Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Place

Hello All!

So how can one person be super happy and super sad at the same time? I am not sure, but that is how I am feeling today. I am happy because I have a fun project up over at the Kiwi Lane blog today using some of my favorite designer templates (Hello Tiny Brackets!) but I am also sad because this is my last blog posting as a Kiwi Lane Design Team member! That went SO fast but it was SO fun! What an amazing group of people I got to work with!

I also had the opportunity to work with one of my favorite collections from Summer CHA 2013 (see my post here where I declared my love!) the Simple Stories "Say Cheese" collection. It has a Disney vibe, but as you can see above, it does not have to be Disney related!

I made this sign to hang on our front door and it makes me smile every time! The moment I saw that 3x4 card, I knew what I wanted to center the design around. I love our home. I am a huge homebody and occasionally need to remind myself to leave the house just for fun sometimes! The thing is, there were oodles & oodles of sentiments, stickers, papers, cards, etc. to choose from with this Simple Stories collection!

Even better, I was crafty with my paper use and have a lot left to make a few layouts of our Disney trip as well since those layouts are long overdue! You may be seeing more of this in the future!

I appreciate you taking a look at my blog today and I hope that you will take a look over on the Kiwi Lane Blog to see some closeups as well as the process! I also have to say a huge "THANK YOU" to all of the people over at Kiwi Lane. It has been a pleasure working with you. I am blessed!

Scrap Happy~

Templates Used:
Bracket 1T & 4T
Journey 1 & 2

Friday, September 13, 2013

It's a Dash!

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made for the 10 Minute Craft Dash over at the Pretty, Pink, Posh blog. I love the color combos that Paulina chooses for the various dashes but this one in particular looked like fun! My husband and I have a wedding coming up so I thought I'd play along.

I used some of my Lawn Fawn stamps for the sentiment and the birdies along with my Kiwi Lane scallops border. I also used (mostly) WRMK papers Harvest collection. In order to keep it under ten minutes, there are a few things that I had to forego, but it was a fun little card to make! And, the final time was 9:13!

Also, I want to say welcome to my new followers who joined in on the Kiwi Lane blog hop. It was fun reading your comments! My winner is:
Stephanie, if you could email me (or leave a message in the comments) your email address, I will be in touch to get your contact information! Thanks for hopping along!

Now that my kiddos are in school, I am so hopeful that I can get more crafty time in! So far, it has just been me playing catch up but I did get a new workbench at a rummage sale this summer and I cannot wait to get it ready to go! I will share my craftiness as I get it done! Until next time...

Scrap Happy~

Friday, September 6, 2013

September Blog Hop with Kiwi Lane

 If you are looking for the Kiwi Lane Blog Hop, you've come to the right place! You should have arrived here from Leslie's blog >><<!

This blog hop is a little bittersweet for me since it is the last official hop that I will get to be a part of as a KLD Design Team member. What a fun and amazing time it has been to be a small part of such a great company. For my last hop, I used a variety of my favorite templates to create some sweet baby goodness.

 I love using the designer templates to create soft, flowing lines and scallops! Layouts seriously come together so easily, especially when I chose to use some of my favorites like Scallops, Tiny Tags and Sunnybrook Lane! (I allowed myself some creative freedom in choosing my templates this month, I hope you don't mind!)

 I loved creating a layout of my niece and the photos I took of her as a newborn back in March. I was so happy with how the photos came together and to be able to feature the photos by framing them with the KLD Templates was perfection!

 I used some of Elle's Studio Serendipity as well as a bit of Crate Paper's Maggie Holmes collection. Very feminine products and perfect for a baby girl page!

 I am so glad that you decided to hop along with Kiwi Lane today! Since this is my last post as a KLD Design Team member, I'd like to have one last giveaway! All you need to do is:
  • Leave me one comment below and tell me what you are most looking forward to this Autumn.
  • Become a follower of this blog.
I will choose a winner for some scrappy goodness next Thursday, Sept. 12th! And remember, leave a comment on each blog along the way and you could win some scrappy swag from this incredible Simple Stories collection! Kiwi Lane will also be choosing a winner next Thursday (9/12).


(Also, keep in mind that the paper will be awarded to a US or Canadian resident and if the winner is outside of those areas, they will receive a $25.00 gift code to the Kiwi Lane shop instead!)

Now keep on hopping to the next stop along the hop and head over to the lovely and talented Charissa >><< to see what magic she's created for you!

Scrap Happy~

Templates Used in this layout:
Scallops 1A & 2B
Wacky 2T
Tiny Tags 1T & 6T
Bracket 1
Sunnybrook Lane 2B