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Paige Evans: Scraplift Yourself

Hi everybody! Hope your New Year is off to a great start! Here’s a secret – as I was sitting down to work on this assignment my mojo flew out the window! Oh no!! When this happens I do several things: browse through Pinterest, organize supplies, sift through collections and see if something jumps out at me, or, look through my old scrapbooks. A little back story: I started scrapbooking in 2001 when I was 16 years old and got my very first job at a local scrapbooking store in Redmond, Washington. It was more than a hobby from the very beginning – I was hooked from the moment I put photos, papers, and stickers together! Fast forward to 2010, I was pregnant with my son Fox and made a layout for a guest design spot with Hambly Studios (remember them?! I miss them!). So¬†when I lost my mojo and was flipping through my old layouts, I came across this round one, and since it’s a favorite of mine and I hadn’t lifted it before, the idea was born to scraplift it using my Pink Paislee collections! Here is the new version:

Lost your scrappy mojo? Turn to your old layouts to see if there is a page you want to scraplift!

And here is the layout of mine that I scraplifted:

I Am A...by Paige Evans

The best part? It only took an hour from start-to-finish to make! It probably would have taken less but I was documenting it along the way to share on Instagram stories while simultaneously filming a process video, which, speaking of, you can watch right here right now:

Usually my layouts take about 2-3 hours to make (more if there is hand stitching), but since I already had the design figured out, it came together in a jiffy! Those are my favorite kinds of layouts!

I started by die cutting a 10.75″ circle from textured white cardstock. Next I punched 1″ circles from all my Pink Paislee collection 6×6 Paper Pads: Fancy Free, Take Me Away, Oh My Heart, Turn the Page, and the paper with all the squares of patterns from my new collection called Pick-Me-Up (shipping January 16th and more images coming soon!). I glued the circles to the edge of the cardstock circle.

Next came the title! Instead of using words of things that I am (mother, wife, sister, etc.), because I still am all those things, I chose to write things that I love. I pulled any and all alphabets I could find again from all of my collections. I had just a tiny gap left at the end so I filled it in with “ME”!” :)

Then I machine stitched around and around and around the layout for several reasons: to attach the Thickers in place permanently, to create a nice texture in the middle, and to create journaling lines. I adhered my photo in the center (I went with color instead of black & white because the colors matched the embellishments), and then spent some time journaling.

To finish I only embellished with two things: a floral wreath die cut from Take Me Away trimmed in half and tucked under the photo edges and a floral puffy sticker from Oh My Heart on the right edge of the photo.

If you are ever in a scrapbooking rut might I suggest turning to your older layouts and seeing if there is one you particularly love and scraplifting it?! Easy peasy! Thanks so much for joining me today, see you again soon!

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