Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A May Arts Ribbon and Lawn Fawn hop

Oh happy day!
This week is May Arts Ribbon and Lawn Fawn week which means adorable stamps and fabulous ribbon inspiration.
It also means prizes WooHoo!
For my inspiration card I went super sweet pairing Lawn Fawn's 'critters ever after' unicorn flying thanks to some 'admit one' balloons.  The pattern paper is from one of my favorite paper packs ever Lawn Fawn's 'let's polka 6x6 pad'.
Naturally I grabbed some of the sweetest May Arts Ribbon in my stash.  Love how dreamy the 2"sheer hearts ribbon looks (and hello, gold hearts).  Also totally adore the 1/2" pom pom trim.
Don't forget to also check out the awesome ribbonistas sharring today Jennifer Davey and Karen Baker.
Also stop by the May Arts Ribbon blog and the Lawn Fawn blog for all giveaway details and a whole week of inspiration.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014


Hello weekend scrappers!
Today I'm sharing a random layout about the everyday using the everyday.
Yes it's a page about my Kate Spade bag.  I'm switching it up from my usual family layout to scrap something that is totally and just for me.  Since I was documenting this "event" I thought... What better way to preserve all the cool tags and wrappings that came with the bag then to scrapbook them onto the page.  Here are the things I incorporated.
Super cool tissue paper, the sticker that held the tissue paper and the price tag.
 To add the tissue paper I mod podged (is that a word? It should be.) a whole 12x12 paper and added the tissue to the top.  To make sure the corners didn't come off I just brushed a little mod podge to the top.  There's really no need to paint the whole top.

These goodies could easily be paired with any scrapbook line but I thought the earthy fabulous richness of Maggie Holmes' Styleboard was the perfect fit.
I totally indulged myself and enjoyed every minute of it!

Have a great weekend.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014


 I'm here with a sweet card and some awesome news!
 Adorable stamps and yummy ribbons makes for the most perfect pair for a sweet card. 
May Arts Ribbon and Penny Black has come together for a whole week of inspiration and GIVEAWAYS!  Yes that's giveaways with an S!  Everyday this week the Ribbonistas and the Penny Black DT are hopping together to showcase these two great companies.  Jump onto the May Arts blog HERE and read about how you could win one of the five prizes.

 Today is my turn and I bring you a combination of a super cute stamp and card makers favorite May Arts Ribbon.
Here I used May Arts Ribbon's collection of 1/4" chevron twill for a cool textured background. It makes for the perfect peek-a-boo backdrop for the balloon on this sweet Penny Black image.
The next ribbonista up today the fabulous Rhea Weigand.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

oh happy "watercoloring" day

Hello happy people!
Work has been busy but I got in some therapeutic "me" time last week.  That means time at my craft desk.  I even made some cards for a magazine call and got one picked up.  Whoop whoop!
So today I wanted to share a happy card.
 This card was originally not all yummy watercolored out.
At first I created the ombre yellow and pink chevrons with a stencil, some gelatos and a bunch of modeling paste.  Then I stamped that happy saying and called it a day.  I liked it but thought it needed some...something!

Then I saw this watercolored loveliness from the awesome Virginia and I knew what it needed.
 So pretty.  So inspiring.
This is Virginia's first challenge on her new "Virginia's view" challenge blog.  
She is the sweetest!  Ask anyone in this paper crafting world and they well tell you that she is not only real and candid but also encouraging and lovingly.  PLUS her view rocks.  I still remember the first of the first Virginia's view.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014


This past weekend my most oldest son turned fourteen.  We had an awesome packed week with family and friends because everyone loves this kid LOTS!  I mean we planned his birthday at the beach and all 30+ people came out and stayed the whole the rain!  But despite the rain everyone had fun.  So this page is all for him.
 The picture is actually from the day of his party...before the rain came.  I wanted to document the last day of him being thirteen and this picture pretty much sums it up.  My hip, sweet, funny big kid.
 When thinking of how I could capture his essence in this page I immediately thought of the beach.  This kid loves the beach.  He started out surfing and now has gotten into wave photography.  Not to be the proud mama tooting his horn, but he's pictures are awesome.  Really they are.
Alright back on track.  So my thought was to make the background like a sunset.  I used Gelatos to create a watercolored background inspired by our beach sunsets.
 For the journaling I left it up to him.  I simply asked him to write a few words about his past year and what he would like for the next.  OMGosh I LOVED what he wrote.  If you know me, you know I hardly journal on my LOs, so I don't expect much when I asking someone else (especially my teenage son) to do it.  But he wrote from the heart.  He was open and honest and I loved it.

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