Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Going Green

Have you visited the City Crafter Challenge Blog? They host fun challenges each week. I was so excited when they asked me to be the Guest Designer this week. And I was even more excited when I found out that the challenge was to create a card using the color green. I love how soothing and pretty this color is, so it was easy for me to come up with something I loved.

I started off by creating the background paper using Technique Tuesday stamps-Two Steppin' in the Garden. The sentiment was done with Simply You. It's stamped on a piece of Webster's paper and I added a piece of a Bloomer for good measure. ;)

Definitely head over to CCCB and see what the rest of the team did. :) And I'd love to see you play along. Let me know if you do!

Well, that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Back in the Groove

I think I'm finally back into my groove. It took a while, but I finally found my post-vacation mojo. ;) I created my first official 'Flower Girl' layout for Prima and I can't wait to share it.

Just a couple of things to share today. First up is this card that I made for Emma's. I used lots of Cosmo Cricket Material Girl goodies.

I created the June sketch for Emma's this week and this is what I based the card off.

So, now, I have a few photos of Pulu. We are just in love with him. My husband was the ultimate 'cat hater' before this little guy joined our family. (He conceded to get him only because Ryan really wanted a kitten...) Now, the kitten has him wrapped around his little paw. LOL!

Getting a good shot was hard. Have you ever tried to get a 9 week old kitten to sit still? But I managed to get a few good pics. Here he is...

Isn't he adorable??? You'll see these pics on a page soon!
So, that's about it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 25, 2010

CCG 148

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't posted anything new all week. Getting back to work, bible school and taking care of the new kitty, was a bit tough! I think we are all are in more of a groove now. ;)

Color Combos Galore 148 is now live. I'm glad I could participate in this one again. Here's the inspiration board:

And here's the card that I made using it:

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background. The lavendar cardstock is Papertrey Ink are the stamps. I cut the damask design from a piece of October afternoon paper and added a Prima flower and pearls.

The pages that the rest of the DT made are awesome! You can see them here:
Color Combos Galore 148

Definitely stop over and participate if you can.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Forever Family

Happy Father's Day! We are just hanging around the house and I'm making Fran his favorite meal for dinner. Are you doing anything special?

I did this page for Webster's a couple of weeks ago. It was inspired by Nicole Pomeroy, our June guest designer.

I had this photo of the family. These are always so hard to scrap, because of the mix of colors, but, I found that the Garden Gala papers went perfectly with it. The flowers are Prima and the gem word is Zva.

Yesterday was an exciting day for us. We adopted a kitten! He's adorable.

We had told Ryan that he could get one for his birtday, but back in April they were hard to come by. Then, we didn't want to get one before we left and have to leave it here alone. So, yesterday we went out and found him. We named him Pulu (pronounced Poo-Loo) after the Hawaiian Pulu Fern tree. We saw them on the big island. They have this really soft, orange fur like stuff on them, so we thought that would be a good name for an orange kitty. He's still really shy, hiding behind the toilet is his favorite place. But, he purrs up a storm and we're all in love with him! :)

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Back from Hawaii!! Part 1

Wow! Where do I begin? Even though posts have been going up on my blog, I haven't been home. I scheduled them ahead of time while I was away in Hawaii!!!

We arrived home yesterday after being gone for two weeks. Usually, I'm glad to be home after a vacation, but not this time. We had the most amazing trip to Hawaii! Ryan has decided we need to move there. Seriously, I'd go, though my mom would have to agree to come with me. ;) It is stunningly beautiful there and the people are so nice. Hope you don't mind a photo heavy post today. I have so many favorite shots to share.I'll try to narrow it down to a few good ones. ;)

For the first seven days of our trip, we stayed at the Sheraton Resort in Maui. I can't tell you how much we loved this place!! We had a reservation for a garden view room, but when we got there they bumped us up to a Deluxe Ocean View room. It was heaven. Here's what I saw from my 'lanai' (balcony) everyday for a week...

And here is another angle in the evening...

Our routine this week consisted of playing during the day, showering in the late afternoon and then heading to the beach for sunset. At the Sheraton is this big black lava rock cliff. Every night a guy came out at sunset, lit the torches and dived off. Soooo cool! I must have taken a hundred sunset pics!

Here is one of the 3 of us...

And here I am. I could live year round in sun dresses and flip flops!

I love this one of Ryan at sunset.

One of the things we did in Maui was drive the road to Hana. The views are spectacular. Here are a couple of my favorite shots...

And finally, just to prove that scrapping wasn't the FURTHEST thing from my mind, evidence that I found an LSS!!

