New Year resolution with Pink Paislee

Happy New Year !!!!  I am excited to be here sharing a perfect New Year layout, a layout documenting my goals and resolutions for this upcoming year. Each year for the past three or four the first layout I complete for the new year is always a layout about myself documenting what I am hoping to achieve in the year ahead.

Here is the layout I created:
Happy New Year Pink Paislee friends! It's the perfect opportunity to set new goal and resolutions, see how Raquel documents hers on the blog today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #newyear #turn the page
I created the cut file ‘2018’ feature using my Silhouette software and the font ‘Bebas’, which is one of my fave fonts to use when cutting out numbers and capital letters. I used a photo of myself in the “0” space and backed the rest of the file with soft patterned papers in the Turn the Page collection.

Happy New Year Pink Paislee friends! It's the perfect opportunity to set new goal and resolutions, see how Raquel documents hers on the blog today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #newyear #turn the page
I used stickers from the Paige Evans sticker book to embellish the page, the florals were the same as on the bordering patterned Paper #02. The theme of new beginnings in the Turn the Page collection was also a perfect one for a new years resolution theme. After I backed the 2018 I felt it still needed something more added to it, that was when I decided to hand stitch in coordinating colours around the border of each letter. I love how that turned out, it really helps them pop.

Happy New Year Pink Paislee friends! It's the perfect opportunity to set new goal and resolutions, see how Raquel documents hers on the blog today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #newyear #turn the page
2017 was a tough year for me, so I must admit I was looking forward to the new start and feeling of a new year. A chance to refresh and refocus on what I want to achieve for the year. To add my resolution I clustered various embellishments like the clear stickers and icons from the Sticker Book and journaling spots from the Journal Spot pack. I also added some fussy cut butterflies and chipboard stars.

Happy New Year Pink Paislee friends! It's the perfect opportunity to set new goal and resolutions, see how Raquel documents hers on the blog today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #newyear #turn the page
So that’s it from me today! I hope my layout has inspired you to get that 2018 goal or resolution down and documented. Thanks for stopping by the blog today, Raquel x

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back. 
May the sun shine warm upon your face; 
the rains fall soft upon your fields 
and until we meet again, 
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
– Irish Blessing

Happy New Year Pink Paislee friends! It's the perfect opportunity to set new goal and resolutions, see how Raquel documents hers on the blog today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #newyear #turn the page

Remember December with Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hey everyone, I'm here with you today sharing a new layout featuring Bohemian Dreams by Cocoa Vanilla Studio for the theme of christmas. Yep, you read that right! A christmas layout using Bohemian Dreams. It can be done, and you will see what the team come up with on the blog documenting christmas with a non themed collection.

Here is my layout that I created:
The subject of my layout was our December visitors, our elves on the shelf; Chippy and Snowflake. I took a North Pole inspired colour palette of blues for this page and added in some die cut snowflakes to match. The cut file I used is one from Paige Evans available in the Silhouette Design Store. I printed the photos 1.1″ square in size to fit into the frames perfectly. I love that I was able to document multiple photos at once through using this file.

Here are some close up images of the page:


Thanks so very much for popping by my blog today. I hope you have found this post inspirational.

Take care,
Raquel xxx

1 in a million with Wild Child by Pink Paislee


Hey everyone, I'm here today sharing a new layout with you as part of Children week on the Pink Paislee blog. I have a little boy and a girl so the new Wild Child collection is perfect for documenting those everyday moments of my kiddies. I couldn’t resist pulling out the boy themed papers and embellishments from this collection and documenting some snippets of my little man’s life right now.

Here is the layout that I created:Capture those priceless childhood memories with the new Wild Child collection. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee


Here is a process video of how the layout came together:


I chose a recent photo of my son to use on this layout. The photo is printed in black and white and is slightly smaller than a 4×6″ in size. I matted it on paper from the 6×6 paper pad and layered multiple die cuts from the boy ephemera pack to the left side of the photo. I also added the ‘hey dude’ sticker from the Thickers pack, the ‘one in a 1,000,000’ sticker which acts as my title, and the date stamped of when I did my journaling.

