Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fancy Pants Designs CHA

Sorry I have been a little late on posting.  Summer has had our family so busy, but a good busy :)  Today I'm excited to share with you 2 layouts I created for the Fancy Pants Designs CHA Booth.  This is my first time getting to send layouts to CHA.  I'm hoping to get to go next year.

For this layout I used the new Collecting Moments line. I just LOVE the colors in this line!


For this layout I used the Happy Go Lucky Line. One of my favorite items from this line is the buttons and clothespins. 


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

American Crafts Layouts

Today I'm sharing two layouts using the super fun American Crafts lines Yes, Please! and Mayberry.  These layouts feature pictures I love!  I took these pictures at our church picnic this summer and loved how they turned out. 

This first layout is my daughter and her two besties (they are twins).  For this layout I used the Yes, Please! line.  I don't know about you but I still love the clothespins trend!

AC July 2

And for this layout I used the Mayberry line.  This is a picture of Hannah and her buddy Max. 

AC July 1

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fancy Pants Designs Trends

I'm up on the Fancy Pants Designs blog today.  It's all about trends.  Can you guess what the trend is?  Please come check it!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

American Crafts Design Team 2013 - 2014

I am feeling so blessed that I made the American Crafts Design Team for another year!!!!  This is honestly such an amazing company to design for.  And I can't wait to get to know all the new ladies joining the team and also get to know better those returning.  Here they are:

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hello Again Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hello Again Blog Hop! I am SO excited to be celebrate this new release by Kaitlin Sheaffer and hope you all will love her first line with Carta Bella!

If you started here then head over to Jennifer Chapin's blog first!

Here is my layout using the brand new "Hello Again" line. I'm so in love with the colors in this line.

Hello Again

Here are some close ups:

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When you are finished hopping through all of the blogs and then go back to Kaitlin's blog and leave a comment telling me what your favorite part is about the Hello Again line for a chance to win the Hello Again collection.

For a second chance to win, 'share' your favorite project on Facebook or 'pin' your favorite project on Pinterest, or 'tweet' your favorite project on Twitter- then go back to Kaitlin's blog and share a link to your 'share', 'pin' or 'tweet' in the comments.

Comments will close Sunday night at 9pm MT and she will randomly choose a winner. Winner will be announced in her blog Monday so please check back to see if you won!

If you lose your way here is the blog hop order!

Jennifer Chapin

Diana Fisher

Angie Gutshall YOU ARE HERE :)

Latrice Murphy

Jennifer Kinkade

Valerie O'Neall

 Lisa Wilkinson

Kaitlin Sheaffer

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Destination Found

Happy Thursday to you!  It is very HOT here what's it like were you live?  I wanted to share a fun layout I created with the July Kit Add-on and the Embellie Add-on.  This layout was so fun to create.  I started with painting gesso around the circle and then painted some mist around too.  I then took some of the twine in the kit and layered around the circle.  Lastly I added some brads, frames, and buttons.

Here is my layout using the Kit add-on and the Embellie Kit. I really love those little frames that came in the embellie addon. 

July 2

Here are some close ups.  See how I used the brad that said "Destination Found"?!  I add "My Heart". 


And inside this little frame I put and "I" for his name. 016

Thanks so much for stopping!  I'm still waiting for the winner to contact me so check below to see if it's you.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fancy Pants Designs and Gossamer Blue

I was so thrilled that Gossamer Blue and Fancy Pants Designs teamed up this month.  Head over to their blogs and see all the details of the challenge.  I know you won't want to miss it ;)

Here is my layout using the July Kit from Gossamer Blue and it is using all Fancy Pants Designs.

July Fancy Pants

Here is a close up:


Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope you'll try this change and be a guest for GB and FPD.

Winner of "Simply Playful Accents" Class

I'm so excited to announce the winner of my new class.  And if you didn't win I hope you will take my class and learn how easy a simple embellishment can change to a project.

