Thursday, May 5, 2016

Royally Sweet!

Hey everyone! 

We went to the County Fair last summer and they had little thrones and props set up in the children's area. We just had to try snapping a photo of our little queen. It was a little tricky to keep her still long enough but we managed!

I've had this photo for a while but didn't know which papers to use. I'm glad I waited because the DCWV Scripts and Music Notes Stack worked perfectly! I had a lot of fun layering different pieces from the stack along with other embellishments. She's definitely the Queen Bee at our house!
 Who's the queen bee at your house?

I hope you're all having a really fun Cinco de Mayo!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy and Meh!

Hi Everyone!
This is my baby and one of my dogs. 
She loves to hug him, and even try to climb him. She LOVES him. 
He tolerates her and her affection LOL. 

This is their relationship! 

I used the Market Street collection by My Mind's Eye along with the new Simple Stories Carpe Diem and the beautiful hearts vellum by Shimelle. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

live, love, laugh

Hey there! This layout has a fun story behind it. We thought we would surprise my mom by not telling her that we were coming and by bringing a 'gag' cake as a joke before the real cake. I don't think either of those worked out. My step dad spilled the beans about the surprise visit and she actually liked the gag cake. Sigh! 

I used the Confetti stack and the Paint and Create stack heart of gold. The cute frames are from freckled fawn. I used a lot of enamel dots to simulate confetti. Great way to use up my stash.  How do you use your stash of enamel dots?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The fox says Naa-Naa!

I made a layout about my recent obsession with foxes (they're so cute!). My daughter has learned to like them too and loves to watch the music video, 'What does the Fox say?' According to her, the fox says 'Naa-Naa!' (in a high pitched voice).

I documented this cuteness before it becomes one of the many things I will forget about her early days. I used the Classy Copper stack out at Michael's. I cut the letters out of one of the metallic copper sheets that come in the stack. It's smooth paper so, I used a sharpie for the journaling.

This stack is just gorgeous. I can't wait to play with it some more! Have you seen Classy Copper yet? Have you used it? I'd love to see what you made. Also, let me know if you have a thing for foxes too ;)

Monday, April 4, 2016

April Stack a holic challenge

Hello stack-a-holics! 

Here is my take on the April Challenge: 

I used the DCWV Scripts and Music Notes stack out at Michael's. Perfect for this photo of baby playing in the falling leaves. We threw the leaves up for the photo op but it was still fun for her! 

It's based on this sketch 

I also made a card this month! 
I colored the tag when I was playing around with my markers coloring on the new Paint and Create set 'Heart of Gold' (out at Joann stores).

Then I decided to use it for the challenge  and I found this old sticker in my stash. Perfect! I can still add more details once I know who the recipient will be :)

It's based on this sketch: 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mixed media Layouts with DCWV's Embossed White Stack

What do you do when you don't have time to make a full layout?

When I don't have time or energy, I prepare a background in some way. In this case, I watercolored on a couple sheets of the Embossed White stack out at Joann stores.
That fulfills me creatively when I can't scrap. 

This is a photo strip from a taping of 'The Talk' which I attended with a friend. The perks of living in LA ;) We found we have a lot of things in common and I'm glad to have made a new friend. Making new friends can be very difficult once you're an adult. 

The pieces I used for layering are from the DCWV 6x6 stitched and mixed media stacks.
The feathers are embossed wood veneer. Love how they turned out!

This next layout is from a little photo shoot at the local botanical gardens. She was having so much fun playing with the leaves that day.

I was having a hard time finding papers that would work with the colors in the photo, so I decided to make my own background instead. The layers of paper are from the watercolor stack

Some of these embellishments are more than 10 years old!!! 
I've been really trying to use the things in my stash so I took them out of the package and put them in a little bowl on my desk. That's the first place I reach into when my layouts need just one more thing.

Hope you're having a lovely day!

Monday, February 29, 2016

DCWV March Challenge

Hey! Here is my take on the March challenge which is up now at the DCWV blog

I used the brand new Treasures stack at Michaels for the layout. The embellishments are old DCWV Vintage collector. The feathers are actually wood veneer which I embossed with antique silver Frantage embossing powder. Her embossing powders are my favorite!

This month I made a card too! I was so inspired by the sketch and the new Confetti stack from Joann's. 

I hope you get a chance to play along. Check out the sketches here.