Monday, March 31, 2014

the winter Colour Suite | Scrapbook & Cards Today

Good Morning crafters happy Tuesday. I am thinking forward to some of my future Colour Suites and I thought I would share my challenge from the winter 2013 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today.

The Winter Colour Suite was my take on Valentines with a twist. My winter challenge was built from traditional colours like red, pink and purple. Then I mixed things up by adding a peachy cantaloupe and a neutral brown. If you missed out on my full article you can still download the winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Pebbles Patterned Paper, Elle's Studio Patterned Paper/Die Cut, Stamps Paper Smooches, Cork Arrows Fancy Pants, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Jillibean Soup Alphas, Black Pen, Wood Veneer Hearts from Studio Calico, Inks Memento Luxe, Twine, Buttons, Circle Dies Technique Tuesday, Corner Rounder, and font Veteran Typewriter)




I think my circle obsession has seriously taken root. I used metal circle dies from Technique Tuesday and my Cuttlebug to create my background then I filled all the negative spaces with all kinds of goodies. Circles and squares are perfect houses for all kinds of embellishments. I like to mix stamped elements with dimensional pieces or die cuts.

Happy scrapping :)

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Alternate Cover | Scrapbook & Cards Today

Hello crafters last Friday the latest issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today was released. I hope you have had a chance to take a look if you haven't get yourself on over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today website and download your free copy today. I thought it would be great to show you my version of the spring cover. My layout uses some new Webster's Pages. I love the light and airy feeling in the photo so I tried to recreate the look in my layout.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper/Stickers Webster's Pages, Pink Floral accents KI Memories, Alphas American Crafts Thickers, Hemp Twine, Circle Punches EK Success, Wood Sprinkles Jillibean Soup, Misc Vellum, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and font Veteran Typewriter)




I don't often do 8.5x11 layouts so this was a challenge for me. There is a lot jam packed into this smaller package. I really love the idea of using the twine to create movement on this layout. It ties the title to the photo with design. I also used the circle elements to create a visual triange around the photo.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Scrapping :)

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Availabe today the Spring Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today


Hello SCT fans! I am so excited to be a part of the 2014 Scrapbook & Cards Today creative team and look forward to another year of contributing to this amazing magazine, along with their CardMaps special issue and annual Scrapbooking Planner! Are you new to SCT? You don't know what you're missing from this FREE print and digital resource and I invite you to check it out here. The Spring publication releases tomorrow on the SCT Blog, so be sure to check out this fresh, new issue! Once you read it, you'll see why SCT is one of the leading international scrapbook/cardmaking magazines. Also, please join me in congratulating SCT on their 8th anniversary this month! If you'd like to say kudos, please stop by the Facebook page and tell them I sent you. SCT is having quite a wingding to celebrate not only their anniversary, but their soon-to-be 80,000 Facebook fans! Lots of prizes and fun so be sure to check it out.

Introducing the 2014 Scrapbook & Cards Today Design Team lots of familiar face along with a few new ones too. I am super excited about what 2014 will bring.


Once again here's a preview of the Spring issue that is available to download for free today at the Scrapbook & Cards Today website.


Have a wonderful and glorious weekend. We are starting Spring Break a day early and the little girl and I are headed south today to find a little sun, visit Mickey and most importantly compete in one last cheer competition for the year. Lots of luck to the little girl and her team.

Happy Scrapping

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Monday, March 17, 2014

More Cards | Jillibean Soup

Hello happy Tuesday crafters. I am playing a little catch up on my blog with some Jillibean Soup cards. I would describe my card style as clean and simple. The truth is I simply cannot layer I try but it just never seems to work for me. 

This first card features Sightseeing Stew. The airport code patterned paper is simply genius and I can see using it over and over again.


This card features Spicy Social Soup. I punched all the icons using a 1 inch circle punch to create this clean and simple grid card.


This final card is all about the the new thin chip alphas from Jillibean. I managed to use all the new colors of alphas with the exception of brown.


I am going to skip the detailed supply lists today. All the products used were Jillibean Soup if you have questions feel free to email or leave your question in the comments. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Crafting 

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Coming soon from Scrapbook & Cards Today

Happy Monday crafters my friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today have lots of fun stuff in the works. This friday 3/21 the Spring issue is available for your viewing pleasure. Here is a quick peek of the cover.


While we were wrapping up the Spring issue we thought we might tackle another awesome project, CardMaps 4. Scrapbook & Cards Today is now taking pre-orders for CardMaps 4 which will be shipping on April 25th.


Don't miss out on either of these 2 awesome publications from Scrapbook and Cards Today they are filled with tons of awesome inspiration.

Happy Crafting

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Friday, March 14, 2014

March Colour Suite

Hello Saturday and welcome to the March Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends at Scrapbook and Cards Today. This month I searched for the pot at the end of the rainbow and was totally drawn in by the idea of building the Colour Suite from gold.


I always begin the Colour Suite process by shopping my stash and pulling every item in my stash that fits into the suite I created. While I am obsessed with gold it mainly exists in my stash in embellishments. So think is what I came up with.


(Supplies Used: My Favorite Things White Cardstock, Patterned Paper Crate Paper/American Crafts/Elle’s Studio/Simple Stories, Clothes Pins Crate Paper, Metal Dies Alphas My Favorite Things and Scallop Border Spellbinders, Circle Punches Marvy/EK Success, Stars American Crafts, Zing Gold Embossing Powder, VersaMark Ink, Stamps Technique Tuesday, Tiny Attacher Tim Holtz, Gold Bow Studio Calico, and font Typendoksidi downloaded from the internet)


As you can see my gold focus came in the form of stamping. I love the look of gold embossing powder it's super rich and just the perfect shade of gold.



This month I invited the very talented Kim Jeffress to join me and take the Colour Suite challenge. I was super excited to have Kim join me this month it's so wonderful to see the unique perspective each guest designer takes with my colour choices. No matter my intent my layouts often burst with colour I just can't seem to escape it.

Thanks for joining me today for the February 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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