Let Your Dreams be Your Wings| Kelly Pyron

Happy Spring! This is my favorite season, mostly because of all the new flowers and the earth is coming alive once again! I created this layout of my oldest daughter in celebration of the new season! I used the Daisy Bough cut file as starting point.

I really wanted the cut file to take center stage for my embellishments. I wanted to back the cut file, but I didn’t want to add any busy-ness to the background, so I decided to use vellum. Only, I realized I had run completely out of vellum. Not one to give up easily on an idea, I decided to I improvise! I had several large glassine bags, which I cut apart and used to back the cut file. I love that you can get a peek of the beautiful paper underneath but the cut file still takes center stage. Next , I lined the cut file with sticklers to really make the cut file pop.

I fussy cut elements from the Asuka collection and layered them around the photo and cut file. Lastly, I added some diamond sequins around as a finishing touch.

This was such a fun layout to create! I hope you enjoy it and find a little inspiration! Be sure to check out all the new cut-files in the shop!

If you would like to see the process video for this layout, click below:

Loving the Everyday | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am so excited to share my newest layout using the “Loving the Everyday” Cut File. This title is perfect for how I am currently feeling and the photos I wanted to scrap!

It is perfect because we finally had a normal, lovely, uneventful, sunny weekend! I was so excited to take the grandkids to lunch and then to the park. Things that use to be common occurrences are now so precious and exciting. We had a very rough winter and rough year in general. So being together and outside feels wonderful!

I used a collection from Amy Tangerine that is bright and colorful to capture the mood and feel of the photos. I layered the embellishments in clusters focusing on using different sizes, textures, and dimensions. This helps create a dynamic, visually appealing grouping.

I cut the title on black cardstock and then again on yellow patterned paper. I adhered the black outline and filled in the outlines with the yellow letters popped up on foam tape. The photo above shows the awesome dimension this creates. Lastly, I added some black stitching to two sides of the layout and on the blue banner piece at the bottom right. I just love the look of messy stitching!

I just love how this layout came together! I love the contrast of the black with all the fun bright colors! Thank you for stopping by the blog today and here’s hoping for lots more normal, magical days!

Choose Happy | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I hope everyone is doing well and finding some time to be creative! I have a fun new layout to share with you today, using the Choose Happy and Floral Garland 01 cut files from the shop!

Every year, around my Birthday I like to create a “selfie” layout. This year I turned the big 50! I wanted to celebrate by using all my very favorite things on a layout! I used lovely florals, butterflies, stitching, woodgrain, tons of layers and a cut file with an uplifting message! Just a few of the best things on earth! Am I right!? 🙂

I cut the Floral Garland cut file on this lovely teal patterned paper to use as a layering element amongst all the other florals and butterflies.

I really wanted the title to take center stage. So, I cut the title out on patterned paper once and then used the offset function in Silhouette to cut the title again on the violet/ coral umbre paper. This gave the title more prominence on the page and really made it stand out. I am so pleased with how this layout turned out and had so much fun creating it! If you would like to see the process video, please click below!

Thank you so much for stopping by and remember to Choose Happy!

Happy Days | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am delighted to share a new layout of my grand-twins 1st birthday party and first experience with cake! (Spoiler Alert: They LOVED it!) I chose to use the Happy Day cut-file to document this momentous occasion!

You may notice I used lots of shiny, metallic silver on this layout! I was inspired by a new product (Silver Foil Adhesive sheets) at Spiegelmom Scraps. You can watch my process video to see how I used that product on this layout.

I have backed each of the letters in the cut file with various patterned papers, and popped them up on double sided foam. I also created shaker pockets inside the balloons, which worked out so great!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year! You can see this layout come together here:

Lovely | Kelly Pyron

Hello creative friends! I am excited to share my newest layout using the Sweetheart Background Cut File! I was given the theme “Love” to inspire this Design Team project so I chose this cut file from the Cut to You shop.

This cut file paired perfectly with the photo of my beautiful daughters. I used this mixed media-style background paper from the CVS Daydream Collection along with some Heidi Swapp mist under the cut-file, to create an interesting base for my photos and embellishments.

I added some sparkle and shine with sequins, mirrored acrylic pieces and nests of gold thread, tucked between layers and layers of lovely florals, hearts, and rainbows.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my latest creation with another fabulous Cut to You cut file! Seriously, the cut files from the shop do most of the work for you! All you have to do is add some photos and a couple of embellishments and voila’ , you have a gorgeous layout!

