Monday, September 30, 2013

We are family

And good evening this time around!
I've got a layout to share using some of the "Vintage Charm" line by KI Memories
This vintage stuff is a new twist for the normally bright & bubbly KI, but it has been a fun change!
{don't worry...KI is still doing lots of bright & bubbly too!}
This layout is about the afternoon we spent with one of Lee's grandmothers for her 85th birthday. 

And a couple close up shots for ya too...

I *love* that Martha Stewart butterfly punch!

OK it's past my bedtime.
Hope your Monday was great!
Good night folks!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I hate goodbyes!

Do you notice anything missing over on the sidebar??
The fun Bella Blvd design team blinkie is gone.
I had a good run!
But after 2 years on the team as a card designer, it is time for someone else to take my place & come up with some fresh designs with those incredible products!!
Some of my favorite cards ever I made during my time on the Bella Blvd team.
And I thought it would be fun to share some of them as my last hoorah!

There it last hoorah!
Bella Blvd is a great company and I can't wait to see what else they have up their sleeves in the future!!
Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A couple of pages to share

OK back to regularly scheduled blogging!
Thanks again for your kind words and emails.
I've got a couple of layouts to share using the "Our Summer" kit from Noel Mignon
I think this makes a grand total of 6 single-page layouts, 4 double-page layouts, & 4 cards that I have made with this kit. 
And I've still got plenty of stuff left!
This first one is kind of a "therapeutic" layout if you will.
I've recently cut back on some of my "crafty" obligations 
(some by my choice; some not).
And that is probably good because I sure have been spending a lot of time on my bike!
Regardless of what happens in the scrapbooking world and in other areas of my life, I will always love making stuff!

This next layout is downright sappy!
Can you tell that I am on a heart-punch-kick right now??!
And I am loving cutting up that zig-zag patterned paper too apparently!
Now onto the sappiness...

And now I may have just started a large-circle-punch-kick too!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I do appreciate it!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Thank you all for your nice comments and sweet emails. 
I will be back to regularly blogging ASAP!

Monday, September 16, 2013 this thing on??

Anybody out there still reading this blog?? 
Just wondering if blogs are becoming a thing of the past and Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram are the way to go. 
I don't want to be wasting my time...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Trends: Cameras

The post over on the Bella Blvd blog today is inspired by something that is very trendy these days:
Cameras are everywhere in papercrafting these days! 
And the fun Snapshots line from Bella Blvd is full of fun ones! 
Here are a couple cards I made using some of the playful cameras in the new Snapshots line...

I used the subtle cameras on the "B" side of the "Borders" sheet of patterned paper as the background for this card. 
I used the journaling block with the camera on it from the pack of paper pieces to hold the sentiment for the card. 
Then I added a few other stickers and some string to give the card more dimension. 
Fun stuff!

On this next card, I used the subtle cameras again from the "B" side of the "Borders" sheet in the Snapshots line as part of the background of the card. 
I also used the polaroid die cut found in the pack of paper pieces. 

I cut the sentiments out of a strip from the "Borders" sheet (that piece of paper is proving to be very versatile!). 
Then I decorated the rest of the card with die cuts and stickers. 

Check out the Bella Blvd blog for more cool "camera" ideas!
Thanks for stopping by here!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A couple of cards

Good morning!
I've got a couple cards to share with you using some of my scraps from the "Our Summer" kit from Noel Mignon. 

I am kind of obsessed with that red & pink chevron paper from Fancy Pants.
I think I have ~1/4" scrap of it left...but I am not throwing it away!!
I added some patterned paper behind the openings in the "Os" and "R" in the sentiment. 
I thought it helped the chipboard letters stand out better against the chevron paper. 

Then I got a little more colorful on this card and pulled out my trusty butterfly punch!
{i could not find it for a couple of weeks and i was pretty devastated}

Aren't these little candy dots from Queen and Co. so fun?!? 

OK that's all I've got!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 9, 2013

One more day!!

One more day to work on your application 
for the Bella Blvd design team!!
Submissions are due by midnight Tuesday night!

Check out this post over on the Bella Blvd blog for more information!!
And good luck!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Babysitters Club

Hey there and good morning!
We have a fun little theme going on over on the Noel Mignon blog this week. 
We are making things this week based on children's books.
You could do a lot of different things with this theme. 
It could mean using a quote from a book as part of your journaling or using the title of a book for the title of the layout.
It could mean using a book illustration on your layout.
You could scrap a picture of someone reading. 
It could mean scrapping your kids' favorite books.
In my case, I scrapped about some of my favorite books growing up!
I used the the Noel Mignon "Our Summer" kit to make this page. 
Anybody else read the The Babysitters Club series??!

loved these books!
I remember there being like at least 40 books in the series. 
And this girl read them all!
They were so fun to read and quite educational if I do say so myself!
Here are a few detail shots of the page...

Check out the Noel Mignon blog for some other fun takes on this theme!
Have an awesome day y'all!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bella Blvd challenge: Use 6 of the same embellishment

Earlier this week there was a fun challenge over on the Bella Blvd blog
The challenge was to use 6 of the same embellishment.
Challenge accepted!
And here is what I made...

OK so I probably didn't challenge myself very hard on this one! :) 
 I used 6 stickers on this card and that is so easy with all the cute stickers in the new Bella Blvd lines! 
I used 2 scalloped circle stickers, 2 banner/pennant stickers, and 2 photo corner stickers. 
The 2 small flowers were cut out of sheet of paper from the new "Play Date" line. 

On this next card I used 6 different buttons from my stash of Bella Blvd buttons. 
These flower buttons are such fun embellishments for a girly card!  

And now I've got a Mother's Day card to add to my stash 
(you know, in case it sneaks up on me in May like it usually does!). 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A little more KI love

I've got a couple more cards to share with you.
Both of these are made with some of the new KI Memories collections. 
And I kept them simple & sweet!

Have an awesome Tuesday!
{it's got to be at the very least a good day because it probably feels like a Monday but NOPE! it's Tuesday!}