Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Hello Love: Heart Silhouette background layout

Hello all! Beautiful snow day here!! Great day to share with you my latest layout!!  Once again, I tried out a free cutting file for the Silhouette!! I knew it would be cute to use, but i fell in LOVE with this layout once I had completed it!! I'm sure the photos will not do it justice, but it's so full of dimension!  I'll share with you how I created it!!

 I'm not sure if you can tell by this photo, but each of the hearts are on the page using foam squares! This gave it so much dimension!! The image below shows you that a little better!!

Here's what I did to create this page....
  • Cut Heart Background from 12x12 white card stock. Remove from Silhouette cutting plate and adhere to background patterned paper. (My Minds Eye: Fancy That). Machine stitch edge. 
  • Cut Heart Background again, this time onto My Minds Eye: On Trend Ombre paper. 
  • Gently remove hearts from Ombre paper in order, and adhere to white background in the same order that you remove them. This will keep the ombre design perfect!!  I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Large Foam squares, white for this. One square per heart!
  • Lightly sand edges of 3x4 photo and matt with white card stock.  Add a black matt, slightly smaller, and offset. Layer using 2 Jillybean Soup White frames, each offset. Add black and white washi tape to a strip of white yardstick. Slide in under photo to the right. 
  • Die cut title in Silhouette using Dancer Script from black card stock. 
  • And really, the embellishing is up to you! I added the LOVE sticker to a chipboard arrow (My Minds Eye: On Trend). I printed my journaling in a script font to match my title, cut into strips and added that. I finished off with some added embellishments (see list below). 
This page was not at all complicated! it was a little bit time consuming, replacing the hearts, but other than that, it came together in a flash.

Did I mention that I'm LOVING, loving LOVING! my Silhouette??? If not... I LOVE MY SILHOUETTE!!! ;)
Background Cut File: Birds Cards Heart Background  FREE Download!!
Font: Dancer Script
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye: On Trend, Fancy That (see exact links above)
Card Stock: Spellbinders Whirl White, Worldwin Papers:Black
White Frames: Jillybean Soup
Embellishments: Freckled Fawn: Cork Hearts; Simple Stories clear stickers; MME Enamel Dots; MME Chipboard; Crete Paper puffy stickers; Metal clip (unknown), Washi Tape from Blitzy
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: White Large foam Squares, Adhesive Runner 

So that's it for today! Loving all these heart pages! Hope to have at least one more before the weekend!! Time will tell. if not, it's ok to do heart pages after Valentines, don't ya think??
So, until next time, Happy Creating!!

Friday, February 05, 2016

My Love: First try with the Silhouette Cameo!

OMW!!! I am so excited!!! I took the plunge and bought a Silhouette Cameo digital die cutting machine!!! I have been considering this for over a year, and now the time was right!!! I had Christmas $ sitting there, and wondered what to spend it on... Well, it's all spent now!! :)
So, I took it home, installed it and within 10 minutes I had die cut my first title!! It was SOOO easy to use!! Second time, I downloaded a free font, installed it and die cut another title!! I a in love!! I have tons of files saved on my new pinterest board... and the ideas are coming fast and furious!!! If only I had the time.... It was easier to make time to create when I was getting paid for it... LOL! Now it's harder to justify the time I want to spend creating! :) Oh well... I'm totally enjoying this time of free creativity!!
So, on to today's project!!

I downloaded a free cutting file from Scrapbook and Cards Today... they have a monthly cut file designed by Nicole Nowosad of Just Nick designs. I actually downloaded all of their free files from the last 2 years... if I'm being honest! LOL!!! The Feb 2016 file is adorable!! It's a fun hearts background piece!

 Isn't it adorable?? I backed each of the hearts with patterned paper and mounted the entire piece with foam tape to give a bit of depth. Love the effect!

The title was created using the "Dancing Script" which I downloaded for free online! Found it on pinterest! Then i created an "offset" piece, which worked as a shadow/frame for it! Love it! So easy!!So now, needless to say, I'll be using lots of fun  cut files and fonts in the future! I'll link to them all when I can!

Cut File: Scrapbook and Cards Today Feb 2016 file, Dancing Script font
Patterned Paper: Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Cottage Living collection: 6x6 paper pad and 12x12 Hardwood
Card Stock: Whirl White by Spellbinders, Black by Worldwin Papers
irRESISTables texture spray: Wedding Dress White
Embellishments: Crate Paper Puffy stickers, Amy Tangerine Remark Alpha stickers, Freckled Fawn Cork Hearts, Washi Tape from Blitzy, and a few other odds and ends

Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time... Happy Creating!

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Be Awesome: Keeping it simple

Hello all! What a week last week was! Wow!! On the road every single day! I don't do well with that... Home life is too busy to be on the road each day! That being said, I have been getting some creating done, but not getting to share it! So I'm here today to share a layout that I created with you. Just for me. YEAH!!!
This page was designed with white space in mind. The focus was the photo. A small black and white photo of my daughter before her dance competition a couple of years ago.

To accent the photo, I first added some watercolour paint behind where the image would go. I used some green, teal and purple. The color inspiration came from the floral die cut! Worked perfectly! And while the diet had gold tracing the design, I decided to pull that into my design as well... in the title as well as in the chipboard frame.

To accent the photo, I layered up a chipboard frame and some wash tape along with a few simple embellishments. Nothing fancy or overdone... really really simple. But yet i absolutely love the effect. And of course a nice swirly title finishes it off perfectly! :)
Thanks for stopping by! I have a process video in the works for a Bible journaling page... again, being on the road so much takes away my video editing time. ;) So stay tuned for that to come hopefully later this week!!
Here's the supply list for today's project!

Card Stock: Spellbinders Whirl White yardstick
Watercolour Paints: Artists Loft (Michaels)
Wash Tape: Blitzy
Title: Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Puffy Phrase Stickers
Embellishments: Fancy Pants chalkboard tags, MME Metal clip, Dear Lizzy Diecut flower: Crate Paper Citrus Bliss Sticker, and frame

Thanks again for stopping by!
Until next time... Happy Creating!