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Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty Merry Christmas in August!

It’s a new thing I’m making up so that my card works for this August 2 post!

It seemed like a great idea to make a Christmas in July card to share for today and I was so inspired by the files in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store, but then I realized my post would be in August not¬†July, but I just couldn’t stop that train, if you know what I mean! ūüėČ

So I’m on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog today sharing a card I created using these files:

Shadow Box Card 1 Cutting Files


North Pole Express Cutting Fiiles


Snowy Scene Cutting Files

and here’s what I created:


I’m so pleased with how awesome this scene turned out! I was originally going to have the train attached just inside the front window, but decided I liked how it looked on the background instead. I used a fair amount of shimmer and shine to really make these cuts seem even more magical.

Here’s a shot showing some of the shine:

Believe Detail_web

So shimmery cardstock on the card base and the back layer of the ticket, Glimmer Mist spots on the background and touches of Wink of Stella marker on the headlight and the snowy tree branches. And Silhouette’s Printable Foil (in gold and silver) were wonderful for adding some shine and helping to bring this card to life.

The watercoloring/inking of my background didn’t turn out¬†as wintry as I would have liked, but I think it was a good option so that I didn’t end up with crazy tiny cuts from the Snowy Scene background. I was practicing a¬†technique from¬†the Background Check class at Online Card Classes – I have a feeling¬†I will be playing with that one a lot!

I used Print and Cut for the train and the trees and snowy ground and then just glued them all in place on top of the whole shape that was also printed Рeasy peasy to line everything up and add a little extra dimension and texture and shadow.

I’m excited to have another project to enter into¬†Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge¬†: Anything Goes. And because this card has a great outdoors scene, I’m also entering the Die Cuttin’ Divas’¬†Ch#226: The Great Outdoors.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I’d love for you to tell me if you usually get a head start on Christmas by beginning your cardmaking early or if you wait until the inspiration of the holiday hits you.

Happy crafting!


ETA: Just found PDE linky party – anything goes, so I’m linking up there.


Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty much making a scene

(I’m posting over at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog today as well as here.)

It’s amazing to me how good we are about documenting the details of our everyday life right now. After a long vacation, we were heading to the airport and the view out of the window of our rental car was wonderful! Rolling foothills, small farms with all sorts of animals – I just sat back and enjoyed the ride (maybe I was even driving), but not once did I think about picking up my camera to take pictures of the scene that would make a great final page for this vacation album. Thankfully, I’ve learned from this trip¬†and now take lots of pics from the plane, the car, whatever we may be riding in because it really is an important part of the story for me. So this is a trip we took a number of years ago and I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this last page for years. Enter fun¬†files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons shop, awesome DT members that create amazing scenes from their cuts and I found (and created) my last page. I used the same color palette that I had used throughout the rest of the album, so while the colors of early summer in the foothills may have been more vibrant, this page will fit right in with the rest of the pages.

Without further ado:


Super sweet and so fun to put together! The title (Oh, Snap! Title Cutting Files) was really the inspiration for the whole thing! I mean, how perfect is that?

I used: Snowy Scene Cutting Files for the rolling hills, College Road Trip Cutting Files for the road, Farm Critters Cutting Files for the horse and chicken, Fall Festival Cutting Files for the bit of fence, and Flower Assortment Cutting Files for the tufts of grass.

Here are a couple of close ups:


I love how easy it was to add dimension to this page with a little foam adhesive between the awesome layers of the horse!


The chicken got a bit of a lift, too.

I’m so pleased to have this page completed and with such a great scene to finish off my album!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

The next time you have a page without a picture, think about how you could use awesome die cuts to make a scene!

Happy scrapping!


ETA: I’ll be entering¬†Ch# 222: Anything Goes at¬†Die Cuttin’ Diva’s Challenge blog! Thanks so much for the anything goes category because that’s definitely what this page is all about!

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty Happy Father’s Day!

Well, I hope it is a very happy Father’s Day,¬†since I’m creating my post in advance.

It’s my day to post a project on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog using files from the store. My project used some very fun cut files as well as some of the awesome digital papers! There’s nothing that I love better than to play with my Silhouette Cameo and my HP printer and awesome files that I can use with both! So I’m just going to say right now that I’m entering Simon Says Stamp’s¬†Wednesday Challenge Simon Says Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product! There! It’s out in the open!

