Thursday, March 14, 2019

beautiful you {CUT to YOU}

Hi friends! Today I am sharing another layout for CUT to YOU (created by Gwen) featuring the Camera Beautiful You cut file from the March 2018 release.



I wanted this layout to convey a whimsical yet simple feel featuring the camera cut file as a focal point without detracting from the silly photos. 

 


I manipulated the cut file to add to the playful feel of the layout. To do this, I duplicated the camera shape three times (each the same size), rotated at different angles, randomly layered them on each other, and then welded into one shape prior to cutting. 


I wanted to keep the cut file open but with some detail, so tracing the 'beautiful you' on each camera carefully with a black marker added a nice punch without being overdone. Adding some patterned paper and/or tracing paper was also good for a visual effect without being overpowering. 


Adding a few fussy cut flowers, a bit of mist and some enamel dots finishes off this playful page and maintains the focus on these silly faces from my granddaughter. 

Thanks for stopping by. Please do pop on over to the CUT to YOU HQ FB group, we love seeing what you create with Gwen’s beautiful creations!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

you & me {CUT to YOU}

Hello all! :) Today I am sharing my first project as a designer for CUT to YOU created by Gwen.


I used the lovely Heart Burst Background Cut File


As you can see, I used several different patterns on each side of the heart and scattered them leaving the center area open for visual interest.


I carefully snipped a few of the hearts  away from the cut file so they could be layered upon the photo to add some extra dimension.


Adding a few fussy cut sloths (which are adorable!), some rub on decals, along with a sprinkling of sequins finishes this layout off perfectly.



If you haven't checked out all the AMAZING cut files that are available at the CUT to YOU store, then what are you waiting for?! There is something for everyone.

I look forward to seeing what you create with them... you can do so by joining the CUT TO YOU HQ page on facebook. 

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon. :)




P.S. This month CUT to YOU is sponsoring The Happy Craft Challenge. Head on over there to see how you can join in.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Love you always {card} and fun news!

It's been a long time since I have been on here, so what better way to kick things off again by sharing some fun scrappy news. :) 

I was asked by Laurel to be a design team member for her challenge site, Inspired By...!

On that note, click here to see the first official challenge with the new team. You have a chance to win a great prize, so please share your projects with us!

Here is the challenge photo:


and here is my card. I was mostly inspired by the pink and gold and the speech bubble. I also added a pop of the bright pink just as in the photo. 


Sunday, April 23, 2017

bloom

It's been awhile since I have finished off a collection, and that is just what I did with the AC Hazelwood. I had just a few bits and pieces left after completing this layout about how I feel like I started to bloom once I hit my mid-forties. 

I decided to do a lot of fussy cutting which adds texture and dimension, and is hands down my favorite technique. 



Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase in the Paper Issues Store. I used the gorgeous Hazelwood collection which can be found here

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

do your thing

I decided to step out of my comfort zone and played along with the April Mix It Up Monday at Paper Issues. Due to relocating, I am a little behind on posting this challenge. ;)
The challenge was to add some salt to your paint. I was a fish out of water with this challenge, but the end result was cool! I will definitely try it again, minus too much salt, which I swept up for days afterward. LOL 




I kept it pretty simple so the detail of the paint would stand out. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

you fill up my heart


This month we're being inspired by all the budding blossoms of Spring! Feature florals on your title.
Suggested ideas: 
Decorate your thickers with flower ephemera
Use flower stickers to form the letters in your title
Cut your title from floral pattern paper
Stamp a chipboard title with flower stamps
Use paper blooms to form your words

You get the idea. Use the all.the.floral.things!!!

I decided to cut my title from floral patterned paper using the 
Butterfly Heart Love free cut file. I used the same file for the heart outline which I cut the butterfly portion out. 


 A few fringe details give it some movement and visual interest. 



Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase in the Paper Issues Store. I used the Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings collection which can be found here.



To play along with this challenge, and for your chance to win a gift certificate to spend in the Paper Issues store, link your finished project to the April Working Title challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 3oth, Winners announced May 1st!


Saturday, April 8, 2017

be kind, sweet & loving

Today I am sharing a layout I created for the April Cut It Up challenge using a fabulous free cut file created by the amazing Stacie Ebnet Dietz for Paper Issues. 








Use the code Rae20 to receive 20% your entire purchase in the Paper Issues Store. I used the Pebbles Simple Life collection which can be found here



To play along with this challenge, and for your chance to win a gift certificate to spend in the Paper Issues store, link your finished project to the April Cut It Up album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook groupChallenges are due April 3oth, Winners announced May 1st!