Monday, June 30, 2014

Could You Be Any Cuter with Quick Quotes

Just a quick post to share that was on the Quick Quotes Blog last week with the new Dream Big collection which is coming soon!
Love this photo of Mr. Jack...and seriously could this guy be any cuter?



Happy Monday!  Enjoy your week!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sunny with Samantha Walker

I have a layout up on the Samantha Walker blog today with a sunny shaker box and one cute baby girl enjoying a day at the beach!
You can find the tutorial here!
Love to have you stop by and check it out.


Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fancy Pants Everyday Circus Message board!

I have project up on the Fancy Pants Blog today. 
It's a message board made with the super fun Everyday Circus Collection!
You can see the post here!

Here's just a sneak peek

Make sure to head on over to the Fancy Pants Blog to see it all!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Big News! SRM Design Team!

I am thrilled to announce that I made the SRM Design Team!
I can't wait to get started and work with this amazing company and the beyond talented bunch of designers!
It is an amazing opportunity and I am blessed.

I have a quick card to share with you just for fun using some 
SRM Stickers and new scalloped punched pieces in yellow!




Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fancy Pants Newsletter Volume 2

Fancy Pants just released their second newsletter and it is beyond fabulous and amazing.  Kim Watson does such a beautiful job on the newsletter and the Fancy Pants team is beyond talented.

You can see it here:


I have a fun mini album and layout using the monthly sketch from Jenny Evans...her designs are always so fun!

Here is just a sneak peek at my mini for Mr. Jack!
You will have to click on the link above to see the rest!
It's even on the cover...makes me so happy!


Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out the newsletter for tons of gorgeous inspiration!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pebbles From Me to You Card

Another fun card to share with you using Pebble's Front Porch collection and a just a touch of water colors.  So fun to add just a bit of color and really make things pop with the water colors.
Check out those adorable little doughnut shaped dots that Angie made...this was the first attempt and now after several more tries, she called this morning to say she has it perfected.  
Gotta love Pinterest ideas and fails!  
I actually think this little doughnut shaped ones are super cute!



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fancy Pants & Taylored Expressions Blog Hop

Day 2 of the Fancy Pants & Taylored Expressions Blog Hop...I have a 3 cards up on the Fancy Pants Blog!
You can click here to see them!
Great prizes and inspiration to be be found.

Here's one to share with you.


Love this little monster stamp and die set from 
Taylored Expressions.  Adorable!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Just a quick post to say Happy Father's Day to my Dad!
I will see you on Tuesday!

A fun little box card by Lori Whitlock using the awesome
 Be Different line from Fancy Pants!  I love this line so much!  I have had so much fun with it.


I hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Simple Stories Fan Focus Friday!

Click here for the Samantha Walker Blog Hop!

Super excited to have my work featured on the
 Simple Stories Blog today!  I love, love, love all of their products and I was thrilled when Layle contacted me and asked if they could do a Fan Focus Friday with my designs.  All of the featured pieces were designed for The Scrapbooking Studio.
You can check out all the projects here.

This one is my favorite...I think!


Happy Friday!  Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

More WaterColors with Pebbles

Click here for the Samantha Walker Blog Hop!

Just a super quick post to share another card created with watercolors and some Pebbles Front Porch and From Me to You collections.  Also, combined with a fun pocket die from Taylored Expressions called  Part of my Heart.  Loving their stuff with my new Teresa Collins Ebosser! The Pebble's collections are gorgeous papers that just remind you of long Summer days.  Hoping that Summer remembers to arrive in a few days.  Last night it was 44 degrees here....brrr!
I cut two piece of Bazzill Dotted Swiss to layer and used watercolor to paint them with! I love the soft look!


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thursday, 
the weekend is almost here!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Samantha Walker Creative Team June Hop~Happy Birthday

Welcome to the Samantha Walker June Creative Team Blog Hop.  This month our theme is Birthdays!
You should have arrived here from the talented Diana Fisher's blog.

You have until Sunday, 6/15 at 11:59 pm MDT to leave a comment in order to be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette File as well as the prize that you could win!

Here is the gorgeous free file!


And you could win this fun prize!


Just follow the Rafflecopter below!

Here is my Birthday themed layout created with the fun new 
Carta Bella Summer Lovin' Collection designed by
 Samantha Walker!  I created a fun Shaker Box with Happy Birthday Phrase #35666 and a fun circle scalloped border set #9359.


Here's a close up of the shaker box...so fun and fairly easy to create!


After I cut the original file, with the Happy Birthday words and scalloped square piece, I started to create the layers needed for my shaker box.  The Happy Birthday square measures 5.219, so I created a square the exact same size.


Then I did an internal offset of that square at 0.184!


Next, group your shape and duplicate it so that you have four squares!  You will need to cut this twice, so you have a total of eight squares.  These build the layers for your shaker box and give it the depth needed for the sequins.


Glue all 8 layers together.


Then glue those 8 layers to your scalloped square.


Fill with sequins and glue on a clear plastic piece and your Happy Birthday cut piece!  There you have it, a Happy Birthday shaker box for the main embellishment on your page.  The possibilities are really endless with the technique!


Thanks for joining us today at Samantha Walker!
Your next stop is the Nicole Stark, she always has something inspiring and amazing to share!

Click on the photos below to go right to the files on the 
Silhouette Store!



Playing with WaterColors

I have been super inspired by all the beautiful watercolor cards and layouts that I have seen lately on Two Peas in a Bucket and lots of designer's blog.  So, when I was in Rapid, I stopped at Michael's and picked up a set of Reeve's Water Colours.
This was my first attempt with them...nothing fancy, but I am pretty pleased with the results!


A little twine, a fun SRM border sticker and some Pink Paislee 
Hey Kid Die cuts...and a few Silhouette Cameo cuts!  
Yep, I am happy with it!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Petaloo and Quick Quotes

Happy Monday!  I am back after a quick trip home to see my parents, it was wonderful to be back in the beautiful Black Hills for a couple of days.  I have lots to catch up on so hoping I will have a new blog post everyday this week!
Today, I am up on the Quick Quotes Blog for day 1 of our hop with Petaloo!  I don't often get the chance to play with flowers anymore....but these flowers are beyond gorgeous and so detailed.  Plus, I love there trim packs....such a variety of textures to play with.  Here is the layout I created:


Stop by the Quick Quotes Blog to see the detailed shots and links to products used...plus a chance to win some great prizes!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Echo Park's Independence Day Cards

Happy Monday!  I think this is going to be a fantastic week.  I just love summer, hoping the weather stays nice all week long!
I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I designed for 
The Scrapbooking Studio with Echo Park's Mini Independence Day collection!  I love this little mini collections cause it is impossible to get bored with it and there are so many great patterns n stickers to play with.
Super fun and super simple cards!  
Yep, it's going to be a great week!



Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!
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