Friday, January 20, 2012

A Layout, A Challenge and A New Design Team

Hi everyone!  Lots to share with you today :D

First off,

I'm hosting the Weekly Challenge over at the Burlap and Buttercups Blog....the challenge is to do a "year in review" type project.  Here's my take

Make sure you head on over, prizes are involved :)

Second, I made this layout this week....yet another beach one (trying to finish up all those beach photos from this summer!).  I used Sassafras Lass's line "Sweetly Smitten" I the only one that misses Sassafrass a whole bunch? Coz I really wish I could still buy their stuff

and THIRDLY, I have been chosen to be on the Pretty Little Studio Design Team!  I am thrilled!  Their product is beyond adorable and the vintage touch is just perfect for my style.  Make sure you check them out here and a big congratulations to the other DT members!

Okay well I'm off.  Our Nanny called out sick today so that means I get a bonus day off with Charlie!  Yahoo!  And off to a romantic bed and breakfast with my hubby tomorrow (that was one of my christmas presents! SO excited!).  Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Beach Themed Mini Album

Hi everybody!  Back AGAIN!  Sick of me yet?  I've got a beach themed mini album to share today, made from an envelope album by Graphic 45.  Inside the envelope pages are more photos.  Initially I was going to make little postcards with more photos and journaling for each of the envelopes but I never got around to it, I may still who knows!  Any rate, the album is made from Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, and Creative Imaginations supplies....hope you like it!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Summer Fun Layouts

Hi everyone! Back with more layouts!! I told ya I'd have lots for you this week :)  I'm working on scrapping all of my beach and pool summer photos from this past year so I have some fun bright and colorful layouts to share. 

I used Echo Park's line "Splash" and Becky Fleck's PageMaps for all of these layouts

This is my first ever 8.5x11in layout! I'm so used to doing 12x12 that it was wierd to make such a little tiny layout haha.  I LOVE how it looks though, when I saw this PageMap I knew it was perfect for my photo's- 12x12 or not!  I'm so glad I tried something different :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Burlap and Buttercups Idea Gallery Reveal!

Hello hello ladies (and perhaps a gentleman or two?).  I'm here to share my layouts for the B&B Idea Gallery that I made with the lovely January Kit (which I believe is sold out, or if not, it is *very* close to it).  It is filled with so much awesome krafty goodness :)  Here are my layouts!

Well I hope you like them all- thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Finally, some new layouts to share!

Well I finally have some nice photos of the layouts I've been working on the past couple weeks (minus a few from Burlap and Buttercups that I'll be sharing in the next week!).  I'm really quite happy with most of them so I hope you like them too!

I love this one with my son and his Great Grandpa, they are just too cute.  I never use orange/green/blue as a color combo but somehow it just works!  I think this one is my fav out of all the layouts I've done in the past month or so, I just love little tiny details :)

Here's one using the Mary Ellen kit by

Here's one that used up my Truly Scrumptious kit from  I hand cut all the little squares and arranged a mosaic/pixel background for my photos.  Kinda tedious but I found it relaxing so it's all good haha

A layout of Charlie at the beach!  I used Precocious Paper flowers, Creative Imaginations, and some Pink Paislee.

And that's all folks! Check on back in a few days for more, hope you like everything :) 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Burlap and Buttercups January 2012 Kit

Hi everyone!!  Just checking in to share Burlap and Buttercups new January kit :)  I just got mine in the mail a few days ago and can't wait to start playing with it tonight!!  My initial plan was to play with it immediately but then my stove caught fire and there were 15 firefighters in and out of my house while Charlie and I waited for them to finish in our car.  Lovely.  Oh did I mention that it caught fire at 830 at night, pretty much as soon as Charlie had fallen asleep?  and that the fire extinguisher sprayed CO2 dust (or whatever it is) all over our kitchen so it was trashed?  and we had to stay up past my bedtime to clean it up?  And I never got dinner?  Hmph!!  Bitter? Me? Noooooo

ANYWAYS back to the kit! haha! It's awesome, full of lots of my favorites including MME Kraft Fun Day collection, Jenni Bowlin, and some of those adorable Pink Paislee Nantucket tiles.  Yum yum, can't wait to play. 

  Add On Kit:

I have been working on layouts like crazy lately but I don't have photos yet, I'll probably wait until these layouts are done and have Robb photograph all 10 of them at once.  So it won't be for at least another week but on the brightside I will have a LOT to share in a week :)

Hope you are all doing well and remembering to write 2012 instead of 2011 (I work in a QC lab where I'm constantly dating things and I wrote 2011 by mistake about a thousand times this week haha)