The Perfect Day Layout by Missy Whidden

Sunday, February 28, 2021

  Hello friends! Missy Whidden here with a bright summer layout featuring Paige’s Go the Scenic Route collection. I began this layout by choosing some gorgeous tropical flowers from the Chipboard Stickers. They’re pretty big, so I wanted to start with those and build the page around them. I layered my two beach photos on top of the flowers and then immediately knew I needed a sun. I used Paige’s Sunburst Rays Stencil with some modeling paste. Once I had the base of the layout ready, I started embellishing with more flowers. I added lots of color to the background. I used thick, smooth white cardstock, which I coated with clear gesso first. I used yellow and pink Shimmerz to add watercolor and then used blue Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some blue.

Since my two large flowers were pink and yellow, I reversed the colors behind them on the page. I added yellow over the sun and the texture really popped from the paste. Under the photos I added another Chipboard Sticker - a fun map! I fussy cut flowers from Paper 2 and tropical birds from Paper 15. I also used a few pieces from the Ephemera Die Cuts and Floral Die Cuts. I used a Puffy Word Sticker on top of the bottom photo and I stitched through it. I’ve never stitched on a photo before, but this one just seemed to call for it.

I love this Sunburst Rays Stencil! It’s so easy to get this fun texture and it really shows up well once the color hits it. I placed the large pink flower here to contrast against the yellow and the blue in the photos stands out as well. I layered in matching tangled thread, more fussy cut flowers, and another bird.

I went small with the title and used a Puffy Phrase Sticker. And this really was the perfect day. A boat tour around the Exumas in the Bahamas was breathtaking. The water really is that blue! These flowers and leaves create such awesome dimension because the petals and edges bend up so well. This blue color here is from the Crystal Nuvo Drops. I squirted some on the page and used a palette knife to smear. It’s so soft and shear, so I added a few layers. It looks wet and glassy when it’s dry, so it’s perfect for the water effect.

I hope this brings some sunshine your way today! Summer layouts are my favorite to create and the Go the Scenic Route collection is perfect for that. Be sure to check out all of Paige’s stencils - they are all amazing! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockDistress OxidesgessoSunburst Rays Stencilmodeling paste
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Rekjavik Mini Album by Paige Evans

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Here is the mini album that we'll be making in my first virtual mini album class featuring a heart-shaped base and lots of fun techniques such as hand stitching, layering patterns, full-page Thickers caption, fringe, flip-ups, heat embossing, and much more!! The live virtual class will take place in a private Facebook group on Saturday April 3rd at 10am-1pm Mountain Time and costs $15 to join - send me an email ( to be sent info on how to sign up and I hope to see you there!!

Guest Designer | Zelda Smith

Friday, February 26, 2021

Hi everyone! My name is Zelda Smith and I’m very excited to be Paige’s guest designer for February. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Here are my layout’s created using Paige's cut files and collections!

Because February is the month of romance and food, I scrapbooked a picture of my husband and I using the Pizza cut file. I titled this layout You Stole A Pizza My Heart! I know it's super corny but I couldn’t resist.

 I used papers from the Horizon collection to create my background. I trimmed down and distressed the edges of the colourful crosses Paper 15, framing it onto navy cardstock. For some extra texture I machine stitched around the edges in navy thread then backed the pizza cut file using that gorgeous starburst Paper 03. 

I removed a slice of pizza from the cut file to have a placement for my picture. Once the cut file was adhered to the background, I splattered tone-on-tone watercolors around the pie, and added tone-on-tone sequins to each slice to mimic toppings on a pizza.

I layered my picture with papers from the Horizon collection and popped it up on 3D foam for dimension. Adding clusters of ephemera, tags, chipboard, and tangled thread around the picture and layout. Lastly I used puffy heart stickers from the Truly Grateful puffy phrase stickers, as well as glittered enamel hearts from the Embellishment MixPuffy Photo Corner Stickers, and Pink Letter Stickers from Paige's Memory Explosion Box collection at Michaels.

My second layout is a picture of my daughter holding a ladybug. I chose the Maze cut file because I wanted to use the title You Are Amazing!

For my background I trimmed down and distressed the edges of the blue stars B-side of Paper 13 from Truly Grateful, and splattered it with watered down white acrylic paint, framing it onto white cardstock. Once the maze was in place, using my paper piercing tool I poked holes ¼” apart, and stitched the path of the maze in pink DMC floss.

I embellished my photo using those cute Puffy Photo Corner Stickers and a yellow Heart Paper Clip. The next step was layering pink glitter paper from the Glitter 6x6" Paper Pad behind the photo, and adding 3D craft foam to pop up my photo for dimension. I created two clusters around my picture and one on the bottom right of the layout using ephemera and stickers from the Bloom Street collection. To finish my layout I used tangled thread, scattered pink iridescent sequins and enamel dots from the Embellishment Mix.

For my final layout I used a picture of our dog playing in the snow, titled You Are Loved! Using Paige’s Paw Print Background cut file was perfect to capture this photo.

I cut the Paw Print Background cut file at 11” on the beautiful watercolor Paper 24 from the Horizon collection and removed all the paw prints to save for later. I placed the paw print background over a 12x12 piece of white cardstock to use as a stencil, tracing each paw print with a pencil so I could refer back and know where to adhere all the paw prints. I trimmed down the white cardstock distressing the edges, reusing Paper 24 as a frame for the background.

I decided to place my photo at the bottom right of the layout. For extra dimension I added 3D foam to all the paw prints that I had saved from Paper 24. I realized I wanted a bit more texture so I used my paper piercing tool and poked holes into several larger paw prints. I then used coordinating DMC floss to stitch them.

I layered my picture with tissue paper and further embellished it using papers, ephemera, and tags from the Horizon collection. I added a little journaling, puffy hearts, enamel dots, and the title You Are Loved from the Truly Grateful collection. To finish my layout, I added splatters of watercolors to mimic the colors in the watercolor paper.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I had so much fun working with Paige's cut files. I hope these layouts inspire you and that you all have a beautiful creative day!

Spring Hobonichi by Paula Fiihr

Thursday, February 25, 2021

 Welcome back! Paula Fiihr here today with my last post! I have spring on my mind and in my hobonichi today.

This layout came together so easily with these three hand drawn flower sets: Flower Set 1, Flower Set 2, and Flower Set 3. I cut them in different sizes with scraps from Paige’s Go the Scenic Route. The pocket is made with Paper 21 using the We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board. The B-side is showing and I cut a piece from the A-side to layer under the "Making Everyday Memories" Chipboard Sticker. Inside the pocket is a card from Paper 1, on which I added a picture and some journaling to the back, a blue tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts, and a sunshine ticket from Paper 17. On the top I sewed elements together in a cluster along with pink embroidery floss. The finishing touches are the Enamel Dots.

It’s a cute and happy page to remember a time with friends. Hope these flowers make their way onto your layouts! Thanks for stopping by!

 Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: Flower Set 1, Flower Set 2, and Flower Set 3 by Paige Evans

Location: Texas, USA / Instagram: @psplannergirl / Pinterest: pfiihr / Facebook: Paula Fiihr

Memory Explosion Box Examples from Friends

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

 Today I'm sharing examples of Memory Explosion Boxes from other crafty friends!


Andrea Lake:

Crafty Angela:
Jill Cogburn:
Here are the clickable product links to all of the Memory Explosion Box supplies:

I hope you are inspired to create a Memory Explosion Box! Thanks for stopping by today!
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