Capture those priceless childhood memories with the new Wild Child collection. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #wildchild
The main focal point of my layout was the cut file speech bubbles downloaded from the Silhouette Design store here. I adapted the files slightly to suit my design idea I had in my mind as I wanted the files to look like they were thought/speech bubbles coming out the top of my son’s head. On each bubble I added some journaling and some, depending on their placement on the page, were embellished too.
Capture those priceless childhood memories with the new Wild Child collection. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #wildchild
I added some of the rockets to the page to add an element of fun to the page. The pop art bubbles like the ‘zoom zoom’ were also a fun addition and complemented the speech bubble design.
Capture those priceless childhood memories with the new Wild Child collection. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #wildchild
The ephemera pack is jam packed full of so many perfect pieces to add to projects. I layered this ‘adventure’ die cut to the top right of the page using foam adhesive. I added finishing touches to the clusters of embellishments by adding some stars from the rub on pack. They were just the right size to scatter amongst the page.
Capture those priceless childhood memories with the new Wild Child collection. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #wildchild
For the journaling on this page I used my typewriter and cut it into strip form. I loved the freedom this gave me as it allowed me to manipulate the strips to fit within the bubbles.
Capture those priceless childhood memories with the new Wild Child collection. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #wildchild
How perfect is that ‘one in a million’ speech bubble from the accent stickers pack? I could not resist using that as my title as yep, there is no one quite like my boy. He certainly likes to keep me on my toes.
Capture those priceless childhood memories with the new Wild Child collection. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #wildchild
The whole cut file layer is adhered to another piece of cardstock with a foam adhesive to add a dimensional look to the overall layout. I love the shadows that this adds around the speech bubbles.
Capture those priceless childhood memories with the new Wild Child collection. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #wildchild

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Capture those priceless childhood memories with the new Wild Child collection. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #wildchild

Super Awesome with Cocoa Vanilla Studio



Hey everyone, I'm here with you today sharing a new layout as part of ‘Pink or Blue?’ week on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog. You will never believe what colour I chose to feature on my page today!
………………….. blue! Yep, I decided to go against my natural lean towards all things girly and create a blue layout featuring my little man. For this layout I chose to feature the blue toned papers and embellishments from both the new Bohemian Dreams collection and the You Rock collection too.

Here is the layout that I created:
I am documenting my little mans love of jigsaw puzzles on this one. He loves puzzles and he does them amazingly quick….sometimes I can be doing a puzzle with him and he places pieces together before I have even grasped what the piece was of.

Here are some close ups of the page:



Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, I have to ask, are you team pink or blue? Or are you on the fence with this one?

Raquel

Real Life with Turn the Page by Pink Paislee

Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here sharing a project using the Turn the Page collection and teaming it with a cut file which is designed by Paige Evans in the Silhouette online store found here.

Here is the layout that I created:The photos we document do not always have to be picture perfect, join Raquel today as she documents an outtake of her children and the story behind it. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #turnthepage
Here is a process of how this layout came together:


The subject of my layout is my two kiddies. As you can see by the photo, it’s not a picture perfect shot. My daughter is looking all innocent and beautiful posing for the camera while trying to wrestle her little brother to look at the camera. Some might say slightly strangling him lol, in a loving way of course! On this page I wanted to document that getting a picture of these two is not always sunshine and roses, that most of the time the situation is like the photo here and the ‘good’ shots may be the one of 50 photos I took at that time.

The photos we document do not always have to be picture perfect, join Raquel today as she documents an outtake of her children and the story behind it. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #turnthepage
The title is made up of the hello in the cut file and the ‘real life’ is the stickers from the new Paige Evans sticker book. I used my curved American Crafts Thickers alignment guide to help me get the perfect curved title under the cut file. I was happy with how easy that was to achieve with the help of the guide.
The photos we document do not always have to be picture perfect, join Raquel today as she documents an outtake of her children and the story behind it. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #turnthepage
To frame my photo I decided to use the ‘hello’ cut file by cutting it on Paper 22. I love that through that patterned paper I was able to bring in so many colours. I actually cut the design onto white cardstock first and then offset the design to cut on the pattern so it gave the white cut file a border. It is a fun way to help your cut files really stand out. My photo is nestled within the circle so it acts like a frame around it. I decided to back the photo on the same patterned paper that I cut the cut file on, but chose the more softer colours.

To embellish the layout, I created clusters on either side of the photo. To do this I used one of the die cut ephemera floral pieces. I was excited to find the new Paige Evans sticker book which is jam packed with 30 pages of stickers contained a sticker of the same floral ephemera piece so I used that on the other side.
The photos we document do not always have to be picture perfect, join Raquel today as she documents an outtake of her children and the story behind it. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #turnthepage
I added a cute heart and tag to some of the negative space on the bottom right corner of the photo. The ‘love this’ tag was from the Journaling Spots pack and a bit of a tongue in cheek comment for the photo.
The photos we document do not always have to be picture perfect, join Raquel today as she documents an outtake of her children and the story behind it. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #turnthepage
I had a lot of story to tell on this page and decided to keep it as a somewhat central design and run the journaling down the centre of the page underneath the photo. I did what I always do and typed the journaling on my typewriter and cut it out in strip form. Typing my journaling on a separate paper and cutting it into strips gives me the flexibility to change the position of the journaling if I am not happy with where I intended to place it.
The photos we document do not always have to be picture perfect, join Raquel today as she documents an outtake of her children and the story behind it. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #turnthepage
I couldn’t go past Paper 17 to border the whole layout, the red pattern really makes the layout pop. I also added some machine stitching for detail. A layout doesn’t quite feel complete without adding stitching to it.
The photos we document do not always have to be picture perfect, join Raquel today as she documents an outtake of her children and the story behind it. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #turnthepage
Thanks so much for popping by my blog today x