Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to the Grind

Guess who had to start school today and haul all of her stuff in a brand new backpack and then some!  Nothing a little carabiner couldn't sort out for her.

Can't believe my little girl is already starting 3rd Grade today. Where does the time go???   Hope all your kids had a successful start to the year too...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

LYB's Head of the Class and Training Reel

Little Yellow Bicycle has a brand new school collection called Head of the Class and you are all going to love it! It is the perfect blend of primary colors and shades of gray and just a touch of grunge to grow up everyone's concept of back to school collections.
There are so many fun embellishments with this collection.  I used the Head of the Class Mini Banners and the Fresh Verse Cardstock Stickers to create the title for this page.
I LOVE this Head of the Class "chalkboard" journal card and dressed it up with a bit of chipboard, dimensional pop-ups and bling.  Please see the full tutorial for this page below in the Training Reel I created.

Bonus Sketch!
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Much to Celebrate

Today is my birthday and my husband surprised me with some beautiful earrings (silver loops - my favorite) and the Chaco Sandals below.  The earrings will dress up my casual Colorado life style, because honestly I would wear the Chacos to a business meeting if I could - LOL.
I am also celebrating that tomorrow the Fall issue of Scrapbooking and Beyond Magazine will hit newsstands and my little Maddie is featured on the cover! What a wonderful birthday to have so much to celebrate.
I was lucky enough to have three pages featured in this issue.  The cover page is from the Gadeget Girls series featuring cool new tools from the industry.  You can actually sign up to win the GCD Chipart Tools that I used to create my page.  Just follow the link HERE.   My page features Jillibean Soup, Little Yellow Bicycle, Nikki Sivils and GCD Studios.
My friend, Robbie Herring, and I wrote a really cute column called Krafty Friends which tells how we met and began our wonderful friendship.  We each have a few pages featured using the ever popular kraft paper.
This page features some awesome corrugated kraft paper from Creative Imaginations and Little Yellow Bicycle's Pack Your Bags collection.  My son had such a great time choosing a pumpkin last fall and I love how this collection captures the colors of the season and the sentiment of the excursion.
This page of my daughter features some Jillibean Soup staples kraft paper and the Elementary Collection from Simple Stories.  I love reds and kraft paper always seems to make it pop without going overboard.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Doodles from Doodlebug

I am excited to share a sketch specifically designed for the brand new Doodles series at Doodlebug Design.  I had a great time adding elements from Doodlebug Essentials like buttons, journal cards and die cuts.  There are so many products to choose from in an Essentials Kit that I made the cute page below to go with the sketch.
I had a lot of giggles putting this sketch together, because I especially love the buttons on the journal card.  They are so fresh and fun!
For this page of my daughter at the beach, I used the Doodlebug Summertime Essentials Kit.  The colors are so fun and bright and I love the journal die cuts.
Pop dots and maybe a little chalk ink are all you need to make the die cuts in this kit jump off the page.  These popsicles are way too much fun!

Supplies Used: Summertime Essentials Kit (all contents coordinate perfectly - contains coordinating embellishments, paper, stickers and cardstock).

Doodlebug is even offering a Giveaway of the very kit I used to create my page.  See the details below....

We loved how darling Liz's Doodle sketch turned out that we wanted to giveaway the same Summertime Essentials Kit to one of our wonderful fans. All you need to do is tell your friends about today's post (post a link on Facebook, Twitter or email your friends this blog post) and leave us a comment. For a bonus entry, be sure to visit Liz's blog and follower her blog and leave us a comment.  

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Nikki Sivils Cardset

I think I totally forgot to share these cards created with Nikki Sivils Blueberry Hill collection and featured in Summer issue of Paper Creations 2011.  I used the same materials with each card, but a different main element to create these three fun birthday cards.  I created the sentiments for each card in a textbox on my computer and printed them white cardstock.  Then I cut them out and added them to the backgrounds.  The cards are each 6x6.
I made this one in honor of my son turning 3 this summer.  I used my Cricut Country Life Cartridge to cut the banners.  I like how the primary colors pop with the blue gingham papers.
These balloons were fun to make and the handstitched strings add a lot of personalization to the card.  Just added some bling to the hand drawn border.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Santa's Little Helper from Imaginisce

Is it it time to think about the Holidays already???  In the craft world it sure it.  Both of these projects were created with Imaginise's brand new Santa's Little Helper Collection.  I love how the colors in this collection mix beautifully with Kraft paper!  This little sleigh card makes me giggle, because it looks so inviting and fun.
I had to scrap these photos of my daughter when she was tiny, because I had to snap a bunch of them until I got one with just the right expression.  As you can see there were a few outtakes in the making.  Love the gorgeous ornament paper in this collection.

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