Friday, December 30, 2011

Oh happy day!

Hi friends,
I am here with some very exciting news today. Heidi Sonboul of GCD Studios was given the opportunity to create her own line for GCD Studios. This line will be availabe at CHA in January. GCD Studios has just released a sneak peek of the new line and they have allowed me to share it with you. So here it is....

The full reveal of the line will be available for viewing on January 6th. So what do you think of the line? I can't wait to share the full reveal with you. I love those chevron stripes!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

music for the soul

so, I had a chance to play with paper over the Christmas break (before, the kids and I got sick). I am still laid up in bed so I am just sharing some earlier projects that I made.

Music for the soul:

I just recently fell in love with all the wooden alphabets made by Pink Paislee

I used the daily junque wood alphabet on my layout

and misted them with Mister Huey's Calico White from Studio Calico.

I really love how they look all inked up.

Here is another recent layout that I would like to share with you:

Random Facts about Matt:

I used papers from Amy Tangerine and Studio Calico on my layout and more Mister Huey's spray with the new mistables mask from Pink Paislee. I am in love with this mask.

Here is a shot up close:

I also used the round 20 button studio from Epiphany Crafts to make the acrylic buttons.

Thanks for stopping by!

CHA sneak peek

Hi friends,
I hope that you enjoyed a nice Holiday with your family. We are still recovering from all the Christmas fun in our house. Unfortunately Kalee and I both came down with the flu and I pulled a muscle in my neck, so I haven't been able to do much for the last few days. I am hoping to recover quickly because I really want to start playing with the new lines from Ruby Rock-it that are debuting at CHA.

Ruby Rock-it has shared a sneak peek with me and they have given me permission to share it on my blog. Are you ready? This is a different line than the one that I shared last week. This one is just screaming for me to hurry up and play with it.......

The patterns on this line are so rich and fun, and even better in person. Can't wait till you all get to see the full reveal. If you are going to CHA, be sure to stop by the Ruby Rock-it booth to see all the new lines.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas morn

I always get all giddy on Christmas morning to see the kids reactions when they come downstairs and see the tree all lit up with presents under it. It makes me want to be a kid again! I had this photo that I took of my kids with their cousins on Christmas morning. When I saw this color inspiration on the internet, I just knew that I wanted to use it on my project for GCD studios this month.

I loved the traditional Christmas colors, with a touch of blue and brown.

Since geometrical patterns are such a big trend right now I decided to create a layout using triangle shapes that I cut with my Slice.

Christmas Morn layout:

Here is a photo of the pattern close up

I used a In Stitchz circle template from Bazzill to create the large circle, and I went over a few of the circles with embroidery floss to give the layout texture.

I used the woodgrain chipboard letters from GCD Studios Great Outdoors collection
and pattern papers from their Scandia Jul collection

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to take a photo of the kids in front of the tree this year.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

quick and easy gift idea...

using Epiphany Crafts and Pink Paislee.

Hi friends,
I wanted to share with you a quick and easy gift idea that I made this month using Epiphany Crafts round 25 shape studio tool and snow day papers from Pink Paislee.

Bottlecap magnets:

these bottlecap magnets were really easy to make and make a great gift idea. I used the round 25 shape studio maker and round 25 bubblecaps along with papers from the Snow day collection (Pink Paislee), to make custom epoxies. The round 25 bubblecaps fit perfectly into standard size bottlecaps. Then I placed a small sticky magnet on the back of each bottlecap and placed them inside a metal tin.


Epiphany Craft round 25 shape studio tool
Epiphany Craft round 25 bubblecaps
Pink Paislee snow day collection papers

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

debuting at CHA........

Hi friends,
I have a sneak peek for you today of a new Ruby Rock-it line that is debuting at CHA and it is beautiful.
Are you ready for this?

Drumroll please.........................

Isn't it gorgeous? I really love the colors in this collection. The full line will be at CHA in the Ruby Rock-it booth. I can't wait till we are able to show the full reveal. Can you guess the name of this collection?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ruby rock-it Christmas traditions projects

Hi everyone, earlier this month we shared our favorite family Christmas traditions on the Ruby rock-it blog. My family's favorite Christmas tradition each year is driving up to Apple Hill to cut down our family Christmas tree. You can view my original post with all of the pictures from our trip here. After we shared our favorite traditions the design team was challenged to create 3 projects that were inspired by our tradition.

