Thursday, February 11, 2016

Jillibean Soup - U @ Ten

Good morning and thanks for stopping by my blog! I am sharing a BOY project with you! Yes, a masculine page. I know if is awful that I get caught up in girlie pages of my daughter and it was way past due that I did one of my boys. Truth is, I just don't have a lot of photos of my boys anymore, they can't be bothered with me and my camera!

I used the new Jillibean Soup collection Mushroom Medley for this page. I love the mixture of yellow, green and blue with pops of red too! Perfect for outdoors or masculine themed pages. I chose to punch some paper and use them as a decorative spot for my page and add a strip of journaling to each circle! All about Lucas at 10 years old. Once I had all that together, I added some Jillibean wood veneers and adhesive sequins to embellish.

A pretty simple page for me, but I love how it turned out! Thanks for popping by!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Fancy Pants Home Decor project

Good Morning! Today, I have a bit of a home décor project to share with you. I shared a bit of a sneak the other day and today I can share the entire thing

I like to call this one a happy accident as I made a large ooops that worked out in my favour!

I created this canvas for the Fancy Pants Designs blog:

I will be honest, I hadn't quite envisioned the white wash type of feel but I had to go with the flow when I used white gesso instead of modge podge to adhere my hexagons to the canvas! I first painted the canvas with some aqua/mint paint (Jillibean Soup) and after it was dry, coated the whole thing with the gesso (oops) and then layered paper over top while it was still wet. I added more gesso overtop the paper and then wiped some of it off slightly which created the white washed effect.


You can see I added some hand stitching to some of the hexagons and some Fancy Pants buttons and diecuts to embellish my large die cut title.

I did add some gold foil pieces after the gesso had dried, as it did not dry on the foil paper. So keep that in mind if you try this out! If you do, please link me up to your project, I would love to see it!

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Hip Kit Club January!

Hello again! I am truly grateful for all of you who I know read this blog, but might be too shy to comment :)

Just popping in with a quick layout share using the January Hip Kits! I was pretty inspired when I finally cracked these kits open and created 4 layouts right away!

Here is a quick one I did using a cut file from the Silhouette online store:

I really have trouble with titles, so anytime I come across something that makes a great title, I am all up for that! I chose to cut it from white cardstock and then layer the same words, cut with patterned paper overtop, working gradually from light pink to the more multi colored paper by My Mind's Eye in the kit.

I did add in some punched circles with the same papers to match under my photo and added some simple embellishments to some as well as some of the white vellum from the kits!

I think this is a little simple for me, but I really like how it came out! Thanks for popping by :)

Friday, February 05, 2016

Fancy Pants - Home Decor!

Good morning ! I am sharing a fun (and easy) home decor project on the Fancy Pants Designs blog today...

Make sure you stop by the Fancy Pants Designs blog to see the whole project! It was SO EASY to do, I hope you like it! :)

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Crop and Create Moncton sneaks!

Good morning! Tonight is open registration for Crop and Create Moncton - an event put on by Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine! I am happily teaching 2 classes at this fun event!

My first class is all about COLOUR!

Life is colourful, and so should our preserved memories! In this workshop we will learn that colour matters!  We will use a kit full of colour and pattern to combine different colour combinations into a double page layout and a single page layout using beautiful products from Fancy Pants Designs, Crate Paper and Dear Lizzy!

If you read my blog, you know that I love patterned paper and in this next class we will be creating some fun items with paper! You can do SO much with paper!


If patterned paper is your first love, you will love Playful Paper! In this workshop, we will combine patterned paper with some trendy embellishments to create a double page spread and a single page layout. You will love learning modern and fun ways to use patterned paper - Get your trimmers ready to trim, fold and layer paper and embellishments using the Pink Paislee Memorandum collection!

I love the class kits for these 2 classes - the color class is my favorite :)

If you are attending, I would love to see you in my classes! These should be good ones :)

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Jillibean Soup - Wood Plank projects + project sheet!

Hello ! I have a really fun and easy home décor project to share with you today! I created this with a wax paper transfer technique I have seen on Pinterest and used some Jillibean Soup wood planks and products !

There is a free printable instruction sheet on the Jillibean Soup blog HERE. I did two different takes on this tutorial. This one here is just straight up black ink on the wood surface:

It is a nice rustic look on the wood surface - and really SO easy to do!

For this other wood plank, I added some Witty White Happy Hues (Jillibean Soup) paint, let it dry and then printed my design with colour ink!

I really love how this one turned out! I need to make one for my daughter's room like this, I think :)

Plus, this was from a FREE printable that Jillibean Soup had in November 2015 that you can snag to use on this project.

Don't you love how the colour one came out!! I do :)

Anyway, I seriously hope you will try this - here is a link to the free project sheet . There are some step out photos on the Jillibean Soup blog too, if that helps! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Scrapbook and Cards Today cut file FREEBIE time!

Yep, it's that time of the month where I offer up another FREE cut file over on the SCT blog!

Since it is the month of love, I created a quick and fun heart background for today's freebie:

I actually created two pages for this month's freebie. Here is the first page:

You can see that I backed the heart cut file with different Crate Papers and then adding some bits of hand stitching to a few of the hearts for fun :)

For the second page,I used the cut file quite simply for my page, cutting it from white cardstock and layering it over some scraps of patterned papers by PinkFresh.

 I added in some stamping (also PinkFresh) to some of the empty heart areas I left open.

I kept the rest of the page quite simple, adding my title along a strip along the top of the page and a small cluster of embellishments to the bottom right corner to balance it out a little.

You don't have to get super fancy with a cut file and sometimes that is O.K! I hope you like this one!

To download it for FREE, just click HERE and go to the February 2016 freebie. (there are also a TON of others I have designed up there for free too!