Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fancy Pants True Friend!

Good morning!! I am super excited to be sharing a page I made using the True Friend collection by Fancy Pants!

I love love love this collection - the colours are amazing... that coral, and teal with hints of yellow, mint, brown and black. Yep brown + black together and it works! Love it!

I used quite a few die cuts and 4x6 and 3x4 cards on this page. I simply cut a few cards apart and layered them like paper, mixing in patterns from the 6x6 paper pad as well! I love the almost matte like sequins, mixed with some shiny ones!

Stay tuned the first weekend of each month when the Social Media team has a recap over on the Fancy Pants Blog - hope you will join in and check out what we've been tweeting, IG'ing, Facebooking,etc!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scrapbook and Cards Fall issue !

Today is the release of the fall issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine!

You can download it for free HERE .... or visit your local scrapbook store to get your free copy!

Here are a couple sneaks of the projects I have in the magazine this issue.

First up for an article on different design principles.. can you guess what I was assigned??? lots of Heidi Swapp goodness on this one :)


and next is a page I created for an all about the boys article!  This was a fun one and I love how it turned out - lots of great Jillibean Soup here!


Hope you will pop over to the Scrapbook and Cards Today site and check out the fall issue! It's jam packed with lots of great ideas and inspiration!

I am off next weekend to teach my first Crop and Create classes in Cornwall, Ontario - looking forward to meeting lots of new people that I have "known" online for years! Will be great to meet them and hang out with my good scrapping buddies too that I don't get to see often enough!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Everyday Moments

I love working with Silhouette as I can basically come up with a page using what I want, about what I want!

Not, that I can't do with for other DT's I am on, but sometimes we have a theme or subject in mind that we are to create using.

This is likely one of my favorite projects of late! All made with lots of Silhouette America products and cut files!
I used lots of bits of gold foil adhesive paper, adhesive cardstock and vellum to create this page, along with a ton of scrap pieces of paper from my 6x6 paper pad stash!

I cut a border from gold foil and then trimmed it down and layered it over some vellum. I used vellum to print/cut my journaling too, no need to open two programs on my computer!


Hope you enjoyed this project :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bella Blvd + Kiwi Lane match up!

Over on the Bella Blvd blgo this week, we are sharing projects made with Bella Blvd lines + Kiwi Lane templates! I was sent two different Kiwi Lane Templates to use.

Sweetheart Accessory Set - a heart, flower and arrow

and Delight Card Borders Set - a small set of different borders

I gave the Sweetheart Accessory Set a try using the heart shape to create a background for my page. I layered several different Bella papers behind each heart shape and went to town with some stitching.

Here is how the whole page came together!

I used the card borders to create the chevron on the right side of this page. You can see I layered lots of fun Bella Blvd. Halloween papers in a row over some white cardstock and then finished off the rest of the page!

Hope you will stop by the Bella Blog to check out the rest of the projects made by the DT with this match up! I think they rocked it much better than I did! lol

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Crop and Create - Cornwall!

Not sure if I have shared this or not... but I will be teaching two classes next weekend at a Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine event - Crop and Create - in Cornwall, ON Canada!

 I am super excited, I hear the classes are filling up - there are still some spots available if you are interested in attending the event.

 The Crop and Create events put on my the magazine are top notch - lots of great class options, free make and takes, a fun photobooth and lots of fun prizes too!!! Oh, and did I mention that this event in particular includes your meals?? It really is a good value for an event such as this! I am teaching two classes.

The first class is using Diecut shapes on your pages - you know those large diecut designs that you just don't know what to do with? I am lucky enough to have my class sponsored by Jillibean Soup, so this one is full of Jillibean Soup Placemats, papers and embellies!

 Here is a sneak of that class:

Next up is a class on Patterned paper - my favorite embellishment... lol! I am hoping to inspire students to look at paper differently, and think outside the rectangle! We will create pages using different shapes and patterns of paper.. here is a peek at those projects using one of the American Crafts Dear Lizzy lines:

 You can check out all the details on Crop and Create Cornwall over on their site HERE.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jillibean Soup - cards!

Just stopping by quickly today to share with you a couple cards I made for the summer paper show for Jillibean Soup using their new Soup Staples III line - which is AMAZING!!!!

This card was made with a lot of scraps along with the new kraft tags and phrase cards! I think they are perfect cards for a card sentiment!

The new kraft tags are so great, they come in a few different shapes (circle, tag and triangle). Here I used more of the tag shape with a "hello" on it! Perfect for cards!

I added in a stamped sentiment and a wood sprinkle - a new addiction!! I hope Jillibean Soup keeps these around!

you can see a mini clothespin here  that I covered with the new kraft paper tape (polka dot). the clothespin is from the new Halloween line - and I am a clothespin addict :)

Hope you like the cards - be back soon with a few more projects!

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Have you heard of Janome ?? Yes, the sewing machine manufacturer?

I have been lucky enough to be sent a Janome machine a while back and it is the only sewing machine I use now! September is National Sewing month and the Janome blog will be full of sewing tips and techniques/inspiration for you to enjoy. I have a quick post on the Janome blog today all about apples and the page I am sharing today. Would love it if you could stop by and say hi over there!

I created an ad for the fall issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine that will go live FREE online on September 19! If you are a paper copy person - you can very easily get your copy at your local scrapbook store or subscribe if you want to be sure to get your copy!

Here is the layout I created for the ad for Janome this round:

I was tasked to use Apples + Purple - the Janome theme for September!
Purple was tough, but Crate Paper has this pretty fall line that was perfect for the page.

Thanks for stopping by the blog ! I appreciate all your comments :)