Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mix The Media with Jillibean Soup and CREATE

I love all the sketches that come with the CREATE magazine and I just cannot help myself from creating extra projects with them (besides the ones I am assigned!).  Since Jillibean Soup is one of my favorites and they were the feature manufacturer, I was happy to say the least!

I picked up one of the new Mix The Media metal wall hangings and got busy with a little Valentine themed project with my stash of Jillibean Soup papers and embellishments.

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Supplies:  Pattern Papers, Die Cuts, Embellisments-Jillibean Soup; Flair-{a flair for buttons}; Ribbon-May Arts; Resin Flower-Unknown; Punch-Martha Stewart; Doily-Wilton; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Metal Sign-Jillibean Soup

Silhouette Cameo with cutting file

I dug out some of my older Jillibean embellishments to work with.  I have been hoarding these!  But I thought those little stick pin hearts looked pretty cute with this!
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I will ALWAYS love these corrugated alphas.  I actually keep them separate, which equals hoard them because I cannot see them!  
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You can check out more Jillibean Soup goodness in the CREATE magazine.  You can find the magazine and instructions on how to download it HERE.

Monday, January 19, 2015

17turtles Design Team Announcement

If you have been here, you know I guest designed for 17turtles and Juliana's fun cut files.  Well, today I get to announce that I will be on the design team for 17 Turtles with two other creative ladies, Monquie and Suzanna!

17turtles offers a wide range of digital cut files that are perfect for paper crafting, scrapbooking and other craft projects such as cards, home decor, wall art, and more. Files are DXF and SVG Formats.
Connect with 17turtles in the following ways:

To celebrate I am giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to the 17turtles store!  There is also a $20.00 giveaway on the main 17turtles blog.  You can find that giveaway HERE. 

For my giveaway leave a comment on this post by Thursday, January 22 2015.  I will pick a winner from all the comments and announce it here on Friday, January 23 2015.  Let me know what your favorite cut file in the shop is for an extra entry!

I created a layout for this announcement as a "just for fun" project!  I used the Diamonds Background cut file and just backed it with fun pattern papers. I used my January Gossamer Blue kit for this one and a fun find from ThermOWeb adhesives that is great to use with die cuts!

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Gossamer Blue, Teresa Collins, American Crafts; Cardstock-American Crafts; Die Cuts-American Crafts; Wood Veneer & Cork-Gossamer Blue; Wooden Enamel Dots-Teresa Collins; Twine-May Arts; Flair-{a flair for buttons}; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Mist-October Afternoon

Silhouette Cameo with the following 17turtles Cut File
Diamond Background 

The "fun" from ThermOWeb are these Sticky Dots sheets!  You can find them HERE.   

This die cut was so large and I wanted an easy way to adhere the backing paper, without getting adhesive everywhere.  These sheets did the trick!  I have had them and just hadn't used them yet.  So happy to have discovered that option for die cuts now! 


Lots of measuring and cutting strips of paper for this backing.  I started with the wood grain and then moved to the colored polka dot paper strips.  After getting those trimmed and placed, I then did the backing with the black and white polka dot paper.  I am liking how it turned out with the colors!  

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the gift certificate!!  

Monday, January 12, 2015

CREATE January 2015 Issue!!!

It's a new year, a new month and that means a new issue of CREATE!  The January 2015 issue is available now for you to be inspired by.  For the new year, CREATE has moved to an every other month publication, but it will be PACKED with inspiration from the manufacturer that is featured in the issue and lots and lots of goodies from the design team!  Here is a look at the cover below.

Download this issue HERE.

Here are some sneaks of my projects.  I had a lot of fun with all of these and I cannot wait to share them!

A couple of projects with Jillibean.  You know I love some Jillibean!

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A layout with some Heidi Swapp.

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And one with a mix of goodies.


So go check it out!!  And I am hoping to show some of my CHA projects that I did for ThermOWeb later this week!  (And I have NO idea what happened with my signature in Lightroom, it's funky on a couple of these pictures! )

Monday, December 29, 2014

Top Ten Blog Hop for 2014 & A Fancy Pants Layout

Well, the year has flown by and apparently December did without me doing a blog post until now!  But to make up for it, I am participating in a blog hop with some really fun and inspiring designers.  We are all sharing our Top 10 layouts for the past year and I have a new one to include in the mix here!  

Make sure and comment on all the blogs for a chance to win a $75.00 gift certificate to Paper Issues!  Each blog you comment on gives you a chance to win!  So, comment on all of them and you have 24 chances.  Comments close on Jan 4th and the blog with the winner will announce on Jan. 5th. 

