Saturday, January 20, 2018

Cards - DT project for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hi there friends,

Today I'm back with a couple of cards I've made for Paige Evans + Silhouette! Since it's Valentine's Day soon, I thought I'd make something with LOVE theme. Not specifically for Valentine's Day because I myself don't celebrate it, but any occasion really where love is involved!

I went with the beautiful Oh My Heart collection this time because I haven't used it in awhile! For the first card I've used the Hearts Wreath cut file (ID: #241003). I scaled it down to fit on an A2 card front and cut it twice in slightly different sizes from white textured card stock. One of them I backed with different patterned papers, the other one I just kept all white without any backing.


I made an A2 top folding card base from heavy weight white card stock and glued an A2 size (4.25x5.50") piece of patterned paper on it.

I adhered the larger wreath to a piece of minty green patterned paper and fussy cut around it, to have a solid panel that I then popped up with foam adhesive. I then glued the smaller wreath on top of this too.  


I  picked out a die cut from the ephemera pack and adhered it to my wreath panel with 3d foam adhesive. I had a couple of fussy cut flowers left from a previous project, I tucked these behind the die cut and glued them down. To finish off my card I added a rose gold ampersand chipboard. A bit random I know, but I like the way it looks :). 


I also made a coordinating envelope from patterned paper. I've used the envelope cut file from the Envelope Gift Mini Album (ID: #240883) cut file set for this, I just sized it to a little larger than my A2 card. 

For my second card I chose the Pie Chart Heart cut file (ID: #219822). I backed the openings with several different pink patterned papers, then I cut off the right side of the heart. Again, I made an A2 top folding card base and adhered the same size of patterned paper panel on it. I love this paper and I haven't used it on any layout yet if you can believe it!



I used some 3D foam adhesive to adhere the heart to my card base, then I tucked some die cut flowers from the ephemera pack, as well as some fussy cut flowers, under the heart. I found this Hey Sugar heart die cut in the ephemera pack too and I thought it would be perfect for a sentiment. I popped this up with 3D foam adhesive too. 



I wanted to add a little something to finish off my card and decided that the super adorable heart charms will do the trick! I've been obsessed with eyelets again lately, so I added one to the die cut and hung the little charms from that hole. 


I created a coordinating envelope using the above mentioned cut file for this card too. This I had to scale up quite a bit because the Hey Sugar piece hangs off the card base.

This is it for today, I hope I could inspire you in some little way!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back with a layout shortly!

X





Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Funtastic - DT layout for Fancy Pants Designs

Hi there,

I'm checking in today with a new layout I created for the "out with the old, in with the new" theme at Fancy Pants! Our assignment was to mix new with old supplies. I loved this! I don't often have the time to create stash layouts but I always love when I have the possibility. They do take longer in general because I have to go trough my stash to see what I can or want to use, but one can achieve a much more unique look!


I've used the following collections on this layout:
  • Everyday Circus (patterned paper)
  • Nautical (patterned paper)
  • Spellbound (patterned paper, buttons, die cuts)
  • Timbergrove (patterned paper)
  • Meology (chipboard button)
  • Making waves (alphas)
  • Burlap & Bouquets (flair button)
  • True Friend (flair button)
  • Flutter (button, chipboard)
  • Dream Big (paper clip, die cuts, puffy stickers)
  • Family & Co (label, die cut)
  • Joy Parade (die cuts)
  • Good Fellows (puffy stickers)

The first paper I chose was the teal wood grain paper - isn't it amazing?! It was like seeing it for the first time! Then I started picking out papers I liked and at some point I had a color combo in my mind what I wanted to go for. 

I designed the layout in Silhouette studio, just to see what it would look like. Then I cut all the circles with my Cameo. Of course you can hand cut these using different sized plates as template. I used to do this before I had my Cameo.


I then glued down everything and felt like I have no dimension at all. So I added a few hand stitched circles here and there, for a bit of dimension and texture.

My photo I already cropped in my photo editing program, because I like to have a white border around. I then matted my picture and placed it on some foam adhesive so it stands out more.


