Thursday, May 21, 2015

Silhouette Essentials Class - winner!!!

Sorry to be so late to posting - things have been crazy in my household this past week!

The winner of the PageMaps U Silhouette Essentials 101 class is:

Lisa Lahiff

Yay! Backgrounds are my favorite! Thanks for the chance!


Please email me your contact info and I will get you set up with the class!

Lots more to share in the upcoming weeks !stay tuned:)

Fancy Pants - Must be Love

So. Real story. About a month or so ago, I decided to remove photos from old layouts.

Yes this is true.

I had at least 10 pizza boxes sitting in our bedroom with layouts in side, stacked almost to the top of my hubby's dresser. This pile had been bothering me for far too long, so I opened the untouched boxes and went to town.

I left some layouts as they were, but I would say that I took off photos from at least 25% of the pages, kept 10% of the pages and tossed the rest.

My guidelines were simple:
1) Did I have a digital copy of this photo?
2) Did I think I captured that memory?
3) Did I just plain like that page?

At any rate, now I have a bag of unscrapped photos that I love. I scrapped a few on this page here using the Flutter collection by Fancy Pants Designs. Such a pretty collection and the mix of pink with teal is perfect for these photos of my two youngest playing together.

I kept the page pretty simple. I love these photos and still remember the giggles from Lucas when Addy popped him in the nose while they were lying on the floor. A total fun carefree moment. I love the pops of gold in the Label Pack that goes with the Flutter collection. Great for layering on the strips here.

I love the almost ombre effect on this page that was easily done with just some papers from the collection. Add a few pops of gold and you are... well, golden :) Stop by the Fancy Pants Designs blog for lots of inspiration with Flutter and the three other new 2015 collections!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hip Kit Club + a cut file

Just stopping by the blog quickly today to share a project I made for the Hip Kit Club blog this weekend using the April kits and one of my JustNick cut files !

I love all the girly colors in the April Hip kits and couldn't toss any of my scraps out! I used a lot to fill in the Crazy Daisy cut file from my store (link below)


I just got working on the May kits and am basically in love with them!!!  Will be back next weekend with a project (and hopefully a process video too).

If you are interested in the cut file - here is a link to it:

Have a great week! Be back soon with another project share :)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jillibean Soup - Hello my name is...

Hello readers :)

I am popping in to share a page I created using the new Jillibean Soup collection - Yellow Saffron Pepper Soup!

It is a fun collection with lots of color and a great pop of black - something Jillibean doesn't do too often, but I really like it!!! I think every page needs a hint of black. In this case, this page has a lot of black and I love it because of the fun patterns on the paper.

Here is my page:

Yes, I have a selfie problem. This one comes with a bit of a story - when I was visiting CHA this winter, my USA buddies had never heard of a tuque. This is a normal Canadian word (thanks to google I found that out)and it was a bit of an inside joke between us as in USA speak, apparently it's a beanie! :) Anyway, I took this photo with my tuque on to show my buddies that I was thinking of them.

I used a lot of the different patterns in the collection on this page, in a simple grid pattern and then added in some Notebook cards, wood veneers, vellum stars and wood sprinkles. I even added some kraft numbers from the Holly Berry Borscht line, which are great to tuck into a title.

I covered that Jillinbean clothespin with some of the Jillibean glitter by adding some Glossy Accents and then adding the glitter on top.

That's it for me today!! I'll be back soon with another project :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PageMaps U Silhouette Essentials 101! Giveaway!!

Hello !!! I am excited to be leading a new Silhouette class over at PageMaps U called Silhouette Essentials 101. 

If you are new to the Silhouette, this class is just for you! There are four weeks of videos, cut files, sketches, and instructions on how to create layouts too! 

I am joined by Jen Chapin, Paige Evans, Lisa Dickenson and Kristine Davidson over the course of the four week course.

Registration is already open and the  course starts May 25, 2015 ... But - you can get a chance to win one of THREE spots now !!

Just leave me a comment on what your favourite types of digital cut files are  and I will draw a winner on Tuesday May 19th! ( contest closes on  Monday May 18 at midnight CST)

For another chance to win - I'm hosting another giveaway on my Instagram account. Where you can tag a friend and both win!

Good luck and see you in class :)

Jillibean Soup - Happy Hues Paints!

GOOD MORNING!! I am in a happy mood, which is appropriate as I am sharing a page I made for Jillibean Soup using their new Happy Hues paints :)

I used a neutral background paper - the wood plank paper from Soup Staples III and then went a little crazy with color in the form of paint and embellishments. I love the Amiable Aqua color in the Happy Hues collection and used that like mist droplets on my page! It holds up great on darker backgrounds.

I took a mini placemat and the same aqua color and painted it along the bottom of the mini placemat, and added some Gracious Gray along the middle of the placemat, adding in some black Glimmer Glaze I had in my stash for the very top edge:)

You can see some of those droplets I was talking about earlier a little better here:

That's it for me today! If you haven't given these paints a try - I do recommend them, the colors are quite vibrant and cover really nicely, not too thick or thin!

To see more projects using the Happy Hues paints, stop by the Jillibean Soup blog all month

Friday, May 08, 2015

April Felicty Jane kit + a JustNick cut file!

I finally had a chance to play with the April kit from Felicity Jane and it was amazing!! I cut some of the Scribbles 1 cut file from my JustNick cut store and here was the result:

I love the bright colours in this exclusive kit! Lots of bright color and that word "smile" is a foam glittery letter! I love it!

I cut the Scribbles 1 file from my shop and added lots of watercolor paint to it to match the papers in the kit.

If you would like to check out the May kit from Felicity Jane - just click HERE

If you would like to check out my cut file- stop by the JustNick shop at or click