The Cut Shoppe-Word to the Wise

Hi friends I am over on The Cut Shoppe Blog today sharing a new layout using the Word to the Wise cut file.

I adore this cut file!  With four boys this cut file comes in handy a lot!  For this layout I used inspiration from a beautiful layout from Ashley Horton.  Here is a look at her fabulous layout!For my layout I used the Max collection from Bella Blvd.  The Max collection is my absolute favorite boy collection and I am having a really hard time not hoarding it!  I decided to bite the bullet and use it for a scrap lift layout of Ashley’s layout.  Here is a look at my layout.

Here are a few close ups…

I had so much fun creating this layout!  Thanks for stopping by!  To get this cut file you can stop by the shop here.  Have a beautiful day!

Every Boy Should Be Like You

Today I am sharing a recent layout I did using the Bella Blvd Max collection and a few embellishments from the Ali Edwards Story Kits.  I have been seeing a lot of layouts lately using twine or embroidery floss and I was so inspired by these that I wanted to give it a try myself.  The idea of my layout is based on characteristics that every boy should have that my little guy William already has.  I used a little pie chart and the journal spots from the Ali Edwards story kit explain the characteristics.  Here is a look at how the layout turned out.

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I have to say that I am kinda in love with how it turned out!  The Bella Blvd Max collection has got to be in my top 5 collections of all time for my boys.  It is just so fun and “cool” kid without being too “cutesy”.  The journal cards made perfect spots to highlight the things that I love about my little guy.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day and find some everyday perfection!


Sketch-N-Scrap #73

Hi, today I am sharing a layout I did for the Sketch-n-Scrap challenge #73.  Here is a quick look at the sketch by Kelly.

6278_494199487389410_4430110003179568119_nRight when I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I love paper piecing!  I cut various papers from the Open Road collection by Crate Paper in the shape of a pie to create one big circle.  I used different stitches to adhere the papers to the white textured card stock.  To finish I embellished with a few small journal cards and tags to go with the absolutely adorable pictures of my little guys.  Take a look!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to head over to the Sketch-n-Scrap blog to see what the other design team girls created with the sketch!



I love having 4 boys.  Life is crazy!  Even though there was a time that I was a little sad knowing that my fourth and final child would be another boy, knowing what I know now I would not trade it for anything in the world.

Boys are all fun.  They are silly and dirty and always up for an adventure.  I love that Crate Paper came out with a collection that captured boys so well!  When the Boys Rule collection came out I bought everything in the collection…twice!  I love it all!  To use up some of my stash I challenged my self to use 10+ patterned papers and lots of embellishments.  Here is the layout that I created.

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Documented Memories-Sunday Best

Hi all!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am happy to have you here.  I noticed lately that I have been using a lot of white in my layouts.  I love the look of white textured card stock on a layout.  It just looks clean and simple.  Although I love this look, I needed to push my self out of this routine.  I looked through my papers to find some rich, deep colors to compliment a picture of my boys at church.  After finding some complimenting paper and embellishments this layout came together quickly.  Take a look!

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Have you found your moment of everyday perfection today?


Hey Kid!

Today I am sharing a fun layout I created with Pink Paislee Hey Kid.  This collection is so fun and is perfect for capturing childhood.

I have a bunch of pictures of my little guy when he was very sick and had a feeding tube.  I wanted to tell a story of happiness and hope.  At the time it was hard, really hard.  But I can’t tell you how often he was still able to smile.  That smile is what got us through a lot of hard days.

I am so blessed.



The background has a few die cuts in it so I layered coordinating papers from the collection to show through.  On one circle die cut, in the lower right corner, I made a little pocket of wood veneers and buttons.



I made the frame from chipboard then covered it with red card stock and washi tape.  I love using frames.  I love using frames even more when they bring attention to an area but they do not frame a picture.



I embellished with die cuts from the ephemera pack and brads from my stash.  Speaking of stashes I just love little mustaches!   I finished it off with some stitching on various spots around the page. DSC_0423

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to smile!



Friday Spotlight MME Jubilee Tangerine

Hi all!  Welcome to another Friday Spotlight!  Today is the awesome new collection by My Minds Eye called Jubilee Tangerine.  I did a simple three page pocket scrapbooking type layout, two cards and one tag.  This collection is great for boys!  Take look!




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Two fun cards…





Lastly, a cute tag.  It is not too soon for Christmas right?



Thanks for stoping by!  Coming soon lots of fun with Inky Hot Mess monthly kist and embellishments!

Find your perfect moment today!

Candace Perkins

Tag You’re It!

Today I am sharing some tags made from my current obsession, the Boys Rule collection from Crate Paper.  I have four boys and sometimes it is hard to find a boy collection that is not too “cutesy”.  This collection is awesome!  What could be even better?  Scraptastic came out with a stamp set the coordinates with the collection!  This stamp set is great for boys and for background stamping and I just know that I will be reaching for it often.

One thing that I love about creating tags is that it is like a little scrapbook page.  If I am short on time but I need to do something creative,  I will make a tag or a card.

For the first tag I just started with a plain tag.  I used the Scraptastic stamp set and stamped the square pattern on the tag.  I started at the bottom using a grey ink and did two first generation stamping and then two second generation stamping to give it the effect of fading out towards the top .  I then layered various stickers from the sticker sheet and vellum from the ephemera pack.  I used stickers to make a banner and then stitched along the top to add some interest to the banner.  For this first tag I wanted it to feel “full” with lots of elements.

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For the second tag I decided to make a vellum pocket first.  I made a 3×4 vellum pocket to put another tag and some other mementos from our week.  I used the star vellum sheet that is in the collection cut it down and sewed along the edges.  For this tag I wanted the pocket to be the main focus so I went light on the embellishments.  The items in the pocket are what is going to tell the story. Through simplicity of embellishments the focus can stay on the story.  I used the Tim Holtz tiny stapler to attach some vellum pieces to the corner and a wooded clip to hang over the pocket to complete the visual diagonal line.

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Thanks for stopping by! Now go create some fun tags!

Tag you’re it!