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!

July 22, 2014

The Sky's the Limit | Chic Tags

Hi friends! Today I have a new layout for Chic Tags using the Cloud 9 and Let's Go collections along with a little hand stitching.  Yes, that balloon is all hand stitched, and yes it took me awhile! I love how the layout turned out though, so it was all worthwhile ;)
I just love the cute little wood veneer hot air balloon and decided to make it the focus of my layout, along with another balloon that was die cut, and one that was hand stitched.
Once I had all the stitching finished, I just added a few paint splatters here and there, some cute tags and flair button, and my layout was complete! 
Thanks for stopping by today, I always appreciate the visit!
**also, the winner of the ADORNit giveaway was Sue D. Thanks to all of you that played along :)
Supplies used:

July 17, 2014

Summertime Memories | ADORNit & a Giveaway!

I've been Guest Designing for ADORNit this week, and have my last two projects to share with you today, both using the "Summertime Memories" collection. First up a cute but quick and easy card that's perfect to send to a friend to let them know you are thinking of them.
I started with my card base, and added a small rectangle of blue paper. Next I fussy cut the banner flags, then added the darling bicycle die cut. To add a bit of sparkle, I adhered rhinestones to the center of the tires, then topped the card off with yellow twine.
Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors, and what better way than having friends over for a bbq! Here's a quick and easy to make invite.
I started with my card base, added the cute red seed paper, then another layer on top using the wavy green paper that reminds me of watermelon rind ;)
Next come the watermelon die cut, to which I added some black sequins for a bit of shine.
How about winning the new Wisteria collection I shared with you on Monday?? Just leave a comment for a chance to win!!
Thanks so much to all the wonderful ladies at ADORNit! I've had a great time guest designing, and  I've loved being able to play with all your beautiful papers and super cute embellishments!

July 16, 2014

Summer | ADORNit & a Giveaway

I'm Guest Designing for ADORNit all this week, and today I have a layout to share using the "Summertime Memories" collection. I was really drawn to the cute reds, greens and watermelon prints, and although the photo isn't of my daughter dressed in summer clothes eating watermelon, the papers and stickers worked great with my photo. It's a perfect way to remember this day of our summer vacation.
 The Summer wood shape works great for a title!
For an extra pop of color, I splattered a bit of mist , then added a few red sequins in with the cloud wood shape and day dreaming sticker.
How about winning the Wisteria collection I shared with you on Monday?? Just leave a comment to be entered to win!!!

July 15, 2014

Adventure | ADORNit and a Giveaway!

I'm Guest Designing for ADORNit this week, and have another layout to share with  you, this time it's the "Happy Trails" collection!  Happy Trails is full of colors and patterns that immediately make you think of the great outdoors. For my layout today, I used a photo from our vacation to Yellowstone along with some of my favorite papers, stickers and the darling wood shapes.
I added a little mist (you could also use paint or ink) to give the wood shapes a bit of color. Isn’t that tree just the cutest!
 Next came the journaling strips along with the fun little wood stars and a few sequins from my stash.
Now how about winning the Wisteria collection that I shared with you yesterday??? Just leave a comment to be entered to win!

July 14, 2014

ADORNit and a Giveaway!

I'm Guest Designing this week for ADORNit and am excited to show you two layouts using their beautiful Wisteria collection. The first one, using an old black and white photo from the 1940’s, and another with a photo from just a few years ago. I love when a paper collection works just as well with old heritage photos as current photos! First up, “Family is Everything”. When I started my layout, I actually built the whole layout around the family is everything sentiment that I fussy cut from one of the patterned papers. It was a perfect focal point along with my photo.
I chose the beautiful floral as my background paper, then started layering bits and pieces of more papers and stickers.
I added some foam tape to the flowers and sweet little bird for a bit of dimension.
For my next layout, I went with a grid design using pieces cut from the patterned papers along with a more recent photo. See, the Wisteria collection really does work with new photos just as well as vintage photos!
I did a little layering on this layout too by cutting pieces from the patterned papers, and even fussy cut the tiny love ticket sticker to tuck behind the flowers. I used foam tape again under the cute flower die cut, added a rhinestone from my stash, and a few sequins too.
Now, how about a chance to win the whole Wisteria collection!!!  Just leave a comment to be entered to win!!

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to stop back by tomorrow, I'll have more to share!

July 13, 2014

Chic Tags Sketch Challenge

There's a new sketch challenge up over on the Chic Tags blog! Here's my take on the sketch,
And....the sketch!
I picked a few elements from the sketch, the 4 squares as 4 photos and the large title to focus on, then added my own twist with the stitched hearts and journaling cards. I even did a little hand stitching on the sun burst card!!
Link up your projects on this post by August 8, 2014 for your chance to win a grab bag of Chic Tags goodies!

July 12, 2014

Catching Up!

We've been enjoying family visiting from out of town the past few weeks, so here's a quick catch up on some new projects that I haven't shared here yet.  First up, one of three cards that were on the 3 Birds Studio blog earlier this week, using the brand new Sticker Flair Kit that is coming soon to HSN.com.
The alpha letters and the banner flag pieces are just a few of the 3,000+  stickers in the new Sticker Flair Kit! Yes seriously, over 3,000 stickers!
and...this 4th of July firework. Great for your holiday table or mantle décor!
You can see how I put this together on the 3 Birds blog here.
Grandpa and Grandma will be back to visit on Monday and that means more pictures to take, and more photos to scrap!
I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are!

July 7, 2014

Chic Tags | Twinery Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Chic Tags and Twinery blog hop!  Chic Tags and The Twinery have partnered together to showcase their amazing products, and show you how well their products compliment each other. There's also a fun giveaway so make sure you leave a comment on each blog post!
You should have arrived here from Rebecca's blog; there are 10 stops in total. As you stop by each blog, we know you will be in awe of all the beautiful projects. The Chic Tags Creative Team was inspired by the beautiful Twinery Twine they received, and we can't wait to share with you!
I made my layout using the pretty Cloud 9 collection  along with the beautiful Marigold, Caribbean and Strawberry twines to fill in my cut out circles.
For the twine circles, I traced the circle on a scrap piece of cardstock, then covered the whole circle with dry adhesive. Next, I cut small pieces of twine, then added them piece by piece until the whole circle was covered.
After the circle was completely covered with twine, I adhered the twine covered cardstock to the back of my layout so the twine shows through the cut out.
I love the texture the twine adds, and how perfectly it matches with the Cloud 9 collection!!!
From here, the next stop on the hop is Stacey's blog. And don't forget, be sure to check out the Chic Tags blog tomorrow for day 2 of the blog hop!
Be sure to comment on ALL posts, and you'll be eligible to win!

In case you get lost along the way, here is your full hop list:
Rebecca VanDeMark - http://www.caravansonnet.com/
Mary Ann Jenkins - http://www.maryannjenkins.com
Supplies: paper, tags, wood veneer, flair badges - Chic Tags, twine - The Twinery.

July 3, 2014

For the Record | Three Birds Studio

Here's a layout I had up over on the 3 Birds Studio blog. I combined some of my favorite papers from the new Midday Medley collection along with an old black and white photo from the 40's.
I cut strips from different pieces of the patterned paper, punching a few with a scalloped edge punch and then adhered the strips to the cardstock. To add a bit more color to the white cardstock, I brushed just a bit of paint on the edges, and splattered a little here and there.
Since this is an old heritage photo, the “for the record” chipboard seemed like the perfect embellishment piece. I added those cute little clouds just for fun, and a few sequins from my stash.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: paper, stickers and chipboard - 3 Birds Studio, coming soon to HSN.com, cardstock, paint, sequins