Sunday, January 18, 2015

Simple Stories makes it so easy.

This past Friday I shared some layouts up on the Simple Stories blog.
I used the new I AM and WINTER FUN collections - love these!!!!!  Plus these collections make it so easy to create a layout.

Feel free to hop on over to the SS blog and see more close up pictures plus read more about how I created these pages!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, January 05, 2015

Time to remember

This year I don't want to forget certain memories - the good and the bad.

So I've created the super fun project using my Silhouette Cameo.  

You'll have to hop on over the Silhouette blog though to see my project in full.  I've shared a post on the blog today so I'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

I'm thrilled!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!!

I want to wish you all a very blessed 2015.

I'm very excited to share that I'll be joining the Simple Stories team again this coming year!
I'm also thrilled to be designing with so many talented individuals!!  What an amazing team!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas time!

Merry Christmas!!

I created this project for my secret pal at the school that I work at.
I used my Silhouette cameo to print the design (which is from the online silhouette store) onto some Printable Cotton Canvas.  After printing it out I cut it down to the size I needed for it to fit into the frame.

(sorry the photo isn't the greatest - took it with my phone quickly before wrapping it up!)

I simply added a few pearl gems to add a bit of bling and finishing touch.

Super easy and super fun!!

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas with your family & friends.

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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