Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Opportunities - Anna Griffin

Years ago I was introduced to scrapbooking when I was pregnant with our second child; I fell in love immediately.  I have always loved paper/pens/pencils/office supplies and then add to it pictures of our new little girl, I was in heaven.  I began to pray that the Lord would make me creative and as I have said before, the journey has blown my mind!  

I have been so blessed to have been on design teams for challenge blogs, kit clubs, and manufactures.  I have been published online and in print magazines.  I have done a podcast.  And now...

I have had my work on HSN with Anna Griffin!  Yep, I received an e-mail a little bit ago asking if I would like to create for them.  At first I was a little surprised, actually a lot surprised because I don't really consider my work to be her style, but I thought it would be fun to give it a try.  If you follow me on instagram, you got to see a picture or two of my cards on TV.  So today I thought I would show you one of my assignments that I did.  I can't wait to hear what you think!

So let's start with my favorite layout I created, this was an assignment to use the border stickers sold here...

I tried to replicate the Eiffel tower with the borders in this layout.

And of course a baby, because that is what I am most used to scrapping.

And I created a few cards too...

There were many different things to consider as I designed for Anna Griffin, one being, you don't use pictures of your own.  My kids kept asking who are those people, mom?  

I was actually surprised how easy it was to create with materials that aren't my normal.  I enjoy a challenge and I really think it helped shake up my normal scrapbooking and give me a new wind.  
So what do you think, did I do Anna Griffin justice?  

Thanks to all my readers for taking the time to comment and let me know you are here, I love reading all the comments!  I have contacted the winners of the Pebbles giveaway and will have your boxes out this week. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Disney Magic - Cocoa Daisy and Crate Paper

I used some leftovers from the September Cocoa Daisy kit and combined it with the newest kit of Crate Paper goodies to create this...

These pictures were all about the story of what happened so I chose book titles and different pieces that encorporated my story theme

Have a magical day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

So Proud of You - Paper Camelia with My Mind's Eye

I loved the Paper Camelia sketch that was issued and thought I would play along with this layout.  The sketch called for circles, but I wanted to speak about my daughter's heart and so I pulled out my old Fiskar shape cutter and went to town cutting hearts.

I used some messy splatters and scribbles (both from my pen and from the September Cocoa Daisy kit) to show how messy life can get sometimes.  These pictures weren't exactly about our dilemma, but they did show how long she has been waiting to see Anna and Elsa and how much she is in love with all things FROZEN!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Perfect Day - Cocoa Daisy kit with Crate Paper

While I was putting together my grid layout and looking at all the amazing pieces in the Open Book collection, I put aside the wood frame and the deer because I knew it would look perfect with my brother's wedding pictures.  Another place I multi-tasked!  I finally found time and the right pieces to complete the layout and share it with you today.

I personally didn't think I would use a deer or deer head in my layout, but it was perfect for the rustic barn setting.

I wanted the rub-on I love everything about this to stand out, so I rubbed it onto vellum which allowed it to stand out enough to be read.

Another piece had the perfect day sentiment on it, so I just cut out the oval size and placed it with this frame and a few rub-ons because gold is always good.

This finishes my triangle of flowers that leads your eyes around the page.

This was the October kit from Cocoa Daisy (main and add-ons).

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


So I like white space.  I like white space in my scrapping.  I like white space in my house.  I just like white space.  And so...  I have 2 boxes of Pebbles goodies that need a new home.  This is the stash that I worked from for my Design Team responsibilities, but there is tons still.

I have a package called the American prize, filled with the Americana collection, Garden Party, From Me to You, and Front Porch collections, plus the basics.

Or I have a package called the kid prize, this is filled with Special Delivery (girl and boy), Truly Yours, and Birthday Celebration.  

Both completely fill the boxes and are HEAVY!

Normally, I pay for postage, but this time I am asking that if you would like to win either box that you would be willing to Pay-Pal me $20 for shipping, thanks for understanding!

So leave me a comment with an e-mail that I can contact you if you are the winner and which package you'd rather recieve.  This giveaway is open to US only, sorry international friends :(

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What Matters Most - Simple Stories Legacy

I grabbed this picture of my boys and their cousin before my brother's wedding.  The colors were so perfect for the Legacy collection that I just kept creating.  I often create more than one thing at a time so that I can multi-task, if a piece doesn't fit on the first project it might on the second!

Stop by the Simple Stories blog to see more details of the layout!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Firsts - Bella Blvd

Today I am up on the Bella Blvd blog for the Monday challenge; 6 photos and paper strips.  To me that shouted hair cut and so I documented Rocky's first hair cut.

I didn't have great pictures so I printed them small, but I didn't want to forget this big occasion.  I also love using vellum baggies to keep momentos in plain view without harming them.  I've added Rocky's hair and sewed the baggie shut to always remember another piece of babyhood gone.

Here are some detail shots...