Beautiful | Meggy Blethen

Hello everyone! I am so excited about sharing my layout today using one of July’s new releases. I also got my color inspiration for the layout from the Birthday Mood Board:

I used 2 cute files on my layout for today. The first one is called Spring Roses Frame.

The second one is called Spring Roses. You can find these two cut files and so much more in the CUT to YOU shop.

I recently got my hair cut and I thought these cut files, along with the mood board would go perfectly with pictures of me and my new look.

I wanted the photos and the cut files to stand out on the layout so I used a dark background with a dusty pink mat around the photos.

I don’t normally mix the colors white and off white, but the word ‘beautiful’ fit these photos and the elegant cut files so well.

The vellum flowers from the Maggie Holmes Open Book collection help move your eye around the layout. They bring out a different color as well, which I love.

I used some Spiegelmom Scraps Hex -a- glam sequins for the middle of each vellum flower.

In this cluster by the title I used a few of the Spring Roses cuts to bring more emphasis to the title and photos.

Lastly, I added an off white tag to the top left along with a few more of the Spring Roses and some journaling.

I hope you will enjoy watching my YouTube process video below. Make sure to check out the CUT to YOU shop and grab your new releases!

Books I’ve Read: 2019 | Meggy Blethen

Hello CUT to YOU friends!

I’m Meggy and this is my very first layout as a DT member. I am so excited to be on the team this year and hope I can inspire in new ways to use Gwen’s gorgeous cut files!

I have loved my Silhouette Cameo so much this past year and have ventured more into using it in my scrapbooking. When Gwen sent us the new releases for the month I immediately knew I HAD to use the Book Stack cut file because I have been reading a lot this year!

It is the perfect file to use for a “Books I’ve Read” layout! This is actually the first time I’ve ever made a layout recording this part of my life. I normally focus on my kids and family events more than myself. It was so fun to change up the subject.

I love how my layout turned out. I had so much fun making this one! I was a bit nervous not using a photo, but in the end it was so exhilarating to do something out of my comfort zone.

Here you can see the cut file in all it’s glory. I just love it! I decided to make it stand out against the white background a little bit more by using Tutti Fruiti and Coral me Crazy Dazzlers by Shimmerz Paints.

Instead of using a photo I pulled out a cute 3×4 card that kind of goes along with my theme. I like to give myself a theoretical high five after reading because I feel like I never have time and I have to force myself to do it. This card was perfect!

For the bullet points for each book I read this year I used some cute acrylic pieces from Paige Evan’s cute Fancy Free collection. I also used circular puffy stickers from my stash and an acrylic heart from Color Cast Designs.

I decided to use a mix of stamping with my cursive handwriting to write out the titles of the books. These are the 4 I had read when I made this layout. The exciting part is that in the last week I already read another book and I’m halfway through a second!! I’m on a roll with reading and it makes me so happy to record this memory.

Make sure to check out the shop for all the new awesome releases that came out this month. I will be back in a couple weeks with a new layout to share with you.

You can watch my process video below:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Meggy x