Jan 16, 2017

CardMaker Magazine and Riley and Co. Blog Hop

Hi all! This is my first blog hop as a design team member with the CardMaker Design team! The CardMaker Blog team has joined up with the stamp and die company Riley and Company to give you lots of inspiration using their products.

First, I used the Tree Stump House stamp. I heat embossed the image on water color paper and then easily colored in all the little spots with a water brush and watercolor cakes.

 Next I used a combination of Red Rubber Basic Stamps, Riley Dress Up Stamps and Dies. I colored my stamped images with Copic markers and then die cut or fussy cut them out. On this first card I combined them with the Abs are Great stamp to make a birthday card.
 And on this one I combined them with the Word Bubbles Die Set to make a hello card.
The Riley and Company stamps and dies were so much fun to play with! Check them out for sure! But first hop on over to Katie Skiff's blog! If you ever get lost along the way, just head on back to the CardMaker blog because they will have the whole list!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jan 5, 2017

4 Cards 1 Die Cut Pack - Scrapbook Circle

For my post on the Scrapbook Circle blog, I was challenged to use The Project Life Ephemera from the kit Love Notes. I decided to use them as the focal element for a bunch of cards. Once I got going, it was easy to make 4 different cards in 4 different shapes and several themes.



Valentine's kits are always my favorite because they are so versatile and can be used for so many different projects! If you feel the same, you will LOVE this month Love Notes. Be sure to check out the add ons too. This month I bought both the Hot Stuff add on, True Love add on and the More January paper add on.

Check them out before they sell out! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jan 4, 2017

Jillibean Soup Day 2 Day Planner - January

Have you seen the awesome new planner line by Jillibean Soup called Day2Day? I am in love with the bright colors and fun, graphic designs! Go on over to Jillibean Soup to see all about it! Everything is available to purchase now! Here is my January planner spread:
 I like that each item is sold separately so you only buy what you need! Plus everything is very affordable. I can't decide what embellishment is my favorite! Stickers, stamps, post its, clips--they are all awesome!
Check out the supplies I used here:




Dec 29, 2016

Scrapbook Circle Embellishment Ad On - OH YEAH

I am a big fan of embellishment add ons! They make it easy to layer and add dimension and interest to layouts. Check out the Scrapbook Circle blog today to see a layout I created with the December Add on Oh Yeah. Here's a little sneak peak:
Thanks for stopping by!

Dec 28, 2016

Top Ten Blog Hop 2016


Thanks to the fabulous Christine Meyer for inviting me to take part in this year's Top Ten Blog Hop! I participated last year and it was a blast! Each designer posts their favorite projects from the year. This year we are hopping along blogs, Instagram and YouTube too! And I will have giveaway (OPEN TO ALL) on each of my sites, so be sure to check them all out!

Several of the layouts that made it to my Top Ten were ones I made using Scrapbook Circle kits. This one was based on a design by Scrapbook Circle owner Lisa Andrews.
I made a ton of cards this year and tried out a bunch of new techniques. This card set was created for Therm O Web and I tried my hand at resist stamping and foiling a sentiment and watercoloring on top.
Here is another Scrapbook Circle layout. I started really meal planning this year and so I decided to document several of our favorite new dishes.
Another Scrapbook Circle layout here. This one features photos from our weekend trip to Sedona.
This one is a favorite of mine because it was fun to make and it includes all Jillibean Soup products. This was the first year I was selected to be on the Jillibean Soup team. I had applied in the past and finally made it. Definitely a lesson in "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again." :)
This is a favorite planner spread and made the top ten because it is one of the spreads I made for my new class at Big Picture Classes. (This class is called Plan it Out | 12 if you're interested in checking it out!)
This is a sneak peek at all the cards I made in my first live class at Big Picture Classes this year: The Wow Factor: Taking Your Cards to the Next Level. 
This is another Scrapbook Circle layout. In this one I played with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and I love die cutting pie charts!
Another card set! I discovered Simon Says Stamp exclusive products this year and I am in love! I also started my YouTube Channel and started creating technique videos there. This card set is one I created for YouTube.
And last, but not least, it wouldn't be 2016 without a nod to shaker cards! I made these using Therm O Web Foam and Deco Foil.
So there's my Top Ten for 2016! Do you like to look back through the year and pick your favorite projects?
Now how about that giveaway?! I have $10 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp that I will give to one person who comments on this post! Want extra entries? Follow me here and comment that you did (or already do)! Don't forget to check out my Instagram feed and Youtube Channel (on the right) because I have giveaways going on there too!

All giveaways will close at midnight on January 1st with the winners announced January 2nd. **Please make sure that your email address is in your profile or leave it in the comment so that I can contact you if you win!

Next up on the hop is the incredibly talented Traci Penrod! Wait until you see the amazing mini albums she has to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dec 26, 2016

Jillibean Soup Bokeh Background Gift Card Holder

I have a card up on the Jillibean Soup blog today! It is a Christmas card, but the techniques used could be applied to any type of card. First I used Jillibean Soup Happy Hues paints and Tim Holtz Distress Blender tools to create a bokeh background for the card. Next I adhered a Jillibean Soup vellum bag to the front to create a pocket for a gift card.
Here is another version of the card I created using a different color scheme.
I made a little video showing both techniques and if you are interested, you can check it out here:

If you are interested in the supplies here are some links.

Supplies:


Thanks so much for stopping by!