Friday, December 19, 2014

Paper Camellia + The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop

 
Hello and happy Friday!  I'm excited to be a part of the Paper Camellia and The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop!  Thank you to Ashley for some fun cut files to play with!  Don't forget to stop by
The Cut Shoppe for a variety of selections! 
 
In case you are following the blog list, here it is!  You have a chance to win a Paper Camellia December kit and two people will win the entire set of cut files from The Cut Shoppe (created just for the swap)!  The giveaway will go until December 23rd and be announced on the Paper Camellia blog December 24th!
 
Jennifer Haggerty: http://livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com *you are here*
 
 
And here is my layout!  I used two of the Bitty Border Cut files for the top and bottom of my photos. 
 
 
 
For my title, I used the "Love" heart from the "Because I'm Happy" cut file. I thought this was so cute to use with the papers from Amy Tangerine's Stitched collection.


Here is a close up of the heart border..I took the negative heart shapes and stitched them to the center of each opening.  


 
 
Showing some of the cute die cut hearts and wooden veneers found in the Paper Camellia December Main and Add-On kits!  
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!! Next up is Mary Ann's blog!  Have a great day!
 
 


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paper Camellia December Sketch

Whoa...December is flying by!  Not sure where time is going but Christmas is less than two weeks away!  Today, I'm sharing a layout I created with this month's Paper Camellia kit (plus add-on) and sketch by Kristine Davidson!

 
  
And here is my layout! I used many of the papers from Pink Paislee's Bella Rouge along with Amy Tangerine's new Stitched collection. Love the pinks, greys, and yellows togethether! 
 
 Included in the main kit is an entire pack of Heidi Swapp Wood Veneer shapes and words! Here, I used one of the stars along with some acetate shapes and tags from Pink Paislee.
 

 
More fun die cuts from the kits including a sentiment from the Stitched Ephemera pack and an acetate butterfly from Bella Rouge.  

 
I cut my stars on my Silhouette using the Echo Park Stars cut file (#38376).  
 
 
Included in the main kit are these Amy Tangerine Thickers that go with pretty much any project! 

 
I love this sentiment from the Bella Rouge collection!  I added a wood veneer arrow from Heidi Swapp and my date stamp from American Crafts. 
 
 
Thanks for coming by today......you have until December 28th to link up your own layout to the Paper Camellia gallery for a chance to win a GC to the shop!  Have a great Sunday!
 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Chic Tags Giveaway winner!!

 
 
 
 
Trisha!! You are my winner! Please email me your address at jhaggerty72@frontier.com
Thanks to everyone who played along!! 


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Life Is Good | Teresa Collins Designs' Life Emporium

Hello...hope everyone is having a good weekend!  We are having a relaxing couple of days at home after Thanksgiving.  It hit the 50's here today so I did take the kids to the park, as well as snap some photos for this year's Christmas card.  And as a family tradition, we always put up the Christmas decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving...so that's going on too!
 
 
Today I am sharing a layout I created using Teresa Collins Designs' Life Emporium collection.  I'm always amazed by the colors and patterns of Teresa's lines!  I love the mixtures of blue, pink, tan, and grey! 
 
 
I used Teresa's modeling paste and the hexagon stencil from her Basically Essential and Signature Essential lines. After drying, I lightly misted it with gold spray ink. 
 
Showing some of the cute tidbits from the ephemera pack, as well as cork pieces! I added a gold paper clip from the Studio Gold line to accent. 
 
I cut my title from gold foil paper and a cut file from the Silhouette shop (cut file # 45990), 
   You can also spy another cork shape embellishment. 

 
I used the Honeycomb border cut from a patterned paper (cut file #2933)
      to place behind my photo.

 
Thanks for stopping by this evening...are you working on anything this weekend?
 
 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chic Tags Fall Exclusive Kit + giveaway!

Hello...today I'm up on the Chic Tags blog with a fun, easy technique using the Fall Exclusive Kit and a Chic Tags cut file.   Have you ever thought about using a die cut as a mask? Well, that's what I did to create a fun background on my cardstock!  
 
 
 
And here is the after effect!  I used a bit of spray ink from Tattered Angels. You can make it as light or dark as you prefer.  
 
 And here is my layout! I used some papers from October Afternoon's Apple Cider as well.  I just love the colors of the Fall Exclusive Kit!  The blue is a great accent color!
 
I used this "Thankful" 3x4 Journaling card for my title. I paired it with a pumpkin wood veneer shape.
 
Also, Exclusive Fall Flair are available!  I made a cluster of embellishments with the "Give Thanks" die cut as well as a leaf wood shape.  You can also spy one of the Journaling Cards underneath. 


 
More die cuts as well as wood veneers!  I also used a Happy Place Phrase Tag for journaling!
 
Thanks for stopping by today! I want to give away some Chic Tags Fall Exclusive goodies!  Tell me what you are thankful for this year and I will pick a random winner Sunday November 30th!
Have a great day!
 
 
 
 


Monday, November 24, 2014

Chic Tags Exclusive Halloween Kit: Pocket Pages

Hello friends!  Today, I'm sharing a Project Life spread I did for Chic Tags using the Halloween Exclusive Kit!  Halloween may be over but its never too late to document your photos and memorabilia from this year! 


 
 
I used last year's Halloween line from American Crafts to accent the Chic Tags goodies!  I used my small star Fiskars punch to create this fun border. I then stitched through the stars with my sewing machine!
 
Showing one of the journaling cards, as well as the cute cork "October" embellishment.



Another exclusive cork embellishment...and more stars! I made a small cluster of them and stitched through. 
 
For my title card, I used American Craft Thickers. In the upper right top, you can see another cork embellishment: a "fun times" pennant!

 

The Halloween Exclusives also include flair buttons! Loving this "trick or treat" flair!


I used the acetate numbers (which have a wood grain background) in one of the pockets. I decided to let them "stand alone" and stitched through. 

Ha ha...my spider pug Max!  He tolerates me dressing him up! I used a Happy Place Phrase tag for journaling and another exclusive flair! 

 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the Chic Tags Exclusives as well as the new Christmas Cheer Kit!
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, November 17, 2014

Paper Camellia December Days Christmas Countdown Mini Album

Hello...sorry I've been neglecting my blog!  I haven't been making much time to post.  Work has been busy as well as the kids' activities keep me hopping.  Anyway, I will try to be better!  And honestly, I've been in a bit of a funk when it comes to scrapbooking.  I'm hoping to spend the entire  day in my room tomorrow to try to get some of my mojo back. ;)
Today, I'm sharing a mini album I created using the Paper Camellia December Days kit.  This extra kit is stocked full of beautiful paper with the traditional red and greens, as well as touches of grey and black.  Also, you have a multitude of embellishments to choose from! 
 
 
 
 

 
The kit also includes exclusive wood veneer words such as this "Joy".   I adhered a few of the die cut trees from the Pink Paislee Merry and Bright collection. 

 
 
December Days also has exclusive flair buttons!  I used the cute reindeer at the top of my page with a glitter snowflake. 

 



 
I used an 8 1/2 x 11 page protector and cut it down to 4x6. I then added the Teresa Collins Designs sequins and stitched the edges. Lastly, I added one of the Pink Paislee Glitter Words. 




I am loving the White Wood Grain Cardstock from American Crafts!! It's so lovely! Did you know you can order it from the Paper Camellia shop?




 
 



 



 
 
Thanks for stopping by today! Are you making a December Daily or album to document this year's Christmas? You can see the December Days kit in its entirety by going here!  Have a great day!