Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hearts A Flutter Frame with DecoFoil

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I am a lover of heart shapes!  And mixing hearts with DecoFoil from ThermOWeb sounded like a great idea. Add the fact that I recently got a laser printer into the mix and it was a home run in the making!

This was up on the ThermOWeb blog earlier this week.  You can see all the stepout photos and how this came together HERE.  AND if you love this little heart file, you can find the download link for it in my blog post over there!  It's free, so go do it! 

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Crate Paper; Flowers, Resin Deer, Ribbon-Maya Road; DecoFoil in Aqua, Champagne and Pink Melon; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Chalk Paint; Old Frame

Here you can see the three different colors I used. I have a trick for getting those all foiled at the same time, just head over to the ThermOWeb blog to see it!

Originally, I was going to leave the frame as is, without the flowers or deer.  But after letting it sit overnight, I decided I needed to add a little more. Into my Maya Road stash I went! Since I left the glass piece out of the frame, it was easy to add things in.  Another little secret, I hadn't actually thought of the ribbon, but when I trimmed my paper, I accidentally marked the wrong spot to trim!  So, that ribbon at the top is covering up a seam.  It's a happy accident that I am glad happened, because I love how that scallop trim adds to the entire piece!


So be sure to download the file to use in your projects!  I would love to see what you do with it.  Link me up so that I can check it out!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Love is a Four Legged Word-A Flair for Buttons and Jillibean Soup

I received a sweet little surprise in the mail a while ago, Jillibean Soup's Fur Fusion collection.  It is such a fun pet collection and actually a lot of it could be used for non pet themed layout also.  I paired it with some flair from A Flair for Buttons and instant cute layout!

This was up on the A Flair for Buttons blog earlier this week.  I have wanted to do a layout like this for awhile, I just didn't make it happen until now. 

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers, Wood Veneer, Sequins-Jillibean Soup; Flowers-Maya Road; Twine-May Arts; Flair-A Flair for Buttons; Punch-Martha Stewart; Cardstock-American Crafts; Silhouette Cameo with cut file

This fun piece of flair is from the Take A Picture 1 flair set. The colors went perfect with the layout colors and I wanted something to mount the bone die cut on.

I just added a little touch of the twine and flowers around the title die cut.

And every dog page needs a heart!  This is from the Just Hearts 2 set and it's one of my favorite sets.

I did my journaling with my Cameo, sketch pens and a cloud cut file. The "sky" area just looked a little too plain and I was looking for a place to add a "little" journaling!

So, head over to the A Flair for Buttons Etsy shop to pick up some fun flair! Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bob the Betta-The Cut Shoppe

Bob, I cannot remember if I have introduced you to Bob, my Betta Fish. I have had him for quite a few months now.  It started off as wanting a fish for my office at work.  I wanted a bubble-eyedgoldfish and I was going to name him Bob. Well, it's been quite awhile since I had a bubble-eye goldfish and they are quite expensive!  Plus, I was unable to find one locally, so I decided on a betta fish.  Then, my plan was after the  two week return period I would take him to work.  I grew attached and he is so social, that I just couldn't do it!  He is now a member of the household.

This layout was on the Cut Shoppe blog on Friday.  If you have a laser printer and a laminator, you have a brand new way to use cut files!  I have directions on the Cut Shoppe blog HERE on how to do this.  So go check it out!  

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Tags, Letters-Elle's Studio; Wood Veneer-Maya Road; Kraft Bag, Pinwheel, Letters-Jillibean Soup; Doily-Doodlebug Design; DecoFoil in Navy; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

I used the Retro Rectangles file for the background.  I cut a piece of pattern paper, printed my cut file on the paper and then foiled the cut file.  You can see the shine of the foil here.  It's so hard to photograph!


Bob is so pretty and I was happy that I could capture that in the pictures I used on the layout.  He swims around like this, with his fins out, quite often. He is a fish that you can drag your finger along the side of the tank and he will come to it and follow it.  He is also happier when we are home.  How do I know this?  He make a bubble nest!  The males take care of the eggs after the female releases them. The male fish makes a bubble nest to attract the female.  Basically it means he is happy or horny however you want to look at it!


So know you know about the new (well, not so new) addition to the household.  This week is a full week on the blog, so be sure to stop back by tomorrow!  

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cards with Maya Road

Thought I would share a few cards that were up on the Maya Road blog in January, since I hadn't shared them here yet. I usually just create one card at a time, but I got going on my first card and when I finished was in the mood to make a second card! 

Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts; Pattern Paper, Enamel Triangles, Tags-Crate Paper; Flower, Tassel, "thank you" die cut, Butterfly, Tags (kraft and die cut), Twine-Maya Road; Doily-Wilton; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

That trio of tags is from a die that Maya Road has!  Love their steel turquoise color dies! 

