23 July 2016

You don't find the happy life, you make it - Layout

Hello there! Today I would like to share a "Just- because" layout with you using papers from the new Take me away collection by Paige Evans and Pink Paislee.

You don't find the happy life, you make it by Laureen Wagener

DESCRIPTION: Alex was so sweet sending me a few of her amazing printables! I saw this and loved the title as it matches perfectly with what is going on in my life!
HOW TO: Use this printable from Alex or any other with a large text for your title. Cut it with your electronic die- cut machine and back it with different patterned papers from Take me away. Adhere them behind the cut file with foam dots for added dimension. Adhere two strips of patterned paper to the left side. Mat your photo onto lots of patterned papers. Create a small cluster of embellishments on the paper strip on the left and underneath your photo. 
Punch out lots of butterflies out of the patterned paper and scatter them around the page to embellish. Use gold spray mist and add a few drops and you're done!

SUPPLIES: Cardstock stickers, patterned paper, small doily, spray mist, butterfly punch,
 cardstock: American Crafts, adhesive: American Crafts;cut file: Alex Hunter Designs

20 July 2016


Hi there! I am so excited to share this layout with you today!

It features my two all time favorite scrapbooking collections - both from Pink Paislee, Fancy Free and Take me away.

Wander by Laureen Wagener

DESCRIPTION: I am absolutely loving Quilts and would really love to be able to sew them on my own! I don't really have the time (and money) to buy fabric and then create a Quilt but therefore I managed to make a Quilt- inspired layout. As soon as I saw the paper 21 in the Take me away collection I knew it was perfect for creating a very colorful Quilt looking design. I looked through pinterest, looked at Quilt patterns and then made up my own.

HOW TO: Use paper 21 from Take me away, or any paper with squares on it, cut them all up into tiny squares - they are 2.5" x 2.5". Then cut the squares into triangles. Chose a Quilt design you love or just make up your own design and adhere the triangles slightly. To really secure the triangles and to give it that Quilt design, use your sewing machine to stitch them all down using white thread and your sewing machine. Use Fancy Free to embellish making a little cluster around the photo and in the bottom right corner. Stick down your title at the top left corner in the white strip, to not cover up that beautiful Quilt design you've created.

SUPPLIES: Glitter foam thickers, ephemera pieces, small doily, buttons, patterned paper, acrylic shapes, cardstock: American Crafts, adhesive:American Crafts; sewing machine

13 July 2016

Make your own sunshine

Hi everyone! Today I would like to share the instructions for the layout „Make your own sunshine“
I recently made for Just Nick Studio– it features lots of stitched flowers and embellishment clusters.

Make your own sunshine by Laureen Wagener

DESCRIPTION: I usually seek my layout inspiration either from Pinterest or mainly by looking
through my cut- files. The cut file I used is a cut- file I knew I wanted to stitch in different colored

HOW TO: Decide on a cut- file you would like to stitch out, if you are new to stitching, I would
recommend starting with a smaller design like a small phrase/ title or add a few icons like hearts.
Replace the blade in your electronic cutting machine with a pen or pencil and draw the design onto
cardstock or patterned paper. Poke holes every ¼ inch with a paper piercer and color in the design
with differnt colored watercolors. Then back-stitch the entire design. For the title use a die-cut
sentiment and color it in with watercolors, creating an ombre effect. Finish the layout with two
embellishent clusters around your photo and add your journaling if you'd like.

SUPPLIES: exclusiveAlpha stickers , chipboard stickers, dimensional stickers, puffy stickers, wood veneers, buttons, spray mist, rubber shapes,exclusive ephemera pieces Cardstock, pen, adhesive:American Crafts; Watercolors: Loew Cornell;
Doily Background Cut file: Just Nick Studio, Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Floss: DMC


08 July 2016

Focus on: Echo Park Summer Party

Hi, it's me again!

I wanted to share my projects using the lovely Summer Party collection by Echo Park, which you can get here at Scrapbook Werkstatt.

01 July 2016

July Sketch - Creative Scrappers

Hi there!

We are sharing another Sketch over at Creative Scrappers - this months sponsor is Just Nick and Nicole created an awesome cutfile to use with the Sketch!
You can download the cut file for free using a coupon code and then play along this months sketch for your chance to win $25 gift certificate to the Just Nick store!

Here is the layout I created: