Saturday, July 20, 2013

Brand New Crate

Have you seen the sneaks of the new Crate lines? You are going to love them. They are so typical Crate and really will coordinate with previous lines. I love when companies do that!  I don't know about you, but I never seem to use up anything, so when I can mix and match older and newer stuff, I'm a happy girl.

Crate shared the new Bundled Up and Close Knit lines on their blog this past week. You can go there to see all of the details. But, here are a couple of pages that I created for the booth at CHA.

This first one uses Close Knit.

 This line is so eclectic and happy. You can use it for so many things. The colors remind me a bit of the Storyteller line, so I plan on mixing them up for sure.
 I layered lots of chipboard and added glitter to the new veneer hearts that go along with the line.
It's definitely a line that can be used for a variety of occasions and themes.

Next up is Bundled Up - the Christmas line.

 I love this picture of Ryan from last Christmas. He's in his pajamas and put on a hat he'd just received. He was off to deliver a gift to our neighbors.

 While this is a Christmasy line, it's very 'wintery' and could easily be used for non-Christmas pages.

As you can see, many of the patterns on the papers are non- holiday. I really love it.

Maggie Holmes has released a new line and it's gorgeous! Here's a peek at one of my pages that will be shown on the blog next week.

I can't tell you how much I love this line.  The colors are to die for. I think it might be my all time favorite Crate collection!

So, speaking of CHA, I leave tomorrow, Sunday, for Vegas. I'm so excited to be going and shopping with Cindy of Emma's Paperie. Please let me know if you are going to be there. I love running into my online friends!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Crate Paper/ Cardmaker Magazine Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the Crate Paper/ Cardmaker Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by. You should have arrived here from Christine Okken's blog.  If not, be sure to head back to the Cardmaker Magazine blog so you won't miss any of the fun! I'm really excited to be participating. Today I have a card, that I made with the beautiful Maggie Holmes line, to share with you.

 I'm a huge fan of chipboard and die cuts. For this card, I started with a cream colored base. I layered several of the die cuts, from the ephemera pack, to use as a backdrop for my butterfly.
Next, I added a clothespin to the butterfly. I removed the decorative accent from one of the bobby pins and added it to the clothespin. A couple of gems finished things off. I attached this to my layered die cuts.

I love the canvas frames in this line. I decided to cut my sentiment from one of them and adhered it below the butterfly.

My card is simple, yet I think it packs a lot in for a great effect.

Now for the fun part. Be sure to leave a comment. Crate Paper will be hosting a giveaway of $40 worth of product from the Maggie Holmes line!

Time to hop on over to the next blog. You'll be heading to see what Becky Cowley has created.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day. :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Card Set

I have really been loving Crate's The Pier line. Living somewhat close to the beach, I do get lots of pictures that I can scrap using this collection. The Pier is also great for cards. Two of my favorite things to use on cards are the chipboard pieces and standout stickers. They make cardmaking  so easy! Here is a set that I created recently.

 For each card, I started off using a chipboard frame and then going from there.
I love how the colors look against the cream cardstock. It really makes the elements pop.
These cards could be used for a variety of occasions. 
I even added a few elements from Party Day to make it a birthday card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'm going to be part of a blog hop on Friday with Cardmaker magazine, so be sure to come back. There will be prizes involved. :)

Have a great day.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Project Life!

Well, I've finally entered the realm of Project Life and so far, I am loving it! We have been doing so much and having so much fun this summer, it's the perfect means to document it. This past week we spent time at the beach, had a blast on the 4th of July and visited the mountains for a couple of days. I thought I'd share what I've done so far.

I decided to start small - manly because I'm running out of room for my 12 by 12 albums. I used a 6 by 8 Snap album for my December Daily and decided to go that route. I am doing a 'summer' album first and will decide what to do after that. Here's a glimpse at what I've done so far...

This is the album. I added lots of goodies on here - Elle's Studio tags, SC wood veneers, Crate stickers ad Simple stories paper and chipboard. I spritzed the stars with Navy Mr. Huey. LOVE that stuff right now.

 I made this as my title page. My title page and Week One were done using lots of Basic Grey.
 Aside from being able to document lots of the little things we're doing, I love that PL combines the memory keeping aspect of scrapping with the small scale design of cardmaking. It's the perfect blend!

This next spread uses the May and June kits from Studio Calico. I added a 4 by 6 piece of transparency to the center of my spread for some extra space. 

 Aside from the kits, I added a Crate slide frame and my new favorite embellishments, Gold Stars!!!

Definitely loving Project Life right now. You'll be seeing a lot more of my spreads, soon. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!