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Maya Road | Jingle All The Way

Hello friends, I'm on the Maya Road blog today!  We are doing a product swap with Photoplay Paper and I used the gorgeous Mad 4 Plaid Christmas line to make this layout.

Head over to the Maya Road blog to see all the detail shots of my newest creation.

Jingle bells, jingle bells....
(it's too soon!)

Emma's Paperie | Hello Sunshine

Have you seen the gorgeous Prima collection, St. Tropez?  It's AMAZING!  Head over the to the Emma's Paperie blog to see how our design team used the lovely Prima collections this week.

You are my sunshine ;)

Emma's Paperie | Summer Loving

I've got a new, super colorful layout on the Emma's Paperie blog this week!  Our challenge was patterned paper, so I mixed a ton of awesome papers from the Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine collection. I hand cut all the scalloped strips and included die cuts and a Jillibean Soup alpha.

Stay cool my friends!

PLS | Sum-Mer-Maid

I've got this page up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  Head on over to see the details!

Summer dreams....

Summer Toes

I used the Felicity Jane June kit to create this mixed media page.

I started with clear gesso and used my favorite Shimmerz sprays to add a light wash of color on the background paper.

This was the last layout I made with the June kit, so I had scraps to work with.  I used lots of little bits of papers behind the photo, along with some of the life pages cards.

So many cute little die cut bits in these kits!  I like to scatter things around for a whimsical feel.  I used grey ink to stamp some of the icons as well.

I mixed a die cut with the alpha stickers for the title, and added another die cut right on the photo to tie in the yellow in the background.

Sparkle, baby.

Emma's Paperie | Dream

I've got a new sketch-inspired layout on the Emma's Paperie blog!

I adore this Dream Big collection from Fancy Pants.  It's.... dreamy :)

Don't stop.

PLS | Cake and Kisses

I used the Beautiful Day collection + some Shimmerz to make this mixed media layout, new for Pretty Little Studio today.

Eat cake!

Gossamer Blue | Hooray

I've missed hand-stitching.

It's been a while, so I picked a few number 5's on this awesome patterned paper and added red thread to highlight my girly's 5th birthday.

I fussy cut the awesome blue paper, I love how fresh the florals are and wanted to sprinkle them on this layout.  The birthday party theme was Fairies and Gnomes, how perfect was that paper for this page?

I only used the July Main Kit to make this page.  It has everything  you need to make some awesome layouts:  chipboard, tags, epoxy shapes and delicious patterned papers.

I added the title right on the photo with my Tiny Attacher.

The full layout pic isn't the best, but I think you can see how great the July Main Kit is.


PLS | Naughty Gnome

Hahahahhaa, these photos of my bestie's little guy are the best!  New layout for Pretty Little Studio is live HERE.

Gossamer Blue | So Many Kisses

One of my favorite things to do is mix two patterned papers as my background.  The diagonal red stripe paper really drew me in, but on it's own it was too much red.  I decided to break up the pattern with the ledger style paper, and add in one of the super fun Life Pages cards.

I trimmed down the LP card to be the same size as my photo (a bit smaller than 4x6), then machine stitched around the perimeter of the card.

I tucked fussy cut flowers behind a chipboard circle, then added in a few other embellishments found in the July Main and Life Pages kits.

Tons of chipboard, alpha's and stickers are included in the title and top half of the page.

Those kisses from my girl sure did make me laugh.  She's such a silly :)

Kisses and laughter, the best combo!

PLS | Garden Girl

I've got a new mixed media page on the PLS blog featuring the Beautiful Day collection!  Click on over HERE to check it out

Gossamer Blue | Dreamer


I'm on the GB blog with this simple-style layout today, I used items from all four kits to make this page.

So dreamy....

Emma's Paperie | Oh Snap

I'm sharing this silly photo at Emma's Paperie Blog today!  This week the focus is on die cuts and I have to say, I may have gone a little bonkers with the embellishing ;)

Slightly addicted to Snapchat pix and die cuts,

Gossamer Blue | PomPoms

Happy Wednesday!

The July kits from Gossamer Blue are a refreshing change, lots of bold colors and patterns, mixed with a few lights and brights.  Just perfect for making a 4th of July layout!

I began my page with a dry brushing of white acrylic paint, then created the fringe strips using two patterned papers from the Main Kit.

I used additional papers in blues and red to mat the photo, then created embellishment clusters above and below the picture.  I found tons of embellishments in the Planner Kit that worked great for this cheerful, summery layout.

I love big alpha's and I cannot lie ;)  I mixed in more embellishments in the title, including labels, epoxy dots and die cuts.

I think those polka dot clouds are ADORABLE.

To finish the page I splattered on some white spray ink.

Shake your pompoms!

Emma's Paperie | With Daddy

Hey there, I've got a new page using Pinkfresh Studio's Dream On line over on the Emma's Paperie blog today!  We've got a sketch challenge and I think you'll like it :)

Dream on,

Maya Road | Ready To Fly

Hello friends!  I'm on the Maya Road blog HERE, with a layout featuring the fabulous charms in the Maya Road store.  And guess what?!?  All charms are 30% off with the coupon code CHARMED! Find everything charms in the Maya Road store HERE.

You're absolutely charming, you doll.

PLS | I Can't Even

Hey guys!  Check me out on the Pretty Little Studio blog HERE, I'm using the Ain't Life Grand collection featuring the adorable vintage die cut Kat.

PLS | My Life + Video

Hey everyone!

I've got a process video for Pretty Little Studio today, you can check it out HERE  or watch below!


12x12 | You Are Capable

So I've kind of fallen in love.

With sanding and spray painting.

My mother's day was spent sanding and painting a few odds and ends.  I took this photo while waiting for paint to dry.

I started with dry brushing white acrylic paint, then added in some Shimmerz.  Next came all those One Canoe Two butterfly rub-ons.

I have been wanting to kill this collection as I just had some odds and ends left.  This layout just about got me there.

I also added in some cork from my stash.  The majority of these items came from an older Gossamer Blue kit.

Thanks to Tim Holtz for having the perfect words in his sticker book.

Enjoy it all.