Sunday, 23 October 2016

Doodlebug's Here Comes Santa Claus Digital Cut Files!

Hi everyone! Today I want to share this layout I created for Doodlebug using their new digital cut files. I'm just so excited about these cut files! I love my Silhouette Cameo and use it for (almost) every project I create. I'm over the moon that Doodlebug has now collections with matching cut files! I created a layout using the "Santa In Truck" cut file, belonging to the "Here Comes Santa Claus" collection.

And this is the cut file I used: 

Well? What do you think? Isn't Santa in his truck adorable?! 

Here's a quick look how I created him: I opened the cut file in my Silhouette Cameo and arranged all the pieces by color: 

I assembled lots of scraps from my Petite Prints collection and some left-over cardstock pieces and placed these on my cutting mat: 

I set my Silhouette to blade 6, speed 5 and it cut just perfectly even the smallest pieces: 

Next I got myself a coffee, set down at my table and opened the Santa In Truck photo on my laptop and started assembling all the cut pieces: 

This was just soooo much fun!! In no time at all Santa was finished! Isn't he fun?

And here are a few other close-ups of my layout:

If you're looking where to find the files here's a link to Lori Whitlock's shop and the Silhouette Online Store.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I can't wait to see what you will create with the new cut files! Don't forget to share on our facebook page and tag us on Instagram!

Have a great day!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

LOVE - Stuck?! Sketches

It's half October already and that means time for a new sketch challenge over at Stuck?! Sketches. Here's the layout I created for the new sketch. I used another old photo of Manon & Tim and used lots of product from Crate (Notes & Things and Maggie Holmes' Shine). 

this is the sketch Laura designed: 

And here are a few more close-ups of my page:

I love the sketch with the 4 rectangles. Instead of 4 photos I used only one and three journaling cards. I adore Crate's "Notes & Things" collection but never managed to put my hands on the 12x12 papers, therefore I combined what I did have with the "Shine" collection. Love the result. 

If you like the sketch, then why not play along?! If you do then please link up your layouts over in the sidebar on the Stuck?! Sketches blog by October 29th at midnight EST to be in the running for one of the prizes! All prizes will be drawn randomly using to pick a number.

Sponsors are: 7 Dots Studio, who are offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online store to one lucky participant!

and ScrapMatts, who are offering 2 large pieces of chipboard to a second lucky participant!

Also one scrapbooker from each challenge will be chosen to guest with us at a later date! 

Can't wait to see what you'll create!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Halloween - The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends! Today I'm back with a Halloween layout I created for The Cut Shoppe. I used some fun new Halloween cut files from The Cut Shoppe and the Trick or Treat collection from Pebbles to scrap this photo of my daughter and her spooky boyfriend: 

These are the cut files I used: 


And here are some close-ups of my page:

Don't you just love these cut files?!! My favorite is that scary, very angry tree, lol. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous week everyone!

Friday, 14 October 2016

Folded Paper Pumpkins - Pebbles

Hello friends! Last Tuesday I shared this "paper pumpkin" home decor project on Pebbles blog. Autumn is my favorite season of the year and I just love decorating my house for this season. Over the years I've collected quite a few bits and pieces, both for inside and outside the house, but every year I just need to create something new and for today's blog post I decided to make these paper pumpkins using the wonderful Woodland Forest collection.

I just love how they turned out with their perfect colors and pretty papers. Right now I'm using them to brighten up my living room, but with Thanksgiving I'm going to use them to decorate my diner table and that's why I decided to create matching "place cards" as well:

The mini kraft pocket tags were just perfect for this purpose. I selected the "thank you" phrase tags from the Homemade phrase tags package and inserted those in the pockets, but coming Thanksgiving I want to write a more personal message for everyone and put those in the pockets.

Let me show you quickly how I made the paper pumpkins. It's really very simple:

  1. Gather the 6"x 6" paper pad from the Woodland Forest collection, a few "thank you" phrase tags and a 2.5" circles punch (or 1.5" for the pumpkin decoration on the pockets). 
  2. Punch 6 circles.
  3. Trim off a little strip from each circle.
  4. Score the circles in the middle.
  5. Fold the circles in half (and ink the edges if you like)
Next glue all sides together, place a little stick (or a thin strip of paper) in the centre and place one of the labels/tags over it. Add two punched leaves and the pumpkin is ready! 

To create this pumpkin to decorate a place card (pocket tag) is similar. Just use a smaller circle punch and don't glue all the sides of the pumpkin together, but glue the last one to the pocket. Add the initial of the person the pocket/card is for and you're ready!

How I love this season with it's beautiful colors and wonderful traditions!

Woodland Forest Single-Sided Paper Pad 6"x6" (733441)
Woodland Forest Thickers (733440)
Homemade Mini Kraft Pocket Tags (732620)
Homemade Phrase Tags (732639)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a crafty week!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Here Comes Santa Claus - Doodlebug

Hi everyone! Today, on Doodlebug's blog I'm sharing a "Here Comes Santa Claus" layout! Yes, I know it's early days, but as far as I'm concerned you can never be too early for Christmas!! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I can't wait for it to be December again!

Here's what I created for today's blog post: 

I started this layout with the large background Christmas tree, which I cut from the "Holiday Hearts" paper and matted it with the "Cupcake Gingham-Linen Petite Prints" paper. Next I matted my two photos and arranged them on the tree. All the embellishments came next. My layout turned out a little busy as I'm never able to stop adding more and more die-cuts, stickers. sprinkles, etc. 

The Odds & Ends package is full of cute Santa's! Here's one of them: Santa in a plane .. isn't he fun?! And don't you adore the "Red Robin Mini Doodle-Pops" and that fun paper clip?! I sure do!

I decorated all the hearts in the tree with shiny Sprinkles from the "Holly Berries" Shape Sprinkles and the "Candy Cane" Shape Sprinkles. 

For another layout I needed only the top of one of the Santa stickers and so I had the legs left ... Don't you think it looks like he's hiding behind the tree?

I just love the shiny Candy Cane Shape Sprinkles in this collection so much! 

And one last close-up. I added some machine stitching for the finishing touch. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I can't wait to see what you'll create with this awesome Christmas collection!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Happy Today - The Cut Shoppe & Jillibean Soup

I can't believe I forgot to share this layout I created for The Cut Shoppe here on my blog! I created this page for my TCS blog post last week with the awesome Strings Attached cut file and a little bit of the Funky Florals cut file and the Jillibean Soup Healthy Hello collection.

and these are the cut files I used: 

The photos were taken with my little yellow Instax mini camera and were lying on my desk waiting to be scrapped for the past 7 months. Tulips are my favorite flowers and so I thought this Strings Attached cut file was just perfect for these photos. The flowers and leaves from the Funky Florals cut file formed the perfect finishing touch. The papers, die-cuts and wood veneer are from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello collection.

This is the second layout I created with the Strings Attached cut file and both pages are totally different. This cut file is just so versatile! I love it and will use it again for sure. If you want to have a look at the other layout I created just hop over to my gallery.

For now, thank you so much for stopping by our blog today and don't forget to hop over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to have a look at all the amazing cut files Ashley designed!