Courtney Sawyer's Blog Posts

Hey y’all! It’s Courtney here sharing the layout that I created using the awesome Happy Trails collection. This collection was calling my name with all of the amazing colors and icons it has to offer. I’m really into the mustard yellows, aquas, and oranges right now. Here’s a look at the layout that I created.

For this layout I knew I wanted to use a cut file and I knew I wanted something like mountains or triangles to give me that mountain look. I went with a cut file that I have actually used before, but I went a different direction with it, literally. This cut file is a free file from Paper Issues and it’s called It’s Geometric. I turned it sideways and backed it with a few of my favorite pattern papers. I cut this one out in white so the colors would really pop against it. I added some dimension to the cut file with foam tape to help separate it from the background.

I printed three photos out for this layout and I was originally only going to use one, but I loved how the 2x2 photos looked with the 4x4. These pictures of my oldest are some of my favorites   and I thought the colors were perfect for this collection.  They were all matted in white as well to help them pop.

I created three clusters around my photos using a combination of the sticker sheet, the icon bits and pieces, the journal bits and pieces, and the chipboard. I added a few enamel dots from the Oh Happy Day collection along with the cute little mosquito’s to create my three. Then I finished my layout off with some black paint splatters.

I hope that you get inspired by this layout and I can’t wait to see what you create!


Hey y'all! It's Courtney here! Today’s layout is made with the amazing Happy Haunting line. How fun is this line? When I saw it I knew exactly what picture I wanted to use.

For this layout, I cut out 2-inch strips that varied in length. After that, I randomly placed them on the background page which is Utterly Spooky. I used a few different pages for the strips. I used both sides of Hocus Pocus, Fright night, Bootiful, and the 2x2 elements. I used some black crate paper, the bat border sticker, and the spooky house border sticker to add some different dimension and texture to my pattern.

All of my clusters we're a mixture of the chipboard, the combo sticker sheet, the icon bits, and pieces, and the Happy Haunting journal pieces. I embellished each cluster with the small enamel dot from the Spring Farm House collection. I added a tab, tiny word sticker,   and a flower to my photo from the combo sticker sheet.

I hope you are inspired to use this collection!


Hey y’all! Courtney here on the blog today sharing a layout that I created using the really cute Crusin’ line. Now I haven’t been on a cruise lately, but we did just come back from a long beach trip. I have a ton of pictures that will go so perfectly with this collection.

I chose these two precious pictures of my youngest on his daddy’s shoulders. I chose to do two 3x4 pictures that I matted on the Ports of Call individually and then double matted them on the Ahoy and the Seas the day paper

The background paper is Lost at Sea and it’s cut down ¼ of an inch and matted on the 4x4 elements sheet. I also used a free cut file from paper Issues called Sailing into summer that I backed on Man overboard and the lined card from the 4x6 element sheet.

I used the 6x12 chipboard sheet, the combo sticker sheet, the 4x6 sticker sheet, and the bits and pieces to create my clusters around my photo.  The title came from the bits and pieces pack and I added some foam to give it dimension.

I finished my layout with three clusters of enamel dots and some gold splatters. I also added a little bit of my handwriting to journal about this sweet moment.

Thank you so much for checking the blog out. I hope I inspired you!