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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Two New Layouts {Simple Scrapper}

I have two new layouts to share. Both will be in the June issue of the Simple Scrapper member magazine, SPARK. (You can download a free issue here!)


I was looking though my photos and found two that looked similar and that happened to be taken in the same month...only 8 years apart. I realized that while my son has grown, so have I in many ways. 



The Story Starters this month were all related to men (it being Father's Day month) and I liked the idea of scrapping a page about a boy version of a "man cave". Oh how clean and organize that room was for one full day!

Both of these layouts use templates and story starters from the Simple Scrapper member archive.

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Supplied used in these layouts:



Friday, May 19, 2017

Paper Grass and a Freebie

I just love the grass cutting dies but I try not to spend money on ALL THE THINGS. So I figured out a way to get the same look with my Silhouette machine. And I'm sharing a freebie with you at the bottom of this post so you can do the same!


I had this little elephant guy hanging around and thought he would look cute sitting in the grass. I used pink and orange distress inks to make a background and some Heidi Swapp sprays to add some splatters and shine.



The file I created cuts 4 long strips of grass (just over 8 inches) and a few grass "tufts" as well. Plenty to get a few cards completed or a scrapbook page decorated. If you need some help making a cut file out of a PNG, you can view my short video tutorial over on this post.





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Here are some of the products I used for my card:


Ranger Tim Holtz 
Mini Ink 
Blending Tool

Ranger Tim Holtz 
Mini Ink 
Blending Refills







Avery Elle Clear 
Stamp Set - Ellie






VersaMark Inkpad










Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mr. President Layout and Template Freebie

My son was George Washington for a program at school. This layout is about how I created the costume with about a days notice from the teacher! I bought a consignment-shop suit jacket, sewed some ruffles on a shirt, and made a fleece white wig and ta-da we have a George Washington.

I had two different sized doilies that I wanted to use on the layout to mimic the ruffles in the shirt and they became the starting point for my layout.


I loved how the page came together and wanted to share a digital template with you all. Click on the image to download or click here.