Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back Home!!!!

Yay!!! I've got a new DT gig and it's with A Walk Down Memory Lane again!!! I just adore Lisa and her store that's stocked with all the best stuff and I've been (not so) patiently waiting for a DT call. Well, she had one, I applied and I'm back on the team.

In even awesomer news, my sweet friend Nicole is back on the team this term too! Squeeeee!!! My other DT friends are Amarilys (love her name!!!), Shelly, and Suzanne. My wonderful DT Coordinator is Lucy Chesna and I'm sooooo glad to be back working with her too!
If you remember from before, Lisa always features two companies per month; a scrapbooking one and a stamping one. Well, this month's scrapbooking Featured Manufacturer is.......American Crafts!!! Wheeeeee!!!

Products used: Patterned Paper-American Crafts, Cardstock-Bazzill, Letter Stickers-American Crafts, Felt Embellishments-American Crafts, Rosette Embellishment-American Crafts, Border Punch-Fiskars, Pen-American Crafts

Products used: Patterned Paper-American Crafts, Cardstock-Bazzill, Letter Stickers-American Crafts, Pen-American Crafts, Twine-The Twinery, Stamps-Studio Calico, Die-My Favorite Things, Ink-Memento, Punches-We R Memory Keepers

Products used: Patterned Paper-American Crafts, Fabric Paper-American Crafts, Die-My Favorite Things, Punches-Ek Success, Bling-Kaiser Craft

I hope you like my projects and remember, all American Crafts products are 25% off for the month of September! :D

Busy, Busy August!

Here are some of my favorite photos from the month of August. (I actually haven't taken as many this month. I think it's a little reaction to the insanity that was Week In the Life!)



Wedding Shoot

OGWA Camp Out

Garage Sale

New Design Team (more on that tomorrow!)

Andrew's Birthday

Hanging out with Friends & Family

Slice of Summer

Doctor's Appointment

Lego Swallowing (and finding!)

Yeah, it's been a busy month. ;)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sketch Fun!

I joined in the October Afternoon Sketch Challenge this week and made a two-pager! The sketch was originally a one page 8 1/2" x 11" sketch but I flipped and rotated it and used it twice to make this layout. :)

I used the July kit from My Scrapbook Nook. I did add a little extra October Afternoon from the Boardwalk line. Love that red and white stripe!

I also loved cutting out those cute little kid paper dolls. They even kind of look like my kids! ;)

I sanded and inked the included chipboard alphas to make it go with the vintage theme of the kit a bit more.

I loved making this layout. Those six pictures are some of my favorites from that day.

Although, I do wish I could have squeezed that motorized Port-a-Potty on there! Ha!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My 2011 Summer CHA Picks!

Here's a few of my favorite releases from CHA this summer. :)

LOVE this Halloween line from Echo Park. (Brace yourself, there's a lot more Halloween ahead!)

I completely and absolutely adore the Christmas line from Authenique! (Quite a bit of Christmas too!)

They've got a super fun Halloween line, too! (See, I told you! More Halloween already!)

I can't wait to get my hands on the Farmhouse collection from October Afternoon. It's just gorgeous!!!! (Finally, something not Halloween or Christmas!)

Their Sasparilla line looks super cute, too!

The Memoir line from Studio Calico is another line that I just have to have. Love the bright warm colors. Gorgeous!!!

I love this cute pinecone die from Sizzix. Isn't just adorable??? So stinkin' clever!

I really loved the last Pink Paislee/Collage Press release, Hometown Summer. I didn't think I would at first but they have some seriously amazing b-sides. This one has that same feel. Can't wait to see it in real life!

My Mind's Eye came out with four more color ways to go with their Lost & Found line. I'm probably going to pick up one or two from each color with the majority being from this Blush line. Did you see that label paper???

They also have a really cute Halloween line. I love the touches of aqua! (More Halloween!)

My Little Shoebox had a couple of releases that really grabbed me. First up, the pretty florals in Enchanted Garden. Love the blue flowers on the yellow background! They are another company that rocks the b-sides!

My other favorite line from them is the Audrey line. I was fortunate enough to win it on their Facebook page! I've already received it and it's adorable!!! I'm super partial to the name, too!

I loved everything from Lily Bee Designs. The Christmas line is fab with those amazing trees. (Not the last Christmas you'll see!)

My very favorite release from them is their Valentine's line, Head Over Heels. The colors and patterns are seriously luscious!!! Their Memorandum line is half office inspired themes and half fun patterns in pretty, pretty colors!

They also have a fall theme that's just wonderful. I seriously love Lilybee!!!

Jillibean had some great releases, too. My favorite is Homemade 6 Bean Soup. It's got a cute, vintage sewing theme. (I tried to just show you the 6x6 pad but this is all one image. Yikes!!!)

Love Crate's Peppermint line, so pretty and so versatile! (There it is our final Christmas!!!)

Love their fall line, Farmhouse, too. So warm, so yummy, so on my list! :) (And, the second line named Farmhouse that I adore!)

Lovin' the Tiny Text from Cosmo Cricket! I hope they come out with more of these. :)

Well, there you have it. Some of my favs this release! There were a few more that I liked but didn't add because there has to be an end somewhere. Especially since what I liked was more Christmas and Halloween. For example, Simple Stories and Teresa Collins. I'd have to celebrate Christmas 10 times a year if I got all the lines I loved! Hee!

Do you have a CHA list? Are any of ours the same? Did I miss something fab? Please share! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Punky Sprouts!!!

Hey guys! Here's a layout that I made for Punky Sprouts this month. I chose to do a wedding layout because it's one of the categories for the Clackamas County Fair. I swear, if it wasn't for that fair, I'd never scrap my wedding! Hee!

Here's a close up of the paper waving technique. I first saw this over at Lolly Chops blog. Mmmm, I love that Portrait paper line from Crate!!! And, a close up of my flower. I made it with a Lil' Stem and a few Lil' Petals as leaves. I also built the entire layout on a piece of Punky Punkyground. It's going to go in our dining room so the Punky Playground will make it much easier to display.

You can see a little more info on this layout up on the Punky Sprouts blog here.

Thanks for stoppin' by! Stay tuned for a post about some of my CHA favs!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

More Old School Scrappin'!

So, not only did I use a paper crimper yesterday, today I used some old Creative Imaginations papers! I'm pretty sure I picked this stuff up in 2007! :)

In other news, today Audrey went down for her nap like a little angel. None of the screeches and screaming fits that we've been having for the last few weeks. I'm pretty sure she was just trying to make up for pouring pink glitter paint on my scrap desk and breaking a bottle of black nail polish in the bathroom.

Life's never boring! :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Just For Fun!

I was playing with my August My Scrapbook Nook kit last night and I busted out the paper crimper! Hee! I'd forgotten how much fun that thing is!

I also altered this Happy Cow cheese container that my Granny had given me a while back. It's now a treasure box for Mickey!

I think we are going to put his Viewfinder discs in it so that Audrey will be less likely to destroy them. :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)