Tuesday, September 01, 2015

SCT September freebie!

It's that time of the month again! Time for a FREE cut file on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog.

Here is this month's freebie that I created. Perfect for many kinds of projects, right!!
I wanted to use the word frames on my page. I cut out all of them, but truth is, I went with only one frame in the end! I instead used the "insides" of the cut file as a background for my page instead, and used the "snapshot" frame overtop my photo.

I used several different papers by American Crafts and Crate Paper. I dug deep into my stash for this green one by Crate Paper about 6-7 years ago! I still love the color and pattern of it. Classic.

Now, hop on over to the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog and get your FREE download (SVG, DXF, PNG) :


Saturday, August 29, 2015

More August Hip Kits!

Yay for the weekend! I have a bit of an extended weekend this round, so I am extra happy! Hoping to soak up a little more sun before our long winter hits us here in central Canada! I have a sunny summery page to share with you using the August Hip Kits!

I loved the pie chart cut file that Kim Watson designed and used that on this page.


I obviously lined the back of the pie chart with various papers in the kits, and used some watercolor paint to color the white cardstock from the kit for some interest. The page is a tad warped... sorry about that in the photo! I varied the sizes of the cut file and placed them on the dried page and then added some stitching to keep it all in place.

  #justbeyou cl1

 I had to add some of the fun embellies in this month's kits - so I pulled out some of the rubber charms and started layering with vellum from the kit.

  #justbeyou cl2

I couldn't resist the chipboard glitter hearts and the sequins and enamel dots in the kits too! Some of my favorite layering items! Hope you enjoyed this project! I will be back next weekend with another using the August kits!  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Love you to the Moon - Jillibean Soup

Good morning!! I just wanted to stop by and share a page I created for Jillibean Soup using the Summer Red Raspberry collection. It is perfect for spring, however, the color palette works great for almost any theme of page.

Truth is, I created this page as part of my September assignments several weeks ago... I cut a large title using a Jillibean Soup cut file from the Silhouette online store.... then, I happened upon this great page on the Jillibean Soup blog by fellow DT member Amy Coose and thought - "great minds"... the layouts are seriously quite similar so I wasn't going to use it as a DT project now :)

Anyway, here is my page. If you want to check out Amy's - check it out HERE on the Jillibean Soup blog.

I used another Jillibean Soup cut file to create the large polka dot background layer. I simply increased the 3x4 cut file to about 8" wide and went from there. I also used the "moon" cut file available in my cut file store JustNick

That's it for me today!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hip Kit Club cards!

I mentioned the other day that I was trying to make more cards with my scraps. With that being said, I am going to try to make at least 3-4 cards a month with said scraps! I always have a ton of stuff left over from my Hip Kits, so I created these cards for my stash.

I used the July Hip Kits for each of these cards. There was tons of great products in this month's kits and I almost couldn't help myself using all of it!! This paper from October Afternoon is so pretty and I thought it would make a fun happy card, with some vellum overtop to settle it down just a little bit

I used some of my Studio G mini stamps from Michael's to finish off my sentiment on the vellum. Those little suckers come quite in handy lately!

Lastly, I created this SUPER easy birthday card using the decorative paper tape in the kits by Simple Stories - I just trimmed off a few strips and added some epoxy star "flames" to the top! BAM!

 Okay, I did add some mini stamps again with some stitching, but really, this was a quick card!

I am really loving making cards lately, it's somehow therapeutic to sit down and make a good batch with my leftover supplies!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Janome Summer Ad

I have been lucky enough to be asked to contribute layouts for ads in Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine for the sewing machine folks at Janome Canada for the last year or so. 

Here is the ad I did up for the summer issue of SCT (still available FREE online HERE)

Each ad is obviously sewing inspired - I use a standard Janome machine on all my projects. This time, I created a fun sun shape with paper and sequins and some cool waves with stitching on vellum.


I love stitching of all kinds on my projects and my Janome machine makes it so easy too! If you love the look of sewing on pages, stay tuned as I have something super exciting coming up regarding that :)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

It's August Hip Kit time!

Good morning!! I had a chance to rip into the August kits this week and can't wait to share! My first project is super simple. I really wanted to make good use of the different alphas in the kits, so focused on that for this page.

  Another cute girl spotting

Truth is, I am not great with clean and simple pages. I always feel the need to add more of this or that. In this case, I really wanted the title to be the main thing (other than the photo of course), so did my best to leave things be once the title was there.

  Another cute girl spotting cl1

I love the mix of the woodgrain Thicker with the two different gold alphas - such a great and easy mix! Kimberly really takes all the guess work out of your projects by doing it for us :) I had to add a few of those great Freckled Fawn chipboard glitter hearts - perfect for this page about my girly leaving her girly evidence around the house.

  Another cute girl spotting cl2

 That's it for me today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

July Hip Kit Club projects!

You would think having a few weeks off work would allow me extra time to do thing like planning and blogging etc... but it did not! I am back at work now and thought I should catch up on the old blog :)

I created this project for Hip Kit Club using the July kits - main and color kit to be specific! I love this color add on for July and decided to test out my not so artsy side ! lol

I stamped my cardstock base with the Heidi Swapp stamp in the color add on and then added some distress ink (also from the add on) to my ink block. I dropped a few drop of water and then "splatted" it over the stamped images. I did change up the colors with some other distress inks in my stash.

There are a lot of great alphas in each monthly kits, but this month, I love the foam thickers the best... I combined a couple together for the title on this page.

Here is how it all came together! I kind of like it :)

To check out more about Hip Kits, please stop by their site! September kits were just revealed on the 15th so shop now!