Scrapping for Fun

I always love long weekends because they give me a chance to "scrap for fun."  I love my design team projects, but I also love the freedom of creating whatever I want.  Here's a layout that I completed this weekend that features my adorable niece at her first birthday party.  Pretty cute, ey?

I've been holding onto those ice cream/cupcake brads from Dooldebug Design for as long as I can remember.  I NEED TO STOP HOARDING PRETTY PAPER AND EMBELLISHMENTS!  That is going to be one of my crafty goals for the new year...it's just so hard to do!!  ;-)

Thanks for popping in - happy Sunday!

Doilies: The Curtsey Boutique; Everything else: Doodlebug Design


You Light Up my World || Clique Kits

Good morning!  If you are celebrating Thanksgiving today - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  If you aren't, I hope that you are at least able to find something to be thankful for!  I wanted to pop in and share a layout that I have posted at the Clique Kits blog today.  It was made using this month's AWESOME kit and I focused on creating a project when your cutfiles get messed up (usually due to an operator error):

I am so in love with this kit.  Everything about it is seriously awesome.  The colors, the diecuts, the printables and the stamps - I LOVE IT ALL.

In other Clique Kits news, there are HUGE sales going on right now:
You can check out all the details here.

Thanks so much for popping in!  Have a happy day!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphas: Fancy Pants, Pink Paislee; Patterned Paper, Mist, Transparency, Paper Clips: Heidi Swapp; Cutfiles: Clique Kits; Enamel Dots: Basic Grey; Chipboard: Echo Park


3 || The Curtsey Boutique

Hey, everyone!  I had a layout posted on The Curtsey Boutique Blog yesterday.  It was a layout that I made pretty quickly by creating a quick, messy background with my gelatos and then adding some fun embellishments on top:

See?  A super simple layout.  I really love those burlap butterflies from Curtsey Boutique.  They are so cute and add just the right amount of texture to a project.

Thanks for popping in!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Gelatos: Faber Castell; Wood Veneers, Mist: Studio Calico; Diecut: Heidi Swapp; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper;  Doily, Butterflies, Banner, Mini Clothespin: The Curtsey Boutique; Stamp: October Afternoon; Enamel Dots: Basic Grey


The Studio || Scrap Your Daily Routine

Good morning, everyone!!  There is a new challenge at The Studio this morning - we want you to scrap your daily routine!  I decided to focus on my weekend routine, since it's a bit (but not much) more interesting than the workday routine.

I used my December Clique Kit for this layout.  I am IN LOVE with this kit.  It is so colorful and fun. I am pretty sure I will have it killed by the end of December...such a great feeling!

I hope you can play along with us!

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Heidi Swapp; Alphas: Fancy Pants Designs, Pink Paislee, Evalicious; Enamel Dots: Basic Grey; paper Clip: Freckled Fawn; Chipboard: Echo Park; Mist: Studio Calico; Asterisk Punch: Paper Source


Clique Kits November Pep Rally

Good morning, everyone!  It's time for another Clique Kits Pep Rally...I seriously love these things! It's so much fun to see how many different projects are created from the same set of products.  

You should have arrived from Allie's blog (aren't her designs seriously awesome?!).  I usually have the whole list posted on my blog but I had to pre-schedule this post since I'm out of town for work. So, after me, your next stop will be the lovely Aliza.  If you want to see the full list of Pep Rally participants, there is one posted at the Clique Kits blog.

Okay, on to today's sharing.  We were supposed to create a layout inspired by this month's mood board:

I am still in love with the colors and pictures!  Ultimately, I was inspired by the pretty, little butterfly in the bottom right-hand corner.  I also decided to scrap another wedding photo like I did in last month's Pep Rally.  I figure if I start doing one wedding layout a month, eventually I'll be caught up! Ha!

Here is my layout:

I fell in love with the butterfly confetti add-on and the button add-ons this month and had to put them to good use.  I thought the butterflies would be perfect to highlight the hand-made butterfly bouquet I carried.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the Pep Rally!

Cardstock: Bazill; Patterned Paper: Lemon Owl; Alphas: Basic Grey, Webster's Pages; Wood Veneers: Pinkfresh Studio; Plastic Butterflies: Studio Calico; Buttons, Sequins: Clique Kits; Cutfiles: Silhouette; Butterfly Punches: Martha Stewart; Wedding Photography: Kathy Cobb Photography


Creative Jumpstarts with The Curtsey Boutique

Hello, hello!  As you read this, I'm off on a work "adventure" for the next week.  But I've scheduled a few posts so I don't fall too far behind in blogging.  (I hate when that happens).

