Lovely// Scrapbook Layout with Cutfile

Hello ladies!  Thank you for joining me for another fun and bright scrapbook layout.  I wanted to use this beautiful cut file I was able to get from Paper Issues.  The file is free and is called Beautiful Bouquet.  I am using the August 2018 scrapbook kit for this layout.

I decided to back the cut file with a red toned pattered paper in the collection along with 2 shades of green paper as well. Backing a cut file does take some detailed meticulous work.  But the outcome is well worth the effort.

Before I adhered the cut files to the yellow and white background paper I wanted to add a little more detail to my layout with some stencils and gold metallic paste.  

I do have to invest in another cutting blade for my Silhouette Cameo.  I feel like its not cutting as nicely has it once did.  It was is not cutting with finesse and my cut file does look mangled up  close.  

The photo I am scraping is of Valentina at 3 days old in the hospital.   There was a photographer that came around and took photos of your little ones while we were still in the hospital.  

My process video for your viewing pleasure.

Beautiful// Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hello Scrappy Friends!  Today I am playing with the August 2018 Scrapbooking kit from  Its a monthly subscription kit that is $14 a month and comes with tons of great product.  This month it features the Echo Park collection called 'On the Record', along with die cuts from American Crafts One Canoe collection and label stickers from Heidi Swapp.

I started off with the floral patterned paper and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the word 'Beautiful', a cut file from Paige Evans.  I then took the patterned paper called 'Lace Trim' and used the yellow side and cut the cut file once more slightly larger so that it looks like a boarder around the floral patterned paper.  I love the contrast with the two layers.  

I did attempt to leave my layout simple and used white card stock only.  But, I was not in love with it at the moment so I gessoed my white card stock and used the 'packaging technique' and did a mixed media background.  

I used my Distress Oxides inks by Ranger in Fossiled Amber, Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral.  I let each color dry in between use.  I wanted little blending of colors.  I adhered my cut file and used a few white card stock sitting on my desk of roses as the embellishments on my layout. 

I added a few black paint splatters, a few bundles of tangled thread and matted my layout on patterned paper from the collection.  I love this layout and the photo is of Valentina at 7 months old.  

My process video for your viewing pleasure.

Cherish// Using your Project Life Cards

Hey there scrappy friends!  I am continuing to use my July 2018 scrapbooking kit.  The kit had Project Life cards from Studio Calico, a collection called Goldie.  The American Crafts chipboard pieces worked perfectly with this colors in this collection.

I used 4 3x4 Project Life cards and cut them into 1.5 inch squares and this grid design.  I made sure the same patterns were not next to each other and it created a really nice focal element to the page.  

I usually love adding texture and color to my backgrounds but this layout came together so easily without it and i loved the look of this layout.  The background card stock was from my stash and it matched perfectly with the shades of mint I was working with in this layout.  

The chipboard mandala embellishments worked to add interest to the layout and I scattered them over the square grid with Scotch Tacky glue.  

The large white title 'Cherish' is from an older Amy Tangerine collection from my stash.  

I added a few splatters with my gold Color Shine by Heidi Swapp and Silver as well.  

The photo is of the many faces Valentina gives me while the phone snaps her photo.  

Here is my process video for your viewing pleasure.

Summer Fun

Good day scrapbooking friends! I have another fun and summery layout featuring the Summer Fun collection from Echo Park that is included in the July 2018 kit.  The cut file is called Butterfly Background found at the Silhouette Design Studio website.  

The cut file was done on plain white card stock and I backed most of the butterflies with patterned paper from the collection.  I left a few open because I knew I wanted to had a wash of color in the background.

The white card stock was gessoed before I added Distress Oxides Inks in Worn Lipsticks, Picked Rhasberry, and Fossil Amber.  I then applied water and the colors ran together and blended like watercolors.  

I love the effect of the backed cut file now on the mixed media background.  It can seem a bit busy but I love this look for my scrapbook layouts.  

