August 19, 2014

I have 2 new cards up on the Chic Tags blog today, both are made with left over scraps, and super simple to make!  Here's a peek at one,

Head on over to the Chic Tags blog for a little tutorial on making this card and to see the other card too!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

August 15, 2014

Chic Tags | Santa Cruz Road Trip

Here's a new layout I had up on the Chic Tags blog using some of my favorite embellishments and a pic from our road trip up the California Coast last summer.

I wanted my photo (straight off my phone) to be the center of attention, so from there it was just a matter of picking the perfect pieces to highlight and accent my photo. I started by die cutting my cardstock and layering it over the patterned paper. Next I did some machine stitching on the sun rays, then added the cute Hello flair button right on top of my photo.

I added a mix of wood veneer from the Let's Go and Cloud 9 collections. Road Trip really is the perfect piece for this layout!

I especially love the geotag wood veneer so of course I had to add in one of those right about where Santa Cruz would be on the map, and then layered on the Sunshine & Happiness die cut.

I can't believe we have just a few weeks of summer left. We are savoring every moment and enjoying the days before it's back to school!

August 13, 2014

Pretty Little Studio | The Twinery Blog Hop

I was happy to be asked to participate in a blog hop with Pretty Little Studio and The Twinery and I'm quite excited to show you my project! You should have arrived here from Melyssa's blog, but here's the list of today's bloggers just in case you get lost.
The Twinery -
Pretty Little Studio -
Monique Liedtke -
Monika Wright -
Penny Smith -
Melyssa Connolly -
Mary Ann Jenkins -
Jennifer Cuthbertson -
Rhonda Van Ginkel -

Be sure to visit the Pretty Little Studio blog and The Twinery blog for all the details on how you could win a $50 Gift Certificate to Pretty Little Studio,

and from The Twinery, a Striped Twine Sampler, $65 retail value!
and now on to my project...

I used the beautiful Marigold collection for my layout, I love old black and white photos and these colors go so very well!
For my title, I used the pretty Seaweed Stripe twine.
Another layout completed for the family history album!

Next it's on to Jennifer's blog, hop on over to see what she has to share!

August 11, 2014

3 Birds Studio Sketch

Here's a new layout I had up on the 3 Birds Studio blog using the Midday Medley collection and this great sketch.
If you’ve never tried using a sketch before, this might be a fun time to give it a go! There’s no right or wrong, it's just there for inspiration. For my take on the sketch, I followed the general design pretty close with just a few changes.

One element from the sketch that I didn't follow was the title and journaling placement. Instead of adding them below my photo, I added the journaling directly to the photo before printing, then added the title using stickers from the Sticker Flair Kit. You could also achieve the same look by writing directly on the photo with a “photo-safe” permanent marker, then adding your sticker title.

August 6, 2014

Cards with 3 Birds Studio!

Hi friends! Today I have two sweet and simple cards to share with you, both made with the "Midday Medley" collection from 3 Birds Studio.
First up, You Make the World Go Round....
For this card I used my Silhouette to cut out the globe, then cut an extra layer of the globe and the countries so I could give it a 3-D look. I like adding the extra layer for a bit of dimension!
My next card is made with strips of sticker borders from the Sticker Flair Kit, 3D flowers added on top of the borders, and then the thank you strips that I printed and cut into banner shapes. 
Both cards were quick and easy to put together, and are great to have on hand the next time I need to send a card.
I also have a new layout up on the 3 Birds blog today, using this fun sketch.
Here's a little sneak peek!

July 31, 2014

Summer Love - Chic Tags

I have a layout up on the Chic Tags blog today using the new "Summer Love" collection and a photo from our recent vacation get-away.
We returned from our trip last Friday, by Saturday morning I had looked at all the photos, and by Saturday afternoon I had already scrapped a few ;)
Now before you think that I'm all caught up with my scrapbooking, let me set the record straight that I'm not caught up, and probably never will be. I loved this photo of my son though, so it just had to be scrapped.
I really, really like all the piece in "Summer Love", but my favorite has to be that van flair button! Isn't that the cutest thing ever!!

July 28, 2014

Home Decor with 3 Birds Studio

I had this fun little piece of home décor up on the 3 Birds Studio blog last week.
I started with a burlap canvas panel I found at my local craft store, and added a bit of white paint and a few splatters of coral and teal mist.
Xyron generously donated their 9" Creative Stations and 3" Sticker Makers to each of the 3 Birds Studio design team members and it was perfect to use to adhere the papers!
After adhering all the pieces to the burlap panel, I added the sweet little birds nest with hot glue, along with the favorite memory sticker and a few gems
I really like how well the pieces adhered to the burlap using the Xyron adhesive! I will definitely be using my Creative Station for many more of my crafting projects!