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!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

More Sunshine to share with Jillibean Soup!

Seriously, the sun still is not shining here..snowed all day Monday and Tuesday, then again on Wednesday.  I am either going to have to relocate or buy a sun lamp!  To brighten my mood today, I am sharing a couple more cards with sunshine created with 
Jillibean Soup!

 Lots of fun and lots of layers!

I love the look using the sketch pens with the Silhouette Cameo add to this. 
Hope the sun is shining where you are and you are enjoying your day!
Linking up to Paper Issues A Pocket Full of Sunshine Link Party!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guest Designing for Stuck?! Sketches

So thrilled to be Guest Designing over at
I love Laura Whitaker's work, she is beyond talented and her sketches are always inspiring.  You have to stop by and she always has some great prizes up for grabs, just for linking up your layout!

Great sketch...and some fun new Jillibean Soup, Sight Seeing Stew!
And a huge thank you to Leah for sharing her kiddos with me!
Linking up to Paper Issues: A Pocket full of Sunshine

Monday, March 31, 2014

Samantha Walker Easter Card

I had so much fun combining Samantha Walker Silhouette Files for this card, created for the Practical Scrappers Shaped Card post.
So cute and perfect to give Raini for Easter, tucked in her basket.  I just still need to come up with one for Gideon.
I used Samantha's Easter Egg Card, the grass for her 
bunny easter banner and bunny Samantha Walker combined to create this fun little card.  I also used Samantha Walkers
I love the added accent of the sketch pens!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative week!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hello Sunshine with Samantha Walker files

Hello Sunshine Trapezoid Purse with Cathy

I have a post up on the Samantha Walker Blog today with one of her new purse files and purse gift card files.  I have a friend who has been a little blue and under the weather, I wanted to create a little gift for her that would brighten her day like the sunshine.  

I knew when I saw this 
that it would be perfect.  I knew that I could add the Hello Sunshine into the pocket, I simply backed the negative cut with some yellow dotted card stock!

First, ungroup all of the purse pieces and just cut the four sides of your purse.  I used Samantha Walker's 

 Next, cut your pocket with you choice of paper, I chose to work with the same pattern.  I just reduced the Hello Sunshine file to fit inside the pocket.  I just eyeballed it to center it!  Once you have this cut, cut a piece of card stock to fit and back your negative cut.
 I then cut four handle pieces, since I was using a textured card stock, I wanted to have the same appearance and texture on the inside and outside of the purse.  Just glue two piece together for each handle!
 Now on to the assembly of the purse..I followed Samantha's awesome instructions.  You can find the instructions for all of her Purse Silhouette Files here.  I used Scor-tape and a bit of hot glue to adhere mine...I really wanted the sides to be super strong as I filled it with all the goodies below. 
 I filled it with everything I could find that was yellow to represent the sun and things I know that she will love!
And just as luck would have it, the day I finished creating the purse, Samantha designed matching gift card purses and envelopes to go with all of her super cute designs.  Of course, I had to make 
to match!
 How cute are these envelopes that the handle sticks out of the top.  Seriously, she thinks of every little detail.  Love that!  I added one of Samantha's new Layered Flowers to the front of the envelope!
Supplies: Trapezoid purse with Circle Handle and pocket, Hello Sunshine Title, Circle Handle Trapezoid with pocket gift card holder and envelope set, Flower 3 (links below). Carta Bella Giddy Up Girl collectionScor- tape, Hot glue gun, Textured dot yellow card stock, Brads,
Petaloo Flowers, white twine, blue chalking ink.

Just click on the pictures for the links to these files!

Hoping that you have a sunshine filled day and thanks for joining us today!