7.20.2017

July Jillibean Soup Shares

Good morning everyone!  I wanted to pop in and share 3/4 Jillibean Soup projects that I made for July...I'll still have one more project that will be up on their blog a little later this month.

First up, this layout featuring the world's most handsome pup and the Souper Celebration collection:

Then a pocket page I finished up while I was working on #the100dayproject - this one using the Hardy Hodgepodge collection:



And finally, this wooden plank I painted for baby girl's room.  It's simple but I kind of love it:


Thanks so much for popping in!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup

Project Life Spread: Page Protectors: Becky Higgins (Design A); Staples: Tim Holtz; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup

Wood Plank, White Paint: Jillibean Soup; Coral Paint: Unknown

7.14.2017

Happy 4 || Pretty Little Studio





Good morning everyone!  I am up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today sharing my newest layout made with the new Dream Big collection.  

I love the blue, yellow and pink color combo with the pops of grey and black.  It's  just a combo that makes my heart happy :)

I decided to scrap a photo of my niece at her 4th birthday party.  The photo coordinates perfectly with the collection.  I centered the design of my layout and made sure that the photo really stood out.  I added in some layers and made sure to sprinkle in that pop of black around the page.  I also outlined the fun die cut alphas so they would stand out better against the background.

In the end, my design was fairly simple, but I really love how it turned out.  I think the adorable photo really shines when paired with such a pretty, vibrant collection:

Thanks for stopping in...happy Fri-yay!  :)

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp Enamel Dots: Basic Grey; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

7.10.2017

Fun in the Summer Sun || Color Cast Designs

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share another layout that I made with the June releases from Color Cast Designs.  This one uses three different sets: the June 2017 Stars Confetti, the Sea Confetti, and the Salt in my Hair sets.  I thought they combined perfectly to highlight a photo of my adorable nephew at the pool:

As you can tell, I did a little bit of mixed media action on this layout.  I used watercolor paper for my background and did a line of watercolors across the top of the page and had them drip down.  The effect is fun, but I definitely need to practice more.  I'm certainly not a mixed media expert :)

Here are a few close-ups of the pretty Color Cast Designs embellishments:


Thanks for popping in!

Watercolor paper: Strathmore; Patterned Paper, Die Cuts: Elle's Studio; Acrylic Embellishments: Color Cast Designs; Chipboard Embellisments, Buttons: Fancy Pants Designs

7.08.2017

July 2016 Project Life

Woo hoo!  Another month completed for my Project Life album!  #the100dayproject is certainly helping me catch up...and while I won't be caught up by the time the project ends on Wednesday, I should at least be motivated to continue the updates :)

Anywho, here's July 2016...a lot of these products are from Hip Kit Club...and surprisingly, their holiday kit from last year.  I love the hot pink and blue color combo, so I kept that pretty consistent throughout the monthly spread.



Thanks for popping in!  Happy weekend!

7.04.2017

Pretty Little Studio || Love My Life

Good morning!  Happy Independence Day to everyone in the U.S.!  I hope you have a safe and happy holiday!  I just wanted to pop in and share a layout that I have on the Pretty Little Studio blog this morning.  I was challenged to create a layout inspired by this image:

As soon as I saw our inspiration photo, I knew I had to use the Beautiful Day collection.  I was also inspired to piece my layout together from a lot of different scraps.  I decided to use the preview sheet that comes in each pack of paper.  I love this collection so much that nothing can go to waste!
I cut out all the little squares and created a grid.  I also cut out hearts from some of the little squares to add a little more interested to the layout.
After I had my grid glued down, I added my photo and then scattered around a bunch of different sentiment cut-outs and stickers.  I really love how it all turned out!
Thanks for stopping in!

Background Paper: Studio Calico; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

7.02.2017

Happy Reunion || Color Cast Designs

Hello!  Happy Fourth of July/Canada Day weekend!  I always love a long weekend :)

I wanted to pop in and share my first project for Color Cast Designs.  I used the June 2017 confetti mix on this one and the stars and their colors inspired this overall design.  I also loved these recent photos of Eric & Moose.  Eric just got back from a training exercise and hadn't seen Moose in about 2.5 weeks.  They were both so happy to be reunited and it was super sweet:

I'm sort of in love with the light blue thrown into the traditional patriotic color combo.  Makes me all happy.  Make sure you visit the Color Cast Designs website to see all the new releases and snag some before they're all sold out!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Acrylic Shapes: Color Cast Designs; Patterned Paper: Hip Kit Club, Bella Blvd, Amy Tangerine for American Crafts; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Chipboard Alphas: Pinkfresh Studio; Red Stickers: Bella Blvd; Label: Pretty Little Studio; Date Stamp: Shimmelle for American Crafts; Typewriter: We R Memory Keepers

6.30.2017

June Jillibean Projects

Hey everyone!  I wanted to pop in and share the 2 layouts, card and home decor project that I had on the Jillibean Soup blog this month:

This layout of my nephew picking strawberries:

This layout of my fuzzy sidekick and I:

This card for my Dad for Father's Day:

And this wood plank for Baby Girl's room: 

 Thanks so much for stopping in...tomorrow is July...and that is CRAZY.

