Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rainy Day Layout

Hi Everyone,

I just finished another layout. I used some photos I took back in May of both Parker and Landon having a great time splashing and running the the muddle puddles in our backyard. Landon's shorts got so wet they kept falling down. It was a really fun afternoon.

Here is the layout:

I created the rain cloud background paper in Photoshop and then printed it on white textured cardstock.

I used a circle shape punch to create the rays for the button sun and tucked it behind a little cloud.

For the journaling, I used a corner from some notebook paper and added a little rubber boot.

This layout was created for a Scrappy Friends combination challenge. Below are the different components of the challenges:

Creating with Paper and More
Use at least 3 of these colors:

Grand Diva's Creative Corner
The is the sketch.

Through the Eyes of Rochelle Spears
Tic Tac Toe board. I used Notebook Paper, Numbers, and shape punch.

This was a really fun challenge. Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Summer Splash with Free Tropical Cut Files

This weekend I broke out the watercolors to create a unique background for this layout. This is Landon in his splash pool. Both boys had so much fun playing in the water this summer.

I created a cut file with hibiscus flowers, tropical leaves and swirly vines to give this backyard scene an exotic/summery feel. See the bottom of this post to download these files.

I added the year in a sparkly white frame. I also did a stitched border that matched the back cardstock.

I created this layout for a challenge on This challenge was to create a project inspired by this painting by William Knox called Arabian Scene.

I also created the custom cut file with the September Silhouette Challenge on and

Free Cut Files for Tropical Plants and Swirls

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Funky Flowers Cut File

Hi! Today I wanted to share a simple card I made using some new cut files I created to use with my silhouette cutting machine. I wanted to keep it super simple so I went with black and white. See below if you would like to download the cut files for the flowers and the decorative border I used on this project.

Free Cut Files (for personal use)

Funky Flowers Cut File SVG
Funky Flowers Cut File Studio

Decorative Border Cut File SVG
Decorative Border Cut File Studio

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Spring Tulips

I know we are entering Fall, but I saw this photo challenge on Pixels and Paper. The tulips reminded me of our attempts to do a photo shoot with the boys at a local Park in front of the tulip beds. Parker was afraid of the bees and flying insects and Landon was very excited about running around, so it was very difficult to get a photo of either of them.

The papers are from Recollections "Mosaic of Memories" 12 x 12 paper pad. I colored the chipboard letters with marker and glimmer chalk. I also used a few accent stickers, lace, and a button with DMC embroidery floss.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September Color Challenge

Welcome fellow scrappers! The layout I am sharing today was created for the ScrapMuch? September Color Challenge. The challenge requires you to use at least four on the colors from this color palette:

I created this 12 x 12 scrapbook layout based on these colors.

This photo was from over a year ago. It was such a sweet moment. Parker was reading Landon's book to him as they rode in the wagon together. I decided to use a grid of contrasting squares of patterned paper.

I cut the title and the squiggle with my silhouette cameo. Look below for a link for free download of the squiggle file I created.

I used a few large buttons and an owl sticker as accents on several squares. The owl is from Echo Park's, "Bundle of Joy" Boy collection.

Thanks for looking!

Free Squiggle Studio Cut Files

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Climbing Up

Here is my latest layout. This page was inspired by the background paper. I love the colors in this paper! It is from the "Ninth Street" 12x12 paper pad by The Paper Studio. I picked it up when Hobby Lobby had there scrapbook paper on sale for 50% off. 

I have to admit sometimes I look through my photos just to try to find images that will work with the paper I want to use. I found these images that I had marked of Landon climbing the ladder to the slide in our back yard. I printed the photos and just started layering different papers and accents to see what looked good.

I used some scraps from my stash. I had this yellow chipboard frame that worked really well too.

I included a flower shaped button (who says you can't include a few flowers when scrapbooking for your boys?).

I used my Heidi Swapp, Teal Color Shine on the chipboard letters. It has a glimmer to it that I really like.

And ofcourse, I included a few buttons. I liked these dark gray buttons with the dark houndstooth patterned paper.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A day at the Zoo

Here is a layout I created for the September Take Your Pick challenge.

The layout is based on one of the sketches for the challenge. I choose to use some older photos from the first outing we took after Landon was born. It was a fun day. We drove about an hour and a half to visit the zoo in Jackson. Here is the layout:

Here are some detail shots:

I choose to frame the title because there is a bit going on in this layout and I felt like it would help the title stand out a little better especially since the title is not very large. I also adding some extra interest by using two different font stickers for the title.

I have had these cure 3d animal stickers for awhile, but I thought this was a great layout to use them as accents. The brown border I cute with my silhouette cameo. I created several fun edges to use as cut files. I am including links to download the files, free for personal use.

I have a huge button collection. I love to use buttons as accents in my layouts. Another requirement for this challenge was to include journaling. I have been trying to include more journaling in my layouts anyway. I think that journaling adds a lot to a scrapbook, especially in helping to preserve the memories that we hold dear.

Thanks for looking Below are the files for several cute decorative edges.

Free Silhouette Cameo Cut Files

Free Studio Cut File
Free SVG File

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Farm Boy at Heart

Hey there! I just finished up another layout. I put this one together for a Picture This challenge.

The challenge was to use a recipe of 2 pictures + the colors green, black and white. These are not colors that I would have thought to try to work with under other circumstances. So I was interested to see what I could come up with. Here is the layout:

These are photos I snapped of Landon at the Children's Museum in Atlanta, GA on our summer vacation. The museum was full of all sorts a cool interactive children's activities, but Landon favorite exhibit was the tractor. 

I decided on, "Farm Boy at Heart" for the title. I used my Heidi Swapp Color Shine, "Teal" spray mist to color the title letters. 

I created this little tag. I cut the tag out of a peeling paint/wood patterned paper. I used scraps to make the hills. I was happy to have a use for the cow button. I curled up the edges of the sun rays to give some extra dimension.

I used papers from The Paper Studio, "Murphy's Square", My Mind's Eye, "On the Bright Side" and Recollections, "Basics Bold."  Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Blustery Day

Here's my latest layout. These photos were from a fun day we had at the park. It was so windy that day, so that was the inspiration for the title.

I added a few leaves and faux stitching around the title as a fun detail.

I cut the title and the scalloped edge with my silhouette machine. Here are a couple of edges I created:

Download Free Cut Files
Fancy Edges SVG file
Fancy Edges Studio file

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Time Tunnel

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing another recent layout. This one features my two boys who are nearly four years apart in age, but these photos show them both around 2 years old and playing on the same toy and peeking out through the circular hole in the side. I was a quick fun project. Here it is:

The background paper is from Michael's loose paper collection. The other patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye, "Hootenanny."

The layout is from Got Sketch: This site has a great selection of sketches.