Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hello - Jillibean Soup

Hey scrappers and crafty peeps!

Today's post is all about my fur baby.

Our pooch has been with us for 15 years now - we got him a week after we were married for $100. Best money I have ever spent in my life. For real. For those that have pets, I am sure you can relate.

I created this page for Jillibean Soup this month, using a mix of their new collections - Holly Berry Borcht and Soup Staples III.

I adore that woodgrain paper in the Holly Berry Borscht collection - yes it's a holiday line, but as you can see, translates very well with anything really! I added in lots of little bits on this page - some of the new kraft tags, mini placemats, and those fun mini sentiment cards! I love the cute little sayings that are perfect to add to your page in addition to or instead of journaling.

That glitter is new too! It's a fun chunky silver glitter from the Holly Berry Borscht line. It comes in three different vials with separate colors - red, teal and this silver. I added some wet glue around the edge of the star and then added the glitter and let it dry.

I covered the mini paperclip from the Halloween collection with the new polka dot kraft tape to change it slightly and added to the kraft tag.

Still cannot get enough of the Wood sprinkles from Jillibean - I love the mix of wood with epoxy dots!! Even in the large size, which I admit, I wasn't too sure about when I first saw them. They are a great alternative to punching a circle from paper!

Be back soon with more projects ! Have a creative day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cocoa Daisy - December kit sneak peeks!

It's almost time to reveal the December kit and add-ons from Cocoa Daisy - here are a couple sneaks of what I have been working on!



Although this wasn't a holiday themed kit, I did do a couple holiday projects this month!


I'll be sharing projects starting on reveal day - November 28th! hope you can stop by the CD forum for the full reveal experience :) Stop by and say HI!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Jillibean Soup cards !

Good morning! I am not a big card maker by any means, so I am always on the lookout for making cards in a quick manner without a lot of effort. The cards I made this month for Jillibean Soup were just that - super easy, and I think cute at the same time.

This card was made with one of the new Jillibean Soup Mix the Media Masks - Joy.
I simple layered it onto white cardstock and misted with some silver gray mist to create the background for the card.

From there, I added some new Jillibean glitter and star sequins, stickers, a little twine and even some small jingle bells!

My next card was probably even easier! I started by cutting down green patterned paper from the Holly Berry Borscht collection and folded it to create the card base. I added some mist droplets in red and gold and let dry. I stitched the white cardstock down the center of the card and then added the last bits!

I trimmed the sentiment from a 3x4 card on the Bite Sized Bits paper from the Holly Berry collection and added foam adhesive to the back. Before I added it to the card, I wrapped some hemp twine around 3 of my fingers to create the loop and then stapled the ends together. I tucked it behind the sentiment and then removed the backing from the foam adhesive and added it all to the card - make sense? lol

I finished the card with a few simple Wood Sprinkles for some sparkle and that's it!

You could definitely make either of these cards quickly and in batches for the holidays if you wanted ! Happy scrapping.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Silhouette - easy layered holiday card

Good morning !

Let's face it, the holidays are just around the corner, and if you are anything like me, you wait too long to get to making your holiday cards.  I really love giving hand made cards, but often the do take a lot of time!

Not anymore. I found this pretty design from the Silhouette Design Store and went from there. It was really quite easy using my Cameo and some Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock.

As you can see, I cut the designs for my card out of Adhesive White Cardstock to take lots of the work out of the equation! I also cut the trees from green adhesive cardstock, and the cover for the card out of Silhouette Vellum! This added a nice sheen to the front of the card.

From there, it is all just layering. I cut a patterned background paper and then layered the snow scape and trees on top of each other. I added the vellum to the back of the frame portion of the card and then added some stitching detail to the whole card.

 I added some sequins to a few of the holes in the vellum to add a little sparkle to the front of the card.

I added a quick and easy sentiment by cutting the Peace title out of red patterned paper and adhered to the front of the card when it was all put together. 

A few layered vellum snowflakes finish the card off quickly!

This card would be quite easy to make very quickly, just cut out multiple designs out of a few different papers and assemble! Easy and quick.

Designs used:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Silhouette + Watercolours!


I am a big fan of graphic designs lately, and love the geometric look these days. I came across a fun heart shape in the Silhouette online store and thought I would give it a try on a scrapbook page.

I cut the design out of adhesive backed cardstock and then added some watercolor paints around the heart and in the inside grid.


Once it was all dry, I then lined the back with lots of bits of Simple Stories paper. Love this collection that has been sitting in my stash.

I also used more Simple Stories paper to cut my title. All in all, I used a 6x6 pad of paper and a sheet of white cardstock! Stillhave lots of paper left too :) Love paper pads.

Design Used
Heart Geometric Lace Single fold card
Best Day Ever

Adhesive Backed Cardstock

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bella Blvd - Confetti Pockets

Hello! Today I have a page up on the Bella Blvd blog - we were tasked to use confetti pockets on our pages and this is mine!

I created my pocket by cutting the Santa word from Bella Blvd patterned paper and then backing it with vellum. I added a piece of white cardstock behind it, adhering down only 3 of the edges. I cut lots of confetti from various Bella Blvd. papers and added them to my pocket!

You can see that once the confetti was in place, I stitched around my title/pocket to keep everything in place.

I finished off the page with a few Bella Blvd Paper Pieces and stickers.. and voila! done :)

Hope you are starting to get your holiday preparations on... our tree is going up next weekend. I can't believe it is almost Christmas !

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fancy Pants - Oh Deer! collection

I love the fun mix of traditional holiday colours with non-traditional bits tossed in too. The Oh Deer! collection from Fancy Pants is just that. Rich browns, red and green paired with turquoise, white and pops of coral pink too!

Here is a page I created this month using the Oh Deer! collection:

I actually used very little patterned paper for this page... but a mix of the brag cards with lots of the ticket roll to create a fun paper border.

 We'll be having our monthly Social Media recap on December 6 on the Fancy Pants blog - hope you will join us and see what the Social Media team has been up to this month!