Thursday, August 16, 2018

On The Trail - Jillibean Soup

Hello blogging friends!

I have another Jillibean Soup layout to share with you today using the Bohemian Brew and 2 Cool For School collections. I love to include suns on my outdoor summer layouts. They quickly convey the season and invoke warm happy memories of those summer trips I am trying to document. This Jillibean Soup Starburst digital cut file makes for an awesome sun that definitely makes a statement. I added some machine stitching to extend those rays and add a bit of texture.


"Let's Find Some Beautiful Place To Get Lost" ... wish we were back on the North Shore! It is so gorgeous up there.


Bohemian Brew’s Alpha Die Cuts make an impressive title. The large letters compliment the big sun. I embellished with puffy stickers and pretty wood veneer butterfiles.



I created a small cluster of embellishments to add over my photo too. 


I really love how this turned out!

Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Pattern Paper: 2 Cool For School / Way Cool
Pea Pods: Bohemian Brew
Coordinating Stickers: Bohemian Brew
Puffy Stickers: Bohemian Brew
Letter Die Cuts: Bohemian Brew
Shaker Wood Veneers: Butterflies
Digital Cut Files: Starburst Card / Design ID #32067

Other: Tattered Angels in yellow, foam adhesive, Bazzill cardstock , Silhouette Cameo, Brother Sewing Machine, white and yellow thread, micron pen

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Marcia



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Jillibean Soup Cards

Hello blogging friends!

I have a couple cards to share with you that I created with Jillibean Soup products including digital cut files. The first one I created for my neighbor who just had a liver transplant. I thought the Just Keep Swimming sentiment would be perfect for him. He has a long recovery ahead. I combined it with the Octopus stamp set (one of the fish stamps looks like a Nemo!) and a square shaker card. Some self adhesive sequins give it some bling and look like bubbles.


My second card is also a shaker card. I used the Starburst and You Are My Sunshine Jillibean Soup digital cut files to create my sun and sentiment. Here too I used the self adhesive sequins... they are perfect for adding a little extra sparkle!




Do you love to create shaker cards too?  Thanks so much for stopping by today!
~Marcia

Thursday, August 2, 2018

To The Moon - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends!
I am back today with a cute Simple Stories Oh, Baby layout for you. I am smitten with the soft pastel colors in this collection making it perfect for either boys or girls. Today I am scrapping this hospital photo of my cute little nephew.

The main focus of my layout is this To The Moon digital cut file from JustNick Studios cut from the yellow gingham pattern paper. I used the star openings to do some string art. I love the texture it adds. This chipboard sticker bear is just adorable, isn't he.


I trimmed my photo to be heart shaped to fit the cut file heart dangling from the moon and added a chipboard sticker bow where the heart is connected to the moon.
To add interest to the background, I used a cloud stencil and blue distress oxide ink to create some fluffy blue clouds. The stars leftover from the cut file were then scattered across my page along with some star stickers.

Along the right edge of my layout I added the tape measure paper. To soften things, I also added a punched eyelet lace edge. Over this I placed a cloud and this adorable bear riding in a hot air balloon.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out my YouTube process video ...


Supplies Used

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wild At Heart - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

One of my favorite destinations for a summer road trip is Grand Marais Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. The lake is so big it almost like seeing the ocean. It was a foggy rainy day when we were there, but that just added to it's mystic. When scrapping this favorite photo from the day, I wanted a way to convey the greatness of all that water ... Lake Superior is after all the largest of the Great Lakes. I think the JustNick Studio Wave Background digital cut file does it justice! I used the Wild At Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studios.



I still wanted a skyline on my layout so that I could also convey what a cloudy day it was, so I erased the top portion of the background. That left room for me to include some clouds from the Sunny Days digital cut file.





I carefully added some machine stitching to emphasize the waves on the background. I love the effect. To add interest to these wood veneer words, I embossed the lower half with some fine white embossing powder. The two-tone effect is stunning. Washi Tape on the upper half keeps it from being embossed and it peels away so easily.



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




Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great rest of the week.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Christmas in July - Stash Bash

Hello blogging friends!

It's time for the July Stash Bash. This month we are focusing on using printables. Printables are a great way to stretch your supplies and they don't take up space in your supply stash. I thought I would take this opportunity to do a tutorial on how to use the Print and Cut feature in the Silhouette software to print these Santas. If I start on my Christmas cards now, there is a chance I might get them out before New Years this year, lol. The Santa driving the pink convertible is from the Carta Bella A Very Merry Christmas collection and the Santa on the right is from the PhotoPlay Paper Holiday Cheer collection.


I combined my printable Santas with the Holiday Cards 2 digital cut file from JustNick Studios. The Ho Ho Ho background is perfect.



Here is the link to my YouTube Video with the tutorial on how to use the Print and Cut feature.



Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!
~Marcia


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Live A Colorful Life - Jillibean Soup

Hello blogging friends!

I had been cleaning up old files on my computer when I came across this photo of my daughter. She photoshopped this black and white photo so that only her tattooed birds were in color. Very cool! I thought it would be fun to scrap that photo with the Shades of Color collection from Jillibean Soup.


To emphasize my title, I altered a JustNick Studios digital cut file to create this chevron pattern which I then backed with the colorful Flashy Tint pattern paper. 


