Monday, August 03, 2015


hello hello!!!

I wanted to share with you a sneak peek of a GDT spot I have coming up later in August - I just whacked out a bunch of colorful projects !

Here are some sneaks for you :)

be back with full shots soon and more projects too! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far !

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Hip Kit Club - July kits!

Just quickly stopping in today to share a project I made with the July Hip Kits!

I really wanted to do a fairly easy page, and so I created the simple grid with the Simple Stories cut apart sheet in the kit.  From there, I simply layered more papers and paper tape by Simple Stories to my grid design.


 I love how there are always a great mix of alphabets in the monthly kits - and I used a couple on this page together:

That's it for today! I'll be back soon with another project :)

Friday, July 31, 2015

JustNick - Rosette background

Good morning!

Today is the last day of our highlight on Floral week on the JustNick blog and I am finishing off with a project made with this floral background cut file:

I cut the design from simple white cardstock and then backed each "flower" with various patterns of paper.

The whole page came together quite quickly - once I chose the patterned paper, it was just a matter of adhering the papers to create my page!

I hope you have enjoyed all the floral creations on the blog this week - stop by the JustNick blog tomorrow for the new designs being loaded to the store this weekend!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

July Hip Kits!

Hello and good morning!  I received my July Hip Kits just the other day and cracked it right open so I could play! 

I loved the June kits, but really loved July!

 Here is the first page that I created:
  Sun Kissed Cheeks

 I really love the bright colors in this month's kit... and I am a sucker for October Afternoon and there is a good amount of it in the kit. I cut up several strips of OA papers to create the right side of my page.

 Sun Kissed Cheeks cl1

I love all the different alphas in this month's kits too - they work great mixed together on the page layered over this awesome PL card that Kim Watson designed.

  Sun Kissed Cheeks cl2  

All the Simple Stories frames in the kit are perfect for layering too - I added a few beside my photo and I like how it turned out!
  Sun Kissed Cheeks cl3  

 That's it for me today! Enjoy your weekend!  

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fancy Pants + some sketches!

 I was asked to contribute a couple sketches for a great Canadian online store called
Let's Capture Our Memories. I used to be part of their design team a few years ago so I happily said yes!

I created a layout sketch and this co-ordinating card sketch.

Here was the card that I made with this sketch, using some of my Fancy Pants Summer Sun (I really love this collection).

I started with this type written "paper". Basically this is a paper I made by simply typing out text over and over in Word and printed onto plain white cardstock. I added some watercolor red/pinks to it and then some black mist droplets too.

Once that was all dry, I layered it over some papers from the Fancy Pants Summer Sun collection, and a leftover triangle I had diecut out of some vellum in my stash. I stamped a Technique Tuesday sentiment and added that over a chipboard heart from my Fancy Pants Wood Veneers.

I really love how that typewritten paper turned out and will do that again for sure!

Next up is the layout sketch I created!

As you can see, it is a pretty basic sketch. The fun parts are all around the outer edge of the page. This is really up to your own creativity! I have a few different ideas for that outer edge, but here is what I came up with this time.

(oh! and can you see that I typed my name wrong on the sketch ! DUH)

I used the Fancy Pants Designs Making Waves collection for this page - I used the large alphas for my title and started with a navy paper from the collection. I added some trimmed down white cardstock and then went  crazy trimming down strips of the Making Waves collection for around the edge. Once I had them all in place, I just added a bunch of stitching around the edge and then finished off the page with some die cuts, wood veneers and Fancy Pants sequins.

Look how awesome the large title letters are ! I love that you get a mix of solid and prints in the package :)

That's it for me today! I hope you will check out what the Let's Capture Our Memories team did with these sketches!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Right Now | JustNick Cut files

Good morning! All week we on the JustNick blog, we are sharing some projects using circular cut files from the store!

I chose this fun design to use on my page:

I decided to go big with this design for the title of my page.

I think the big design makes a big impact even though it is just cut from some simple cardstock.

I also used another circle cut file that will hit the store this weekend... wanna sneak??

Stay tuned this week on the blog for a guest + a freebie too!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hip Kit Club cards!

Good morning!! Ah, it's the weekend and my official countdown to vacation :) One more week of work left and I can enjoy some relaxation time!

I am stopping in today to share some cards I made using the June Hip Kits that hit their blog this morning.  The kids always seem to have one birthday or another to head to each month, so I am trying to load up my birthday card stash.

Here are a couple quick cards I made. All three cards together took me about 1.5 hours to make. I am not a quick card maker !  

I had some scraps from a pie chart on my desk and used it to trace a pie chart from some scraps I had in my kit. I am always trying to have some more masculine cards in my stash that my boys can use, and now that they are getting older, that is a little more difficult. I thought this was one that they could use for their friends if they need. I like the Crate Paper chipboard sentiment, mixed with the Elle's Studio mini alphas in the kits!

The chipboard stars by Freckled Fawn add the right touch too. I needed a card for my middle child's 10th birthday last weekend so I created this card for him using some Pink Paislee Atlas paper and those same chipboard stars, but in blue this time.

I really love the foam Thickers and this font in the Crate Paper Poolside line is perfect for cards - it is small enough to use as a sentiment!

I wanted to use this PL card from the Pl Add-on kit as a sentiment as I thought this card could be used for a girly birthday or another happy occasion. I fussy cut out some flowers from the Fancy Pants paper in the kits that matched perfectly!

From there, all I needed to do was add a little twine and some enamel dots from my stash!  I love a simple card.

That's it for me! My July Hip Kits are on their way ... and I can't wait to get started creating with them !