Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Breaking News

I have been keeping a secret....


I have been asked the joing the Fancy Pants Designs team.  I cannot believe my good fortune to have been invited to 2 of my most favourite teams.  Would you believe I got one invite the day after receiving the other?  I will be joining them in showcasing their gorgeous and fun to work with products over the next year.

I was able to jump in right away as we teamed up with Pagemaps for their March release.  I grabbed the newly released Flutter collection, and a few photos from our recent trip to Disney and set to work on the sketch Becky sent me to use.

Although we do not watch the Simpsons in our home the girls of course recognized Wiggum, and wanted a quick pic with him.  I just love the fun summer colours of Disney World, they go perfectly with this collection.

So many great elements in the ephemera packages.  Great value for your dollar with plenty of die cuts, including gold foil.

Gotta love a collection that includes flair buttons!  If you hop over to the Pagemaps blog you can enter to win this entire collection.

Here is the Pagemaps sketch I worked with.
I don't often work with sketches, but when I do, I am always happy with the way they make my work look new, and different, but yet still me.

You should keep you eye on the Paper Issues store for Flutter and Office Suite, the 2 new collections by Fancy Pants designs.  I know they'll be available in the shop soon, possibly even by the time this post goes live.  Don't forget to use my code:SHERRI to shop, and save yourself 20% off your order.
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Canine Assistant

Meet my office buddy, Cybil.
She's more of a nuisance, than an assistant, but it's all in love.  My office is also the home of my boss (office on the main floor, living quarters on the second floor), so we get the constant company of this female Great Dane all day long.  When she's not following us around the office, she is either gazing longingly out the window at the passersby, or sitting near us, like this.  That teddybear is her most prized possession, she just loves to cuddle with it, sucking on the ear, lolling herself to sleep.

I created a little pocket backing a piece of cardstock against this gorgeous piece of Crate Paper patterned paper to hold my journaling tag.

 Isn't she cute?  Perfect way for me to use up more of these ephemera pieces from the Crate Paper Oh Darling collection. 
Those little Maggie Holmes Open book bows were too cute to not include on this girl themed layout.

 I am playing along with the Hip To Be Square Issue over at Paper Issues.  The Issue is being sponsored by the lovely Shelley Haganman.  There are all sorts of way you can link up I went with square photos, and a square design, as well as using {a flair for buttons} flair pieces.  Hop over to the Paper Issues blog to check out the Issue details and link up your own creation.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

My Birthday Boy

Have you worked with a Paper Issues Swag Bag yet?  I like to call them fantastic little bags of gorgeousness.  Several 3x4 patterned paper pieces, stickers, buttons, sequins, and coordinating little embellishments of all types are packed into these bags making is super duper easy to pull together a layout in well under 60 minutes.

I made this layout, which documents this wonderful guy on his last big birthday.  We celebrated true to his low key style.  Dinner and a movie for all 5 of us. 
(just the resin hearts and the alphabets were from my stash)

I used the hidden tag to hold my journaling.  Isn't that Maya Road deer the cutest.  Had to MAKE myself use that little guy up, really just wanted to keep it on my desk and stare at it for days, and days. 

The Swag Bags, really are chalk full of so many fun little embellies and cards to create whatever type of project your heart desires.  My Paper Issues buddy Melissa wrote up a great post showcasing just a few ways other DT members have used these bags.  Hop over here to the Paper Issues blog to have a look.  Interested in starting up a subscription to receive your how bag of gorgeousness every month?  You can get your name on the list right here in the Paper Issues store.  And as with all your purchases in the Paper Issues store, use code:SHERRI at checkout to save yourself 20% off your entire purchase.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

I've got BIG news

I am thrilled to be able to share with you all that... 
I have been invited to join the Pink Paislee 2015 Creative Team!


I was in complete shock when I opened Rebecca's email.  I startled my family with all my high pitched squealing, it was pretty funny actually.  I'll be honest I read it, and re-read it to be sure I was reading correctly.

I cannot wait to get started.  
Check out the box that arrived on my door a few days after I accepted the position.  
I can't yet show you what's inside, but I can promise you, you're going to love it!  I already have a couple of projects in mind for some of the not yet released collections. 

Until then, here is the last project I created with Pink Paislee product.
I used the lovely Bella Rouge Collection, and a freebie cut file from Paper Issues.

Wanna meet the rest of the team?  
Have a look below.  

