January 30, 2015

And Then There Was This...


This city girl is moving to the country. We've talked about it on and off the past few years and finally decided to just do it. It's going to be quite a change from having a Target and every restaurant imaginable that is close enough to walk to, four Michaels stores within 10 minutes, living near the beach, and leaving the city I grew up in. Instead it will be a mountain view, acres of land and a wood burning stove.

We took the first moving truck full last weekend, and the last and final load will be in less than two weeks. So far so good! The one thing I am AM NOT liking is the lack of scrapping time. Packing boxes is just not the same as playing with paper and glue ;)


As always, thanks for stopping by!

January 29, 2015

American Crafts Guest Designer - Part Two!

I'm back to share the last four projects I made for my Guest Designer spot at American Crafts! In case you missed the first four projects I shared, you can see them here.

Y'all know how much I love old family photos, and this is definitely a treasure! It's my great-great uncle and his friend building canoes back in the early 1900's. The globe photo overlay from Shimelle's new collection works great as an accent behind the photo, and I especially like Amy Tangerine's After Glow Thicker letters. Love that font!
Supplies: Stitched (368946) Woodland Paper, Stitched (368945) Map of My Heart Paper, Stitched (368983) Painted Mini Mark Rub-Ons, Stitched (368968) After Glow Black Thickers, Shimelle (368171) Photo Overlays, Shimelle ( 368173) Die Cut Cardstock Shape


My girl always wants to take a picture with the display at Old Navy. Of course I gladly say yes!  I mixed and matched from all the new collections for this layout.
Supplies: Serendipity (369184) XOXO Paper, Serendipity (369183) Lucky Stars Paper, Serendipity (369186) Summer Breeze Paper, Serendipity (369187) One Fine Day Paper, Serendipity (369220) Water Color Words, Serendipity (369207) Ooh La La Thickers, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes


I "borrowed" my daughters watercolor paint set to add just a bit of pink to Dear Lizzy's wood veneer gem, then used Shimelle's gold Thicker letters to spell the word gem.
Supplies: Shimelle (368138) Grady Paper, Shimelle (368163) Dunbar Gold Thickers, Serendipity (369185) Hello Beautiful Paper, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes, Stitched (368974) Overlay Kraft Stickers, Serendipity (369219) Wood Shapes


A "Project Life" style layout with three 3x4 cards along with a photo. Dear Lizzy's wood veneer donut and title were mixed in with her cute Thicker letters.
Supplies: Serendipity (369184) XOXO Paper, Serendipity (369180) Cotton Candy Paper, Serendipity (369219) Wood Shapes, Serendipity (369207) Ooh, La La Thickers, Shimelle (368137) Crane Paper

As always, thanks for stopping by and a special thanks to American Crafts!!

January 28, 2015

American Crafts Guest Designer

A few weeks back I received an email asking if I would like to Guest Design for American Crafts. After pinching myself to see if I was dreaming, doing a happy dance throughout the house, and asking my husband to read the email to make sure I wasn't imagining the whole thing, I said YES!

When my box of goodies arrived, it was pure heaven! So many beautiful papers and embellishments, and oh.my.gosh, the Thickers!!!!! First up, a layout with my sweet girl.
I added a few splatters of paint, along with some Thickers period punctuation marks as confetti. I love how all their new collections mixed and matched together so well on this layout!
Supplies: Serendipity (369185) Hello Beautiful Paper, Serendipity (369182) Hello Honey Paper, Stitched (368968) After Glow Black Thickers, Shimelle (368145) Hershel Paper, Shimelle (368173) Die Cut Cardstock Shapes


I made my mini layout first, then added it to the canvas with the clip. The mini layout can be changed as time goes on. This is my mom and her sister with my grandparents in 1937.
Supplies: Shimelle (368143) Earhart Paper, Shimelle (368163) Gold Dunbar Thickers, Stitched (368972) With Love Puffy Stickers, Serendipity (369182) Hello Honey Paper, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes, Serendipity (369220) Die Cut Water Color Words, Serendipity (369219) Wood Shapes, Shimelle (368171) Photo Overlays

Yep, I made a mistake in the journaling on this one. Maybe with that fun title using the Thickers mixed in with the acrylic die cut words no one will ever notice ;)
Supplies: Stitched (368944) Heartfelt Paper, Stitched (368967) After Glow Thickers, Stitched (368975) Die Cut Acrylic Shapes, Stitched (368972) With Love Puffy Stickers, Shimelle (368142) Hall Paper, Serendipity (369183) Lucky Stars Paper, Serendipity (369186) Summer Breeze Paper, Neapolitan (85655) Printed Chipboard Shapes

 I love the look of the old black and white photo with the bright colors! These Dear Lizzy Serendipity Thickers are my new favorites!!
Supplies: Serendipity (369180) Cotton Candy Paper, Serendipity (369181) Little Things Paper, Serendipity (369183) Lucky Stars Paper, Stitched (368968) After Glow Black Thickers, Stitched (368972) With Love Puffy Stickers, Stitched (368942) Interlock Paper, Serendipity (369207) Ooh, La La Thickers, Shimelle (368141) Hopper Paper


As always, thanks for stopping by. A special thanks goes to American Crafts and Paige Evans, their wonderful blog hostess, for giving me this opportunity!

January 21, 2015

I'm Baaaaack!

It's been almost a whole month since I last posted here on the blog. It's been a busy but exciting month, and I'll have some fun things to share coming very soon! For now, let me jump right back in with a layout.
 
I used a mix of papers and embellishments on this one, and even added the Mr. Pickles sticker that I nicely asked for at the cute little sandwich shop where we took the pictures ;)  It made a perfect custom embellishment!

As always, thanks for stopping by!