My Collections

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CHA- Summer 2013 Faves

I LOVE seeing posts of people's favorites from CHA, so I thought I'd do a little one of my own! I am in love with so many of the cute new collections... not a very good thing for my checkbook! Especially since I'll be starting college this fall! I'm going to have to severely budget myself or I'll buy everything! LOL So, in no particular order...

Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party-- I LOVE all the blues in this collection paired with the chalkboard trend. REALLY love this for more elegant pages. Reminds me of Liz's "5th & Frolic" line. Very cute.

Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste-- Very cute "everyday" line. Love that huge chevron design paper on the bottom right of this photo. I SO need that paper. Love the 3x4 journaling cards too. Perfect for PL.

Glitz Design Finnley-- Love the colors of this line. Not crazy about the deer and owls, but I really love the color combo of this line. Gotta get some of this paper.

Pink Paislee Color Wash-- I don't think this line "fits" me, but I do love some of the embellishments. For instance, the watercolor tags. <3 Love the ombre look of this line. Just might have to get me some of it. ;)

Elle's Studio Penelope-- I basically LOVE anything Elle makes. This line is no exception. The pink and mint/teal color combo really appeals to me. Also, I noticed some of the embellies said something about sisters. Um, YES! I'm totally buying this line as soon as it comes out.

Glitz Design Hello December-- Ahh, yes. Christmas scrapbook stuff. Like no one has any. :P I love the woodgrain in this line. I feel like parts of this collation would mix so well with what I already have in my stash. 

Elle's Studio Noel-- Very cute Christmas line. Love the diagonal green stripes and the chalkboard trend appearing once again.

Webster's Pages/ Allison Kreft "It's Christmas!"-- Love Allison's designs and I can't wait to get my hands on some of this collection!! It'd be a cute mix-and match too!

Webster's Pages/ Allison Kreft Recorded-- Love the polaroids in this line. I gotta have that polaroids-on-a-clothesline paper! :)

Crate Paper/ Maggie Holmes Flea Market-- Vintage-y and trendy. Love it.

Crate Paper Bundled Up- Another Christmas collection. I need Christmas supplies like I need a hole in my head. :P CUTE snowmen in this line though!

Crate Paper Close Knit-- Another one of those collections that I LOVE the color combination of. I mean, really. I could use just this one line for the rest of my life and be able to do so many different things with it. Seriously love it. 

Ok that's a few of my favorites from CHA-S so far. Now I need to go back through and pick and choose what I really "need."

P.S. Guess what I'm doing right now?? Camping! I have lots of pics to scrapbook once I get home! :)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


It's sketch time over on the PLS blog! You know the drill... click on the <left< sidebar blinkie to go to the PLS blog and see my (awesome) layout! :P

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Up for Publication!

Ahh! I'm so excited that my page "In This Moment" is up for Reader's Choice Pick for Creating Keepsakes! I have NEVER been published before, so if I win this I will be SO excited! You can vote once a day from different devices such as your iphone, ipad, and computer! And let your friends know! THANKS!!

My name is heather-photochic and mine page is on page 4 of 9. Click HERE to vote! THANKS!! :)

OOTB Challenge over at PLS

Here's a little peek of my project that's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog! Just click over on the left sidebar to visit the blog and see the whole project!

Monday, July 22, 2013

My Last LMT Post

<< My last Love My Tapes post is up on the LMT blog! Check it out! <<

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Neapolitan Preview

Have you seen the new Pretty Little Studio line? It's called "Neapolitan" and it's SOOOO cute! I love the beautiful colors in this line... it might make me actually use purple! :O There are lots of cute vintage-y images of ice cream, ice cream cones, kitties, and puppies! I love it! So, check it out on the blog HERE, where you can find the links to the catalog! 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It's the Little Things

Hello! I have a layout to share with you today that I've had done for a while and just haven't shared! So today is the day! 

 This is one of the first layouts I made with the pictures from my graduation. I used the Allison Kreft "Color & Composition" line from Webster's Pages. I bought this collection from Paper Issues and wasn't too sure about what the collection actually looked like. That's the only part I don't like about ordering online. You can't see the actual product. But when I got it in the mail, I discovered that it was a PERFECT match for me! I absolutely love it! The colors and combinations in this line are so "me", maybe a little more eclectic than me, but still. The papers are such a nice weight too. Thicker than I expected. I look forward to creating more layouts with this collection! I have used this line on the Project Life spread of the week of my graduation too and it ended up being one of my favorite spreads! 

