Monday, October 20, 2014

Love This Life using Silhouette's Stencil Material!

Today on the Silhouette Blog, I am featuring this layout using Stencil Material.  Come see the whole post.  Stencil Material is a perfect way to make custom stencils!



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Friday, October 17, 2014

Carta Bella Bundle Up Hot Cocoa Gift Set!


Here is Utah, we have had some fabulous weather for it being October, but I know that is all going to come to an end soon.  Hello Carta Bella friends, today I've got a super cute idea for a gift when the cooler weather hits.

So, who doesn’t love hot cocoa along with fun hot cocoa recipes?  Here is what I did!


I created this fabulous hot cocoa recipe holder by cutting out patterned paper from the Bundled Up Collection. The back part of the recipe holder is 4 x 6 inches.  To make the front part, I used the Carta Bella Label found in the online Silhouette Store.  I sized it to
5 x 6 inches.  I cut the label only using ¾ of it make a pocket for the recipe cards to fit in.


I decorated my gift set using Carta Bella’s Designer Die Cuts as well as their die cuts from the Silhouette Store.  No matter what you have to cut out dies with, it’s wonderful that Carta Bella offers die cuts for manual die cut machines as well as digital ones.  By combining the two of these, you get the best of both worlds and can create something wonderful.  I love how I can use Carta Bella’s digital dies for just about any project, giving me a selection for my projects when using the Designer Dies as well.


I also put together a hot cocoa treat bag with straws, hot cocoa and chocolates…yum!  I also decorated this bag using Designer Dies as well as digital dies from the online Silhouette Store.



Have a look!  I used the Journaling Cards from the Bundled Up Collection to write hot cocoa recipes on.

Thanks for stopping in.  Make sure you check out the Carta Bella Blog to see this project and other fun projects using the Bundled Up Collection. Enjoy creating those fun winter gifts from the Bundled Up Collection.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

A Silhouette Tutorial...Inserting a shape into a design!

Hello Silhouette fans!  I have a fun tutorial up on the Silhouette Blog today.  I want to share the whole thing with you, but you must head on over there to see how!  Anywhoo...here is the layout, but make sure you go over to the Silhouette Blog to see the whole thing!


Friday, October 10, 2014

A Silhouette Adhesive Corrugated Paper Layout!

Happy Friday Silhouette friends!  I have an adorable layout up on the Silhouette Blog today featuring Adhesive Corrugated Paper!  Here is a looksy, but to see the whole post...head on over to the Silhouette Blog!



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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Samantha Walker Creative Crafter's October Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Jamie Cripps Blog.  If not, go there first as to not miss anything!


We also have an amazing giveaway this month sponsored by Spellbinders!
This month one lucky winner will receive a  Spellbinder's Shapeabilities Expandable Patterns Die Fancy Lattice



All you need to do is enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.


This month the team has been given the theme "Halloween", so the team is sharing projects with that theme.

I made a couple of projects for this hop.  I used Samantha's new Gable Box w/Candy Bar Crate and the a2 Spider and Web Card



Here's a look at what I did!  


How fun is this Gable Box?!  I love how you can add treats to the outside...so creative!





Here is a closeup of the cute Spider Card.  I used Samantha's JustRite Clear Stamps for the title on the card as well as the Gable Box.  The stamp set is called Boo-tiful Cameos!


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Monday, September 29, 2014

An Imaginisce Fall Layout!

Just like a lot of the Imaginisce Design Team...I too am so in love with the Bushel O' Fall Collection, so this made my decision very easy when creating this layout. Not only do I love this collection, but I am in love with this cute guy here.  Fall is one of the perfect times to do photo shoots and that's when we did this one.  There was no question that Bushel O' Fall was perfect for this layout.


For the title, I decided to use a full sheet of patterned paper and cut into it for the title.  I popped it up using foam adhesive and adhered cardstock to the back.  


I cut out some cute Fall looking leaves and framed them around my pictures.



Cutting out a few of the cute images found on the Bushel O' Fall patterned papers, I adhered them on for added embellishments.  I also used some Bling and Wood Buttons from the Bushel O' Fall Collection.


Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a wonderful time creating and scrapbooking those Fall memories!  Make sure you are stocking the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the Fall layouts the design team is creating!

Supplies: Imaginisce Patterned Papers. Die Cuts Bling Pack and Wood Buttons (Bushel O' Fall)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Carta Bella's Christmas Time Collection and Decorative Tape!



Hi...today I would like to share with you fun way to use Carta Bella’s Decorative Tape.

