Friday, February 25, 2011

Graphic 45

I am a longtime customer of Graphic 45, & have decided to have a go at their 2011 Design Team Call. 
Those who know my work know of my love of well done, vintage-inspired products...as well as my love of striking color palettes.  Graphic 45 does both flawlessly, & I am happy to show my fifteen favorite Graphic 45 projects below:

1.  Let There Be Wonder






























2.  Le' Romantique



































3.  Domestic Goddess...Not



































4.  Springtime Notebook/Treasure Box Set





































5.  Domestic Goddess:  Mom


































6.  Beach Zen



































7.  O'Malleys



































8.  Hallowe'en Canvas




































9.  Hallowe'en in Wonderland



































10.  Alice



































11.  My Gramcracker



































12.  Workin' The Stache



































13.  Portraits of You



































14.  Once Upon A Time...


































15.  Springtime Mini Album




















A slideshow including project detail-shots is available HERE.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Giveaway at Pretty Little Studio!

Spring is on its way in these parts (although the weather hardly feels like it yet, heee).
Just in time for Easter, Pretty Little Studio is releasing the Hopscotch collection:





































For a chance to win this loveliness, leave a comment on the PLS blog HERE.

Here is my latest project showcasing PLS products:



































How adorable is this Tea Party Collection?!
I love the garlands, the delicate tea set, the flashcards, the diecut papers, AND the gorgeous vintage-girl images!


Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Party Time!!!

Where have I been?
Busy hosting back-to-back Tinkerbell parties for my growing-up-too-fast TEN-year-old!
Wow, time flies...I'm cherishing this year as possibly the last time she asks for a theme party like this.

Sooooo...for the parties I made her a Tinkerbell chandelier.  I've been loving the different types of paper chandeliers and mobiles I've seen online lately, and decided to try one of my own!
It's far less elaborate than most I've seen, but I love the way it turned out:













































Simple and sparkly and the perfect touch for a bit more "grown-up" Tinkerbell theme.

























































































Here's a little peek at the "fairy food" we had...served on vintage leaf dishes & a cute little serving set I found at a craft store:




























Hope you liked this little peek into our party-filled weekend...it was a great time & I'm so grateful to have a sweet girl who still loves Tinkerbell for a little while longer. :-)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

PLS and Just For Me...

First up, go check out Pretty Little Studio to see my first Valentine's Day project!
Vintage images + V-day = true love! :)

Next up, a layout I made last night "just for me"...no specific manufacturer, challenge, kit, etc...just me and some favorite photos & products:


Creating this, I realized how LONG it's been since I started with photos + a story to tell FIRST, rather than product first, for a kit/call/company.  Such fun to switch it up, back to my "roots" so to speak.  :-)



Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mad for Pink Reveal!

That's right, it's time for Midnight Rooster's February kit, Mad For Pink!

Here's a look at some of my projects:

Added a touch of Hambly & had fun with brackets & medallions.


The OA paper was perfect to cut "x"s out of for my XOXO title. 

Love the Maya tickets and Blossoms!




































This one is a bit of a hot mess, lol, but LOVE the scallop/floral stamp & custom pins, & the detail-colored OA girl!



































Super-eclectic on this one, with pastels & black...colored in some of the fabric dots with pink glitter pen.

My favorite thing in this kit?  The Girls' Paperie sticker set!  It has SO much in it: border stickers, large alpha, small alpha, plus TWO pages of those adorable ledger word stickers. Awesome.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lift Myself & Someone Else...

A couple projects to show you today!
First, I scraplifted myself!  Using  this as a sketch:



































I made this:


































Things I Love:  Scraplifting yourself is MUCH faster than starting from scratch. :)  Love the vintage heart-doily stamp I used as frames, and the layered title block.

Things *not so sure*:  Didn't end up liking the photo placement as much on the 2nd one; feel like I should have left off the bottom-most photo and shortened that column.

Great experiment, though, and one I WILL try again.

Next up, my Heidi Kelley Style-Swap inspiration piece from last weeks challenge @ The Color Room:


































Had SUCH a blast gettin' messy with modeling paste, microbeads, inks, and mists.  Love Heidi's free-spirited, artsy style!




Fun, happy, artsy texture...makes me smile. :-)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rooster Sneaks!

In LOVE with this February kit, which is fitting, am I right?!

Here's my sneaks:

I just canNOT stop detail-coloring these OA images!


These Girls' Paperie word stickers are a new FAVE!

As are these Maya Road tickets. :-)

























































































































Lastly, here's a layout I based my sketch challenge on:

(Made this in back in December for the SRM DT call)


































Based on my sketch...feel free to play along, wink wink:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I Feel Pretty...

SO very thrilled to be designing for a fabulous place called Pretty Little Studio!

I mean, check this out:


I've been shopping here for quite some time...SO in love with the adorable vintage-style products they sell:


To see the complete Design Team announcement, check out their BLOG.

Here is something I created with the Little Girls Vintage 1" Circles:



 Can't wait to show you MORE, so stay tuned...