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12x12 | Lovely Girl

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I have had these Prima stamps for ages, and have barely used them.  I've got several others and I'm trying to incorporate them into my regular crafting.  It drives me nuts to have a product in my stash that I'm not utilizing.


I used Prima Tropical watercolors, the colors are sooo pretty.  I added in a bit of Heidi Shine gold as well.


I used primarily One Canoe Two for this layout, with a few die cuts and corks from my stash.


There's those Thickers I've had forever.  So happy to use them up!


And there's my muse, my Miss Q.


See the beauty.
xoxo

12x12 | Favorite Photo

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Hey there crafty friends, I've got a new page using the June kits from Felicity Jane!

I adore white and black polka dots.  They make me incredibly happy, add in some florals and I'm done, game over, kill me now.


I was drawn to the June kits because of the gorgeous floral paper, and the colors are the perfect mix.


The scale of the die cuts and chipboard pieces are spot on.


Teeny tiny flair.  Swoon.


This is my favorite of the four pages I made with the kits before totally killing them (except a couple die cuts and 2 chipboard pieces).


Happy!

xoxo





PLS | This Makes Me So Happy

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I'm on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, sharing a page made with 3x4 and 4x6 cards.  Click HERE to read how it came together!


Maya Road | Simple Stories Swap

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I'm sharing a fun product swap page on the Maya Road blog today, please click HERE to read the how-to and see all the detail shots of this layout.


This title was a quote from my friend Rebekah when she saw the inside of this vintage camper was decorated with scrapbook papers, ha!

Get crafty,
xoxo

Emma's Paperie | Don't Grow Up

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It's sketch challenge time at Emma's Paperie!


I used the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day line to make this happy and bright page.




I'll stay a kid at heart forever ;)
xoxo

PLS | So Sweet

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You can find me over at the Pretty Little Studio blog today, I've got a sweet page made with the Here + There collection!


Gossamer Blue | Getaway

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This layout is about the time my girly and I had the most delicious breakfast in bed.  Apologies in advance for the crazy puffy eyes in the photo ;)  This is how the mama looks when she has to share a bed with her kiddo and husband.  HA!

I used the Gossamer Blue June Main Kit to create this page, starting with the awesome ticket paper that I cut into strips and sewed to my background paper.


I used a few other Main Kit papers to mat the photo, then added the large die cut right on my photo for the title.


I left the right 1/3 of the layout as white space, keeping the chipboard and die cut embellishments above and below the photo area.  Doing this keeps all the embellishments going in the same direction so to speak, from top to bottom of the page.



I love the rubber embellishments in the June kits, that little heart is just adorable.


We went to our first-ever PBR event on this trip, and it was AWESOME.  Look for some cute cowboy photos to be documented soon!

Good stuff,
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | June Weekend

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As you probably already know, Gossamer Blue has added a few new kits to their line up.  The Planner Kit has been going strong for a few months and I just wanted to share how I use it for my scrapbook pages.

The GB kits are all-exclusive and brand new each month, which means the type of embellishments we receive change with each kit.  June's Planner Kit has a ton (and I mean a ton) of die cuts.  I pulled out all of the beach/ocean themed die cuts from the pack and was left with a gazillion pieces to use on my page.  The round June label and the weekend banner were the inspiration for this page and the photos I chose.


I mat the two photos and decided their placement, then added all these die cuts along the right side, and around the photo, on my layout.


Included in the mix are some cork and rubber embellishments, plus some enamel dots, to give a bit of variety and texture among all the die cuts.



I think the page turned out quite fun and is a good documentation of my girl's first ride on the ferris wheel with her Uncle K.


Having fun!
xoxo

Emma's Paperie | Adventure Awaits

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I was so drawn to the Boho Dreams collection by Kaisercraft, and, lucky for me, the color challenge at Emma's Paperie matched it perfectly!

Head over to the EP blog to see the color challenge image.






You shine.
xoxo

Gossamer Blue | We're Busy Making Memories

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Hello and Happy Birthday to me!

I'm so glad I get to share this page on the GB Blog today, I am so happy with the way it came together.  I used tons of repeating elements to make this layout, head over to the Gossamer Blue to read all about this page.







We're gonna party like, it's my birthday.....
xoxo

Traveler's Notebook | Vol. 4

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Hey there, I just finished up a new walk-thru video of my TN progress so far.  May is on the books and I'll have a new process video with the start of my June TN soon.


You can watch on my YouTube channel HERE.

Keepin' the snark alive ;)
xoxo



Emma's Paperie | I Like Big Bows

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This week we are focusing on Crate Paper over on Emma's Paperie blog.  I chose the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams line.

I drew a giant heart with my Silhouette and then machine-stitched the perimeter with white and gold thread.





I like big bows and I cannot lie...

;)
xoxo

PLS | Good Things

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It's my day on the PLS blog, head on over to Pretty Little Studio to see how this layout came together.


Gossamer Blue | Snapshots

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Happy Reveal Day!

I have been creating like crazy with the all-exclusive Gossamer Blue kits!  The June kits are packed with bright and happy colors and I've got several projects to share with you this month.

This page was made with the June Life Pages and Main kits; I started by cutting down the ticket paper to make individual tickets, then used Life Pages cards to mat my Instax photos.



I used my sewing machine to stitch through the tickets, then added a die cut and some chipboard embellishments above the top photo.


The bottom photo got a puffy sticker, chipboard, a tag and another trimmed out ticket.


This layout was looking a little too simple for me, so I cut a few strips of the main kit papers and stitched them along the bottom of the page.


Nothing too fancy, but it captures the feeling of my last girls night out with our local MOMS Club.


It was a bittersweet evening, but as the girly grows the things I'm involved with change.  Next stop: Kindergarten for the girl and PTA for me ;)

Hug your babies,
xoxo


PLS | Love You Everyday

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I've got a new mixed media post for Pretty Little Studio HERE.  Please head over to the PLS blog to read how my layout using the Blooming Hearts collection came together.