Thursday, September 10, 2015

Happy Day!

Today I have a couple projects to share that I made using the beautiful Pebbles Inc. collection, Happy Day.

This collection is a fun mix of florals, woodgrain, bicycles, crossword puzzles and pizza slices. How they managed to get that to go together I don't know but it works! This collection is so diverse and cute.

The first thing I have to share is this card:

In the Happy Day collection is a photo garland kit. I used one of the cardstock frames from this kit, added some acrylic paint to the front and a piece of patterned paper to the back. I then wrapped the frame with twine included in the garland kit and added a couple of hearts to the right side, stapled in the center and folded toward the center to add dimension to the card. I then adhered this piece to my 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" cardbase. 

For this layout I started with the "Sunday Paper" patterned paper as my base. I added stripes of acrylic paint to bring out the vibrant colors in the Happy Day collection.

After letting the paint dry I added a white cardstock diecut background. I filled some of the spaces with patterned paper and left others empty for journaling.

Here is a closer look at the hidden journaling areas: 

I backed the white cardstock hearts from the background piece with various patterns from the collection. Just as I did on the card shown above, I stapled the hearts in the center, folded them toward the center staple and then added my journaling. 

One of the fun additions to the Happy Day collection is this paper ribbon. I created a ruffled border along the bottom of my page with the blue floral ribbon, stapling it here and there. 

I finished off the page with my title using the woodgrain alpha Thickers. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

guest designing for Freckled Fawn

One day I got an email asking me if I would like to guest design for Freckled Fawn using their kit and I said yes! Their monthly embellishment  kits are so cute, and who would turn down free washi and other cute things?

Here are the things I made using their September kit, Oxford:

Monday, September 7, 2015

Fun in the Sun!


Today I'd like to share some projects that I created using the cute "Fun in the Sun" collection. 

This bright, cheery collection is perfect for scrapping sunny day memories, creating cute cards and for everyday projects. 

First I will share with you some cards that I made using the diecut pack from "Fun in the Sun." 

These diecut pieces allow for quick cardmaking so you can spend more time in the sun or hanging out with your loved ones I added some enamel dots, twine and bits of patterned paper for these quick cards: 

My kids wanted to make some summer scrapbooks this year and I knew "Fun in the Sun" would be just the right thing to cover these basic notebooks. I used patterned paper for the covers, added some twine and diecuts and now they are ready for my girls to add pictures of summer adventures and write about some of the fun things we've done this year. 

Last of all, I have a scrapbook page that I created: 

For this page I started with a white cardstock base as I often do, trimmed that down just a bit and adhered it to this cute striped paper. I misted the white background, added strips of patterned paper from the "Fun in the Sun" collection, stickers and a couple of the adorable Thicker phrases. I added enamel dots to the flower centers to finish off the page. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hello! I am so excited to get to share a couple of projects with you today using the beautiful Poolside collection.

While this line is pool and summer-inspired it can be used for a variety of themes, a must in my book since I don't tend to create a lot of "themey"layouts.

My first project is this card, created using strips of patterned paper in varying widths and then layering lots of embellisments on top to create dimension, one of my favorite things to do.

After adhering the strips of patterned paper to my card base I added a paper doily heart from my craft supply and then layered two chipboard frames using foam adhesive. I then layered additional embellishments including stickers, chipboard shapes and a gold sequin heart. 

I tend to scrap mostly layouts, and I have one of those to share with you today as well: 

Because the Poolside collection has so many beautiful patterned papers I wanted to include many of them on this scrapbook page.  I chose the patterned papers from the collection that I wanted to use for my page background, cut them in varying widths and added them to my cardstock base. I then ran my fingernail along the long edge of each strip to help the edges "stand up" and give more dimension to my page. From there I added a triangular shaped piece from the "Sun N Fun" patterned paper and adhered that to the left side of my page using dimensional adhesive. After that I added my photos and a variety of embellishments to finish off the page.

One of the things I love most about creating with Crate Paper lines is that there is so much variety and so many versatile pieces that can be used in not only "themed" pages but for everyday projects as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

more felt roses from Queen & Co.

Today I'd like to share a layout that I made for a trade show for Queen & Company using the pretty felt roses:

These roses are super-easy to use and add an elegant touch to any project.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Happy 11th birthday dear Hailey

Every year I like to do a round-up to celebrate my kids' birthdays.

Today we are celebrating Hailey!

It is hard to believe she is 11 already.

She is a beautiful, smart, sweet girl.

She is a quiet leader, a helper, a people-pleaser and such a blessing.

Here is a look at some Hailey layouts from over the years:

We are so blessed to have Hailey in our family. 

What a wonderful girl she is.