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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Scraplift Sunday Lil Dude


Hey everybody, it’s Courtney here, and today I am sharing the layout that I created from this weeks #scrapliftsunday. 


I was so excited to finally cut into the 
Simple Stories line Lil Dude. This collection is so dang cute! 
I was also able to sprinkle in a few elements 
from Crate Papers Cool Kid. I’m so in love with this blue background, and how adorable is that dog?!?



I used a couple of the 12x12 sheets, the die cut pieces,
 puffy stickers, and the 4x6 elements. 
The Young n Brave title is one that I have been hoarding 
from the Cool Kid Collection. 


Here’s a look at the awesome original created by Devra. 
 I adore her hand written journaling, but I went with the tiny word stickers. Those things always manage to find a place on my layouts. I think my favorite part of her layout was the angles that she created with the two smaller background pieces, they were fun to recreate. 




I can’t wait to see how you play along with the group.
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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Hello America- PageMaps Sketch


Hey ya’ll, it’s Courtney here, and today I am sharing a layout that I created
based on a sketch by PageMaps

Here’s a look at the sketch I was provided with. 



This sketch made me think about my 
Fourth of July pictures that I’ve been waiting 
to scrap.  

 This is what I created



I used the adorable Land That I Love line by 
Pebbles. I used two 12x12 papers. One as a border, and the other as a mat to my photograph. I also used the sticker sheet, and the border sheet.


I created this photo cluster on the app
 Pic Frame. I set it at the 2:3 ratio, and chose
the 6 photo layout. I also made my border a little larger in order to get the border I wanted.  





 I print with my Canon Selphy, and use the Canon print app. 
When I use it, I print with a border, and then 
I cut my picture a little past the perforated edge 
that’s on the print. This gives me the 
best border around my photo. 

This layout was so fun to use. Make sure you 
check out all of the other talented ladies 





Saturday, August 11, 2018

Summer Lovin’

Hey y’all, it’s Courtney here, and today I’m sharing my layout for the August challenge #Summer Lovin’. I was excited to do this layout even though I don’t have a ton of fun Summer photos for this year since I just had a baby in June, but I do have a few that need to be scrapped. 



 I wanted this layout to be super bright and fun. 
I knew that I wanted to use the adorable Summer Lovin’
by Doodlebug Design. I used the 6x6 paper pack to mat the awesome triangle burst cut file from the shop. All I did was add an offset, and cut it in white. I hand cut all of the mats, which didn’t take to long, and was worth it. 



I used the super cute cardstock stickers, some of the glitter sprinkles, and a few items from the So Punny sticker sheet to add the cute little touches to it. As for the title I went with the “Shine On” from the Vicki Boutin 
All The Good Things thickers. 



I’m so in love with the way this turned out! I think the colors are perfect, and it turned out just the way I wanted it to. I can’t wait to see what you create, and don’t forget to #tag us on Instagram and Facebook. 



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Monday, July 23, 2018

Getting Messy

Hey y’all, it’s Courtney here, and today I’m sharing my layout for the Working with Watercolors Challenge. 

I really loved getting messy and using a few different types of paints to create this layout.                            





For the mixed media I used three Tim Holtz distressed oxides in cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, and salty ocean. I also used tattered rose in the original distress inks, as well as a hot pink and purple in my cheap water color set. Of course you can’t have a mixed media page without 
Heidi Swapp gold color shine. 

As for the paper and embellishments I used a combination of
Imagine That Girl by Echo Park and Stay Colorful by 
Dear Lizzy. I also used this gorgeous flower 
cut file from the shop.

I hope you play along with the group, and I can’t wait 
to see what you create. 




Friday, May 25, 2018

Free Cut File Fun

Hey all, today I’m sharing a fun layout that I created 
for Paper Issues challenge free cute file. 


Free you say? Who doesn’t love 
free?!? Today I am showing you what I created with a free cut file from the shop. 



For this layout I used the free cut file 
thick paint alpha. I absolutely love using cut files, they make your stash stretch even longer! 


I cut my letters out at about 2 inches, and then backed each one with Bella Blvd’s Secret of the Sea 6x8 paper pad. As for my background, I did a little mixed media work using some of the Tim Holtz distress oxide’s

This was such a fun layout to do, and I can’t wait to see what you create over on the PIFF Facebook group. 




Monday, April 16, 2018

52 Favorites

Hello friends! Today I’m up on the blog showing how I’m documenting my 52 Favorites.  Are you playing along? If you are what’s your approach? The awesome thing about this project is you can do as little or as much as you like each week. I tried a travelers notebook, and I liked it, but I wasn’t motivated to keep up. I was having a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to document, I have 5 million kids (just kidding, I have four, and one on the way), and it makes it hard to choose. So I decided to focus on my project life album, and really stay on top of it this year. The awesome thing is I can use my stash, the pile of never ending scraps on my table, or I can get cut apart sheets from the shop. It can be as simple or jam packed as I feel like for the week.

Today I’m showing you my week 14. This is the week of Easter, and the week that my littlest brother left for Navy Bootcamp.  I did save Easter for a separate insert, since we take a million pictures, but it will match my week 14 color scheme. 


I loved using the new Dear Lizzy line Stay Colorful. The two main items I used were the cut aparts and the sticker sheet. I also used some older project life cards, some Simple Stories Emoji Love, random washi, one doodlebug alpha sheet, and some amazing gold thickers. 
Like I said, I didn’t go to crazy, I just really wanted to document everything. 




Thanks for stopping by! 

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tell Your Story

Hey everyone, Courtney here, and I’m up with my project for the #Tellyourstorychallenge over on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group.

 This is a new challenge this month, and it’s all about telling your story. 

For this layout I used Doodlebug Dragon Tales, as well as the Blast Off! Free cut file.


Since this challenge is all about getting your story down, I decided to go with my own handwriting directly on the page. 

I played around with typing it, but I really think my kids will enjoy seeing my handwriting later in life.

I used my Tim Holtz ruler and penciled in some lines, then when I was finished journaling I earesd them. I did a mock up of what I wanted to say so I knew how much space I needed. 



My handwriting isn’t the best, but I slowed down and really thought about what I was putting on the paper. I love how the black ink looks with the overall color scheme.


I also decided to do some hand stitching to go along with the paper piecing for the cut file. I used the original cut file as inspiration on where to put my stitching. 
Of course,  I had to go back in and add all of my favorites, enamel dots, glitter washi, word stickers, and tabs. 

This layout was pretty different for me, I really reached out of my comfort zone for a lot of it, but it’s probably one of my favorites that I’ve created. 


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found some inspiration, and I cannot wait to see what you create! 

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