Monday, July 30, 2012

Beach Babe Scrapbook Layout

 I'm super excited about sharing a 12x12 scrapbook layout I created For Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. using "Beach Babe Sophie".  I don't know about you, but I LOVE watching the Summer Olympics and I've been inspired by all the water sports, so I thought I'd create a beach layout to share with you. 

The photo on my layout is a picture of my daughter when she was a baby playing in the sand with her toes. It's hard to believe she'll be turning 11 yrs. old in just a week!

"Beach Babe Sophie" was the perfect embellishment to add to my scrapbook layout!  I colored Beach Babe Sophie's skin with my Spectrum Noir markers along with her hair and flower in her hair. I then paper pieced Sophie's swim suit, hair bow and beach ball using the "Splash" paper collection by Little Yellow Bicycle. I added some blue glitter to the beach ball and popped Sophie up on my layout.
I used a combination of Echo Park, Webster's Pages, and LYB papers to create this layout along with miscellaneous embellishments such as trim, felt flowers, and chipboard.

I just love how fun and summery "Beach Babe Sophie" looks in her super cute swim suit!

Don't forget to check out the shop where you can find this adorable image of Sophie along with many more!

Have a Happy Scrappy Day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Celebrate Life, One Beautiful Moment

There are people that come into our lives and stay for short periods of time and then there are those people whom come into our lives and bless us beyond what we could ever imagine.  My husband is one of those people whom has blessed my life beyond what I could ever imagine! On August 6th we will be celebrating 18 amazing years together! I wanted to created a scrapbook layout celebrating a moment my daughter captured of the two of us with my camera.

I love no matter what type of scrapbook layout or card I'm creating, I can always add just the right touch and feel to my projects by adding some I AM ROSES products.
For this layout I used a combination of different papers, trims, and embellishments.  I'm so happy with the final results of this scrapbook layout!

As you can see on my layout the cute chipboard banner is linked together using small little daisies in a variety of colors from IAR.  I just love how small and precious these little flowers are
(item # T2 - 00)

I love what I call a peak-a-boo corner, as you can see I've rolled the pattern paper of one corner to reveal the background paper and tucked in two flowers from IAR.  (item # PS - 00 & D1 - 00)

This photo was taken of my husband and I at a local Butterfly Pavilion, so I had to add a butterfly of course! You can find these adorable Butterflies in many different sizes and colors. I layered two white butterflies from a mix pack I have. (item # BF1 - 427)

I love layering and adding dimension and texture to my layouts, so I knew I had to add some fern leaves (item # ZQB15 - 151) to this layout to bring out the green palm leaves in my photo. I then added a beautiful Rose in a two toned pink color on top of the fern leaves. (item # R40) I am in LOVE with these Roses!!!  I can't wait to create more projects using the R40 Roses!!!

Be sure to check out I AM ROSES for all these beautiful handmade flowers and much more!
For more details on my layout, check out my youtube video!

Have a Happy Scrappy Day!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Guitar Mini

Wanted to share a mini I created a few weeks back.  I used the Rockstar Stack from DCWV.  I've had this stack forever, so I thought I'd create a guitar mini for my kids.  All three of them play, so I've added various pictures of them all playing at recitals, just practicing at home, and at talent shows.

This mini came together super easy and super fast.  I didn't use any chipboard, just used the guitar print from the paper stack and glued two pages together to make it double sided. I strung twine throughout the guitar on the cover to mimic guitar strings, and I just love how it turned out!  I added very simple embellishments to each of the pages and bound it using my bind-it-all.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrapping!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Princess and the Pea

As part of the Pro31designs Design Team, we are starting monthly challenges our team will be doing.  This months challenge was to create a scrapbook layout using as much goodies on our layout.  Once I found the perfect picture I couldn't wait to start creating.
I love the way this scrapbook layout turned out!  I used "12" items on this layout!
Be sure to stop on by and check out all the wonderful products I used on my layout.

Want to know more details on this layout, check out my Youtube video.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. "July" Creative Challenge

Hello Fellow Crafters!  I am so excited for you to be joining Sweet Nothings Stamp Co.  and it’s very talented Design Team for our July Creative Challenge. I'm so happy to be designing for this amazing digi stamp company and hope that you join us in our Creative Challenge.

On the 2nd Tuesday of every other month we are going to run a Creative Challenge.  Some months the challenge may be a color palette to work with, other months it may be a theme or a layout. Every other month there will be something new and creative for you to challenge yourself with.  There will be a sweet little prize to be won as well. 
For the month of July, we will be challenging you to create a project with a card sketch.  This super cute sketch is great for any type of card and you can use any sentiment.

Here is the inspiration for this month:

Here is what I have created to inspire you to challenge your creative side to play along with this contest:

I used one of the new July Releases "Beach Bum Lucky"
Just look at how adorable Lucky is hanging out with his surf board.

Contest Rules:
  • Contest runs from Tuesday July 10th-Tuesday July 24th (12 pm EST)
  • Challenge: To use the sketch above. You may tweek it as you wish and add any other elements you'd like. Be as creative as you wish :D
  • Project must include any Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. digi image.
  • Only one project submission per creative mind please :)
  • One winner will be chosen by voting by the SNSC DT and announced on SNSC Blog as well as on the Facebook Fan Page
  • Must be a subscriber to the SNSC Blog/Facebook Fan Page
  • Must submit project by Linky Tool by clicking the “Click Here to Enter” below

Prize to be won this month:
Prize this month is a $20 gift certificate to Bluemoon With all the supplies available over there, you'll be able to treat yourself to a little something on us!

I do hope you love my project and that I have inspired you.  Be sure to check out the other amazing Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. Design Team member's blogs for other great ideas.

Monday, July 9, 2012

I Am Roses "July Challenge"

Are you ready for a super fun challenge?  This months July Challenge for I AM ROSES is a Sketch designed by team member Arlene.
Be sure to stop on by the I AM ROSES BLOG to see all the details on how you can enter this months challenge. 

I wanted to try some newer techniques such as using my sprays and a really cool mask that I haven't had time yet to play with yet.  I also wanted to incorporate bright fun colors paired with some pictures of my kiddos enjoying a day at our local park.

Here is the sketch, 

and here is my interpretation for my 12x12 layout.
"Summer Bliss"

I sprayed all my I AM ROSES products except the leaves using S.E.I Tumble Dye's 
&; Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio.
Sprays used: S.E.I Tumble Dye color = Blue, Yellow, & Red.  
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio =Lusious Lime.

I love that you can purchase I AM ROSES products in white and use just about anything you can think of to customize them to match your projects.

I Am Roses products I used on this layout are: 
Mixed Butterflies: BF1 - 427
Daisies: PS - 15
Mixed Leaves: L20 - 427

Be sure to shop IAMROSES.COM and don't forget to check out the I AM ROSES BLOG for details on how you can enter this months sketch challenge.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Some "Sweet" News!

I'm so excited to share with you, that I'm now designing for Sweet Nothings Stamp Co.!  I'm so happy to be joining this amazing team of talented ladies!  If you love to color images you've got to check out the amazing images Lina has designed.  Wait till you see all the new images for the month of July!  I've already been playing with them and I'm soooo hooked!  Also, be sure to check out this months challenge Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. is having.  Hope you join me for this amazing journey as I share my love of coloring with you!

Be sure to check out the video below to see all the new images for July!