January 21, 2015

I'm Baaaaack!

It's been almost a whole month since I last posted here on the blog. It's been a busy but exciting month, and I'll have some fun things to share coming very soon! For now, let me jump right back in with a layout.
 
I used a mix of papers and embellishments on this one, and even added the Mr. Pickles sticker that I nicely asked for at the cute little sandwich shop where we took the pictures ;)  It made a perfect custom embellishment!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

December 23, 2014

Christmas Home Decor - 3 Birds Studio

I have my last two Design Team projects to share for 3Birds studio, it's been a great year working with them and I have loved playing with all the wonderful goodies they have sent me to play with!!
First up, this 5x7 frame. 3Birds teamed up with Therm O Web for our last projects, and anyone that knows paper crafting knows you need good adhesive!!!

I used Therm O Web Zots 3D glue dots under the Tis the Season banner to give it a bit of dimension. I also used their regular Zots to adhere the red gems. This would look cute sitting on a mantle or table!

My next project has a shadow box type frame that can stand or be hung on a wall. It is 12×12 in size, and will be sitting on our entry way table. To start, I chose the pretty wood grain paper from the Flora Festival Premier Page Kit, and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the design.



After cutting the design, I added Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares to the back of the paper; this will raise the paper in the frame and give it a great 3D look!

After adding the foam squares, I then cut strips of the green and red paper from the Flora Festival Premiere Page Kit to place behind each sentence of the Christmas saying. Placing the paper strips over the foam square will give it the added dimension. For the gold glitter star, and the gold tree trunk, I used tag pieces from the Touch of Glimmer Embellishment Kit. Each piece fit perfectly for those small spaces.

Now all that is left is to add the 12×12 paper to the frame, and your project is complete!

Thank you again 3Birds Design, and thank you too to Therm O Web for the awesome box of adhesive!!!

3 BIRDS DESIGN SUPPLIES | Holiday Season Quilled Card Making Kit, Pearlescent & Foil Goodie Box Kit, Flora Festival Premiere Page Kit, Touch of Glimmer Embellishment Kit
THERM O WEB SUPPLIES | 3D Zots, Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares

December 22, 2014

17Turtles Guest Designer and 3Birds Studio!

*I'm Guest Designing over on the 17Turtles blog today!! Here's a little sneak peek of my layout? Oh, and be sure to stop by and check out the fabulous cut files in their etsy shop!

Christmas is just a few days away, but that's still enough time to make a Christmas card or too!  Here are two cards I made for 3Birds Design using the Holiday Season Quilled Cardmaking Kit.

For this cute snow globe card, I started with the green hounds tooth base, added the white rectangle, and layered on the pieces to make the snow globe along with the white swirl and holly leaves.

I also added a bit of glitter, and then layered on the deer with a small piece of foam tape to add a bit of dimension. I love the look of the glitter, just like a real snow globe!

For my next card, I started with the woodgrain card base, and added snowflakes that I punched from white cardstock. I did four lines of machine stitching, and then adhered the clear gems from the Pearlescent and Foil Goodie Box.

After the gems were dry, I layered on the polka dot strip border, then added the Let it Snow piece with foam tape.

As always, thanks for stopping by today, and a special thank you to 17Turtles for having me as your Guest Designer!!!

December 16, 2014

Our Snowman | Chic Tags

Since we barely have a change of seasons here in So Cali, and it's never cold enough to snow, it also means no snowmen. The one thing we do have is Target, and on a recent shopping trip to Target, I found the *cutest* little snowman that just had to come home with us!

Our sweet little snowman has an "outdoorsy" look to him, so for my layout I used a monochromatic natural wood color scheme along with bright Christmas red accents.
The Christmas Cheer Kit from Chic Tags (along with a few pieces from some past kits) was perfect to use, lots of wood veneer, the darling snowman die cut and the cute little red veneer stars!

No, we may not have snow, but we still have fun decorating for the holidays!
supplies: red glitter polka dot paper - My Minds Eye, bow, everything else Chic Tags

December 4, 2014

Christmas Pocket Pages Mini Album - December Daily

I'm up on the Chic Tags blog today with 2 pages of my 25 Days of Christmas mini album, using pieces from the Christmas Cheer kit. My album is 9x10, and I have about 1/2 of the pages already completed for the "family tradition" things we always do in December, the rest of the pages I will make as the days come along.

First up is a page for when we make a gingerbread house. That's something we do every year, and of course I always take pictures ;)

The cute cork gingerbread people were perfect to use! I also used the baking with love 3x4 card and the gingerbread die cut and peppermint candy flair button, all from the Christmas Cheer kit.


My next page is all set for the pictures of "Buddy", our Elf on the Shelf. He always manages to get into some kind of mischief, so we have to document that too!


Be sure to check out the exclusive Christmas Cheer kit, there are so many fun pieces to use for your December mini album or layouts and cards too!!

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2014

Six

My girlie turned six a few weeks ago, of course that meant a new layout!

I have lots of pictures of her with her birthday cake and opening presents, but those will come later. For now it's a layout with this picture that captures here sweet personality and beautiful blue eyes. I still can't believe she's six.

As always, thanks for stopping by!