Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Young Love

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the Chasing Adventure collection. This week we're focusing on using your scraps to create projects. I find one of the best ways to do this is to take out my punches. For this layout, I used 2 heart punches.



For the outer circle, I layered 3 hearts and stitched them together. This gave my layout a lot of dimension.



I then added some more hearts on the inside. I didn't layer these because I wanted to be able to add a title and embellishments over them.



I also added a few circles of stitching under my hearts to tie them together. This also helped me place them into a nice circle.



I love how these hearts turned out!



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Supplies used:
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Asian Garden
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Cherry Blossoms
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Wild Flowers
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Paradise
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure Collection - Thickers - Phrases and Icons
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure Collection - Puffy Stickers
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure Collection - Ephemera - Phrases
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure Collection - Clear Stickers - Tiny
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure - Cardstock Stickers - Phrases and Icons
Pebbles - Chasing Adventure Collection - Thickers - Foam - Alpha

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

So very lovely & sweet

Hey everyone, I'm here today sharing a new layout for Pretty Little Studio with the Shine Bright collection. I've been wanting to do a layout like this for a while now. It was a fun technique to try and quite simple to make.

I started off by cutting some squares out of pattern paper, I then cut then down into triangles. I arranged them on my LO and stuck them down.



I then stitched all the pieces into place with my sewing machine.



I love creating my own background. After that's done all you need are a few embellishments.



I really like how it turned out. The colors of this collection are sooo pretty!


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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

It's the simple things

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share for The Cut Shoppe using the Tendy Trellis file.  This is one of my favorite cut files in the store.  It's so pretty and feminine.  It was perfect to use with the Indigo & Ivy collection from Pink Paislee.



Sometimes I find a cut file so pretty I just have to leave it untouched.  I didn't want to back the leaves because I really wanted them to stand out.  I just added a simple row of stitching on each stem.



This LO was very quick to make and I love how elegant it looks.



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Monday, July 1, 2019

Celebrate Canada

Happy Canada Day everyone! Even though Pretty Little Studio doesn't have any patriotic collections, it was still very easy for me to do a patriotic themed LO. I pulled paper and embellishments from 5 collections. The main paper I used was actually from the Winter Joy collection. Then I added bits and pieces from Ain't Life Grand, It's Your Birthday, Beautiful Day, and Dream Big.



To create the background, I cut 2 pieces of 8x8 papers with my fringe scissors. I then stitched a strip across the top of each piece.



I wanted my LO to be monochromatic reds and pinks so I just added some of these colors and also some black. I love the way the black looks with the reds.



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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Canada Day Pool Party

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share for Pebbles using the Oh Summertime collection. This fun summer collection is absolutely perfect for all your summer photos.

Canada Day is coming up in a few days so I decided to create a LO using these sweet photos of my son on Canada Day when he was just in kindergarten. Cherish every moment because time goes by so very fast!



I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and just backed some of the pieces with red pattern paper. I then stitched the cut file into place.



See this adorable flamingo? It has sequins that move when you shake it. I love these shaker stickers, they are so much fun!



There is so much ephemera in this collection, it was hard to just choose a few pieces for my LO!



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Supplies used:
Pebbles - Oh Summertime Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Ball Toss
Pebbles - Oh Summertime Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Lobsters
Pebbles - Oh Summertime Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Hello Summer
Pebbles - Oh Summertime Collection - Thickers - Foam - Blue Glitter - Phrase and Icons
Pebbles - Oh Summertime Collection - Ephemera with Glitter Accents - Phrases
Pebbles - Oh Summertime Collection - Ephemera with Glitter Accents - Icons
Pebbles - Oh Summertime Collection - Shaker Stickers
Pebbles - Oh Summertime Collection - Clear Stickers - Tiny
Pebbles - Loves Me Collection - Thickers - Foam - Alpha - Red Foil

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Good Vibes

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share for Pretty Little Studio using the Bohemian Dreams collection. If you haven't purchased this collection yet go get it now! It is absolutely a must have. The bright colors and fun patterns are so fun to play with!


To create my background I created a starburst effect by using multiple pattern papers. I love how these bright colors look on the white background.



I then stitched around all the pieces with different colors of thread. I also added some fun stitching around my LO to create a frame. I find when you create a busy background like this you really don't need to add a lot of embellishments. Just a few die cuts and stickers was all this needed.



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Friday, June 21, 2019

Hockey Smile

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share for The Cut Shoppe using the All The Angles cut file and the Horizon collection from Paige Evans.   I really love a cut file that just begs to be stitched.  This one in particular looked like a quilt to me so I couldn't wait to put my sewing machine to work!


One of the things I love about a cut file like this is that you can just use one piece of paper to back it and it looks like it was a lot of work. lol


Once I started stitching, I quickly realized my stitching skills weren't good enough to do all these rows perfectly straight, so I just went with it and I kinda like that they're not perfect.  Make it look more like a quilt!



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