Monday, September 26, 2016

Cacti Thank You

Enter card numbero three made with my Summer Vibes collection. I loved the little mini cactus diecuts that we included in the line this time, so I decided to use three on this 'thank you' card! :) 

Hope you're enjoying these cards! I'm enjoying making them! What would you like to see me make with these fun products?

Monday, September 19, 2016

When in Doubt...

I was stumped as to a card design to do for my friend's birthday, so I went with my old faithful-- layering lots of patterned paper strips. I am having SO much fun creating cards with my Summer Vibes collection. Maybe because it's so bright and fun, I feel like I'm sending some sunshine through the mail. :) 

All of the products I used on this card are from my SV line-- sequins included! The sequins are actually one of my favorite products from this line. They're such pretty colors and so sparkly and shiny. 

I added some machine stitching to the card because I love the texture it adds to the design. I also put a little punched vellum circle under the sentiment label (the sentiment stamp is from an old Studio Calico set) to make more of a separation between the busy patterns and the label. I didn't want the label to get lost! 

I hope my friend loves this card as much as I loved creating it! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Beautiful, Lovely Flowers {summer vibes}

I promised to share some projects I’ve been making with my new Summer Vibes collection, so better sooner than later, right? This one is my favorite card that I have made so far. When I had designed these flowers, I had envisioned layering them to make a beautiful little bouquet on a card or layout, and I must say— this card turned out just as cute as I had imagined it. :) It’s always awesome when that happens. Not going to say that happens ALL the time, but it is wonderful when it does. 

I used up like… half of a Flower Crown sticker pack making this card, but it was totally worth it. I mixed in a couple of diecut flowers as well and popped them up with dimensional adhesive to add some different layers to the card. Plus that turquoise gingham patterned paper?? I need ten thousand of those papers. Definitely my favorite pattern from this collection. 

I completed the card with a little sentiment label from the Summer Vibes collection, some enamel dots, some twine, and a few little strips of washi tape from SV. I think the little washi strips adds in just the right amount of that little extra something that the card needed. 

Alright, that's all for today! 

I hope you have a fantastic hump day! I know I will-- Kevin is coming tomorrow night, so I will be busy over here finishing up tasks so I can be with him when he gets in. :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

What a Conundrum {summer vibes}

I am now faced with the terrible problem of deciding whether to use MY collections when sitting down to scrap or to use the new collections that I have bought from other designers. Lately, like, really recently, I have just been in the mood to use my Summer Vibes collection. I have made 3 cards with it already and it's PERFECT for sending someone some sunshine (say that 5x fast). ;) Cardmaking will always be my first crafting love. <3

Here's what my desk looked like yesterday during a crafting session. Such a fun, happy mess. 

I have also uploaded two unboxing videos to my (previously neglected) YouTube channel. I hope to add some process videos when I get those made. :) No promises, but I intend to do at least ONE! Small victories, right? 

To view the Summer Vibes Collection Unboxing on YouTube, click here.

To see the Summer Vibes Gold Metallic Specialty Papers, click here

I'll be back soon with some Summer Vibes inspiration! :)

Friday, September 2, 2016

All the Heart Eyes

It’s still so surreal to see products in person that I have designed. I just got a box FULL of the new “Summer Vibes” collection (aka baby #2… that’s what I call my collections… lol) and WOW. It’s so bright and cheery! Perfect for documenting all those summer activities. :) I’ll be sharing some of my favorite products from this line later on, and hopefully share a video of all the products as well. 

Check out the entire collection HERE! Oh, and ALSO! Use code SEPTEMBER for 15% off your purchase now through September 9th! :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'll Go Anywhere With You {scrapbook circle}

My second layout for my guest design spot with Scrapbook Circle was up on the SC blog a couple of days ago.

This was the first layout I had made with this kit and I basically just went to town, using all the pretty products on one layout. (Of course there was a LOT of pretty products left over after making this page.) I loved those title stickers, and so I used them to make a large focal title. "I'll go anywhere with you." Yep, that's right. I'd go anywhere with my sweetheart. We always talk about how many fun adventures we are going to have together. :) Although we are already having fun together. 

This little gray heart pattern was one of my favorites from the kit... 

And those leather badges?? SUPER adorable. I'm so glad they included those in the kit this month!! 

Visit the Scrapbook Circle blog HERE to read more about this page. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sticky Notes Layout {me & my BIG ideas}

Hey guys! Today is Friday! Yaaaaay!! I’ve been so busy with wedding stuff and designing my Christmas scrapbook collection with Pretty Little Studio. It’s been pretty crazy. I go from being overjoyed with life to being overwhelmed with life in usually a matter of minutes. We’re trying to get as much done as we can with wedding plans (Wait— Did I not mention I was engaged??? Well I am! November 12th is the day! I’ll write a post on that later). We’ve already gotten a LOT done, but of course there’s still a LOT to do. Seems like we’re getting to all the crafty stuff that needs to be done, which takes a good chunk of time to do. It’s all fun though— I am so excited for the big day! I have to remember this only happens ONCE and that I need to sit back and relax. Breathe with me…. inhale……… exhale……..

A couple of days ago, I had a layout on the me & my BIG ideas blog featuring none other than one of my favorite HAPPY PLANNER™ products: sticky notes. I really love how this layout turned out, and seriously, 95% of this layout was made from planner products. The other 5% is that “i love you” title sticker. That’s from a regular sticker pack from mambi. ;) 

I love cross-using products. Everything is similar, really. It’s all paper or stickers! So it’s easy to switch from one “genre” of crafting to the other. I wanted to show that with this page. Read more about this project HERE on the me & my BIG ideas blog. I have more to say, but no need in me repeating myself. Just go see it there. :)

What’s so sad is thinking that seriously, I only have ONE month left designing with me & my BIG ideas. How CRAZY is that?? I have been on their team for two years now, and it’s been a FABulous experience. It seems weird to think of making monthly projects NOT being on my list. It’s been a fun journey though! Maybe I’ll do a recap of my favorite mambi projects later. :) I’ve got my mind going with all sorts of blogging ideas just through writing this post! Anyways, back to what I was saying. It is bittersweet… I am not planning on continuing with me & my BIG ideas another year. I think it will be good to have a fresh face on the team instead of me. :) I will definitely be keeping up with mambi though and all my teammates there because they are just AMAZING. Seriously. 

See ya soon!