Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Using Older Supplies / Always Cheesin'

Happy Wednesday, friends!  I'm back today to share another layout for my Using Older Supplies series I'm doing on my YouTube channel.  I pulled out the Fancy Pants Meology collection from 2014 for this.  I hadn't planned on using white cardstock for my background, but a happy accidental discovery happened, and I wound up using it.  You can see what I mean in my process video down below :)

I used Shimmerz for the background.  I fussy cut those pretty flowers from patterned paper and used some of the 3x4 cards as well as other papers for layers behind the photo.  I still had so much of this line left over...I used some stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, buttons and that cute flag up top.  A few of the black stickers are from a MAMBI sticker book I got from Michael's.

I originally made this background on a piece of patterned paper by spraying some Shimmerz through this Heidi Swapp stencil.  I flipped the stencil over to stamp the excess spray onto this white cardstock and wound up loving how it looked!  So that became my background :)  I love how the colors blended yummy!  Here you can see all the layers behind the photo, including some foam for dimension.  I used several MAMBI stickers here, too.

I fussy cut the black camera from patterned paper as well as that orange flower.  The other one is from the die cut pack, and I added foam under them both.  I also added some blue & green thread, stickers and some buttons.  The "love" sticker is another MAMBI.

I almost didn't mix in any green on the page, but I'm glad I did.  Plus, I had to use this phrase for this funny and cheesy photo...haha!

I almost didn't do any stitching, either, but I changed my mind.  I did some straight stitching in several places, and I'm so glad I did.  I love the detail it gives!

Finally, I pulled out some older American Crafts Thickers that I've been hoarding.  I combined "always" with black alphas from the FP sticker sheet.  I used small orange circle stickers to make my date.

This was fun to create, and I challenged myself to not use my Cameo.  I tend to use it so much, which is fun and wonderful, but I wanted to use up some stash.  Here's my process video if you'd like to see how I put all this together.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Love this picture of your sweet girl Missy!! And an incredible page!

  2. It is so beautiful! And very interesting video, thank you!