Monday, December 08, 2014

Silhouette Blog Hop Winner

Wow! Thanks so much everyone for taking part in my Blog Hop giveaway with Silhouette.
I loved reading all of your comments!!

And now for the exciting part ....

the winner is ....

Renee Foulks!!

Congratulations Renne ... you just won yourself a package of Printable Kraft Paper & Printable Cotton Canvas!

Please sent me an email with your mailing address and Silhouette America will get your fabulous prize sent out to you!!


Plus I hope that you'll stop by the Silhouette Blog today as I'm sharing a layout that I created using the Printable Silver Foil.  It really adds a special sparkle to your projects!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Simple Stories Cozy Christmas

Hi everyone.

Yesterday I shared some projects on the Simple Stories blog and thought I'd share them here today on my own blog.

For more details on the projects you can hop on over to the SS blog.

Here's a look a what I created using the new Cozy Christmas and DIY Christmas collections.

First of all, here's a layout using the Cozy Christmas line and photos from last year's Christmas Eve.

And here's a card that I created using the DIY Christmas - love this collection because I was able to create this card so quickly! And I even made a matching envelope to coordinate!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Silhouette Giveaway Blog Hop!!!

Well howdy everyone!!
I've got a fun post happening today so I'm glad you've joined me.

Today Silhouette America is having a blog hop ... and I'm the last one on the list.  So if you've been on the hop to all of the other gals blogs and have finally landed here (after visiting Amy Cox's blog last) then you're in the right place!!

As you have noticed already each of the Silhouette America Designers are hosting a Giveaway on their blog and today I am doing the same thing!!  I will share my giveaway at the end of my blog post but first I'd like to share these fun little projects with you.

I created a variety of Christmas/Holiday themed gift tags using the fabulous Silhouette Printable Kraft Paper.  This is one of my favourite Silhouette products and I used it often on layouts and other types of projects.

So here's the first set of tags that I made.

I began by using these sentiment files (Noel & Merry Christmas) that I placed onto a tag shape.
I then coloured in the sentiment by filing in the colour to black and the line colour to black.  I then printed those sentiments (using the Registration marks) through my printer.
After it printed onto the Kraft paper I ran it through my Silhouette to cut the tag shapes ... and voila!

Then I made 4 smaller round shaped tags.
These 3d cutout tag shapes are already created for you in the Silhouette online store - Angel, Tree, poinsettia, bird.

I simple added some text to 2 of the tags shapes printed those out first and then ran the kraft paper through my Silhouette and cut out the various shaped tags.  I then cut out the larger shaped tags from 4 different colored pieces of card stock and then adhered the kraft paper on to those.  In order for the adhesive kraft paper to not stick (on the cut-out shapes) I simply rubbed a bit of baby powder on the backside and this removes the stickiness.

I also created this fun card using the Printable Kraft paper and my sketch pens.
I found this great phrase ("have yourself a merry little christmas") and decided it would look good on the kraft coloured paper.

After inserting it onto the tag shape (in Silhouette studio) I simply ungrouped the image and then highlighted the words that I wanted to sketch with in certain colours.  Make sure that you also click on NO CUT in the cut setting window so that the design will only sketch and not cut later.

I love the glitter green sketch pen as it has a bit of sparkle - just perfect for the holiday season!

I used the red sketch pen and another sentiment onto a pennant design which I used as an envelope label. So fun!

Supplies used: 
Silhouette Printable Kraft Paper
Sketch Pens
Rhinestone setter

Now for the fun part!

Giveaway time!!!

I'm excited to be giving away a package of the Silhouette Printable Kraft Paper and Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas!!  2 of my favourite products!

SO here's a few things that you'll need to do in order to enter this giveaway.
  • Open to US/Canada Residents, 18 & older.  
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Prizes will be fulfilled by Silhouette America.
  • Winner cannot have won another Silhouette America giveaway in the past 90 days.
  • Winners should expect their prize to arrive within 4-6 weeks.

You can enter by follow the details below with Raffelcopter .  Good luck to all of you!!!
The lucky winner will be announced here on my blog on Mon., Dec. 8th!

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Some fall projects on the Silhouette blog!

Hi everyone!!

