Friday, February 28, 2014

A Birthday Celebration!

This is kind of a crazy page. I wanted to include a bunch of photos from my daughter and nephew's birthday party this past September. It wanted to play a bit and make a messy corkboard of photos and messy stuff - kinda like my bulletin board at home. It's a messy page, just like I intended it to be, and it was fun to make.

Materials used:
Echo Park Hybrid :  Note to Self (cork paper)
Echo Park Hybrid: Fall Forever (wood paper)
Echo Park Hybrid: Birthday Boy (birthday tag)
Splendid Fiins: Evidence Polaroid Frames
Splendid Fiins : @ the Office Supplies (tape)
Splendid Fiins : @ the Office Date Stamps
Design by Dani : County Fair (ticket strip)
Design by Dani: Flying High (banner)
Jenni Bowlin Studios : Birthday Bingo Cards
Michelle Coleman : pins

Katie Pertiet : post it notes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Just Shoot Me | scrapping random memories

A random page … a really ordinary part of life, but remembering these little things are the reason I scrapbook (good, bad and annoying)!

Materials Used:
September Blue
Mye De Leon
Karla Dudley
Gennifer Bursett

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 Project Life | Week 8

Here's my Project Life week 8 pages. I used a bunch of this and that from a bunch of kits from Karla Dudley Designs. Most of the stuff is from her Sup? kit but there's lots of other fun stuff mixed in there too!

Karla Dudley
: Sup?
: Ashbee Elements

Echo Park Hybrid

: All Star (tennies)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Details of an awesome day | Gone Shopping!

I woke up a little early this morning to a quiet house and finished up this page I'd played around with last night while we watched tv. What a nice start to a Sunday morning!

Materials Used:
Karla Dudley Design | The Good Stuff Kit, Elements and Add On Pack
Wishing Well Creations | Simple Triples Templates

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Scrapaneers | Conquering the Two Page Layout

Hey! Happy Friday! It's a snowy one here where I live. I'm hoping that someday this winter that just keeps giving and giving with cold and snow would give up and give us a break! I know, spring will come eventually. Just not soon enough for me!

I wanted to share with you that I blogged over at Scrapaneers today about creating 2 page layouts. I've got some tips for creating 24x12 layouts and gave my step by step process for saving my 24x12 layouts to 12x12s. Why don't you check it out here! I shared some tips I wish I'd have known from the beginning of my digi scrapping days!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Warning! This girl loves to shop!

Enough said. LOL!

Materials used (the Lilypad):
April Storyteller and Feeling Peppy by Just Jaimee

2014 Project Life | Week 7 (Candid collection by Mommish & Just Jaimee)

I almost forgot to share this week's Project Life pages. For these weeks' pages I used an awesome collaboration kit called Candid | Real Life in Pockets by Mommyish and Just Jaimee. It's a super fun kit!

Oh … and notice … I added a video to this week's pages. I included a QR code. I want to try to include more videos on my pages - of course that means I really need to TAKE more videos! (What comes first, the chicken or the egg?!) How's that for a super late New Years resolution?

This pup LOVES going for a ride

This adorable pup of ours has always enjoyed going for rides in the car, but now she LOVES it. We quietly ask her if she wants to go for a ride and she immediately RACES to the door. I love that! She's a great companion for all my car rides!

Materials Used (all from Pixels & Co.):
Scenic Route by Deena Rutter

Mosaic Templates by Scotty Girl Designs (Shannon McNab)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

What I Love (Pixels & Co. Challenge)

Pixels & Company is hosting some new challenges this month. I'm one of the hosts for a 3-Way Challenge. I'll tell you all about how the 3-Way challenge works, but first here's my sample layout:

For the 3-Way Challenge, your challenge is to either (1) create a layout using the featured kit (Aflutter Kit by Wishing Well Creations), (2) create a layout by scrap lifting my layout or one of the other two sample layouts, or (3) create a layout using any two kits from Wishing Well Creations (Laura Passage). Here's a link to the challenge at Pixels & Co.

Check out how adorable this kit is:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Showing off some of my painted canvases

I had so much fun creating painted canvases this week from some of my favorite photos that I decided I'd show some of them off on a scrapbook page for my family album!

