Friday, April 18, 2014

Classic Calendars and Bella Blvd

I think this will be an amazing collection to have on hand, what about you?  Stop by the Bella Blvd blog for more information and who knows what else???  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Scattered Sprinkles and Bella Blvd

I am in heaven!!!  Three of these please!  Make sure you stop by for more info and who knows what else at the Bella Blvd blog.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Summer Squeeze and Bella Blvd

Stop by the Bella Blvd blog for more info and who knows what else you might find!

Friday, April 11, 2014

SAHM - Teresa Collins

Every month I join with Corrie Jones and others to document themselves for the month.  Thanks to Corrie's inspiration I started this project in September right after our 6th was born and have documented the ups and down since then.  While I just put this together, the thoughts (which are hidden on the back) are what were with me for the month of March.  I titled this SAHM because I was struggling with my worth; I don't just want to be a SAHM and I'm not.  I am so much more.

This quote I found really sums up March for me, "Sometimes you do not feel the weight of something you have been carrying until you feel the weight of its release."  I am praying April is a MUCH different month for me!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Handle with Care Everyday - Pebbles/Special Delivery

I love to use collections in ways that they aren't intended for - actually I consider it a challenge to see how far I can stretch my supplies!  So, I took the challenge and instead of documenting my children as babies I chose to document myself and my job as a mom of 6 with the newest collection from Pebbles, Special Delivery.

I loved the grey and pink papers in the Special Delivery collection and I also love journal cards, so I began by cutting my favorite papers into 3x4 cards.  I played around with the placement until the cards looked pleasing to my eye.  I have learned that even though the colors didn't come from my picture, as long as there enough neutrals involved in the layout, you can play with most any color combos - and I wanted to play with pinks for me!

Once my 3x4 cards were assembled I added in the frames, flowers, and tags layering to achieve dimension and interest.  Even though this wasn't a baby layout I wanted to give a soft feel to the layout so I took strips of misted tissue paper and sewed them to my white cardstock giving a baby blanket feel to the layout.

The handle with care die-cut became my title with the addition of a cut from the Silhouette store with the word everyday.  I wanted to focus on my job as a mother and so I used the roller stamp to stamp my mission (and Bible verse) onto the striped pink card.

I have another Special Delivery layout on the Pebbles blog, using the collection in a more traditional manner, hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Love You So - Pebbles

I am up on the Pebbles blog today with a Special Delivery layout, well actually, I used the Special Delivery collection, but I love to see how I can use things in a different way!  Here is another layout that was created with the Special Delivery - boy line, can you tell?  LOL

I've got enough babies in my life right now, so I decided to use the gorgeous collection to highlight this precious picture I somehow captured of 2 of our boys.  I wanted to keep my layout dreamy and soft which these papers were perfect for!

Here are some close-ups...

If you want to see the rest of this layout, stop by the Pebbles blog, I'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bring It On - Simple Stories

Here is another layout I created using the Perfect Airbrush from the Simple Stories hop!

I love this paper, Freeze Frame from the newest Simple Stories collection, DIY Boutique!  Make sure you stop by the Simple Stories blog to see some close-ups of the airbrushing and other details of my layout.