Friday, November 15, 2013

Scrapbook and Cards Today November Colour Suite

I am so excited to share a layout I created for Scrapbook and Cards Today's Colour Suite. The Colour Suite goes live today. Summer Fullerton hosts this awesome challenge each month on the SCT blog. She invited me to create a page for the challenge and I loved doing it. The color combo was quite unique. It's definitely not one that I would have put together, but I love the results.
Here is the graphic for the challenge this month.

Here is what I came up with. I decided to use the kraft Studio Calico paper for my background. I knew I wanted to create a page about the beautiful Japanese Maple that sits outside our window. When I saw the deep cabernet red, I immediately thought of some ribbon that came in my recent Studio Calico kit. I added touches of pink and black and just a bit of the butter yellow.

While these color aren't typical of a 'fall palette' they were perfect for my photo. I really wanted the bright ribbon and picture to stand out on the page and they do!

Be sure to stop by Summer Fullerton's blog to see her creation. And stop by the SCT blog to see what the Colour Suite is all about. You can play along with the challenge and win a year's subscription to Scrapbook and Cards today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Autumn Goodies

As you all know, I'm a HUGE summer lover. There's no season that I love more. But, I have to say that I love creating fall themed projects. This first little set is a group of glassine bags filled with candy corn. I decorated some tags and added them to the bags. These were given to my friends at work. They really loved them!

I used lots of Doodlebug Designs goodies on here. I really love the thematic stickers and papers that Doodlebug puts out. These are some of my favorite goodies to use on my Filofaxes and they really were perfect for these gift bags.

How cute is that owl? And the mushroom?? The leaf washi tape is some of my favorite and it made a perfect border.

I also love this little squirrel. The layered acorn sticker at the top is another one of my favorites.

My next project is a Halloween card. Yes, I know Halloween was a couple of weeks ago, but just think if you made this card now, you'd be 50 weeks ahead of the game. I used my Letterpress for this one. The plate is from Lifestyle Crafts. I have just recently started using my Letterpress platform and love it.

I added some Glitz Rhinestones. These are some of my favorite embellishments right now. They are large and shiny and so pretty!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my fall projects. Be sure to come back on Friday. I just finished a layout that I can't wait to share. Looking forward to telling you all about it!
Have a great day!


Friday, November 8, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop

There have been so many changes, over the years, in the paper crafting industry. I have to admit, I'm not a fan of many of the recent ones. Companies, people, trends, they've come and gone. But, one constant has been Cath Edvalson. I first met Cath when she emailed me for an assignment for Paper Crafts Magazine. I was over the moon excited! For several years, I worked closely with Cath and the PC crew. Cath was always supportive, encouraging and fun. I truly enjoyed all of our interactions. I was lucky enough to have met her in person, several times, as well. She is as sweet and personable in real life as she is online. When Cath left her creative editor position at PC, I was sad, but excited to know that she'd still be around guiding us through the trends of the day on Moxie Fab World. Now, Cath  is moving on again. Her presence in the paper crafting world will be sorely missed! I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. When she announced her 'retirement' hundreds of crafters pulled together in order to honor her. That says a lot. She is an amazing person. I know she has some wonderful things ahead of her.

I created this card today for Cath as a way to say thank you. Thank you for being an inspiration and thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

I made a little vellum sequin pocket and embellished it with Crate Paper chipboard, resin and stickers.

You should have come here from Irit Shalom. Your next stop will be at Michele Gross' blog. If you missed anyone along the way, start with the Moxie Fab World Blog and hop along. Or use the links below for easy access.

I am truly honored to be one of the many who are paying tribute to an amazing lady today. Thanks so much for stopping by and helping me celebrate my friend.

Cath, you truly are Moxie Fab! ♥

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gossamer Blue November Projects

Have you checked out Gossamer Blue's November kits? They are awesome as always! They are packed with Crate, Dear Lizzy, Glitz goodies along with the beautiful exclusives that come each month. I love the colors and themes that Lori put together. Here are my Life's Pages Projects that I did this month.
How cute is that little Polaroid card? I created an add in page here. I tucked the journaling card in a handmade vellum envelope and punched a hole in it to make it an extra little page.
For some reason Blogger won't let me add links the usual way, but if you'd like to see more check out Gossamer Blue's November kits here:
I also just finished up my December Memories album using the GB December Memories kit. I can't wait to share it with you. Unfortunately, the kit is out of stock. But, you can purchase some of the exclusive cards here:
Also, I'm one of the instructors for the December Memories class. There are tons of ideas and beautiful albums are being shared in the private gallery. Check it out!
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day. :)