Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sew Cute Pin Cushions!!

Hi all!! Hope this week has been treating you well!! So sorry I have been MIA the last week, the flu bug hit my house HARD! I think everyone is finally on the upswing though!

I just wanted to pop in today and let you all know that I have a tutorial up on The Paper Bakery blog sharing how I made these cute little mason jar sewing kit/pin cushions!

Head on over and check it out! Bear with me on it, lol, its my first picture tutorial!

 Also while you are there, make sure you check out the shop! Sarah is having a big sale to make way for all the fun new goodies she will getting after CHA this week! Which I can't wait to see what she picks up...wish I was going along! I am pretty excited about a few different collections...loving Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye, Simple Stories,  and few others. What are your fav releases??

I'm off for one more dose of meds and hopefully a nice long nap, if the girls allow it! lol!

Have a great day and create something you love!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Wednesday!! :)
 I'm here to share another layout I made with the fabulous "Sew Charming" add-on from The Paper Bakery!!

When I started this layout I knew I wanted the negative space from the hearts I punch for my "E & K" layout, from there I thought it would be fun to just frame up a few other elements around it, I also wanted to use that fabulous distressed cardstock that came in the kit.
So I put it all together and decide I need some misting, but after the misting I was not happy at all with the way it looked against the cardstock. I still loved the colors together and the idea that was in my head. So, I simply angle cut around the frames, and adhered it to this Lilly Bee text paper, and viola! I had the look I was going for!!

 Now as you get to know me, and my layouts, you will see that I pretty much mist on every single one, I'm not sure why, but the layout just doesn't feel complete to me without it. So even though I had just had to rearrange my layout from a misting accident, I decided to go for it again, and use the mist that came with the add-on. Now if you look very closely at my layout, you will notice that there are both some brown splats and some blue ones. These are both from the same mist!! I had forgot to shake the mist bottle after I mixed it, so I still had lots of the blue powder not combined....but you know what, I loved the looked!

 So two accidents on my part, turned into a layout that I love even more than the original I had in my mind! Never get discouraged when those little things occur, just turn them into happy accidents and create something you love from them! :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ideas for Scrapbookers

I had the opportunity to play along with Ideas for Scrapbookers and create a layout to go along with Heather's sketch and template #9.
Here sketch made way for lots of photos, but those of you who know me, know that I am usually a one photo scrapper, so I made the sketch work for my style! Here is the sketch that Heather designed:

So many possibilities for this sketch, which is clearly shown by the different layouts made by the contributors. Here is the layout I made to go along with the sketch, I used the Button Box Kit from Scraptastic Club, where I am guest designing this month.

Thanks so much to Heather for having me play along, and make sure you head over to the Ideas for Scrapbookers blog and see the other inspiring layouts! :)

Have a blessed day and take time to create something you love!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Life is Sweet

Its the 15th of the month, so that means that both the "Life is Sweet" project kit and the "Sew Charming" add-on are available at The Paper Bakery!!! There are just a few of these amazing kits left, so make sure you head on over and get your subscription started TODAY!! Here are some pics of these amazing kits!!

January Project Kit - "Life is Sweet"

January Add-On Kit - "Sew Charming"

There are so many goodies in both of these kits! Head on over to The Paper Bakery to get the full supply list and to start your subscription TODAY!!

I will be back later on to share some more of the projects I made with the FABULOUS add-on kits "Sew Charming"!!

Have a blessed day and create something you love!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sketchy Thursdays...and an announcement

One of the first challenge blogs that I found and quickly grew to love was Sketchy Thursdays. I was inspired every week by the fabulous sketches and the amazing work of the design team. I remember my excitement when I would get chosen as a Fav for the week, and how extremely shocked and honored I was when chosen to be a part of their team. Through this blog I forged friendships with wonderful ladies, that I probably would never had the opportunity to know otherwise. I am so sad to say that this will be my last layout for Sketchy Thursdays. The wonderful ladies, Diana, Heidi, and Julie have decided that its time, and while I am very saddened by their decision, I understand that the work that must go into keeping up with a blog like Sketchy Thursdays must get overwhelming at times. So I wish them the best of luck in whatever their next steps in this crafty world are, and want them to know that they can't get rid of my that easy, lol, I will continue to follow these ladies for their amazing friendship and the inspiration they always give! Make sure you head over to the blog and read the official announcement.
Here is the fabulous sketch that we are working with this week:
Reveal 1/12, Due 1/10

Love it, as usual, and know I will go back to this one again and again! Here is the layout I made to go along with the sketch. I used the fabulous Button Box kit from Scraptastic Club, where I am guest designing this month!

I hope you take time to head over to Sketchy Thursdays, and play along this week!

Have a blessed day and create something you love

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First Blog Post!!

My first blog post went up today over at The Paper Bakery!! I am so excited to be a part of this team, and hope that you all head over there and check out my post and get to know some of the other ladies on the design team. LOTS of inspiration over there, and some fabulous kits! With the launch of the new site, the January mini album kit, "Life Is Sweet" is already SOLD OUT!!! These kits are amazing, and if you love the original, I definitely recommend a subscription! Every month is something fun and new! :) There are still a few of the January add-on kits "Sew Charming" available. The add-on is what I used to make this layout:

This kit is seriously ADORABLE!! So make sure you head over to The Paper Bakery and check it out!! :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Heart

Happy Saturday!! I hope this weekend is turning out to be a fabulous one for everyone! My has been hectic, but still a good one! I even got some crafty time in!! WOOHOO!! :)
This month I have the awesome honor of being the guest designer over at Scraptastic Club, the kits are fabulous, and the design team is equally amazing!
I got to work with the Button Box kit and add-on, and let me just say FABULOUS!! October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye, Studio Calico, doesn't get much better than this kit!
Here is a page I put together using the Button Box kit and add-on:
( I apologize for the not so great picture, it got dark before I had a chance to get a better one! :/)

This kit is just fabulous, and it worked so perfect with this photo of my ladies! :)

I hope you all have time this weekend to create something you love, and make sure you take the time to pop on over and check out Scraptastic Club lots of inspiration and fun challenges every Thursday!

Have a blessed weekend!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sweet new website for the Paper Bakery!!!

Happy Friday!! :)
A few weeks ago I announced that I had been asked to be a part of the design team for The Paper Bakery, an amazing kit club! Well, there is an equally awesome new website for them up now, you should definitely head over and check it out here!

Lots of inspiration, and some amazing sneak peeks of the new kit are up!! They always go super fast, so head over and check it out, trust me, you won't be sorry you did!!
I am going to share a few sneaks of some of my projects that I made with the January add-on kit, Sew Charming. Its such a fun and cute kit!! Here are my sneaks:

I am so excited about this kit, I have made 3 projects so far that I love, and not one of them is even a layout...I have stepped way out of my comfort zone, and I think that is exactly what a good kit is supposed to do. Inspire you to create something that you love, and Sarah puts together amazing kits that do just that! I hope you take the time to hop over, and check out all of the wonderful goodness that The Paper Bakery has to offer!

Have a blessed weekend and take time to create! :)