For my first project this month I created a layout using the Paper Boy collection. I took these photos of my son while we were celebrating our tradition of picking out our Christmas tree at Apple hill. They have a fishing pond there that is the perfect backdrop for photos.

and a close up

For my second tradition themed project this month, I made a Christmas card using the Bella wedding line.

Celebrate card:

I liked their embossed double sided paper so much that I chose to use both sides. The backside (white) and the gold side (front). The Bella wedding line works great for Christmas themed projects.

And for my last project, I created a card. The border strip is from the Paper Doll line and it reminded me of Christmas candy. I also thought of the cherry (from the Paper Doll tokens paper) and the sweetie pie sticker (confetti stickers). They reminded me of all the yummy sweets and pies that we buy up at Apple hill. They have pre-made pies that you can buy there and then bring home and pop in your oven. Our favorites are cherry and apple.

Thanks for allowing me to share my Ruby Rock-it Christmas traditions projects with you this month. Please stop by the Ruby rock-it blog tomorrow to see how team member Becky Olsen shares her Christmas tradition projects.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Silly & Sillier

Hi everyone!
Hope your morning is off to a great start. I have been very busy with planning for Christmas (the kids are out of school tomorrow) and planning for CHA. This is my first year that I am creating more than 1 or 2 pieces for the show. I am actually in charge of a large display for a new Embossing powder company from the UK debuting at the show. I love the creative work, but it has been keeping me very busy and unfortunately I am not able to share my creations with you until after the show. I do however have a few layouts that I recently created for a call that I can share with you.

Here we go...

Silly & Sillier layout:

I used papers from Studio Calico and October Afternoon. The mask and ink (Mister Huey's) is from Studio Calico. I had so much fun with this mask and inking up my page!

Dream layout:

I love this self portrait that my daughter took recently using my iphone. The journaling is about her dreams of having a career in the fashion industry. So, I thought that I would carry that theme by using lace, fabric (handmade yoyo's) and sequins on my page.

I used Sassafrass Lass and Glitz papers, and Amy Tangerine embellishments.
Here is a close up:

Thanks for stopping by today. What creative projects are you working on?

Cards October

Hi everyone,
Hope that you are having a great week. My Cards Magazine Designer box (issue for September) came the other day and I realized that I hadn't gotten around to posting
October's yet.
Here is a card that was in the October issue of Cards Magazine:

I heart you:

I used Fancy Pants designs It's the little things collection
and Epiphany Crafts round 14 shape studio tool, round 14 bubblecaps and yellow
vintage settings.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with some new projects.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Epiphany Crafts and Pebbles

Hello friends!

We’re getting closer to Christmas and that means…time to think about the holidays and gift giving.
This week Epiphany Crafts, Pebbles and Scrapbook Adhesives have teamed up. They are giving away
some fun prizes on the Ephihany Crafts blog

I have some projects that are up on the EC blog this week that I would like to share with you.

Altered Christmas Coookie Cutters

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts star 25 shape studio tool, star 25 bubblecaps
Other Supplies:
Pebbles Welcome Christmas collection: trims, layered embellishments, toothpick flags,
clear stamps, dimensional stickers, Holly Jolly embossed paper, Santa’s workshop embossed paper.
other: red twine, wooden spools, glitter, cookie cutters

Merry Christmas Card

Here is a close up of the star 25 bubblecaps.
I punched a hole through them with my crop-a-dile and then attached them with jump rings.

supplies used:
Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts: star 25 shape studio tool, star 25 bubblecaps
Other Supplies:
Pebbles Welcome Christmas collection: clear stamp, ribbon, Trim the tree paper, embossed double sided paper – no peeking,
adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives MyStik repositionable tape
other: felt, mini clothespins

Here is your chance to win a fantastic prize from Scrapbook Adhesives, Epiphany Crafts and Pebbles! Stop by the EC blog for a chance to win this awesome prize package:

Here is the link. Good luck!