Monday, August 23, 2010

My Favorite from the crop...

...what a great time!
Patt, Michele, Angie, Angela-thanks for an AWESOME day of my letting loose and having a good time! Ya would have thought Kelly was there, all the 12 year old humor (meaning, I usually act like a 12 year old with Kelly... or my husband. :) )
I SO needed a break, and these ladies were a BLAST! I am glad you all came!

This is my favorite layout from the weekend. :)
I took the cardstock I machine sewed for the first time, and scrapped with it... I added hand stitching, LOTS of stamps (stamps from FOUR sets! And I used metalic ink!) and I even had Michele cut me something on the cricut! (The Sassafras paper die cut in the background of the picture.) I used lots of little embellishies from my stash, and this was the result!

I have two Imaginisce layouts I have to get pictures of too!

Thanks for lookin'! Hope YOU had a great weekend too!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Story Matters August (continued)

I was so inspired by the products in the kit this month, that I sat down and did three MORE layouts! I'm at 5... and I have one more in mind!

This one I did the spiral flower technique, only with felt.
This was my personal favorite this month... I just LOVE this picture of Gabriel sleeping at about 2 years old. It is on my wall as part of my black and white collage. It makes me smile, him with his Larry-mobile and Larry Boy...
I even sewed! Xyron and hand-stitched. A little mist too... it was kinda fun to actually use the vintage-look book page print with the photo in a related way. I don't really feel it HAS to be used this way, but actually it is almost harder TO use it this way!
And this one... an older back to school picture where Gabriel is SO thrilled to go to school like his big brother! Too cute! And yes, I don't mind using pink with boys. Who cares. :)

And HOW did I miss sneak peeks on the 15th!
Another FABULOUS set of products! (Click to see larger!)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Store layout turns contest entry-Echo Park!

I wanted to do a store layout with Echo Parks new "Happy Halloween" line of papers... actually, I bought the whole pack of this paper, because the backsides were so bright and usable for anything-not just Halloween... Then I found out there was a contest using said Halloween papers!
I have been lovin' Echo Park. Kelly's favorite salesperson in all the land (Madison, each company he has worked on, Kelly has followed and bought from him!) continues with the start of his OWN company, Echo Park!
I have to say, I LOVE the 12x12 alphabet sheets that give you 3 mini-alphas, and one larger!

So here is my store layout... and my contest entry! They are giving away their soon to be released Christmas collection! Want me some of THAT! :)

"Hardly Haunting"
I deconstructed some of the sticker elements... stole the lil' spider from the witches hat, and the little banner from a title sticker, and made little slashed in between them so they would curve...
oh and I cut around the spider web on the journaling card (in this case a mat) so it would tuck around the next card... AND the little "Happy Halloween" is from the strip on the end of the paper that usually gets thrown out. I used lots of pop dots to make the house and tree stand out too! There is nothing on this layout besides adhesive and a pen that isn't Echo Park!

Friday, August 6, 2010


I think it just might be work a trip over to the Imaginisce blog for this giveaway!

I think Imaginisce might just be the most generous company EVER!
I know I love 'em! :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August Kit @ The Story Matters! (REVEAL DAY!)

Can I just say I am LOVIN' this kit?
I already loved Megan Klauer's style! (She is never short on it!)
But when we set her loose to design this months kit??
Uhm, HEL-LO!!
I have SO much left, and I have already done 3 layouts! Last count Megan has done SEVEN!
(cough) :)

So head on over to The Story Matters... THIS kit, is sure to fly off the shelves-and when their gone, their GONE!!

Here are the first of my creations:
For this, I ACTUALLY Stickle "splattered" and (sit down please) STITCHED! :)
I got that collection of thread out and I added some stitching! It took NO time at all to add these little accents!
I LOVE this picture! It was taken right outside work (there were several rainbow's this last spring) and it was so CLEAR and the clouds so PUFFY!
It reminded me to continue to take the time to enjoy the journey and to not miss the details!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Imaginisce August Sketch....

It's that time of month! It's time for sketch inspiration from Imaginisce!
This sketch is AWESOME! I think you'll agree!Be sure to visit each designer's blog and leave us all some love!
And participating in the sketch and even commenting can lead you to some awesome
Imaginisce product! I can't say enough about each paper line I have worked with-AND I can not say enough about the i-top and the i-rock! I'll warn you though... once you start i-rock-ing it's hard to stop!!

So here is my take on the sketch!
I used one of my favorite lines, Scooter's Vacation! I just LOVE the camera print paper!

Thanks for stoppin'! Now hop on over to the other girls blogs! :)