This past weekend was a long one for me because of the Veteran's Day holiday.  It was rainy and overcast and I was able to get a ton of scrapping done.  It was pretty much perfection!  In addition to working on some of my assignments to be shared a little bit late, I was also able to play along with the current Creative Jumpstarts challenge (run by Marcy Penner and Stephanie Bryan).  The challenge this time: use 5 patterned papers, 2 brads and 1 frame.  Here is my take:
I've had a 6x6 Doodlebug Design rainbow stack staring at me for a while now just begging to be used, so I'm glad I was finally able to.  

In creating this layout, I also used the most recent Studio Calico Sunday sketch...as soon as I saw it, I knew I need to break out some Curtsey Boutique shipping tags and doilies!

Have you played along with any CJ challenges?

Cardstock: Bazill; Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Doodlebug Design; Brads, Frame: Crate Paper; Alphas: American Crafts, Studio Calico; Tag, Doilies, Stars, Sequins: The Curtsey Boutique, Chipboard Stars: Studio Calico


December Daily 2014

Good morning, everyone!

I was up on the Clique Kits blog on Sunday with a post sharing the process for making my December Daily cover this year. Yes...I've already made my DD cover.  After not doing the project last year because of work commitments, I am too excited to get back into it again this year.

I used Clique Kit's Clique into the Holidays kit and a few of their holiday add-ons to create my cover. My plan is to use these products for the entirety of my project.  (I may throw in some Curtsey Boutique sparkly stars and snowflakes!).

Here is my cover:

I started by using a Heidi Swapp mask and white mist to create the polka dots.  While that was drying I heat embossed the Elle's Studio wood veneers.  I also embossed the Elle's Studio stamp on the cover of my album when the mist was dry.  I glued everything down, added a sweet, gold scalloped border from Pinkfresh Studios and two different washi tapes on the side.  

Simple and easy.  That's the way I plan on keeping my album this year.

Have you started your December Daily?  Leave a link...I'd love to see!!

Album: Simple Stories; Mask: Heidi Swapp; Mist: Studio Calico; Wood Veneers, Stamp: Elle's Studio; Embossing Powder: Recollections; Glitter Washi, Gold Border: Pinkfresh Studio


The Studio || November Sketch Challenge

Hey, everyone!  There is a new challenge posted at The Studio today - and it's a sketch challenge! Yay!  My favorite layouts come from The Studio's sketch challenges!

Here is the fun sketch we are working with:

And here is my take on it:

I used my November Clique Kit for this one.  The kit has a great selection of Fall colors and embellies, so I thought that it was perfect for this adorable photo of my niece.  I stuck to the sketch pretty closely - added some layers and switched the corner detail to the other side.  I layered on all the fun, Fall embellishments along the bottom of the photo.

I hope you can play along with us at The Studio this month!!

P.S.- There's a HUGE sale going on over at the Clique Kits store right now.  Use code CKNOV25 from now through the end of the month to get 25% off your store purchase!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Diecuts: Lemon Owl; Wood Veneers: Freckled Fawn; Alphas: October Afternoon; Flair, Buttons, Butterfly, Sequins: Clique Kits; Vellum: Studio Calico; Tag, Gold Foil Stickers, Arrow: Pretty Little Studio; Mist: Tattered Angels


Clique Kits & 17turtles November Challenge

Hey, everyone!!  The Clique Kits' November challenge is now live on the CK blog.  The sponsor this month is 17turtles!  The owner, Julianna, even designed some awesome cut files to coordinate with this month's kit.

As usual, this is an anything goes challenge...you can create absolutely anything.  Extra points if you use a CK kit or 17turtles cut file, but neither is required.  The winner of the challenge this month gets a $20 gift card to 17turles, which is seriously awesome!

Here's my layout for the challenge:

This month's kit is so much fun with all the Lemon Owl product.  Plus the kit can really be used to scrap all seasons.  This is a spring-y like layout, but I  have scrapped a fall one with it, too.  Pop by Clique Kits to see the whole Homecoming kit.  Use code KAT10 to get a 10% discount on your purchase, too!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Petterned Paper: Lemon Owl; Cutfiles: 17turtles; Butterflies: Studio Calico; Twine: My Mind's Eye; Mist: Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp; Wood Veneer: Freckled Fawn; Stamp: Simple Stories


Curtsey Boutique #Cutie

Hey everyone!  I had a layout up on The Curtsey Boutique blog last week.  I love the lime and yellow color combo, so I really played that up for this layout:

Isn't she one of the cutest kids you've ever seen?  E & I have been blessed with adorable nieces that we can spoil rotten!

I love shipping tags and doilies and sparkly things and The Curtsey Boutique has an awesome selection of all of those things.  I hope you can check them out!

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Vellum: Dear Lizzy; Enamel Shapes: Studio Calico, Doodlebug Designs; Chipboard Heart, Mist: Studio Calico; Tags, Stars, Butterflies, Doily: The Curtsey Boutique; Alphas: Recollections