Saturday, October 23, 2021

Thankful For You | These Days collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you today to share a new scrapbook layout incorporating creative journalling. I pulled out the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days collection as I love the Autumny feel this collection has, I documented a photo of my Mum and I.

I decided to incorporate my creative journalling by hiding it behind a cut file. The cut file I chose is from CUT to YOU. I cut out the smaller outline (solid piece to write the journalling on) of the design first and I then cut out the main design a bit bigger. I backed some different papers from the A5 paper stack behind the main design, I then adhered and made a crease on the left edge only so that the pumpkin opens up. I love how by looking at the main layout you can not tell that the pumpkin opens up.

I chose the small yellow gingham paper as my background paper however trimmed it down a little and backed it onto the beautiful wood grain paper. I then machine stitched around the entire outside edge to add some texture. To help open up the cut file, I added a tab sticker and some twine tied in a bow. I added baby powder to the bottom of the tab sticker to remove the stickiness of the sticker.

I adhered my photo in the bottom left corner of the cut file making sure there was no adhesive added to the section that needed to lift up. I also backed the Thankful part of the cut file with the wood grain A5 size paper and adhered it to the bottom of my photo using craft foam. To finish the title, I adhered the words For You using the super cute puffy alphabet stickers. I also placed a heart puffy in the centre of the words.

To embellish and enhance the story and design of my page, I took lots of die-cuts from the ephemera pack adhering many of these with craft foam, including the trees, the Family word and some of the florals too.  Just above the Thankful title and above the tree on the right I added epoxy wood beads and lastly I added some phrase stickers from the Accessory sticker sheet.

I absolutely love the way my layout turned out and I hope you were inspired to have a go at some creative journalling too? Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Monday, October 18, 2021

Happy Halloween | CUT to YOU

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new Halloween themed layout created for CUT to YOU. I chose the awesome Happy Halloween title cut file enlarging it slightly in the Silhouette Studio software and cutting it out from light blue cardstock for something a little different.

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I teamed the cut file with the Goosebumps collection by Pretty Little Studio, backing the Happy word with one patterned paper and the Halloween word with another. I then adhered the cut file to a grid style patterned paper background. I tucked my photo in to the top right of the cut file overlapping the Halloween word at the bottom.

On the web part of the cut file, I layered a colourful web die-cut and a punched out circle word on top of the web using foam tape. I added a few enamel dots around the page and also some stickers and phrases to help tell the story. I love to overlap embellishments on top of cut files as it draws focus and adds interest.

I kept the embellishing fairly simple on this layout as I felt the cut file makes a great statement on my page and I did not want to cover it up. A Halloween page would not be complete without a spider added, the die-cut one at the top of the page fits in so well as it balances with the web at the bottom of the cut file.

Do you normally document Halloween? If so make sure you check out the CUT to YOU store for all the amazing Halloween cut files for your crafting!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

EEK | Goosebumps collection | Pretty Little Studio

 Hi creative friends,

It's Tarrah back with you to share a new Halloween themed layout using the awesome Goosebumps collection.

I love this photo of my girlfriends and I dressing up for Halloween last year! The black and white photo was perfect to use with my colour scheme of orange, yellow, salmon, black and white. I chose a plain white cardstock for the background of my layout, I then chose the 12' x 12' Pumpkin Spice paper, trimming 2 pieces of this to place top and bottom on the white cardstock. I distressed the edges of the pieces of paper and also inked the edges using black ink.

I chose 2 papers from the 6' x 6' paper pad  and layered them underneath my photo, I ripped the spider web one for some added texture on my page. I took out the tag that reads, 'EEK' from the Ghost Town die-cut pack and this became my title below my photo. I punched a hole in the end and added some twine. It was perfect as I wanted to stick to the original colour scheme, I did not want to introduce another colour to the page. From the Witch's Brew die-cut pack, I took the round die-cut with the bat and adhered it using craft foam to the right of my photo. I love the dimension adding craft foam brings to my layout. I took the super cute black cat die-cut from the Spooktastic die-cut pack  and adhered this to to the bottom left of the photo.


From the Scaredy-cat cut-aparts I punched out the yellow spider one using a 1 inch circle punch. I adhered this to the top left of the photo also with craft foam. I took some of the stickers from the Costume Party sheet  and placed some around my page. Below the tag, I added a couple of word die-cuts and also one of the flair buttons from the Boo-Ya pack. I took some black thread and placed in 3 spots around my page for some more texture.


