Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jillibean Soup Halloween!

It's trendy Tuesday on the Jillibean Soup blog and I am up today with a video tutorial to make these fun Halloween pillow boxes! Perfect to add a few little treats too!

You don't need a lot of supplies. and you could use up lots of scraps too! To watch the video, just click below:


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bella Blvd pinspiration!

Good morning!! I am off for a week to Las Vegas with my husband and some friends - YAY!!! Before I go, I wanted to share with you a Pinterest inspired project I did for Bella Blvd. this week.

You have to head over to the blog to see the original Pinterest piece - but it was full of black and white and some pops of color... so I used that to create this page!

If you check out the pinterest piece on the Bella blog, you will see that I used the placement of the decor pieces as a sketch for my page. I do this often when coming up with backgrounds for pages, etc.

I used some teal mist and painted it onto the top area of the cardstock base to add a little color before adding my title, using a paper piece from Bella Blvd.

I tried to keep the neutral theme using mostly black and white and just a few pops of color - pink and teal.

I'll be back in a few days with a couple more projects and Cocoa Daisy November kit sneaks! Stay tuned :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jillibean Soup Cards

While I am away in Vegas with the hubby.... I thought I would share a few cards I created for the Jillibean Soup blog this month. I dove right into my stash of scraps to create these and they came together so quickly!

First up, is this all yellow card using lots of Jillibean Soup Wood Sprinkles. I quite simply cut 1" squares of different yellow patterned papers and added them to a card front. Add a little machine stitching, a diecut title and a few wood spinkles and you are done!


This next card is a Jillibean Soup mini placemat that I trimmed down slightly. I trimmed off the words that were on the bottom of the placemat and will use that on another project. I added some glitter paper and more small scraps of other colours for fun. I glued them behind the smaller stars and popped the whole thing up with foam adhesive. A soup label sentiment finishes off the card!

I'll be back soon with a video tutorial for Jillibean Soup!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sorry I am late ! Are you a winner??

I am so sorry I am late with the winner of the giveaway!

Thanks so much for the comments you left - glad that there are people out there and I am not talking I myself. :)

Congrats to :

Scouring blogs such as yours provides the easiest and richest source of inspiration. We all have different styles and use a variety of techniques, so it's fascinating to soak it all in.......does wonders for the mojo!

You have won some goodies from me! I hve some Pebbles, Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and more to send you!

Email me at nowosad1@mts.net and I will send your package out as soon as I get home from Vegas in about 10days.

Thanks again everyone and stay tuned - I should have another giveaway next month too :)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Scrapbook and Cards + a free cut file!

I have a new post up on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog with this month's free cameo cut file.

Here is what the freebie looks like this month:

You could definitely use this file over and over again and for different purposes! Use all the squares, or even just one. Cut out the heart and use that over and over! There are endless possibilities.

Here is the page I created using a lot of the cut squares for my page. The page really came together quickly once I had all the squares cut out from patterned paper.

Lately, I have been sticking to cutting my shapes out of cardstock, but I forget how lovely simple shapes like this look cut from patterned paper.

The squares are great for layering letters and other embellishments onto. I popped my squares up with foam adhesive, but you could leave them plain and they would work just as well!

To download the cut file, just click HERE

Hope you are enjoying these cut files - I already have next month's set up to go... working on a holiday one for December next! Enjoy!!

It's the last day to enter in the giveaway here on my blog - just click HERE and leave a comment.. I'll be drawing names for a Bella Blvd prize pack!!! Lots of goodies :)

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Silhouette tutorial page

Good morning!! Today, I wanted to share with you this page that I made for the Silhouette blog last week - a quick tutorial on print and cut files - without having to print them!

Here is my page:

I started off by selecting this shape in the Silhouette online store:

I used the shape to create my title and even the placement of my photo on my page:

I added lots of cut flowers - something I rarely do - embellished with stitching and lots of buttons and epoxy dots.

To check out the tutorial, head on over to the Silhouette blog HERE

Saturday, October 04, 2014

more World Card Making Day + cut freebie!

I am here to share with you a few cards I made for the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine World Card Making Day celebration!

I created a free cut file to help make my card process quicker... and here it is:

I created three cards, using different parts of this cut file... each square is 4"x4" but can be easily resized larger.. the floral is pretty detailed so I wouldn't go too small with it.

First up is my attempt at watercolouring. Still need lots of practice on this one! I cut it out of white cardstock and simply coloured the paper with pink and red watercolours and some stamping.

Next up are a few cards I made using Fancy Pants Bouquets and Burlap line! Such a pretty line to work with :)

More Fancy Pants Burlap and Bouquet on this card too! I love the look with the natural twine to tie in with the burlap theme.

There are prizes going on ALL DAY over at the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog - so head on over to download this cut file freebie and check out all the giveaways you have a chance to win!

Here is the link to the download: WORLD CARD MAKING DAY