Friday, January 27, 2012

Make a cute Valentines banner using new Silhouette Designs!

Have you checked out the Silhouette store recently? If you have...chances are you have seen some of Samantha's new die cuts. If you haven't, well you are missing out. I suggest you check out Samantha's Portfolio.

Today, I have a fun project to share with you I made using Samantha's Ooh La La Collection from Creative Imaginations and several of her new die cuts and some Maya Road envelopes. This Ooh La La Collection is so gorgeous and perfect for Valentines Day and in combination with her new Valentine die cuts, makes for a super cute project. These are the die cuts I used.

Border Hearts

Card Fancy Occasion Hearts
Doily Heart Lace Edge

Card Circle Valentine

Here is my banner!

Do you want to make a Valentines Love Banner like this? So simple and easy, especially when you can cut most of it out!

First off, I picked the die cuts I wanted to use, sized them and then cut them. Again, the ones I used for this banner are above and can be found in Samantha's Portfolio.

For the first part of the banner I used an envelope. I cut the Border Hearts from my Silhouette and adhered lace to the the border and onto the envelope. I also adhered lace to the underside of the envelope flap. I embellished it by adding pearls, hearts, a little key trinket and twine. The patterned paper I used is from the Ooh La La Collection. You can really make this your own and embellish it any way you would like.

For second part of this banner I used Samantha's Card Fancy Occasion Hearts die cut. I then cut the label out (one of Samantha's found here) and used the Love sticker label from her Ooh La La Collection. I added some more hearts and pearls as well.

For the third part, I used another envelope from Maya Road. Behind the envelope flap I added paper from the Ooh La La Collection. Then over the top of the flap I added the Doily Heart Lace Edge die cut. Once again, I embellished with pearls, hearts and twine.

For the fourth part I used one of Samantha's card die cuts, the Card Circle Valentine. I made a rolled rose, adhered lace around the rose and put it in the center of the card. The Romance word is a rub on and paper used to make the rose are from the Ooh La La Collection. I added some more pearls too.

I wanted to use the card as an added touch to the banner, a card too! I label sticker is from the Ooh La La Collection and the title is Samantha's. You can find it here.

For the last part of of this banner, I used another envelope. I added more lace under the envelope flap. I cut the tag out, one of Samantha's found here. I added paper and epoxy stickers from the Ooh La La Collection. I embellished the tag with a lock and key trinket as well as more twine. Then I connected the whole banner by punching small circle holes in all the corners and tying it together with ribbon! Viola... a super cute Valentines Banner!

We would love to see your creations with Samantha's die cuts from Silhouette! You can upload them on Samantha's Facebook Page. Now, to give this banner to someone special!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday with Samantha Walker!

Wonderful Wednesday is all about feature projects made by Samantha's Creative Crafters using her new digital collections. This week she is featuring the Foundations Gray Baby and Orchard Harvest Autumn Leave Paper Pack.

These can both be found at Jessica Sprague's Online Digital Store.

I have really enjoyed creating digital pages...even though I am no pro by any means. Still a newbie...but it has been fun. I created a layout using Foundations Gray Baby Paper Pack. Let me tell you...these collections are gorgeous and so easy to use.

So, to see more digital designs created with these two paper packs go and check out Samantha's Blog and visit her Facebook page as well.

Check out the Happy Hearts Collection from Adornit!

A little while ago, I got the opportunity to play around with Adornit's Happy Hearts Paper Collection and the Fabric Collection. The colors and designs were right up my alley, so it was so easy to create projects that I could be proud of. Check out Carolee and Jackie as they talk about the Happy Hearts Collection. Click on the image below to watch the video.

I know I posted these projects a little while back, but here they are again. The projects I don't have pictures of are the Life is Sweet layout and Heart Wreath. You can see these two projects in the video.

Come stop by and see the Adornit Girls and I at CHA and check out all of Adornit's fabulous collectios!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Back to work then off to CHA on Saturday

If you haven't heard much from me in the last week it was because I was on a Caribbean Cruise with my hubby. Let me say it was nothing short of amazing, beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, yummy food and loads of fun! Now, it is back to the grind and cold...ahhh. Just have to say I am missing this....

This Saturday I am headed to California to CHA with the Adornit Girls. I am so excited to share this fun experience with them. They have been so good to me. Come by and say hi!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Some Samantha Walker for ya!

I just thought I would share a couple of projects I did with Samantha's Orchard Harvest Collection from Creative Imaginations and her Decadence Fabric from Riley Blake Designs. These two look fabulous together.


