The Cut Shoppe-Hey Jack

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a fun Halloween layout for The Cut Shoppe.  Did you know that The Cut Shoppe not only has fabulous cut files but now they have wood veneer and acrylic pieces?!  They are so fabulous!  Here is a look a the Happy Halloween wood veneer set that I used in my layout today.


I also used the Wicked Fun Halloween cut file in the shop.


I adore Halloween!  Not the scary, creepy part of Halloween, but the fun, whimsical dress up like a princess part of Halloween.  I don’t know if it is because it just happens to be my birthday too, but I love Halloween!  There is definitely a certain magic to the day and I love watching the excitement on my children’s faces as they dress up like their favorite super hero and receive loads of candy!  Magic.

For today’s layout I wanted to capture a little of that magic.  I scrapped a photo of one of my little guys the first year that he realized that if he went to the doors he actually got candy.  (Don’t you love it when they figure that out!  LOL!)  He started running from house to house full of excitement and wonder.  Magic.

Here is a look at the final layout using Crate Paper’s After Dark collection.



Such a fun layout to put together!  I tucked the cut files behind layers of paper to add more texture then stitched around the layout with various stitches.  I love that you can use cut files not only as the main focal point but also as layers and small embellishments to add a little more interest to your spreads!  The wood veneers were so adorable I wanted to use them all!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure you stop by the shop to check out all the new Halloween goodies!

Have a spooky day!



Clique Kits Design Team Blog Share




Hello friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by today for the Design Team Blog Share!  There are so many wonderfully talented ladies on the team this term and I am so excited to be creating with them and Clique Kits for another term!

For today’s hop the new design team gals will be answering some fun questions and sharing a layout that showcases their style.  Here are a few fun questions and answers all about me!

1. What’s your favorite color? Mint
2. What’s your favorite song right now? Black Widow, Iggy Azalea (Gets me pumped while I work out!)
3. Who inspires you? In life, my husband.  He is the most honest, hardworking, funny and spiritual person I know.  Inspires me to work harder and be better for myself and for our family.  Love that guy!  In scrapbooking, anyone who can rock the mixed media.  That is my weakest part of creating and I would love to be able to get messy!
4. Favorite Book? Children of the Promise series by Dean Hughes
5.Favortie Movie? The Notebook
6.Favorite snack? Peanut butter M&M’s or any kind of sugary cereal…YUM!
7. What is your favorite food? Steak…rare…really rare….LOL
8. Where would you like to visit someday? Anywhere just me and my husband…no kids! 
9. Who got you into scrapbooking?  Hmmmmm, I don’t remember I started when I was about 8 years old.
10. How many years have you been scrapbooking?  About 26 years I guess since I started when I was 8…
11. Favorite Manufacturer?  I love anything Crate Paper makes!

Now for my spread!  So excited to share this fun layout with you using the October kit Sapphire.  Here is a quick look at the kit and there are a few still available in the shop here.


For the layout I used one of the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio papers as my base.  I layered a beautiful cut file from The Cut Shoppe over the top to add a little interest and dimension to the layout.  To add a little more texture to the page I stitched down the cut file with a zig-zag stitch.


For the photo stack I layered a doily from my stash along with the gorgeous leaf that came in the kit and a few die cuts.


I wanted a title that really stood out and matched the colors of the flowers on the background paper so I used some acrylic and wood veneers from my stash.


I just adore the final layout and the moment that was captured in the photo!  Such a fun layout to create!

Now back to the hop!  In case you missed anyone along the way I have included the whole line up!  Your next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Nathalie DeSousa!

Also don’t forget to stop by the World Card Making Day Event!  So many fun prizes and inspiration!


Thanks again for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!



Blog Hop Line Up:

Maryam Perez-Chile

Audrey Yeager-New York

Caroli Schulz-Chile

Candace Perkins-

Nathalie DeSousa-Canada

Melissa Elsner-Washington

Magali Le Luc-Canada

Dani Brown-California

Enza Gudor-Washington

Steph Gold-Arizona

Nicole Martel-Maryland


The Cut Shoppe-Oh Happy Day

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a fun new layout for The Cut Shoppe using lots of stitching!  While I am not new to stitching on my layouts I am new to using the Silhouette to create the pattern.  I used the “Oh Happy Day” sentiment from the Everyday Essentials cut file set.  You can check out the set in the shop here.


