Friday, June 29, 2012

Moxxie... Road to Recovery

Thrilled to share this amazing Moxxie Collection with you..
 Road To Recovery.  So inspiring and just plain amazing.  I am thrilled to design for a company who strives to inspire and support those with life changing illnesses!  You have to stop by the 
Moxxie Blog to read how this beautiful collection came to be!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sharing some of the Moxxie New Releases

So excited to share some of the Moxxie New Releases with you...oh I can't wait to get my hands on these.
Of course this one in my favorite...all of you that know me, know that I adore Halloween paper crafting.  This is such an awesome collection!
 Love, love, love this fun, bright collection!
 And this one is simply stunning..gorgeous!  I don't want to wish for too much snow but enough to do some pretty pages with this collection!
 Musically Inclined is so perfectly distressed and designed...I see lots of vintage designs with this!
There are more sneak peeks to come so stop back to see more or stop by 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

LYB Paradise Layout

Created this layout for 

I used the super fun Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise Collection to create!  I love it, it was and easy peasy layout since the paper was so awesome...just added a bit more and it was finished!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

10 Techniques with Embossing Folders

Some awesome embossing ideas are on the 
Amazing what you can do with embossing folders, make sure to take a peek!
Here is my card...I fell in love with this card that I saw on Pinterest and just had to lift it!  Embossing Washi Tape!
Here is the link to the awesome blog that I lifted it from..
Love the texture and look it gave the Washi Tape!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Gift Card Holders

Check out the fabulous gift card holders on the Practical Scrappers blog today!  Super cute ideas, 3 of us used our Silhouette Machines.  Have I told you how much I love my Silhouette???  I adore it!
I made this gift card holder in less than ten minutes from the time I picked out the paper til the time it was decorated.  It is so easy and so user friendly! I love the fact that it perforates the score lines for you! No more lining up score marks!



Hope you are having a happy Monday!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Momenta layout

Sharing a layout created with Momenta products!  
Super sweet photo of Kendra's new baby and I know that title fits:
When we asked for a Daughter..we got a Princess

12x12-Pyramid-Paper-Pad---Kaleidoscope
Mini Bubbles and Bling
PRINCESS-CLEAR-LAYERED-STICKERS

Based on a sketch from Valerie Salmon at Got Sketch?

thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Birthday layout

Wow!  Lots of great Birthday layouts are up on the
Tons of inspiration..super cute ideas!
Sharing my Momenta layout again with you...
Love these photos and how you can see her reflection in the table!
Momenta has the most fun and bright papers along with great embellishments!  Working on another cute page today with Momenta product..can't wait to share with you!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Meet our new baby

We have a new baby in our home that arrived last night..she is super sweet!  Meet Miss Monroe (yes, Maxenzi named her).


 It has been a few years since we have had a new kitten...so this should be interesting with 3 dogs!  The dogs are used to cats but it has been about a year since we left our Calamity Cat with my folks when we moved!
Wish us luck!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Birthday Cards

Lots and lots of Birthday Card Inspiration is up on the
Practical Scrappers Blog today!  Super cute ideas!
While your there..make sure you check out the Design Team Call or just read the post below this one!
Here's my simple Birthday Card...yes, simple!
I actually kind of like the clean n simple look of this..maybe it still needs something though!  Hmmm!
Enjoy the gorgeous day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Practical Scrappers Design Team Call


Design Team Call

Practical Scrappers is looking for new designers to join our team!  The term for this position would run from July 1st until January 1st.  Designers will need to contribute three projects per month.  We have extraordinary talent on our team, just check out our Designers Extraordinaire Tab, we would love to add you to that mix.  If you are looking for a place to get your feet wet and get more exposure we are it!  

To apply send a brief paragraph about yourself, your style, and your current design team commitments to practicalscrappers@gmail.com - Please also include a link to your blog.  Applications will be accepted thru June 27th at midnight CST.  International applications are welcome.

What have you got to lose?!?!?  Practical Scrappers is my favorite place to be...we have wonderful, talented, super friendly team.  I love it here!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator Reveal

Welcome to our second Inspiration Elevator challenge. You may recall from last month`s challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level; to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. This month`s challenge was issued by the very talented Laura Whitaker. Here`s a sampling of what Laura asked us to do:


``For my challenge I wanted to get back to the root of scrapbooking a little bit, back to the preserving of memories; to encourage you to look at your photos a little more closely.  We all have cute photos of the sweet-faced children and beautiful family members, in our lives, that we can scrapbook.  But I want to challenge you to choose a photo that tells a story or evokes an emotion, something a little different than our children playing or family members posing.   We all have heard that a picture speaks a thousand words. Chose a photo that was taken from behind the subject, preferably one in which you cannot see their face.  Maybe you have chosen not to scrap a particular photo in past because you couldn’t see the subject’s face very well, this is the perfect time to use that photo. Then the story will be the focus and not the face.   Then tell the story that goes with the photo via your journaling.  This way when our families look back at this page years from now, they will truly be reminded of the moment.``


What an incredible challenge! My fellow group of artists have been working all month to create gorgeous and inspiring designs. Here`s the list of my IE friends and I hope you`ll pop by and see what they have created and perhaps take a moment to say a word or two.



