Friday, May 31, 2013

Hybrid Summer Card

Mye De Leon has released some cute products today and has even more coming out tomorrow.  I combined a couple of different summer kits to make this adorable card.  I love how all these fun colors came together to make this adorable card.

MDL Ready for Summer Card

Hybrid Card for Mye De Leon using kits: Hello Summer Stamps, Walking on Sunshine and Lazy Summer. Digital Cutter & Software: Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Addition to our family…

Over the last weekend we adopted a sweet little dog from the animal shelter.  He has been part of our family since Monday and we are slowly getting settled into life again.  His name is Shaker and he is just a super sweet boy.

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He has been keeping me busy during the days as we try to settle into a new routine.  He doesn’t like being left alone right now, so it has made for a lot of time at home.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

This Makes Me Smile (Digital)

Mye De Leon has been releasing some fabulous new kits in the last few weeks over at Pixels & Company!  I am really loving having this special picture scrapbooked. 

MDL This Makes Me Smile

Digital layout using kits from Mye De Leon: Crazy & Messy Template, Wood Veneer Arrows, Carefree, Page Blenders, Date Stamps and Happiness Lies Within.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I Love You This Much (digital)

Last week I was on a digital kick working on projects for the fabulous Mye De Leon.  I just loved working with these kits.  What is even better is just how many kits I was able to pull parts from to work on this single layout.  Combining digital kits is just like digging through all your traditional supplies finding things that work together.

MDL I love you this much

Digital layout using kits from Mye De Leon: Washi Love, You are My Sunshine, Wood Veneer Arrows, Summer Solstice, Soak up the Sun, Off We Go. Also More or Less from Pixels & Company.

Monday, May 27, 2013

A couple of thoughts on Memorial Day…

There are two very special men in my family that have/are serving in the Military. 

My grandfather served in World War II as part of the Army Air Corp.  While growing up, I always loved and looked up to him, but it wasn’t until my husband joined the Army that we even really talked about his service.  During the eight years that my husband was in the Army while he was alive we had many long conversations about the military.  I more that I learned from him, the more respect I had for him.  It has been almost a year since I lost him, and I still miss him every single day.  For so many years I thought of him as just my grandfather, so when he received his military honors at his funeral, it caught me by surprise.  I was so proud of his service to our country, but I will admit that having my husband still serving it was hard to sit through that part of the service.

In a couple of months, my husband and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary.  This fall will mark his 9th year in the Army.  I am so proud of his service.  He has been on three deployments that were each a year long, there has also been various military schools, training sessions that have kept us apart.  He is one of the strongest men that I know.  The military isn’t always the easiest of lives, but I know he is very proud to serve and I am proud to stand by his side.

So today, on Memorial Day, I think of not only the soldiers currently serving, but all of those who have served our wonderful country.  Soldiers might now always agree with the politics, but they do their job and know that doing that job might just come at the cost of their lives.  That is a price they are willing to pay.  So, please take a moment today to think of all of those who have served or are currently serving.  And don’t forget about all of us civilians that love our soldiers, because they aren’t the only ones who pay the price of service.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Hello Fall for Inspired Blueprints

There is another fabulous sketch up today at Inspired Blueprints.  I know the design team has created some fabulous layouts this week!

Hello Fall IB 95

I changed the photo size to 3x5. Inspired Blueprints #95. Patterned Paper: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye. Stencil & Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp. Embellishements: Studio Calico, Mye De Leon, Ella’s Studio, My Mind’s Eye, Glitz, Echo Park, Webster’s Pages, October Afternoon, American Crafts, stash.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Family Moments

This is another new collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  I love the colors in this collection. 

Family Moments

Sketch: Page Maps. Paper: Fancy Pants. Embellishments: Fancy Pants, Glitz Designs, Echo Park, Studio Calico. Digital Cutter and Software: Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Love this Life (digital layout)

Last Friday Mye De Leon had some fabulous new releases.  There are three new kits: Carefree, Page Blenders and Date Stamps.  I used all of these on this layout.  I just love how this layout turned out!!

Love This Life

Digital Layout using kits from Mye De Leon: This & That Templates, Carefree, Page Blenders, Date Stamps.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Life is Better when you’re Laughing

I love getting scrapbooking mail!  I was so excited to get this new collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  I really wanted to use this collection and make a single page layout, so I pulled out my pictures and created this layout without a sketch.  I just love how it turned out!!

Life is Better when you're Laughing

Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants. Embellishments: Fancy Pants, Webster’s Pages, American Crafts, Recollections, Oriental Trading, A Flair for Buttons, Heidi Swapp Color Shine.

Monday, May 20, 2013

My Favorite Time

I created this layout for the Chinese Whispers game on Club Creating Keepsakes.  This was a fun layout to create.

My Favorite Time with You

Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Glitz. Stickers: Echo Park. Digital Flower: Mye De Leon. Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp. Digital Cutter and Software: Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Published (a digital layout)

I have working on several digital projects lately and it has been a blast!  When I first saw this fabulous free kit by Pixels & Company for Quality Digi Scrap Freebies, I was blown away.  I just couldn't wait to create a fabulous layout with such a beautiful kit! 
Published
Digital layout. Crazy & Messy Template from Mye De Leon. Digital Kit: Free Love by Pixels & Company designers for Quality Digi Scrap Freebies.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rad Fun

I have been excited to scrap this pictures for a while now and I am happy to be able to share this layout.

