Monday, July 18, 2016

Make A Splash - Fancy Pants Designs

Hello, summer is in full swing now up here- the kids are finally out of school and I am t-4 days until my vacation! YAY!

I am stopping in to share a page I made for the Fancy Pants Designs blog last week, mixing several collections.

I started the page by using some of these letters from the Office Suite collection - still one of my favorites. I love the large fun mixed font.

I added in a few diecut polaroids I made, a good way to increase the size of your smaller photos. I added some embellishments from Life Is Beautiful and Making Waves too.

 I like how the whole thing came together pretty simply, not often for me that I keep things simple, usually I am filling a whole background with a bunch of "stuff".

That's it for me today! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hello + some Shimelle!

Hello hello! It has been a while since I posted on my blog. It seems summer has started and I just haven't made my blog a priority lately. Sorry for those that are regular readers, I hope to rectify that!

I am popping in to share a page that hit the Shimelle blog yesterday. This week's challenge is all about using hand cut elements. I love the hand cut title look, so here is my take on this challenge:

I have used hand cut letters before, but this time I decided to use the empty space for my title instead of the positive letters one would normally create! I love the large impact it makes on the page.. and quite simply too. A great way to add in lots of color.

I used some foam adhesive to pop the letters off the page slightly for a more dimensional look, and before I did that, I added a tiny bit of stitching to each letter.
Stop by the Shimelle blog and check out this week's challenge and play along!
Make sure you link up so we can see how you took on this challenge.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Jillibean - You are loved

Over on the Jillibean Soup blog this month, we were challenged to use some of the wood embellishments created by Jillibean Soup!

I had a lot of fun sorting through my Wordfetti for this page, as you can see here:

I tried to create mini-sentiments using a mixture of the Wordfetti wood shapes and the other Wood Words made by Jillibean. I added some vellum behind them and add a bit of a circular element on the page.

I am normally not one to fussy cut a lot of papers, but I can't stop cutting out these floral groupings from the Healthy Hello collection. They add a nice dimension beside a photo or layered over some papers!

That's it for me today! Hope you find time to do something creative today :)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Jillibean Card - Hello Beautiful card

Full disclosure - this is a recent fave project for me. It really did come together quite quickly and used mostly all scraps!! I really hate tossing paper away :)

I had these 1/2" strips of paper from the Mushroom Medley and Healthy Hello collections left over from another project, so I trimmed them all down to  1 1/2" lengths and just started to adhere them over a card base in a quilt like pattern, flipping the direction of the strips and then trimming off any excess that overhung the edge of the 4" square base.

I finished off the card with some vellum lined behind a diecut shape from the Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup collection, some wood veneers and a pretty butterfly paperclip! So simple and easy and I think kind of pretty too!

Hope you like it!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fancy Pants Scraplift Week!

This week was scraplift week on the Fancy Pants Designs blog - I chose to scraplift the amazing Jess Mutty and here is my page.

I did a lot of fussy cutting and chose to go with the same grid format that Jess did on her page, although I swapped in the Life is Beautiful collection.

I love this little cluster that is held together into one of those grid pieces on the page. The fun summery die cut collection helps make a grouping like this come together quickly.

Here is how the whole page came together!

Thanks Jess for the inspiration!

Photoplay paper - Hello Beautiful

I have one last project to share using some new Photoplay Paper! This time, I have used the Belle Vie collection. It is such a pretty, floral based collection and super girly. Would be really great for heritage photos too!

As you can see, I cut several squares of paper and layered them across the bottom of my page, adding some stitching for a quilted look. I think added some popped up stickers and chipboard buttons to the center points as often as I could and then added some journaling stickers to finish off the bottom.

I used one of the larger chipboard pieces and a journaling card for my page title and some diecut stems from JustNick.

Well, that is it for my Photoplay Paper projects! Will be back soon with more scrappiness.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Jillibean - Our Sweet Girl

Hello hello! I have a summery page to share with you, using up some scraps and a cut file by JustNick that I made for Jillibean Soup this month.

I used the Doodle Flowers  cut file to weld a whole lot of flowers together to create this background cut file and filled it in with tons of little scraps of paper I was hoarding saving.

When I am low on mojo, a cut file really does help boost my mojo just a little bit. I find it takes a lot of the work out of the whole process for me and I can just play a little more than normal.

I added in these pre-cut Placemat polaroid frames by Jillibean Soup  to mat my photos, adding larger white ones behind them and some embellishments to each kraft paper frame.

The new Soup Label word stickers are so SWEET (ha ha), and I love that font. So scripty and lovely to use together with the plain Beanboard Alpha font.

That's all folks! Thanks for stopping by today! Be back soon.