Here are my favorite layouts in the order I love them currently!!!  The first one is a new one that I created for {a flair for buttons}.  You can see close ups over on {a flair for buttons} blog, as it just went up to share!
Number 1
Close Ups on {a flair for buttons blog}
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Number 2
Fancy Pants is becoming a favorite of mine very quickly!
Original Posting

Number 4
Original Posting
Oh how I miss Lily Bee Design.

Number 5
This one was originally on the 3 Birds Studio Blog, but never on my blog!
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Number 6
Original Posting on 17 Turtles Blog
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Number 7
Original Posting
Cannot pass up Sheldon in a top hat!
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Number 8
Original Posting 

Number 9
Original Post
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And Number 10
Appeared on ThermOWeb's blog originally, but not here!

I could add more, I really really could!  But I am going to stop here and let you go on and check out the other designers!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hello Sleepy Friend-A Flair for Buttons + The Cut Shoppe Inspiration Blog Hop!

Whee!!  I love a good blog hop with lots of inspiration and we have it right in this hop!  {a flair for buttons} has teamed up with The Cut Shoppe for this and there is an exclusive flair set, discount codes, and a giveaway!

The Details  
{a flair for buttons} has a 10% off with coupon code:  BLOGHOP2014.  Coupon code is good from Nov21-28th.  And there is a giveaway to 4 (FOUR!) random commenters on the blogs thru the hop of the custom flair set that was created for the blog hop to match some of The Cut Shoppe cut files!

The Cut Shoppe has a 25% off with coupon code:  SAVE25.  Coupon code is good from Nov. 21-28th.  And there is a giveaway of a $15.00 gift certificate to a lucky commenter!

I knew I wanted to use that "hello" border file that was in the shop.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I wanted to use it!  And then after I started creating, I decided to use it in my title somehow. 

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Corrugated Paper-Fancy Pants Design (True Friend); Die Cuts-Fancy Pants Design (True Friend), The Cut Shoppe; Flair-{a flair for buttons}; Stickers-Fancy Pants Designs (True Friend), Pebbles (Letter Stickers); Chipboard-Fancy Pants Design; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo.

I didn't plan on it, but ended up doing two titles!  Because any day is a good that that is full of possibilities and naps!  And that cute & is one of the custom flair pieces!
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I backed another one of the custom flair pieces with a die cut flower that was in the embellishment pack for the collection.  I like to do this a lot, because it gives a little fun to the flair pieces!
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And I did it here again with a chipboard button and a flair piece.  This piece is from the "Got Dog" flair set that is in the {a flair for buttons} shop. 

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So, here is the hop list to get you on your way!!  Make sure to leave a comment at each blog to be eligible for the prizes!  And take advantage of those coupon codes, they would make great stocking stuffers!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Imaginisce Share Time!

Just wanted to share a couple of projects with the new Imaginisce "Family Fun" collection that has just been released.  This is a great all around collection.  Lots of themes and then basics on the backs, so you can mix and match!

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers-Imaginisce (Family Fun); Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Letter Stickers-October Afternoon; Sketch-Scrapbook Generation

There are also "paper" dolls that you can dress up!  There are several of them in the embellishment pack and you can dress them to match the theme!
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And I just had to use this title!  LOL  It was a no-brainer!

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And then I made a fun little card to give with some cookies, OUT OF THE SAME COLLECTION!  We are always giving away cookies around the holidays, so this will be perfect.  
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Supplies:  Imaginisce (Family Fun); Cardstock-American Crafts; Die Cut-Imaginisce

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I will probably be back on Wednesday.  So have a great one till then. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Life is An Adventure-My Mind's Eye And CREATE

Crazy busy and the busiest time of year is just beginning!  I am trying to work ahead on assignments, and stuff I cannot show yet, so I thought I would share some of my favorite projects that I have done for past issues of CREATE over the next month or so.  That doesn't mean there won't be newer stuff, just filler stuff!

Those pictures that you take and think  "I have THE shot!", uh, yeah, that happens a lot with the dogs and then it turns out, NOPE! Well, the photos below are some of the outtakes of trying to get the shot.  Then I blew out the photos with the sun flare and didn't realize it.  Oh well, at least you can see the dogs do not always pose perfectly for my photos!

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Chipboard, Flair, Saturday Sticker, Die Cuts, Rub-ons, Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye; Letter Stickers-My Mind's Eye, American Crafts, Authentique; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Sketch-Scrapbook Generation CREATE Sept 2014 Issue

The chipboard ribbon banner did not go all the way to the end of my photos, so I just added the flair piece.  Which lead me to incorporating it into my title.  
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I just used the hearts rub-on after I got the pictures placed.  Then just prayed that I wouldn't mess it up when I was putting it on!!  
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And if you would like to see one of my newer projects, head over to the 3 Birds Studio blog HERE.  I have a fun and quick altered project up!