Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wishing for Warmer Days

Even though it's been a very mild winter here, I'm still wishing for a little warmer weather! When I pulled out my scrapbooking supplies the other day I chose to scrapbook photos from this past summer using the new collections from Imaginisce.
 I created this one with the Welcome Spring collection.

 This project I created with the Perfect Vacation collection

I know most of the country is buried under a mountain of snow and freezing cold weather. Do you scrapbook summer photos in the middle of winter?

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Monday, January 27, 2014


Who doesn't love photos of their sleeping kiddos. There's something about a sleeping baby. It melts my heart. I have plenty of photos of my little guy, I chose a couple of these photos with a book laying on his chest while he is fast asleep.

 I cut the title for this project with my silhouette from an American Crafts file I bought in the Silhouette store. You can find it HERE
On a side note I had this layout sitting on my desk ready to put into an album...then this happened...

My nephews came to visit. I LOVE them so much!! He's only 1 and he was so excited to see a photo of his cousin he couldn't help but play with the layout. After I picked up the pieces that were scattered all over the house my husband said "I'm proud of you, you didn't even freak out" I just laughed. I'll put the pieces back together and put it in my son's album with a bit more journaling about the tattered papers. It will make me smile!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Paper Camellia January Kit...Continuted

I'm catching up a bit today. I wanted to share my projects from the Paper Camellia January kit. This kit was so much fun to work with. Ria does an amazing job putting these kits together! I got 5 layouts with the main kit and the add on and I could still get a couple more done with the bits that I have left. (get ready for lots of photos)

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter! Wait, Where's the SNOW?

I know most of the country is buried in snow and cold weather. Here in Idaho it's been very mild. We've had a few really cold days  and a few snow storms but for the most part we're still staring at dry brown grass. Hopefully, the weather will change and we'll get some snow. Snow is vital for this small farming community!
When the winter theme was assigned to me for the American Crafts blog I had to dig out some photos from last year because I don't have any photos in the snow this year.  Here's what I came up with
 I created this project with the Cut & Paste collection
 The journaling on the page is on the back of the tag in the vellum pocket.

 The second project I created with the Peppermint Express collection. I went a little snowflake crazy ;) Die cut vellum snowflakes, snowflake stickers, snowflake stamps...lots and lots of snowflakes. I wish you all could see this one in real life. There's a lot of dimension and texture on this one.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Starting With an Embellishment

Hey there! I'm blogging over at Paper Camellia today. I LOVE their kits!

Today we're talking about starting with an embellishment.
Sometimes when I sit down at my desk I don't know what photo I want to use or even what story I want to tell, I just know I want to create. So, I start with an embellishment. For this project I started with the huge wood veneer ampersand from the January kit. 

I adhered the wood veneer and assembled the title around it. It was after the title was on my page before I chose a background paper or a photo. It may see m a little backwards but sometimes that's when the creativity hits, some of my favorite projects began with a little bit of a different creative process.

Thanks for stopping by today! I so appreciate you visiting my blog!

Monday, January 20, 2014

You're Just My Type

Good morning! I hope you are well today! We're taking it easy today. The kids are home from school and we don't have any big plans, just being lazy.
I've got a new project to share with you today. There's a new issue up over at Paper Issues, "You're just my type" So, I'm sure you've got something to link up to this issue  (ideas would be Valentine's Day, love, relationships, typewriters, fonts, subway art, typography, etc.). When I was creating my project I just used lots of different fonts. I cut the title using my Silhouette.
 I used the Cut & Paste collection designed by Amy Tan for American Crafts. The flowers are a rub on that I water colored.
 The "love this" die cut is from the Cut & Paste collection, I cut "love" with my Silhouette too. I also cut the little feathers. I love how they turned out but they are so very delicate. I will cut them a little bigger next time I use them.
The sketch for this layout is a great way to use those photos that have an important story but not a fabulous photo to go with it. I snapped this photo with my ipad at night in dimly lit room. I love the story but the photo is not that great. I do absolutely love how the layout turned out though.
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Monday, January 13, 2014

CHA Designs for Bella Blvd

Good Morning everyone! I'm so excited that I finally get to start sharing with you my CHA projects for Bella Blvd.  It's inspiration week over at the Bella Blvd blog.
We're starting things off with the Max Collection.
2 COLLECTION VIEW-MAXIf you've been looking for the perfect boy collection you've found it! This collection is amazing! I had so much fun working with it! I can't wait to work with it some more in the coming months.

Make sure you stop back by in the coming days. I have more CHA projects coming!
Have a great Monday!