Thursday, October 31, 2013

hers and mine

Wow, it's end of October already.  I can't believe how quickly that happened!  I have a couple more layouts using the October Paper Camellia kit.  For this one I cut out stars on my card stock using my cameo and stuck a piece of patterned paper behind it.  

hers and mine:

The November Paper Camellia kit has been revealed!  Super cute.  Stop by the site and take a look around and join in the fun!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

all time best Cousins

It's almost the end of the month and I haven't yet posted this layout that I made as guest designer for Citrus Twist Kits.  This one has sort of a simple design with the recurring hexagon throughout.  Lots of layering too.  It was quite fun to make!

all time best Cousins:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

a simple little Halloween headband

Hi.... Looking for a simple Halloween accessory?  Why not make a headband!  This was so easy to make with my Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Tool, some epoxies and metal charms.  You could make one for any occasion! 

Super cute too!

Check out the Epiphany Crafts blog for more ideas for Halloween accessories and jewelry!

Monday, October 28, 2013

it's the little things...

On Sunday the monthly challenge on the Chic Tags blog was posted.  This month the topic is to scrapbook something that you grateful for.  A perfect challenge for the month of November.  Here is my layout for the challenge... This is a picture from last Mother's Day.  

it's the little things:

Drop by the Chic Tags blog to see the other designers' take on this challenge and find out the details on how to join in.  As always there will be a great prize for a random participant!

Friday, October 25, 2013

2nd grade pumpkin carvers

Sometimes its fun to go back in time and scrapbook older pictures.  This one is from 2 years ago... a school Halloween activity.  I've got this one up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  

2nd grade pumpkin carvers:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

that Smile

Here is another oldie picture....probably about 5 years old!  I've used the October Paper Camellia kit for this one.  I love this large chevron paper and added some machine stitching along some of the lines to give it some texture.  Paper Camellia is a new kit club that is up and coming.  Check it out.... November's kit is beautiful!

that Smile:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ready for weather

 It is getting cold around here.  I hate to say it, but we even had some flurries last night.  I found a sweet little hat and matching mittens for my daughter and brought them home a couple of weeks ago.  Of course it was still warm then, but she couldn't wait to wear them.  I snapped a couple of pics for this layout that was on the Pretty Little Studio blog yesterday.

ready for weather:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

the best of friends

Hi there!  Just a quick little post today to send you over to the Citrus Twist Kits blog.  I am the guest designer there this month and I have an easy tutorial up on the blog on how to make a hand stitched grid, like in this layout.  I hope you can stop by and check it out.

the best of friends:

Friday, October 18, 2013

so sweet

It is Friday.  This week is going by fast with Monday being a day off of school!   

Today I have another layout that I made for the new kit club, Paper Camellia.  This one was a really fun one to do!  I took a piece of card stock that was a negative from a cut I had done a while back and used it as a mask. I layered it on top of another piece of card stock, sprayed some mist and let it dry.  Then i took a paper piercer and poked holes around the outside of each wonky circle.  Finally, I hand stitched around each one with embroidery thread.  From here, I just added some small photos and lots of little embellishments.  

so sweet:

Here are some close up pics:

Thanks for coming by today.  Look for more Paper Camellia layouts with the October kit in the next couple of days.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

pink with sprinkles on top

Hi there.  Today I am up on the Pretty Little Studio blog with an Out of the Box layout.  Here is the inspiration picture.  I loved the quilted rectangles so I tried to replicate them on my my layout.

Pink with Sprinkles on Top:

I made rectangles that were 1x4 and stuck them on another piece of paper.  The machine stitching on top really helped make it have a quilted feel.  Here are some details pictures.  

Check out the Pretty Little Studio blog for more details.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

a beautiful day + a new kit club!

Good morning!   A new layout and a new kit club today!  Paper Camellia Kits opened its virtual doors this past weekendd, and I am super excited to be a part of it.   Here is one of the layouts that I made for this new kit club... inspired by the awesome Stephanie.  

A Beautiful Day:

Come stop by the blog and see what this new kit club is all about!

Monday, October 14, 2013

a citrus twist sketch

Hi there!  I am so honored to be guest designing for Citrus Twist Kits this month! Every month there is a sketch challenge and we would love it if you'd play along! Just upload your layout to the Citrus Twist gallery to be entered in a drawing to win a $5 gift certificate to the store. 

Now here is this month's sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

I really loved how there was already a lot of white space in this sketch so I stayed pretty close to it.  I changed up the background by adding a tone on tone sun burst and then stitched on each ray with my sewing machine to add some texture to it.

Hope you can play along!