Thursday, December 18, 2014

12 Days of Holiday Gift Giving

Welcome to the 12 days of holiday gift giving from my friends at Scrapbook and Cards Today. We are coming to the end of our holiday celebration I hope you have been following along. If not make sure you take a look at all the previous posts on the SCT blog they have been super fun and inspiring.  Not to mention there have been tons of give-a-ways too.

I made a little non-traditional holiday card and gift pouch from some of my favorite Jillibean Soup goodies. While red and green adorn your traditional cards I love to try and mix it up every so often. This little set features the fun combination of teal and yellow. 
(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/Kraft Tape/Stamp/Glitter Stars/Die Cuts, Lawn Fawn Twine, Colorbox Ink, Maya Road Clothes Pin) 

I created a background on my card from Jillibean Soup kraft tape. By Simply layering the tape and alternating the dots it looks just like pattered paper. 

Don't forget to stop by the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog to see more about the 12 Days of Holiday Gift Giving. There are lots of fun things happening including some pretty awesome give-a-ways. Happy Crafting!!!! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jillibean Soup Cards

Happy Monday crafters, today I thought I would share a few cards. I love making them and for some reason I always forget to post them on my blog. Then I end up flooding my blog with a bunch of cards all at once.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper and Stamp, Ink, Corner Rounder, Metal Dies My Favorite Things/Paper Smooches, Hemp Twine)

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/Wooden Flag/Flash Card, Hemp Twine, Maya Road Clothes Pin, Spellbinders Metal Die, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots)

I know both cards are not holiday related but these could easily be recreated and turned into holiday cards with a simple swap of products.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Everyone needs a little sparkle in their life

Happy Wednesday crafters! I love a little sparkle it just brightens up everything so I recently took some of my favorite Jillibean Soup alphas and added glitter. This was the result ...

I stared with a neutral colored Jillibean Soup alpha. I ran the alphas face down though a Xyron Sticker maker. This makes adheing the glitter to the front of the alphas a snap. 

Once the alphas are covered with glitter I sealed them with Crystal Lacquer. Crystal Lacquer is very similar to Diamond Glaze. This step helps hold the glitter in place but isn't necessary.

This is how my glittered alphas look on my layout. 

(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Jillibean Soup Alpha Stickers /Patterned Paper/Tag/Glitter/Kraft Accessories/Diecuts/File Cards/Clothespin, Twine and Tiny Attacher)

You know that saying there is more than one way to skin a cat. This applies to to glittering alphas as well. While I prefer the Xyron sticker maker method you can achieve this same look from any number of simpler techniques. 

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Available today the Winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today

Good morning crafters and happy Friday! If you are like me you have hunkered down for a long cold winter so why not grab a warm cup of coffee or hot coco and download the winter issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today. It's available to download for free today.
The cover art was done by the very talented Nicole Samuels. I really love the simplicity of this layout it totally speaks to my design aesthetic. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Hello crafters and happy Thursday. If you have followed me for sometime you might have noticed how much I like to use circles in my designs. Yup I am one of those people who when she finds something she like she over uses it. It's kind of like when you get a new outfit and wear it to death. Yes I am wearing my circles to death and I am okay with that.

This layout was my Colour Suite layout from the fall issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today. While this week seems to be an ode to the circle I also seems I am reminiscing a bit over my son (AKA tech support).

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Pebbles/Jillibean Soup, Stamps Technique Tuesday, Ink Memento Lux, Wood Embellishments Studio Calico/Ellie's Studio, Alpha Jillibean Soup, Wood Dots My Minds Eye, Hemp Twine, Corner Rounder We R Memory Keepers, Circle Punches and Dies, Silhouette Cutting System and misc fonts)

I love how the circles make perfect homes for my embellishments. I like to play with floating them off the edges of my layouts and adding pop dots for depth. To read more about my fall Colour Suite make sure you check out the fall issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December PageMaps

Hello December! It seems like only yesterday it was January can someone please tell me where Christmas came from. That's just a rhetorical question. Sorry for the late start this month the holidays just seem to kind of take over.

Each month I chose my sketch for a specific reason. I chose this sketch because of it's simplicity and use of a 6x4 photo. It really called to my old school scrapbooking roots.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Fancy Pants, Corrugated Paper Fancy Pants, Burlap Shapes Simple Stories, Wood Hearts Studio Calico, My Favorite Things Alpha dies, Kraft Embellishments Jillibean Soup, Enamel Dots Doodlebug, Hemp Twine, Maya Road Mini Clothes Pin, Scallop Die Spellbinders, Decorative Brad Basic Grey, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and font Kingthings)

I pretty much took a literal approach to my version of the sketch. I simplified a few of the accent items from the sketch when I translated my idea to paper. The abstract zig zag pieces on my layout were cut straight from the Fancy Pant patterned paper. 

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!