Free Cut Files || Paper Issues

Hi everyone!!  Popping in today to share with you a recent layout that I made using some of the awesome FREE cut files from Paper Issues.  I decided I wanted to scrap these photos of Piper getting her craft on, so I broke out the Simple Stories collection, Crafty Girl, and combined it with two of the free cut files: the Create A Life You Love cut file and the Paint Outline Alpha.
I used a woodgrain paper to cut out the files and then backed them with papers from Crafty Girl.  I played around with backing my title, too, but I actually really liked the way it looked as is.

Here is the final project:

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Cardstock: Bazzill; Woodgrain Paper: Jillibean Soup; Cut Files: Paper Issues; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Simple Stories


Border Lines Challenge || Paper Issues

Hi everyone!  Just stopping in today to share a new layout that I made for the Border Lines challenge over at Paper Issues.  The challenge asks you to use a border on your page.  Your border can be made of anything...I kept it simple and made 2 different borders out of paper.  

I arranged an assortment of photos from Piper's first birthday party in the shape of a number one, and then I hand-cut a border to make the one stand out a bit better.  My second border was created from a bunch of different paper scraps, washi and stickers from the Simple Stories collection, Hellos Summer.
Easy peasy!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget that you can use my code to save 20% off your store purchase!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Simple Stories


11 Months || Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone!  Just poppin' in here here today to share a new layout that I made with the Savannah Dreams collection from Pretty Little Studio.  Piper just turned a year old so I am smidge behind on her monthly spreads, but I'm trying super hard to catch up as quickly as I can!
I love that this collection is so versatile.  I also used this collection for her 10-month spread, but the 2 layouts look completely different - I really love that!
Here's the full spread:
And here's a look at each side a bit closer up:

Have a wonderful day!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


First Day || Bella Blvd

Good morning everyone!  Just popping in today to share a recent layout that I made for Pop Quiz week over at Bella Blvd.  I can't believe it's already back-to-school time and I really can't believe that my sweet niece is now in Kindergarten!

The photo I decided to scrap was of my niece's first day.  The photo was so colorful and I really loved the rainbow vibe it was giving off, so I decided to combine the Pop Quiz collection with the new Plaids & Dotty collection to pull in some of those other colors.

I cut a bunch of strips, layered them, sprinkled in some random Word Salad stickers and puffy stars and that was pretty much it.  The layout came together quickly and easily:

Thank for stopping in - have a wonderful day and weekend!

Cardstock: Bazill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


Besties || Bella Blvd

Hi everyone!  I wanted to pop in and share a layout that I had up on the Bella Blvd blog last week in celebration of National Dog Day!

I adore these photos of Moose and Piper and have been wanting to scrap them, so this was the perfect opportunity.

I used the All People, All Nations collection, combined with the new Plaids & Dotty collection and Word Salad Stickers.  

Love my superstar duo!

Thanks for stopping in!

Everything: Bella Blvd


Adventure || Clique Kits

Hey everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I wanted to jump on and share a recent layout that I made with the August kit from Clique Kits.  

I've been seeing this painted background technique a lot recently, and even though it's not in keeping with my normal, "clean" style, I really wanted to give it a try.  I pulled out a bunch of purple paints, a gold gelato and some gold glitter glue to create this background.  While I'm not totally in love with the final product, I'm glad I gave it a go:

Have a wonderful day!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Title, Phrase Stickers, Mist: Heidi Swapp; Die Cuts: Clique Kits exclusive; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps


National Book Lover's Day || Bella Blvd

Hi all!  I am popping in to share another recent layout I made for Bella Blvd - this time it was to celebrate National Book Lover's Day.  We are such big fans of books in our household and we are trying so hard to cultivate that in Miss Piper.  Sometimes she's on board...and sometimes she isn't. :) 

I used bit and pieces from the new Plaids & Dotty collection and combined them with papers from the Island Escape collection.  I also used some of the new Heart Hugs and Word Salad Stickers embellishments.

Here's the full spread:

Thanks so much for stopping in...happy day!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Everything Else: Bella Blvd