Sunday, December 15, 2013

Let it snow...

So anyone in my area knows that it is snowing like mad outside so I thought I would share with you a layout I created when I was away a couple of weeks ago.

I am really in LOVE with these jillibean placemats. They are a lot of fun to work with and come in several different designs. I knew I wanted to use the circle one as soon as I saw this collection from Bazzill called 'Nordic Pines'
 I cut circles from various papers to fit behind the placemat. I strategically placed my title so I could use one of the circles as my 'o' in snow. I used glitter cardstock from Best Creation in white and red. This is THE BEST glitter cardstock as it has been treated so the glitter doesn't come off. It also cuts like butter on the Silhouette Cameo, just use the glitter cardstock setting and adjust your blade depth accordingly. Do you see how tiny and intricate the 'let it' part of my title is???
AWESOME machine!
 I love me some twine so I added 3 coordinating colours around my photo and tucked an acrylic snowflake underneath. I used up some wood veneer snowflakes and trees from my ever-growing hoard of wood embellishments. I also used some itty bitty maya road tickets and one Tim Holtz ticket, they complimented my colour scheme and hey, they are just cute!
When I was happy with my design I backed it with black cardstock to pop all the red.
This collection is so fun to work with and I adore the black, kraft, red combo. I cannot wait to take more snowy pics and play some more!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

I am so thrilled to be part of a new challenge blog called "Stick it Down" or SID for short. I will be designing double page sketches which I can't wait to share with everyone. Sketches have become a great tool for so many scrapbookers and I have to say I LOVE designing them.
Here's a bit about us:

We are a multi-challenge blog. There will be a new challenge posted each Tuesday.

1st Tuesday: Single page layouts based on the sketch.
2nd Tuesday: Card based on the sketch
3rd Tuesday: Single page layouts based on the sketch
4th Tuesday: Double page layout based on the sketch
5th Tuesday: Anything goes

There will be a random draw for a monthly prize. We will also be offering the chance to be a guest designer in future challenges.
We will be doing a little sneaky peek December 16 before we gear up in the new year. I hope you will take a moment to come and check us out here

Friday, December 6, 2013

Welcome to the Songs of Christmas Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends! You should have arrived here from the Two Scrapbook Friends blog.
Our Blog Hop is all about the Songs of Christmas and the inspiration for my project comes from the song "Joy to the World"
Of course we all find joy in scrapbooking so it wasn't much of a stretch to use this as my song! I will let you all know that I rarely scrapbook Christmas photos. I find that all my photos look chaotic, have awful lighting and are usually pretty terrible. When TSF received the 'Countdown to Christmas' collection from Bazzill I was, however, inspired to root through the few photos I have to make it work. I was actually so inspired that I created not one but TWO layouts using this line.

For my first layout I cut the word 'joy' out of the background and backed it with some green cardstock which made an easy title. I went for whimsy by looping some floss around the photo and added numbers punched from another sheet. It's a fairly simple layout to showcase my boys, who are indeed my 'JOY'

 For my second layout I used some embossed cardstock as my backgroud. It's hard to tell but it has little, raised dots all over. I added stitching, sequins and handcut stars to complete this layout. The journaling tells the story of how Holden wanted to bring treats to his class.
In a sense, bringing 'JOY' to others.

I hope you will be inspired by my creations and those of our other fabulous bloggers:

So remember, in order to be entered to win the special prize all you have to do is hop from Blog to Blog and leave a comment on each as you go. Then simply check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends blog on December 10th to see if you are the lucky winner!
Here are the featured blogs in our Blog Hop:
Your next blog will be: Joanne's.  Have fun hopping!
Shelby-You are here ;)