Thursday, July 26, 2012

Having a ball with Epiphany Crafts

Hiya Friends,

We are having a cross promotion with Tombow this week over on the Epiphany Crafts blog.

For my project this week, I decided to create a layout with a twist on how to use the EC epoxies. Triangles are everywhere lately. In fact I have heard that triangles are the new chevron. So I thought it would be fun to use them on a layout.

Beach Ball fun:

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:

Epiphany Crafts square 25 shape studio tool, square 25 shape bubblecaps

Other Supplies:
kit: Studio Calico: Elmwood park (papers, stickers)
punch: American Crafts (knockouts)
adhesive: Tombow: permanent adhesive dots roller
sewing machine: Brother; thread: Guterman

Technique: I used my Epiphany Crafts square 25 shaped studio maker to make my square epoxies and punches then I cut them into triangles. (genius…truly!!)

I used my Tombow permanent adhesive dots roller to adhere my papers, punched out shapes and epoxies.

I love the look, and I am so glad that the triangle is getting some much need attention right now. It is such a cool shape.
Talk soon :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

pinterest inspired week

Hiya friends,

We are having a Pinterest inspired week over at Epiphany Crafts. We were challenged to find a project on Pinterest that we could draw inspiration from and then recreate a similar project.

Here is my inspiration photo:

button frame by Jen Jockisch for American Crafts

and my recreated Pinterest project -

Heart button frame:

Epiphany Crafts: round 14 button studio tool, round 14 acrylic buttons; round 25 button studio tool, round 25 acrylic buttons; flower 20 button studio tool, flower 20 acrylic buttons
pattern papers: Heidi Swapp (sugar chic collection)
frame, burlap: craft supply
adhesive: Helmar's: quick dry 450 (liquid)

I chose bold pattern papers (Heidi Swapp) to match the bright pink paint color of the frame. TFS!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Just be happy birdhouse and matching card

Hi there,

Happy Friday Friends! I have a fun project to share with you that I created for Epiphany Crafts using their Oval 25 shaped studio tool mixed with Pebbles Sunnyside collection.

Pebbles Birdhouse and matching card:

*tip: I painted the oval metal setting white to match the birdhouse.

I also added lots of Epiphany Crafts round 14 acrylic buttons. So fun!

Epiphany Crafts: Oval 25 shape studio maker, oval 25 bubblecaps, oval 25 metal setting, round 14 button studio maker, round 14 acrylic buttons
papers, stickers: Pebbles (Sunnyside collection)
wooden birdhouse, bamboo skewers, white acrylic paint: craft supply
Helmar: quick dry 450 liquid glue

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cruising along...

Hi there,

I hope everyone is having a great week. My good friend Suzy West has been staying with me for the last few days and we have been working non-stop on CHA projects for the WOW embossing powders booth. So fun!1 I will be back on next week to share those projects.

I have a fun layout to share with you today using the new Shoreline collection from American Crafts. Have I mentioned already how much I love the Shoreline collection? The colors are so bright and fun and perfect for summer. I loved this little bicycle die cut that came in the remarks die cut shapes pack. It was perfect for these photos I recently took of my daughter on her beach cruiser.


I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut out the sun shapes.

I added some American Crafts glitter tape and punched it with my EK Success zig zag border punch.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your summer day!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

a quick Hello

Hi there,

I hope your Sunday is off to a great start. My family joined a gym yesterday, and I am super excited about it because they have so many activities for the kids, that they really want to go. We spent the whole day there yesterday. Kalee is old enough to work out on the gym equipment with me while Matt goes to the kid center. The kid center is really cool, they have an indoor playground, basketball and video games. Afterwards, the kids got to repel up the large rock climbing wall that they have there. Then we spent the rest of the day lounging by the pool, ahhh heaven.
They are excited about going back there today. But before we head out I want to share with you a couple of new projects that I made using the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection from American Crafts.

Girlfriends layout:
I picked up this cute chevron itty bitty bag from Whisker Graphics and thought that it would look really cute with the green pattern paper. I stamped a circle lace doily stamp from Hero Arts, and added some Maya Road butterflies. Have you noticed the tear strips on AC papers? I love them and add them all the time to my projects. The good times sentiment was a tear strip that I cut into a banner shape and added to my page with a stickpin. Super cute!

and a quick Hello card that I made:
I cut out the scallop background using my Silhouette
I also added some AC chevron ribbon. I love how quickly this came together.

Well that's it for now, my family is headed out to the gym so I will chat with you later!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Epiphany Crafts sneak

Hi friends,

Hope that your weekend is off to a great start. The kids and I are headed to the pool today, but first I wanted to share some sneak peeks of a recent project that I created for Epiphany Crafts.

I used the Pebbles Sunnyside collection for this:

That's it for now? Interesting huh? I can't wait to share the full project with you.
They will be up next week.

Talk soon ~

Friday, July 6, 2012

CHA sneak...

Hi there,

Are you getting excited for CHA Summer? I sure am! Over on the Ruby Rock-it designs blog we are sharing sneaks this week of the new CHA collections.

I have a fun little sneak to share with you using the new School Days collection from Ruby Rock-it Bella! Fundamentals.

Here is a peek at the collection.

Super fun right? I love those bold colors and prints.

Be sure to stop by the RR blog again tomorrow for more fun CHA sneaks.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer plans

Hi there,

This week has been busy at home with the kids, doctors appointments and lots of activities. Just stopping by real quick to share a layout that was published in the June issue of Scrapbook Trends Magazine.

Summer Plans:
This was such a fun layout to make. The pics were taken at a trip to Great America last summer with our friends Suzy and Sierra West :)

and a look at it in print: (I always get so giddy about this part :))

Thanks for stopping by!