Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ready to Go

Hi everyone....back with another layout of my amazing niece, Ellie! She was about 4 months old in these pictures, so I was still in my mode of taking pictures of her every move!

I used a lot of my last Studio Calico kit "County Fair" on this layout with a couple of other bits thrown in here and there. I also did some machine stitching in a couple of places, which I find myself getting back into more and more

Ready To Go

Supplies: patterned paper - Jillibean Soup; buttons and flair - October Afternoon; flowers - Jenni Bowlin; twine - My Mind's Eye; stickers - American Crafts, Pebbles, October Afternoon; journaling card - Lily Bee Designs; bottle cap banner - pretty little studio; other - washi tape

Starting Friday I'll be posting some Valentine's Day projects for a little Valentine's inspiration. These are actually some of my favorite layouts in recent history. And as soon as I get my Momenta order in, I'll be getting to work on some projects using these awesome products and share them with you ASAP!

Thanks for reading....and a quick question....what releases are you most looking forward to from CHA? :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Exciting News

Hi everybody! Just wanted to share my exciting news with you! I am going to be working with Momenta's new D-Lite team. Super excited (and a little nervous...) to have this opportunity to work with these great products and the talented group of artists on this team! I'll be posting projects here that I've created so you can get an idea of what they have to offer. So excited!

Momenta has a great promotion going on right now! You can try out their Design Your Own Stickers for FREE! Just send an email with your postal address to and they will send you a random pack of stickers. This is open to US and Canada residents.

If you aren't familiar with the DYO Stickers, you can see a video here!

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thanksgiving and Things

Hey everyone! I feel like I'm in a rut. I am having some serious scrapper's block. I guess I'm fortunate, in a sense, because I was able to churn some stuff out, but you know that feeling of just not being happy or at all impressed with anything you've done? To top that off, I'm feeling so overwhelmed (and have that antsy excited feeling) with all these projects I want to either start or finish. I have tons of photos that need to be organized both hard copies and files on my computer. I am feeling really stuck and not sure where to go with finishing my December Daily - I've made me little notes for each day, just need to put them together with the photos and call it a day. I am also embarking on a BIG weight loss journey and want to create something that I can add to and build as it goes along, but have no idea where to start. I still have some pages from my first trip to Ireland that need to be finished up and tons of pictures from all the trips Lisa and I have taken together and visits we have made back and forth. I could go on and I do realize this is a pretty common scrappers dilemma, but it helps to clear my head a bit! I'm hoping the feeling will pass and I'll continue to create in the meantime.

I've actually had some time to do a little bit of scrapbooking this weekend - mostly tying up a few loose ends here and there. I'm still working on getting my December Daily finished as I mentioned and will post the remainder of that all together once it's completed. I've been playing a lot with the January Studio Calico kit and mixing it together with some of their past kits as well. I got a bunch of pictures from Thanksgiving and Christmas 2010 scrapped as well as a couple of pictures of my trip to London with Lisa last summer and other miscellany.

Here are a few of those completed pages:

Ellie & Unca

Supplies: patterned paper - American Crafts, Pebbles, Lily Bee Designs; stickers - October Afternoon, Pebbles, Crate Paper; brads - Crate Paper, Basic Grey, tissue border - Studio Calico

Thankful For Mommy

Supplies: patterned paper - October Afternoon, My Minds Eye, Pebbles, Crate Paper; button - October Afternoon; stickers - My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Lily Bee Designs; border punch - docrafts XCut; fabric heart border - Amy Tangerine; brad - Crate Paper

Just Chillaxin

I had a really hard time with this one. I just couldn't decide how to fill up the space and even now I'm not sure if I entirely love how it turned out. Sure do love that cute baby in these pictures though! And my awesome Dad!

Supplies: patterned paper - Lily Bee Designs, October Afternoon; buttons & brads - Basic Grey, October Afternoon; tag - Amy Tangerine, stickers - October Afternoon, American Crafts, Crate Paper, Lily Bee Designs; tape - Hambly; twine - My Minds Eye; doily flower - Jenni Bowlin

That's it for me now. I'll be back later this week with some Christmas layouts I've finished.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A December Daily Update - December 8's January 12 and I'm just now posting December 8....

I actually had this one down before I went on hiatus, had the pictures taken, and forgot all about it. So, think of this as a little happy surprise of an update!

The next DD post I make will include several days in one fell swoop...that is, of course, if I ever get back to working on it. Things have been crazy busy. Lisa left last Wednesday and I haven't had a minute to do anything scrapbooky related since.

So, for the eighth, I included another piece of hidden journaling chronicling some of my Christmas (and New Year's wishes). The photograph is on my mom's gingerbread table setting. I love it!

Supplies: patterened paper - Cosmo Cricket, Jenni Bowlin; stickers - Echo Park, SEI, October Afternoon, American Crafts; tape, twine, staples

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hiatus Over!

Hey everyone...I hope you all had as wonderful a holiday as I did. Christmas was jam packed with activities and family and gifts and food. That was followed up by a road trip for me and Lisa down to Houston, Galveston, and back up through Austin and a very quiet New Year at home with the people I love best. I have done absolutely ZERO crafting of any kind, but I got a very special Christmas present surprise from my parents: a Cricut! Super exciting for me, as I've never had a die cutting machine of any kind before.

I hope to finish up my DD by the end of January, but for now a simple little WDW 2008page for your viewing pleasure. I used a lot of last month's Studio Calico kits for this page.


Supplies that I can identify off the cuff (I'll be back with the remainder later): twine, banner stickers - My Mind's Eye, buttons - Crate Paper

Until next time!