Monday, March 2, 2015

Card Share

Just a quick card share today.  I made this card with the Crate Paper Notes and Things collection.  It's so pretty.

I love using the chipboard frames as layers.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Hexagons

I try and participate in card swaps when I can it gives me a chance to make some cards and get some really awesome card inspiration from other paper crafter's. I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Hexagon 25 for this card.

 First I punched out a hexagon on the lower right side of a 3.75 x 5 inch piece of white card stock to make a peek-a-boo for my stamp to show through. I then misted the paper with some aqua and pink misters and punched several hexagons from patterned paper and arranged them around the hole. To finish it off I added some enamel dots.

I love how these cards turned out and can't wait to share them with my fellow swappers

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Planner Love

I have tried for years to make the schedulers work on my cell phone, tried numerous apps and calendars but they always seemed to fall short. I was so glad that real paper planners are making a come back and the fact that they are so pretty and have lots of fun embellishments and stickers is even better. I am using a Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner in light pink for my everyday life.

I found these super cute tassels at Haute Pink Fluff on Etsy - love!

I am keeping my planner pretty simple.  Cute Washi Tape along the bottom, a few cute stickers and fun clips. 

I will add a few journaling cards if I find some that work with the week and color like the Good Times journaling card from Crate Paper.

I used a scrap piece of Webster's Pages paper a Maggie Holmes clip and some Maggie Holmes and Dear Lizzy gold letters for this page.

I have updated to the end of February for now and plan to spend this week working on March. I am loving  this so much and I know it will keep me much more organized this year.  It also gives me another excuse to buy some super cute stickers and embellishments ;)

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Monday, February 23, 2015

365 - Photo A Day

I have done the 365 - Photo A Day challenge for a few years and decided to keep doing it for 2015. I wasn't really sure how I was going to document it this year until I got the new Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner. I ended up ordering two, I really wanted to dark pink binder but could only find the light pink with the planner pages so I ordered just the hot pink book and boy am I glad I did!

I ended up moving all the inspiration and scrapbooking inserts over to the hot pink binder and I am using it to document my 365 photos. 

I use the Collect App on my Iphone 6 and always take a screen shot of the month when it's done and I thought the pages were perfect for documenting our month.

 I am really loving these Color Crush Planners to use as mini albums.  They are gorgeous and the colors are amazing. I have the light teal and gold on pre-order and can't wait to get it.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Dance Mom

I honestly never thought I would be a Dance Mom but here I am getting ready for competition season. This weekend is the Studio West Company Preview Show. I get so nervous watching my son dance on stage so I usually help out back stage - it's always crazy but so much fun.

Gearing up for all the upcoming competitions and recitals I made a little Dance emergency bag for me and one of my good friends.  I might end up making a few more for my son's teachers and friends.  I used a small plastic bag that has a zipper top and cut the patterned paper to fit inside and decorated it with some die cut flowers and the word DANCE.

I filled them with a tensor bandage, band aids, sewing kit, wipes, nail file, Q-tips and bobby pins.  Just some supplies that might come in handy - it seems like no matter how many bobby pins you buy you can never find one when you need it lol. 

I am really looking forward to seeing all the new dances and costumes it's always an exciting time of year.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Story

I got the amazing Open Book collection from Maggie Holmes to work with for this month.  I was so excited I loved it.  As soon as I saw the chipboard sheet and the "My Story" title I knew I would have to make a mini album about me,  I have been meaning to make one for a long time and this collection was perfect for it.

I wanted to keep the cover simple and use the pretty chipboard and flowers.

I created a simple 6x6 album by adhering the pages from the 6x6 paper pad back to back.

I started the album with one of the only photos I have of myself. I love this photo - not only is it rare but this is the photo my Dad kept in his wallet until he died and then my Mom gave it to me.  I love how worn and wrinkled it is.

I used some fun gold letters for my name and made a frame with the die cut flowers since my name means Flower in French.

This paper with the houses was perfect for me to list all the places I have lived.

I don't have many photos of my teenage years either (I really wish Iphones and Instagram were around when I was growing up!).  This is me the day I got my Drivers License at 16 and my first car my Dad bought at auction for me.

This is my Graduation photo.We had a dinner with the parents before heading out to the party.

July 27, 1991 I got married to Mike.  I can't believe we have been married for 23 years now.

Another big day was the day my first son was born - he was 4 hard years in the making but well worth the wait.

February 19, 2003 we completed our little family with my second son.

I have left lots of blank pages as I search for more photos and go back with memories and important times in my life but this is a great start. I ended the mini album with a current photo of me.

I can't wait to spend this year completing this mini album.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Boy Cards

Boy cards are my nemesis lol - I challenged myself to make some boy cards with the Boys Rule Collection from Crate Paper.
First up I layered some left over 6x6 paper pad papers and added a fun chipboard bicycle.

I added a fun banner and then outlined it in black to make it stand out.

For my second card I used a chipboard frame and some fun wood embellishments to make this card.

What's your nemesis?

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