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Yes, You Are Loved | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Pink Paislee friends! How’s everyone after the holidays? I hope you all had good times and shared memories with family and loves ones. Today, I’m going to share a new scrapbook layout using the Truly Grateful collection by Paige Evans.

Torn paper and fussy cut flowers & leaves for the win! All using the Truly Grateful collection.

I’ve always liked teared and distressed paper edges. Before, I would always just tear it right away and sometimes I like to have a shape like a wavy or curved edge but end up with a sort of wonky straight teared edge. Then I had an “aha!” moment while tearing the paper for this layout, I thought why not brush it with a bit of water first? I know, I know… I’m a tad late realizing it myself, ha! But it’s a simple yet effective trick. I also got to make the “white part” of the paper show through beautifully. I seldom do that successfully in past attempts.

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Of course, fussy cutting is ever a favorite of mine. It’s 2020 and it’s still one of my fave things to do while “brainstorming” ideas for future projects. Fussy cutting is a life-saver especially when you run out of flower packs :) It’s also a test of a person’s patience :) You can use your Silhouette Cameo’s PixScan to do the cutting for you but since I don’t have the special mat for that, I am content with fussy cutting it myself with my trusted sharp scissors.

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This is really a simple but pretty layout with all those flowers and leaves. I simply splattered watercolors to add a bit of color and texture to the white cardstock background. After adhering in place the two distressed patterned papers, I started to embellish with the fussy cut flowers, leaves, and butterflies.

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Watch the process video for this layout to see how this layout came to be:

Thank you for dropping by today and I hope you liked my layout. See you in my next post!

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