Monday, September 26, 2016

Jillibean Soup - Make a Wish

I am busy packing for my upcoming trip to Cornwall, ON Canada to the first fall Crop & Create event for Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine but wanted to stop in to share a quick card that popped up on the Jillibean Soup blog today!

I created a large balloon shape in my Silhouette software and diecut it from paper in the Chit Chat Chowder collection. Layered over a fun polka dot paper and a little pennant tag and bam! Easy peasey birthday card! 

I think this is definitely a card that you could make in different papers for people of all ages!

That's it for me today, be back soon with mor projects!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Jillibean Soup DT!

I am excited to announce I will be part of the Jillibean Soup DT for another year! I have been on the team for ... well, a long time, and am happy they have asked me to stay for another term!

I am excited to be working alongside with these ladies (I see some familiar faces) and it seems we have some super talented GDT's this year too!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sept Jillibean - Together

Have you seen the new releases from Jillibean Soup yet? I think the two summer releases (Hardy Hodgepodge and Chit Chat Chowder) are a couple of my faves from them!

I created this page using the Chit Chat Chowder collection - actually mostly from one sheet of paper!

I cut apart the Bite Sized Bits - a full sheet of paper with journaling like cards on one side and a full patterned back. I cut apart that sheet to get the mini squares on this layout.

I used foam adhesive behind all the squares to complete the grid and pop it off the neutral white background. I love the central title and some little Jillibean bits mixed in - wood veneers, wood sprinkles, adhesive sequins and mini placemats too.

Sometimes a simple page can be impactful, and I like how this one turned out!

Enjoy your day :)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Back to school with Fancy Pants Designs

Good morning! I shared a project over on the Fancy Pants Designs blog the other day and thought I would share it here quickly.

The theme was "back to school", and since I have our oldest headed off to high school this year, it only seemed appropriate to document that!

I started with a piece of Fancy Pants Designs corrugated cardstock and my Good Fellows 6x6 paper pad. I used the Stencil Alpha cut file from JustNick for the letters, and cut them out of various patterns from the paper pad.

I added in just a few small embellishments to the page, a pie chart flair and some fun die cuts from the Good Fellows ephemera pack.

Once I had all that die cutting done, the page came together quite quickly and I like the final result! And man, it is tough to see how grown up my guy is already.

I hope you like it too! Stay tuned for more projects :)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

JustNick + Stuck?! Sketches team up!

Good morning! Just wanted to share a preview of a team up we have coming up this week on the JustNick blog with the folks at Stuck?! Sketches! Laura creates some fantastic sketches and some of our team had a great time with this team up!

Both teams used one common sketch and some of our cut files from the store and there are lots of inspiration headed your way from Sept 19-24 on both blogs!

I chose to use this new cut file from the store for my page using the sketch and love the result!

I die cut the frame from some patterned paper and then added more paper behind some of the leaves. The sketch calls for three photos, but I cheated and snuck in only one of my favorite fall photos ;)

You can see that I cut out some of the same leaves and stems from vellum and tucked a few around the die cut frame as well. I love the soft texture that vellum adds to a project (and SO easy to do too)

Lots of added stickers from the Simple Stories Bloom and Grow collection added in amongst the die cut shape. I love using the die cut shape to accent pre-made stuff available in the market!

And this is the final result. I pretty much love how this came out. I don't often say that of a page, but this one has some of my favorite colors and I really love the circle and the floral elements.

So, please stop by our blog and the Stuck?! Sketches blog all this week for tons of inspiration and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to my digital cut file store - JustNick too!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Shimelle Back to School theme

Good Morning!

I had a project up over on the Shimelle blog for a back to school theme and thought I would share it with you now!

I really love the idea of using comparison photos of the first day/last day of school for a base for the back to school theme. It is a great way to show the entire school year in a few snapshots for your album. I also love the idea of using 2 colors to contrast on the page to highlight each part of the school year, like I did on my page.

I kept everything similar on both sides of the page, swapping out blue for green, etc. It's a pretty clean and simple design for this page but allows me to fit in both photos and even a little bullet journaling from my boys' perspective on grade 5.

Overall, I really like the simple look that came together on this page! Super easy and a great way to really show how big he has gotten this past year... now he is off to middle school and totally ready for it!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fancy Pants Back to School week!

Good morning! I was up on the Fancy Pants Designs blog yesterday with a fun school themed project.

Here is a mega quick sneak of the project using the Fancy Pants Designs Good Fellows collection:

I will be back later to post the full project here, but you can check it out over on the Fancy Pants blog!