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. 

KatrinaHunt-A Flair for Buttons-Fancy Pants-Hello Sleepy Friend-1000Signed-1
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!
KatrinaHunt-A Flair for Buttons-Fancy Pants-Hello Sleepy Friend-1000Signed-2

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!

Katrina Hunt-Imagininsce-MonkeySeeMonkeyDo-1000Signed-1
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!

Katrina Hunt-My Minds Eye-Herding Cats-1000-1
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!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Issue of CREATE is out!!!

Happy Veteran's Day and thank you to all that have served our country to protect us and others.  There are a few people from my high school class that I admire greatly for this!  They are still both doing work to help others and I couldn't be more proud of them!

This is just a short update to let you know a couple of things that are out!  First of all the new CREATE issue is out!  

Check out the issue HERE.


3 Birds Design has a Design Team call up right now!!!  Check out the 3 Birds Studio blog for all the details.

Call details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Go make something, I know I am getting ready to since I am home today!

Monday, November 3, 2014

ThermOWeb and Mambi-Plus a 3 Birds Design Sneak!

Busy day on the blog!  I have a tutorial post up on the 3 Birds Studio Blog today.  Here is a sneak of my projects.  You can find my post HERE.


AND I am up on the ThermOWeb blog with our MAMBI swap.  And I have a tutorial over there also!  You can find that posting HERE.

I also decided to do a layout with the stuff that MAMBI had sent us for the swap since I had it out everywhere on my table.  And I love that I found that Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive from ThermOWeb will work for all those transparencies that are so popular right now!  Yippee!!!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Transparency-MAMBI; Sequins-Unknown; Photo Corners, Adhesive-ThermOWeb

I just used a little Fabric Fuse on the heart at the top and the bottom.  Dries clear!  And then I used the Decorative Photo Corners in Black to tie everything together in the picture area.  

And these little die cut banners were so cute, I knew I had to put them to use on the page somewhere! I attached them together with Zots in Medium and then popped them up with the 3D Foam Squares that I am addicted to! Zots also work great with sequins.  I used the Medium size on these leaves and it was perfect fit. 
KatrinaHunt-ThermOWeb-MAMBI-Today-Layout-1000Signed-2's November 3rd.  I did not complete the Oct. album challenge for Gossamer Blue and it's looking like I may miss the November one also.  I just seem to run out of time.  Hoping that it's just because the auditors were at work and I wasn't in any sort of mood to scrap once I got home!  

Have a great Monday! I am loving the colder weather and the pretty colors.  Although, I haven't taken many pictures this time around.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

He's So Fluffy-Heidi Swapp Fun

There is a story behind this layout.  I have held on to this title for a page for MONTHS!  I happened to be watching Despicable Me one night while I was scrapping and when Agnes says "It's so fluffy, I'm gonna DIE!" I knew that I had to make a page about Jetson with that title!

And once I saw the greens and blues in the Heidi Swapp September Skies collection, I knew those were the papers that I wanted to use for the layout.

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Supplies: Pattern Paper, Wood Veneer, Letters-Heidi Swapp (Sept. Skies); Doily-DoodleBug Designs; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Mist-Studio Calico; Silhouette Cameo with cutting file and sketch pens
Pictures-UTurn Studios

Those letters with the collection were perfect!  I was worried that I wouldn't have enough, but I have plenty left over to use on other layouts.  I love the contrast of the dark blue/teal/white together in the title.

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I did the journaling on the Cameo.  I cannot remember which font this is, but I bet you money I will use it again.  I love the clean rounded lines. And I just used the black Silhouette pen, I tried a dark blue, but it was glitter and just didn't look right.  TIP:  I always practice a small part of the journaling before actually doing it on the paper I am going to use.  

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AND if you haven't heard, I am back for a second term on the CREATE magazine team.  This time the team is bigger and there are a few change ups, but I think the magazine is going to be even better!  And I think it is going to challenge me more, which I cannot wait for!

You can read the full announcement HERE and see all the team members that are joining me this year!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I won't be back until next week more than likely!  Have a safe Halloween and a great weekend!

Monday, October 27, 2014

You're A Big Deal-Fancy Pants Share

Where did the weekend go?  I really need at least one more day, two would be good! It was a busy one with a crop, a musical theater performance, and cleaning out some clothes. Some was planned, some was unplanned, but I did get a lot accomplished this weekend! 

The crop was quite fun and I was quite productive!  Truth be told, I usually don't have a plan when I go to these things.  I just kind of wing it as far as what I am going to work on. I actually changed my mind and did one assignment for the next issue of the CREATE magazine that I wasn't planning on doing, but it just worked out.

I did do a couple of layouts for fun. Seems like it's been awhile since I have done that. And those favorite things I talked about in another post were some of the collections I used!  Fancy Pants and Heidi Swapp.  Today is the Fancy Pants layout!

And I have give a shout out to Nicole Nowosad! I used her FREE Quilting Cut File and I have to say, I cannot wait to use it again!  
Katrina Hunt-Fancy Pants-You're A Big Deal-1000Signed-1
Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Stickers, Chipboard, Die Cuts, Tickets-Fancy Pants Design (True Friend); Flair-A Flair for Buttons; Punch-EK Success; Doily-Wilton; Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo; Die Cut File-Nicole Nowosad

I loved this little basket/tag and it was perfect to put my journaling on.  I just added some twine and some fun embellishments.
Katrina Hunt-Fancy Pants-You're A Big Deal-1000Signed-2

And since Cardigan puppies always have big ears, I had to use this tag. The admission ticket was a given choice also! And I didn't want to put a bow on the tag, so I opted for a fun flair button from {a flair for buttons}.
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And I love my layers! So there are two layers of foam squares from ThermOWeb on here. One for the "quilted" part and then another layer holding up the middle section. I love how this turned out. 
Katrina Hunt-Fancy Pants-You're A Big Deal-1000Signed-4

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come by tomorrow for a fun announcement!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

3 Birds Design and 17Turtles Creative Team Up

A layout using one of my favorite files from 17Turtles is on on the 3 Birds Studio blog HERE.  And I have a different layout to share with you today on my blog.  And this one has NO pictures!  That's right, I did a non-picture layout.

