Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Studio Calico Inked Class

Only a few more days until Studio Calico's July online class begins! I am so excited to be a contributor to this one. Maile Belles and Nicol Migourk will be sharing lots of fun ways to use your stamps on both cards and layouts. The stamp set is adorable, as are the die cuts and printables. I can't wait to participate in class and get some new ideas for using my ever growing collection of stamps.

Here are some sneaks provided by Studio Calico.

Aren't they great? If you're interested in signing up you can go here: Studio Calico Inked Class

So, on to projects. I made this layout for Crate's Creative Weekly for June. The focus was on dots.

I got out my new Gelatos and started playing. I colored the background and then painted over it.
 I used my Silhouette to cut the background. Then I added some gold sequins. Love those.

The papers are from Crate's Maggie Holmes and The Pier lines. I used some of The Pier's slide frames, too. I find that I've been using them on so many of my projects these days. Those gold Thickers are another of my new favorite 'go to' embellishments.

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mixy Matchy

Is there a worst blogger of the year award? If so, I think I should be receiving it. I have been so bad about posting! I'm done teaching, so I do have the time, but for some reason I just haven't sat down to do it.  I'm officially vowing to be better. :)

Today I am sharing a card for Moxie Fab World's Mixy Matchy challenge. I decided to pull out some Webster's and Crate goodies and go from there. I had a lot of fun with this one. I also used washi on it. I started by taping the red and pink chevron washi to cardstock and then die cutting it. I made the turquoise scalloped border the same way.

 The striped paper is from Crate's On Trend line. I still love that one and had fun pulling out my 6 by 6 paper pad. (Have been going crazy over these lately...)

The little journaling card is Webster's and I stamped a Lily Bee stamp onto it.
I have to say I love how the colors and patterns all worked on here.

Well,thanks for stopping by. I'm REALLY going to get better at posting. Promise!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Citrus Twist

We just recently got back from a great trip to Atlantis. It was a wonderful time for bonding and just enjoying some much needed relaxation time. Atlantis was a lot of fun. They have an amazing water park that we took full advantage of. It did rain several days, but we still found activities that kept us busy. One of the coolest things we did was swim with the Dolphins. Ryan and I donned wet suits and got up close and personal with a dolphin named Meg. It was absolutely amazing. Well worth the arm and leg they charged us, LOL. But, seriously, it was an experience of a lifetime.

Here I am kissing her nose. She proceeded to give me a huge splash of water in my face right after the picture was taken!

 And here is Ryan dancing with her. The told us to put our arms out straight. Then she came out of the water and lifted up her fins. We grabbed the fins and then shook our booties to dance with her. It was so fun!
I'm sure you'll be seeing a layout using these two pics sometime soon!

So, onto scrappy stuff. I have a couple of layouts to share today. They are my last two Citrus Twist pages. I really enjoyed working with CT for May!

This page documents my newest scraproom purchase - a Rasko cart. I just love it. It holds all of my mixed media supplies.

I created the swath of water color by first painting on a transparency. I used plenty of water and then laid the paper on top of it. The title was cut with my silhouette using the font Stencilia. 

This page documents things about Ryan as he turned ten. I wrote about all of his favorites right now - Minecraft, being with friends, reading Big Nate books, etc.

 Well , that's about all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Another Flowery Card

It's finally starting to feel like summer! I'm in my element. :)

 So my projects lately have been filled with bright colors and flowers. I have a favorite to share with you today. I made it for Emma's and I have lots of things I love on it - Prima flowers, burlap twine, doilies and gems.
 I used some Glitz Uncharted Waters papers on here and I just love them.
The little butterfly is a My Mind's Eye sticker and I used one of Webster's Pages stamps for the sentiment.

So, that's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)