Life has been so busy this past month .  But I have managed to create a few things that I'd like to share with you.

Here's a layout where I used some of the Printable Canvas.  Have you tried printing on canvas yet? If not, you really must give it a try!! It's super fun.

I created a tutorial for the Silhouette blog on how I made this layout so I'd love for you to hop on over to their blog to check it out!!

Click HERE for the direct link.

And since my US Friends have been celebrating Thanksgiving this past weekend I made this fun little 3D acorn shape and shared it on the Silhouette blog last week.

Feel free to check out my post HERE on the Silhouette blog and see more pictures of this adorable little acorn.

Hope you enjoyed my projects!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

12 Days of Gratitude

Hello all!

I had fun creating this project and am happy to be able to share it with you today. I wanted to create a board where my family could record things that they are thankful for.

I used the fabulous (and beautiful) Advent Calendar from Silhouette America. You can find it HERE.

For the title on this board I cut out the word "Gratitude" from some Silhouette Printable Kraft Paper. I then used the Offset feature to cut out a 'shadow' effect from some orange card stock.  

After adhering those together I used some Double Sided Adhesive and cut out some small leaf designs. I then sprinkled gold glitter over top of them and adhered them to the title.

I cut out some pocket designs using the Silhouette Vellum.  Before cutting them out I resized them to a smaller size in order for them to fit onto the frame wires properly.

After adhering the pockets together I then cut out some cards (from white card stock) to fit inside the pockets.  These cards are intended for my family members to write down things that they are thankful for.

I embellished the front of the pockets with some leaf designs cut from Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock and Printable Kraft Cardstock.

I also added some recent photos of my kiddos  - 3 beautiful things that I am beyond thankful for!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Designs Used:

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Silhouette's FREE DESIGN of the week (Nov. 4th)

Sorry for note posting in a while. Life is busy around here and I'm still getting used to my new routine of life, sports, teaching band & piano!  It's a busy time right now!  But it's all good.

Hello there all you Silhouette lovers. I've got another fun FREE Design to share with you - it's being offered this week on the Silhouette Online Design Store. Make sure to get your free design!!

Here's the layout that I created using the free design.

I cut out the top layer of the design "November" from white Adhesive Backed Cardstock.  I then sprayed various shades of mist overtop. I was trying to create an ombre effect.  It's not what I expected but I still like the outcome.

I then cut out the other part of the "november" design (with the line along the bottom) from some Printable Kraft paper. I adhered this to the top section of my layout.

When the sprayed card stock (1st layer) was dry I adhered it overtop of the kraft paper title. 

 I added some embellishments around the title area for some fun & extra colour.

I also decided to use the pumpkin shape as an embellishment.  
I began by enlarging the shape so that I could what I was doing.

I chose the knife tool . In the cutting options I chose to cut the Unfilled Shape as SOLID.  I used the FREEHAND tool to cut around the pumpkin edge.

I dragged the letter "N" away from the pumpkin shape & then grouped the 3 parts of the pumpkin shape together as one shape.  Thus creating the extra pumpkin embellishment shape for my layout.

Here's a few close-up shots.

Thanks for stopping by today. And don't forget to get your FREE Design of the Week!

Designs Used:

Monday, September 29, 2014

Some Scrappy Stuff

Hello all,

I've got a few scrappy projects to share with you that I created this past month for Silhouette.

I wanted to create something fun for my boys room and when I saw this cut file in the Silhouette Online Store I knew that this was it!!
It was so much fun to create and very easy to put together.  PLUS there's an easy step-by-step tutorial created by the designer which makes it even easier to make!!  Here's a LINK to the tutorial by Snapdragon Snippets.

To read more about how I created this you can check out my post on the Silhouette blog HERE.

The layout below I created using some Silhouette Sketch Pens - those things are so much fun to use!!

I used a variety of colours to create the bike image.  If you're interested in learning how I did this hop on over to the Silhouette blog and read all about it HERE.
I used some new Simple Stories papers on this page.

Another layout I created using a background cut file from Fancy Pants - it's so much fun to add patterned papers behind the cut-out sections - makes them pop!  I used some Simple Stories patterned papers on this layout as well.

To see more images and details about this layout feel free to read THIS POST on the Silhouette blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Have a super day!