And More Cut Mania Cut Files

Recently, I hurt my leg pretty badly and haven’t been able to get around much so I’ve been doing some designing  Here are the latest files





End of Summer

We’re trying to squeeze in some outdoor activities before Fall comes – the signs are here – cooler temperatures, yellow leaves, fireweed is all bloomed out.

Yesterday I never made it into the kayak – the water was low – I was trying to drop the kayak into the lake from the deck and it got stuck – when I pulled it suddenly came loose and I fell into the muddy gunk at the edge of the lake.  Lauren did, however, get in a little paddleboarding.

I used one of the latest cut files from Cut Mania – ripples.  I inked with 3 Tim Holtz inks behind the cut outs.keepcalm


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Waste Not, Want Not

It’s been a gorgeous day here – sunny and 75 degrees – and yet – I’ve been scrapbooking!  I got this really fun pic of Nathan whilst taking senior photos recently. Love the perspective. I paired it with a fun maze cut file from Cut Mania (coming soon !) and a printable phrase also Cut Mania



I hate to waste the scraps and I thought some of them looked a little like waves so I ombre watercolored them and used them on a beach page  I used the May 1st sketch from Stuck? Sketches




Spring Fever

we’ve had higher than average temps for this time of year – low 50’s and our snow is gone one month earlier than usual – yeah !  However, I always feel I need to wash the windows, and my car, rake the yard and do other cleaning type activities outdoors when the sun is shining so again, not much scrapping done.

Here’s a page I created sing the April FREEBIE cut file from Cut Mania, inspired by the Paper Issues Mood Board. Link to FREEBIE in the April Newsletter


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Woohoo! and a Featured Artist

I had my first etsy Cut Mania sales – thanks Melinda and I just wanted to share the amazing pages she created with some of the files.  I love how she really made them her own and to suit her style and projects You can check out more of Melinda’s creations on her blog or at her etsy store Just1Life2Live

On this page she used two of the same cut file to great her won design – love how the colors pop against the text b/g


love how the heartbeat page turned out – especially with the fun rainbow colors AND the cool journaling on the lines



I had a page planned with this cut file also but my cat Meow found it on my desk and chewed it up – apparently he loves long stringy bits of paper !!



Getting Graphic

Since I’ve been creating cut files my style seems to have reverted back to my original graphic style. I find that with a large design feature I really don’t need to add as many embellies – although I still love to do that.

I hadn’t originally had this cut file in my store but I was inspired by a mood board and it fits into a March theme


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Hey – It’s March

We’ve been having record temperatures in Alaska (30-40’s) and we have very little snow – just lots of ice.  It’s feeling like Spring isn’t far around the corner.

I don’t normally scrap with a lot of green but in celebration of St. Paddy’s day this month and the hope of Spring here’s a green-ish page.

I used one of the new March cut files and a print and cut from my etsy store Cutmania.  I’d love it if you dropped by and checked out the new items