Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fancy Pants Holiday Cards

Hello blog readers!!! I am full on in the holiday spirit and today I have a couple fun cards I made for Fancy Pants Designs, using some items from the Oh Deer collection!

For my first card, I used the Fancy Pants Designs corrugated cardstock to create my little snowman! I added a paper hat and nose, along with some chipboard and regular buttons from the button pack.

I really like how the snowman came together... and quickly too! I used some of the chalk tape (trimmed down) to create his stick arms.

This next card is created with a die cut frame and the adorable mini bottle brush trees! I popped the frame over some Fancy Pants vellum that I had previously punched some snowflakes from. Once it was popped up with foam adhesive, I flattened the back of the trees with my fingers and then glued in place inside the frame "window"

I finished the card off with a few Fancy Pants sequins and some enamel dots from my stash.

It really isn't too much work to create a couple of cool holiday themed cards! Have a crafty day :)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bella Blvd - Must be Santa

6 more sleeps!!! It is almost Christmas... and I am not 100% prepared. Still have lots of gifts to wrap, and that takes a lot of time. Plus, throw in some CHA assignments and that makes for a busy lady!

I am here on the blog to share a holiday page I did for the Bella Blvd blog yesterday, based on a cool Pinterest image!

Here is the image:


I loved the planks on the image and decided to mimic that by using paper instead to create a tree on my page. Here is what I came up with:

I layered quite a bit of the Bella Blvd Christmas Cheer papers, along with some stickers and epoxy dots too. 

I finished the page with a diecut title - leftover from my confetti pocket page from last month's assignment!

Hope you are getting somewhere with all your holiday preparations!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Silhouette + Watercolours!


I am a big fan of graphic designs lately, and love the geometric look these days. I came across a fun heart shape in the Silhouette online store and thought I would give it a try on a scrapbook page.

I cut the design out of adhesive backed cardstock and then added some watercolor paints around the heart and in the inside grid.


Once it was all dry, I then lined the back with lots of bits of Simple Stories paper. Love this collection that has been sitting in my stash.

I also used more Simple Stories paper to cut my title. All in all, I used a 6x6 pad of paper and a sheet of white cardstock! Stillhave lots of paper left too :) Love paper pads.

Design Used
Heart Geometric Lace Single fold card
Best Day Ever

Adhesive Backed Cardstock

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fancy Pants - True Friend collection

Good morning!!If you are anything like me, you are knee deep in holiday preparations. Our kids had their holiday concerts last week and now that they are over, we hve a little more free time during the week.

I am just stopping in to share a non-holiday project as I tend to get tired of seeing all the holiday projects posted out on the internet! This project was made with the True Friend collection by Fancy Pants. I love the colors in this collection, it definitely is a new fave for me.

You can see that there are fun wood veneer and chipboard shapes that co-ordinate with this collection and just work perfectly. Sometimes I find that the embellies don't always match the sentiment of a collection, this is not the case with True Friend!

I love the little ticket rols that you can get in some of the recent Fancy Pants Design collections. The True Friend roll is great, just peel off the sentiment you need and adhere or staple in place, like I did along the top of my page here.

Well, I better get back to cleaning, cooking, wrapping, baking etc... Santa is a busy guy ;)

Monday, December 08, 2014

SCT - 12 Days of Giving and WIN!!

Good morning!! Are you ready for something fun?? Today, I have a simple gift giving project to share with you as part of the 12 Days of Giving that has started on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog !

I made some really simple small gift or gift card holders with some yummy Fancy Pants Oh Deer collection. This project comes together SO quickly, and is perfect for using up scraps of paper and a few embellishments.

Each of these little packages fit a smaller gift item - I am going to use mine for a necklace and earrings for my daughter, for example. They are also large enough to house a gift card and note inside - perfect for teachers or caregiver gifts!

You can also easily customize how large to make them by just choosing a larger circle to start with! All the instructions on how to make this quick project are up on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog today HERE


The best part is that Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine has partnered with some of their advertisers to offer up 12 days of great giveaways!! I am proud to be partnered up with Janome - I create the ads in the magazine for them. They are such great people and guess what?? They are giving away a Janome sewing machine as their gift!!!

Check out the post on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog - HERE to get your chance to enter this, and 11 other giveaways during our 12 Days of Giveaways!!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Silhouette Blog hop WINNER announced!

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog for the Silhouette DT Favorite Things Blog Hop!

The winner is:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats Janet! Send me your shipping details to and we will arrange to have your prize shipped to you!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Jillibean Soup - Christmas Countdown

Have you been playing along with the Jillibean Soup holiday hunt on the blog this week?

I started off the week with a project using one of the wood planks we will be giving away - today I am here to share one of my own projects with one!

This is a Christmas countdown of sorts. 

I used some paint with the "joy" mask and added dots of white paint around the mask. 
I punched out some circles the same size as the Jillibean soup kraft circle tags out of Holly Berry Borscht collection and added them to some cup hooks I had screwed into the wood plank. I added some glitter to a couple of the tags, and numbers to all of them so the kids could count down to Christmas!

And don't forget, that there is a HUGE giveaway going on at the Jillibean Soup blog all week!!

Stop by the Jillibean Soup blog to see what the prize is and then start hunting to see which designer is hosting the giveaway for that day!!

I was up on Monday Dec 1,2014 with the WOOD PLANK giveaway... you can still leave some love HERE to get your chance to win. Winners will be chosen on Saturday Dec.6, 2014.

Today is your last day to enter - so make sure you don't miss out on all the giveaways on the Jillibean Soup blog !!