Friday, March 29, 2013

Blog Hop time!

Good Morning!  It is the 29th of the month again today, which means it is time for the Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop!  Our group of talented girls is growing bigger and you will be sure to find some inspiration each and every month!

This month the Social [Media] Butterflies are featuring Glitz Design, and are so excited and happy to be included in the Uncharted Waters inspiration week. If you haven't checked out their blog, make sure you look at it now--

Here is the layout that I created for the hop.  My layout is "inspired by" the Glitz Design Uncharted Waters line.  I wasn't actually able to get my hands this line, but used it for some ideas to inspire me to make a layout.  I loved the layered circles paper, so I used a circle punch and my Studio Calico kit and made my own! I really like the subtle changes of colors in these papers that created almost an ombre effect.  I also love the name of this collection so I found a way to incorporate it in to my layout.  Can't wait to really play with this line!

Heading to Uncharted Waters

Here is the line up for this month.  Be sure to stop by everyone and leave a comment for a chance to win our give away.  The more times you comment, the more times you are entered in the drawing!

glitz website --
Malika <-- you are here

Next up in our hop is Ellie's blog. Be sure to pay her a visit.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Squirt Champs!

Last weekend we went to the Dells for an end of the season fun hockey tournament.  Our mite AA team played in the squirt division since most of our team was moving up next year anyway.  We all had a great time and watched 4 fantastic games of hockey.  The last one was the best... on the edge of your seat kind of game - one for the scrapbook, kind of game.  No one thought we would win the tournament.   I mainly used my Neverland Studio Calico kit for this one.  The stacked frames are inspired by Lisa.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Challenge on the Chic Tags blog

Good morning!  We are officially on Spring Break today... and we just got a whole bunch of snow.  Not a dusting, but a dump.  What happened to Spring?  I am not sure, but I know that I am ready for it.

This week on the Chic Tags blog there is a challenge using this sketch:

And here is my take on it.  I stayed pretty close to the sketch, adding some more layers here and there:

Here are some close up shots...

Check out the blog for more designers' take on this sketch and then link up your project for a chance to win a $20 Chic Tags gift certificate!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Project Life Week 10

Good morning, blog friends!  Today I have my Week 10 of Project Life up on the Chic Tags blog.  Hop on over to check out the details.  I apologize for the grainy photos... I am not sure what happened, maybe too much sun??

Week 10 - left side:

Week 10 - right side:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Drop by the Chic Tags blog for more inspiration!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Bella Blvd line - All American

Today I have a new layout to share with you using Bella Blvd's newest line, All American.  This is a super cute line of paper and embellishments that is great for any summer related projects, especially 4th of July!  Be sure to check out all the details on the Bella Blvd blog.  I think my favorite items are the new Designer Tapes, red chevron, chlorine dot and navy dot.  So cool!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Project Life - week 9

Hi.  It seems like I have been slacking on the blogging lately.  I am still making lots of things... I just think I haven't been as good about posting them.  I need to find a balance here.  Here is week 9 of my Project Life.  I am using the Studio Calico project life kit and lots of Chic Tags of course.  

Week 9 - left side

Week 9 - right side

Here are a couple of close ups from week 9.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chic Tags Challenge

Hi there.  This week on the Chic Tags blog, the Sunday challenge was to document a day in the life.  Usually I would dedicate a little mini album to record the events of the day and to hold the pictures, but I didn't have time to make one.  So.... I snapped a bunch of pictures throughout the day and put them together in a little grid collage.  Since all my photos were in one place, I simply put together a layout!  I used my new Neverland Studio Calico kit, a Silhouette cut and of course some Chic Tags to document my day.  And now it is your turn.  Make a layout, mini, or whatever to document a day in your life and link it up to this post.   One random winner will be picked to win the EVERYDAY LIFE II collection before you can buy it.

I hope you can join us... the winner will be drawn on Sunday. Check out the blog for some inspiration!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

happy birthday to you

It is a free for all on the Bella Blvd blog today!  Stop by the blog and check out what the talented designers have made!  Here is my layout:`

I have mixed some new collections with some older ones.  I love that so many of the Bella Blvd collections coordinate with each other.

 My sticker letters looked a little flat on my page.  To make them pop, I went over them with glossy accents.  It brightened them, and gave a little texture and dimension.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Shanna's Sketch Challenge

Hello!  It is time for our little sketch challenge again!  And YOU are encouraged to join in.  Once a month Shanna posts a sketch and a bunch of us use it as a starting point to make a layout.  We hope that we inspired you to try it out. If you choose to make a layout, be sure to link it up to Shanna's blog to be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn!   This time Shanna gave us this sketch to work with:

You may do anything to the sketch, turn it, flip it, move bits around.  This is just a starting point.  I decided to turn this sketch sideways, well, at least the pictures! 

 Here is my layout:

Be sure to see what the others have done with this sketch.  This is one very talented group of scrapbookers!

And of course Shanna!

Remember to link up your layout to Shanna's blog by Tuesday, March 12th to be entered in the $10 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn.  Hope you can join us!  I can't wait to see what you make.

Monday, March 4, 2013


I am hearing that we are possibly in for some more snow... what better timing for a beachy layout?! This layout was on the Bella Blvd blog the other day.   I used Bella Blvd's new Sand & Surf line to make this one.  The whoosh was cut on my cameo, but I felt like I needed some type of curly font, so I hand wrote it on my iPad and sent it over to my cameo.  It worked great and I will definitely be trying this technique again!

I used my typewriter to type the journaling on a piece of vellum.

Thanks for stopping by today!