Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Filled With Love

Hi all! Back again with a layout to share. I loved the sketch from Elle's Studio this week, and really wanted to play along.

The sketch calls for a large photo, but I was more inspired by the "pocket" look and the Polaroids at the top. I had been holding on to these photos and this paper for just the right layout. I knew this sketch was going to be perfect!
Here is my take on the sketch:
I totally threw design concepts out the window with this one, and just started going with it. I LOVED creating this way! Normally, after a layout is finished, I analyze this, and analyze that, always seeing tons on things I would change. Not this time...I just had fun, and I am pretty happy with this new found freedom! :)
If you missed my post earlier, check it out here. Very exciting news! :)
Hope you all have a great evening, and take time to create something you love! :)

Whimsical Twist Design Team

Hi all!! Happy Tuesday! I am so excited to share some new with you all today! I have been invited to be a part of the Whimsical Twist design team with some extremely talented ladies!!

We are celebrating the new team with lots of fun new challenges and a blog hop! Make sure you head over to the Whimsical Twist blog and shop ( rumor was there is a sale of some Studio Calico goodies ;)) so that you can stay update on the fun happenings coming up!
Thanks so much to Kimmie, for having me be a part of the team!
Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Project 12: June

Hi all!! Happy Monday! I still can't believe how fast this summer has gone by! We have school sign ups this week, and then the first day is next Thursday! Crazy!

Today, I have my Project 12 spread to share. I'm a little later getting to it this month, its already almost time to do July's!

Horrible lighting on these, I swear, its either too gloomy for good pics, or too bright! Those page protectors don't help either! lol
Supply list:
Studio Calico PL Valley High kit
Studio Calico Add-on Winona
Studio Calico 4x6 paper pad
Studio Calico 4x6 stamp add on
Studio Calico Atlantic wood veneer
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Thanks for stopping by today, back tomorrow with an exciting announcement!! :)
Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Hi all! Happy Saturday!! Hope you all are enjoying the weekend!

Last night, I had some time after the kiddos went to bed to get crafty. I had saved this sketch from Studio Calico from a few weeks back, and I really wanted to get to work on it!

I also wanted to use a Two Peas challenge to scrap your color stash.  I ended up using two colors on this one, but I was still able to clean out some scraps and whatnot.
Here  is my layout:
I had forgot how much I loved sketches! Never would have done this without one...are you seeing the circles! lol.
Hope you all have a great weekend, and take time to create something you love!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

More We R CHA Projects

Hi all!! Happy Thursday!! I hope you guys have had a great week watching all the videos and pictures from CHA. I know I have! Of course, makes me wish I was there though!

Today I have a couple of more projects to share with you that I made using the new Chalkboard collection from We R Memory Keepers. You can view the whole collection here, and it will be shipping this month! They have been having tons of fun giveaways on the blog! Hope you have played along...there might even be more to come, so make sure you head over to the blog and check them out and follow!

First up, I have an albums made easy page to share with you. This was so fun to put together. All of the cards have the cutest sayings on them, and it made this page come together in a snap!

Next is a quick and easy little card that I put together.  The sentiment on here is actually from one of the tags included in this collection. I just altered it a bit to fit the look I was going for with the card.
This collection is beyond gorgeous! I loved working with it, and plan on picking more of it up for myself! :) Be on the look out for it soon!
Thanks for stopping by, and hope you all have a great day, and take time to create something you love!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

We R Memory Keepers CHA Release

Hi all!! A few weeks back I shared that I was lucky enough to be able to design a few projects for We R Memory Keepers using their new Chalkboard collection, that will be shipping in July.

This collection is gorgeous, and I had so much fun working with it! I wanted to share a few of the projects I made!

First up is this little mini notebook. The collection has this fun paper with chalkboard sentiments on it, and I thought it would be fun to cut one up and use it as the title of my notebook. This would be a fun little journal book to take along on a trip.

Then I had so much fun layering on this layout. The colors and patterns from this collection are absolutely gorgeous, it was so easy to be inspired!
I will have more projects to share later in the week! Make sure you visit the We R blog this week to get full reveals and enter into some fun giveaways!

Friday, July 19, 2013

I Carry Your Heart

Happy Friday!! So happy for the lazy weekend ahead after the CRAZY week of running we just had!

I did, somehow, manage to get in a little crafty time, and I wanted to share this layout with you today.

Now, this is a little different look for me, but I had this picture in my mind, and I am so glad it worked like I planned.

I really love all the little geo tags around that use a heart for the center...then when my SC Project Life kit came in for July, there was the cue little card in there with tons of arrows pointing in at this little heart filled geo. It inspired me!
I used a cut file from Two Peas for the geo, I simply ungrouped it. then sized the "tag" part to what I wanted. Then I opened my photo in my Silhouette software and played around with sizing of that and the heart until I achieved the look I wanted.
I absolutely love this little quote from the poem by e.e. cummings, and that it tied in perfectly with both my photo and the geo marker.
Have some fun stuff to share next week, until then, have a great weekend, and take time to create something you love!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Everyday Love

Hi all! Just popping in for a quick share today while the little guy is napping.

