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!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jillibean Soup Party Playground - Celebrate card

We are using the new Party Playground collection on the Jillibean Soup blog this month... I wanted to make a fun gift card - card using one of the new treat bags!

I trimmed the top of the treat bag off, removed the string and set it aside. I stitched around the three outer edges of the bag to make the opening smaller to accomodate the gift card.

Next, I took the top part of the bag that I had cut off with pinking shears and stitched it together to make a quick yo-yo flower. I adhered a Wood Sprinkle to the middle and stitched it to the card front! All I needed to do was add a gift card :)

Make sure you stop by the Jillibean Soup blog to see tons of great ideas using Party Playground!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kind heart, fierce mind- Fancy Pants

Good morning!!! It has been such a whirlwind around our house lately. My grandmother passed about 2 weeks ago and it has really made me think about how life really does pass you by sometimes. 

I grabbed the Fancy Pants collection Flutter and this photo of my son and got to work. Now, the Flutter collection IS pretty girly. There are lots of pink patterns...but there is a great masculine side to it too! I gravitated to those colors for this page about my oldest son.

See, lots of teal, navy and gold - with some soft touches of pink intertwined make for a masculine page. I added some Fancy Pants cork star embellishments along with buttons, stickers and a journaling card too for my title.

Those cork stars are great with a couple stickers on the centres to add a touch of colour. I know that this collection is shipping - if you haven't seen it in your local LSS = please ask for it, or you can snag some at, My Scraps and More and A Cherry On Top too!

Hip Kit Club - March kit cards!

Happy Saturday! I am up on the Hip Kit Club blog this morning with a few cards using the March Hip Kits! I had a lot of supplies left over and so I thought I would pull a few simple cards together.

I used the cloud rub ons to create a bit of a pattern on the PL journaling card in the PL add on kit.

This card could double as a gift card holder.. I tucked a tag with sentiment in a paper pocket, but you could just as easily tuck some $$$ or a gift card in the pocket.  Just don't seal that side of the paper to your card front :)

I just love those cork hearts by Freckled Fawn. They match everything!

One last card, with a fun little "banner" of sorts using a wood veneer and a gold foil sticker in the MME sticker pack in the PL add on kit.

That's it for me today! Hope you enjoy your weekend :) The weather is shaping up to be nice here :)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Jillibean Soup - Hello Six

Have you seen the new Summer Red Raspberry Soup line by Jillibean Soup??? It is perfect for spring and all things pretty too! I created this page for the blog yesterday using the collection.

I mixed in a few bits of paper from the Soup Staples III line as well as the new Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup line too. I love that bits and pieces of all the collections work so well together.

Check out these awesome new wood veneer pieces, I love the floral shapes layered over some diecuts from the collection.

The new clear stamps are fun additions too! A super easy way to add a little pop of color to your projects!

Be back soon with another Jillibean Soup project!