Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
My last design team assignment for Scrap Tiffany was to create a year in review layout. I decided to use the beautiful Nature's Storybook collection by Webster's Pages to create my layout. I loved using so many of my favorite pics from the year. Aren't those diecut calendars great? They can be found at Elle's Studio.
I also created this card with the Nature's Storybook collection from Webster's Pages. I couldn't resist combining all of these beautiful patterned papers on one card. I'm a sucker for anything floral and this collection is one of my favs.
Be sure to visit again on January 1st. We're having a designer blog hop at Imaginisce with a new January challenge.
Have a great week!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
I'm happy to be able to announce that I have joined the design team at Do You Stack Up. It is a fabulous card/papercraft challenge blog. Please hop over and become a follower, check out the challenges, and say "Hello!" I'm so honored to be designing with these talented ladies.
Stay warm and have a great day!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I just love how this layout of my daughter, Jennah, turned out. Well, of course, she is an adorable model :)...but, working with the Joyride collection by Collage Press was a dream! These papers, stickers, and diecuts are just so fun. I also used Martha Stewart punches and Emaginations decorative edge scissors. I created this layout for this week's Girl Power challenge at Scrap Tiffany. Come share your girly layouts HERE.
Remember the magazine Christmas tree tutorial I shared last week? Here is my take. I just love the results draped with vintage ribbon, eyelet lace, and glitter. It is pictured here with one of my altered holiday birdhouses.
And...a parting shot of my angelic puppies, Scout and Trooper. No...they aren't always this sweet and innocent. They just posed so perfect, I had to take a pic. Love my cute babies!
Have a great Winter day :)
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I wanted to share a few of the Christmas projects I've been working on this week. I just love how this Festive Shadow Box turned out. I used a shadow box by Darice, patterned papers by Webster's Pages, jeweled sentiment by Making Memories, and ribbon. The beautiful jeweled flower is a piece of vintage jewelry. I have jars of antique jewelry that I have collected. They make such a wonderful addition to any project.
This little beauty is what I call a Christmas Chunkie. I use chunks of wood (thank you, hubby) to create decorative pieces. This chunk of wood measures 4.5" x5". I painted it red, lightly sanded the edges, and adhered some of my favorite elements: patterned paper by Making Memories, a beautiful vintage postcard, metal sentiment by Making Memories, punch by Fiskars, decorative scissors by Emagination, distress ink by Ranger, vintage dictionary pages, ribbon, and antique jewelry.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Join me at Scrap Tiffany for this week's challenge: Homemade Flowers. Create a layout, card, or altered project using homemade flowers. What could be more fun? Link you project HERE.
I created this sweet Christmas card using a digi stamp from Maurie Manning at Digital Pencil Too, Copic Markers, sentiment stamp from Studio G (stamped and embossed), flower dies for Tim Holtz, snowflake punch by Martha Stewart, brad from Making Memories, and copper leafing pen.
We had our usual family fun decorating for Christmas this week. My 5 wild kiddos are shown on this layout after decorating the tree. I let them loose decorating the tree while I decorate the mantle. They did a fantastic job. Don't you LOVE these cute chipboard deer by Magistical Memories? I added homemade antlers using my Martha Stewart snowflake punch :) I created this layout for a sketch challenge at Magistical Memories. Hop on over and check it out. For this layout, I also used patterned paper by Jillibean Soup & Basic Grey, Journaling circle by Martha Stewart, brad by Basic Grey, border punch & snowflake punch by Martha Stewart, a paper doily, and chipboard letters.
Have a wonderful winter day!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I wanted to share some wonderful links that have inspired me this week. Check out this incredible holiday tree tutorial by my buddy, Sheri Twigg. It is SO simple to create these trees with just a magazine. My kids and I have been busy making these to decorate our home. Simply gorgeous!
I'm overjoyed to have my layout featured on the Magistical Memories blog this week. I just love their wonderful chippies. They add so much charm and texture to my projects. Please pop over and say "Hi!".
LOOK who is having their first ever open Design Team Call....Webster's Pages! Aren't their projects just amazing? Check out all of the details HERE. Applications must be received by December 31. Good luck to all who apply.
Looking for a fun, unique gift? Have you visited Junk Gypsy? I just LOVE this site. SO much eye candy. I LOVE this God Bless Buttermilk Biscuits tee! Check out their jewelry and stocking stuffers, too.
Have a wonderful day :)