Lastly I stamped the date stamp and sprinkled some black mist around the page to add to the spooky feel to the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it?!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Life Is Good in the Woods | Bella Blvd

 Hi creative friends, 

Today I am back to share a new scrapbook layout created for Bella Blvd. This week it's all about being Fall inspired and featuring Bella cut files. I decided to pull out the gorgeous Let's Go On An Adventure collection for my layout today, I love the trees and outdoors feel to this collection, it was perfect for the photo of my sons in the great outdoors.0001-9222777592_20211004_132207_0000

For the cut file aspect of my layout, I chose the pine trees from the Silhouette Design store and cut out 3 lots of them from the dark green ombre side of the Hearts and Ombre patterned paper. In the Silhouette Studio software I placed the 3 lots of pine trees in different areas on the mat so that when the trees were cut they were different colours. Once they were cut out I arranged them on my chosen background paper - No WiFi paper. I trimmed down this paper so that I was then able to back it with the dark mountain paper. I like the look of multiple patterned papers in my background. I adhered my photo in the centre of my layout using craft foam. I tucked in one of the tags from the ephemera icon pack in the top left under my photo and added some white twine through the hole, I placed a map marker chipboard piece from the Chipboard Icon stickers on top of my photo.

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At the bottom right of my photo I placed the super cute squirrel chipboard piece and adhered a die-cut word on top of the squirrel. I also placed my title below the photo which is the chipboard piece that reads, Life Is Good in the Woods. Under the title I also added a phrase die-cut that helps tell the story of my layout. On the left I added some chipboard trees from the Chipboard Icon stickers and a floral and word die-cut from the Ephemera icon pack.

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On the right of the layout I added some die-cut trees from the Ephemera icon pack, some chipboard trees and also some of the gorgeous Acrylic trees too. Lastly I added a tab word die-cut and a word die-cut above my photo. I love how these words and phrases all help to tell the story of my layout. I stamped the date stamp with black ink to finish.

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I loved creating this Fall inspired layout using some Bella cut files and I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it too. 

Happy creating!

Bella Blvd products used:

Let's Go On An Adventure collection kit

Let's Go On An Adventure ephemera icons

Let's Go On An Adventure chipboard stickers

Acrylic Shapes - Tree mix

Bella Blvd cut files

Bella Besties Hearts and Ombre paper - green

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Summer Fun | Endless Summer collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you today to share a Summer themed scrapbook layout using one of the older Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections called Endless Summer. I chose this collection because of the gorgeous teal colour of the water in my photo, a selfie of myself kayaking earlier this year. The teal in the Endless Summer collection was a perfect match! Don't you love it when that happens?!

I chose my background patterned paper first - opting for the pretty tropical floral outline paper. I did trim it down so that I could add a double mat of cardstock behind the patterned paper. I pulled out a pink and a teal cardstock to mat the page with. I added the wood grain die-cut frame from the Ephemera pack over my photo and stapled an arrow die-cut to the top right of the frame, I then adhered it using craft foam in the centre of my page. I like the look of various layers of dimension on my layouts so I added foam tapes and regular tape under the floral die-cuts and tucked these into both sides of my photo. I also added some leaves here and bent the edges up on both the florals and the leaves.

On the right of the photo I included the super cute flamingo die-cut and the Summer Holiday ticket from the ephemera pack. I also tucked one of the flair buttons and adhered a wood veneer arrow. Below my photo I adhered the Memories Are Made of This die-cut piece on top of the frame, I also tucked in the banner die-cut underneath the photo. My title is made up of the letters that spelt 'Summer' and the 'Fun' word in the ephemera pack. I also added the cute anchor wood veneer piece to the bottom left corner of the photo. Near the anchor I placed a wood epoxy bead and also placed another wood veneer piece across the Summer title.   

To the left of my photo I added the round 'Smile' die-cut piece and a heart die-cut. Above the photo I added some cloud die-cuts with craft foam and layered the 'Summer Days' banner die-cut across the clouds. I also scattered some of the gorgeous enamel shapes in the hearts around the page. Lastly I stamped the date stamp and checked that everything was adhered down sufficiently.

Do you still have the Endless Summer collection in your stash? Why not pull it out and get creating with it? You can use my layout here as inspiration. If you don't have the physical collection you can now purchase the Endless Summer digital collection and print your own papers and embellishments as many times as you like!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it?!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Hello Fall | Bella Blvd

 Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am excited to be sharing a new Fall inspired layout created for Bella Blvd, this week we are creating projects using the gorgeous mood board below as inspiration. 

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From the mood board I was immediately drawn to the leaves/feathers in the top centre rectangle. I decided to cut out some of the leaf cut files from the Silhouette Store in a variety of sizes using mostly the 'B' side of the Daily Details paper from the To the Moon collection. I like how the leaves look 'dipped'. Once the leaves were all cut out I backed them all with vellum and then added machine stitching with white thread to the centres, I like how this adds some texture to the leaves. 0001-8493350743_20210923_223425_0000

I chose the Pickle Juice Heart and Ombre paper as my background paper, I trimmed it down slightly to back it onto the Pony Heart and Ombre paper, I then machine stitched around the outer edge to add some more texture. I arranged the leaves in a falling pattern and once happy with the arrangement, I adhered them by just adding glue to the very centre of the back so that I could bend up the edges of them. 

