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!
 
 


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Teresa Collins Designs Nine & Co: Together

 Hello and happy Saturday! Hope you are enjoying the weekend!   It's been a bit too cold here in Central Illinois but at least the sun has been shining!   Today, I'm sharing a layout I created using Teresa Collins Designs' Nine & Co. collection!  Something to get you in the fall mood! 
 
 
 
 I used the Together Handwriting Title (#44954) 
 with gold foil paper for my title.  I then added an arrow sticker as well as a decorative brad and enamel dots. 

I also used this cute leaf wood veneer shape from Nine & Co.  I used more gold foil paper as well as patterned paper to cut additional leaves (cut file##21750).  



 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are having a great weekend!