Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Buttons! A Chic Tags Challenge

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today I have a quick little layout to share... The Sunday Challenge on the Chic Tags blog this week is buttons.  Good ol' buttons!  Use them on a layout, grab a tag or two and link up to this post on the blog for a chance to win an awesome prize.

I layered some buttons on a scalloped circle tag and then used a die cut tag to frame it.  Everything is "pinned" on the cork board paper!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Social [Media] Blog Hop + Chic Tags

Yay, blog friends!  It is the 29th of the month, which means it is time for the Social [media] Butterflies blog hop again!  And once again, we've paired up with an awesome company... Chic Tags!

I am sure you already know how much I LOVE Chic Tags, if you have seen any of my Project Life pages, but if you are unfamiliar with this company, please check out the blog and website.  This is a big blog hop as all of the Chic Tags designers as well as the SMB designers are participating!  Along the way, there will be plenty of prizes and freebies that you won't want to miss out on!  Die cuts, printables and of course many chances to win some of the Road Trip collection.  There is also a GRAND prize, so be sure to leave comments as you hop to be entered.  If you would like to purchase any of this collection or others, head over to the Chic Tags shop.

Hopefully, you have come here from Magda's blog.  If you missed her layout, be sure to stop back over there... Remember the more comments you leave, the more chance you have to win one of these awesome prizes!

 And now, here is my layout featuring the Chic Tags Road Trip collection:

I snuck a lot of my tags under this cute circle die cut. 

And a few up close pics:

Next up on our hop is Kristin.  Be sure to stop by her blog to get some Road Trip inspiration!

And finally don't forget the Social [Media] Butterflies blog itself...

I hope you find tons of inspiration in our blog hop today!  Happy hopping!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

egg hunt

Hello Saturday  It is the weekend... and we are finally supposed to have some decent weather in this neck of the woods.  Spring has taken it's sweet time this year.  Today I have a layout to share with you here and on the Bella Blvd blog.  This is the sketch that we used for this week's Saturday Sketch:

And here is my take on this sketch:

Again, I stuck pretty close to the sketch, adding a few more layers here and there.  The feathers are acting as a photo mat.  And I added an extra layer of scalloped borders.

I also decided I needed a bunch of word strips and buttons clustered as another embellishment.

Stop by the Bella Blvd blog to see what the other designers have done with this sketch...and then give it a try yourself!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fold It In - sneak peeks

Hello! Today I have a few sneak peeks of my mini album that will be shown in Kristin's Fold It In class.  I'd love for you to join me.  This mini album makes a fabulous gift for someone, and once you learn the technique you will be able to make dozens of them, all unique!  Please leave me a comment if you have any questions about this workshop or you can visit Rukristin's blog for more details.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

project life - week 14

I've been posting my Project Life pages regularly on the Chic Tags blog, but I don't always update here.  I thought today I would share my most recent week.  I am finding it easier to use pictures that fill the pockets these days.  I leave some pockets for journaling and some just to use for embellishments.  I still do the odd embellish the picture type of pocket, but of course that was taking a lot of time, and with my other projects that I have going on I needed to simplify this one.  I want to keep going with Project Life so I am trying to learn how to simplify some things!

Here are some details of some of my pockets:

To keep up with my Project Life pages check out the Chic Tags blog on Saturdays.

Monday, April 22, 2013

1st grade friends

Good Monday morning, to you all!  Today I have this layout up on the Practical Scrappers blog.  The topic on the blog today is enamel dots.  I didn't have to search too hard for a layout where I have used enamel dots, they seem to be in my regular rotation these days.  They are theme-free and so easy to use!  They add a little dimension and interest to any layout.  

This layout is about my middle child and a dear friend of mine's daughter.  They were in a preschool gymnastics class together and then ended up in the same first grade class.  Because they knew each other previously, they have a special little bond thing going on in class!  So sweet. 

Here are a few close ups of my layering.

I've tucked a little note that I wanted to save in this envelope.  It is the perfect way to keep track of it without showing it on the layout.  One day it will be fun to look back and read it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fold It In workshop

Good morning!  I have some exciting news today!

 I am one of the contributors to this awesome workshop coming May 1st!  Check back in the next week or two for more details, sneak peeks of my album and information on how to sign up!  I would love for you to join me and learn how to make these awesome versatile mini albums.  We have a super talented group of designers that will be sure to inspire you as you create.

More on this workshop coming soon!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm + Epiphany Crafts

Happy Monday.  I have been working away on my This is ME class that I am taking this month at Studio Calico.  I have some of the pages ready to share with you today.  I am using Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection and of course making some of my own embellishments using my Epiphany Crafts tools.  I really like how I can make my own little bits of embellies to match my paper or my style.  Check it out:

And stop by the Epiphany Crafts blog today to see more details of my This is ME album.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Project Life Week 13

Good Morning!  I hope you are having a great start to your weekend.  We have an early hockey game this morning and I hope to hit a Science Fair in the afternoon.

Today my Project Life week 13 is on the Chic Tags blog.

Here is a little glimpse of my week, but stop by the Chic Tags blog to see the whole thing.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pie Charts with Epiphany Crafts

 Good Morning!  Today I have my first post up on the Epiphany Crafts blog.  I thought I would share my layout here as well.  I love that I can make my own embellishments with the Epiphany Crafts tools. So many different possibilities...
On this layout I made some little pie chart embellishments to match my big pie chart.  Check out the step by step pictures on the Epiphany Crafts blog today.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

watercolors - a chic tags challenge

I am not a watercolorer.  I've always dreamed of it, but I know nothing about it.  This week on the Chic Tags blog, Veronica challenged us with the topic of watercolors... I really wanted to play along, but as I said before, my knowledge of water colors is pretty thin!  Anyway, here is the layout that I came up with.  

Fearless Artist:

How about you?  Are you a water colorer?  Join our challenge this week.  Check out the blog for more ideas and then link up your layout for a chance at this week's give away!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Project Life Blog Hop

This was supposed to be posted yesterday... Double checked it was set for May 11??? Not sure how that happened

Good Morning!

I am pleased to be a part of Michelle's Saturday Project Life Blog Hop today!  Thank you, Michelle for the invitation!  This week, I have Week 12 to share with you here and on the Chic Tags blog.  I was busy getting ready for our Spring Break week, so once again felt a little short on time.  I used more full pocket sized photos which also allowed me more room for a couple of my favorite journaling cards (those Studio Calico ones that I have been cherishing).  I still had lots of places to embellish with Chic Tags, wood veneer, label stickers and more.

Week 12 - Left side

Week 12 - Right side
And here are some close ups:

Thanks for joining me today.   Come back again next Saturday for week 13.

Friday, April 5, 2013

two things

Hi there,

I did this layout a couple of weeks ago for a Sunday Challenge over on the Chic Tags blog and forgot to post it here.  On this particular Sunday Challenge we were to use this sketch:

Here is the layout that I came up with.

Two Things:

Check out the Chic Tags blog this Sunday for a new Sunday sketch.  There is always a give away and tons of inspiration!

Tomorrow I am joining in Michelle's Project Life Blog Hop.  Hope you can stop by.