Wednesday, November 05, 2014

12 Days of Gratitude

Hello all!

I had fun creating this project and am happy to be able to share it with you today. I wanted to create a board where my family could record things that they are thankful for.

I used the fabulous (and beautiful) Advent Calendar from Silhouette America. You can find it HERE.

For the title on this board I cut out the word "Gratitude" from some Silhouette Printable Kraft Paper. I then used the Offset feature to cut out a 'shadow' effect from some orange card stock.  

After adhering those together I used some Double Sided Adhesive and cut out some small leaf designs. I then sprinkled gold glitter over top of them and adhered them to the title.

I cut out some pocket designs using the Silhouette Vellum.  Before cutting them out I resized them to a smaller size in order for them to fit onto the frame wires properly.

After adhering the pockets together I then cut out some cards (from white card stock) to fit inside the pockets.  These cards are intended for my family members to write down things that they are thankful for.

I embellished the front of the pockets with some leaf designs cut from Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock and Printable Kraft Cardstock.

I also added some recent photos of my kiddos  - 3 beautiful things that I am beyond thankful for!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Designs Used:

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Silhouette's FREE DESIGN of the week (Nov. 4th)

Sorry for note posting in a while. Life is busy around here and I'm still getting used to my new routine of life, sports, teaching band & piano!  It's a busy time right now!  But it's all good.

Hello there all you Silhouette lovers. I've got another fun FREE Design to share with you - it's being offered this week on the Silhouette Online Design Store. Make sure to get your free design!!

Here's the layout that I created using the free design.

I cut out the top layer of the design "November" from white Adhesive Backed Cardstock.  I then sprayed various shades of mist overtop. I was trying to create an ombre effect.  It's not what I expected but I still like the outcome.

I then cut out the other part of the "november" design (with the line along the bottom) from some Printable Kraft paper. I adhered this to the top section of my layout.

When the sprayed card stock (1st layer) was dry I adhered it overtop of the kraft paper title. 

 I added some embellishments around the title area for some fun & extra colour.

I also decided to use the pumpkin shape as an embellishment.  
I began by enlarging the shape so that I could what I was doing.

I chose the knife tool . In the cutting options I chose to cut the Unfilled Shape as SOLID.  I used the FREEHAND tool to cut around the pumpkin edge.

I dragged the letter "N" away from the pumpkin shape & then grouped the 3 parts of the pumpkin shape together as one shape.  Thus creating the extra pumpkin embellishment shape for my layout.

Here's a few close-up shots.

Thanks for stopping by today. And don't forget to get your FREE Design of the Week!

Designs Used:

Monday, September 29, 2014

Some Scrappy Stuff

Hello all,

I've got a few scrappy projects to share with you that I created this past month for Silhouette.

I wanted to create something fun for my boys room and when I saw this cut file in the Silhouette Online Store I knew that this was it!!
It was so much fun to create and very easy to put together.  PLUS there's an easy step-by-step tutorial created by the designer which makes it even easier to make!!  Here's a LINK to the tutorial by Snapdragon Snippets.

To read more about how I created this you can check out my post on the Silhouette blog HERE.

The layout below I created using some Silhouette Sketch Pens - those things are so much fun to use!!

I used a variety of colours to create the bike image.  If you're interested in learning how I did this hop on over to the Silhouette blog and read all about it HERE.
I used some new Simple Stories papers on this page.

Another layout I created using a background cut file from Fancy Pants - it's so much fun to add patterned papers behind the cut-out sections - makes them pop!  I used some Simple Stories patterned papers on this layout as well.

To see more images and details about this layout feel free to read THIS POST on the Silhouette blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Have a super day!

Friday, August 08, 2014

Roses are red ....

I love roses .... and I love using my Silhouette Cameo.
So I'm excited to share a tutorial with you on the Silhouette blog.   It was posted yesterday on the blog and you can find it HERE.
I created some cut-out roses on the background card stock. Super easy & super fun!

Here's a peek ...

You'll have to head on over to the Silhouette blog though for the full reveal & post.

Hope you have a super great weekend!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


What puts a smile on your face?
Hearing my children laugh makes me grin from ear to ear!!! I just love their squeals and giggles so much!!!

Today I'm sharing a layout on the Silhouette blog (Scrapbooking & Cards category).  I'd love for you to hop on over and check out all the details about my layout.

Here's a look at what I created.

But I've shared more close-up shots on the Silhouette blog and details about supplies and what cut files I've used.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Silhouette FREE shape of the week!

Hi everyone!

I'm up on the Silhouette blog again today with this layout that I created using the FREE shape of the week.

Check it out!
It's actually a fun picture wheel cut file - I decided to use just one part of the file though.

Hop on over to the Silhouette blog to check out more pictures of my layout and see how some of the other gals used the shape.

Silhouette- Cameo, Free Shape, Simple Stories cut files
Simple Stories - Good Day Sunshine Collection

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Every summer I take the kids and we go berry picking!  This year I took a few quick shots of our day just so that I could remember it (yes, getting old sucks the memory cells!!)
It was a great sunny day and lots of berries were ripe and ready for the pickin'!

Today I'm sharing a tutorial up on the Silhouette blog about using the Adhesive Backed card stock.
Check out my post HERE.

Here's the layout I created.
I used quite a few cut files and have been waiting for the perfect time to use the little Jam Jar cut file. This was that 'perfect' time!!

Here's a couple of close-ups.

I'd love it if you hopped on over to the Silhouette blog to check out more pictures and my tutorial.

Have a super day!!