Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The new Bella Blvd Buzz Newsletter is out

2 posts in one day?? I know right... well I am back with good reason...The newest Bella Buzz newsletter is out now by Bella Blvd and I was happy to be asked to contribute a page this round.

Becki Adams and I were challenged to create a Spring themed page, using the new Lucky Starz collection and 3 different coloured Bella Blvd feathers.

Challenge accepted

Truth is, as soon as I saw the word "spring" I had an idea and then the idea popped in my head on how to use the different feathers in a unique way.


I also added some Bella Blvd stickers with a little clothespin and tons of strips of Lucky Stars paper in a rainbow pattern. I may have gone overboard with all those stars. In hindsight, I should have varied the patterns as there are some awesome B-sides that would have worked great. Oh well!


Here is my final page, I think it's pretty darn springy. I love all the bright rainbow colors in the Lucky Starz line!!


To sign up for the Bella Buzz newsletter - head over to the Bella Blvd blog or click HERE

I have a secret and I can share it !

I am super excited to share a secret I have had for a little while now ... I have been asked to join the DT for Cocoa Daisy kit club!<


I fell in love with the kit and add on options when guest designing in April so I am very excited to be joining the team now !!

I have seen the May kit and add-ons and CANNOT wait to get mine... stalking my post man this week!

I'll be back later today with a project share !

Monday, April 14, 2014

Jillibean Soup - Wishing You Joy

Good morning! Just stopping in to quickly share a fun card I made for the Jillibean Soup blog this month.

I started with just some simple white cardstock and a scrap of a leftover white circle Placemat that was in my stash and added lots of fun color by adding some punched circles from some of my favorite Jillibean Soup papers.


I stamped the sentiment before I adhered the Placemat and punched circles, and created a quick pocket out of vellum and sequins, attached to the back of the Placemat. I popped the whole thing up with dimensional foam adhesive for fun.



I love that rainbow houndstooth patterned paper from the Birthday Bisque line and added a small strip along the bottom of the card to tie all the colors together! I hope you like the card :)


Friday, April 11, 2014

Q&A time!

I thought it might be fun if I answered a few reader questions instead of always yammering on and on.

So, here is what I need to know: Do you have any questions you want answered?? It can be anything?
Silhouette Cameo related, questions about products, how to use them, ideas? Favorite fonts, sewing tips, inpiration, etc.


Do you have any comments for me about my blog - what you like, don't like to read, etc.

Ask me anything and I will do my best to answer you!

Leave me a comment and I will work your questions, comments into a blog post in the next week ! I will also choose from those who comment to win a RAK from me!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bella Blvd - Brush Script trend!

I spent the weekend at a Scrapbook and Cards Today event here in my city - Crop and Create. It's always tons of fun to help out at the events and getting some down time too to scrap with my friends.

I am up on the Bella Blvd blog today with a layout inspired by one of the newest trends - Brush Script!

I hopped on this project right away, I just love the look of the brush script .. although I am terrified of testing it out in wet medium form.

Here is the page I created for this assignment:


I had this photo printed for a few weeks now. It was a picture I captured in the midst of the parent visit night at dance class. I love the natural pose of Addison showing her "pipes" to her teacher.

It reminds me of her personality so much. If you have ever met my daughter, you would know that this is her. She is a tough cookie- having to boss "the brothers" around constantly had helped her stick up for herself and I think it's great for her self-esteem... something that is so tough for girls. I know this personally.

Instead of using a paint brush and painting on my brush script, I cut it from cardstock using a free cut file I have previously posted (link below). The title is one I found on Pinterest and I think it is just perfect for that photo. I have such a hard time with titles, and so Pinterest is just great for that inspo. sometimes!

Anyway, I added in some of the new Bella Blvd candid cards to layer behind my photo and used tons of the new letter stickers for the rest of my title. I LOVE these alphas and LOVE that font!!! I need a cut file for that ... :)


Here is what the brush script file I created and used on this page looks like:

To download the free cut file - you can do so HERE.
Enjoy!

Please stop by the Bella Blog and let me know what you think of this project! I appreciate all your comments :)


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Jillibean Soup mini Tutorial

Hello! It's been a couple months since I posted a Jillibean Soup tutorial and today's is a little mini tutorial on using the Jillibean Soup cut files from the Silhouette online store.


Here is the page I created, using a Wise Word cut file from Jillibean, but would certainly work with any shape repeated over and over again.



So - you can see I used the word "you" over and over. I cut it several times using my Silhouette and created my own background from it.


I also used a Jillibean Soup white frame Placemat, but you could do the same thing with the polaroid fram cut file instead. I added lots of new stickers, wood sprinkles and the new wooden nickels to embellish my page.





I would love it if you would stop by the Jillibean Soup blog and let me know what you think and leave me a comment here on this BLOG post. I am looking for some new ideas for my Tuesday posts and will be using those comments to do just that! I am hoping to take these Tuesday posts into a more of a "hey, how'd they do that??" direction... I would appreciate any feedback!


Friday, April 04, 2014

Jillibean Soup - Today makes me smile

I'll be spending the weekend at Crop and Create here in Winnipeg and I am ready to get my scrap on! I love going to crops and especially ones where I get to connect with some of the Scrapbook and Cards Today team.

For now, I wanted to share with you a very simple care I made with some new Jillibean Soup.  I am in all kinds of love with the new Jillibean Soup lines and the Stampables products.

I created this simple card with a couple scraps of patterned paper, a scrap of a white lattice Placemat, and a stamp and simple embellishments.

I started with a white cardstock base and then layered on my scraps. I love the tone on tone white background and used my white lattice Placemat scrap for that purpose. I added in a mint green stamped Jillibean Soup Handwritten Sentiment stamp. I also added a few of the Jillibean Soup newer products - the Wood Sprinkle to the center of the Stampable Butterfly. I love that bling surrounded in the natural wood.



I hope you like this simple card. I use my scraps A LOT to create my projects and cards is a really great way to do just that!