Thursday, March 23, 2017

Be You

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout at Just Nick Digital Cut Files using the Floral Burst Background.  

I cut out the Floral Burst Background on white cardstock with my electronic die cutting machine. I then copied and pasted the petals on another screen and cut them with my electronic die cutting machine in different colors of patterned paper.  Next I placed the petals over a pink piece of patterned paper and trimmed around the edge leaving about 1/4 inch border.  

I used a paper piercer and pierced holes about 1/8 inches apart around the petals and then using six strands of pink embroidery floss, I hand stitched around the edges of the petals.  

After all the stitching was completed, I added some die cuts, stickers, pearls, a flair button from A Flair For Buttons and splattered some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Blush.

Here is the cut file I used on my layout.

I love the homespun feel of the hand stitching.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Right Here Right Now

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout I created for the JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle Team Up that is happening all this week.

I was given the fabulous March Kit from Scrapbook Circle that has some items from the Shimelle Little By Little, Amy Tangerine's On A Whim, Paige Evans Oh My Heart, Pretty Little Studio Summer Vibes, Fancy Pants Design's Joy Parade Collections. Here is what I created...

I knew when I saw that bright, colorful paper from Shimelle's Little By Little Collection that I had to combine it with the Aztec Lace Background Cut File from JustNick.

For the title I cut the Right Here Right Now Cut File with my Cameo and then took a pair of scissors and separated the words to split up the title.

The fun part of the process was embellishing the background.  I used the puffy stickers and dots from the kit and added them to the triangles on the background.

I also added some stickers to all four corners of the layout 

I knew I wanted to use the Paige Evan's Oh My Heart stamps in some way so I stamped the word "today" on a sticker and then added some mini alpha stickers for the year.  

I hope you enjoyed my layout.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Love You

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a baby layout of my youngest son on the Just Nick blog.

Since February is the month of love, I wanted to use some love themed cut files so I used the Love You cut file and also the Lace Heart cut file from Just Nick Digital Cut Files.

I love the softness of vellum on a layout and I also love to use sequins so I combined both and added some vellum and sequins to some of the circles.  I also added some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons and enamel dots from Bella Blvd.

Owls are some of my favorite so I thought these puffy stickers from Paper House Productions would add some cuteness and fun to the layout.  

I cut the title "Love You" on some black heart patterned paper.  I also backed some of the circles from colored patterned paper from Echo Park.  

Stitching adds more texture so I added some machine stitching.  Finally I journaled on some vellum using my Typecast typewriter.

Creating a baby layout brings back so many good memories.  My son is now 17 and will be graduating from high school this year.  

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Have a great day!

Cut Files Used:

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Love, Love, Love

Hello friends! February is the month of love and so today I am sharing a love themed layout for Just Nick Digital Cut Files.

I chose two cut files for this layout of my hubby and I.  I love the Ying Yang Background and I thought it fit perfectly for this layout.  Basically there isn't balance if there isn't one without the other and I thought it depicted being together.  It was time consuming to create this layout. First I cut out the background on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and then I backed all shapes with patterned paper.

The title is created from the Lots Of Love cut file and I selected three different love words, cut them out on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

I love the softness that vellum gives the layout so I typed my journaling on vellum and attached the vellum strips with some machine stitching.

Finally I added some flair buttons that I had in my stash from A Flair For Buttons. 

I really loved creating this layout of my best friend and I.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!

Cut Files Used On Layout:

Ying Yang Background

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Fresh Flowers

Hello friends! Sometimes it's nice to play around and just have some fun.  This is what this layout is about. Getting messy with some acrylic paints and gesso.  My husband gave me these gorgeous flowers and I knew I had to create a page of them.

I dipped a rubber stamp in pink acrylic paint (Spun Sugar Ranger Distress Paint) and stamped around the outside edge of the white cardstock background.  Then I added some clear gesso to the center of the white cardstock, let it dry and then added some pink acrylic paint (Spun Sugar Ranger Distress Paint) with an expired credit card.

Next I added some papers, die cuts and embellishments from the Here Comes The Sun Collection by Pretty Little Studio.  I love the colors and the cute cacti in this collection.

A few months ago I purchased the pink typewriter (Typecast) from We R Memory Keepers and it has helped me journal on my pages a lot more than I did in the past.  

This layout was created for the January Mix It Up Challenge at Paper Issues.  The challenge was to use acrylic paint and gesso on a project.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!