Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Favorite Photo

Hi all!! I have another layout to share today using the March kits from Gossamer Blue! I am still loving this kit and all of the Glitz the bright, fun colors in the Color Me Happy collection!!

I love, love, love this photo of my three will be scrapped multiple times, already decided! lol. I thought it went perfect with this chalkboard paper from Glitz, and I loved adding in all the color around it.

Not sure I love how the journaling looks, but I almost always feel that way! lol. I need to be more thoughtful of my journaling during the design process, I believe! Do you all design with journaling in mind? Tips always welcome! :)
I decided to take a leap and enter this into the Gossamer Blue/Glitz guest designer contest...we shall see how that goes! lol.
Hope you all have a fabulous day, and take time to create something you love!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Project 12: Title Page

Happy Tuesday!! It does not feel like a Tuesday, we are on Spring Break this week and my hubby took off yesterday so we could enjoy a long I am all mixed up on days! lol.

Today I am going to share my Project 12 title page. I went back and forth since starting this on whether or not I was going to even do a title page. Finally though, I decided to keep all these layouts in a separate album, and decided to go ahead, that way if I have enough space for all of this year and some of next year, I'll have dividers.

When I got the March kit in from Gossamer Blue, I was beyond excited. I actually even ended up ordering multiple add-ons this month. It was full of Glitz "Color Me Happy" lots of Elle's Studio, MME, Echo Park...just plain fabulous! So I was instantly inspired to use if for my cover page.

I had this fun idea to do my year as separate typography style die cuts...I think it turned out pretty good...not quite the picture I envisioned, but close!

Here's a view of my page:

I love these bright colors!! I really went back and forth on adding in a photo...finally I decided to use a black and white shot from Colten's 3 month shoot. I didn't have a recent shot of the 5 of us, which is something I need to remedy, but I love this photo, and it worked perfect against all the color.
I am really loving this title page...really this whole process of Project 12. Its nice to know I am getting those pictures and moments that might not normally make it in the scrapbooks, recorded and knowing that they will be remembered!
Hope you have a great week, and take time to create something you love!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mister Mister

Hi all!! Happy Saturday!! Its been a crazy week around here, our oldest has been hit by that nasty flu bug and has been out of school all week. I think its finally about run its course though, now just hope no one else catches it.

I did manage to get in a little crafty time late last night, after all the kiddos got to bed...and I was so glad I did! I really wanted to play along with the Gossamer Blue & Elle's Studio scraplift challenge.
The minute I saw this layout by Megan, I loved it, so it was the natural choice for my scraplift!

Here is my take on her layout...using a mix of  the March kits from Gossamer Blue.

It's definitely different from my normal style, but I really liked playing around with it, and giving something new a try. I kept it very close to her layout, just a few changes here and there..I used pen stitching, since I still haven't figured out my sewing machine! lol. Then I added in some veneer and enamel dots, washi and some other go to's for me.
All in all, a very different but cute layout...definitely more "boy" than the last layout I did! lol.
Thanks for stopping by, and hope you all take time to create something you love! :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

An Everyday Kind of Day

Hi all!! Happy Monday!! I am sharing another project today that I made using the Gossamer Blue February kit! I loved this kit, and am so excited that I actually managed to get 4 layouts done this month using the kit!! Their album incentive program is a great motivator! :)

So here is my fourth, and final layout from the Feb kit ( I want to add here that I have more than enough to do more layouts, but I have decided to bust my kit up and add it to my stash...mainly so I can move onto the March kit guilt free! lol)

I used sketch from the fabulously talented Shanna Noel on this layout, was very excited to discover she did a monthly sketch challenge!
This layout came together because of an extra silhouette cut title I had laying around, it made me think of how many photos I have of my daughters kissing and loving all over their little brother...and I wanted to document how right now, this is part of our everyday....especially since I know before too long they will be yelling at him to leave their stuff and them alone! lol.
So, in case you didn't pick up on it, this is a layout that will be going in my son's album...I know, its VERY pink...but I think in this case its ok. This layout is all about the love his sisters have for him, so I think it works...but I'm still learning my way around boy layouts...what are your thoughts? Pink ok? lol.
Have major scrappy ideas brewing...hoping to get them all to paper soon, if little man cooperates!
Hope you all have a fabulous day, and take time to create something you love!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Project 12: February

Hi all!! Today I am sharing my February Project 12 spread. I used the February Gossamer Blue kit for this spread. Loved it! March is even glad I decided to sub with them.

Here is my spread:
Right side layout:
Left side layout:

Still loving this concept and having so much fun with it! Can't quite get down photographing these spreads though..any tips??
Hope y'all have a great weekend and take time to create something you love!!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

And the winner is.....

Hi all!! It's Monday, so time to announce the winner of my blog redesign giveaway!! Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by and checking out the new design!
Megan did a FABULOUS job!! Make sure you check out her blog and leave her some love as well!!

Now, onto the winner......Melissa Johnson!!!

Congrats Melissa!!! I will be sending off a jam packed full box of goodies your way soon!!!

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