Monday, January 16, 2017

Stash Busters Challenge over at Paper Issues!

We all have a stash of scrapbooking things, don't we? I played along with the Paper Issues Stash Busters challenge to use up a little of my stash. And it was so much fun! I used the super fun Bella Blvd Addison and Oh My Stars collections! If you love them as much as I do, they are still available in the Paper Issues online store in the Bella Blvd section! AND use the code Tegan to get 20% off your entire Paper Issues online store purchase! How cool is that?!

I am seriously in love with the hip no-fuss font on the Bella Blvd sticker sheets lately! And of course I had to layer the bits and pieces with the stickers and enamel dots!

I can not get enough of the Oh My Stars patterned papers either! So fun!

 Thanks for dropping by! I hope I have inspired you to document your favorite drink!
And, don't forget, you can get 20% off your entire purchase at the Paper Issues Online Store! So awesome!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pawsitively Pets over at Paper Issues!

Good day everyone! I had a blast playing along with the Paper Issues Pawsitively Pets challenge! The challenge is so easy! I just had to use at least 3 cardstock or patterned papers, 3 or more embellishments, and 3 or more dots or enamel dots. And of course, I was more than happy to document my little pet- a cairn terrier named Pixie!

I used all Bella Blvd products on this super fun layout- most of which are still available in the Paper Issues online store! I used a combination of the Addison and Oh My Stars collections. Both lines are so much fun and blend together fabulously! Be sure to check out the entire Bella Blvd section at Paper Issues!
I seriously loved layering all of the colorful stickers! Check out the squiggle line sticker and the thought bubble... those are some of my favorites from these collections!

I used the "So Cute OMG" die cut from the Bella Blvd Addison Paper Pieces pack to easily complete my title! You can still get it in the Paper Issues store!!! Click here----->  Bella Blvd Addison Paper Pieces

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you can play along with the Paper Issues Pawsitively Pets Challenge! Be sure to head over to their blog for details!  The Pawsitively Pets Challenge




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Jungle Safari gift bag!

I am going wild (pun intended!) over the new Echo Park Paper Jungle Safari collection! The colors and patterned papers are so fun! I mean, who doesn’t like leopard print?! This collection is perfect for layouts about the zoo or wild adventures with a child. It is also great for kid’s parties or a gift bag like I created here. The 3D Gift Bag cut file) I used is available in the Silhouette online store.

I first used two sheets of the Border Strips patterned paper to cut out and assemble the bag itself. I then used the Jungle Stripes patterned paper to cut out the scalloped trim for the bag top. I added a strip of the yellow Jungle Fun patterned paper underneath my alphabet stickers so the child’s name stands out. Adhering the flower sticker to the side of the bag using foam adhesive adds a fun dimension. Adding enamel dots to the flowers really makes them pop!

I then added a coordinating strip of yellow Jungle Fun patterned paper to the bottom of the bag. I layered the totem pole sign sticker and alligator stickers using more foam adhesive. I finished off the bottom of the bag with a cute phrase sticker.

I think this bag would also make a super cute treat bag for a kid’s party! And since the ephemera pieces coordinate well with the bag, they would be great scattered on the party or gift tables!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to create something wild (pun intended!) for your next child’s birthday party!


Friday, December 30, 2016

Big City Selfies!

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun big city themed layout made with the very cool Carta Bella Paper Metropolitan Girl collection. It is so modern and retro at the same time- I love it!  I love the mix of salmon, teal, and yellow! Metropolitan Girl is the perfect collection for documenting my day in the big city of Chicago! I also had some fun making my own background using the diamond from the Echo Park Play Card Icons. Come take a look!

I started the layout by creating my diamond background pattern in the Silhouette software. I then cut out the design from a sheet of the Carta Bella Natural White Designer Cardstock. I opted for the creamy white cardstock because it blends well with the cool vintage vibe of this collection. I then backed the diamond openings with my favorite patterned papers using foam adhesive.

Of course I had to add this fun and fashionable gal sticker!

I used the black side of the Girls and Cities patterned paper to die cut my title using my Silhouette Cameo. The enamel dots are a fun addition and add a little bit of color to my title.

