Thursday, September 8, 2011

Six Months Old

This is my baby that is now an 18 month old baby. :( HATE how they grow up wayyyy too fast. Again, sorry about the photos :(

Echo Park Playground Studio AE Stamp Sets

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Daddy's Girl

This is a loayout I made of my husband and daughter together. Again, sorry for the photos. After this weekend the problem should be solved :).

My supplies:
My Minds Eye Love Me Do Collections
Technique Tuesday Stamps #1 #2
Stampin Up Early Espresso (for inking edges)
Tiny Attacher
Brown Satin Ribbon from Walmart


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Counterfeit Kit September 2011

Here is my Counterfeit Kit for September (sorry about the photo :( My camera charger is MIA for the moment so I have to use my phone until I get a new one this weekend). This month I decided to keep the kit small. In the past I have overdone the kits and have been to overwhelmed to actually use all the supplies. So, this time I kept to 6 patterned sheet of paper by October Afternoon (super old line called Ducks in a row). I did overdo the cardstock just because I like to have a lot of options. My embellishments are small because I want to focus on actually using the papers and getting the layouts done.

Here are some photos of the actual supplies.

Label Stickers.

6x12 Cardstock Stickers


DieCut Journaling Blocks

Cardstock Stickers

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Love Everything About You

Here is my take on September's Scrapbook Stamping with Nichol Magouirk over at 2peas.

My photos did not allow for me to add 2x3 stamped images on vellum. But, I did use my studio calico cloud stamps, and the new Hero Arts/Studio Calico cloud stamps. Just love those little buggers. The die cut, papers, and tag are from a My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Collection. There are also a couple October Afternoon circle lable stickers in there. Of course I overused my studio AE phrase stamps! Love those things as well :)

TFL! :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Summer Days

Here's a quick layout I did last night with Echo Park's Summer Days line.

I embellished the journaling tag from the collection kit with some Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday stamps.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Guess What I Won Today...

That's right! I won the One Page Sketches book by Allison Davis! I have been watching the
Sketch Support design team member's blogs and keeping up with all the giveaways and trying to win the book all week! And, I finally won on Megan B's Blog! This is the first time I have ever won anything on a blog! I couldn't be more excited! :)

On another note, I have been working on some layouts and blog posts. I hope to have them posted within the next day or so, I did take some photos, but I didn't like the way that they came out, so hopefully I will have those ready shortly. As soon as I get the first one up I should have one a day for the rest of the week! :) Excited to back back to my blogging and scrapbooking! :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

I'm having serious technical difficulties with hop on over to Melissa's blog

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Design Team Blog Hop!
If you're just joining us, or you happen to get lost along the way you can start the blog hop at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

My inspiration and the next stop in the blog hop is
Melissa! I love her, and I love multi-photo single page layouts! :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

i ♥ you.

Here is a simple layout I did of my daughter. I guess I have a thing for 3 photos down the right side! :)

This is the My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup paper collection that I absolutely adore! I can't wait to use it more. :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Counterfeit Kit for April!!!

Sorry I am a bit late posting this.. My husband and I were out of town the past few days. Here is my kit. Since a majority of the Inspiration Kit's papers were from the Echo Park For the Record Collection I decided to go ahead and use those papers/sticker sheets for my Counterfeit Kit.

Since I do not have any felt butterflies I decided to pull out my Martha Stewart Punches. I can not cut felt with these, but that's ok. I also incorporated butterflies into my kit through the fabric I included. I believe I purchased this from Wal-Mart.

These are my buttons.Most of these buttons I actually made myself with polymer clay. Very simple and easy to make! :) I feel a tutorial coming on this month! :)

My silk flowers. Here are just a few I pulled for my Kit. However, my prima stash is never ending so I may pull more out soon! :) There are also some other elements like stickles, and beads. I love using these beads! I have so many little tubes that I bought from Michael's a few years ago and never even took out of the package. I have been using them lately and they are so addicting!

Faux chipboard birds! :) So easy and simple to make as well. I'm sure many of you already know how to make these, but i'll post a quick tutorail this month! :)

"A Little Birdie Told Me" title. I made this from my cricut -- easy.

