Saturday, January 30, 2016

I Hope You Dance

Hello, hello!

I've been digging through my childhood photos and going bonkers by how adorable I was! Do you do that??? Or am I the only self-absorbed one? Ha! But, seriously, I was pretty cute. Not sure what happened all these years later but... at least I have cute kid photos, right? ;)

I created a layout using a photo my mom took of me in my ballet garb. I remember loving ballet and wearing my leotard and dancing all around. If there was a camera involved, I had no problem posing. I'm an extrovert to the core. 

I love digging through these photos and using papers from my stash to document the memories. The title was cut with my Silhouette using fonts from my computer. Easy peasy! 

I used papers from the #happy collection by Allison Kreft for Websters Pages. Embellishments are from various manu's like Pinkfresh Studio, Studio Calico, Bella Blvd, Heidi Swapp, etc.

Thanks for swinging by!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Punctuation Fun!

Hello everyone,

This weekend, I am at a creative retreat for THREE days! The great thing? The location is only 10 minutes away from my home but, it feels like I'm away from it all... in the woods and by the lake. Even in the fog and rain, it's beautiful and relaxing.

I've been pretty busy creating things for upcoming assignments but, have managed to find time to create some "for fun" projects too.

Including, these two cards! Let me begin by sharing the inspiration for this card. I've had this pin for a long time and have thought about it but, just have never created anything. This is a card created by Kelley Eubanks and was shared on the Moxie Fab Blog (may it rest in peace...)

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Here are my two cards:

Fun, right??? Is it allowable for me to be loving these cards? I could keep going, too. And what a fun way to use up punctuation from your sticker sheets! Yippee! 

For my cards, I added some paint splatters. The first one, the sentiment is a stamp from Mama Elephant. I LOVE that stamp set. You can get it here

The bottom card, I decided to change it up a big more and alternated thickers type stickers with cardstock stickers. Sentiment is using BasicGrey tiny alpha. The quote? Well, if you are someone I could ever respect and like, you should know that on your own! (Just kidding... it's a phrase by Joey Tribbiani from Friends.)

Isn't that a fun style??? I could make these in batches! 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I am Joyful and other things

Hello everyone!

Last week I had my re-intro post on the Just Nick blog. I am so happy to be part of this team for another term. I absolutely love Nicole's cut files and being able to create with whatever I want.

For my page, I used my favorite cut file at the moment - Twilight Zone.

These background files have become so fun for me. I can back them with solid cardstock or throw in fun patterns. They provide such fun movement and, for a clean and simple scrapper like myself, they add a little punch!

I used the I Am collection from Simple Stories. Just love that collection always and forever! Also added some gold sequins and a fun little Heidi Swapp paper clip.

Want to get some of your own cut files? The Just Nick shop is loaded with many different options that would fit just about every project imaginable! Enjoy!