Thursday, October 02, 2014

Last Cocoa Daisy kit share!

Stopping by to share my last Cocoa Daisy Blue Ridge kit pages for October. A really great mix of papers and embellies in this kit! You don't want to miss out on this one.. I think the main kit is already sold out... but there are great add-ons available still!

This one was made for an upcoming designer challenge... but without spilling the beans, so to speak... I will say that I love it turned out!! I thought Emily was a bit mad when she came up with the challenge...but it put me outside my comfort zone and I do like the result!

As you can see, I cut up little bits of the papers in the kits and layered them over a grid like shape. I just kept adding and adding buttons, epoxy and wood dots, along with stamping and rubons too

I just love the wood dots on the Fancy Pants chipboard flower!!

I do have one more page that I did create for Cocoa Daisy with the kit, but I will be back later this month to share it as I used the kit for another DT project :) Stay tuned !

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

More Cocoa Daisy

I am back again with a quick page using this month's cut file shapes for Cocoa Daisy.

There is an awesome hexagon shape in the cut file, so I took it to create the background for my page.

I added in some stamping using last month's scribble stamps by Sharmaine and lots of Crate Paper rubons too. Love that scripted word quote!

Here is how it all came out together! A little tedious adding paper behind each of the triangle shapes, but worth it I think!  Using Silhouette adhesive paper makes it much easier too :)

hope you will check out the full reveal over at Cocoa Daisy today! Lots of great projects by the DT!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cocoa Daisy Blue Ridge Reveal!

It's reveal time over on the Cocoa Daisy site and I am here today to share with you my first project using the Blue Ridge main kit, Shenandoah and Crabtree Falls add ons.

Here is my first page:

I used a lot of the yummy Crate Papers in the kit to layer my background and hand cut out my title. I really, just drew the letters on the backside of the papers and messily cut them out. Took just a few quick minutes to do and a fun result.

I added in lots of rub ons and wood veneers from the kits too, along with a couple Jillibean Soup cards that are awesome!! So many in a package :)


The cards I received in my kit were perfect to go with my selfie... so I went for it!

I'll be back tomorrow with another quick page using the October Cocoa Daisy kits!


It's been far too long since I have done a giveaway on the blog and so - it's seems like a good time to do one !

 Just leave a comment on this post with why you like reading blogs, what you like to read, learn, know about, etc... and I will post a winner on Oct 8th

You have until October 7th at midnight to leave a comment to win a bunch of goodies from me!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fancy Pants

Well, brace for it - I am about to show you a page all about winter. Yes, it is already getting pretty cool up here in Canada and so I thought it was only appropriate to scrap these photos from last winter.

I used the Fancy Pants Oh Deer! Collection for this page - there are some really fun elements in this line, I love the rich raspberry colour mixed with a mint/teal colour and it's not just for winter/xmas ! Lots of great patterns you could use year round.

Here is my page:

Now, let's look at some of those fun things I mentioned earlier!

Flair: the Fancy Pants flair is much larger than the "normal" size you have seen out there.. I think it makes it easier to use! I find the "other" ones out there are almost too small sometimes??

Mini Trees: Yes, these are amazing. They do come on a tiny wood base, but I removed mine and flattened the back of the tree to adhere to my page. Super easy embellie.

Foil Papers: Perfect for titles, and these snowflakes - and to cut on my Silhouette Cameo too! I have a few ideas floating around in my brain for the foil!

I hope you are able to join us next weekend for our Social Saturday roundup on the Fancy Pants blog

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Silhouette - Everyday

Today, I wanted to share with you one of my recent favorite pages that I made for the Silhouette American blog last week.

I have always been a fan of cutting large backgrounds and then layering patterned paper behind it... and so when I came across this fun card design shape in the Silhouette store, I snagged it up.
I knew it would be perfect to add lots of different papers behind!

I started by cutting the pattern onto white adhesive backed cardstock - which also makes this job very easy to adhere and keep together. I knew I wanted an almost ombre like effect, so I stuck with patterns of paper from Crate Paper, in various colours and patterns and worked my way down the page, mixing them up.

I cut some adhesive gold foil paper for part of my title and some strips and used them like washi tape over the vellum photo frame:

You can see here that I typed some journaling in my Silhouette software, but sent it to my printer instead of cutting on my Silhouette. No need to type in Word anymore!

I did the text on the vellum so that it would be seen over the background but not so stark on a white background.


If you haven't had a chance to stop by the Silhouette blog lately, please do and say HI! Here is the link to my project over there - EVERYDAY
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yes, I have one last Cocoa Daisy page to share :)

... sorry for the Cocoa Daisy flood on the blog this month but I just can't help myself!! Although the October reveal is only a few days away, ...the September kits were full of yummy Crate Paper "Notes and Things" and so I have been indulging :)

This month, I was also tasked to use the Panda Eight Printables that were included with this month's kit!

Here is a page I created with the printable along with a few bits of the add-ons this month. I love the labels and really wanted to make the most of them, along with the cut file (again).. man, I love that scribble - so great for layering!!


 Here is my completed page:

I'll be back soon with my October kit sneaks ! Happy Scrapping :)