My friends MarLeah and Katelyn got to travel down from Missouri for my graduation and that was really special. I didn't think any of my friends were going to be able to make it down, but I was so happy when I found out that Katelyn and MarLeah were coming!! 

So there's a fun little non- challenge post for today. Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Just My Type

Hello! And happy Monday evening! I'm just popping in with a layout that I made over the weekend for the Scrapbook Circle challenge to use typewriters on your layout

Of course, I started out with the only SC kit I have. It's called "Story Time." I love the bold bright colors mixed in with the softer blues and yellows in this kit. I thought since it was a Scrapbook Circle challenge that I should use my kit on it! I have had this typewriter sticker laying around for a while and I knew when I saw the challenge that it was going to get used! The kit didn't have anything typewriter-y in it anyway, so I thought it'd be okay to add something extra to my layout. Also I diecut the title with my Silhouette Cameo in a typewriter font. First time I have cut individual letters. Usually I weld them all together so they're easier to glue down!  

My sister found her a new friend when some of my family came down for a wedding. Her name is Amy and she's so sweet! She and Laura hit it off quite well, and talked a LOT during Amy's stay at our house. So, that's why I titled my page "Just My Type." They're like two peas a pod. ;) 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

My Take on Project Life

Hello! I just wanted to pop in and share my take on Project Life! In the beginning, I wanted to try a mini style of PL. I wasn't sure how it all worked, but I thought it'd be fun to just try it out. So, I used a Sn@p album from Simple Stories that I got from my scrappy Secret Santa. It worked perfectly. Until I decided that I was tired of the "baby" style and wanted to move to the "big girl" style. It just so happened that I had weeks 25-27 to do when I was contemplating this change, and so I thought, "Hey- I could do half of the year (26 weeks) in my mini PL and then do the big style the rest of the year!" So it all worked out! I bought my new goodies at Hobby Lobby with coupons and now I'm doing the 'real' PL.

I haven't shared that many PL spreads here on my blog, so I thought I'd show you a couple of my favorite spreads now that I'm done with the "mini style." 

Here's my Sn@p album. Perfectly full. :)

And now I can show you my first "big girl" spread! Yay! I thought it was pretty cool that I started my album with the 4th of July! :)

Ok well that's my take on it. What about you? Do you do Project Life? Or ever thought about it? I'm not saying that my life is super exciting or anything, but it is cool to look back and see what I've done throughout the year so far! :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sweet Summertime Cards

Hello! Just thought I'd post a couple of cards I've been working on! Katie told me about the challenge sites that Simon Says Stamp has and I just HAD to play along with their two current challenges. I haven't made many cards in the past few months, so I thought this would be a good way to get myself back in the groove of creating cards.

This first card I made for the Pin It! Challenge. The challenge was to use paper clips, clothes pins, anything to "pin it up." I looked and looked through my stash and didn't find ANY fun paper clips or anything useful for "pinning" so I ended up getting a plain metal paper clip and using it. I actually like the look! :) I used The Pier collection from Crate Paper for this card. I think it's my current favorite line to work with. As Laura says, "It's so vintagey!" 

Ok. Next card. This one was made for the Stamping Challenge over at the other Simon Says Stamp challenge blog. I don't really stamp that much, but when I do, I LOVE using Lawn Fawn stamps. So, immediately when I looked through my stamp stash, I got out the ice cream Lawn Fawn stamps. Of course. I stamped the background, then discovered it was a little too bold. So, to solve that, I took out my sponge daubers and spread white Mister Huey all over the card. And it toned it down quite a bit and gave the card the lighter feel I wanted it to have. Problem solved! Sponge daubers to the rescue again! :)

Thanks for bearing with me through this post. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! 

