Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Be YOU tiful

We got a really fun take home kit from the Right at Home Scrapbooking Layout Workshop last month.  It was Teresa Collins Stationary Noted collection, and I have to tell you I LOVED it!  The colors are great and the embellishments that go with the collection are so fun!  I immediately thought of this picture of my daughter doing "the Titanic" thing on a cruise last year.
The title was Pinterest inspired.  I thought it went well with the quotes included on some of the punch-out die cuts.  I layered a few of the border strips and embellished them with some Solid Stone Twine from The Twinery. 

The enamel dots and flower embellishments did not escape my shopping cart.  They're such a fun way to add splashes of color.

That's it for today...I'll be back next week with some projects for The Twinery. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

More Twine Madness!

Hi Everyone, I'm back with another project for the Anything Goes Twine Madness Challenge at The Twinery.

I recently converted our former "toy room"  into a craft room/guest room.  I guess you say it's technically still a "toy room"  just crafty toys!  Anyway, the walls are newly painted and bare.  They screamed for something!  I decided I'd try to decorate them myself.  This framed piece is my first one...we'll see how long it takes me to do more...

Coffee is one of my life's necessities...so I decided to celebrate it with a fun piece of art!  I used some Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go for the background.  I added some Mister Huey splops for color.  The cups are made from the new Limba wood grain card stock that is available at Paper Issues.  The texture is fabulous!  I adorned the cups with some Amy Tangerine Yes, Please! and the covers are from the American Crafts My Girl line.   The colors go perfectly with the grey hue of my walls.

I attached a piece of Solid Strawberry Twine in the groves of the frame to complete the project...I thought it made the whole piece pop a bit more.  It's amazing what a simple element can do for a whole project!!

Be sure to link up your project to our Twine Madness Challenge.  You could win this FABULOUS prize!  You can find all the details here!

Thanks for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Twine Madness Challenge at The Twinery

(If you're looking for Paper Issues post click here)

Hi Everyone... I'm here today with a mini album I created to hold my Instagram shots from a recent trip to Key West with my hubby!  I created it for the Twine Madness Challenge we currently have running  at The Twinery!
As soon as I saw this adorable Camera Mini Album file over at Lori Whitlock, I knew it would be perfect for our funny photos. I used mostly Amy Tangerine's Yes Please collection...the colors and the patterns were perfect! The camera shape also reminded me a lot of the cameras in the collection.   I created a twine "camera strap" by braiding some Solid Strawberry Twine (a new favorite for sure!!) and looping it through the ring holding the album together. 
  Here are some shots of the pages:
The speech bubble is from Evalicious' Escape Tag collection. 
First stop...of course... was Margaritaville.  I used an Evalicious badge button and a VERY Old margarita stamp for this page.  I also sprinkled lots of Studio Calico wood pieces throughout the album.

We got a two-day trolley pass on the Old Towne Trolley... it was perfect, brought us all around Key West.  The nice part is you can get off and on at will.

The flair here is right from the Yes Please Collection...so many goodies in this line! 

We had a friendly iguana who visited us while we sat by the pool...

Most memorable.. going to the roof of the La Concha hotel to watch the sun set.  Just Gorgeous!
We really were sad to leave!!! Perfect weather, perfect vacation!  It was such a fun trip and the Solid Strawberry Twine was the perfect accent for my album!
Remember to link up your project to our Twine Madness Challenge...you could win a fabulous prize pack!!!  You can find all the details and the link-up here.
Thanks for stopping by ... I appreciate your comments!

Anchors Aweigh!

I have a layout up over at Paper Issues today using Studio Calico's Atlantic Collection and tons of fun goodies from the May kit at Paper Issues. 

I love this picture from back in 2000.  My daughter used to love to "drive" the boat.  (no worries, it was on dry land...) 

The adorable, glittery sea horse is from the May Kit at Paper issues along with the fun flair, the whale clip and the great anchor tag.  I used some Solid Stone Twine from The Twinery to accent the tag and the date tag is from the Elle's Studio May kit.


LOVE the vellum sheet from the Atlantic collection, it was the first time I used my Silhouette to cut Vellum, I was nervous, but I was so happy with how it came out!  If you haven't checked out the kits over at Paper Issues, I highly recommend it!  They come with such a fun bunch of embellishments, all perfectly coordinated for your projects!  Also be sure to check out our latest "Issue" here and link up your projects for a chance to win!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Some Fun, New Echo Park

Hi Everyone... I was very excited to get to play with Echo Park's new Here and Now collection for the Layout Workshop over at Right at Home Scrapbooking this month.  This is one fun collection, full of bright colors and fun patterns.  It coordinates perfectly with these silly "selfies" of my daughter and her friend.

