Sunday, May 19, 2013

New Toy + Layout Share

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today is a very hot day here in Jacksonville, FL and I'm just chilling at home spending time with my family but also crafting. This week I got a new Silhouette Portrait Machine, so I've been burning with excitement (LOL!). I know the Portrait is a bit smaller than the Cameo Silhouette, but I'm not planning to use it for background cuts on my 12 x 12 pages, I wanted it more for cutting embellishments, project life stuff and for basic die cuts. Also the portrait is more portable and cheaper than the Cameo, so this one is perfect one for me. 

Today I created this layout based on a Kristine Davidson sketch. My plan was to used the American Crafts Lucky Charm Collection for this page and this sketch was perfect to emphasize the triangle shape of the pattern papers from this collection. I pulled out papers with teal, red, Kraft and yellow tones so my beach theme photos stand out from the background.

Also, made an interactive booklet to add more photos to this page and here is the final result:

I really followed the sketch very closed but I made a couple of changes too.

Here is a closer look to the title and a Flair Badge from At The Beach Set, Available in the store.

Instead of use just one picture, I made a small book and added two 4 x 6 collage pictures.

That is for my layout this weekend but I will be posting more during this week. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Sunday!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello, Hello!

Today I have a quick layout to share. I was really inspired by this cool colorpalette from Design Seeds. I loved the mint, charcoal grey (or black), yellow, taupe and muted grey and wanted to incorporate them on my layout because the photos have a very dark background and this colors helped them to standout in my page. 

Here is the color palette:

And here is my layout:

And now, I hope you can create some projects using this color scheme and don't forget to share them in our store gallery. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:


Monday, May 6, 2013

Welcome! It is May already, and we got a lot off new products from your favorite brands in store. Starting with Mayberry Collection from American Crafts, The Pier from Crate Paper, Lakeside Collection from Pebbles and Atlantic from Studio Calico. These collections are really fun and ready for spring-summer projects and you can see a little bit of them here:

Don't forget to go and check the store here and like us on our Facebook page to see our latest news, share your thoughts and take advantage of our coupons.

Friday, April 26, 2013

New Flair

Hey Everyone!

I know, I know, I have been missing in action for the longest time ever but a lot of good stuff is going on in my life and of course, in the shop. Two months since my last post already, and yes, some days it feels like no time has passed, like it just happened but is not really like that.

Anyhow. Today I have new Flair Sets to share with you all and I will be adding some more at the very end of this week. 

At the Beach Flair Set - This set coordinates well with most of beach theme collections like Down by the Shore, Lucky Charm, etc.

 Fashionista Flair Set 

Happy Flair Set - Combines really well with Happy Go Lucky Collection from Echo Park.

Instagram Love Kraft Flair Set 

Instagram Love Flair Set

Well, I hope you like these Flair set and will catch you all next time with more Flair, news, projects and more. 

Have a great day!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Giveaway Winner

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the delay to announce the winner of the giveaway of the $10 gift certificate from my store Life in Bits and Pieces. I would like to give her a big THANKS for play along and share her beautiful layout with us. Her name ismarisaJanuary 21, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Please, contact me so I can send you the $10 gift certificate code.

Thanks for stop by!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! Card

For today's card I wanted to play with teal, read and grey color combo, Distress Inks and add some Flair to this card. This time I cut some hearts in different sizes and inked them with Barn Door Distress Ink to create a really bold red color. The text paper used is from last year Crate Paper Collection and the Flair Badge used is from Valentine Flair Set available at the STORE.

Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day to you all!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Some New Flair to Share!

Hello Everyone!

Here is some new Flair that will be available in the shop!

2013 Flair

 Hey...Honey, Honey 2 Flair:
I can finally see! Flair
 Hey...Honey, Honey Flair
 Home Flair
 Mustage Flair

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Couple of Cards to Share + a Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!

I don't know if it is me, but this month is going fast! The shop is moving really, really well thanks to you all and I finally had this weekend off from work to be relax and of course to get crafty, specially creating cards. This week I created cards focusing in the use of flair badges. The first card that I will share with you was inspire in one of my new Flair Sets 'Baby Boy', full of blues, yellow and Kraft colors great for Baby Projects.

Here is what I came with:

I used Bella Blvd Baby Boy Collection Papers to create this card. I love the soft blues, grays and yellows of this collection, great not only for Boys project but also for other projects too. The white tab that I used is part of one of the Studio Calico kits, but I can't remember which. And the Flair Badge is from Baby Boy Flair set here:

Then, I made another card but with a really wild but different twist on it. I wanted to used the new Filigree Leaves from Freckled Fawn available now in the store and this is what I came up with: 

On a cream cardstock, I used the new Hero Art Tweed Pattern background stamp with Versamark Clear Ink Pad for a subtle effect. The animal print is from an old Basic Grey collection and I cut pieces of cream canvas to create the flower which is the focal point of the card. And last, I glued the Filigree Leaves with glossy accents which is a really strong glue great for any kind of material.

I really had a great time creating this cards and now I am trying to get more scrapbook pages done and getting into Project Life but with a different twist, no just for document the day to day life but to create a Traveling Album. I will have more details and picture later for this.

And now GIVEAWAY TIME! I would like you to leave a comment below with the link to your favorite project for 2012 - 2013 using Flair Badges, specially OUR FLAIR sets. If you don't have any project with flair don't worry, you can still participate! 

We are giving away $10 gift certificate for our store or Etsy shop. This giveaway will close on February 13, 2013, so don't miss this opportunity.

Have a great day!

Supplies used, available in the store:




New Flair is in the shop and this time, I know it has been a while since the last sets but I have a ton to share today. I created a couple of set that really coordinate really well with the Wellington, Mayfield, Bridgeport Project Life Collections but also other set for valentine, arrows which are really popular these days and more. This sets are very generic too, they are not limited for this collections only. Want color? Here they are:

Sweet Flair Set (coordinates with Mayfield)

Sea Flair (coordinates with Seafoam)

 Silly Flair (coordinates with Bridgeport)

 Your Story Flair (coordinates with Wellington)

Love Flair 

Noted Flair (coordinates with Seen & Noted)

We also opened an Etsy Shop  click here to visit us.

Thanks for stop by!

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a great day and a relaxing weekend! As you'all know, CHA already started yesterday and we are looking forward to bring lots of the new releases and more of the brands that you love. I will be adding Wood Chips and other products from Freckled Fawn and tons of Bits Flair Badges to the store as well.

Now, to give you more ideas in how to use your flair badges, I want to share a card that I made using Amy Tangerin Ready Set Go 6 x 6 paper pad, Distress Ink, a Woodgrain background stamp and of course a Flair Badge as Sentiment of the card.

I cut a Kraft cardstock in a standard size card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Then I added a piece of paper slightly smaller to the bottom part of the card from (floral pattern paper).

I created the tag just using regular with cardstock. I used Distress Ink in 'Tumble Glass', (which coordinates really well with the blues in the floral pattern paper) to color the tag entirely, then I used the same ink to pad my woodgrain stamp and stamp it over the tag. I added a piece of the woodgrain pattern from the same pad and a strip of arrows paper and some cream twine.

The Just a Note Flair Badge also coordinates really well with the orangy yellow in the leaves of the pattern paper. Flair Badges are not just a really good accent to the pages, but also work really well as card sentiments too. I hope this idea is useful and inspire you to take your flair badges out and create!