7.29.2014

A Few PL Shares...

Hi, everyone!  I am dropping in very quickly to share some recent Project Life spreads.  I am really into yellows, oranges and turquoises right now.  Those colors scream Summer to me, so I've been using them a lot.
 
Speaking of Summer, my first week to share includes the first day of Summer.  Not a lot happened this week (except that I dye my hair red!), so I kept my spread to tiny page protectors:
 
 
 
And here is my week 27.  This was a bit of a hard week for us.  E had to get surgery for a torn pectoral muscle (ouch!) and I had to prep for a hurricane by myself.  Luckily, the hurricane ended up being no big deal, which was definitely a positive in an otherwise dreary week:
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful week!
 
Supplies: Week 25: Page Protectors: Becky Higgins (Design H and Design J); Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico; Journaling Cards: Simple Stories, Cocoa Daisy, Studio Calico; Alphas: Studio Calico, American Crafts; Stickers: Simple Stories; Cork and Chipboard Stars, Sequins: Studio Calico; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey; Puffy Stickers, Glitter Frame: Heidi Swapp
 
Week 27: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design F); Journaling Cards, Chipboard and Cork Stars, Wood Veneers: Studio Calico; Alphas: Studio Calico, American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, Heidi Swapp; Patterned Paper: Cocoa Daisy; Staples: Tim Holtz; Mini Paper Bag: Webster's Pages; Stickers: Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye
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7.26.2014

I ♥ Watercolors

Seriously, I do.  I love the variety of backgrounds you can make with them.  For this layout, I went for the easy, drippy background and then layered a whole bunch of pretty paper on top of it:
 
Most of the supplies on this layout are from the Curtsey Boutique.  Even though most of their products fall into the realm of shabby chic, I find it really easy to use their products with my style - which I would NEVER describe as shabby chic!
 
I hope you have a happy weekend!
 
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections; Glassine Bag, Glitter Stars, Tags, Straight Pins, Library Card, Doilies, Paper Arrow: Curtsey Boutique; Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Tim & Beck; Cut File: Studio Calico; Journaling Card: Becky Higgins; Paper Clips: Two Peas in a Bucket, Maya Road; Staples: Tim Holtz; Word Stamp: October Afternoon
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7.21.2014

Gift Wrap Goodness: Favor Boxes with Curtsey Boutique

Hey, everyone!!
 
I am up on the Curtsey Boutique blog today sharing some quick & easy favor boxes that I recently made. 

 
 
The Curtsey Boutique sales these cute little boxes and I just added some quick paper pinwheels, twine and these awesome CB wooden buttons.  These ended up looking way more sophisticated than my normal party favors!
 
Stop on by the Curtsey Boutique to see all the other fabulous products and project ideas.
 
Supplies: Boxes, Buttons: Curtsey Boutique; Paper: Crate Paper, Paislee Press, Tim and Beck, Studio Calico; Twine: We R Memory Keepers
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7.19.2014

The Studio Combines with Stuck?! Sketches

Things that I am terrible at recently?  Apparently, blogging.  Things have been very busy around here lately and I've had a bit of a difficult time juggling everything.  However, things are returning to normal and I'm quickly falling back into my old routine.
 
This month's sketch challenge at The Studio is super exciting because the team partnered up with Stuck?! Sketches.  They provided the sketch:

We provided the color combo:

And here is my take on it (I flipped the sketch on its side):

I hope you can stop by The Studio and join in the fun!

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp, Cocoa Daisy; Puffy Stickers: Heidi Swapp; Other paper stickers: Simple Stories; Mist: Tattered Angels; Vellum Sticker: KI Memories
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7.08.2014

PL with Curtsey Boutique

Hi, everyone!  I'm up on The Curtsey Boutique blog today sharing a Project Life spread.  For this spread, I used a ton of fun CB products including stick pins, glitter stars, book page stars, and of course, doilies!
 


Products: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Designs A and F); Journaling Cards: Amy Tangerine, Studio Calico; Wood Veneer Card, Arrow Clip: Two Peas in a Bucket; Alphas: American Crafts, Studio Calico; Patterned Paper: ILS; Labels, Cut File, Chipboard Hearts, Word Labels, Word Stickers, Rub-ons, Sequins: Studio Calico; Wood Veneer: Cocoa Daisy; Book Page Stars, Glitter Stars, Glitter Butterfly, Polycello Bag, Stick Pin, Doily: Curtsey Boutique
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7.06.2014

The Studio Stamping Challenge (and Design Team Call!)

Good morning, everyone!  The Studio has a new challenge posted on its blog this morning.  This one is all about stamping.  I've never been big into stamping, although I don't really know why.  I have a fairly large stamp collection.  I decided to create a background on which to build my layout.  I use black ink along with silver, purple and blue embossing powder.  Here is my background: 
 
And here is my final project:
I've got to say, I'm not in love with it, but as I've mentioned here before, not every layout can be perfect.  And I did like my background before I added in all the other stuff.  Maybe a re-do is in order for the future!
 
Please head on over to The Studio to play along and see the other inspirational layouts from the design team!
 
And as I mentioned in the title, The Studio is currently having a design team call.  I highly recommend applying.  It is such a fun team to be a part of.  All the details can be found here and you have until 19 July to apply!
 
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Tim & Beck, Paislee Press; Paper Tag, Chipboard Stars, Wood Veneer, Alphas: Studio Calico; Stamps: Studio Calico, Hero Arts for SC; Mists: Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels, Studio Calico; Fabric Border: Pink Paislee; Paper Borders: Doodlebug Design; Embossing Powder: Recollections; Doilies: The Curtsey Boutique
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6.28.2014

Studio Calico vs. Cocoa Daisy June PL Kits

Hey, everyone!  I've been playing catch up on my Project Life today...and am back to where I need to be...yay!  That is such a wonderful feeling.  I wanted to share weeks 22 & 24 with you.
 
Week 22 was made primarily with the June Project Life kit from Studio Calico (+ a Project life add-on).  I loved the fun colors and the Kal Barteski stickers: 
 
 

Week 24 was made primarily with the June Day in the Life kit (+ add-on) from Cocoa Daisy.  Once again, I really loved the colors in this kit.  June was clearly a great month in the kit industry!  My favorite elements from this kit were the fun Simple Stories stickers. 
 
 

This one was a close one to call, but in the end, I think I liked the Cocoa Daisy kit best.  All the products just really "spoke" to me.  The bright colors totally won me over!
 
Thanks for popping in...have a happy Sunday!
 
Week 22: Page Protectors: Becky Higgins (Designs J & F); Journaling Cards: Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine; Alphas: Studio Calico, American Crafts, Jillibean Soup; Sequins: Studio Calico, Doodlebug Design; Patterned Paper, Stickers, Wood Veneers: Studio Calico; Puffy Stickers: Twine & Ink; Staples: Tim Holtz; Glitter Sticker: Heidi Swapp
 
Week 24: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design F cut down); Journaling Cards: Cocoa Daisy, Evalicious, KI Memories; Puffy Stickers, Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp; Alphas, Stickers: Simple Stories; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Staples: Tim Holtz; Wood Veneer Number: Studio Calico; Embossing Powder: Recollections
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