April Sketch Challenge at Come On Get Crafty

Happy Saturday, friends!

It's time for another Come On Get Crafty Sketch Challenge...

Here's my take on the sketch...

I used some photos from my trip to the St. Louis Botanical Gardens from last spring since nothing has bloomed around here yet due to the long, drawn out winter we've had.

I used lots of spring-inspired embellishments from the Come On Get Crafty shop for my layout, including these adorable fabric frames from Maggie Holmes.

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 April sketch here by April 26th, 2014 and be sure and check out how the other creative team members used the sketch.

Good luck and I hope you play along with the sketch this month!  Have a great weekend :)


Gossamer Blue April Kits - Week 10

Hello everyone!  

I'm here today to share my Life Pages spread for Week 10.  I used the April Life Pages Kit from Gossamer Blue which is packed full of amazing goodies and colorful journaling and filler cards.

Week 10 was an eventful one.  My baby girl turned 5 at the beginning of the week and we moved my hubby to Maryland for his job on Saturday.  I literally drove over 1,700 miles in three days with three kids so it was quite the adventure!  But a good one :)

I created a hidden pocket using a 3x4 journaling card from the kit to place a few cake photos and some sentiments from my daughter's birthday celebration inside...

Left Side:

The best part about my week was getting to reconnect with a friend after 10 years!  It was so awesome to see her and her beautiful family after all of these years...if it wasn't for my hubby's job relocation we might never have gotten together again so that just makes me believe even more that everything happens for a reason.

Right Side:

Be sure and check out April's kits from Gossamer Blue.  They're beyond amazing, as always :)

I hope you have a great day!


Week 12

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

I'm over on the Come On Get Crafty blog sharing my "Everyday life. Documented." spread for Week 12 using lots of spring-inspired products from the COGC shop, including the new Spring Crafty Bits Kit...

 Left Side:

 Right Side:

You can see my full post here and be sure and check out the new COGC Monday Moodboard Challenge...by playing along you could get a chance to win a $5 Gift Card to the shop :)

Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by.


Big Smiles & Swings

Hello crafty friends!

I'm over on the Scrapbook Circle blog today sharing this layout I created using April's kit, Bucket List and Places To Go Add-On...

I've been creating more 8.5 x 11 pages lately and I wanted to utilize the negative space in this cute photo I had of my daughter and her friend on the swings at our local park.

I printed the photo off at 4x6 so I would have plenty of room to embellish the space in between my daughter and her friend.

I simply layered different tags, labels, and embellishments from this month's kit vertically down the center of my photo and placed my title underneath.  

For more information and details about this layout, head on over to the SBC blog to check out my full post.

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by today!


Pretty Things

Hello and happy Wednesday!

I'm sharing two layouts that I created using the lovely color combination of pink, emerald, and gold on the Crate Paper blog today...

I used items from the Styleboard Collection, with a few embellishments and such from the Oh Darling Collection.  Both of these collections are beautiful and full of pretty things.

You can see more information, detailed shots, and how I incorporated the lovely color scheme by visiting the Crate Paper blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Color Wonder

Happy Saturday!

I'm over on the Scrapbook Circle blog today sharing this layout I created using their March Kit Portabello Road and the Add-on Street Market.

I was really inspired by the circular design of the Racetrack patterned paper and the Boys Rule Plastic Letters from Crate Paper that I arranged the letters in alphabetical order around the lines of the paper.

I added three photos of my two youngest kiddos creating with a big box of crayons on the floor in my craft room.  I placed some of the exclusive flair badges from the March kit around the photos to help direct the eye towards them.

I added a few of the Amy Tangerine Plus One Thicker Twins from the Street Market Add-on as part of my title and in the upper left-hand corner for a bold pop of color.

Be sure and stop by the Scrapbook Circle shop and pick up your March Kit today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend :)


A Whole Hand

Hello everyone!

Little Miss A. celebrated her fifth birthday earlier this month and when I asked her how old she was she said, "I'm a whole hand!".  I was so inspired by her adorable reply that I quickly snapped a photo and created a layout to document it.

I used my Silhouette and the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6x6 Paper Pad that's available in the COGC shop for my layout.  You can see my step-by-step process and more information on how this page came together here.

I backed the number 5's on my page with the patterned papers in the Lucky Charm paper pad and used a black pen to create faux stitching around each one.  

I printed my journaling onto vellum and placed the strips underneath the title of my page.

I hope you stop by the COGC blog and check out my full post.  Thanks for stopping by today!