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I placed my photo on the right of the leaf arrangement, tucking it into the leaves so that it was connected. My title I placed on the left amongst the leaves, the title is made up of the Ciao Chipboard Hello word and the orange Aria puffy alphabet stickers. Once the main elements were adhered it was time to add some smaller embellishments. I pulled out various things that went with the colour scheme like the acrylic hearts, some puffy shapes, puffy hearts, corrugated heart hugs and some die-cuts.

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I placed the larger scallop die-cut to the centre of one of the bigger leaves and layered a speech bubble die-cut over the top. I love how it says 'Let's Play'. The photo was taken while doing a photo shoot with some friends amongst heaps of fallen autumn leaves. We were throwing them in the air and having heaps of fun and laughing heaps too! I added a cute Bella Bow to the left of the photo. Once I had added some of the smaller embellishments, I sprinkled some white mist around the page and stamped the date stamp.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it?! 

Happy creating!

Bella products used:

Bella Blvd cut files

Pickle Juice Heart and Ombre paper

Pony Heart and Ombre paper

To the Moon Daily Details paper 

Orange Aria Puffy alphabet

Orange puffy shapes

My Candy Girl puffy shapes

Acrylic Hearts

Squeeze the Day ephemera

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Trick or Treat | CUT to YOU

 Hi creative friends,

Today I am back to share a spooky Halloween layout created for CUT to YOU featuring the awesome Trick or Treat cut file.

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I enlarged the design slightly in Silhouette Studio and then cut it out from black cardstock. I then took some papers from the Hey Pumpkin collection by Crate Paper and backed both words with the black and white spot paper and the letter ‘R’ in the stripe paper.

Once I had finished backing the spaces of the cut file, I added craft foam underneath the whole cut file. I then adhered it to a patterned paper background.  I love the dimension and shadows this adds to my layout. I decided to add my 2 small photos on top of the web part of the cut file and added a few small embellishments here also. The ’31’ chipboard I placed in the centre and on top of the ‘R’ I added a cute tag and some other smaller Halloween embellishments.

I added a few small puffy stickers to the words Trick and Treat and also fussy cut a pumpkin out from patterned paper.

Do you document Halloween? The CUT to YOU online store has some awesome Halloween designs so make sure you check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x



Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Hello Autumn | Grateful Heart collection | Pretty Little Studio

 Hi creative friends,

It's Tarrah back with you today to share a new Autumn themed layout created Pretty Little Studio featuring the gorgeous Grateful Heart collection.


I started by choosing a patterned paper to work on as my background. I chose the 12' x 12' All the Feels paper. I then started to build my layout from this paper, I added my photo just below the panel at the top of the paper, I layered some of the All the Feels die-cuts underneath my photo.


On top of the brown small frame, I adhered camera die-cut from the My Favorite pack and layered one of the flair buttons from the Snapshots pack. To the right of the photo I added some floral die-cuts and a banner. On top of the photo I adhered some small phrases.


On the left of the photo, I added one of the journal spots from the Fall Favorites pack and layered a heart and small flower too. I stamped the date stamp on to this journal spot. The title is made up of the Autumn and Hello die-cuts from both the My Favorite pack and the Fall Favorites pack. I popped these up with foam tape and added the right above my photo.


Lastly I added a few small die-cuts and called the layout finished!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Autumn Days | To the Moon collection | Bella Blvd

 Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you to share a new Autumn themed scrapbook layout with a focus on colors from the awesome To The Moon collection. I started by choosing an Autumn leaf cut file from CUT to YOU and cut it out from plain white cardstock.

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I then took the My Whole Universe paper from To The Moon collection and backed all the larger leaf spaces with the different colored papers. It took a little bit of time to back all of the leaves but once done, it's worth it to see it finished. Next I adhered the cut file to another sheet of plain white cardstock. I trimmed the cardstock down and backed it on the Imagine paper from the To The Moon collection.

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I placed my photo towards the right of the page with the Daily Details paper layered underneath. I also layered one of the ephemera tags, a tab sticker and a chipboard heart all to the right of my photo. I also placed a die-cut arrow and stamped the date stamp on it.

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To the left of my photo I placed my title which is made up of the alphabet stickers from the To The Moon Doohickey sticker sheet. Under the title I placed a cluster of die-cuts overlapping each other including a round phrase die-cut, an arrow and a phrase die-cut. Above the title I added a heart sticker and above the photo I added the Dream Big die-cut.

