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!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Urban Traveler

Hello everyone!
Today I've got a fun travel page to share with you using Simple Stories' Urban Traveler line.

My sister and I spent a weekend in Rome and it was amazing! I've been waiting to scrapbook the photos because I didn't have anything quite right- until Urban Traveler came along that is.

This page came together really quickly as I used the border strip as my main focus, building everything else up around it. I layered a few elements and even broke out my ink for the edges to help them stand out a little bit.

I added some jute to this cute luggage tag to bring in some texture and I love how it looks!
Well, that's all I've got today, thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Year In Review

Hello friends! I'm here today with a two-pager, one inspired by a lot of great year in review pages I've been seeing lately.

I used Simple Stories SN@P! as a starting point, choosing black and white photos so the colors really pop!

I created little month banners by cutting them out of month flash cards, then I added number stickers, also from this collection. I even used washi tape here which I hardly ever think to pull out of my drawer!

I added just a bit of dimension with a few SN@P! stickers here and there.

And, I snuck in some journaling by putting a SN@P! pocket behind my title.
It was a fairly quick spread for a two-pager but has a lot of fun, bold colors- just my style!

And I'm SO far behind in posting these (yeah, I know, one is Christmas related) but better late than never.
I used a cut file from Ormolu as my starting point and pulled bits and pieces from various kits to build around it. It's got a bit more on it than I usually do but I love this red and aqua combination!

And this one is made entirely from a kit (Cocoa Daisy, maybe?). I brought the kit in to work on the off-chance that I would get to use it during some free time. Well, I got my free time, but didn't bring a lick of other supplies so this was made with ONLY the kit. I didn't even have a proper paper trimmer. AND, I made it in less than 20 minutes which has to be some kind of record for me. I'm not entirely in love with it but it was really nice to just let go and get something made- at work even!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CHA Goodness

Hi friends! I meant to post some pages weeks ago but have been waiting for a sunny day to snap pictures. Well, the sun has not really made much of an appearance here since then! So, in the meantime, I wanted to share some really awesome things coming out from Simple Stories at CHA!

Are you doing a year in review album? Simple Stories has added a whole new product line to make it really easy- new, beautiful leather bound albums and 12x12 divided page protectors in some really creative arrangements that you've never seen before!

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This one is my favorite- I love that long strip for patterned paper on the side!
And they're extending their Sn@p! journaling cards:
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AND they're releasing three BEAUTIFUL new lines! I can NOT wait to get my hands on these, especially Urban Traveler. 
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And there's EVEN MORE! They've also added chipboard, layered stickers and brads to their line up! I'm always so excited to see what they're going to come up with next and this release just blew me out of the water. Head over to the Simple Stories blog to see the full release!