Saturday, July 28, 2012

CHA Faves...

Ok, it's pretty much my favorite blog post to create each CHA...my official wish list from the show!

Besides the MME I shared HERE, this is what caught my eye:

Allison Kreft's new lines for EP:

Already ordered this!

























Love the bold colors & funky graphics.

























 Just love these from Jenni Bowlin:




























































                      Love this holiday stuff from Pink Paislee & Echo Park:










































NEED these new OA woodgrain alphas!

Pic courtesy of Shimelle's blog.

















Love this Studio Calico washi:

















                               Awesome woodgrain paper from Simple Stories:

























And these retro beauties from Glitz Design:

Can't wait to create with as much of this gorgeous stuff as I can get my hands on.
As always, I'd love to know what's caught YOUR eye this CHA season?!





Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vintage Love...

It's been a while since I've peeked any of the projects I've created for Vintage Street Market, and I wanted to share some here.

At the beginning of summer, I created a trio of Garden-Fresh projects using lots of VSM goodness:



































How cute are those vintage images and mini bingo cards?!  And I love their aged tinted tape for borders.


Love this idea for using up old eyelets...I simply layered them with vellum medallion punch-outs & sprinkled them around my page.

 Up next, another layout of my little garden-loving girl:

The red-checked paper is just perfect for these types of themes, and I adore how the VSM foil embosses!


Yum, tomatoes right out of the garden...am I right?

Last in the garden trio, is this little checklist for my girls' gardening chores...I have it on a magnet, right next to their "harvest baskets" that they take outside with them to use in our little garden.


For June, I created some fun projects using the Party Games collection.

I love these little vintage images and vintage glitter, and created some custom epoxy accents with them:


Here's another layout, featuring all the fun Zoo/Animal images and die-cuts from the Party Games kit:



































I made chipboard & epoxy accents with the zoo-games images, and love the result:




























And lastly, here's a peek of one of my current VSM blog projects:



























Isn't she adorable?  To check out the other images of my July VSM projects, check out their blog HERE.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Come join me @ MME for a sketch challenge!

So excited to have designed the sketch challenge over at MME this week!

Here's a peek at the layout I created the sketch from:



















For the full layout, along with the sketch, please head over to the MME blog today...the sketch ends at the end of next week, and you could win a set of MME designer tapes.  Have you seen them yet? 

I used them all over my mini album HERE, I just love them...you can check out the tape designs HERE...polka-dots, chevrons, florals...gorgeous stuff.

Again, a gigantic THANK YOU to all of who who left such sweet comments throughout my guest spot at MME...it's been a wonderful experience, made better by your kind support!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MME Part Two...

Today I'm back up on the blog at My Mind's Eye HERE, this time sharing a sweet summer card & a tropical vacation mini album!

Here's a quick peek at the mini:














































LOVE getting vacation photos from June into an album already, feels awesome!
For lots more images of the mini, head over the MME blog, and many thanks for leaving me such sweet comments over there yesterday! :-)

Mixed Media with CK...

Today I'm happy to be part of the release of the latest Creating Keepsakes special issue, Mixed Media Scrapbooking!

I definitely have a passion for art mediums, and this latest CK special issue is chock-full of ideas you can use to incorporate more artsy-fun into your scrapbooking pages.


So be sure to check it out on newsstands, and over at CK HERE.

For fun, here is a tiny sneak peek of the layout I'm sharing in this issue:



























Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Guest Designing at MME!

Yes, I can hardly believe it myself...I'm incredibly honored to be the July Guest Designer at My Mind's Eye!

My Mind's Eye is one of my long-standing manufacturer loves...from back in the days of Tres Jolie, Bohemia, Wild Asparagus, and even before that! :-)  I love the thick, luxurious texture of their paper...I adore their designer brads, stamps, & title cards...and their newest offerings like wood accents, garlands, and tapes have me even more in love.

Their newest collections debuting at CHA this week are gorgeous...I've got my eye on these beauties:





































And this:





































And THESE:

Amazing stuff!

Here are a couple tiny peeks of the projects I have up on their blog today:



















































I'd love it if you'd head over to their blog HERE to say hi and check out my full projects...and I'll have more projects over there tomorrow too, so exciting!
As always, thanks so much for being here to share in my love for this craft...

Friday, July 13, 2012

What? I'm Still Alive?!?!

Yes, it's true, I'm still alive & kicking...but this summer, I'm trying to be a Hands Free Mama, and so blogging has gone by the wayside for the last 6 weeks.

However, I'm back today with my belated Little Black Dress June layouts...and be sure to stay tuned in the next week as well, because I PROMISE to have some happy news+projects to share!

The June kit from Little Black Dress is called Less Work More Play...which is definitely my summer motto this year! :-)

My first layout features some great images from the October Afternoon 9 to 5 collection:



































These graphics & accents were perfect for a layout documenting my work space...my creative space.




























 Next up, a layout featuring a My Mind's Eye background:




































I printed my title & journaling on patterned paper from the kit...and love the heart pins!




























This next layout features a bunch of bit&pieces from the kit...some fun tags+vintage ephemera:




























And last for today...a layout featuring the Happy Travels Whatnots from Glitz Design:



































Since I haven't been to most of these places, I stitched all the pieces into a background & created a layout about how I WANT to go to there. :-)














































For those of you still following in my absence...THANK YOU so much for stopping by!