February 9, 2016

Painted Quilt

Hello all. I just wanted to take a moment to share this gorgeous quilt that my son painted for me! I was going to give it to grandma, but Edward wants to keep it at home so I scanned it. (Grandma saw it when she came to pick him up last weekend and wanted it). I'll be printing it on watercolor paper and framing a smaller version for grandma! I ordered a 12x12 frame so I can frame it and hang it up in the hall. Isn't this so creative? I am so impressed with the little details and colors. It's so pretty.

And here is a most recent family portrait. HAHA, I guess Edward only considers himself and Hamlet as a family?

Blue Skies

Pinterest Inspiration
Hello all! I don't know about you, but I am ready for Spring. It's been sooooo cold that my face hurts. Do you ever get that feeling? I know, I am weird, but it's true. Anyway, today, I have a spring layout to share with you. The Pinterest Inspiration totally motivated me to scrap my Irises from a few years ago. Every year, I get more and more. They make me so happy.

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Pretty Little Studio: Let's Go Travel: Venice 8x8 Paper, Journaling Portland 3x4 Cards, Traveler Words, Weekend Watercolor Stickers, Vellum Tape/Let's Go, Cut-Outs/Paradise Phrase Strips, Die-Cuts/Arrow Alaska,Tabs/Tahiti, Tickers/Define. Travel. , Word Flags/West/Cut Apart.

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February 6, 2016

Clique Kits and Bella Blvd. Blog Hop

Hi everyone. Clique Kits and Bella Blvd. decided to team up this month for a fun blog hop! Welcome and thank you for visiting. You should be arriving from Jennifer Chapin's blog. Today, we will be sharing the Limited Edition XOXO Kit. This kit is chocked full of goodies. When I received my box, I couldn't believe the amount of stuff you get for just $24.99. Please be sure to comment along the way for a chance in winning a XOXO kit of your very own! The giveaway announcement will be announced on Bella Blvd's blog. Your next stop is Heather Leopard. Enjoy!

Here is the line up for today's hop!

Initially, I had planned on having a Kraft background with all of the patterns, but I didn't like the way it looked so I decided to grab my Dylusions Bubblegum Pink Spray Mist and a brush and painted the mist directly onto the Kraft cardstock so I wouldn't have to waist more time and paper cutting out my hearts again. Isn't the flamingo paper fun? I love it. :) I especially love the milk and cookies cut-outs that Clique Kits created exclusively for this kit. What do you think? Cute, right?!

One of my favorite add-ons from the Clique Kit Store was the Crate Paper-Hello Love Epoxy Stickers. I love that they aren't that thick. I used the "yay! and little pink heart" on my layout. As if I didn't already have enough hearts. LOL. The truth of the matter is, there aren't enough hearts in this world to show how much I love this boy of mine. Seriously. He Is the best.

Supplies: Kraft Paper: My Mind's Eye, Patterned Paper: Stickers: Bella Blvd., Heart stickers: Crate Paper, Flair: Cards: Clique Kits, Word Cut-Outs: Doily: Pretty Little Studio, Enamel dots: Eyelet Outlet, Die cutting machine: Silhouette Portrait, Digital Cut Files: Just Nick Studio, Mist: Dylusions
A few close ups:
And here Is another layout that I created using the fabulous Limited Edition XOXO kit.
And a few close-ups:

Thank you for joining the hop today!

February 4, 2016


Good morning! Before I left for CHA, I ordered the Illustrates Faith Collection by Bella Blvd. I just love the colors and patterns in the "Whatever is Lovely" collection. It's so pretty! Even if you're not a big fan of scrapping about your faith etc., this collection has a mixed for all types of scrappers. See, I used it to scrap my CHA trip. Notice at the bottom, we got a photo in Bella's booth with Stephanie. :) I used Just Nick Studio's digital doilies cut file and heart splashes. I just cut it in half and tucked it behind my photos to pull it together.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Stickers: Enamel Dots: Bella Blvd. Die Cut: Tag: Fancy Pants Designs, Stamps: Ali Edwards, American Crafts, Digital Cut files (Doilie, Heart): Just Nick Studio.
A few close ups:

February 3, 2016

Darth Vader

Happy Wednesday all! I finally got around to scrapping Edward's Halloween photos. Better late than never. I rarely scrap his Halloween pictures because I am not big on Halloween or Halloween papers. However, the Family Frenzy and Whatever is Lovely collections worked so well for this layout! And they are NOT Halloween themed papers. Go me! The heart paper is my absolute favorite. I love it so much.

Supplies: Cardstock: My Mind's Eye, Patterned Paper, Stickers: Enamel dot: Alphas: Bella Blvd.

A few close-ups

Notice how I added the tiny circle sticker to the enamel dot? I really like how it looks with the blue trim. I used a foam square to make the heart sticker pop of the page.

Sketch: 1999

Feb sketch

Pretty Little Studio Sketch

Hello scrappers. When I first saw the sketch for this month, I immediately thought of scrapping in a grid with a few journaling cards. Also, I wanted to keep my layout clean and simple. I really like how this one turned out with all of the small details. And my favorite part of this layout is the cute little owls. I couldn't resist using these cuties on my layout.

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Pretty Little Studio: You & Me Journaling Cards, My Deer Flair Buttons, True Love Word Flags, Together Tabs, Valentine Sticker Words, Conversation Hearts Die Cuts, JustNick Studio Heart Splashes Digital Cut File, Enamel Dots: Bella Blvd., Puffy stickers: Fancy Pants Designs.



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January 31, 2016

Best Day

Happy Monday all! I don't have much going on to share, but I do have a new layout that I created using the February Clique Kit. This kit is too pretty for words. For this layout, I decided to play with my acrylic paints and some of my Tattered Angels paint! I love that acrylic paint dries pretty fast if you apply it lightly, scraping off the excess.

Supplies: Patterned Paper, Die cuts: Stickers: Crate Paper, Epoxy heart: Freckled Fawn, Acrylic Paint: Doily: Studio Calico.
To achieve the same painted look, simply apply several little dots of paint in three different shades onto your cardstock.
Then use a plastic card to scrape the paint from top to bottom of the paper.

If you wait a few minutes for the paint to dry, you'll get these little dots in the background which I like.

And here are a few close-ups:

I decided to apply a few layers of paint onto my die cut flower.

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January 29, 2016

Gold Mine

Hello everyone. Happy Friday! Today, we are featuring products from the Gold Mine. I love how much prettier my projects look with just a touch of gold! The Wishes paper is my absolute favorite. I've used it on a few of my projects already and have some more on my wish list since I am down to 1 sheet. I am thankful that I ordered some of the World Script in Gold to go with this paper! Normally, I am not a gold person in real life. I prefer white gold, but I love the look of yellow gold on my layouts!

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Pretty Little Studio: Gold Mine Paper, Wishes Metallic Gold, Treasure Island Paper/Buccaneer, Treasure Island Flair/Arrow Adventure, Treasure Island Cut-Outs Mini Words/Pirates Home, Let's Go Paper/Anchorage, Let's Go Cut-Aparts/New York Notes, World Script Stickers in Gold Metallic.

A few close-ups...

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