I used the Silhouette Cameo and black patterned paper to cut “selfie” out for my title using the Mistral font.  I finished the layout off with a few cute element stickers and a fun round piece from the ephemera pack.
Thanks for joining me today. Be sure  to check out the Metropolitan Girl collection for your next layout!


And thanks to Echo Park for posting FREE download instructions on their website of this Metropolitan Girl layout! CLICK HERE!

Monday, December 19, 2016

"Snow Fun" Gift Boxes!

I love all of the cookie making and gift giving this time of year brings. And the Carta Bella Snow Fun collection is perfect for making little treat boxes to hold my homemade goodies. I was happy that they came together pretty quickly so I can make a number to have on hand for when I need a last minute gift. I love the combination of fun winter colors of this collection. And the snowman is beyond adorable! Who wouldn’t love to receive a little box of cookies with him on it?

I first die cut the box bases using my Silhouette Cameo and the 3D Cookies Stack Box from the Silhouette store. I cut them from the red mini polka doted side of the Winter Wonderland patterned paper and blue star side of the Shimmering Snowflakes patterned paper. I folded each base on the perforated lines and adhered the boxes together. I then embellished each base with flat stickers, layered stickers, and enamel dots. I added snowflake decorative tape around the side of the red box.

I used the Carta Bella Ultra White Designer Cardstock to cut out the box tops. Once they were adhered together, I die cut the scalloped accents pieces from the red mini polka dot patterned paper and the blue snowflake patterned paper. I then looped ribbon through the openings in the box tops and made bows.

I finished each box off with a handful of homemade chocolate chip cookies. I can’t wait to give these little goodie boxes to my friends, family, and neighbors!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to handcraft some cute treat boxes for your loved ones!






Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fun die cut ornaments!


Hello1 Today I am sharing a fun die cut ornament I made using the Echo Park Paper I Love Christmas collection! This cute collection is perfect for me because it is so festive and well, I really do love Christmas! I also used one of my favorite Echo Park Paper die sets, the  Scalloped Circle Die Set, to create this fun three-dimensional ornament. I can’t wait to make an entire set of them for my Christmas tree. Here’s how you too can make your own ornaments!



Use the larger scalloped circle die to cut a plain circle out of the plaid Christmas Joy patterned paper. Embellish it with a small piece of the scalloped border sticker and banner piece cut from the woodgrain patterned paper. Adhere the Santa sticker with foam adhesive for added dimension. Add enamel dots and a brown bow made from twine.

Use the larger die again to cut out four scalloped circles from the green side of the Border Stripes patterned paper.


Bend each scalloped circle in half and start gluing the four quadrants together.


Make sure the scallops line up pretty well.
Once the four quadrants are glued together, place a little bit of liquid adhesive on the middle piece of your ornament. I used Zip Dry and then just held the Santa piece in place for a short bit while it dried. Once dry, you can also add a little more Zip Dry on the back to make the bond stronger. Add red twine to the top of the ornament so it can be hung on the tree.


Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you all to get creative with your dies. And I hope everyone has a happy holiday season!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fall is in the Air Mini Album!

The Echo Park Fall is in the Air collection is great for documenting all of your fall activities! I began this mini album by first die cutting all of the pages out of different patterned papers using a Carta Bella pumpkin cut file from the Silhouette Design store. I adhered the backs together to form thicker pages. I then cut out two smaller pumpkin bottoms from coordinating patterned paper and solid paper to layer on my cover. I finished the cover by layering the ephemera pieces, stickers, chipboard stickers, and enamel dots. I punched holes in the side of the album and bound it with a 1 inch binder ring. Super easy!


The mix of patterns is this collection is fabulous! I am in love with the checks, stripes, and plaids! And how cute is that little bird sticker perched atop my photo?


The entire collection coordinates so perfectly with fall photos, putting this album together was a breeze! The ephemera pieces make great page fillers. And the little bear sticker in this collection is beyond adorable!


I adhered 1.5” thick strips of coordinating solid paper across the middle of each page to give the album a cohesive look. And then I had fun then designing all of the different album pages! On some pages, I left off photos and just focused on the cute embellishments!

Thanks for letting me share my mini album and my pumpkin patch adventure with you!