Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Good day sunshine for Silhouette

Hello!!! Are you enjoying your summer?? I just got back from our first ever family vacation to Disney and had a great time!

I am popping in to share a project I made for the Silhouette America blog and some fun shapes by Simple Stories!

I really love the print and cut function and wanted to use that a lot on this page:

I printed out that "Good Day Sunshine" onto cardstock and then cut it out on my Silhouette - completely customized! I even created my own background for this page, using a grid pattern from the Silhouette store and my yellow sketch pen instead of cutting it out! I also cut out some clouds from both the Silhouette vellum and gold adhesive paper and then embossed them on my Cuttlebug for some texture.


I cut that sand castle out with my cameo too - using the Silhouette chipboard plain !! It does resemble sand! Thanks for stopping by my blog today - be back soon!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bella Blvd - What's New Wednesday!

Hello Hello! 

Earlier this month, I shared with you a page made with the new Tiny Tots line by Bella Blvd with a photo of my son - today, I am using the same line except I am embracing the hints of pink in this line with some photos of my daughter a few years ago!

See that "sweet" - yep those are some new chipboard alphas in a super funk hot pink color - love them! the are not too thick or thin and go really well with Bella alpha stickers!

I love  the candid cards from the winter CHA release -and now they are on the backside of a sheet of 12x12 paper!! Just trim out what you need and go crazy! I layered mine across the top of the page and then used some girly stickers from the sticker sheet to finish off my page.

That's it for me today - I am currently "out of the office" soaking up the sun down south - be back next week with more projects!... and I think it is time for a giveaway.. stay tuned. :)

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Silhouette - make your own stamps!

I am super excited to share a really easy Silhouette project with you today.

I created this project with no patterned paper and a lot of stamps - that I custom made from 1 shape from the Silhouette online store!

Plus, it couldn't be easier. I simply chose a shape I loved - nothing too thin or the stamping material won't cut welll... so, I chose a lemon design by Echo Park and went to town. Here is my page:

I found that the pigment inks work the best for stamping with the Silhouette material - I used my Studio G inks from M's by Hampton Art and they worked the best. Yep, the ones from the dollar bin at M's. I added in some watercolor paint to my sketched out title and voila my page was almost done! I did add a simple polka dot background to the bottom of my page in white to neutralize all the color on the top of the page.

I love this project - and I love that stamp I made! It is definately one I will use a lot ! Have you tested out the stamping material from Silhouette yet - if not, please do and let me know if you have any questions!

I am taking a wee blogging break next week as we are headed out of town for a family vacation - or first big one... so see you in a week or so with more projects!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Bella Blvd

Good morning! I am here today to share with you a page I made with one of the new lines by Bella Blvd - Tiny Tots! I love love love the bright primary colors in this collection and it was great for this photo of Lucas I had ready to scrap!

This line is classic Bella Blvd. I love the new funky chipboard with this line - the "little man" is part of the chipboard set.

I love stickers. Seriously a cheap and easy way to embellish your page. I used them in a few ways here:

You can check out more of the new Bella Blvd collections and what the rest of the DT has been up to with them over on the Bella Blvd. blog!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Scrapbook and Cards freebie time!

It's that time of the month over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog - the first Tuesday of every month - I offer up an exclusive .studio freebie file!

Here is today's freebie

It's a pretty simple one really - you can use the background and the circles, or the circles inside. So a few different options for you.

Here is what I made with it, using the insides of the circles.

Each of the circles have different designs, so I cut them out using Silhouette Self-Adhesive Cardstock and went to town. I backed each one with a different patterned paper really easily and with no adhesive! The cardstock really does do the trick.


To download this month's freebie - just click HERE

Monday, August 04, 2014

Jillibean Soup quickie tutorial!

Morning!! I am a little late in posting this project, but I thought I would share it anyway with you today. I made this page for one of my tutorials over on the Jillibean Soup blog - it's a fun and easy one using the new Cool as a Cucumber Soup line!

It is a great masculine line, that has some fun new patterns that I am sure you will love. And it so not just for boys... stay tuned for a girly project on another of my tutorial days coming up!

Here is my completed project:

Thanks for stopping by my blog - to check out the full tutorial, just click HERE

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Silhouette America - Lovely Day

Good morning! I am stopping by to quickly share a page I created for the Silhouette America blog last week!

I used my cameo to perforate my paper for my title and then in the perforated area, I painted in some watercolor paint in gray. I then cut my title out with a slightly smaller offset and added it over the watercolored area once it was dry.

I used a few of my favorite cut files to complete my page, including this fun rosette and some simple tabs to tuck behind photos. Even the smallest cut files are perfect for scrapping!

Here is my completed page:

It turned out pretty simple, and not what I imagined in my head when I sat down, but it it done ! Documented and done :)

Sometimes, It just goes like that right. Have a great day !