Thursday, July 31, 2014

featuring PinkFresh Studio wood veneer

I have one last layout to share that I created for Scrapbook Circle while I guest designed for them this month. The kit included lots of the Crate Paper Open Road collection so it was perfect for this layout about an impromptu road trip we too earlier this month. The challenge was to show off the little wood veneer triangles from PinkFresh Studio.

This is what I made:

I ended up using both sides of the veneer, as you can see here: 

and here: 

I apologize for not being so chatty today. 
I have a horrible migraine and it is causing me to feel nauseated. 
Prayers and good thoughts would be much appreciated. 

Have a nice day!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

playing with My Mind's Eye

One of my favorite manufacturers of all time, from way back in my earliest scrappy days is My Mind's Eye.

I tend to buy and hoard their product and scrap with it when I get some down time to scrap whatever I want.

Here I mixed some beautiful MME papers and enamel shapes with a burlap heart I found in a dollar spot somewhere:

I cut the "me and you" title from silver paper I got in a Scrapbook Circle kit when I guested for them this month, I believe it's from Chickaniddy. The "me and you" circles are cut from a MME 2x3 card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

to the Moon and Back with Studio Calico

Good morning!

Today I have another quick and easy page to share with you.

It was quick and easy because the die cut "to the moon and back" cut on my Silhouette Cameo takes up the bulk of the space on my page. 

The papers and wood veneer are all from Studio Calico and the little chipboard tabs and squares are from October Afternoon. Spray mists are all by Heidi Swapp.

Using a simple design left the focus on this cute picture of my daughter from a recent trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park and also made it quick and easy to get some much-needed scrapping time in that day!


Monday, July 28, 2014

mixing things up

What do you think of the new blog design/colors?

I am still trying to decide whether to leave it alone or tinker with it some more.

I did a little bit of the same the other day when I had some free time to scrap and no assignment deadline looming so I pulled out some Fancy Pants, Crate Paper and Dear Lizzy papers and went to work/play.

Here is what I made:

I really like the mix of wood and gold lately. 

Perhaps that is why I took the direction I did with the new blog design. 

I want something simple but clean and more classic looking. 

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

pardon my dust

I want to give my blog a little bit of a facelift.

Please forgive the mess around here :)

I am open to input, suggestions, etc.

It is time to change things up around here!

Friday, July 25, 2014

fun with PageMaps sketches and BasicGrey

One of my BasicGrey assignments this month was to create a layout based on a PageMaps sketch.

This is the sketch I chose:

and here is the layout I created based on the sketch using the Kelly Purkey Second City collection:

I followed the basic design in the sketch using the Instagram frame die set from Lifestyle Crafts. 

Have a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

playing with buttons, butterflies and burlap

I shared a new layout on the Noel Mignon blog yesterday and wanted to share it here as well.

For this page I used the Sweet & Simple classic kit (did you know that they have a Project Life-ish kit now?)

When the Fancy Pants "Burlap and Bouquets" collection was released one of the things that stuck out most to me was the burlap bows and I'd been saving it to use on a fun project. I thought I might use it for a home decor item or for a hair bow or something but decided instead to use it on this page.

I really liked the collage-y feel of the October Afternoon paper I used for the background but didn't want it to overshadow my photograph of this cute girl so I used a piece of Crate Paper Road Trip patterned paper (with the white brick) to soften it a bit. I added lots of buttons from October Afternoon and really like how this turned out: 

I added some of these cute chipboard frames to my page and was adding buttons later when I got the idea to add some buttons inside the little slide frame. I think it turned out cute!

I also added some Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist to a few of the wooden butterflies to add some sparkle to my page. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

playing with punches and BasicGrey Highline


Today I have a layout to share that I created for BasicGrey using the Highline collection and punches from Lifestyle Crafts.

The star and heart punches are from the new Albums Made Easy set from Lifestyle Crafts. 

I cut the strips of paper, punched out lots of hearts and stars from a variety of papers and then stapled the shapes to the paper strips. After that I adhered the strips to my page. 

You can see more BasicGrey projects on their blog. 


Friday, July 18, 2014

***clearing out and saving up for the adoption***

As some of you might know, we are in the middle of an international adoption.

We had our homestudy last November and have had our dossier (all of the paperwork required by the country we are adopting from) in country for more than two months. We aren't allowed to talk about the children or even mention the country because of privacy issues.

As some of you might also know, adopting is not a cheap thing to do- in fact it is thousands and thousands of dollars, but it is something we have felt strongly is part of what the plan is for us. We have four girls, we love them and thought our family was complete until about a year ago when this idea was put in our hearts and we have done all we can to follow through.

Anyway, in order to make room for a new addition to our family and to help with the financial part of it I am trying to purge some of my scrappy supplies that have accumulated over the years.

I would sell boxes for $40 (including flat rate shipping in the U.S.) and cram them full of stuff- papers, embellishments, ribbon, stamps.

Do you think you would be interested in something like that?

I could even take some requests if it is something I am already giving away :)

Please leave a comment here with your email or email me at if you are interested.

I will use PayPal for payment.

You would be helping out a very worthy cause.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

playing with words

For one of my guest designer layouts for Scrapbook Circle they asked me to focus on typography and this is what I came up with:

This was one of my favorite papers from their July kit, and I thought it would be fun to cut out some of the triangles to add bits of patterned paper that featured print. I cut out some, cut only a couple of sides on others so that I could make a flap. I also added bits of journaling here and there and lots of other phrase-ology via embellishments in the kit from the Crate Open Road collection. 

Here are a couple of closer looks at my page. The "dream" was cut out using the silver cardstock in the kit and my Silhouette Cameo. 

If you'd like to play along with their challenge and have a chance at winning a pretty cool Crate Paper Open Road prize create a layout that features typography. Then post it on your blog, on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page or an online gallery. Leave a comment on this post on the SC blog with a link to your project for your chance to win.