Saturday, May 30, 2015

Freebie Cut File | Geekisms

Hi there!

Update, link fixed.

I am sharing this freebie cu file in both Silhouette and SVG formats with my friends at Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club today, enjoy!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, May 29, 2015

i'm addicted to FROZEN LEMONDADE | Evalicious

Hi there!

I am up on the Evalicious blog today, sharing my latest DT project.  I was inspired by all of the new Life's Sweet goodies to create this page of my youngest enjoying a frozen lemonade.  Lemonade has always been his beverage of choice and we dare not run out, but frozen lemonade is all the better and such a treat for him.

Life's Sweet  is full of vibrant colours and darling icons, I dug through my stash of papers and pulled out some great colours to coordinate with these goodies. I opted for a lot of white (or orange) space on my layout and several layers behind my photo.

The stickers, badge buttons and wooden accents layer up so perfectly together.  I also added a bit of stamping onto my page and used a Copic marker to add colour to the stamp.

Combining the puffy alpha stickers and a stamp to create my title worked out great, it is te perfect size for my page.

I like to pull in and layer a variety of elements like the labels and page tabs to create a small embellishment cluster on an opposing corner when I leave a lot of white space on my page, I love the look and it means I get to add more goodies to the page!

I also stamped this adorable cup with the little hearts in it and coloured it with water colour paints.  Although this little cup was designed to represent bubble tea, is just perfect for any sweet bevie!

Evalicious Supply List - click on images to be taken to the shop

Other Supplies - patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, Echo Park and Bo Bunny; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; My Mind's Eye Washi tape; Momento ink; Copic marker; water colour paints; black Sharpie.

Thank you so much for visiting today! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stamping with Masking Tape Tutorial | Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club

Hi there!

I am sharing a tutorial over at the Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club blog today, using masking tape as a stamping tool. I learned this technique from my scrappy friend Cathy (she is not a blogger or I would link you to her) and it is just perfect for adding a bit of texture and grunge to our masculine projects!

Cathy taught me this technique with masking tape, however I only had painters tape on hand, it's pretty much the same thing though.  Aside from that you will need ink in the colour of your choice.

For this tutorial i will be making a card, but of course this would work just as well on a layout as well.

Start by laying a piece of tape over your ink pad, gently rubbing your finger over the tape to press it into the ink.

 Next lay the tape over your project piece in your desired location.  I have already sort of planned our my card so I know where to strategically place my ink.

This is the effect you will get.

i added more to my card, reusing the same piece of tape.

And this is my finished product, I love the look, how about you?

Kit Club Supplies - Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Pink Paislee and Kaisercraft; Rubons: Paper House; Ephemera: Echo Park.

Other Supplies -Hemptique button twine; CTMH black ink; misc. tape, cardstock and button.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

JIllibean Soup Guest Designer

Hi there!

I was so fortunate to be invited to guest for Jillibean Soup, in fact it was almost a year ago when I was invited and the exciting guest spot took place last Tuesday, yesterday and today.  I would love for you to check out my projects here, here and here.

Thanks for visiting!

Therm O Web Sticky Dots Tutorial | ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I was recently given a package of ThermOWeb Sticky Dots for Die Cuts to play with from ScrapMuch?, if you haven't seen them, this is what the packaging looks like.

I hadn't used this product before, have you?  I was anxious to give it a try though. 

Turns out they are super simple to use, check it out.

you start by removing the waxy cover, from the sticky back paper.

Place your die cuts onto a section of the adhesive paper.

Lay the waxy top cover back over your elements.

And give them a little rub with your finger, pressing the die cuts into the adhesive.

Now remove your die cuts .

This is what they should look like on the back - loads of adhesive on them!  You can rub off the little bits that over hand your die cut simply with your fingers.

Now place them onto your page or card. this is super wonderful for skinny elements that regular adhesive would be too wide for.  Plus the entire die cut is stuck firmly to your project.

