bring on a fall vibe to your stories


all the falling leaves

Today I am up on the blog with this scrapbook page and story.

You know when you just really have a good time of it creating a layout. This is exactly what this Blessed Layout was for me. It sort of ebbed and flowed as I figured out exactly how I wanted to use Paige Evans Leaves Background Cut File.

The white cut file on the white background page really had me. I adored that texture and how delicate it felt on the page.

I originally had another idea in my head as I was starting this page. While I went ahead and played with the idea for a bit, I just was not really feeling it. Does that ever happen to you? One needs to feel the direction they are going in, even if it is the simplicity of paper cuts and embellishments.

When finally the right direction was set upon, the page really came together for me. Which, strangely, was sort of disappointing, as I was really enjoying the create time. I was super happy as to how the Truly Grateful Ephemera pieces felt like they were floating down the page. I had cut the cut file with pattern paper, and used some of those pieces to enhance the embellishment.

Any excuse to tell a story about my girls and their antics is always a good creative sesh for me. Using Paige's fabulous cut files, along with her Truly Grateful Collection really summed up the whole feel for me. And that is just one reason I scrap these pages.

Thank you so much for visiting today.
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supplies | Cut File found HERE.
Truly Grateful Collection can be found HERE.

how to glitter an art screen with Minc


getting fancy with art screens and the Minc Machine

Time to have some creative fun with the Heidi Swapp Art Screens + Minc Machine and Glitter Sheets.

Have you had your hands on the art screens? You can find several of Heidi's Art Screens HERE at JoAnn Stores, along with the Minc Machine + Art Screen Ink. These craft tools create fun and interesting textures and images that you can use on any sort of paper project.

Enjoy this step-out demonstration making today's Pink Glitter Art Screen Ink Tag:

And that's about how simple that is.

I placed my tag inside a current Journal Studio insert I am using as an art journal. Along with Color Fresh Pattern Paper, Washi Tape, plus die cut and tabs and clip, I love how this little quick and easy paper craft came together.

Grab supplies to make your own Glitter Art Screen Tag too. Play along with me. You'll be glad you made pretty stuff.

If you have any questions as to how to craft this or any or these projects on this blog, please feel free to ask. Happy to help.

supplies | Heidi Swapp Minc and Art Screens available at JoAnn Stores.

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of I do receive financial compensation and material product from American Crafts to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own. 

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