Thursday, October 23, 2014

Playing Cards...

I am loving my Project Life Kit from Studio Calico. Not only is it so fun to receive a monthly package of goodness, but I am finding that the cards are great prompts for my scrapping!

Recently, I took a few moments to print out some pictures I wanted to scrap, and to pull some cards from my kits to get me going on some layouts...

The first thing I did was sort through and make piles of the cards that were my favorites...
 ... and started matching up cards to photos...
... Loving how there are just the perfect things hiding in those kits! Like that little envelope with the red closures? Perfect with that train picture!
Here's a shot of my desk, mid process. It's a hot mess, I know... but trust me, this is a very productive state!
 See? The fruits of my labor! Look at all those little photos ready to go with matching cards! YAY!
So, of course... I had to get scrapping!

First, I made this...
I loved putting one of the My Mind's Eye 8x10 print designs to use on this page...
And then, I scrapped up this little page...
So fun! And, a great way to get the mojo going!

Have a great weekend! See you soon!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christmas in October?

Well... not exactly. But, I love getting a jumpstart on holiday crafting and shopping! And, I have been doing just that while preparing projects and videos as part of May Flaum's NEW Holiday Crafting Class. YAY! 

(gorgeous project pictured below is May's)
Registration is in the early, early days and here are the details as of late:

What could help deck the halls and make things merry this holiday season? How about a dozen projects, complete with substitution suggestions and full instructions. From cards to ornaments, gift wrap to décor we’ve got your holiday crafting covered. Special guest contributors including Ashli Oliver, Emma Williams, and more will be joining in the fun.

Class includes:

  • 12 project tutorials
  • Over 2 hours of video instruction
  • Colorful PDF files for those projects that don’t have video instruction
  • unlimited email access to instructor
  • unlimited access to classroom materials
Sounds pretty good, huh?!?!

I have created two in-depth video tutorials, totaling close to an hour combined, for two different types of gift wrap!
Oh, and what's even better? I didn't use any holiday-specific supplies. In fact, most of my projects are constructed using scraps. 

As mentioned, this class is in the early bird registration, so we have a special discount code just for you!

Use this LINK to register and you will get $5 off at checkout (discount automatically taken).

I am so thrilled to be joining May again and I hope to see you there!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turning Anything into Something...

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This week, anything goes!

I just love turning nothing into something, anything...
And one of my favorite ways to do that is with my ever-growing pile of scraps!

It was such a delight, piling up and gathering all of the random bits and scraps laying around on my desk...

And adding lots of paint, string, and of course... clouds...

To create a little canvas of houses!



Now it's your turn! Don't forget to link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from SimonSaysStamp.com.



How awesome is that?


Here is my supply list (keep in mind, that a majority of my project was lots of leftover papers. I have linked to my most used collections of patterned papers to help you in your selection, if you don't have a scrap problem like I do :) )




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Trying on a Transparent Trend - And a Video!

Hello there! Welcome to another edition of the Trying on a Trend video series. If you have missed any of the previous installments, you can take a look here...

Brush Script
Frames

So, what trend our we looking at today?

Transparent Photo Overlays! Please take a look...
(Having trouble viewing the video? The direct link is here: http://youtu.be/4QSfl1TtKao)


That was fun! And, I do believe I will be working with these fun transparencies again.

The printable layering papers can be found in my ETSY shop :)

Oh, want to get your hands on some of that awesome FLAIR? Take a look at the A Flair For Buttons Etsy Shop!

Thanks for joining me today! See you soon!

Monday, October 13, 2014

"O" is for...

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This week, we are all about the letter "O."

Here’s a letter we haven’t covered yet – what will you use? October Afternoon products? Be inspired by the number one? Create an ombre effect? order new goodies to play with? We want to see what O means in your crafting!

Well, I'd say with the last name of Oliver, this challenge has my name written all over it!

To really play up the theme, I decided to play with LOTS of the letter "O." I cut these all out from my Tim Holtz Alpha die. And with my chosen photo, I think they look super fun all lined up! I just love how they look less like a repeated letter and more like a pattern...
 To play up my title, I backed one of the "O's" with some patterned paper...
 And then I just started playing around with embellishments...
 Lots of sequins, and some wood veneer...
 And there we have it!
"O" is for... Oliver girls!

Now it's your turn! Don't forget to link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from SimonSaysStamp.com.



How awesome is that?


Here is my supply list :)


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Four, Eight and Under...

Is all done! Remember? The mini I have been working on all about this short time in my life with four kiddos all aged 8 and under?

Head on over to A Flair For Buttons to check it out!

See you soon!
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