Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Week of Giveaways- Day 2!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of my giveaway week!  I have another Little Boy Blue layout to share with you today.  Now that Charlie has mops of curly hair it's easy to forget he spent his first year bald as an eagle!! haha, so of course I had to document that in a layout....I went super silly with the title on this one (that would be "Baby Cutie Pie McBald Face" tehehe)

Today's giveaway is a huge collection of beach themed pages and embellishments!  Here's a photo of everything, note that everything is not brand spanking new....there might be a few stickers missing here or there but everything is in great shape (and there are still quite a few 'still in package' embellishments included)

Some Echo Park "Splash" Collection pieces:

Some Cosmo Cricket "Salt Air" pieces:

Some Bo Bunny, Creative Imaginations, and October Afternoon.

And last but not least some Sassafrass Lass "Sweetly Smitten" collection pieces.  These aren't stictly beach themed but personally I think they work nicely for beach photos with all the tans and blues in the collection.

In order to be eligible for the giveway you need to leave me a comment under this post and be a follower of my blog.  You will have until August 5th to enter each giveaway and the winners will all be drawn on Monday, August 6th !  The winners will be randomly chosen and there is no limit on how many prize packages you can win but please only enter each giveaway once ;).  In order to win you must email me once you have won, so make sure you check back-- I will not notify you if you win!  Good luck!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Week of Giveaways- Day 1!

Hello friends!  Welcome to Day 1 of my week of giveaways :)  Before sharing today's giveaway I wanted to share this layout I made of Mr. Charlie using Crate Paper's new Little Boy Blue collection.  As soon as they debuted the Little Boy Blue and Little Bo Peep collections I immediately had to buy everything, LOVE them so very much! And of course I have plenty of little boy pictures to scrap haha.

**Sorry this layout is awaiting publication!!**

I went with a blue and gray color scheme and pretty much every supply is from the Little Boy Blue Collection.  The photo is from when Charlie was only 2 weeks old, hard to believe he'll be 2 years old in just another month!

Now onto the giveaway.  This is the smallest prize pack of the week but it's a good one because everything is brand spanking new and unopened!  You'll get a few sheets of MME Kraft Funday as well as 3D stickers, rhinestones, border strips, gardland, and twine from the Kraft Funday Collection as well!

In order to be eligible for the giveway you need to leave me a comment under this post and be a follower of my blog.  You will have until August 5th to enter each giveaway and the winners will all be drawn on Monday, August 6th !  The winners will be randomly chosen and there is no limit on how many prize packages you can win but please only enter each giveaway once ;).  Good luck!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wedding and Bridal Shower Invitations and a Week of Giveaways!

Hi everyone!!  I have a few invitations to share with you today but first I want to tell you some exciting news!  I have spent all night sorting and purging through my craft supplies and I have packaged up 5 prize packs to give away- wahoo!  Soooo the giveaways will be everyday, starting this coming Monday through Friday.  Each day I will have a prize package to give away to one lucky follower and also a new project to share.  In order to be eligible to win you need to be a follower on my blog and that's pretty much it!  So make sure you stop on back bright and early Monday morning to enter yourself for a chance to win

Now onto other things!  One of my friends is getting married in September (I've previously shown a layout or two about her) and I'm a bridesmaid.  I also volunteered to work on the Bridal Shower and Wedding invitations, since they involve paper and I like that kinda thing (just a tad....).  Anyways, I wanted to share the finished products with you.  My husband did all the graphic work on both invitations, he's so handy to have around I tell ya!

Here are the bridal shower invitations, the shower is going to be Garden themed.  Each invitation had a different vintage looking key tied around it (Tim Holtz!).  I also decorated the envelopes with a cute little flower stamp.  I made 30 of these invites, which ended up taking forever when you factor in all the sewing!  Ahh well, they got in the post eventually lol!

For the wedding invites the bride had found an example invite that she loved and our job was to duplicate it. It came out looking strikingly similar IMO.  Here is what she wanted:

And this is what we came up with.  Not exaaaaactly the same but pretty gosh darn close!  