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To the left of the title I added a chipboard moon and a yellow chipboard piece. I then took some of the Bella Bestie's puffy shapes in various colors and placed these scattered around the cut file design. I took some of the Dog Mix matte enamel stickers and added them to the centers of the puffy shapes.

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Lastly I drew a black outline around the edge of the white cardstock with a black journal pen.

I love the end result of my layout and hope you enjoyed stopping by my blog today. 

Happy creating!

Bella Blvd products used:

To The Moon collection pack

To The Moon Doohickey stickers

To The Moon Ephemera Icons

To The Moon Chipboard Icon stickers

To The Moon Dog Mix Matte enamel stickers

Bella Besties Puffy Shapes

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Getaway | Sunkissed collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi creative friends!

Today I am back to share a new scrapbook layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the gorgeous Sunkissed collection.

I chose a cute boat cut file from CUT to YOU and cut it out from plain white cardstock. I then took papers from the A5 paper stack and backed some of the spaces in the cut file. I chose the multicoloured stripe paper for the bottom section of the boat and chose 4 different papers for the banner. I added one of the pink papers behind the top flag and the smaller scale floral paper behind the florals in the cut file.

Before I adhered down the cut file on to another sheet of plain white cardstock, I added a small amount of mixed media using the Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide with water and smooshing it to replicate water. Once it was dry I adhered the cut file down. I also trimmed down the white cardstock and backed the Sunny Days paper behind and then machine stitched around the edge. The photo I am documenting is of my Mum and I kayaking, it is the perfect photo to use with this collection and cut file.

Underneath my photo I layered some of the 3' x 4' pocket cards, I love how these make my photo pop. I added the Our Summer flag at the top near the cut file flag and also the extra banner die-cut all from the ephemera pack. My title 'Getaway' is made up of the gorgeous gold glitter foam title stickers and I love how the title looks placed on the edge of the mast of the boat. I added a few Accessory stickers in the phrases to help tell the story, puffy stickers and clear stickers under the boat to replicate water. I also added a wooden epoxy buttons and some of the floral die-cuts from the Floral ephemera pack too.

I LOVE how my layout turned out and hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Make sure to get your hands on some of the AMAZING Sunkissed collection.

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Love Us | Dream Big collection | Pretty Little Studio

Hi creative friends,

Today I am back to share a new layout created for Pretty Little Studio featuring mostly the gorgeous Dream Big collection.


I absolutely adore that pink ombre paper so I chose that paper for my background. The paper inspired the design of my layout so I decided to place my photo in the top left corner and have the design elements flowing down towards the bottom right.


I layered one of the small papers underneath my photo and then pulled lots of different embellishments to adhere around my photo. They included a tag, a frame, a flair button, some journal tabs, the camera die cut. 


My title is made up of some black alphabet stickers and I adhered some more embellishments a little further away from the photo including the floral die cut, the small hearts, the small florals, some of the circle die-cuts and the cloud die-cut.


Lastly I stamped the date stamp and drew a black border around the outer edge with my black pen. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tarrah x

Pretty Little Studio products used:

Dream Big - Courage die-cuts
Dream Big - Imagine paper 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sweet Summer | You Are My Sunshine collection | Bella Blvd

 Hi creative friends,

Today I am excited to be sharing a new scrapbook layout created for Bella Blvd featuring the gorgeous new You Are My Sunshine collection with a focus on Aria puffy alphas and Florence alphabet stickers.

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For the focus on the alphas on my page, I decided to pull all of the Aria and Florence alphabets in colours from the You Are My Sunshine collection and created some repeated 'Sweet Summer' titles on the Bee Youtiful paper from the You Are My Sunshine collection at the bottom section of my layout. I also added hearts in both the Aria and Florence alphabets in co-ordinating colours. 

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Above all of the titles, I placed my photo with the My Only Sunshine paper from the You Are My Sunshine collection layered underneath. I added one of the Doohickey tab stickers to the right of my photo and on the left I added the gorgeous Sun Bella Pop and the round chipboard sticker. Along the bottom of the photo, I took the Be Someone's Sunshine Today die-cut and adhered it. At the top of my photo, I tucked in a rainbow die-cut from the Ephemera Icons pack, adhered a chipboard cloud and Bella Pop cloud.

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I placed a few more die-cuts around my page including a rainbow and some of the small floral die-cuts. I also stamped the date stamp of when the photo was taken. I trimmed down the Bee Youtiful paper and added the Shine Bright paper behind the entire layout.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoyed my Summery themed layout today!

Happy creating!

Bella Blvd products used:

You Are My Sunshine collection

You Are My Sunshine Doohickey stickers

You Are My Sunshine Chipboard Stickers

You Are My Sunshine Ephemera Icons

To The Moon Sun Bella Pop 

Aria Puffy Alphabets

Florence Alphabet stickers

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