Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Paper Smooches Blog Hop | November

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches December release with you!  FIVE new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on December 1st.  You will find them HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog

  • The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 

  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, December 1st to leave a comment. 

  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop

  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop

  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Lily Bee/Bazzill, My Minds Eye/Doodlebug Enamel Dots, Ink VersaFine, Stampin Up White Embossing Powder, Top Boss, Hemp Twine, Stick Pin, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Studio Calico/Lily Bee Wood Veneer Embellishments, Paper Smooches Heart/Flags & Tags/Dog Icon Dies, Paper Smooches Stamps Paws for a Cause & Lucky Dog, Silhouette Cutting System/Image, felt, and fonts Old Sans/title and Veteran typewriter/journlaing)




It's hard to tell from these photos but the dog bone and paw print are felt. The texture gets a bit lost in translation in the photos. I love the idea of mixing up textures on my layouts and adding fabric is so natural for me since I also sew.

Thanks for stopping by today and joining me for my very first Paper Smooches blog hop I hope you have a wonderful fabulous holiday. Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Good Eats | Jillibean Soup

Happy Wednesday with Thanksgiving coming up I thought we should talk about food. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know I cook quite a bit and I tag my photos #whatsfordinner.

Recently I decided to organize my recipes. As you can see from this photo my stack of reciepes was in desperate need of a make over.


So I went to the office supply store and got a 3 ring binder, some dividers and page protectors and this is what I made.


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper & Die Cuts, Scallop Border Fiskars, Marvy Tab Punch, Silhouette Cutting System and Stencil Font)



To read my full tutorial make sure you check out the Jillibean Soup website.

One of my friends suggested I post my weekly menus so after the holiday I am going to take a stab at giving you a weekly glance into my kitchen.

In other news I am super excited to be adding Paper Smoochies to the list of companies I have the pleasure of working with. I have known Kim for years and I was thrilled and honored when she asked me to join her design team. Make sure you join me tomorrow for my first Paper Smoochies blog hop.

Happy Crafting

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Coming soon | Scrapbook & Cards Today 2014 Planner

Happy Friday friends we are less than a week from shipping the new and improved 2014 Scrapbook & Cards Today Planner. I am so excited for all the new changes. Rather than a calender this is a 64 page spiral bound planner. There are sketches, step out techniques, journaling prompts, layout ideas and so much more. The planner is begins shipping with the Winder issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today on November 28, 2013.



Don't miss out on this wonderful planner I think it would make a great gift for the scrapbooker in your life. To read more about the new 2014 Planner and order your copy make sure you check out the Scrapbook & Cards Today website.

Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Elle's Studio | November Guest Cards

Happy Thursday today I am showing off my final Elle's Studio projects; a couple of what I call edge to edge cards. Edge to edge cards simply use all the space rather than having a border.


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Elle's Studio Pattered Paper/Tag, Fiskars Scallop Punch, My Minds Eye Enamel Dot, Sizzix Heart Die, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, and Jillibean Soup Alphas)



(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Elle's Studio Patterned Paper/Tags/Die Cuts, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars and Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher)


My cards tend to lean on the more simple side. I often find layers overwhelming so I often design on cardstock or go with this edge to edge design concept.

Happy Crafting

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Elle's Studio | November Guest Day 3

Happy Wednesday folks. I got distracted last week with the Colour Suite and I have a few more Elle's Studio projects to share.


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Elle's Studio Patterned Paper/Tags/Die Cuts, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Cork Arrows from Fancy Pants Designs, Jillibean Soup Alphas, Studio Calico wood veneer, misc. felt/button, Fiskars Border Punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Technique Tuesday Circle Dies, Silhouette Cutting System/Images, and fonts Old Sans Black & Veteran Typewriter)




I am a little obsessed with the circles lately. Rather than creating this look by using a Silhouette Cutting System I used circle dies instead. I think the circles are great vehicles for the Elle's Studio die cuts and tags. I combined them with felt, cardstock and patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned tomorrow for 2 Elle's Studio cards.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

November Colour Suite

Happy Friday welcome to the November Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends at Scrapbook and Cards Today. This month I built the colour suite from a cabernet red. I paired the red with a pink and yellow and topped it with a couple of neutrals.





(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Pebbles/Crate Paper, Die Cuts Pink Paislee, Tag Pebbles, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Wood Veneer Studio Calico, Decorative Brads Crate Paper/My Minds Eye/Basic Grey, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Hemp Twine, Silhouette Cutting System/Images, felt, and fonts Veteran Typewriter and Old Sans Black)




I went a little wild with the machine stitching. My normal instinct is clean straight stitching but I have been loving the stitched circles my friend Nicole Nowosad has been using on her projects. So I followed her lead and outlined the existing circles on the Crate Paper patterned paper.




This month I invited my long time friend Anabelle O'Malley to join me and take the Colour Suite challenge. I hope you check out how Anabelle used the suite because we took 2 very unique approaches.

Thanks for joining me today for the November Colour Suite. To read more about this challenge or to check out my past challenges don't forget to make your way over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today website and Blog.

Happy crafting friends

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Elle's Studio | November Guest Day 2

Greeting and welcome to my second Elle's Studio guest post. Today I am going to focus on Penelope Collection. Penelope might just be my favorite of the 3 collections. It's very girlie and I adore the wonderful versatile colors of this line.


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Elle's Studio Patterned Paper/Die Cuts/tags, Hemp Twine, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Wood Veneer Heart, Jillibean Soup Alphas, Maya Road Star stick pin, and font Veteran Typewriter)




I had tons of fun with this layout. I really had fun layering all the tags and die cuts. While this line reads girlie I think it can go just about any direction depending on the colors you decide to focus on.

Thanks for hanging out with me today. Happy Crafting

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