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Pink Paislee – Sweet Freedom – Stars, stars, stars

Hello friends! This week is all about the new Sweet Freedom collection on the Pink Paislee blog. I love the mix of bold and soft colors, the copper tones, the Americana feel. For my layout today, I was inspired by the stars in the collection to create my own background.

This picture of my son has my heart. The day he joined the Boy Scouts was one of the most exciting for him. You can see how proud he is of himself in this photo.

My idea was to create multiple layers of stars. I chose Paper 09 as my background. The soft tones make it neutral and easy to work with. I started by using a star cut file as a stitching template. I duplicated the image so to have a total of nine shapes and used white embroidery floss to get just enough texture. The vellum piece was perfect to add even more dimension. I cut out nine stars and used them as a second layer, while the beautiful blue ombre Paper 10 worked perfectly as a top layer.

I opted for a black and white picture and backed it with a few patterned papers that have warm brown tones to them. As I wanted to repeat the star motif and keep the color scheme, I made sure my embellishments matched both. The dimensional star stickers are amazing!

To add more interest to the layout, I placed my ephemera pieces and tiny star stickers diagonally and layered a few more sentiments on top of the stars. Layering is one of my favorite techniques. I love the dimension you can achieve with it. Once again, I was inspired by one element in the collection and repeated it to make it the focal point of my layout. I hope you felt inspired to use the gorgeous Sweet Freedom collection today!


Altenew – Special Promotion and Release

Hello, friends!!! Here’s an awesome promotion from Altenew. I just love their products. The quality and designs are amazing!

– Receive a FREE Tiny Stars Stamp Set when you order stamp from the Coloring Challenge Collection! It will be added to your cart automatically during checkout. Limit one per customer. Not valid on previous orders. Offer ends on Sunday 3/17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

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There is more! A new stamp and die set that is to die for. The Build-A-Flower: Camellia. This set won’t be available for purchase individually – it is only available as a set. You can find awesome design team sample cards and a giveaway on the Altenew blog.

Happy shopping!
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Pink Paislee – Masculine – A Bug’s Life

Hello everyone! One more post today to share a new layout using the gorgeous Pink Paislee Oh My Heart collection by Paige Evans. Masculine layouts are not my thing, I have to admit. My son gets his fair share of scrapbook pages, but my girls have a lot more. I just love soft colors and floral elements! That said, I enjoyed making this layout and am very happy with the result.


The starting point for me was the picture. Not only the setting, but the colors. I picked patterned papers that matched those hues and made them the focal point of the layout. As you can see, there is a whole lot of green on this page!

I went for a big, bold title. The original plan was to just back the cut file with different patterned papers, but it didn’t stand out enough for me. I thought it would make a bigger impact to use the cut out title as well and give dimension to it by using foam dots. At this point I still felt like I was missing something. It was way too green for me, so I decided to offset the title a little and create a shadowed area where I could use a different patterned paper to balance the main color. The stitched outline added the final touch. When my husband said it looked almost like it was cut out of leather with all the stitching, I thought I had achieved my goal!

Once the title was in place, I started building the layers behind the photo. I picked colorful embellishments for my clusters, with pops of orange around the page. I love the contrast between the two main colors.

Some black splatters and journaling finished the layout. I really enjoyed making this page and hope you felt inspired to create a bold statement on your projects by using a big title!

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