Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cocoa Daisy - Weathervane!

Last night was reveal over at Cocoa Daisy - our November kit - Weathervane went live for subscribers! I know I say it every month... but this one is so great, you have to head over and snag it if you can! Kits go on sale Nov.1 if you are not a subscriber.

Here are the first couple pages I created with this kit and 2 of the addons (Here & There and Windchime) I made 4 layouts with the kits, and could probably do at least 5 more pages, if not more.

I love the Heidi Swapp September Skies line in the kits.. I love this bright happy green and knew I wanted to cut a large title from it right away. You can see that there are some great autumn embellies in the kit and I cut some leaves by hand, out of the silver vellum in the kit to layer behind some of the cork and metal leaves..

I also found that, although there were some great navy and green papers, there were so many fun floral and "pretty" papers in this month's kits that I created this feminine page of my daughter and her love of being in dance.

Just love those Heidi Swapp transparent and die cut shapes. They are really amazing and the clear words are just perfect for layering!


Hope you enjoyed these projects - and hope you stop by to get your kit (if you haven't already)! Please let me know what you think of my projects, I appreciate your feedback!

Old School Cool - Fancy Pants

I have one last project to share with you for Fancy Pants this month - this time, using more of the Burlap and Bouquest collection.

I wanted to use this cut paper that I had lying around and a lot of papers from the Burlap and Bouquets line from Fancy Pants - and this is the result:

I love these pretty chipboard buttons mixed with the larger sized flair and traditional buttons and some natural twine.

Here is how my page came together. I used lots of little bits of paper from  the collection on this page and it has a fun vibe I think? :)

Hope to see you at our Social Saturday this weekend on the Fancy Pants blog!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fancy Pants Oh Deer!

I've been having lots of fun playing with the Oh Deer! collection from Fancy Pants - although it is a seasonal collection, I made a non-seasonal layout with it.

Check out this page that I made.

I started the page with the layered piece on the bottom - lots of bits of papers from the Oh Deer collection here:

 and then I added in some embellies from Meology and Burlap and Bouquets too!

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month - which means it's time for another Social Saturday! 

Stop by the Fancy Pants blog to see what the Social Media team has been up to this month.
Hope you will join us!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cocoa Daisy Sneaks!

It's that time of the month - a new Cocoa Daisy kit is around the corner and I have a few sneaks  for you today!

There is so much pretty packed into this month's main kit and the add ons - you get little bits of fall too as you can see ! totally non-traditional and it works!

Reveal is Tuesday September 28 at 7:00pm CST - I'm up hosting this month... who's gonna stop by and check it out!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Silhouette + pie charts

Sometimes you just want to pull a scrapbook page together very quickly. When I want to do this, I grab my leftover project pieces and get to work. I have found that one of my favorite ways to do this is combining Adhesive Backed Cardstock and my scrap pile of papers!

I used some of my leftovers from the October Cocoa Daisy kit - Blue Ridge to make this page!

I quickly downloaded the Rotating Pie Chart design from the store a few months ago when it was a free shape! I thought it would be great for a project like this one - a lot of little bits of paper!
I simply cut the designs from some white Adhesive Backed Cardstock and then added the pie pieces to the back of the design, letting my Silhouette cardstock do the work for me!


You can see that I did remove the circle from the middle of the Rotating Piechart as I didn't want it in my final design! I was able to add in tons of little papers behind each "pie" piece easily because of the cardstock.

You can easily leave some of the spots empty to let your background images show through!

Designs used:

Adhesive backed cardstock

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jillibean Soup Soup Staples III

I created this page for the Jillibean Soup booth at the paper show this summer and it appeared today on the Jillibean Soup blog!

It is full of the new Soup Staples III line from Jillibean Soup which is quite likely, my most favorite line of theirs!
I love these new cards in the collection - so fun to add titles, journalling or whatever!

The new ephemera packs are full of vintage inspired goodies, but also some small embellishments like this cork butterfly. I popped it up over a new kraft tagged circle on this page:

The plus signs are simply some 1.5" squares stitched together onto white cardstock and layered over the bottom of the page.


Hope you will try to locate some Jillibean Soup in your local scrapbook store !

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bella Blvd - PL inspired page!

Hey blog readers .. knock knock.. anyone out there?? lol I am just popping in today to share a Project Life inspired page.

 While I don’t do PL spreads, I love the idea of documenting the everyday. I chose some random everyday photos I had in my ever growing stack and added journaling about just some of the things we do every week that keeps our family busy.

I added a large title and lots of circular embellishments to finish the page off.


So, what have you been working on lately???