Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Scrapbook.com Mini Class

I know that I have mentioned this before - but just wanted to remind anyone that is interested of a mini-class that I did over at Scrapbook.com that is FREE !

It is a mini-class on 5 different ways you can use with 5 basic supplies! Think of it as more of a reminder of the possibilities and ways to stretch your stash!

I give a few small tips on how to make better use of:

Adhesives. We will talk, washi tape, double sided adhesives, make your own enamel stickers and how to get vellum to adhere nicely!

Cardstock and Patterned Paper. Ah yes, there are so many things you can do with just paper - my favorite supply. Lots of fun with this one.

Stamps! Often my most forgotten supply but really versatile if you actually crack them out!

Pens and Markers. I think this one is another one of those forgotten supplies. You really can do some fun stuff with regular and distress markers and paper.


Stickers! Don't forget about how great stickers can be! Lots of fun ways to incorporate them into your projects. I buy a lot of stickers. Love them.

Full disclosure - I don't get anything if you click over to Scrapbook.com to take the class, but I think it's a good class to take as more of a reminder of all the possibilities out there to explore with your supplies!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fancy Pants Designs - It starts with an idea

The other day I shared a quick sneak of a project I made for Fancy Pants Designs using this quilt as an inspiration piece !

I was inspired by all those colorful strips of fabric on the quilt and kept that in mind when starting my project. I used several strips of paper from the Fancy Pants collection - Millie and June for this page.

I also added in a ton of stitching, which in hindsight... I don't think I would repeat ! I think it was a bit too much, but was too late once I got started :) oh well!

I added in a title of enamel words and these fantastic chipboard alphas from the Life is Beautiful collection - I love these!

And here is how the whole thing came together. Looks a little complicated, but I promise you it isn't!

That's it for me today, hope you are enjoying the last bits of summer !

Thursday, August 25, 2016

JustNick / Jillibean Team up

I am pretty excited for this month - my digital die cut store - JustNick is teaming up with one of my favorite companies - Jillibean Soup. I am so excited to see all the projects this week from both teams and have one of my own to share with you today.

Being on the Jillibean team, I was lucky enough to have the newest collections (Hardy Hodgepodge and Chit Chat Chowder) to play with for my project. I love these fun and bright colors and both collections mix well together.

I started by cutting my title from the Simple Alphabet Set from my shop, out of different patterned papers in both collections. Popped with foam adhesive, I love the look and dimension on the page!

I also used the Labels One cut file to fill in the bottom of my page. You can see here, that I varied the size, shape and pattern of the labels - so easy to do on a digital die cutting machine.

I love the added mix of Jillibean Soup stickers, wood enamel dots and wood veneers into each of the label shapes.

I added some die cut Ink Splats too - much neater and easier to control the size and shape on a layout!

That's all for me today!

You have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the JustNick store by leaving comments on both blogs and over on the @justnickstudio Instagram account!

I hope you are stopping by both the Jillibean Soup and JustNick blogs for lots of inspiration this week and your chance to win!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jillibean Soup + JustNick Team up

As I mentioned earlier this week, my digital cut file store - JustNick is teaming up with Jillibean Soup all week long!

I kicked it off on the Jillibean Soup blog earlier this week with this project using one of my new favorite cut files on my site - Floral Wreath

I have to admit that this cut file is quite delicate, so intricate that you need to be gentle with it, but the result, I think, it pretty awesome! I chose to line the backs of the flowers and leaves with lots of patterned papers from the new Jillibean Soup collection - Hardy Hodgepodge.

I layered it over top of the background paper from the Soup Staples III collection - I love this wood plank paper and use it over and over again.

I pretty much love this page. It is pretty "me" I think, simple yet a touch complex too.

You can win a $25 Gift Certificate to the JustNick store just for commenting over on the Jillibean Soup blog all week and another chance if you leave a comment over at the JustNick blog or Instagram all week too!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fancy Pants sneak

I am up on the Fancy Pants Designs blog and would love it if you would stop by to see how I was inspired by this Pinterest find!

Here is a sneak peek - to see the rest, head over to the Fancy Pants Designs blog or stay tuned!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Jillibean Soup Wood Plank

This month Jillibean Soup will be teaming up with my digital die cutting store JustNick for all this week! I created a few projects and this is one I created for Jillibean Soup using one of their awesome Wood Planks (this one is 10x10)

I started with a blank wood plank, painted it with Amiable Aqua Happy Hues paint and let it dry. Then, I sanded it down a little bit to get some of the wood showing. I added a Jillibean Soup dot stencil and some Witty White Happy Hues paint again, painted away lightly this time.

I diecut the sentiment from the JustNick cut file and layered several Jillibean Soup papers from the Healthy Hello collection over each other. I used a lot of pop dots to pop it up over the wood plank itself and added in some fussy cut flowers, wood veneers, wood sprinkles and enamel dots too.

I love how this one turned out. It took a few steps, but in the end, I think it is worth it!  I hope you stop by both the JustNick and Jillibean Soup blogs all week to check out some amazing projects!

You have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the JustNick store by leaving comments on both blogs and over on the @justnickstudio Instagram account!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Fancy Pants Designs - Go BIG or go home!

Last week over on the Fancy Pants Designs blog, we were challenged to scrap those sport photos! Truth is, I have several sporty photos, but never really scrap them!

Since the photos are pretty busy, I chose to use a series of strips of paper along one side of my page and left the other side mainly empty with the exception of a large title and my photos.

I kept the embellishing to a minimum too, just adding a few neutral cork stars to my photo area and some brighter yellow ones along the strips!

I think I like how it came out - lots of colour, but pretty simple too, which is not always something I can accomplish!

To check out more sporty projects, just head over to the Fancy Pants Designs blog