You should check out their social media pages, this is one ├╝ber talented group of women, you'll be sure to be inspired!  
Make sure to follow the Pink Paislee blog to meet all the members of the new Creative Team, and be among the first to see the gorgeous new collections shipping soon.  

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Everyday Valentine

I am up on the Paper Camellia blog today with this layout featuring two of the sweetest seniors I know.

I snapped this quick pic of my in-laws on the little train that travels the Wildlife Sanctuary in Busch Gardens.  A quick and easy layout using the February Main Kit.  I just loved the combination of Crate Paper, and We R Memory Keepers papers in the kit.

I grabbed this freebie Silhouette Cameo cut file by Nicole Nowosad and set to work combining several of the fun elements in the kit.  Easy Peasy.  I just love working with kits, takes all the thinking out of combining all the different elements you want on a page.  Ria has such a great eye, and always offers the latest and greatest in scrappy product.  Her kits are excellent value for the price.  Hope over to the blog to see detail shots and read a little more about how this layout came together.  If you are ready to get your hands on this quality goodness month after month, hop over here to get your name on the subscription list.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Month of Love

It's reveal time at Paper Camellia.  February is of course, the month of love. Filled with products from Crate Paper and WeR Memory Keepers, this month is sure to offer many options when documenting the many loves in our lives.

It was obvious that the number 1 person in my life be the one first documented.
I love being married to this man.  We are far from perfect together, and still have the odd mis-communication here and there, but there is no one I'd rather journey this life with than him.  He keeps me sane, he makes me laugh, he is a wonderful dad to our girls, and he's such a great example of the man we hope our girls end up with someday.

I just love ephemera and sticker packs, they are perfect for popping off the page, or layering into your mix of patterned papers.  And how gorgeous are those gold foam stickers?
 That sweet little tag came in my kit already dressed up with those teeny tiny hearts, all I did was use the ribbon from the kit, add a glue dot, and voila, super cute embelly.

See how much depth you can get just by adding a little bit of 3D adhesive?  I kind feel I may need 1 or 2 more packages of those alphas, they are the perfect size and font for my style.

The Main Kits are already sold out (only took 1 day), but the Add On Kits are still available for purchase right here on the Paper Camellia blog.  If you're interested you should hurry as these will soon be gone also.


I promised you a winner to the giveaway I posted a couple of weeks ago.  And I have one for you.  I asked the hubs to pick a number between 1 and 25.  Lucky #3 is the winner of all the embellishments goodies from the January Main and Add On kits.  The colours go perfectly with this months kits also, making it a double win.
Congratulation to Charlotte Brochu!  Please contact me with your snail mail, so I can get your goodies out to you asap.  Thank you to all those who entered.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Paper Camilla *Buddies* & A Giveaway

I have my last layout January Kit from Paper Camellia to share with you today.
This little guy managed to make it onto 2 of the 4 layouts I created with this kit.  Not sure if that means I'm loving hem more these days or I'm simply running this on photos to scrap.  He's so darn cute though, that scrapping his photos are pretty easy.

The January kit with all it's sticker sheets, especially the gold puffy words was such a pleasure to work with.  In order to not distract from the perfect colour combination of the papers and embellishments, I decided to print my photos in black & white.

That wood veneer frame was so cute, but I found the little sentiment just didn't work with where I wanted to place the frame on my layout; easy fix: flip it over.  Notice that gold polka dot paper?  It's a piece of the Webster's Pages Beautiful Chic vellum that was included in the Main Kit.  I loved that it was split up into 8 different designs on one 12x12 sheet of vellum.  It would be perfect for cards.

I added a mini supply tag from my stash, to record the journaling, and used a little strip of double sided tape to embellish it.

Interested in seeing what the January kit included?  Check out what you missed here.  And if you don't want to miss out on one more gorgeous kit (and we know they're gonna be awesome given all the goodness we've been seeing revealed at CHA2015).  Hop over here to get yourself signed up for a monthly subscription.

Today, as a little extra bonus, in celebration of my first official month as a Paper Camilla girl, I have a giveaway happening on Instagram and here on my blog for some of the embellishments included in the January kit up for grabs to one lucky person.
All you have to do is leave a comment here to be entered.  Be sure to leave me your contact info so I can be in touch if you win.
I will post the winner right on my blog on February 2nd, so be sure to pop back to see if you're the lucky one.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn.
Due to steep international shipping this giveaway is open to North America residents only please.  Thank you for understanding, and good luck to all who enter!


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