Saturday, October 27, 2012

On a side note...

Hello lovely friends!!
I wanted to take a (small) diversion from my usual papercraft-centered posts to talk a little about something else that I have recently become obsessed with… jewelry. Are you familiar with Paparazzi jewelry? If not, then you should be. Not only is the jewelry fun, trendy and stylish, but EVERY PIECE is $5 each. Yes, you read that right… $5! You can’t beat that! I have bought several items and love them all- especially the fun headbands and hair flowers. I seriously have not found better ones anywhere else- and I’ve looked!! One of the ladies from ScrapbookPal - One of the fabulous companies that I design for- has recently begun selling Paparazzi jewelry… you should definitely check it out- here is her link! I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Here are some photos of some of the fun things she has available:


Can you believe these are only $5 each? Awesome!! Go take a look at her Paparazzi Jewelry store: Deb's Jewelry Shop.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2nd Halloween Project for Scrapbook USA Expo Design Team

Hello! For those that missed my post yesterday, I was recently honored to be chosen to be part of the first-ever design team for Scrapbook USA Expo.  If you are not familiar with the Scrapbook USA Expo, it is a HUGE bi-annual expo that features the top names in scrapbooking and paper crafting. I look forward to it every 6 months. It's kindof like a Papercrafter's holiday around here! Be sure to check out their blog to learn more about it. For my secondproject I am again using the adorable DCWV Halloween and Fall Stack . I was so excited to be able to create a second project with this fun line. Here is my project:
I used a kraft base, and inked through a chevron shaped template to create some background interest. I continued the chevron pattern with my journaling.  Here are some detailed photos:

Some more fun, coordinating epoxy stickers that I layered over some festive washi tape.
Some additional stickers layered over washi tape.
I added some letter stickers for the title and done! Working with all these coordinating products made this a very quick and easy project. Only about 30 minutes from start to finish!

Thank you for stopping by to look at my project today- be sure to stop by the Scrapbook USA Expo blog to meet the rest of the talented design team and to see how you can participate in this awesome bi-yearly expo!

I am entering my layout in the following challenges:

Unique Crafter's Challenge - Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday - Halloween
For Fun Challenges - Color Challenge (Brown, Orange and Cream)
4 Crafty Chicks - Halloween

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scrapbook USA Expo Design Team!

Hi my friends!! For those of you that are local to Utah you are probably very familiar with the Scrapbook USA Expo. It comes to a local expo center twice a year, and I look forward to it every 6 months. It's kindof like a Papercrafter's holiday around here! Be sure to check out their blog to learn more about it. Recently, I was thrilled to be chosen to be a part of their first-ever design team!! I am beyond excited about this awesome opportunity! For my first project I got some adorable DCWV product to create with. All the paper comes from their Halloween and Fall Stack with some matching embellishments. This stack has so much goodness in it it was hard to narrow down the sheets I ended up using. Here is my first project:
This is my adorable niece Evie trick or treating in her sweet ladybug costume last year. I love the witch hat print! Here are some close ups of the layout:

I used the cute coordinating epoxy stickers to form my title- Trick or Treat Cutie Pie. I am NOT a fan of spiders, but I thought this guy was a little cute.

I layered some additional epoxy stickers over a strip of paper and some matching washi tape in the upper corner.

I added a date die cut from the Chic and Scary cartridge layered over strips of patterned paper that had been put through border punches.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today- be sure to come back tomorrow for my second Halloween project for the Scrapbook USA Expo blog. And make sure to check out the blog to meet the rest of the talented design team and to see how you can participate in this awesome bi-yearly expo!

I am entering my layout in the following challenges:

Exploring Cricut -  Happy Halloween
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog - Halloween project using black and orange
Unique Crafter's Challenge - Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday - Halloween
Party Time Tuesdays - Trick or Treat

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Trick or Treat!

