Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bella Blvd Design Team

I have some very fabulous news to share today!!!!

I am so very excited to be joining this group of talented designers!  Just wanted to pop in quick to share the good news!  Have a GREAT day!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mini Album

It has been awhile since I made a mini album...I forgot how much I LOVE making them!!!  I used a mix of Webster's Pages collections to make it:  Recorded,  New Year New You, and Postcards from Paris ll.  They are all such gorgeous collections and I love how easily they all mix together!

This was up on the Webster's Pages blog the other day...you can check it out HERE.  I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Russian Magazine Publication

Today was a great start to the week!  I am feeling very organized after spending the weekend, well organizing!  I also made two suppers in advance for the week as well as pumpkin cookies (YUM) and a tomato soup recipe from scratch (I have soooo many garden tomatoes to use up)!

A little while back, I had the opportunity to contribute to a Russian Scrapbooking Magazine.  They were doing a feature on Teresa Collins and her fabulous product :-)

Here is the layout I made that was published in the article:

The requested theme was "baby" so I had a blast digging up old photos of my sweet girls...gosh they grow up fast!  Sniff sniff!  This photo of Sienna was always a favorite of mine...she was such happy baby!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fall Leaves

September is such a beautiful month here!  It has been so warm and sunny and the leaves are just starting to turn such lovely shades of red and yellow!

Adrienne Looman for Websters Pages created the perfect collection for scrapbooking all your fall memories:  Family Traditions.  I love the colors and patterns of the paper and you should check out the embellishments....so cute...I can't WAIT to get my hands on them!  Here is a layout I did of my sweet Sienna playing in the leaves last year:

Here are a few detail shots:

I really wanted to have a one, two, three, for her throwing the leaves but she grabbed and threw the leaves so quickly it didn't ever happen in three stages...HA!  So one, two it is :-)

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, September 13, 2013

EBOSSER - Blog Hop

Check this out:

The first 250 people to leave a comment will enter for this giveaway. You need to comment on each and every blog on the hop in order to be eligible.  
Rush to the Teresa Collins DT blog for more information!  Be sure to start at the Craftwell blog on September 14th!  This machine is awesome! 
Good luck!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Family Stories Layouts

Hello!  Today I am excited to show you a couple of projects I did using the A.M.A.Z.I.N.G Family Stories collection!

The colors in the collection are pretty fabulous!  For my "Butterfly" layout, I reached for the papers with a soft and pretty feel - using the backsides of "Noted", "Doily" "Flower" and "Anchor" papers.  I love the cute "Notecards" paper and cut out the "take note" from there.  I wanted to compliment the pink butterfly on my daughter's face and I found adding a few touches of pink did the trick!

I added my embellishments in groups of three.  Note the three butterflies (with the CUTE sequins in their centre) and the cluster of three on the notecard of a brad, button and enamel dot.  

The best part about this collection is that it can be used for any themed pages!  My next page features the photos I took of my friend and her husband when they were expecting.  This time, I wanted to bring in some of the richer colors to pop against the black in the photos!

There are so many embellishments in this collection that makes me feel like a kid in a candy store!  I think I have a little bit of everything on this page:  Chipboard, brads, enamel dots, die-cuts, stickers, and my favorite...the envelopes!!!  A perfect spot to tuck in that ultrasound photo :-)

Here is another closeup so you can see more of the delicious embellishments in more detail:

Well I hope you RUN to the nearest scrapbook store and pick up this collection!  You will LOVE it and reach for it over and over for all of your FAMILY STORIES!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Back to School and MCS Reveal!

Hello September...well summer just sort of flew on by, didn't it?  The girls are super excited to be back at school...here they are on the first day:

I, however, am already missing the lake and missing the much more leisure mornings!

September also brings a new reveal from My Creative Scrapbook!  Check out this super fun Creative Kit:

I love the perfect mix of Echo Park's Here and Now collection with Fancy Pants Designs Wonderful Day.  I sure had a blast working with this kit:

Head on over to the My Creative Scrapbook Website to grab a kit and to see all the amazing work the team did this month!