Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scraptastic Club | Pinterest Monday...

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to share  with you a layout created for Scraptastic Club Pinterest Monday.  Monique and I are up on the blog here.
 
 
 

 "Happy Heart"

products used: Scraptastic Club Kit - This Must Be The Place; Add on - This Must Be The Place; flair/badges - This Must Be The Place; tools - typewriter, silhouette portrait.
 
Once again I broke out my Silhouette Portrait to recreate the quote.  I positioned the words on the right side and justified the edge to allow the individual words to line up perfectly. Below the cut I placed the moon phase patterned paper from the This Must Be The Place January kit and then layered the Crate Paper Open Book | Chapters patterned paper and the yellow cardstock beneath that.


If you would like to see more details, please visit the new Scraptastic Club website.


 
Thanks for joining me today.

 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Tutorial...

Hello Friends!  Over at Sassy Scrapper today I am sharing my step by step for creating a simple title pocket for PL2015 | Week One.
 
 
 
I hope you will join me there.  Thanks for visiting..x
 
 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Scraptastic Club | A - Z Challenge...

Hello Friends!  We have a fabulous challenge on the Scraptastic Club blog today and I am hoping you are all willing to play along.  The wonderfully talented Anna and I are challenging you to use the full alphabet on your layouts.  Quite a big ask perhaps, but for those of you in organisation and purging mode for the new year, this challenge is perfect for you!
 
What better way to use up some of your scrapbooking stash?  Anna's layout is simply stunning and I love the way she has incorporated journaling into her challenge process.  I have chosen a more subtle approach and dusted off my Silhouette to create an easy 3x4 alphabet card from plain white cardstock.
 
"Here"
 
products used: Scraptastic Club Kit - This Must Be The Place; Add on - This Must Be The Place; flair/badges - This Must Be The Place; tools - typewriter, silhouette portrait.
 
Like Anna, I have also used the Scraptastic Club This Must Be The Place January kit and have used the challenge this week to express the transitional phase my youngest son is going through right now.
 
 
At first glance the alphabet card really doesn't seem to be related to anything else on the page.  But for me, it represents an age where he is learning.  He is about to start his very first year at school and the process of getting into a new routine is very relevant.  Including having a space all of his own in his bedroom.
 
 
I've drawn out the beautiful teal blues and yellow colours in the kit and teamed them with a masculine grey. But to soften the entire look I've added the gorgeous vellum embellishments, including the flowers.  Also by using the reverse side of the vellum, see above, I've kept the focus of my layout on the photos and story, rather than the bright pop of colour.  It stood out on the page like a beacon shouting "Look at me!!"
 
 
Thanks for visiting here today and I hope I have inspired you to take up the challenge over at Scraptastic Club.  Good luck and I can't wait to see the layouts in the gallery!


----quick tutorial-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
To create your own alphabet cut file, open a new file in Silhouette and using the rounded corner rectangle, create a shape at 3" wide x 4" high. This forms your background/base card.
 
Click on the text icon and type in 'a, b, c, d, e'.  I used the Aharoni font. Resize the text to fit onto the 3x4 background shape.  Continue the same process with the following text lines: 'f - l'; 'm - p'; 'q - v'; w - z'.
 
Hold the 'shift' key and select the entire cut file.  Group all the elements together by right clicking the mouse.

Now you can send the file to your silhouette to be cut out.
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | PL2015 Getting Started...

Over at Sassy Scrapper today I am sharing my organisation process for starting Project Life.  I am determined to make PL2015 run as smoothly as possible.  Keeping it simple and documenting truths.
 


 
 
I hope you get a chance to join me on this journey.  Check out the details here.  Thanks for visiting..x
 


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jillibean Soup | Everyday Superhero...

Well CHAW2015 is all finished for another year and there are a gazillion new releases out there, flooding our computer screens, as the lucky ones snap away at their favourite new collections!  I so wish I could have been there too.  Don't we all! *grin*  But in my stead, I am very fortunate to have had some of my work on display, right here at the Jillibean Soup Booth.
 
 
 
I was asked to play with the new Jillibean Soup | Soup Staples III.  A new collection of 12x12 papers and an assortment of paper goodies to use as "sides"!
 



 
What was your favourite new product that made it's debut?  I certainly have discovered a few new "must haves"!!
 
Thanks for visiting..x
 


Friday, January 9, 2015

Bella BLVD | New Year, New Collections Part 4...

 
 
 
Here is the last release for the week over at Bella BLVD.  It is simply divine. Please welcome Simply Spring into your lives...
 
 
 
Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog, HERE, to see the entire collection, piece by piece, check out some layout inspiration, and get entered into the drawing for a chance to win-it-before-you-can-buy-it! The randomly chosen winners for ALL of the reveal giveaways will be announced on Sunday, January 11th.
All of our new collections and products will begin shipping to retailers and online stores starting February 1st, 2015!
 
 
Thanks for visiting...x
 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bella Blvd | New Year, New Collections Part 3...

 
 
Are you ready for another Bella BLVD reveal?  Check out the new extras for the Color Chaos collection!!
 



 
 


BUT WAIT!! There's more....
 



 
Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog, HERE, to see the entire collection, piece by piece, check out some layout inspiration, and get entered into the drawing for a chance to win-it-before-you-can-buy-it! The randomly chosen winners for ALL of the reveal giveaways will be announced on Sunday, January 11th.
All of the new collections and products will begin shipping to retailers and online stores starting February 1st, 2015!
 
Thanks for visiting..x