Rad Fun

Sketch: Creative Scrappers #232. Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants. Embellishments: Queen & Company, Recollections, My Mind’s Eye, Heidi Swapp Color Shine. Digital Cutter and Software: Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This Makes Me Happy

There is just something so fun about getting to work with Mye De Leon’s new releases before they are well…released.  Last Friday she released some Wide Washi tape and I just swooned for it!  What can I say, I am a little obsessed with washi tape in my paper scrapping, so of course I am going to love it in the digital world too!  I combined a bunch of different kits for this layout and even used a new sketch from The Paper Bakery.

This Makes Me Happy

Sketch: Paper Bakery #3. Digital Kits from Mye De Leon: Happiness Lies Within, Wide Washi Wub, Mist Overlays, Walking on Sunshine Mixed Media, Digital Basics Elements, Me & Mye Shadow Styles.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Welcome Mini Album (for MDL)

Mye De Leon released a FABULOUS kit for iNSD a couple of weeks ago.  I was so excited when I saw the kit that I decided to make this adorable mini album for my Mother-in-law.  I am happy to be able to share this cute project with you today!

MDL Twin Mini 1

MDL Twin Mini 2

MDL Twin Mini 3

MDL Twin Mini 4

MDL Twin Mini 5

MDL Twin Mini 6

MDL Twin Mini 7

I created this hybrid mini album using the Happiness Lies Within Collection from Mye De Leon. I also used my Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother’s Day Gift

I made this for my Mother-in-law for Mother’s Day this year.  I received some frosted glass vinyl for Christmas and I have been wanting to try it out, so I bought this cute mirror at Target and went to work getting it all cut out and placed onto the mirror.

Mother's Day

Digital Cutter & Software: Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software. Cutting File: Silhouette Studio Store. Fonts: LD Oz and SNF Infinity Bold. Frosted Vinyl: Silhouette America. Quote: Mary Ann Radmacher. Mirror: Target.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Sketch at Inspired Blueprints

After a break, I am excited to share that there is a new sketch up at Inspired Blueprints today!  I just barely got this layout done in time, but I love how it turned out!

IB 93 Hello Belt

Inspired Blueprints #93. Patterned Paper: Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye. Embellishments: Glitz, A Flair for Buttons, Echo Park, Ella’s Studio, Oriental Trading, Recollections, American Craft Thickers, Heidi Swapp Color Shine. Digital Cutter and Software: Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software.

Last project for Cameo Creations

It is another blog post about mixed feelings.  I am really excited to share this adorable project for the new challenge up at Cameo Creations today.  However, I am sad because it has come time for me to step down from their design team.  I have had the best time working with such an amazing group of women!  It is with a heavy heart that I say good-bye to this great group, but I have doubts that I would be able to give the next term 100% with so many things with this move up in the air still.  I hope to find sometime to play along with the new challenges in the future.

Now back to the fun stuff…this adorable project for the new challenge of flowers.  I hope you will play along!

GG Whole

Now some close-ups:

GG 1

GG 2

GG 3

Acrylic Album: Accent Creative Designs. Patterned Paper: Webster’s Pages, Basic Grey. Embellishments: Webster’s Pages, Recollections, Glitz, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, American Crafts, Oriental Trading, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Glimmer Mist. Digital Cutter and Software: Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Relax (digi layout for MDL)

Although I have been spending more time working on paper scrapping and hybrid projects, when I saw this fabulous new kit from Mye De Leon, I knew that I wanted to create a digital layout with it.  I just loved working with these soft colors!

MDL Relax

Digital layout using New England Cottage kit from Mye De Leon.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Easter Egg Fun

I have been loving making some 3D items.  I will admit that there is a learning curve with how to get them to really stay stuck together.  I have been using hot glue, because my ATG just wasn’t holding for these items.

3D Easter Egg

Paper: Basic Grey. Cardstock: American Crafts. Flowers & Dots: Recollections. Bird: Webster’s Pages. Brad: Oriental Trading. Cutting File: SVG Cuts. Digital Cutter & Software: Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hello Sunshine Wall Art

I have this frame in my house that I change about every season (or so).  After Christmas last year, I didn’t feel like having one up for winter, so I decided to make something for spring, just a few months early.

Hello Sunshine

Patterned Paper: Webster’s Pages. Rose Trim: Webster’s Pages. Brads: Oriental Trading. Bling: Kaisercrafts. Digital Cutter & Software: Silhouette Cameo with Designer Edition. Flower and Title Cut Files: Silhouette Store. Background Cut File: Bird’s Cards.

Friday, May 3, 2013

St. Patty’s Gift Bag

I created this adorable gift bag for St. Patrick’s Day, but never got around to sharing it here.

St Patty's Day

Paper: Echo Park. Microbeads: Martha Stewart Crafts. Glitter: Doodlebug. Ribbon: Stash. Cutting Files: Silhouette Studio Store. Digital Cutter & Software: Silhouette Cameo and Designer Edition Software.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Welcome to iNSD!!

I am excited to be celebrating this year’s iNSD as part of Mye De Leon’s Creative team.  I have a tutorial up on her blog that shows how I made this darling Mother’s Day card using her digital supplies and my Silhouette Cameo.

I sure hope you enjoy it!

Cutting Edge Magazine May/June…

is live!  Make sure you head on over to check it out.  You will need a subscription. If you are unsure about how you will like it, you can always subscribe for a single issue.  I hope you will love all the fun projects and tutorials that are there.  I love the projects that I created as part of the Cutting Edge Magazine design team!

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