yay you | paige evans

 

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Hi everyone, i am back again and i would love to share my final Layout with you.
I grabbed the new CutFile “Numbers Cascading” and cut it out from white Cardstock.  I used the 6×6 Paper Pad from the Whimsical Collection to back the open numbers.

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I placed my design in the middle from the background paper and added some watercolor splatters in different colors underneath. I grabbed some school themed Chipboard Stickers and some from the Sticker Book from the Whimsical Collection. The photo shows my oldest son who just finished school!  The day was very emotional and he is not a little boy anymore! He will be 18 soon!!

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I found some matching Stickers from the Horizon Collection, placed a yellow journaling Die Cut Tag behind the picture and I also fussy cut out one of the cute Globes from Paper No.11. I scattered everything around the numbers, on top of them and also behind them. I really love the mix of the Collections here.

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The inner pieces from the white numbers were also added to mix; I love how the white looks on white. I used a lot of 3D Dots behind everything; I love the dimension and shadows. I also used the Pick Me Up Mini Foam Alphas for the year and some words on top of the photo. I really love how this layout turned out.

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And now let me say:  “Thank YOU” to Paige who let me play with her stunning designs and CutFiles! I loved to hang out with you! I had a great time and i´ve learned so many new things about my Silhouette, Settings and how to use Cut Files! Thank YOU!

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Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a great summer!

janasig

 

dream | alexandra renke

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hi everyone, i have a new layout for you.
i really love how this one turned out, i really love the simplicitiy and the „silence“…

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i started here with a cool medium, called „Tacky-when-dry“ and this stuff is awesome…
the stencil i used is ‚Lotus Ornament‚ and the foil is used on top is from therm-o-web – iridescent irisado!

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The papers i used are the following: ‚Green&Blue Eukalyptus‚ ‚Herzen Liebe‚ and ‚Hortensien in Schale‚ (the small piece i layered behind the picture). The Die behind the picture called ‚Delicate Sea Fan‚ and was heat embossed with Sea Salt WOW! embossing powder – included here in this awesome set

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my background was created with two Magical Powders from Lindy´s Stamp Gang… i really love to play with these powders and the powders i used today are ‚Whale watch blue‚ and ‚Frolic in the forest green

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the word dream and the little dark blue dots are foam thickers from Shimelle. I also added some thread behind the heart and some TIm Holtz tiny word stickers… they are always perfect for some tiny last details. i enjoyed this process and i love this layout!

I have a process video up on my YouTube Channel – CLICK HERE! thank you!

janasig

weekend smiles | alexandra renke

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hi everyone, i have a new layout for you… it´s for the Alexandra Renke Design Team and i really love how it turned out! I played with some new patterned papers and embossing powders from WOW! i added the embossing ink with a brayer to the paper and i really love how it looks!

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You´ll find some pretty awesome new papers in the store… but i will link you to the ones i used and some of my favorites…. ‚Kranz mit Magnolien‚ i fussy cut the leaves and the pretty flowers, ‚summerfeeling orientalisch petrol‚ the paper i used on the left side and for the ornament under my picture, ‚Mandala outline‚ is the die i used…

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I heat embossed one of the foam words and i happy that it worked that good. You just need to be careful when you peel the sticker off from the sticker sheet, the embossed part will break very easily. but i went over it twice and everthing is fine again… that yarn i used under some of the flowers are also available in the AR Store, NYMOGARN!

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check out the WOW! store here and you´ll find all of the pretty stuff above… i also used some Magical powder on my background, called ‚salt water taffy

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i also have a process video for you, ready to watch, on my youtube channel
thank you SO much for stopping by today

janasig

 

hello fr. pony | alexandra renke

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hi everyone, i have a new layout to share… i was at the creativa for five days and i had the best of time. i´ve met some awesome people and saw a lot of fun and creative stuff… i was at the booth from Alexandra Renke and for sure met awesome people from the crew and herself! Fr. Pony is also in the AR team and she joined the fun for a few days. we talked about mixed media and magical powders… yes, we had a great time!

the picture today shows me and Martina aka Fr.Pony…

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i started this layout with some heat embossing (clear) and some stunning new stamps from Alexandra, the lined circle and the ‚the best‘ circle stamp… i love them both!!
i added some mixed media on top of it and i love how it turned out. The magical powders i used are ‚salt water taffy‚ and ‚t-bird turquoise‚ (product of the week!! go and shop, they are on sale!!) i also stamped with distress oxides from some more messy details, i splattered some water over it, love how this looks!!

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I used the ‚eukalyptus äste‚ die for white details/leaves… the pink small branches are made with the ‚frühlingszweig‘ and i love the small pink accents…

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my title and the black&white paper is from my stash… i love the pops of black!
the final touches were some black splatters and matching enamel dots…

you can check out my YouTube channel for a process video, CLICK HERE!

thank you so much for stopping by today, the sun is shining and i really hope you´ll have a great day… i am off to work now

janasig

happy spring | alexandra renke

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hi everyone, i have a new layout to share! i used some pretty Alexandra Renke things for this project and i really love how it turned out. The patterned papers from AR are perfect for fussy cutting, but that is nothing new to you, right?