These little flowers are quickly becoming a favorite of mine!  And they come in multiple colors!

This card has to be one of my favorites that I have made.

And these tulle flowers I love!  These were new for CHA.  The script for the "thank you" die is elegant, yet fun.  I love to cut it twice and create a little extra depth for it.

That's all for this Monday!  We enjoyed a nice weekend with the doors and windows open.  Crazy in January, but it was nice for a change.  The dogs didn't think so, they all got a brushing and a bath!  Happy Monday!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2 with Fancy Pants and Maya Road

Oh the poor blog, it's been gathering dust. I need to get into the routine of scheduling posts over the weekend! 

I have been sitting on posting this project for awhile. It was made for the Maya Road booth at CHA and has some of the new embellishments and accents that were released. I had also just gotten the new Fancy Pants collection, so it was a perfect combo to work with. 

Supplies: Pattern paper, Puffy Stickers, Labels, Tags-Fancy Pants Design; Tags, Wooden Embellishments, Flowers, Clip, Bow, Ribbon, Resins, Twine-Maya Road; Doily-Doodlebug Design; Adhesive-Therm O Web

I love these little hoops!  They are so fun to play with, but I decided to back this one and use it as a little frame. The mason jars and those little mums are going to become a favorite pretty quickly. I am actually hoarding them, because I don't want to use them all up!

And this is just a bunch of fun stuff all piled together! Everything you see here is new Maya Road that debuted at CHA. The wood veneer is actually a bobbin shape that has a hole at the top.  I just had to stick one of those flowers in there. And that arrow die cut from Fancy Pants just had to find it's way onto my layout!

So that's some of the new stuff that was released.  And anything that has color, well, there are other colors also.  And this Fancy Pants collection is just fun to work with. It's one I would almost buy again and that usually doesn't happen!

Happy Friday and be sure to stop back by next week.  I will definitely have some new posts up then!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Friends and Family with The Cut Shoppe and Fancy Pants Designs

Just going to say it now!  This Happy Place collection from Fancy Pants Designs is currently one of my favorites.  I have used it for two CHA projects and then this one and I am not tired of it yet!  And I even blew thru a 6x6 mini pad!

This layout was up over on The Cut Shoppe Blog Friday and I am just getting around to sharing it here.  I used the Centered Chevron file, but it packs a bunch of impact for one file. It's an older one, but it's a great one to have in your collection.  I have a few more ideas for it!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Die Cut Empherma, Tags, SMILE puffy sticker-Fancy Pants Designs; Doilies-Doodlebug Designs; Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye; Ribbon-Unknown; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo

Here is what the file looks like and where you can find it in the shop.

I just added pattern paper behind the cut file and then a LOT of foam adhesive to pop the cut file off the pattern paper background that I used.  And I accidentally ordered two sets of tags, so I thought "why not use them"!?!


I used some of the smaller doilies from Doodlebug Designs to add accents to the corners of my photo area.

I love the "smile" word and it fit perfectly there! This layout was all about adding small touches here and there for me!

Well that's all from me today!!  Now go grab that cut file!!!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

DecoFoil Gift Box

Welcome!  I am back today to share a project I made for the Therm O Web booth for CHA and also to announce the winner of my personal giveaway for the Top Ten Blog Hop.

My random winner is Mandi Holmes!  Please contact me at with your mailing address, so that I can get some goodies out to you!!  Congrats!

Now on to some gift wrapping inspiration!  I have had a bare chipboard box forever and decided to alter it into a gift box and make a big ole bow for it with DecoFoil!  DecoFoil has three new colors and I have two of them here:  Lilac and Champagne!

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Pink Paislee; Canvas Tag-Pink Paislee; Felt Flower-Maya Road; DecoFoil-Therm O Web; Adhesives-Therm O Web; Toner Sheets-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo with cutting file

I measured the top of my box so I would know how big it was.  Then I found a bow cutting file in my Studio software that I liked and sized it to fit the box top.  I was ok with the bottom section hanging over slightly and actually planned it that way. 

I cut the bow pieces out of the NEW Toner Sheets from Therm O Web!  I had previous been making my own toner sheets with a black sheet of paper that I would upload to Kinkos and have them print them off.  Now, you don't have to do that!  They come in a basic sheet and also a PeelnStick sheet.  Here I used the basic sheet as I didn't want the bow sticking to itself!

I did the edges of the box top with the Liquid DecoFoil adhesive and then just burnished the Champagne foil on after the adhesive was set and ready to apply foil to. 


I added a fun felt flower from Maya Road as the center for my bow.  It needed something more than a brad or a button!  I used Jumbo Zots to attach all the layers of the bow and they were the perfect size for this size of bow!


This is just the first of a few projects I did for CHA.  I cannot wait to share them all with you.  Thanks for all the love left on the blog hop!!  You guys ROCK!  Have a great Wednesday!