I bought a couple of cute Hawaiian themed things while I was there, but since my guys were in the car, I didn't have much time! ;)

Well, thanks for checking these out. I'll post some more soon!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Silly Bands!

I don't know about where you live, but Silly Bands are all the rage here! I wish I had thought of this idea. I'd be rich!

This page uses a combo of My Little Shoebox paper and Tattered Angels chipboard. I had so much fun with the bright colors and designs.

I created the title block by layering chipboard frames over a chipboard panel. Then, I added the letters over that.

I used lots of foam adhesive on here to give it a textured look. I also added some stitching to the semi-circle around the frame.

I have something fun to tell you for my next post. :) Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sweet Guys

This layout channels by inner Nathalie Kalbach. :) I just love her cool, artsy style!
Recently, I received some of her papers and decided to put them to use on this page.

I started by creating a background using a technique Nathalie posted on the Tattered Angel's educator blog. I used a Glimmer Screen and some Gesso to create the effect.

I punched the borders and butterflies from Nathalie's papers, too. Then, I added touches of glitter using glitter I created by spraying white glitter with Lime Twist glimmer mist. The tag and die cut are Tattered Angels as is the butterfly and alphas.

That's pretty much it! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Exciting News!

I just wanted to pop on and share some really exciting news!!!

I received an awesome email the other day letting me know that I will
be a member of the 2010 Prima Design Team!!! The announcement is here: Prima Blog.

The other girls are all super talented and I'm honored to be counted among them.
So, you'll be seeing lots of fun Prima projects in the upcoming year. :)

Thanks for letting me share!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Printer's Tray

I have been dying to make one of these printer's trays ever since I saw them in person at CHA. I finally had the chance to do it! I made this to hang in my scrap room. It looks great!

It was originally supposed to be a Father's Day gift, but is way too girly for Fran to hang in his office. LOL. His loss. My gain!

I used lots of Basic Grey Kioshi on here. I used the 6 by 6 papers and stickers.

And of course I had to add some flowers! The chipboard is Pink Paislee and the buttons and paper flowers and die cuts are Making Memories.

If you haven't done one yet, I highly recommend doing one! It was quick and easy and I love the results. Emma's Paperie carries them in a couple of sizes and colors. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Becky Fleck Sketch!

I hate keeping secrets. Especially when they are good ones! I've been sitting on this one for a while. The Webster's Pages DT worked with Becky Fleck's sketches this month! It was so much fun. You can check out all of the sketches HERE. There are 10 different ones, each with a page by a WPDT gal!

Here is mine. It's called Bunnies and is about the day Ryan and his friends found some baby bunnies in the backyard.

Now, you know I'm not usually a 2 page kind of scrapper, let alone an 8.5 by 11 scrapper. But, I really enjoyed this size! I definitely will be doing it again.

I used papers from the Magical Wishes line along with Postcards from Paris.

I added some Prima flowers and pearls. And the flourish is the sticky backside of some Prima felt covered with glitter.

But, wait! There's more! Check out this thread at Inspire Me to find out how you can win a whole line of Webster's Pages papers just by creating a page using one of June's Pagemaps.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Color Combos Galore

I'm really excited to share some fun news! The Color Combos Galore challenges are back. I'm part of the 2010 DT and will be playing along with them.;) A new challenge went live today. You can see it here. I loved the inspiration photo and challenge to use flowers. (Hello, my favorite embellishment...)

Anyway, here is my page.

I used some paper from Webster's Seaside Serenade line and Lullabye Lane. I also used a Lullabye Lane journaling card. The transparency is Hambly.

I used lots of Prima flowers on here. The blue flowers were actually white. I sprayed them with Frost Glimmer Mist.

The Melissa Frances resin pieces were a perfect addition!

This page is about the wonderful mothers in my life and what I've learned from each of them. We were lucky to all be together this past Mother's Day. :)

Hope you get a chance to play along at CCG! The fun thing is that you can do layouts or cards or even projects if you'd like!

Have a great day. ;)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lucky Me

I decided to play along with the Prima Build a Page sketch challengethis month. They always have such fun sketches. I really like this photo of my mom, Fran, Ryan and me on Mother's Day, so I decided to use some of the Raspberry Tea and Shabby Chic papers with it.

I added some winter roses, a pink spray of flowers and a bunch of hand cut elements.

I also used some clear frame stamps to create the journaling box and the frame behind the title. I love this stamp!

This page came together so easily!

Also wanted to share that my customized glitter tutorial is up on the Tattered Angels blog. You can see it HERE. Just scroll down to the post that says Tattered Glitter.

That's all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!