Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A New Year Popping Up

As a creative person, do you ever look at pictures on Pinterest, or while shopping, see something and say "I can make that" ? That's what happened this time. I saw a lot of twist and pop cards on Pinterest. I like the movement and mechanism of the card, so off I went making my own.
The front panel is printed using fonts and designs I had in my Silhouette Studio library.
The fun is inside.  As you open it, the pop up slowly twists and pops up to a W shape. You might notice that the white perforated insert ripped. That's because I had too many perforation lines on the cut file. but that's ok - this was my first attempt.
You can't really notice it once the card is fully open. I embossed the numbers with the large set of folders from Tim Holtz. Now that I know what to do (and what NOT to do) I see a lot of possibilities for this card.
Join me soon, I've got some more cards to share with you.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Happy New Year

Hello everyone! a Happy New Year to you all.
I made a card to celebrate. It's based on this one from SVGCuts
I got creative with my fonts, offset and welding tools in Silhouette Studio
I did cut the whole thing out in white card stock, that way, I could add my color with embossing powders and ink.
I embossed the words with Champagne EP and the snowflakes were a special blend of Sky Blue and Shabby White. I used the "leftover" centers of the snowflakes to make the 3D stars
The cute graphic of the polar bear and penguin is from a Christmas bundle I bought from The Hungry jPeg.
Thanks for taking a look. I will see you next time.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

A Little House in Thailand

The countdown is on! My bff and I are heading over to the home away from home. It's an oceanfront bungalow in the south of Thailand on a wonderful small island called Ko Siboya. I decided that for Christmas, I would make him a little replica of the house. Some of the proportions are a bit off, but I think it turned out pretty cute.
I used balsa wood for the stilts and beams. The rest was paper. Tim Holtz' Grit paste was the perfect stucco medium. Look, there is even laundry hanging on the deck.

and of course, it lights up.
thanks for letting me share my little house project. I am very excited to flop myself down on the actual deck in a couple weeks.
 Until then, I have a couple of birthday cards to show you. Both my daughters were born in January so I've made sure I am organized before the big trip.
Take care

Monday, 2 January 2017

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - January

Happy New Year Everyone!
Today I'm sharing the January layout for Urban Scrapbook's monthly kit. This month's kit features papers from the Echo Park line "I Love Winter". Also included with the kit is the beautiful snowflake embossing folder. I used it in various places on the layout, including the background, picture mat, and mittens.
It's no secret that I struggle with patterned paper. I always think it looks too busy. My goal this year, is to try to be at one with the patterns and embrace the chaos. (hahaha like my brain isn't chaotic enough)
wondering how I created the blue and white background paper? I used Tim Holtz' layered snowflake die.
You can have a peek at all the other layouts from the team over at Urban Scrapbook's blog during the month of January. Don't forget to pick up a kit too, as they usually sell out!
See you soon. L
photo credit: Ruth Black 100

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Retro Christmas

Merry Christmas to you.
This was such a cute little project from Mary's Christmas Eve SVG kit.
The first pic is the truck cut at original size.
The second one is the same file, but cut at 200%. You can see the size comparison.
I added greenery to both of the trees. And how about the adorable retro Santa and reindeer? The Graphic Fairy website has tons of printable items!  I cut them out and lined them all up in front of the Tree farm pick-up truck. It looks like Santa has a side business selling Christmas trees, and I think he delivers!
I think that's it for my Christmas projects. I can't believe it\s Christmas day tomorrow. I am working nights at the hospital all through the holiday so from me to you, have a joyful and safe season, and don't do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the Paramedics. Have a Holly Jolly one.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Pretty gift bag

Here's another gift bag from the Snowed-In Gift Bag kit. I did take pictures of it before I gave it away! (small victory)
I used Kaiserkraft paper for the panels and Carta Bella "All Bundled Up" paper for the base.
Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon...

Monday, 19 December 2016

Snowman Gift Bag

Here's a cute little project courtesy of The Snowed-In Gift Bag SVG kit was released last month and I had a blast making them. You can view the complete kit here.
I used a white shimmer paper for the head of the snowman, and Bo Bunny paper for the muffs and scarf. I embossed the scarf with the herringbone embossing folder from Tim Holtz because it was the closest thing I had to mimic knitted texture.
I have a couple more bags to show you, but I just realized that I gave one away already before taking a picture. oops. Oh well, guess I will have to make another one.