Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wishing for Warmer Days...

So as I type this post, there is snow falling rapidly outside quickly mounting up to an expected 6-10 inches.  The kids are home from school, hubby is "working" from home and I am tucked away in a quiet corner planning out projects and obviously, blogging.  As I watch the snow falling, I can appreciate it's beautiful and peaceful look, but I wouldn't be honest if I didn't say that I HATE the snow.  I would much prefer the warmth of the sun on my face as I sit with my feet in the sand and the smell of the ocean, but I live in an area that most of the time gets roughly 3 of the 4 seasons, and winter is the longest.  So while I look at the beautiful snow falling, I am thinking of the spring and of flowers and fresh cut grass.  We have so many birthday's in the spring (mine being one of them) so I wanted to get started making some spring themed cards.  Here are a few that I wanted to share...

Stampin'Up! Mixed Bunch Stamp Set

Stampin'Up Mixed Bunch Stamp Set

Stampin'Up Summer Silhouette's Stamp Set

Stampin'Up! Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Crumbcake, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Marina Mist, Island Indigo, So Safrron, Old Olive, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Crumbcake, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi
Misc:  Artisan Label Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Pearls, Crumbcake Seam Binding, Stampin' Dimensionals



Monday, January 13, 2014

Soccer Star 2-Page Layout

Happy Monday fellow crafters!  Today I wanted to showcase a scrapbook layout I have been working on.  Both of my daughters have been playing soccer for a few years now in both the fall and spring.  This past fall, BOTH of my girls scored their first goals of their soccer careers.  As you can imagine, we were BEYOND excited.  I wanted to make sure I preserved that memory for each of them so that they can look back and remember the excitement and all the hard work it took to get to that point.  So the challenge is, my oldest has gotten into this phase of not wanting to get her picture taken which makes it very hard to capture good shots of her to put in a scrapbook.  My husband has his camera with him ALL the time and for every practice and every game he attempts the impossible.  Needless to say, we have hundreds of pictures, but none that are exactly what I want.  My other daughter played goalie most of the season so most of her shots are of her either standing in the goal or punting the ball (her specialty).  So I will take a compilation of pictures for each of them and attempt to tell the story on this 2-page layout.  Each one will have their own layout with their names and their season stats on the right page.  I used the Soccer Star Layout from http://www.ppbndesigns.com/soccer-star-girl-scrapbook-page-kit-cut/ and used my Silhouette.   The paper I used was all from Stampin’Up! and colors and additional supplies are listed below.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Garden Green, Crumbcake, Basic Grey, Pool Party, Marina Mist (All Stampin' Up!)
Adhesive:  Snail and dimensionals

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy New Year???

Happy New Year fellow crafters....I can't believe it is already the 9th of January.  My intention come the first of the year was to start blogging and crafting on a regular basis.  Well here were are in the second week of January and this is my first post and I have nothing to show in terms of projects!  So the kids went back to school for one day and then we got hit with a series of bad weather which kept them out of school for 3 additional days.  Yesterday was the first day back and I had one of my kids home sick.  Today however was the first day I have been alone in my house for nearly 3 weeks.  I would love to spend some time crafting, but having the kids home from school for almost 3 weeks has created a bit of chaos in this house.  So my first order of business is to get things back to a fairly normal working/living environment.  So my plan is to tackle one area at a time until I can get everything back in order.  One thing I wanted to start spending more time on this year is scrapbooking, so you will probably start seeing more layouts in addition to my cards and other home decor items.  My dear hubby takes so many great pictures, I feel like I really need to start showcasing them (at least the family photos).  I will post photo's as often as possible, but I want to try and get 2 to 3 posts per week (which means I am crafting that much as well).  I figure if I start out with small goals and accomplish them, it makes the larger goals that much easier to reach.

Until next time...