Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A new share

I had been trying to clean and organize my studio a bit and got lost in admiring all the pretty papers and embellishments and more. I did, however, manage to organize all of my wood-mounted rubber stamps. While I was doing that, I found this photo that had somehow escaped from the box. So, I left whatever I was doing and sat down to scrap it. The paper is from an older GCD studios collection. The letters in the title are diecut using the Sizzix Typeset Sizzlits die... boy, I haven't loved a diecut alpha this much in a while! I used the Scotch 3M Quick dry adhesive to glue those letters in place. And of course, I had to paint a little. I embellished the page with my own hadmade accents. I found that the Faber-Castell Multimark 1523 permanent pen works great for writing on dry paint. I have to tell you that creating this page made me smile... such sweet memories... revisiting a place as a changed person is something else!

Have fun :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer, so far...

has been eventful and busy and still somewhat lazy as well!
In the spirit of feeling lazy, let me just recount in pictures...

Swim lessons at YMCA

Idling with Brave 

rain-wet chalks in the yard

snap dragons by the pool

caterpiller on the window

fun find at Goodwill

epic allergic reaction that has Nini in bed for 48 hours

and here's to looking forward to a better week ahead!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday share

Don't forget to check out the weekend designer showcase over at the Crate Paper blog for more inspiration :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

In Full Bloom kit

loaded with delicious and cheerful gorgeousness from Anna Griffin, American Crafts, Bazzill Basics and more, now in store at CK's Scrap & Paper Shop.
When I first posted about this kit here, Diana mentioned that she was hoping I was going to give away a kit. Well, it took a bit of time, but that's exactly what CK is doing today on their blog. Not one but TWO lucky winners! Visit this link and leave a comment there for a chance to win :)
Good luck!

Friday, June 10, 2011


I present to you, Ayush Sarkar, Kindergarten Graduate, Class of 2011!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Glitz Design for June

As I was going through all of our recent cruise photos, I stopped at one where my daughter was standing in front of a wall... the wall had a design of a woman leaning out of a window with a plate of fruits in her hand. The background was just as important as the subject in front of it. To highlight the lovely Victorian image, I decided to layer clusters of roses cut out of the Laced with Grace Floral paper.

For my second layout and in honor of Father's Day, I created a page about a funny family anecdote from a few years back.

This mini letter stickers are my absolute favorite for creating long titles.

To create the banner at the top of the page, I simply cut the banner from the Afternoon Muse Banner paper. But instead of attaching it right side up, I flipped it to reveal the pretty pink scripty/musical note side.

Layout 1: Hello Beautiful
1. Love Games Scorecard 12x12 paper
2. Laced With Grace Floral 12x12 paper
3. Afternoon Muse Striped 12x12 paper
4. Teeny Alpha Brown stickers

Layout 2: There Was This One Day
1. Afternoon Muse Carte Postal 12x12 paper
2. Afternoon Muse Banner 12x12 paper
3. Laced With Grace Butterflies 12x12 paper
4. Laced With Grace Polka 12x12 paper
5. Teeny Alpha Pink stickers

Take a peek at the Glitz blog today!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

A new winner and a share

If you read my 6/3 post, you already know that I was waiting to hear from the original winner of CK's Fabulous Flowers STT . But sadly, that didn't happen, so today I visited again and had a new winner picked for the prize. So here's to a lucky lady:

Cindy deRosier said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your page! So pretty!
8:58 AM

Congrats! Please email me you address Cindy and I'll have your prize sent out :)

On a different note, here's a sneak peek to a workshop I'll be teaching at Whim So Doodle next month or so.

Have a happy day!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Winner of CK Flowers STT and a wedding event

Okay, the winner of the STT Flowers Giveaway did not contact me yet and did not leave her email addy either. I didn't see any contact info for her when I clicked her link. So, Keel, if you are reading this, please email me at by Sunday June 5th. If I don't hear from you by then, I'll have to pick a different winner on 6/6 because I don't want this lovely prize to go unclaimed. I so hope to hear from you by Sunday.

And now here's an invitation to a wedding event straight from the Crate Paper blog:

We've a very special week ahead that we're formally inviting our blog readers to take part in and admire starting next Monday! Crate Paper has lined up five whole days of "I thee wed" handmade creations suitable for the soon-to-be bride and groom that'll help to make the year'(s) long journey a one-of-a-kind display of memorable moments and experiences. Our designers are going to share with you both traditional & non-traditional designs using Crate's Collections that'll apply across the entire spectrum of the wedding affair - from start to finish, the team will have for you ideas in creating invitations to thank-you notes, as well as thoughtful favor gifts and ceremonial decor. In supplement of the display of inspiring projects, Crate Paper is giving away four prize packs that'll well-suite and bid all of you to join in on the "tie-the-knot" festivities - details will be fully disclosed on Monday!

Wedding Week begins Monday, June 6th and will conclude Monday, June 13th. Add it to your calendar and inform those planning for the big day as well! We look forward to you accompanying us at Crate's first ever, "Wedding Week"!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Wednesday share

made mostly with product packaging and scraps... you can find details and step-outs at the Scotch 3M website.