"For the record" title made this from my cricut and gypsy also.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Let It Snow

Good Morning everybody. Here is my layout for today! This is a layout from our trip to WI last December.

This is Echo Park's Wintertime Line. I had alot of fun with this. For my title --- I used Cricut's Celebrate with Flourish Lite cartridge. I LOVE THIS CARTRIDGE. It is probably one of my favorites.

I wanted to pay special attention to this part of the layout. I wanted to repeat the glitter and glittered circles that you see on the red ribbon. With the circle border sticker (also from EP Wintertime sticker element sheets) all I simply did was choose random circles, paint over with my zig 2way small chizel pen and sprinkle coordinating glitter on top. I also did that with some of the flourishes on the red paper. The smaller zig pen is super easy to glue on smaller lines like flourishes and then sprinkle glitter ontop.
This was a super fun layout to do! I really enjoyed using this line. All the papers were so pretty.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

Good Morning Everybody! And welcome to stop 24 of 26 of the The counterfeit Kit Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

You're almost to the end of this blog hop! Wasn't it fun checking out everybody's projects? So much beautiful inspiration!

This month's Blog Hop Challenge is...

Scraplift Yourself!!!

I chose this layout of my husband with 3 horozontal 4x6 photos [remember I only scrap 4x6 photo :)] for my inspiration. And, this is what I came up with.

Obviously you can see I did make a few changes. The most obciously ones would be the patterned papers behind the photos. In retrospect I would have Simply cut the couple inches off the paper and tucked it barely under the photos rather than using 7 an 8 inch sheets. After all, that is such a waste of paper. And, I'm all about saving :)! Well you're off to your next stop, Geri. And after Geri, last but not least is our amazing Bethany. I hope you have enjoyed all of our wonderful scraplifts, and hope you join us for both blog hops next month, one for the DT, and one for all of our fabulous followers! :)

Click here for your fabulous Geri! Enjoy.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bling, Flowers, and Distress Ink

Here is my weekly card for The Shoe. And our challenge this week was to use Bling, Flowers, and Distress Ink.

Here's my card.

Flowers: Patterned Papers Distress Ink: Inked Edges Bling: Butterfly Bellies

Unfortunately, you can't really see my "bling" in these pictures. But, I used my stickles for the butterfly bodies. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday! Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cutting Down the Tree

Well, I'm back kind of late today ladies!
Let me start out by saying my laptop died yesterday! :( So unfortuneately, I don't get to use my photo editor that the laptop came with. I'll be looking for one that I can use instead of this dreaded paint!! Here is my next 2-pg layout of the week! :)
This is the Echo Park Christmas Time line. Because as you all know... I LOVE ECHO PARK!
This layout was very simple and easy to assemble. I used 5 4x6 photos. Matted those photos on coordinating cardstock. The patterned paper is one whole 12x12 sheet that I cut sort of off-centered. Some ribbon that I thought held the Christmas-y theme was tied around 2 of the photos and adhered behind my date label. The journal card is off of the journal card paper that comes with the collection pack. I then attached alternating red/green brads to every other circle on the top and bottom of the journal card. 2 circles were cut from coordinating patterned papers with my beloved Nesties. And, last but not least, the tree embellishments are from a pack of Jolee's dimensional stickers that I dug out of me Christmas stash!
I hope this inspires some of you guys, and feel free to scraplift this easy-peasy sketch!!!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Be Yourself

Here is my second 2 page layout within the last! :)
I have to give credit to
Nichol Magouirk and her Start to Finish video for my scraplift & inspiration.

Supply list:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park: Life is Good
"Life is Good" Border: Echo Park Life is Good border sheet
Horozontal Stripes Border: Echo Park Life Is Good Cardstock Sticker Sheet
Cardstock: Bazzill
Labels: Printed from this Link off the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog tutorial
Flowers: Prima
Title: American Crafts Fabric Chipboard Thickers
Large Half Flower Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Smaller Half Circle Punch: EK Success

Enjoy - Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 18, 2011

You're A Hoot Card

Finally Friday!!
Here's my card for The Shoe. The challenge was to use March's Birthstone, Aquamarine.

