Friday, May 20, 2016

This Is Everything and Born To Ride Layouts using Fancy Free!

I am having way too much fun using the Fancy Free papers designed by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee! Here are two more layouts I've put together in the last couple days with photos from a camping trip I had printed as 5x7's a while ago. My daughter, Amie was 4 here - and now she's 9 - I can't believe how time flies. My youngest, Erica is now 4 and it's interesting to see how they are similar and different. This is one of my favourite reasons for scrapbooking - reminiscing about older photos and the fond memories they bring back!

For the first one I used this amazing butterfly cut file from The Cut Shoppe - you can find it FREE here on their blog post. They really do have amazing cut files! I backed it with paper from the Fancy Free collection - I love how the multicolour paper looks behind this cut file!

Here's a close up of this butterfly - so fun! I cut it large, but I think I'll do a few more smaller sized ones for cards. I used pop dots to add some dimension. 

The title is a cut file by Crafty Jen Schow - included with the Ready, Sketch, Go class. I used Prismacolor and Hobby Color Markers to colour my title and add a bit of shading.

Some Distress Ink coloured my wooden flower embellishment and I added a round puffy sticker dot to the center. I added some hand stitching using embroidery floss around my page by first piercing the paper and then stitching with a large needle and the floss.

The second layout was inspired by the May Sketch (below) over at the Scraproom Blog and the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week to use a bike. Everytime I look through the Fancy Free paper pad I see another paper I just have to use!

I used layers of paper strips and washi with stickers and some circles cut from the paper pad to create a layer of embellishments. Some more of that pretty embroidery floss is tied through my tag.

This cute bike is cut from the Cricut Spring Fling cartridge. I used papers from my 6x6 Maggie Holmes Crate Paper pad to cut it and coloured in parts with Distress Markers. A cluster of embellishments, washi and papers finish off my tag that I tucked in between the photos.

I wrote my journaling on the background strip and added a title 'Born To Ride' which I cut from a font in Cricut Design Space.

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you get some crafty time for yourself this weekend. It's a long weekend for us, but supposed to rain, so I will probably have to do a bit more scrapbooking ;)!

Linked to:
The Scraproom Blog - May Sketch Challenge using the right side of the layout
Die Cuttin' Divas - #266 Bike Month (bike cut from Spring Fling Cricut Cart)


  1. She is so adorable

  2. OMGEEZ... those layouts look amazing! the papers are so pretty! I can see why you're having so much fun playing with them! LOVE that butterfly!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  3. Those layouts are beautiful! Love the colors you used on them. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  4. Oh your layouts are beyond fabulous!! Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin Divas!

  5. Those layouts are so beautiful!! Love the butterfly and the pretty papers!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  6. Wow, beautiful layouts! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  7. Both your layouts are darling!
    Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  8. Awesome layout! Thanks for playing along with us at The ScrapRoom!

  9. Beautiful layouts! Thanks for playing along at The ScrapRoom. :)

  10. Great layouts and fantastic take on The ScrapRoom sketch! Thank you so much for participating in our challenge!