Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Files from Lori Whitlock and New Theme at Paper Issues

Hi everyone!  Lori Whitlock just added some fabulous new files to her SVG Shop today.  Here's a couple of treat boxes that I made with the newest files.  

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You can find all the new files here.   

I am linking up these projects over at Paper Issues.  We have a new issue that started yesterday called "Tell me Dies, Tell Me Sweet Little Dies".  You can link up your projects for a chance to win a goodie bag filled with product from Jillibean Soup!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day! 


Monday, September 1, 2014

Scrappy Blog Tour

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend!  Last week my very talented scrapbooking friend, Alex, invited me to participate in a Scrappy Blog Tour.  She makes the most beautiful layouts ever and her photography is amazing.  Be sure to check her out and you are sure to be inspired!

So here we go with my answers to the questions....

What an I working on right now?  

Actually, I just got back into town and I don't have anything in progress right now. I did just receive my design team box from Echo Park and will be working with this fun new collection this week.


I'm super excited that this collection includes embellishments! 

How long does it take me to create a project?

I guess that depends on the project.  I can do a card in about 30 minutes to an hour but a gift set may take a little longer. Some of my larger 3d projects could take several hours but I usually spread that out over a few days.  I usually spend more time picking papers than actually making the project.  

What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?

I am currently obsessed with everything from Fancy Pants Designs.  I just love the Burlap and Blossoms Collection.  


And of course, I can't make anything without my Silhouette Cameo.  I just love this card I made last week with my Cameo and the paper collection above. 
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How does my creative process work? 

There are a few different things that get my creative process started.  It might be a paper collection that sparks an idea or a sentiment from a new set of stamps.  Once I have an idea, I browse through the Silhouette Store to find a coordinating die cut that works with what I have in mind.  

How do I become and stay inspired?

I absolutely love paper and find most of my inspiration from the paper collections I tend to hoard.  I also love browsing Pinterest and the blogs of my creative friends.  Sometimes if I'm feeling uninspired, I'll head to my local craft store and just check out the home decor or seasonal section.  That usually gets my creativity going.  

What is my signature style? 

I'm not exactly sure how to describe my style.  I like bright colors and mixing patterns.  I have heard many others describe my style as "simple" but maybe clean would be a better description.   My favorite embellishments are twine, enamel dots and buttons.  Here are a few of my favorite projects...

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Okay....enough about me.  Now it's my turn to tag three of my very talented friends.  

Brigit Mann - Everything Brigit makes is fabulous!  She is talented with stamps, die cutting and print and cut! 

Mendi Yoshikawa -  Mendi is a pro when it comes to machine stitching.  Her layouts and journaling are perfection. 

Wendy Sue Anderson - I love her clean style, stitching and her use of die cuts on her layouts.  So creative! 

I hope you will visit these talented ladies next Monday as they share some info about themselves and some of their amazing projects.   

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

















Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shine On!

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope you guys all have a fun weekend planned.  We are headed out to watch some college football....so glad it's that time of year again.

Today I have a card that I made using the August Swag Bag from Paper Issues.  The Swag Bag an awesome bag filled with a variety of fun embellishments.  It's a great way to try out new products.
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I love the all the pops of gold in this bag...they were perfect for the "Shine On!" sentiment from the new "What Can I Say" stamp set from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  


Friday, August 29, 2014

Echo Park Design Team - Fall is Fun

Hi everyone!   Today I am sharing a quick and easy home decor piece that I made with my Cameo,  the Echo Park - "I Heart Fall" Mini Theme and a Designer Die.

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This old frame has been laying around the house for a while now.  It was black so I gave it a quick coat of bronze stray paint and then trimmed a piece of pattern paper to fit the background.  I cut this "Fall is Fun" file by Echo Park enlarging it to fit my frame.  

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The Owl and Branch Designer Die fit perfectly with my fall theme, so I cut him from some solid card stock and use some foam dots to pop him up on the banner.

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 I finished up this fun project with some enamel dots and stickers from the collection. This fall frame would look cute in a mantle display or just about anywhere.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Scrappy Moms August Release - Filled with Love

Hi everyone!  I have another cute card today made with the new stamps from Scrappy Moms.  This set is called Filled with Love and the sentiments are perfect for all your Mason jar crafts and treat bags.

Here's the second new set...so cute! 


Here's my card.   

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I used the Echo Park - Fine and Dandy Collection and Designer Die for the little jar.  Head on over to Scrappy Moms to pick up these two new sets!  

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Scrappy Moms Stamps - August Release

Scrappy Moms is releasing two new stamp sets this month!  I love them both.  Here they are....



Here's my first card....

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I used this card file from Kolette Hall.  I just love all the new cards she recently uploaded.  This fabulous pattern paper is from the Burlap and Blossons Collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  You can find it in the Paper Issues shop.  Use the code CORRI to save 20%. 

These two new stamp sets are available now over at Scrappy Moms Stamps!  Head on over to get yours and be sure to check out the rest of the design team for more inspiration. 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Food Fun!

Hi everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps.  Our theme this time is Food Fun!   You can link up any food related project for a chance to win a set of stamps!

Here's my card.

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I used paper and embellishments from Everyday Circus Collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  You can find this cute sentiment on the Scrappy Moms - Spring Fair set. 

Head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to link up!