So, as I like to do, I’m sharing something a bit different from the expected¬†Father’s Day project. It doesn’t include a card or even a layout showing fatherly love. I created a page about the gift my kids and I made for their father this year, because it’s fun and allowed me to use Lisa’s awesome files!

Here it is:


So, do you see what I mean about fun files? I couldn’t help but use these awesome tools for a page about the dresser we had so much fun shopping for and building for my hubby! And the paper patterns and pegboard in the background, also from the store! I used: the¬†Pegboard Background Cutting Files, the¬†Tool Time Cutting Files, the¬†Photo Frames 3 Cutting Files, and¬†Man, Oh Man Pattern Pack 1¬†and¬†Man, Oh Man Add On Pack¬†for the digital papers.

Here’s a close-up of the title:


and another angle:


Happy tools and parts just make me happy and went along so well with our smiling and sometimes silly faces! I love it and had a ton of fun putting it all together!

My hubby takes care of so many different projects around the house and yet had a fairly icky dresser, so I measured the space that we had available and picked up a new one for him at IKEA. It was really great to have my son to help get the 79 pound package into and out of my van and help move the old dresser out and the new dresser in. My daughter was the best assistant of all time reading the directions and counting out the parts we’d need for the next step while I gave myself a blister using a screwdriver that was too small (I found one with a longer handle and things got soooo much easier – this is why my hubby usually does these things!) Anyway, it was a true family effort and we all were pretty happy when everything was all set up and working at the end of the day!

Yep, I love what I do and I hope my hubby’s not too disappointed that he doesn’t have anything to open on Father’s Day other than a dresser drawer that works!

I hope you are having a wonderful Father’s Day (or had if the day has passed.)

Happy scrapping!


Other challenges I am entering (in alphabetical order):

Challenge YOUrself Challenge #19: Anything Goes – I’m in the middle photo with my daughter – the best selfie I’ve ever taken, Woohoo!

Die Cuttin’ Divas¬†Challenge #220: Masculine Theme

The Memory Nest Make it Monday Challenges No. 41 Рwith this awesome sketch by Leslie Germain:


Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty fun off the page project

Hi! It’s so nice to see you today! I’m busy getting projects done for the end of the school year. I’ve posted some other projects and the idea behind them the past few days and for days to come.

So, I’m up on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog and I’m sharing my customization of a notebook for a¬†teacher my son has had for 6 years. Here’s the project:


I really had fun putting this together (I know, that is totally unexpected, right?!!! – or perhaps it’s something you hear pretty much any time I get to play with my Silhouette and Lisa’s files!!!)

I used¬†Sunburst Shapes Cutting Files for the background, because it’s awesome! I filled the shape¬†with¬†Halloween Flourish¬†digital paper because I thought it’d be awesome in the sunburst. I used print and cut for the front layer of the¬†Laughing Light Bulb Cutting Files¬†(a nice option for this cover – I didn’t want lots of small pieces that might get pulled off with wear and tear.) Now the sentiment is a freebie from Paper Issues from their most recent Die Cutting Saturday. They had a bunch of sentiments that I thought would go great with the light bulb, but Alex really liked this one, so that’s the one that I used. I filled the background of that cut with¬†School Days Chalkboards¬†digital paper, because I thought it would look awesome and it’s for a teacher who was definitely teaching back when chalkboards were still being used! I like to use a thicker line in a darker color around the cuts to give it a more finished edge. For this one I used a width of 3.0 and matched the color to the black in the pattern.

Did you notice the papers in the background in between the bursts?


I ended up taking the top layer, releasing compound path, deleting the outer rectangle, offsetting each burst enough so that there would be an edge for gluing it behind the main cut, deleting the original burst shapes, numbering the pieces and arranging them into four somewhat random groups to cut out of four different small scale papers. Here’s a screen shot of what it looked like:


I love the look this created! I’ve long admired how Paige Taylor Evans creates wonderful layouts with different papers behind¬†her¬†die cuts and am so happy that I was able to create my own version. (When I took art classes in college, we called this kind of project a “pastiche”. The idea is that by copying the techniques of another artist you grow as an artist yourself. It’s not a copy, but a project with the feeling of the style of the other artist.)

