Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Let's Celebrate!

We have had several reasons for celebration around here...
Easter, of course! And, since this month's Family Portrait theme is all about how we celebrate Easter or other spring time festivities, I put together this little spread to add to my album. 
Another reason to celebrate? I finally found a use for that ginormous wood veneer from Studio Calico. Huzzah! It's the little victories, ya know?

We also just celebrated a little cutie's first birthday...
And, I put the April designs from CATfile Store to good use...
To scrap these up!

Be sure to head on over to CATfile Store to see all the lovelies and you can find more information on their blog too!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stuck in the Middle...

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 middle...

We’re right in the middle of the month and not quite to the middle of the year. Are we stuck in the middle of creative chaos? I suppose what we’re in the middle of will vary greatly, but I’m still inspired by the idea of being in the middle. Whether you craft something where your focal point is in the middle, you journal about what you’re in the middle of, or perhaps select a stamp or sticker from the middle of the set, this week we’re all about being in the middle of things!

I got to thinking about how "home" - whatever you define that as, is often the center of one's little universe....
And I decided to doodle, mist, and make a big ole artsy mess....
And turn it into this fun little mixed media collage...
Where home sweet, lovely home is right smack dab in the middle!

And now it's your turn!
Go get crafty and and link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from SimonSaysStamp.com.


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cut it Out!

I am really loving my Brother Scan 'N Cut! It has so many fun features and I have not regretted the purchase! Plus, it meant I could play with some of the fun files from The Cut Shoppe!
And... I am thrilled to be this week's guest!

In addition to that fun cloud, I also used one of the alpha cut files. Can I just say what a great bang for the buck that is?!?! Buy it once, cut it a thousand times. Change the size, change the paper... so many possibilities!

Be sure to check out the Etsy shop for all the fun and whimsical designs!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Taking it Personally...

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 "A." Apples, amethyst, April flowers, and art come to mind right off the bat, but for this challenge anything A inspired would be fabulous! Will you create with Avery Elle stamps? Use some American Crafts products? Perhaps you have an art stamp that is in need of use… however you’re inspired by the letter that is our focus this week we hope you’ll share with us!

Well, since A is for Ashli, I am taking this challenge personally and scrapping a page all about things I am into right now...

To get started, I simply pulled some lovely Prima papers, along with a few odds and ends...
 Then, I just started stacking up all the goodies...
And documented my story...
 Likey so!
And now it's your turn!
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Family Portraits Update...

I am having so much fun with this little project and I recently had another spread shared over on the CATfile Store Blog...
If you are not familiar with the Family Portraits Project, you can read more here.

Of course, some lovely FLAIR from A Flair For Buttons finished the spread off perfectly...
I just love adding to this album each month... Using the fabulous cut files and printables from CATfile Store...
The collections released every month truly are amazing...
Have a great weekend!





Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere...

Oh yes, it always is! And that means it's always a fun time somewhere too... and that's exactly what the April "Five O'Clock Somewhere" Cocoa Daisy Kits are... FUN!

I had a blast whipping up these layouts and I still have more up my sleeve...
Kits go on sale midnight on the First of April to non-subscribers! 

The kit is full of such lovely, bright springy greens, blues... 



 ...yellows, and pinks...

Oh, and the exclusive Cocoa Daisy papers are SO lovely this month!
See this layout below? It puts some of the planner kit to use. I LOVE incorporating bits from the planner kit in my scrapping!

Some lovely little bits from the Day In the Life Kit are on this next page...
If someone were to say to me, "All the kits look so good, but I can only afford to subscribe to one, what would you recommend?"
My answer, hands down, is the Day in the Life Kit! Even if you don't do pocket scrapbooking, this kit will serve you well! From all the cute, whimsical designs that are exclusive to CD, plus all the fun little embellishments, you will have plenty to scrap with, or make cards with, or even to use in your mixed media! Oh, and the DITL kits come with a couple of 6x6 cuts of the exclusive papers! It is a great bang for the buck!


See that cloud on this next page? It was fussy cut from a DITL card...


 And those fun Wood Emojis? Yep - from the DITL kit as well...

Oh, and did you notice all the pineapples? Aren't they cute?!?! 
Maybe you are wondering why you would want a pineapple embellishment. Well, I say embrace the cute, sweet whimsy! Scrapping a sweet memory? Pineapples are sweet... add it to your page! 
That was my approach with all the pineapple sweetness in the April kits and I just love how my pages came out!

So, if you are not a subscriber, you can buy the kits beginning April 1. Ahhh - but, things sell out FAST, so I advise subscribing so that you get what you want each and every month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon...

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pastels in Bloom...

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 working in pastel...

From soft shabby chic colors to white washing with gesso, being inspired by Easter to using actual pastels, this week we challenge you to be inspired by the softer side of the color wheel…


In addition to the lovely pastels of spring, I love the fresh foliage popping up in the garden. So... I took that inspiration and crafted up some lovely little patterned petals...
In pastels, of course!
Then, a bit of messy stitching, some black for contrast, and a bit of watercolor....
And there we have it... a lovely little spring card!
And now it's your turn!
Go get crafty and and link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from SimonSaysStamp.com.


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