Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween and some fun news!

Hi everyone! I hope that your Halloween is off to a great start.
I have some exciting news to share. I was asked to join the Ruby Rock-it Design team!!
I am so excited about helping this new company start up and grow!

Here is a peek of the submissions that I sent in.

Girl's day layout:

Little Rascal Happy Birthday card:

Boy's adventure book:

Canvas subway art:

So what do you think? I just love their Paper doll and Paper boy collections.

Check out all the talented ladies that I will be designing with:

Sandy Ang - Singapore
Sarah Hill - Indiana
Amanda Jones - UK
Rebecca Keppel - Arizona
Gina Lideros - California
Becky Olsen - Utah
Benedicte Raphalen - France
Debbie Sherman - Wyoming
JJ Sobey - Canada
Carrie Walz - Illinois
Erin Yamabe - California
Keely Yowler - Kentucky

Congrats to my fellow teammates. I can't wait to rock it out with these girls.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cards Magazine September

Hi friends,
I wanted to share with you a card that I made that was recently published in the September 2011 issue of Cards Magazine. This was for a Grandparents call.

Grandpa tell it like it is:

I used the For the record line by Echo Park (I just love this collection) and the round 25 shape studio tool, and bubblecap from Epiphany Crafts. TFS!

Here is a peek of it in print:
My copy has not come in the mail yet, so I took a picture of the magazine at the store. I just get so giddy (and thankful too), every time I see my work in print.

thanks for letting me share! Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

instagram crush

I think it is safe to say that I have a huge crush on Instagram. I am on it everyday, and I love how easy it is to share quick photos with your family and friends. Also, something about those cute little square photos gets me every time :)

We just had a crazy busy weekend, and rather than lugging around my Canon 7D everywhere we went I decided to just bring my iphone and take quick pics with instagram.

Saturday we went to a football game and then a fun 1970's party.

everyone there was really dressed up. My husband and I felt a little out of place since we went in tie-dye shirts. Next, time we will bring a fro and go go boots :)

Sunday my daughter had a cheer competition at Discovery Kingdom

It was such a fun day. The girls took 1st place in their cheer competition. I am so proud of them.

Monday and Tuesday we spent recovering from our long weekend. After walking around the theme park for 6 hours we caught some kind of flu bug (go figure). So Frank stayed home from work and Matt stayed home from school.
We spent most of the day on the couch with the dogs, reading. I made homemade chicken noodle soup and we played Star Wars Monopoly (the highlight of every 9year old boys day).

I recently created a layout about my love for instagram using recent photos that I took with the app.

I pieced all of the cameras together using papers from GCD studios. I also used foam squares to pop up the lens of the camera. I just love how they came out. Here is an up close shot:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mad about hats

In the month of October there are many photo opportunities to take pictures of the kids in Halloween costumes, pumpkins and fall decor.

I decided to draw my inspiration from this photo this month:

These colors are so vibrant and fun. Once I saw these colors, I knew that I had the perfect photos to go with them.

I had these photos of my daughter in her "Mad Hatter" Halloween costume last year. Her costume was so bright and cheery that I wanted to use bright colors to accentuate the photos instead of traditional Halloween colors. The papers from the Fun house and Youthful Eggsubarance collections matched pefectly.

Mad Hatter layout:

Here is a detail shot:

I handcut the target symbol then used a star punch to dress it up. I added chipboard flags and twine from the fun house collection. I decided to do a fun journaling spot clustered with tickets to carry the "fun house theme"

To complete this project I used papers and embellishments from the Funhouse collection, and the youthful eggsubarance collection.

I hope this layout inspires you to scrap those Halloween photos using non- traditional colors.

Friday, October 14, 2011

October owl technique

I hope that your fall is off to a great start. I love to spend my fall months creating lots of cute home decor. Something about the cooler temps makes me want to spend my days inside dressing up my home.

I have been finding a lot of inspiration on Pinterest lately and I came across this cute owl:

I thought that it would be cute to make my own similar plush creation out of paper.

I started this project by hand drawing an owl shape onto pattern paper.

I cut out two. 1 to use as a backing and 1 to use as the front side.

I then dressed up the front side with some basic shapes that I cut using my Slice (Making Memories tool) and lots of yummy GCD papers.

Next, I used paper towels to stuff my owl, to make him plump and cute and look like a plush figure
(you can also use tissues for this).
I used strong adhesive 450 quick dry glue from Helmars to close up the seams and edges as I stuffed. After he was stuffed I set him aside to dry.

Next, I chose some chipboard pieces from Melody Ross's chip art collection to use as the owl's feet.

I painted them white, then attached them to the bottom of the owl.

Here is the final project:
This owl is bright and cheery and sure to lift our spirits on a cold fall day.

to create the body I used papers from the youthful eggsuberance line by Heather Tozzi.

sunday morning paper

celebration paper:

eggscellent paper:

for the eyes I used:

easter basket paper b side:

and I used two papers from the Material girls line:

the sweetest thing paper (flower shape around the eye):

For the eye (heart shape) I created custom buttons using the Epiphany Crafts heart shape studio tool and girly girl paper.

I hope this project inspires you to make a cute fall plush for your home!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

busy day ahead...

Good morning everyone, I have a busy day ahead. My daughter and her classmates have term1 finals for 7th grade today. Can't believe the year is going by so fast! I am driving the carpool today and taking them out to Starbucks this morning for a special treat before testing. I just wanted to post a couple of quick cards before I go...
I made these quick cards for a challenge last week.

I miss you card

I cut the flowers on this with my Slice, and then added stitching, lace and brads. I also used Crate paper, Sassafras lass and Glitz (sticker).

HB wishes

I added stitching on this one with my Sew Easy from We R Memory Makers I also used October Afternoon papers, Basic Grey pops. TFS!

Thanks for letting me share! Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I've been a busy girl...

working on DT assignments, magazine submissions, and buying up as many border punches as I can. Call me crazy, but I am obsessed with border punches. Another thing that I have really enjoyed working with lately are black and white photos. Here is a recent layout that I have done in the past week using black and white photos.

Fashion & Design & Dreams layout

I used papers from Cosmo Cricket's Social Club collection and Epiphany Crafts round 25 shape studio tool
Did you see the border punch in the bottom corner. It is a new zig zag punch that I bought from EK Success.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share. What trends/supplies have you been really into lately?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

WCMD cards

Hi everyone,
I wanted to share with you some cards that I made last weekend for World Card Making Day

You're special card:

I created this card using Epiphany Crafts round 14 shape studio maker, round 14 bubblecaps, and round charm settings.
Papers are from Jillibean soup.

thank you card:

I created this card using Epiphany Crafts heart button studio maker, and heart acrylic buttons.
Papers are from American Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by!