Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Using printables on your layouts

Good morning everyone!  On today's layout I used printables and scrapbook supplies from Paper Bakery's December Scrapbook Kit.  I wanted to share how easy (and fabulous!) it is to use printables on your pages.  And I love that if I mess up (oh no!) or want to use them again, I can just reprint them!  You get printables every month as a subscriber to any of Paper Bakery's kits (cards, scrapbook, mixed media, etc).  I have loved all of Paper Bakery's kits that I have used, but I think the December kit is my favorite- it is full of color and very versatile!
See how I used the large journaling card -- since I find my handwriting pretty terrible, I typed (in Photoshop) my journaling onto the printable journaling card before I printed it out.  I really liked the way this turned out and I think I will start doing this more often!
And I really adore this starburst stencil that is included as well!  I simply dabbed a thin layer of white paint over it and blotted it to tone the white down a bit.  I can't wait to use this stencil on more projects!  And check out the fun flair that is exclusive to this kit!

 Yes, I would agree-  life is beautiful!

 Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I hope I have given some of you courage to use those printables!   You can see more of Paper Bakery's December Scrapbook kit here!
Or to make sure you get the printables each month, you can check out the subscriptions here!
Hugs,  Tegan

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Using ombre background paper

Good day all!  Today I am sharing how I used an ombre background paper on this layout.  I used a combination of the Paper Bakery September Scrapbook Kit and the September Project Kit.  I love these artsy selfies my youngest sister took of herself and these artsy kits were perfect for these photos!  And the ombre background added an artistic flair to the layout!  These September kits were jam-packed with color and oh-so-very-cool!
And my favorite part- the close ups!
I used the arrow cut file from the September kits as well!  I love that the kit subscriptions include these cut files to be used over and over again!
And the title just might be my favorite part!  I love the look of the big bold alphas against the black background!
Thanks to everyone to stopping in!  Hope you had a great weekend and I hope you have a great Monday!
Hugs, Tegan

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Memories Layout

Good day everyone!  Today I am sharing a fun family layout I made about hanging out with the family during the holidays.   I used the very festive Paper Bakery Holiday Charm Scrapbook kit and it is very charming indeed!  I love the colors and the fact that it's not completely filled with Christmas goodies- it includes cute general goodies as well!  I trimmed the fun numbers from one of Pink Paislee's Hey Kid papers.
You also get a handful of fun cut files to use over and over again when you buy this kit!  Check out this handwritten "Merry"!  Isn't it just great!?!  I love it as part of my title!  The little star is an included cut file as well!  The adorable (sigh!) wood grain stars are made by Pretty Little Studio and yep, they are included in the kit as well!
One of my favorite things in this kit is the package of Heidi Swapp's epoxy holiday words!  Love, love, love!!  Everyone needs these!   They are just so cool!
Thanks so much for finding a little time to stop in during this crazy holiday season!  I hope you have a great day! 
Hugs, Tegan 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Believe Christmas Card

Hello!  I hope everyone is all set for the holidays!  Today I am sharing a little card I created using Paper Bakery's November Scrapbook Kit Holiday Charm!  The kit is great- it does include some Christmas items but a lot of general items as well!  I really enjoyed working with this fun and charming kit!   For this card I used the "believe" cut file from the kit as the main sentiment- I just cut it out once in teal and then cut it out a second time (same size) and layered the black underneath it.  I also used one of my new favorite patterned papers- the black handwritten words paper from Heidi Swapp.

I hand cut the red and white circle from Pink Paislee patterned paper and hand cut the 3 snowflakes from a Teresa Collins paper that was included in the kit too! 

Thanks for stopping in everyone- I know you are getting busy with Christmas right around the corner! 
Hugs, Tegan

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Decorating for Christmas layout

Good day everyone! Today I am sharing a festive layout I actually made about myself!  It was nice for once as I am usually always behind the camera!  I documented a few fun things I did while decorating our home for the holidays!  Those fun things include lighting my favorite candle (Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint!), playing my new favorite Christmas CD (Wrapped in Red by Kelly Clarkson!), and wearing my favorite candy cane striped socks! 
I used the very festive Holiday Charm Scrapbook kit from the Paper Bakery and I loved every second of working with this charming kit!  AND I absolutely love this map patterned paper!
And some close ups!  I just adore the wooden snowflake tag that was included in the kit as well!  I just added a few alphabet stickers and a word epoxy so as to not completely cover up the cute snowflakes.
And of course I had to use two of the Heidi Swapp epoxy words on my layout!  I just love them to bits!  I think everyone needs to own a pack (or two!). 
Thanks for stopping in!  I appreciate it!  I hope you can find some time in this busy season to scrap a page about yourself as well.  Us scrapbookers need to be in the spotlight once in awhile too!
Have a great day everyone!
Hugs, Tegan

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cards and cut files!

Good day everyone!  Today I am super excited to share with you my latest trio of cards I made using the eclectic and awesome Wildflower collection by Carta Bella!!  I love all of the colors, patterns, and prints! Be still my heart! I thought the best way to show off this nifty collection was to use 3 different cut files to make cards!  I simply used the journaling cards, element stickers, and a little jute to add the finishing touches to them!
And a few close ups!  Can you find the cute hummingbird sticker?
And even one for the hubby!
I used the striped frame cut file, the sunburst mat stencil, and one of the slanted tiles cut files from the Silhouette store.  These cards were very easy to make with the Wildflower collection!  I hope you find some time to give these cut files and the Wildflower collection a try! Have a great day!
Hugs, Tegan

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Merry Christmas layout

Good morning!!  Is most everyone getting ready for Christmas?   I know I am in full Christmas mode now!    
 I love the red and green color combination so I am thoroughly pleased with the Paper Bakery's November Scrapbook Kit called Holiday Charm!  Here is just one layout I made with the kit!  Last year my sis and I tried making Christmas cake pops for the very first time and those pictures were perfect for this!
I am just smitten with these Heidi Swapp epoxy words that came in the kit-- They are fun, fast, and oh-so-awesome!  I may have bought another package of these! ;)
Thanks for stopping in everyone!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own holiday layout and not just made you hungry for cake pops!  :)
Hugs, Tegan