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Meet our June GDT + freebie time! June 17, 2016 07:00 2 Comments

Good morning! We are pleased to have Sheena Rowlands joining us this month as our guest designer.

Hi Im Sheena x

A British Mum to 3 children who are growing up way too fast!

I love to create & currently quilt & crochet but Project Life & Scrapbooking are my favourite ways to record our crazy life.

I currently design for Shimelle.com & Hey Little Magpie ( UK’s number 1 online scrapbook store)

We asked Sheena to design a few pages for us and here is the first one she sent using our Heart Background cut file:

When I saw the Heart Background cut file I knew I wanted to use it as a sewing template for a layout. So instead of setting my Cameo to cut I set it to perforate the edge so I could sew around the lines of the file.

I will admit it was a labour of love but I did most of it in front of my favourite programmes. I clustered my photos with the embellishments & title so as to show as much of the sewing as possible on the finished page.

We also created this month's freebie cut file and sent it to Sheena and she created this page!

As the background for this page I used the Tic Tac Toe cut file. I reduced it to 6x6in and copied it 3 more times then flipped them & joined them back as one large square.

Do you remember kaleidoscopes from when we were kids? Well that was the look I was going for when I backed the cut file with squares of rainbow coloured paper. I kept the rest of my design central using a photo of myself & my 3 children, when did they get so tall!!, I cut the Always from the Today, Forever, Always cut file in black then cut it again outer edge only this time from watercolour paper which I randomly painted before adding the black edging back over.

Super fun page right! Here is a peek at the cut file for this page:

 

Now, you can grab this file for free by using the code TICTACTOEFREE at checkout NOW until June 30, 2016 only!

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Thanks so much to Sheena for guest designing for us this month! Enjoy this month's freebie :)


Welcome our May GDT + a freebie! May 13, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

It is my pleasure to have Raquel Bowman join us this month as our Guest Designer!

My name is Raquel and I am an Australian primary school teacher, Mummy to two kiddies (Jack 1 & Charlotte 3) and wife to Clint. I admit I am pretty obsessed with scrapbooking and love nothing more than playing with a variety of yummy papers and embellishments and making pretty stuff. I love spending time with my family, sharing coffee with friends, having creative time, a glass of wine at the end of a tough day and all things social media! I have been scrapping for around twelve years now and feel I have finally ‘found’ my style. I’m a lover of layers and clusters and enjoy adding little details while still maintaining white space, balance and a cleanliness to my layouts. 

You can find me designing for online publication Jot Magazine, Hip Kit Club and manufacturers Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Pink Paislee.

We asked Raquel to create a page using any of our cut files she liked and this is what she created!

Cut files used: Around the World
I decided to go big for this layout! I super sized the 'lets go' tag, the globe and the plane and made them a key element to my page. I coordinated these cut files with the Journey Collection by Crate Paper which complimented them well. 
We also created a fun background cut file for Raquel to use and be prepared to be WOW'd at what she created with it!
I loved the floral design of this cut file and played around with a few ideas using it. In the end I decided to mat it onto some gorgeous 'Wonder' Crate Paper and cut it into a circle shape. This really softened the edges of the cut file and allowed me to continue with the floral and circular theme when embellishing. 
Amazing and inspiring right!
Thank you SO much to Raquel for guest designing for us today on our blog!
Make sure you keep up with all her scrappiness here:
Now, if you would like the Floral Frenzy Background for FREE  just use the code: FRENZYFREE  at checkout from today through May 31, 2016 and it is all yours!
Thanks for stopping by our blog today! Have a creative weekend!

 


Meet our January Guest Designer + a freebie time! January 15, 2016 08:36 1 Comment

Please help me welcome our January Guest Designer - Patricia Roebuck!

 

Hello!  I’m Patricia Roebuck.  I live in Louisiana with my husband, daughter, and cat.  I love spending time with them and documenting our lives.  I've been married for 25 years.  My husband and I adopted our daughter, Emma, in July of 2009, so we consider ourselves a Chinese Adoptive Family, but 100% American.  It was because of our adoption and wanting to create a Life Book for our daughter, that I got into scrapbooking.  Besides my love of scrapbooking, I love photography, and creating anything from cards to DIY projects.  I have been so fortunate to be published in Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks, Etc., Scrapwerk, and Scrapbook & Cards Today.  I currently design for October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Gossamer Blue, and Team Richard Garay, and am a teacher at Big Picture Classes. 

We asked Patricia to choose some of her favorite files from our store and create something and this is what she came up with!

This is what she had to say about her project:

The Pretty Pattern Background has a very festive look and inspired me to create a New Year’s celebration layout.  By cutting more than one cut file and then turning them, it makes the cut file look continuous.  That is the look I achieved with using two cuts as a stencil with modeling paste on my dark blue background.  It created the movement and festive feel of the celebration.  To add more texture and even more of a festive feel to the layout, I added the Spike Flowers.  The one near the photo layers all three of the cut flowers; the others layer two of the smaller flowers together.  The placement of my title, gold accents, and flowers work well with the movement from the Pretty Pattern Background.

Cut files used:

Pretty Pattern Background

Spike Flowers

We also created a fun file for Patricia to design with and you are going to love what she came up with! Check it out!

Cut files used:

Pattern Clouds

Live Simply

Scrapbooking is great for preserving memories, but it is a great way to motivate us in the New Year.  Selfies don’t come naturally for me, but I think layouts with them help us to grow, reflect, and to also document us.  Nicole created this cut file with a very encouraging, motivational quote.  The quote inspired me to take a photo of myself reflecting on these words.  Her quote includes everything about achieving your dreams, being grateful and giving, but to also remember to love and laugh.  I tend to take life too seriously at times, and this is a great start for my New Year, and what I hope to remember throughout the year.  I used the Pattern Clouds to add more clouds around the layout, bringing balance to the layout and focus to the photo and the quote. 

 

Cut files really help me when I need a boost of creativity.  They jumpstart my layout idea.  Nicole’s cut files made these layouts come together quickly.  Once I had the cut files picked out, I matched them with the photos, then picked out my supplies.  Thank you so much Nicole for having me!

THANK YOU Patricia!! We love how Patricia used our cut files! 

Would you like this cut file for FREE:

Just use the code: SIMPLYFREE at checkout and it's all yours!

Code only valid today through January 31, 2016 at midnight.