Living in Paradise – Stick It Down June Reveal

Hello and Happy June!

It is once again time for a Stick It Down double page reveal.  This is also my last reveal for this term, and I will be going on a bit of a design team hiatus after.  Life gets a little busy for me from August through October, and I still have a ton of UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) from past scrappy trips I would like to work through. So, with limited crafting time ahead, it was time to take a break.  That being said, I have had a sneak peek of the upcoming sketches and they are AMAZING!

So, here is my final (for now!) reveal for Stick It Down.


I stuck to using the Summer Sun collection pack from Fancy Pants to scrapbook pictures from our first trip to Cuba.  The cardstock is Stampin’ UP!, the enamel dots are Bella Blvd, the twine is American Crafts, and the washi is from my stash.  I have really loved playing with this collection.

Here is the sketch we had to work with for June:


Thank you to all for joining me on this fun Stick It Down journey! Thank you to the awesome crew at Stick It Down for being so welcoming and supportive.  It has been a pleasure creating with you.

Do hop on over to the Stick It Down blog and see what the rest of the team has created for your June inspiration. I happen to know that if you link up your creations with us you have a chance to win a prize or be an upcoming featured designer!  As always, I can’t wait to see what you create.

March Stick-It-Down Feature Reveal

Hello and Happy March!

I am thrilled to be back with Stick It Down this month after missing last month.  Thank you to the wonderful team at Stick It Down for being so supportive as I looked after some family matters.  I did eventually complete February’s layout and will post it at some point.

March is also the month where I am the featured designer for the Stick It Down double page team! (no pressure!)  We have a really fun layout for your double page scrapbook inspiration.  Once again I took a few liberties with the sketch and had a little bit of fun with it.  I opted to stick with photo and embellishment clusters like in the sketch, but used a bunch of journaling cards and changed the sizes of the elements to work for me.  I worked with the Fancy Pants Summer Sun collection that I picked up at ScrapFest last year. I just love the dreamy colour palette and all the fun embellishments that are great for building fun clusters.  The paper is also an amazing weight and texture.

So here is what I created for this month:

March Feature 2a

I used pictures from our amazing January trip to Playa del Carmen and Cancun Mexico. I added in some misting (Heidi Swapp and Tattered Angels) and inking (Tim Holtz), as well as a few fun rhinestones from Recollections.

Here is the sketch for March:


So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the Stick It Down blog to view the sketches (single page, card AND double page!) and be inspired. To see what the rest of the double page team has created you will want to go back on Monday the 6th to see their reveals!  Make sure you share your creations with us by the end of the month for a chance to win a prize AND to be a featured designer for May!  I can’t wait to see what you create!

Fall Fun – ScrapMuch? October Colour Challenge

I’ve found myself with some extra scrappy time this month. I also had a bunch of awesome leftovers from one of my Inspiration Unlimited project kits that I couldn’t wait to play with. Amazingly enough the papers in the pack fit the ScrapMuch? colour challenge perfectly. Even after creating the Inspiration Unlimited project and this layout I still have a ton of leftover product. I know I know, so much build-up right? The papers are all Fancy Pants Designs True Friend collection. When I get my Inspiration Unlimited post done, (I’m waiting to finish a few of the projects before I blog it) I’ll share the super cute project we made with this kit. Mr & Mrs Fancy Pants (aka Jodi and Jared) were super sweet too! Really great company, really great products!

So here are the colours for this month’s challenge:

And here is what I created:

Fall Fun 2
Supplies used: Cardstock – Stampin’ UP!, Bazzill Basics; Die cut machine and shape – Silhouette Cameo; Punches – EK Success, Marvy Uchida, Carl; Sequins – Fancy Pants Designs, Teresa Collins Designs, Lawn Fawn; Chipboard Embellishments – Fancy Pants Designs; Letter Stickers – Fancy Pants Designs; Stickles – Ranger; Jute – Stash; Card, Stickers, Tag – Fancy Pants Designs.

This paper line is so much fun! My Cameo decided to have a bit of a fit when it was cutting the bubble placemat, hence the less than clean cut. I think/hope I got it fixed but I was having a mini panic attack wondering what I was going to do if my Silhouette was broken!

Here are some detail shots:

fun detail 2

fun detail 1

As for rules about the colour challenge:
To play along, all you have to do is create a new paper crafted project, of any type, that uses at least 4 of the colours from the colour board and post it on your blog or any other online forum (ie. your Flickr Account) that you can link us up to, by our deadline. Then link it using the Inlinkz tool in our sidebar.

One lucky participant, drawn randomly, will be winning a prize!! It doesn’t get much better than that! Everyone is welcome to play, though there may be some shipping charges to our international winners.

The deadline for linking to this challenge is October 29th 2014 at midnight.

So if you want to play along and possibly win a prize, you still have time! I hope this fun whimsy layout inspired you to create one of your own!

Thanks for popping by!