Monday, September 01, 2014

September and some exciting news!

Happy September!! I am excited to share some long awaited news that happened while I was on vacation in Disney this summer - I am proud to say I am part of the NEW Social Media team for Fancy Pants!!! This is such a new experience for me and I am beyond excited to begin!!!

A definite plus for me is to work along side some mega talented designers and friends like Mel Blackburn, Stephanie Buice, Becky Williams, Emily Spahn, Laura Craigie, Latisha Yoast, Kim Watson (our fearless leader) and Jodi Sanford the owner of Fancy Pants!

I am beyond excited to get started- so please stop by the Fancy Pants blog this coming Saturday for our first "Social Saturday" where we wrap up all the fun social media goings on!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

More Cocoa Daisy!

...just stopping by with one last Cocoa Daisy project using the September Storytime kit!

I loved this month's cut files and used the fun scribbles to make this background:

I started with some flat white cardstock and went to town welding the scribbles together to make a background for this one side of the page. I added the Cocoa Daisy exclusive paper (rainbow colors) and went from there with PL sized cards and some frames, tags, etc.


Kits are on sale tomorrow- so head on over to Cocoa Daisy and get yours while you can!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cocoa Daisy reveal - Storytime!

Good morning!! It's the last long weekend of the summer for us - GAG - and while I am outside trying to soak up every last little bit of summer... I wanted to share one of my pages using the September kit for Cocoa Daisy using the Storytime kit and add -ons !

I could not resist getting all the kits this month and seriously mixed them all up this month. I can't even tell you what comes from which kit - once I got creating all the products (there are TONS in this months kits) got mixed up! oops!

Here is a quick page I did using lots of the papers in the kits and the exclusive cut files designed by Ashley Calder each month! I really wanted to do a label cut background for a while now and since there is a funky label in this month's cut files, I went for it!

I started off by drawing the labels with a gold sketch pen (which is desperately dying :( ) and then cut the inside out on my Cameo. I lined the back of each empty spot with patterned papers from the kit(s) and then went from there:

I added some typed words and watercoloured hearts (another cut file) to a few of the labels to embellish and then set to the top of the page. I cut out a lot of the heart shapes out of white and layered them across the top of my page to create a subtle pattern - this gave me a chance to use those awesome big bold letters for my title along with the Heidi Swapp glitter stickers!

You can see that I added in some of the Heidi Swapp rubons around my titlework and voila - another page completed! Hope you have had a chance to look at this months kit(s) and are getting one or more!!! this was a great month for the kits!! If you are not a subscriber - you can purchase the kit(s) on the 1st of the month...but if you subscribe, you can go crazy on reveal night on the 28th of each month!

I have another page to share tomorrow and then some long overdue news that you may or may not have seen! Stay tuned :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cocoa Daisy - Storytime!

Good morning!! Last night was reveal over at Cocoa Daisy and today, I am here to share a page using this month's product focus - TAGS -  and hopefully inspire you to crack your September kit open and use up all those tags!

I used various tags from the main, DITL and both add-ons for this page:
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I started off with the larger tags and then worked my way down to smaller sized tags to embellish the page:
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The larger tags are great to use for layering like paper without a lot of work! Just add a piece of twine, button or epoxy dot to finish it off! As you can see here - the kit(s) also have lots of smaller tags perfect for embellishing! You can easily use these to layer on your pages, add small bits of journalling or use them as they are!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today - come back tomorrow for more inspiration with the September Cocoa Daisy kit (s)!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Good day sunshine for Silhouette

Hello!!! Are you enjoying your summer?? I just got back from our first ever family vacation to Disney and had a great time!

I am popping in to share a project I made for the Silhouette America blog and some fun shapes by Simple Stories!

I really love the print and cut function and wanted to use that a lot on this page:

I printed out that "Good Day Sunshine" onto cardstock and then cut it out on my Silhouette - completely customized! I even created my own background for this page, using a grid pattern from the Silhouette store and my yellow sketch pen instead of cutting it out! I also cut out some clouds from both the Silhouette vellum and gold adhesive paper and then embossed them on my Cuttlebug for some texture.


I cut that sand castle out with my cameo too - using the Silhouette chipboard plain !! It does resemble sand! Thanks for stopping by my blog today - be back soon!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bella Blvd - What's New Wednesday!

Hello Hello! 

Earlier this month, I shared with you a page made with the new Tiny Tots line by Bella Blvd with a photo of my son - today, I am using the same line except I am embracing the hints of pink in this line with some photos of my daughter a few years ago!

See that "sweet" - yep those are some new chipboard alphas in a super funk hot pink color - love them! the are not too thick or thin and go really well with Bella alpha stickers!

I love  the candid cards from the winter CHA release -and now they are on the backside of a sheet of 12x12 paper!! Just trim out what you need and go crazy! I layered mine across the top of the page and then used some girly stickers from the sticker sheet to finish off my page.

That's it for me today - I am currently "out of the office" soaking up the sun down south - be back next week with more projects!... and I think it is time for a giveaway.. stay tuned. :)

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Silhouette - make your own stamps!

I am super excited to share a really easy Silhouette project with you today.

I created this project with no patterned paper and a lot of stamps - that I custom made from 1 shape from the Silhouette online store!

Plus, it couldn't be easier. I simply chose a shape I loved - nothing too thin or the stamping material won't cut welll... so, I chose a lemon design by Echo Park and went to town. Here is my page:

I found that the pigment inks work the best for stamping with the Silhouette material - I used my Studio G inks from M's by Hampton Art and they worked the best. Yep, the ones from the dollar bin at M's. I added in some watercolor paint to my sketched out title and voila my page was almost done! I did add a simple polka dot background to the bottom of my page in white to neutralize all the color on the top of the page.

I love this project - and I love that stamp I made! It is definately one I will use a lot ! Have you tested out the stamping material from Silhouette yet - if not, please do and let me know if you have any questions!

I am taking a wee blogging break next week as we are headed out of town for a family vacation - or first big one... so see you in a week or so with more projects!