Anyway, now that I’m back on track with my blog post, I hope I provided some small inspiration for you today. I encourage you to check out Paige’s projects if you’re interested in the look she creates. I have a feeling I’m going to be doing this again – maybe a lot!

And I’d love to see a project that you’ve done using Lisa’s files for our “Oh, Snap!” challenge! You know you need some good crafting time and what better way to spend it than playing with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files, right?!! Click on the link for all the information and get crafting!

Thanks so much for sticking with me through all these details! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Happy crafting!


What else did I use?

Cardstock from Recollections and Paper Studio; Patterned Papers from Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants Designs and my stash; adhesive from ScrapPerfect and Zig.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty Fun card!

Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog! If you came here from¬†Nicole’s blog, you are in the right place. ¬†If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

Today the Design Team is sharing some wonderful made with love projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. I love that Lisa has so many punny designs in the store Рit fits right into my idea of fun!

Here’s the card I decided to make for my hubby for Valentine’s Day (he doesn’t usually visit my blog, that I know of, so hopefully I’m not ruining the surprise) I used the¬†Safari Love Cutting Files¬†(which has all kinds of cute wild animals and the wonderful sentiment) along with the¬†A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files¬†which I think is an elegant¬†design for a Valentine’s card.


What a cutie pie, huh? I love the little lion and the sentiment is perfect for me! I love all the layers that Lisa incorporates into her designs. It makes it so easy to create dimension and it’s also so easy to assemble – all the layers just go one on top of the other!


Here you can see where I chose to add dimensional adhesive. I also folded the edges of the mane up to add some texture. The lion’s body was done with print and cut for the yellow parts and just cut for the black and brown parts. I also used my new Wink of Stella black glitter marker on the lion’s eyes and the Wink of Stella clear brush marker on the heart in the sentiment – I need some practice with that because it really came out thick and had to be dabbed off a bit.¬†

On the inside I created my sentiment by layering the two bottom layers of the lion image with my sentiment, ungrouping and editing the sentiment to be as wide as possible and then used the Divide command on the modify menu in Silhouette Studio.¬†After I divided I had to delete the lines that were outside of the letters, change the fill colors and then do print and cut with cut settings set to cut edge. I like how it turned out¬†and the pun makes me smile (hopefully, my hubby doesn’t groan;-)


I hope you’ve enjoyed my project! There’s lots more goodness to come!

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also “LIKE” Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook ¬†and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Saturday, January 13, 2015¬†and announced on¬†the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

Be sure to¬†pick up this super sweet¬†Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday (the 10th and 11th)¬†only available on¬†Lisa’s blog…after that it will be available for sale in the store. ¬†

And then there’s the¬†monthly challenge! Your¬†project can be anything that is Love¬†themed and features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Please be sure to see all the rules and the link up at the monthly challenge page. One random participant will win $20 to PPPR


Here is the entire hop order, in case you get lost along the way. You’ll be heading to ****Sarah’s blog****¬† from here.

Happy hopping! Don’t forget to follow and comment in order to be in it to win it for the blog candy.


Lisa ~

Ruth ~¬†<<<<<——— You are here!

Sarah ~<<<<<——— Head here for Sarah’s awesome project!


Katy ~

Leah ~

I am entering the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make new friends, but keep the old…
My new friend is the Wink of Stella Black glitter pen, the old friend in the Close to My Heart Elemental collection paper that I used for the background.
I am entering the Simon Says Stamp Simon Says Something New challenge
My Something New is using the Divide command in Silhouette Studio to create the image within my inside sentiment (also the Wink of Stella pens and how to use them is something new I tried.)

Happy New Year Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons style

This is my first blog post for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons in 2015! Woohoo! And I’m here to celebrate ringing in the new year! I have a fabulous friend (the one who keeps me walking the straight and narrow roads of our village) who hosts New Year’s Eve at her home every year. She and I became friends when our daughters were in preschool and what I love about this party is that everyone in the family is invited to come! So no sitter needed when the kids are younger and now that they are older they can hang out with their friends like they would want to and we all just enjoy the¬†wonderful company and awesome food and drink!

