Saturday, February 26, 2011

Good China

Do you still love the China you received from your wedding? I do!! I was cleaning my hutch last week and decided I needed a photo of the dishes I still love. They will end up on a layout in the near future but thought I'd go ahead and share.

Truth is... I'm up to my knees in 2 remodels and a new construction and my scrappin' time has ended up on the scrap table!! I hope to get back to my paper crafting this week. If you are interested in seeing projects from my Design Studio, you can visit me at Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 18, 2011

One & Only

Michael is my One & Only so I decided to celebrate him on this Valentines layout! I love the color combo at, this week with the bold red and black.

I've been collecting "love" pieces for a long time and actually broke out some old stash for this one! I never thought I'd use flowers on a layout for my manly man, but since the journaling is done from my perspective, it worked for me! I've used a piece of scalloped acrylic from KI , chipboard damask and swirly are LYB, I made my first ever little blossom, the ribbon is old Making Memories, the leaves are Class A Peels from Stampendous, the acrylic always and forever piece is the inside of an old file folder from Creative Imaginations. The chipboard alpha is from the Lush collection of MME. I spritzed the page with Tattered Angels Graphite. The metal loop is a very, very old EK Architexture piece. The shaped papers is a journaling spot from Jenni Bowlin.

Thanks for looking at my latest creation! We had a delicious lunch at Macaroni Grill for Valentines, came home, got our dog and went for an hour walk along the Greenway! A most relaxing kind of day! Sometimes it's the ordinary that seems quite extraordinary!! Hope you did something wonderful to celebrate the love you have in your life!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The 2 of Us

Being a twin holds the sweetest memories, a friend forever, and someone to always share your birthday!! We were about 2 years old in this photo and my mother still has those outfits in a trunk at home. This is one of my sister and my favorite photos. Don't know where it was taken or anything, we just cooperated so nicely!! lol

this was the color challenge last week at Color Combo's Galore and I had a ball doing this one. Our challenge was to use icing in the way of rubons or stamps. Here I used a rubon ribbon from K&Co. (ancient), and a stamp from Hero Arts of the little birdie on a branch. Background paper is Bo Bunny, other papers include Basic Grey Porcelain coll. , DCWV (frame),C-Thru Ruler and Fancy Pants. Large sticker was from Basic Grey sticker sheet and then I added beads to center. Gathered tulle and tied 3 ribbons around it for texture and dimension. TFL!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sweet Pair

My newest creation for the Color Room this week! The challenge was a monochromatic layout using greens! Well, you know, I LOVE green so I thought it would be super easy. Honestly, it's been years since I've done a mono layout so it took quite a bit longer, along with some white ink, and Olive Vine Glimmer Mist to get it done.

Oh Horrors too, I silhouetted this photo 13 years ago and it's been stuck in an awful album that I just tore apart. I almost fainted when I saw it because I don't really like that look but thankfully it's just a copy of one that's safe and sound somewhere else. I actually didn't mind it once I got it on this layout but I don't plan on making a habit of it again!!!

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

First Visit

Our niece Audrey, has a special connection to small animals, it's like she speaks their language. To prove the point, Gracie took to her immediately and she even got a nose tickle from her, which doesn't happen often, even with us!!

I'm hoping she'll do something with animals and follow her gifting. This project was based on a sketch from Sketch Inspiration a few weeks ago. Happy to have used some left over scraps from other projects!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

On the Outside

On the outside our niece, Olivia, who is my Sunshine girl, is very confident, athletic and super student. This is a layout celebrating the difference in appearances and what goes on inside of us!! At 17 she's full of conflicting emotions, difficulties at home and being big sister all the time !

This was the sketch last week at Sketch Inspiration. I dug out some old MMEm an ancient metal coil and snippet of crocheted ribbon for this quick layout!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

#43 at The Color Room

I don't do a lot of "me" layouts but this color scheme just called to my feminine side. The color combo at, was to use purple, yellow, seasprite blue and chipboard; now I've never been a fan of naked chipboard but it really seemed to work with this color combo. I used Glimmer Mist in Fully Purple, Patina and Juneberry Wine. I really had a good time creating this one and can't wait until the new reveal on Friday. Come join us!!