Sunday, November 30, 2014

Home is Where the Heart Is Silhouette Cut File - Boys Rule

Hi there!

I have a freebie cut file that I am sharing today with my friends at Boys Rule, I designed it to coordinate with the Simple Stories Legacy pieces of the current kit. Enjoy!
click on image to go to my download page

I will be sharing a page using this cut file shortly.

By the way, several people have asked my opinion about downloading the newest Silhouette software,  I think you definitely should, it is fabulous and if you are worried about the glitches that were a problem when it was first released I think you will be fine. I helped some ladies update this past weekend and we had no issues.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Doodled Background Tutorial - Boys Rule

Hi there,

I want to share a technique with you that I used when creating a recent page for Boys Rule Kit Club,  I wanted to add a little extra Halloween goodness to this fabulous Simple Stories paper but you could try this with any theme of course.

 For starters a chose a fun small scale coordinating sticker.

 And I laid it on the page.

 Then I traced around it with a black Sharpie.

 It has great impact, I repeated this process several times in random locations on my page rotating the sticker as I went.

As you can see, I was able to re use the sticker, too!

I think it turned out really fun, I have a few more ideas for doodled backgrounds that I would like to try now.

Thanks for visiting!

Sketching for ScrapMuch?!

Hi there!

I am sharing a sketch created for the newest challenge at ScrapMuch?, you have until December 29th to play along.

This sketch is based on a layout that I created several years ago, but it still struck me as a fun design.  i hope to see you enter!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Retreat Class Sharing - Canvas

Hi there!

I thought I would share a few classes that I created for the ScrapMuch? Fall Retreats. Today I am sharing this canvas....

It is a little hard to tell in this photo but it is done shadow box style.  I used some pretty MME and Kaisercraft papers, I love the colours and can't wait to put a photo into mine!

I had several lovely ladies, at both weekend retreats, join me for the class.  I love that part it is much easier to connect with the croppers that way.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Silhouette Mat Cleaning Tutorial

HI there!

I thought that I would share another tip for cleaning a really dirty silhouette Mat, with you all.

 It may be a little hard to tell from this photo but this Silhouette mat has lost all its stickiness, I am trying to get it to stick to my hand with no luck.

So grab some rubbing alcohol, a few baby wipes and a heat gun or blow dryer.

Apply a liberal amount of rubbing alcohol to a baby wipes and begin scrubbing your mat in a circular motion.

 You can see how much gunk I was able to take off the mat.

And look how clean it is!  The next step I didn't photograph but you will want to rinse it with some warm water.

Now go ahead and dry it with your heat gun, make sure you do not burn or melt the mat.  Keep moving the heat tool around.

Look how sticky my mat is again.  I was able to use it a few more times, so this is fantastic when you run out of mats and are in a pinch.

Thanks for joining me today!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Altered Owl Twine Holder

Hi htere!

I found this sort of cute little twine holder in my Mother in Laws laundry room after she passed away.  I hung on to it but stashed it away, because it was sort of cute in an ugly way!

The other day I fished it back out and had my husband give it a coat of white spray paint.

Now it sits on my craft table holding my button twine!

Before / After

PS. I recently got a scrapbook room again, I am hoping to have lots of storage and decor photos to share once it is all set up.  I have just been too busy to put everything away and decorate.

Thanks for visiting!

A Freebie cut File - Trick or Treat Title

Hi there!

I am sharing a new cut file with my friends at ScrapMuch? today, I would also like to share it with you!

Had I known that winter was coming early I would have prepared a more appropriate cut file, but I hope you can make do with this one for now!
click on the image to go to Laura's download page

Thanks for joining me today!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A little birthday card to share!

Hi there!

I created this little card for my son's girlfriend who is having a birthday this weekend, I also played along with the "Layer it Up" challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

Copic Colours used:
skin E000, E00, E11, R20
clothing BG13, BG11, BG10, R20, R22
banner Y28, Y23, Y21
shoes E70, W3, W1, W00
hair E77, E25, E23

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Exciting News!

