Friday, May 27, 2011

I've been busy lately!

I have had a lot of fun the past few days doing scrapbook pages for ME! The first one is a sketch from Sketch Inspiration and I just love how it turned out. The papers are Fancy Pants and I added some hidden journaling to help explain the title a little more.

I had so much fun making the next layout. It was from our trip to Las Vegas this spring. One of our fav places was M&M's world! There will be another page on it for sure because there are more good pics! All of the paper strips are OA and I wanted the buttons to look like M&M's. I love the way it turend out!

The next was a two-pager from St. Patty's last year. I mixed up my pattern papers quite a bit to make this one, but I think it turned out well. I also tried to add some dimension with the banners.

The next layout I used the 100 days of summer collection by Simple Stories. The pictures are from the MN State Fair last August and how much I LOVE PICKLES! I also love this LO!

I am still not sure how I feel about the next LO. It was my first time using paint and I think I suck at it! I also used it for a ClubCK challenge to use product packaging on a LO. I used the packaging from the Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes.

This final LO I did for the one-hour challenge at club ck! It was my favorite one-hour challenge so far and I LOVE how it turned out! Plus it is pics of my kitty! I used AC pp. Cool huh? TFL!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Love You More than words can explain

This week's Frosted Design's Sketch Along Tuesday sketch was a lot of fun! I finally got to it today and I really like how it turned out. I also used this LO for Ashley Horton's weekly challenge on Club CK. She did a recipe challenge to use 5 out of 6 of the following supplies: chipboard, ribbon/twine/floss, 3 buttons, color yellow, letter stickers, and stickles/glitter. I used everything but the chipboard. The pp and most of the heart and flower elements are from Echo Park's Sprintime collection and the "love you" die-cut is from Echo Park's Walk in the Park collection! TFL!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Loved this sketch from Sketch Support! I did not know if I would be able to get 4 pictures small enough for the column, but i did! I made some pinched layered flowers to create more dimension and added emb floss to them.


It's Your Birthday Card

This card is from Sketch Support and I just love the way it turned out! My first thought when I saw the sketch was candles! I had a lot of scraps from Echo Park's Walk in the Park line, so I thought they would be fun to use for this! I had some Me and My Big Ideas jewels that worked perfected with the paper. I stitched the wicks to add some look and dimension! The stamp is Fiskars and I thought the orange ric rak would really add to it!


Riding in Style

This LO is also from Sketch Support and I stuck pretty close to the sketch this time too. I used Basic Grey's Hopscotch line and did a lot of distressing with stamp ink. The chipboard stickers are also basic grey. To make the heart stand out I stitched around it. To add something more next to the arrow pointing to the couple, I added a small journaling tag and added the word LOVE with OA mini market alphas. Then I put a button next to it with a bow made out of twine to add some layering. I like the way it turned out!

Bailey's Birthday Wishes

This LO is from Sketch Support and I followed the sketch pretty closely. Instead of the stars I used cupcakes to go with the birthday theme. I used My Mind's Eye Lime Twist pink baker's twine. The papers are all Lime Twist except for one is OA. The black and white blocks are the Girl's Paperie from my scrapbook circle kit. I also did my journaling from a technique by Jennifer Larson. I really like the way it turned out!



Thursday, May 12, 2011

Forever In Love

Sketchy Thursdays Sketch this week! Got it done right away. I used a DCWV stack. I plan to add some journaling where the circle is. TFL!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lil' Carts, Lil's Shoppers

The Sketchy Thursdays Sketch for this week! I really like how it turned out. I used some new elements from my new Scrapbook Circle Kit (Grandma's Attic - May) and then some October Afternoon 5 and Dime. And boy I love foam Thickers!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Family - The Greatest Gift

For this LO I used a Sketch Support Sketch. It took me a long time with all that stitching around the square! I like how it turned out though. I used the Bazzill template for the flourish.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Today I Marry my best Friend

This is for my cousin's wedding scrapbook. I used Echo Park's For the Record line. The sketch was a Sketchy Thursday sketch for Scrapbook Circle. I loved it! I think I like the way it turned out.

Studio Calico Photo Hunt

This is my work space! Messy because I am in the midle of a LO.
This is a product I don't know how to use! they are boards with embossing on them.

WATER! Can't be dehydrated!!

One of my favorite Layouts -- using Echo Park!

Me tonight.. ugh.

My computer on Studio calico NSD!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


This LO is of my cousin on her wedding day back in August 30, 2003! I did a lot of distressing with stamp ink on this LO, but it is hard to tell. I used seam binding from Stampin' Up! I like how it turned out. The sketch is from Frosted Designs! TFL!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Did you hear the news?

Oh! And just because I am so excited .. Just wanted you to know... I'M ENGAGED!! The proposal was so perfect and so unexpected!! Here are some pics! The date is set for 9/22/12!

Warning - Newlyweds

Ahhh! Its been WAY too long since I have uploaded a LO!! Yikes. I just got super busy with school as it came to an end. Now it is OVER and I have a month to do whatever I want before I start at the pool! This is from the current Sketchy Thursdays sketch. I thought the sketch was cute and I like my finished product. I also used a monogram for Erika's Issue challenge over at ClubCK. TFL!