Friday, October 25, 2013

Double, Double Toil & Trouble

Just a quick blog post today sharing a little (well, actually...big) pillow box that I made yesterday!

I don't often get into the whole Halloween thing. As much as I love fall and all of the goodness that it offers, Halloween just isn't my thing. I do love getting crafty with really great product though! I used Authentique Paper's Enchanted for the paper and embellishments. I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the pillow box but I made it bigger to have a bigger space in which to design.

My plan is to fill it with some yummy things and give it to my youngest's teacher. Since Trick or Treating is on a school night, she may need a little something to get her through the next school day!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Challenge

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made for the monthly challenge over on the Ribbon Carousel Blog! It would be so much fun if you would play along! This is the card that I made for the Design Team inspiration.
 I love Fall and the whole idea of the Harvest Moon and the change of seasons. I played with some older Halloween/Autumn collections that I had from Pebbles and American Crafts and came up with this cute little card to celebrate Autumn! Below is all of the information you need to play along! I hope you do!
This is the fourth week of our Monthly challenge.

This month's theme is Fall anHalloween!

Do you know what the prize is for this amazing challenge?

How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

  Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants! 

Just a reminder that our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into FOUR teams.  Each week you will see fresh projects for this month's challenge!
There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:
1.  You MUST use a spool, ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape or something that comes on a spool on your creation.
2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.
3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz on the Ribbon Carousel Blog and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.
Link up your project at the bottom of the post on the RB Blog!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Almost the Beatles

Let it Be. Hard Days Night. All You Need is Love. There are so many Beatles songs that I love. Although the Beatles hey day was before my time, we listened to them growing up all the time. I can seriously attribute my musical knowledge of various genres to my parents who played everything from Music Box Dancer to John Denver's Shanghai Breezes to Peter, Paul & Mary's Blowin' in the Wind, we listened to that plus all of the current day music. I am still grateful for the love of music that they instilled in me and my sisters!

This layout was special to make because it focused on a moment that celebrated that music!

We had the chance to see a Beatles cover band called "The Cavern Beat" this summer while on vacation. It was so much fun to listen to music performed live and to bring back memories of putting Beatles records on the console stereo singing the same songs with my sisters and running around the dining room! Good times, good times...

So, when I saw the sketch over at DCWV, I decided that it would be perfect to scrap these photos! My favorite parts are the bling that I added and the cork "paper" from the Cork Stack. So much fun to use! I also embossed paper from the Fiber Stack and love how that turned out as well.

It was so fun to play with paper that is made from a different texture. I also have the adhesive fabric stack so I am anxious to give that a try too! Thanks for stopping by today!

Scrap Happy~

DCWV Stacks used in this sketch: The Cork Stack, The Fiber Stack & The Playtime Stack

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Flashback Phrase

I may date myself here but remember the show Friends? Remember the one where Phoebe has a theory that Ross is Rachel's lobster? Refresh your memory by watching this YouTube video if needed! While Phoebe's theory may not be completely accurate (so much for learning scientific facts from sitcom television), that phrase came back to me while creating this layout.

Our first lobster boil together. Nathan's first lobster ever. That title was too perfect to pass up! I love to experience new things with him. And, if after 19 years together, we still can find fun, new experiences, I am happy!

Plus, he is my lobster (according to Phoebe's logic anyway) and that makes me happy! You know what else makes me happy? SEQUINS! Seriously, I love them. Probably more than a 40 something year old should. The best thing is that I found a new way to use them. See that line of sequins at the top? That is ribbon tape adhesive in a line with the sequins all stuck on. I love how it looks!

I used my newly purchased Glitz Color Me Happy papers (thanks ScrapbookSteals!) and some glitter letters from Pink Paislee's Luxe collection to put it all together...and a few more sequins! :)

I also used the sketch from the Paper Bakery this week. I really like Juliana Michael's sketches. Pretty much every single one inspires me to create. She's kind of a sketch superstar in my world!

I am so glad that you stopped by today! I hope you'll visit again soon!

Scrap Happy~

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It's Fall Y'All!

It's the most wonderful time of year! I know many people say that for the holiday season (which I also adore!) but seriously...I love fall!!

We are fortunate to have the change of seasons here in the Midwest and looking out my backdoor I get to enjoy each of them. Since Fall just happens to be one of my favorites, so I decided to celebrate that fact.

I used the gorgeous Harvest collection from We R Memory Keepers to create this little framed piece. HSN recently had "crafting week" (or day?) and this was one of the pieces that I created to show off the awesome WRMK chevron washi tape! Isn't it fun? I love the embossed tags and stickers that come with the collection. So, so pretty!

Thank you for stopping by to take a look today!

Scrap Happy~

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Little Tangles Guest Designer

Hello Everyone!

Today I am so excited to share a card that I made for the current challenge over at the Little Tangles Challenge Blog! Challenge #22 is, "Make your own patterned paper." Here is the card that I created...

 I've really been enjoying playing with my watercolors lately and I thought I'd create a slight ombré look with my blue paint. (I also played around with the red but couldn't get the shade of pink I was hoping for!) When my blue dried, it reminded me so much of a winter scene so I decided to make an early winter card topped off with jingle bells and tulle!

I hope that you will stop over at the Little Tangles Blog today! I am grateful to Ren-Yi for giving me the opportunity to design for her today! Thank you for stopping by!

Scrap Happy~