Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wonderful Moments

Today I'm sharing a layout I created for The Cut Shoppe using the Abstract Angles cut file.

To create this layout, I randomly backed triangles on the cut file. There are tons and tons of triangles many overlapping each other. I chose the ones that stood out to me and tried to space them as evenly as possible. A 6"x6" pad or scraps works great for this!

I pulled pink items from my stash and played around with them until I was happy. 

I had forgotten how much I love monochromatic layouts! Creating this page has definitely inspired me to use the monochromatic technique more often, and I had fun using the Abstract Angles cut file. Thanks for joining me today!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Sun & Fun!

Hello there! I have a Summer-themed layout to share with you using the "Summer Sun and Fun" cut file from The Cut Shoppe.I love the script writing!

I used a mix of Crate Paper's The Pier and Poolside and a picture of us at the beach. I made the cut file large to be the focal point of my page, and the used the offset tool to mat it with another patterned paper. I definitely don't use the offset tool enough, and I think it's a great way to mix up cut files!

Thanks for joining me! Stop by The Cut Shoppe blog for more cut file inspiration!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Hello there! Today I'm sharing a layout created with the June Scrapbook Circle kit and the "You've Been Framed" cut file from The Cut Shoppe!

When I started this layout, I had no idea what photos I'd use or what it would be about. I just know I loved the patterns in the kit and wanted to use some of the gold foil tags in the frames. I started wit those, and then added patterned paper behind the frames, trying to space similar ones apart from one another. I knew a few of our anniversary photos would fit nicely in the frames, so I played around with them until I found two that worked! We are almost ready for our fourth anniversary photos and I've only scrapped about half of our third!

Once I had the frames all backed, I chose the background. I LOVE how bright and unique the orange is! It has inspired me to try and use orange more in my layouts! Finally, I finished with a few embellishments. I love the enamel hearts from Bella Blvd! This ended up being one of my favorite layouts in a long time.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Good Times

Recently I was on the Elle's Studio blog for Sketch Thursday! I created a layout based on a sketch of Jill Sprott's layout using the Sunny Days collection.

I used a square punch to create the blocks of patterned paper in the sketch. Breaking down a paper with a punch can make patterns seem less intimidating! I used the Sunny Days stamp to replicate the text across the patterned paper. Stitching the strips on the side of the page added extra dimension!

Stop by the Elle's Studio blog to see the sketch that inspired this layout!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July Elle's Studio Layouts

Hello there! It's time for another exclusive release with Elle's Studio! I'm especially excited about this month's release because of the adorable new wood veneer, acrylic pie chart and stars, and vellum hearts! It's my favorite month of extras yet! 

I created two layouts using the new exclusives. My first layout was inspired by all the fun colors and patterns in the kit, as well as the Sunny Days 6"x6"pad.

Backing cut files are a great way to use lots of different patterns!

For my next layout, I was inspired by the pie charts. I replicated the look using patterned paper, and placed them on my page to create a background.

The tab wood veneer are so cute!! I had so much fun creating with these exclusives and I know you will too! Be sure to stop by the design team gallery for more inspiration!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Getting to Know You Blog Hop

Hello there! I'm super excited to be joining The Cut Shoppe for another term. Today we are celebrating the new team with a fun blog hop! To start off, we're all answering a few questions about our scrapping process.

How many times in a week, do you work on something scrapbook related?
Pretty much every day. If I'm not scrapping, I'm planning out assignments or posting things to social media. As far as creating layouts, I tend to go in spurts. I work for several hours at a time and churn out the pages!

What’s your favorite subject to scrapbook?
My husband and dog, hands down! That's what 99% of my layouts are about!

What is your favorite color to use on your layouts/projects?  What is your least favorite color?
Probably pink. I tend to gravitate towards more girly products, which typically include pink. I struggle with using purple, and I also rarely use orange.

Why do you like using cut files on your layouts/projects?
I find cut files to be so inspiring! They help me create backgrounds, accents, and titles for my pages. Words and phrases inspire layout subjects. I also love how I can manipulate them to create multiple looks from just one file.

What are some of your other favorite hobbies?  If you were not a scrapbooker, what other hobby do you think would consume most of your time?
That's so hard to say! I can't imagine anything outside of scrapbooking. I absolutely love to read, but I think I would be consumed with some other creative hobby

Tell us 5 things we don’t know about you!
-I'm terrified of fish. I don't know why. Ocean fish are fine, but dead fish or any fish in tanks freak me out!
-I am basically a four year old at heart. I love stickers, Hello Kitty, and Disney. I'm not even a little bit ashamed.
-Michael and I hope to have kids in the next few years, but first I intend on fulfilling my life long dream of going to Paris.
-I was 20 the first time I went to Disneyland. I loved it so much that I honeymooned there, and have been back multiple times since!
-I'm an Auntie! I have one niece, Cassidy and she is two years old. I love her so much!

Here's a look at some of my favorite layouts I've designed for The Cut Shoppe!

And now for a giveaway!  Leave a comment below to be entered to win a $5 gift certificate to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store! Each designer on the hop will be giving away a $5 certificate, so be sure to stop by each one and comment! A random winner will be selected rom each blog and all winners will be announced on The Cut Shoppe blog on WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH! Check each blog to see if you're a winner!

Now for the next stop, Zsoka Marko! Happy hopping!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June Simple Stories Layouts

I have two new layouts to share with you today, using the two newest collections--Sunshine & Happiness and Bloom & Grow.

For the first layout, I used Bloom & Grow to create a quilt pattern across the page. I was inspired by this image on Pinterest!

To create the quilt pieces, I used a square punch and cut them in half from corner to corner. I started in the middle, and just copied the quilt design until my background was complete. I stitched the triangles down to add to the quilt look, and give dimension to my page. Once I was done with the background, I added my photos, title, and embellishments!

For my second layout, my goal was to mix Sunshine & Happiness with You Are Here!

I cut strips from the patterned papers of both collections, and varied them in size and length. I arranged them on my page, and then sewed them down. I left the ends of the thread dangling for a messier look. The theme of the page was Disneyland, so I kept the colors bright and cheery. I used the You Are Here! frames for my photos, as well as a cute phrase from Sunshine & Happiness.

 I loved the travel themed wood veneers, and added them to my page. The colors from the two collections coordinate so well!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great summer and that you feel inspired to create!