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 !

Friday, July 11, 2014

Last Bella Blvd reveal!

Thanks for stopping by the blog again!In case you didn't know... all week long Bella Blvd is revealing the new mid season releases! Today's reveal is all about the holiday season

Check out CHRISTMAS CHEER



One of my favorites from this collection is the new chipboard alphas - I love that fun font and that you can get red or green to co-ordinate perfectly with this collection!

You can check out the full reveal over on the Bella Blvd Blog HERE for your chance to win it before you can buy it!

That's it for reveal week!!! I'll be back tomorrow with a Jillibean Soup project!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

More mid releases from Bella Blvd!

Thanks for stopping by the blog again!In case you didn't know... all week long Bella Blvd is revealing the new mid season releases!

Today's reveal is perfect for those Halloween photos I know we all have piled up!! 

Check out HALLOWEEN MAGIC



One of my favorites from this collection has to be the new paper pieces! I love the classic Bella shapes, mixed with the new Halloween Magic patterns!

You can check out the full reveal over on the Bella Blvd Blog HERE. Don't forget to stop by the Bella blog all week for your chance to win it before you can buy it!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bella Blvd Mid Release Day 2!

I am back again today to share one of my new favorites from the mid season releases by Bella Blvd. All week long the reveal is happening...fun! Today's reveal is perfect for those fall photos!!

Check out HELLO AUTUMN



I just love the new sticker sheet for this collection. The rich navy alpha stickers are sure to be one of my most used items from this line!

You can check out the full reveal over on the Bella Blvd Blog HERE

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Mid Release time for Bella Blvd!

It's mid season release week over on the Bella Blvd Blog and the DT will be sharing some sneaks of their favorite parts of the new lines! Fun right? Today's reveal is a cute one!!

Check out TINY TOTS



I just love the fun 3x4 sized cards on the backside of one of the papers in the collection. They would be so cute as a little ABC mini book ! I can't wait to create with this line! I have lots of photos still to scrap of my kids when they were toddlers and this is perfect for that!

You can check out the full reveal over on the Bella Blvd Blog HERE
and you have a chance to win before you can buy it! so stop by the blog and check out the full reveal

Monday, July 07, 2014

PageMaps U - TWO!

PageMaps U is a self paced course based on sketches from Becky Fleck! Becky creates such fun sketches, and I was very excited to be part of PageMaps U "semester one" last fall.

So, when Becky approached me to see if I would be interested in "teaching" two - one page layout classes, I jumped right in! Here are a couple sneaks of the classes for "semester two" that I created:




Check out all the sneaks HERE... I believe you can still register!!