Friday, May 19, 2017

More Elle's Studio Goodness!

Hi everyone! I am so happy to be back today sharing another layout with you using the gorgeous Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love collection! I am in love with this new line and I just can't put it down!

I love that Elle's Studio also offers cut files I can use on my layouts each month! First I used the April 2017 cut file set to cut out a few circular designs from my white background paper. I then backed these cut outs with the white grid paper from the Live Laugh Love collection. I like that this paper adds a little interest to the background, but isn't overwhelming.

I then used the May 2017 cut file set to cut out the "Go", "See", and "Do" arrows from three different colors of my favorite patterned papers. And of course I had to choose my photos to coordinate with each word! The coordinating puffy stickers make perfect little accents for my title arrows too, don't they?

I have to admit that I am not much of a stamper. I was afraid to stamp "Notes From Our" and "Adventure" from the Bike Ride stamp set on the background of my almost finished layout. But I quickly learned that Elle's Studio stamps are so easy to use! This beginner was able to get perfectly stamped images on the very first try. I can't wait to use more of Elle's Studio stamps on my layouts!

The green "Priorities" Word Label sticker was a perfect little accent to my photo here. Riding the bumper cars at California Adventure was definitely my niece's top priority that day. Ha! I then embellished my layout with some fun wood veneer pieces and enamel dots. I added a small black enamel dot after each word on my title arrows to emphasize the title.

Thanks for joining me today everyone! I hope I have inspired you to document your latest family trip or mini adventure using the fun new Live Laugh Love collection!



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Guest Designer for Elle's Studio


Hi everyone! I am super excited to be a guest designer for Elle's Studio this month! I had so much fun using their brand new and colorful Live Love Laugh collection! I used it to document my family's trip to California Adventure last year, but it can be used to document so many more subjects! Head over to the Elle's Studio blog to check out all of the details of my layout. And stay turned for more Elle's Studio goodness in the upcoming weeks!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Flower Power Title Challenge!

Good day everyone! I played along with the new Flower Power Title Challenge over at Paper Issues and had a blast! The challenge was to somehow incorporate flowers in your title. Be sure to head over to the Paper Issues blog for all the details on how you too can play along and tons of inspiration! I started with a picture of my niece with a little flower in her hair and grabbed the Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection. And I believe Paper Issues still has some of the adorable Joy Parade in stock!

I love all of the fun colors in the Joy Parade collection! And I just can not get enough of the multi striped patterned paper. It reminds me so much of candy!

For the flower portion of my title, I used the FREE Daisy Crown cut file. I simply enlarged it a bit before cutting it out with my Cameo machine. I then hand cut a chain of them from the crown and added my letters to the insides.  I even used one of the flower cut outs on top of my page as well.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to give the Flower Power challenge a try! And! You can save 20% off your entire purchase at the Paper Issues online store when you use the code Tegan! Happy shopping everybody and have a great day!









Monday, April 3, 2017

New Challenge over at Paper Issues!

Good day everyone! Paper Issues has a new fun challenge on their blog and I had so much fun playing along! It's called Put the Petal/Pedal to the Metal/Medal Challenge! And just how the name sounds, you can focus on flowers or metal project embellishments. Be sure to head over to the Paper Issues blog to get all the details on how you too can play along!
I focused on flowers for my layout.

I mostly used the super fun Fancy Pants Designs Joy Parade collection! I also used the fantastic and FREE Daisy Crown cut file from the Paper Issues store! I die cut out the crown and then hand snipped the florals apart to make embellishments. I then adhered them to the layout using foam adhesive to dimension.

The Daisy Crown cut file was just perfect for this layout out my little niece picking flowers at grandma's house! And some of the Joy Parade collection is still available in the Paper Issues online store so be sure to check it out!

Thanks for joining me today! And remember, you can save 20% off your entire order from the Paper Issues online store when you use the code Tegan. Awesome, right?!?




Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues!

I played along with the Scraplift Sunday challenge over on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook page! Simply join the group for all the fun and to play along with the challenges!
Here is the original from Christina Howard that I scraplifted-


And my take on it... I used the super fun Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection and the FREE Messy Circles cut file - both from the Paper Issues store!

I am in love with this FREE Messy Circles cut file! The cut file comes with 16 circles, but I just erased all but nine and then resized it to the size I wanted. I made two die cuts... Notice I layered the yellow patterned paper cut over a solid blue cardstock cut for added dimension.

I made a box of circles and layered it over a banner of patterned paper. I seriously can not get enough of this Joy Parade collection!

And the bottom embellishments...I cut out a single messy circle to use as an embellishment. And I used the We R Memory Keepers typecast typewriter to easily type up my journaling!

Thanks for joining me today! And remember, head over to the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group to play along with all the fun challenges!

AND! Take 20% off your entire Paper Issues online store order when you use the code Tegan! How cool is that!





Sunday, March 19, 2017

Swag Bag Sunday at Paper Issues!

I am so excited that it is Swag Bag Sunday over at Paper Issues! What is a Swag Bag you might ask? It is a fun mini kit that includes themed papers and embellishments! Each month, the fun varies! With a Swag Bag, you might also get a cool little pouch, a fun shaped eraser, or a rub-on pen! I love that the Swag Bag contains all kinds of different things to try, without the commitment of having to buy an entire collection or pack of embellishments!

I used the February 2017 Swag Bag. I adore all of the sweet elements... the colors, the donuts, and the cookies! All of these elements were perfect for a layout about my super sweet niece! On this layout I only used the February Swag Bag, pink and white cardstock, alpha stickers, and stitching!

I used the FREE Butterfly Heart Love cut file from Paper Issues to make my hearts. I simply erased the inside butterfly element before cutting out my hearts. I then backed the hearts with foam adhesive and added the patterned papers. And how cool is that small paper straw that came in the kit?!? I love that it included one and I didn't have to buy an entire package of them!

Seriously loving all of these yummy bits from the February Swag Bag! I believe February is all sold out, but be sure to check the Paper Issues store for upcoming Swag Bags!  

Thanks for stopping in today!
And remember, you get 20% off your entire Paper Issues online store order when you use the code Tegan! Happy shopping friends!







Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I love free cut files and Bella Blvd!

Good day everyone! I am sharing a layout I recently made for Paper Issues using their free Love Script Heart cut file. If you haven't checked out all of their free cut files, be sure to head over to take a look. They have lots of cool cut files and they are all free!

I started by using the cut file to cut the design out of white cardstock. I then backed the design with various colors of Bella Blvd Addison and Oh My Stars patterned papers. Some of these papers are still available in the Paper Issues online store, so be sure to check them out!

I love that the fun colors were a great match for my photos of my little Cairn Terrier, Pixie!

I then added various colors of mist splashes around the page. I finished it off with these cool Bella Blvd alpha stickers. I just absolutely love all the colors in this page!
Thanks for joining me today! And remember! You save 20% off your entire purchase at Paper Issues online store when you use the code Tegan! Have fun shopping!