February 1, 2015

What's up dude

What's up dude? I just love this photo of Edward with the neighbor's snowman. Look at his face. Haha. Makes me laugh. He is such a funny kid.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Stickers: Enamel star: Chickaniddy Crafts, "Shutter Bug" sticker: Transparency die: Studio Calico, Pen: Signo.

January 29, 2015

Altered frames

Hi everyone. This year, I am determined to make more pretty things other than scrapbook layouts, cards and minis. I am going to try and do other things such as wall art for my scraproom and maybe some other things! I've noticed that if I want to get on a big design team, they often look for designers who are well grounded and who aren't afraid to alter stuff! So I'm gonna challenge myself to do that this year.

I still had a few pieces left from my Tailor Made kit by Clique Kits and thought the stickers and rub-ons would make a pretty wall set! The first thing I did was cut two pieces of cardstock and colored on them using my water color paints. I just love how soft the background looks. After the paint dried, I adhered the vellum flower sticker to one of the mats and the rub-ons and vellum heart on the other. I love this set and it looks fabulous on my wall! The 4x4 rustic frames are available at Amazon! They are really nice quality frames and I plan on buying a few more.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Vellum stickers: American Crafts, Rub-ons: American Crafts, Water color paint: Royal 7 Langnickel, 4x4 rustic frames: Amazon.


January 23, 2015

Gone fishing

Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I am soooooo tired of this cold weather. I just want summer to be here already. It's so cold my fingernails hurt. I'm not kidding. You can bet I haven't been spending my time outside. I've been scrapping as much as I can these days. I am starting to get my scrappy mojo back and it feels good. Last year, I went into a funk. I barely scrapped. I just didn't enjoy it much, but now, I'm loving my scrapbooking hobby all over again! I NEED it. It's my therapy.

Here's another layout that I created using Chickaniddy Craft's Scrumptious collection. When I bought this collection, I didn't think I'd be scrapping summer photos with it, but that's exactly what I did. I love the grid paper and the graphics in this collection! And yes, I did include a few flowers on a boy's layout, but I like it... so I used it.

I seriously love this layout. Since I wanted the main focus of the layout to be the photos, I used the die cut frames to pull the viewers eyes directly to the center of the layout. I used the flower stickers and banners to help pull the layout together.

Supplies: Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs, Patterned paper: Stickers: Brads: Sticker alphas: Die cut frames: Chickaniddy Crafts, Pen: Signo-Uniball, Pop dots/glue dots: Scrapbook Adhesives.

January 21, 2015

January Clique Kits Pep Rally

Hi everyone. Welcome to the Pep Rally for Clique Kits! Here's a layout that I created using the January "Tailor Made" kit. I have been waiting awhile to get my hands on Amy Tangerine's "Stitch" collection and the wait was well worth it.

I can hardly believe that my son will be 5 next month! The soft pastels in this month's kit made me want to dig out my son's baby pictures! Ah, he was such a beautiful baby! And he still is... only now, he talks back and thinks he runs the house. HAHA.

 Supplies: Cardstock: Patterned paper: Rub-ons: Enamels: Veneer: Thickers: American Crafts, Transparency word: Chic Tags, Washi tape: Glitz Design, Pen: Signo

Initially, I was going to try stitching within the heart veneer, but I honestly don't have the patience to do such a thing... so I ripped off some washi tape, applied a few rub ons, enamel and Veneer in a nice little cluster and moved on.
And since my sewing machine has been broken for some time, I decided to do some "fake" stitching on my layout. It's so easy to do. Get a ruler and pen, place and hold the ruler where you want to create your stitch and gently tap little dots in a straight line.
What do you think? For more inspiration, click here!

  This month, why not try "fake" stitching on your layout or if you have a sewing machine that works, try sewing on your next project! Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate it. Your next stop is Cari. Enjoy!

January 17, 2015

# Love.

Today, Edward and Parker have been playing so nicely together with minimum complaints and arguments. They have been watching cartoons, playing with Nerf guns, Legos and amazingly, I was able to scrapbook a layout while the two of them played on their Kindals for an hour. Ah, the older these two get, the easier it is having them together. It's great! Well, it's still early, so that may change tonight when I try to get these two to sleep. Haha.

Anyway, I scrapped this quick and easy layout of the boys! Yes, I took this photo today and scrapped it. Go me! I love it. I used papers and stickers from Chickaniddy Craft's Scrumptious collection. Love how simple this is, but striking at the same time.