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I started here with fussy cutting some purple leaves and the cute little fawns… i also punched some scalloped boarders from different papers (1, 2, 3 and 4) and added wonky tissue paper ones, too. I wanted to layer a lot of things on this page… and i did!

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The paper with the little hearts is so cute and perfect for little details. the word happy, above the word spring, is from a ‚happy easter typo‘ Die and it looks perfect there… the tiny word stickers are all from Tim Holtz and guess what i used for the pretty background?! Yes, you´re right… magical powder from Lindy´s!

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The word ’spring‘ comes from a big alpha set from American Crafts and it brings the colors from the fawns again and i love how it looks on top of the scallop boarders. i stitched everything together and i did not cut off the thread ends. I love the extra texture!

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i am SO in love and i really hope you like it too! i also have a process video for this one and if you want to watch it… please feel free to CLICK HERE!

thank you so much for stopping by today

janasig

 

Sketch inspired Layout | Vicki Boutin

Hi everyone, i have a new Layout to share. It´s February and we will share some new Challenges over the month and we´re starting with a Sketch.
I´ve created the Sketch and i hope you´re inspired to use it for your next project. Here you go…

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I stayed pretty close to the sketch and started my project with some pretty papers and heart punches. I layered three or four paper hearts with some tissue paper and tulle together and stitched through the middle of all pieces. Then i ruffled up the edges for some dimension. I really love how they turned out.

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I decided to go with some soft colors today, mint and light pink. I did some stamping and fussy cutting for some black details. The floral stamps from the Field Notes Collection are my favorites… I also grabbed a kraft tag and some tiny pictures from my craft room. I know, it is a love layout but hey, i really love my studio and i am way to proud of it 😉

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I added two big stripes of the Acrylic Paint on the upper right corner, like the sketch shows. I also did some stencil work with the Stencil Brush and some Art Crayons. I love the soft colors and i love how the kraft tag is looking on top of it.

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I had a look into the „All the Good Things“ Frames DieCuts and grabbed a few of them. I wanted to stay in the same colors and i found some pretty pieces… i also added some bits from the „Field Notes“ Journaling pieces. I LOVE how easy you can mix the collection together! You can see that i also added some black&white details to the mix, i really love how this is looking.

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I layered everything pretty close behind my picture and i ruffled up all of the edges for some texture and dimension. 3D squares were used for even more dimension. I placed the black and white floral pieces between the layers and i love how it looks. The hearts were placed around the big cluster of papers and the picture. I also added a piece of twin to the tag, i grabbed one in brown and white because of the kraft papers and the layered hearts.

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I scattered some black and mint/turquoise Enamel Dots around everything and i am totally happy with it. The sketch shows some layered paper pieces on top of the paper and i decided to go with pink and kraft here. I used my notebook punch for the edge from the pink paper. I ruffled up the edges for some shadow and dimension… this page is done and i LOVE it!

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I have a process Video for you up on my YouTube Channel… CLICK HERE!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today

janasig

Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Color Pop Acrylic Paints {Set 2 + 3}
Stencil Brush
Art Crayons {warm} and {cool}
Field Notes:
12×12 Paper Pad
Journaling DieCut Pieces
Stamp and Die Set {shine}
Stencil Set {ink spill}
All the Good Things:
12×12 Paper Pad
Die-Cut Frames Pack

adventure | Vicki Boutin

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Hi everyone, i have a fun new Layout to share.
Last weekend was the big fair, creativation … where you there? Have you meet Vicki? I am from Germany, i was not there… I only saw pictures and videos and I’m really excited about the new collection from Vicki, Color Koleidoscope!
But let´s talk about my project; i started this one with some hearts and some handstitching.
This is my third try for this page, i failed so big at the first times but; never give up! you can make it!

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I had a look into all of the patterned papers from the „Field Notes“ Collection and decided to go with green and peach/pink tones. I also grabbed some matching DieCuts from the Ephemera and the Journaling Pack. I really love how this is looking so far.

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I used one of the {ink spill} stencils and Gesso for my background. I wanted to have some messy bumpy texture on it… i accidentally dropped the Gesso pot in the wet Gesso on the paper and it left a messy circle stamped image! And i really liked it, so i went ahead and stamped some more messy Gesso circles on to the Foundation Paper. I also added some big splatters to it and i am SO in love with how it turned out! It took some time to dry…

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I wanted to have the paper layers really pop off from the page and so i grabbed the black Watercolor and worked on my background. I used a lot of water and a few layers of the black.
I love how messy this is looking! The more water i added so more the black turned into a grey – because of that i added some dark splatters at the end!

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Look how awesome this is looking! I know black is not usable for everyone, but i like it! It totally helps to let the colors really pop!
Once everything was dry i placed my stacks of paper back to the background. I used some staples to hold the papers together and some hot glue to get them on the textured background. This is also giving some extra dimension and i am still able to curl up the edges, if i want to!

