My Creations

Monday, August 31, 2009

Collage Press Altered Picture Frame

I created this altered picture frame for the Collage Press Home Decor challenge. This Margot paper is one of my favorites from Collage Press, which is why I will gladly display this in my home! I used some of my favorite things like flowers, rhinestones, lace, a real postage stamp, and a cute little clothespin! I also used my wonderful Soft Butterfly stamp from The Stamping Studio on a vintage book page!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

August Hip 2-b Square Reveal!!!

Here are my layouts and cards using my Hip 2-b Square Kit and Add-on Kit! I LOVE THIS KIT!!
"Busy At the Beach"
I hand cut the flowers out and arranged them around the parimeter of the circle. I love the crape paper ribbon that came with the kit - it adds a wonderful accent!!

"My Favorite Superstar"
I used the die cut numbers to create a border in this layout. I also hand cut the flower borders to add dimension.

"A Tiny Bit Quirky"
This Prima paper inspired me to be funky and let my imgaination flow. I started out by having a 4x6 photo of payton inside the photo frame, but I decided to cut her out and set her on top of the frame instead! The Prima burlap and bubbles adds a nice touch of texture as well!
"Hail to the Princess"
I loved cutting out the burlap flowers to arrange around the journal block. The blue rhinestones as the flower centers add a touch of "royalty" to this princess layout!

"Me & Mini Me"
I hand cut the border strip and bracket. The Prima flowers and SEI chipboard were fun to work with! I also cannont resist tape measures in layouts!!

Here are a few cards that I made with the scraps from the Hip 2-b Square August Hip Kit and Add-on Kit:

Hip 2b Square August Kit!

What is packed full of October Afternoon, Prima, and Scenic Route goodness? It's the August Hip Kit and Add-on Kit over at Hip 2*b Square!!!

Here's the August Kit:
Here's the add on kit:

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Messiest Place in the Whole House

It's Saturday and it's time to have some fun over at Scrap and Stamp Saturday!! This week, we are STAMPING ON CHIPBOARD and the layouts are about our SCRAP ROOMS!!! I love to see other people's scrap spaces! The prize this week is donated by RUSTY PICKLE!!! You don't want to miss this one! Just upload your layout to the SSS blog before Sept. 5 for your chance at the prize!!

Here is my layout featuring my studio. It's the messiest place in the whole house, but that's the way I like it!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I have been focusing on my photography during my spare moments lately. I've learned a lot about photography during the last few months and still have so much to learn! This is one of my all time favorite photos that I have taken of Payton. I wanted to capture the bliss and freedom of that moment and all the fun we had during that photo shoot. So I used American Crafts new Backyard line for this layout. I love the fun colors! I had a blast stamping all the Martha Stewart flourishes too!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Eggs To Dye For...Scrap and Stamp Saturday Challenge!

The theme this week at Scrap and Stamp Saturday is to make a layout featuring any holiday except Christmas. Luckily I had some leftover easter photos. I'm trying to use up my old stash of stickers, which no longer fit my style.

Alex will be providing the prize this week....a selection of holiday goodies!!

So make sure you make a layout and don't forget to use some stamps! Link it back to SSS blog by Aug. 29 for your chance at the prize!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

So Close....Yet So Far Scrap and Stamp Saturday Whimsy Challenge!

The challenge this week at Scrap and Stamp Saturday is to create a WHIMSY layout!!! You must use at least 1 stamp and have your creation uploaded to the SSS blog by August 22.

The prize this week is sponsored by Whimsy Stamps!

Here is my layout...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I just love the die cut papers from Making Memories! For this one, I sewed a circle on the background and then arranged bits and pieces of MM papers around the photos. (I also love papers with music, measuring tape and words!!) I cut the measuring tape at 4.5" to denote that Payton is 4.5 years old in these photos.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Beachfront...Scrap and Stamp Saturday Weekly Challenge!

Scrap and Stamp Saturday is now a WEEKLY challenge blog! The challenge this week is EMBOSSING! Go ahead and use your old and probably forgotten embossing items on this week's layout!! Make sure you link your projects back to the SSS blog before Aug. 15 for your chance at a fabulous prize sponsored by me!!! Oh, and don't forget to use at least 1 stamp on your layout!

I used two types of embossing on my layout: paste and dry embossing. Click on this link for my tutorial on paste embossing if you haven't heard of it before. The palm trees are paste embossed.

I am the sponsor this week! Here is the prize:
Included in the prize is:
- Fiskars CardBoss Embossing Template "Love"
- Heidi Grace Embossed Metal Words
- Heidi Grace Flocked Alphabet
- Heidi Grace Tab Alphabet
- Studio G Christmas stamps
I can't wait to see your creations!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

BIG! Big Girl Bed

This layout is made entirely of American Crafts products. The little squares were all scraps that I almost threw away....but I'm glad I didn't. I always love being able to make another layout with scraps! The words are two types of Thickers (gotta love Thickers!) Journalling is around the outside of the circle. I also ran the squares through the sewing machine a few times after distressing them.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Altered Dress Form Getting Published!!

Remember my Altered Dress Form?? Well, I just got notified that it will be published in the upcoming Jan. 2010 issue of Bead Trends Magazine!! I had to remove all my photos of it, so if you haven't seen it, you will have to wait for the magazine to come out. So exciting!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hip 2-b Square Announcement!!!

I am SO excited to announce that I am a new member of the Hip 2-b Square design team!!!!!

I LOVE their ultra-fabulous kits...they contain the latest scrapbooking products, which everyone knows is my weakness!! PLUS, their awesome add-on kits contain fun and trendy products to inspire you to do something new!! I cannot wait to start playing with all this yummy goodness!!


It's Scrap and Stamp Saturday Time Again!!

This week at Scrap and Stamp Saturday, we are focusing on a FRIENDSHIP theme!! Our sponsor is the awesome Lizzie Anne Designs!!!!! I don't have any LAD stamps yet, but they sure are beautiful!! Make sure you upload your layout to the SSS blog to be in the drawing for a fabulous Lizzie Anne Designs prize!!

We are also excited to announce that Scrap and Stamp Saturday will now be going to WEEKLY challenges!!!! Not only will it get us scrappin' and stampin' more, but it will also be easier to keep track of when the challenges are that means more great prizes!!! Make sure you join us every week!!

Here is my layout (featuring my best friends):