Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cocoa Daisy Modern + Vintage

Hee is my last page using the Cocoa Daisy August kit - Modern + Vintage!

I just loved all the color in this kit - that is the one thing I love about CD kits - the fun mix of pattern and color!

I picked up the Main, both add ons and the paper add on (of course) this month.. ..the kits go live later tonight... and here is a peek at 2 pages I made with a good mix of all the papers this month! Can you tell which paper is the Cocoa Daisy exclusive one on this page?? They mix in so well with the rest of the kit(s) you cannot tell at all!

I created 5 layouts with this kit and have still so much that I could do many more...but I used so much of the pertty papers in this kit. I used lots of layers of it on this page:


 And I used some simple scraps of paper from the kits along with the fun printable by Panda Eight Designs this month!


Hope you will stop by Cocoa Daisy and snag up one or all the kits this month! Check it all out HERE

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cocoa Daisy August kit!

Have you checked out the reveal over at Cocoa Daisy and our August kit - Modern + Vintage yet ???

I couldn't resist creating this page using tons of washi tape from one of the add-ons kits! I decided to run the washi across the bottom half of my page, alternating how I lined up the colors to they alternated. In person, you can't tell that it is washi tape strips, it looks like paper! Pretty cool.

I added in lots of embellies from the Main, as well as both the addo-ons too.

I really loved this strip of paper in one of the papers in the patterned paper add-on and fussy cut it out and used it to divide the top and bottom of my page. I mixed up several of the alphas in the kit(s) to create my title, along with one of the Fancy Pants die cut words.

I'll be back tomorrow with another page using the August kit from Cocoa Daisy!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Bella Blvd Designer Challenge!

Good morning! I am up on the Bella Blvd blog today with a fun page using at least 6 border sticker strips from Bella Blvd.

There are tons of options for this, but I stuck to the obvious and used them horizontally across my page instead of paper.

I mixed up some simple star border strips with the fun patterned scallop strips across my page.

Here is my completed page. I cut out a few flower shapes from Bella Blvd papers and popped them with some foam adhesive for a 3D effect.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today - I will be back tomorrow with another project to share!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Silhouette America tutorial! Make your own washi tape strips

Hello! I had a quick tutorial over on the Silhouette America blog the other day and thought I would share my project with you today.

I created this page and wanted to add some washi tap, but couldn't find just what I was looking for. So, I made my own using my Cameo and Silhouette's clear sticker sheets!

You can check out the blog post for the steps, but you can see that I created these custom "washi tape" stickers for my page

I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think! Have a creative day :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jillibean Soup cards

Ok, I know I shared a Jillibean Soup tutorial here yesterday, but I wanted to quickly stop by and share some cards I made for Jillibean Soup this month.

Lately, I have been in a creative funk, but I decided to sit down with my scrap bucket and whip out a bunch of cards... so here is the result of a couple!

This first card is likely the EASIST card ever and I love it. I used a 1" circle punch, some twine and the Spicy Social Soup stamps for my sentiment - which is also a 1" circle!

I did wrap some twine around my fingers and add it around my stamped sentiment so it stood out a bit. I am addicted to that May Arts twine. A really simple card, my attempt at a rainbow like design, with some neutrals mixed in.

Next, I used strips of paper and Soup Labels to create this card:

Once I stitched down a bunch of strips of paper and Soup Labels in an ombre like pattern, I added in tons of epoxy dots and Wood Sprinkles and I was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog... please say HI so I know you are out there!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jillibean Soup Stamp and Stencils Tutorial

Good morning!! I am back on the blog today with a quick post to share a video tutorial I did for Jillibean Soup today on how a few idea of how to use their new Stamp and Stencil sets!

Each set comes with a stamp and stencil, that can be used together or separate!

You can see I used both the stamps and stencils for this project, using the new Cool as a Cucumber Soup

To watch the tutorial just check this out:

I hope you enjoy this tutorial... I plan on doing more process type videos soon, so if you are interested in seeing more of that... let me know and subscribe to my channel!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Blogging dry spell

It's been 10 days since I last blogged. I honestly dont' recall the last time that happened. I guess you ge in a rut of sharing projects and just dont' feel like it! lol, that is me right now.

Summer is now in full swing, the kids are finally out of school, and into their summer programs and I am almost on holiday time! Our winter was atrocious and so I am looking forward to as much nice weather as possible.

I spent last weekend camping with the kids at a nearly provincial park. The weather was great for the most part - I managed to get some sun in.. can you tell:

There is a nice man made lake there and the kids enjoyed lots of swimming and beachy picnics too. Those are my favorite summer time moments. I love hitting the beach and just soaking in some family time - and wearing the kids out naturally :)

There was a major downside- mosquitoes - they were SO BAD!! I think I had at least 30 on my one foot from setting up our tent. I wore my flip flops for about 15 minutes and this was the result.

We are supposed to go camping again this weekend, but honestly the bugs were just so bad that we will likely cancel. It's only a 20 mins drive from our home to the lake, so we will likely just make a few day trips to the lake to swim instead of fighting the bugs. Sad but true.

When I arrived home last night, my August Cocoa Daisy kit was in the house!! I cracked it open to drool over all the goodies inside. Lots of great stuff in these kits this month. Will be posting my projects asap!

OK, I am off to do some work.. have to clean off my desk this week so I can start my 5 week vacation Friday !