Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cocoa Daisy Blue Ridge Reveal!

It's reveal time over on the Cocoa Daisy site and I am here today to share with you my first project using the Blue Ridge main kit, Shenandoah and Crabtree Falls add ons.

Here is my first page:

I used a lot of the yummy Crate Papers in the kit to layer my background and hand cut out my title. I really, just drew the letters on the backside of the papers and messily cut them out. Took just a few quick minutes to do and a fun result.

I added in lots of rub ons and wood veneers from the kits too, along with a couple Jillibean Soup cards that are awesome!! So many in a package :)


The cards I received in my kit were perfect to go with my selfie... so I went for it!

I'll be back tomorrow with another quick page using the October Cocoa Daisy kits!


It's been far too long since I have done a giveaway on the blog and so - it's seems like a good time to do one !

 Just leave a comment on this post with why you like reading blogs, what you like to read, learn, know about, etc... and I will post a winner on Oct 8th

You have until October 7th at midnight to leave a comment to win a bunch of goodies from me!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fancy Pants

Well, brace for it - I am about to show you a page all about winter. Yes, it is already getting pretty cool up here in Canada and so I thought it was only appropriate to scrap these photos from last winter.

I used the Fancy Pants Oh Deer! Collection for this page - there are some really fun elements in this line, I love the rich raspberry colour mixed with a mint/teal colour and it's not just for winter/xmas ! Lots of great patterns you could use year round.

Here is my page:

Now, let's look at some of those fun things I mentioned earlier!

Flair: the Fancy Pants flair is much larger than the "normal" size you have seen out there.. I think it makes it easier to use! I find the "other" ones out there are almost too small sometimes??

Mini Trees: Yes, these are amazing. They do come on a tiny wood base, but I removed mine and flattened the back of the tree to adhere to my page. Super easy embellie.

Foil Papers: Perfect for titles, and these snowflakes - and to cut on my Silhouette Cameo too! I have a few ideas floating around in my brain for the foil!

I hope you are able to join us next weekend for our Social Saturday roundup on the Fancy Pants blog

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Silhouette - Everyday

Today, I wanted to share with you one of my recent favorite pages that I made for the Silhouette American blog last week.

I have always been a fan of cutting large backgrounds and then layering patterned paper behind it... and so when I came across this fun card design shape in the Silhouette store, I snagged it up.
I knew it would be perfect to add lots of different papers behind!

I started by cutting the pattern onto white adhesive backed cardstock - which also makes this job very easy to adhere and keep together. I knew I wanted an almost ombre like effect, so I stuck with patterns of paper from Crate Paper, in various colours and patterns and worked my way down the page, mixing them up.

I cut some adhesive gold foil paper for part of my title and some strips and used them like washi tape over the vellum photo frame:

You can see here that I typed some journaling in my Silhouette software, but sent it to my printer instead of cutting on my Silhouette. No need to type in Word anymore!

I did the text on the vellum so that it would be seen over the background but not so stark on a white background.


If you haven't had a chance to stop by the Silhouette blog lately, please do and say HI! Here is the link to my project over there - EVERYDAY
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yes, I have one last Cocoa Daisy page to share :)

... sorry for the Cocoa Daisy flood on the blog this month but I just can't help myself!! Although the October reveal is only a few days away, ...the September kits were full of yummy Crate Paper "Notes and Things" and so I have been indulging :)

This month, I was also tasked to use the Panda Eight Printables that were included with this month's kit!

Here is a page I created with the printable along with a few bits of the add-ons this month. I love the labels and really wanted to make the most of them, along with the cut file (again).. man, I love that scribble - so great for layering!!


 Here is my completed page:

I'll be back soon with my October kit sneaks ! Happy Scrapping :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jillibean Soup - Mix the Media!

Good morning!

Jillibean Soup has some fun new mixed media products out right now and I made a quick video on using some of them together on this page:

Check it out:

A few close ups of my page:


 I am a complete newbie when it comes to mixed media and these products from Jillibean Soup take all the effort out!! I hope you will pick a few up and give them a try!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fancy Pants True Friend!

Good morning!! I am super excited to be sharing a page I made using the True Friend collection by Fancy Pants!

I love love love this collection - the colours are amazing... that coral, and teal with hints of yellow, mint, brown and black. Yep brown + black together and it works! Love it!

I used quite a few die cuts and 4x6 and 3x4 cards on this page. I simply cut a few cards apart and layered them like paper, mixing in patterns from the 6x6 paper pad as well! I love the almost matte like sequins, mixed with some shiny ones!

Stay tuned the first weekend of each month when the Social Media team has a recap over on the Fancy Pants Blog - hope you will join in and check out what we've been tweeting, IG'ing, Facebooking,etc!