Thursday, July 18, 2013

i've moved

just wanted to stop by quickly today to let you all know i've moved!! i can now be found at !! i love this place, but i decided it was time for a change!! this year has been all about change for me, so why not this too!! hope to see you over there...though it is currently under construction right now!!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

sleepy boy...

Happy Tuesday!! It's a lovely Tuesday here and I hope it is for you as well!! I wanted to share another layout that I put together. I am on to Sketch #2 from Shimelle, which you can find here if you're interested in playing along as well!!

I kept pretty close to the sketch this time, using two 4x6 photos on a block, mounted onto two different pattern papers dividing up the background with a strip of pattern paper (you could easily use washi tape) over where the two patterns meet. These are photos of my nephew after his baptism back in 2009. I am slowly working on getting his first year album put together. I did one for his older sister Julia, but I am a bit slow in getting this one together!! She was 2 when I finished hers and he's now going on yeah, I am a bit slow with this one!! Better late than never is what I say!! Anyway, he was pretty sleepy after the baptism, too much activity for the little one, and he fell alseep just like cute and I had to capture it. We still laugh at how he was able to fall asleep like this, but I guess when you're tired, you're tired!!

Have a great Tuesday!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

March Currents - A Scrapbook Layout

Well, so it's been just shy of 5 months since I last blogged. I needed a break from it because I was just not loving it and the work that seemed to be involved with it. I have still be creating...creating a lot actually. I just took away the stress of having to take a pic, which also meant good light outside, editing the pic, posting the pic, and creating the words for the blog post. But I have missed sharing!! So I thought I might start back up again on March 1st, but that came and went, so I just put it off until April 1st and I am happy to be back to blogging. Not going to let it stress me out and let myself think that I have to blog every day!! I've got some things planned to try to make this easier for me and just let it be for fun...because that's why I started blogging in the first place!!

I decided to start working through Shimelle's Sketches from this year...and I'm a little behind...and that's OK with me!! I think she's got 10 up so far for this year...and I am about to show you what I put together for sketch #1. You can check out the sketch and her fabulous video of her page being put together here. In the sketch, there is supposed to be a large photo with two smaller square photos. I ended up adjusting this and just used one 4x6 photo with some pattern papers from Amy Tangerine's sketchbook line. Loving how this one turned out!!

I have been doing currents layouts each month this year so far and I did my March currents on St. Patrick's Day. It is my favorite holiday afterall, so why not!!

Date: 3/17/2013
Location: our Living Room
Watching: Duck Dynasty for the first time (Rednecks at their finest!)...for the record, I LOVE this show!!
Eating: Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger with ketchup and Fries
Drinking: Baileys Irish Cream in my coffee and later a Shamrock Shake!!!
Loving: Being on Vacation!!!
Wanting: a nap!
Wondering: Where my crafty mojo went
Thinking: What's next on the to-do list that I want to get done!!!

Since I had two sheets of the patterned paper I used for the top portion of the layout and because I wanted to use my typewriter for the journaline, I cut the frames out all of the frames that I wanted to use. I then adhered some of them directly on top of the original pattern while others got raised off the layout with foam adhesive.

List of currents inspired by Tina.

Have a great Monday!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 2, 2012

a circle card

I've been playing with my Silhouette SD a lot lately, and decided to take the easy route to making today's card. For her Day 8 circle card, Kristina used her Martha Stewart circle cutter (you can check it out here), and while I have the same circle cutter, I figured that since I had a shape in my silhouette library (this one from Kristina for 2 peas) why not just use that and make it easy on my perfectionist self!!

I didn't have the embossing folder, but I was able to make due using supplies I do have to put something similar (inspired by if you will) together. Here's what I came up with...

I used some diamond stickles on the points of the snowflake layers (used the Damask Snowflakes from Papertrey Ink if you were wondering). The main sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's 2010 Holiday Tags set. Figured the "Let It Snow" sentiment was fitting wtih the snowflakes!! I embossed the tag with white embossing powder onto red cardstock. Here's a better look at the stickles...

I think I am going to have a layout share tomorrow (haven't done that in a while I know) but I may postpone that until Sunday and share my Day 9 card tomorrow instead. I honestly haven't decided! Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

inky fingers

I think this card is my favorite so far, and could quite possibly be my favorite when this all comes to an end!! To say I had inky fingers is an understatment! For some reason, no matter how hard I try to stay clean (or as clean as possible when playing with distress inks) I always seems to get ink all over my hands!! Oh well...battle wounds I guess. Not complaining at all and will do it again for sure!!

Kristina shared her Day 7 card here, and I do hope you check out her video. For my card, I used the limited edition distress inks from last Christmas, though I do believe they are now available individually (I think and I am sorry if I am wrong). I love how these colors worked together. To be honest, I am not sure if you can put together a bad combination of distress inks!! Here's what I came up with using a sentiment from quite possibly my favorite holiday sentiment stamp sets from Papertrey Ink!!


I love how the card has a bit of a tie died effect!! I think I may try this one again with a different color combination!! But, I think you can totally see why I got inky fingers with this one!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

three holiday cards

Last week really got away from me. Work was quite busy and I didn't seem to have a lot of free time. I wanted to hop on quick today to catch up with the last three holiday cards, which are based on Kristina Werner's holiday cards series cards from this past week!

You can check out the original Day 4 card here, and I highly recommend doing so for all of the original cards. Her videos are awesome and all three cards from last week would be super easy to mass produce if you needed to! This is what I came up with using supplies I had here!!

For the Day 5 card (be sure to check out the original here from Kristina), I broke out one of my snowflake stamp sets and paired with with versamark. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I think this is one of my favorites so far...I just love the simplicity of it!!

Next up is the Day 6 card, which to be honest, I am not all that thrilled with!! The sentiment is small and some of the embossing melted together, so reading it is a bit tough. This may be one I remake with a better sentiment. I love the design (check out the original here), but this just isn't quite sitting right with me. Ever have one of those projects??

Hope your Monday is treating you well. To everyone who may be reading this from the northeastern US, please stay safe with the upcoming storm approaching! I have been through hurricanes and I have family in that area, so I know the worry you feel!! I should be back tomorrow with another projecct to share. Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

happy sunday

So, where I live the temperatures are finally like Summertime most other places!! Living in FL, our seasons are a bit's really just one long summer. Last year I think we had two or three weeks of at freezing or below temperatures. It doesn't ever last very long. This was our first week since March where we did not have 90 or higher!! This native upstate New Yorker will never get used to it as long as she lives here!!

I wanted to pop in today and share the card I made for Day three of Kristina's Holiday Card Series, which I have taken on as a personal challenge to play along...and it should leave me with just about as many cards as I need to send (I think I will be short a few but I'll pick from my faves and make a few more). You can check out the original version of the card here. This one was all about coloring with copics. I am not good at this at all and require a bit more practice!!

You can't see it very well, but I did add some glitter in the form of Frosted Lace stickles to the pom pom on the top of the hat, the brim of the hat, and the lapel of the coat.  Like the orignial, I also added some glossy accents to the ribbon on the gifts.

Thanks for stopping by!