I absolutely LOVE the chalkboard background paper.  It really makes the colors pop off the page.  I created the bulls-eye shapes by editing the Concentric Circles file from the Silhouette Store.   
These adorable little glasses are a new die from The Cat's Pajamas.  As soon as I saw it, I had to have it. 

The same goes for these stamps.  They are from the Paper Smooches Slang Gang collection.  They were just to cute to pass up and they're perfect for Teen/Kid scrapping.

I also used the fun "chalk" technique that was up on the Echo Park Blog recently to add my arrows.  I love how it looks!  That's it for today.  I'll be back soon with some projects for The Twinery.  Thanks for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments!

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Colorful Bunch

Now that my craft room shelves are in, I've been doing some major cleaning and organizing to get everything in its place!  Side benefit of this is finding things I forgot I had... including this layout I created a few months ago.  This picture makes me laugh and feel old at the same time.  It's my daughter and her cabin mates at camp last year...they had a retro '80s aerobics night complete with neon clothes and severely blushed cheeks.  Who knew my teen years were retro???

I used all Bella Blvd. goodies on this one, including some of the newer Decorative Tapes and Flags along with a bunch of older Ciao Chip pieces.

I love how Bella Blvd keeps the same general colors, it makes it easy to mix and match old and new goodies!!  I'll be back soon with some class layouts for Right at Home Scrapbooking and a fun layout for Paper Issues!!  I'll also be sure to take pics of the new craft room when it's up and running!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 3, 2013

More Doodlebug "Issues"

I'm back with another Doodlebug project...I just can't get enough of them!  I created this a few weeks ago using a Lori Whitlock Silhouette file for the shadowbox frame.  Can you believe this entire project is made from paper???  I'm still amazed at how sturdy it is!

I used Doodlebug's Stars and Stripes collection to showcase these pictures of my daughter at the Chatham, MA 4th of July parade back in 2000.  We go every year...it's quite the event!

The little flags were cut from the Stars and Stripes Paper.  I glued them to a couple of pins to make my own 3d embellishment.

The banner is made up of stickers from the Fancy Frills sticker sheet.  I attached them to the shadowbox using some Denim twine from The Twinery.

I loved the little fire cracker Doodle pop sticker!  I decided to stitch some fire works to go with it.

The balloons are attached with some more Twinery Twine in Denim, Shore and Maraschino.

Back to Lori Whitlock's silhouette files for the July 4th "title" piece to complete the look!  That's it for today...don't forget to link up your projects featuring Doodlebug or Fruit to the current issue over at Paper Issues!!!  And stop by the Paper Issues store to see what's new.  You can use my code KATHYS to get 20% off!!!

 Thanks for stopping by!!! I appreciate your comments!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Paper Issues: Fruit Stand Issue

Welcome to Paper Issues “Fruit Stand”, sponsored by Doodlebug Designs!
I'm so excited for my first "Paper Issue", and was even more excited that it was with Doodlebug!  They are one of my all-time favorite manufacturers!!  I am the first blog on the blog hopYou should have arrived here from the Paper Issues Blog. If you landed here by accident, be sure to head over to Paper Issues to start at the beginning and see what the Issue is all about and what fabulous prizes we have up for grabs!

The blog hop order for today is:

Kathy (you are here!)
Mary Jo

 I was very excited to receive my Doodlebug Fruit Stand goodies in the mail.  I knew exactly what I was going to scrap!   

My daughter and her friends are always taking funny selfies.  My phone is full of them!  This picture is a typical one!

I LOVED all of the little fruit stickers that come with the Fruit Stand line...they're absolutely adorable.  The rainbow striped washi tape is also awesome.  I thought it helped tie in the rainbow letters in my title.

I had so much paper left, I decided to use it to create a cute little aniversary card.  I was inspired by  the sticker in the picture above.  I created the card using a pear Silhouette file that I duplicated, flipped then welded together to form the card base.  I then added the other layers and some great Doodlebug Alphas from my stash.

That's it for me today...next up on the hop is the fabulous Kristine!

Thanks for hopping with us today and we'd love to have you play along to be entered to win one of two Doodlebug Prize packs!  To get a chance to win:

1.      Like DoodleBug on Facebook {tell them we sent you}

2.      Like Paper Issues on Facebook

3.      Leave a comment on my blog

As a bonus, you can link up any "Fruity" or Doodlebug project over on the Paper Issues Blog!  This Issue runs until June 15th.  Thanks for stopping by!