6.25.2017

We Are Awesome || Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to stop in to share a layout that I made recently for Pretty Little Studio with the new Beautiful Day collection.  I have to tell you - this is one of my absolute favorite collections of all time.  The colors and patterns totally speak to me and I want to create with it as much as possible!

For today's layout I decided to scrap some recent photos of my nice and I being silly.  I kept the photos black & white so all the pretty colors in the collection could shine.
The layout itself is fairly simple with just a few layers and lots of die cuts scattered around.  I finished off the layout by adding some sprinkles of mist.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to share your PLS projects on Pretty Little Studio's Facebook or Instagram!

6.19.2017

May Project Life

Hey everyone!  It's another Monday...blah :-P

I wanted to pop in and share my completed May Project Life spread with you.  I used a lot of the Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection designed by Paige Taylor Evans.  I love the bright, bold colors of the collection and how happy it makes my May look :)




And now that I'm all caught up my goal is to go back and start feeling in some of those missing months...fingers crossed :)

Thanks for stopping in - have a happy work week!

6.17.2017

Green + Blue = Happy

Hi everyone!  I am popping in to share a new layout that I made JUST FOR FUN!  Well...sort of.  I made it as part of my design team application for Color Cast Designs, but there were no rules associated with what I was doing, so I consider that a "just for fun" project :o)

I've had a few pieces from Amy Tangerine's On A Whim collection laying around for a while now and decided to finally break into them.  I really loved the blue and green paper and decided to build a whole layout around that fun color combination.  Here's the end result:

See what I mean?  Green + Blue = Happy for sure :)

Have a nice weekend!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Alphas: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts; Acrylic Shapes: Color Cast Designs, Elle's Studio; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Border Strip: Doodlebug Designs

6.16.2017

CardMaker Magazine + Prickley Pear Blog Hop


Good morning everyone! Welcome to the CardMaker Magazine + Prickley Pear Blog Hop!  I was so excited to get to play with some of the cute rubber stamps that Prickley Pear kindly sent us.

As soon as I saw the stamps, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  The cute cow stamp combined with the "An udder year older" sentiment was perfect for making my own gift wrap and tag for a friend's gift.

I used Versamark to stamp the image on to black paper and then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I used black embossing powder on the tag to make the cow stand out against the green background.  I added minor embellishments to finish off the package.  I think the overall look is cute and funny :)
I mean seriously, how cute is that cow?!?!

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Sharon.  If this was your first stop, you can start the hop at the CardMaker Magazine blog.  Up for grabs today is an awesome $20 gift card from Prickley Pear!

Thanks so much for stopping by - enjoy your Friday and your weekend!

Cardstock: Recollections; Stamps: Prickley Pear; Ink: Versamark; Embossing Powder: Recollections, Zing; 3x4 Card: Clique Kits; Baker's Twine: My Mind's Eye; Tag: American Crafts; Doily: SpiegelMom Scraps; Clothespin: Pebbles; Die Cuts: Fancy Pants Designs

6.12.2017

April Project Life

Good morning everyone.  Happy Monday (if there is such a thing)!  I wanted to pop in and share my April Project Life spread with you...completed because of my involvement in #the100dayproject (see my first post here).  My goal is to go back and work on last year's spreads...but that requires a lot of work up front and who knows if I'll be able to pull that off!  ;-)

Anywho, here's April...using a lot of the Felicity kit from Felicity Jane.



Thanks for popping in!  Hope your Monday and work week go well!

6.09.2017

A Few Felicity Jane Shares

Hello!  I wanted to pop in and share a few recent layouts that I've made with some of my Felicity Jane kits.

This one was made with the Willow kit and highlights and ultrasound photo of our baby girl:

This one was made with the Caroline kit...aren't those colors fabulous?!?!

Thanks for popping in!!

