Thursday, January 24, 2013

Right Now....

Hey friends,
I hope that you are having a great Thursday so far. I just got the kids off to school and right now, I am contemplating going back to bed. So tired today.
I have a new layout to share with you using The Escape collection from Little Yellow Bicycle. I love taking themed products such as this one (The Escape collection is a traveled themed collection) and using it for another purpose. I made a layout about my sons favorite new toy - The Kendama. I captured him playing with it and titled my photos with names of tricks he has mastered.

Title: Right Now Kendama Style

pattern papers: Bon Voyage Bands paper, Ticket to Ride paper, Destination Dots - red paper, Carefree orange paper, Click yellow paper, The Escape collection (Little Yellow Bicycle)
cardstock: white (Recollections)
button, brads, stickpins (Little Yellow Bicycle)
border punch: knockouts (American Crafts)
die cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo (QuicKutz)
die cutting files: right here (Karla Dudley), small circles background (QuicKutz); 3d stars (Jennifer Wambach)
software: Photoshop (Adobe)
computer font: Arial
photo template: Picture That Squared (Kerri Bradford Studio)
adhesive: Zyron; foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
sewing machine: Brother
thread: white (Gutermann)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hugs & Kisses

Good Morning Friends,

Thanks for visiting today. It has been so cold here in Northern California. I have spent all week bundled up - trying to get warm. Whenever it is cold out, I can find my two dogs Kona, and Lilo snuggled together. They are so affectionate with one another and are always together.

I made this layout about the two of them snuggled together. They are so cute! I can't stand it.

title: Hugs and kisses

Look for me soon in Create:Vintage Modern Idea book July 2013

I used a file (Ampersand) that I cut with my silhouette as a mask, I placed it on my paper, misted around it and then hand stitched with embroidery floss around it. The stitching took a long time to finish, but I did it while I was watching a movie with the kids.

I mostly stuck to neutrals on this layout, but added little pops of color in my buttons.

I added the hand stitched word "hugs" to a canvas tag.

pattern paper: mustache love, borders - Kiss Me collection (Bella Blvd.)
buttons: button market: wood mix (Bella Blvd.)
designer tape: pony dot, blue gingham (Bella Blvd.)
stickers: brown-cream high five alphas (Bella Blvd.)
canvas tag: Maya Road
spray mist; Mister Huey's (Studio Calico)
doily,twine: craft supply
embroidery floss: DMD
kraft paper: My Mind's Eye
tag: Staples
kraft pocket: recollections
adhesive: ATG (Scotch)
die cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo (QuicKutz)
dies: ampersand (Kolette Hall)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

sharing some recent pubs...

Good Morning,

I realized this morning that I am really behind on sharing some of my recent publications. So here we go...

In November, I shared this post on the WOW embossing powder blog. It was a team post, and the very last project on that post was a layout that I had published titled "Friends". That layout was published in September 2012 edition of Create: Stamping

I also had 3 other projects in that mag I created for WOW, that I haven't shared yet.

I used a Studio Calico kit for this first one...

Child's play
This layout was showcased in their Vintage section. I die cut the title letters and then heat embossed them with WOW! black glitter embossing powder.

This card was a lot of fun, I heat embossed on canvas.
A Tight Squeeze from Me to You

and for the last one, I heat embossed on fabric. I stamped my damask stamp in watermark ink and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. The result was a very light design.
Puppy Love

That's it for today. I'm off to the gym. Be back with more projects tomorrow :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New products for WOW! embossing powders

Hey everyone!

Have you seen the new stamps that WOW embossing powders are debuting at Winter CHA? They are so fun!

Introducing Collage, Canvas and Blizzard:

and wait until you see these new colors.....

Our embossing glitters are always a HUGE hit!!! You'll be thrilled to find out we have A LOT of NEW ones that we are debuting at CHA Winter.

Introducing the Girl's Night Out collection

and the....

Desert Sands collection

We are so excited about CHA!!!!! If you are at the show please come by the booth and say hello! :) #1687
WOW is pleased to announce that we will be having Suzy West and Marion Emberson doing make n' takes in the booth.
Marion--Saturday and Sunday
Suzy--Monday and Tuesday

Friday, January 11, 2013

the pink shirt

Hey everyone,

I have a fun layout to share with you today that I created for a challenge going on over at Lily Bee designs. You can view the challenge here:
Lily Bee use your scraps challenge

I had so much fun with this challenge. It was a great way to use up scraps that I already had on hand from various other projects.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the large hexagon shape, sprayed my background paper with spray mist and then glued the shape back on, with various pattern papers underneath.

