Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop

So very excited today to be a part of the Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop!  The topic this month is TIME.... I decided to do a little timeline of a Saturday in January.  I used my trusty cameo to make seven different times throughout the day and added some journaling under each one.  The right side of my layout shows some  highlights a few of the times in pictures.

 Here are some detailed shot.  Lots of stitching of course.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, feel free to leave a comment!.  Now it is TIME to head over to fabulous Shay's blog to see what she has done with this theme.  If you get lost you can always check back at the Social [Media] Butterfly's  blog to see where you are.

Monday, January 28, 2013

wood veneers

Hello Monday.  Please be kind and let me get a few things checked off my to do list!

Today on the Practical Scrappers blog we are showing you some ideas on what to do with those trendy little wood veneer pieces that I love so much.  I find myself reaching for these little goodies to finish off any layout... tiny little stars, a bird or a feather, even just a small arrow, these wood veneers are perfect finishing touches for every project.

Though it is not a great picture, I really wanted to scrap this one.  It was the only one we got with all of the cousins wrapped in their angry bird blankets together.  They were having such a good time in these blankets, I wanted to document it.

I made a baker's twine wire and stuck some little wood veneer birds on it.  One for each of the cousins in the picture.

 I used some wood veneer feathers to float down from the birds.

And I added a couple of subtle rub on birds in the background.

Stop on over to the Practical Scrappers blog today to see more fabulous ideas of what to do with wood veneers.

Friday, January 25, 2013

another wintery one

Good morning!  I am back with another wintery layout for the Scrapbooking Studio using Echo Park's Winter Wishes collection.  This one was sort of a different style of layout for me with the big rectangle blocks of color with subtle changes in pattern.

My picture is framed with a die cut polaroid cut from my Cameo.

I added some gold POW paper, the die cut arrow and the little trees, for a little bit of contrast and some pop.

Pick up some of these pretty wintery papers for yourself at the Scrapbooking Studio.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Mustaches... they seem to be all the rage these days.  Ashton found this mustache that was in a little kit that was floating around since Christmas and he put it on.  He started making faces and I started snapping pictures.  Bella Blvd's Kiss Me collection was a perfect fit for these pictures.  

These little mustache cuts came from the online Silhouette Cameo store.  I shrunk them down , cut themmand then stuck them to a little journaling sticker.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

today & everyday layout

Good morning!  Today's layout uses Bella Blvd's awesome new collection of Sophisticates.  This line is one of my favorites because it can be used for anything.  Not themed at all, Sophisticates is just a bunch of fabulous colors that coordinate with any of the other Bella papers.

I used a bunch of cuts on my Cameo for this layout, the chevrons the arrow, a number 3, the day tabs.

If you cut the Freestyle paper really thin, it looks like a piece of patterned tape.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Today's topic over on the Practical Scrappers blog is arrows. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes and there is just so much you can do with them!   In this layout, I have used a couple different die cut arrows, wood veneer arrows and even arrows on washi tape.

I love grouping a bunch of similar icons together.  The white arrows are very subtle, but the red really stands out.

I encourage you to try a layout with arrows!  Link it up in my comments if you do!  And don't forget to see what the other Practical Scrappers did with arrows on the Practical Scrappers blog.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

some sand and surf

I could totally use some weather like this right about now.  I am tired of being cold!  Anyway... today I am showing you a layout made with Bella Blvd's new Sand and Surf line.  Such a warm and summery color palate, or perfect for any beach getaway.  Swing by the blog today to see more inspiration with this fun line of paper. 

A little pie chart to show what we did... which was not too much!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

snow day layout

We haven't had a whole lot of snow in central Illinois this winter or last... Though two years ago was a whole different story!  This picture was taken last year when we did our Christmas visit to the grandparents in Canada.  They have also have had a few winters with very little snow, but we managed to get in one good snowfall; enough to make a snowman and do some tobogganing. 

I made this layout with Echo Park's Winter Wishes collection.  The colors are cool and soft and just feel like cold weather and snow!  Everything that I've used on this layout can be found at the Scrapbooking Studio.  Stop on by!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

endless inspiration

Hello!  I am back from CHA and feeling very inspired!  So many awesome new products will be hitting the stores very soon.  I had such a great time meeting up with people I've only chatted with and met many new friends as well.  Over the next little while I will be posting some layouts I have done with the Bella Blvd new releases.  I hope to leave you with...

Love, love, love  This layout was made with the Engaged at Last collection.

 Here are some of the new Designer Tapes.

And a close up of Bella Blvd's new crochet hearts and.... these FEATHERS!  So much fun to add to a layout.  So many colors!  You can see them all here.

I will be back soon to show some more layouts using brand new product.  Remember to check the Bella Blvd blog daily for endless inspiration!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

freestyle sophisticates

One of the greatest things about Bella Blvd is their Sophisticates collection.  It is so versatile...and can be used for anything!  Perfect for those everyday moments that you want to scrapbook or to compliment any themed paper.  I am showing you a couple of sneaks using these awesome Freestyle Sophisticates papers.... I think the light blue (saltwater) might be my favorite right now.  Stop by the Bella Blvd blog for the full reveal of this line.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

introducing sand & surf

Here is another one of Bella Blvd's brand new collection that will be released at CHA.  Sand & Surf!  Super fun papers, perfect for any warm vacation, beach, summer...  I am showing you a couple of peeks from a layout I did.  Stop by the Bella Blvd blog to see more of this awesome collection.  

I made a fun little pie chart to show off some of these cute beachy patterns!