Thursday, January 11, 2018

Elle's Studio January 2018 Kit | Love You More and This is Us Scrapbooking Layouts

Hi everyone!  I'm thrilled to be joining the Elle's Studio creative team for 2018.  There's so many talented ladies on the team and I'm proud to be a part of it.

To get started, I'm bursting to show you the new January 2018 kit and add-ons* that are available to buy now and a project I've created using this kit. *All product links contained in this post are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale. Thank you!
January 2018 kit

On launch day, which is the 10th of every month, you can grab this kit for $9.99. After that it goes up to $11.99 until they are sold out.  Whether you buy it on launch day or after, it's a phenomenal deal. OR, you can start a monthly subscription at anytime to lock you in to the $9,99 price every month. If you are in the USA, you get free shipping on any add-ons you add to your box.  International get reduced shipping - yay!

Here's a few sneaks of projects I created with the kit and add-ons  Keep reading to see what I created at the end...



Elle also offers awesome add-ons, a stamp set and a digital cut file that coordinate perfectly with the main kit.
 
             XOXO Stamp                  XOXO 6 x 6 Paper Stack        Hugs and Kisses puffy stickers
  
Star chipboard stickers      Heart of Gold Chipboard Stickers      Wood Veneer Love Tags

     
Love You Die Cuts                 Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts              January Labels   
    


Here are 2 project I made with this kit.  Stay tuned in the next couple of days for details on how I created these projects.  



Thanks for stopping by today.  Make sure to stop by Elle's Studio blog to see out how the other 19 designers used this kit for projects from Project Life to mini albums to scrapbooking and cards.  I was in awe!


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Top 10 Scrapbooking Blog Hop

Hi everyone.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm participating in a blog hop with a bunch of talented scrappers and I'm also hosting 2 GIVEAWAYS. I hope to inspire you with fun ideas from some of my favorite projects from 2017 - from scrapbooking layouts to party planning to home decor and more.

Let's take a look at my fave projects and then scroll to the bottom for the giveaways and the next stop on the hop (Tifany DeGough)...

I wanted to use a supersized photo and wanted to create a lei type look.  DOWNLOAD the free cut file and view the tutorial HERE.



Celebrate the Grands | Grandparents Scrapbooking Layout


DIY Art Party Birthday Invitations and Party Favors


I wanted to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang.  The full blog post can be found here.

Milestones Baby Gift | Mini Album

DIY Traveler's Notebook / Mini Album Find out how to make these quick and easy notebooks.

Lucky Charm Scrapbooking Layout and Free Cut File


Hello Beautiful | Simple Life Scrapbooking Layout


DIY Baby Room Decor


Snow Wonderful Tutorial


I hope you are enjoying this hop and that you are soaking up all sorts of inspiration!

GIVEAWAY
I'm giving away one $10 gift certificate to Paper Issues. Here's how to enter:

Giveaway: Follow me on Instagram @heatherleopard and leave a comment on the Top Ten Post. Tag a friend in the Instagram post comments for bonus entries - 1 per friend you tag. You have until December 31, 2017 at midnight CST to enter.

Bonus Entry: Follow me here on my blog and leave a comment on this post.

Now, it's time to visit Tifany DeGough  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Gifts | Party Favors

Hello everyone.  While my Thanksgiving guests usually leave quite stuffed, I like to send them off with a treat so show that I am grateful they chose to spend their day with us.  This year, I'm sending them home with a Thanksgiving gift - some delicious home baked bread and since I don't want you to feel left out, I've included the recipe below.
  Thanksgiving Gift Idea and Recipe by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #HeartofHome collection #thanksgiving #ThanksgivingGift #madewithpebbles

Let's start baking!

Thanksgiving Gift Idea and Recipe by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #HeartofHome collection #thanksgiving #ThanksgivingGift #madewithpebbles Gather your Thanksgiving gift supplies and follow the recipe to make your very own delicious zucchini bread. Set it aside while you prepare your packaging.

Let's get crafty!

Thanksgiving Gift Idea and Recipe by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #HeartofHome collection #thanksgiving #ThanksgivingGift #madewithpebbles The Heart of Home collection has the best tags and die cuts for these delicious bread gifts.  They are especially great because they already have sentiments pre-printed on them so it makes this project easy peasy! Pick your favorites and start layering them.

Wrap it up!

Thanksgiving Gift Idea and Recipe by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #HeartofHome collection #thanksgiving #ThanksgivingGift #madewithpebbles Once the bread has cooled, insert them into cellophane bags, wrap some twine and add your tags. Now you have a delicious Thanksgiving gift to treat your guests to. Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a blessed week! Heather

Supplies: Heart of Home Family Tree 12″x12″ Patterned Paper (733744) Heart of Home From Me to You 12″x12″ Patterned Paper (733745) Heart of Home Wild Daisies12″x12″ Patterned Paper (733755) Heart of Home Ephemera (733769) Heart of Home Dimensional Stickers (733765)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

DIY Art Party Birthday Invitations and Party Favors

Hello wonderful Pebbles friends. Today I'm sharing DIY Art Party Birthday Invitations and Party Favors I made for my daughter's birthday. The Happy Hooray collection was a perfect match to this art themed rainbow party! Check back in 2 weeks for the rest of the party decor setup!