At this point I was still just hoping I'd find embellishments that matched my chosen colors! I'm not big on planning ahead haha! Luckily I have quite a big stash of Fancy Pants supplies since it's been my favorite company ever since I started scrapping! So I dug out everything and to my surprise I've found so many things! Even alphas which I really wasn't expecting. In this alpha pack there are other colors too, red and yellow, so I picked out all colors that fit and tried to come up with a title. Boy, this is what took me longest! I even tried to use one of those scrabble helps where you enter your letters and it gives you suggestions for words. But I had a lot more letters you can enter there so it was no help at all. Eventually I came up with this title. I had to engineer a T because I only had one. I believe I've used an R and a 5 to create it.


I then added all kinds of embellies, all over my page: puffy stickers, die cuts, flair buttons, buttons, chipboards...I love how the colors tie all these together!





To finish off the layout I wrote my journaling and stamped my date.

That's it for today! I hope you are inspired to dive into your old Fancy Pants stash now, because there surely are treasures to be rediscovered! Happy crafting!

Thanks for stopping by today,

X


Friday, January 12, 2018

You & Me - DT layout for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hi there friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team.

When I first saw the new Paisley cut file (Design ID: #239731) my heart skipped a beat! It was love at first sight! It reminded me of some Hungarian embroidery my grandma used to make when I was a kid. 

While I'm waiting (impatiently I might add!) for Paige's new stunning collection, I'm working with old ones. For today's project I used several collections which I will list at the end of my post.



I first played around with the cut file in the Studio software to see what background I want to create.  Once I settled on a design, I cut all pieces from white textured card stock. At first I had no idea what papers or colors I wanted to use. This coral paper is one of my favorites from the Turn the Page collection. This was the starting point for my color combo, coral and navy, which has been one of my faves for many years.


I backed the flowers with a variety of papers first, then the paisley. Since this is a rather lengthy process, I decided to go with the same papers on each die cut. Less thinking involved! Once done, I adhered these to the background the way I originally planned them out in Studio.


Then came the hard part, embellishing! Since I spent so much time on the background, I wanted most of it to show and not add a lot of embellishments. But at this point I wasn't quite sure if I find anything that fits my background. I was lucky, because I could pull out some coral and navy pieces from different collections: puffy stickers, stickers, die cuts, tags, and a cute little button. 


I also cut apart a tag to get the cross stitched heart and the crossed stitched I LOVE YOU sentiment and use them as embellishments. 

I layered some white tissue paper behind my photo and tucked it all behind one of the cut files. I didn't have a lot of space left on the left side so I only added a couple of tags and stickers here. I created a small flower cluster at the top right and at the bottom I added the sentiment and a super sweet suede bow.


For my title I used these gorgeous pearl white puffy thickers and the two twigs are from this pack too. At last I stamped my date. I decided not to add any journaling because I will have plenty of layouts documenting the same event and I liked the finished layout as it was.


That's it for today! I hope you like this layout as much as I do!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!

X

Supply List: 
patterned papers: Turn the Page, Fancy Free
phrase thickers: Take me Away
bow, button, tags: Take me Away
stickers, puffy stickers: Turn the Page


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Seasons Givings WINNER announcement

Hi there crafty friends,

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UPDATE - Since the winner has not contacted me, a new winner has been chosen. LILY, you are the new winner! Please contact me at mzs6666@googlemail.com! Congratulations!
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First of all, I'd like to thank you all for the crazy amount of comments and heartfelt messages on my Seasons Givings blog post! Please know I read all and I was trying to answer all but for some reason since yesterday my comments are not being published. This has never happened to me, I have no idea what is going on! I take pride in answering everyone, so I apologize that this time I wasn't able to. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I know I said I'd announce a winner tomorrow but I actually had time, so I picked my winner! And the winner is...LORRAINE TURNER! Congratulations! Please drop me a message with your address at mzs6666@googlemail.com. I hope I put a smile on your face today! :)

I really wish I could give something to everyone, but I'm afraid that is just not possible...However, I decided to send a card to a few of you, because so many of you wrote that you'd be happy to receive a hand made card. That just warms my heart! So here are the ladies that "win" a card:

