Friday, July 31, 2015

Sketching for ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I am sharing a brand new 2 page sketch with my friends at ScrapMuch? today, I hope you decide to pop on over and join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Deer Friend | Your Next Stamp

Hi there!

Your Next Stamp is having a super fun sketch and colour challenge!  You can play along with either one or both aspects of the challenge, and then link up for your chance at a really generous gift certificate or even a GDT spot, check out the details here.

Here is the yummy colour component of the challenge...

And this is the sketch component of the challenge...

I decided to incorporate both the colour challenge and the sketch challenge for my card...

I used a sweet stamp set called Oh Deer  which I was pretty excited to colour up! 

Product List: Crate Paper patterned paper; Your Next Stamp gumdrops, deer and sentiment stamps; Copic paper; Recollections cardstock for base; Copics W3, W1, W00, E71, R20, R22, E04; Evalicious flair; Hemptique button twine; Simple Stories stickers; misc. button and pearl..

Pop on over to the YNS blog to see what the incredible DT has designed and be sure to join in on the fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shine Tag | Free Silhouette and SVG Cut File

Hi there!

I am sharing a new freebie cut file with my friends at Boys Rule today!
click on image to be taken to my download page

Enjoy and thank for visiting today!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hugs for You | Your Next Stamp

HI there!

My time with YNS is just about over and today I  thought I would share a just for fun card using a sweet stamp from Your Next Stamp, I coloured up this image a while ago to practice my colouring as it had been a while since I played with my Copics. This stamp is called "Ellie loves butterflies" and she is so cute!

I decided to give her a g=home on a card and lifted a favourite card layout of mine from a few years ago, I have used it a few times now and still love it.

Product List:  Stamp - Your Next Stamp; paper - Lawn Fawn; ink - Memento; Copic colours - E0010 E021 E13. R20, R27, R22, R21, BG10, BG13, E23. E27, E29, Y0000, BG000; Copic cardstock; Staples cardstock; Freckled Fawn wooden hearts; misc. twine and clothes pin.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Washi Clips | Tutorial

Hi there!

I have a fun and super quick tip for you today. 

All you need is your favourite Washi tape and a few paper clips to make some cute little embellishments.

There is nothing to it really, just wrap the Washi through and around the end of the clip and press the ends of the Washi together.  You can neatly trim or go for a torn look at the end.

I am using my clips in my planner, but of course they would be perfect on a layout or card!

Thanks for visiting! 

Dear Summer | Your Next Stamp

Hi there!

It is feature day over on the Your Next Stamp blog today!  The team is featuring creations with a "dear summer" theme and if you leave a comment over there you can win a stamp set of your choice!

I created this card using the sentiment from Celebrate in Colour and the image from Plant some Kindness, I also used some Love Earth Gumdrops.

Supply List:  Copic paper; Recollections Cardstock; Your Next Stamp image and sentiment; My Mind's Eye bakers twine; Freckled Fawn wood veneer; Copic colours -Y32, Y35, Y24; Kaisercraft patterned paper.

Thank you for visiting today!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Two-toned Ombre Wood Veneer Tutorial | Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits

Hi there!

I have a fun and quick tip to share today with my friends at Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits,

Grab a piece of wood veneer and two tones of one colour of Tim Holtz Distress ink and a blending tool.  I am using some pretty blues.

Starting with the lightest colour, blend the ink onto the wood veneer.  I found a swiping motion worked best, but be fairly gently so you do not break the wood veneer.

Cover the entire piece with the lightest colour.

Next add the darker colour starting at the top edge of the wood veneer and stopping a about the halfway point.

You will end up with a look like this, isn't it pretty?

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Sun | Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits


We are a week away from our big move, and are still hoping to keep life balanced with some play time!  The little man loves the beach, so sandcastle building day at the trailer park was a "must do".  The bonus for me is the built in photo shoot! ha!  That's is where I snapped this sunny close up.  I have a few pics of him and and his friends and their sandcastle too, perfect for another layout.

This page was created for Boys Rule, using the July /  August kit contents, which is overflowing with summery yumminess!

I started this page by stamping some white paint circles  on the this gorgeous background paper.  Next I added white paint to the edges of my photo and a few of the patterned papers.

Then I began layering up papers, stickers and ephemera - tucking in cork, wood veneer and buttons here and there as I went along.

I finished off my page with a splattering of Mr. Huey's, some very basic doodling and my journalling - of the very short and sweet variety!

Supply List:  Kit contents - Simple Stories and Pink Paislee patterned papers;  Fancy Pants wood veneer and ephemera; Crate Paper cork elements; Simple Stories, Echo Park and Kaisercraft stickers; Studio Calico Washi stickers;  misc. star clip. Other supplies  Mr. Huey's mist; DecoArt craft paint; Staedtler pen; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Distress Ink; Hemptique button twine; misc. button; American Crafts vellum.

Thank you for visiting today!

heart today layout | Cut File

Hi there!

Today I am sharing a bit of a different cut file, it is the beginnings for a layout including the title.  Please let me know your thoughts - do you like this idea, or does it not really appeal to you?

I am not 100% sure about the SVG file, as I wanted to make sure the measurements were to scale.  I know the title and scalloped piece will be fine, I added in the measurements for the other elements so hopefully that will help.  As always your feed back is appreciated!

Please leave me a link to share your creation with  me if you used this cut file.

Thanks for visiting!