Friday, May 27, 2016

Shimelle - Precious Posessions

This week over on the Shimelle blog, we are taking about precious possessions. For my post on the blog today, I decided not to scrap about something that has a monetary value as my precious possession, rather a way to capture a collection of special items you may have kicking around your home too!

I chose to scrap about a project that I found in the collection of MANY projects my daughter has in her crafting area. A cute little about me book, with her own thoughts on herself (she is 7) and a few photos that she snagged from my extras pile.

I started by taking some photos of the project to use for my page, I did have to take the book apart, but put it all back when I was done :)

I chose to use each page of hers as a photo on mine. I printed them pretty small, but will include the actual words on the backside of my layout for easier reading.

Quite simply, I left the design of the page pretty simple - adding a grid of photos and large alpha letters for my design, using a quote from her little book as the title of the page. I suck at titles, so this was a good idea to me! lol

All in all, I like how this turned out! I was able to capture some journaling too (gasp) as I rarely do, but I managed to get everything I wanted on the page because of the simple grid pattern.

That's it for me today! I hope you are inspired to get some of those kids projects documented... I will likely do this more often, and toss out those that are piling up around my house. It is like honouring their artwork by making a page all about them!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fancy Pants Designs + JustNick team up!

Good morning! The other day I shared a sneak of a project that was up on the Fancy Pants Designs blog using the new Millie & June collection + some cut files from my digital cut file store JustNick!

I really love the girliness of this project - mostly because of the pretty Millie & June collection by Fancy Pants Designs. I cut one of the Floral Doilies from the cut file set and made it huge as a base for my page. I added some bits of paper in behind each of the open holes to fill them in. 

I also diecut a doily from the Dainty Doilies cut file set and used it to layer under some pre-cut diecuts and embellishments from the Millie & June collection.

How cute is that paper bow right! I could die, I need a zillion of those :)

Hope you have been checking out our team up with Fancy Pants Designs all week! There have been so many great projects posted, it is hard to choose a favorite!

Have a great and creative weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

JsutNick / Fancy Pants Design Team Up!

This week onthe blog over at JustNick  we are teaming up with Fancy Pants Designs!!

I was lucky enough to just get a DT box of new Fancy Pants goodies, so I created this page using the new (and amazing) collection - Life is Amazing! It is SO pretty!

I started by cutting the Butterfly Background out of the simple black/white dotted paper in the collection and then added some smaller butterflies that I cut from various patterns in the 6x6 paper pad and stitched them together, adding a little foam adhesive between the layers for some dimension.

You can see here that the dimension the foam adhesive adds is subtle and still lovely, adding some nice natural shadow to the project !

I also diecut a simple border from the Scallop Edge cut file set and added is along the right edge of the page and then added in some flair and other pre-cut diecuts from the same collection.

If you are taking my Paper Play class in Cornwall, ON at the Crop and Create event - I will be using this collection in that class! (it is seriously SO pretty)

Make sure you stop by JustNick all week to check out our teams amazing projects using Fancy Pants collections and our cut files + stop by the Fancy Pants Designs blog too - there are more projects over there from the FPD team using our cut files! An exciting week for sure :)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Silhouette Essentials 102 - WINNER!

Thanks so much for your recent comments and interest in my class over at PageMaps - Silhouette Essentials 102!

The winner of the giveaway of a FREE spot in the class is:

Oh YES! I would love to win a spot in this amazing class and learn from the team. Thank You so much for the chance to win!

And my favorite flowers are Orchids and Tulips :)

YAY Helen! Please send me an email at and I will get you set up for the class when it starts !

Friday, May 13, 2016

You & Me - Fancy Pants Designs

Good morning! Just wanted to say a big THANKS For all your comments about the PageMaps Silhouette Essentials 102 class that is coming up! You can still leave a comment HERE to have a chance to win a FREE spot in the class!

Today, I am sharing a project that was up on the Fancy Pants Designs blog the other day.

I used mainly the Happy Place collection for this page, with a little Wish Season thrown in too :)

Our dog just turned 17 years old and we know each day we still have him is a gift. We know his time is short with us, and we are faced with the difficult choice of what to do. :( He has been my sidekick for the last 17 years and since my husband works overnights, he has been my buddy through the night to help keep us safe... even though he is not a guard dog ;)

 I think this page came together in less than an hour - which is a bit of a record for me. All I did, was simply punch a whole lot of circles and layer them together.

I created a process video of this project too, if you are interested!

Have a good (& crafty) weekend!

New online class with SCT Magazine and PageMaps U!

I am very excited to be contributing to a NEW online class with Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine + PageMaps U!

This inaugural class from SCT Delivered Online is called – Easy Detailed Expert

I am happy to be contributing 3 pages full of Jillibean Soup Healthy Hello (the middle sneak is my page) for my lesson!
To get all the details on registration - open today - go HERE

For full sneak peek of the class - go HERE

I am pretty excited about my pages for this class, and looking at the sneaks, it looks like everyone blew it out of the park! This is one class that I would totally recommend!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Big Picture Classes!

I can't remember if I posted this here or not, but my new class with Big Picture Classes went live just over a week ago!

Patterned Paper Play is all about what I love - Patterned Paper!

Over four lessons, we talk about mixing different patterns of paper to mix cleanly and easily!

We talk about things like shape, balance with neutrals and even ombre! There is even a FREE cut file included in the week 4 lesson that I LOVE!!

I hope you will check it out today HERE Hope to "see you" in class!