Something Robb did that turned out so darn cute was hiding little K's and J's in the damask pattern!  Adds a nice touch doesnt it?

Here's everything together: the invite and envelope, RSVP Card, Registry ticket, and RSVP envelope.

Pretty cute all put together like that right?  The wedding is bird themed so that little lovebird stamp is just too perfect (which Charlie stole from Michaels unbeknownst to myself until later in the day!  lol, oooooops......).  We made 100 of these invites, but there were 3 of us working on it so we amazingly got them all finished in one night!  Needless to say my Crop-a-dile is just about finished after all those eyelets, the hole puncher is beyond dull haha!

So there you have it!  Luckily I don't have a lot of single friends so I won't have to be making 130 invitations in one week again for a long long time because it was stresssssssful! haha.  Anyways, the garden themed bridal shower will be in a few weeks so I'll be sure to share pictures from that soon!  

And just one more reminder to stop by this week for my big week full of giveaways!!!  (sneak peek below!)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas in July

Hi everyone!  I'm here today to show some Christmas layouts I made for the Scrapbook Trends Christmas call.  Usually I try to have all layouts that coordinate with a certain call finished by the time the call ends (for example, all my Halloween photos were scrapped by the time the Halloween call ended) just because I like to have a deadline that way projects don't linger and I can move through my monthly kits.  Otherwise I think photos would just pile up more than they already do lol!  But July has been so super crazy busy so far that I didn't get as many Christmas themed projects done as I intended.  I have SO many Christmas supplies too so I was really bummed I didn't get everything done in time.  I think I'm gonna keep making a few more layouts just to use up the last of my supplies-- I definitely have plenty of photos to choose from :)

Anyways, here are the ones I have done so far.  They're all made using a combination of the "Mistletoe and Holly" kit by Noel Mignon and/or the Peppermint Collection kit by Crate Paper.

This is a rare two page layout--- I just had so many photos and time was running out so I decided I'd try for a two pager!  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, although I think the lefthand page looks pretty cool on it's own too!

So there you have it! Hope you enjoyed a bit of winter in July :)  I'll be back soon to share some wedding invitations and bridal shower invitations I made!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pretty Little Studio- Sandcastle Collection

Hi everyone!! I have loads of PLS projects to share with you today!  They're all made using Pretty Little Studio's newest release- Sandcastle Collection.  The colors are light, pastel-y and perfect for beach photos but I've also been using the collection with lots of baby photos!

Funny side note--- I made Save the Dates a few months back for my friends wedding.  We decided we wanted woodgrain envelope liners so I ordered about 40 sheets of this Studio Calico Woodgrain patterned paper (thinking we would get 2 liners per sheet for a total of 80 liners).  Turns out we could get 3 liners per sheet so Ive had a bunch of sheets of this awesome woodgrain paper lying around the last few months.  I've been using pieces here and there but decided that it is a PERFECT match for the Sandcastle collection!! So you'll notice quite a few pages featuring this awesome gray woodgrain pattern :)

And I still have more sheets leftover!!  Sweeeeet!  Although I've probably made easily 10 projects using this pattern lol.  Anyways, here are some of my PLS projects, I hope you enjoy! You might also have noticed that Pretty Little Studio just posted their new 2012 DT!  Congratulations ladies!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

My Little Pajama Puddle Jumper

Hi everyone!  Here are two quick layouts I'm here to show you that are made with cell phone photos using the Apps Instagram and Diptic.

First, is a layout I made using these super adorable photos of Charlie jumping around in the puddles in our driveway in his little pajamas.  At first I tried to stop him because I'm sure there were all sorts of germs and icky in those puddles but eventually decided it wasn't worth a fight and he had a BLAST!

This layout is made using the Homespun kit by Noel Mignon.com

This next layout is of my friend who is getting married in September.  We went to go pick up her dress (which fit her off the rack!!! How unfair is that?!) and I snapped a few photos of her trying it on.  Doesn't she look so cute?? 

I made this layout using the Pretty Party Collection by Crate Paper.  I had a lot of fun making this layout super pink and girly and frilly....it's such a rare occassion for me lol!