DIY art party birthday invitations and party favors by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #happyhooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #birthdayparty #birthdayinvitations #partyfavors

Gather your supplies

DIY art party birthday invitations and party favors by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #happyhooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #birthdayparty #birthdayinvitations #partyfavors
  • 8.5" x 11"white cardstock
  • 5 - 6 colors of patterned paper or cardstock for the paint colors
  • adhesive
  • My free painter's pallet cut file for Silhouette
  • Printer or pen to write the party details (mine were left blank for privacy reasons)

DIY art party birthday invitations tutorial

These are incredibly easy to make if you have a template for my free cut file.  Let's walk through the steps...
  • Determine the size you want to cut your invitations and then you can either print your party details on the cardstock before you run it through your die cut machine or leave enough space to add the party details later, like I did. I was able to cut two at a time from one 8.5" x 11" cardstock paper.
DIY art party birthday invitations and party favors by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #happyhooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #birthdayparty #birthdayinvitations #partyfavors
  • Cut the painter's pallet from the cardstock.  Make sure you measure and line your cut file up so it cuts around your party details where you want it to cut.  NOTE: I included cut lines so you could insert a paint brush so keep that in mind when you are printing and cutting.
DIY art party birthday invitations and party favors by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #happyhooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #birthdayparty #birthdayinvitations #partyfavors
  • Cut the paint pieces from your patterned paper or colored cardstock. Adhere them around the edge and around your party details.
  • Insert a toy paint brush and deliver to friends.  By the way, I found a package of 30 paint brushes in the party section of my local hobby store. Great buy with coupon!
DIY art party birthday invitations and party favors by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #happyhooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #birthdayparty #birthdayinvitations #partyfavors

DIY art party birthday party favors tutorial

DIY art party birthday invitations and party favors by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #happyhooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #birthdayparty #birthdayinvitations #partyfavors Each little artist will walk away from the party with their own painting but here's an idea to keep their creative juices flowing - watercolor party favors.  You can whip these up quickly and easily are their are sure to be a hit! You can even have the birthday honoree write personalized thank you cards and all you have to do is insert them in the water color cases.
  • Cut a strip of patterned paper to fit inside the lid of the watercolor case.
  • Write a thank you sentiment and print it out on white cardstock
  • Add a solid colored frame around the sentiment to help it pop against the patterned paper strip
  • Adhere the frames sentiment to the strip and insert it into the watercolor case
  • Add some cute tags and a personalized note to the package.  Tie with a ribbon.
DIY art party birthday invitations and party favors by @HeatherLeopard using @PebblesInc #happyhooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #birthdayparty #birthdayinvitations #partyfavors With that, you're all set for for your DIY art party birthday. Follow me on Instagram (@heatherleopard) and I'll post the rest of the party decorations later this month

Thanks for stopping by today.

 Supplies: Happy Hooray Hooray (732337) Happy Hooray Rainbowtastic  (732391) Happy Hooray Balloon Animals (732393) Happy Hooray Make a Wish (732531) Happy Hooray Party Animal (732534) Happy Hooray Eat Cake (732580) Happy Hooray Party Time (732588) Happy Hooray Celebrate (732615) Happy Hooray Enamel Sprinkles Stickers (732625)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trick or Treat Scrapbooking Layout | Midnight Haunting

Happy Halloween, everyone!  I'm here with a spooktacular Trick or Treat scrapbooking layout today.  My daughter has been wearing her Halloween costume every day since we got it a few weeks ago.  She asked if she could try out the bow and arrow so we headed out to the yard and what do you know? This toy set actually worked.  I grabbed my camera real quick and took a few action shots.  I just loved this one where she looked up at me so I had to scrap it. Trick or Treat Scrapbooking Layout by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #MidnightHaunting collection #Halloween #scrapbooking #scrapbook #trickortreat

Trick or Treat scrapbooking layout supplies:

Trick or Treat Scrapbooking Layout by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #MidnightHaunting collection #Halloween #scrapbooking #scrapbook #trickortreat

Take a look at how the Trick or Treat scrapbooking layout came together

Gather your favorite Midnight Haunting ot combination of Halloween supplies.  I used at least 6 different patterned papers, maybe even more, plus stickers and my electronic die cutting machine. Trick or Treat Scrapbooking Layout by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #MidnightHaunting collection #Halloween #scrapbooking #scrapbook #trickortreat Make a super-sized Trick or Treat statement using your favorite font, or download one from your cutting machine's store, like I did.  Design the page in the die cut software to make sure everything fits just right and then you can do one of two things.....1, cut the letters from the background paper or 2, cut each letter from your patterned paper of choice.  I chose option 1. Trick or Treat Scrapbooking Layout by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #MidnightHaunting collection #Halloween #scrapbooking #scrapbook #trickortreat After choosing option 1, I hand cut papers to add to the back of the page, shifting them around until I felt the patterns were evenly distributed. You can see that I just have them placed under each letter.  I'll trim them up as I adhere them to the back of the paper.

