September 17, 2014

Story Teller

I have a new layout up on the Chic Tags blog today using the cute new Story Teller collection. I just love the fun cameras and typewriters!

Story Teller has a bright whimsical feel to it, but I love how it looks with this old black and white photo.

Happy Wednesday my friends!

September 12, 2014

Remembering a Milestone

Another milestone that needed to be recorded, the first lost tooth!

Lots of Heidi Swapp goodies on this one, including some of her new Project Life chipboard pieces :)

Well, it's finally Friday my friends. Enjoy!

September 9, 2014

Pocket Scrapbooking Re-Mix

Here's a new layout that was up on the 3 Birds Studio Blog, using the "For All Seasons Themed Cards." I’m sure many of you have heard of “Pocket Scrapbooking”,  a trend that is gaining a lot of attention in the scrapbooking world. It's a quick and easy version of scrapbooking, where making a layout is as simple as adding photos and cards to fill up the pockets of a 12×12 (and other sizes too!) page protector. So what if you haven't given the pocket style scrapbooking a try? What if traditional scrapbooking is more your thing? How about using those cards on a traditional 12×12 layout

For my layout, I used the 4×6 “awesome” card and the 4×3 “summer” card as embellishments with my photo in between. Both cards are from the Summer themed stack, and are just two of the sizes included. There are also 3×2 and 4×4 cards in each stack, perfect for not only layouts and pocket scrapbooking, but cards and crafty projects too!

I embellished the awesome card by adding the arrow and recorded stickers, and then added a bit of foam tape under the memory sticker to give it a bit of dimension.

The For All Seasons Cards just made their debut on The Home Shopping Network last week, you can check them out here!

September 5, 2014

Color Crush: Gold

Here's a new layout I had up on the Chic Tags blog this week.
I've been crushing on gold lately, and these gold foil letter stickers are perfect!! They look so pretty with the floral and chevron patterns. 

I also used gold label stickers to add the date and as embellishments. Don't you love the shimmer and shine! The best part, gold goes with any color combination ;)

Well, it's finally Friday. Time to enjoy!
supplies: chevron paper, gold alphas, gold labels - Chic Tags, graph & floral paper: Crate Paper

August 31, 2014

Scrapping the Good and the Bad

Do you scrap the good things and the not so good things? Like most of us, I tend to scrap the fun things, the things I want to remember and enjoy. Although I don't usually share them here on my blog, I scrap the difficult times too not only as a scrapbooker, but as a memory keeper.

My mom passed away last month, and being a memory keeper, I scrapped the program from her memorial service.

Embellishments were easy to pick for this, she liked flowers, the color blue, and then there's that sweet little bird. We had this thing between us that every time we would pass by a certain street/intersection in our hometown, we would try and count how may birds were sitting up on the telephone wire.

In the days since she's been gone, I still look up and count and tell her how many I see.

I miss you mom.

August 29, 2014

Scrappy Blog Tour

Hello friends!!  Last week I was tagged by the amazingly talented Ashley Horton to participate in a Scrappy Blog Tour that's been making it's way through the scrapbooking world. Ashley's layouts are always full of beautiful details, and she is the queen of hand stitching! Her work always inspires me and makes me think outside the box.

As part of the scrappy blog tour, I will do a little Q&A and then tag three scrappers for you to visit.

1. What am I working on right now:
This would be my most recent layout, using some of Heidi Swapp's new Project Life goodies, with a little bit of Maggie Holmes' Styleboard collection added in. 

2. How long does it take to create a project:
I work pretty quickly, a layout is usually completed in 45 minutes or less.  If I'm adding in some hand stitching, or waiting for paint or a spray mist to dry, that can add on a bit more time.

3. What are my favorite things I love to create with at the moment:
Although I don't have it in my hands yet, I can't wait for Maggie's new Open Book collection to arrive!!  I'm also loving Heidi's new Project Life collections, Chic Tags flair buttons, anything sparkly...sequins and glitter paper, my Silhouette Cameo, and rolling date stamps. You can never have too many date stamps, I may have even started to collect them.  ha!
Crate Paper ,  Project Life,  Chic Tags Flair,  Three Birds Designs,  rolling date stamp, Silhouette Cameo

 4. How does my creative process work:
 I start with the photo, and go from there. I don't usually "plan" a layout, so I'll just gather a mix of supplies and then start cutting and pasting! I like to have supplies out where I can see them, but look cute too. It's all about the cute...right? ;)

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired: 
Sometimes it can be something as simple as a color combination in a commercial on TV or an ad in a magazine. Pinterest and scrapbooking galleries are also a big source of inspiration too.

6. What is my signature style:
After scrapbooking for over 25 years, I still don't think I have a signature style. I like pretty papers, fun embellishments and mixing them all together.  Here's some of my most recent favorites.
The blog tour continues next Friday with three more scrappers:

Danielle Higginbottom Brown  - Danielle is so good at mixing patterns and colors, she scraps her cute boys and does Project Life too! At last count, she had already made 145 layouts in 2014!!  Oh, and she posts yummy recipes on her blog too ;)

Veronica Milan - Veronica is the name behind the Chic Tags company. She and her hubby run their own business, and have now added wood veneers and flair buttons to their list of scrappy products. I remember meeting Veronica for the first time at CHA earlier this year, within a few minutes I knew she was genuine and sincere. I had no idea at that time that I would end up designing for her and Chic Tags. I'm so glad our paths crossed.

Kris Berc - Kris can layer paper and flowers like magic!  Her style is so very different from mine, I am in awe every time I see her newest layout and find myself asking how in the world does she do that?

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to stop by Danielle, Veronica and Kris's blogs next Friday!

August 28, 2014

Pocket Scrapbooking | Chic Tags

I have a pocket style layout up on the Chic Tags blog today, Even though I consider myself a 12x12 scrapbooker, I like the pocket style too. This layout is about one of our summer getaways, and will end up in our vacation album along with more 12x12 pages about the trip.

I like the idea of keeping little bits and pieces in the separate pockets, why not a sand dollar and sequins!  I used washi tape to seal the edge closed.

Supplies: washi tape, sequins,  6x8 page protectors,   everything else by Chic Tags!