Saturday, September 25, 2010

Come Sail Away....

Hey all! Here is my weekly post using my wonderful Really Reasonable Ribbon products!  I love using them, and I have loved my time on the design team.  It has really pushed my boundaries on some of my layouts.  This one isn't really creative, but I think it adds great texture by adding the jute string to the banner.  Any how, here is my layout for this week!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Color Combos Galore Inpiration Board 161

Yes, it is a "little" early for Christmas, but man, I know it will be here before you know it!  This photo was just perfect for this week's inspiration board though, so I had to use it.  Isn't my great niece Kynli adorable? Below is our inspiration board, and here is the link to play along if you want:  Color Combos Galore

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Twisted Sketched #68 is Up!

This Sketch we go "vintage" any how any way!!  When I was a little girl back in the 60's and 70's, I loved playing with my dolls.  This included my paper dolls.  I remember having these paper dolls from the book "Little Women".  I think I must have really liked those long dresses that they wore.  Soooo....I decided to do a layout using something that meant something to me - hence, the "Little Women" paper dolls.  If you would like to play along, just check on the blog at Twisted Sketches.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Some "My Little Shoebox" Layouts to share with you!

We teamed up with Fiskars last month at MLS.  You can see that I have used some of my wonderful Fiskars border punches in these three layouts.  I also used My Little Shoebox's "Sunday Market" for my layouts.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Color Combos Galore Inspiration Board 160 is up!!

I did a little combining this week.  I am away for the weekend with my good friends Robbie and Kim.  We will be heading off to the Creating Keepsakes Convention for a little retail therapy today.  I combined my weekly work for CCG with my Really Reasonable Ribbon post.  I thought this weeks color combo was going to be a huge challenge, but I love how this layout turned out!

This was our color board inspiration this week - umm.... just a little scary for me, I have to say!!

As you can see, I twisted some jute string around my layout.  I got this fabulous string from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They have a great selection of ribbons at great prices.  Check them out HEREWe would really love to have you come play along over at Color Combos Galore as well! You can check the challenge out HERE as well!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Whoo Hoo!! My Little Shoe Box Blog Hop!! Come Join Us!!

Come on you "know" you want to!  If you are just stopping by to visit me, be sure to play along in the MLS blog hop.  Once you get to the end, you have the chance to win some awesome My Little Shoebox goodies!!  Who wouldn't want that?!?  Ok, first off, if haven't been following along you can start at the My Little Shoebox Blog, and they will tell you were to go from there.

If you have been playing along already, you have probably just arrived from Deanna's blog to mine!  Once you have left a comment here, you can mosey on over to Heather's blog.  If you leave a comment at Heather's blog, since she is the last on the list, you could win some fabulous "blog candy" - yep, some wonderful My Little Shoebox product!

Getting the show on the road.... here is a little wall plaque I made using "Green", which you can find HERE.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Color Room Palette #22

Gosh, it has been ages since I have played a challenge over at The Color Room.  My friends probably think I don't love them anymore!  I do!  Time just gets away from me!  Any who - I did decide to squeeze this week's palette into my schedule.  I hope you click on the link above to play along too!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Come Join Us for a Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!!!

Hey all!!! It's the 13th again, and you know what that means!  Yep, we're having a Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop!! 

I hope you have been having fun hopping from blog to blog in our Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop!  You should have just arrived here from Amber Goble's Blog.  Your next stop will be Kerri Michaud's Blog.  No doubt you will find awesome inspiration from their awesome cards!  Be sure you check in at the Really Reasonable blog (link above) because you can find every single one of the ribbons that I used below on my layout at some really awesome prices!

My idea for this layout is an old one of mine.  I did it when I first started scrapping, but I used scraps of pattern paper instead around the heart.  I figured I could do the same by using ribbon!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Color Combos Galore 159 is Up!!

Wow, it is Friday already!!!  I am getting so old!!  I used to tease my mom, because I know the older you are the quicker time flies.  I used to tell her she probably only remembers going to sleep and then waking up because it goes by so quickly.  Well....umm....I think I am starting to get that way now.  I swear a whole week just disappears like that!   Saying that, another week has also passed for Color Combos Galore too.  This week is a school layout.  I used some of my Momenta papers for this one - why not kill two birds with one stone right?

My Layout 

Inspiration Board 159

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Twisted Sketches Sketch 66 is Up!

Wow, I can't believe it is Thursday already!  When we have a holiday on a Monday, the week just flies by! Of course, now that we have a puppy my days seem to fly by too!

I wanted to post my layout for Twisted Sketches.  Our twist this week is to use fabric.  I used burlap as well as some of my adorable paper from Nikki Sivils "Tree Love" collection.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Scrapstreet Magazine

I was honored a couple of months back when I was asked by Scrapstreet Magazine to use my "Crazy" layout for one of their magazine publications.  Have you ever seen their magazine?  It is one of the best online magazines (ezine) that I've seen out there.  There is also a lot of talent in the magazine as well!  My layout is HERE in the magazine, but be sure to check out all of the other articles.  They are great! 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Color Combos Galore Inspiration Board 158 is Up!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!!  I hope you state-side people are enjoying it!  Our inspiration board over at Color Combos Galore has just gone up.  You should head on over there and check out the work from the other design team girls!  Here is mine, and I'm happy to say I used some of my My Little Shoebox "Cute as a Button" papers.  I am so lovin their new releases!

And, here is Inspiration Board 158

Friday, September 3, 2010

It is Friday with Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Before I had Hayden, I did interior design.  One of the popular trends then and now, is an "eclectic" style.  This is basically mixing all sorts of styles together.  It could mean mixing shabby chic with contemporary, traditional with antique...  You can do this is scrapping as well.  It all comes down to color and scale.  You can always mix different types of ribbon or patterns of paper as long as you stay to a certain color theme.  Also keep in mind when mixing those pattern papers to keep in mind scale.  You will want to keep your patterns in small, medium and then large.  Otherwise, everything tends to fight one another.  You can see by my layout below that I have mixed all sort of things together.  You can see several of my ribbons are totally different.  I have rustic twine, elegant silk, fun grosgrain and tatted lace.  You wouldn't think that they would go together, but by keeping a consistent theme with my papers, it all works.

 Hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon store (HERE).  They have a huge selection at great prices.  All of my ribbons... came from them.  I am sure you will find tons of ribbons to make a layout just like this one.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pencillines & Color Combos Galore Unite!

We were so excited over at Color Combos Galore when Pencillines asked if we wanted to team up together.  Us girls were more than happy to do it!!  I just love Pencillines!  We had to use a Color Combos Galore Inspiration Board and a sketch from Pencillines.  Yep, double the challenge, but it was fun!!  Here is my layout and below is the inspiration board and the sketch.  Click on the above links if you want to play along!
My Layout

The Inspiration Board

The Sketch