18 August 2014

You're a Treat!

Lately I've been on a card making binge. Seriously I didn't realize how much fun I could have getting inky and trying lots of techniques, but geez, I'm having a great time. Recently I discovered the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog & this week their challenge was right up my alley. I've been so inspired by summer colors and themes, so I'm here to share a card I made recently with some watercolor paper, distress inks and some Silhouette Studio cut files to match their recent challenge: Simon Says... Summer. They were so easy to make and I absolutely love them.
I decided to make a set of the cards, in a classic pairing of purple, red, and orange Popsicles (though you could make them in any color under the sun). I covered the sentiment in glitter from my sakura glitter pen and then covered them in glossy accents. The colors of distress ink that I used are Dusty Concord, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Antique Linen. I love how they turned out and now all of my friends want a set. :)

24 June 2014

Today I'm here to share one of my newest scrapbooking process videos. I'm finally getting my webcam to cooperate with Windows 8 after being forced to upgrade when my laptop HDD failed earlier this year.
I hope you enjoy.
Thanks for watching and visiting.

11 June 2014

10 June 2014

I'm back today after a couple days break to share some more of my Jekyll Island trip layouts. We were only on the island for a few days, but I have so many great photos & memories that I want in our albums. The trip photos also helped me get back into to 12x12 scrapbooking, rather than just focusing on Project Life.

I've been trying my best to step out of the comfort zone of pattern paper backgrounds & lots of layered papers, to quilty looking pages that I create with lots of small patterns & shapes. I love the look of my album now & I feel like each page has a different feel. I'm definitely sticking to this new style for a while.

Thanks for looking at my pages, if you have any questions about how I made something or where I got it, leave me a comment & I'll reply as soon as possible.  :)

07 June 2014

I don't usually go to sketches for inspiration, but I'm going to start challenging myself to do so. This revelation all started when I saw this sketch on the Studio Calico blog based on a layout by Ali Edwards
I followed the sketch pretty closely, using photos from an Incubus concert a few years ago. I don't usually go back and scrapbook past events or stories, but since I was already doing things I don't usually do, I decided to go for gold. :) I really loved Ali's layout when I first saw it, so I wasn't surprised that I loved the outcome of my own version of the layout. 

06 June 2014

I love scrapbooking. I love it when it's made with paper and glue, I love it when it's made on a computer, I love it when its a combo of the two. I'm just a fan, period. I like making pages and sharing stories no matter the format. Today I'm going to share a page I made recently about our kitty Mo. She's such a fun loving little girl and I've always got something to say about her (& all of our cats for that matter).

I used some new products from One Little Bird called Sunshine in my Soul. I use these types of products for so many digi made projects, including my blog header, titles, buttons, pages, e-vites, an so much more. I absolutely love to use them digitally, but did you know that if you have a Silhouette, you can use the digital elements as print & cut images. If you would like a tutorial on that leave me a comment and I will get to work on that. :)

Thanks for stopping by & checking out my Digi Made project!

05 June 2014

When I finish up a layout I like to take all of the small scraps and put them in a drawer and if I have just a few embellishments left from a pack, I put them away with my color coordinated boxes. When I am not feeling motivated or inspired to scrapbook a layout, I grab the box of scraps, pick some papers that coordinate, then grab the color boxes of embellishments that match what I've already selected & I make as many cards as I can with what I've picked. Some of them are super simple, like the first one I'm sharing with you today, or elaborate and time consuming like the second. 

This first card is made with a card bask of slate colored cardstock, a Crate Paper frame from the Pier Collection, a piece of random yellow pattern paper, a chipboard butterfly from Studio Calico, Twine from Lawn Fawn, and a sentiment typed from my typewriter. It's very simple, but it's definitely one of my favorites. Now I just need the perfect person to send it to. 
The second card I made using a bunch of Dear Lizzy scraps, all of the pattern paper and the sentiment are from the Daydreamer line and the Gold Dot vellum is from a past release. I took the scraps from a quilt inspired layout, glued them to a sheet of thin paper, then die-cut out the circle using my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders circle dies, I added the vellum behind it and glued it down to a card base, then I used foam tape to glue down the sentiment which came from a cardstock diecut pack. I think I'm going to give this to my husband Ryan so I can show him some love, but still keep the card. ;)
Thanks for stopping by & checking out a couple of my favorite cards.