Monday, November 20, 2017

Dream Big - Stash Bash Youtube Hop

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today for another Stash Bash Youtube Hop. This month my friends and I chose to use the spray mist from our stash. I love using mist on my backgrounds with digital cut files! Today I am using the new JustNick Studios Dream Maker cut file in a little bit different of a way. I used a Silhouette sketch pen to draw it onto my background so I could stitch it. But first, I went a little crazy with my spray mist, using the plastic packaging smoosh technique. Once my dream catcher was all stitched, I embellished my layout with the gorgeous new Cocoa Vanilla Studios Bohemian Dream collection.  Here is how it turned out...


It was a crazy amount of stitching!!! But I was home sick for a few days and wanted something to do while being a couch potato and catching up on some TV shows. Sorry for the photo overload that is about to happen ... I just love how this layout turned out!










Here is the link to my process video ...


You need to check out everyone else's Youtube videos too, they are amazing! 
Have a great week and if you are in the USA, a wonderful Thanksgiving.

~Marcia

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Poogan's Porch - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging  friends!

Sorry I have been so quiet here on the blog. Life is just busy at the moment. I have multiple house projects going on at the moment getting ready for my Thanksgiving company and trying to help out my Mom and Dad at the same time getting some chores done there too. This past weekend I was able to get away and scrap with some friends though. It felt so good!

Today, I have a travel layout for JustNick Studios to share featuring one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina. Poogan's Porch was named after the owner's dog and is set in this old quaint house. The food is AMAZING!!! If you are looking for some down home Southern food and a charming setting, this is the place. For my layout, I wanted to use a cut file that reminded me of those beautiful decorative tin ceilings you find in old houses. The Quilted Circle Background was perfect.



Can you imagine that awesome design as a beautiful ceiling? Some of our favorite dishes we sampled were the Pimiento Cheese Fritters with Green Tomato Jam, the Macaroni and Cheese, and the Chicken and Waffles. Here are some detail shots...









Here is the cut file I used today ...



Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great week.
~Marcia

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Too Cute To Spook - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

It's Halloween week at JustNick Studios so I am back today to share an adorable Halloween layout with you. Since my dog Satchel likes to greet all the Trick or Treaters, I like to dress him up in costume too. The kids love it. Even kids who may be afraid of dogs are not so scared of him when he looks so funny. Seriously, there is nothing scary about my layout! Take a look.



I used the new Spider Web 2 digital cut file for that awesome web as well as the 31 digital cut file for my title and the cat die cut.





I turned my title into a layered die cut by creating a background shadow using the offset tool in Silhouette Studio. I love how it pops against the yellow ink on my background. The googly eyes add a nice touch of whimsy. You can create a whole new look, just by adding a shadow layer. 


Here are the digital cut files I used today ...



If you are interested in watching my process video check out my YouTube channel.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a Spooktacular week!!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

I Like Fall Most Of All - Stash Bash YouTube Hop

Hello everybody!

I am back to Stash Bashing this month. This time my designer friends and I are focusing on our 6x6 paper pads. Besides making cards, I love using my 6x6 paper pads to back my digital cut files, like these awesome fall cut files from JustNick Studios.


I also used a 6x6 sheet of pattern paper to cut out my title; I Like Fall Most Of All. I thought it would really pop against my mixed media background, but not so much ... so I outlined the title with a brown marker.


These big flowers from the In Bloom cut file reminded my of sunflowers, so I backed them with yellow pattern papers. The leaves I backed with an assortment of green pattern papers from a variety of manufacturers; Fancy Pants Designs, Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Graphic 45, and Carta Bella.


I tried to get my hubby in on this photo, but he just laughed at me. I was laying down in the grass watching the leaves fall. It seemed appropriate that I add a few leaves in here as well.


I wanted to list some of my Fall favorites in the white space of my photo ... of course Pumpkin Spice is at the top!!


This little fox was irresistable! He is a leftover from last year's Simple Stories Fall collection. Those gorgeous epoxy stickers are from the Carta Bella Hello Fall collection.


Here is my process video where you can see how I created that mixed media background and links to the other designer's videos as well ...



Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Marcia

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Welcome Fall - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

So happy to be back today with some Fall inspiration from JustNick Studios. I love everything about Fall; the cooler weather, the gorgeous leaves turning red, orange, and yellow, warm comfy sweaters, and pumpkin spice coffee. There are some awesome new cut files in the store to help you document your Fall memories. I used the Leaf Cluster 2 on this layout.



I backed the negative space behind the flower and the leaves with assorted pattern papers, making sure to get a good mix of red, orange and yellow. 6x6 paper pads are great for backing cut files with their smaller patterns. I love how pretty it turned out. It looks fabulous on my mixed media background. Here are a few detailed shots ...







Here is the cut file I used today ...


I even made a YouTube Process Video for my layout. I would love to have you stop by and watch. If you like what you see, I would love for you to subscribe to my channel.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Days - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend! All this week at JustNick Studios we are going to showcase background cut files. I am kicking it off with the Hit Play Background. This cut file is so perfect for all your active subjects. I love how the triangles give the feeling of movement for my layout. Just what I needed for this shot of my son and one of our dogs crossing the Mississippi River at its source; Itasca. I think I must have hundreds of photos from this place. We love camping here and try to go at least once a year. In fact, my son loves it so much that he has it tattooed on his forearm!!



I used the Boy's Fort collection from PinkFresh Studios with a little bit of the Escape the Ordinary thrown in there. Isn't it fabulous! I am really loving these 2 new collections from PinkFresh!

I backed the triangle negative spaces with a variety of different pattern papers, then to make the triangle shape more definite, I outlined the edges with a black marker.





Here are some more detail pictures.






Here is the cut file I used today.



Thanks so much for stopping by today, Enjoy your week!
~Marcia

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Mini Pallet Home Decor - Maya Road

Hello blogging friends!

I am back again with a second project as a guest designer for Maya Road. For this project I wanted to create a home decor piece with the DIY Wood Mini Pallet 6x6 and the Vintage Burlap Roses in Smoke Grey.


I painted the wood pallet with a creamy off white paint. I thought the soft off white would look so elegant with the grey vintage burlap roses. A BullDog Clip in Bronze holds my photo, matted using the Carta Bella Hello Fall pattern papers and chipboard stickers.


Tucked just above the burlap roses is one of the Acrylic Spool Sentiment Tokens. I love how it looks like a watermark on my photo.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have really loved sharing my projects with you.





Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Back to School Teacher Gift Box - Maya Road

Hello blogging friends!

I am so excited to be guest designing for Maya Road today! They sent me so many awesome products to work with. When I saw the Work It Office Die Bundle, I thought how perfect it would be to create a Teacher gift. I combined it with an Antique Wood Ruler, a Ken Oliver Vintage Typewriter Charm, and Ken Oliver Waxed Hemp in Fern Green and created this apple gift box (from SVGcuts)...


This apple box opens up and you can place candy and/or a gift card inside.


I really love these eye glasses in the die set, which also includes the notebook paper, the star, the check mark, and the pencil. A little vellum behind the eyeglasses makes them look more realistic. I attached the typewriter charm to the green waxed hemp and tied a bow ... isn't it lovely!


Here is one more look of the apple gift box ...


Thanks so much for stopping by today.