Hey, everyone!  A few weeks ago, I decided to delve into the wonderful world of card-making (I was applying for the Jillibean Soup design team).  I've been to that world before, but I never stay for long. Ha!  I made 2 cards:
For this one, I used cut files from the Studio Calico trendspotting class that I took last month and just layered them all on top of one another.
For this one, I punched out the zig-zaggy circles (I think they are called pinked circles?!?!) from one piece of cardstock and layered it on top of a card so that the tiny telephones showed through the punched out portion.
I forgot how easily cards come together.  And while I probably didn't make the team I was applying for, I'm still happy with the results :o)
Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the work week!
Card 1: Cardstock: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Cut Files: Studiio Calico
Card 2: Cardstock: DCWV; Patterned Paper, Twine, Sticker, Wooden Banner: Jillibean Soup; Punch: Martha Stewart


Giftwrap Goodness: Creative Gift Wrap

Hey, everyone!

I have something a little different to share with you this evening: a recent gift that I gave for a birthday.  I decided to be all creative-like in my gift-wrapping and do something a little more fun.  I have a whole Pinterest board full of gift wrap ideas, so I figured I should put it to good use :o)  Here is what I came up with:

What do ya think?  I can guarantee the gift wrapping is probably just a tad more exciting than the gift (a book).  It felt so good to be creative in this way...is it terrible that I am ready for Christmas now because I want to come up with more creative packaging ideas?!?!

Kraft Paper: Scotch; Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Twine, Diecuts: Jillibean Soup; Alphas: October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup; Doily: mypapershop


The Studio September Sketch Challenge

Hey, everyone!  I hope your weekend is going well so far.  Mine is, but it seems to be flying by rather quickly.  Since it is Sunday, that means there is a new challenge up at The Studio.  This week it is a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch we had to work off of, designed by Valerie
Here is my take.  I flipped the sketch on its side to create my layout:
On this layout, I used one of Toni's blooms - they are always perfect when you need some color :o)

Hop on by The Studio to see what the other wonderful ladies created.  As usual, I am in love with everything that everyone did.

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Alphas: Doodlebug Design; Diecuts: October Afternoon, Chic Tags, Jillibean Soup; Flowers: Queen & Company, Green Horned Unicorn; Bling: Prima


A Pin-spiring Layout!

Studio Calico recently had a challenge on their blog to create a layout inspired by a pin found on one of their Pinterest boards.  I was inspired by this pin:
And here is the layout that I created:
It actually was a really quick layout to put together once I cut out the diamond shapes...I probably created it in about 30 minutes.

Thanks for dropping by...I hope hou have a wonderful weekend (TGIF!).

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Twine, Alphas, Sticker, DieCut, Tag: Jillibean Soup


Final Trendspotting Layout

Hi, everyone!  I hope you had a nice holiday. 

I wanted to stop in real fast and share the final layout that I made for my trendspotting class, although, it will porbably not be my final layout using these trends.  I loved the class and actually really like all the layouts that I made for it.  In addition to the Trendspotting class, I also used a Studio Calico sketch as the basis for my layout:

Thanks for stopping by!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Pebbles, Jillibean Soup; DieCuts, Stickers: October Afternoon; Alphas: Basic Grey, October Afternoon; Wooden Shapes: Studio Calico


Numb3rs Challenge

Good morning, everyone!  On this lovely Sunday morning, it is time to share a layout for The Studio with you.  It is Amanda's birthday today, so the challenge is to use numbers any way you can in your layout.  I kept it simple and just used numbers for my title:
I'm in love with pretty much every layout that the design team created, so head on over to The Studio to see some great inspo and to play along...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Amanda!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Alphas, Twine, Label: Jillibean Soup

In other news, my Sister-in-Law has opened an amazing etsy shop, chock full of cute hair bows and Halloween costumes.  She's super talented, so please check it out if you get a chance!