Monday, July 16, 2018

My lovely girl


Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share using the A Beautiful Day collection.   Grid layouts are such a fun and easy way to do a quick LO.  It's all about layers and adding the perfect embellishments.  I took these photos of my daughter last fall.  I am so very lucky to have such a photogenic child.





Flair buttons, leaves and acrylic pieces!!  All my favorites in one collection!



Sometimes it's all about adding that perfect final touch!  Love these cork pieces!  I'm such an embellishment junkie!!



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Thursday, July 12, 2018

My love

Hey everyone, I'm back today with a new LO to share for Pretty Little Studio using the XOXO collection.  The first thing that usually attracts me to a paper collection is color.  There's just something about lime green that speaks to me.  This lime green with the pinks is just magic!  I decided to just use the one paper to back the cut file so it wouldn't be too busy.  Cut file is from Paige Evans.



Those little hearts were perfect as my flower centers!



I need to add those little tags on all my LO's.  Aren't they the cutest thing?



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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Splish Splash

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO featuring some fun summer themed flair buttons! This LO came together really fast. I used the Poolside collection from Fancy Pants. This LO was really all about the embellishments. No techniques or overthinking, just having fun with it.


Summer LO's are really the most fun to make aren't they?  Here's a look at those cute flair buttons!




You can find these and so many more summer themed buttons in the store!

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

You're awesome

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share using the Ain't Life Grand collection.  I love a good boy collection and this one is perfect.  I love the fun patterns and colors.  Perfect for my teen boy!  I used a cut file from Paige Evans to create this pretty background.  Who says you can't use pink on a boy LO?



I only used one sheet of paper to back the hearts from my cut file.  I absolutely love how this looks.



This collection really does have the perfect little embellishments to finish off my LO!

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

I'm a guest designer at Pebbles Inc!

Hey everyone, I'm so happy to be a guest designer at Pebbles this month!  I am such a big fan of Pebbles!!  Today I'm going to be sharing 2 layouts I've made with the Land That I Love collection.  I was so happy to be given this collection to work with.  Red, white and blue...yes please!!  For those of you who don't know me, I am Canadian.  You may be thinking how is a Canadian going to work with this collection...let me show you how versatile it is!


My first LO was inspired by the pretty flowers on the Patriotic Blossoms paper.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I needed to fussy cut those flowers.  So a few hours later (lol), I had the whole 12x12 paper fussy cut!  I didn't want to waste any of those flowers so they all went on my layout.



Here's a closer look at all the dimension those flowers added to my layout. I added some foam squares on some of them to make them pop more.



After all those flowers I really didn't need to do much more to my LO.  A title, journaling, some stitching, a few other embellishments and I was done.



My next layout took a bit more time to make.  Well, a lot more time.  I love the look of stitching on layouts but I don't have a sewing machine so I have to hand stitch.  It probably took me about 5 hours to stitch these circles but I'm so happy I did it!  I used a cut file from Paige Taylor Evans and backed the stars with pattern paper.  I love how this layout feels so happy and festive!  I modified the title from the thickers so it would say First of July instead of Fourth.  



Here's a close up of the stitching.  I was up until 2:00am stitching this.  Once I started I didn't want to stop!  lol



These 3D stars were my absolute favorite thing in this collection.  I knew I had to add a few of them on my layout!



So now I've showed you how to use this collection on everyday layouts and even Canada Day layouts.  I hope I've inspired you to go out and get this collection!

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Products used: 
Pebbles Land That I Love Puffy Stickers Dots
Pebbles Land That I Love 3D Stickers with glitter accents
Pebbles Land That I Love Thickers Foil and Foam phrases
Pebbles Land That I Love Puffy Stickers with Embossed Accents
Pebbles Land That I Love Ephemera with Foil Accents
Pebbles Land That I Love 12x12 Paper - Fireworks
Pebbles Land That I Love 12x12 Paper - America
Pebbles Land That I Love 12x12 Paper - Oh The Places We Go
Pebbles Land That I Love 12x12 Paper - Happy 4th
Pebbles Land That I Love 12x12 Paper - Patriotic Blooms
Pebbles Land That I Love 12x12 Paper - Boom Sparkle Pop
Pebbles Land That I Love 12x12 Paper - Oh My Stars
Pebbles Land That I Love 12x12 Paper - Patriotic Blossoms

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sweater Weather

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share using the Feels like Fall collection.  What first attracted me to this collection wasn't the fall elements but those beautiful blues.  I love it when I can find a collection with with pretty shades of blue!  This was a pretty simple LO.  I used a cut file from the silhouette store to create my background.



