Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's sketch time at Jingle Belles!

Happy Saturday!! It's sketch time over at Jingle Belles , which was created by this week's guest belle , Allison Fillo:

I love sketches- they eliminate so much of the guesswork , which allows more time for creating !!!

Here's my take on the sketch:

I found a tutorial link on Pinterest for making my own Chevron backgrounds with Washi tape - it was so easy and I have enough left over to make another card! I pulled out my Art  Philosophy cartridge and matching CTMH stamp set, Snowflakes, for the snowflake and border and Holiday Commentary for the inside sentiment. The carsdstock is SU! and the papers are from my stash(MME). I used SU's Going Grey, Poppy Parade and CTMH's  Sunset ink for all the stamping .
Well, I'm off to enjoy this gorgeous day.... thanks for stopping by ! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Luxury Handbags- made of paper,of course!!

Hi all! Hope you're enjoying these last few days of summer. the kids are back to school next Wednesday- I can't believe that I have one going to grade 11, grade 9 and grade 5- where has the time gone??? The one good thing about back to school is that I can start getting on routine , including spending some time on my poor neglected blog! I had the best of intentions to blog regularily this summer, but it never seemed to work out!!!  Lately I've been browsing through the tons of posts on Pinterest looking for some inspiration and whatya know , I found some!!! I found a link for a really awesome haunted house (BTW, I love decorating for fall/Halloween!!!!) which was a cutfile over at SVG Cuts and while there I found a few more cutfiles to add to my collection. I really love this set already!! I've made a few already and even made matching cards !!! Take a look.....

The first set is a Hobo style purse made using some retired Stampin' Up! dsp , fabric brad and br ribbon. The sentiment is a CTMH set called Joyful Birthday, inked in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
The front of the purse has a little pocket, perfect for a mini note or giftcard.
The next set took me a little longer to create.....

This is the beach tote , but you can decorate it to suit any occasion. It's the perfect size for scarves, wine, etc.  Just make sure to make your handles secure enough to handle the weight of your gift. Again, there's a little pocket on the front, which is just right for my matching note card. I stitched all the sides and used old Making Memories grommets for the loops for the handles. This bag used 4 sheets of cardstock and two sheets of dsp .
They were all cut out on my CRicut using my SCAL program, but you can import them to your Silhouette Designer program as well- you just need to convert the files to a Studio file.
How stinkin' cute are they!!! With four different purses, a giftcard holder and purse card in this set, you can let your imagination go crazy and create gorgeous purses - which are sooooo much cheaper than buying designer handbags ( although that's tons of fun, too!!!)

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoyed my purses today.... thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Summer scrappin' time!

Good morning! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Mine has been pretty quiet, but that's okay since things have been kinda crazy busy here lately! I wanted to share a few scrappages that I've been working on. Normally I don't get many pages done during the warm summer months as it's always been too hot in my craftroom but my new room ( still under construction!!) is much cooler with a big window that lets some cool evening air in!

 I'm all over the place with my pages ... everything from camping to my daughter's Confirmation... take a look:

 I used an overlay from the just released Artbooking cartridge from Cricut and exclusive to Close To My Heart to create the photo mat/template for this travel layout. The chevrons and "on this day" tag were also created using the Cricut. The journaling tags are a project life item ( can't remember which brand!!)

This layout uses up some really old paper from my stash ( I don't think the company exists anymore -that's how old!!!). I used stamps from CTMH Family Love  stamp set The pearls and crochet are from Prima.

This was a super simple page ... all shapes were cut using my Cricut . The car and camper were made with the Campin' Critters cartridge and the journaling tag was made with the g
Going Places cartridge, the map was also made with the Campin' Critters cart. Now I just no find some camping pics for this layout!!

Finally, I made a 2-page layout to document my little boys first fishing trip on the ocean.He did great
  , although he did get a little seasick! This layout uses stickers from my stash and a "gone fishin'" sign from Campin' Critters, a journaling pocket from Going Places and some fun fish papers I had in my paper stash.

Well, I'm off to enjoy this beautiful day... thanks for stopping by ! Have a great day!

Friday, August 2, 2013

jingle belles: sleigh belles, indeed! ♥

jingle belles: sleigh belles, indeed! ♥: It's really not fair, you know, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥; every single one of you make such amazingly lovely cards, it's nearly impossible t...