Have you ever thought about die cutting your washi tape?  Well, here is a quick way to do just that.  Using a piece of cardstock, I applied the washi tape in strips.  I then cut out the cardstock and Decorative Tape using Echo Park’s Designer Die Snowflake Set #2.



How cool is that and way, way easy and we all love easy?!  Here are some close ups of my project and my cute washi snowflakes.  I created this altered tray using Carta Bella’s new Christmas Time Collection.



Have a look at this…a cute washi banner!



What will do with Carta Bella’s Decorative Tapes?  Give this a try with the Designer Dies and see the fun embellishments you can create.  You could also try using your Decorative Tape with the shapes from the Carta Bella Silhouette Store…just a thought!  Thanks for stopping in today and make sure you stop by the Carta Bella Blog as well and leave me some love there!


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bestie Card and Mini Gift Box using Imaginisce!

Good Thursday morning crafty friends!  Today I would like to share with you a couple of projects using Imaginisce's Welcome Spring Collection!  

I made this cute little bestie card with a mini gift box...perfect for a friend that sweet friend of yours who just might need a pick me up!  I know I love having things like this around to give away.




Hope you enjoyed my projects today!  Need some more inspiration?  Check out the Imaginisce Blog!  Thanks for stopping in!  



Monday, September 22, 2014

A Silhouette Pixscan Layout!

I have been waiting oh so patiently for the right time to use my new Pixscan mat.  I have to admit, I was worried that for some reason it wouldn't work out for me.  Let me tell you, that is just me.  Sometimes I am a half glass empty kind of girl.  So, I set those insecurities aside and got to work and this is what happened!  Fun, right?  Well, to see the whole post on this fun project...head on over to the Silhouette Blog!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Samantha Walker Fall Pumpkin Tutorial!

Good Saturday morning!  Today I want to share with you a simple way to make some cute fabric pumpkins!  


You will need:
fabric circles (mine are 9, 11 and 16 inches, but you can do what you want)
small sticks
batting or dried beans
needle
thread
glue
paper leaves (optional)
mini curls (optional)
anything you would like to use to embellish your pumpkins

First, cut out your circles.  I used Samantha's Decadence Fabric from Riley Blake Designs.  This fabric is just perfect for Fall projects.


Use a gathering stitch around the outer edge of the fabric circle to bring the fabric into a ball.  Do this all the way around the circle.



Make sure you don't completely gather and tighten the fabric together.  Leave an opening to insert the batting.


Once the batting is all in, stitch and knot your gathers so they don't come loose.  Leave just enough room to insert and glue a small stick in for a stem.  


Embellish your pumpkins with anything else you'd like.  I added leaves from Samantha's Card: Leaves Shape.




Go ahead...give it a try!  It's so fun and easy to do and a perfect is a perfect piece of Fall decor!













Monday, September 15, 2014

Thickening up a Title in the Silhouette Software!

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If you are like me and find a title that you want to use a title  on a project but when making the title smaller to fit your project, it ends up being too small and it too thin when cut out.  I've had this problem and when I cut my title out, it rips because it is too thin.  I have a tutorial up on the Silhouette Blog to solve this problem.  Stop by and check it out!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Wassup...with Silhouette?!

Happy Friday!  How many of you are trying to get in those last minute summer adventures?  I know our family is, even if it is on the weekends.  Today on the Silhouette Blog, I'm talking about how I made this layout!  Come by and say hi!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Samantha Walker's Creative Crafters September Blog Hop!

Your have arrived at your first stop...ME!  Welcome!


We also have an amazing giveaway this month sponsored by Spellbinders!
This month one lucky winner will receive a  Spellbinder's Fall Splendor Grand Impressabilities.


All you need to do is enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.


This month the team has been given the theme "Fall", so the team is sharing projects with that theme.

I made this fun Fall wreath and leaf card using Samantha's 2 Layer Leaf Wreath, 'Gather Together' Word Phrase and Card Swirly Leaf....all of them Samantha's Shapes at the Silhouette Store. I also use of of Samantha's older collection, Orchard Harvest.




Here's a look at what I did!  I made a the wreath that can be used at a piece of holiday home decor and leaf card.  Looks closely and you will see that I have added some glitter to these projects...just for a special touch!




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FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file!  You will have until Sunday September 14th at 11:59 pm MDT to leave your comments.  A winner will be picked Monday September the 15th on Samantha's Facebook Page!  Here's a look at the free SVG!



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