Monday, August 29, 2011

a little boardwalk action

this weekend, i broke into the sc boardwalk kit.  loved this kit.  was so glad i got it!  :) i've had a lot of fun with the stamps & with the add ons i got!  the colors were so fun!

(i think this one is a new favorite!) 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

taryn - avert your eyes! ;)

a few weeks ago, i made this for my dear friend taryn's new baby girl, harper.  mind you, when i made it, harper wasn't here yet.  she is now a couple of weeks old!  eek!  it's on the way to her now; so, i thought i would do a post.  it's just a little wall hanging for harper's room.  i used mostly scraps of pattern paper. (from crate paper, pebbles & girls paperie).  for the honeycomb pattern, i used the basics cartridge on my slice.  the "H" & the medallion (is that what you would call it???), i used the reverie cartridge.  i loved the way it turned out!  i hope she likes it too!  :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

chat with me on wednesday & try out miss art's for free this weekend!

EDIT: my chat is at 10 am tomorrow.  not 10:30.  back to school has been crazy here!  gah!

On Wednesday, I'll be doing a live chat on Ustream with Miss Art's students.  That will be at 10:30 am Pacific Time.  (So - 1:30 pm Eastern).  Check your email for thedetails!  :)   

Also - Miss Art's wants you to try out Miss Art's Papercrafting School.  (details below!)

The kids are heading back to school and you should to! 

The headmistress at Miss Art's knows that new backpacks, school supplies and first day apparel can reduce a crafters budget to milk money, so for this weekend only she is offering you a tuition free class.  Beginning on Friday,  August 26th, you will have 3 days to check out one of our most popular classes for free, no subscription needed.  In "The Secret Garden," the talented Stacy Cohen teaches you how to create a shadowbox efffect on your layouts by adding dimension through layering and creating beautiful floral clusters. Stacey even earns a little Extra Credit by providing you a step-by-step demonstration on how she creates her trademark crocheted page accents. We hope to see you in the class room and if you enjoy our class that you'll be kind enough to leave an apple or a comment for the teacher.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

a few announcements of sorts :)


 i am beyond excited to tell you that i am on the september 2011- august 2012 design team for pebbles inc.  i applied without high excpectations of being asked to join.  so.  when i got the email from lynn last week, i was beyond excited, thrilled, what have you!  i love pebbles products and can't wait to get started!

okay.  also... wanted to point any local peeps to the scrap again crop this weekend.  i haven't been able to go for a couple of months & i am really looking forward to this saturday!   i believe they still have spots open.  if you haven't gone to one of their crops, they are really well run.  lots of space, snacks, etc.  love going to them! they are also running a special coupon waiving the consignor fee for the consignor sale in september.  it's good at the crop this weekend. you can find it HERE.

last announcement... :)  have you checked out miss art's papercrafting school yet?  there are some great teachers.  this month's classes include a misting class, a journaling class (with jill sprott - love her!), plus all of the prior classes.  (i got some great baker's twine tips from sarah webb's class. )

Monday, August 15, 2011

it's the most wonderful time of the year!

ha!  i have to say.  i am ridiculously excited about school starting this fall.  partly, because all 3 kids will be in school this year &  i haven't had time to myself in YEARS!  years!  and mostly, because my oldest is constantly picking on the younger two.  sigh... being 12 & a girl, everything (and i mean every.thing.) they do annoys her.  it makes for very long days at home!  or grocery shopping.  or riding in the car.  the boys, who are best friends,  are even starting to bicker.
  anyway.  my favorite back to school commercial is the mastercard one with the little boys.  it totally makes me think of noah.  i can just imagine him and his little buddies doing the same!  i am sure everyone has seen it, but it totally makes me giggle.  so... i am going to share!  :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

some serious elle's love!

i've been scrapbooking like crazy lately.  don't know what the deal is, but i'm not going to complain!  lol.  as i was taking photos, i noticed the large amount of elle's studio tags i've been using!i just got a bunch of the new ones last week.  they are quite lovely!  love how they seem to coordinate with so many other lines!
some old photos of my now 7 year old!  i've been holding onto these forever!  (pre-digital days!  didn't want to waste those prints!) the "oxford" collection from basic grey seemed perfect.  i used a tag from the everyday tiny tags.
when my mom was here, we drove down to santa cruz for the day & went to the mystery spot.  it was crazy! i think we will go again before we PCS.  :)  i used the free bumper sticker you get on the tour for the title & the everyday large tags  to make a pocket.  i also used the travel snippets , the turqouise pennants and the large summer memories circle tags. 
for this layout i used the "lawn party" kit from studio calico and the everyday large journaling tags from elle's 
another old photo!  i used the lil snippets: notes and a kit from scarlet lime (though i don't remember the name of it at the moment!)  
(please excuse the crooked photo.  there is not a white border on the layout.  i just could not get the pic to straighten.  grrr.)  this also uses that scarlet lime kit.  and it uses the large circle summer memories tags.  
this is my friend's little girl.  i took photos for her back in june.  and, maddy makes the BEST faces.  she cracks me up! 
some more old photos.  this is my little guy at the wonder place in west little rock!  i miss that place.  so fun!  i used the "candy shoppe" kit from SC and the lil snippets: travel and the turqouise pennants here.   
i think that chevron zig zag with those colors might be my favorite thing!  :) 

more old pics from the wonderplace!  :)  and the turqouise lil snippets  and owl love you forever journaling circles 

this one uses the studio calico "singing in the rain kit" and the lil' snippets: notes and the handmade layers date and place strips

Monday, August 1, 2011

august scrap again!

today i am going to share my august layouts for scrap again.  you will likely notice they all look similar.  i started out by making this layout:

i loved this layout.  but, i thought, "how can i provide inspiration for the ladies at the crop?  many of them are 12x12, 2 page, multi photo scrappers."  so, i "lifted" myself and made 2 more layouts to show how you could take the original 8.5x11 layout and make 12x12 layouts with more than one photo.  so... let's get started.

so, for this layout, i spread it out to 2 pages and added a couple of photos.  you could even use up some of the white space & add another photo in there.  i kept the photo strips and rearranged some of the embellishments. 

for the last layout i went with a single 12x12 layout.  i kept the strips again, but switched it up to more boy-ish product (the october afternoon rocket age collection).  i move the journaling to the bottom and the title next to the photos. 

 lastly, i made a card.  same principle with strips of pattern paper.
i hope this has encouraged you to look at layouts differently and see what you can use to inspire you!