Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pine Point Rapids...

 Here I used a Kraft background that I inked up the edges with Vintage Photo, patterned paper is all from the Imaginisce "Happy Camper" line... stickers are from the same line and a little OA thrown in for good measure:-)

 these letters are studio calico's wooden letters, I sprayed them with Mr Huey mist in Clover and then painted them with Tim Holz Crackle paint to give them this look.

I hope you feel inspired today!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


well this is kind of a "waiting time" at the store...saw a tonne of great stuff last week that were released at the show... here are a few things I LOVE!

 My Minds Eye - Lost & Found 2 line is AMAZING!!! I already know we will do some Mini-book classes with these!!

 OA - their little Cowboy line called "Sasparilla"  seriously sooo cute, look at those banners!!  I think Dain might be getting some cowboy boots so I can scrap with this!!

 For Whimsical Christmas - loving Echo Park! There will be chipboard, brads and stamps to match - Yippee!!

Graphic 45 - wowie!! Christmas Emporium is stunning, and check out those stamps!!!

Cosmo Cricket released this ADORABLE retro line!!"Dear Mr. Claus"  - sooo loving that Tiny Text...I'm actually kind of glad I did not scrap last years Christmas yet... gotta get busy as soon as this comes in:-)
Well those are just a few things I love!  I have already pre-ordered Basic Grey, Little Black Dress & Picadilly (Oct releases), and all of the Bo-Bunny lines.  Trying to decide which Halloween line to order (I usually only get one - maybe you have a suggestion!!)  Christmas lines - oh at least 6-8 different ones are on my list!! - What is it with this obsession with Christmas paper!!!
So like I said... new stuff is coming, but while we wait we can look and create with some older stuff in our stash...I hope you feel inspired today!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Loving that Sunshine!!

time to capture it!  Check out these projects that I made with the Little Yellow Bicycle "Lemonade" line.

First up- this mini book!  The Paper envelopes and inserts, binder rings, grommets and String all come in this adorable kit for $9.49.
first I inked the grommets with my Old Olive distress ink pad & then put together the envelopes according to the easy instructions inside the packaging of the album **you will need a Crop-a-dile or an eyelet setter of some kind to attach the grommets and string. Next - I added a few "word" & "Image" stickers from the same well as some chipboard & journal cards from the matching accents!  The chipboard and image stickers even have glitter on them (hard to see in the photo - but sooo great up close!)

I printed a bunch of 3x4 photos from a Sunday adventure at the beach and there you go...Sunshine in a mini-book:-)
Then because I was still having fun - and had to use up the great leftover embellishments, here are a couple of layouts!

the edge of the paper is the Bracket border punch from Fiskars, and then the zig zig border is a Canvas border sticker from the same lemonade line.  They are self-adhesive so they just stick on, soo easy - as well the pennant banner in a photo above is from the same package:-)

check out that distressed edge! I used the Zutter Distezz-it machine on my cardstock for this layout...and I am in LOVE!! It's noisy, but soo great the way it just messes up the paper.... I think I will be adding a new toy to my collection shortly!

I hope you collect a little sunshine for your layouts & projects today and feel inspired:-)