Go For The Gold

I’m joining the second round of the Paper Issues challenge, the theme this month is “go for the gold”. I was planning a totally different LO for this challenge but when I opened the Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful collection I was inspired by the gold specialty paper in the pack. I absolutely love this collection and had so much fun with this LO.




I tried to get the gold mic powder to show up a bit more gold but with no luck. Next time I’ll mix it with less gesso and I hope it will give me the color I want. I cut the gold paper with a file from The Cut Shoppe that is having a sale this month. I’ve never used files from the shop before so I thought sale.. why not give it a shot 🙂 I do like these hearts and it was just the right enough of gold for this LO which is has a long of pink.


I hope you join in this months challenge and if you need to shop remember to use my code 🙂



August Cut it Up

Another round of cut it up at Paper Issues and it is such a fun challenge and I get to give my cameo a work out. I have a preference for the large back ground cuts they are just so fun to play with and this month was no different. I mean who couldn’t have fun with this.



I had to keep this cut file big to take up a lot of space. I knew I wanted to use the Good Fellows line by Fancy Pants. I do love masculine lines and this one does not disappoint. I love this picture of my husband with our youngest daughter. He is such a sucker for his girls and she is no exception. I used some string and wrapped it around parts of the cut file to go with the theme of being wrapped around her finger. A small cluster and some bits of color with a title and done. Such a fun and easy LO I’m sure you’ll love the free cut file as well.

And remember if you need to get some masculine bits from the shop, use my code


August Take Five With PI

Its a brand new month of challenges at Paper Issues…so exciting!! I love the take five challenge and this month was no different in wanting to play along. For this challenge I picked the five following things: Green, Orange, Flower, Washi Tape and Thread




I used the July Swag bag which was full of bright fun summer colors and demanded to be used. I loved the pineapple and joined it with a wood pineapple from Color Cast Designs but decided it needed a little something more. A huge pineapple of course. So I put my silhouette to work and then decided to dust off my sewing machine. Lets just say I’ll never be a seamstress 🙂 but with this I didn’t mind that the stitching looks crazy because pineapples are not uniform things so I went a little crazy. But I think it works.

If you haven’t grabbed the July swag bag you should its a fun bag of goodness. And if you need to go shopping, we all need to shop for pretty paper goodies, don’t forget to use my code.