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I really love how this is looking! The cute picture shows my middle one… he just had some chocolate and his tiny face is smeared with it, so adorable!

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Here you can see how the black is working against the colors. It´s giving some shadow and it helps to let the other colors stand out. I hope you´ll try some black on your next project?!

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I also have a process Video for you, up on my YouTube Channel! If you want to watch it, please feel free to CLICK HERE!

Thank you so much for stopping by today

janasig

Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Perfect Gesso
Brushes
Watertank brush
Watercolors
Field Notes:
12×12 Paper Pad
Ephemera Icon Pack
Journaling Ephemera Pack
Chipboard Stickers
„One of a Kind“ Stickers
{ink spill} Stencil
„All the Good Things“
Ephemera Frames Embellishments
Sticker Sheet
Die-Cut Cardstock Ephemera

together forever | vicki boutin

Hi everyone, i have a new Layout to share. I started this Layout with a quote i found on Pinterest: together forver, never apart, maybe in distance, but never at heart.
I really like this one and so i have made my own stencil with it.
The picture for this project shows two of my boys and the kids from my sister, 14 yrs. ago… look how cute they are!

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I added some texture paste through the stencil and once that was dry i grabbed some Art Crayons… i picked green and blue! I turned the photo into a black and white one because of all the colors on it; now i can work with every color i want! I also had a look into the Journaling {DieCuts} Pack for some things i wanted to use.

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I added a lot of water to the background (Foundation Paper with Gesso) but also watered the Art Crayons down so that i can easily smudge them around with a piece of plastic. I love this „kissing“ technique! A brush were used for splattering and to dilute/apply the color on the paper.

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Once that was all dry i decided to bring in some more color to the mix. I grabbed a darker blue Art Crayon, the big stencil brush and the heart stencil from the {ink spill} pack to add some hearts. I really like how the darker shade is looking. I already realized that it was very hard to read the text on the background and i started to think about a way to solve that problem… but first i worked on the layering around and under my photo.

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There are some patterned papers behind my picture, but also some Journaling ephemera pieces. Because of the black & white photo i grabbed some watercolor stickers and placed them between and underneath the layers. I really like how this is looking. One of the patterned papers were used for fussy cutting; i love the matching tiny hearts!

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Here you can see what i´ve made with the letters… i grabbed a Sketch Pen in black, outlined each of the letters and have regretted it immediately! I thought i have messed this page up and i could start again. I looked at it and maybe some white acrylic paint could help?! Yes!

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I am so happy that i used the white acrylic paint on top of the letters. I like how it is looking now

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I also have a process Video up on my YouTube Channel for you CLICK HERE
Thanks for stopping by today

janasig

Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Perfect Gesso
Stencil Brushes
Art Crayons {cool}
Field Notes:
Watercolor Stickers
12×12 Paper Pad
Journaling Ephemera
„One of a Kind“ Word Stickers
{ink spill} Stencil Pack
Chipboard Stickers

be thankful | vicki boutin

Hi everyone, Jana here again and i have a new layout to share. We´re starting to create some Thanksgiving inspired projects for you and i will start.
I am fighting a cold at the moment and i am spending a lot of time in my bed… but i did some brushlettering with Vickis watercolors and this turned out so great that i was totally inspired to use these colors for my next layout. Not the typical fall colors, but i love how it turned out.

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This is the little phrase i wrote and i am thankful for my life. My kiddos and my hubby… i am thankful even when we have to deal with some serious stuff, but that is life, right?
I had to think about this project for a while but once the idea popped into my head, everything worked perfectly! I used the same colors for a lot of stamped and painted leaves.

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I started with pink, purple and blue. I mixed the three colors together to get some new/different shades. I splattered over all the leaves to get some more different looks. Once all of the leaves were done i started to seperate them into four color parts. I wanted to use four photos and i also wanted to add the leaves to each of them.

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The photos are showing my family, my hubby and my three boys. I really love how the black/white photos are popping off the page. I grabbed a sheet of the Foundations Paper and added some stitched lines with my sewing machine. I wanted to have a visual border between each color section and that is why i added the white stitching on 6″. Now i have four 6×6 squares to fill.

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The Journaling pieces were used for some layering behind the photos. I wanted to use a lot of layered leaves and so i only added one paper behind each photo. I used foam tape for more dimension. Once i was happy with the layering and the details i glued everything down. My journaling is running around the background paper. It´s also a visual border around everything.

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Some Chipboard stickers were placed on top or next to each photo, the black and white leaves from the watercolor stickers and matching enamel dots to finish this page. I really love how this one turned out.

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i also have a process video up on my youtube channel – click!

Thanks for stopping by today
janasig

Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Watercolor Set
Waterbrush Set
Field Notes:
Stamp and Die Set „Shine“
Journaling Ephemera
Watercolor Stickers
Chipboard Stickers