I also found out that this adhesive holds sequins pretty great too!

Here is a little photo of my finished card.

I am thinking that we could cut this adhesive into strips and apply glitter to the strips to embellish a project.  What do you think?

Supply List - ThermOWeb Sticky Dots for Die Cuts; We R Memory Keepers patterned paper and ephemera; American Crafts Cardstock; Staedtler pen.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sketching for ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I am sharing a sketch with my friends at ScrapMuch? today.

Please stop by and check out the DT reveal, and play along for your chance at the prize!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ride | Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club

Hi there

I am up on the Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club blog today, sharing this layout using the May / June kit contents.

I began my page by adding some large splotches of white Mr. Huey's mist to the background, I love the way it looks against the black cardstock.  Then I added some of the gold Smooch Spritz form the kit.After adding a few narrow strips of patterned paper (which were inked with yellow ink), I pop dotted my photo and began embellishing.

The arrow clip was too cute to hide so I stapled it onto my page.

I added some of the gold rubons, loving the phrase to do with travel or adventure for this photo.

I also layered a bunch of die cute and stickers, adding a bit of super messy doodling to some of them to pull in the black background.

Kit Club Supply List - Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee and Echo park; Ephemera: Jillibean Soup and Echo Park; Stickers: Jillibean Soup and Echo Park; Gold Rubons: Paper House; gold mist: Smooch Spritz, misc: cardstock and arrow clip; Doodlebug alpha stickers.

Other Supplies: Mr. Huey's white mist, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Hemptique button twine, CTMH yellow ink.

Thanks for visiting! 

Washi Tape Dispenser Tip | ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I have a super easy tip for you today, which has the added bonus of recycling, too!

Tape an empty tape dispenser.

And instead of throwing it out, do this.

Recycling, practical and so pretty, too!  If you are super clever you could trace and cut out the label onto a piece of coordinating patterned paper - or white cardstock covered with the Washi tape that is in the dispenser.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Double Ruffled Flower and Leaves Cut File

Hi there!

I have a new freebie cut file for you today, available in both Silhouette and SVG format.

click on the image to be taken to my download page


Friday, May 15, 2015

#love | Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club

Hi there!

I have a new layout and sketch to share with you for my latest DT assignment with Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club

Here is the sketch.

As you can see, I am a little circle happy right now!

Here is my take on the sketch...

I started my page by layering my photo onto punched and torn strips of paper, that were inked with black ink. Next I created a backdrop for this focal point by adding some water colour paints in a few splotches around the page, then I stamped randomly with a mesh stamp and StazOn ink, and finally I added paint circles using a variety of sizes of lids as stamps.  I like to keep a random supply of these in my craft area.  As a final step for my background, I added black Mr. Huey's (from my stash) and some of the gold Smooch Spritz from the kit.

Next I added some of the gold rubons around my page, I love that they are slightly distressed looking.  And don't those fun little glasses look cute!

This little plastic clip is perfect on my photo, it was a little slippy so I added some Washi tape on the back to hold it in place.  PS I seriously love that little face!

I trimmed off one of the phrase strips from one of the patterned papers and adhered it to the bottom of my page.  I then added a journaling tag from the ephemera package, and a little banner clip, as well as another rubon.   

Lastly, I added my title with the great Simple Stories alpha stickers, and a few Doodlebug enamel triangles that I had left over from the last kit.

Supply list:  Kit contents - Echo Park patterned paper, die cuts and packaging used for photo mat; Smooch Spritz in gold; Kaisercraft gold rubons; misc. cardstock, glasses, Simple Stories alphas, plastic and wire clips.

Other: Decoart and Anita's acrylic craft paint, Leow's water colour paints, black StazOn ink, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, black Mr. Huey's mist, Doodlebug enamel triangles (from prior kit); Bo Bunny mesh stamp, Staedtler black felt tip pen.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope to see you play along with us at  Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club!