To create the stitching pattern on my layout I simply changed the cut line settings in my Silhouette software and set it to cut! After the perforated cuts were made on my layout I then stitched the words in three different colors.  I just adore the final result and I can’t wait to try this technique again!  Here is a look at the final layout!






Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a beautiful day and give this technique a try!



Clique Kits July Pep Rally



Hello friends!  Thanks for stopping by today along the Clique Kits blog hop for the July Pep Rally!  Here is a little peek at the July kit Raskog featuring Pinkfresh studio.  To see some up close pictures and get your hands on a kit you can check it out in the shop here.


This month I created 2 project life spreads and 4 12×12 traditional layouts.  I loved this kit and the bright bold colors in the collection.  My all time favorite colors to create with are mint and white.  This kit had lots of mint in it so I wanted to put that together to create a soft summer layout.  I paired the soft colors with the AMAZING cut files this month and here is the layout I created.




Such a simple layout but soft from the vellum backed cut file and delicate from the doily.  I also added a little softness to the photo in photoshop.  I just adore how it turned out!

I have also been creating a lot with the summer kit that is out this month.  I prepped my album for vacation and shared a video here  that talks all about the kit.  You can also follow Clique kits on Instagram to see sneaks of the final summer album.  When you head to the shop to pick up this amazing summer kit you can use my code CANDACE10 for 10% off


Thanks so much for stopping by to share in all the fun and excitement about this fabulous kit.  **Remember to comment along the hop for a chance to win the Raskog kit!**  Next on the hop is Janet Perafan-Babar.

In case you got lost along the hop here is a list of al the ladies.  Have a beautiful day!

Clique Kits
Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
*Justyna Kowron
*Elisabetta Margini
*Aliza Deutsch
*Candace Perkins
Janet Perafan-Babar
Sandy Gonzalez
Kim Allen
*Leeann Pearce
*Kim Oedekoven
Maryam Perez
Caroli Schulz
Donna Espiritu
Sara Mishler
Hannah Lemieux

Leigh Ann Odynski


The Cut Shoppe-Getting to Know You


Hello friends new & old!  You should be joining me from Irit’s blog.  I am so happy to be joining The Cut Shoppe for another term!  I just adore all of Ashley’s creations in the shop and I am so excited about the new digital scrapbooking collections!  Today I am sharing a layout using the 12×12 Zig-Zagged cut file.



This was such a fun layout to create!  I added colored stitching around the layout to accentuate the zig zags then clustered like colored embellishments for maximum impact.  I love the final result!

If you are new to me,  here are a few fun questions and answers to get to know me and my scrapbooking style…

1. How many times in a week, do you work on something scrapbook related?
Almost daily!  I am a project lifer so I am taking photos daily.  I am lucky enough to work for a few fabulous design teams so I am creating daily to stay on top of projects.
2. What’s your favorite subject to scrapbook?
Of course, my children are my favorite subjects!
3. What is your favorite color to use on your layouts/projects? What is your least favorite color?
I love white and white space.  If I had to choose one color to pair with white it would be mint.  I ADORE MINT….LOL!  My least favorite would have to be black and purple.  I can never find anything to match purple.
4. Why do you like using cut files on your layouts/projects?
I find so much inspiration from cut files.  I could be stuck in a scrapbooking drought and see and cut file and have tons of ideas come to me.  I love that it can be a starting point for a layout or a finishing touch.  I find that cut files are definitely my most used medium in scrapbooking.
5. What are some of your other favorite hobbies? If you were not a scrapbooker, what other hobby do you think would consume most of your time?
I am a avid exerciser.  I teach group fitness classes at the local gyms in Phoenix.  A few of my favorite classes to teach are Body Pump, spin, Combat, Crossfit and Barre.  If I am not at the gym teaching I am usually there working out.  Between the gym, my 4 crazy boys (9, 7, 5, 3) and my very active husband we are a busy little family!
6. Tell us 5 things we don’t know about you!
*If I could live my life over again I would star in Wicked on Broadway. (No I can’t sing or dance…LOL)
*I am not really an animal person…even though we currently have a dog.
*I went to state championships in Badminton in High School.
*I love to sleep in…even though with 4 boys I can’t remember the last time I did it…
*I love to go to the movies by myself. My own popcorn, my own candy, my own drink and no one to talk to….love it!
Whew! LOL! Too much information??? So fun!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and getting to know me and the rest of the design team ladies a little better.
****Remeber to leave a comment on my blog and I will be choosing one random winner to receive a Cut Shoppe Gift certificate.  Make sure that you check back at The Cut Shoppe blog on July 13th to see if you were a winner!
Now on to the next blog the lovely Mandy Melville!  I have included the full blog hop order below in case you got lost along the way!  Have a beautiful day!
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Clique Kits June Pep Rally


