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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trying My Hand

So I've started a new hobby: modern calligraphy! I love attempting it. I still have a lot to learn, and sometimes I have no earthly idea what I've started. But I have been adding my attempted-calligraphy on my cards as of lately! Here's a few I've done (because, you know, cards are my fave):

This first one I like to call "Layers, Layers, and More Layers." To make this card, I actually got out my big box of diecuts and picked out some items I thought would look pretty together, then I layered them and -- wa-la! This card appeared! 

Simple and pretty makes me sooooo happy. I actually lifted a card I saw on Pinterest for this design. I used papers from my scrap bin for this card, along with a tag and a chipboard rose cluster. Sometimes digging around the scraps is so rewarding! ;)

I gained inspiration from one of my recent layouts for this card. Leaves = Love. And of course, my calligraphy "thanks" on the little label. 

So there's a few pretty things I have made lately! :)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I have another fun and awesome announcement! 

Ready for it?

I am a new design team member for The Cut Shoppe! Woo hoo! I absolutely love using my Silhouette Cameo, and Ashley has some really cute cut files that I am super excited to cut out with my amazing machine.

This one begs to be cut out leaf-by-leaf. 

This one looks like pie-charts to me. I can't wait to back this diecut with lots of patterned paper. 

And this one? LOVE.

I look forward to sharing some awesome projects soon, and be sure to check out The Cut Shoppe blog to see the whole design team! 


Monday, October 20, 2014


I'm so happy. 

That seems like a cheesy sentence to begin a blog post, but really. 

(Self timer shots, I don't love so much. lol I need a tripod and remote, not a 2-second timed shot!)

Currently, I'm loving (or adoring, in the case of my shirt-that-you-can't-read):

- listening to Pentatonix (an awesome a capella group).
- Christmas music (^^ above).
- lovely cool weather.
- college classes. I can't believe we're on the downhill slope of this semester! 
- my iPhone. 'Nuff said.
- sending happy snail mail and spreading happiness. It makes me happy to see other people happy.
- anticipating happy mail. I *may have done some post- birthday shopping. 
- daydreaming about Europe. Right now, it's just a daydream. But someday...
- being single. I saw a quote on a shirt that said, "I'm single, and you're not good enough." Haha. Sassy. But I like it. ;) 
Someday I'll find the right guy, but until then, I'm content where I'm at.
-  trying out my new hobby-- modern calligraphy

So that's just what's on my mind today! I have a ton of projects to share, but there'll be time for that later. :)


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Debut Post on mambi Blog!

Today, my debut post is up on the me & my BIG ideas blog. 

And I couldn't be happier. :) 

I love this team so much. We've only just begun the term, but it's such a supportive group that is CRAZY talented. I mean, there are so many different crafters on the team. From traditional scrapping, to planners, to designers who use mambi products to decorate the house! It's AMAZING. So inspiring, and to think... I get to be a part of it all! Totally awesome. Be sure to check out my post by clicking here and also take a few minutes to scroll the blog. You'll be glad you did.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Writing My Story

Today's my 20th birthday. Whaaat?? 

Yep. I'm getting old.

I'm SO looking forward to 20 though. We have this chalkboard in our kitchen that my mom will write inspiring quotes, verses, etc. on and one of the things that she wrote for my birthday was "the best is yet to be." Yes, I totally believe it. What's going to happen this coming year? Bring it on!! :)

I thought this layout was appropriate to share today. I made it the other week. It all started with a sheet of new Maggie Holmes Open Book chipboard. I loved the phrase "my story." What is my story?

Then I also had seen this on Facebook (don't ask. I don't really do Facebook.). 

So naturally I thought about including it on a layout!

Golden bow? Yes, please! 

I journaled straight onto my layout. Eeee... what was scary. You can't mess up at all! Of course, I fumbled with my words as I wrote, so I kinda wish I had written my journaling out beforehand. Oops. 

The gist of my journaling was that, at this moment in my life, I need to focus on things that will affect my future positively, no matter what my future holds.

So there. There's my wisdom-found-on-Facebook. :)


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Autumn Treat Boxes

Hi there! I have some cute little treat boxes to share with you today.

These are actually the last treats I'll be making for my co-workers. Why? Because Saturday was my last day to work! There are different factors that played into my leaving (not going to go into those), but I know quitting was the right thing for me to do right now. Yes, I'm doing fine in college. That was not why I quit. ;)

So as a farewell, I made these little boxes for my co-workers. They really are amazing. I will miss each and every one of them. I'm really bad at putting my thoughts into words, so instead I make people stuff. So, I made these to show my appreciation for my co-workers. 

I diecut the leaves with my Silhouette Cameo and also made the cute little boxes too! Inside I put the best chocolate chip cookies ever. AKA homemade ones with a slice of milky way on top. :)

So there you have it! Some super easy and cute treats! 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SISTERS Mini Album

So, my baby sister turned 16 yesterday. It's crazy to think it seems like it was just yesterday I was 16. Makes me feel really old. Laura asked me to make her a mini album of just her and I for her birthday gift. I was like, "I can totally do that!" I finished it late on Monday evening... so much later than I was wanting to get it done. Oh well, c'est la vie. 

I made a simple base of accordion pleated cardstock for the album. I used my mom's scoring pad that she bought from Stampin' Up to help make sure all the pages were even. The size of each page is 3"x5." I used one 12"x12" for the base. This album was not hard to make! 

She loves glitter, so of course I incorporated that into the cover. And watercolors. She loves watercolors.

See on the right page how I sewed the pocket? Yeah, Shanna Noel inspired that. ;)

I didn't use bulky embellishments, like wood veneer, on this album. For one, I didn't want the embellishment to rub off the photo on the opposite page when folded up, and two, I didn't want the album to fold weird. So, I used items like puffy stickers and diecuts to add fun pops of... fun-ness.

Crazy photos of us... always the best. 

And of course I had some interactive elements, like the tags in the pockets, as well as this little flap with more photos under it. 

Here's how the whole thing looks when you fold it all out!

I didn't use one particular line for this album. I mixed LOTS of different collections. My scrap bin was my friend. ;) 

Hope you enjoyed looking at my newest creation! I know my sister loved it!