Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sunset in Malibu!

Today I am going to share a layout that I created for a Silhouette workshop that I will be teaching.  It is all about using Silhouette Sketch Pens to create a background.  I was really inspired by this technique and thought it would work great for a layout in Jay's California album.


All the doodling that you see on the background was done using my Silhouette and the sketch pens.  I used a file from the online store and created a frame for my photos.


Lately, I have really enjoyed scrapbooking on top of my photos.  I cut out this word and adhered it right over the photo.


This file was perfect for my sunset photos.  I think is was the perfect way to tie everything together.


Thanks for visiting!  I will be back with more layouts soon :)


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Take A Look - California Album

I have been puttering away on Jay's California album and I have finished another 6x12 page.  This was an enlargement that I had printed at Costco in an 8x12 size.  I narrowed it to 6x12 and then cut it up into 4x6 sections to add to the pockets.


I used my Silhouette and added this 'take a look' embellishement......


.....as well as the anchor and chain.


I love how quickly a page can come together by simply matting my photos and adding a bit of die-cut cardstock.  Pocket pages are my favouite way to scrapbook, especially with so many photos to get into this album.

Thanks for visiting :)


Monday, May 26, 2014

Do What You Love - Silhouette Cameo Deco!!!

I am finally getting around to sharing my decorated Silhouette Cameo!!!  I just love it.

I was teaching a Silhouette workshop using vinyl and I decided that decorating our Cameo was a good way for everyone to get some hands on experience.  This is what I came up with!!!


I picked a quote from the Silhouette online store.  I tried to select something inspiring and motivating.


In the workshop I wanted to demonstrate how to layer different colours so I chose to add these adorable butterflies to my design.



My final detail was to add a heart next to the Cameo logo.....because I really LOVE my Silhouette.


It looks great sitting in my craft room and brings a smile to my face everytime I see it. Thanks for visiting!!!


Monday, May 12, 2014

Weekend Photos!

What a great weekend!!  We are finally getting some decent weather.

Monty and I spent some time out in the backyard working on the gardens.  We didn't really have time for much last summer, as we were just moving in.  There were quite a few plants that we didn't like, so we pulled them out and cleaned everything up a bit.

I did manage to snap a few pictures while we were working.






On Sunday we spent some time with both my mom and hubby's family too.  I made sure to get some photos with my kids.  I am such a proud mom!!


This is my favourite one.  Look at those smiles.  Love these guys.


We also made sure to get a photo of these two.  Kevin and Amanda make such a cute couple.


It was a great weekend all around.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Card!!

I took a little break from my regular scrapbooking to make a couple of cards for Mother's Day.  I saw this new set of cut files from SVG Cuts and I just had to try them out.  My favourite is the basket of strawberries and I thoug it would be perfect for a Mother's Day card.


I used my Silhouette and sketch pens to create the sentiment, then I added a button and some twine.  I embossed the strawberries with my Cuttlebug and then sanded the dots to expose the core colour of the paper.  I used some enamel dots for the centers of my flowers and added a ribbon too.


There are a few other versions of these cards and I think I will be trying them out too.  

Thanks for visiting.