Hi friends!

I have some exciting news to share with you!  I am joining the Evalicious Design Team for another term!  I was just thrilled when Eve invited me back and I am looking forward to sharing some projects with you all using her amazing goodies!

I am super excited about all the new wood elements Eve has added to her shop, have a peek at these!  You will love them!

Here is a little sneak at some of the goodies that I received!

I can't wait to start playing!!

I have a surprise for you too, but it will have to wait until next week as I am just running off to a scrappy retreat weekend.  But I will give you a hint - it involves some goodies Eve gave me to share!

You should pop by the Evalicious site to meet the rest of the team, so much talent!

So glad you visited!

Sketching for ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I have a new sketch up on the ScrapMuch? blog, I hope you will pop over to see what the DT created and play along!

So glad you stopped by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Discover - Boys Rule - Bo Bunny

Hi there!

I have a new page up on the Boys Rule blog today, using the latest kit!  I picked out all of the great Bo Bunny papers to create this page, which is based on the November sketch on the Bo Bunny blog.

I loved the colours in these papers for my photos, and even though these are travel papers they are just fine for this day trip layout.

How much do we love this geo tag / heart paper clip!!

And these fab stickers that look so much like rub ons!

I also love these cork hearts, which I have doodled on for this page.

Here is the Bo Bunny sketch in case you want to play along!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bakers Twine Holder Tip

Hi there!

I thought I would share a little tip for storing baker's twine.  So many people are using really cute jars  for their twine, but they can be pricey. And when you want one for each colour, it adds up fast.

However, this tangled mess was making me crazy!

So I scoured my local dollar store, and found these cheap sugar jars.

The flap over the hole was a bit of a problem for me, but luckily it just pulled right off.

And my twine looks so pretty in them!

I picked up 6, one for each colour of the rainbow plus black and brown!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Day

Hi friends!

Just popping in quick to share a just for fun card, created with some of my favourite colours and goodies!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Love - Stuck?! Sketches

Hi there!

It is time for our mid month challenge and reveal at Stuck?! Sketches!  I have a page to share today using some pretty Amy Tan papers that I picked up a while ago.  I used a photo of my son and his sweetheart taken when they were all gussied up for a relatives wedding.

Here are some detailed shots:

I used up a bunch of my Freckled Fawn stash, might have to do a little shopping! ha!

And some Jillibean stuff I have been hoarding.

I really love the colour combo and how this page turned out!   I had a lot of fun just playing with elements.

Here is the sketch for this challenge:

I sure hope  that you play along!  We are have another GDT call at Stuck?! Sketches  if you want to "try out" just enter a page based on this sketch and put GDT after your name.  Bloggers will be given preference.  Don't worry if you do not get picked this time around, there will be more opportunities.

We have two amazing sponsors for this challenge:

 Creative Embellishments is giving away a $25.00 gift certificate!

Freckled Fawn is giving away a $15.00 gift certificate!
It doesn't get much more fun than that, so be sure to play along! 
Thanks for visiting!

Spooky - Boys Rule - Simple Stories

Hi there!

I am up on the Boys Rule blog today sharing a new sketch challenge and sample!

Here is the sketch that I am challenging you to play with.....

And this is my take on it.....

 And here are a few close up pics...

I had so much fun using the 'Frankie and Friends' Halloween papers and stickers from Simple Stories that were included in the current kit, along with some of the Authentique 'Spirited' die cuts, some Jillibean tags, and the DIY clear stickers.  I love that these stickers look so much like rub-ons but are fool proof ;)! I used a bit of green and black mist from my stash as well as a piece of black cardstock, I also added some journalling and doodling with a black Sharpie.

I can't wait to see what you create with this month's sketch, so be sure to play along for your chance at the prize!

And thanks for visiting today!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sketching for ScrapMuch?

Hi friends!

I have a fun new sketch up on the ScrapMuch? blog today, that I would like to share with you now...

The Design Team has done an outstanding job with this sketch, so I invite you to go and have a look and play along!

Thanks for visiting!