Friday, March 06, 2015

Basic Grey - new South Pacific collection!

HEY HEY!! I am super excited to be sharing a couple pages I made with the new Basic Grey South Pacific collection! This collection is fun for travel photos and has so many great colors in patterns mixed together. I think every color of the rainbow is in this collection, in little bits and pieces!

I tried to use all the papers on this first page by making pie charts for the right side of the page. I added some stitching detail and the rest of the page was easy!

I added in a wood veneer from the Basic Grey Capture collection for my title and some mini alphas under my photo, along with some Basic Grey Candy Buttons(epoxy dots).

This next page, well, I used the pie charts again, this time, I trimmed off the outside of the piechart piece to use as circles on my page. I used blocks of paper for the bottom of the page, and it was a little too linear for me... so I added in the pie charts to the top.

I added in a hand cut title for my "goofy" son :)

I love all the great patterns and that pink-coral color is likely my new fave!!

Make sure to stop by the Basic Grey blog to check out what the other designers did with this collection!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Jillibean Soup - March - Behind the Smile

Ah, piecharts, I still have a love affair with them... so when we were told that this month there was a FREE cut file to be posted on the Jillibean Soup blog and to use it on a project, I dove right in and got busy !

Here is what I created:

The photo is a little blurry in real life, but I wanted to use it anyway. It is a little like I am feeling these days. I don's quite know if it's the weather, or work stress or what, but it is what it is. This page is a little about all of that too... what is really behind a person's smile is hard to know really. Especially in a world of everything online and virtual.

Anyway..... I simply cut the piechart from the papers in the Saffron Yellow Pepper soup collection, in varying pie chart sizes. I pieced them together over some white cardstock circles and then set to adhering them on my page.

You can see I did add a little stitching to them when placing them on the page an extended them beyond a bit too, onto the background area. A few of the piecharts are popped up with foam adhesive as I really used them more like an embellishment on this page. Side note, aren't those little flower wood veneers amazing??! They are new from Jillibean Soup and part of this collection too!

I hope you like this page! If you want to download the cut file for free, head over to the Jillibean Soup blog. I will try to update this with a direct link to their post once it's up and live :) Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Silhouette Tutorial - Patterned Paper - LUCKY

I had a fun tutorial up on the Silhouette blog yesterday, using this week's free design.

I used part of this week's free design to create this "patterned paper" with my Silhouette sketch pens and then added lots of watercolors too :)

I added some white circles to the to of my page and some diecut shamrocks, which are also part of the free design this week.

Stop by the Silhouette blog for lots of great projects and to see this EASY tutorial too!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Scrapbook and Cards Today and a free cut file!

Good morning! I am happy to be sharing this month's Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine free cut file with you today!

This month's is a simple and fun one. Perfect for all different projects.

Here is what the freebie looks like:

Cute one right? I wanted to make something simple but fun and could be used on both masculine and girly pages alike. I went with masculine as my poor boys have been taking a back seat in the scrapping department these days. Bad mama.

I pulled out some new Basic Grey Adrift to create this page.

Once I diecut all the triangles out of different patterns from the Basic Grey line, I just layered them together to create piecharts of sorts. I had this in mind when I created the cut file over a month ago. Sometimes, I have an idea in my head for how to use the file when I create it... sometimes not.


I hope you will like this cut file!!! It really is quite versatile, I have a few other ideas rolling in my head for it already!
To download the cut file for FREE - click HERE

I have my good buddy Kristine Davidson joinging me on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog using this same cut file... please stop by the blog and check out how she used the same cut file!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Silhouette - Simply Adore You

Hello hello! I hope you are having a good day - I am stopping by to share a page I made for Silhouette this month using some fabulous Karla Dudley cut files.

I adore the stacked sentiments in the Silhouette Design store and used on on this page here:

I really kept it quite simple, just using the diecut shapes simply stitched down and a small amount of enamel dots and canvas stars by Simple Stories

Making this page was quite simple, just some basic cardstock and a My Mind's Eye Jubilee paper pad. I love the bold colors and patterns in the collection and had fun diecutting a bunch of simple shapes to create pattern on my page.

Hope you like it! I am in major mojo these days and have lots of projects to share with you :) Stay tuned for more :)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Last February Hip Kit page!

Okay, who else thinks that this year is going by too quickly!! It is almost March people? Like seriously, time did not move this quickly when I was a kid... am I the only one who feels that way?

Anyway.. onto scrappy things. I wanted to create a page using the February Hip Kit and add ons using lots of paper. This is normal for me. I had this big grandiose plan for this page. I look at it now and think I must have been in a haze when I made it.

I am into angles these days, and tilted my strips on my page. I added a few fun photos of my girly and went from there. All in all, it really is a simple page, but busy. I may have chosen the wrong papers, I dont' know. But, it is what it is. I have been saying that a lot lately. I do like the blue Heidi Swapp letters on the green patterned paper in the top corner! Perfect size and font for me. Will hoard/use those again for sure.

I added on lots of little embellishments from the Embellishment kit - chipboard, flair and wood veneers and even some epoxy dots from the Main kit too.

That's it for me! I will be back next week with another Hip Kit project!

Friday, February 27, 2015

October Afternoon - Surf City

Happy Friday!!

It is my last GDT post over on the October Afternoon blog and I would like to share it with you today. I used a ton of OA products on this page, I just couldn't help myself.

I started this page with a simple grid along the right side of the page and layered several different patterns in each grid shape. I stitched it all down and then added my photos, some label stickers and journalling from my computer. My handwriting stinks !!


You can see that I fussy cut that floral OA paper and used it in a few places on my page. I have been hoarding that one for years people . Years. Why o why do I not use things!! I added some stitched buttons from my OA stash and that was that! If you were kind enough to stop by the October Afternoon blog this month to comment on my posts - thank you so much, I so appreciate it!

Have a great weekend! Can you believe it is almost March?? yikes, where is this year going...