Monday, August 12, 2019

Jillibean Soup | Tag! You're it!..

Hey Friends! Want an easy idea to get the mojo flowing? Have a look at my tag layout created for Jillibean Soup...




The Bite Size Bits patterned paper from Rainbow Roux collection is so bright and vibrant! Head on over to the blog to see how this layout came together.

Thanks for visiting..x

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Pebbles Inc | Guest Designer...

Hey Everyone! In July, I was asked to rejoin the Pebbles Inc blog as a guest designer! Of course I jumped at the chance to play along with my Pebbles friends. I was sent the new Oh Summertime! collection and it is simply divine!!!


I created three fun summer style layouts, one of which I will share with you today!

It's a special treat to get ice-cream for breakfast in our family, but it seems to have become a birthday tradition. Especially if your birthday is in January (our Australian Summer!).



Each element on the page was created using patterned paper. I love the chevron pattern to create a more masculine background out of these superb colours.


And the ephemera! Honestly, you just have to check it out for yourself. Visit the Pebbles blog here for more details.

Thanks for visiting..x


Saturday, August 3, 2019

Bella Blvd | Mini Album...

Hello Friends! Just popping in to share this mini album I created for my daughter to document her travel memories in. She has recently had her first solo adventure overseas and came home with the most amazing photos and stories. What better way to document than in a little 4x4 mini album..







For more details, head on over to the Bella blog to see the album in full detail.

Thanks for visiting..x



Thursday, August 1, 2019

JoAnn's Guest Designer | Park Lane Paperie Prairie Primrose

Hello Friends! Just popping in here to share another project kindly sponsored by JoAnn's Stores in the USA. Honestly, I am in love with the texture in these paper stacks. The foil and linen papers have me swooning! LOL!


For this project, I really wanted to play with mixing and matching patterned papers and printed cardstock. The paper stack used in creating this layout is Prairie Primrose.

step 1. Gather your supplies. The only embellishments on this page come from the gold foil thickers. Everything else can be found in the paper stack including the textured cardstock.


step 2. Trim cardstock to size. Trim the yellow gingham check to 8.25" x 4"; book text print to 8.25"x10.75"; and create a balance strip to cover the edges of the two patterned papers measuring 8.25" in width.


step 3. Fussy cut yellow roses from the linen floral patterned paper. Also trim a 4"x3" cut apart to create a tag. For the tag I trimmed the long sides by 0.25" and removed the top corners. Use a hole punch and a piece of twine to complete the tag.


step 4. Add you photo and start to layer the tag and fussy cut flowers. Add a title with gold foil thickers.



step 5. Cut nine (9) 2"x2" squares and curl the lower edge with a pencil. For more definition between layers, you could ink the edges with a soft brown.


step 6. Tuck the squares under the lower edge of the balance strips of patterned paper. The slight dimension from the paper curl creates interest and attracts the eye to look closer at the details.


Thanks for visiting here today. There's still more projects to come using the Park Lane Paperie paper stacks. Stay tuned...x


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bella Blvd | Family Fun..

Want to create a large title for your layout? Here's a fun idea.. Check out my page created for Bella Blvd using their Silhouette Design Store cut files..




I've used the new Splash Zone collection as inspiration but the cut file is perfect for my title. To make it really stand out, go big! Check out all the details on the Bella Blvd blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 26, 2019

JoAnn's Guest Designer | Park Lane Sunshine & Rain...

Hello Friends! I am excited to share a little cross promotional guest designer role with you here today. I was generously sponsored by JoAnn' s recently to create some projects using the gorgeous Park Lane Paperie 12x12 paper stacks!

These paper stacks really do have something for everyone! It is chock full of beautiful patterned papers (front and back) as well as, glitter, linen glitzy and textured cardstock!

 What more could you ask for!!


For my first project, I started playing with the Sunshine & Rain paper stack. You can get your own from JoAnn's here.


To bring this layout together, I carefully selected a photo to match the colour tones in the paper stack. I have been wanting to document this photo of my daughter for a while now and because of the glittery nature of her shirt, it was the perfect reason to use the glitter cardstock as a feature on my page.


