Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Vacations, Scrapbooking, and Giveaways...

I think it's safe to say that we all have those stories that have gotten pushed to the wayside because they are overwhelming. Wether it is a big vacation, old family memories, or stories where the photos aren't the best... sometimes we just need a little extra motivation to put the glue to the page and get those stories into our albums.

Or, perhaps you need to devote an entire album to just one trip? Maybe it's all that collected ephemera that's holding you back? Or, maybe you just LOVE watching other people scrapbook no matter what the subject matter is....

Well, if any of the above applies to you, please take a look at this little video....


I am so excited to be working with May on this class as well as contributing to it! I have two album walkthroughs of past vacation albums already live in the classroom, with one more to come. I will also be contributing a vacation planning mini album, a field trip layout, a double page layout about my husband's experience away at a University, a layout about a "not so good" time, and more... all with process videos!

This class is going to be so jam-packed with goodness, you do NOT want to miss it! Along with the always fabulous May Flaum, you will also get tutorials from Paige EvansJennifer Chapin, Janna Werner, Sian Fair, and Patricia Roebuck
To take advantage of the early bird registration, use this link. Signing up at this price makes class less than $10 a month! That is an amazing deal for how much content will be provided!

And, it might be your lucky day, as I am doing a giveaway for one spot! Just leave me a comment below, letting me know you were here. I will leave the drawing open until this Sunday, March 8, 8 pm EST and the winner will be emailed. If per chance, you register now, but then win the drawing... don't worry! You will be reimbursed.

So, leave me a comment to enter and I hope to see you in class!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello Again!

Hello, hello and hello again! The March "Hello Again" Cocoa Daisy Kits were revealed this past weekend. They are full of springy goodness and I had a blast creating with them!

For instance, this page... with lots of the glassine bags, used in the packaging, layered behind the photo...
And this next one put some stamping to use in a different sort of way. Spoiler alert...check back later in the week on the Cocoa Daisy Blog for more on that...


Then, one of the adorable Day In The Life cards inspired this mixed media collage, which I think rates as my favorite to date...


This next layout put lots of the lovely die cuts to use as well as the fabulous deer!


And this one, perhaps my favorite page from this month's kit...
It uses one of the free cut files and some more stamping action...

I played with some tone on tone goodness for this simple page. I seriously love the dot and floral combo!

Oh, and of course... a little mini book action!

 This will be used to plan our garden come spring... that is if spring ever decides to come!


Lots of little happy moments in these kits for sure!


And last, but not least... this whimsical page using lots of the Day In The Life cuteness...


And while we are on the topic of the Day In The Life kits... they sell out FAST! Like, super fast! It's no surprise, really... just look at the adorableness. So, if you like this whimsical aesthetic that really is totally unique to Cocoa Daisy, I recommend subscribing. This guarantees you a kit every month. And, as you can see from the above layout, you can totally scrapbook with JUST the Day In The Life Kit. It is such a great bang for the buck!

So, head on over to Cocoa Daisy to see all the goodness!

See you soon.

Seeing Green...

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 seeing green...

Whether it’s spring in the air, or just the leprechauns showing up all over the local stores for St. Patrick’s Day, we are feeling a lot of love for clover, shamrocks, and green in general. Will the luck of the Irish be with you? Want to craft with just a hint of bold clover green? Perhaps feature your favorite green ink pad or marker in your next project? We can’t wait to see what you dream up this week!

This week, I decided to play a little more with my PrismaColors...
And since green makes me think of spring and spring makes me think of fresh change, I am going to scrap a page for my girls' album...

All about how I hope they learn to embrace change...

So with my patterned papers selected and my letters hand cut, I can now focus on my design! With my letters in place, I used my pencils to sketch out a frame, as well as to write the rest of my title. Then.... a little pocket for the journaling...

And since this is a photo-less page, that pocket is taking center stage! Now, I am going to use that White Pitt Pen technique again to soften my penciled border...

And after some watercolors, we are all done!

A pocket full of journaling...

Encouraging my girls to embrace change in their lives...

And now it's your turn!
Remember... anything goes. So, 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.


Here is my supply list (affiliate links included):



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Feeling Sneaky...

Hello there and happy Friday! February is almost over and that means it is almost time to see the March "Hello Again" kits over at Cocoa Daisy! The reveal is on Saturday at 8 pm EST and current subscribers will be allowed to shop that evening. The March kits are full of such wonderful, springy goodness! I made lots of layouts, a mini book, and one of my most favorite mixed media collages to date. Here is a little sneak of my creations...
Kits sell out fast, so be sure to go ahead and subscribe. This gives you first dibs at all the goodness!

And while we are on the topic of sneaks, here is a look-see at the projects I created for the upcoming Color Theory Workshop with Wilna



Registration closes at the end of this month, so be sure to head on over to Studio Calico to sign up!

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hop To It!

Hello, Hello! Simon Says Stamp just released a new spring line... "Hop To It."

I had more fun playing with some of the fabulous goodies! Please take a look:



So Fun!
I hope this has inspired you to look at your supplies in a new way...

And to have fun with your stamps....

Be sure to check out all the new products in this Simon release!

Hugs to you!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 23, 2015

These 3...

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! YAY!

I decided to dust off a fabulous, but seldom used supply...
The Tim Holtz Butterfly Die and Embossing set!

Here those lovely butterflies are, along with some fun and bright little papers...
And, I gotta tell ya... those butterflies pretty much make the page! I liked them just like that and I even liked the papers kinda piled up at the bottom. So, I went with it!

All I needed was my picture...
And a few embellishments...
Along with some watercolors and a title...
And there we have it!
I love a good excuse to play with an often neglected supply!
So, now it's your turn. Remember... anything goes. So, 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.


Here is my supply list (affiliate links included):


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