Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello Again!

Hi there!  I've been a little MIA the last while... our kitchen was undergoing a major renovation, and the stuff from the kitchen ended up in my scrap 'room' which made it impossible for me to get crafty.  But, it's all done, I LOVE IT, and now I can sit and scrap again.  

Sadly my term on the PI team finished up at the end of August.  It was so much fun, I'm almost done going through withdrawals... those girls are crazy and amazingly awesome.  Miss them tons. ;)  Check out the blog to see the new team and what they are up to!!

I decided to use a sketch today from Stuck?! Sketches to maybe get my mojo flowing again.  It was a fun design, and used 2 photos which I happened to have sitting on my desk.  I used the Cocoa Vanilla Love Always collection, which is so beautiful and soft.... even for a layout of me and my boy. lol

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are enjoying some gorgeous fall weather, changing leaves, and maybe some pumpkin spice something or other!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Smitten Kitten and Fun in the Sun!

It is my turn up on the PI blog today!  I chose 2 of the new Doodlebug Designs lines to work with instead of just one... they are both so much fun I couldn't choose just one of them.

So let me show you what I did with Kitten Smitten and Fun in the Sun!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fancy Pants Product Spotlight

Good morning!!  I played along with the current product spotlight at Paper Issues, focusing on Fancy Pants!  I chose to use the Life is Beautiful collection, and oh what fun that was.  I had fun with some triangles and the soft, gorgeous colors....  My layout was about ME and the fact that I turned 40 a few weeks ago.  For years I was scared of this number, but now I embrace it and am honoured that I was able to see such a milestone as it's one that my sister missed by a few months.  I am PROUD to be 40.

Click on the link above to see what some of the other girls put together!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

New Issue - Let's Go For The Gold!

Hey there!  I took part in the 2nd round of the August 'Issue' over at Paper Issues this time, and decided to go with the travel portion of the theme.  Of course, I used Disney pictures.  I don't travel to anywhere else really! LOL!  

Go HERE to take a peek at what everyone else put together!!  Lots of inspiration!

Echo Park's Magical Adventure is available in the shop,
which you can get for 20% off using 'Chelsea'!!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sketchy Saturday!!

It's time for another Sketchy Saturday at Paper Issues!  Amy Coose came up with another amazing sketch, and I brought out the new Echo Park Summer Party line to play with!

Are you feeling stuck?  In a rut?  Mojo not flowing?
I highly recommend this sketch, or any of the other current challenges over at Paper Issues.
I also highly recommend going on a little shopping spree. ;)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Getting a little Moody!!

Do you love Mary-Ann Coulter Maldonado's mood boards as much as I do??!!  I don't know how she does it every single time, but I love the boards more and more each time she puts together another masterpiece.  So much inspiration to work with!

To me the board wasn't just about transportation.  It was full of days gone by, of old things we remember being a huge beautiful part of our lives.  So, when I started my layout I went with the black and white and a touch of color effect... and used an old picture of my brother and sister and I.  Layouts with her in them are sometimes pretty hard for me to get finished, so this one was no different and I had to eventually call it DONE and move on.

This Simple Stories paper that I chose isn't showing in the store anymore and I don't even remember ordering it... but I'm sure glad I did.  

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A little sunshine and a whole lot of happiness!

The product spotlight today at Paper Issues is on the super bright, super sunny, super fun Simple Stories line, Sunshine & Happiness.  Yellow, orange, pink, lime green, it screams summer!!  I have this older picture of a friends little girl, she still has these amazing eyes and beautiful red hair.....

The store is super full of amazing new things.  And the PIFF group is just starting their monthly challenges so come on over and check them out!!  Who wouldn't want a chance to win a PI gc?!