Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sometimes You Just Gotta Howl-17turtles and Gossamer Blue Share

Just a little Friday update here on the old blog.  The blog seems to be gathering dust and I am really really hating that.  To be honest, I just have felt like I am not in a groove with my creative side anymore.  Ever feel like you don't fit the mold?!  Yep, that is me right now.  So honestly, that is why I have been a little absent.  It's not that I am suffering burn out, I am just not quite sure what it is!

Ok, now that the rant is over, let's get to this page for 17turtles!  These pictures were not the best, so I converted them to black and white to hide some of the flaws!

I used the "X Marks The Spot" cut file for this, along with the Grateful Fall cut file.  I shrunk it down and then backed with some fun papers.  

Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Gossamer Blue; Flair-Gossamer Blue; Cardstock-American Crafts; Letter Stickers-American Crafts; Enamel Stars-Gossamer Blue; Twine-May Arts; Camera Charm-Unknown; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo

Here is a close up of the cut file.  I used the Sticky Dot adhesive sheets from ThermOWeb to get adhesive on the die cut background, which worked great.  

I used the cut outs from the background to embellish underneath my photos.  They were too cute not to use. 

And this cut, I just stapled with my mini stapler!  

And I am a little super excited because my birthday was earlier in the month and this baby was my birthday external flash for my camera!  Woot!  Now I don't have to drag everything outside to take project photos.  I just need to practice!

Well, that's all for me today.  I need to turn in for the night and get some sleep.  And possibly try to get to work with ice in the morning.  YAY!!  LOL  Have a great Friday!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Love Lives Here with ThermOWeb and a 17turtles Design Team Sneak

I was up on the ThermOWeb blog last week, sharing a home decor project done with one of the fun "Mix the Media" pieces from Jillibean Soup.  AND I used the new ThermOWeb DecoFoil in gold and the fun foam adhesive that you can use in your die cutting machines!

You can find the posting with directions on how to create one of these on the ThermOWeb blog HERE.   Here is the project that I shared over there.

Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Echo Park; Stickers-Echo Park; Wooden Heart-Unknown; Enamel Dots-Doodlebug Designs; Lace Trim-Unknown; Adhesives-ThermOWeb; Foil-DecoFoil by ThermOWeb; Cut File-17turtles Digital Cut Files; Wooden Block-Jillibean Soup

Uh, yeah, I am in love with the gold DecoFoil!  And this title is a custom title that you can order in the 17turtles Etsy shop!  Pick your saying and then it's created specifically for you!


ThermOWeb has a foam adhesive that I used to place the DecoFoil on after I cut out the words.  It's a thinner foam, allowing you to use it in your manual or electronic die cutting machines!!  Woot, can you say it works in the Cameo?!!!  And I used a few scraps to pop up my arrow sticker.  It was great, because I didn't want the sticker to pop up too much.  

AND today is my debut on the 17turtles blog!  You can check out that posting HERE.  But, here is a sneak to get you over there to see what I did!!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mix The Media with Jillibean Soup and CREATE

I love all the sketches that come with the CREATE magazine and I just cannot help myself from creating extra projects with them (besides the ones I am assigned!).  Since Jillibean Soup is one of my favorites and they were the feature manufacturer, I was happy to say the least!

I picked up one of the new Mix The Media metal wall hangings and got busy with a little Valentine themed project with my stash of Jillibean Soup papers and embellishments.

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Supplies:  Pattern Papers, Die Cuts, Embellisments-Jillibean Soup; Flair-{a flair for buttons}; Ribbon-May Arts; Resin Flower-Unknown; Punch-Martha Stewart; Doily-Wilton; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Metal Sign-Jillibean Soup

Silhouette Cameo with cutting file

I dug out some of my older Jillibean embellishments to work with.  I have been hoarding these!  But I thought those little stick pin hearts looked pretty cute with this!
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I will ALWAYS love these corrugated alphas.  I actually keep them separate, which equals hoard them because I cannot see them!  
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You can check out more Jillibean Soup goodness in the CREATE magazine.  You can find the magazine and instructions on how to download it HERE.

