Saturday, February 28, 2015

Last February Hip Kit page!

Okay, who else thinks that this year is going by too quickly!! It is almost March people? Like seriously, time did not move this quickly when I was a kid... am I the only one who feels that way?

Anyway.. onto scrappy things. I wanted to create a page using the February Hip Kit and add ons using lots of paper. This is normal for me. I had this big grandiose plan for this page. I look at it now and think I must have been in a haze when I made it.

I am into angles these days, and tilted my strips on my page. I added a few fun photos of my girly and went from there. All in all, it really is a simple page, but busy. I may have chosen the wrong papers, I dont' know. But, it is what it is. I have been saying that a lot lately. I do like the blue Heidi Swapp letters on the green patterned paper in the top corner! Perfect size and font for me. Will hoard/use those again for sure.

I added on lots of little embellishments from the Embellishment kit - chipboard, flair and wood veneers and even some epoxy dots from the Main kit too.

That's it for me! I will be back next week with another Hip Kit project!

Friday, February 27, 2015

October Afternoon - Surf City

Happy Friday!!

It is my last GDT post over on the October Afternoon blog and I would like to share it with you today. I used a ton of OA products on this page, I just couldn't help myself.

I started this page with a simple grid along the right side of the page and layered several different patterns in each grid shape. I stitched it all down and then added my photos, some label stickers and journalling from my computer. My handwriting stinks !!


You can see that I fussy cut that floral OA paper and used it in a few places on my page. I have been hoarding that one for years people . Years. Why o why do I not use things!! I added some stitched buttons from my OA stash and that was that! If you were kind enough to stop by the October Afternoon blog this month to comment on my posts - thank you so much, I so appreciate it!

Have a great weekend! Can you believe it is almost March?? yikes, where is this year going...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jillibean Soup - Soup Staples III cards!

Good morning!

I created quite a few cards this winter for CHA and today I want to share with you some cards I made with the Jillibean Soup collection - Soup Staples III. It is a very versatile line (my favorite) as it has really great basic patterns in it such as bricks, ledger, woodgrains, blueprints, etc. More than just a simple polka dot or stripe!

This first card features papers from the collection, along with a Mix the Media wire word and some white polka dot paper tape. A couple notebook tags cards and wood sprinkles finish the card off nicely!

This next card is made with one of my favorite papers from the collection - a triangle like grid. I added in a Mix the Media vellum butterfly, a kraft tag and more wood sprinkles ...

This card is made up with lots of bits of paper from the collection. I gathered random pieces from my desk and placed them into the shape of a heart, added some stitching and more wood sprinkles...

This card uses a fun woodgrain paper in the collection - there is both a light and dark woodgrain and really, both are perfect. Just a couple simple tags made by trimming down some Notecards

Ok, last card I promise :) This one uses several of the new triangle kraft tags which were backed with the Soup Staples III papers.

That's it for me today!! Tomorrow I will be back with my last GDT post for October Afternoon :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Silhouette Love

It is hard for me to believe that a year has almost gone by and my first year on the DT with Silhouette is coming close to an end!!! If you have been a follow/reader of my blog, you will know how much I love my Silhouette Cameo ;)

Anyways, I created this project using lots of "love" from the Silhouette design store. I seem to hoard word/phrase design shapes in my folder and decided to use a lot of "love"ly ones on this page.

I cut out several of the words in different patterned paper and from Silhouette adhesive backed cardstock and went from there, piecing them together. I did add on some stitching to the red cardstock for something different.

Once I was all done, I kept the rest of the page simple with a photo, some vellum circles stitched over the blue doily pattern and a quick journaling card from my stash.

I am off to work on a project for the Bella Blvd blog! Happy scrapping :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Another Silhouette Tutorial !

Good morning!! First off, just want to say a big thank you for those that leave me comments - good or bad, I appreciate them! It keeps me blogging :)

I am here today to share a page I made using my Silhouette and a tutorial I did for the Silhouette America blog last week.

I posted a page last month using an intricate design and it was filled with lots of little bits of patterned paper - got a few questions on it, so thought Iwould do a quick tutorial for the blog on how to do that quite easily with your Silhouette!

Here is my page:

It may look complicated, but it really isn't. I hope you check out the tutorial over on the blog HERE (all the tutorials are listed here)


The tutorial is on a simple and repetitive design. One where you can see the repetitive pattern. The same process would apploy for busier patterns but just a little more complicated :)

I added in some glittered double sided adhesive to some of the joining parts, and atop some Silhouette gold foil for my title.

Thanks again for stopping by the blog - I appreciate it :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Fancy Pants - new Office Suite!

Hello hello! I am here today to share with you a page using some NEW Fancy Pants Designs Office Suite collection!

This line is so pretty it is crazy. I love the green/yellow/peach and black color combo! Oh and did I mention the pops of gold too?? Really fun and versatile. I can see doing so many pages with it!

Here is what I made:

There are some fun gold diecut elements as well as Vellum paper in this collection! I used some gold + signs on the bottom of the page here.

I just love the larger diecut letters in the collection - I added some foam adhesive behind my letters on the page. I kept the page pretty simple, by addding in just a little stitching and some new chipboard embellishements!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Every Picture Records a Story - Jillibean Soup

Hello hello! I have been creating like a mad woman these last few days, it feels like when the mojo stikes, all I want to do is scrap - does that happen to you too?

I created this page for Jillibean Soup, using a mixture of some 2014 and 2015 CHA releases.

One of my favorite Jillibean Soup inventions EVER are the Placemats - both the full size and mini placemats (perfect for those that make cards and do pocket style scrapping). I can really never get enough of them, but I seem to collect and not use! I thought I would make sure to add a few on this page today, so I did. :)

I did mix in lots of the new collection - Summer Red Raspberry Soup - on this page. It has a great watercolory feel to it and mixes some of my favorite colors! I love the new florals in this collection too. Normally I am not a huge flower person, but these patterns are perfect and not too overly girly.

You can see I also have an affinity lately for Jillibean Soup Wood Sprinkles in all sizes. I particularly love the enamel ones in all sizes, but sometimes you need a little bling too!

I added some new Kraft tags to my placemat and a whole lot of other stuff, including a journaling card in that pretty golden yellow color that is in the Summer Red Raspberry Soup collection.

Well, that is it for me today! I hope you like the new collection - it is so pretty and fun. I can't wait to scrap with it again soon. It should be hitting your local scrapbook store in person and online very soon !!

If you are in the area and can attend, I will be teaching a class at Crop and Create Winnipeg using lots of new Jillibean Soup! Check out all the details on the Scrapbook and Cards Today website HERE