Saturday, May 31, 2014

I Love Summer~Samantha Walker Blog

Hi!  I am up on the Samantha Walker blog today with a fun card just for summer!  Just follow the link above!


Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Jillibean Soup & SRM

Maxenzi needed a Birthday card and she really didn't love anything in my stash...she asked if I could make something a little more fun for one of her friends.  So I dug into my stash of Jillibean Soup's Birthday Bisque and some SRM Stickers.  
Here is what I came up with...

Super fun, I love the paper curls...I hope her friend loves it!
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fancy Pants Newsletter Sketch and Layout

Sharing a layout that I created for the Fancy Pants Newsletter with the awesome Be Different Collection.  I love this line, I simply can't get enough of it.  
You can play along too with this sketch and win a fabulous prize from Fancy Pants.
 Create a page with this sketch and enter to win a fabulous prize pack from us, along with a chance to be our featured designer in next month’s newsletter! In order for us to view your layouts, post them on our Facebook page,here
 or tag us on Instagram (@fancypantsdesigns) by the end of the day on June 2nd, making sure to use this month’s sketch, along with Fancy Pants Designs products.


The sketch is by the amazing Jenny Evans...all of her sketches and her work is beyond gorgeous.  Love here style!

Here is my take with the handsome Mr. Jack!


Thanks for stopping by and we would love to see what you create with this sketch and Fancy Pants Products!  You still have time!

Linking to Paper Issue The World Is A Circle Link Up Party!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

All American with EP's Independence Day

Hoping everyone had a safe and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend.  We really didn't do much at all, which left me some free time to scrap and create.  I have just a simple and fun page to share with you today with EP's Independence Day Mini collection, this was created for The Scrapbooking Studio.  I was so inspired by the simplicity of this layout that I had to lift it, you see it here.  Such a great page...sometimes simple is the way to go. 

 I love this and thank you Mary for sharing this photo with me.
It's just way too cute!



Friday, May 23, 2014

Summer Paradise~Nautical Box Card

Happy Friday!  I am back today with a Nautical Box Card from Lori Whitlock.  I am finishing up my stash of Simple Stories Summer Paradise and have been wanting to try this sweet little box card out with this collection.  It's perfect and these are so easy to make, plus they fold flat and fit into an A2 envelope to mail!
I added a couple of extra clouds in the background and used the Summer Paradise stickers for the anchor and the sentiment!
Enjoy your holiday weekend and be safe!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Simple Stories Summer Paradise Layout

Yep, I am back with another SS Summer Paradise project to share with you.  I am working with this gorgeous line for
 The Scrapbooking Studio.  It's perfect for all of your summer cards and layouts, I simply can't get enough of it!
Here is a simple page that I created in a matter of minutes...


I have had this precious photo of this little guy for quite awhile..just never had the perfect collection to use it with!  I love this photo and I hope his mama loves this layout as much as I do!
Thank you Leah for sharing with me!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

More Summer Paradise with Simple Stories!

Sharing another card created with the Simple Stories Summer Paradise collection for The Scrapbooking Studio.  This one is a fun shaped card!
I used a awesome file that you can find here, it's called
 Beach Sunglasses and it's from Michelle Renee. 
 I simply duplicated the sunglass shape, flipped it and welded it, to create the card!  Super fun!


Thanks for stopping by today!
Linking to Paper Issues Current Link Party!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Simple Stories Summer Paradise Shaker Card

I am loving this Simple Stories Summer Paradise collection from 
The Scrapbooking Studio.  I have made 3 cards with this line and I will share them here with you this week.  
My first card has a fun shaker box embellishment from
 Lori Whitlock, you can find the file here.  They are super easy to make and I filled mine with fun sequins from Doodlebug!


Stop back this week for a couple of more cards with 
Summer Paradise!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Winner of Sketchy Saturday prize!

The winner of my Sketchy Saturday prize is
Blogger cghundley said...
What a sweet
and beautiful
layout!
Carla from Utah
April 19, 2014 at 6:59 AM
Carla just send me your snail mail address and I will get your prize 
out to you.  Email me at artplay@nvc.net!  Congrats!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fancy Pants Newsletter

Click here for the Samantha Walker Blog Hop!

Sharing the new Fancy Pants newsletter edited by the talented Kim Watson....it's full of gorgeous inspiration!
I have layout in this month's edition based on a sketch by the amazing Jenny Evans!
Click here to see this month's edition and make sure to sign up to have it delivered every month to your email!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Fancy Pants~Hello Baby

Click here for the Samantha Walker Blog Hop!

My turn today on the Fancy Pants Blog and I used the brand new 
Burlap & Bouquets collection.  I can just show you a sneak peek and then you have to head over to the Fancy Pants blog to see the rest of the photos!


Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

SRM and We R Birthday Cards

For the Samantha Walker Blog Hop click here.

Playing along with this month's challenge over at the SRM Sticker Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is anything to do with Birthdays.  I had some super fun new We R Memory Keepers paper from The Scrapbooking Studio and the perfect SRM stickers to play along.  I love all of the new shaker embellishments from
 Lori Whitlock, way fun and super easy to create!
 And for this one, I used layered bow cut file from Jamie Cripps.  Again super easy to create, just layer together and finish with some Twinery Twine!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Samantha Walker May Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop.  Our theme this month is Graduation.
Leave a  comment by Sunday, 05/18 at 11:59pm MDT in order to be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file as well as the prize...which is the
Just follow the Rafflecopter entries below!

