Friday, November 21, 2014

School Days Mini

Hey y'all & happy Friday!! Remember when I shared this layout a few weeks ago? I am continuing with my guest spot at Nani ke Ola this month & was super excited to create this mini album using the 7Dots Illumination collection!! 
I said before that this collection reminded me of school days, so I went with that theme again & this time made a mini album from all of the tags! Have you ever wondered what to do with all the tiny 2x3 sized school photos of your kids? I found just the right solution!! Now they can all be kept in one spot.
This is the cover. Everything here is from 7Dots (with the exception of my alphas & numbers, sequins, ribbon & birds' nest charm) & can be found in the store.

I used the smaller tags to put Leah's grade level on. They worked perfectly for this purpose! 
Her school picture, along with a word or phrase & a sequin or two, & the tag is done! 


And there you have it- a simple, but so very cute mini album to showcase school photos through your childs' school career! 

extra supplies: 
-alphas & number-American Crafts Thickers
-rumple ribbon-Lovebug Creations              
                    -keyhole charm-Melissa Francis                       
Thanks for stopping by today! 
Stay crafty!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Life Is Beautiful

Hey y'all! Hope you are having a Wonderful Wednesday.
I have a PL spread to share today featuring flair and sequins from The Crafty Pickle!

I have used the Autumn flair and the Autumn Sequins mix. The flatter back of these flair buttons make them easy to add to my PL pages & they fit in my album without a ton of bulk! Check out the awesome selection in the store.

The two larger journal cards are from WRMK & the smaller "Gratitude" card is from MAMBI. Fall is one of my favorite seasons & I adore these photos from a trip to an apple orchard that our family likes to visit. The flair & sequins helped give the feel of Autumn to my page.      
Thanks for visiting today. Keep crafty!!


Monday, November 17, 2014

TCP Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Crafty Pickle blog hop!
Today the creative team will be sharing with you ideas on using Flair, Sequins, Close To My Heart stamps, and more.
Make sure you leave a comment on each blog as you hop along for extra chances at winning some fabulous prizes. You have until Friday November 21st to comment and winners will be announced on Monday November 24th on The Crafty Pickle blog!
Prepare to be inspired by our awesome, creative crafty pickle team!
I created a layout using the November flair set & the Autumn Sequins Mix
I punched hearts & stars from various Market Street papers from My Mind's Eye & also used them to mat my photo. The word stamps are from Close To My Heart.

Thanks for visiting. Next up on the blog hop is the amazing Treasa!
If you get lost along the way here is the order of the hop.
Stephanie<<YOU ARE HERE!!
And don’t forget to go back to The Crafty Pickle blog when you’re done and comment there too! That’s 11 chances to win!

Happy Hopping!

Last SOUS PL Challenge

Hey y'all & happy Monday!
Sadly, today is the last PL challenge at Stuck On You Sketches! The challenge is a fun one-use woodgrain on your spread, so be sure to play along!!
Here is my page:
The large PL cards are from WRMK. My sequins is from The Crafty Pickle. It's awesome & I love the tiny leaves! 

My woodgrain alphas are from Cosmo Cricket (I've been hoarding them for awhile!)
The wood arrow is from Scraptastic Club. 

We hate to see the PL challenge go away, but know that SOUS will have many other great challenges to play along with!! 
Thanks for visiting. Make it a crafty day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Scrapbook Saturday

Hey y'all and happy Saturday! I am beyond thrilled to be guest designing for Paper Wings Productions this month! I have a Scrapbook Saturday post to share today.

The scrapbook layout I am sharing with you was created using the September Mixed Media Kit. This kit is chock full of great papers, chipboard & fun ephemera!

I knew I wanted to put the gorgeous My Mind's Eye paper to good use, so I pulled out some of my circle punches, selected some of my favorite papers from the 6x6 pad and went to town! 

  I used a 2-inch circle punch, a 1-inch scalloped circle punch & my favorite sunburst punch to use on the papers. I began by placing the largest ones in a circle around my page. I filled in with the smaller circles where necessary.

The chipboard pieces in the kit are from UmWow Studio & are so adorable. I love how well they work with the fun pictures of the kids at the apple orchard!
I took some alpha letters from my stash (Thickers) to create the title and a ticket to document the date, but everything else came from the awesome kit!! 

Here is my completed layout

I hope I have inspired you to create this weekend! There is a fun challenge going on for the month of November on the Paper Wings blog. It is "Anything Goes", so get creating & link up to win!!

Have a crafty day!

Friday, November 14, 2014

7Dots Studios-Illumination

Hey y'all & happy Friday! Hope you are warm in your neck of the woods. It is cold & grey here, but this weather definitely makes it feel like the holiday season! I love it!!

I was thrilled to be asked by Jennifer at Nani ke Ola to guest design again this month! She sent me the Illumination collection from 7Dots Studios and I am loving it!! It is so cheerful & fun!
   Illum Complete Collection
I have completed one layout and have so much more left! All of the tags in this collection would make a cute little mini album and I hope to get around to creating one soon!!
The papers reminded me of school so I thought, what a great way to scrap my daughter's first middle school photo! 
I began with the lined paper and drizzled some white paint on that. I then cut strips of the striped patterned paper to place at the top and bottom of my page. I am in love with the chevron paper from this collection, so I knew I wanted a lot of it to show on my page. I placed it in the center and used it as a large mat for Leah's photo. 
The "enjoy" sticker is placed on a journal card that slides out from underneath Leah's picture. I used this to write some thoughts about the beginning of her middle school career!  
Everything here is from the store, with the exception of the leaves, feathers, numbers and gold dot washi tape. The row of flowers above my photo is from Maya Road and came from my stash. 
I misted my leaves to coordinate with the colors in the papers and then layered a feather & die cut on top. The chipboard pieces here are from UmWow Studio. 

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate every visit and comment. I hope to be back soon to share more with this awesome collection!!

Stay crafty, friends!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Let's Catch Up!

Hey y'all! Sorry I have been missing from the blog for a while. Things are very busy around here, but I'm sure everyone is feeling the busyness of this time of year. I started listening to Christmas carols on the radio & I am getting so excited for the holiday season!! My kids,on the other hand, are not thrilled by my early onset of Christmastitis! They better learn to deal, quickly!
So before I barrel head first into Christmas, I thought I'd share some pics from Halloween & our latest happenings. We had a nerd (albeit a cute one) & a werewolf roaming around here.

Halloween was a lot of fun on Halloween! We had our traditional pizza dinner with the family & our close friends & neighbors. Since Halloween was on a Friday this year, the kids stayed out longer & then we had some other friends join us at our house for a little adult & kid fun!!

   The day after Halloween, Leah had a Cotillion dance to attend. She was thrilled to get dressed up & even curled her hair! The girls went out to dinner before the dance & had a great time!

We went with some friends to see Marvel Universe Live. It was exciting & fast-paced, but very loud & Ty was not a huge fan! But he did lose a tooth while we were there! He was excited about that. That was the third one in a week! And he lost another one today at school! He looks so adorable with no teeth in the front. 
It has been a fun-filled month for sure! And it's flying by. 
I hope it's enjoyable for you too!