Saturday, July 24, 2010

Christmas in July

I know it seems a little odd to be posting a Christmas project in the heat of the summer, although if you're going to hit the 100's today like we are, it might just be a great way to cool off for a few minutes!!

Really, what I want you to notice are the cute little Christmas trees in the corner. They were made from the wood paper from Creative Imaginations that launched last summer! They were cut out by the Epic 6, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder then inked and decorated. The wood paper comes in thick and thin weights, use the thin weight when using with die cut system.

This layout is really so simple but I love the linear look of it with all the photo's of our Christmas tree theme this last year! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Handmade lace flower

I haven't been working on a lot of my own things, been too busy planning classes. This is Bo Bunny's Mama-razzi papers, their all time best selling collection!! In class we made the frame, love double sided papers for things like this. We also made the lace flower by weaving a small wire through the selvage edge. Once all the lace is on the wire, create a loop end in one end of the wire, curl with lace into small circle, run loose end through the other and then fold back over. Place a brad in the middle and you've created a one of a kind, beautiful lace flower. This also works with scraps of lace and can be quite charming!! Enjoy!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Love Birds

We take a lot of kidding about all the nicknames we lovingly call eachother, blow kisses over the phone and greet eachother each afternoon with hugs and kisses, it's definitely our love language. The color palette at The Color Room was med. pink, dark pink, dove grey and charcoal. I don't have a ton of pink in my stash because it's not really my color but found an old piece of Pizzazzle from Creative Imaginations for background, a scallop edged circle from Moxxie and pattern paper from LYB. I then used chipboard icons from their Valentine collection, a printed floral border from K&Co., flourish and tag from Bo Bunny and liquid Pearls finished off the design. I really love the way it came together!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bringing Up Daisy

I absolutely love the new IOD Loolah collection from Creative Imaginations!!! This stitched paper called to me immediately for a layout about my own Daisy. The kitten stage only lasts a short while and I want to remember some of the small details about her at this stage. She's very sweet and likes to be held, she will only use the litter box if she can scratch all the way to the bottom with nothing in the way (which made for an interesting first two weeks!!), she's cautious and careful and she's a talker.

This is the current color scheme over at, one of my fave new sites. Color is really my thing and so happy to have found a couple of really neat places to hang on the web. Color Combos Galore also issues a challenge with each combo that comes out twice a month, for this one, it's circles so I used buttons, punches, and brads to create circles! TFL!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Southern Beauty

My mother was born in 1942 and was almost 9 months old before her father ever saw her. Both her parents were from Coffee County Tenn. but my grandfather had moved to Indiana to find work during the depression. My grandmother married him at 17 and moved to Indiana. He joined the Navy a few years later and granny moved back to Tenn. to bring mom up around family. At four, mom would move back to Indiana but her heart has always been in Tenn. She married my dad at 20 years old and convinced him fifteen years later to bring her back home. They've made their home in Middle Tennessee ever since. I love this photo of mom at about 18 mos. old while living with her grandmother and mother. Her face is so sweet and round with those big brown eyes that she reminds me of a Cupie doll!! She's still a lovely lady and a southern beauty from the time she was born!!

This color palette was this weeks inspiration from THE COLOR ROOM. It has definitely been one of the tougher palettes for me although I loved the inspiration photo. I'm not usually a big fan of DCWV but adore all 4 new collections!!! Here I've used Mariposa, Linen, and Mediterranean Cafe with a script page from Glitz. I fussy cut some images from the Butterfly paper, used the back of an old punch out flower from Daisy D's for base of title work and inked a Kaiser Kraft wood swirl to frame the photo. Chipboard Beauty word is LYB.