Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bella Blvd Color Challenge

Stephanie over at Bella Blvd offered up a color challenge.  I didn't expect to have time to complete it, but I really wanted to play with the combination and managed to eek something out.  Here's what the color combo looked like:
You see the gray and you know I love gray...but the rest of the colors are out of my norm which is part of what peeked my curiosity.  Here's what I came up with:

As you can see it is a totally different look from what you usually see from me.  As I worked on it I struggled to get a small dose of red in there.  The aqua was easy as was the black.  I think the red hearts do add a little extra pop to it.  

I really enjoyed this challenge and if Stephanie offers up another one I hope I can give it a whirl.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sneak Peek

I had some leftovers from my work for The Scrapbooking Studio for this month and threw together another card with those.  Since triangles are so popular right now, I decided to play with triangles!

 I worked with the Everyday Eclectic line from Echo Park and absolutely loved it.  I can't wait to share the layouts I came up with from that!  I also used some wood buttons from Maya Road.  I also picked these up at The Scrapbooking Studio and have used up the whole pack...I will be getting more!  The sentiment and the scallop border are both from SRM Stickers and the ribbon beneath the sentiment is from Martha Stewart.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Family Layout

I created this layout a while back but haven't had the chance to share it yet!  It is a montage of photos from a vacation last year...collapsing it all into one layout!

Used lots of Bella Blvd on this one and played around a lot with their chipboard and washi tape.  I had the idea for the "Family" title floating in my head for awhile and really love how it turned out.  The whole layout is a little out of my comfort zone but that is the fun in playing!
Supplies Used:
All Bella Blvd

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Calendar for a five year old

My daughter Lucy asks a ton of questions about dates and asks them repeatedly.  I decided I would make her her own little calendar using some tags and calendar stickers from SRM Stickers.

I know those pictures are tiny but wanted to show you a bunch of the's a few closer ups!

 As you can see I used basically the same format for each tag but changed it up with patterned papers for colors that are appropriate for each month.  Then on the back of each tag I wrote down significant events that will occur in that month from birthdays to sports that will be going on.  I am sure I will add more to each month as I think of it but I got a good start.  I fully expect she will spend hours and hours looking over this.  My plan right now is to hold it back for a stocking stuffer since the calendar does not begin until January.

Be Merry!

I'm working on several Christmas projects and wanted to play with some of my Christmas SRM Stickers.  I was using POW Paper from American Crafts for another project and decided to use a piece of it for a card as well.  Since the diagonal look seems to be trending I decided to give that another go.

I also used some Snowflake transparencies from Maya Road.  They aren't the easiest to photograph but they sure are pretty!  Are you starting to work on Christmas projects too?  I know it's early but I love it!

Supplies Used:
Stickers by SRM Stickers
Paper by American Crafts
Snowflakes by Maya Road
Gems by Queen & Co.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Momenta October Projects

Momenta has asked us to post projects to our own blogs now to share as they have closed down their blog.  Here are a few of my recent creations with their goodies.

 I made this to be nursery decor...fabulous until we decided we weren't going to name him Nicholas but Boaz instead (:

This thank you card uses the new metal embellishments from Momenta.  I used alcohol ink to dye it green.

 I love the clear layered stickers that they make and these cute martini glasses worked just perfect for a 21st birthday card.

More clear layered stickers...they are just fabulous for cards!  Apparently I am on a pink/black/white kick!

I can't get enough of Momenta's gorgeous stickers...head on over to check them out yourself!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Exciting News!!!

Last night I got the most exciting email...making one of these teams has long been a goal for me so I am thrilled and can't wait to play with "Once Upon a Christmas."

We are so pleased to introduce our newest wearers of the Yellow Jersey for our Once Upon a Christmascollection.  We have something very special planned for this Cycling Team and decided to invite more designers than usual.  We are sure that they will inspire you for this holiday season, so stay tuned...  
Please welcome our Once Upon a Christmas team:

Michelle St.Clair

Christine Meyer

Wendy Antenucci

Mary Pat Siehl

Marcia Dehn-Nix

Izzy Anderson

Angela Gutshall

Renee Zwirek

Evelin Tee

Traci Penrod

Latrice Murphy

Monique Liedtke

Make a Wish

I'm all about the doilies these days.  I had never used them much until the last couple months and I've been enjoying the soft touch they add.  

I created this card using a combination of papers from Momenta and Teresa Collins.  I also used washi tape and SRM Stickers for my sentiment!  Love that they are clear and so easy to use and make fit right into a project!  I love the way the colors come across as very soft and romantic...definitely not my typical colors as there isn't anything bright (:

Sunday, October 14, 2012


One of my favorite things about this craft is playing with color combinations.  When I make a card or layout I'm often way more bold with my color combinations than I would be in how I dress or decorate my house.  This color combination has become a favorite of day I might be bold enough to actually wear it (:

This is the first time I have ever used a pom pom trim...surprising I know!  My patterned paper is all from Echo Park.  I've always been a fan of theirs but my recent design team work (yet to be revealed) has made me really zone in on them again!  The lovely epoxy button is from Jillibean Soup and the twine is The Twinery.  And of course the fabulous sentiment is from SRM Stickers!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

SRM Stickers World Cardmaking Day Challenge

I saw yesterday that SRM Stickers was having a challenge and thought I might be able to eek out something for it during naptime today.  The card had to be based on a card from this post.  I chose to mimic the diagonal card by Clare that used Valentine border stickers.

I went with the Halloween border stickers and the candy corn stickers from the Stickers by the Dozen.  This is the first project I have made since little Bo was born...still trying to figure out a routine here but it felt good to get something creative done!


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