Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sweet Peach July Sketch #2

It's time for my 2nd sketch over at Sweet Peach Crop Shop!

This time I went with a soft, shabby sketch:


Here's my take, using the Sweet Peach July Juicy kit:



































I went with a soft-sherbet type of palette, and had lots of fun with paint, glitter, and Sass foldies.



























If you'd like to play along with this sketch challenge, for a chance at a $10 gift certificate from the Sweet Peach Crop Shop, head over to their blog to check it out!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Aaaand, I'm back.

First road trip alone with the kids? Done and done. :)  It was such a great time, much less stressful than I anticipated.  My fave kid-quote of the entire trip?

"Oh Mom, that is SO going in my Smash Book!!"  Heehee, awesome.

Today, I've got a couple Pretty Little Studio projects for you, using their new Antique Store collection:



































I just LOVE the mini bingo cards & the vintage cash register image!  Perfect for yet another page about how much my girls & I love to shop Vintage! :)







































































This second layout is being used as this week's Pretty Little Studio Sketch Challenge, which we'd love you to participate in, wink wink. :)




































I adore this floral paper from the Antique Store collection...& the hints of dusty blue in the paper went perfectly with Robot Blue Sprinklers from OA, and resin accents from MR.























The little chalkboard cut-out from PLS added a fun little touch to this school-themed layout.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

GP July Sketch...

This month's sketch at Get Picky is...


I flipped it CCW, added some Purple Pumpkin goodies (this month's sponsor) and came up with this:


Aren't those big circle accents from Purple Pumpkin so fun?  You can win a great prize from them this month, as well as check out their search for a few new guest designers on their blog!

 As always, please go check out what AMAZING stuff my fellow DT-ers have come up with for this challenge, HERE.

I'm running out the door for my first road trip of the summer with the kids, wish me luck! *smiles*

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CHA Lovin'...

You KNOW it's that time again...time to share my CHA wish list for the season, whoo hoo!

Let's get started with this:


Followed by this:
A little bit o' this:


Plus this:
Lovin' this:

Gotta have this:
Want this:

Discovered these:



And fell in love with these:




*ETA* for my girl Jing-Jing, lol...how could I forget these?!


Already ordered this:


And these:


And lastly, these:


Is this post long enough for you, lol?!  What's catching YOUR eye this CHA?

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's Sketch Time @ Sweet Peach!

So excited to be debuting my first sketch over at Sweet Peach Crop Shop...if you'd like to play along, you can find all the details as well as stunning DT examples here.

Here's my sketch:


And my example, using the "This Old House" Juicy kit:



































This is a design I've used before, with a tilted 6-photo grid, scallops, & circle embellishments.













































I just love the combo of October Afternoon & Cosmo Cricket in this kit, as well as the delicate trim & mini-flowers...so gorgeous!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

But it Wouldn't be Make-Believe...

...if you believed in me!

Two quick layouts, made with SC's Paper Moon (hence the song lyrics) kit:



































This one is based on last week's Sunday Sketch...love that Amy Tan tag.  The moon stamp was perfect for sleeping-baby photos...these snapshots are from 2006, way back when my little one still had those sweet big baby-cheeks that I desperately miss!



























































My 2nd layout is another oldie---felt great to get some more 2006 photos scrapped!



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Pretty Little Studio Sketch Challenge for you!

Pretty Little Studio's new blog has a sketch challenge this week, based on this layout I created:



































In May, we had the chance to celebrate my sweet Grandma's 82nd birthday together...a cherished day for sure.
When I first saw the vintage-birthday paper from the Clowning Around collection, I just knew I had to use it for a page about my Grandma, to whom I owe my love of saving & cutting out images from wrapping paper & cards! :-)

I can't get enough of twine these days, OR these Rainbow Lemon Slices














































Hope to see you over at the Pretty Little Studio sketch challenge!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy July!

It's Independence Day around here, and we're off to carnival, parade, and BBQ to our hearts' content!
In honor of the occasion, here's a quick&easy layout from a previous 4th of July:

Just a couple of borders, some layered labels, & a JBS star sticker in each corner of the diecut paper.

To go along with this, here's some bright & festive inspiration that I've got pinned:
http://monicajoy.tumblr.com/


grinandbakeit.com
thesisterscafe.com


Puts me in such a happy, colorful mood...hope it does the same for you! :)


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sparkle & Shine

Once again, it's Inspiration time over at Get Picky, and this month's prompt is all about the sparkle, the glitz, & the glam:


Gorgeous, am I right?! 
As I looked through my photos for this inspiration challenge, I realized that my life-in-pictures isn't all that glitzy & glamourous, lol.  I didn't have any elegant photos to use, BUT I came across some photos of a day at the Gem Mines that were perfect for a sparkly layout:



































Yes, the layout's quite simple in design, but I added a few glitzy layers to dress-up this 6-photo page.

I started with a sparkle-cardstock base, then placed my photos & glitter border.  The gold Hambly overlay framed the photos in a fun way, topped with a few glitter-epoxy accents & title letters. The final gilded touch was a swipe of Saffron glimmer glaze around the edges:














































Along with this fun inspiration, we've got several exciting things going on at Get Picky in July. 

First, our two new designers are FAVORITES of mine that are sure to inspire you...
Piradee Talvanna & Camilla Eckman!  You can see their work with this inspiration, along with our other fabulous designers, HERE.
 Also, in addition to our usual awesome prize of a guest designer opportunity, for participating in this challenge you will be in the running for a randomly-drawn prize package of Sassafras goodies! 

We'd love for you to join us.