When we took the dogs to DogFest, one of the booths was doing paw prints on cards.  So, of course, we had to do it.  We marked their names on the backs of the cards, so we would know which paw went to which dog.  I wanted to scrap the paw prints, but the cards were so big.  I decided to cut them down and put them all on one layout.  

Supplies:  Pattern Paper-3 Birds (Graceful Season and Midday Medley); Sticker-3 Birds Midday Medley Sticker Nestable set; 3D Embellishments-3 Birds (Midday Medley); Journaling Strips-3 Birds (For All Seasons Cards); Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo with cutting file; Flair button-{a flair for buttons}

As soon as I figured out that was what I wanted to do, I knew I had to use the Paw Prints and Hearts background from the 17Turtles store.  It just fit!  And with this type of a background file, you don't have to do much embellishing if you don't want to.  I just added bits and pieces.


I also used a frame sticker from the Midday Medley Sticker Nestable set.  I actually put the sticker on a piece of very thin chipboard and then cut out around it.  I knew I wanted to pop it up and I wanted it to be a little more stable than just the sticker itself. 


AND there is a coupon code below!!!  Read all the details and how you can play along with us and win prizes!

To celebrate this team up, we are inviting you, our 3 Birds Fans, to play along by creating and sharing a project made using any 3 Birds products and a cut file from 17turtles. Once you have finished your project, share it with us on our 3 Birds Facebook page. From all of the shared projects, we will randomly select one winner to choose 2 products of their choice from the currently available 3 Birds Design products and their choice of 5 digital cut files from the 17turtles Shop.

You have until November 3rd to enter your project. We will select and announce the winner on November 5th.

To make your 17turtles shopping experience more enjoyable, use coupon code 3BIRDS17 to save 25% off of any purchase. (Coupon Code valid October 20th - October 31st.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's An Imaginisce Day-Card Share

Just sharing a card today for Imaginisce.  I also have a layout up over on the blog using some of the same techniques.  You can find the layout on the Imaginisce blog HERE.

This was a fun and quick card to make and I love how the "hello" turned out.  I did this with my Silhouette, but you could do it with a manual die cutting machine also.


Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Imaginisce (Little Princess); Cardstock-American Crafts; Punch-EK Success; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

I cut the "hello" out of my flower paper and used the negative part on my card.  Then I cut the purple letters out, sized just a bit smaller.  Using 3D Foam Squares from ThermOWeb, I popped the purple letters up and offset them from the negative hello cutout.  


Not quite sure if I like the little hearts in the letters.  They were there already in the font I chose.  I could have taken them out, but I just left them.   And that punch I used is my favorite.  I don't know what I will do if this one breaks.  I have already replaced it once!

Have a great Wednesday.  It's audit time at work and I am just a little overwhelmed with the thought of it.  It's the first one I have been thru, so I am clueless in one aspect and then ACKKK in another!

OH, stop by tomorrow, because 3 Birds is teaming up with 17Turtles and it's my day to share.  There have already been lots of fun projects on the 3 Birds Studio Blog.  There is also a coupon code for the 17Turtles Cut File shop!!!  To make your 17turtles shopping experience more enjoyable, use coupon code 3BIRDS17 to save 25% off of any purchase. (Coupon Code valid October 20th - October 31st.)  And a fun contest for you also, which I will give you more details about tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ThermoWeb and Simple Stories-The Spooky Crew

Couple more weeks and Halloween will be here before you know it!  I have a fun little card and step outs over on the ThermOWeb blog and you can check that out HERE.

And since I had some Halloween goodies out, I decided to scrap the dogs with the fun Frankie and Friends collection from Simple Stories.

Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Chipboard, Die Cuts, Stickers-Simple Stories; Flair-{a flair for buttons}; Cardstock-American Crafts; Silhouette Cameo and Sketch Pen; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

I used the ICraft SuperTape for basically almost all my layout.  This tape is great if you have bigger pieces to attach.  You can just place strips on each end, adhere one end down making sure it's lined up and then adhere the other side once you are sure.  The secret?  That red plastic comes off, so you are able to make adjustments until you are sure of where you want to place it!

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And then there are Zots!  These little gems I use all the time.  I used them to attach my flair to that die cut laying there.  I really wanted to use the die cut, but the saying was "cutest spook ever".  Well, I have FOUR spooks!  I could have added an "s", but thought the flair piece was cuter!
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And any time I want to pop something up, I reach for my 3D Foam Squares.  I love dimension on layouts, I cannot deny my addiction to these!  On this layout, I used them to pop up the "got dog" cluster, my journaling strips, and the o's in the word "spooky".

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And to get this journaling was an entire day process in itself!  I had trouble in general with getting it just right, getting it printed out and getting it cut out.  But I love to do journaling with my Cameo, so I am sure I will try it again!  


And yes, I know they aren't really "spooky"!  But, I had to have a title right?!  


And to make it a more crafty day, I have a post up over on the 3 Birds blog today also!  You can check that project out over there!!!  It's a 30 minute layout!!!