The chevron cut file helps to frame the colorful Letter Diecuts I used for a portion of my title and makes an awesome backdrop for some embellishment clusters.



This collection is awesome! Do you have some photos that are screaming for lots of color? Check out the Shades of Color collection.


Jillibean Soup Supplies:


Other Supplies: 
Bazzill cardstock, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, foam adhesive, Silhouette Cameo, JustNick Studios digital cut file

Thanks for stopping by. 
~Marcia

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jillibean Soup Cards

Hello blogging friends!

I created a Jillibean Soup couple cards I wanted to share with you. 

Happy Birthday

I am always in need of Birthday cards and I thought it would be fun to use the red polka dot AlphaBean Stickers for my sentiment and combine them with Love pattern paper from the Bohemian Brew collection. To keep with the monochromatic theme I used a red happy Soup Label, added a red bow, and these red vases with flowers.



Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Pattern Paper: Bohemian Brew / Love

Other: twine, white cardstock 

Glad You Are One Of My Peeps

On my second card, I used the Heart Birdhouse stamps and dies along with pattern papers from the Bowl Of Dreams collection. I stamped the sentiment with a pigment ink and embossed it with a translucent embossing powder. To make the birdhouse look more realistic, I stamped the image onto a woodgrain pattern paper. The bird and butterfly were stamped and embossed as well.



Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Pattern Paper: Bowl Of Dreams / Aim HighBite Size Bits
Pattern Paper: Soup Staples III / Kraft Triangle
Clear Stamps & Dies: Heart Birdhouse

Other: cardstock, ColorBox pigment ink, Stampendous embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by.
~Marcia

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Something Beautiful - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

It's finally summer in Minnesota and my family was able to get away for a few days in early July and head to the north shore of Lake Superior. I snapped these photos of my daughter as we were hiking to one of the beautiful waterfalls there along the Superior Trail. I wanted to use a digital cut file that would help convey the great outdoors. The JustNick Studios Arrowhead Background digital cut file was perfect along with the PinkFresh Studios Escape the Ordinary collection. Those butterflies are amazing.



I wanted the pattern to be subtle, so I erased some of the arrows. This is an easy cut file to alter. After cutting, I used some plastic packaging and diluted spray mist to add a little color. Then I backed only some of the arrows with pattern papers, choosing to leave the rest backed with just white cardstock. Some machine stitching adds some texture.





I created embellishment clusters starting out with the Blossom Blooms cut from white cardstock for a base. I love how they soften everything and anchor my photos.





Here are the digital cut files I used today.





Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your summer has been filled with wonderful adventure too. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Adventure Awaits - Jillibean Soup

Hello blogging friends!

Bohemian Brew from Jillibean Soup speaks to my gypsy heart. I love the Volkswagen van, the bright colors, and the graphical patterns ... they remind me of childhood road trips with my family. I thought it would be fun to document a more current road trip with my husband and our own kids. Road trips provide some opportunities to see parts of this awesome country that flying does not. On this particular road trip, we stopped in the Badlands of South Dakota to stretch our legs while on the way to the Black Hills. 


I lifted my Hello You Jillibean Soup layout from June, but flipped it on it's side to change things up. I loved the design with rows of embellishments and paper. The chevron pattern paper was fun to cut up. I added phrase stickers from the sticker sheet and these fun puffy stickers. Machine stitching adds some texture.



I double cut the Jillibean Soup Adventure Awaits digital cut file (available in the Silhouette Store) for my title. The shadow effect makes the title pop against the background paper. I added a little gesso to keep the title from blending into the busy pattern paper.


I added some embellishment clusters of die cuts, stickers, puffy stickers, and wood veneer on and under my photo.



Bohemian Brew is perfect for documenting your road trips too ... and so much more. This is a very versatile collection.



Jillibean Soup Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Bohemian Brew / Peace, Happiness, Love, Content
Digital Cut Files: Adventure Awaits Design ID #253432
Wood Veneers: Healthy Hello Soup

Other Supplies: Silhouette Cameo, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in navy, foam adhesive, thread, gesso, Bazzill cardstock, enamel dots, Brother Sewing Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week.
~Marcia

Thursday, July 5, 2018

FAB - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends!

It's summer and my flower gardens are in full bloom. My beautiful flowers inspired me to play with the new Bloom collection. This gorgeous collection is full of bright colorful flowers with an awesome color palette. The black pattern papers make those colorful flowers seem even more vibrant. With all the flowers, it's perfect for scrapping girls of any age.


I arranged my black and white photo at the top of my layout along with a 3x4 journal card layered over one of the black pattern papers. The base of my layout is the Every Day Counts pattern paper. I love the two-toned paper and the mixed patterns.


To create my embellishment clusters, I layered lots of bits and pieces die cuts, stickers, chipboard, and even some fussy cut flowers.



The FAB stickers make an eye catching title with those pretty flowers on the black background.


On the lower half of my layout, I went crazy with phrase stickers mixed in with border stickers from the combo sticker sheet. Machine stitching adds some texture and some foam tape and chipboard adds dimension for interest.



I love all the encouraging phrases and it was fun to combine them all on this layout. I hope you are all having an awesome summer and taking time to smell those beautiful flowers. Here is the link to my YouTube process video. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more process videos of mine.



Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.