Wednesday, July 31, 2013

every true princess

Good morning!  I am trying to use things up from my scrapbook stash to make room for the new stuff to come and so I dug in to a mix of my Studio Calico kits to make this layout.   I had snapped this sweet picture of these two, Piper in a princess costume and Ashton, pretending to be her hero with his bow and arrow.  i just love the expression on her face and her hand clasped together!

My title is on a clear frame.  I stuck the piece of pink ribbon tape behind the word "needs" to help it not get lost in the blue and white polka dots.

I hand stitched this little border using an old template I had laying around.  It reminded me of the recording of a beating heart, so I attached a wood heart on the left.

Hope you are having a good week!  I can't believe it is the end of July today... this summer is going fast!

Monday, July 29, 2013

right here

 Hello, I am trying to get back on a schedule of layouts and blog posts, only to be away again next week!   It has been a busy summer that is for sure.  A couple more weeks and everyone will be back in school and a regular routine will resume...well, somewhat regular at least.  For now, I am continuing to enjoy the summer.  So I will leave you with a sunny layout today... 

This sunshine cut file is a freebie on the Chic Tags website.  I am absolute love with it.  I used a video posted by my dear scrapping friend, Sherri to make the cut in to the background of my page.   Here is the link to her video.

I am really enjoying hand stitching on my layouts these days, so I added some in between rays here.

And here is a close up of my picture, some Chic Tags, and the Good Stuff button is from A Flair for Buttons!

Check out the Practical Scrappers blog today for more ideas on scrapbooking with sunshines.

Friday, July 26, 2013

heading home from CHA

Wow!  What a week.  I met so many amazing people and had such a good time.  I loved our little tiny booth at the show...small and cozy, but filled with amazing things.  Veronica and Albert have truly outdone themselves!  And I was lucky enough to be a part of this wonderful homegrown company. 

The Chic Tag blog is having some amazing giveaways.  Stop by, look at the new collections and leave a comment for a chance to win.  I am blogging from the airport waiting for my delayed flight.  More pictures to come once I am back home.

Friday, July 19, 2013

one last Bella Blvd reveal for summer CHA!

Today Bella Blvd is revealing their last of five NEW collections!

This little package of tags seems to be right up my alley.  Stop by the Bella Blvd blog today to see this collection in full and leave a comment for a chance to win it before you can buy it!

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these new products!  Check back soon for some inspiration using these new lines.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

a peek at Bella Blvd's 4th collection AND a little sneak of something new from Chic Tags!

It is time for reveal number 4 of the Bella Blvd collections for summer 2013

This next collection is one of my favorites, I would have to say, just because it is an everyday collection.  I love to scrapbook, everyday things...AND it coordinates well with all of the other lines!

And look at these lovely little arrows!  I think these may be my favorite from this collection!


In other news... here are a few sneak peeks of an awesome new line by Chic Tags....  LOVE it!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

sunburst & hexagon + Bella Blvd reveal #3

I am up on the Epiphany Crafts blog today with a little tutorial on how to make this card.  Drop by the blog to see the directions and details.


And now it is time for the next Bella Blvd reveal.  Remember you can win it before you can buy it by leaving a comment over on the blog today.

Bella Blvd's 3rd collection is called Trick or Treat!

How cute would these little cards be in a Halloween mini album??

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

more crate paper, the pier + bella blvd reveal #2

Morning!  I have a couple more projects that I made for the Scrapbooking Studio last month, using Crate Paper's the Pier.

A card for summer time:

And a little gift box:

This was cut on my silhouette.  Perfect for a small gift, or even a gift card.


And now for Bella Blvd reveal number 2....


Here is a little look at this collection... to see it larger head over to the blog.  And don't for get to leave a comment for a chance to win it before you can buy it!

I absolutely LOVE this yellow triangle paper!  So awesome... I know it is the B side of the paper, but still... I am in love! 

The A side is pretty cute too!

Monday, July 15, 2013

hello canada's wonderland + bella blvd reveal #1

Hi there.  Today I have a layout that's a little different for me, I've used circular photos!  Still loving this Crate Paper line, the Pier!   I am so thrilled to get to work with it this month for the Scrapbooking Studio.

To tie in with my circular photos, I have also used circular embellishments.... the ferris wheel, the cotton candy die cut, a chipboard button and the sequins.

To see more layouts with circular photos, check out the Practical Scrappers site today!  

In other news... Bella Blvd is sharing sneak peeks of their new releases.  Each day this week, they will reveal a new collection... that means 5 new collections!  WOW.  

Here is a little look of the first collection, Snapshots.

I will have to say, that I think I am most excited about this little package of goodies!

Stop by the Bella Blvd blog for a full reveal of the collection and a chance to win it before you can buy it!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

let the summer begin

Hello again!  Here is a layout using one of my most favorite lines this year, Crate Paper's the Pier.  Such beautiful colors.  And those chipboard frames??  May I never run out of them!  This layout was made for the Scrapbooking Studio.  To give me more room for these awesome embellishments, I went with a basic grid pattern.

Some close up shots:

This paper line is in the store now, so stop by the Scrapbooking Studio to pick some up!