Friday, July 1, 2016

Some Exciting News...

Hello friends! Today is the official announcement of the new design team for the July to December 2016 term at Just Nick Digital Cut Files and I am very excited to announce that I will be designing with Nicole's cut files for a third term!  I'm also humbled to be joining these talented ladies.

To celebrate Canada Day in Canada on July 1 and Independence Day in the United States on July 4, Just Nick is having a sale!  From July 1 until July 4, stock up on lots of cut files and get 30% off the regular price.   Go to and be sure to use the code JULY 30 at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Remember What Matters Most

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout of my daughter and son and their spouses at Just Nick Digital Cut Files.
I designed this layout with the Botanical Beauty Background cut file and some patterned papers and embellishments from the June kit from Clique Kits that I designed with for the Just Nick/Clique Kits team up earlier this month.  
For my layout, I cut out the Botanical Beauty Background cut file on a sheet of 12 X 12 white card stock with my Cameo and backed it with the aqua corrugated paper and also several coordinating patterned papers.  I wanted to add more depth to my project by adding dimensional foam squares underneath the white card stock before adhering the patterned papers.

Here is the cut file I used for my layout:
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the fabulous cut files in the Just Nick shop here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Once In A Lifetime

Hello friends! Today on the A Flair For Buttons blog I am sharing a layout using the Just Cruising Flair.

 A few years back, I went on a scrapbooking and photography cruise to Hawaii and toured the islands of Kauai, Maui, Hawaii and Oahu.  It was a trip of a lifetime!

For my layout I used a digital cut file from Just Nick Digital Cut Files, some papers and stickers from the Carta Bella Travel Stories Collection, and also some wood veneers from Studio Calico that I have had in my stash for a while.  To complete the layout, I added some sequins to the "water".

Here is the fabulous Just Cruising Flair:

Just Cruising Flair
 These flair are perfect for all your cruising photos.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the flair in the Flair For Buttons shop today.  Have a great day!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Flamingo And Pineapple Banner

Hello friends! Today I am up on the Paper House Productions blog with an off the page project.  Yes, I mostly create layouts, but sometimes I like to try other paper crafting projects so I decided on making a banner.

I love banners and I thought this would be perfect for a summer beach party.  Flamingos and pineapples are on trend and I thought they were a perfect addition to the banner to create a tropical feel.

Flamingo Banner Supply List
I chose two Silhouette cut files (Flamingo - Silhouette Design #29133728) and (6 Banner Set -Silhouette Design #20957) and cut out 8 flamingo die cut shapes and 8 banner die cut shapes on my electronic die cutting machine.  I added one flamingo die cut to each banner.  Then I added two flamingo stickers and two pineapple stickers as shown. Next I added a butterfly puffy sticker to each banner shape and also a primrose puffy sticker to each flamingo die cut shape.
Once I had adhered all the stickers,  I added a pink polka dot strip of patterned paper to the top of each banner shape and then machine stitched around each banner shape to give more texture.  Finally I took a paper hole punch and punch two holes on the top corners of each banner shape and threaded it with a long piece of sheer ribbon.
I hope you are inspired to create a banner.  Have a lovely day!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Little Moments Layout - Just Nick/Clique Kits Team Up

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout over at Just Nick Digital Cut Files using the Floral Background cut file and the June Icons cut file.

My daughter in law Lori and my daughter's friend Kelsi, were bridesmaids at my daughter's wedding and I wanted to document them on that special day.

Last week Just Nick Digital Cut Files teamed up with Clique Kits for a blog hop so this layout was included in the hop.  I used the Floral Background cut file and the June Icons cut file on my layout as well as items from the June Kit at Clique Kits.

I cut out the Floral Background cut file on some black cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with some pink paper from the Clique Kit's June Kit.

There are some cute acrylic shapes in the kit so I cut the butterflies on some pink polka dot paper and machine stitched the acrylic butterflies onto the paper butterflies.

I wanted the "Little Moments" title to stand out, so I embellished around the title with a flair button and a dimensional leaf sticker to direct the eye to the title.

I loved this vellum tag and wanted to add the acrylic word "memories" to the tag so I machine stitched the acrylic word to the tag.  Stitching on vellum works well because adhesive would show through.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  This layout was time consuming, but I am happy on how it turned out.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!