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Monday, April 16, 2018

..:: fly high ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with a layout I made using a new cut file called Flutterby. I also used a bunch of Shimmerz Paints on my background and I love how it turned out -- here is my project.


I knew I wanted to use Paige Evans' Pick Me Up collection that I had just gotten in the mail from the Paper Issues Store, so I grabbed a bunch of Shimmerz products to match the colors in the collection. I used several Creameez, an Inklings, some Vibez, and a Coloringz! For a complete list, check the comments in the process video. 


I actually cut this file twice. The first time I cut it too small -- so I cut it again. I used the larger piece for my main circle of butterflies. I cut three of the smaller butterflies out of the circle (with my scissors) and layered them on top. I love how that ended up working out!



I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy! 



Don't forget, if you are purchasing any Shimmerz products, put my name (orange gearle) in the comments and you will get a little something extra in your order!



Thanks so much for stopping by and see you again soon!





Thursday, April 12, 2018

..:: hello spring break ::..

Hi Friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with this layout about Spring Break!  Here's my layout:


I used the Hello Spring cut file and the Up and Down background file from The Cut Shoppe as part of my title and my background. I think that Hello Spring cut file is one of my all time favorites!


I used a BUNCH of Shimmerz Paints to add a water color look to the cut file (for a full list of Shimmerz Products used, check out the description box in the process video). I used the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection for my patterned papers (purchased from Paper Issues) and I added some gold elements with thread and alphas.


This piece of flair from the Inspirational Words 1 Flair  fit the feel of the layout perfectly -- and I simply love the design. The flower and the text are perfection.


I also used these butterflies from Color Cast Designs March release. I love them. I should buy some more for sure. Here are a couple more close ups:



I also made a process video if that suits your fancy! The description box includes all of the Shimmerz Paints that I used on this project!



Thank you so much for stopping by -- and I'll see you again soon!

Monday, April 9, 2018

..:: gangsta ::..

Hi friends! Today I am sharing my most recent layout as a Clique Kit Ambassador. I am telling the story of my daughter's ability to always be on stage. 😀 We were eating out at one of our favorite restaurants and it was time to pay the bill. My One True Love took out a hundred dollar bill and B. thought that was amazing! She has been into wearing ties lately, and so as she was checking out the bill, she really looked like a gangster. When we mentioned that -- she began posing for the camera. Silly girl. I knew I needed to document that story. Also, that shirt COMPLETELY matches that blue paper.

The Clique Kits are fully of Maggie Holmes Flourish collection this month -- and there are many flowers and butterflies and other elements of nature. I really wanted to highlight her blue shirt and tie because it adds to the story so well, but I also wanted to contrast the gangster look with feminine elements -- so I was sure to add flowers and butterflies. Here are a couple of close ups:



I made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy!



Thank you so much for stopping by. See you again soon!