Thursday, August 9, 2018

Always Believe in Yourself - Paper House Productions Design Team Layout

Hi y'all!  Welcome back to the blog.  Paper House Productions is continuing the Back-to-School projects this week, and I have a first day of school layout to share.

I used Color Washed to cut the JustNick Butterfly Background from the ombre paper.  Then I sewed a square of white cardstock over that same paper but flipped it so the colors were opposite of where the butterflies were cut.  The purple butterflies offset well to the orange in the bottom right corner.

I traced the butterfly outlines with a Gelly Roll glitter pen for some shine.  I trimmed the journal tag from the paper and used it as my title.

Some sequins and enamel dots help complement the additional butterfly stickers I added.

I hope your back to school week goes smoothly!  Thanks for joining me today.


Monday, August 6, 2018

Altered Notebook for Sophie - Paper House Productions Design Team

Hi everyone-

I'm having a hard time believing it's August and school is around the corner.  It seems like it just sneaks up on you as a parent!  Although I have two starting in about a week, I created today's project for my niece because she loves pink and purple.

I first trimmed the ombre paper from Color Washed to match the size of the cover, and I adhered it to the cover.  Then I covered the back as well.  Next, I used the Lotus Washi Tape to create a border and then cover the spine.

Then it was time to adhere my Delicate Butterflies cut file and stickers!  Isn't that gold on the paper and stickers gorgeous?

I used the Narwhal and Butterflies stickers plus the alpha stickers from the Color Washed pad.

This project was so fun to create!  This would make a great teacher gift as well for that first day.

Thanks for joining me.  Have a great week!


Thursday, August 2, 2018

{Chill Out It's Summer} JustNick Design Team Layout

Hello crafty chocoholics!  Welcome back, and happy Thursday.  Today I'm sharing a layout with a couple of photos of us in Puerto Vallarta for my sister-in-law's destination wedding back in 2009.  I used three JustNick cut files and combined them with the bright and cheerful Echo Park Summer Party collection.

I used two different alpha cut files (Outline Alpha and Script Alpha 2) and the sun from Sunny Days.

For some close ups and how I created the title using Silhouette Studio, visit the JustNick blog!

I hope you are having a great summer, and I hope I've inspired you to create your own fun titles using alphabet cut files.

See you soon!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Family Beach Day - Paperhouse Productions Design Team Layout

Hello crafty friends!  Here in Houston, it is, REALLY hot.  So it's a good time for sharing summery layouts, and today I'm excited to share my first post on the Paper House Productions Design Team with you!!

In 2009, we went to a relative's destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta.  Traveling with a 9-month old on an airplane was interesting!!  My little guy ate his way through Cheerios and Yogurt Melts there and back!  :p  While there, we had some family photos taken, and we enjoyed feeling the sand on our toes that day.

How fun is this watercolored paper with the palm trees?  I used it as my base, but I wanted some "sand", so I trimmed a strip from another paper from the same collection (Sun Drenched), cut with Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors, and sewed along the bottom.

Sun Drenched also goes with the fabulous 3D Stickers, and you can see the "Beach" one from the Boardwalk stickers above as well as the palm tree below.  Such fun texture!!!  And I used a journaling sticker and some of the cardstock multipack stickers to showcase in the "sand".

I used both the Sun Drenched alpha stickers for my title, and added in a few sequins and enamel dots.

But my favorite part of the layout is my stitched sun.  I used the JustNick cutfile Sunny Days, stitched through every other ray, and then layered another 3D sticker in the middle - "Seas the Day"...what a perfect phrase for this beach layout!!

These 3D stickers are great for adding additional texture to your layouts.  I hope you're inspired to add some to your stash today to create with.  

Please follow me on Instagram for additional projects.

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

{Moments I Love} JustNick Studios

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I hope you are enjoying your summer.  If you are like me, you probably have a past trip that you hold dear to your heart.  For me and my family, that place is Banff, Alberta, Canada - we went a little over two years ago.  It's *stunning*.  Really.  And someday we want to go back.  Because I love the area so much, I used a JustNick cut file called Free Love for my large title.

I have some close ups on the JustNick Studios blog today, so please go check them out to see the details, the other cut file used, and a tip for creating contrast with cut files.

So glad you joined me today!  Have a super week.


Friday, July 6, 2018

{Laugh More, Live Simply, Dream Big} JustNick Studios Design Team Intro!

Hello crafty friends, happy Fri-yay!

My very first Design Team layout for JustNick Studios is up, and I am SO excited to share it with you!  I've followed Nicole's free cut files for many years as she worked with Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, and I placed my first JustNick order two short days after she opened her store a little over three years ago!  So, I'm geeking out a little LOT being on her Design Team.  :)

I used the Simple Stories I Am... collection, Distress Oxide ink and other inks, and the following JustNick cut files:

Go check out the JustNick blog for close ups of my layout, and then stop by the JustNick store to pick out some of your favorites!!

Enjoy a crafty weekend!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

I'm Joining the JustNick Studios Design Team!

You guys, I have such exciting news!  I'm joining the JustNick Studios 2018-2019 design team!  I'm just too excited to join these artistic ladies!!

I remember downloading Nicole's first free cut file called Sketchy Circles from the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog back in 2013!  And a fan was born.  :)

Join me Friday for my first layout on the JustNick Studios design team!  I can't wait to share it with you all - don't forget to bring chocolate!

Have an amazing week!