Friday, April 24, 2015

Nerd Alert! - Fancy Pants Designs

Good morning and TGIF!!! I am headed to a weekend crop this weekend but wanted to share a fun page I made using the new Office Suite collection by Fancy Pants Designs!

What can I say about this collection - I LOVE the bright patterns - like this black/white paper - mixed with soft yellow, pink and mint! Yes, mint. I cannot get enough mint green!

I used some 12x12 sheets of paper, along with my 6x6 paper pad and lots of diecut tags for this page. The paper pad makes it really easy to just snip off different papers and add them together, without all the bulk (and waste) of lots of piled high layers.

In addition to the papers, I used some of these fun mixed alpha letters from the Flutter collection by Fancy Pants for my title. I did add some dimensional foam adhesive to the back so they popped off the page a little. I love the fun mixed title and the retro/vintage feel of the letters.

If you haven't seen Office Suite in person, you really are missing out - I love the new textured papers and just the thickness of the weight of the paper too. Make sure you ask your LSS for it, or snag some from or A Cherry On Top!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Silhouette America Tutorial - Hello Silly Face

I have a new tutorial up on the Silhouette America Blog today and this one uses two Silhouette products that I love, but often forget I have - Clear Stamp Material and Sketch pens. I thought I would use both for today's project!

I created the stamps and used the Silhouette software to do the design work for my page. I used sketch pens to create faux stitching on where I would do my stamping later on and even some circles around exactly where the stamp was going. Sounds a little complicated, but honestly was so easy.

A couple quick things to keep in mind when creating your own stamp: 1) Don't chose a thin design. Thicker more solid shapes work best. The stamp material is quite thin, so I have not had great outcomes with thinner designs. I chose a stamp I would use often (piechart) and went from there. 2) You can see that I used a bunch of different colors of inks for my pie charts - I find that PIGMENT ink works best with the Silhouette Stamp Material.

To check out the full tutorial- please head on over to the Silhouette America Blog!

March Felicity Jane kit!

Have you heard of Felicity Jane? It is a cute new kit company - I tried out one of their kits recently (March) and loved it! There are exclusives, almost everything, in the kit and thought I would share a couple pages today.

Each kit has a cutable sheet - I used my Pixscan mat on my Silhouette to add cut lines and cut out the shapes, but they could also be easily cut with some scissors too.

I love the polka dot tag and the title is one of the cut outs that I added some watercolor paint too before adhering to my page.

I love these pretty cut out flowers with a few enamel dots added.

My next page is with the same kit - it all started with that acrylic word that I wanted to use for my title.That and a whole bunch of tags and bits of paper

I used up almost all of the cut out pieces on this page, and added in some small bits of scraps of paper from the kit.

The patterns are so pretty, but I wanted to save a lot of the paper for another project... so I used a few pieces sparingly here to layer behind some of the embellishemnts in the kit, like the wood veneer slide frame and that Kate Spade bowtie clip.

That's it for me today! I just got my April Felicity Jane kit, so hopefully I can get to that this weekend! I am headed out of town to a 3 day charity crop with a friend. Will be good to get lots of scrapping done :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Jillibean Soup Party Playground - Happy Day card

Good morning!! I am up on the Jillibean Soup blog with a card made from the Party Playground line!

This is a party themed collection, with bags, paper straws, pom pom trim and more! I don't have every bit in the collection, so I used the party bags as paper on this card:

I mixed in some punched circle scraps from other collections as well as some of the new Cork Shapes! How fun are these right! I can't get enough of them :) I added a wood sprinkle bling to sparkle up the card and voila, all done!

To check out more creations using the Party Playground line, stop by the Jillibean Soup blog!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fancy Pants Office Suite Cards!

I am just getting ready to attend a weekend crop and teach a class but thought I would stop in to share some quick and easy cards I made with the Fancy Pants Designs Office Suite collection.

I really love the soft floral paper in the collection and used that as inspiration for this card. I really wanted to pull a bunch of patterns on the card, and so I reverted to my typical pie chart.  :)

I added some stitching and a stamped sentiment and a few brads/enamel dots and I was done!  I love a super simple and easy card that I could easily duplicate for different occasions.

Once of my other favorite patterns in this collection is this pink + sign paper! I love the elephant diecut too and wanted to use that as a baby card! I added some quick stitching and a stamp from my stash for the sentiment.


You can really see the new texture on the Fancy Pants papers - on this pink paper below - it's a really great thicker, textured paper!

That's it for me today! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

My Scraps and More GDT + a sketch!

Hey everyone! I am stopping in to kick off the weekend with a sketch !

I am guesting over on the My Scraps and More site today and created this sketch to use:

I really am into using up my 6x6 paper pad stash - I am a collecter of all things paper and so I have *ahem* just more than a few... probably at least 20 if I had to guess... anyway, I am on a mission to decrease that stash asap! Here is the page I created using a Teresa Collins paper pad I had picked up at some point last year. Love the mint, coral and gold color combo!

I simply pop dotted my photo over tons of little random strips of paper from the paper pad, tucking in little pieces here and there and stitching the whole thing down.

I finished off the page with a few rub ons, some mist, brads, epozy butons and wood veneers from my stash... a mix of Heidi Swapp and Teresa Collins again.

Audrey at My Scraps and More has a great online store - so please stop by check out what the other designers did with the same sketch and do a little shopping too ;)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jillibean Soup Party Playground! - Love You

Hello scrappers :) I am up on the Jillibean Soup blog today with a layout I made using the Party Playground line by Jillibean Soup.

It is a party themed collection, with pretty much everything you need to have a party! I thought I would use some of the paper bags to create a background for my page.

I love the multicolored triangles on this bag and lined three of them over some white cardstock. Although the bags are cream based, I wanted to add in white to brighten up the page a bit. I folded the ends of the bags and stitched along, to create a scallop like border on the page. I added a couple of the pink and blue chevron bags behind the photo like paper!

I finished off the page with some tags, diecuts and even some stamping with clear stamps from the Summer Red Raspberry line. I used a Mix the Media stencil to trace my title onto patterned paper and used my exacto knife and scissors to cut it out.

That's it for me today! Please stop by the Jillibean Soup blog and see what the rest of the DT has been up to with the Party Playground line!