I didn't want to add too much to this LO.  I wanted the focus to stay on the photo.



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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Precious

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share.  This LO took me a while to finish.  I had decided to stitch the Doilies cut file in an ombre style.  After I was done I felt like it was missing something so I went back and cut out all those center pieces and added them.  I really love the effect it created.  I used the More Than Words collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.




I really didn't want to cover up all this work so I just kept the rest of the LO pretty simple.



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Monday, June 18, 2018

Celebrate

Hey everyone, I'm back today with a new LO to share using the It's Your Birthday collection.  I can't even tell you how much fun this collection is!  The colors, the bits and pieces, the fun designs...there is so much to love.  I also used a cut file from Paper Issues.

This photo of my daughter on her birthday is just one of those perfect moments caught on camera.  I just love her expression.



I wanted to do a million of those balloons!



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Friday, June 15, 2018

Boys Rule

Hey everyone, I'm back today with a new LO to share.  I sometimes find it's harder to find boyish embellishments.  It seems like there is so much more for girls out there.  However A Flair for Buttons has tons of boy/man themed flairs.  Seriously, take a look, there are so many to choose from.  I had such a hard time choosing which ones to use on my LO, I ended up using 3!



I love using ampersands on LO's.  I'm not sure why I love them so much...I just find them pretty!  LOL



Hashtags are also one of my favorite things to add to my LO's.  I used 2 onthis LO!



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Monday, June 11, 2018

Chill out

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share using the Ain't Life Grand collection.  I just love a collection with different shades of blue!  Perfect for those boy LO's!


I used a cut file from Paige Evans and backed it randomly with pattern papers.  These little tags are adorable!



Flair is always my favorite embellishment on all my LO's!



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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Love and Happiness

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO to share.  I made this LO when I was away at a weekend crop with some friends.  It seems like stitching is my new thing.  lol  I used the Pick Me Up collection from Paige Taylor Evans and also one of her cut files.



I love these new confetti flair buttons!  And you can get them in all the colors!!!


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Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy Moments

Hey everyone, I'm back today with a new LO to share with the Leaf Circle file. This was just one of these LO's that came together really fast.  I just backed the files with pattern paper and then I cut it into 2 pieces just to make it more interesting.  I used mostly Maggie Holmes paper and embellishments.




I really love cutting my files in white cardstock.  It just make it bright and fresh.





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I love you forever

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new LO to share with the XOXO collection.   This LO was inspired by my talented friend Aurelie Cormier.   I love the look of stitching on layouts but I don't have a sewing machine.  Hand stitching seemed like such a big job but with a little encouragement from Aurelie I've learned to really enjoy it!

This LO is just a simple grid design.  The "for always" paper was just perfect with all those little squares!



This LO really didn't need much more after the stitching was done.  Just a few little die cuts and a title.



How cute are those little photos?




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Monday, May 28, 2018

Sweet Boy

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO!  Lately I've been scrapping a lot of older photos os my son.  He just turned 16 and I'm having a bit of a hard time accepting how fast he is growing.  I look at this sweet little face and it seems like yesterday.  I used the Dream Big collection and a cut file from Paper Issues.  This collection is all about soft pastels.  I decided to use just the blues and yellows to create more of a boyish look.




This phrase says it all!




I really love how everything in these collections coordinate so well together.




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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Adventure

Hey everyone, I'm back today with a fun new LO to share.  There's something about triangles that just screams boy LO to me.  I'm not sure what it is but they just seem to go together.  I used the Triangle Geo Background cut file and backed it with papers from the My Mind's Eye Wander collection.



Backing backgrounds with pattern paper is definitely my favorite technique with cut files.



I really like the yellow and green in the white cut file.



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