I used my Spellbinders Nestabilites and Cricut Hoot~N~Holler Lite Cartridge.
Pretty quick and simple card. I enjoyed using this cartridge so much I might go back and make some more :)
Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pretty in Pink! :)

My first 2 page layout of the year. Unfortunately I do not have as much time as I would like to scrapbook. My daughter only takes one 2 hour nap a day. But, I also go to school full time! At the beginning of the year I set a goal to complete 4 layouts a week. Which I was doing really good at achieving. Then school started, laundry piled up, and dishes needed to be put away. LOL. I've decided, If I do anything scrap related during the week I'm a happy camper :)

This is my daughter at 6 weeks old. These pictures are about a year old. But, its hard for me to get my mojo going when it comes to 5x7 and 8x10 professional pictures. Anyways, that's what I came up with.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St Patty's Day Card

Just noticed I never posted my St. Patty's Day card from The Shoe. Her it is.. Enjoy :)

Masters of Forgery!!

I am so pleased to announce that I am a new member of the Masters of Forgery Design Team for the Counterfit Kit Challenge Blog! I can not wait to jump right in and get started. The most supplies I use, the more supplies I can buy :) Let's see if I can make this list of the other master forgerers work! :)
Well I got them working, but you will need to right click and select open in a new tab unless you want to keep pressing the back button to get back to the list.
Enjoy - ALL of these ladies are absolutely amazing. And, all of their styles are very unique. Can't wait to get started with you ladies! :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Free Spirit

My husband has the most free spirited personality. And, I love it! He also takes the best photos! Such a photogenic guy he is. Here's my layout using Cosmo Cricut Boyfriend. The rub-ons are some VERY OLD (I think 5 years old) ones from fancy pants. American Crafts Thickers that I am not very happy with at all. You can see the letters are lifting and this is a brand new layout. I don't think I will be buying the vinly letters again. Anyway, Enjoy -- and happy Friday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I loved you before I met you...

Another layout using my Counterfeit Kit! =] I also put my own spin on last week's from start to finish video with Nicole @ 2 peas. I post the links to both of those sites later on! Please excuse the actual photos of myself that I used for this layout - they arn't my favorite, but I have to remind myself that I preserve the memories for my daughter. =] I thought I took the date off the bottom of the picture but apparently not.

Happy Easter! =]

This is my beautiful daughter at four weeks old. Of course this was last year's Easter. But, I have been waiting for the right paper. So when I get my Echo Park Springtime collection pack yesterday I decided I had found the perfect paper for the job! =] I'm still learning this whole layout picture taking thing, and therefore there are shadows on my thickers. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Your Love Notes

Hiiiiiii! I'm back! =] It's been a couple days since I've posted. But, tonight I worked on the first mini challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Blog. The challenge is to create a layout without photos. And here's what I came up with.

Everything in this layout came from my counterfeit kit. All I added was the glossy letter stickers, and the MM frame. BUT, the important thing is that I am using my stash and not buying anything! =]

Here is a closer look at the super old MM frame. I placed pop dots under the letter stickers, and the star embellishment.

Here are more prima flowers (my favorite for the minute) and I used the beads again.

I didnt want to display my journaling out in the open so I hid it inside a pocket. I wrote soe things on the back of the tag, but didn't want to share that =].

To be honest, I REALLY did not want to do this challenge. I did not know where I was going to begin but I dove in head first and this was the result. I think it's pretty, and I like it. Hope this inspires you guys to create as well!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Collection Pack Organization

2 posts in 1 day!! =]

I wanted to start displaying my ideas for organization and maybe somebody can benefit from my storage solutions. Tonight I want to show you how I organize my collection packs. I consider a collection pack a set of papers, and any coordinating embellishments, rub-ons, stickers etc. I ONLY include the patterned paper, any embellishments from the same line, and cardstock. These are not kits. These holders only carry the things from the line that is labeled on the paper holder. I first start with a Cropper Hopper paper holder.

I take the small holders out of the large holder and place all of my contents from the collection pack inside.

I like a label on the outside of my holders. So I took the element sheet (from the Echo Park little girl line) and cut the Echo Park emblem, and the "Little Girl" title out.

Then, I adhere the stickers to the side of the holder.

And here are the rest of my Echo Park lines! =] Until the 3 newest one I just bought come in the mail! =]