Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Inspiration Station - Ode to Paige Evans

Welcome to another Let's Capture Our Memories instalment of Inspiration Station - where I aim to inspire by being inspired. Have you ever seen a layout and instantly thought to yourself, "I am SO lifting this?" That's exactly what happened to me a few weeks back when I saw this gorgeous Paige Evans layout she designed for Basic Grey:


I mean, isnt' that G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S?!? As soon as I saw this beauty of a layout, I immediately Facebooked Paige and asked her if I could lift it for this month's Inspiration Station - and she agreed! WOO!HOO! I mean, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, it was absolutely the perfect inspiration piece to make my scrappy senses tingle - Hee!Hee! Here's what I created:


Used oodles and oodles and oodles of Echo Park's Head Over Heels on this one - lots of patterned papers and element stickers. I used the same Silhouette die-cut heart background Paige used for her layout (by Alaa'K - design ID #15615) and hand-stitched across the 1X1 square pieces glued on the background (yes, I hand-stitched the whole thing! I know! I'm crazy! Wanna know what's crazier? I have a sewing machine, but I've only used it twice! Hee!Hee!). I also added some Stampin' Up vellum and tiny paper clips, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, and American Crafts alphas. Oh! And TONS of 3D foam squares!! And all those die-cut hearts I made? They are stored in a nice, little Ziploc bag with the rest of the Head Over Heels collection just waiting to be used on another layout! ;)

Wanna find out more about the scrappy genius who is Paige Evans? Here's a bit of info on her and her work:


"I’ve been scrapping since I was 16 (that was waaaay back in 2001!) and got my very first job at a scrapbooking store in Redmond, WA called Yesterdays. They didn’t even have an application, just took my name and phone number. I wonder what my life would be like now had I not walked into that store that fateful day because so much of my life has revolved around scrapbooking since then. I work from home as a mom by day and by night I manage the American Crafts blog and design team, am on the Studio Calico Contributing Team, the Ali Edwards Digital Creative Team, a blog contributor for Elle’s Studio, and a freelance scrapbooker for Amy Tangerine. I love guest designing and teaching scrapbooking workshops near and far. Basically, I LOVE scrapbooking! I’ve been married to Chris for 7 years and we have a 4-year-old son named Fox and a 2 1/2-year-old daughter named Jane. Currently we’re living on an Army base in Grafenwöhr, Germany for 3 or 4 years. My husband is a dentist for the Army and we’re loving our adventures here and traveling as much and as often as we can."

It was truly SO much fun lifting this layout, Paige! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you do for scrappers the world over! You are a true, true, oh! so true inspiration for us all.

Happy scrapping!

11 comments:

Majo said...

This is a beautiful layout and a perfect lift! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Paige is amazing! I love her work!!! And LOVING your lift! So gorgeous! LOVING those hearts!!!!!!

Cher K said...

I am loving your lift! It's so fun!
-Cher

Leslie Germain said...

Love your take on her page!! Fabulous!!!

Jean said...

So cool!

Audrey Yeager said...

Amazing lift! BOTH you and Paige are incredible scrappers!

elisa delora said...

Amazing lift and original! Talent ++++++!!!!

Gisèle said...

Totally cool !!

Gisèle said...

Totally cool !!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Wow that turned out amazing!! LOVE IT!!

Shirley Mijares Mascarina said...

Wow! Amazing pages! Great lift, great inspiration!