Saturday, March 27, 2010

Don't get a paper cut! by Lynnette Davis

Wanna know what my favorite scrapbooking product is? It's probably no surprise because a lot of us are PPP's (Pretty Patterned Paper) fanatics! Am I right or am I right?

I mean, it's the first thing in a crafty store that I flock to....even when I'm online's probably 80-90% of my overall purchase. I LOVE me some PPP!

When you think about it, it's a pricey piece of paper but with all the endless looks you can achieve with a single 12x12 sheet it's really rather worth it IMO.

One of my favorite techniques when I create is to use patterned paper as an embellishment. How so? Well, it's easy! Find a PPP with a design on it (like butterflies or flowers for instance) and start your cutting. I have precision scissors that help out a lot with my detailed cutting and I absolutely LOVE the results I get when I'm done.

You must have patience when you cut because it can take a long time. Not to worry though.....Blue Moon Scrapbooking is challenging you to try this simple technique. For doing so you could win a $40 shopping spree in the BMS store! How awesome is that?! Lisa & Scott are mad I tell you!

All you have to do is create something, anything using the paper cutting technique and upload your image into the BMS gallery and wait for judging. It's that easy!

To help inspire you further here is a recent LO I created using this paper cutting technique.
This LO was inspired by one of my favorite scrapbooking artists and is of my youngest daughter trying to hide her face. She thinks that when she can't see me, I can't see her. LOL

You can find most of the products I used on this LO in the BMS store.

-Basic Grey Origins - Brown Sugar Scrub PPP

-7gypsies Avignon PPP

-Making Memories Paperie Green House Alphas

-Smooch Spritz in Gold Glow

You'll notice that I took the NEW 7gypsies Avignon PPP and cut away at it. After doing that, I distressed it by crumpling it and inking it and then adhered it to my page using brads.

This 2nd LO is all about the way I feel for my husband (although I can't take credit for the poem as I found it online). Still, it is the way I feel......

I'm delicately handing my heart to you
In your caressing hands to forever keep
I'm giving you the chance of destroying me
And I know I'm in your love too deep
I'm giving my entire self to you
All of my mind, body and soul
Handing over to you my everything
In hopes you'll be the one to keep me whole
I'm depending on your gentle and sweet love
To get me through the tragic world each day
I'm praying to God you'll always be here by my side
And that's where you'll always be to stay
Putting you over everyone else including myself
You automatically go to the front of my line
Which is why I'm delicately handing you my heart.....
In hopes you will always and eternally completely

It's also a scraplift of one of my favorite artists.

You can find mostly everything I used here in the BMS store.
-The Bazzill Basics Cardstock Dotted Swiss (white background paper) I believe is sold out. Although you can still get it in "pepper" and "deep blue."
-The Vintage Plaid PPP is from the Basic Grey June Bug's Collection. Plus, it's on sale now!
-You can get the Smooch Spritz in "Gold Glow" alone or with the "Natural Living Kit" which is a great investment because it's not only on sale right now but it will last you a very, very long time!
-You can get the Creative Imaginations tickets in a set of 12 or if you do decide to purchase the Natural Living Kit you'll get a couple in there too!
-7gypsies "Tas" PPP
-One of the NEW 7gypsies "Avignon" PPP
-Some leftover supplies from my "Hugs and Kisses Kit" including the Pink Paislee BE MINE tag and Fancy Pants heart shaped stick pin.
Hope I've done a good job inspiring you and don't forget to check out the items in the BMS store to create a similar look if you want to. Have a good weekend everyone!
Lynnette Davis


  1. Lynette, your pages are beautiful!

    On Be Mine, the masked circles rock! Love the colors.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Lynette!! These are AMAZING!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the misting and love love love the journaling on the 2nd one!!!!! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Fantastic inspo on the Be Mine.. I love those circles!! Smashing layouts, so pretty!

  4. LOVE both of these!! The misting, the cutting!! Just perfect! you've got me curious as to who your inspired artists are!! I know you definately inspired me!!

  5. ooo I love BOTH LAYOUTS!!! But the second is my fave!!! so killer cool, girl!