Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New kicks {fancy pants}


This week some of the ladies at Fancy Pants are hopping along with Clearsnap. Today I am sharing the layout I made with the Fancy Pants True Friend collection and some goodies I had the opportunity to try out from Clearsnap.

The picture of my son's new sneakers from the first day of school reminded me of the Crackle Background Jumbo Design Wheel from Clearsnap. It gave a continuity to the asphalt in the driveway from the picture.


I used ColorBox Cat's Eye Queue Popcorn Ink to ink the Design Wheel. The ink covered the black paper from Fancy Pants really well and didn't smear off of the wheel. I was thrilled with the result.

I also used Color Box Spritzers Dye Ink Spray in Seattle Sky for the little drops of mist on the background. I loved how this mist dried with fuzzy edges and the droplets weren't perfect circles. The colors is gorgeous, too — a mix between silver and a gray-blue.


I added in True Friend sequins to give some more dimension to the misting. They coordinated perfectly with both the colors from Clearsnap and the colors in the True Friend collection.

Thanks for stopping by here today to see my layout. Make sure to check out the Fancy Pants blog all week long as we partner up with Clearsnap.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop {fall}

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop! You should have come to my blog from Cristal (Pinky) Hobbs' blog. To catch all of the fun from the beginning, visit Samantha Walker's blog first.

This month's lucky winner will receive Spellbinders Fall Splendor Grand Impressabilities


...and be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file for this month. Be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 below to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:



To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog during Wednesday 9/10 until Sunday 9/14. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday 9/15.

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.
2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog. 
3. Follow her on Facebook.
4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!


To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

Now for this month's theme: Fall


For this month's theme, I made a fall wreath for my front door. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the pumpkin is cut from gold glittered card stock. It looks a little silver in the picture, but it is really a rich buttery gold color. It really pops against the raw texture of the burlap twine on the wreath base.


I also added a die-cut dotted line down the center of the larger leaves cut from yellow card stock and glittered paper in a rusty brown color. It added great dimension to the leaves.

Supplies: Pop-Up Autumn Leaves, Pop-up Maple Leaves, Jack o' Lantern  by Samantha Walker

Keep hopping along with us for more summer inspiration! Your next stop on the hop is Cathy Harper— click on the image below to keep on hopping!


Thanks for hopping along with us this month! 


Friday, September 5, 2014

Challenge #15 | Clean & Simple {avery elle}


Happy Friday and welcome to another challenge for the AEI♥U Challenge blog. This week we are sharing cards that are clean and simple.

Here is the card that I made — clean, simple and with just a touch of sparkle.


I couldn't resist adding clear bling and a large band of metallic striped washi to go along with my clean and simple card. The bird is the only splash of color — drawing your eye to the sentiment.



I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us!

Avery Elle stamps or their free digital stamps must be used in each entry. You may enter as many times as you wish, but they must be posted to the InLinkz tool separately. Please enter a new, not previously posted project that fits the challenge theme.  Your project must fit the theme to be eligible to win. The winner will not be chosen randomly.  We will be looking for entries that include great use of color, design & creativity. You have until 12:01 AM (PT) on Sunday, September 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 18th at 6:00 AM (Pacific Time) on the Avery Elle Challenge Blog.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pinterest Inspired {bella blvd}


Today on the Bella Blvd blog, we are sharing projects that have been inspired by the above Pinterest-shared image. I made two cards with the Hello Autumn collection.


I was used the orange and blue for the main colors on this card, and the woodgrain in the background paper mimics the woodgrain on the home in the Pinterest image.


Supplies: Hello Autumn (Pattern paper: Borders Hello Autumn, Daily Details Hello Autumn, Day Dream), Paper Pieces Die Cuts


For this card I was inspired by the orange and blue and even literally the way the image had stripes of color at the bottom of the image. The owl is too cute and I placed him in about the same place as where the door is in the image.


Supplies: Hello Autumn (Pattern paper: Perfect Pick, Day Dream Daily Details Hello Autumn, Borders Hello Autumn)

Thanks for stopping to see my cards today. You can scoot on over to the Bella Blvd blog to see how some of the other ladies on the team interpreted the image for their projects.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Chores Spinner {samantha walker}


Head on over to the Samantha Walker blog today to see how I made this Chores Spinner for my son. 

With the school year starting back up this week, I wanted to make sure that I made it easy for the boy to keep up with his chores during the school days. 


Asking him to spin the wheel is so much more fun than telling him to pick one thing to take care of for the day. 

Thanks for stopping by here today!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sketch This {fancy pants}


I am the lucky person who gets to reveal to you the Sketch This sketch for Fancy Pants this month. Jenny made a wonder sketch for us for September and I had a blast working with it. You can see the sketch she made at the end of this post.


I love the teal, black and mustard yellow colors in the True Friend collection. They worked really well with these summer fun photos I had from our day at a local amusement park.


The sequins are also from True Friend and perfectly coordinate with the colors in the collection. Such a great idea and so convenient to have those to work with for my pages. 



Here is the sketch for September for Fancy Pants. Make sure to pin it and use it later on next time you need some crafty inspiration.

Thanks for stopping to see my layout today!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hello Autumn {bella blvd}


Today on the Bella Blvd blog I am sharing this fun 8x8 shadow box with a Hello Autumn scene. I couldn't resist the urge to use the chipboard owls in their Thanksgiving costumes. 


For a dimensional look, I propped the owls up on little white pieces of card stock and put them forward in the box instead of on the background. 

A bright yellow feather to frame off the tag helps the title to stand out from the busy background paper. 


Stop by the Bella Blvd blog today and all week long to see projects from the team as we work with the new collections.

Supplies: Hello Autumn (Pattern paper: Gatherings, Time to Rake, Day Dream), Chipboard Icons, Paper Pieces Die Cuts. Feathers: Bell Pepper. Ciao Chip: Amorie Alpha (Guacamole).

Friday, August 22, 2014

Challenge #14 | Sequins {avery elle}


Happy Friday and welcome to another challenge for the AEI♥U Challenge blog. This week we are sharing cards with sequins. 

Here is the card that I made — simple and bright. 


I used Avery Elle's Brushed Clear Stamps set for the strokes and the sentiment on this card. The sequins were from my stash, but I think they might have been from a Lawn Fawn set at one point. 


I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us. What a great excuse to add some bling to your cards!

Avery Elle stamps or their free digital stamps must be used in each entry. You may enter as many times as you wish, but they must be posted to the InLinkz tool separately. Please enter a new, not previously posted project that fits the challenge theme.  Your project must fit the theme to be eligible to win. The winner will not be chosen randomly.  We will be looking for entries that include great use of color, design & creativity. You have until 12:01 AM (PT) on Sunday, August 31st to enter.  The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 4th at 6:00 AM (Pacific Time) on the Avery Elle Challenge Blog.

Friday, August 15, 2014

August sketch challenge {scrapbook circle}


Have you been enjoying the Island Paradise kit from Scrapbook Circle? I know I have! 

Today we are sharing the August sketch challenge. This is the second month where anything goes and anyone who uses the sketch (whether you have a SC kit or not) is eligible to win this month's prize. So no excuses  — play along with us and share your pages. We want to see you get crafty!


For my layout this month, I used the Island paradise main kit as well as some pieces from the Tiki Torch add on. The colors are just so vibrant this month! I love it. 

This is the sketch for the month, so pin it for later or sketch it out and play along with us.


Head on over to the Scrapbook Circle blog to see what the other team members made to inspire you, as well as to get the details on how to share your pages with us.

Thanks for visiting here today!