Sunday, August 31, 2014

Early start on Christmas Cards

I decided I better get busy with my Christmas cards since once the grand baby is born, I am thinking my crafting time will be limited!  I used the Tinsel & Company by Teresa Collins

I used my Silhouette to cut out the sentiment and the stripe die is from Papertrey Ink.  I don't use it much but I did tuck in a bit of ribbon, and finally a bit of burlap twine to finish it off.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Moment layout - a puppy and his pool

I am up on the Fancy Pants Blog today with this layout.  I was inspired by a photo on Pinterest and used the Nautical collection and some Unity stamps to create this layout of our puppy and his love for water.

I love this Silhouette cut.  Also our puppy loves the water so much we had to buy him a baby pool!

For more details, information and the photo that inspired me, please check out the Fancy Pants Blog.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School Teacher Gift

Have you checked out this month's Emag from Fancy Pants?  You should it is full of inspiration!  Today I am sharing the second project that I created for it.  I used the Be Different collection to create this little gift for a teacher.  I love the die cut on the front - perfect for a primary teacher! I made the pocketed holder out of a lunch bag (more information and detail in the Emag)

I used some SRM Stickers (I stuck the apples onto card stock and cut them out to use as clothes pin embellishments)  along with some dies from PTI

The 'clipboard' is made with a die from Paper Smooches.  A few little school themed items are tucked in the pockets along with a gift card to a teacher store (Staples or Wal-Mart are great alternatives)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Oh Hello

The new Unity SOTW is out and it is such a cute one this week.  So many possibilities with this bird.  Of course I chose to paper piece it but imagine the coloring that could be done with this one.  I have also used the Flea Market collection by Crate Paper and a Silhouette cut file.

Now be sure to head on over to the Unity Blog to see what the other DT Members have created.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

How Can You Resist That Face

The new Fancy Pants Emag is out and once again it is fabulous!  So honored to be amongst such amazing designers!  I played along with this month's sketch and used the Be Different collection to scrap this adorable photo of our dog Ringo.  He is such a poser!  Of course the Die cuts are cut with my Silhouette and the splats on the background paper are a Precious Remembrance stamp (Positive Thoughts).

In case you want to play along, here is this month's sketch.  Be sure to play along for your chance at the prize!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Something good in every day

Another one of my favorite new releases, the My Mind's Eye, the Jubilee Wild Berry collection.  Love the bright fun colors and patterns!  When I make cards one of the reasons I love to make all occasion ones is that if the recipient wants they can leave it on display for awhile, like a mini print.  Right now this is sitting on my desk as a reminder to me!  I have also used the New Day stamp by Precious Remembrance along with a Kerri Bradford cut file.

As a final touch, a little sprinkling of some sequins.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Unity Hop

Welcome to the Unity Hop!  I LOVE this week's new releases!!! So be sure to check out all the participant's blogs for lots of great inspiration!

I used one of the new images from Susan Weckesser.  These tags are gorgeous and I can see a lot of fun projects being made with them.  They are perfect for stamping on watercolor paper and mixed media projects.  However, staying true to me.. I used it as a tag on a layered up card.  I used the Mayberry collection by American Crafts.

I can't wait to use these on more projects!

Now be sure to check out all of the blogs and leave comments along the way for your chance at one of the fabulous prizes.  We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Camper

I am up on the My Mind's Eye Blog today sharing this layout of our happy camper!  We just love our new dog Ringo - a rescue dog who has fit in our family very well!

I used the Now & then Milo along with some Unity (SMAK kits) Stamps and of course my Silhouette.

I used another sketch from Page Drafts, love their sketches.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hey There All Occasion card

Before starting on my errands and chores I decided to play.  I used the Styleboard collection by Crate Paper along with some MME Enamel Dots and a Silhouette cut.

Always in need of 'all occasion' cards which is good as they are my favorite to create!

I was inspired by this sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges:

Friday, August 15, 2014


I really love this shot that I got of my daughter for our maternity shoot - she is 8 months - yipes!  I used the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party by American Crafts along with a few different Unity Stamps and the title is cut with my Silhouette.  I am playing along with the Friends With Flair over at Unity.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sherbet Jubilee

We got back from camping the other day and my DT box from My Mind's Eye was waiting for me!  It is HUGE and I couldn't wait to play!

I dug into the Jubilee Sherbet collection to create this card.  I love the addition of the purple as it is a color I don't use often!

As always a bit of layering, stitching and twine, ;)

I was inspired by the Fusion challenge and I incorporated both the photo and the sketch this time, yay!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Capture Your Heart

It is Me-ology week over at the Fancy Pants blog and I was more than happy to play!  I am up today with this fun layout.  I love this collection and it was perfect for these photos I took of my daughter.  I love the sentiment strip from one of the pattern papers and I used it to divide my layout in half.

I love this photo that I took of my daughter when we were at the Calgary Stampede.  I used some Unity stamps (LOL and Christi Tomlinson) to add a bit of interest to the cream background paper.

Then of course she had to let her personality show through in another picture! 

I used this sketch from Page Drafts:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Markets of France

I created this layout for the Fancy Pants sketch back in June and hadn't shared it yet so I thought I would share it here today.  I love the little outdoor markets in the small towns in France, so quaint and just so lovely to browse and enjoy.  I used the Burlap and Bouquets collection along with a little bicycle clip that I purchased while in Europe.

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