Monday, January 19, 2015

17turtles Design Team Announcement

If you have been here, you know I guest designed for 17turtles and Juliana's fun cut files.  Well, today I get to announce that I will be on the design team for 17 Turtles with two other creative ladies, Monquie and Suzanna!

17turtles offers a wide range of digital cut files that are perfect for paper crafting, scrapbooking and other craft projects such as cards, home decor, wall art, and more. Files are DXF and SVG Formats.
Connect with 17turtles in the following ways:

To celebrate I am giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to the 17turtles store!  There is also a $20.00 giveaway on the main 17turtles blog.  You can find that giveaway HERE. 

For my giveaway leave a comment on this post by Thursday, January 22 2015.  I will pick a winner from all the comments and announce it here on Friday, January 23 2015.  Let me know what your favorite cut file in the shop is for an extra entry!

I created a layout for this announcement as a "just for fun" project!  I used the Diamonds Background cut file and just backed it with fun pattern papers. I used my January Gossamer Blue kit for this one and a fun find from ThermOWeb adhesives that is great to use with die cuts!

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Gossamer Blue, Teresa Collins, American Crafts; Cardstock-American Crafts; Die Cuts-American Crafts; Wood Veneer & Cork-Gossamer Blue; Wooden Enamel Dots-Teresa Collins; Twine-May Arts; Flair-{a flair for buttons}; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Mist-October Afternoon

Silhouette Cameo with the following 17turtles Cut File
Diamond Background 

The "fun" from ThermOWeb are these Sticky Dots sheets!  You can find them HERE.   

This die cut was so large and I wanted an easy way to adhere the backing paper, without getting adhesive everywhere.  These sheets did the trick!  I have had them and just hadn't used them yet.  So happy to have discovered that option for die cuts now! 


Lots of measuring and cutting strips of paper for this backing.  I started with the wood grain and then moved to the colored polka dot paper strips.  After getting those trimmed and placed, I then did the backing with the black and white polka dot paper.  I am liking how it turned out with the colors!  

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the gift certificate!!  

Monday, January 12, 2015

CREATE January 2015 Issue!!!

It's a new year, a new month and that means a new issue of CREATE!  The January 2015 issue is available now for you to be inspired by.  For the new year, CREATE has moved to an every other month publication, but it will be PACKED with inspiration from the manufacturer that is featured in the issue and lots and lots of goodies from the design team!  Here is a look at the cover below.

Download this issue HERE.

Here are some sneaks of my projects.  I had a lot of fun with all of these and I cannot wait to share them!

A couple of projects with Jillibean.  You know I love some Jillibean!

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A layout with some Heidi Swapp.

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And one with a mix of goodies.


So go check it out!!  And I am hoping to show some of my CHA projects that I did for ThermOWeb later this week!  (And I have NO idea what happened with my signature in Lightroom, it's funky on a couple of these pictures! )

Monday, December 29, 2014

Top Ten Blog Hop for 2014 & A Fancy Pants Layout

Well, the year has flown by and apparently December did without me doing a blog post until now!  But to make up for it, I am participating in a blog hop with some really fun and inspiring designers.  We are all sharing our Top 10 layouts for the past year and I have a new one to include in the mix here!  

Make sure and comment on all the blogs for a chance to win a $75.00 gift certificate to Paper Issues!  Each blog you comment on gives you a chance to win!  So, comment on all of them and you have 24 chances.  Comments close on Jan 4th and the blog with the winner will announce on Jan. 5th. 

Here are my favorite layouts in the order I love them currently!!!  The first one is a new one that I created for {a flair for buttons}.  You can see close ups over on {a flair for buttons} blog, as it just went up to share!
Number 1
Close Ups on {a flair for buttons blog}
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Number 2
Fancy Pants is becoming a favorite of mine very quickly!
Original Posting

Number 4
Original Posting
Oh how I miss Lily Bee Design.

Number 5
This one was originally on the 3 Birds Studio Blog, but never on my blog!
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Number 6
Original Posting on 17 Turtles Blog
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Number 7
Original Posting
Cannot pass up Sheldon in a top hat!
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Number 8
Original Posting 

Number 9
Original Post
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And Number 10
Appeared on ThermOWeb's blog originally, but not here!

I could add more, I really really could!  But I am going to stop here and let you go on and check out the other designers!

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!