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.

 

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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 🙂

 

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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.

 

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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

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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

 

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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.

 

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