Friday, May 25, 2012

cutie pie

the theme this week over at pebbles is fun with flowers.  i made this layout using a photo i took of a friend's little girl.  (is she not flipping adorable?!  if you have read my blog, ahem, when i actually DO blog, you've seen her before. :)  )  i used patterns from fresh goods, hip hip hooray & with love.
        i simply cut the flowers out in different sizes and layered them around the corner.  All items are from Pebbles - except the "favorite" tag (ormolu) and the cardstock (american crafts)  for a detailed list and a peek at all the other fantastic flower creations, visit the pebbles blog.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

a teenager!

YIKES!  yep, i have one now.  remember me in your prayers, would you?  HA!  i made this for last week's product spotlight over on the pebbles blog.  the featured product was sequin candy dots.  i am kinda obsessed with them & may or may not have ordered a ton of extras from  (you can now order them directly from pebbles - RIGHT HERE)
to make the design, i used my cameo (shocking, i know!) and welded 3 of the mosaic patterns together. I then cut the same pattern from my 3 pattern papers and filled in the spot.  i adhered the sequins around the circles (love that they are sticky; so you can just add them!), added a pic, a touch of journaling, title & some of the adorable layered circles from hip hip hooray & done.  easy peasy!  (the tedious part is picking all the extra pieces from the silhouette mat! lol) 

Monday, May 21, 2012

an announcement

hi, there!  time for my bi-weekly (tri-weekly???) blog post.  ha!   i have a little announcement to make.  i will be on the ormolu creative team this summer.  i am so very excited!  i can not wait.  the ormolu products are ADORABLE!  love, love, love!
Hop over & check out the new stuff!
(edit: thanks, danielle, for the head's up.  it's fixed.  also - here is a pic of some of the fun stuff from the new line Bungalow. so so so cute!)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

city of lights layout

i know.  2 days in a row.  insane?  (okay i scheduled this post at the same time as yesterday's.  sshhh...)
i have a mad, mad love for my cameo.  i have hardly had time to scrapbook the past couple of months.  but when i saw this download in the silhouette store, i knew exactly what i wanted to do with it.  as is often the case, i have a layout idea first & then choose a photo.  i chose one that i had been holding onto forever.  it's one i took of my daughter pre-digi days.  a favorite photo of her. i haven't used it because if i messed it up, i would have to hunt down the negative.  (the beauty of the digital age!)  she'll be 13 next week, and looking at this photo makes me a little sad!  where did the time go?  ANYWAY.... on to the layout.
 i cut it out in several pattern papers and then pieced together. it was not a terribly time consuming layout.  i suspect you will see a lot of layouts around the web using this silhouette cut because it is FABULOUS!  i used the studio calico kit, city of lights and the sorbonne & louvre add ons.

Friday, May 4, 2012

a little catch up

well.  i was already a terrible blogger.  throw in our wacky 3 different start and end school times, baseball, softball, kung fu, church, doctor's appointments, dentist appointments, unexpected visitors (though happy to see you, hunter!), a trip to the ER, a husband who works late and add in me trying hard to get into running again, it leaves me with ZERO time and = a really, really terrible blogger.  i don't even get on the computer often these days.  i don't know about anyone else, but i am looking forward to lazy summer days where our only commitment is baseball, and i can scrapbook and read while the kids play.  sigh.... we are almost there!  so.  here i am catching up with my pebbles layout from TWO weeks ago!  the theme was "my favorite."  i chose my kids!  while they may drive me up the wall on a regular basis, they ARE my favorite!
And, before i share that layout... a fun note:  you can now buy your favorite American Crafts products directly from American Crafts.  How cool is that?!  Check it out HERE
okay. the layout.  :)
 i have wanted to try my hand at a sunburst layout for ages.  but, the measuring & all kind of intimidated me! enter my cameo.  :)  i love that machine!  i used the sketch pen and drew it onto a sheet of cardstock and then switched to the green glitter pen & "wrote" the title on with the cameo.  I then used the cameo to cut out the pieces of pattern paper.  in hindsight, a better way would have been to cut the design out and then use it as a template for the pattern paper.  ah, well.... there is always next time!  :) can i just add here how much i LOVE the pebbles sequin candy dots?!  i hope they continue to make them for other lines, not just hip hip hooray.  (which is SUCH an adorable line!)