Make it stand out!

Trick or Treat Scrapbooking Layout by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #MidnightHaunting collection #Halloween #scrapbooking #scrapbook #trickortreat I wanted the words to POP so I traced around each of the letters and what a difference that made! Trick or Treat Scrapbooking Layout by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #MidnightHaunting collection #Halloween #scrapbooking #scrapbook #trickortreat Since I was doing a Halloween layout about my Archer Girl, I added a fun arrow-like design to the page, where there was a big open gap.  It filled the space perfectly and really tied the photo better to the page.  The arrow I selected had openings in the feather tips so I added a couple of patterns there too.

Add your finishing touches

Trick or Treat Scrapbooking Layout by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #MidnightHaunting collection #Halloween #scrapbooking #scrapbook #trickortreat Next, I added my photo and embellishments, placing a few butterflies and stars scattered here and there. So, this Halloween, will you ask her for an archery trick or give her a treat?

 Supplies: Midnight Haunting “Midnight Sentiments” Patterned Paper (733639) Midnight Haunting “Whirling Leaves ” Patterned Paper (733640) Midnight Haunting 12″x12″ Pumpkin Patch Patterned Paper (733642) Midnight Haunting 12″x12″ Eyes on You Patterned Paper (733643) Midnight Haunting 12″x12″ Haunted Mansion Patterned Paper (733645) Midnight Haunting 12″x12″ Hauntingly Beautiful Patterned Paper (733647) Midnight Haunting 12″x12″ Pumpkin Plain Patterned Paper (733650) Midnight Haunting Ephemera (733654) Midnight Haunting Cardstock Stickers (733653) American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner & Refill (340261) White Cardstock

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Birthday Cards | Happy Hooray

Hip, hip, hooray everyone! Not only does October bring cooler weather for us here in Texas but it's also birthday season for my family.  I love making fun cards and a fun birthday card is probably my most favorite to create. Birthday Card set by @heatherleopard using @PebblesInc #HappyHooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #happybirthday #birthdaycard #birthdaycards

Gather your supplies

Birthday Card set by @heatherleopard using @PebblesInc #HappyHooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #happybirthday #birthdaycard #birthdaycards You'll need your favorite expressions cut to size from patterned paper, and the awesome embellishments (hello, enamel confetti!) from the Happy Hooray collection plus card bases cut to 8.5" x 11".  You can download my Silhouette template for card bases and the die cut words HERE.

Let's get started with birthday card #1

Birthday Card set by @heatherleopard using @PebblesInc #HappyHooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #happybirthday #birthdaycard #birthdaycards Fold your card base in half so it measures 4.25" x 5.5". Cut the words from my cut file found HERE and arrange them as shown in the photos.  Using matching washi, add some washi banner pennants and then place the large die cut sentiment from the Happy Hooray collection over the washi using foam dots, so that the pennants stick out from the die cut. Birthday Card set by @heatherleopard using @PebblesInc #HappyHooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #happybirthday #birthdaycard #birthdaycards Add additional embellishments and enamel confetti for a fun and festive look.

Birthday Card #2

Birthday Card set by @heatherleopard using @PebblesInc #HappyHooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #happybirthday #birthdaycard #birthdaycards Wanting to wish someone a very happy birthday?  Get your point across with birthday overload.  To create this, fold your card base in half and place it in landscape / horizontal in front of you.  Add the chipboard "HAPPY" banner across the top.  Using that awesome washi again, run a strip across and under the banner to create a border.  Then, cut the words "happy" from the repeat stickers in the collection. Just cut it right down the middle so that you have the words "birthday" remaining.

  Birthday Card set by @heatherleopard using @PebblesInc #HappyHooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #happybirthday #birthdaycard #birthdaycardsFind the center of your card and add 5 birthdays stacked evenly on top of each other.  I kept the stickers on the backing and was able to easily peel from the side and adhere all 5 on at the same time.  Easy breezy.  Next, add the words to the right and left, leaving an even gap in the middle.  Lastly, fill the gap with candles.  Add embellishments as you wish.
  Birthday Card set by @heatherleopard using @PebblesInc #HappyHooray collection #madewithpebbles #birthday #happybirthday #birthdaycard #birthdaycardsNow my birthday cards are complete and I'm ready to celebrate! Thanks for stopping by today. Heather

Supplies: Happy Hooray Candy Shoppe (732400) Happy Hooray Balloon Animals (733393) Happy Hooray Rainbowtastic (732591) Happy Hooray Washi (732628) Happy Hooray Phrases & Banners Thickers (732617) Happy Hooray ephemera (732619) Happy Hooray Enamel Sprinkles Stickers (732625) Happy Hooray Repeat Sprinkles Stickers (732623) Happy Hooray Icons (732624)