Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cut it Up Saturday! - Paper Issues

Good day friends! Here is my take on the Cut It Up Saturday Challenge over at Paper Issues! Be sure to head over to the Paper Issues blog today for free love inspired and heart cut files! I used just one of the hearts and repeated it to create my heart line design. I also used the gorgeous Bella Blvd Valentina line available in the Paper Issues store here!

I am seriously in love with this heart shape! I just copy and pasted it in the Silhouette software to create my lines. Super easy! I backed the cut out with the red kisses patterned paper. Swoon!

Layered papers from the collection behind my photo.

And I seriously can not get enough of the alphabet from the coordinating Valentina sticker sheet! It is just soooo cool!  Thanks for joining me! And don't forget! Head over to the Paper Issues blog today to grab the free die cuts! 
In the mood to do any scrappy shopping? Use the code Tegan to save 20% off your order in the Paper Issues store! How cool, right?!? 
Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ombre Fun with Bella Blvd

Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching, I wanted to work on a love inspired layout and the Bella Blvd Valentina collection is perfect! I am also still loving the ombre effect so I had to use the ombre patterned paper from this collection. You will love this paper. It does not disappoint! You can find it and the Bella Blvd Valentina collection in the Paper Issues store right here

Who noticed that I embroidered around the edge of the layout in an ombre effect that matches the patterned paper? Yes, it did take some extra time and I felt a little crazy! But I am so happy with the way it turned out!

The Valentina collection also has a coordinating sticker sheet that has fun shaped stickers to finish off a layout. I just added foam adhesive under the ones I wanted to pop up a bit. 

I layered pieces from the collection with a tilted photo to add interest to the page.

The font on the alphabet sheet is oh-so-fun too!

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to try an ombre effect on your next layout! 
If you do any shopping at the Paper Issues store, please use my code (Tegan) to receive 20% off your purchase. All Domestic orders of $60 or more also receive free shipping! I know from shopping at Paper Issues that they also ship orders out very fast! 
Thanks again and have a GREAT day!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Showered with Love Issue at Paper Issues!

Paper Issues is up with a brand new Issue and it's called Showered with Love! Playing along with their Issues are always so much fun! You can find the details here. I focused on the love portion of the Issue for my layout. I used the beautiful Hello Love collection by Crate Paper, which is available here in the Paper Issues store. (Use code Tegan to save 20% off your entire order!) And I also added fun ribbon and materials from The Ribbon Resource by May Arts. Be sure to check them out too- they have lots of great fibers! And a HUGE Thank You to The Ribbon Resource for sponsoring our Issue over at Paper Issues! 

I added a bit of the reversible polka dot black and white ribbon down the side here. I love the added texture ribbon adds to a layout.

I had lots of fun making circles with the red burlap string

The pink adhesive sequin heart ribbon is fabulous as well! 

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope I have inspired you to use fun fibers on your next layout!
And remember! You can use the code Tegan to get 20% off your entire purchase at the Paper Issues store!!! 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blowing Kisses layout

 Good day everyone! Here I used the Echo Park Blowing Kisses collection, and the color palette of this LOVELY collection (pun intended!) has me swooning! I love the addition of the black along with the reds and pinks. And I am in love with the hearts, doilies, and roses!

I started by trimming the solid cream paper from the collection to 8 1/2” x 11”. At the top of my layout, I simply layered strips of the solid black and red/white stripe patterned papers. And then added the round ephemera bit and a button from my supplies.

Tip: Add a little bit of vellum for a fun effect on layouts! Here I added a strip of it on the left side of the pink doily patterned paper. I love how it adds just a little something extra! I added layers of cute coordinating stickers and ephemera bits too.

I absolutely adore this couples silhouette from the sticker sheet! I used the “Love” die from the Silhouette Love Die set to cut out “Love” using vellum and added it over the couple. I think it adds a sweet touch!

The cute pink alphabet stickers are perfect for titles like the one I made here. And I seriously can’t get enough of the banner stickers. They quickly and cutely finish off the bottom of my layout!

These flower stickers are adorable too. I could have an entire garden full of them! Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to create a layout about someone or something you love!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bella Blvd Product Spotlight for Paper Issues

It's time for another Product Spotlight over at the Paper Issues blog! This Spotlight is on anything Bella Blvd and I chose the yummy and lovely Valentina collection. It has a great mix of reds and pinks with a little black and white added in. And it just screams LOVE to me! You can find Valentina in the Paper Issues store here. And you can use the code Tegan for 20% off your order! 

I used different patterned paper and fun shapes from the coordinating Valentina sticker sheet to design this layout. I added a few splashes of opaque white mist to finish it off.

I adore the alphabet from the sticker sheet too! It is so fun and whimsical!

Thanks for joining me today! And please remember to use the code Tegan to get 20% off your order in the Paper Issues store!! 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A DIY Party Hat!

Hello! Today's post is all about a fun little DIY party hat I made using Echo Park Paper's Little Man collection! The color palette of this bright collection is perfect for layouts, cards, or any kind of project about young, energetic boys!  I first used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a basic 3D party hat shape from teal star patterned paper. And embellishing my hat was a snap using this happy-go-lucky collection!

I die cut the solid blue star and the orange patterned star using dies from the Dream Big Die Set. I adhered these cut stars to the top of the hat using foam adhesive. I then adhered a green star sticker to a tooth pick and stuck the bottom of the tooth pick into the foam adhesive behind the orange star. I then adhered the red banner sticker to the very top. So easy, but oh-so-cute!

I first embellished the bottom half of the hat by adhering the bulls eye die cut from the Ephemera Pack. I used foam adhesive to adhere the "boys rule" sticker in the middle of the bulls eye. I then added two little red banners and star stickers.

Next, I adhered the little boy sticker to the hat with more foam adhesive and added a green star sticker to his shirt. I love how this sticker shows him in the middle of skate boarding! How cool!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to create a fun party hat when you get your hands on this fun Little Man collection!

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Doggone Cute Mini Album!


Fur kids are family too, right?! The Bark collection is great for documenting furry family members because it is colorful and fun! I began this mini album by first die cutting all of the pages out of different patterned papers using an Echo Park label cut file from the Silhouette Design store. This is definitely my new favorite way to make mini albums! It is so easy!  I embellished my mini album cover with the doghouse and banner stickers. And then I die cut a cute little pooch from the Dog Bark Die Set. Isn't he just adorable?!?


The mix of patterns is this collection is fabulous! It includes everything from a fun multi-color plaid to a great dog print! I also cut a few hearts from the Puppy Love Die Set and embellished them with a little embroidery floss for dimension.


I love the paw print patterned papers too! And how fun is that little fire hydrant sticker embellished with a little red button! I machine stitched around the pages of each of my pages. But if you don't sew, you can get a similar look by drawing in little dashed lines with a thin tipped marker.


I die cut "bark, bark" from the Dog Bark Die Set to create a bold page design and added another die cut heart. And I could not forget about the cute stamp set that coordinates with the Bark collection! It includes lots of great images- including this cute pooch!

I then trimmed the dog emblem from patterned paper and embellished it with a red stamped banner. To finish my album, I cut a phrase from patterned paper and adhered it next to a sweet little dog sticker. So easy and so cute! The multi-colored paw print background is one of my new favorite patterned papers! Thanks for letting me share my mini album and my fur kid with all of you!