Here is the gorgeous free file you can get!

 And the super fun prize for one lucky winner!  We will announce the winner on Monday, 5/19 on Samantha Walker's Facebook Page.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Here is the card I created for our theme this month...a fun graduation mortar board card.  It was simple to create, gotta love that.  I used Samantha's cd or card wrap file and cut it the size it appears on your mat.  I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss Pepper for the mortar board.  I then cut a white square to fit inside and cut Samantha's Oh Happy Day file in the Pepper Dotted Swiss for my sentiment.  I had to reduce the size to fit the inside of the card.
Yep, told you it was super simple but I love the look of this card..clean and simple!
Finish with a button in your Graduate's school color and a tassel!



Click on the images below to take you to these files in the Silhouette Store.



Thanks for joining us today!

Your next stop on the blog hop is the talented

Monday, May 12, 2014

Flower Pot Card with Baggage Claim

Sharing a card that I created for Mother's Day with the gorgeous Baggage Claim collection and a little help from my Silhouette Cameo.  I used a cut file from Lori Whitlock, you can find the file here.

The only thing I did differently with the cut file, was I add another layer behind each flower and a three more leaf cuts. After I cut all the pieces, I inked each and every piece with a coordinating PowderPuff Ink.  I love the soft shadowing effect that this inks give.  The Coral and Caribbean Blue are my favorites.  After I inked all the pieces, I just layered the flower pieces and added a brad.  Once I had the leaves and flowers added, I curled some of the flower pieces with a pencil...just to give them a bit more body!                           

The flowers pull out of the pot and you can add your sentiment to this piece.  I trimmed down a vellum quote from an Itty Bitty Quote box and adhered it with a glue dot hidden by that little heart.  

The quote reads:

Mothers hold their children's hands
for just a little while....
Their hearts forever...




Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Just a quick post to wish my Mom and all of you wonderful Moms, a very Happy Mother's Day!
Sharing the card I sent to my Mom, created with several
 Samantha Walker files and some Doodlebug papers!
The butterfly actual moves and follows the circle of the card...love the interactive cards from Samantha Walker.  I used the 
Interactive Hot Air Balloon Card as my base and switched out the balloon for a butterfly!  Super fun and super easy!

Happy Mother's Day Mom!
Enjoy your day!

Linking to Paper Issues Link Party

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sketchy Saturday-Week 10


Thanks goodness it's the weekend...it's been a very long week.  So thankful that it's over and now on to a quiet weekend at home!
I had time to play this week with another great sketch from Christine Meyer.  You can find her blog here and her Facebook page here.  


 I changed it up just a bit, that is the sign of great sketch for me....just a jumping point.  I created a pie chart for my circle and then only used one photo and a 4x6 piece for Simple Stories Summer Paradise that I got from The Scrapbooking Studio.  Such a fun mini line!  Thanks Casey for sharing this amazing photo with me!  What a great shot!


Enjoy your weekend.  Go. See. Do
Linking to Paper Issues Link Up Party!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rough & Tumble Cards

Sharing a couple of more cards created with Samantha Walker's Carta Bella Collection, Rough & Tumble!
I love this collection, I have had so much fun with it and can't wait to get my hands on her new collection, Carta Bella Summer Lovin'.

I had some fun with washi tape to create these super cute flowers. I Love how they turned out!

And a bit more fun with rows of washi tape!

 These two were on Samantha Walker's blog last week!
 You can find the tutorial for this one here!

Happy Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sharing April's Publications!

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed National Scrapbooking Day!  Love that we have our own celebration...there were so many great blog hops and prizes to be won!
Sharing my April publications in Scrapbook Trends and CARDS magazines....

Thanks Cara for sharing your gorgeous girls with me!  Lots of fun with some Pink Paislee Cottage Farms!



 And a fun card with Colorbok products!


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Fancy Pants~NSD Celebration Blog Hop

So glad that you hopped by and joined us today for the Fancy Pants National Scrapbook Day Celebration.  You should have arrived here from Laurel Seabrook's blog.
I created a layout with the adorable, fun Be Different collection.
The layout features the most adorable little guy....could he be any cuter?!?!  Thank you Kate for sharing him with me!


Lots of layering with the amazing embellishments in the collection.  I never ever seem to use those little alphabets included in the sticker sheet.  So I decided to use them for a fun layering piece.
This is one of the most fun collections I have ever worked with...it is just perfect for creating and capturing precious memories like this little guy's 1st birthday!




You could win this awesome Nautical collection for leaving a comment on every blog in the hop.  Start and end at the
 Fancy Pants Blog.  Leave a comment on every designer's blog and one at the end, on the Fancy Pant's blog to let us know you are done hopping!


Thanks again for joining us today...your next hop is
Beatriz Jenning's (link below) sorry blogger isn't playing nice today!


Here is a complete list of the hop:

Cathy Harper (you are here)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Rainy Day Bouquet

 Sharing a Rainy Day Bouquet created with a pair of Wellies for Helmar!  A perfect quick project to brighten someone's day.  It went together in no time at all with the help of my Silhouette Cameo and Helmar adhesives.
You can see the complete post here!
Love to have you stop by and take a peek!

Flower wellies