The banner across the top of my page is a combination of textured white cardstock, vellum and glitter cardstock, layered together.


Using a border punch, I've added a small strip of decorative patterned paper to the top of the glitter banner. The rest I have just layered with images fussy cut from the patterned paper in the stack.


Journaling was typed directly onto the back ground patterned paper after I had a good idea of where my photo placement would be.




For the title I grabbed the glitter cardstock once more and using a Heidi Swapp "document" die, I ran it through my bigshot.


To complete my layout, I have added fussy cut flowers, some mounted onto foam dots, in a cascade across the photo. This placement is to mimic the way her hair falls over her shoulder.

I hope I have shown a fun way to use glitter cardstock in a simplified manner. Please be sure to stay tuned for more projects to come over the next week.

Thanks for visiting..x



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bella Blvd | Digital Layout...

Oh My Goodness! Guess what???!!!! I have created my very first digital layout. And it wasn't under as much duress as I suspected it would be! *grin*

Check out the new Bella Blvd Digital range! I have used POP QUIZ and I absolutely love it!!! 



If you'd like to see how I created this very basic layout, head on over to the Bella blog and check out the step by step details.

Thanks for visiting.x

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Jillibean Soup | Foam Stickers...

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a creative way to use foam stickers! How much fun is it when we can add our own twist to standard products?! This layout was created for Jillibean Soup but I wanted to add a little something extra to the foam sticker title.




For more details and a close up step by step tutorial, please visit the JSBlog.

Thanks for visiting..x


Friday, July 19, 2019

Jillibean Soup | Monochromatic layout..

Hello Friends! It has been a busy few months! But I'm back today to play catch up! LOL!

Last month over at the Jillibean Soup blog, I was challenged to create a fun monochromatic layout. Sounds fun right?! But I didn't want it to be a boring black and white/grey version. No way! My layout needed pink!



You can check out all the details over on the JSBlog. Including those easy to make clouds!

Thanks for visiting..x



Saturday, May 11, 2019

Jillibean Soup | iNSD Challenge #4...

Hey Friends! Have you had a chance to play along with the Jillibean Soup iNSD challenges yet? You've got until Sunday May 12th to get your entries in and link them to the Jillibean Soup blog.

Here's a look at the layout for the challenge I created..

For a chance to win your very own Spoonful of Soul collection pack, I want you to create a layout combining three (3) main elements - a Jillibean Soup clear stamp title or subtitle, Jillibean Soup Peapod Parts and a Jillibean Soup Silhouette cut file! 





Head on over to the Jillibean blog and share your project! I can't wait to see it..x

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Jillibean Soup | Wild Child...

Hello Friends! Up on the Jillibean Soup Blog recently, I have shared how I sometimes use Silhouette cut files on my layouts.



This cut file is a Jillibean Soup design, found in the Silhouette Design Store, called Wild Child (ID #188692).

I'd love for you to pop on over to the Jillibean blog and tell me your thoughts.. Were you a Wild Child growing up too? *grin* Thanks for visiting..x



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Bella Blvd | Adventure...

Do you enjoy going on Adventures? Our family does. Even if it is in our own local area. Today I am sharing a layout created for Bella Blvd and iNSD.


Using the new Let's Go on an Adventure collection, I couldn't go past this photo showing the passage of time between two of my boys.  This is the same location, probably even the same rock and the same two boys... but with a time span of two years in between. I'm thinking we might need to continue this little, accidental photo tradition - as long as I can continue to convince them to go mountain climbing with me!


The beautiful selection of patterned papers keeps the focus on my photos while highlighting the important details. This diamond pattern is to. die. for! *love*


 I think I have also fallen in love with the new acrylic words from Bella Blvd. Check out the detail that you may not notice at first.



I hope everyone had a chance to play along with the challenges flooding the internet for iNSD this year. If not, there's certainly a lot of inspiration for future projects throughout the year. Thanks for visiting..x