Thursday, June 30, 2011

Merci Card - Summer Card Camp

I signed up for Kristina Werner and Jennifer Maguire's Summer Card Camp 2011- and it's chock full of inspiration! We get sketches, videos, and color combos.
I've been really busy with school but managed to put together a card. The colors were tough for me- I hardly have any purple paper and I had to sneak small bits of pink in (the background text and the diamonds in the purple paper are a little pink). It's a fun and summery combo, though!

Can't wait to see what next week's will look like!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Luke's Quilt

I made this quilt in December for Luke's "big boy bed". I didn't follow a pattern, wasn't too particular about things lining up perfectly, and I love it. Fits his toddler bed like a glove. I also really enjoyed making the pillow with hexies, great project for idle hands!

Monday, June 27, 2011

More pages...

Homework has been rough the past two weeks. Made even more so by the fact that my son is still not in daycare. With juggling him, the housework, the dogs (which have to be taken out on a leash everytime they need to go out since we don't have a fence), cooking meals, and then all three classes- I hardly have any me time. When I do get some time, though, I'm in my haven turning out pages!! Here are a few I've done recently.

Studio Calico's Paper Moon kit:

More Paper Moon:

Echo Park's For the Record:

And this was made using Studio Calico's Lawn Party, plus some bits from my stash:

All in all, I'd say I'm getting them made a fairly decent pace, all things considered! We also made some time to visit Trier, Germany on Sunday since the weather was nice. Makes me want to go back and get a nice tan...
Well, its past my bedtime, got lots to do tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I took a TON of pictures from Paris but the one in this layout was my favorite. I love it so much, I even had a canvas print made to hang in my living room. For whatever reason, none of the papers I had were jiving with it- until this new Sassafras paper from their Hello Sunshine line came to my mailbox. LOVE it.

I lifted the stitching from SC design team member Sasha found here: Love.
Everything looks a little crooked, but really it's not. I just need to get better at photographing layouts. =/

I tried some emboss resist on the next page- it came out way messier than expected and the page is sort of blah but I love these two pictures so it's a keeper.You can't really see it in the photo, but I embossed different clocks with white embossing powder and then rubbed blue ink with a sponge on top of it. Looks cooler in person, I promise. =)
Then, I did this last week and forgot to post:

From SC's Lawn Party kit plus some SC stamps, washi tape from my stash and a few My Mind's Eye Stella Rose brads.
Thanks for looking!