Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blooming BEAUTY

I wasn't in the mood to do a Holiday layout so what do I do... yep, a very girlie, flowery pink layout! I used my own bear pattern (found HERE) and designed a cute title for the top. The flowers are from my daughters Cuttlekids dies. I really just love how it turned out even though it is very much one of my typical eBay layouts.

Click HERE to visit this eBay link.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Life is a Highway 2

I know, you probably think you are seeing things...
this layout actually has pictures on it. Amazing right!?!
(Click pic to see the details)
While I was getting ready to make a layout for eBay, I found that I had plenty of this paper that my friend Ash gave me to make a whole other layout exactly that same which is kind of rare. So I decided to make the same layout for myself. It didn't come out exactly the same but it is very similar and I already found pictures to put on it. What do you think?? I LOVE it because I haven't made a layout for myself in ages... seriously, I don't remember the last!

If you like these Classic Vehicle paper piecings,
well you are in luck... you can get the files over at
The Paper Piecing Beehive!

Click HERE for a direct link to the car files.

The details:
I put some extra car pics on the hidden photo mat...

Gotta love this title... I can't quit singing it!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Natural Beauty

As some of you know that I made this layout some time ago... over 2 years!! But I've never really thought of this layout as mine because I made it with eBay in mind. So I thought I would give it one last try on eBay to see how it does. Wish me luck with re-listing! -Kate
This layout is not my normal layout. What I really mean is that I don't do elegant and pretty very often. But the set up of the layout is the same old me! I LOVE how this one turned out. I'll be sad to see it go... this one I'll be selling on eBay. I look at it as Simple Vintage...

This is what I used:
IndieArt Cricut Cart - Butterflies
Storybook Font Cricut Cart -
corner flourish and marquee title box.
Cuttle Bug Embossing folder - Script Texture
Cuttle Bug Embossing folder - Divine Swirl

Thank you for taking the time to look!


More details of the layout...
Something was missing when I cut this butterfly with my Cricut. I decided it needs something else so I decided to try punching some holes on both sides of the wings. That did the trick!! I put cream paper behind the holes to make it look a tad more like a Monarch butterfly. It was fun to alter this, already pretty, butterfly cut into something even more beautiful!

The "Natural Beauty" is a rub on.

I used the technique where you ink the embossing folder first and then emboss your paper. I looks so neat. I used a sand color ink so the cream paper would look old. The picture doesn't do it justice... it turned out so beautiful!

I made a hiding tag to go behind one of the big photo mats. It is made for 2 extra photos or journaling spots. I don't know about you but I take way too many pictures!

I fell in love with this neat flourish that I decided looks really neat as a photo corner embellishment. I also used it on my "My Hero" layout.
Here you can see the embossing. Also you can see how the pop dots have made the butterfly look like it is about to flitter away! Lovely...
Here is a picture with the layout tilted to see the Butterflies getting ready to lift right off the page.(Your welcome to copy my designs for you own personal use,
but please don't recreate to sell...thanks a bunch!)