OMG! How Do I Use That?

Happy Thursday and welcome to the second installment of "OMG!  How Do I Use That?".  My very dear friend Jenifer and I came up with this little series to help push each other to use products that stump us or seem a bit challenging...you can view the first installment of our little series here.

For this challenge we decided to use this lovely piece of patterned paper from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Collection...

I have quite a few pieces of patterned paper in my stash that have an "alphabet" design printed on them and for some reason or another (maybe just fear, lol!) I have NEVER used any of them...until now...

I knew right away that I wanted to cut into that gorgeous piece of paper and that I wanted to use triangles.  I have no idea why I chose to place everything else at a slant ;)  But that's what's fun about a challenge, trying something totally different and loving how it turns out!

I cut the "four" out of the paper piece and used it for the first part of my title, "Four Going On Fourteen".  Ain't that the truth!

I cut the bottom strip from the other side of the paper and used it on my page because I just loved the little banners with the sayings on them.  It totally helped me pull in the theme of my page.

And I tucked in a tiny journaling note inside of the polka-dot mini envelope and used some neon Mister Huey's to mist my ampersand die-cut.

I think I can safely say that I've overcome my fear of alpha papers, ha ha!  Now head on over to Jenifer's blog to see how she used this same piece of paper.

Have a great day and TFL!


  1. awesome! layout! I LOVE everything about it! :)

  2. Wow!!!!! I love it. It is so hard for me to use an ABC pattern paper as well. Stumps me every time. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ah-mazing! Yeah that paper would stump me but I totally love what you did.

    1. Thanks, Mel! I'm sure you could totally rock it! xo