Saturday, June 30, 2012


This week at Momenta we did a product swap with Scor Pal.  I love to use a scoring board but really wanted to find a way to use it that was something besides folding a card and making medallion flowers...those are my very regular uses.  

I've got a new baby coming my way in September, so I am trying hard to catch up on some of these older sweet photos that I need to scrap.  Today I focused in on a layout about my kiddos and Grandpa!

I used my Scor-Buddy to enhance my design by creating score lines in the cardstock and banners. It is subtle but really adds something extra to the white space. I did lots of outlining and creating faux stitching with my black pen.  I didn't set out to do that, but as I was going I realized how nice it would look to add it!    

Supplies Used:
Momenta patterned paper and stickers
Creative Charms pearls
The Twinery bakers twine
CTMH black pen

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Welcome Home: One more Club Q Layout

Today I was a part of Inspiration Wednesday for Quick Quotes!  I really wanted to get one more layout out of my Club Q kit..I figure if you are gonna invest in a kit you want to get bang for your buck and lots of ideas.  Here's what I came up with using my leftovers from the kit:

The black cardstock, HOME letters, and Washi tape aren't from the kit; but the rest of it is!  I have wanted to do these pictures for quite awhile so it was nice to get them done and I'm really pleased with how eye catching it turned out.  Coming up next from Quick Quotes you'll get to see me premiering some of their brand new goodies being released in July!  It's been a blast to play with and I can't wait to share them with ya!

Monday, June 25, 2012

I'm Cute, My Mom's Cute, My Dad is Lucky!

This project premiered for Momenta last week but I actually made it for them for a winter CHA project...I just was waiting for the right time to use it.  Blogger ate another post I made for them, so now was the time!  I saw this sticker and immediately fell in love with the phrase:
 "I'm cute, my mom's cute, my dad is lucky."
I primarily used the Cuddle and Coo Pyramid Pad and lots of fussy cutting for this project.  The clouds, animals, and banners are all fussy cut and combine to highlight the cute photo.  Just goes to show you just how far these awesome Pyramid Pads can go!
Supplies Used

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Live, Laugh, Play

One of my main purposes for starting scrapping was to document little memories that I know I will all too quickly forget.  This layout does just's not a huge moment like Christmas but it is sharing an everyday moment of my Cooper dancing to his favorite song by The Wiggles.

My goal for this layout was to just scrap...I wasn't allowed to think about design team calls, publishing calls, manufacturer work, etc.  Sometimes it does my creative brain good to just play with what jumps out at me.   I went for more subtle background coloring in order to make the pictures with the red shirt pop.  I also did another of my favorite techniques using a black doodling pen to outline the various parts of my layout.  I know when Cooper is 18 this is a layout he'll look back at and probably want to hide, but I will treasure it and the precious memory of him "dancing himself silly!"

Supplies Used: Simple Stories Patterned Paper, Bella Blvd Chipboard and borders, American Crafts Ampersand, SRM Stickers Sentiment

Sunday, June 17, 2012


I am up at Quick Quotes today and my goal was to make a card that would work for Father's Day but as you can see it would also work for just about anyone that you love!

I used the canvas tags that were included in the June Club Q kit to be the base of my card.  I thought they make for an interesting and special looking card that is out of the ordinary.  I also like that you could include pictures inside and be assured that they won't get bent out of shape.  I used some of the fabulous die cuts including the yellow frame, hearts, and the scalloped border that was intended to be a medallion flower.  I added a little bakers twine and a simple sentiment, made by Momenta,  from my stash. to round out the card.  I finished the whole thing off with some red doodling to mimic stitching.  I think the colors work perfectly to celebrate dad!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Momenta & Basically Bare Swap

I got the privilege of participating in a product swap with Basically Bare and Momenta.  I hadn't used anything from Basically Bare before, they have great products!

I could have gone a lot of directions with my card but I really wanted to use one of the cute birds.  I made the bird and frame part of my cluster.  They are both totally alterable but I opted to leave them in their natural state because there is already so much going on with the card!

Momenta Supplies Used:
Basically Bare Supplies Used:
For a second project, I decided to use the mini album to create  an album about out trip to California. I take way too many pictures when on vacation and I thought this would be a concise way to tell the story without having to spend six months making layouts.   This album is called the tiny tabs album.  I used it to highlight different activities instead of just one topic.  I'm not going to share all the pages with you because that would take FOREVER!  But I'll share a sampling of what I did.  
 For the cover of my album I distressed the front by removing the top layer of cardboard exposing the corrugated part underneath.  The album included a cardboard front and back cover and then a variety of chipboard and acrylic pages for the middle. 

 For each page I stuck with a similar hand cut banner for my journalling and similar colors and embellishments throughout.  You'll see I used lots of dot stickers and beach stickers.  My paper primarily came from the Family Outings line.

This page is one of the acrylic ones, tough to photograph because of glare but I adore acrylic!  I think my favorite part about working with this album was the variety of materials for the page base.  You don't have to stress about every page being see thru acrylic, but there are a few thrown in there to add some variety!

Momenta Supplies Used:

Basically Bare Supplies Used:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

CARDS Magazine publications: May Issue

I'm a few days late, but I can now share my cards from the May issue of CARDS magazine with you!  This was the first month I had multiple cards published, I'm always honored and thrilled whenever I get anything picked up!  A couple fun little notes:  you'll notice the same yellow patterned paper from Momenta in all three cards and the first two cards were also used as sneak peek pictures in the Table of Contents section (a double honor if you ask me :))

This first card was part of a style challenge using the colors turquoise, pink, and yellow.  You also had to use flowers....I don't think I realized until now just how many flowers I used!  It combines supplies from most of my favorite companies: Bella Blvd, Momenta, American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, Echo Park, The Twinery, and Little Yellow Bicycle   The giant pink flower is actually a coaster from the dollar store, Erin sent it to me to use for a Frugal Finds feature on Practical Scrappers.

This is a more artsy card than the last one...but I like the way the colors still came together.  It was for the "Girls Night Out" category.  It uses supplies from Momenta, American Crafts, Prima, The Twinery, and Die Cuts with a View

This last one is a Birthday card and is almost exclusively Momenta.  The ribbon, little yellow flower, and turquoise cardstock aren't Momenta but everything else is!  I actually started this card about six months earlier and couldn't get into it and then finished it...guess it just needed to marinate!

Just sent off submissions for this month about a week ago so we'll see if I get anything picked up for the November issue soon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bonus Club Q Layouts

Today I am here to share with you my first project using a Club Q kit.  This is the first time I've gotten to play with a Club Q kit and I absolutely loved it.  If you are a big fan of die cuts and coordinated items this is the place for you!
I loved all the frame options available to use for journaling, photos, etc.  I decided to use the square scallop sets to frame my photos for this layout.  I also used some of the tags that were intended for a mini album to ground my whole layout.  I inked those up and then used my heat embosser to set the ink so I could use them quicker.  My yellow scalloped borders were meant to be medallion flowers and I decided to use them just as a plain border but I cut between the scallops creating a fringe look.

 For my second layout I cut out the Summer Time from a die cut included in the kits and made it into a banner.  I used lots more of the flower die cuts and popped those up with foam dots.  In keeping with the banner idea I cut out a couple of my own from the ribbon and papers to ground my journalling.  I again used  the "meant to be a medallion flower" strip to make a border and added a piece of vellum atop that with a matching scallop border.  You can see I used lots of threes in this layout: three sets of scallops, sets of three flowers, three different banners.  It is amazing how the number three always blends together so nicely in layouts.

I hope you've enjoyed these bonus layouts today and much as I enjoyed creating them!


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