I went trick-or-treating with my nieces and nephews last year- my parents have a great neighborhood where everyone decorates, there are tons of kids and it's just a lot of fun- a traditional Halloween like you remember when you were a kid. I took tons of photos on my new (at the time) iPhone but unfortunately most of them did not turn out so well. I did manage to salvage a couple of cute ones, and plan on doing some more projects with those. This one features my niece going to knock on a couple of cute doors...
I made this project to enter the 'A Frightful Affair' contest over at Cricut. All the paper is from MME's Mischevious line. It's last years line, but I still love it. The design is inspired by the October sketch from Paper Secrets. Here are a few close ups:
I like that this cartridge offers layers, and silhouette cuts. I liked the silhouette cut on this witch. This is one of the less scary images on this cart which I felt was more appropriate for a page about a little girl. I added some brads to form the bubbles from the cauldron.
The fence cut is really fun- so many different things you could do with this. I added some pumpkins from the Mischevious line to make it a little more cutesy.
The title is really fun as well. Lots of different phrases that can double as page titles, or card sentiments on this cart.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my project!

Complete supply list

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Mischevious)
Cardstock: Colorbok
Brads: MME
Cartridge: A Frightful Affair

I am also entering the following challenges:

Paper Secrets - Sketch

Saturday, October 6, 2012

New Glasses

Hello friends!! Happy World Card Making day! For those of you that know me, you know I am not a big card maker. I do make them, but it is definitely not my forte. Today I am sharing with you a layout I made as an entry to be a guest designer for Little Yellow Bicycle! All the paper and embellies are from their Escape line.
This is my adorable niece Evie shortly after she got new glasses. How cute is she in those glasses?? The design is inspired by the current sketch over at Let's Capture These Sketches- # 152. I love how the sketch design enables you to really use a lot of patterned paper.  Here are a few close-ups:

I used patterned paper from the line to make my title which is from Doodletype ('New') and Songbird ('glasses'). I used my gypsy to weld the 'glasses' together. Think I'm starting to get the hang of that finally, lol!
Really love these boarding passes. LYB makes a whole little book of different tear-out tickets and journaling spots. Really fun to play around with. I fussy cut some cameras from the paper and added them on foam dots for a little more interest.
Ever since I learned how to make these paper clip flags I have been popping them on every page. Seriously. But they are really easy, and a cute embellishment to add a little extra something to your pages.
Lastly, I fussy cut some clouds and added them on foam dots for some additional embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you like my layout (even if it's not a card...) ;) Wish me luck!!


Patterned Paper, embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle
Cardstock: Colorbok
Cartridges: Doodletype, Songbird

Let's Capture These Sketches - sketch
ScrapFit - Flags

Friday, October 5, 2012

And I'm Back....

Hello my friends! I am back with a project as promised, and boy does it feel good to be creating again! It's easy to lose sight of how much something means to you, fulfills you or just plain makes you happy until you lose it for a while. So it feels AMAZING to be creating again. I definitely was a little worried that I might have lost my mojo, and I struggled a little with this project, but overall I was happy about it. Didn't hurt that I was doing a layout about Halloween- my favorite holiday.

My project today doubles as an entry to be on the design team for Sketches in Thyme. I have been following this blog for a while. They have some really fun sketches and I love creating from sketches. Here is the sketch I had to work with:
And here is my take on it:

My project is doubling as an entry into the Carta Bella Project contest, so all the supplies are from the Carta Bella All Hallows Eve collection. Here are a few close-ups of my project:
Most of the embellishments are either stickers, or fussy cut from patterned paper from the collection.
Alot of fun images in this collection- I love it!!
I added a little border- don't think I can make a page without something on the edge, lol
Lastly I added some gems for some added interest on this border piece.

I hope you enjoy my project as much as I enjoyed creating it- and wish me luck with the DT call and contest! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, and I look forward to getting to know all of you again!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Coming soon...

Well my friends, it has been FAR too long since I shared any projects with you, or have even blogged in any capacity at all, for that matter. My brief hiatus definitely turned into a longer break than I had intitially anticipated, as they tend to do. But I am thrilled to announce that I am back!! I finally got settled in a place where I have some room to create, and was absolutely stoked that one of the design teams that I had to set aside was willing to take me back! So look for more to come with that as well as some challenge projects and (hopefully) some new design team work!! I've applied for a couple new ones so wish me luck!! Thanks for all the love and support many of you have shown to me, and I look forward to creating with you all again!! See you soon...