Friday, November 21, 2014

Hello Sleepy Friend-A Flair for Buttons + The Cut Shoppe Inspiration Blog Hop!




Whee!!  I love a good blog hop with lots of inspiration and we have it right in this hop!  {a flair for buttons} has teamed up with The Cut Shoppe for this and there is an exclusive flair set, discount codes, and a giveaway!

The Details  
{a flair for buttons} has a 10% off with coupon code:  BLOGHOP2014.  Coupon code is good from Nov21-28th.  And there is a giveaway to 4 (FOUR!) random commenters on the blogs thru the hop of the custom flair set that was created for the blog hop to match some of The Cut Shoppe cut files!

The Cut Shoppe has a 25% off with coupon code:  SAVE25.  Coupon code is good from Nov. 21-28th.  And there is a giveaway of a $15.00 gift certificate to a lucky commenter!

I knew I wanted to use that "hello" border file that was in the shop.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I wanted to use it!  And then after I started creating, I decided to use it in my title somehow. 

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Corrugated Paper-Fancy Pants Design (True Friend); Die Cuts-Fancy Pants Design (True Friend), The Cut Shoppe; Flair-{a flair for buttons}; Stickers-Fancy Pants Designs (True Friend), Pebbles (Letter Stickers); Chipboard-Fancy Pants Design; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo.

I didn't plan on it, but ended up doing two titles!  Because any day is a good that that is full of possibilities and naps!  And that cute & is one of the custom flair pieces!
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I backed another one of the custom flair pieces with a die cut flower that was in the embellishment pack for the collection.  I like to do this a lot, because it gives a little fun to the flair pieces!
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And I did it here again with a chipboard button and a flair piece.  This piece is from the "Got Dog" flair set that is in the {a flair for buttons} shop. 

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So, here is the hop list to get you on your way!!  Make sure to leave a comment at each blog to be eligible for the prizes!  And take advantage of those coupon codes, they would make great stocking stuffers!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Imaginisce Share Time!

Just wanted to share a couple of projects with the new Imaginisce "Family Fun" collection that has just been released.  This is a great all around collection.  Lots of themes and then basics on the backs, so you can mix and match!

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers-Imaginisce (Family Fun); Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Letter Stickers-October Afternoon; Sketch-Scrapbook Generation

There are also "paper" dolls that you can dress up!  There are several of them in the embellishment pack and you can dress them to match the theme!
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And I just had to use this title!  LOL  It was a no-brainer!

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And then I made a fun little card to give with some cookies, OUT OF THE SAME COLLECTION!  We are always giving away cookies around the holidays, so this will be perfect.  
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Supplies:  Imaginisce (Family Fun); Cardstock-American Crafts; Die Cut-Imaginisce

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I will probably be back on Wednesday.  So have a great one till then. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Life is An Adventure-My Mind's Eye And CREATE

Crazy busy and the busiest time of year is just beginning!  I am trying to work ahead on assignments, and stuff I cannot show yet, so I thought I would share some of my favorite projects that I have done for past issues of CREATE over the next month or so.  That doesn't mean there won't be newer stuff, just filler stuff!

Those pictures that you take and think  "I have THE shot!", uh, yeah, that happens a lot with the dogs and then it turns out, NOPE! Well, the photos below are some of the outtakes of trying to get the shot.  Then I blew out the photos with the sun flare and didn't realize it.  Oh well, at least you can see the dogs do not always pose perfectly for my photos!

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Chipboard, Flair, Saturday Sticker, Die Cuts, Rub-ons, Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye; Letter Stickers-My Mind's Eye, American Crafts, Authentique; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Sketch-Scrapbook Generation CREATE Sept 2014 Issue

The chipboard ribbon banner did not go all the way to the end of my photos, so I just added the flair piece.  Which lead me to incorporating it into my title.  
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I just used the hearts rub-on after I got the pictures placed.  Then just prayed that I wouldn't mess it up when I was putting it on!!  
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And if you would like to see one of my newer projects, head over to the 3 Birds Studio blog HERE.  I have a fun and quick altered project up!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Issue of CREATE is out!!!

Happy Veteran's Day and thank you to all that have served our country to protect us and others.  There are a few people from my high school class that I admire greatly for this!  They are still both doing work to help others and I couldn't be more proud of them!

This is just a short update to let you know a couple of things that are out!  First of all the new CREATE issue is out!  


Check out the issue HERE.

AND

3 Birds Design has a Design Team call up right now!!!  Check out the 3 Birds Studio blog for all the details.


Call details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Go make something, I know I am getting ready to since I am home today!


Monday, November 3, 2014

ThermOWeb and Mambi-Plus a 3 Birds Design Sneak!

