Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fancy Pants Oh Deer!


I've been playing a bit with the new Oh Deer! holiday collection from Fancy Pants.

It has really cute holiday prints but colors and patterns that also work for everyday pages.

Here I used the collection for a first day of school page. 

Along with the Oh Deer! collection papers, tags, stickers and sequins I used a Fancy Pants wood veneer phrase. 

Have a great day!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Basic Grey Aurora collection and a freebie!

Hi again!

Today I have a new BasicGrey layout to share with you using the new Aurora collection:

You can see some close-up pictures as well as get a link for a free cut file by visiting the BasicGrey blog

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#truefriend from Fancy Pants

Hello again!

Good grief have things been crazy around here lately!

I apologize for not keeping up with things here as well as I'd like to.

Today I have a new layout to share with you using the cute new "True Friend" collection from Fancy Pants:

Everything that you see on this page is from the True Friend collection.

One thing that I really like about Fancy Pants collections is the huge variety of embellishments. You get all of the typical double-sided patterned papers but you also have frames, buttons, tags, envelopes, buttons, sequins, cardstock pieces, lots of stickers etc.

Here are a couple of closer looks at the page. 

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

lots of fun texture

I have a new layout up at Noel Mignon that I created with the Tea For Two kit from this month.

I like that there are so many textures included in the kit such as lace, cork, enamel shapes and flair.

I used some of each of these on this layout:

Have a fantastic day!


Friday, September 12, 2014

thank you card

I created this card for Fancy Pants using the beautiful Burlap & Bouquets collection:

Have a great day!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

I will never forget

I will always remember those who died that day, the way I felt as I watched the planes hit the towers, watching as the towers fell, hearing about the plane that hit the Pentagon and about the one that went down in the field in Pennsylvania. 

What a solemn day. 

God bless America. 

We sure need His help these days. 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

our Silly Goose

The design team at Noel Mignon is going back to school this week!

Each designger is taking on a challenge from the NM community and I chose to create with spray mists. I have to admit that it wasn't a challenge for me because I really like to use mists and do so on just about every project. I just like the artsy feel that mists add and it helps me when creating with white space- they help the empty space to not feel so plain for me.

So, I set out to create with a variety of spray mists from Studio Calico and Heidi Swapp.

I used them "as intended" to add some color to my cardstock background, added some splatters around the page and also "painted" the edges of my cardstock using the straw from the spray nozzle as my brush.

Here is the final result:

This page was made using the September kit, "Tea for Two" from Noel Mignon

Have a great day!


Monday, September 8, 2014

BasicGrey teamed up with Therm O Web!

Hi again!

Today I have a layout to share that I created for BasicGrey's team-up with Therm O Web.

Therm O Web was very generous with the variety of adhesives that they sent to us. I used most of them on my page: adhesive tab runner, glue dots in medium and large sizes, double-sided tape, foam adhesive.

Here is what I made:

For this page I used papers and embellishments from BasicGrey's new release, Aurora. 

To create the gold strips I used Therm O Web's double-sided tape in two different widths. I cut the strips to add to my page and then sprinkled them with a fine gold glitter. The glitter stuck to the tape so well without any more work from me. This is something that I am going to do more often because I love the look! 

Because of my love of all things gold and glittery lately I decided to do the same thing with the glue dots. I placed the adhesive where I wanted them and sprinkled glitter over the top, brushed off the excess and then had gold polka dots! 

The Therm O Web promotion is going on all week at the TOW site. You will see lots of projects created by BasicGrey and Therm O Web design team members and have a chance to win an incredible prize pack filled with lots of great adhesives. 

Take a look at what you could win: 

Have a fantastic day!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Burlap & Bouquets from Fancy Pants

Hello again! 

This week has been so crazy- how has it been for you?

I thought that with kids back in school I might have more time to scrap but that hasn't actually been the case. 

I think I've done one layout this week. So sad. 

For today I have this layout to share, one that I created for Fancy Pants using the Burlap & Bouquets collection. 

In the collection is this floral wreath paper. I could have saved it to use the polka-dotted side but instead wanted to challenge myself and decided to handcut the wreath to use on this layout. I carefully cut around the flowers using scissors and a craft knife, hoping I wouldn't mess it up! I don't do a lot of intricate cut work on my pages, or at least haven't in a while, so I was just crossing my fingers that I wouldn't end up wasting the pretty paper. 

I think it turned out okay ♥

Once cut out and mounted on my white cardstock background I added a few cardstock florals with foam adhesive and a few other embellishments. 

I love this picture of my girls from Easter and the colors in the Burlap & Bouquets collection set it off so nicely. 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

It is officially gymnastics season for my daughter and the first meet is tomorrow!

Wish us luck! 

Make sure to check the Fancy Pants blog tomorrow- and the first Saturday of each month- for a roundup of all of the projects created by the new social media team. 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Me-ology from Fancy Pants

Good morning!

I am thrilled to be part of the new social media team at Fancy Pants because it means that I get to play with super cool products like these from the Me-ology collection. I also mixed in some sequins from the Oh Deer! collection.

Stay tuned this weekend to see all of the projects that the Fancy Pants social media team has created for this month!