Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving centerpiece {fancy pants}

Today on the Fancy Pants Designs blog I am sharing some tips for assembling a pilgrim hat centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner. 

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends. When you gather around the dinner table this year, impress your guests with a handmade centerpiece. I made a pilgrim hat using a Silhouette file and a variety of papers from Fancy Pants Designs. It was fun to make and my son is thrilled that we have this piece to show off for the holiday.

Stop by the Fancy Pants blog to see my tips for this project.

If you are celebrating this week, have a wonderful holiday filled with laughter and good times.

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: True Friend, Burlap and Bouquets, Everyday Circus, Foil Paper

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thankful for… {bella blvd}

Today on the Bella Blvd blog we are sharing projects that finish the sentence, "I am thankful for…" 

For many of us, our family and friends are what we are most Thankful for. I snapped this photo of my son on my birthday — thankful that I had him to spend the day with and even doing one of my favorite activities: pumpkin picking.

Since he is the most important part of not only this layout, but also what I am thankful for, I printed the photo on a glossy piece of white card stock at 8.5" x 11". I wanted his presence to be larger than life on this page.

Supplies: Hello Autumn (Pattern paper: Falling into Fall, Gatherings, Daily Details Hello Autumn), Paper Pieces Die Cuts, Treasures & Text. Max: Treasures & Text. Lucky Starz: Treasures & Text.

Thanks for visiting here today. Stop by the Bella Blvd blog for more thankful projects.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Very Merry kit {scrapbook circle]

Scrapbook Circle is offering the Freckled Fawn Very Merry Embellishment Kit through the shop. It even comes with a fabulous clear pouch with gold stars! 

Some of us on the creative team were too excited about the kit to wait for the holidays to begin using it. Here is a card I made that shows off the chipboard and snowflakes that are in the kit. 

Make sure you get one for yourself before you start your December book or holiday cards! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Turkey table card {samantha walker}

Time for a well-dressed table, my friends! If you are celebrating Thanksgiving this month, get your turkey-themed items ready. 

Today on the Samantha Walker blog, I'm sharing a quick tutorial on how I put this cute guy together. Stop on by the site and check it out. 

You can find the Silhouette studio file I used here. And thanks for stopping by to see my turkey place card holder.

Monday, November 17, 2014


I had a moment last week to create a "just-because" layout. I haven't done that in quite some time (my mojo seems to be on summer vacation still), so I'm thrilled with how this turned out. 

Each year before Halloween the boy tries on his costume and we take posed photos. This year he was Harry Potter and loved having glasses and a wand for accessories. I love how this picture of him casting a spell turned out.

For my layout, I used a Silhouette file from Lori Whitlock for the house and the Halloween Magic collection from Bella Blvd

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 14, 2014

November sketch challenge {scrapbook circle}

Today on the Scrapbook Circle blog, I'm sharing this month's sketch challenge. Remember, you don't have to use a SC kit in order to play along and be eligible for this month's prize. 

This is the page I made using the November kit: Little Moments and the sketch. I love the orange and greens for a fall layout. And it all went so well with this picture of the little man, too.

This month's prize is a Heidi Swapp prize pack. Check out the Scrapbook Circle blog for more details on playing along and submitting your layout for the challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by here today. Hope to see some of you playing along with the sketch. If you can't get to it this month, pin it for later. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop {thankful}

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop! You should have come to my blog from Cristal (Pinky) Hobbs' blog. To catch all of the fun from the beginning, visit Samantha Walker's blog first.

...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 11/12 until Sunday 11/16. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday 11/17.

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: Thankful

For this month's theme I made a thank you card with a spin on Thanksgiving. I used the "give thanks" part of the Give Thanks Napkin Rings file from Samantha Walker. 

Finishing off the card with gold washi tape and enamel dots, this card sparkles! I love the way the burgundy color pops against the gold. 

Supplies: Samantha Walker — Give Thanks Napkin Rings

Keep hopping along with us for more summer inspiration! Your next stop on the hop is Cathy Harper— click on the image below to keep on hopping!

Thanks for hopping along with us this month! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pinterest inspired {bella blvd}

Today on Bella Blvd's blog, some of creative team was inspired by this photo found on Pinterest. I made a little gift bag and card set. 

For the card, I used the colors in the Pinterest photo and the pumpkins are inspired by the acorns.

Supplies: Hello Autumn (Pattern paper: Falling into Fall, Borders Hello Autumn), Chipboard Icons, Trinkets.

For the gift bag, I was drawn to the colors and the pattern of the clustered acorns. I chose that great floral pattern for the outside of my little gift bag. What a cute little idea for sharing a gift card and maybe some candy corns with the hostess of a fall dinner you attend.

Supplies: Hello Autumn (Pattern paper: Autumn Floral), Paper Pieces Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by here today. Take a look at the Bella Blvd blog to see what the other ladies made inspired by the photo.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Picture This {fancy pants}

Today on the Fancy Pants Designs blog, I'm sharing a layout using four or more photos.

I love the way a grid layout can bring focus to not only the theme of the pictures, but also a spotlight on the colors and patterns in the papers I use. The orange and teal colors in the True Friend collection
were just what I wanted for pumpkin picking photos.

If you were looking to make this yourself, first cut photos to 2.5 inches. Then cut squares of pattern paper to 2.5". After that, use a ruler and draw a grid with squares that would hold 2.5" squares with just a little space on each side.

Once the grid was penciled onto the background paper, I ran the page through my sewing machine right over the pencil lines.

I made sure to create a few squares that weren't the 2.5" paper or photos. By using one of the large tags and also a square for journaling, it makes the layout a little bit more playful. I finished it off with some embellishments and ink splatter.

Fancy Pants Designs Collections Used: True Friend, Me-ology

Thanks for stopping by here today!