6.07.2017

So Loved Already || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I just wanted to pop in and share my most recent Pretty Little Studio layout with you!  For this one, I decided to keep the layout pretty simple.  I used my favorite cut file from The Cut Shoppe (open letter alpha) and backed it with the bright, pretty patterns from the With all my Heart collection.  I cut the letters from some pretty foiled paper that I've been hoarding because I thought it would compliment the beautiful color combo of the collection perfectly:
Once I had backed out the letters with the papers and my photo, I sprinkled about multiple sentiments, die cuts and embellishments.  Here's how the final layout turned out:
Thanks so much for stopping in!  Have a great day!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Date Stamp: American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

6.05.2017

Gift Wrapping Project

Hey all!  Just popping in to let you know that I have this fun gift-wrapping project up on the CardMaker Magazine blog today.  Hope you'll check it out!


Tag: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee; Alphas: American Crafts; Buttons: Studio Calico; Sentiment Sticker: Cosmo Cricket; Glassine Bag, Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps

5.31.2017

More May Jillibean Shares

Good morning, everyone!  I wanted to pop in and quickly share the last layout and card I had on the Jillibean Soup blog for the month of May:

I used the Chit Chat Chowder line and an assortment of random embellishments for this one:

I used the Hardy Hodgepodge line for this simple card:

Thanks so much for stopping by today - tomorrow is June...and that's just crazy!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup
Card: Everything: Jillibean Soup

5.30.2017

Chucks || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I am popping in today to share a quick and simple layout that I made with Pretty Little Studio's Blooming Hearts collection recently.
I really loved the simple photo and I wanted to make it sure it stood out by using a fairly simple layout design.  I decided to keep the design focused on the center of the page and picked a few of the pretty patterns to mat the photo.  A major plus?  The dark pink in the collection coordinates perfectly with the shoes in the photo!
Here's the end result:
Thanks so much for popping in!  Pretty Little Studio is having a Memorial Day Sale in their shop good through today - make sure you go check it out!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Sequins: Felicity Jane; Alphas: Bella Blvd; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

5.24.2017

March 2017 Project Life

Good morning everyone!  I wanted to pop in and share my completed March  project life spread for you.  This one ended up being 3 pages...with lots of green :)  What can I say?  I love me some St. Patty's Day!




Thanks for popping in!!  Happy Hump Day :)

5.20.2017

February 2017 Project Life

Happy Saturday!  Woot woot!!

I wanted to pop in and share some progress on my #the100dayproject.  I'm soooo glad I decided to do this project because it's totally helped me catch up with the year in a manageable way, and allowing me to stay true to my memory-keeping style.

Today I'm going to share my February spread with you.  It ended up being 3 pages and I used a ton of the With all my Heart collection from Pretty Little Studio:




It's so much fun seeing it all come together!

Have a happy weekend!

Spread 1: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design F); Journaling Cards: Pretty Little Studio, Studio Calico; Alphas: Pretty Little Studio, Doodlebug Design, October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup; Labels: Pretty Little Studio, We R Memory Keepers; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Enamel Shapes: Bella Blvd, Doodlebug Design; Die cuts: Pretty Little Studio; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Staples: Tim Holtz

Spread 2: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design A); Journaling Cards: Pretty Little Studio, Studio Calico; Alphas: October Afternoon, Pretty Little Studio; Stickers: Pretty Little Studio, Cosmo Cricket, Freckled Fawn; Enamel Shapes: Bella Blvd, Doodlebug Design; Labels: Pretty Little Studio, We R Memory Keepers, October Afternoon, Simple Stories; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Staples: Tim Holtz; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Tiny Paperclip: Doodlebug Design; Patterned Paper: Pretty Little Studio

Spread 3: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design A); Journaling Cards: Studio Calico, Pretty Little Studio; Patterned Paper: Pretty Little Studio; Alphas: Doodlebug Design, Pretty Little Studio; Label: Pretty Little Studio; Die cuts: Pretty Little Studio; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Staples: Tim Holtz; Enamel Shapes: Doodlebug Design, Bella Blvd; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Tiny Paperclip: Doodlebug Design

5.17.2017

Some Jillibean Soup Shares

Good morning!  I wanted to pop in and share a few projects that I have had on the Jillibean Soup blog recently.

The first is this layout based on a sketch challenge designed by Summer Fullerton:

I also created this card by backing a lot of kraft circle tags with the new Souper Celebration collection:

And finally this layout created for our team up with Page Maps...loved digging into my Healthy Hello Soup stash to create this one:

Thanks for stopping in - happy hump day!

Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup

Card: Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup

Layout 2: Doily: Studio Calico; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup