Tuesday, November 13, 2018

This Is Your Year To Sparkle - Jillibean Soup and Xyron

Hello blogging friends,

Jillibean Soup and Xyron teamed up this November and I thought it would be fun to put together a tutorial on how to add glitter to a digital cut file. Sometimes I just like to add some sparkle to my cut files!

You will need ...
1.  A Xyron Sticker Machine ( I am using a Creative Station )
2.  Glitter
3.  A Die Cut
4. A Bone Folder (or popsicle stick)

Place your die cut upside down in the sticker machine. We want the adhesive to be on the top side.

Take your bone folder and rub over the paper to transfer all the adhesive to the die cut.

Carefully peel the die cut away from the paper backing and place it sticky side down into the glitter.

Shake off the excess glitter. 

 I used this die cut on a layout I created with the gorgeous new Jillibean Soup Garden Harvest collection. I love the mix of colors in this collection. For the first time, you are seeing black appear in a Jillibean Soup collection! I wanted to showcase all the colors and patterns so I layered blocks to form a patchwork background. Because I did a lot of journaling on this layout the patchwork of colors is not overwhelming.

My veterinarian daughter recently brought home this little old lady she calls Nana. Nana is a sweet 10 year old terrior mix with a few health issues ... but as a veterinarian, that didn't phase my daughter. So Nana is the one who will sparkle this year, she found her forever person.

I layered lots of fussy cut flowers and pea pod die cuts around my photo.This collection has enamel shapes as well. I used some in the center of my flowers and you can also see small butterflies. Here are some detailed shots ...

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Love Story - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

This week on the JustNick Studio blog we are posting projects with the theme Thankful. I know with Thanksgiving approaching we are thinking about all the things we are thankful for; family, jobs, health ...  My hubby just had surgery recently to repair a hernia (nothing too serious). I am thankful that I have had this wonderful man by my side for 35 years so I decided to scrap one of our wedding photos. (Don't laugh too much about my 80's hair and hat. lol. I converted the photo to black and white so you can't tell that his tux is baby blue) I used the gorgeous Pink Paislee Auburn Lane collection.

I used the new Rustic Floral Frame 2 and cut it out in a metallic gold to frame my photo. Then I added two of the new Rose Clusters backed with pretty pink pattern papers.

To add some depth, I used the Stems 2 digital cut file as a stencil behind the rose clusters as well as under some fussy cut flowers.

Here are the digital cut files I used this week...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Did I get you thinking about what you are thankful for?

Thursday, November 8, 2018

And So She Decided To Start Living - Jillibean Soup

Hello blogging friends,

I am back today with another Jillibean Soup Bohemian Brew collection layout. Many of you know that one of my daughters was attending the University of Minnesota Veterinarian College. After graduating a little over a year ago, she started a year long internship with an emergency vet clinic. She applied for a residency program at the University of Tennessee and was accepted. She had mixed feelings about this. she was thrilled to be accepted! She has always striven to be the very best at everything she does. After completing a residency she could specialize in critical care, earning more money than a regular veterinarian. But a part of her did not want to be a student for 3 more years working and studying long days for low pay. She wanted to start living her life. I was not thrilled at the prospect of her being thousands of miles away either. After much deliberation, she turned the residency down. She is still working as an emergency veterinarian, but she is enjoying life now, traveling and spending time with friends.

This is a layout of her visiting one of her veterinarian friends in Montana, doing another thing she loves, horseback riding. I used a digital cut file from Jillibean Soup available in the Silhouette store for my title. That cut file inspired me to scrap about her decision. I balanced out the large title with a large photo.

The cut file is backed with all the pattern papers from the Bohemian Brew collection going from yellow, orange, red, blue, and then back again to yellow. The tribal feel of the border strips of pattern paper at the top and bottom are perfect for western photo.

I am so happy that she decided to stay nearby. I would have missed her terribly for 3 long years. Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Carpe Diem Planners - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends,

Hooray!! 🎉 Simple Stories is thrilled to announce a BRAND NEW website, where you can now purchase Carpe Diem products directly from them!
Hop on over, check it out & use coupon code marcia20 to receive 20% off your entire order 🎉 While you're there, sign up to receive Carpe Diem emails & automatically be entered to WIN the super cute
stuffed llama AND the gorgeous Carpe Diem planner stack pictured below! 


Spooky Sweet - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends!