Here is my take on the challenge!  I was so inspired by this photo of Kelly & Jay at the wedding last summer.  This photo evokes emotion for me, I know it is a perfect photo...maybe not quite what the challenge called for...but it speaks to me! It is inspired by a sketch from 
lets capture our memories for their Birthday Bash. It was challenge #8! 




I am not great at journaling..in fact, I almost never journal.  I am a selfish scrapper, I create for me..for the enjoyment and for the art of it! So this really was a challenge for me..I will share with you what it says..hope you don't find it too sappy..lol.


I ADORE this Girl!  She is simply one of the most Genuine, True & Amazing people in MY LIFE!
In this Special moment between her and Jay..I know that this girl will be okay...she has found the LOVE of her LIFE.  The hurt and uncertainty are over!
She has become DETERMINED, CERTAIN & INSPIRED!
Nothing stops this AMAZING young woman. She is always STRIVING for more, always reaching and EXCEEDING her goals.
She THOUGHT She COULD, So She DID!


Love ya Kelly!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

MME Miss Caroline Card

Sarah from Stetler Arts sent me some fun papers to create and play with..My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline 6x6 pad!  Super fun!
She also sent some gorgeous Lily Bee Memorandum...oh my!  this is Gorgeous paper!
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Moxxie Smore Gift Box



Smores box together
I created this super fun Smore gift box with Moxxie’s Happy Camper Line.  I just knew when I saw this line that I wanted to created something special with it!
I bought the box and crinkle paper at Target...the box was just the perfect color for this paper and had great texture too!  I inked the box with a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then started decorating it!
I first cut strips of the Stick-y paper...I cut three strips to go around the box and then die cut three more with the scalloped border with some machine stitching as an accent.  All of the papers, punch outs and stickers were inked also!
Cracker and chocolate
 Marshmallows
I then decorated my bag of marshmallows, Hershey Bars and Graham Crackers with Stick-yGone CampingHappy Camper Punch Outs and Happy Camper Element Stickers.  I cut some banner tags from corrugated cardboard and add the punch outs and stickers, finished them with a bit of curling ribbon, twine and buttons.  The lid for the box has the adorable wood frame found on the Punch Outs, I added some fun rosettes made with the Gone Camping paper and added a few punch outs, sticker and buttons!
Smore top
Box together 2
Such a great gift and so fun to create.  Love this line!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Momenta Card

I created this fun card for a teen's birthday using Momenta product!  
Momenta product used:


Friday, June 8, 2012

Moxxie's Hometown Celebration

I just couldn't resist this adorable photo from Rosie and I had to perfect collection from Moxxie for it...Hometown Celebration!

Isn't she just the cutest?
I had so much fun with this layout...love the layered pinwheels and love the effect of layering all the Hometown Element Stickers to create the cool cluster.  The roses were created with crepe ribbon and Glubers...giving it the perfect amount of pop!
Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bella Blvd Layout

Just a super cute layout to share with you...featuring the sweetest little baby!
Thanks Kendra for sharing her with me and letting me enjoy her last week!  She is just adorable!
Created with all Bella Blvd Baby Girl line and based on a sketch provided by Bella Blvd also!




Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Simple Stories Nana's or Bust

New layout created for Scrap-a-Latte featuring 
Simple Stories Awesome Collection.
Precious photo of Leah's boys.  They are just too cute and I miss seeing these boys soooo much!  They are both just adorable!


Based on a sketch created by Jenny Evans for 
Creative Scrappers.  Jenny has the most amazing sketches, you really should follow her blog and Creative Scrappers blog...I am constantly inspired by her style and creativity!
Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Cards

Just got back from spending a few days with my parents and all my wonderful girlies back home!  I miss everyone soooo much already!
Summer has arrived in Aberdeen and there are some great cards from my team mates up on the 
Make sure to stop by and check them out!
Here is mine...created with Moxxie's
 At the Beach collection!
Yes, life is a better in flip flops!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sweet Treats

I wanted to share these super cute photos of the cutest baby with you.  Huge thank you to Rosie for sharing the precious little one with me.  The are priceless pictures of her with her first ice cream cone!


The paper is Pink Paislee's Indigo Bleu with white and black Bazzill Swiss Dot Card stock, and some Mister Huey's! 
Created for Stetler Arts and the sketch is from my friend, Jenny Evans for Creative Scrappers.  You can find the link here:
She is so amazingly talented!

Thanks for stopping by!