Saturday, June 1, 2019

Technique Tuesday June Release Blog Hop

Hi friends and welcome to the Technique Tuesday June Release Blog Hop! Hopefully you have arrived here from Allison Arbour's blog but if you haven't, I'll be sharing the full list at the end of this post so you can catch up.

I'm so happy to be a guest designer again this month and I have a layout to share with you featuring the new Laugh and Smile Stamp Set and Layered Laugh Crafting Dies.

I began by stamping a selection of the words and phrases from the Laugh and Smile Stamp Set onto some plain white cardstock then cut them out using my scissors...all except the scripty "laugh' word.  For this one I adhered the matching die from the Layered Laugh Crafting Dies over the top of the stamped image using some washi tape then ran it through my die cutting machine for a perfectly cut border.  I also stamped the smiley face image onto a small white tag.

Next it was time to put the layout together.  I added two patterned paper pieces at the bottom of the 8.5" x 11" white cardstock background, then added some machine stitching.  At the top of the page I added a sticker and a cardstock bow then started arranging the stamped words down the centre of the page.

The photo and some embellishments were layered together into position, then I added the stamped smiley face tag to the left of the photo with a paper clip.

The final stamped pieces were adhered below the photo, then I used my sewing machine to add stitching to each stamped piece for some lovely texture.

This page was so fun to put together and I love the way it turned out!

If you'd like to watch out I put it all together you can see it in my process video.  (Open it up to full screen for best viewing.)

Your next stop on the hop will be Yasmin Diaz.  You can find the full blog hop list below.

Sheree Forcier - You are here!
Yasmin Diaz - YOUR NEXT STOP!

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thank you for stopping by!

Sheree :D

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be a guest over at  Technique Tuesday this month and to be a part of the May Release Blog Hop today! Hopefully you have arrived from Allison Arbour's blog.  I am your second stop in the hop and today I have a scrapbook layout to share with you.

I was sent the pretty Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set to create with which I've used on my page today along with the Essentials Stitched Labels Dies .

I love that there are three different sizes of butterflies in this set and a lovely selection of sentiments to choose from as well.  I stamped the butterflies and sentiment in black ink onto plain white cardstock then cut them all out ready to use.  I also used the largest label die to cut a tag to go behind my photos.
As I put my page together I thought about adding colour to the butterflies, however I found they stood out and looked gorgeous all on their own in black and white.  I love the looks of them in contrast to the other splashes of colour on the page!

I added machine stitched butterfly trails to the page for each butterfly using my sewing machine, then stitched along the journaling strips and sentiment as well to add some subtle texture.

You can see my process in the video below (expand to full screen for best viewing)...

Your next stop in the hop is Yasmin Diaz and you can find the full blog hop list below...

Allison Arbour
Sheree Forcier (you are here!)
Yasmin Diaz (your next stop!)
Ana Anderson
Jung AhSang
Natasha Kara
Dana Kirby
Amy Kolling
Latisha Yoast
Emily Leiphart 
Kymona Tracey
Noreen Borys
Nathalie DeSousa
Enjoy the rest of the hop and thank you so much for stopping by!
Sheree x

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Happy (Inter)National Scrapbook Day 2019!

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog!'s been a long, long time since I posted here, but could there be a better time to relaunch my blog posts than iNSD?!

Today I have a pocket page to share with you featuring this month's Felicity Jane Megan Kit.  These photos were taken at Easter and I thought the colours in the kit were just perfect for an Easter spread!

I absolutely adore the pretty paper bows in the kit this month so I couldn't resist using one for one of my filler cards!

I always love adding a bit of stamping to my projects too.  I used phrases from the Megan Stamp Set to stamp the tag and above my journaling too.

We're having a Felicity Jane IG hop for iNSD where all of us on the Creative Team will be sharing a bit of inspiration so if you're on Instagram today be sure to check out what the rest of the team has come up with!  You can find the start of the hop at @felicityjanestudio and then tap through from the iNSD post to see all of the projects.

If you'd like to see how I put this pocket page together you can see all the details in the video below...

If you have trouble viewing it here on the blog just head on over to my channel by clicking  HERE.

I hope to add posts here regularly from now on with my latest scrappy projects so if you'd like to see what I've been creating be sure to pop back often!

I hope you have some fun creative plans for today!  Happy iNSD!!!