Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thankful TeePees and a Video Tutorial


If you follow me on Instagram you saw a photo a few weeks ago of some glitter feather goodness I created using Bella Blvd's feathers.  I put together a video on how I did that along with a centerpiece I made for Thanksgiving. 

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Friday, November 22, 2013

A Thanksgiving Project & Free Printables!


TGIF Gang!  Stopping by today to share a fun freebie from the owner of Bella Blvd, Stephanie!  In 2011 she created a free set of printables (find them here) to create an album for Thanksgiving Day.  Well she is at it again and will be releasing another free set for this year.  Stop by her blog for details and download them when they become available!  


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lawn Fawn + Thermoweb Team-Up!

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Thermoweb & Lawn Fawn have teamed up the next two weeks to show off Lawn Fawns newest collections.  I received Into the Woods papers and stamps. I gotta say I loved this collection even more then I thought I would.  The colors are perfect and I love the little animals. I went ahead and used more iCraft to create my title.  If you missed the video I posted a few weeks ago on how to use iCraft see it below.  It's so darn easy!  


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On this layout I used the Into the Woods die set with wood veneer paper for my leaves.  Lovvvvvvvvvvinggggggggggggg!!!!!!!


The details on the dies are fantastic.  



I used my Cameo and sketch pens to write my journaling then cut around it. 

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For my card I wanted to match my speech bubble and sentiment to the stamp set.  So I used the graphics and traced them with my Cameo to cut them out.  It took some editing, but it worked.  Maybe we will get lucky and they will sell cut files.  Hint Hint!  Be sure to stop by both blogs the next two weeks and check out all the fun projects and win some goodies! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Creative Scrappers Sketch + Paper Issues giveaway


Hey y'all Paper Issues has teamed up and sponsored Creative Scrappers newest sketch.  Do the sketch and be entered to win a $30 gift card to the PI Shop!  How easy.  I pulled out some Crate Paper Flea Market to get it going. 

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Happy Halloween = Elle's Studio

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Well I figured it best to blog the Halloween layout before Thanksgiving rolled around.  I don't know about you, but by the time Halloween gets here I am burnt out on making Halloween stuff!  So more pics to scrap next year.  For this one I used Elle's Studio Penelope.  SO versatile right?  I love non traditional colors for holidays a lot.  I really love the cut files that she made for October!  




Friday, November 15, 2013

Project Life + Bella Blvd


Ya'll I thought I had shared my latest Bella post, but I did not!  I was going through looking for it and realized it was sitting here in my drafts.  Anyhow a few weeks ago I was on the Bella blog with a Project Life spread.  

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I've wanted to do some sort of spread of the little phone photos I take of Parker and her fashions.  Now she is starting to say cheese even.  So fun!

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My Selphy makes it easy to print 3x4 so I really like this design page protector.  I have an app that works with the Selphy right on my phone.  Boom!

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Bella also has their monthly newsletter out today.  You can stop by RIGHT HERE and download it!  Enjoy!



Sunday, November 10, 2013

Elle's Studio November kit is LIVE + CUT FILES!


This months Elle's Studio Limited Edition & Exclusive November Kit is now live and on sale! Every month on the 10th, Elle's Studio launches a new kit for a special price of $9.99 on launch day (at 12:01am on the 11th it goes up to $11.99). Don't miss it - it's exclusive to Elle's Studio and they have a limited stock on hand, once they sell out they will not be restocking!  



As always her kits are jam packed with new little goodies!  I love that she has mixed fall and the upcoming Christmas holidays.  She LOADS of new stuff going on.  This month's brand new cut files are super fun! I am using her files A LOT I just love them.


Next up is her wood veneer release, there are 3 sets and they are almost sold out.  So if you are waiting I would not!


Next up! With every order now through the holidays you will be getting a set of her custom gift tags as a gift to you!


Lastly is my project that I made using this months kit.  I broke out my sewing machine this month.  The amount of dust on it was embarrassing.  It made noises when I used it.  That's probably bad.

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I mixed this months kit along with cut the cut files and a wood piece from one of the sets above.  It's simple, but I love it.  Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thermoweb & a Video Tutorial


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Good weekend gang!  I had a post go up on the Thermoweb blog with a video on how I put this card together.  One of the things I show is how to use iCraft.  Honestly this stuff is my favorite new finds. You can run it through your die-cutting machine, your silhouette, cricut you name it. Fun stuff! Check out the video below for a closer look. 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Photos & The Joys of Toddlers

I have come to the point in taking pictures that I sort of know what I am doing (most of the time) When it now comes to taking pictures of Parker all bets are off on if they will be in focus. On Halloween I took some photos of Parker in her costume and a few of her and her sister Tori for the Christmas card.  Most of the photos look like this:

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Sometimes shes so darn quick I can't even keep up with her let alone adjust my shutter settings when the light keeps changing.  I of course love that photo.  I wish it was in focus.  I am going to just start embracing scrapbooking the blur. 

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I did get some shots in focus thankfully.  I made her costume from a photo I found on pinterest.  I love how it came out and it was SO easy.



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I got just a couple of Parker and Tori that were usable.  Another toddler issue is just getting them to look at the camera let alone smile......or anything really.  I love these!  I'm not sharing the actual Christmas card photo.  It can wait ;)

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