Christmas in July {PLS}

Today I have a Christmas album tutorial up on the Pretty Little Studio blog! Just click on the PLS blinkie on the <<<left<<< and it'll take you to the blog! :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Father's Day 2013

Ahh! I have had this ready to post and keep forgetting to when I actually have internet connection! I WILL get it posted today. I will, I will, I will… 

This is my latest- latest layout. Meaning I have lots of other stuff to show you, but this is the last layout I have completed recently. So happy to be back scrapping. ;) I had this layout started with a sketch from The Paper Bakery, but I did something I never ever do… I put it in a drawer. And did something else. And forgot about it. Oh. no. And then the sketch challenge ended and I was stuck with lots of paper that I had already cut to fit the sketch. Oops. And I didn't really like how it was turning out anyway. Bigger oops. 

Then, the new sketch from PBK came out. Yay! And angels started singing! (Ok not really.) I had some new inspiration! So, I took the papers and supplies I had set aside for this layout and started again. I used the same stuff, but totally changed the layout of the page. Yes, I do have some scraps leftover from the other layout, but I like this page a lot better. Feels a bit more "me" than the other page I was making. And I think that's worth losing some paper over. 

I keep telling myself to use up my stash, so this paper I used is from the "Follow Your Heart" collection from My Mind's Eye from last year. And that grey background paper? It's ancient. I think it's from Fancy Pants. I'm glad to say I have used this collection up! Ok, well, all that I'm probably going to use. Something I'm learning about myself is I like fresh and new products. Once they sit in my stash for a bit, I get uninspired. Just like photos too, though. I have to scrap new just-taken photos for me to enjoy scrapping at its maximum enjoyment limit. Just so ya know. :) 

Oh- almost forgot to tell you a little something interesting about this layout! Where the sketch had the title placed is, well, where it is. But the patterned bicycle on that one piece of paper was annoying me. It was too bold. So, I got out my white Mister Huey and a little sponge dauber I bought from Stampin' Up a while back and made a very light coating of white color over the patterns. Now the bold black bicycle isn't as bold anymore and doesn't interfere as bad with the title. If you don't have any sponge daubers, you can always use a napkin or paper towel to spread the mist on your layout. Works pretty well, if I do say so myself! 

That's all, folks1 I'll try to be back soon so I can show you the awesome projects I've been working on! :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

It's Monday! LMT Post!

Hi! Happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous Fourth of July weekend! I got a lot of scrapping done-- Yippee! 

Today is my day to post on the Love My Tapes blog, so go check it out! I have a simple tip to keep your scrapbook pages fun and inspiring. Just click on the LMT blink on the left sidebar to visit the blog. Thanks! 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sperry Love

Ahh… back to scrapping. I have been working on my San Francisco album lately and it's been a while since I have actually layout scrapped! Well, it seems like a while to me. But when I saw the challenge at Chic Tags this week to use triangles on your layout, I knew I "needed" to play along. ;) I did something a little different on this layout and went all "Tina Walker" on it. LOL I have noticed that she uses her Silhouette a lot and cuts out large shapes and layers them on her pages. So I took that little technique and made a page that had triangles ALL OVER IT! I die cut the large triangles with my Cameo and then layered different patterns behind the negatives. I cut some smaller triangles too to layer on top too. I am trying to use up the collections that I have before buying new ones (hahahahaha… that's a laugh!) and so I was attempting to use up my Glitz Design "Uncharted Waters" line. Instead all I did was make more scraps of it. I guess it still wants to hang around my scrap room. 

I am finally printing all my Instagram photos that I have been wanting to scrap for a while now. I bought a Canon Selphy CP900 4x6 printer and I LOVE it! At first I didn't think it would print my collages I make in Picasa, but I found out it does but just doesn't show them on the display screen. They show up as "?". But hey, just as long as it prints the pics, I'm fine! :) 

As for the subject of my layout--- I love Sperrys. I think it all started when Mom and Dad bought me my first pair for my birthday last fall. They are taupe with cheetah print on the sides. And then there is a layer of clear sequins on top of the cheetah print! They're really cute. And girly. I'm all about girly stuff. :) But anyway. I had just bought this new pair of navy Sperrys (I'm a blue girl!) and I instagrammed it so I thought "Why not scrap it?" I mean, I'm documenting life, right?

Oh, and I used this cute flair button I received as a prize from winning the sketch challenge over at The Paper Bakery. Isn't it so cute??

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Saturday! :)