Busy day on the blog!  I have a tutorial post up on the 3 Birds Studio Blog today.  Here is a sneak of my projects.  You can find my post HERE.

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AND I am up on the ThermOWeb blog with our MAMBI swap.  And I have a tutorial over there also!  You can find that posting HERE.

I also decided to do a layout with the stuff that MAMBI had sent us for the swap since I had it out everywhere on my table.  And I love that I found that Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive from ThermOWeb will work for all those transparencies that are so popular right now!  Yippee!!!

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Transparency-MAMBI; Sequins-Unknown; Photo Corners, Adhesive-ThermOWeb

I just used a little Fabric Fuse on the heart at the top and the bottom.  Dries clear!  And then I used the Decorative Photo Corners in Black to tie everything together in the picture area.  
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And these little die cut banners were so cute, I knew I had to put them to use on the page somewhere! I attached them together with Zots in Medium and then popped them up with the 3D Foam Squares that I am addicted to! Zots also work great with sequins.  I used the Medium size on these leaves and it was perfect fit. 
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Confession...it's November 3rd.  I did not complete the Oct. album challenge for Gossamer Blue and it's looking like I may miss the November one also.  I just seem to run out of time.  Hoping that it's just because the auditors were at work and I wasn't in any sort of mood to scrap once I got home!  

Have a great Monday! I am loving the colder weather and the pretty colors.  Although, I haven't taken many pictures this time around.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

He's So Fluffy-Heidi Swapp Fun

There is a story behind this layout.  I have held on to this title for a page for MONTHS!  I happened to be watching Despicable Me one night while I was scrapping and when Agnes says "It's so fluffy, I'm gonna DIE!" I knew that I had to make a page about Jetson with that title!

And once I saw the greens and blues in the Heidi Swapp September Skies collection, I knew those were the papers that I wanted to use for the layout.

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Supplies: Pattern Paper, Wood Veneer, Letters-Heidi Swapp (Sept. Skies); Doily-DoodleBug Designs; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Mist-Studio Calico; Silhouette Cameo with cutting file and sketch pens
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Those letters with the collection were perfect!  I was worried that I wouldn't have enough, but I have plenty left over to use on other layouts.  I love the contrast of the dark blue/teal/white together in the title.

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I did the journaling on the Cameo.  I cannot remember which font this is, but I bet you money I will use it again.  I love the clean rounded lines. And I just used the black Silhouette pen, I tried a dark blue, but it was glitter and just didn't look right.  TIP:  I always practice a small part of the journaling before actually doing it on the paper I am going to use.  

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AND if you haven't heard, I am back for a second term on the CREATE magazine team.  This time the team is bigger and there are a few change ups, but I think the magazine is going to be even better!  And I think it is going to challenge me more, which I cannot wait for!

You can read the full announcement HERE and see all the team members that are joining me this year!


Thanks for stopping by today!  I won't be back until next week more than likely!  Have a safe Halloween and a great weekend!

Monday, October 27, 2014

You're A Big Deal-Fancy Pants Share

Where did the weekend go?  I really need at least one more day, two would be good! It was a busy one with a crop, a musical theater performance, and cleaning out some clothes. Some was planned, some was unplanned, but I did get a lot accomplished this weekend! 

The crop was quite fun and I was quite productive!  Truth be told, I usually don't have a plan when I go to these things.  I just kind of wing it as far as what I am going to work on. I actually changed my mind and did one assignment for the next issue of the CREATE magazine that I wasn't planning on doing, but it just worked out.

I did do a couple of layouts for fun. Seems like it's been awhile since I have done that. And those favorite things I talked about in another post were some of the collections I used!  Fancy Pants and Heidi Swapp.  Today is the Fancy Pants layout!

And I have give a shout out to Nicole Nowosad! I used her FREE Quilting Cut File and I have to say, I cannot wait to use it again!  
Katrina Hunt-Fancy Pants-You're A Big Deal-1000Signed-1
Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Stickers, Chipboard, Die Cuts, Tickets-Fancy Pants Design (True Friend); Flair-A Flair for Buttons; Punch-EK Success; Doily-Wilton; Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo; Die Cut File-Nicole Nowosad

I loved this little basket/tag and it was perfect to put my journaling on.  I just added some twine and some fun embellishments.
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And since Cardigan puppies always have big ears, I had to use this tag. The admission ticket was a given choice also! And I didn't want to put a bow on the tag, so I opted for a fun flair button from {a flair for buttons}.
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And I love my layers! So there are two layers of foam squares from ThermOWeb on here. One for the "quilted" part and then another layer holding up the middle section. I love how this turned out. 
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Thanks for stopping by today!  Come by tomorrow for a fun announcement!