Monday, April 23, 2012


Happy spring day! Today I am here to share with you my first layout for Simple Stories. For this layout I used the Documented line.

I took some of my favorite pieces of paper from the line and placed strips of each at a diagonal and then stitched them all together, I'm really happy with the way that it turned out.

For my title work I used some of the alpha stickers from Documented Expression Cardstock Stickers (I LOVE the polka dots!) and then made a little banner for some added dimension.

The stars and the 
'perfect' label came from the Fundamental Cardstock Stickers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Mind's Eye Challenge

I was so excited to see the new challenge that was posted on the My mind's Eye blog this month. It was all about the hexagon, something many of us have been enjoying using as of late! Their Follow Your Heart collection was the perfect choice for this too!

My base page is actually from their Miss Caroline line, the rest is from the 6x6 Follow Your Heart paper pad.

I misted over a cut out heart with Mr. Huey's to get the faint heart on my background.
Then I put my Cameo to use to cut out the vellum and paper butterflies, and the word 'beauty'.
The word 'true' was done with Papertrey Ink dies.

I love the subtle butterflies, however they kind of faded into the soft colors of the layout, so I inked the edges up a bit and added some glitter to them to help them stand out a bit.

Hand stitched a double line around the layout to help tie it all together.

While I had things scattered around my desk I went ahead and made a few cards with the remains.

This one was for a sketch challenge on 2 Peas last week.

A couple of cards for Mother's Day.

Thanks for taking a peek!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

At the hop

Glad to be back here on the old blog. Took some time off due to illness, spring break, and vacation recovery ;).

Today I have a layout from Clear Scraps to share with you. This layout was from a cross promotion week that we did with Pink Paislee. I was sent the Spring Jubilee line to work with. Fun colors and it was perfect for these photos of two of my kiddos. I took these pictures as were headed to the school sock hop.

I outlined the XL Deco Shape from Clear SCraps with a yellow paint pen. The yellow background was cut using my Silhouette.

Oh, and thanks Tina for the poodle skirt...I think we'll even get a couple more years out of it!