I am in " use up as much stash as possible so I don't feel bad buying new CHA product" mode! So I pulled out an old(er) favorite for the layout.

I really wanted to divide the background between these two papers, but once I had them down and started layering, it was just too much...vellum to the rescue! Love the softness it adds, and makes it where I still use the bolder colors and patters!
All papers/stickers are from Pebbles Seen & Noted. Thickers and printables from Studio Calico.
Have to run now...try to get in some laundry/scrap time while he's out! lol
Have a great day and take time to create something you love! :) 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Home is Where You Are

Hi all!! Finally settling back down around here after a busy weekend, of cookouts and sleepovers. It flew by, but we all had a blast!

Today I have a project to share with you. I ordered this collage 12x12 photo from Persnickety Prints. Originally the plan was just to put it in the altered frame, but when it came, one of the photos in the collage was not blending well at all with the others. Most of these were Instagram photos, and I must have used a different filter on that one, cause it stuck out like an eye sore. So I decided to alter the print a little and see if I could make it work.

I layered up some different pattern papers from Glitz and Studio Calico, along with tags and washi. The "love lives here" die cut is from Studio Calico, I simply used my Cameo and die cut it from vellum and then layered it over some wood grain paper from Basic Grey. Adding in some other stickers, stick pins, veneer, and buttons and brads, I think finished it off nicely. The frame was a plain wood frame I picked up at my LSS. I simply cut this Amy Tangerine paper to fit the frame, adhered it, then used gesso over the top to give it a white washed look.
This will go great in my scrap room, which is finally coming together. My hubby built me an AMAZING desk this weekend! Will share pics soon! :)
Hope you all have a fabulous week, and take time to create something you love! :) 

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Hi all!! Happy 4th! Hope you all have a fabulous holiday! :)

Today I'm sharing a layout I made based off the current sketch at Studio Calico, which you can see here.

Funny thing about this layout. When I started it, it was going in a whole different direction, whole different color scheme, even a completely different photo. Once I kept building on it, something just wasn't right. So I changed the photo, originally it was to be a layout of baby boy ( hard to see now, huh) and it instantly made sense.

I had major ink splatter issues on here, but decided to embrace it and give something new a try. Love the softness it gives.
Used lots of pieces from the Gossamer Blue June kit....Crate Paper "The Pier", Lilybee, Basic Grey "Mint Julep", Studio Calico, and some American Crafts.
Thanks for stoppin by today, hope you have a good one, and take time to create something you love!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

You = Awesome

Hi all!! Happy Wednesday! Are you all ready for the holiday weekend? I know we are around here! Lots of fun planned.

I went to a crop over the weekend, and managed to get quite a few projects done! I'm not really sure how, since we were having a place catching up. :)

Today I am going to share a layout that I did for the Cocoa Daisy sketch challenge on the PageMaps blogs, you can see the sketch and find out the info here. The minute I saw this sketch, I was inspired. Which is really surprising, I normally stay away from anything involving this many circles, not sure why, the just don't jive with me. lol. This sketch, however, did. I had a lot of fun with it. Finally got to use my new Elle's Studio "Cameron" collection. Love this, so fun for my little guy.

Here is my layout:

It's such a nasty day here, I am telling you this photo does not do this layout justice. I think this is my new favorite! So happy with how it turned out, pretty much exactly like I pictures....which doesn't often happen! ;)
I used mainly Elle's Studio on this layout. Along with some Studio Calico, cork and veneer, Freckled Fawn paper clips, and some enamel dots. Love it! :)
I will be back soon to share some more! Until then, have a great day, and take time to create something you love!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hello 7 Months

Hi all!! Happy Monday! So ready for this weekend to get here though! Not only is it a holiday weekend, by the hubby and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary on Friday! I think we are going to celebrate by taking the kiddos to see Despicable Me 2! ;)

Today I have a fun layout to share. I love all the fun videos that they share on TwoPeas, and I was instantly inspired by this video and layout by Celine Navarro. Now, if you frequent my blog at all, you know that I do not do 2- page layouts, but I loved the way she did this with the larger photo, and knew it would be perfect for one of Colten's monthly pages. So I had to give it a try!

LOVE the way this turned out! It was so fun working with the larger photo, and having the extra space, but it still was able to feel like a single page layout.
I used Studio Calico Darling Dear, some Dear Lizzy, and a little Jillibean Soup on this layout.
I have tons of projects in the works, so be on the lookout for more this week.
Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!