Monday, April 29, 2013

Hello Puppy Love and good friends

 Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday!  Last week I traveled down to Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley to meet up with some of my awesome friends and get some scrapping done. 

We had a fun time hanging out, getting some photos taken and I actually got some work done.

While I was in the store I picked up the fun new stitching templates from Amy Tan's Yes, Please collection.  Here is a layout that I made using them.  So fun!

 Hello Puppy Love


pattern papers: Here & there collection (Studio Calico)
cardstock: American Crafts
spray mist: Mister Huey's (Studio Calico)
wood embellishments: puppies (Studio Calico)
stitching template kits: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts)
chipboard pieces: Dear Lizzy (American Crafts)
punches: knockouts border punch (American Crafts)
enamel dot: My Mind's Eye
pen: Zig
sewing machine: Brother
thread: gutermann
adhesive: ATG (scotch)

Friday, April 26, 2013

You Make My Heart Sing

Hi Everyone,

Happy Friday. I hope you are having a good week so far. Mine has been great. I had my friends Suzy and Lisa over this week to crop at my house. Suzy brought me some fun colorful paper straws to play with. I love paper straws but can only find them around this time of year- so I am going to make it a goal to stock up. I decided to use them on a layout and here is what I came up with:

You Make My Heart Sing:

Paper straws make such a fun and unique embellishment. I was also lucky to score this hexagon punch at an impromptu shopping trip to Joann's with the girls. Even though I can cut lots of shapes with my Silhouette Cameo I love having basic shape punches on hand. This layout came together fairly quickly because of that.

cardstock: kraft (American Crafts)
pattern papers: Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm Collection (American Crafts)
vellum paper: Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm Collection (American Crafts)
chipboard pieces: Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm Collection (American Crafts)
spray mist: Mister Huey's (Studio Calico)
enamel dots: My Mind's eye
punches: hexagon (Fiskars)
sewing machine: Brother
thread: Gutermann
paper straws: Joann's

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You are my Sunshine

Hi everyone,

Good Morning.  I hope that you are enjoying your day so far.  I have a layout up on the Bella Blvd. blog today,

You Are My Sunshine layout

One of my favorite things about working with Bella Blvd. products is how beautifully the older Bella lines coordinate with the 
newer lines.  For this layout I used bit n pieces of Spring Things and Easter Things, & Lovey Dovey, mixed with Crochet Hearts
and Designer tape.  I always like to include lots of color on my layouts and these lines combined together make a very colorful
and playful palette for spring.

Spring Flings and Easter Things: A Tisket A Tasket, Sunny Sunday, Borders, Cute Cuts
Cardstock Stickers: Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha + Bits, Miniatures, Piggy-Punch
High Five Alphas, Green High Five Alphas, Gulf High Five Alphas
Lovey Dovey: Bear Hugs
Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Chevron
Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice 
Button Market: Aqua Flowers, Fruit Punch

Monday, April 15, 2013

You Make Me Happy....

Hi Friends,
I have a case of the Monday's today. It's Tax day (just stood in line to get them mailed off) and my allergies are in full bloom. I have a sore throat and a case of the sniffles so I can use some sunshine today and thought that you could too. I have a bright happy layout to share with you that I created recently using a new Hero Arts stamp set.

You Make Me Happy
I found this title in the silhouette store and couldn't wait to play with it. I stamped a border along the top and bottom of my layout using Hero Arts: So kind stamp set that they recently sent me.

For a quick and easy embellishment I handcut these cute little feathers. I am really loving this trend.


Hero Arts: so kind stamp
ink: soft granite, tide pool, orange soda, butter bar
pattern papers: SEI Vanilla Sunshine

Well, that is it for now. Hope you have a productive day!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Hello My Name is Awesome

Hi everyone,
Happy Friday! I am slowly getting our household back to a routine after a long spring break.

I have a fun mini album that I created recently to share with you today. I used the new Love You More Boy collection by Pebbles Inc. I love how fun and versatile this collection is.

Hello My Name is Awesome mini album

Look for me soon in Create: Mini Books September 2013


Love You More/Boy Journaling and Quote Cards 4"X7" 24/Pad
Love You More/Boy Double-Sided Cardstock Zach
Love You More/Boy Double-Sided Cardstock Andy
Love You More/Boy Double-Sided Cardstock Ethan
Love You More/Boy Double-Sided Cardstock Matty
Love You More/Boy Double-Sided Cardstock Jacob
Love You More/Boy Double-Sided Cardstock Blake
Seen & Noted Chalkboard Stickers 3.75"X7" Sheet

Basically Bare:
Envelope mini album
My Mind's Eye:
enamel dots

Monday, April 1, 2013

Everyday With You...

Hey Everyone!  Today is the day that the brand new All American collection from Bella Blvd. starts shipping!

 I have an extra layout on the Bella Blvd. blog today showcasing this beautiful collection.

Everyday With You is an Adventure

I love the versatility of the new All American collection. Even though it boasts a Fourth of July theme, it is also perfect for boys and every day themes too. When I first saw this collection, I knew that I wanted to do a layout about my sons'boundless energy. He is constantly on the go and stays busy all day long. I started my layout by cutting out this fun adventure title out of United We Stand paper, then I paired Blue High Five's and Sienna Ice Chip Alphabet together to finish the title. Bella's fun new All American flags and Designer tapes helped tie everything together.

All American: United We Stand, Seeing Stars, Borders and Cute Cuts,
Cardstock Stickers: Just Write, Alpha + Bits, Blue High Five Alphabet, Gulf High Five Alphabet
Family Dynamix: Quadrants
Flags: All American
Chipboard: Chip Alphabet - Sienna Ice, Chip Icons
Designer Tape: Navy Dot, Chlorine Dot, Red Chevron
Button Market: Gulf Squares