So my friend is all about bling! She adores everything that shimmers and shines, so I did what I could to create shine for the hostess gifts I gave to her. Check it:


I used silver foiled cardstock, shimmer cardstocks for the white and black and some of the gold and the Silhouette Gold Foil for the shiny gold. The files I used are: Bottle Tag 1 Cutting Files, New Year Title Cutting Files, and I really felt like Kendall Jackson would look good with a mustache so I used the Old Chap Cutting Files to cut one for him ;-)! And I designed the sentiment to have the confetti hanging off the edge РI just love how that turned out!

Nobody paid much attention to the tag until I started taking pictures (I thought the pictures would be¬†better with the right atmosphere!) Then I got the questions about why I was taking pictures and the comments “I thought you bought that”, which just makes me smile and proves that¬†Lisa really does a great job designing these files. I, of course, have tons of fun playing with them!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got to ring in the New Year in your favorite way! I still have some cards to address (got most of them out before Christmas, but put off doing all of them so that I could take care of the gifts for Christmas), but got to visit with all sorts of wonderful family and friends.

Wishing you a whole lot of happiness and creative time in the coming year! Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you’ll stop in again soon and I hope you’ll make my day brighter by leaving some kind words in the comments.


I’ll be entering these projects into the StuckOnUSketches¬†Anything New Year- Die Cut challenge


P.S. Found these glittered flowers at my local grocer and created my own bling numbers to add some more festive glam! I’m so happy with how this turned out. I used the shimmer white cardstock on the front and the back is covered in shimmer black. The inside of the numbers were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Glitter Gold Zing Embossing powder. I had to choose between bright lighting to show off the shimmer or atmosphere and chose atmosphere. Hopefully you’ll take my word for it about the glam!

Enjoy your year!


Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty (Quirky) Decorations!

Deck the Halls Blog Hop Logo

¬†Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog! If you came here from¬†Nicole’s blog, you are in the right place. ¬†If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

Today the Design Team has some wonderful¬†Christmas decorations using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. I tend to think outside the (police) box a bit and focus on our family’s interests for my decorations¬†and I find it just delightful that Lisa has designed fun files that work with some of the fandoms my family gets into.

First are the Avengers. We’ve seen all the movies (except for Hulk) and some numerous times, so I thought it’d be fun to make ornaments for each person’s favorite character. I ended up getting the¬†Superheroes Collection Cutting Files¬†because it has seven different¬†characters which means¬†more fun, right?

For my hubby and my daughter it was Nick Fury


and Hawkeye


for my son, he has a Captain America shirt and he really likes the shield symbol so I created that using the Superhero Badges Cutting Files,


as well as the Batman sign (I know, not Avengers, but he saw the Michael Keaton Batman movie as well as all three of the Christian Bale Batman movies this year Рsome more than once) because he likes Batman, too.

Bat sign

 These files were quick and easy to put together (the characters were just a lot of fun adding all the different details.) My plan is to use these for tags on their gifts and then they could be used as ornaments on the tree.

The family ornament I made for this year is for Dr Who (as you may have guessed from my earlier hint about a Police Box.) Lisa has all sorts of Dr Who files (The Doctor Cutting Files¬†– where the TARDIS comes from,¬†The Enemies Cutting Files¬†– imagine¬†a wheeping angel on your¬†tree, as well as¬†The Doctor Digital Clip Art,¬†The Doctor Digital Stamps¬†and also¬†The Doctor Sentiments Digital Stamps).¬†I love how the TARDIS came out! I saved it for last because it got great reactions from the kids (and their friend) as well as my hubby and my friend (who was so kind as to allow me to use her tree for the photos – thank you so much, Lisa Marie Vogt!!!) I used vellum for the windows and light on top so that it could “glow” from lights on the tree.


This is the first year that we’ve had access to BBC America so we could watch¬†the show when it’s aired. The whole family would sit down and watch together every Saturday night for the entire season. That’s why I thought the TARDIS would be a great reminder of this year for our family. Lisa Norris reminded me that there will be a Dr Who Christmas special, too, so there’s another Christmas connection!

Those are the projects I have to share with you today. I hope you had fun looking into the ways in which I try to make Christmas fun by creating decorations that have to do with things my family enjoys.

