Thursday, August 15, 2013

♫ can you hear the music ♪

good morning.  sorry for the lack of posts, we are getting ready to be back to school and with 4 kids, it's never dull during this time of preparation. 

school clothes shopping.....check (not even peeking at my bank account)

basketball open gyms before tryouts.....check

hair cuts.....check

i know you know the routine, i won't keep going...giggle

on a scrappy note, today my sweet friend Alex and I are up on the October Afternoon blog with a new sketch this week and our interpretations of it.  When creating this week's sketch, I wanted to create a sketch that would allow me the freedom to play with some of these Ipod pics of my daughter and her "favorites" right now.  I also wanted a sketch that would emphasize large focal elements and love how Alex interpreted the sketch for her little guy!

can you hear the music sketch 


music, music, music layout

 (i'm sorry it's not the best pics, but it was getting dark outside when i took these)


I cut the large music notes and title with my silhouette and backed it with fun new papers from the OA Daily Flash GIrl Talk line.  I only have one daughter and this paper is one I would buy in multiples, it is THAT awesome

 the tin pins are so much fun in this line, i love layering them with all the various die-cuts and tidbits

 i hope you'll pop in and say hello and see the amazing layout by Alex.

thank you so much for your visits and notes♥



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

♥ mme color inspiration ♥

good morning♥  how are you?  are the kids starting back?  mine don't start for another week and a half but i have some friends with children who return next week....whoa, summer went by quickly.  how about where you are?

today i am popping in to share a couple of cards with you.  the first card i would like to share is a card created for the newest "Color Inspiration" on the My Mind's Eye Blog
isn't this collage just gorgeous?  i swoon.

so i decided to pull out my Find Your Wings & Fly line from MME and create a card with all these gorgeous colors.  although i LOVE to layer, i decided to let the gorgeous patterns, a chipboard embellishment and some enamel dots showcase today.

hello card
gorgeous, gorgeous papers in this line

on the next set of cards, i wanted to share an inspiration idea with you.  i love movie posters, i think they are so intriguing and the first flavor to a movie, so when i came across these movie posters from the Disney Pixar movie UP, i knew i had to use them for inspiration in my creations. 

i created my cards with the August Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kit Classy Girls and add-on

you are on my heart card

thank you so, so much for your sweet notes, they always truly hug my heart!
hugs & so much love!

Monday, August 5, 2013

♥ october afternoon travel girl ♥

good morning! how was your weekend?  we are thoroughly enjoying every last second of our summer, even if it's doing nothing :)

today i am up on the October Afternoon blog along with Laura Craigie to share an altered notebook created for her challenge today.  Her challenge was to use speech bubbles.  In the new Daily Flash mini lines, there are LOTS of speech bubbles and they are so much fun.  i originally set out to design a card, but when i started pulling out my papers, came across this fun journal card and very aged, actually pretty rugged, composition notebook and an idea was born.  

i cut a speech bubble background so i could back it with this fun patterned paper and make it look as though rain speech bubbles couldn't dampen her smile


thank you so much for joining me today, i hope you'll pop in and say hello and see the fun cards Laura created with speech bubbles and a little more of Daily Flash!

hugs & so much love!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

♥ Christmas in august? ♥

it is on the Jillibean Soup blog with a couple of cards from the Christmas Cheer Chowder line

this line is so perfect for happy, happy Christmas cards, and makes creating so much fun!

here are the two cards that have been shared today

 december 25th card

joy card 

 aren't these colors fabulous?

thank you so much for your visits and sweet note

happy creating♥

Friday, August 2, 2013

♥ scraptastic AUGUST kit reveal ♥

this is my second post today, please scroll down for a Jillibean Soup Avocado Soup post

(this post is picture-heavy, sorry, but so much to share before the weekend)

i wanted to share with you that the Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits, AUGUST kits, went LIVE yesterday and you can see the amazing TWO new kits, plus Project Life Kit 
Jessica always has a fun game at reveal time too and there's still time to get your name in the

this month, i will be working with the

 the pictures could never do the kit justice, it's gorgeous beyond words, the colors are so, so beautiful.  i will give it a go in my posts, but the colors are so beautiful.

here are the cards i have created so far using the Classy Girls Kit, stamps and kit add-on

on these two cards, i used the packaging from the kits for my patterned paper and tag
 hello card


i have posted a step by step tutorial, to create the Hello Card, on the CARDS FORUM at Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits HERE HERE HERE 
(you may have to register to view it, but it's easy and you will enjoy all the friendship and fun)

wonderful papa card

 my next card and sketch were inspired by a gorgeous layout in our member's gallery, you can see the inspiration for this sketch in our CARDS forum HERE HERE HERE

(again, you may have to register, if you're not already, to view the forum, but you will not regret it, it's fun, warm and inspirational)

here's the sketch i created inspired by the member's layout

sketch by danni reid

and here's the first card i created from the inspirational layout and sketch, using the AUGUST Classy Girls Kit and add-on


every month, i like to create 3 to 4 different cards using the same two or three stamps from one of the stamps sets released that month.  this month i chose to use 3 stamps from the Classy Girls Stamp set to create four cards

Classy Girls Stamp Set
 and here are the three stamps i used from that set

and here's another card created with the potty people and sentiment in the set

so happy together card 

and last but certainly not least, we are celebrating a member's birthday today.  the dt create cards to celebrate our member birthdays because it's fun to celebrate special days together.

oh happy day card

thank you for visiting me today, hope you'll join us this weekend for the online Birthday Crop!

♥ jillibean avocado soup cards ♥

good morning!  have you seen the new CHA summer Jillibean Soup lines?  Avacado Soup IS TRULY DELICIOUS!  i can not wait to see all the projects start popping up with this line. it's a gorgeous line with the coolest patterns and so add it to your must-have list as the CHA goodies start arriving at your favorite shop.  

here are a few cards i have created with this line so far, looove the blues and greens in this line♥

 today card


hello card

hello, hello card

this card was created solely to be able to enjoy every blue and green pattern in the line that i love so much...giggle

i hope you'll pop on over the Jillibean Soup Blog because Jill has included a link to the she will be teaching and a link to the newest Jillibean Soup Card Kitchen Kit and Kimber's Cards
and you do not want to miss those, amazing as always!

also today, i want to remind you of our upcoming on-line birthday crop over at 

 it's going to be so much fun and we hope you'll join us, lots of prizes, games, friendship and inspiration!  come help us celebrate!

happy creating♥