Monday, January 11, 2021

Real life

 Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new layout to share for Simple Stories using the Hello Today collection.  I am absolutely in love with this collection.  It is so neutral, it can literally be used for any type of layout!  I decided to go boyish with this one.

I created the background by cutting out random strips from the pattern papers.  I then stitched them on my layout with my sewing machine.

I then added my photo to the center and created clusters of embellishments around it.  I really like how these chipboard frames create a focal point on my layout.

This layout was quick and easy to make.  I love how your eye is automatically drawn to the photo with this design!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Hello Today collection kit
Hello Today Chipboard frames
Hello Today Chipboard
Hello today Bits & pieces

Friday, January 1, 2021

Hot Cocoa

 Hey everyone, I'm here today sharing a new layout using the Winter Market collection from Carta Bella and a cut file from Echo Park.  I was so happy to design with this beautiful collection.  I live in Atlantic Canada so I have a lot of winter photos!  I had this cute one of my daughter drinking hot chocolate, perfect for this cut file and collection!

I backed my cut file with dark paper because I wanted it to stand out on my light blue background.  

I layered a lot of ephemera and stickers on this layout.  There were so many fun ones to choose from.  I popped some of them up with foam squares.

I then added some enamel dots and little stickers to create some clusters.

I finished off by matting 2 sides of the layout and adding some stitching with my sewing machine.

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Sunday, December 27, 2020


 Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new layout to share using the Winter Cottage collection.  We live on the east coast of Canada so I always have plenty of winter photos to scrap.  I love that this collection is both Christmas and winter themed!  

I snapped this photo of my daughter at the Christmas parade a few years back.  It was a very cold night so the Brrr title was perfect!

I added some paper layers behind my photo and a bunch of bits and pieces of embellishments to this simple layout.

I love the decorative brads, did you know that they are self adhesive?  No need to punch any holes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Winter Cottage collection kit
Winter Cottage decorative brads
Winter Cottage Bits and Pieces
Winter Cottage Chipboard 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


 Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new project to share for Echo Park using the Silent Night collection.  I instantly knew I wanted to make a nativity when I saw this collection.  At first I was going to make cards with a nativity scene but I found this adorable nativity cut file in the Silhouette store.  Perfect for my project!

I glued all my stickers to cardstock before adding them in the nativity, just to make them a bit sturdier.  I'm going to add some straw to this when I can find some.  

I loved this quote so I added it to the back, it also matched perfectly with the blue background.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Festive Cards

 Hey everyone, I'm here today with  some festive Christmas cards for Echo Park using the Dear Santa collection.  This collection is my favorite this year!  It's just so festive with all these Santa's and bright colors!

I'm not much of a cardmaker, I usually stick to payouts, but these cards came together so easily!  I used the same layout for all of them.

Once I had the bases done and stitched, I just needed to add a few embellishments. I started by picking out my favorites die cuts.

Finally I added some stickers and enamel dots.  This one is my favorite.  I love the Christmas ball on the reindeer's antlers!

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Be Merry

 Hey everyone, I'm here today with a new layout to share for Simple Stories using the Jingle All The Way collection.   This collection is full of all the traditional holiday colors and images!  So very pretty!

I love to work with pattern paper.  Fussy cutting is my favorite technique.  I very rarely throw out paper scraps, there is always something I can fussy cut on it!  I fussy cut a bunch of flowers and leaves on this layout.  I added them to my edges and tucked some under the papers.

I don't usually journal much on my layouts because I don't like my handwriting, so these word and phrase stickers are perfect!

I finished it off by adding some stitching and decorative brads.  I really like how this simple layout turned out.  Traditional and festive!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Jingle all the way collection kit
Jingle all the way decorative brads
Jingle all the way foam stickers
Jingle all the way sticker book

Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas Tags

 Hey everyone, I'm here today with  a fun new Christmas project for Echo Park using the Hello CHristmas collection from Carta Bella Paper.  These sweet little tags are going to be perfect to add to my gifts this year.   And as an added bonus, they were quick and easy to make!

I started off by cutting the tags from the Christmas Tags 12x12 paper. This paper has 40 tags on it!!  You can pick and choose which ones you like best...or use them all!  I then added some small embellishments to the tags.  I used chipboard pieces, stickers, puffy stickers and enamel dots.

To finish them off, I punched a hole and added a piece of twine. These are the perfect way to add a personal touch to your gifts without taking hours to complete a project!

Here's a fun little video I made :)

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