The Artist Workshop by Jofia Davoe

Read and Relax | Creating the look of open books with PS

I created this page last night using techniques I learned from Jana Morton in the All Star Digital Techniques 2 class at Scrapaneers. I started with a completely blank canvas and with the magic of Photoshop I was able to create the look of open books. So fun!

Story Time by Anita Designs
Painted Edges by Karla Dudley Designs
inspired by Jana Morton's All Star Digital Techniques 2 at Scrapaneers

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Creating Digital Painted Canvases

I'm taking an All Star Techniques 2 class at Scrapaneers. It has really been fabulous. One of the modules was taught by Cilenia Curtis. She instructed us how to to create digital paintings from our photos. Let me tell you … I'm in love with this technique!

I've got some blank walls in my house that would be perfect for some digital paintings! I've created a couple and want to share them with you. (I kinda went crazy. I think I've got to stop now.)

Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

I created this painting from an image I took in Germany this summer. I've got it hanging in a 12x18 black frame (the black frame around this image is just to kind of show how it looks in the actual frame). I absolutely LOVE it!

Venezia, Italia

This was the first digital art canvas I created using Cilenia's techniques. I'd really love to have this printed on a canvas but unfortunately I can't think of a place to hang it, so for now it's going to be a scrapbook page in my 2013 family album.

Capri, Italy (2 images)

We recently remodeled my daughter's bathroom and she wants a spa-like feel to her bathroom. I went to Italy this fall and took some gorgeous photos in Capri. My daughter thought they'd be the perfect feel for her spa bath. What do you think?

This one is going to hang in a 10x13 frame:

This one is going to hang in a 12x18 frame:

Taormina, Italy
I made this just because it's a pretty picture. I probably won't print it and I can't think of any place to hang it, but it was just such a pretty scene as I walked the quaint streets of Taormina with my mom and sisters this fall that I wanted to "pretty it up". It's created for a 12x18 canvas.

Can you tell I've really enjoyed playing around with making painted canvases?

2014 Project Life | Week 6 (using designs by Mye De Leon at Pixels & Co.)

It's still winter here. How about where you live?

FYI, I used Mye De Leon's beautiful "Blush" collection to create this page. Love it!


Mye De Leon Blush Collection (papers, elements, alpha pack, 2x2 journal cards, 3x4 journal cards, 4x6 journal cards, smears, cork frames, flairs, enamel bits
Mye De Leon Unscripted Alphas

Friday, February 7, 2014

Til There Was You (new goodies from Deena Rutter) (Berchtesgaden, Germany)

Deena Rutter has released two great new kits at Pixels and Company today. I used them to scrap this photo of my hubby and me in Berchetesgaden, Germany.

Deena Rutter 

Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Girls Night Out | Splendid Fiins BYOC kits

Spendid Fiins released some new goodies at The Lilypad today today!


2014 Project Life | Week 5 (Lots of Splendid Fiins digi goodies!)

I used lots of awesomeness from Splendid Fiins to make this week's Project Life pages!

Splendid Fiins
Hello Lovely Journal Cards and Element Pack; Very Krafty Neutrals: Keatons Closet papers; See Above for Details Photo Frames; See Below for Details Journaling Block Stamps; Camera Love Journal Cards; Eclectic Mix Card Set 1

MyeDeLeon Unscripted Alphas

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Celebrating New Years Eve! (Pixels & Co. digi goodness)

I've got a combo page to share with you today. It's party New Years Eve and part a page reminiscing over the past. Love that! It was fun to make!

I used some awesome kits from Pixels and Co for this page. Check out the credits at the end. I love Tiffany's Griddles templates and I've been a big fan of Mommyish's super fun kits lately. I think my whole Christmas/New Years was scrapped using her kits. I also used bits and pieces from Karla Dudley, Mye De Leon and Scotty Girl Designs.

Credits (all available at Pixels & Co.):
Griddles Template Album 1 by Simply Tiffany Studios
Holiday Hoopla by Scotty Girl Designs
Photo Op Stamps by Karla Dudley
Vintage Christmas (wood frame) by Mye De Leon

Enchanted (&) by Deena Rutter