Thursday, March 27, 2014

You Are Somebunny Amazing ~SOUS March 28 Sketch~

You Are Somebunny Amazing...

 Sketch day for Stuck on U Sketches! Hope that you all love the sketch...just wait until you go by SOUS if you haven't already. Our team created the most lovely projects!

 I'm excited to share this sweet project with you. I have to say I actually think this photographed well. You know sometimes you just don't capture the real feel of a page. But this isn't too can see the dimension and the color is true =)

 Really enjoyed putting this page together after all the drama choosing background paper (why so hard?) LOL!

Doodlebug All Occasion paper stack
American Crafts, Basic Grey and scraps
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store; bunny, easter basket/eggs, birch trees, grass,
banner and butterfly. Title
Papertrey Ink chicken wire stamp (banner)
Versafine Ink
heart stickers
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

March 28 Sketch

 Again, thanks so much for visiting!
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Design Team Announcement!

Pretty Ribbon, Pretty Ribbons Design Team

 Just popping on to share some VERY exciting news!
 I will be joining this coming month the wonderful Design Team for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
 Lisa Norris is the creator/designer and has the most crazy wonderful die cut images, digi images and paper! I'm my opinion her designers are some of the very best in the biz right now...and to prove it's not just me who thinks so...Lisa's images have joined the ranks over at the Silhouette online store! You can find those images here. Make sure to check that out!
 PPPR will have an exciting change coming in April and the blog will now feature a new post DAILY! Which is totally cool! Monthly blog hops and monthly cross promo hops with some awesome companies! So there is a lot to see and check out over there!

 Another note, when you sign up for the PPPR newsletter you will get lots of info about what's new to the shop, sneak peaks at upcoming designs but also an awesome freebie each Friday! So totally worth signing up for!

 A big thanks to Lisa for having me and I look forward to sharing creations with you all!

 You can find my blog post here where I had the treat to Guest Design for PPPR.  Cutest images EVER! 

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

February Happy Birthday ~SOUS Word Art DC Challenge~

February Happy Birthday

 I'm looking forward to sharing this card with you guys today! Thought it was something a little bit different! =)
 This guy is for Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge…Word Art!
 I love this challenge because of the incredible options out there, the creative imagery! Oh so much! Just even thinking vinyl projects (which I've never taken on myself!) Anyways, really loving the DT projects and excited to see what our participants make!

 After my project I have some things to share about my weekend away with my hubby =)

all from scraps
DCWV glitter paper 
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store: Calendar Strip, Puppy With Balloons,
Banner Happy Birthday
Versamark Ink and Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics
Hero Arts birthday text
Perfect Pearls
Stripes Embossing folder by Paper Studio
Diamond Stickles (behind balloons)

 So I may have mentioned my husband and I were going to a marriage retreat. We had an incredible weekend away! Was even worth both he and I being sick this week! =( 
 I don't share photos enough so thought I would share some! 

 We stayed at the Babbling Brook Inn.

We had our own personal balcony next to the water wheel and waterfall. Very romantic =)

 The highlight (*she chokes these words out*) of our weekend was during our lunch break. We grabbed sandwiches and headed to the beach...don't get out your binoculars but we DID end up at a nude beach! Gasp! What a way to loose your appetite! LOL! I further embarrassed my hubby by telling the whole retreat what we did when they asked if anyone did something exciting during lunch! *Blush*

Vintage Faith Church of Santa Cruz hosted our weekend away with Ted Cunningham! I literally have never been so touched by a speaker before, or had SO much fun! He was beyond hilarious but exceptionally real and seeing someone (particularly for me, a man) so passionate about marriage. It warmed my heart! I would HIGHLY suggest you look him up. He's also an author and has some amazing books, very worth reading!

 A big thanks to Cornerstone Church, Livermore for setting us such an incredible event!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Birds Of A Feather…~SOUS Sketch March 14~

Birds Of A Feather Stay Wired Together

 So I'm hosting for March over at Stuck on U Sketches and have a new sketch to share today! Hope you like! I actually wouldn't mind exactly following the sketch but my page took a turn for itself and so I went with it! =)

 Don't forget to head to SOUS and check out my buddy who's guest designing and our February blog candy winner!

 We have some serious Spring weather this weekend and I am off for a weekend away with my hubby! I am too dang excited! A marriage retreat through our church but in Santa Cruz, Ca. Staying at a super cute romantic little hotel (I'll have to share photos!) and the we wrap up the weekend back in town with church and brunch out! Nice! 

 Our family has had some struggles the last couple weeks. Car accident and surgery for my daughter, just to name a couple things! So I literally feel like God had this all planned ahead and knew we needed this time away together. He is good! 

American Crafts card stock
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store: heart border, bird feeders, birds, 
clouds, polaroid frames and for free font
Embossing Folder: Paper Studio(hearts and woodgrain)
and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots 
white gel pen
black pearls 
orange and white bakers twine
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hello There Paper Frame ~SOUS Die Cut Challenge House~

Hello There Paper Frame

 Hi all!
 I have a home decor project to share today for Stuck on U Sketches! Our newest Die Cut Challenge is house! Which made me so excited…I had so many ideas for this one but ended up really wanting to create something for my best friend and ended up making this 3D Lori Whitlock frame! 
 This is easily one of my most favorite projects ever, ever, ever…too bad it ended up in Finland! =)

 The trickiest part about this project is getting all the different dimension. I used 3 different sized foam adhesives and cut lots of layers! And I mean a lot of layers…for example that teeny tiny red front door was cut 6 times! I'm not sure I could have done it without my newest scrappy tool, the Quick Stick. 

 Really looking forward to seeing what you all create for this die cut challenge. The house dies available these days are SO cool!

American Crafts card stock
Die Cuts~
Sil Store: 3D frame, house, tree, fence and clouds.
Papertrey Ink Mini Blooms die
Stamps and Ink~
Papertrey Ink Text Background
Farm and Barn Background
Distress Ink Antique Linen, Vintage Photo 
Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Barn Door 
Stickles Diamond
loose clear glitter
WM heart stickers
clear card stock
Cuttlebug Embossing folder