Shipping Tag Fun || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning, everyone!  Happy day after Thanksgiving if you celebrated yesterday!  Now we have to decide if we want to brave the craziness of the outdoors to run any errands this weekend.  Black Friday always scares me :)

I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today sharing a layout that features tons of shipping tags.  I love all the PLS shipping tags - they come in such pretty colors and fun patterns!

For this layout I scraplifted one of my fave layouts this year.  I really like the end result:
Thanks for popping in today!  Good luck if you decide to brave the madness of Black Friday!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


Bella Blvd + Kerri Bradford Studio Team Up

Hi, everyone!  Last week some members of the Bella Blvd team had the wonderful opportunity to team up with the team of Kerri Bradford Studio to bring a week's worth of awesome inspiration.  I was lucky enough to be one of those team members.  Kerri gave us a ton of great cut files to work with and I ended up creating some of my favorite Bella layouts to date:

I’ve been really trying to play catch up with my wedding album recently (it’s only been 3 ½ years since we got married!) and when I saw the “restroom people fancy” cut file in Kerri’s About Town collection, I knew I just had to use it.  I played off our wedding colors – pink and orange – and pulled in a lot of different collections and embellishments to create my layout.  I also used the “laughter” cut file from Kerri’s Giving Thanks collection to add a bit more interest and fun!

Since November 11th was Veteran’s Day in the U.S., I figured it was the perfect time to scrap this picture of my Grandmother.  She was a Marine during WWII and worked on planes back in the States so they were in good shape for the men overseas.  I’m so proud of her.  She was a remarkable woman who passed away just under a year ago at 100 years old.  She’s definitely my hero!  For this page I used Kerri’s USA collection and the postage stamp frame from the Life Additions 2 collection.  I cut out the frame in all different sizes and filled them in with patterned paper and topped with a variety of embellishments.

Thanks for popping in!

Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Staple: Tim Holtz; Everything Else: Bella Blvd
Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


Painted Background || Clique Kits

Good morning, everyone!  I was up on the Clique Kits blog last week with my last layout made from the November kit.  My layout focused on using acrylic paint to create your background.

I started by putting some acrylic paint in an orange solo cup (no red for me - haha) and then adding in water.  The watered-down paint goes on really well and once it's dry, your paper isn't very wrinkled at all.  I also added in some grey paint splatters and gold mist splatters for fun.

Once the background was dry I sprinkled around some embellishments and stickers.  When I was done, I realized my background sort of looked like Texas - completely unintentional :)  Here is the finished layout:

Thanks for stopping in!  Remember, if you want to purchase any items from the Clique Kits store, use code KAT10 to save 10% off your purchase!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Stickers: We R Memory Keepers; Die Cuts: We R Memory Keepers, Pink Paislee, Mist: Heidi Swapp


Christmas Card...Already! || Pretty Little Studio

Hi, everyone!  I'm so excited today because the highs are in the 70s - it's finally starting to feel like Fall around here.  I even saw some people running with a toboggan on - I don't think it's quite that cool, but I think everyone is excited about it!

With cool weather comes the holiday spirit - I always love Christmas time.  However, I don't typically start thinking about Christmas until after Thanksgiving.  But, this year, I have Pretty Little Studio's Merry & Bright collection to play with - and I just can't wait to use it.

I whipped up this quick card to share on the blog earlier this week:

How do you feel about Christmas?  Ready for it or need a bit more time?

Cardstock: American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


Fall Walks || The Studio

Hey, everyone!  There was a new challenge up at The Studio yesterday: scrap a fall-themed layout.  I love this challenge because it's s open-ended!  I decided to scrap some Instax photos of Moose before one of his walks.  He loves his walks, especially in the cooler weather.

To "Fall it up" a bit, I used a fun fall-themed collection from Doodlebug Design - the colors scream cozy fall to me!

I also sprinkled in my favorite gold rush sequins and a gold doily from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop.  Those two items are pretty much my scrap staples!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Paperclips: Doodlebug Design; Alphas: Doodlebug Design, Bella Blvd; Sequins, Doily: SpiegelMom Scraps; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Glitter Leaf: Making Memories


Clique Kits Share

Hi, everyone!  I had another layout up on the Clique Kits blog earlier this week.  My post was a "Geek Lab" post, meaning I was supposed to share a tip using tools or technology.  I went "old school" and pulled out one of my favorite tools - a Martha Stewart butterfly punch.  Sometimes we need to pay attention to our old faves!

Here's my layout:

Have you pulled out any of your older supplies recently?

Layout: Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Pink Paislee; Punch Martha Stewart; Die Cuts, Wood Veneers: Pink Paislee; Alphas: American Crafts; Sticker: We R Memory Keepers


More Circles!

I've certainly been on a bit of a circle kick recently.  Lots of circles making their way on to my layouts - but they're so much fun - and so versatile!

Today's circle-ly layout was made for Pretty Little Studio and popped up on their blog yesterday.  I'm still working my way through the photos we took when E's family came to visit us at the beach this summer.  PLS's Treasure Island collection is pretty much perfect for beach photos.  So, I pulled out some of my favorite patterns, cut out a bunch of wonky circles, layered them, and voila!  A page was born:

So simple, so easy!  That's my kind of scrappin' ;-)

Cardstock: Baziil; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio