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Thursday, April 3, 2014


Hello everyone! First, so sorry about my radio silence- LOTS has been going on lately! I'll share some projects with you soon (quilting, knitting, AND scrapbooking) but first let me send you over to Paper Crafter's Library where I've got a page up! They do a lot of great articles like featuring scrapbookers, themes, and of course, giveaways!

I'll leave you with a little sneak.

Until next time!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pickin' Pumpkins

Today I have a page I made for Simple Stories using non-fall themed product to create a very fall themed page!

I used a lot of Sn@p! Basics paper to help lay out a color theme. The pumpkins were cut with my silhouette and I used some glossy accents on the black sections.

I also used some Kiwi Lane Designer Templates for this green divider. I added a bit of jute (I can't help it on fall pages!) and the layered look adds just a bit more interest.

My title was cut with the silhouette again (you can tell from the bits of stray paper) and was placed on another Kiwi Lane template.
The pumpkin patch visit is our official kick off to fall, my very favorite season!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Watercolor cards - Simon Says Stamp

I have a few watercolor cards made with Derwent Inktense Pencils over at the Simon Says Stamp blog...

Check them out here!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Nearing Summer's End

Typically, I don't do a Project Life type album. I tried it and lasted only a few months- we just don't get out enough to need to scrapbook weekly. However, I do like to really try and get a good snapshot of life every so often so this page is just that- a little snipped about Luke and what we've done this summer.

I used I Heart Summer from Simple Stories for this one- cutting out 3x4 journaling cards to set up a grid. I like to fussy cut little elements from full sized sheets too- the 'love' portion is from something else, the cloud and heart balloon chipboard shape has a banner from a dimensional sticker and the label for my title was attached to a journaling card. Mixing things around is a great way to make things work better for your particular page.

I also looooove to add dimension so I've really piled it on here! The heart shape card is from their diecut elements. I like it so much better when this stuff is already cut- getting things cut on my Silhouette is just too much work sometimes. =)
I also tucked in some journaling into a Sn@p! pocket.
And, since I neglected to do so, here the other Simple Stories page I snuck earlier for Simon Says Stamp.

These pages look so different but came from the same line. I love that!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Guest Designer - Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends; long time no see!
I dropped in today to let you know that I'll be the Featured Designer over at the Simon Says Stamp blog, showcasing Simple Stories' new line, I {HEART} Summer! I love this line so much- it's so cheerful! And, as I told the rest of the design team when I got my first peek, those Boardwalk papers are definitely my new favorites!
Here's a little sneak peak at the layout I did:

Be sure to check it out here! Thanks for dropping in!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Double Layouts

Hi all! Today I have two of my favorite pages EVER that I made with two different Simple Stories lines. The first one features their Vintage Bliss line, which is absolutely perfect for pictures of my son coloring with chalk.
We have finally had some good weather and have been spending every single day outside. Luke loves to pull the chalk out and write his name or fill in some of the bricks in the driveway!
I really love this paper with the outlined butterflies. I used the coordinating 'filled' butterflies to include as a reference to coloring. It helps support the title and adds a lot of interest. I also have a big thing for brads right now so I found a cute way to incorporate them on this page.
My next scrapbook page highlights one of my favorite daily activities- story time. What you don't get from seeing these photos is the way my husband narrates stories. It's usually in the voice of someone famous, like Seinfeld or Harry Caray. Hilarious to listen to, cute to watch.
Luke also loves this ritual, because after Dad reads to him, he gets to read it himself. We love listening to him making up the story as he goes as he's a very creative guy!
This page came together really quickly. I just pulled some bits from the 12x12 papers and the 4x6 Sn@p! journaling cards to frame the picture. I cut the title with my silhouette and used dimensional adhesive to give the page some depth.
I also used brads on this page, but a lot more heavily. I created a line of colored brads to help echo the direction of my main patterned paper strip, but also here in the arrow brad. I really love 'spinners'!
That's all for today, I really appreciate all who stop by to check out my projects!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thinking of You

Hi all!
I'm here really quick today to share a card I made for some relatives that I'm doing really bad keeping in touch with.

The stamp set is from Papertrey Ink- it is called Mini Blooms. I just love the typography in this set- it's beautifully hand drawn and perfectly casual.

I think I'll be making up a big batch of these so every time I think about writing someone I don't have to pull out my supplies too!