The Pink Shirt

Look for me soon in Scrapbook Trends August 2013

cardstock: white (Recollections)
pattern papers, banner stickers and mini alphas: Persnickety collection (Lily Bee Designs)
spray mist: Mister Huey's (Studio Calico)
wood veneer speech bubble: Studio Calico
enamel dots: Winter wonderland(My Mind's eye)
cutting tool: Silhouette Cameo
cutting files: star tab, arrow tab (Daniela Dobson), arrows (Studio Calico), rad, really bubble words, star (Karla Dudley), hexagonal geometric background (Hero Arts),
border punch: knock outs (American Crafts)
sewing machine: Brother
silver thread: sulky
adhesive: Atg (Scotch), liquid (Helmar's)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

CHA Winter - Bella Blvd. Sneak Peek *Freestyle Sophisticates

Check out the fresh addition to Bella Blvd’s timeless and classic Sophisticates collection. Eight new double sided patterned papers with a hand drawn twist make these Freestyle Sophisticates unique to Bella Blvd. Effortlessly mix and match the most popular Bella-colored freestyles with your entire Bella Blvd stash. Enjoy their everyday versatility including graphic white space.

two of my favorites from this collection are:

Freestyle Gulf

Freestyle McIntosh

Want to see more? Head on over to the
Bella Blvd. blog for the full reveal sample projects, more information and a giveaway! One lucky winner will win the whole collection!
Good luck!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CHA Winter - Bella Blvd. Sneak Peek *Sand and Surf collection

It's week two of Bella blvd. CHA reveals. Today Bella is showcasing their brand new line Sand and Surf. This collection is so full of so many amazing pieces, and is perfect for those summer pool/beach photos.

I am in love with this super cool GPS paper:

really loving this Surfs up paper B side too!

like what you see? Head on over to the Bella blvd. blog
for your chance to win the full Sand & Surf collection.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Noted Lily Bee canvas album

*note: today is a double post day. See my post below for new CHA sneaks.

Hey there friends,

It has been a while since I have blogged a new project. I am trying to get back into the swing of things after a long bout of jury duty, the holidays and an awful stomach bug that hit our house. Lots of catching up to do!
I am stopping by today share a mini canvas album that I created using the new Persnickety line from Lily Bee Designs.

Noted canvas album:
Look for me soon in Create: mini albums June 2013

canvas banner album, kraft doilies, star stickpins, velvet pleats, chipboard frames, canvas tags (Maya Road)
pattern papers, stickers, Index journaling cards - Persnickety collection (Lily Bee designs)
spray mists: Mister Huey's (Studio Calico)
tiny attacher (Tim Holtz)
sewing machine (Brother)
thread (Guterman)
mini clothespins, measuring tape, time card (craft supply)
doilies (Wilton)
adhesive: ATG (Scotch), foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
cutting tool: Silhouette Cameo
cutting files: heart (American Crafts), gorgeous (Karla Dudley), circle background shapes (Lori Whitlock)

CHA Winter - Bella Blvd. Sneak Peek *Love and Marriage collection

We are sharing week 2 of CHA peeks on the Bella Blvd. blog. Head on over there for your chance to win the entire Love and Marriage collection. And to see the full reveal of the collection.

I absolutely adore these new Alpha+Bits
and I can't wait to get my hands on this woodgrain paper (B side of Smokey's in love)

Monday, January 7, 2013

CHA Winter - Bella Blvd Sneak Peek *Feathers

I am sooo loving this new feather concept in the scrapbooking world. These new feathers from Bella Blvd are so trendy and fun! I was so excited when I saw this collection.

It is really hard to try and pick a favorite from this collection but I narrowed it down to my two that I would love to play with first.

Surf Feathers

Saffron Feathers

Aren't those amazing?
To see the full reveal head on over to Bella Blvd blog where you can see each piece individually, sample projects, more information and giveaways too!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Bella Blvd, CHA Winter - Sneak Peek * Engaged at Last

The Engaged at Last collection is perfect for scrapbooking those special engagement moments from the proposal story, wedding showers, and even the fabulous Bachelor and Bachelorette parties!

I am really looking forward to playing with this paper

And how adorable are these flags? I love that mustache!

Want to see more? Stop by the Bella Blvd blog for the full reveal, sample projects, and for your chance to win ONE full set of the entire Engaged at Last collection.