  • Lily
  • Connie G
  • Annette Gordon
  • Rebecca Yahrling
  • Mary Holshouser
  • Retired Librarian
  • LC Lamothe
  • Kilcha Goos
  • Linda Eterno

I can't promise the cards will be pencil colored, mainly because at the moment I only have a few of those, but I hope you'll love your cards nonetheless. Some examples of what you might receive:




Again, please drop me a message with your address at mzs6666@googlemail.com. :)

Thanks everyone again for entering! I hope I can join this awesome blog hop next year too!
Have a wonderful weekend! X






Friday, January 5, 2018

Sweet - DT layout for Just Nick

Hi there friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick! I'm happy to be doing layouts because I've been working on some other projects for awhile and was missing layouts!

I've used the beautiful Henna Heart cut file on this one. I was thinking Valentine's day is coming soon so a heart layout would be a good choice. I adore this cut file! I love the non-traditional heart shape and all the flowers!



I used a mixture of Maggie Holmes' Gather and Chasing dreams collection with a bit of My Mind's Eye On Trend 2.


I started out by designing my layout in Silhouette Studio, then cut my partial hearts from textured white card stock.


I chose some patterned papers that I thought had looked good together and started backing my cut files. I adhered them to the background, except for the bottom one. There I tuck my photo behind the heart first, put 3d foam adhesive on the left side of the heart and then I glued it all down. I also layered some tags, die cuts and tissue paper behind the photo.


Once done, I went through all the embellies in these collections and picked out the ones I thought were a good fit: stickers, chipboards, tags, buttons and diecuts! The beautiful gold mirrored piece I used for my title is from My Mind's Eye. I wrote my journaling on one of the die cuts and stamped the date using a roller stamp.


I hope you like today's inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by!

Till next time,

X



Monday, January 1, 2018

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 6!



Hi there friends,

To say thank you to all of you wonderful blog readers I'm joining the awesome Seasons Givings blog hop hosted by the lovely Latisha Yoast! Many companies and crafters joined (list below) and everyone will be giving away some crafty things! I've picked out some of my favorite things for you, I hope you like them! 






I also created a card that I am adding to my prize - I used my new polychromos pencils I got from Santa on this one :)


Be sure to check all blogs for more awesome prizes! It is NOT a loop type of blog hop, so you don't have to comment on all of them to be eligible for a prize!

You have until midnight (EST) Friday, January 5 to leave a comment - I will pick a winner on January 7. Open Worldwide!

Good Luck! X

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UPDATE - Since the winner has not contacted me, a new winner has been chosen. LILY, you are the new winner! Please contact me at mzs6666@googlemail.com! Congratulations!
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************ UPDATE: GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED **********************************

First of all, I'd like to thank you all for the crazy amount of comments and heartfelt messages! Please know I read all and I was trying to answer all but for some reason since yesterday my comments are not being published. This has never happened to me, I have no idea what is going on! I take pride in answering everyone, so I apologize that this time I wasn't able to. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I know I said I'd announce a winner tomorrow but I actually had time, so I picked my winner! And the winner is...LORRAINE TURNER! Congratulations! Please drop me a message with your address at mzs6666@googlemail.com. I hope I put a smile on your face today! :)

I really wish I could give something to everyone, but I'm afraid that is just not possible...However, I decided to send a card to a few of you, because so many of you wrote that you'd be happy to receive a hand made card. That just warms my heart! So here are the ladies that "win" a card:

  • Lily
  • Connie G
  • Annette Gordon
  • Rebecca Yahrling
  • Mary Holshouser
  • Retired Librarian
  • LC Lamothe
  • Kilcha Goos
  • Linda Eterno
I can't promise the cards will be pencil colored, mainly because at the moment I only have a few of those, but I hope you'll love your cards nonetheless. Some examples of what you might receive:



Again, please drop me a message with your address at mzs6666@googlemail.com. :)

Thanks everyone again for entering! I hope I can join in next year too!
Have a wonderful weekend! X

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