Happy Birthday Cut Shoppe! & A Giveaway!

Hi Guys! It’s a special day today!

Bday Sale

It’s the LAST day you can use the 50% off birthday coupon at The Cut Shoppe! The Cut Shoppe is celebrating it’s birthday this week!

I wanted to post my favorite layout using my favorite cut file!


It is the All Heart Cut File and we are giving this cut file away during the birthday celebration!

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All you need to do is leave a comment WITH your email address below BEFORE Saturday and I will notify the winner early this next week!

Make sure you take advantage of the coupon and snag up a bunch of those cut files for your layouts and projects!

Happy Crafting!

Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!

xo Stephanie


Happy National Scrapbook Day from The Cut Shoppe Design Team!

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Hey, hey Happy National Scrapbook Day~!  The design team at The Cut Shoppe invite you to stop by and check out the lovely work we have created for this special day! Again, a huge fan of white space and scattered embellishments. but, enough about that – what do you think of that cut file used on patterned paper? I LOVE it!

BE Awesome. BE You! {The Cut Shoppe meets Neat & Tangled!}

Woah! I hope you are having fun checking out all the fun on The Cut Shoppe Blog today! We are partnering up with Neat & Tangled and using our cut files and their lovely stamps! I have such a fun set to use!

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Again, I am addicted to white space and I LOVE this kraft paper I used for the B E. The little arrow and the words are from the stamp set provided to me by Neat & Tangled. It has so many little bitty words that I think I’ll be using it quite often!

You Are My Sunshine


Today I’m sharing with you the layout I made using the heart burst cut file from The Cut Shoppe. This was a really fun layout to make and not as complicated as it might look.

I’ve been pushing this photo around on my work desk for awhile now because I knew I wanted to do something really great with it. I took the background paper and the a few of the patterned papers from the American Crafts Studio Calico paper pack. One of the sheets is a piece of 12×12 white cardstock that I played with gelatos on and put in my stash for a rainy day. I ran the cut file through my cameo on plain white card stock, traced, and fussy cut each of the different patterned rays of the paper shown. I ran the edge of each of those patterned rays through a black ink pad and let dry. After gluing it down I added a few little PinkFresh embellishments, a little cork, and gold tape from my stash. The gold letters are Thickers, obviously 🙂 I’m addicted to those silly letters.

I’m really pleased with how it came out! You can find me over at the Cut Shoppe blog, too!

I finished the whole thing off with Heidi Swapp gold mist dropped with a paintbrush.

I Heart String Art: Fun Run

In an effort to fight off the winter blah’s I decided to brighten things up a little! I used the I Heart String Art cut file from The Cut Shoppe on this layout. I cut the star out to fill most of the page and then traced the outside of the star onto another piece of white card stock. I watercolor painted within the parameters of the star and once it was dry attached the star to the layout.

funrunI added a few digital printable elements to the page, Thicker letters and heart, colored thread, and a veneer ‘family’ to finish it off. I added a little watercolor paint spatter after everything was dry.

My family ran a 5K on the 4th of July a few years ago (I’m slowly catching up!) and I really wanted to a family photo in our album to commemorate the event!

Thanks for looking!

Love & Learn (and Spread Your Wings)

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I’m sharing my layout I made with the Spread Your Wings cut file from The Cut Shoppe!

Have you ever had one of those magical, fleeting moments where something happens that makes everything else disappear? This is a photo of exactly that. My two boys and I were on our way home from running errands and we stopped at the neighbors house for a few minutes. While we were standing outside chatting this happened. We live in the woods and neither of them are strangers to nature. They are actually quite comfortable with most of it.

The bits and pieces are from my stash and my Paper Issues Swag Bags, the acrylic LOVE is from Color Cast Designs.


Here is my post over at The Cut Shoppe explaining my process and how I put this together. I would love for you to stop by and take a peek!  Thanks for visiting!