Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Around Here...

Hi everyone!
Since I've been home bound and recovering from getting my tonsils out I went ahead and took the time to take a few photos around the house. Pretty happy with what I can find!
This first one is my favorite!















Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Hi everyone!
Today I wanted to share my layout I posted over on Scraptastic Club. Madeline and I have a stitching challenge for you, so when you're done here don't forget to head on over to the post to check out her layout and to upload your project for a chance to win!!
(I used the Let Me Go kits with bits from previous kits as well)

I feel like I haven't been stitching on my pages like I used to, so I was excited to get to it again!
Recently my friend Chelsea and I headed up to Sedona for a little hiking. I sort of stole the maps from her knowing I would love to add bits and pieces to the layouts from our trip. I went ahead and cut a piece if the map, stitched it down and got three piece of patterned paper to stitch down as well. I love the way the stitching make my page look complete!

I'll admit, I've been hoarding this you&me wood veneer piece from an older kit to use with the perfect photo... and I'm glad I found a home for it! Also, this month Scraptastic has introduced cork embellishments to the kits and oooh my!... isn't that globe adorable!? I also used both the Let Me Go and the Worth Wondering stamp set on this page... Love adding the little geotags in with my mist splatters!

I took a rub on from my stash to add to the whole travel/adventure theme and I ruffed up the edges of the papers where I stitched them down.

I added a die cut piece and a tab from the kit. I also left the tails of my stitching for an added messy look. Sometimes I like a clean look and cut them but I was feeling it for this page ;)

So there you have it! I challenge you to sew on your page, it can be with a machine or by hand. And don't forget to upload your project to the bottom of this blog post for a chance to win! 
Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Here We Go (times two)

Hey everyone! I have two layouts to share with you today using the same title.
I figure it doesn't hurt to use a title more than once especially when the layouts are going into separate albums. 
Here is the first page!
I took a vellum envelope from my stash and filled it with some alphas that came in the March Scraptastic kit. I also threw in some sequins from an older kit and some punched circles. I then just started to layer from there using patterned papers, die cuts, tags, stamped images and puffy stickers.
Here are some close ups!

I went ahead and added some foam squares to let the layers pop off the envelope.

I just love all these bright colors on this background paper!

Here is layout number 2!
I kept this page really simple since the title gives such a huge impact. I just added some splatters to the background and a few embellishments here and there. 

I just love that little airplane puffy sticker!

I stamped the word journey onto a label from the kit, added another puffy sticker and a little enamel heart!
Since I took so many photos in the plane I have an insert page to share also...
I just added a block of patterned paper and two stickers to tie in with the 12x12 page. 

Thanks for stopping by!!
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scraptastic Club Full Reveal!- April 2014

Good morning everyone!! 
Today I am sharing the full reveal for the April Scraptastic Club kits!
And they did it again! Awesome kits!!

This Life Noted
This Life Noted

Let Me Go- main kit
Let Me Go kit

Let Me Go- add on
Let Me Go add on
(these are the kits I got.... OMG soooo many goodies packed in these!)

Worth Wondering- main kit
Worth Wondering kit

Worth Wondering- add on
Worth Wondering add on
(gorgeous colors and embellishments in these kits!! Those bow are adorable!)

And of course the amazing stamp sets (sold separately)
                           Let Me Go stamp set                                     Worth Wondering stamp set                                                                   
Stamp Collage

There you have it! Some pretty awesome kits! Can't wait to see what everyone makes!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Scraptastic Club April Sneaks

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share the sneak peeks for Aprils kits over at Scraptastic Club!!

This Life Noted
This Life Noted
This month they are introducing custom cork embellishments to their kits and I am so excited!!

Let Me Go
Let Me Go
OMG look at the cork!! This might possibly be my choice for the month of April :)

Worth Wondering
Worth Wondering
Love the soft colors in this one. If I can get both kits then I totally would. They always make it hard to choose!!

Well there you have it! 
Can't wait to see what you all choose!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Heart This Girl

Hi everyone! Today I want to share I layout I posted over on the Scraptastic Club Blog using the March Lost In My Mind kit and add on
There was a discussion over in the forum talking about using a white background. I know some people are over it or think it's boring but I'm still in love it with. I tend to get stuck when I use a solid bold color as my starting point and if I use a patterned background I find myself using less embellishments on the page. I like to keep the focus on the photo while adding lots of tiny details. 
Here's my page with my white background.
I used three colors of Heidi Swapp mists to add some color to the page. I layered some pretty papers and embellishments, stamped a couple things and I was happy.

I used the Lost In My Mind stamp set and stamped "this" with some Heidi Swapp ink and cut out a couple flowers from a patterned paper to use as embellishments. 

I made a little butterfly embellishment using a wood veneer piece from the kit, a stamp from my stash and a cute wood/enamel dot from the kit. 

So what are your thoughts on a white background? I would love to hear. Are you growing tired of it? For me it's something that is timeless and I'm sure I will continue to use a white page with the occasional patterned background here and there. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Scraptastic Reveals

Hi everyone!! 
I wanted to share the awesome Scraptastic kits for March!
Let's get started!
First up is the lovely This Life Noted kit. Look at all those fun cards and embellishments!! 

its my life kit
Next is the It's My Life kit!

its my life add on
And the It's My Life add on!

it's my life stamps
Here are the It's My Life stamps!

lost in my mind kit
Next up is the Lost In My Mind kit! *drool*

lost in my mind add on
And the Lost In My Mind add on!! (these are the kits I'll be using this month)

lost my mind stamps
And we can't forget the lovely Lost In My Mind stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by!!