Friday, October 09, 2015

Stitch It at Big Picture Classes!

Not sure if I have shared this or not yet, but I have a new class up over at Big Picture Classes called Stitch It!

Over 5 lessons, I share tips and techniques to incorporate stitching onto your projects. It is focused towards layouts, but you could definitely use these techniques on cards or projects too!

Big Picture Classes has a free trial period for new subscribers - so stop by and check it out - hope you sign up for the class and enjoy it! If you do take the class, please leave me a comment over there so I can say HI! I would love to chat with people over there :)

Here is the link to the class if you are interested:

I am also thinking of a few different ideas for other classes - anything you would like to see? Leave me a comment below  if you have an idea as I am open to ideas :)

Thursday, October 08, 2015

More JustNick cards!

2 posts in one day! yikes

I know I was here yesterday sharing a few cards that I made for cards week on the JustNick blog, but I have a couple more that I made for today's post too! This time, I used some of the newer backgrounds in the store for part of my cards.

For this first card, I used the Circle background 3 - a great mixture of small and larger circles.

I simply shrunk the file smaller to fit on my card front and cut it from a lighter patterned paper that went over the pink background. It adds a simple and nice light texture to the bottom of the card.

I used the new Floral Lace background for this next card, with the intention that it almost looked lace like along the edge of the card?

Not sure if it came out as I had hoped, but that file is a pretty one!

If you are interested in these, or any other of my cut files, please do stop by my store JustNick HERE... we have new uploads every weekend and psst... there is a new freebie next Friday (it's a GOOD one)

Thanks for stopping by friends.. even those who are reading and don't say hi ;) I know a few of you :)

Jillibean Soup - Yay It's Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner so I created this page for Jillibean Soup this month.

I used a mixture of last years 2 Halloween collections, by cutting squares and then triangles from different papers in the 6x6 paper pads and mixing them together.

I added a little twine and make a little sub-title/banner across the top of my page using some Jillibean Soup mini clothespins, diecuts and Alphabean letters too.

Hope you are ready for Halloween - are you like our household and eating the candy too early and not ready with the costumes?? Yeah, that's totally us every year :)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

JustNick - card week!

Hello again!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog again today! I have a couple cards to share today, using some digital cut files from my store JustNick.

To make this card, I diecut the Pretty Patterned background using some white cardstock. I layered it over a white cardstock base and grabbed my watercolor paints. I quite simply added some watercolor paint in red, orange and yellow to the patterned diecut piece, making some areas darker and some lighter.

 SO easy to do and I love how it turned out!! I think I will try this on a layout next time.

Next, I have this card using a few different cut files available in the store (and some of my personal faves) Pebble 2 background, Doilies and Card Sentiments 1


For this one, I simply cut the Pebbles 2 background and layered it over my base cardstock, trimming off any excess. I added some circles of patterned paper to a few of the missing areas. From there, I layered a few diecut doilies and my sentiment onto some vellum! Easy Peasy!

You can really do so much with just a few simple diecuts!!  To check out more great card projects - we have been sharing them all week on the JustNick blog !!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Cut file freebie for October!

It's the first Tuesday of the month - and that means time for another cut file freebie on the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog! This one is pretty whimsical - and I do think it reminds me of cobwebs, which is perfect for October right!

I did not go the cobwebs route, but used it as a layering piece for a masculine page. I know, I haven't scrapped my boys for a while now. That is basically because they won't let me take their photos anymore! Especially my 13 year old who is in this page below.

I did cut the cut file freebie twice - once with vellum and a second time with white cardstock. I placed the vellum over the white and added some patterned paper behind it. I don't often use large circles, so I cut the whole thing in half and then stitched it to my page in place, adding a small title along the curve of one half of the circle. This allowed me to use up some letter stickers, which is a huge win-win for me!!

I dug into my stash for some masculine items, like flair, stars and even some stamps. I added a couple rows of stamps along the bottom of the page. Need to use my stamps more! These ones by Technique Tuesday are some of my favorites.

That's it for me! If you want to download this freebie, head over to the SCT magazine website HERE and download it for FREE!

Sunday, October 04, 2015

World Cardmaking Weekend! Jillibean Soup

Hello hello!! I am here to share  a card I made using some Jillibean Soup stamps!

I love using watercolors in my stamped images - I love that I can be a little messy and it looks appropriate :) I am always on a hunt to make cards for the birthdays that the boys attend as often my cards turn out a little girly... but this one was stamped boy-approved by my 10 year old :)

I quite simply blocked off an area on my white cardstock base with some washi tape and then started to stamp each of the numbers from the Jillibean Soup Stamp/Stencil set on an angle. I used Momento black ink; Staz On works well too.

From there, I simply started adding some color, one number at a time, until they were filled in as I liked...almost in a little rainbow effect. I finished off the card with some gold stamped stars and sentiment from some other Jillibean Soup stamp sets!

SUPER easy technique to try... I hope you do ! :)

Saturday, October 03, 2015

World Cardmaking Day !

It's world card making day! I have a card up on the Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine blog using one of the sketches from the new Creative Cards issue!

I used one of the bonus sketches in the back of the issue:

... and this is what I came up with!  I used a mix of different patterned papers from a Heidi Swapp paper pad, a stamped sentiment and some glitter foam alphas.

  I really need to use all those Thickers I have kicking around and they are great for cards!

Stop by the blog HERE. and you could win a fantastic prize from Fancy Pants, Lawn Fawn and Close To My Heart