I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween! Did you get some great photos of your little monsters? The Simple Stories Simple Vintage Halloween collection is perfect for those Halloween photos ... but it can also be used to document your Day of the Dead celebrations too. My little nephew got his face painted for the occasion and I thought I would scrap it with a big sugar skull from the Silhouette store. I backed the sugar skull digital cut file from Paige Evans with lots of different pattern papers from the Vintage Halloween collection.

One of the things I love about this collection is the layering of elements on the stickers and pattern papers. It makes it easy to scrap, but it looks like you spent hours. You can see buttons, doilies, and brads ... but on a sticker or on paper, they add no bulk to your layout.

I used the Spooky Sweet die cut for my title, and layered lots more bits and pieces die cuts, chipboard, and stickers around it. This collection has some awesome washi tape. You can see it near the top and bottom of my layout. I think the one with the pumpkin faces is my favorite.

Here is a closer look at the sugar skull... 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

10287 Simple Vintage Halloween Collection Kit
10288 Simple Vintage Halloween Combo Sticker
10289 Simple Vintage Halloween October 31st
10290 Simple Vintage Halloween Fright Night
10291 Simple Vintage Halloween Pumpkin Time
10292 Simple Vintage Halloween Jeepers Creepers
10293 Simple Vintage Halloween Beware
10295 Simple Vintage Halloween Trick Or Treat
10296 Simple Vintage Halloween Carve Master
10297 Simple Vintage Halloween 2x2 Elements
10298 Simple Vintage Halloween 3x4 Elements
10300 Simple Vintage Halloween 4x6 Vertical Elements
10301 Simple Vintage Halloween 6x12 Chipboard
10302 Simple Vintage Halloween Bits and Pieces
10303 Simple Vintage Halloween 4x6 Stickers
10304 Simple Vintage Halloween washi tape


Monday, October 22, 2018

Pumpkin Carving - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with some Halloween inspiration for you using some JustNick Studio digital cut files. Do you have your pumpkins ready to carve? My son Trenton takes pumpkin carving very seriously. Last year I helped him create a stencil of the clown from the movie It using my Silhouette Cameo. It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but above the clown are the words You'll Float Too. This pumpkin was so popular last Halloween my Trick or Treaters (and their parents) were taking photos of it. I can't wait to see what he is planning to carve this year. I used the new Web digital cut file to add some creepiness to a corner. I love that big black spider hanging down.

For my title, I used my favorite Outline Alphas and backed the letters with different pattern papers.

Here is a close up of that clown all lit up ...  Be sure to check out the eyes. Awesome, Right?

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Sparkle - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends.

I have some Simple Stories inspiration for you today. I couldn't resist using the Dream Big collection to document a special little ladies birthday. She reached double digits ... 10! Not too old though, Destinee is the perfect age for unicorns and fairies. I couldn't get a big unicorn with rainbow hair out of my mind when I saw this collection so I decided to do it big ... I love how he turned out! You can find him in the Silhouette store.

I added sparkle to my unicorn with some holographic foil paper. I love the extra magical shimmer it added. The puffy stickers were perfect for adding some flowers near that magical horn.

I used more stickers and some bits and pieces die cuts to embellish my photo. Some machine stitching adds a little texture.

The Sparkle die cut makes for a fabulous title and the rainbow hair really sets the die cuts off.

I wanted to make something extra special for this little ladies birthday so I created a cupcake carousel, complete with unicorn ponies. The cupcake carousel digital cut file is from SVGcuts.

Using the print and cut unicorns available in the Silhouette Store, I made some cupcake picks. The print and cut files are awesome as you can resize your unicorns to whatever size you need and make enough picks for all your cupcakes.

 Would you like to see more?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out the Dream Big collection for your fairy and unicorn lovers!

10206 Dream Big Collection Kit
10207 Dream Big Combo Sticker
10221 Dream Big Bits and Pieces
10222 Dream Big 4x6 Stickers
10223 Dream Big Puffy Stickers


Friday, October 5, 2018

Home Sweet Home - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

Before the first frost here in Minnesota, I wanted to get a photo of my hubby and I on our front step. I like to fill my front step with pots of flowers and ferns. It makes me happy to see the plants when I come home. I decided to scrap that photo using the JustNick Studio Home Sweet Home digital cut file.

Home Sweet Home made for the perfect title. I layered some gold over the top to create some added interest.

I knew I wanted to include some florals behind my photo and decided on Floral Swag 3. I filled the flowers with a variety of pink pattern papers.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today!