Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Bloom & Grow

Hey there!
We are finally dug out after the almost 20" of snow over the weekend. No school yesterday meant some extra scrappy time for me!
I played along with the CSI case file No 252. I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe along with a mixture of papers from Amy Tan's  Rise & Shine, Stitched, Cut & Paste and  Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm and a paper from Shimelle. I have to admit, The color combo of the case file scared me a bit. I don't use the colors black and yellow by themselves because it reminds me of a bumblebee. I do love how this page turned out, so you may be seeing it more often, LOL!

I backed the flowers of the cut file with all different yellow papers. I added some enamel dots to the centers of the flowers. These are from Simple Stories and Cocoa Vanilla. I added in 3 flair buttons from Darcie Heater Designs. These have been in my stash for at least a few years.

I hand stitched the title with embroidery floss. I love how it looks!
I fussy cut a mason jar, punched a circle, added another flair and then finished this cluster off with a Simple Stories phrase sticker. I added some black machine stitching under the title and then fussy cut the small yellow flowers:

I added a few layers of paper behind my photo and then added some washi tape, I think it is from Michaels. I added a fussy cut flower, tangled thread, fussy cut hearts and another flair:

This layout took me almost a day to do, but it kept me busy during the blizzard! and I love how it came out! 


  1. Wow, Lisa, you rocked the challenge colours. How pretty is that cut file, especially with the added pattern papers. Love the background work, the creative title work, the cute flairs, and the machine stitching. Great job. I mean, come on, what's not to love! Thank you for playing along with us at CSI. ☺

  2. How cute is this layout! I love that cut file, now I really want a silhouette cameo, lol. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at CSI.

  3. You really did a great job on this and it really shows. I love the beautiful flowers and the background if gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at CSI.

  4. Wow what a gorgeous page! Just love that stitched title and the splashed background is da bomb! Thanks for joining the CSI challenge!

  5. Fabulous, happy page! LOVE the cut-file backed with the happy yellow, and your stitched title is awesome! Just love this, Lisa!


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