else! There’s the Hey Pumpkin Chipboard Stickers, it’s full of the cutest icons and these Paige Taylor Evans exclusives: Enamel Dots and a faBOOlous Halloween Roller Stamp! Since some of the chipboard items I used were black I wanted to introduce black into my layout too. First, I covered some of the dots in my background with black cardstock. Then I cut a shadow for my stitched cut file from pink cardstock and did a running stitch all around with 5 strands of black DMC floss. Ta-da, it all goes together swimmingly!
I hope you’re inspired to try your own Pastel-O-Ween layout with some of Paige’s awesome collections and bundles! See you again soon!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GARDEN SHOPPEBLOOMING WILDSUGARPLUM WISHESwhite cardstockHey Pumpkin Chipboard StickersEnamel DotsHalloween Roller Stamp; Cut file: Candy from the 13 Halloween Cut Files by Paige Evans

Boo to You Layout by Kat Flores

Monday, October 2, 2023

Hi scrappy friends! Kat Flores here and I’m so happy to be back on Paige's blog sharing another layout for Halloween featuring Sugarplum Wishes - yes!! - a christmas collection for Halloween! For my page I used the Boo to You from the 20 Halloween Cut Files.
I started cutting the Boo to You from pink cardstock and I backed it with Paper 12 and the 6x8 Paper Pad. Once I finished backing the cut file I hand drew a paint drip design over white cardstock and a paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad, cut it, and added machine stitching. I glued it down over a sheet of paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad and placed the cut file with foam adhesive. I embellished with candies and stars from the Foam Stickers and Cardstock Stickers. To finish, I placed Enamel Dots here and there and used one Paper Clip in the top right corner.
I love how this page turned out! I hope you are inspired to use Sugarplum Wishes with other topics like the 20 Halloween Cut Files and have fun experimenting! 
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: SUGARPLUM WISHES; white cardstock; Cut file: Boo to You from the 20 Halloween Cut Files by Paige Evans

The Sweetest Layout by Paige Evans

Sunday, October 1, 2023

At the end of September I taught my last virtual layouts class for PaigePals5! The class is available online HERE. This is the first page we made featuring a stitched circle background and lots of elements from Garden Shoppe.
I love how the white thread on the white background creates an amazing texture and then the colors of all the Garden Shoppe pieces pop right off the page!
Upon purchase of the Virtual Layouts Class a PDF will be emailed with the link to the YouTube video on the first page, a list of supplies to buy or gather from your stash, photo sizes, instructions, any homework needed to be completed before the class, and templates to download/print/cut. The class was recorded for rewatching at your convenience.
Let me know if you have any questions about anything, always happy to help!
I hope you are inspired to check out my Virtual Layouts Class featuring a stitched circle and Garden Shoppe!

September 2023 Highlights

Here's a recap of our September 2023!
Bethany, Evelyn and Ethan flew in from Oregon for a few days and Bethany treated us to a harp concert. She's so talented.
A Johnny Was opened at our mall! I'm so stoked.
All the flower murals on the outside of the store are the perfect photo op.
Can't wait to scrap these :)
Speaking of flowers, the hibiscus that my sister-in-law got me for my birthday in 2022 bloomed again. The blooms only last about 24-48 hours, isn't that interesting?
Just the girls!
Happy fall ya'll! In honor of the season I'm trying all the pumpkin flavored things. I got a pumpkin smoothie from Jamba Juice, pumpkin frosty from Wendy's, a pumpkin spice frap from Starbucks, etc.
So far, the pumpkin cookie from Crumbl wins :)
Jane went to Outdoor Ed! She had a much better time than Fox did last year because the weather was actually nice this year.
I picked her up from school when they got back at lunch time and took her to Mod Pizza. It was fun one-on-one time.
YAS!!! Spooky season is almost here! The decorations are already for sale everywhere! We picked up a new light up tree thing at Home Depot and can't wait to set it up on October 1st!
Jane's natural highlights and curly hair slay me!
Fox had a sleepover at Nana & Papa's and the next day he fell asleep in church.
I went a little fall flower crazy at Home Depot and spruced up the front porch.
A week or two later I added light up pumpkins and put the flowers in pots.
My mom flew in on September 29th!!
We kicked off the night before October with a scary movie to "ring" in the spooktacular season: The Ring.
Fox & Jane weren't even phased. What's with kids these days?! I thought it was soooo scary when I first saw it and I was 17!
Well obviously this all jumped into my cart.
We saw 3 movies in September: Gran Turismo for the second time because it's just that good and then I bought it when it came out on the 26th and have watched it 4 more times since! Haunting of Venice was entertaining and Dumb Money was pretty dumb..
The kitties are still my furry sidekicks!
This might be my favorite picture of all time.
Long neck Amy lol.
Onto the scrappy recap!
I spent a good chunk of September on Halloween things and got dressed up to fit the occasion and make intro videos and to go live on my Instagram!
I shared 6 projects in September - click the links to see them in-depth:
I designed 5 free cut files in September! 4 for my Newsletters and 1 for Scrapbook & Cards Today!
I taught my last two PaigePals5 virtual classes in September! First, a Wooden House Mini Album Class.
I hope to have PaigePals6 kits & classes in the early part of 2024!
I released my Halloween kit & class and the kits sold out in 57 minutes - I am forever grateful!!!
The Halloween 4x4 Mini Album Class will always be available and I still have some of the individual products available in MY SHOP.
My first re-order of the Halloween sequin albums custom made by Gi DeMello in Brazil arrived! You can pre-order them again HERE
I got all those orders packed up and shipped out!
Jane took a pic of me and my supervisor cutting out Halloween cut files.
I've also got a Blooming Wild 4x4 Sequin Album up for pre-order HERE.
I joined Andrea & Danielle for their September Scrap & Sip live!
The third weekend in September I flew to Ontario, California to teach 3 classes at Frank Garcia Studio in Upland!
If you haven't been to the Frank Garcia Studio store before, it alone is worth a whole trip to SoCal!
I taught a layouts class, coptic bookbinding class, and 6x8 Christmas album class!
After I wrapped up Halloween projects I dove right into Christmas! Boxes of all things Sugarplum Wishes have been taking over our dining room for months so I finally got it all organized and moved into my scrappy storage room in the basement.
I made my class samples & kits for our upcoming Sugarplum Wishes Weekend!
The event is sold out so to join the waitlist you can email me.
Then I made 3 double-page spreads and a card for the upcoming Crop & Create Holiday event!
Can't stop won't stop adding ribbons to all the edges :)
Throughout October I'll be working on my 6x8 Christmas Album Virtual Class! I'm hoping to release the class on November 3rd. If you'd like to pre-order a kit, email me :)
I didn't take too many personal pics in September, I need to be better about that in October! I'm sure I will since I always document our Octobers in a mini album :) Looking forward to our annual Disney trip and of course HALLOWEEN!!
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