9.14.2014

September OHDEERME Kit Layouts

Hi everyone!

Today I have some layouts I created using the September OHDEERME kit from Freckled Fawn to share with you.


"First Day"






"Me + You"





This month's OHDEERME kit is amazing and jam packed full of lovely embellishments so be sure and grab yours today!

Thanks for stopping by today!

9.13.2014

September Sketch Challenge *COGC*

Happy weekend, friends!

There's a new sketch challenge up over on the Come On Get Crafty blog today.  Here's a look at the sketch...

I stuck very close to the sketch this month and used several pieces of wood veneer from the shop, which I colored using some orange spray ink I had in my stash.




You can play along with the sketch challenge this month and get a chance to win a $5 Gift Card to the COGC shop!  Just link up your layout using the sketch here by September 27th, 2014.  Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

9.09.2014

Week 30 *COGC*

Hello everyone!

I'm sharing my "Everyday life. Documented." spread for Week 30 over on the Come On Get Crafty blog today.


I used lots of items from the COGC shop for my spread for this week...you can see my full supply list here.



Left Side:


I'm a few weeks behind in my weekly album due to the fact that we were in Kansas all summer, but I'm catching up and the Maggie Holmes Flea Market Project Life filler cards made it so easy to streamline my design process.  


To see my full post and for more detailed photos, check out the COGC blog



Right Side:



And here's my full spread for Week 30...



I hope you have a great day!  Thanks for dropping in :)

9.05.2014

Crate Life * Week 27*

Happy Friday!

Today I'm over on the Crate Paper blog sharing a peek into my creative process to show you how I put a weekly pocket page spread together using their newest collection, Notes & Things.


Here's a look at my completed Crate Life spread for Week 27...



Left Side:



Right Side:


I hope you stop by the CP blog to see my full post for more details and photos.  Have a great day and a fabulous weekend! 


xoxo




Waffle Flower + Freckled Fawn Blog Hop

Hello friends!

Waffle Flower and Freckled Fawn have teamed up for a blog hop to provide an inspiring week of fabulous creations!

Here's the layout I created using the Waffle Flower "Flower Circles Stamp Set" and recent ODM kits from Freckled Fawn...





Make sure to visit the Waffle Flower Blog to see all the wonderful projects they have made this week and enter the giveaway!  

Have a happy weekend! 

8.28.2014

Best Friends Forever

Happy Thursday, everyone!

I'm over on the Come On Get Crafty blog today sharing a simple way to use mists and a die cut to create a background for this layout.


I have a little tutorial that you can check out on the COGC blog showing how this layout came together.


COGC Shop Items Used:  COGC (Sunshine Crafty Bits Kit), Crate Paper (Close Knit Photo Overlays, Maggie Holmes Flea Market Ephemera Pack and Resin Flowers), Elle's Studio (Penelope Bits & Pieces), Freckled Fawn (Stars and Such Wood Veneer), Basic Grey (Candy Buttons)


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!



8.25.2014

I Got Tagged!!!

Happy Monday, friends!

I'm participating in the "I Got Tagged!" blog hop today.  I was tagged by the amazingly talented Patricia Roebuck for this hop and I was so excited to be picked by such a fabulous artist!  Patricia's work is full of beautiful color, artsy techniques, and her creative happiness shows in each and every one of her layouts.  Please be sure to stop by her blog and check out all of her creative goodness!

Ok, now I'll tell you a little about me...

1. What Am I working on right now?

I am working on a PL spread for the Crate Paper blog that will go up at the end of this month.  I'm working with their new Notes & Things line and it is one of my favorite collections from Crate so far.


2.  How long does it take me to create a project?

It totally depends on the type of project...sometimes I can create a layout or PL spread in a couple of hours (or less), but sometimes I can get distracted or stuck and a simple project can take me much longer.  I find that when I get in a slump during the process it's best for me to just walk away for an afternoon or a couple of days and then come back to it with a fresh point of view and perspective.  I, like Patricia, do most of my work for design teams so the editing and blogging process takes the longest.  I always say the "creating" part is the easiest ;)

3.  What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?

Right now I'm using a lot of spray ink and stamping techniques on my creations.  I don't use a lot of mixed media as a whole, but when I'm feeling adventurous and I have some extra time I break out the modeling paste and watercolors.


4.  How does my writing/creating process work?

Like Patricia, I start with an assignment from a design team and then lay out all of the specific products and supplies that I need to complete the assignment on my craft table.  Then I just go from there.  When I don't have a specific assignment, I usually start with a photo or a specific product that I'm inspired by.

5.  How do I become inspired and stay inspired?

I get inspired by other scrapbookers and by scrolling through galleries and Instagram feeds.  I stay inspired by looking for patterns, color combinations, and techniques on Pinterest and in home decor magazines.  I'm also always inspired by the photos that I use on my layouts and by the amazing products that I get the honor to create with from my design teams.


6.  What is my signature style?

I feel that my signature style changes.  It changes with the different products that I use and it changes with how I feel about a particular assignment or photo that I use.  I like to try new techniques, but I do tend to stick with using lots of layers and colors on many of my creations.  Right now I'm trying to keep it a bit more simple and minimal, but sometimes that's really hard for me to stick to.


Now I get to tag three of my favorite scrapbookers!  I have way more than three and it was so hard to narrow down, but I did my best :)  All three of these ladies inspire me (and so many others) in many ways and I am so grateful that they accepted my "tag" and will be playing along.

Stephanie Buice - Stephanie and I are on the Crate Paper team together.  When I first saw her work I was blown away!  I love, love, love her style and her creations are always on trend.

Soraya Maes - Soraya and I are on the Freckled Fawn team together and I have followed her on IG for ages.  I'm constantly inspired by her use of mixed media and product.  She uses product in ways I never would've thought to use them and is crazy talented.

Loredana Bucaria - Lory and I were both on the Chic Tags team together once and I have always admired her beautiful creations.  She is also one of the sweetest girls I have ever encountered and it really shows through her amazing work.

These three scrapbooking superstars will continue the tagging on September 1st, so be sure and click on their blog links above and show them some love.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!