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store (Woohoo! That could buy a lot of fun for you and your family!)¬†For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also “LIKE” Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook ¬†and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, December 16¬†and announced on¬†the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

Be sure to¬†pick up this super cute¬†Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday of the hop only available on¬†Lisa’s blog¬†(she is featuring these adorable kids in her project)…after that it will be available for sale in the store.¬†

Deck the Halls Blog Hop Freebie

And then there’s the¬†monthly challenge! Your¬†project can be anything that is Christmas¬†themed and features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Please be sure to see all the rules and the link up at the monthly challenge page. One random participant will win $20 to PPPR

2014 Christmas Challenge Logo


Here is the entire hop order, in case you get lost along the way. You’ll be heading to ****Sarah’s blog****¬† from here.

Happy hopping! Don’t forget to follow and comment in order to be in it to win it for the blog candy.


Lisa ~

Ruth ~¬†¬†<<<<<——— You are here!
Sarah ~¬†¬†<<<<<——— Head here for Sarah’s awesome project!
ETA: I’m entering the TARDIS into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : Transportation

Christmas time is here!

Today is my day over at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog, if you’d like to check that out here.

I’m sure if you’re like me, you have many traditions when it comes to this wonderful time of year. ¬†One of ours may seem a bit odd, but it’s something that happens very close to where we live and is super fun – the Lego train show!

I was so excited because the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons shop has the awesome Master Builder Cutting Files and Lego Mania Title Cutting Files to make scrapping my photos a ton of fun! I played with them to create a bright, cheery page about some of my pictures from the train show in 2007.


I started out with this sketch from Scrap Much?

12 november 28 2014 scrapmuch sketch


I loved that I would be able to fit so many pictures and especially that there was room on the left for one large photo. I used the idea of the stepping with the Lego blocks and decided to put the pictures in them like a frame.




I used print and cut with all of the images (I used photo paper to get that glossy Lego look) and cut some separated to add more dimension to the finished image. I love this title and had such fun adding some bricks here and there with dimension for fun! Check out the detail of the top bricks! Love it!!!


And this Lego guy is pretty cute, if I don’t say so…


And the journaling block? Another file from the Master Builder set scaled to fit that spot and trimmed down.

Well, that about wraps it up for me for now!

Did you play with Legos as a child? My hubby did and I think the fact that our kids enjoyed them so much was even more special for him because of it. Me? I had some other kinds of building toys and then as an adult started collecting Legos with my hubby and those sets have now been passed down to our kids. I’d love to hear your Lego stories! Please feel free to share links to your projects in the comments or just tell me about it, if you’d like!

Thanks so much for coming by! 

Happy scrapping!


ETA – I’m linking up with Silhouette Challenges “Anything Goes”¬†

ETA – I’m entering this layout over at sketches4all for¬†December’s Challenge 4 Plus Pictures, and plenty of Words


Fall folly!

Yep, school portraits. Do they ever turn out the way you’d really like? This year, my son was poking¬†fun at his picture and even shared it with his sister as “wow, did this turn out badly”. I love that he’s able to see the humor in it and also realize how typical it is that the picture not look right. So what’s a mom to do other than scrapbook about it, right?!

I’ll just get right to the layout so you can see what I’m talking about:


Not horrible, but not really capturing who he is, either, unless you want to capture how awkward he feels having his school portrait taken!

This is a true DIY page. I printed the papers, cut the die cuts and even created faux cork alphas for the title and a dimensional ruler and lock! Take a look:


Isn’t that tons of fun? This is a¬†design team project for Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons and I’m over on the blog today sharing about it. I really love the cork and the chalkboard in the School Days Chalkboards and School Days Pattern Pack! Gotta also love the fun argyle print for a great pattern for my growing boy and the awesome notebook paper, too.¬† I also used the pale wood grain from the Pumpkin Spice Out West papers for the ruler pattern.

Here’s another bit of¬†the chalkboard:


And cut files? I played with the Primary Supplies Cutting Files for the ruler, the Secondary Supplies Cutting Files¬†for the lock, the School Titles Cutting Files¬†for the journaling star and the Speech Bubbles Cutting Files. I had a lot of fun with the layering and dimension on the ruler and lock and love the dimensional look I got on my “cork” title by layering ¬†four cuts on top of each other.

So much fun and all with Alex’s words as part of the journaling with¬†mine added at the bottom.

