Saturday, January 31, 2015

CALI | Simple Stories

Nothing is more enjoyable than creating with paper - especially when the paper is full of color and you have a great picture to scrapbook!

This picture is of myself, nicole and jennie enjoying some time in Huntington Beach California a few weeks ago. It was so nice to catch up and enjoy the day -- we have other girls with us and they'll show up on another layout soon!

 Here is a sketch if you'd like to play ;-) 

Friday, January 30, 2015

I AM | Simple Stories

Nothing says beautiful like this new I AM Collection from Simple Stories. It is really gorgeous in color, in patterns and so perfect for those " ABOUT ME " pages. You know that ones we make about once every century? YES! This paper collection is perfect for those pages about ourselves.

But I didn't use it for myself LOL I used it for my niece! Regardless it's perfect ;-)

Here is a short video about the new I AM Collection

 - Tell your Local Scrapbook Store you NEED this! -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Project Reveals | Cocoa Daisy GDT

It was such a pleasure designing for Cocoa Daisy this month and being their guest for the month of February. I was given the Main Kit - Journal Entry and the Dear Diary Scrapbooking Add-On to play with. Both of these kits are filled with some awesome papers and tons of embellishments. I created 3 layouts and 2 cards and I still have tons of supplies to play with!


Here are my layouts for this month using the kits!


For more amazing projects for the Cocoa Daisy designers 
Please Visit the Gallery and of course Join the Forum ;-)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sneak Peeks | Cocoa Daisy GDT

I was asked to be a guest designer for the Cocoa Daisy Kit Club for the month of February and of course I couldn't refuse! I have been subscribing to the kits for the past few months, almost a year I think and love what they offer.

Here is a sneak peek of the February Kits - tons of options right?!

My Sneak peeks - using the Main Kit and the exclusive kit Dear Diary. I created 3 layouts and 2 cards and i still have tons left over to create more. This kit is jam packed with tons of stuff!

The full reveal is scheduled for Thursday January 28th (8pm-10pm EST) and designers currently have some sneak up in the forum so come visit!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Geek is the New Chic | Jillibean Soup

How cute is my nephew with these Huge Glasses!? So Cute! I've scrapbooked this photo before but i couldn't help myself when i saw this diecut that says Geek is the new Chic! Perfect right?!
This layout is 8" by 11" and created for Jillibean Soup display at CHA. I really love creating this size layout. It's different and a page finishes quite easily.

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Spicy Social Soup / Taste of Texts, Bite Size Bits
Placemats: White Simple Circles 
Pea Pods (Diecuts): Spicy Social Soup
Coordinating Stickers: Spicy Social Soup
Enamel Stars: Black

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Best Day Ever | Jillibean Soup

Here is another cute card I created using Jillibean Soup Products ;-)

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Soup Staples III /Brick Wall, Quick Test, Brick Wall
Sugar Picks: Celebrate Resin Picks - Multi Colors
Corrugated Shapes: Corrugated People - Kraft
Mini Placemats: It Is What It Is 
Pea Pods (Diecuts): Spicy Social Soup
Coordinating Stickers: Spicy Social Soup

Other:  Twine, Cardstock, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Color Shine Mist, Sewing Machine,

#Friend | Jillibean Soup

I love cards! Don't You Love getting cards? I think know all we get are emails and facebook posts but perhaps we should start sending cards again? Don't You agree? When was the last time someone sent you a card? 

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Soup Staples III / Blue Print, Read Me, Brick Wall, One Way Ticket, Graph It, Write Me A Note
Wooden Flags: Wood Flags
Sugar Picks: Swallowtail Resin Picks
Enamel Stars: Orange Yellow Black
Placemats: Circles Placemat - White
Other:  Twine, Cardstock

Monday, January 19, 2015

I Am Simply Me | Simple Stories

Sharing a layout I created for Simple Stories' display at CHA using the new Simple Stories I AM Collection.
This collection is filled with such beautiful colors; a little red, turquoise, black, yellow and touches of gold. For my layout i used mostly 3x4 journal cards from the collection, the 6x6 paper pad and also the Chipboard pieces. I had no Bits & Pieces but I made my own by cutting out some elements from the journal cards. It's really easy to do !

I wanted to add as many colors and papers as I possibly could on my page so i added several 3x4 cards or cut up 6x6 papers underneath each other for layers - I sewed a few of them for a little extra texture and because I love sewing on my pages.
Here is a little close up where i created my own " diecut " . I used the feather from a 3x4 card and cut it up to place it underneath a piece of chipboard.

for this next card I added the letter M from the " I AM " for my nieces initial M - for Marissa.

the last one I'll show you is a the gold heart. I Cut this up as well and added a pop dot under it to give it some dimensions.

as you can see it's so easy to add dimensions or little extras even if you only have a few 3x4 journal cards!

I hope you enjoyed my post today and I'm sure you'll enjoy creating with your Simple Stories I AM Collection - Make sure to tell your Local Scrapbook Store you NEED this collection ;-)

Supplies used:
Simple Stories I AM Collection
Snap Cards 4523 / Chipboard 4528 / 3x4 Journal Card Elements 4510 / 4x6 Horizontal Journaling Card Elements 4511 / Grateful 4508 / Thankful 4506 / 6x6 Paper Pad 4522 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Chalk Board Sign | Jillibean Soup

Playing with Chalk is too much fun but add a MiX the Media Chalkboard surface and you've got an amazing project for your home, office, scrapbook or some where else! 

I used this Silhouette cut file from Kolette Hall Studio - She has tons of amazing script phrases that can be used for so many projects ;)  
- i cut it with my silhouette, used the cut out as a template, traced with a chalk pen and voila ;-)

Jillibean Soup
Mix The Media: 12x12 Chalk Surface

Other: Silhouette Cameo,  Marvy Uchida Chalk Marker, this home runs on coffee - vinyl phrase by Kolette Hall

Friday, January 16, 2015

EST 2001 Burlap Frame | Jillibean Soup

A little project for you maybe?

this is the frame before --

I decorated this Jillibean Soup Burlap frame with a Silhouette cut of the letter D using my favorite font: Inspiration. I traced it onto my burlap surface and traced it with a marker. I sanded the frame, painted it with a brown stain and sanded the edges just a little bit. Seriously so easy and I'll be hanging this somewhere in the house. It represents our last name and the year we were married ;-) Cute Right?!

Jillibean Soup
Mix The Media: 12" Burlap Weathered Frame

Other: Silhouette Cameo, Walnut Ink Stain, Sand Paper, Sharpie - Oil Based Black

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Scrapbook Generations | Jillibean Soup

The Jillibean Crew participated in the
Scrapbook Generations - CREATE Magazine this month!  

I created a layout and a card - 


Just a Little Shy

Enjoy all 303 pages of this free digital publication.
It's jam-packed with inspiration by the CREATE team, 
the Jillibean Soup team, and readers.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Sketch Challenge | Paper Camellia

Join Paper Camellia's January sketch challenge for a chance to win $10.00 towards your next Paper Camellia purchase. Simply upload your layout based on this sketch to the Paper Camellia Community Gallery HERE to be entered to win. You can also link your layout to the comments of the Sketch blog post HERE. 


Deadline is January 28th

Friday, January 02, 2015

Guest Designer | Paper Camellia

I am lucky to be a guest designer for Paper Camellia this month!
January 1st was the debut for the January kits and the new design team members!

This month's kits have pops of color, along with crisp clean white and black. Gold and sparkle continue to be part of the mix and fun exclusive embellishments make your projects come together easily. 

January Main Scrapbook kit

January Everyday Life Kit

January Add-On Kit

Stay tuned for sneak peeks and my layouts revealed later this month ;-) 
VISIT Paper Camellia for awesome kits and if you're starting out to Document your 2015 -  Ria has amazing kits!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Design Team | Simple Stories

It's January 1st and today I can announce that I'll be staying as a team member for Simple Stories for 2015. I am super excited - they are such a great company to work for. They are so organized, generous and fabulous product designers too ;-)

Here is the team for 2015 - make sure you come visit us at Simple Stories as we'll be featuring sneak peek and new products next week ;-)

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