Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I have a fun layout up on the Paper Issues Blog this morning featuring their July Stars and Stripes Kit and some Bella Blvd. Papers and tapes.
We had a great time on our friend's boat watching the 4th of July Fireworks in Sippican Harbor, Marion, MA.  We had quiet the view!!  I used a Saturday Sketch from the Bella Blvd. Blog.

The Stars and Stripes kit was full of fun goodies...the sequins, star clips and tags were all part of the kit.

There were even little flags!!  The colors mixed perfectly with Bella Blvd.'s All American Collection!

Stop by the Paper Issues Store to check out the latest kit!  Use the code Issues and get 20% off your order.

Make sure to check out our latest Issue...UmWow - We Love Chipboard.  Link up your project to win!!  Thanks for stopping by today...I appreciate any comments!

Friday, July 26, 2013

July Layout Workshop

It's been a while since my last post, but I have a good excuse!!  I was lucky enough to attend Create and Connect (CHA) in Las Vegas with the owner of Right at Home Scrapbooking!  We had a great time taking classes, seeing all the new scrappy goodies and meeting tons of people.  I'll try to post some pictures soon!

As soon as we returned, I hosted a big group at the July Layout Workshop.  We played with some Composition and Color from Webster's Pages and some fun Silhouette cuts.  Here's the layout:

Some more silly selfies of my daughter...so sad she's so shy.  These are from the 4th of July.  I used my Silhouette to cut the fun camera and view master shapes.  The camera is from Silhouette, and the view master slide is a cut file I purchased from 2Peas.

The cute little geotag was downloaded from Blinks of Life...a great source of some fun freebies! 

That's it for today...I'll try to get my act together and post some of the MANY pics from CHA soon!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Just Fabulous

Hi Everyone... I have a fun layout today inspired by the Mood Board Challenge over at Jot Magazine.  If you're not familiar with Jot, it's a brand new digital magazine for scrappers with a big emphasis on how we collect and record memories today...Instagram, Project Life and the like.  It's really fun and fresh and best of all interactive...they have tons of challenges and "mood boards"  like this one:
Here's my entry for the challenge...it's my silly kitty Rosie being...well Fabulous.   The paper is from my take home kit from the Layout Workshop at Right at Home Scrapbooking.  It is from Echo Park's Here and Now collection -  I love the bold and bright colors!  I tried to stick to mostly the yellow and pink color scheme but also used small splashes of green and blue like in the bottom left picture. 

The feathers are from Bella Blvd.  They were also part of our take home kit.  I've been resistant to the whole feather trend, but I've finally caved.  They were perfect for this layout.  The flower was cut using a Lori Whitlock Silhouette file.
The wood confetti is from Freckled Fawn.  I colored the pieces using my neon Mr. Huey mists and added some Stickles for sparkle.  The adorable Heart flair is from the Paper Issues Special Edition Flair at PandaEightDesigns.

It was a fun layout to put together!  That's it for today...getting ready to head off to Vegas and my FIRST CHA!!! (no not excited at all....) I'll be sure to take some pictures and post!!  Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, July 14, 2013

MFT & Friends July Layout

Just a quick post before I head off to teach the MFT & Friends Workshop at Right at Home Scrapbooking.  This month we're playing with some Echo Park Happy Camper and the new MFT Triangle Die namics.

This picture makes me laugh every time I see it.  Yes, that is me, circa 1974 fishing at my grandmother's pond with my pocket fisherman... I can here the K-tel infomercial now.... (If you've never seen it, or are just too young...here's the original commercial.)
I used the MFT Triangle Die namics to create my fish.  Who knew you could put sequins on a fishing layout and have it "work?"

I "tied" it all together with some fishing line and a hook created using the new Solid Honeydew and Solid Cappuccino twines from The Twinery.  OK, I'm done with the puns now.  I'll be back later this week with some more layouts...off to teach!  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Twinery and Ruby Rock It Blog Hop

Welcome to day two of The Twinery / Ruby Rock-It Blog hop! 

You should have arrived here from Carrie Walz's Blog.  If you arrived here mid hop, be sure to start from the beginning at The Twinery's Blog!
 I was very excited to receive a HUGE package of Carnival Queen goodies from the folks at Ruby Rock-It.  There were so many goodies I didn't know where to begin!  I fell in love with the fun embellishments and the great colors.  They were the perfect fit of this funny picture of my daughter and friends on the roller coaster at a recent trip to Six Flags NE.
I fell in love with the Carnival Queen Pockets with the polaroid frames, and I combined it with some of the die cuts for a fun embellishment!
I used some Ocean, Shore and Orchid Twine to create a grid as a background for the layout. 

It was such a fun layout to create!  Next stop along the hop is Ro Philippsen.  Be sure to visit each blog on the hop and leave a comment along with your e-mail address.   If you do, you'll be eligible to win this FAB Solid Baker's Twine Sampler (retail value $30) or the Carnival King collection from Ruby Rock-It!

Deadline for commenting to be eligible for prizes 11:59 EST, Friday July 12th.  Winners will be announced on The Twinery & Ruby Rock-It blogs Monday, July 15th!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer Memories

We just spent a great long weekend down at my parent's house in Chatham.  We celebrated the 4th with friends, went to the beach and topped it all off with a boat ride to watch some fireworks from Marion Harbor.  It really was a great weekend.  While we were on the beach, I was watching a dad with his little one playing in the waves.  It was just too cute.  It reminded me of this layout I had featured in the summer issue of PaperHaus Magazine
These pictures are from back in 2000.  My husband had my daughter jumping over the waves as they came in.  It was so cute how she was brave one minute, then not so much the next!
I used Studio Calico's Sundrifter collection along with some Mister Huey Mists for this layout.  I love the soft colors!

The clouds and sun were cut using an Amy Tangerine stitching template as a guide.  I then stitched them to make them pop a bit more.

The shell, sand dollar and star fish were all cut using my Silhouette.  Such a fun memory.  Well, back to reality...laundry, groceries...you know the drill.  I'll be back on Tuesday for the Twinery/Ruby Rock-It blog hop. Be sure to check it out, there just might be a prize involved!!  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July Celebration at The Twinery

All this past week the designers at The Twinery have been showcasing their patriotic projects.  Today, I'm up on The Twinery Blog with my 4th of July centerpiece.  It was easy to do, just a small metal pail from Michaels, some fun Bella Blvd. All American papers and chipboard pieces and of course some fabulous Solid Twinery Twine and here's what I came up with:

First, I started with the bucket.  Using a fine-tipped glue applicator, I glued the Solid Midnight Blue, Solid Maraschino and Solid Caribbean twines around the pail.  I  embellished further using the chipboard pieces and flags from the Bella Blvd. All American Collection.

The flowers were created using my Silhouette and some Lori Whitlock 3-d Build a Rosette strips.  I cut different sizes and layered them for a more dimensional look.  The flower centers were created by winding some twine around a paper circle that was covered with adhesive.  I glued the flowers onto some painted dowels and stuck them into a piece of Styrofoam I glued to the bottom of the pail.  The flowers were completed with some twine bows for leaves.

The whole project came out exactly as I had pictured in my head...which if you're a crafter, you know is a good thing!  It looks adorable on my table.  Make sure to stop by The Twinery Blog to check out the other 4th of July projects the design team has created...  you're sure to find tons of inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!