Hello friends!  Welcome and thanks for stopping by the June pep rally for Clique kits!  I know I say this every month, but this month is my favorite!  Here is a little look at the kit.


As soon as I saw the kit I started creating like crazy!  This kit is packed with yumminess!  I was able to create 5 12×12 layouts and 2 project life spreads with this one kit!  I love it when I can use up all my kit documenting stories and recording memories.  Today I am sharing one of my project life spreads.  The colors in the kit matched the colors in my week 10 photos perfectly.  Here is a look at my final spread!




I created a process video taking you through this layout step by step you can check it out here:

In case you missed anyone along the way here is the full line up.  **Remember to comment along the way to be entered for a chance to win the June La Dolce Vita kit!  You can check out the full kit here in the Clique Kits shop!  Your next stop along the hop is the wonderful Kim Allen!  Have fun!

Clique Kits

Gia Lau

*Kat Benjamin

*Elisabetta Margini

*Marcia Dehn-Nix

*Aliza Deutsch

*Candace Perkins

Kim Allen

Maryam Perez

Sara Mishler

Audrey Yeager

Kim Oedekoven

Donna Espiritu

Janet Perafan-Babar

Janet Zeppa

Mariah Hechler

Clique Kits & JustNick Blog Hop

Hello friends!  So happy that you are stopping by along the hop today!  Today’s hop is featuring the beautiful June kit from Clique kits and the wonderful exclusive cut files from JustNick.

For my layout today I wanted to focus on layers.  I just adore all the papers from Elle’s Studio Little Moments collection that come in the June kit and I wanted to challenge myself to use as many as I could on one layout.  With a collection that coordinates so beautifully together this is very easy. Here is a look at the final layout along with a few close ups.



After layering all the patterned paper and cut file along the left side of the page I tucked embellishments and wood veneer pieces behind various papers.  I love the look of lots of layers and clean white space.  Such a fun layout to create and celebrate the start of summer!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don’t forget to check out the June kit over in the Clique Kits shop and fabulous cut files over at Just Nick! Your next stop along the hop is Audrey Yeager!

Clique Kits –
Tarrah Mclean –
Candace Perkins – **You are here**
Audrey Yeager – **Go here next**
Nicole Martel –
Lee-Ann Thornton –
Marcia Dehn-Nix –
Donna Espiritu –
Nicole Nowosad –

Have a beautiful day!


The Cut Shoppe-Happy Clouds

Hello I am so excited to share a new fun layout using Happy Clouds cut file.  I am in looooove with this cut file!  These adorable clouds can be used for so many different themes.  I can’t wait to see how many I can create with just this one cut file!  Here is a look at the file in the store.

For this layout I used the Little Moments collection from Elle’s Studio.  The collection and cut files made a perfect pair!  Here is a look at the final layout and a few close ups….


To see my step by step process on creating this layout you can check out my process video on my YouTube channel!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!


Clique Kits-Mini Album

Hello friends! I am over on the Clique Kit blog today sharing a mini album made with the positively gorgeous Spring Card kit. If you missed it here is another look at the kit that you can pick up in the shop here.


Here are a few sneak peeks at the mini.  To see the whole book head over to the Clique Kits blog and get all the details!




Thanks for stopping by today for a little inspiration.  Have a beautiful day!