Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Make It Merry...

Hi Everyone!  Today I am sharing a layout created with Jillibean Soup's latest Christmas collection, Holly Berry Borscht.
"Make It Merry!"

products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup (Holly Berry Borscht); other - Jillibean Soup: Holly Berry Borscht pea pod parts, wood veneers; toothpick, embroidery floss, black paint; tools - machine stitching.
The super simple little triangular Christmas trees were cut from multiple Holly Berry Borscht patterned papers.  I've also included hidden journaling on the "hohoho" file card (Pea Pod Part).

The hand stitched lines across the trees add an extra touch of dimension and texture, without overwhelming the rest of the page.

Thanks for visiting...x

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 50...

Head on over to the Sassy Scrappers blog today for more detail on how I put together my Project Life | Week 50 spread...

Another busy week but a pleasure to Document December with the Sassy Scrapper December PL kit.

Thanks for visiting...x

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 49...

Hello Friends!  Project Life Monday has been moved to Project Life Tuesday over at the Sassy Scrappers blog this month!  I've temporarily skipped weeks 47 & 48 to start using my Sassy Scrapper December PL Kit.  Here's a little sneak peek of Week 49...

I hope you enjoy.  Thanks for visiting..x

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Holday Hunt Surprise!


Hello Friends!  I guess you've come to the right place if you are looking for a little holiday giveaway surprise!!
All week long we are hosting a Holiday Hunt over at Jillibean Soup.  There are some amazing prizes to be won.  Here is what is offer today...

Jillibean Soup
Mix the Media 10x10" Galvanized Metal Frame
Cork Embellishments - Click
Wooden Sprinkles -- Birthday
Stampables -- White Frames
Fantastic right?! Have a look at what can be created with all this goodness!
To win, all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog post.  I will choose a winner Sunday night December 7, EST (Aussie friends, we are talking USA time here!) and their name will be announced on the Jillibean Soup blog Monday morning December 8.
Don't forget to keep visiting Jillibean Soup all week long, for a chance to win more prizes!! Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bella Blvd | Project Life...

Hi There!  I'm just popping in very briefly to share my latest Project Life project with Bella Blvd.  Up on the b log earlier this week, my PL Week 46 was featured here.

Bella Blvd Supplies:
 Tiny Tots: Treasures & Text; Christmas Cheer: Daily Details, Happy Hearts, Trinkets; Scattered Sprinkles: Just Write Journaling Stickers, Scattered Sprinkles McIntosh; Classic Calendars: Just Write Journaling Stickers; Max: Borders, Candid Cards; Molly: Trinkets; Family Forever: Trinkets, Paper Pieces; Lucky Starz: Pickle Juice Starz; Snapshots: Daily Details; Birthday Boy: Eat Cake, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits; High Five Alphabets: Gulf, Black-White.

This was a week of many celebrations!  And it was still during November!!! If you would like to see more details and learn how I put it all together, please head on over to the Bella Blvd blog.
Thanks for visiting..x

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Thankful...

Hello Everyone!  I wanted to share with you today, a layout created for Jillibean Soup.  It's been a busy month during November and I've got an even busier month starting yesterday! So I took a moment to be thankful.  Thankful indeed, that these two boys got to play a glorious season of hockey and in their first season became members of the champion team.


products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup (Holly Berry Borscht, Cool as a Cucumber); alpha - Mix the Media stencil; other - Jillibean Soup: wood sprinkles, woodgrain stampables, note card, label sticker, wood veneer stars; white thread, yellow embroidery floss; tools - water colour paint, machine stitching.

I played around with watercolours this month.  The title and small die cut leaves were cut from normal cardstock after the water colours were applied. The title was traced from the Jillibean Soup Mix the Media "Thankful" stencil. Before I trimmed around the title, I hand stitched with coordinating embroidery floss.

The bright pops of orange against the wood plank patterned paper background really help highlight the texture on both the patterned paper and the die cut leaves.

The rest of the layout has layers of woodgrain, on woodgrain.  In the baggie I have included hidden journaling and the frame helps draw the eye to the collection of trinkets in the lower corner.

The larger leaves were traced from ones found in my garden and then carefully cut with a sharp knife.  I certainly had fun playing with a few simple techniques and no doubt will be trying them again sometime soon.  Thanks for visiting today...x


Monday, December 1, 2014

Sassy Scrappers Project Life | Week 45...

Hi Everyone! Up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today I am sharing my next instalment of Project Life Week 45, November 3 - 9.
This week I am playing with leftovers and focusing on all those stickers we have all been hoarding!

Head on over to Sassy Scrappers if you would like to see more detail.  Thanks for visiting..x