The few clusters of stickers are included in the Echo Park collection and obviously match perfectly to the layout.  I used the last word "Summer" for part of the title and used an Amy Tangerine ombre phrase thicker for the other part of my title.  

The photos are of Valentina and her first BookRoo subscription book box.  You can choose from Board Books, Picture and Chapter book boxes.  Use code TAINA557 for 50% off your first book box.  Each book is individually wrapped and its something your children can look forward to each month.  I love reading to Valentina in my lap in my glider.  Very special moment all the time.  

My process video for your viewing pleasure.

Sunny Summer // July 2018 Kit

Good afternoon my scrappy friends!  I am the guest designer for the for the month of July.  They are a monthly scrapbooking subscription kit for $14 a month and you get a variety of products to create with.  This months kit features the Echo Park Summer Fun collection along with PL cards from Studio Calico and chipboard pieces from American Crafts.  

The colors in this collection are very bright, colorful and perfect for documenting those summer photos from the beach and pool.  A great idea to feature multiple patterned papers from a collection is to make large title.  What better title for this collection and layout than 'Summer'.

Each letter was cut out of a different patterned paper for this lovely effect.  I decided on this soft washed grey wood grain patterned paper for my background.  I did not want to add mixed media to this layout, because it was coming together beautifully without it.

I then added a few stickers from the provided sheet and matted my photos.  I added fun foam behind one to elevate it from the page.  The chipboard pieces from American crafts worked as accent pieces for this layout as well.

My final touch to make my layout really pop, was adding Nuvo crystal drops around each letter.  The colors used were Caribbean Ocean, Carnation Pink and Rhubarb Crumble for a dimensional element to my layout.  I love the Nuvo drops all around the letters.  I will have to remember this technique and use it again in the future.

Here is my process video for your viewing pleasure.

Love My Sister so much// Scrapbook Layout

Welcome back my scrapbooking friends!  I have been on a roll this week with scrapping from my stash.  I obviously have not been spending money on many supplies lately since becoming a new mom.  And I am currently not on any design teams in which I would be given new products to feature in my layouts.  I get the liberty to bust out some oldies but goodies I've purchased and hoarded this entire time.  For this layout, I was inspired by the lovely Paige Evans and a layout she did a year ago it seems.  But I am not featuring any of her products, this is all Amy Tangerine.  

I first started out fussy cutting out all the florals from a patterned paper called Knot + Bow from the Better Together collection by Amy Tangerine.  

I loved the contrast of this navy patterned paper called Explore from the Finders Keepers collection by Amy Tangerine.  All these beautiful papers just sitting in my crafty room.  

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the LOVE letters on white card stock and then took white embroidery thread and did a back stitch along the edge.  It added texture and detail to the layout.

I used two others Alpha Thickers from my stash as well to compete my title.  All were from collections from Amy Tangerine once again.  

I embellished my layout with three white butterflies, a few buttons, rubber pieces and stickers from my stash on my desk.  Its time to use these beautiful products.  

Thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me.  My process video is below to view.

Family Love// Scrapbook Layout

Hello Scrappy Friends!  I have a fun memorial day layout/ Forth of July layout for you.  I was inspired by the lovely Paige Evans recently and was inspired to create a red white and blue layout.  I cut out the star with my Silhouette Cameo and the cut file was Scalloped Stars with Star Nested ID # 57557.  I then used Red Apple inexpensive Appel Barrel acrylic paint to brush on some stripes. 

I decided on a blue card stock background to create a very patriotic color scheme.  I did some paint splatters in red and white.  

I was able to use both interlay size stars on this layout including the parts I cut off.  I love the bold look it gives the layout.  

'Family Love' title is from an Amy Tangerine collection and the embellishments are all from my stash.  The flare is from Feed Your Craft, the clear acrylic stars are from Shimelle, the stickers from a Hobby Lobby sticker book and w sunglass wood veneer from my collection.  

I finished off the details with Nuvo gold drops around the stars of the layout.  I love the little gold shine.  I have the process video below.  Thank you for stopping by.