As is usual for me, I used an awesome sketch to help my page come together and let me focus on the elements. For today’s layout I used this sketch from Scrapbook Challenges:

Sketch 420

I really felt that the sketch¬†worked perfectly for using the notebook paper and cork as the base for the page. Yay for that! And because I used a single photo, I’ll be linking up with the¬†Lasting Memories¬†LM #215 ‘Only One Photo’¬†challenge, also.

Fall Challenge graphic

Are you busy creating awesome fall themed projects with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files? Be sure to enter the Fall Challenge¬†going on right now. I’d love to see what you create! Best of luck to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy scrapping!


Other supplies I used on my layout:

Cardstock¬†–¬†Bazzill, DCWV, Recollections; Digital die cut machine¬†–¬†Silhouette Cameo; Printer and ink¬†–¬†HP; Wood veneer¬†–¬†Teresa Collins; Ink – Clearsnap; Adhesive – American Crafts, Glue Arts, Tombo, Zig.




Project Life-style!

Hi! I’m so glad you’re visiting today! I’ve been struggling to make a layout work with the pictures I wanted to use and the die cuts that would help make it even more fun. Honestly, this page has been rattling around in my brain for the past 2 months and I finally had an “a-ha” moment on Saturday morning (when I first wake up is when I tend to solve “design problems” I might be having.) I figured out that in order to accommodate all my pictures in the sizes I wanted as well as the cuts I wanted to use I could use a grid format, similar to how Project Life pages are laid out but¬†as¬†a traditional page.

With how my grid ended up, I had two perfect spots to put my die cuts. With a rectangular piece of patterned paper behind, they read like a Project Life style card, only with dimension and some added embellishments!

This project is my design team example for The Creative Cutting Challenge – Anything Goes! I used the Beach Set from The Creative Pointe! Gotta love these fun shapes!Beach Set PV

First I’ll show you how I embellished the die cuts. I was creating a monochromatic layout (for the challenges at Stuck on U Sketches and Scrap Our Stash –¬†Stash Challenge #15 – Monocromatic LO) so I needed to find ways to make the die cuts pop since there was no real change in color. I used the Clear Star Jelly Roll pen (which has a gold sheen to it) to edge my title words¬†– I think it worked¬†perfectly for the sun!


and the Smooch Illuminate Pearlized Top Coat on the white stripes in the sun rays and to edge the beach scene cuts and shadow layers.


After using dimensional adhesive to attach¬†the die cuts to the Project Life style cards I’d cut, I used some Doodlebug sequins and a phrase sticker to add some more interest to them!


ThisIsTheLife Card


I love how these turned out and since I like to try and get more dimension and texture into my layouts, by making my own cards that was easy and fun to do!

My full layout turned out like this:


I love how my grid flows from the start to the end of the story, how the yellow is such a beautiful contrast to the blues and lavenders in the photos and how I was able to get so many pictures in and all at a size that made it easy to enjoy these images from our vacation.

I hope you’ll play along if you’re able to cut from electronic files on a digital die cut machine (projects with only Cricut cartridge cuts are not qualified to participate.) Maybe you’ll even¬†try to make¬†your own Project Life style cards for your projects!

Thanks so much for visiting! Remember, to put a smile on my face, simply leave a comment below! I hope you have a great day!!!


Challenges I’m entering:

Scrap Our Stash Stash Challenge #15 РMonocromatic LO РYellow with sequins, a phrase sticker, wood veneer pieces, Doodlebug Sprinkles and twine

Stuck on U Sketches Project Life challenge: YELLOW

Sketch N Scrap Birthday Bash Challenge hosted by My Creative Endeavors РCard Challenge : I used one Project Life style card (cut in half) for the journaling and created 2 more cards from scratch! Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrappin n Chatting Yahoo! Group 52 week challenge (week #22 makeup) and June challenge to use a geotag

Products I used (not already mentioned): Patterned Paper, phrase sticker – Simple Stories; Digital Die Cut machine – Silhouette Cameo; Wood veneer – Studio Calico; Enamel Dots – Doodlebug; Twine – The Twinery; Pens – American Crafts and Sakura; Ink – Close to My Heart; Adhesive – Beacon, Glue Dots, Kuretake, Scotch, ScraPerfect.

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