Thursday, February 28, 2013

Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop - Love

Hello my readers!  It has been a whole week since I've blogged, but I am back today with an awesome Blog Hop!  Yes, today is the Social [Media] Butterflies hop!  Hopefully you have been making your way through the list and you have just visited Suz.  If not, you will want to work your way back!

Our theme this month... Love.  Many of us used Elle's Studio, You and Me collection on our layouts or to inspire us.  That being said, there is an awesome Elle's Studio giveaway for one lucky winner, so leave a comment to enter.  Each blog you comment on increases your chance to win, so keep hopping along!

Here is the layout that I made:

Up next in the blog hop is Elle, herself.  Be sure to stop by and check out what she has done.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the start of our hop.  

Thursday, February 21, 2013

On Teresa's blog today!

Today is my birthday... it used to be a super exciting day of gifts and special treats, but as I have gotten older it has changed.  It is not about me anymore!  And that is OK.  BUT... I couldn't think of a better surprise on my birthday than to be featured on Teresa Collins' blog!  Here are a few sneaks of my projects, but hop on over to her blog to check them all out in full.  Teresa is a wonderful person full of love and strength.  She visited the Scrapbooking Studio a couple of weeks ago to teach an awesome, sold out class!  In return, we showered her with projects using her brand new collections!  Here are some sneaks of my projects...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

project life weeks 5 and 6

Good morning!  Today is my day on the Chic Tags blog.  I have my Project Life from weeks 5 and 6 up.  I thought I would post them here too, but check out the Chic Tags blog for some detail shots.  

Week 5 - left side:

Week 5 - right side

Week 6 - left side:

Week 6 - right side:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bella Blvd + Epiphany Crafts = LOVE

Happy Monday, my blog readers!  To start off the week I have a brand new layout to share with you.  Over on the Bella Blvd blog we have done a swap with Epiphany Crafts this week!  All week long there will be Bella Blvd projects sprinkled with these sweet little embellishments!  First up is my Chasing Bubbles layout.  I loved working with these little round pieces.  They were so easy to use and it made me so happy that I could make a little embellie out of any piece of paper or sticker I chose!

This circle background die cut was the perfect piece to embellish with these round little bubbles!  To top it off, I happened to have an awesome picture of my daughter chasing some bubbles...

I also made a couple of cards...

These round little epoxy pieces are great for marking or highlighting an element.

And finally, there are charm backings for the epoxy pieces, which gives even more possibilities!  Banners and jewelry are just a few that come to mind!

So stop by both the Bella Blvd blog and the Epiphany Crafts blog today and all week to see some more awesome ideas of what you can do with these embellishments.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

be mine

Love is in the air!  Happy Valentine's day!   Just a quick little post with some heart projects....
First is a Valentine's day card:

And next I have a heart decoration to share with you today:

All these projects can be found at the Scrapbooking Studio.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

One more day and it is Valentine's day!  Here is another love inspired layout for the occasion!  Again, I used BoBunny's Love Letters line to make this one.  I had a lot of pictures and didn't know which ones to use so I shrunk them down to 2x2 and fit a whole bunch on the page!  I love that even though this line was intended for Valentine's Day, it really could be used for anything love related. This layout and more projects are displayed at the Scrapbooking Studio.  Come on by for more inspiration!

The little postcards were my favorite part so I saved them for my journaling...

I hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

using Bella's Designer Tapes

 Hello!  Today on the Bella Blvd blog, there is a feature on using the Designer Tapes.  This is the layout that I made using the Designer Tapes as a large element of my page.   I cut the chevron/zigzag pattern on my cameo after covering a piece of 12x12 cardstock in tape from top to bottom.  I then used my sewing machine, followed along the edges of the zigzags and stitched the tapes down.  Stop by the Bella Blvd blog today to see more fabulous ideas for scrapbooking with Designer Tapes.

Here are some close ups...

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 11, 2013

every little inch

Valentine's Day is just around the corner... so I figured I should post some love themed pages this week.  This is one I made for the Scrapbooking Studio using BoBunny's Love Notes collection.  The picture was taken around Christmas, but who says you need a February pictures for a layout about love??

I popped up a bunch of these little hearts using foam tape to add some dimension.  I also added stickles to a few of them to help them stand out.

The Scrapbooking Studio carries this BoBunny collection as well as many more loved themed papers and goodies.  Stop on by to check it out.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Project LIfe week 3 and 4 and a giveaway!

It is Thursday...and that means almost the weekend.  Today I am showing you my Project Life pages from week 3 and 4.  I have started designing for Chic Tags, a fabulous little company with little bits and pieces that are just my style!  I couldn't be more excited!  I met Veronica, the owner, at CHA in January...and though she and I live across the country, I could feel the beginning of a dear friendship! I can't wait to meet up again... hopefully at the next CHA.  Anyway, here are my Project Life pages... You can see a few more pictures on the Chic Tags blog.  AND.... if you leave a comment on the blog, you could win an awesome GIVEAWAY!  So check it out, and leave a comment before Saturday!

Left side - week 3

Right side - week 3

Left side - week 4

 Right side - week 4
 So... Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to the chic tags blog for a chance to win an awesome GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

a sketch challenge

Hello!  Today I have a fun, little sketch, by my friend, Shanna to share with you.  About once a month Shanna posts a sketch and a bunch of us use it to create a layout.  We will post our layouts, give you some inspiration...and then challenge YOU to use the sketch to make a layout.  Link it up to Shanna's sketch blog post for a chance to win a goodie bag.  She will pick one participant.  You have until Tuesday, February 12th to work on this one.

Here is Shanna's sketch for this month:

 And here is my take... I used some of my Studio Calico kit and stayed pretty close to the original sketch.

Be sure to stop by the other's blogs for more inspiration:   
and of course  Shanna's blog

And now its YOUR TURN!  Use whatever product you want on this page.  There are NO rules... Flip it, rotate it...make it a whole new thing.  This is just your starting point.  Link your layout up to Shanna's sketch blog post by Tuesday, February 12 for a chance to win a goodie bag.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!


In other news... my Project Life pages are up on the Chic Tags blog today!  Eeek!  I am very excited.  My first post!!   Stop by and check them out, leave me a comment.  I will post them over here later this week as well.

Monday, February 4, 2013

2 friends

A new layout of a new week... Today I am sharing a Bella Blvd layout, made with mainly the Kiss Me line.  The pictures were taken over the Christmas holidays of my little girl and the daughter of my dear friend from high school, actually even elementary school.  I am so happy that even though there is a couple years between them, they get along well!  Her mother is one of my besties and I look forward to seeing her every time we go back "home."

Here are a couple of Bella Blvd's hot new feathers!  So much fun to add to a project...