Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Echo Park's Splendid Sunshine

I had a bit of time to play and I had this gorgeous collection pack of Echo Park's Splendid Sunshine just waiting for me...so I created a super quick card with my Cameo!
I fell in love with this file called balloons from Tanya Batrak and combined it with an Echo Park Sun file.
I love how it turned out!  
So fun!  Hope it brightens your day too!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Simple Stories Homespun Cards

I have a couple of cards to share with you today created with the gorgeous Homespun Collection from Simple Stories.  I designed these for The Scrapbooking Studio.  You can find the collection here on their website!


Such a fun collection, I love the colors and the patterns...and I love using it with kraft paper.  Perfect!




Hoping you had a fantastic Easter Weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sketchy Saturday with Christine~Week 7

I love, love, love this sketch from Christine Meyer....I had so much fun with it.  I usually don't like really blocky sketches...but this fell together easily and was perfect for using 
Simple Storie's A Charmed Life. All supplies for this layout are from The Scrapbooking Studio and you find A Charmed Life products on their site.   I know it would work perfectly with all of their lines and other Project Life type lines.
Make sure to check out Christine's blog here and her Facebook page here.  Both Christine and I have giveaways for becoming a follower of our blogs, leaving us a comment and/or sharing your take on one of her sketches on her Facebook page by May 15th.  You can see her prize here and here is mine...



I love this sweet photo of my friend Jessica's little girl...it is just too sweet!  Give this sketch a try and share it with us...you will love it!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Birthday Box

Sharing a fun project today created for 
The Scrapbooking Studio with Basic Grey's RSVP collection that you can find here.  It is such a fun collection and I loved creating this birthday box from Lori Whitlock.  You can find the file here on the Silhouette Store.  It is 10 inches tall and will fold flat to go in an 8x11 envelope...how cool is that?!  So they are super easy to create and super easy to mail!   In hindsight, I should have made the top of the cupcake a different color as it blends in with the back of the box here in the photo. But in real life, it really doesn't, as you can't get the whole 3-d effect here!
There are lots of these fun boxes from Lori Whitlock on the Silhouette Store.  I love them....so much fun and imagine how much fun it would be to receive one of these in the mail!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Charmed Life with Stella

Just a fun layout to share today featuring Stella and Simple Storie's A Charmed Life!
She certainly has had a charmed life since we rescued her.  She is just a tad bit spoiled and I couldn't love her anymore than I already do.


Created for The Scrapbooking Studio.  Such an awesome line...fun and unique!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sketchy Saturday~Week 6 & A Giveaway

Click here for the Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop

Another amazing sketch from Christine Meyer to share with you today.  We are on Week 6 already and have a great giveaways for you this week too!

The first giveaway will be to someone who shares one their sketch interpretations on Christine's Facebook page, 
Scrapping with Christine.  You can enter more than once!  This prize will include Washi Tape, Die Cuts and Bakers Twine in a variety of colors. 
 And the second prize will be for a follower (on either of our blogs or both for two chances) who leaves a comment.  Just let us know which sketch has been your favorite.  You can find them all here.
My giveaway consist of a Maya Road Chipboard Boy/Girl Accordion Album, Maya Road Birdcage Chipboard Book, Momenta Metals Wedding and Hearts, and 4 rolls of Doodlebug Washi tape in Bubble Blue, Cupcake Swiss Dot, Lilac Swiss Dot, and Grey Swiss Dot.  

Now onto this week's sketch....love it!  I had so much fun with this one and it actually fell together super fast with the new Homespun line from Simple Stories that I received from 
Thank you Kelly for sharing this precious little one with me.  She is beyond precious and I am thrilled to get to do a layout with one of her photos!  




So  fun.  I love all the colors...I know it's a bit busy but somehow it works!  Make sure to leave a comment to win and share your take on one of Christine's awesome sketches to win!
Enjoy your weekend!

Fancy Pants Intro with As You Wish

Click here for the Samantha Walker Blog Hop!
Still on cloud 9 to be part of the Fancy Pants Design Team...my intro is up today and I can just show you a sneak peek of it.
I would love it if you would stop by to see it all!
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Samantha Walker April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Spring Blog Hop, the whole creative team is working and creating with the same cut file that you can get for free just participating in the blog hop.
You should have arrived here from the talented Diana Fisher's blog.


 Leave a comment by Sunday, 04/13 at 11:59pm MDT in order to be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file as well as the prize...which is the 

This is the free file you can receive for participating in the blog hop using the Raffle Copter entries below.

I created a fun little Easter gift to give to a very special little person.  I have been seeing lots of bunnies in jars on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to dress up the front on the jar with this gorgeous file.  I added a chocolate bunny, chocolate eggs and just a bit of crinkle paper.
Here you can see the bunny and chocolate eggs from the back!  So really it is pretty from all views.
I also created a fun little tag to add to it, I used the Cute As A Bunny file, 40150, and just the flowers from the free file to create the tag.
To create my bunny jar, I reduced the original file size by 25%...so you can see here that you type in 75%  and hit apply!
I cut the doily separately and then cut my flowers.  After cutting them, don't remove the mat...then you can create an internal offset on each flower, .080, was about the perfect distance.
After you create the internal offset, then you can change the line style.  I love to created faux stitching with my Silhouette pens.  It is so easy and it creates such a fun embellishment with ease.
Click on the picture below and it will take you right to the Silhouette Store to grab this file.
Thanks for hopping with us today and I hope you are so inspired to create with this new file. 
Your next stop and final hop is Samantha Walker's Facebook page, you can click on the link above or the picture below to take you there.  Make sure to leave a comment that you hopped through!

April Card Sketches with Practical Scrappers

Great card sketches today over at 
Practical Scrappers.  One by Patty Selah and the other by
 Christine Meyer! I chose to work with Christine's sketch and play with some Basic Grey RSVP from The Scrap Booking Studio.
Make sure to stop over to check out both sketches and all the inspiration!
Hope you are having a fantastic Tuesday!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sketchy Saturday Week 5!

Back this week to share another fabulous sketch from 
Christine Meyer.  You can find her blog here.
This week, I used the new Simple Stories Line, A Charmed Life from The Scrapbooking Studio.  An older collage photo of my kiddos being forced to wear green on St. Patrick's Day.  The things you have to do to make your Mom happy when she is a 
scrap booker!  I love the added accent that using the Silhouette Sketch pens add to the back ground, just creating one more extra layer!


I really love the colors of this line, fun and fresh!  You can never go wrong with Simple Stories!
Make sure to like Christine's facebook page here, too!