Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm Still Here....

This week has flown by! Sorry I haven't posted anything new. Ryan and I went to the beach earlier in the week and then I had to work. The ol' blog kind of took a back seat. Anyway, thought I'd share a new card. I made this one for Emma's.

I used Webster's Yacht Club line - both the regular papers and the mini papers.

I added some PTI ribbon and a PTI tiny tag. The flower is also Webster's. I also used Webster's trim.

Speaking of Webster's, Brandin just released some beautiful new digital frames. They are perfect for photos and have lots of other uses, too. I've even printed them out and made cards with them. So, if you like this....

or this...

or this...

then head over to the Webster's Pages site and download them for free!!

So, since my card has such a beach feel to it, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite pics from this week's visit.

Ryan had so much fun splashing around in the waves.

Here's my friend Dorothea and me.

And here's Ryan with her daughter. They have been friends since birth and have so much fun together.

We took the kids up to the boardwalk that night. They had a blast on the rides and, of course, had to have some cotton candy. (It was a toss up between that and funnel cakes, but the pure sugar treat won out.)

So, I've been busy, just not so much with scrappy stuff. :)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crepe Paper Flower and Vintage Goodies

I thought I'd post a couple of projects I've made recently for the Vintage Street Market blog.

This first one uses a flower I made using crepe paper and patterned paper from the Dimestore Vogue collection. I saw a tutorial for it on Pinterest. You can find my directions HERE.

My next card uses Dimestore Vogue again. This time I added a vintage zipper and piece of a vintage measuring tape. I love using my collection on cards.

I added some glass glitter to the foam adhesive squares and adhered them to the center of the buttons for even more texture.

Finally, I have to share my latest addiction. I ADORE iced coffee and have spent a fair amount of $$ at Dunkin Donuts. Well, those days are done. I discovered this amazing recipe from Pioneer Woman. Now, I can have iced coffee whenever I want! It's delish! And being that the temperature has been over 100 degrees the past couple of days, I'm in heaven.

That's about all for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summertime Fun Mini Album

We love having barbecues with the neighbors! We drag the grill to our side yard (we live on a culdesac)and set up tables. Everyone brings something and we just sit around eating, drinking and talking. The kids run around and play and everyone is happy! Our most recent BBQ was on the 4th of July. I decided to make a mini about it using Little Yellow Bicycle's summer line. I started with the envelope album kit and added stickers, journaling tags and borders.

I made the photos 3 by 5 and they became some of my pages. Here's a look at the inside of the album.

Ryan loves looking through it. The BBQs are one of his favorite things in the world. (He starts asking in February if we can have them.)

For a detailed list of materials, check out the Emma's Paperie Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lazy Saturday

I can't believe it, but I actually took a 1 1/2 hour long nap today! I NEVER nap. But, it felt so good. I've been in a lazy mood all day. Haven't created a thing. Did a bit of cleaning. Went to the pool. It's been lovely! Hope you're having a good weekend.

So, anyway, I have the last of my Webster's CHA projects to share with you. I've had so much fun playing with the new goodies. I truly love everything Brandin creates.
This first page is my sweet friend Amanda and me. We have so many things we love to do together so I thought I'd do a page about them. I used the All About Me papers here.

I used one of the new flowers on here along with new fabric ticket and lots of bling!!

This next card uses Botanical Christmas papers. I also created a flower/embellishment using the new netting, threads and resin whimsies.

That's about it for today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Where is the Summer Going?

I can't believe it's already the middle of July! I haven't even seen the beach yet. I've been working more than I have in the past, which really puts a crimp in my schedule, LOL. I keep waiting for things to slow down a bit, but they haven't. Oh well. Just trying to enjoy the long summery nights.

I have a couple of cards to share today. Did these for Emma's in the past couple of weeks.

This first one is for our Glitz focus. I love Glitz! (Have you seen their new sneaks?) The glittered stickers are so fun.

My next card is based off this photo that I found on the Better Homes and Gardens site. I wish I had a room that looked like this.

I just love those colors!!

Here's the card I made from it.

I used some Basic Grey and We R Memory Keepers papers on here along with a Prima flower, and MME stickers.

I'm off to make my new favorite recipe: Zucchini Pasta. It is out of this world! I will post photos and recipes soon. If you love zucchini this will soon become your favorite recipe!

Thanks for stopping by. ~Anabelle

Monday, July 11, 2011

More New Webster's Pages

I've been busy working with the new Webster's Pages lines. They are wonderful!
Here are images of the four new paper lines. They just don't do the actual papers justice, but you definitely can see how beautiful they are.

This is Botanical Christmas. I love how it's such a versatile line. The images are Christmasy, yet you could use it in so many ways.

This next line is called Winter's Fairy Tale. Again, it can be used for so many occassions and events.

Western Romance is filled with such pretty soft colors and images.

And finally, All About Me. This might be my favorite of the four lines. I LOVE the colors. I think this one will be great for pages about me AND about Ryan.

Here are a couple of more projects.
This first one uses Winter's Fairy Tale.

And this card uses Western Romance along with the new flowers and pins.

Brandin is previewing all of the new embellishments this week. And there are more chances to win new goodies. Head over to Inspire Me to check it all out.

I'll have more projects to share, so be sure to stop again soon.
Have a great day!