Please email me by July 21st so I can get you set up for the emails.  Congrats! 

Ann said...
I'd love this class because I love embellishments...I may be a little bit obsessed with them! So it would be awesome to learn fun new ways to use them.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Citrus Twist July Reveal

It's the 12th so that means Citrus Twist has a new kit!!  I worked with the "Travel" Kit Add-on this month.  This kit my be titled "travel" but I honestly didn't make one travel layout.  So don't let that name scare you lol.

Here is my layout using the Kit add-on only.  As soon as I saw the cute little mouse tag I knew I wanted to do a layout with my little sleeping man.

July Add-on Kit Only

Close up:


Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

American Crafts Scraplift

This week over at American Crafts we are scraplifting each other.  I know how fun is that!! 

So I picked Leah Farquharson layout "Sunny with a Chance of Rain"

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And here is my take using AC lines Yes, Please, Lucky Charm, and Mayberry.  Love how this one turned out.

AC June

And the next layout I picked to scraplift is by Erin Stewart "You Make My Heart Sing"

acscraplift Erin Stewart

And here is my take using again a mix of AC line.  This my new baby boy.

AC June1

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope this inspired you to go over to the American Crafts Gallery and pick something to lift!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Very Exciting Giveaway and some Exciting News!!

About a year ago I had a vision for an online class.  So I contacted Big Picture Scrapbooking and ran my idea by them.  They accepted the idea and from there the process began.  Here I am months later getting to share with you my first self paced class called "Simply Playful Accents"!!  I still can't believe this is real and am so excited for you all to take this class. 

Here is what the class is about:
Simply Playful Accents
Easy embellishing ideas for scrapbook layouts

Stitching, and sequins, and ribbon...oh my!

Would you like to add a bit of fun and whimsy to your layouts? What if you could do it in a way that was not only fun and playful, but also simple! In Simply Playful Accents, instructor Angie Gutshall will share more than 20 ideas for using items in your supply stash to add a little bit of pizazz to your layouts.

You'll receive 20 emails with before-and-after images, each showing how just adding a little accent here and there can take your layouts from blah to beautiful! You'll also receive four bonus emails with additional ideas and inspiration. Angie even shares her layout-creating process in a fun video tutorial!

Now doesn't that class sound fun?!  I hope you will take this class and it's self paced so you can work on it when you have time.

And since it's my class I get to give a seat away!!  So leave me a comment telling me what you think you would like about this class. You have till Friday July 12th to comment.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Citrus Lane Review for June

I know this is a non scrapbooking post but I just had to share my review of this fun little box of goodies I received from a company called Citrus Lane. This is like a kit club only it's for your kids.  You get a box each month filled with  products for your child.  You tell them your child's age and gender and they customize the box for them.  I did this for Isaiah and it arrived days after he was born.  I have a link below were you can get a discount for your first box :)

Here is a picture of the box as I opened it up.


The first item was an adorable hat from Iplay.  This hat is so cute and perfect for summer.


Next was a fun tub toy called Odd Ducks.  He is so cute and ALL my kids loved him.


I really love this cream from Eric Carle.  It doesn't have much of scent but really worked on his dry newborn skin.


I have not tried this cream yet but I'm sure it's great.  It's a skin cream and a diaper cream. 


And lastly in each box comes a little something for mom.  I used this on my feet and love how it made them so soft.  And the scent is so yummy!


Thanks for taking the time to check out my review.  If you decide to try a box I would love for you to use this link and you will get $10 off your first box

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gossamer Blue July Reveal

Today is July 1st can you believe it?!!  I can't believe how this summer is flying.  Today is reveal day at Gossamer Blue!  This was such a fun kit to play with.  There are a few kits left so head on over and grab yours today. 

Here is a picture of the Main Kit:


Here is a layout I created with the main kit only.  These are pictures I captured of each of my kids holding their brother for the first time.

July Main Kit
Close Up:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!