Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gossamer Blue

Hello friends! I recently joined Gossamer Blue kit club, and I have to say I am so glad I rejoined! Loving the February kit so far, and I have my first layout to share with you today.
My middle daughter recently lost her first tooth, and it would be an understatement to say that she was excited! I thought the fun colors and embellishments in this kit would be perfect to document this moment!

I loved the custom wood veneer titles, and thought this one went great to cluster in with my title.

I also had so much fun using the office themed embellishments on this layout! The ended up working perfectly, and I am so in love with the finished layout!

Stay tuned for some more layouts using the Gossamer Blue February kit...my hopes are to kill this one just in time for the March kits to get here. Loving the sneaks so far!!

I'm linking this layout up to the current issue at Paper Issues " Hip to be Square". Nothing beats a grid layout, and this challenge helped to inspire that.

Have a good one, and take time to create something you love!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Picture Perfect

Today I have a new layout to share with you using up some bits and pieces from my stash. I decided its past time to keep holding on to all those items I just "had to have" and start using them!

I wanted to keep this layout bright and fun, my daughter had been so excited about the camera she had got for Christmas, that she wanted to take a picture of me...taking a picture of her! lol. 

For the background, I used this horizontal striped paper from Simple Stories, but I wanted to liven it up a bit, by layering a transparency from Crate Paper over it, I was able to bring in some more of that bright pink, but still let the stripes shine through. This layout started out all pink, black, and white, but I just wasn't feeling it, so I layered in that rainbow heart paper from Bella Blvb, and then was able to build off of those colors with some of my embellishments!

Hoping to have some more layouts to share soon, have many in the works! In the meantime, keep creating projects you love!! :)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ignore the mess and a new layout

Hello friends! I don't know if you noticed all the chaos going on here on the blog, but I somehow lost all my photos. I am slowly working on getting everything straightened out, but in the meantime, bare with me! :)

To (hopefully) make up for it a little, I have a fun new layout to share with you today! I loved this Max collection from Bella Blvd, and knew it was perfect for these photos of my boy.

I wasn't sure about this background paper at first, but love the way everything pops off of the stark black and white. A few layers and embellishments help to all draw the focus in on the photos, loved the little studio calico clip to work as a holder for my journal card!

Check back in later this week for another layout...and hopefully a little cleaner of a blog!

Have a great week, and take time to create something you love!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 10 of 2014

I have done one of these posts for the last few years, and its always fun to look back and see how my style has changed over the course of a year. To see what has happened over the year. I was lucky enough to design for some amazing people over the year, meet some great people both in person and through the online community, and of course, document all the wonderful memories I have made with my family. So, here are my top 10, not in any special order.

Whoops...ended up with 11, couldn't narrow it down quite enough! lol. Here's to a great 2015! Wish you all the best and healthy wishes! Keep creating things you love!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My Joy

Hello friends ( if you are still there!) I know its been awhile, but this year has been a huge change around our household! I went back to work this year, after being home for the last 8! To say we have been adjusting is an understatement, and I have spent much of my free time enjoying time with my kiddos and the hubby! I think we have finally figured this whole working mom thing out though, and my hopes are to get back into the swing of things!

Today, I am going to share a layout with you that I made using a favorite Christmas photo from last year, and the Cable Knit kit from Noel Mignon.

I loved this dark woodgrain paper, and how the lighter colors really popped off of it, and brought focus to my photo. 

I really loved the Joy mixed media piece from Jillibean Soup, and thought it was perfect layered over the wood veneer from Elle's Studio! Glad I held onto that one! ;)

Then for just a little extra "oomph", I added in this gorgeous gold cord, wrapped around the photo, it really helps to draw in the eye even more. A few enamel shapes, some gold splatters, and I called it done!

I am linking this up with the current challenge at Paper Issues, figured the perfect place to get back in the swing of things was with one of there issues! They always inspire, so make sure you head over and check it out, and link up if you have anything to share!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dirty Girl Mud Run

Last summer, some friends and I participated in the Dirty Girl Mud Run. It was such a blast! I, of course, had to document this moment, the finish line moment!

I used some of my fabulous mambi goodies to put together this fun and simple layout.

I kept this one VERY simple, just a few simple layers and embellishments. I have a feeling I will be coming back to this one though, it doesn't quite feel done yet. We shall see though! :)

Thanks for stopping in today, and if you want to pick up some of these fun mambi goodies for yourself, head over to the website here!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Big Picture Classes Super Stashbusters Blop Hop!!!

Hello friends, old and new! Welcome to your next stop on the Super Stashbusters blog hop!!! I so beyond excited and honored to be a guest designer for this class...and had so much fun using up some of my stash to create my layout! Which I have a little sneak of for you today, but first, how about some details on this fabulous class!!!

Super Stashbusters with Aly Dosdall
Achieve total stash domination with 16 creative scrapbooking challenges. 

About the Class
Create scrapbook pages faster than a speeding bullet! Leap over piles of patterned paper and washi tape in a single bound! Turn into a super scrapbooker in as little as 4 weeks!

Aly Dosdall's Stashbusters Anonymous has already helped hundreds of memory keepers turn from "product collecting to productive scrapbooking." Now Aly is back with a NEW super-charged workshop that will help you:
Rediscover and use products you love from your own scrapbook stash
Complete up to 16 great scrapbook pages without spending a dime
Learn to use inspiration (sketches, challenges, templates) in a way that works for you

In Super Stashbusters, you'll accomplish amazing scrapbooking feats based on 16 creative challenges. Not only will you use up your stash, you'll also learn to think outside your scrapping box and tap into your inner creative superhero. While this class builds on the content from Stashbusters Anonymous (now available as a self-paced workshop!), all scrapbookers are welcome—including digital scrapbookers.

Learn more and register here!!!

Now, I have a fun little sneak for you of the project I created, I put a twist on one of the fun sketches that Aly has created for you, and had a blast finally using up some of my stash!!

Hope this inspires you a little bit to want to join in on this fabulous class...and if that didn't quite put you over the top, how about a give away??!!!

I have a spot for one lucky person in this awesome class!! To be entered just follow my blog, and leave me a comment letting me know that you 1) are now/were a follower and 2) how you think this class will help you!

Now, you are off to Pepper's blog for your next stop!!

Here is the full blog party list, in case you get lost along the way, or you are just starting here!

Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!!