Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Introduction to Brush Script Class!!

I'm so excited to announce that my Introduction to Brush Script Class is live! I've really enjoyed learning how to create beautiful lettering and I can't wait to share all of my tips and techniques. You can watch the promo video here:

Hand-lettering can be found everywhere you look. From T-shirt’s to mugs, from stationary to art. I have loved practicing my writing since I was young and since I discovered brush script, I’ve never loved it more.
I want to teach you how to create your own, beautiful writing. Introduction to Brush Script is a self-paced, online class. Upon purchase you will receive immediate access to the following:
  • A welcome PDF with a link and video passcode to access the course
  • six lessons including: Brushes & Tools, Getting Started, Learn Your ABC's, Practicing Words, Quotes & Phrases, and Taking it a Step Further.
  • 3 printable practice sheets, 2 with practice strokes and one blank
  • almost four hours of video instruction
  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can share your work, receive feedback, and ask questions
  • Email access to me
  • Access to the course as long as is around (a very long time!)
All you really need is a paintbrush and some inexpensive watercolors, but we’ll discuss various markers, brush pens, paintbrushes and inks. I'll take you through brush strokes, each letter of the alphabet (including numbers), practicing words and phrases, writing out quotes, and finally making beautiful pieces of art with the techniques you’ve learned.
I hope you'll join me for some handlettered fun! 
You can purchase the class from my shop right here. The class is $25, but you can get it for $20 through the end of October!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Collection Disconnection #9 - Ariel

My daughter has a cat. Her name is Ariel, like the mermaid. She pets her and loves her, but the cat stays outside. I'm not a cat person. I have never documented their relationship. So I did. Because sometimes, I let the papers and products inspire me.

Last week I talked about how you can run with a phrase or motif that is echoed across the products in the collection. Today, I went all out on the cats. And I kind of love it. :)

I made a loose line of cats along the right side of my layout. I purposely placed them so the cats that were looking to the right were closer to the center of the page and the cat looking to the left was on the outside. Hope that makes sense!

I used the adorable "Charm" Thickers for my title. I didn't have an "R", so I made one out of a "P" and an "X". Looks good to me.

Of course I had to include the cat die-cut and the cat paper! I've always been wary of a red and yellow layout (because it reminds me of McDonald's), but I think it works well here. Those felt hearts were perfect.

If you want to see how the layout came together (which was very quickly!), you can watch the video over on my YouTube channel or right here:

As always, I've linked to all available products below. Thanks so much for stopping by, and look for a giveaway with the final layout in the series next week!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Stash Kits: Old Meets New - Kill a Kit. Kind of.

Holy moly, it's October!

I got six layouts out of my September Old Meets New stash kit. Last time I did a stash kit, I created twice as many. I tried to think of why I didn't get as many this time and the answer is simple. I'm busy doing other important things. Right now I'm working on two classes and I hope to be working on a third very soon! One to be released in the next week or so! Yay!

I created a quick video to show you what I have left and what I created. If you want to see everything I started with, check out this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New Stuff + the Scrap Gals Podcast

Happy last day of September! Crazy! I have a bunch of new cut files in my shop and I wanted to share them with you here.

Hello You is great for cards and layouts. Simple and sweet!

This Open Heart Background is by request. I created a fun heart cut file in this video and so many people asked me where they could find it that I decided to create one!

I can't get enough leaves and florals, so here is another one. I love those veiny leaves and have fun ideas for them!

The Scribble Shapes are another cut file that I can't wait to use. I think they would be great to layer behind or on top of photos and that star would look great as a background...

This Week is perfect for pocket scrapbooking as well as everyday kind of layouts. The lines underneath the small phrases look great attached to the beginning of the script words (I'll show you what I mean in a video soon!)

You Rock is another great one for cards and scrapbook pages alike.

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to be on the Scrap Gals podcast with my friend Tracie. At the end of the podcast I gave out a coupon code for 15% off your entire purchase in my shop (including my Photo Triage class), so be sure to give it a listen so you can get a discount on your order. It's only available until the end of the day on October 6, 2015!

You can find all of these cut files in my shop by clicking the Classes + Shop link at the top of my blog or right here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Felicity Jane: Cards

Hey friends! I'm over on the Felicity Jane blog with some cards today. I have cardmaking experience, but rarely use it, so I hope you enjoy!

Here's a little peek at one of the cards. I did some quick brush script for my sentiment. Be sure to head over to the Felicity Jane blog to see the other card and the process video!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Collection Disconnection #8 - Hello Hello

For today's Collection Disconnection layout, I'm sharing a very simple layout. Very simple. For me, anyway!

You know how some collections come with lots of items that say the same word? I find that happens often. I decided to capitalize on that here. I actually had a few other things that said "Hello" on them, but decided not to include them. I think it's fun to either use a word or phrase once on a layout, or go completely overboard with it. Even though "Hello" only shows up twice, the fact that it's huge qualifies this as overboard for me. In a good way. :)

I went with a column design and I really love the way it lets you showcase a cute pattern without losing focus on the important stuff. I decided to use up those tassels and I think they work really well paired with the banner paper. I didn't adhere them or anything, so they are kind of just floating on that string and doing what they want. And I like it.

The layout is all about how I want my daughter to stay little. How I don't want her to grow up too fast. Because of the subject matter, I purposely chose a single, smaller photo to tell my story. It's 3x4, but I overlapped the journaling with the photo, so it really looks more like 3x3. I know a lot of people like to include lots of photos and have a hard time with small, single photo layouts. I myself try to have at least a 4x6 when I'm scrapping a single photo layout. But, there are always exceptions. :)

I added a few gold glitter circle stickers (cut in 1/2) and a tiny bit of Heidi Swapp color shine in gold to finish it off. If you want to see how it all came together, you can watch the process video on my YouTube channel or right here:

As always, I've linked to all available products below. Thanks so much for taking a minute to stop by!

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