Thursday, August 28, 2014

punches of color for Noel Mignon

Today I have another layout to share with you that I made using the South Shore kit from Noel Mignon.

I really liked all of the bright colors and fun patterns in this kit. 

Just like I often do, I toned down the background by mounting a piece of white cardstock on top of the background paper. I added some splatters of spray mist and cut lots of randomly sized pieces of patterned paper and layered those on my photo. 

I used a Fiskars buttefly punch to create the butterflies from a variety of papers from the kit and stapled those to my page and then lifted the wings to add dimension and an element of fun. 

Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Heidi Swapp and Project Life

There was quite a bit of excitement in the scrappy world when word was released that Heidi Swapp had partnered up with Becky Higgins and Project Life.

Lots of fun kits and other embellishments have been made available at Michael's stores and I happened to snag one of these one day while in the store looking for birthday party decor.

Here is a quick and simple layout that I made:

I kept the page VERY simple, using a couple of the 4x6 cards, some sequins, American Crafts Thickers, embellishments from the PL kit and some gold scallop tape from the new Pebbles Jen Hadfield Home+Made line. 

I cut the heart out of the center of this striped card and saved that for a future project. The center was filled with a variety of sequins from my stash. The spray mists are from Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico. 

I think that Project Life- style scrapping is a great idea but I haven't yet started using the cards in a pocket format. I have used quite a few on traditional layouts.

It's time to get the kids ready for school!

Have a great day.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Fancy Pants

I have been so excited about being part of the new social media team at Fancy Pants!

Last week I pulled out this older collection, "Be. Loved." to play with again while I waited for my design team box to arrive and here is what I made:

I used my We R Memory Keepers punch to cut out the 3x4 pieces for the background, used some of the border stickers at the bottom of the page, added some cork hearts and a few of the sequins from the brand new Oh Deer! collection (my box came as I was finishing up this page ♥)

Now that my box is here I am ready to get to work with the new collections and will have projects to share with you soon. 

What are you working with right now?

Happy scrapping!


Monday, August 25, 2014

The Aurora collection from BasicGrey

Hello there!

I hope that you all had a great weekend.

It is the first day back to school for my kids.

It is bittersweet- I love having them home, love getting to spend time with them and know that time is in no way slowing down so it makes me sad that the time is so short. On the other hand, they are getting on each others' nerves and mine at times because sometimes too much family togetherness isn't the best thing. I do love my kids and will miss them so much today.

Little Lily is about to have her world rocked a bit, too, since she's used to having all of her big sisters around all of the time.

Today I'd like to share a couple of projects that I made with the brand new Aurora collection from BasicGrey.

I used my Silhouette Cameo for both layouts and filled in some spaces with papers and embellishments from the Aurora line. I really like the color combination of the blue and coral mixed with the purple. The star background papers are my favorites!

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

our little gymnast and some Fancy news

Gymnastics season is upon us and I am so excited!

In honor of my daughter's practice meet today I wanted to share my very last layout that I created as a member of the design team at Pebbles Inc. 

I used the Americana collection, which worked well with the pictures of my girl in her blue leo and with the flag background at the gym. 

I cut the star background on my Silhouette Cameo from this grid paper from the Americana collection and added it to my white cardstock background after adding some spray mist. 

Aren't these glittery Thickers so fun? The foam Thickers are my favorite ♥

Good luck to this cute girl and her team as they start their competition season!

Also, for some fun news head over to the Fancy Pants blog today!

I am so excited to be a part of this brand new, one-of-a-kind team and to get to work with so many of my talented scrappy friends. 


Friday, August 22, 2014

the beautiful Vivienne collection from BasicGrey

Here is another layout that I made using the new Vivienne collection from BasicGrey.

I cut the triangle background and "beautiful" from white cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo and misted the background paper with white (Studio Calico Mister Huey) and gold (Heidi Swapp Color Shine).

I tucked little cardstock bits, tags and frames around the page to show off the embellishments.

Have a fantastic day!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brand new Vivienne collection from BasicGrey

Have you seen the two new BasicGrey collections that were revealed this week?

Check the BasicGrey blog for peeks at both Vivienne and Aurora and for a chance to win the full collections of each.

Vivienne is a beautiful collection with coral, yellow, brown- great for fall scrapping but also wonderful for everyday projects.

I had the opportunity to create with this collection and here is what I made:

I had an idea in my head for one of my projects and hope that this one turned out like I envisioned. I really liked the layout that I did using the Highline collection where I stapled bits to strips of paper. I used the same basic idea to create this only I went with circles this time. 

There is so much variety in the embellishments from this collection- from tile alphas to wooden accents, frames, transparent and cardstock pieces and resin flowers. It really is a beautiful line. 

I cut the circles on my Silhouette Cameo and then cut/punched the other circles and lots of butterflies which I then added to the circle there on the left. I used punches from Fiskars (largest butterfly) and Martha Stewart. The white and gold twine is something that I picked up a while back from a Target dollar spot. 

I will be back soon to share my other Vivienne project along with two using the cute new Aurora line. 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

cards using Notes & Things from Crate Paper

Hello again!

I have a couple more projects to share with you using the beautiful new collection from Crate Paper called Notes & Things. In case you just really love this collection make sure to check out the Crate blog today because they are supposed to reveal a brand new Maggie Holmes collection that is sure to be gorgeous as well. I saw a sneak of it and it is just as beautiful as her collections always are.

Anyway, here are a couple of cards that I made for my article over at The Scrap Review.

The premade journaling cards, tags and stickers in this collection make it easy to create projects with lots of texture and detail. I stuck some foam adhesive under the bottom left edges of the little flower to make it stand up a bit and added some gold sequins to the pocket card. 

Have a fantastic day!

Tomorrow I will have some BasicGrey projects to share that I made for the reveal of the new Vivienne and Aurora collections. You will love those papers and coordinating embellishments. They really did an amazing job creating these two new collections ♥

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Notes &Things from Crate Paper

I was so excited to get to play with the new Crate Paper Notes & Things collection for an article for The Scrap Review. It is gorgeous and easy to scrap, just like Crate is known for.

Here is a layout that I created. I also made a couple of cards that I will share tomorrow.

I started out by building the page background using a few paper strips on the right and then added my favorite spray mist- Studio Calico Mister Huey in Dewey. I put together the tag accent on the left and added some chipboard frames. The big pink arrow is from one of the journaling cards.

The Notes & Things collection has such a great variety of embellishments, my favorite of which were these layered butterflies. 

What do you think of the collection? 

Isn't it so gorgeous? 

Have a great day!


Monday, August 18, 2014

brand new from BasicGrey

You may have seen this morning's post on the BasicGrey blog where they introduced the brand new Vivienne collection.

I had the chance to create with this for the reveal and it is so pretty, even prettier in real life.

This sneak was up on the blog the end of last week:

That top left picture is a sneak of one of the pages I created for the reveal. 

Make sure to stay tuned for the full reveals and giveaways! 

You will definitely not want to miss it!