If you would like to see the process video, please click below:

Super Star Sweetness | Kelly Pyron

Hello scrappy peeps! I have a fun layout of my grandson, Cason. I used the new Shooting Stars cut file from the shop, This element (the cut file) made my page come together so easily. It also gave me the inspiration for my title! I just love when one element sparks an idea for another element on the page! I cut the file in textured-white cardstock and adhered it directly to the patterned background. I then adhered stars of various colors, textures and sizes around the page for a very dynamic look.

If you would like more details and to see how this layout came together, please click below.

The finished page:

A detail shot:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout! I hope you found a little inspiration to take with you. Be sure to go check out all the awesome, new cut files in the shop for more inspiration and idea sparkers!

Everyday is an Adventure | Kelly Pyron

Happy New Year Friends! I am so excited to share my first project for 2021! I chose the “Everyday is an Adventure” cut file from the shop, as my title piece for a layout of my precious grandlove, Emery.

I am documenting her first day back to “physical” school, as opposed to “virtual” school in 2020. I thought the title was appropriate because, we never really know whats going to happen from day to day, lately. For instance, it was only a few weeks into the school year that she had to go back to virtual learning.

I used products from several different Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper collections to embellish my page and back my cut-file. I love to use 6X6 Paper Pads for backing cut-files because the scale of the patterns is smaller and works great for smaller areas, (i.e, within a letter)

Here are a few close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by! If you would like to see the layout come together, click the link below. I wish you a very blessed New Year with many happy memories and adventures to document!

Holly & Jolly | Kelly Pyron

Happy Holidays, Friends! I have a fun & festive layout to share with you today using the Bauble Trio cut file.

I cut the file on some cream textured cardstock and backed them with papers from an older Christmas collection by Echo Park, simpy called Christmas. I included stitching from the top of the page to make it appear that the ornaments are hanging. I used sprigs of pine boughs, paper poinsettia flowers and gems to further embellish the baubles. I love how this page came together. It really gets me in the Christmas spirit just looking at it!

See below for the process video:

Here are some close ups:

Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Fall is Fun | Kelly Pyron

Happy fall, ya’ll! Here in West Texas, we don’t get much differentiation between seasons. For instance, yesterday it was 90 degrees and today it is 28 degrees with snow and sleet. I am not even joking. LOL!

However, a couple of weekends ago the weather was nice enough to take the grandkids to Fiddlesticks Farms. It was a fun-filled, pumpkin-picking, gold-panning, enormous rocking chair-rocking, pig-racing, corn-mazing… kind of day!

So needless to say, I took a ton of photos! The Snap Shot cut file was perfect for this layout because it had spots for lots of pictures and still room for embellishment. Plus, it made my design decisions easy-peasy!

You can see the process video here:

And here are a few close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you get the chance to get outside and enjoy nice weather and fresh air!

Thankful for You | Kelly Pyron

Hello Friends! I am back with an Autumn themed layout featuring the Fall (Autumn) Background Cut-File from the shop.

I am scrapping a photo of me and my best friend (husband) taken last Thanksgiving. I have been wanting to scrap this picture for awhile, but could never find the right “stuff” to go with it. I was looking through my 12X12 paper pads and came across a fall themed paper pad. That pad in combination with this cut file, sparked inspiration for scrapping this particular photo.

I realized when going through my stash, that I don’t have a lot of autum-themed scrappy embellishments, so I decided fussy cutting lots of the cute woodland animals, florals and other icons in the paper pad would have to suffice. Fussy cutting pattern paper is always a great option and money saver! Plus, I find it very relaxing! 🙂

I used the fall leaf backgroud cut file as the basis for my woodland/fall scene. I layered lots of cute elements horizontally across the center of the page.

I used the fussy-cut Pumpkin that says “Thankful for You” as my title piece. My last step in finishing a layout is always adding the smallest elements to fill in a blank space or to create balance in the design. The tiny little sunflowers, was my last step for this layout.

I must say, this is my favorite layout I have created in a while. It makes me happy just looking at it! I think that is how we should all feel, when we finish a page… happy and thankful for such a wonderful and enjoyable hobby!

You can see how this layout came together here: