Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween! {lily bee}

Today on the Lily Bee blog I'm sharing a little Halloween spirit! What's more spooky than a haunted house and a coffin. Especially a coffin covered in spider webs and a skull? 

I used Lily Bee papers and the Silhouette Cameo to create these fun projects to mark this week's festive occasion. Our week has been filled with fun Halloween festivities, as I hope yours has, too!

Thanks for stopping to see my Halloween projects! Stop by the Lily Bee blog to see what else we've got going on to inspire you.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Whimsical Twist December Days {giveaway}

Have you seen the new Whimsical Twist December Days Kits yet? There are 3 fun and reasonably-priced project kits to get you moving on your December album project. These kits all retail for more than $50 and are packed with goodies! Check them out HERE.

We also have an amazing December Days class that is going on now all the way though January! Join the Whimsical Twist design team as we help guide you and support you along your album-making journey!

How about a giveaway! We are giving away 15 free spots in our December Days class. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below to be entered to win. We'll announce the winners this Friday, Nov. 1st.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall issue projects {paperhaus magazine}

With the winter issue of PaperHaus Magazine on my mind, I wanted to stop by and share what I had made for the fall issue. If you haven't read it yet, click here to check out the amazing work from a variety of scrapbooking and mixed media artists.

In this issue, I have a home decor project for your Thanksgiving table and a card that goes with the sketch I made for the issue.

For the home decor project, I used the Silhouette Cameo to make a turkey center piece, place settings and napkin rings. A little burlap thrown in for good measure rounds out the theme.

For more info on my process and the supplies I used, check out page 53 in the issue.

Here's the card that I made using some of my favorite Crate Paper. You can't go wrong with balloons and clouds!

Thanks for stopping to see my PaperHaus Magazine fall issue projects. We are turning in our Winter issue work now — it's going to be another great issue! Follow the PaperHaus blog to watch for the announcement of the next release.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Trendy arrows {bella blvd}

Today on the Bella Blvd blog we are talking about arrows. This is definitely one of my favorite trends. I love how fun and simple it is to add movement or direction to a card or layout. Your eye can't help but be pulled in by where the arrows are telling you to look.

On this first card, I am sharing how the arrows act as extra border strip at the bottom of the card, and then also as decoration on the feathers of the turkey. Of course, his cute little feet are made from arrow stamps, too.

In this second card, I wanted to use the arrows as the main image. Using the Cameo, I cut an arrows pattern I made out of white card stock and then popped that up on top of an alternating blue and yellow background. 

The thank you bubbles show the sentiment on this simple, but eye-catching card. It's almost like the thank you sentiment gets louder as you get to the top of the card with the larger bubble and larger arrows.

Thank you for stopping by to see my cards today. Make sure to stop by the Bella Blvd blog for more great examples of using arrows on your projects. 

Supplies: Bella Blvd (Thankful Collection: Pattern Paper — Perfect Day, Homey, Borders, Cute Cuts. Alpha & Bits Stickers.) 
Bella Blvd/Hampton Arts Cling Stamps: Sand & Surf

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween {imaginisce}

Today on the Imaginisce blog we are kicking off a week of Halloween goodness.

It's almost time for Halloween! I love this holiday. My son is really into costumes and is such a good sport about posing for pictures. So, each Halloween season, we put his costume on a bit early and make sure we get some good pictures of his costume in action.

This year he is Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe. Also known as a really cool ninja costume. 

I used the new Imaginisce Bushel o'Fall collection on this page, as well as some of last year's Imaginisce Monster Mash line. I love how the purple and black mixed with the fall colors.

Stop by the Imaginisce blog to see what the rest of the team makes this week.

Thanks for stopping to see my page today. I hope everyone's off to a great start to their week!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Card sketch {bella blvd}

Today on Bella Blvd blog the card makers are sharing cards using a sketch for inspiration. You can see the sketch below at the bottom of this post, or head on over to the Bella Blvd blog and see the sketch as well as the rest of the inspiration from the team.

I made my card using the Thankful collection from Bella Blvd. I love the bright autumn colors and that pop of blue is the best mixed with the red and yellow.

Supplies: Thankful Collection (Cute Cuts and Perfect Day pattern papers, Alpha & Bits Stickers)
Buttons: Masculine Mix

Have a great Friday everyone! I am heading off to a retreat today and I could not be more excited. I will be attending the Crop Til You Drop Retreat in northern N.Y. along with my friends Sara Zenger, Audrey Yeager, Heather Leopard, Renee Bates, Sheila Burns and many more crafty ladies! I'll be teaching a class on using stamps with your layouts and cards and have to admit I am a bit nervous about that. Wish me luck!

Follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook this weekend for fun posts from the retreat. I'm sure we are going to get a bit silly at times. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Krafty Kringle kit {update}

I am so excited to have a custom December Days kit for sale in the Whimsical Twist shop. Unlike the day-in-the-life kits, the Krafty Kringle Kit is meant to mark the events and celebrations from Thanksgiving to New Years. Pockets and tabs throughout the kit help you to document and save lists, receipts, ticket stubs — you name it! Gorgeous holiday papers from Pink Paislee and Heidi Swapp keep it festive as embellishments from Webster's Pages, Elle's Studio, and My Mind's Eye jazz up your journaling. Tuck things away in festive treat bags and fun pockets in the Farmhouse Paper Co. Craft Album.

Here are some pictures of that to expect in the kit. Below you can see the Farmhouse Paper Co. Craft Album, Elle's Studio products, treat bags, Webster's Pages white overlay and some of the Pink Paislee Snow Village papers. 

You can see how the pockets and dividers will work for organizing the kit into events and moments that happen during your holiday season.
Krafty Kringle December Days Kit includes the following contents:
  • Dry Goods 10 x 7 craft album (Farmhouse Paper Company) - pictured
  • Snow Village 6 x 6 paper pad (Pink Paislee) - whole pad not pictured
  • Believe 12 x12 Jingle All The Way patterned paper (Heidi Swapp) - not pictured
  • Believe 12 x 12 Peppermint Stick patterned paper (Heidi Swapp) - not pictured
  • Believe 12 x 12 Merry & Bright patterned paper (Heidi Swapp) - not pictured
  • Christmas Snowflakes Overlay (Webster's Pages) - pictured
  • Large Gold Polkadot Washi (Freckled Fawn) - not pictured
  • Noel Tabbed Cards (Elle's Studio) - pictured
  • Noel Lil Snippets Labels (Elle's Studio) - pictured
  • Exclusive kraft and red diagonal striped mini sack (Whimsical Twist) - pictured
  • Exclusive white polkadot mini sack (Whimsical Twist) - pictured
  • Chalk Studio Decorative Tags (My Mind's Eye) - not pictured
As the rest of the items come into the shop, I'll be sure to share those pictures, too. Eventually, we'll have the whole kit in shop and ready to ship!

We are looking forward to helping you document the holiday season! Join us for classes, too! If you take the class, I'll be sharing studio files for those of you with a Cameo/Silhouette and maybe even a few printables.
Everything is available for pre-order and will begin to ship very soon. Looking forward to documenting the holiday season with you!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bushel o'Fall {imaginisce}

It's time to celebrate fall! We've had an unusually warm fall season here in NY. As you can see in the photo, my son is wearing shorts for pumpkin picking — that never happens! With such a late start to our fall festivities, the Bushel o'Fall collection from Imaginisce really helps to make it feel like fall.

Stop on by the Imaginisce blog this week for inspiration using the new Bushel o'Fall collection.

I love the bright orange and yellow mixed in with the vibrant red and rich browns in this collection. The pops of green make it feel earthy and bright at the same time.

After I made my layout, I was inspired to make a card, too. The little pie die cut was too cute to pass up. This card would make a great hostess gift and thank you for a fall get together.

Thank you for stopping to see what I made using the new Bushel o'Fall collection. This collection is already available at stores like Two Peas in a Bucket, so hurry on over and grab some for your fall pages!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tic Tac Toe {whimsical twist}

Hello and happy Monday! Today at Whimsical Twist we are sharing a new challenge to keep you motivated and scrappy. This challenge is to use the Tic Tac Toe board we provided and use elements that line up 3 in a row on one project.

Since I like a lot of embellishments on a page, I used 2 different lines of 3 on my page. I used washi/enamel dots/thickers as well as the washi/vellum/spray mist line. You can see the board at the end of this post or on the Whimsical Twist blog.

I also used the Glitz Design Dapper Dan collection on this baseball layout. I love the manly rugged feel to that collection for my son's pages. You can scoop up some Dapper Dan in the Whimsical Twist shop.

I hope you have a chance to play along with us before the end of the month! Challenges like this are always great to get you started creating. Thanks for stopping by here today. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

October sketch challenge {scrapbook circle}

It's time for another sketch challenge at Scrapbook Circle. You can see the sketch below at the end of this post, or check out the Scrapbook Circle blog for details on how to play along.

I used the latest kit, So Happy Together, from Scrapbook Circle to make my page.

I had a lot of fun making this page. Not only was I hanging with some great scrappy friends at a crop when I made it, but I also had some fun making the background cut on my Cameo. The papers from Glitz Wild & Free are so bright and fun — it made it so easy to create an eye-catching page.

This is the sketch you can play along with. To be eligible to win a prize pack from Pink Paislee (did you see the awesome Color Wash canvas pieces in the So Happy Together kit?), check out the details on the Scrapbook Circle blog.

Thanks for stopping by here today to see my layout and the latest sketch!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Imaginisce and Kiwi Lane

Imaginisce paired up with Kiwi Lane for some product swapping this month. Yesterday was my day on the Imaginisce blog, and here is what I shared using Imaginisce and Kiwi Lane. 

I had the Mini Aspen Court borders and used them on this layout to replicate waves. I used the Imaginisce Outdoor Adventure collection for my papers and embellishments.

To learn more about Kiwi Lane check out their Facebook page and their blog. If you aren't familiar with Imaginisce, you can find them here.

Thanks for stopping to see my layout today!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Samantha Walker Create Crafters Team Hop {halloween}

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop! You should have come to my blog from Claudia Harvey. If you found me first, make sure to start back at Samantha Walker's blog to catch all of the fun from the beginning.

This month's lucky winner will receivthe Booti-ful Cameos JustRite Clear Stamp Set.

...and be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file for this month. Be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 below to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:

To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog during Wednesday 10/9 until Sunday 10/13. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday 10/14.

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.
2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog. 
3. Follow her on Facebook.
4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

Now for this month's theme: Halloween!

For the Halloween theme, I made a fun pumpkin treat tool box and card using Samantha Walker cut files from the Silhouette store. 

The card is extra fun because I used a spring (from Close To My Heart) to attach the pumpkin to the card base.

The tool box has some wrapped up candy corns, a fun little treat for the holiday!

Your next stop on the hop is Jamie Cripps... Click on the image below to keep on hopping!

Thanks for hopping along with us this month! 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day {bella blvd & pink paislee}

It is World Card Making Day! This could be a national holiday for someone like me. I would love to be able to sit at home today with an excuse to lock myself in my craft room and make card after card after card. 

In lieu of locking myself in my room, I have been busy working in advance on cards that will inspire you to create today and this weekend in honor of the WCMD. 

This first card I made is for Pink Paislee and it is from the City Sidewalks collection. I love this holiday collection. It has all of the classic patterns, colors and themes of a good 'ol fashioned Christmas. 

Supplies: City Sidewalks (8x8 Paper Pack, Ephemera pack) Artisan: (8x8 Paper Pack, Artisan Squares)


The next two cards are for Bella Blvd. I love wedding cards, and the Love and Marriage collection as well as the Engaged at Last collection are perfect!

This first card is pretty traditional with the bride and groom and uses neutral tone with the gray, black and teal. I cut the cute couple using my Cameo, in case you were wondering where that piece came from.

The second card is a little more fun and uses a less traditional theme. The little flag is just too cute poking out of the top of the borders and stickers. 

Thanks for stopping to see my WCMD cards. So… who is going to make cards today? Link up your blog in my comments section and I'll stop by and see what you made.