Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sketchy Thursday

I played along with this fun sketch from Sketchy Thursday this week.

Here's my layout. I used some MME papers and a little bit of Crate Restoration.  Border sticker is from Sass.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011


I have been loving the Random line from Crate paper that came in this month's Nook kit. So far this week, I've made two layouts!

Although God blessed me with 2 daughters, I am lucky to also share my days with 2 adorable boys that I babysit for. This one, Aidan, is obsessed with all kinds of trucks and cars and things that 'go'.  I love his happy face on his tractor!

Supplies used: Crate Random: denim, paint swatch, exposure, victorian. Crate Random buttons and journaling sticker. Letter stickers, October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye. Ampersand, and sticker letters (brown) Jillibean Soup. Chatterbox buttons and chipboard. Crate buttons, Bo Bunny brad. Authentique word sticker. Studio Calico paper swatch, journal sticker ,rickrack.

 I  used a Martha Stewart pinked circle punch to create a off center grid which I filled with a bunch of fun buttons from my stash.

This layout came together quickly using some of the sweet, pretty patterns from Random. I also broke out some of my Tim Holtz distress stain and tried it out on the edges of some Pink Paislee Mistables that I had.
 Supplies used: Crate Paper Random: denim (floral), curtains, Pink Paislee Mistables. Tim Holtz Distress stain ( Victorian Velvet) and Distess Ink (Spun Sugar), Crate Paper Random Stand-Outs, Webster's Pages Push Pins, Studio Calico diecut sticker, MS butterfly punch, scallop circle punch, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Thickers, lace, buttons, Basic Grey bling.
 Of course, I had to add in a few butterflies because I'm obsessed with them and I used one of those adorable  Webster's Pages Push Pins that came in the kit. I also punched a few scalloped half circles out of the Webster's packaging and stuck that down as an added layer.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Some Crate

This girl here, she's got spunk! This is A when she was 8 years old! Time does fly, right? She will be 16 next  month. Still spunky!
I made this page for the color combo challenge at the Crate Paper blog. I mixed some Restoration and Emma's Shoppe(my absolute fave!) together to come up with a not so Halloween-ish page.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Summer in the City

I loved August's Studio Calico kit Boardwalk. I used the exclusive SC pp on this Lo along with some Crate paper and 7 gypsies metal numbers. The coffee stain stamp is also awesome!

 It's true!   While maybe we weren't THISCLOSE to JT we were.......this          close.  He was filming "Friends with Benefits" in Times Square as we were passing through. That totally counts.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bella Blvd

I've been having some fun with Bella Blvd products lately. Here's a paper apron I made for my little dress form that sits on my scrapping desk. I used the Socialite line plus a mini Martha Stewart doily. 

This quick card is for my daughter's lunchbox. She's a junior this year but it's a tradition that I put a handmade card in with her lunch every first day of school. I forgot this year so it's going in there tomorrow!
I used the Sophisticates line along with this adorable wood mounted Unity/Bella stamp that I got dirt cheap HERE

I used CTMH White Daisy pigment ink and CTMH white embossing powder. Quick, easy cute!

More Bella projects tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MME Card Sketch

School started today and the house was deliciously quiet! I tried my hand at the card sketch challenge over at the MME blog.

I used up some scraps I had from the August Scrapbook Nook kit which was filled with MME Lime Twist.

Here's my take on it with just a little bit of Jillibean Soup added in.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bird Lover

We love to go to the Elizabeth Morton Wildlife refuge. You bring some sunflower seeds and place them in your hands and soon enough a little birdie will alight on your hand and steal a few. I know this would freak some people out but I LOVE it!!
My husband is awesome at capturing the few seconds that the bird sits there with the camera. I have lots of pics like these to scrap!

I used BG Curio line on here as well as some Pink Paislee Daily Junque and some pretty lace. The circle frames are a cuttlebug die.
The pinked edge circle is a Martha punch. Thanks for stopping by!