Thank You Card

Also, Samantha has been releasing some fabulous designs for Silhouette. If you own a Silhouette or have been contemplating getting one, go check out Samantha's designs. I can't wait to get cutting with all of the fun new ones she has! Samantha's Silhouette Portfolio

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Release...Imaginisce's Soul Sisters! first projects with Imaginisce! I am up on their Blog today. I am really loving this new collection. The colors and patterns are so fun...perfect for those important women in our lives!

I have created 3 different projects that I want to share.


My Friend Candy Gift Box

BFF's Mini Album

This collection was so fun and easy to use. The Imaginisce Design Team have been featuring projects all week using this collection. I am sure you will be inspired! Please visit the Imaginisce Blog to check out all of the fun projects! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Welcome to the Samantha Walker's CCT Blog Hop!

You are here...yay! Boy, this is going to be good! If you love digi...this hop is for you, but as we all know Samantha does a little of everything! Love that about her! So, if you just got here and want to start the hop from the beginning, please go back to Samantha's Blog . You should have just arrived from Karen's Blog.

Now, for some digi from me! As many of you already know, I am a newbie to the digi world so hopefully I continue to get better at this digi thing. Samantha has dove into the digital world of scrapbooking and is selling all of her fabulous designs at the Jessica Sprague Store. This week she is featuring the Harvest Moon Mega Pack and Foundations Cool Paper Pack.

So, here is what I did with each collection!

Gratitude (using the Harvest Moon Paper Pack)

Enjoy the Journey (made using the Foundation Cool Paper Pack...papers only)

This was a lot of fun and I am glad I get the opportunity to learn more! Now, if you want to learn more about Samantha Walker and what she on the links below!

Riley Blake Designs (fabric)
Creative Imaginations
Unity Stamps
Silhouette America
Samantha's FB page

Samantha's Blog
Samantha's Website

So please leave a comment on each of the CCT's blogs for a chance to win some of Samantha's Digital Kits! Your next stop is Cristal's Blog and I am sure she won't disappoint! Click on the blog hop button below to move on! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Samantha Walker Blog Hop tomorrow!

Yep, it is the second Wednesday on the month and that means we are hopping! I am so excited about this hop because we get to see the amazing creations of Angi Barrs, Jennifer Evans and Joscelyne Cutchens...the new CCT members! P Lease join us tomorrow morning for some fabulous inspiring work by the CCT, plus a always!

Friday, January 6, 2012

I am on Scrapbook Circle's Blog Today!

Meet Jan. GDT member – Guiseppa

Today Scrapbook Circle would love to introduce you to the January GDT member, Guiseppa. Let’s get to know her better, shall we?!

I have been married for to my husband Sam for nearly 14 years. Together we have 2 children and an Angel. Braden is 15, Janica is 13, and my youngest, Sterling, would have been 10. He passed away March 2005 at the age of 3. He struggled with SCIDS otherwise known as “The Bubble Boy Disease.” Although I miss him every day I have been able to cherish and preserve all of the special moments and experiences I have had with him through my scrapbooking. I have been scrapbooking for the last 16 years and in that amount of time I have created over 70 albums and have seen the industry go through some amazing changes.

I have had the opportunity to design for some kit clubs as well as manufactures; Pebbles Inc, Zva Creative, Fancy Pants and designer Samantha Walker as well as guest designer for American Crafts and in March for GCD Studios. I have also had publications in Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook & Cards Today, The Big Book of Scrapbooking Pages, some online magazines and soon I will have my first publication with Scrapbooks Etc. I am so excited to be guest designing for Scrapbook Circle…yummy kits for sure!

What did you like best about the January Kit?
I loved all of the kraft patterned paper inside the kit. It made it so easy to created some fun layouts because the kraft papers. They go so well with everything.

Where do you do your crafting?
I share an office with my husband although, if you ask him, he would say that sharing is not quite the right word for it. He does have a cubby hole in the closet and often reminds me of how little space he has. I can’t help it…a girl needs room for all of her crafty goodies!

Who/What is your favorite person/thing to document in your layouts?
I have to say kids. Whether it is my own kids or my nieces and nephews…nothing gets the creativity flowing as some cute pics of my favorite scrapping subjects.

What do you like to do best when you aren’t scrapbooking?
When I am not scrapbooking, you can often find me outdoors. I love camping, hiking, 4 wheeling and fishing. These activities are the best when I get to do them with my family. We spend huge amounts of time outdoors, especially in the summer.

Here are two of Guiseppa’s projects using the January kit. Amazing work, eh?! I just love her style!

Thanks for joining us this month, Guiseppa!